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Old March 31st, 2004, 02:30 PM
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Someone tried to steal my D-90!!!

Well.... I was walking out to my 90 to go to work this morning, and noticed oddly that my passenger door was opened. Upon opening it I found that someone had pulled off the auto shifter cover . Apparently they were trying to get it in gear and out of park. Nothing in the car was missing, so I can only assume that they were infact trying to take the whole truck! As it is, I am looking at installing a security system. Anybody here have any suggestions on a good system??

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Old March 31st, 2004, 02:44 PM
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B*****ds.

I grew up in the region that at one time was known as "the car crime capital of Europe", so we were always paranoid about our cars. I use an immobiliser, separate alarm and some sort of physical device either on the steering or on the pedals. A big F'in dog would also be good...

There has been a spate of Defenders getting nicked (brit-lish for stolen) in the UK as modern cars are difficult to get into. Seems like a lot of them get shipped out to Eastern Europe.

I like the Full Metal Jacket from Footloose4x4 (http://www.footloose4x4.com/products...etalJacket.htm) but it's 85 quid and I've not seen it in the US.

Cheap alarms are next to worthless. I'd invest in a quality one and also look at an immobiliser that works on the fuel pump, ignition and starter.

There are some nice passive immobilisers out there, where you need a transponder on the key-fob to start.

Also, at the risk of sounding teacher-like, be careful where you park (under lights at night, in the garage, etc.). I always work on the assumption that someone is going to steal it. A little bit of healthy paranoia!

I hope they don't try again...

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Old March 31st, 2004, 02:56 PM
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Agree on the bad-ass dog anti-theft system...

You need to get one of these (stolen from a previous thread)
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Old March 31st, 2004, 03:05 PM
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OK, so why is that guy letting the dog bite hime when he appears to be carrying a firearm? Just shoot rin tin tin and away you go!

JK. Both are good ideas. Dog and Gun.

My home security system of choice. Worked last month when my dog scared the hell out of some guy at my back door. He started cussing. Then started to run when he heard me choke the shotgun.....

Damn theives.
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Old March 31st, 2004, 03:25 PM
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install some sort of cut off switch? I think you could put the t-case in N and they would be dumbfounded, fuckers. get a sticker that says INSURED BY SMITH AND WESSON
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Old March 31st, 2004, 04:05 PM
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Slightly off topic...

I always forget people have guns here. Even though we were woken again the other night by gunshots here in Brooklyn.

Anyway, I'm sure you've seen it before but I always liked this one (Quicktime movie):

http://www.carsecurity.abacuscaralar...burningcar.mov

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Old March 31st, 2004, 04:12 PM
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Nice video clip. I guess they don't have lawyers in England!
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Old March 31st, 2004, 04:50 PM
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[B]OK, so why is that guy letting the dog bite hime when he appears to be carrying a firearm? Just shoot rin tin tin and away you go!
I'll answer that since that's my dog in the photo. This was a personal protection demo that I did for potential client. Specifically, a carjack scenario. The fact is, if the bad guy sees a dog ahead of time, he will move on to some other car, if he doesn't, chances are he will be so startled, he won't have a chance to shoot the dog before you start driving away, dragging him down the road. The point is, it buys you time and gives you several options. Bottom line, it most probably saves your life, or at least your vehicle. Sure beats having nothing.

Anyone interested in a personal protection dog, feel free to e-mail me. I'm a professional dog trainer.

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Old March 31st, 2004, 06:51 PM
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How about a simple battery cutoff switch mounted on the seatbox? Look on ebay for the hella units (the ebay market is flooded with them as they're removed from all new Rangies before delivery).

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Old March 31st, 2004, 07:02 PM
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Chris, I've seen that dog in person and it's HUGE but very mellow but I bet you it's affective
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Old March 31st, 2004, 07:07 PM
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I've talked to Q about his dog and he assured me that the dog doesn't have an aggressive bone in his body and would at most lick a thief. It makes a good point though and that is, while harmless, the visual deterrent alone is enormous!
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Old March 31st, 2004, 08:10 PM
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Phil,

I was just poking fun at the obvious! I love shepards and am indeed looking for a new dog! Please PM me.

Our your dogs schutzhunds? May be the wrong german phrase but this will be my first GS. My hunting days are long over, unfortunately.

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Old March 31st, 2004, 08:10 PM
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Chris, I've seen that dog in person and it's HUGE but very mellow but I bet you it's affective
Ehh, that's not huge. Check out my avatar. That's big.
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Old March 31st, 2004, 08:37 PM
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Yeah no kidding. One of your dogs was trying to sniff/lick me to death that one day

Phil, Q's dog was licking everyone, I never seen a rotwiler (spl) that nice, but I still won't get near his truck with that dog in there BTW, I'm still interested in one of your dog and the kids keep bugging about when they are going to get one but I need to get my feet back on the ground since my life been like a roller coaster for the past few months.
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Old April 1st, 2004, 10:08 AM
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Yeah no kidding. One of your dogs was trying to sniff/lick me to death that one day
That right! I'd forgotten that you met Chamonix. Hey, just noticed your EIT designation. Congrats! Welcome to the club.
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Old April 2nd, 2004, 04:03 PM
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Thumbs up Big dogs...

Nice couple of Newfoundlands!
Landseer,BTW.

Do you go swimming with them?

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I read somewhere that your best bet is some sort of brake pedal club. How about this bitch:
http://www.thebig-un.com/prdrng.html#telescopic
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I was reading about a product in Europe that sits between the master and slave of the clutch with a turn of a key it disables the clutch. I'm thinking about getting it and plumbing it into the brakes. I'll post a link as soon as I find it in the magazine.
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