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Old 26 May 2009, 06:01 pm
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Default 3rd time they try to steal my integra!!! tips on security?

ok so i drive a 99 acura integra.I have put alot of time and money into this car,its a nice car.But im never comfortable cus they have tried stealing it three times already!!! what are the best alarms,killswitch ETC. out there for car security!!
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Old 26 May 2009, 06:10 pm
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Default Re: 3rd time they try to steal my integra!!! tips on security?

If someone wants your car bad enough, they will take it regardless of what you have on/in the car.

IMO, an alarm is only a preventative measure for those people that don't have experience with Grand Theft Auto. All it takes is for someone to pop the hood and disconnect the battery and the alarm is rendered useless.

GPS tracking is probably your best bet. Lo-Jack or other reputible companies provide the services. It certainly won't keep them from stealing it, but there is a better chance you will be able to recover it in the event they do jack your car.

Do you live where you can't park it in a garage or a secured location?

A 12 gauge to the face is a pretty good theft deterent too, but you would have to wait up night and day in order to execute that type of protection...

Get full coverage insurance. Get an agent to come out to the location of the car, appraise it, and insure it for the value of the vehicle including modifications if they allow it. That way if something does happen you will at least be able to get your money back for it...
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Old 26 May 2009, 07:01 pm
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Old 26 May 2009, 07:16 pm
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Get yourself a Clifford or Viper Alarm those are the top ones out there, you can get them at your local Car Stereo and Alarm Stores. They might run you up to 300 or more for the best ones, but it you value your car then so be it. Another thing you might want to try is if possible, store your car inside a garage if you have one and if not get a car cover with a lock so it won't draw attention. The fact of the matter is you have one of the most stolen cars out there, the Integra, so either get security or get rid of the car.
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Old 26 May 2009, 07:31 pm
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honestly the best way is garaging it or putting it behind locked gates.some people have hidden switches to cut off the fuel, others choose 3 things i would do if garaging it is not available,1. LoJack (this will only track the car down via satellite not stop them, lead the cops to them)2. Rovelco AutoLock brake pedal lock. (this goes around your clutch pedal so they cant depress the clutch and drive the car, very inexpensive for about $50) to avoid:steering wheel locks, pointless since the steering wheel is very to cut and take this off. people say you can simply take a fuse out from the engine compartment, take the battery out, take the plug wires off, maybe pull the ECU (under the dash passenger side, the engine computer), but the flaw with this is experienced theives will be prepared for all of this, and bring spare parts.also the worst thing us honda/acura owners are afraid of is the towtruck i have been reading stories online that there are thieves that steal towtrucks and use them for stealing honda's/acura's. there is little that can be done to stop this, but one good technique is pull the ebrake all the way up, leave it in gear (assuming its manual), and pitch the wheels all the way right or left, this way if a tow truck (traditional wrecker) tries to tow it from the front the back wheels will drag locked up since the ebrake is on, and if he tries to hook from the back, the wheels will lock up because its in gear, and it will be a b***h to tow because it will be all over the road because the tires are turned, the only way they could get around that is breaking the ignition column (which takes a little time) and taking the ebrake and trans out of gear, as for the Flat bed tow truck your screwed. sorry.

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Old 26 May 2009, 07:46 pm
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Have an Engine off Engine On Switch somewhere Hidden so no matter how they connect those wires they won't get the car running most motorbikes have this switches maybe it can be done in your car.. it cuts off all power supply of your car when its off..
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If they really want your car they will steal it but here are some ways that you can either discourage them or slow them down.1. Get a pager alarm. Clifford is a really good one.2. Relocate the battery to the trunk of the car.3. Have a back up battery installed for the alarm incase they get the one in the rear.4. Have more than one siren. Hihe one inside the rear bumper, also hide one inside dash.5. JB weld the ignition. The ignition is very easy to break and if you weld it will require a lot more work to pry it off.6. Relocate your hood cable. The original Integra hood release cable runs inside the fender well and its very easy to pop so its good to relacate it inside the engine bay.7. Fuel cut off switch.8. Here is a link to a thread on honda-tech where there are a lot of people pitched in how they protect their Integras. Scroll down and read the post by StreetRacinThug. Also on the page after it there is guy with pictures to show some good ways to hide your siren.

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theres nothing you can really do. if they want it theyll get it. sad to say. but the more layers of security you have to slow them down the better. you should invest in a two way pager alarm viper has good ones. extra sirens on the interior is good. it also does you no good to have the alarm only hooked up the car battery, get a back up. relocate your hood release cable: and fuel cut offs will help. its best to park inside a locked fence and garage. lojack is good for recoveryill add more as i remember things. hope that helps and good luck =/. theives suck. oh also hood pins are good to
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fuel cut off switch is your best bet. Make it creative like syncing it into the headlights or emergency brake or something.
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