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Old 07-12-2009, 06:24 PM
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Angry Broken door lock after break-in attempt

Does anyone have any suggestions to prevent/deter this in the future?

Today, while at the local shopping mall, my 2006 F250 PSD Lariat was broken into. My viper alarm notified me via the key fob and I returned to the truck to find the driver side door lock punched in and now completely inoperable. Luckily the alarm did its job and nothing was taken. There must be a better door lock assembly to make this more difficult. Any suggestions?
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:30 PM
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Jimmi Jammer Passive Truck, Car and SUV Security

Those seem to be popular around the forums here. Also replacing your front door latches with rear door latches with no key holes.
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:52 PM
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Thanks LoCo. I like both of your ideas. I think the rear door handles are smaller so I'm not sure if an aftermarket keyhole less one would fit.
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Thanks LoCo. I like both of your ideas. I think the rear door handles are smaller so I'm not sure if an aftermarket keyhole less one would fit.
The rear handles from a crewcab are the same size as the front handles

Jimmijammers definitely!!!
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:11 PM
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if you really want security, get shaved door handles. they use a remote to unlock and open the door. that will deter would be thieves from busting door locks, now you need to worry about your windows. they sell sheets of lexan coating aka shatter proof glass and it goes on like window tint. window tint is also a good idea at a lower cost to deter thieves. also do not and i repeat DO NOT park in known high crime areas.
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:18 PM
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Good advice guys. Thanks a ton. Headed to the bodyshop tomorrow to get the lock repaired as well as the dent below it. I'll ask about the shaving idea. I would rather have no handle at all if I can function without it. Again, much thanks!!!
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Jimmy jammers DO NOT WORK! Ask me how I know.

I prefer to take the little metal bar out of the door that connects the cylinder to the lock. This way they think they have any easy target but after fooling around with the lock and it doesn't work they just leave. It's saved me and my buddy many times already.
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