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    stolen systems.

    There is a big issue where Im from a about people gettin the sterio stolen from there car. I hear about it happening all the time. Now I have posted this thread to discuss techniques I, or anyone can use to prevent there system from being lifted.

    (my friend kyle had 2-12w6's and his kicker amp. stolen from his car.)







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    quality alarm (properly installed),
    absence of obvious stickers,
    no playing the system loud in your neighbourhood,
    stealth installs,
    a shade darker tint (not just at the back,that's too obvious)
    rememberig to lock all doors,
    replacing locks (if second hand),
    fixing a metal security plate behind door handles (easy to access the wire/cable from the undernearth),
    slim-jim resistant plates (dunno i it's sold over there. Most install it here so that their car won't get towed away),
    parking in your garage and locking garage door,
    having a great Dane sleep next to the car in the garage (Mike's surefire way)...

    Hmm, I'm sure there's still a lot more.



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    bolt the box to the car, use different kinds of screws when u mount the sub, hide the amp, and then finally boom responsibly dont showe off ur system a whole lot



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    Here's a few...taken from OT.com and termpro...

    ALWAYS use common sense. Don't 'bump' where you live, esp. if you live in an apartment
    If at all possible, avoid putting any stickers on your car (be it performance or audio) they just scream "steal me! steal me!"
    If you go to car shows/soundoffs, I suggest removing your license plate temporarily. This will at least make it hard for people to remember your car is packing what gear(s)
    Consider getting dark limo tint and car cover. Remember - out of sight, out of mind.
    when you go to a mall or a store, turn down your system at least 2 miles BEFORE you get there. When a thief hears you bumpin down the road, he will follow you till you park and jack your equipment when you leave. Anybody who's desperate for money will do ANYTHING to steal something.
    Please Please Please install an alarm. I know about 30 people who pack thousands of dollars worth of competition-grade Audio Equipments in their SPL vehicles and they don't even have a $100 car alarm How stupid can you be..
    'modify' your car alarm.. It might be an overkill, but I'll install 10 additional siren around the car - two inside the hood, two underneath beside the cat, two in the trunk, and four in the cabin. Thieves don't have enough time to cut all those wires while they're blaring 130bD.
    I betcha right now I can guess where you all have your alarm brains.. they're under the dash. right? that thing can be disabled in less than 5 seconds! Don't be a fool, move that brain somewhere hidden. Mine has mixed wire colors and false wires all around, Not even a professional installer can unload it.
    modify your Kickpanels to hide the hood release latch under the dash. Mine is covering the whole thing so you will have to reach inside the kicks to pop the hood. One time I took it in for an oil change it took the guy about 10 minutes to figure out where the hood release is This is extremely important so that the thief can't disconnect your +12 source and disable your alarm.
    I can't emphasize enough how extremely important security screws are. These are oddly-shaped head screws that you can get from any hardware store. Nearly ALL thieves carry a flat screwdriver and/or phillips screwdriver all the time. A hex or square head screw will definately slow them down. If your amp is bolted to the amp rack like this, there's NO WAY they can take your equipment.. but make sure your amp rack is bolted as well.
    Ask your insurance provider if they can cover your equipment.
    Be careful on who you show your system to... remember that every person is a possible thief. Even people who post here.
    Don't leave anything "interesting" inside your car (cellphone, jewelry, heck even a quarter) this will only attract passerbys that can possibly lead to theft.
    make sure all your fuses are good and have the right rating. Moreover, make sure your equipments are FUSED. In worst case scenario, after an equipment is stolen, wirings short out literally putting the car on fire.

    The next time you roll down the parking lot, remember to keep them bass down cause having a system is like having ***--- you'll never know when you're gonna get jacked

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    Location: Central IL Additional Tip: For those of you with websites about your ride... BE CAREFUL! That website can easily turn into a 'shopping catalog' for a thief. Try not to list personal information on the site (ie what city you live in, what school you go to). If you have any pictures of your ride, always blot out the licence plate. Also, if you have your own domain name try to use a different mailing address then the one your car is located at (ie Use a PO Box). Remember that's public information and can easily be obtained by doing a "WhoIs" report (http://www.netsol.com/cgi-bin/whois/whois).

    ALSO-- Manual fuel cut off switches.....hey they cost a freakin dollar. Invest in them. Its a simple cut and splice between the fuel pump line and will **** the hell out of anyone attempting to move your car.

    Speaking of the hood, Hiding the hood pop switch is a step in the right direction but will only stop petty kids who are just f'ing around in the game. The real vulnerabillity is in the line that connects the lever to the hood pop mechanism...in most cars these are routed throught the driver side fender. Pull the plastic molding back strip the insulation and get a plier to pull the wire inside and POP ....you have an open hood.
    solutions? reroute the wire somewhere else or add additional lines to confuse.

    The main point is no matter what you cannot stop someone from getting into your car. You can SLOW them but not totally stop. There are big holes in the side of the car covered with glass....i believe people call these windows. Since it is imposible you to stop someone from getting in one should focus on slowing them down as much as possible as well as preventing the moving/disabling of the car.

    An expensive alarm won't do much for you. They are all the same with some added bells and whistles. All you really need is a starter kill, and dual stage siren....an expensive alpine alarm with LCD screens does not do anything if it can be yanked from under the dash.

    BUY A PEDAL LOCK
    [someone] has thought many hours about this and still have yet to figure a way around it. The infomercial is correct. That pedal is made of some hard freakin steel. And even if you could manage to break the pedal off youd have to sit with your *** facing either up or our of the car for a long period of time....not something smart to risk..

    Record time sawing through a steering wheel....48 seconds.

    I don't know if alarm stickers (such as "Protected by Viper", etc) is a good idea or not. Some say it's a good deterrent, some say it makes it easy for code scanners to 'unlock' your code. If somebody knows more about this issue, please shed some light...

    Another security feature that you can get is Wheel Locks. http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/e...item=1846139244 I don't know yet if it can be defeated, but it's worth a try.

    LoJack is also a good investment. Although they run around $600 installed, you might get something in return from your insurance company just for having it. Also see 'peace of mind'

    IMO, the *only* equipment that you cannot protect is your subwoofers. Whether you put a grille or not, if a thief can't pull it out, he will stab it with screwdriver. (reconing a sub is way cheaper than replacing it)



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    get a pet snake and leave it in the car:p

    seriusly



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    Originally posted by djjdnap
    get a pet snake and leave it in the car:p

    seriusly
    you will kill it if you park in out in the sun.



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    Originally posted by paikiah
    no playing the system loud in your neighbourhood,

    I guess mine will be gone pretty soon .


    But seriously if you look this up in search then you might find something. I remember on guy said he was gonna rig barb wire in behind his cd player.



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    Originally posted by BDIDDY
    I guess mine will be gone pretty soon .
    Why do I get the feeling that you're not being very responsible?

    look at my sig... bass drive-bys are uncool. Respect others man...



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    Originally posted by paikiah
    Why do I get the feeling that you're not being very responsible?

    look at my sig... bass drive-bys are uncool. Respect others man...

    Hey I do before maybe 10, but I didn't pay 1500 for nothing. I am 15 almost 16 still got some immaturity in me.



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    Seriously, i hate to say it, but there isn't really anyway to do it other than havin a deadbolt lock and plexiglass windows and still people will get in.

    Even if they don't take it they can ruin it which is just as bad......
    hate to say it but my car has been broken into 3 times, insurance place has begun to suspect that i stole it myself...yeesh so i am out 900 in deductibles for equipment that might not even be 900 but the damage to my car was into the thousands



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    Originally posted by paikiah

    having a great Dane sleep next to the car in the garage (Mike's surefire way)...
    indeed....and on w/ the pics....again..i pitty the fool that tries to steal my car....heh






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    Also I am gonna shave my key hole on the trunk. Then me and my dad might wire a switch to trun the fuel pump on and off. So either way they can't get the system or the car.



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