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Old 07-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #1
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What's your best theft deterrent ???

Looking for a good (and cheap) theft deterrent! Such as a remote kill switch, hidden battery disconnect, starter cutout, hydraulic wheel lock, alarm system, whatcha got? Show me how your truck can't get stolen when you're not around!
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

Spring gun.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:35 PM   #3
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

3 on the Tree is a pretty good deterrent. Most under 30 probably never heard of it lol.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:37 PM   #4
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

I don't know that you're gonna get a lot of guys to advertise "how their truck can't get stolen" in this type of setting.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:55 PM   #5
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Lol on my 55 I would remove the coil wire.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:57 PM   #6
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

Stay away from shady places
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:14 PM   #7
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

Springfield 1911. Old school like the truck
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:29 PM   #8
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springfield 1911. Old school like the truck
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loving the 1911 but mine has to be my mini 14....
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:40 PM   #9
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

I prefer a sig
I think there is at least one other thread on this subject
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:07 PM   #10
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

Have BCM from a 98-02 Fbody wired in...when active it kills power to fuel pump, the starter solenoid and several other systems. I also have a remote kill switch wired to several strategic systems.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:24 AM   #11
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

To everyone who posted what kind of gun they would use to shoot the thief, I'm a Sig man myself but,... the question was how do you protect your truck when your not around. Also, thieves don't just look for opportunity in "shady areas".

I'm looking for something that kills the ignition, locks the wheels, etc.
Has anyone installed a cable operated hood release like the newer cars use? Not being able to open the hood would help. It could also reduce potential vandalism to boot.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:31 AM   #12
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

Thieves sedo look to steal in "Shady Areas".They know the people there have little worth stealing.The best way is to have a nice enough truck to enjoy but not so nice someone will steal it.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:49 AM   #13
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

I've heard of people installing a keylock for their hood. I havent seen one in person.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:18 AM   #14
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

I hang silhouette targets that I have shot during target practice in on my garage walls.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:19 PM   #15
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

I made the first hood release so you have to pull a handle in the cab, theres a battery disconnect, and I have an electric fuel pump and I have a hiding kill switch, andi have already found out that with it off I only have to look a block away
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:54 PM   #16
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

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3 on the Tree is a pretty good deterrent. Most under 30 probably never heard of it lol.
You say that, somewhat jokingly, but it is probably true.
Waay back, in my teens, my mother had her '70 Maverick painted at a local Ford dealer. There was really nothing wrong with it, other than the fact that the original paint was "dead", lost it's shine after 10 years or so. She went to pick it up and they sent the "kid" out to get it and bring it around for her. You guessed it, three on the tree, backed into a spot against the building, parked as many people do.....in reverse.
Yup, the kid fired it up......right into on of those big forked fire hydrant fittings that was on that wall. Destroyed the rear of and unwrecked, fresh painted car, because he thought it was an automatic in park.
Clutch pedal safety switches came much later. Heck, I bought a Mazda minitruck new in '86 and it didn't even have that yet.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:45 PM   #17
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

I put the wrong shift knob on. If you put it in first gear according to the shifter you will be racing into reverse right into my garage. Thats where the 60lb pit comes into play.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:50 PM   #18
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I put the wrong shift knob on. If you put it in first gear according to the shifter you will be racing into reverse right into my garage. Thats where the 60lb pit comes into play.
LOL... I like that idea **Makes note to order a new shift knob**
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Grant removable steering wheel..
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:16 PM   #20
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

I only use a battery kill switch that has never been found by my friendsw with my permission to hunt 4 it
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:20 AM   #21
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

Up on 4 cinder blocks, inside a fenced yard or locked garage.

Roll-back hauler can snag your rig. Towing scams common in Chicago.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:41 AM   #22
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

go shooting and pic up all the brass you see. (even if it isnt yours) and trow all of it in the bed of your truck, when they see that they will leave it alone. worked for me when we lived in vegas....
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German Shepherd Dog in the drivers seat.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:14 AM   #24
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I have 2 in my 71.

I have a battery kill switch and a Transmission lock out on the truck so even if they get it started they can't shift it into drive no matter what they do.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:41 AM   #25
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I only use a battery kill switch that has never been found by my friendsw with my permission to hunt 4 it
You wanna PM me this great hiding place? I'm curious.
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