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Old 02-10-2011, 09:28 PM
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I once locked my keys in my running truck
The locksmith inserted a wedge in the top edge of the door and slid a slim jim down inside. I started counting - one, two, thr... click!
Less than 3 seconds and he was in
Now I have some sound equipment and I want to know if there is any way to prevent or deter someone from getting into my truck.
An alarm is a last resort.
Is there some kind of bracket that can be installed in the door to block a slim jim?
Any other ideas?
Thanks!
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:33 PM
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not really that i have heard of, but you might be able to make one yourself by going into the door and finding the lock linkage and building a cover around it, but then they could just hit the unlock button. there is no other latch set up, cause then you would have to have a second latch on your door frame...

best idea is invest in a GOOD alarm, one that will warn you via remote or cell or what not.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:37 PM
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Nothing will prevent someone from breaking into your car. If they want something bad enough they are going to take it.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:39 PM
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Sorry, but there's no stopping a determined thief. You can probably make a bracket to prevent a slim jim to reach the lock lever, but that'll only extend your protection by mere seconds.

I had a two way system installed, even if i can't hear the alarm, my truck can warn me.

The best way is not to flash what you got inside, keep it away from the prying eyes.

Hope it helps
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:41 PM
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Insurance might be the only alternative that would be worth investing.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:47 PM
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Ranger Sport,
What kind of alarm did you get?

I will post some pics of my audio soon. I plan on covering the amps with a perforated metal panel or maybe a fabric "curtain"...
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:49 PM
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fake repo man can tow it. (steal it) no alarm can stop a tow truck.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:52 PM
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I got an autostart with full lcd screen and multiple options i have no use for, but if i had to suggest anything i'd got for a viper system which can even tell ya the temp in your truck!

Maybe i have that option too, i'll have to read the manual someday.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:54 PM
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Thanks, Sport!
If I could, I would set up one of those flamethrower anti-terrorist defense systems or mount a snubbie 12 gauge in the headrest...
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:56 PM
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You could always install god lights on top of your truck like that van in blade 2.





No vampires would dare steal your truck then.
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Old 02-10-2011, 09:56 PM
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my suggestion, richard simmons in the passenger seat, he will scare off even chuck norris


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Old 02-10-2011, 10:00 PM
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tint is a good thing to prevent theft too.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:08 PM
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tint is a good thing to prevent theft too.
Yes, thieves don't see Richard Simmons before they get the door open then.

It's like a dual stage security.
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:12 PM
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Yeah, I was just looking at the Viper site and noticed the tinting goodies.

Gotta go - I'll try to get some pics tomorrow and find out how to post them.

Thanks everybody!
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Old 02-10-2011, 10:15 PM
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Yes, thieves don't see Richard Simmons before they get the door open then.

It's like a dual stage security.
lol they wont see him, but they will hear for sure he might yell, "chop chop lets lose some of that extra love you carry around" lmao
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