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Old 10-05-2012, 07:21 AM
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ideas for anti-theft

So with all the trucks being stolen what are you doing to keep your truck safe?

Also there has been people mentioning having a hidden kill switch. But how would it be installed? What wire would you break with the switch? Possibly a main power wire for the ficim? Would that mess it up though?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:56 AM
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I have a Clifford alarm with pager and a Revelco plug ( switch). It saved my truck when I was at Cabelas in Phoenix. At home when I back up I put truck in 4 low crank wheels to one side and set brake per the Revelco installer.

My alarm is a older version with limited distance for pager. The newer ones have up to 1 mile range depending on terrain and building structure.

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Old 10-05-2012, 08:11 AM
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I'm thinking about a switch to the starter solenoid.

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I am looking at installing a Viper smart start or a CompuStar remote start both with GPS. I am also thinking about a kill switch.

The dilemma with a alarm or remote start is how easy they are to bypass. I had a Viper alarm that malfunctioned and I was able to bypass it in about 2 minutes in a parking lot. The only reason it took that long is because I have never messed around with a alarm before, I could do it in about 10 seconds now. I'm sure a car thief knows a lot more about bypassing alarms than I ever will, hell he is probably installs them for a living.

For the kill switch I am thinking about finding a heavy duty relay or a contactor to put in line with the starter and then hiding a switch somewhere. I don't want to put it on the ignition just because I don't really like cutting the factory wiring. I don't really like a battery disconnect either because your truck will go into relearn every time you shut it off.

I'm sure others will chime in with ideas too. I would like to see others ideas on making these trucks impossible to steal.
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I've heard how easy a alarm can be bypassed so I use it as a warning and the Revelco as sort of a fail safe and hope for the best.

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Like I said. An inline switch to the starter relay hidden like under the seat would be ideal.

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I'm thinking about a switch to the starter solenoid.

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I was thinking of that but it is pretty easy to jump across the terminals with a screwdriver. It is a good deterrent and most won't figure it out.

The ravelco looks like the ticket unfortunately no dealers in my area.
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Well the solenoid is down on the starter on the passenger side so it's not too easy. Most criminals would find it to much of a pain to deal with. Much easier to just go steal someone else's truck or make enough time for me to shoot their ***.

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Well the solenoid is down on the starter on the passenger side so it's not too easy. Most criminals would find it to much of a pain to deal with. Much easier to just go steal someone else's truck or make enough time for me to shoot their ***.

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Lol I agree shoot their ***

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Lol I agree shoot their ***

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Wouldn't even think twice about it. We have the castle doctrine(which covers your car) and the stand your ground law here in FL.

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