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Old 12-19-2012, 04:33 AM
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I was reading all the horror stories of people having their grandnationals stolen and was wondering what are the best ways to prevent this from happening. Seems a lot of thieves are just literally towing these vehicles but was trying to find out how more thieves are ripping these off. Are any of these cars being hot wired?????

Any ways to detur a thief I welcome all feedback on this issue. I would like ideas to possibly invest in to protect my own Buick. What are the best anti theft mechanisms to use on this car??? When I see cars being stolen from Bowling Green, Ohio and Lousiville, Kentucky it really hits close to home since I'm located in Muncie, Indiana.


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I have done a lot of work researching this. Few things will prevent some of the best tow trucks from taking a car. Even from a parallel space. However, that is not how most car are stolen.

These cars are easy to steal because (1) the side windows are able to be pulled out enough to get a small arm or a tool inside to open the lock button (2) the doors are easy to "jimmy" open (3) a screwdriver or other tool can always be punched through the door to open the lock (4) the steering column is trivial to break, and once the collar is broken, these cars are trivial to steal.

I have found a device that locks around the collar, and also has a part that goes through the steering wheel to prevent theft. Once a thief on the street sees this, they know it won't be a 30 second (literally) job to steal the car with a few hand tools. It would take a lot longer, and require power tools at minimum. The cost is reasonable.

I will have it posted shortly.
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I would suggest a good tracking device. LoJack is one of the more popular ones, but I have my concerns with it.

Apple sells a device for about $180, plus you pay monthly fee for tracking service, I think it's like $6 a month. If that device is the same quality as the rest of their products, I'd say it's money well spent.
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That is an excellant idea as far as having a tracking device. That would give the owner peace of mind knowing if their ride was stolen that they could tell the police exactly where it was located. I will have to check around for one.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:05 AM
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LoJack can be good. Sometimes good to find the pile left behind after they get what they want off the car.

I think not getting it stolen in the first place is better. Soo, I did a lot of work to find devices pictured. One is semi permanent (black - part stays on the car, and part removes for driving), and the other is removable (red - whole thing is removed each time).

Same price. $89.95 + $15 FedEx shipping in the continental US. This is below retail. Many other sellers are asking OVER retail. And I have them in stock. Unit is US made, lock is made in Mexico...by American Lock.

There are different models for different brands and models of cars. Vast majority fit GM/Ford/Chrysler vehicles, roughly 1970-2001. The model pictured fits a lot of Saginaw column cars.

What do you think?
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And no, it isn't easy to cut the lock off or saw through. (Not my picture.)
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you have any lift ?thanks
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Lift?

If you are asking if I have any left, the answer is yes. I am a stocking distributor.

Contact me directly at forceperformance@swbell.net
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Very nice Mr. Keller. I just sent you an email about your steering wheel column guard. Sure would be a nice theft deterrent!


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Old 02-28-2013, 11:27 PM
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I hope it goes a bit beyond being a "deterrent". It would take so much work to cut it off, that any thief without a rollback tow truck or an electric saw and a pack of blades won't get very far. No, it won't prevent every possible theft. But I think this unit is effective enough that the vast majority of thefts can be prevented.
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