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Hood Reinforcement as Theft Deterrent

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by BrettBretterson, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. Nov 2, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    BrettBretterson

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  2. Nov 2, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    If they're going to cut a hole in the hood, they really want your shit. You don't need metal reinforcing, you need to reconsider where you park your truck.
     
  3. Nov 2, 2011 at 11:13 AM
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    He needed a backup battery.

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  4. Nov 2, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    I agree and that was my first thought, but for someone who already has an alarm that doesn't offer battery backup, I see this as a much easier solution than a whole new alarm.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2011 at 11:40 AM
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    That's just naive; no matter where you park you have to worry about theft if you don't have a secure garage to park in.

    I live on 3 acres in a house that is completely hidden by trees down a long driveway and not visible from the road. My best friend is a LEO in the city I live in and gets called to reports of car prowlers frequently, and I am in an area where I am surrounded by multi-million dollar homes. Unfortunately the house I live in is old and doesn't have a garage, only carport, so we do have to worry regardless of how upscale the area is.

    There is no better place I could park my vehicles without a secure garage.
     
  6. Nov 2, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    Not really, that's pretty excessive damage just to steal a stereo and not something that could have been done quickly and quietly. Motion lights help deter people from lingering around cars if you're in the boonies and window tint to stop people from being able to just look in and see what you've got to steal.

    I guess my point was, if someone's going to try that hard to steal something, they're pretty dedicated and are going to get what they're after. When it comes down to it, that's what insurance is for. Even if they didn't take the stereo, I'll bet that's still over $1,000 worth of damage there. The reinforcing plate might make them try harder and do even more body damage, like cut in from the side.
     
  7. Nov 2, 2011 at 12:03 PM
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    I have both motion lights and dark tint. The OP went on to say that the perp unscrewed the lights on the side of his house.
     
  8. Nov 2, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    i think thats a once in a lifetime chance that would happen to you...

    i would kill.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    Whoa... yeah, not much you can do about that. Someone knew exactly what was in that truck and how to get it.
     
  10. Nov 2, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    That was an inside job guaranteed. Probably a friend of a friend or a neighbor across the street.
     
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