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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 6, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    ColoradoTaco

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    If this doesnt work your screwed
     
  2. Oct 6, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    I only look at the pictures....can't read...lol!!:D
     
  3. Oct 6, 2011 at 1:41 PM
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    Intersesting simple little trick I picked up years ago to avoid them unscrewing your outdoor perimeter lighting just slather them with vaseline, makes it very difficult to unscrew. Good luck.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2011 at 1:42 PM
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    That is a great idea.
     
  5. Oct 6, 2011 at 1:56 PM
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    I had a buddy who had some sort of ECU chip that controlled the fuel lines. I guess that doesn't stop the tow truck...

    I didn't think theft happens in Canada.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    I guess everyone forgot the best deterent..

    Frickin sharks with frickin laserbeams attached to their heads. Geesh, come on people!!!
     
  7. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    Move to 'merica, but not California... Buy a few guns and live in the woods.

    Eh...
     
  8. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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  9. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    buy fantastic insurance.

    you can only do so much.
     
  10. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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  11. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:53 PM
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    none so far, just bought the truck 3 days ago...
    Yes, the truck was found in Belgium. It is common here in Montreal for thieves to ship high end vehicles to Europe and Africa thru the port.

    It is said that organized crime is firmly in control of the port.

    Thanks for all the suggestings!
     
  12. Oct 6, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    You can do small things to deter the average thief, but if a professional thief wants your car they're going to get it. Like the guy said above, just make sure that you have good insurance.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    This and that's it. There's nothing you can really do. If they want it, they'll take it. Afterall, it's only a Tacoma and not a '63 Split Window vette that'll be close to impossible to rePlace.
     
  14. Oct 6, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    It sure does, it was one of the first things I had put in once I built an overland vehicle for professional use. I have nearly 60K invested in my rig, would not think of not having a Ravelco, and I live in a place that is virtually crime-free.

    Truck2.jpg
     
  15. Oct 6, 2011 at 4:18 PM
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    Its a sad fact but if they really want it, their going to take it no matter what you do to try to beat this.:mad:

    Best just to be cautious where you park, the surroundings, get a alarm cause that will "help" lesson the chance or get a brake lock, but like i mentioned those will not %100 prevent theft but it would make thieves:cool: think twice
     
  16. Jan 29, 2013 at 9:33 AM
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    Post 70 mentioned my solution. Alarms don't stop them...too easy to find and clip the wires. Siren takes one clip and starter immobilizer a jumper wire around it...all under the dash. Tracker...fine if it was towed and still in Lojack range or cell service is available. Hope the battery doesn't die, get removed or antenna busted.

    Went with Ravelco. No fees, batteries, or wires under the dash. The lawman said it...check it out, it works for drive away attempts. If they tow it, I don't want it back so I'll save the tracker feature money for something else.

    Hope the security advice is helpful.
     
  17. Jan 29, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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    fixer5000 the logical one

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    lojack and good insurance. as was stated if they want it bad enough its gone anyway
     
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