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Old 12-30-2009, 04:05 PM   #1
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With all this new terrorist activity does anyone think it is possible to protect our trucks against and EMP attack? This way we have we all not only have the most reliable pickups on the market but after an EMP attack we will have the ONLY vehicles on the road!!

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Old 12-30-2009, 04:09 PM   #2
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With all this new terrorist activity does anyone think it is possible to protect our trucks against and EMP attack? This way we have we all not only have the most reliable pickups on the market but after an EMP attack we will have the ONLY vehicles on the road!!

Please elaborate!
lol....They're meteor proof but not EMP proof. Kind of scary to think of this happening, sure would be a good first strike weapon.

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Old 12-30-2009, 04:15 PM   #3
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Extremely Meno Pausal ? can't help you there , maybe just run away
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:18 PM   #4
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Electron tubes.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:20 PM   #5
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do people ever know when to give up? (the terrorists). The U.S.A is the strongest and most powerful country on the planet
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:22 PM   #6
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I wear a tinfoil hat. That protects all things around me.....
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:22 PM   #7
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Cover entire cab with Aluminum foil and make a cool hat for the driver too just to be safe.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:23 PM   #8
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do people ever know when to give up? (the terrorists). The U.S.A is the strongest and most powerful country on the planet
As true as this may be, NEVER under estimate the ingenuity and ambition of anyone fighting for religion, beliefs, and power. No matter how much more advanced we are than them, they will find ways to get done what they need to do to cause chaos.
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If you can get cell phone calls in your car, then no (that's electro-magnetic energy entering your vehicle). You need to build a faraday cage around all your electronic components including the wires and your components have to be isolated from the cage.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:39 PM   #10
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The only thing to use is special shielding for any wires or electical componets, at least that's what is used on some military aircraft. Not sure the degree of efectivness. This could be the same differnece as the faraday cage mentioned above as well.
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As true as this may be, NEVER under estimate the ingenuity and ambition of anyone fighting for religion, beliefs, and power. No matter how much more advanced we are than them, they will find ways to get done what they need to do to cause chaos.
I wasnt talking about the Senate side... just the Army, Navy, Marines etc. we have 10 billion times more spirit than those "others".

But I see where your coming from and I completely agree with you
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:45 PM   #12
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This truck seems to be primarily and electric vehicle. The whole thing uses toyota's drive by wire so I think we're all screwed. My question was more regarding the important areas to build a faraday cage around. I guess I could turn my garage into one.
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Old 12-30-2009, 04:45 PM   #13
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Okay guys looks like this guy figured out what to do for our trucks.

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Old 12-30-2009, 04:45 PM   #14
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I wear a tinfoil hat. That protects all things around me.....


I want one...I'm doomed w/o it
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You're not protected from EMP. Neither are all other non-military (and only a few of them) protected. Makes it an interesting dilemma for first responders. You don't even want to think about the cost in hardening your tacoma. I've seen a few hardened (and armored) BMW sedans for executive protection details overseas, and unless your name is Bill Gates, forget about it. I'd worry more about getting slammed with an RPG in New York than getting zapped by an EMP blast. Anyway, if a nuclear detonation is involved EMP will be the least of your concerns.
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You'd only need to put a faraday cage around the computers (which may already be somewhat shielded due to the EM noise produced by the alternator and ingnition coils).

The rest can be hardened by replacing any digital signal wiring with fiber optic lines (which are immune to inductive interference), and the rest of the wiring should be replaced with coaxial cable (good luck finding 2ga coax for the battery leads). All this could likely end up costing more than the truck before you're done, so buyer beware (one of the smaller reasons military hardware costs so much these days...)

Also you should probably isolate the audio system and put a fuse in the line to the antenna since there's no good way to make a civilian radio receiver immune to EM interference.

You should also look into setting up your own fuel supply since all the gas pumps are electric and computerized anymore.

Probably wouldn't hurt to get on good terms with the local Toecutter and Lord Humungous as well just to be safe....
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