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FOUND: My truck was stolen last night- Fxck!

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Da Voke, Nov 4, 2021.

  1. Mar 26, 2022 at 1:24 PM
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    tonykarter

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    Don't buy it! As soon as they get back with me to confirm the correct part number for a Tacoma I'm ordering one. Much about life is a pain in the ass. Nothing worth doing is easy.
     
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  2. Mar 26, 2022 at 1:35 PM
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    how about a parking boot on each wheel that has alarm built in that goes off if tampered with......and/or tasers the tamperer?
     
  3. Mar 27, 2022 at 2:26 PM
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    @N2DesignsInc has a gps app for your phone as an option with their starter for the tacos.
     
  4. Mar 28, 2022 at 1:40 PM
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    It is trivial to remove a club device … by bending/breaking the steering wheel rim. The metal ring/insert around which the vinyl or urethane is molded is quite thin. Bolt cutters are nice, and quicker, but unnecessary. Kind’a sort’a like bending a paper clip to work-harden the metal insert until it fractures.

    (Former engineer of steering wheels)
     
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  5. Mar 28, 2022 at 2:04 PM
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    Well, that's cast a pall on the festivities now, hasn't it?
     
  6. Mar 28, 2022 at 2:20 PM
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    Da Voke

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    The whole idea is to add another layer of discouragement. Well lit area, motion camera, proximity alert all just make it harder. Yes the club can be defeated but they’re on site a few more minutes and minutes are an eternity to these guys. The reality is they help. I have heard this now from several people who deal with this regularly (cops,insurance,dealership). I realize I can’t make it impossible to steal, I just want to make it harder to steal than yours.
     
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  7. Mar 28, 2022 at 3:50 PM
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    That is why mine is equipped with a manual transmission :D
     
  8. Mar 28, 2022 at 4:01 PM
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    Yes, and the bulletproof, pick proof, freeze proof pedal lock on the clutch pedal is actually starter kill on mine...and the club...and the garage....and no start button or fob....and the slider lock bar....and the tailgate hinge locks...and the tailgate latch lock.....and 2 or 3 other levels of it not going anywhere IF it HAS to be left somewhere for some crazy reason.....no oem toyota cat with precious metals in it either....

    Had my 82 hilux was stolen way back in 80s and after it was recovered I would pop off the rod that connected gas pedal to carb off, take coil wire and do club and pedal lock as well. Of course those aren't options anymore. It never strayed again until I sold it in 2009......dammit
     
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  9. Mar 28, 2022 at 6:52 PM
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    Gonna buy a club. Or maybe stock in club
     
  10. Mar 29, 2022 at 3:21 AM
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    like has been said, layers to create noise and delays to deterr but nothing is 100%.....
     
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  11. Apr 14, 2022 at 9:53 AM
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    good thread :thumbsup:
     
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  12. Apr 14, 2022 at 9:59 AM
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    after watching that video im REALLY glad i dont live in Canada. Automobiles are being stolen so much because the consequences if caught stealing are minimal, but, if you purchase a car with a legitimate VIN that the thieves changed, you could be charged with possession of stolen property! Sounds like it pays to be a criminal in Canada
     
  13. Apr 14, 2022 at 10:53 AM
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    How about a locking OBD port cover similar to a locking gas-cap?
    Probably doesn't matter, but might simply force the thieves to move on down the road.

    I know this is a problem north of the border, but I really never hear about these types of thefts in the States (cats, yes... but wholesale car thefts to Africa, no.)

    Does anyone think that our Imperial Units gauges / displays (versus SI / metric) makes a difference?
     
  14. Apr 14, 2022 at 11:04 AM
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    Obviously since the Canadian theft video posted here in the thread shows the car thief remove a steering wheel club in 20 seconds.
     
  15. Apr 14, 2022 at 11:50 AM
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    The list is long but distinguished
    Here is a list of the most stolen vehicles in the US according to Insurify
    • 2000 Honda Civic
    • 1997 Honda Accord
    • 2003 Ford full-size pickup,
    • 2001 Chevy full-size pickup
    • 1998 Toyota Camry
    Here is a list of top 10 by State

    Upon further reading, it seems most of the vehicles stolen in the US are for parting out and selling on used car part markets though the sources I've found seem mostly anecdotal.
    For instance here:

    "Why is the Honda Civic the most stolen car?
    Hondas are targeted most because they hold their resale value. Plus, thieves can profit by stripping them and selling the parts to repair shops and junkyards. Older cars are also easier to steal because they usually lack the advanced anti-theft protection that newer cars have."

    As far as cutting the steering wheel to get around the Club, I offer this personal observation. New vehicle steering wheels contain airbags and controls for other vehicle functions which make them quite expensive and time consuming to replace once damaged. I assume that if the vehicle was destined to be sold vs parted out then this factor would greatly increase the time to profit while also diminishing that profit. Installing the Club in the way OP has demonstrated should make its removal harder and therefore less desirable target. Most Clubs I've seen used are in a way that makes the lock mech easy to tamper with.
     
  16. Aug 30, 2022 at 10:55 AM
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    after reading through this thread and airtags... it makes think... my dog's "Fi Collar" would be good for this instead of an airtag. It comes with an LTE subscription, it's pretty darn accurate. I get notified when she is out of my home's "range" or the range of my smartphone. When I'm home it automatically conserves battery by connecting to it's base via wifi. Doesn't make noise. It's more pricey, but might be a good option here.
     
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    If you're already paying for it and if your dog isn't using it sure. There are many dedicated cellular trackers that are cheap. The data fee is the thing that can add up. Most are monthly.
     
  18. Sep 10, 2022 at 4:21 PM
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    The guys they filmed getting into the cars really know what they're doing. That's a Lishi decoder pick. They're slightly pricey ($60 for each keyway type you want to get through).
     
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    Or a Glock, bedside when the alarms go off.
     
  20. Sep 22, 2022 at 8:32 PM
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    Complied with indeed!!
     
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