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Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:38 pm 
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you cant be seriously 14k for a lancer?
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Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2005 7:15 pm 
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mitch_anderson wrote:
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you don't want market value unless you drive a bog stock POS you don't mind NOT being able to replace.

r u sure? a guy at my school had his 98 lancer rear ended and writen off...he paid $2000 for it, insurance payed out $14000!


Really, where can I get one of the $14K lancers for only 2K I'll buy a HEAP of 'em.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:50 pm 
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im with xcabbi, just remove the engine and trans dipsticks.
If theres no dipstick, they're not going to start it, and will most likely move on to the EA parked next to it :)


EA's are heaps easier to steal than XF's. Bend the rear door outwards so you get enough room to slip your hand in to open it. Once your in just pop the bonnet and pull the dipstick out (EA's can run quite well without dipsticks, unlike XF's which instantly stall). Then just put the dipstick in the keyhole and one quick flick of the wrist and she's started. I never believed it was so easy untill a mate of mine showed me on our old EA.
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 10:00 pm 
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data_mine wrote:
mitch_anderson wrote:
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you don't want market value unless you drive a bog stock POS you don't mind NOT being able to replace.

r u sure? a guy at my school had his 98 lancer rear ended and writen off...he paid $2000 for it, insurance payed out $14000!


Really, where can I get one of the $14K lancers for only 2K I'll buy a HEAP of 'em.

he got it off his bro so cheaper from that..but definantly not worth 14k!

 

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Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2005 2:48 pm 
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You still looking for security ideas? Take out the distributor lead from the dizzy to the coil. Do what the bike riders do, take one wheel off and chain it to the body.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:28 am 
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With all these anti-theft ideas everyone has posted I'd just not worry about it and catch a TAXI............................problem solved :D :D :D

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2005 12:12 pm 
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i've got an engine immobiliser and flathead door lock knobs. was broken into recently and they couldn't get away with the car, only my $15 and bag of lolly pops... lol the only downside to flathead door lock knobs is that they will go through the window to get inside, but an immobiliser is a very worthwhile investment

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:24 am 
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nannas_ed wrote:
ive got a mate who dead set puts two clublocks on his stock as rock 88 laser


Being a locksmith i can tell you that those cars are so easy to get into and drive away in its not funny.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:49 pm 
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face it, a professional car theif, whether it be a 2005 VZ Clubsport or a 1988 Ford Falcon, will take your car if they want to. Engine imobilizers, cut off switches, clublocks, flat head locks, will only slow them down.

A smart car theif will know every method mentioned in this thread and would most likely go looking for every one of em as soon as he/she is in the car.

It sucks but such is life hey!?

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 7:37 pm 
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Yes, if a pro is after YOUR car.

If they are after ANY car, make your's harder, hopefull they'll move on to the next one.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:07 pm 
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If these "car thieves" are soo so so desperate to steal your wheels, you could have all the protection in the world, and if they steal it, then they steal it. Have a good amount of insurance behind you - like fire and theft, market or agreed value.


You are quite correct, if they want it they will take it, for instance there were only 2 of the xf svo,s made by d**k johnson and Peter harden, who by the way ended up working for SBR and is now in the usa, Peter harden actually flagged me down while i was driving past Macca,s at aspley.He told me how the brock shop had put the engine back together on the 1st one and Ross palmer,s son had driven the car to carindale shopping centre and it got stolen. Peter harden had pulled me over because he thought i was driving the 1st one. He reckons it now lives in NEW ZEALAND. Now there are only 2 of these things who in their right mind would steal one of these SVO,s and drive them around, it would stand out like the proverbial dog,s hind legs.
The falcons up until the smartlock came out were pretty easy to steal. To get past the smartlock-computer-system you need some pretty expensive gear to by pass the system and to cut a key, and this all takes time to do, not that the car can not be stolen, it just takes time to do and the thief does not have that time hopefully. 8-)

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:12 pm 
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NIGHTHAWK wrote:
The falcons up until the smartlock came out were pretty easy to steal. To get past the smartlock-computer-system you need some pretty expensive gear to by pass the system and to cut a key, and this all takes time to do, not that the car can not be stolen, it just takes time to do and the thief does not have that time hopefully. 8-)


It's no where near that hard. Those that know me know I can bypass smartlock. The point of security is to make your car less 'attractive' than teh one next to it with no security.

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:18 pm 
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if someone wanted ur car bad enough, they'ed just tow it!

 

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