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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:09 PM
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ST security options

Are their any ST security options other than leaving a huge dog in the car or carrying a .357?
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:28 PM
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that is your best bet, go with that one!
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:32 PM
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Hardtop.

If you don't want it hotwired you can remove a critical engine component like a relay.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:36 PM
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can't you rig up like a viper alarm? with sensors in the cab? Or as i have seen on a freinds old mini the engine won't start at all unless it's disarmed, you can still get in and take things but it ain't goin nowhere
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:37 PM
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Yes:

1. remove softtop
2. install hardtop

In all honesty the locks on these are crap so it's easy to get inside. Your option then is do you save the truck from being stolen or not? Forget about any valuables - they're gone at that point.

You can easily fit one or two kill switches. Just be creative with your hiding place(s).
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:40 PM
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I use a medium sized dog with a grumpy disposition towards strangers...or get a hard top.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:41 PM
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Honestly...is a Defender a highly stolen vehicle??? Defenders just don't blend into main stream populous, it wouldnt be a smart car to steal IMO. I'm more worried about the valuables in the car. I plan on having a perimeter/motion sensor alarm installed.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:41 PM
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thanks yall , but were should i order a hardtop and how much $$$$. And I am worried about valuables so the sensors would be a important thing. Plus a kill switch wouldn't hurt. And maybe a pissed off soccer mom with a kitchen knife for a guard
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:47 PM
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make sure she is hott and not pissed off at you!
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:52 PM
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make sure she is hott and not pissed off at you!
ya thats an important thing!
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Old September 13th, 2006, 04:54 PM
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Why not just leave it open and not leave anything in it? In all the time I've had the truck, it's been broken into twice -- once they stole change out of the cupholder but left CDs, the stereo, CB, etc. The second time they left a factory workshop manual on the drivers seat (no kidding!)
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Old September 13th, 2006, 05:08 PM
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Why not just leave it open and not leave anything in it? In all the time I've had the truck, it's been broken into twice -- once they stole change out of the cupholder but left CDs, the stereo, CB, etc. The second time they left a factory workshop manual on the drivers seat (no kidding!)
They left a workshop manual or GAVE you a workshop manual???
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Old September 13th, 2006, 09:36 PM
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I had a 95 90 ST and I dont think that I ever locked it and rarely had the top on it. (I had the luxury of living in AZ at the time.) Right now I am driving my 110 without the top on it (Poor mans BR110 http://www.eastcoastrover.com/BeachRunner.html - Pic attached) while I do some body capping repair.

I have found the most handy spot to put things, if I am ever concerned, is to just peal off the passenger seat and drop anything in the seat box. Not carrying too much and a detachable face for the head unit go a long way.

For the most part most folks dont know that there is anything under the seat besides rover owners and if your stuff is swiped by a rover owner than they are sure to experience some serious bad karma.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 10:00 PM
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1. Ignition Cutoff switch
2. Troys boxes with locks added
3. Tuffy Boxes

thats enough lockable storage for all your CDs, iPod, factory manuals, dog bowls, leashes, weapons...

DON'T get a hardtop! Why have a ST if you're just going to put a POS, leaky piece of fiberglass overhead?
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Old September 13th, 2006, 10:59 PM
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loykd you make a good point, why buy a ST and then put a hard top on it. But i plan on getting some kindof lockable storage device in the back, a perimeter sensor, and a ignition cut off switch. But how much do ignition cut-off switches cost? my freind has one in the trunk of his raced out 1970's BMW 2002, but he bought it like that so he doesn't know how much it cost.

o and that convertible d110 is tight
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Old September 13th, 2006, 11:16 PM
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If you're worried about stuff being taken, then a ST defender probably isn't for you. I can't think of a less secure vehicle! haha.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 11:18 PM
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i'm more worried about the car being stolen,
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Old September 13th, 2006, 11:29 PM
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most people dont want to steal a 90 because they think its a 25 year old J**P...... never had a problem with anyone doing anything to my truck. Then again, I dont park it on the streets where people get shot every other night. A soft top doesnt lock, even if you "lock" the doors. Unless you are getting 24" spreewells or that fancy DVD screen that sits open in the dash, thieves arent going to think a D is a goldmine by any means. Get some storage boxes and be done with it.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 11:38 PM
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Stolen? Haven't you been reading the posts? Most people can't even get their trucks started even with their keys! LOL.
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Old September 13th, 2006, 11:55 PM
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Stolen? Haven't you been reading the posts? Most people can't even get their trucks started even with their keys! LOL.
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But i plan on getting some kindof lockable storage device in the back, a perimeter sensor, and a ignition cut off switch. But how much do ignition cut-off switches cost? my freind has one in the trunk of his raced out 1970's BMW 2002, but he bought it like that so he doesn't know how much it cost.
My ignition cutoff is part of my alarm system. (which in itself is entertaining to the crowd when it goes off in the middle of nowhere while on some trail) I'm not really worried about anyone getting into the truck. Storage boxes keep all the valuables out of sight. I'm worried more that someone would 1. figure out the ignition is on the LEFT of the column, and 2. hotwire it and drive off. The ignition cutoff (or would it be a "lockout"?) solves that.
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