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Old 06-05-2011, 11:48 PM   #1
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In my area it seems like the Miata is the new Civic. They're getting stolen everywhere. 3 disappeared in a week, and one of my friends had his stolen. They took all the aftermarket parts off, put in stock Miata parts and parked it somewhere. Whoever is doing it is targeting Miatas and somewhat knows what they're doing.

Do not want.

Lately I've been thinking of ways to somehow disable the car.

Anyone?

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Pull the fuel injection relay.
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Think of a good spot yourself and then don't post it on the internet for thieves to read?
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Get a bike lock and tie that shyt up.
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Think of a good spot yourself and then don't post it on the internet for thieves to read?

^ This. The only ideas that really work are the ones that are original, unfortunately.
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+1 on don't post it on the internet.
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Theft deterence is about convenience. If you can make it a pain in the ***, they'll move on to the next victim. In one of my old VW's with tons of car stereo stuff, an in-car siren helped saved me twice....well, I believe it did. They broke the window but took nothing.
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Think of a good spot yourself and then don't post it on the internet for thieves to read?
I never said where I would put it. Point taken post edited.
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boot your car when you park it lol

- something i want to start thinking about too, i have a lot of money in parts waiting to be installed and dont want it stolen.
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Make it look as unmodified as you're willing, don't leave anything in sight inside it, etc.

Can't help but laugh at people with stickers advertising their stereo equipment to the world. Smart...
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Battery cut off in the trunk. lock the center. maybe an alarm hooked up to the battery itself so that when the rest of the car has no power the alarm still does.
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Removable steering wheel? How effective a deterrent are those, anyway? I've heard a lot of "stories" of thieves just bringing a vice grip (or such) to drive off with. I could maybe see that on a car with PS and 185s..

So are 225s and a depower a theft deterrence measure now? Hmm. I should ask my insurance company for a discount.
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I have a fuel pump kill switch in a secret location. But... if they are actually pro's they will drive up with a wrecker or roll-back and have it carted up within a minute, then you are hosed, and there isn't much that can stop it.
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I have a fuel pump kill switch in a secret location. But... if they are actually pro's they will drive up with a wrecker or roll-back and have it carted up within a minute, then you are hosed, and there isn't much that can stop it.
install line lock on all 4 wheels, it will make all kinds of noise when they began to tow it.
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I have a fuel pump kill switch in a secret location.
I've got friends with Civic's that have done this. Simple and effective, at least in preventing them from getting it out of their under it's own power.
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I was actually thinking about this. How dumb would it be to but a power switch in a secret location for a MS if you're running one? Or is it easier to just do the fuel pump?
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Get something like Lojack, park in a well lit area where there are as many people around as possible, make it a PITA to steal your car, get a loud car alarm and check to see if your insurance policy covers after market goodies if the car/parts are stolen.
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Removable steering wheel? How effective a deterrent are those, anyway? I've heard a lot of "stories" of thieves just bringing a vice grip (or such) to drive off with. I could maybe see that on a car with PS and 185s..

So are 225s and a depower a theft deterrence measure now? Hmm. I should ask my insurance company for a discount.
Good reason to get a nicer steering wheel.
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get a loud car alarm
Make car alarm play Slayer at full volume.
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I have a fuel pump kill switch in a secret location. But... if they are actually pro's they will drive up with a wrecker or roll-back and have it carted up within a minute, then you are hosed, and there isn't much that can stop it.
Park it in a secure area?

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