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Old 04-21-2003, 11:42 AM   #1
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Default STI Theft deterant devices

I'm predicting a lot of thieves will be interesting in the STI once I get it. I know car alarms are useless as well as any locking devices.

Will LO-JACK be the best solution?
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Old 04-21-2003, 11:48 AM   #2
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Lo-jack won't stop a professional theif. So I'm not sure its the worth the money. A guy at my work had his Si stolen and had Lo-jack. They disabled and stripped the car of the engine, rims and interior. Car was found weeks later by the police.

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Old 04-21-2003, 12:04 PM   #3
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I need to find something to put in it. If all else fails, at least I will be able to pop the trunk with the remote
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Old 04-21-2003, 12:07 PM   #4
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What can you do then to secure your STI? I'm pretty sure the STI parts will be worth top $ on the market.

If your friend had Lo-jack and got his car stolen, couldn't they located the car quickly? Or it just got disabled right on the spot.
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Old 04-21-2003, 12:51 PM   #5
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If your friend had Lo-jack and got his car stolen, couldn't they located the car quickly? Or it just got disabled right on the spot.
That's the idea. But Lo-jack couldn't locate that car at all. Not the day it was stolen, not in the weeks after.

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Old 04-21-2003, 01:02 PM   #6
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What about a well hidden kill switch? I know this isn't totally effective, but what are peoples thoughts on using these things?
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Old 04-21-2003, 02:18 PM   #7
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I know this is another locking system but it isn't easy to defeat.
http://www.disklok.com/
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Old 04-21-2003, 02:30 PM   #8
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If they steal your car I don't think your going to want it back after they get through with it.
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Old 04-21-2003, 02:54 PM   #9
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how about a quick release steering wheel?
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Old 04-21-2003, 03:00 PM   #10
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Many car thieves now simply tow the car underground somewhere and dissassemble the car there. There's no way to prevent that unless you boot the car.

I'm just afraid the STI becomes a Type R car and gets raped for the interiors and engine.
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Old 04-21-2003, 06:39 PM   #11
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Old 04-21-2003, 06:43 PM   #12
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Does the STI not have a chip-key (like a BMW, Mercedes and a lot of domestic cars?)

Get loJak. Won't keep them from stealing the car but it might get it back fast.

I would expect this car not to be a hot target based on its rarity. The big guys might do it to ship it south of the order or to the middle east and central european countries but its a lot less of a target than the hondas/accuras.

Finally you have insurance. Of course you may have to get back in line and wait to get a new one.... But at least you get your money back.

I'm suprised if this car does have a chip key.
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Old 04-21-2003, 06:49 PM   #13
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I think I will be looking into this... www.trackmenow.com
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Old 04-21-2003, 07:29 PM   #14
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I seem to recall a news piece from a year or two ago, some South African dude was showing off an anti-theft, anti-car jacking device. It involved flames shooting up from the side skirting..
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Old 04-21-2003, 09:38 PM   #15
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I'm pretty sure Subaru has this one already figured out. They can do all sorts of tricks with the ECUs and stuff now. If Subaru is wise they will keep a lid on their system so that knowbody figures it out...it seems like all of the best security stuff is foiled because some loud mouth blabs it all over. If it wasn't for designers' squealing, we'd probably have dozens of systems that were 100% theft-proof today: the only weak link in the chain is the human...
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Old 04-21-2003, 10:31 PM   #16
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Many car thieves now simply tow the car underground somewhere and dissassemble the car there.
But they'll have to used a flatbed!
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Old 04-22-2003, 05:11 AM   #17
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Don't think that'll work unless you see them taking your car.

I leave my empty holster for my hand cannon (desert eagle .50AE) in the pass seat...
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Old 04-22-2003, 08:53 AM   #18
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1911 Colt .45

Personally the Desert Eagle is a little to big to carry or shoot with one hand if necessary. However it would get somebody's attention! I'll stick with my custom .45 (IDPA copetition pistol)

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Old 04-22-2003, 10:35 AM   #19
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I personally like the James Bond movie where the bad guy looks at 007's car<Lotus?> and sees a sticker that says the vehicle is protected by a security system. The bad guys shrugs, breaks the window with the butt of his rifle, and the car explodes in a big fireball. That will teach those bastards! I imagine that your insurance would go up after 3 or 4 car explosions though. You might need a higher liability also because if any of the bad guys live then you will surely be sued.
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Old 04-22-2003, 12:52 PM   #20
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Lightbulb Maybe...

A gyroscope that, when it senses the level of the car being off-balanced (like putting the car on a flat-bed), dials out thru a built-in cell phone and contacts you and a security firm like ADT or OnStar. I wish I could build one...but it will cost $$$.

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Old 04-22-2003, 01:19 PM   #21
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Personally the Desert Eagle is a little to big to carry or shoot with one hand if necessary. However it would get somebody's attention! I'll stick with my custom .45 (IDPA copetition pistol)

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I'm not going to kill someone over a insured & replaceable hunk of metal, plastic, glass and wiring. Thats stupid and illegal in most states/counties.

But, with my trusty AKA 'Excalibur' paintball marker in hand using non-lethal ammunition (paintballs fired at 300 FPS), I could defend my property & self all the while having a good ol' time!



The bad guys won't die, but they won't be coming back to play either. My marker is set to fire at 18 balls per second and will discharge 200 rounds before requiring a reload.

It costs a bit more than your IDPA '.45'...but is much cheaper than being carried by six or judged by twelve.

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Old 04-22-2003, 03:46 PM   #22
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But they'll have to used a flatbed!
why? as long as its not in gear, i doubt you would need that. (especially if you are going to part it out... cut the rear brake lines and off you go)

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Old 04-22-2003, 05:21 PM   #23
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I think what he was getting at is that if you tow an awd car like ours then your going to ruin the tranny be towing it and having 2 wheels rolling.
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Old 04-22-2003, 05:34 PM   #24
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well here's something I did with a car I built out. I had a 240 z. Put a very large turbo and holly 850 double pumper on the car. Used a Turbo Tom's kit (this was a local guy doing custom turbos in the atlanta area in the 80's and 90's). Well you had to put a holly fuel pump on the thing to keep up. So I put a switch on the fuel pump. Now the carb held so much gas in the two fuel bowls (1 front, 1 back) that you could start the car and drive about 2 blocks before it ran out of fuel. So I hid the switch. It was never stolen but if it had been (not on a tow-truck or flat bed) the theif would have gotten down the road and it would have run out of gas leaving him in the middle of the road. Something like this makes an interesting idea...
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Old 04-23-2003, 05:42 AM   #25
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Exclamation Getting Back to the theft deterant issue...

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I have seen no mention of a security system. Keyless entry is standard however.
The above quote came from the Sales Manager at the Subaru dealership. (I know, I know...They hardly know anything you say!") He did e-mail me the MSRP out right without a hitch.
There was an image of the ignition key that "looks" like a kill switch elsewhere in this forum. I could not tell from the image how the teeth of the key looked. I am hoping that maybe, perhaps, the security is built-in. If not, what's up with that?!
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