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Old 04-23-2015, 07:50 AM   #101
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My level 4 K9 Shepherd . Bought him at 18 months from a trainer in upstate NY
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Beautiful Dog ! I had a shepherd for 12 years....still miss him & yes...a great theft deterrent too !
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:06 AM   #102
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Pull the ignition coil to distributor wire, chain the hood shut with a padlock. Will crank but not fire. Can't easily pop the hood. This will stop someone who doesn't want it bad enough to diagnose.

As for the firearm a Kahr P9 with an extended clip guards mine
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:33 AM   #103
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Depends on where the truck is/I am.

If it's at my house, there's not too much activity...especially at night. If there were (meaning the BAD kind of activity ),
the Weatherby Shorty 12 would do the job nicely.

But, I don't want to shoot my truck.

So, a combo of an electric fuel pump and this little gem, placed in a very strange place that no one except me knows, would
likely save some scumbag a bunch of skin and bone. And, save me some body (!) and paint work.
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:13 PM   #104
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Here's my .45 that I will carry again once I lose some more weight and the belt has more slack for the holster.



Speaking guns: I have carried concealed and openly for 19 years so far. If you see me out, chances are, I have one or two lethal tools on me along with at least one non-lethal option.
I've been lusting over one of those smith and wessons, even an e series would do nicely, but the performance center! Oooo

I like the idea of the 870 too, one of the serbu super shorties with a few slugs would do nicely

Why not an ar pistol? I want to make a rack to go behind the seat that is hidden so I can stash a few guns and make it look like the gas tank, just in case.
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Old 04-23-2015, 12:47 PM   #105
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This guys a pretty good theft deterrent also. Not one bit aggressive unless someone is doing something bad then he lets them know he's not happy. Love when people faces get pale white when they say how sweet he is and ask what breed.
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Old 04-23-2015, 07:37 PM   #106
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This guys a pretty good theft deterrent also. Not one bit aggressive unless someone is doing something bad then he lets them know he's not happy. Love when people faces get pale white when they say how sweet he is and ask what breed.
I hate when people say all pits are vicious, it's simply not true. There is a lot of vicious pit bulls out there, but not all of them. Some of the nicest dogs I have ever met are pit bulls and bull mastiffs.

Beautiful dog!
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Old 04-23-2015, 09:52 PM   #107
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I hate when people say all pits are vicious, it's simply not true. There is a lot of vicious pit bulls out there, but not all of them. Some of the nicest dogs I have ever met are pit bulls and bull mastiffs.

Beautiful dog!
Exactly, when we moved in our house or neighbors were leary about him but now they all love him and they understand it's not the dog most of the time. He's actually turned a lot of peoples feelings around even my in-laws .

Thank you very much!
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:00 PM   #108
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Exactly, when we moved in our house or neighbors were leary about him but now they all love him and they understand it's not the dog most of the time. He's actually turned a lot of peoples feelings around even my in-laws .

Thank you very much!
Most of the time it is the owners, they think by making the dog "mean" you make it a better watch dog. They are all good watch dogs (except pugs )
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:15 PM   #109
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I have a kill switch the HEI. The old distributor just takes up space in a box.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:17 PM   #110
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I keep a few close friends around my truck all the time!They all came from Ferguson Wisconsin too! Ha!






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Get out and drive the truck this summer and have some fun!
It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 04-23-2015, 11:32 PM   #111
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I guess that would keep burglers & owners away!
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It sucks not being able to hear!

LWB trucks rule, if you don't think so measure your SWB!
After talking to tech support at Air Lift I have found out that the kit I need is 60811. Per the measurements I gave them. Ride height of truck inside spring and inside diameter of springs.
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:29 AM   #112
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Zombie thread resurrection (spoiler)

This thread is a few years old, wanted to ask folks if they have anything new that works for them?

The leading guidance on theft deterrent for a non computerized, non locking automatic with a non locking steering wheel seems to be:

1. Battery disconnect with hood lock
2. HEI disconnect switch, hidden as cigarette lighter or radio button
3. Fuel cut off switch
4. Rottweiler in the seat (or a variety of shooting iron)
5. Brake lock

Please add yours! Looking to those that have tried a few methods, and have a favorite for a newbie like me! Thanks!
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:39 AM   #113
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

Best thing is vigilance and common sense applied liberally. I have LEO friends that tell me, "...nothing good happens after 1:00 a.m."
Of course, they are speaking about "outside".



So, my guess is that ANY vehicle, parked next to a downtown bar at 3:15 a.m., is at a higher risk for theft (or ???) than mine sitting i
n the driveway, parked there 365. And almost ALWAYS there before dark.

Having said that, I have a power cut off to the fuel pump. It'll never "tick" unless I tell it to.

And the switch is in a very strange place.
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:54 AM   #114
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IMHO, the best, although not a deterrent, is a LoJack type device. At about $400 it's a hard check to write but the real question is, how much is you truck worth? Think real hard, is $400 bucks worth getting it back real fast? If it moves about 100 foot without the fob you get a text, call the police and its being tracked within about two minutes of being jacked.
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I have one (and its installed in a killer location, the guy was willing to work with me on that and let me help in the install because it's an older vehicle).

I've never done the "Drive away without the fob" yet because I'm not sure what kind of commotion it'd cause, but I -would- like to verify that it works right.

If I leave the fob at home and drive the truck, do I get a text message before the police are notified? I really don't want to raise a false alarm!
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Old 05-15-2017, 06:54 PM   #115
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Great stuff, thanks guys! I often wondered if it wasn't better to go with a fast recovery (lojack) then stress about doing other things to the systems. I'm moving out to a pretty rural place, I wonder if the cops there have the tech for lojack? I'll have to find out.

No fuel pump on my 4 barrel carb set up. I do have an MSD box. I''ve been meaning to call the folks at MSD and ask them if there's a better way than putting a keyed (or fobbed remote switch) to the 6AL box....

Are the remote/RFID switches any good? Anyone put one of those in?

Thanks again!

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Old 05-15-2017, 07:02 PM   #116
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Dang, just checked lojack, and they don't cover anywhere in South Dakota. Ugh.
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:38 PM   #117
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Re: What's your best theft deterrent ???

I have a (manual) valve to switch between the three tanks. Put it in the wrong position, and it runs out of gas in mile or so. I know from personal experience after I installed a new valve and wasn't sure about which way the pointer went when using the main tank. Of course, that doesn't stop someone with a tow truck.
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:55 PM   #118
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Nice, Steevee! I once flew with a guy who had the same thought. The silence was deafening.... lol.

I really like the idea behind coplock. It's giving me ideas for a locking arm for the parking brake, or maybe the main brakes.... A block that fits over or under the parking brake or main brakes, with what could be a hitch lock (bolt cutter proof) arrangement. Good luck getting that out! It would have to be small enough to stow under the seat, when not in use. Hmmm.....
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Old 05-15-2017, 10:59 PM   #119
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Theft deterrent? I drive a beat to Hell truck- best deterrent there is. LOL
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:27 AM   #120
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I just make sure my insurance premiums are paid. It's no deterrent but gives me great peace of mind.

My wife bought The Club for me when I was shopping insurance!

In the future I may install a switch to cut off one or all of: fuel pump, injection system, ECU, MSD 6A, etc.

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Old 05-16-2017, 11:43 AM   #121
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Dogs. big loud angry dogs. most of my rigs are behind locked gate and with true guard dogs, But also I park my daily driven vehicles 50 or 60 feet off of the main road, so you REALLY gotta be lost to be sniffing around my rigs.
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Old 05-16-2017, 08:48 PM   #122
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I know this is an old thread, but one of the best theft deterrents is a clutch. probably 90% of the idiots trying to steal something can't drive a stick shift.
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So, to all you guys posting pics of guns & dogs:
When your truck is at the store, or a hotel, or anywhere other than home.... how does y'alls "theft deterrent" work? You leave the dog in the truck overnight? Set the gun on the dash? I'm just not seeing how the "deterrent" part works anywhere you're not at.

Pretty sure the point of this post wasn't about guns or guard dogs. LOL
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:53 PM   #125
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On a (semi) serious note, I've toyed with one idea, should a thief get one of our trucks started at say, the movies, or a hotel, or wherever it's been unattended.

I have thought many times one of the best things to do is have a wire running from the coil to the seat frame. Bet they'd get out.
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