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2010 Taco attempted theft - how to stop thieves?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Pierrefonds, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Oct 5, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    supriseaztacoma

    supriseaztacoma AZ it is a "dry heat"

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    I forgot to say, Take a piece of paper or black tape and cover your VIN #, if some one has a "dirty" inside guy at a dealer all they need is your VIN to cut a key.... There is a list of goofy instructions to program a blank key and sink it to the car so you can start it up.. If you want to go and cover all of your bases install a kill switch like some of the other guys said...
     
  2. Oct 5, 2011 at 8:14 PM
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    Thank god I live in the great state of Texas lol. Ms. ar15 aka Monique (b/c shes big and black =D ) would be happy to escort whoever off my property.

    On a serious note... how lite up is your driveway as well as the neighborhood streets? My street and ally has cars moving in all times of the night... they do have alarms that have a trip sensor has if someone was to tilt the vehicle... might want to look into that
     
  3. Oct 5, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    stmpjmpr

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    didnt think canada had same aholes that we do down here.
     
  4. Oct 5, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    TacoSport

    TacoSport opinions are like assholes; everyones got one.

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    Yeah, surprising that they would go out into the cold night to steal a truck when they could be nice warm in their log cabins.
     
  5. Oct 5, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    2-way Alarm. Motion activated flood lights with some kind of Anti-Tamper device on it or maybe one of the square one's where they can't unscrew the bulbs, I'm assuming that's what they did. Kill switch to fuel pump or maybe off the ignition relay?
     
  6. Oct 5, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    Warhorseforever

    Warhorseforever Will The Thrill

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    X2 Lol at opsec.
     
  7. Oct 5, 2011 at 8:36 PM
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    Put a big Glock sticker on the back[​IMG]
     
  8. Oct 5, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    TacoSport

    TacoSport opinions are like assholes; everyones got one.

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    The thieves are way ahead of anything mentioned here.
     
  9. Oct 5, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Sounds like the best solution is to move...

    That sucks bro!
     
  10. Oct 5, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    That sounds like its out of a movie, damn crooks :eek: , well I have a big H&K sticker on my front door, and three houses have been broken into on my block in the past yr and im not one of them..... then again it could be the german shepherd
     
  11. Oct 5, 2011 at 9:02 PM
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    I have lights, cameras, Shot guns and handguns. Truth is if they want it and your not watching it every minute, they are going to get it. Even if you cover the VIN, they can get the VIN off the mail that Toyota sends you. Every time I got some winterize special or summer time special coupon from my dealer, it has my vin on each coupon. So if your a crook with a friend at a Stealership, they will find ways to make a key and get it. NOW With all that said, I found a way to keep the thieves from stealing my Tacoma. I SOLD IT YESTERDAY! I MISS IT! Hope to get another one someday.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    The best solution posted yet. I am embarrassed someone beat me to it. :eek:
    The truck may smell like dog, but it will stay where you left it.:D

    If you think they drove the last one away with a working key, then your only hope to stop them once they are in the driver's seat is to install your own kill switch. I would find the wire going to the fuel pump and put a switch in that can be reached, but not seen from the driver's seat. If someone sees you leaning over to flip a switch in the glovebox or something, then the switch is worthless. Combine that with something else that gives them some time pressure, maybe an alarm with backup battery and a hood lock to keep them from shutting off the noise by disconnecting your battery. An alarm with a two way pager would let you know something is up. A barking dog would work well also. If you choose to confront them, make sure you consider that they may outnumber you and there's a good chance they are willing to kill you to get away. Plan accordingly.
     
  13. Oct 5, 2011 at 9:09 PM
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    Lojack! they get most back right away if they do get stolen.
     
  14. Oct 5, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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  15. Oct 5, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    thats what i was thinkin
     
  16. Oct 5, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    At least it wasn't Mexico. Did anyone else read that story about the American family who saw their stolen Suburban on TV with their California plates and "La Policia" written on the door?:eek: My guess would be they still don't have it back.
     
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    god this world is full of such scum......if people worked as hard at work as they do at trying to steal and cheat shit all the time they could be some very well off people
     
  18. Oct 5, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    like hell there is no such thing as theft proof

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Oct 5, 2011 at 9:27 PM
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  20. Oct 5, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    That's pretty easy to bypass...just FYI


    My vote is to build or add a garage to your house...if that isnt an option then light up where you park the truck like the GD surface of the sun...make sure you have a proper alarm that will trigger the horn or a siren when the truck is tampered with


    With that being said...if these folks are really pros and not just looking for a joyride...then if they want it...they'll get it...

    Just make sure you keep high quality insurance on it and dont leave anything you would miss in the truck

    Lojack is also a good idea too
     
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