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Question Keeping Your New FJ

After just having had my tricked-out Jeep Sahara stolen from the municipal airport parking lot (it was next to a Hummer and Mercedes) what anti-theft strategies will you employ to keep your much desired "precious"?
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There was, and maybe still is, a company making a device that shuts fuel off so that the perps can get about 25 of so feet before the fuel runs out. The thought is that this creates a very obvious traffic issue; hence attention and after a certain distance you can charge grand theft also. If it's still out there I'll look at that.
Has anyone used the thing that the police like? Some sort of on demand gps....

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50,000 volts to the door handels does the trick quite nicely.. can even use the bodys as a step to enter your vehical to leave where you left it...LOL
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shotgun, gun rack and a nasty ****in attitude
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I saw a theft deterrent once that was actually legal- in south africa i think it was-it was a system that mounts under the doors- in the running board area- blasts out big huge flames both sides if anyone approaches. I think i'm going with that.
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I'm gonna tape up pictures of michael moore in the windows when I leave it..that should keep most sane people away...then again since when are auto thiefs sane....
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Downside to the picture idea, you will have a keyed car within about 15 minutes. Oh wait maybe that's a W04 sticker can't remember now.
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not having it "tricked out"
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I like the gun rack idea, although here in LA (where CaliFJ and I are located) that would probably get it stolen even faster!

Remember that old commercial with a uniformed cop saying, "I recommend The Club." What a priceless, cheeseball commercial. But heck, everyone had one in their car for a while. I have to admit that I too was lured in by the seemingly Fort Knox lockdown capabilities mentioned in the commercial. Then I saw a news report with teenage car thieves showing 10 different ways to get around one and quit using it. I guess they would make a thief go to another car just out of a pain in the butt factor, but with a 4x4 like this usually the thief knows what he wants and will just circumvent The Club.

I feel for you tectorgorch because 4x4's are hot commodities anywhere near the Mexican border like San Diego, and even stretching up to LA. The thieves just take 'em over the border and they sell like hot cakes.

BTW, how well do hotcakes actually sell?
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