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post #16 of 64 Old 02-17-2011, 08:53 AM
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Since I can't afford to hire Chuck Norris, I have a padlock on the hood, a hidden kill switch on the ignition, and a fuel line cut off.

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post #17 of 64 Old 02-17-2011, 08:53 AM
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Is that the Grant system? if so, how do you like it?
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post #18 of 64 Old 02-17-2011, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by steveojeepster View Post
I have an MSD 6A ignition module in mine. It has a grounding wire that I ran through a small hidden switch. When grounded, the ignition is shut down and won't start.
I did the same with an MSD 6T.

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I ran the + coil wire to a momentary switch that I put on the parking brake mount under the dash.
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Simplest thing I have seen work if your e brake works well, is shift the transfer case in neutral. Most idiots who steal things will not understand why it doesn't move and leave it. I leave the keys in mine where ever I go and have yet to have someone be able to drive it off after getting it started. I used to have a battery cutoff mounted behind the glove box but too much offroading makes those useless after a while.
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I use rust as my deterrent, however my "AIDS needle on board" sign might help as well.
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post #22 of 64 Old 02-17-2011, 09:56 AM
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I like the removable steering wheel idea but the problem is the looks you would get while walking around with a steering wheel in your hand while picking up a case of beer at the 7-11.

All of my old VWs, Rovers, & Jeeps have had a toggle switch to the coil. It is the cheapest, easiest, and best thing you can do and it is the hardest to figure out. Most locks can be cut off or worked over so that it will still start. You can't do much is it won't start. The key to the switch is placement. I have used heater knobs, that I did not use, for the switch, mounted them under the seat, buried under the dash, back by the license plate, etc. There are a ton of places to hide a switch and most theves won't spend the time to figure out why it won't start. You might be left with a damaged steering , collum (<sp?) but you will still have your Jeep when you come out.
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post #23 of 64 Old 02-17-2011, 09:58 AM
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I saw a great one in a Bond movie-- the car had a window sticker "this vehicle is protected against theft" when the window was broken during a theft attempt, the car exploded into a huge fireball. Seemed really effective.
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Just take the coil-to-distributor wire with you when you leave. Either that or buy your own wheel clamp.

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post #25 of 64 Old 02-17-2011, 01:07 PM
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I use rust as my deterrent
A nice coat of primer gray works for me. I like the ideas, though. Taking notes on your Jeeps and home towns....
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If you don't want the engine to start, coil cutoff is the easiest. Unlike previously mentioned methods, there is no need to run 2 wires to interrupt the + side of the coil. That method exposes the risk if 2 wires through the firewall, etc. and rubbing/shorting out somewhere along the line, burning up the wire and possibly more and leaving you stranded. Just run one wire from the - side of the coil to a toggle switch and then ground the other side of the switch.

If you're running the Mopar MPFI, that method will fry the coil, so just interrupt the ground side of the fuel pump.

If you don't have time to do it right, how will you ever find time to do it again?
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Originally Posted by gojeepin View Post
I did the same with an MSD 6T.
x3, I did the same as well

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Just take the coil-to-distributor wire with you when you leave. Either that or buy your own wheel clamp.
Either that or pull the rotor.

I dont keep anything of real value in mine and dont lock my center console or doors when they are on. Back in the early 90's I had someone break a hard door window out to get in and then damage the center console by prying it open only to find there was nothing to steal.
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throw the txfr case in neutral

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at this point if a thief got my jeep cranked up and running id pat him on the back and give him a membership to this fourm
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