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post #1 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 07:40 AM Thread Starter
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How do you protect your car from theft/damaging??
This is a question I've often wondered myself. I've seen many beautiful camaros around here, such as RFrenette's, DjD's, Teetoe's, and the list just never ends! I thing a simple alarm-system will not do the job anymore, and in all the spec's of the cars I almost never seen alarm-specs of the car....

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post #2 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 07:48 AM
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I recently saw an ad for LoJack. Does anyone have it?

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post #3 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 07:56 AM
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Don't let it out of your sight, and carry a 9mm or bigger at all times loaded with hollowpoints.

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post #4 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 08:07 AM
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I don't have an alarm on mine but I do have a hidden switch that grounds my ignition box, preventing it from starting. I am looking at alarms as well however.

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post #5 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 10:50 AM
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Guys there really is no way to fully protect your ride from auto theft. The best insurance you can have for that case is just that-INSURANCE. If you car is targeted by a professional, it will be taken-fact. They can tow them with a wrecker, bypass car alarms, steering wheel locking mechanisms and anything else that can be thought of. My girlfriend has Lo-Jak on her C5 Corvette which is good but what happens if the car is stolen and then wrecked before it is recovered? Insurance pays for it! Lesson here is this, have your car appraised for current value and then reappraise it every time you make significant changes to it and then have it insured for at least the appraised value. This way you will always be covered. Just my thoughts.

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post #6 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 10:50 AM
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if i told you, i would have to kill you.

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post #7 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 11:15 AM
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I've seen guys that pull the wire to the coil and take it with them. It may not be the best but it helps....

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post #8 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 11:45 AM
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Insurance!!!...... Alarms keep honest people honest.....If some sludgehead wants it, Their gonna get it......
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post #9 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 11:47 AM
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i'm not taking any chances with mine, i will do whatever it takes, my uncle works at car toys so he can get me a good alarm, i will also probably get the club and the thing that goes over the brake(can't remember the name) i know it still wouldn't be fully protected, but everything helps. if somebody wants the car bad enough they will do whatever it takes to get the car, i just hope i'm there waiting with a baseball bat!!!!!!!!!!
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post #10 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 11:57 AM
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I had a car stolen once from my home. That feeling you get in your gut when you go to your car and find its gone and no where in sight is the worst. Luckly for me I found the car 2 weeks later and stole it back. The guy even had enough balls to ask me what I was doing in his car!!! Good thing I didnt have a gun or knife with me or there would be one less car steeling punk in the world.

My advice is to make it as hard to steel (use hidden switches, alarms, locks etc.) and keep the car in a garage or blocked in by other less desirable cars.

Where I live the thing you have to worry about is stereo theft. Just in the last year there have been three stereos stolen from cars in my neighborhood and 4 homes broken into and robbed. So the fact is if someone really wants what you got theyll try their hardest to get it. Just hope your there with a shot gun our .45 when it happens.

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post #11 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 12:52 PM
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Well JOe is guess its good you didnt kill anyone or you wouldnt be here to enjoy your camaro. I plan on getting that new brake lock thats on infomercials all the time and the club and an alarm and dont park your cars out in the middle of no where in a lot i knwo we dont want scratches and stuff but its better to draw the least amount of protection if you have a choice dont drive it into the city or dont drive it if you know itll be sitting a while.
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post #12 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 04:23 PM
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when I am not driving the car, I hook a taser up to my steering wheel... 200,000 volts baby!

Just kidding.
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post #13 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 04:58 PM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by boodlefoof:
when I am not driving the car, I hook a taser up to my steering wheel... 200,000 volts baby!

Just kidding.
Hope you don't forget to turn it off OUCH!!
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post #14 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 06:24 PM
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My 68Z was stolen and stripped in 1974. Luckily, it had a 283 engine and 273 rear in it at the time (fuel shortage, you know). They did get the original transmission, along with the dog house, front seats and wheels. Declared totaled by the insurance company. Bought it back from them and dragged it home.
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post #15 of 54 (permalink) Old Feb 25th, 02, 06:35 PM
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There is also a version of the "club" that is electrified. Something like 250,000 volts.

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