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Unread 05-05-2010, 12:30 PM   #1
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attempted theft(i think)

i left my jeep in front of my friends house for a few hours while i went to dinner and went to go home and my key wouldnt go in, i think the only thing that kept it there was cable around steering wheel and battery disconnect otherwise it probly would be gone

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Unread 05-05-2010, 12:57 PM   #2
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^^ is this commonplace? to disconnect the battery when you park it ? i mean.. the thief could always reattach?.. just an additional precaution?

my old man gave me this advice... never, ever, EVER leave anything in the Jeep. Never lock the doors. Let the a-hole open the doors unlocked so he has the common decency not to cut up your soft top. Let the guy go in look around and find nothing whilst keeping your soft top in tact.

I do however feel I need to have something in there. The security box in the center is bad news. It won't stop anyone from getting in. I see a lot of ammo can mods... are those things actually safe/durable.?
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Unread 05-05-2010, 01:18 PM   #3
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I had a Suzuki Samuari that was robbed twice. Once someone stole the spare tire cover while I was inside of a mall. The other time it was impounded (long story) and someone ripped the zippers on the top to break my speaker boxes and steal the 6x9 speakers. They actually busted the wooden boxes with something and stole the speakers. I'm glad they were rotten and weathered from me leaving the top off all the time. I had a small amp mounted to the firewall under the dash that they didn't get. I wish there was somewhere like that I could mount a small amp in the Jeep.
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Unread 05-05-2010, 02:13 PM   #4
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Leave the door open and the soft top/doors will be gone!
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Unread 05-06-2010, 02:14 AM   #5
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^^ is this commonplace? to disconnect the battery when you park it ? i mean.. the thief could always reattach?.. just an additional precaution?

my old man gave me this advice... never, ever, EVER leave anything in the Jeep. Never lock the doors. Let the a-hole open the doors unlocked so he has the common decency not to cut up your soft top. Let the guy go in look around and find nothing whilst keeping your soft top in tact.

I do however feel I need to have something in there. The security box in the center is bad news. It won't stop anyone from getting in. I see a lot of ammo can mods... are those things actually safe/durable.?
i have a knob that unscrews from the terminal and kills connection all it really does is slow people down or make them think it has a killswitch i cant afford any other theft protection and as far as the locks i have none
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Unread 05-06-2010, 05:27 AM   #6
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Leave the door open and the soft top/doors will be gone!
Lock the doors and have a cut up top and no doors..Locked doors on any soft top Jeep is pretty useless. Cut the top and unlock the door. The thieves won't even the decency to unzip a zipper.The only people that are gonna steal doors are people that either own Jeeps or can sell them to someone with a Jeep.
OP,, it is possible that the lock cylinder fell apart when you pulled the key out. Have you had any issues with the key? Do you have a big keychain?
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Unread 05-06-2010, 05:36 AM   #7
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Leave the door open and the soft top/doors will be gone!
bacuse you cant unzip the soft top, climb in, unlock the doors and take them right........
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Unread 05-06-2010, 11:01 AM   #8
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One of my buddies didnt believe me and continues to lock his doors. So one day I unzipped the top, climbed in and took his door and swapped it with mine. I think I made my point considering his jeep is black and mine is red. He no longer keeps any valuables in the Jeep!
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Unread 05-06-2010, 11:33 AM   #9
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I have the locking center console which is nice, but won't stop a determined thief. Mostly, it's an out of sight, out of mind deterrent.

For non-valuables (jumper cables, ratchet straps, hand tools, fluids, tire pressure gauge, etc.) I have a medium-sized tool box (The Stanley Fatmax is weatherproof) with a small luggage lock on it. I lock that and any other object that might need to stay in the back during a grocery run (more tools, a backpack, my shovel) by using a cable lock and padlock connecting them to the rollbar.

Same as the center console, it's not going to stop a determined thief, but it will prevent just being able to pick it up and walk off with it.

(Having a dog in the car most of the time during errands also helps) ; )
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