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Old July 16th, 2011, 08:38 PM
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Anyone know of any good alarm systems for D90s?
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Old July 16th, 2011, 09:47 PM
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Don't get a Viper. I have had nothing but trouble.
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Old July 16th, 2011, 10:03 PM
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i had a viper professionally installed. was a total nightmare and ended up burning up wiring. ECR had to fix the mess all up.

I would not recommend an alarm and the staff at ECR said the same thing. Just bad JU JU
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Old July 16th, 2011, 10:12 PM
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Surely there must be an alarm that is compatible with defenders? What's the problem? I get door faults/false alarms all the time. Must be something with how the doors are wired or how the door switches control the ground. Anyone know? Contemplating uninstalling it and throwing it through the window of
the Viper HQ.
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Old July 16th, 2011, 11:33 PM
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mine has a somewhat dated clifford concept 100; works great.
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Old July 16th, 2011, 11:57 PM
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You could try a meck lock, but you' have to put it on the brakeline if you have a 97.
http://www.mudstuff.co.uk/Meck_Lock.shtml
Don't know of anyone who has one, but seems a neat system, if spendy.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 12:47 AM
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Looking for an alarm system or a security cutoff type system?
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Old July 17th, 2011, 08:44 AM
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Anyone know of any good alarm systems for D90s?
This works best and no electrical issues;
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Old July 17th, 2011, 09:46 AM
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Not an alarm, but the Ravelco device looks like a good anti-theft device: http://www.ravelco.com
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Old July 17th, 2011, 12:22 PM
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i had a viper professionally installed. was a total nightmare and ended up burning up wiring. ECR had to fix the mess all up.

I would not recommend an alarm and the staff at ECR said the same thing. Just bad JU JU
Too many hacks installing these and with the particular issues of the Land Rover electrical system to boot, it's asking for trouble. Probably the best option is a very simple shock sensor with no interuption of the ignition circuit. Just an alarm.
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Old July 17th, 2011, 03:20 PM
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Old July 17th, 2011, 04:18 PM
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Not an alarm, but the Ravelco device looks like a good anti-theft device: http://www.ravelco.com
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Old July 17th, 2011, 11:58 PM
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if all you want is anti-theft, you could paint/deck it out to look like this:

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pretty sure it would never get stolen.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 12:43 AM
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ha! I'm wondering if it is even worth it to get an alarm? Just thought since the value of these cars are so high they would be pretty sought after to steal, are they not? I read somewhere that it isn't difficult to hotwire a D90, is this true? I'm going off to college this fall and since I'll be parking it in a lot near my dorm I don't want to have to constantly worry about someone stealing it, or something off of it.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 08:37 AM
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pull a fuel pump fuse or relay? Even seasoned rover owners have trouble here.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 09:05 AM
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pull a fuel pump fuse or relay? Even seasoned rover owners have trouble here.
x2. Your best (and cheapest) defenses against someone trying to drive off in your truck will be the simple things like putting your CDL in neutral, battery cutoff if you have the option to do that, pulling a relay, etc.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 09:37 AM
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UK they have problems with theft. Here doesn't seem to be so much though. Mostly just ripping out the radio and cutting through the canvas, which I really dont get since you can just unzip it. But thats a methhead/numnut for you.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Common sense is the best defense. Park in safe places. Go to an alarm shop and have them put in a basic alarm with a blinking LED.

Pro's that steal cars just grease the wheels and slide on a tow truck and its gone. On a soft top you should just secure your stuff in locked containers. If I had a soft top I would leave the doors unlocked and hopefully a would be thief would check the doors prior to slicing it up.
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Old July 18th, 2011, 10:21 AM
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Are there shocks that I can addjust up and down like my friends LX460? That would be very cool!
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Old July 18th, 2011, 01:12 PM
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Didn't he pass away recently...oh that's Kojack!
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