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Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 06:06 AM
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Any little tips/tricks to help keep my ride from getting jacked when it's parked out and about? It'll be garaged at home, so I'm really thinking more like parking lots, etc.

I've got a metal fuel line running along the tunnel. I was thinking of a discreet fuel shutoff under the seat. I was also thinking of one of those battery cutoffs like in boats, that takes the plastic "key". I'd prefer to not have to mess with the motor when I get out (obvious).

Just curious if anyone had any ideas.

PS- I've got no tunes or anything of value inside. I just don't want someone to drive off in the thing.


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Discreat switches work but can frustrate the #@$! out of you if you hit 'em by accident!

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THEY MAKE A BRAKE LOCK THAT HOOK INLINE WITH BRAKE LINES, CHIRCOS SELLS THEM I THINK!! I HAVE NO ROOF ON MINE, SO I,M DOING THAT AND A VERY LOUD ALARM!!!


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BY THE WAY WERE HAS DON BEEN!!HAVN,T HEARD FROM HIM SINCE THE CAR SHOW!!


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hmmm... maybe you should try this

www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSbjgXbDUzo

thought it was funny Smile

but the gas cutoff souds like a pretty good idea. i dont see why it wouldnt work.


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Shocked Shocked THATS FUNNY RIGHT THERE!! CAN YOU SEE SOMEBODY THINKING THEY ARE GOING FOR A JOY RIDE, AND THEN,,,,,,, (I LITTLE HARD ON THE TIE RODS THOUGH!! Laughing


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Try the discreat switch. Break into a wire taking power to the coil and then route it to the switch.
Or, as friend of mine had. A big thick chain and padlock; this was attached to his seat and then the steering wheel.
Better than that, electrify it and nuke anyone who tries to steal it!!!!!!!!!

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OR... why dont you just buy some sort of small tool box with a lock, and an easily removable steering wheel, and just lock the steering wheel in the box while your gone? dunno.... might work!


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Get a racing style steering wheel quick disconnect and just take the steering wheel with you when you go some where.


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I pull the rotor out of the distibutor. Its obvoius, but who will have another rotor to put back in to steal it?


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I guess I am going to have to get more serious about this too. I have thought about welding a tab on the frame and the steering column running a short chain that I can padlock to keep the wheel from turning.

Somebody recommended this but here is how to wire a dead short to save your buggy

First you must install a circuit breaker after the Key (or On/Off switch)
Then from the hot side of the coil (#15 or +) connect a new wire from the coil to one side of a simple on/off switch. The other side of this switch is connected to ground. That's it your done.

Now if the would be thief connects his jumper wire to the coil and a hot wire. He creates a dead short and most likely melts his jumper wire and burns his fingers. Before he can try again he must figure out which one of the wires is shorted and disconnect it. Which wire goes to the distributor and reconnect it. This all takes time, so more then likely he will move on to easer Pickings.

When you want to start your car, you must remember to flip the hidden switch. If you forget the circuit breaker will pop and then after flipping the hidden switch, just turn the key off and back on to reset the circuit breaker.

We some times change the wiring slightly. Instead of our new wire going to ground, we connect it to a hidden horn. The switch is left on and when the jumper wire is used it blows the horn until disconnected. You could use both systems if you so desire.

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Quite a good idea Leather. If you run a MSD, there is an ignition kill built into it also.


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Post Post subject: Re: Anti-theft: any ideas?
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or.. just park it infront of another car/wall or on the curb. pretty sure the average theif isnt going to find reveres in the bugs. hehe.


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Quite a good idea Leather. If you run a MSD, there is an ignition kill built into it also.


I think Leather is done with MSD's... Wink

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kill switch and alarm.... Wink


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