I've had several people, including my own friends laugh when they see my club and all of them say the same thing.... " you know all someone has to do is cut through the steering wheel and pull that thing off"
What they don't seem to understand, is that while this is true, the average car thief doesn't carry a hack saw. They are opportunist and want the quick and easy steal or the smash and grab. If the club is one more hurdle OR takes that much more time to defeat, guess what, you just kept your Jeep. Now I probably shouldn't say this, but the older GM based cars ( like our CJs) are easy to steal. I know because I've stolen a few of my friends trucks/ jeeps as jokes and given them right back .... Well maybe after watching them sweat for a few hours. But it's not like TV where you just reach under the dash without even looking and pull out two exposed wires ready to twist together...it takes a little time and I prefer picking the lock any day as it unlocks the steering wheel too. The only time I beat a club, was because I copied his key onto an extra club key I had.
And since I'm on the subject.... A lot of us run YJ half doors when topless. I prefer the ones with locks and here's why, you can remove the inner lock rod and disable the inside lock/unlock button. Use the key to lock the door from the outside and when the thief reaches in to unlock the door, it doesn't work. If he can't open it, it can't be lifted off the hinges. A non jeep owner watched me lock both my doors once and laughed as he said I was silly... " look"he said as he reach in and touched the center console " I can still steal stuff inside, there's no top". I laughed back and replied, it's not the stuff I'm protecting, it's the doors themselves... His puzzled look amused me.
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