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2010 Taco attempted theft - how to stop thieves?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Pierrefonds, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Oct 5, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    Gincoma

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    kill switch coming from the main power supply maybe....but im no electrician and I didnt even read what was said
     
  2. Oct 5, 2011 at 10:06 PM
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  3. Oct 6, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    the dealership i bought my truck from had an issue of people taking trucks right off the lot.. so i have a free lojack system. im sure a seasoned car theif (one that would take all my lightbulbs and ship my truck to belgium) would easily disable. you wanna know how to keep your shit? bolt it down. then shave the bolt heads smooth. pour concrete over the bolt heads, then never sleep. always watch.

    fuck it man, let em steal it. its a pain in the ass, but no kill switch, dog, motion sensor light, or vigilance is going to stop someone who really wants to take what you got. thats what we pay insurance for.

    though it would be nice to catch someone in the act. not sure it would be legal to shoot them here in ga.. but id pistol whip the bejeebus out of em.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    Or leave a snake in yor truck just like in Gone In 60 Seconds :laugh:
     
  5. Oct 6, 2011 at 9:45 AM
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    sir, they only put snakes on planes now.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2011 at 9:46 AM
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    I am in the "security world" too sorta... I deal with the physical security for our retail stores (large cell phone provider). We use that 3m film on our stores where the municipalities won't allow roll down grates. It works very well. I have a funny video saved of a burglar trying to get into our store. He takes this huge rock and does this olympic discus throw spin and chucks the rock at the glass and the rock just bounces off the window. The only times we've had that stuff fail is when it isn't installed properly. Not sure it would work as well on an automotive application because the film has to be mechanically fastened to the window frame (at least in building instances it does)
     
  7. Oct 6, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    too bad it couldnt bounce off the window and knock his dumb ass out. i watch those top 20 wildest police videos just to see morons like that.
    i actually didnt know anything about that film until this thread. thats cool shit. i always figured the bricks and stuff were bouncing off because it was lexan or plexi or something.. maaaan what i wouldnt give to see someone do that in person and get knocked the fuck out!
     
  8. Oct 6, 2011 at 9:57 AM
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    I do have a video saved of another wannabe burglar who kept throwing rocks at the window and did have one bounce back at him. Haha we keep a "bloopers" folder of funny burglary videos.

    I have another one from just a few weeks ago where this homeless looking dude tries to break in (a store with that film) and eventually after repeated hits using a metal pole he was able to puncture the film and tear it enough to reach his hand in to unlock the door. Keep in mind this whole process took him about 10 minutes. Right as he opens the door and starts to walk in, a police car pulls up. I LOL'ed a lot.
     
  9. Oct 6, 2011 at 9:58 AM
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    Well, right in line with this website - mods are actually a theft deterrent. If your truck looks just like 20 other ones on the street, it is easy to steal and get a way with it. If yours is painted different or have different bumpers etc. it is easy for law enforcement to spot it.
    (Some mods like spinners on a caddillac parked in the inner city does not qualify as a deterrent)

    Back in the eighty's BMW brought out a new model - 850i. One of them was imported to South Africa and got stolen ( I guess the thieves did not realize it was the only one in the country) They were caught within an hour.
     
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    i love laughing at stupid people. they make my bad days better haha
     
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  12. Oct 6, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    Install a kill switch and engage 4wd when parked.
    Kill switch prevents them from starting it.:locked:
    4wd prevents a simple tow.
    If you hear them putting it on a flatbead:quickdraw:
    And if you can't hear them putting it on a flatbed you need to not drink so much.:drunk:
     
  13. Oct 6, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    Its called wealth redistribution.... suck it :D

    But seriously install secondary alarm with remote and run it in quiet mode.
     
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    Yes but alarm goes off if they open door or brake window.
     
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    How much money are you willing to spend? It's impossible to make it theft PROOF... all you can do is make it increasingly difficult to steal (or break-in to) with each additional dollar you spend. Assuming it's well spent, of course.

    The best security... and possibly most expensive if you don't have one... is a garage. The thing unseen is not often stolen. But even that is useless if someone has an eye for your truck and knows where you park it. Against such a thief there is no effective protection.

    The best protection isn't to protect the vehicle, but to protect your wallet. Insure it well, then let them have it..
     
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    When I lived in El Paso that was exactly opposite of the way it worked. Tricked out 4x4's, especially Ford P/ups, were regularly ripped and end up in Juarez inside of 20 min's and the cops couldn't do anything.

    If you had one of these, you had to park it in a garage and even then people would come back after an evening out to find doors ripped open and truck gone.
     
  18. Oct 6, 2011 at 11:22 AM
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    Steering wheel lock, brake pedal lock, alarm with ignition kill, parking voilation boot on all 4 wheels & ship anchor chain chained to the house or giant boulder inside a garage guarded with motion detector machine guns or lasers.
     
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    That, or just keep your insurance up to date.
     
  20. Oct 6, 2011 at 11:30 AM
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    Oh shit, good catch, left that off the list.
     
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