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IwearJayz187
07-01-2008, 08:13 AM
So im about to buy a used car soon and will probaly not have anything on it like alarm and such.Im wondering what is the best ways to prevent my car from getting stolen/Also parts on the car like wheels/Head unit/subwoofer/screens/etc?My budget on all this I dont really have because when it comes to security I will spend w/e amount of money to prevent from not happening.I was thinking just shaveing down all my door handles and getting a tracking device that tells if your car has been moved w/that auto shut off(saw it on discovery channel thought it was pretty dope).<---Are these bad ideas please tell me what you guys would do,or have already done.Thank you!

IwearJayz187
07-01-2008, 08:22 AM
Also how much you think shaving down my door handles would cost me? for 4 doors/remotes/poppets/labor fee/etc...

2fnloud
07-01-2008, 08:50 AM
bottomline:

Someone wants your toyz bad enough, they will find away.

Shaving the doors and going with poppers will cost you way more than an good alarm with a paging system.

IwearJayz187
07-01-2008, 01:41 PM
can anyone else help me out?

kovemaster559
07-01-2008, 01:42 PM
bottomline:

Someone wants your toyz bad enough, they will find away.

Shaving the doors and going with poppers will cost you way more than an good alarm with a paging system.

yeah good thing i have pager and alarm and all 4 doors shaved. I WIN

kovemaster559
07-01-2008, 01:43 PM
it cost me about 1000 total i think, it just depend on what alrm most places will shve the door and leave it preped for about 150-300 a door

fbi90909
07-01-2008, 01:47 PM
just don't put anything worth taking in the car.
maybe add a spoiler and an unpainted body kit. that'll throw gang members off from stealing your whip. also alarms do nothing, get yourself a boot. maybe 2 of them. or even 4. if you get 4 then it will prevent them from taking your hubcaps.

dragnix
07-01-2008, 01:49 PM
just don't put anything worth taking in the car.
maybe add a spoiler and an unpainted body kit. that'll throw gang members off from stealing your whip. also alarms do nothing, get yourself a boot. maybe 2 of them. or even 4. if you get 4 then it will prevent them from taking your hubcaps.

watch out for them ricers and crackhead though

IwearJayz187
07-01-2008, 03:39 PM
watch out for them ricers and crackhead though

haha x2

thaster
07-01-2008, 07:21 PM
get a 2 way alarm system such as a viper. remember to add a backup battery and a 140+db siren. The crook could only last maybe 10 seconds tops in a 140db environment.

RFCV
07-01-2008, 08:57 PM
Alarms do nothing

:eyebrow: :idea:

http://audioforum.termpro.com/topic/15/611.html

jluv
07-02-2008, 01:24 PM
I have a two-way paging alarm, hidden brain and backup battery, 12 strategically placed and well-hidden interior piezo sirens, full-sized siren behind a vented rear interior panel, normal siren under the hood along with horn-honk, tilt sensor, glass sensor, dual-zone proximity sensor, shock sensor, and starter kill.

My sub box weighs several hundred pounds and is padlocked to my floor. I took heavy duty U-shaped bolts and bolted them on each side of the box from the inside, so they cannot be removed without getting inside the box. My Explorer has hefty factory cargo tiedown rings that are bolted down to the floor of the vehicle and the bolts to remove them are not accessible unless you take the box out. I run two heavy padlocks on each side through the U-bolts on the box and then the rings on the truck. The only way to get the box out would be to cut the padlocks or have the keys to them. The subs are attached with security screws with different patterns so different bits would be needed and it would take a while even with all of the right bits. The amps are secured to the box the same way. The majority of my equipment is under the floor in the back, which is under the box. To get to anything, you have to get the box out first. Even if it were unbolted, it is way too big and heavy for one person, or even two small people to move.

The rear windows are all very darkly tinted so you cannot see inside.

My rims have locking lugnuts on every bolt.

The only thing I really want to add to this is a GPS tracking device/service.

I've been robbed of everything before, so I have taken these extra measures to be safer. I make a point to never get further than earshot of my truck, or out of the pager range. When at home, it's parked in the garage. At work, it's parked in a secured parking garage.

Obviously, it is still vulnerable to towing. Thieves are doing that a lot around here (Dallas area). At least the tilt sensor would kick off the alarm and I would hopefully be within paging range. The keys stay with me always.

It's true that if they want your stuff bad enough, they will get it. You can definitely take measures to make it harder for them, though. Often times they will just move on to the next ride.

RFCV
07-03-2008, 04:54 PM
Obviously, it is still vulnerable to towing.

Other than the boot, go to www.google.com & check Driveway Patrol. Make sure & hide the outside motion detector. ;)

questionaire
07-03-2008, 06:19 PM
Also get an paging device that will kick in simultaneously. Mine takes a couple of seconds before it even responds to the remote. And its FM freq......

jluv
07-08-2008, 10:55 AM
Other than the boot, go to www.google.com & check Driveway Patrol. Make sure & hide the outside motion detector. ;)

I'm not worried about it in my driveway. When it's at home, in addition to everything listed above, it's also protected by two 75 lb pitbulls and an angry 320 lb man with a .45. :D

RFCV
07-08-2008, 06:41 PM
I'm not worried about it in my driveway.


The Driveway Patrol can be used anywhere...even as a pager with the motion in the interior of the vehicle & the chime unit with you. ;)



When it's at home, in addition to everything listed above, it's also protected by two 75 lb pitbulls...


Not to be cruel or anything...just realistic, but a handgun with silencer can 'silence' them without any sound at all being made from the dogs or the gun.

For the most part that scenerio will not happen unless the punk(s) are very determined & have alot of balls.

jluv
07-08-2008, 08:13 PM
Not to be cruel or anything...just realistic, but a handgun with silencer can 'silence' them without any sound at all being made from the dogs or the gun.

Eh, that's not realistic at all. How many car thieves do you know of that carry guns with silencers?

Besides, my truck stays in the garage. The garage door does not open from the outside without a remote. Even then, it's loud as hell. My bedroom wall is just on the other side of the garage. In fact, when I'm asleep, my head is less than 10 feet from my truck. You cannot get into my truck without setting off the alarm, which is LOUD and also sets off my pager remote on my nightstand. My dogs stay inside (usually one at the foot of my bed and the other in the front room close to the front door), are light sleepers, and will go nuts if they hear any noise at all coming from my driveway or the area around my house. Even a thief with a silencer (lol) wouldn't see my dogs to shoot them until I open the door to let them out. At that point, he better shoot fast and be dead accurate. He'd have to get off 3 perfect shots before I can get off one and before the dogs reach him. I don't see it happening. Thieves aren't special ops and they aren't ninjas. They are usually cowards and punks. Even if they made the mistake of trying to get my truck at my home, I'm sure they'd be long gone before I opened the door.

Hintzyboy
07-08-2008, 08:16 PM
yeah good thing i have pager and alarm and all 4 doors shaved. I WIN

Don't you drive an ugly ***, unpainted, riced out sunfire. If so, I'm pretty sure you lose. Hard.

Hintzyboy
07-08-2008, 08:20 PM
There is a sticky on this in the general section

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=146326&page=7&highlight=alarm

Have fun

RFCV
07-08-2008, 08:48 PM
Eh, that's not realistic at all. How many car thieves do you know of that carry guns with silencers?

Just saying that it can happen...not will. I realize that it is a far stretch, but still.




Besides, my truck stays in the garage. The garage door does not open from the outside without a remote. Even then, it's loud as hell. My bedroom wall is just on the other side of the garage. In fact, when I'm asleep, my head is less than 10 feet from my truck. You cannot get into my truck without setting off the alarm, which is LOUD and also sets off my pager remote on my nightstand. My dogs stay inside (usually one at the foot of my bed and the other in the front room close to the front door), are light sleepers, and will go nuts if they hear any noise at all coming from my driveway or the area around my house. Even a thief with a silencer (lol) wouldn't see my dogs to shoot them until I open the door to let them out. At that point, he better shoot fast and be dead accurate. He'd have to get off 3 perfect shots before I can get off one and before the dogs reach him. I don't see it happening. Thieves aren't special ops and they aren't ninjas. They are usually cowards and punks. Even if they made the mistake of trying to get my truck at my home, I'm sure they'd be long gone before I opened the door.


Sounds like your secure! ;)

IwearJayz187
07-09-2008, 01:31 AM
Thanks for the sticky!