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STOLEN! In Phoenix :(

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by azchris, Sep 30, 2012.

  1. Oct 3, 2012 at 11:48 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    That sucks man. I know if I ever have a vehicle stolen, I'd rather it never be found TBH. Just insurance it up and start fresh. GL in whatever action you take man. Those immobilizers are little more than a deterant...
     
  2. Oct 3, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    Yeah, I know the feeling. I think it's going to end up being traded anyway just because it's not even out of warranty yet and who knows WTF happened to it that night. Would've been easier to have a check in hand from the insurance, but at least this way I get to recover my HID lights and at least know the truck's not being used for who knows what.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2012 at 1:55 PM
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    Well I had the key, but it wouldn't start the truck so it was towed to the dealer for the night. It seems just fine now, the key will start it and everything. I had to drive it a couple blocks over to their body shop this morning because it was just sitting outside the service bay, and all insurance work goes through their body shop.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    What part of town did they find it in?
     
  5. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    Many years ago I had a car stolen. It was recovered a week later. The cops arrested three kids selling crack out of the trunk. The interior was trashed, but it was salvageable. A couple days later I realized I was being followed around town. This happened a few times. When I would stop and get out, the cars following me would speed off. My car was marked, the users knew it had been used as a mobile drug house. I traded it the next week.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    damn!! good luck.

    so it doesnt sound even close to totalled. i bet they fix it up good. you did tell the insurance company about the $5000 shotgun you had in the back..right?

    sucks. if you trade it in, and get another, you will be further behind. you will lose even more money, no? either way, i hope it works out so you are happy.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:09 PM
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    Only a couple blocks from my place, near 44th st and McDowell.
     
  8. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:11 PM
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    Yeah, it's definitely not totalled. Just minor repairs from them roughing up the interior and stealing the antenna. Couple little scratches on the driver's door where I guess they popped the door open.

    I'll have to get solid numbers before I do, but if I can I would like to trade it at this point since it's still so new.
     
  9. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    Not sure if anyone said this but they broke the XM antenna off because they thought that would allow the truck to be tracked.
     
  10. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    That's a good point. Didn't think of that. Well, next time around there will be a GPS antenna hidden somewhere deep in the truck :D
     
  11. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    I've been looking into this.

    http://www.brickhousesecurity.com/product/eon+gps+asset+tracker.do

    I'm starting to think I'd rather have the cops find my truck vs me. I'd go to jail if I caught the SOB who stole my truck.
     
  12. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    This thread makes me want to put in a fuel pump kill switch.
     
  14. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:40 PM
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    That won't stop them from dragging it up onto a flatbed though.
     
  15. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:42 PM
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    I've heard this is the preferred method of choice for cars that are getting chop shopped now. Nobody blinks an eye at a tow truck today with all the repos and stuff going on, but messing with door locks and wires is a little more suspicious...
     
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    I know it is not legal here..

    But...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Best way to not get a truck stolen buy a police boot for the wheels(they may strip it and take 3 wheels) but the truck cant be towed without damage.
     
  18. Oct 3, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    There are plenty of ways to get that boot off. I watched my buddy in Denver air his tire down, drive forward about a foot, boot slipped right off.. Scratched the inside of his wheel but who cares since you can't see that part anyways.
     
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    Tjat sucks man I had my 82 stolen till I found it on craigslist setup a test drive verified my vin than opened a can of whoop on the dude that stole it and the cops didn't even give me a ticket and my truck wasn't damaged at all
     
  20. Jan 29, 2013 at 9:04 AM
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    Sorry to hear about the theft. Put a Ravelco on my 2008 TRD Sport a couple of months after I got it. Researched and found not one vehicle stolen equipped with one. Usually people will be pretty ticked if they spent a bunch of money on a security device that didn't work...at least I would. No negative stuff anywhere on the web about Ravelco. I live in a fairly secure place but anytime the truck is parked, the plug is on my pocket. The thief can have a key, computer to swap, or anything else he wants but time enough to defeat it. All the connections are under the hood. Short of a tow truck, mine goes nowhere without me.

    Cutting the wheels all the way one direction would require they break the steering lock/ignition. Sounds like they didn't do that in your case. I would feel violated as you do. Hope the new ride you find stays secure. Just my two cents on what I think works. Check out the Ravelco.com web site. May or may not be for you. My niece had her Civic stolen twice in the Phoenix area. Guess just about everybody knows someone with a theft story.
     
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