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Unread 04-07-2006, 09:00 AM   #1
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Security suggestions?

Well its time.....I am finally bringing my Jeep down to college (from Maryland to Alabama) I cant wait I am so excited to finally have my baby! The only thing that I was thinking about was...... there are no locks on my car anywhere...... so I was woundering if anyone had any suggestions for me where I can get come locks to install or just anything that will help....one idea that I had was just to lock the so called trunk area and just keep everything in there….anything will help. Thanks a lot!

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Unread 04-07-2006, 09:12 AM   #2
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Start by NOT locking your doors, if people want in, they will fina way in. Also, buy a tuffy security console for 225$. Keep all your valuables in there, including your stereo. It fita a lot of stuff. And last, wire up a killswitch. You'll be set
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Unread 04-07-2006, 09:18 AM   #3
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You can get a piece of sheet metal that sits on top of the fenders behind the rear seat and is a "trunk," if you lock your tailgate. If you've got a press brake or a torch and long workbench, you could make one yourself for a lot less. Do you have full steel doors? If not, no sense in locking them anyway since anyone can get into them with an exacto knife. I've bought a couple sets of steel doors and it's not terribly expensive to take the locks out to a locksmith and have them re-keys to your ignition key. The Tuffy Security console is a great item. It locks your stereo away from people who'd take it and has a good amount of space for other stuff. I made a litte adapter plate and put my CB in the space where my stereo used to be. No one is stealing CB's. Unless I'm running the hard top and full doors, I leave my Jeep unlocked. Easier to replace some junk from your car that a top. This is a trick a convertible owner taught me.
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Unread 04-07-2006, 10:29 AM   #4
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it's pretty much been covered. The Instratrunk served me well in Baltimore City, so I think it would be fine in AL. Are you running a hard or soft top?
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Unread 04-07-2006, 11:29 AM   #5
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i removed my glove box and put in a tuffy security vault. extremely high quality and that's where i keep my faceplate, cell, or wallet. No chance of gettin in there unless they go at it with a sledge, and that'll definitely set of the alarm. I've also got cheesy hoodlock and i use a long-u masterlock around the clutch and brake pedal levers as an antitheft. keep a couple burned cd's and a pack of smokes in the console, they're disposable.
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Unread 04-07-2006, 11:43 AM   #6
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One problem with not locking the doors is that they are that much easier to steal.
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Unread 04-07-2006, 12:08 PM   #7
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One problem with not locking the doors is that they are that much easier to steal.
if they want them, they'll slit your windows and unlock the door. best thing for that is to keep the hinge nut on. The nut's a PITA if you want to take your doors off though.
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Unread 04-07-2006, 05:10 PM   #8
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when i was at college i left the hardtop on with full steel doors and a viper alarm system. never had a problem
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Unread 04-07-2006, 05:29 PM   #9
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Hidden ignition kill switch & hood lock. Keep everything else, unlocked & empty of valuables. Total cost, about $23.00. :-)
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Unread 04-07-2006, 06:01 PM   #10
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yea just don't keep valuables in your jeep.... that seems easy enough. take the face off the cd player.... there, nothing else is worth anything to a crook.....

if you're worried about the whole jeep getting stolen just unplug the 3 wire connector at the gas tank on the driver's side when you leave the jeep... without a fuel pump you can't drive or you coudl wire up a kill switch somewhere.... that would cost you less than $5
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Unread 04-07-2006, 07:05 PM   #11
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Have to be careful with not locking your doors. Some insurance companies will refuse to cover any theft that they deem as result of not having the doors locked. At least if they are locked, and your window gets slit and stuff stolen, you'll be covered on everything.

I'm going the route of a 2 way paging alarm with internal radar sensor myself.
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Unread 04-07-2006, 07:35 PM   #12
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He didnt cover the year of his Jeep, I think he said it has no locks. I just sold a set of 89 doors and they didnt have a lock in them at all, not even a place for one. I wonder if the insurance would have a problem with that? I guess some Jeeps in the late 80s didnt have locks on the doors cause Ive seen many like the ones I had
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Unread 04-07-2006, 07:39 PM   #13
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Most stuff in the inside of your car is NOT covered by auto insurance. Anything that's not bolted to it, typically isn't covered. In any case, I'd like to see an insurance company who can prove my doors were unlocked at the time of a theft. Most of these folks ain't exactly CSI Miami. Mostly they sit in front of computer.
Insurance Co: Were your doors locked at the time of the loss?
Me: Yes.
Insurance Co.: When the vehicle was recovered they were unlocked.
Me: Imagine that. You think maybe the bad people unlocked them while they were stealing my Jeep?
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Unread 04-07-2006, 08:48 PM   #14
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another question...

is there a YJ center conslule? can someone link me a part number or does the TJ one bolt in?
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Unread 04-07-2006, 09:21 PM   #15
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is there a certain fuse that you could take out so the car wouldnt start?
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