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Old 06-29-2007, 10:41 AM
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Angry F250's High on Theft List and mine got stolen!

Recently by 05' F250 CC 4x4 6.0L got stolen in Houston by a Crack Head, but was recovered with about $5K in damage (Not just a problem in Houston, average 3.6 times more likely to be stolen than the average stolen vehicle). I know I got lucky on the recovery, but want to advise everyone, these trucks are extremely HOT, and can be stolen in less time (< 1 min.) than it takes to type this message with just a Straight screwdriver and claw hammer. Has anyone had any experience with Vehicle Electronic Immobilization devices? I plan on putting one on when I get my truck back from the body shop.
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Old 06-29-2007, 10:45 AM
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That sucks! Glad you got your ride back though!


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Old 06-29-2007, 10:52 AM
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A friend of mines truck was stolen from Kansas City and recovered about a week later. He thought they had used it to steal heavy equipment and steel from the damage inside the bed. Another friend had his stolen in St. Louis. His was recovered a few weeks later on a gravel road sitting on blocks. Both were King Ranch Edition. The one in St. Louis had a screwdriver sized hole in the drivers side door to gain entry.
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Old 06-29-2007, 11:57 AM
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Recently by 05' F250 CC 4x4 6.0L got stolen in Houston by a Crack Head, but was recovered with about $5K in damage (Not just a problem in Houston, average 3.6 times more likely to be stolen than the average stolen vehicle). I know I got lucky on the recovery, but want to advise everyone, these trucks are extremely HOT, and can be stolen in less time (< 1 min.) than it takes to type this message with just a Straight screwdriver and claw hammer. Has anyone had any experience with Vehicle Electronic Immobilization devices? I plan on putting one on when I get my truck back from the body shop.
That's some crazy chit there. I have a friend that moved to Houston about two years ago from Louisiana. His F250 has been stolen twice since also. He took the front door handles and locks out and replaced them with ones like on the rear. Now he uses his key fob or touch pad to gain entry. There are no lock mechanisms at the door handles now. I've been thinking about doing the same and purchasing a Lojack system. I couldn't care less about getting it back after they tear it up. I mainly want to catch the sorry motherforkers for taking it in the first place.

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Welcome to the ORG - sorry to hear about your rig man. Heck I live in the Houston area and it's always something I keep in the back of my mind. Where in Houston did it get jacked?
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:14 AM
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Unhappy It's always too Late 2......

Don't wait and get an Alarm after , I have one of many good Alarms out on the Market, It cost a Pretty Penny but is worth the piece of mind it gives me.
Clifford Avant Guard 5.1 Alarm.
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Spend the money (IT"s WORTH EVERY PENNY)..............
Sorry u got Jacked.....
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Old 07-01-2007, 11:23 AM
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I have a Viper on Mine. It works so dam well, that if my batteries go dead on the remote, I can't even get my **** truck to start until I deactivate the alarm. That is a great thing, but kinda pain sometimes. Even with the key in it, it wont start without the alarm tunred off.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:12 PM
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Can I volunteer to have mine stolen?? Then I can get a new one!! haha
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:29 PM
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I have a lo jack.
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Old 10-15-2007, 06:44 PM
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DAMNZIT!! That really blows!! Glad ya got yer rig back...........That's pure violation!! Just as well be raped rite there!! Thanks for the fair warning!! Trucks don't seem to be the hot tickets here in VA......YET!! Gotta look into them lo jacks or that VIPER........ warning....stand back......OH.sorry!
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