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post #1 of 75 Old 02-01-2008, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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What is a good Alarm System for a Wrangler ?

One of the first add-ons I want to do is a nice Alarm System.
I dont have much expereince with them, but I do know that some have optional radar sensors.
That would work well with the soft top, with the top down, or even off.

Does anyone know of a good alarm that works well with the Wrangler?

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post #2 of 75 Old 02-01-2008, 01:55 PM
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Most alarms go off with a good wind with a soft top.I just put a warning sticker on my window and carry a gun.
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The best alarm for a Wrangler is NO alarm, at least in my opinion. They just cause too many problems and how many really pay attention to a car alarm going off, let alone get involved and actually call the cops if it did go off. Plus any thief worth his salt knows how to easily defeat a car alarm, and be able to likely easily convince a curious onlooker that it's their Jeep and that they're just having an alarm problem.

And when one causes problems for the Jeep it's installed in, it can be a veritable nightmare to troubleshoot what the problem is... whether it's the Jeep that has the problem or if the problem is really being caused by the alarm... like if the Jeep won't start.

I'm no fan of alarms in a Jeep.

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Well, I do carry a gun, but that wont do the Jeep all that much good when I am not with the Jeep

I am hoping to find one that I can rely on teh radar (proximity) part more than the shock.

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The best alarm for a Wrangler is NO alarm, at least in my opinion. They just cause too many problems and how many really pay attention to a car alarm going off, let alone get involved and actually call the cops if it did go off. Plus any thief worth his salt knows how to easily defeat a car alarm, and be able to likely easily convince a curious onlooker that it's their Jeep and that they're just having an alarm problem.

And when one causes problems for the Jeep it's installed in, it can be a veritable nightmare to troubleshoot what the problem is... whether it's the Jeep that has the problem or if the problem is really being caused by the alarm... like if the Jeep won't start.

I'm no fan of alarms in a Jeep.


Best alarm system i found is to leave all doors unlocked, take all valuables out, and take your fuel injector fuse out so that if they try to start it, it will NOT start

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I have to disagree with the alarm naysayers. I had an alarm put in my TJ (with soft top) the day after I bought it. The alarm has a motion sensor for when the top is down, and the sensativity is adjustable. Will an alarm stop a professional theif? No. Will it deter the young high school punks from taking my Jeep for a joyride? Absolutely. I still don't lock my doors, however. Would I get an alarm again? Definitely.

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I have to disagree with the alarm naysayers. I had an alarm put in my TJ (with soft top) the day after I bought it. The alarm has a motion sensor for when the top is down, and the sensativity is adjustable. Will an alarm stop a professional theif? No. Will it deter the young high school punks from taking my Jeep for a joyride? Absolutely. I still don't lock my doors, however. Would I get an alarm again? Definitely.

True! And don't most alarms now have a 2 way pager? Anyway, most professional car thieves say they will move on to the next car if one has an alarm or a club... So, I'd take those chances any day.



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I agree...

A motion sensor alarm also stops idiot kids from sitting on and in your jeep when they are hanging out at night.
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Does anyone even pay attention to car alarms anymore? Every time I hear one, "Turn that damn thing off!" goes through my mind.

On a side note, do alarms come with an alternate power source? If not, all it would take on a Wrangler is to open the hood, cut one of the battery cables, and no more alarm.
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I've thought about getting this
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...oup?Ntt=sentry
but there's other things I'd rather spend my money on so I haven't gotten around to it. the jeep isn't my dd and it's garaged so I don't wory too much about theft (unless my wife takes it out joy riding )


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I agree...

A motion sensor alarm also stops idiot kids from sitting on and in your jeep when they are hanging out at night.
And bums from sleeping in your jeep and peeing on your steering wheel... maybe I am just paranoid.

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Does anyone even pay attention to car alarms anymore? Every time I hear one, "Turn that damn thing off!" goes through my mind.
I think you just answered your own question.



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On a side note, do alarms come with an alternate power source? If not, all it would take on a Wrangler is to open the hood, cut one of the battery cables, and no more alarm.
A hood lock will fix this. And you can get a secondary battery to feed the alarm.

Seriously though, I am still considering an alarm but I do agree with Jerry on the troubleshooting aspect. If the installer is not worth his salt then it can be trouble.

If I do get one it will have a proximity sensor.

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