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Pickler
08-08-2006, 03:47 AM
MY old system got stolen infront of my house and so i now park in the garage. Im in HS (1 year left) and i hear tons of people that get there stuff stolen. I have a big Mercury Mountaineer, so it is very easy to break into it. I dont really want to put a lot of money into security (if any) because i need to save for college. What are some tips that you can give me to not get my stuff stolen? Im not going to bump it or tell any one at school, and my windows arent tinted so you can just see right in them.

JoshHd6
08-08-2006, 03:50 AM
blot ur sub down...use unusual screws..most ppl that jack **** carry a phillips or a str8 screw driver..

Pickler
08-08-2006, 03:58 AM
whats blot?

kotec123
08-08-2006, 03:59 AM
bolt*****

bdawson72
08-08-2006, 04:07 AM
i have mine securely fiberglassed behind my seats so if sum1 wants it they gotta be there 4 a pretty long time

Pickler
08-08-2006, 04:09 AM
yea, it ***** having an suv cuz all they gotta do is break the window and they can prety much take everything in there. If i would bolt it down, how hard would it be to get out? Also, would it mess up the car at all?

espguitarist91
08-08-2006, 04:16 AM
Just make sure you dont go into anything under the car. Check to see if theres anything there first, and if not, it should be fine.

Pickler
08-08-2006, 04:19 AM
So I think ill bolt it down. It also might be worth it to tint my windows so no 1 can see in. What are your guys opinions on tinting windows for car security? Because if you tint they cant see in, but also if its tinted, means you usually have something to protect :/

JoshHd6
08-08-2006, 04:21 AM
bolt*..smh @ u ppl.

SATX210
08-08-2006, 07:21 AM
you need an alarm! i prefer selling and using 2way alarms. if you want decent reliability and cheaper than a Viper with all the same features i would do a Crimestopper 2000-TW2, add in a glass brakage sensor(this is a major thing) the glass breakage senses high pitched sound. an alarm with just a basic shock sensor will not go off if someone breaks your window with a pellet gun or sparkplug. then if you have wheels you can get a digital tilt sensor. need anymore help PM me

phyphoestilic
08-08-2006, 08:23 AM
I just have a huge freaking box that requires at least 2 people to take out, and even than it's a pain because of angles :D

Worlddre
08-08-2006, 08:39 AM
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=146326

lvfive.o
08-08-2006, 09:47 AM
I live in Vegas too and have never lost a system, just concious about where I play it loud mainly. That and if they did attempt to steal it the box in my car is something like 4 cubes (all that wood and a XXX also makes it super heavy) and a real pita for me to get out of the trunk even with a buddy helping me.

dkguitarist
08-08-2006, 10:14 AM
tinting your windows would definately be top on my list, it doesn't necessarily show that you have something to protect. it's mostly done to help reflect the heat in the summer time and help keep your car cooler, and also to help with not fading out your interior.

Pickler
08-08-2006, 11:22 AM
Well which would probably be better, an alaram or tinting? An alarm seems good, but if im out of range than it makes it kind of useless.

dkguitarist
08-08-2006, 11:25 AM
Well which would probably be better, an alaram or tinting? An alarm seems good, but if im out of range than it makes it kind of useless.

that's why you get both done. ;)

djman37
08-08-2006, 11:30 AM
Thieves are lazy-hence the thievin'.

EXTERIOR: Tint windows, no exterior added chrome, no stickers, and ALWAYS lock your doors.

INTERIOR: BOLT inside your box through the vehicle. Take pics and get serial numbers of all your gear and turn a copy of that over to the insurance company. Use security bolts on subs. ALARM

OPERATION: boom responsibly, watch for 'tailers' after you've been driving. Don't post pics on the intraweb or 'show off' your system in a parking lot.

my thoguhts.

Pickler
08-08-2006, 06:35 PM
I know this might matter on what insurance compant I have, but do i need reciepts of my sound system? Because i mostly bought all of it used.

djman37
08-08-2006, 06:37 PM
I know this might matter on what insurance compant I have, but do i need reciepts of my sound system? Because i mostly bought all of it used.

i'd provide proof of replacement cost.:naughty:

Pickler
08-08-2006, 07:10 PM
I know this might matter on what insurance compant I have, but do i need reciepts of my sound system? Because i mostly bought all of it used.

RFCV
08-17-2006, 05:36 PM
Then if you have wheels you can get a digital tilt sensor.


Also, locking wheel lugs. ;)

RFCV
08-17-2006, 05:42 PM
An alarm seems good, but if I'm out of range then it makes it kind of useless.


Extra sirens & strobes increase the alarm effectiveness of them leaving the scene quicker! ;)

Check this out:

http://audioforum.termpro.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php?/ubb/get_topic/f/15/t/000611.html

SATX210
08-18-2006, 05:58 PM
you need an alarm! i prefer selling and using 2way alarms. if you want decent reliability and cheaper than a Viper with all the same features i would do a Crimestopper 2000-TW2, add in a glass brakage sensor(this is a major thing) the glass breakage senses high pitched sound. an alarm with just a basic shock sensor will not go off if someone breaks your window with a pellet gun or sparkplug. then if you have wheels you can get a digital tilt sensor. need anymore help PM me

dont be stupid and get ripped off.

prochobo
08-19-2006, 12:18 AM
I have an alarm, battery backup, many sirens, tinted windows, etc. One of the easiest things to do when trying NOT to get jacked is park backwards leaving your hatch close to a wall or another car. That way, it will be a real pain, if not impossible, to take anything out.

Lucky me though, my amp is mounted to my backseat which folds down. When I leave the car, I fold the backseat up (you need a key to put it down) and lock the trunk (there's a keyhole right by the trunk release). You are not getting shiet from me!

Flipx99
08-19-2006, 12:24 AM
I am curious about the door locking...When got jacked in a parking garage at a hotel in Louisville my car wasn't damaged because I forgot to lock my door. About 4 rows down someone broke a dodge truck's door off with a crowbar or something. About 4 or 5 others had busted windows.