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Old 10-30-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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Read an article today that included mustangs as some of the most stolen sports cars. It was on cars.com

How do you guys feel about this and what are you doing to prevent your car from being stolen? Any ex car thieves out there that know about new technology to break into cars?
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I always try to park within sight of security cameras. Plus having a 5-speed Vs an auto gives it another level of security i figure. Better chance of the idiot not knowing how to drive it, or not wanting too. Most thefts are from joy riders anyway. Had my car broken into while parked in my own driveway one night. These streets are tough brahh.
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Read an article today that included mustangs as some of the most stolen sports cars. It was on cars.com

How do you guys feel about this and what are you doing to prevent your car from being stolen? Any ex car thieves out there that know about new technology to break into cars?
lol^ like someones gonna admit. my cars a v6. id hope some moron wont steal a v6 mustang hahahaha plus like the 2nd guy said. mines a 5 speed as well
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But a vato that does this for a living will smoke a stick, easiest to take in my opinion. but as to new tech check out stickdeath.com (anti theft) ,, there's some good anti theft devices on there.
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id be afraid of some anti theft stuff defecting and my car not starting at all lol
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But a vato that does this for a living will smoke a stick, easiest to take in my opinion. but as to new tech check out stickdeath.com (anti theft) ,, there's some good anti theft devices on there.
exactly. But thank god we're not dealing with a buncha nicholas cages from Gone in 60 seconds. Theres alot less people that've learned stick, than in previous generations. Then again you'd be the worlds worst car thief if you didn't know how to bang through gears. I guess it comes with being a car thief.
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I had my stereo stolen in my own driveway. Why not just get an alarm that makes your phone or remote beep. My biggest fear is someone stabbing my new top.
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exactly. But thank god we're not dealing with a buncha nicholas cages from Gone in 60 seconds. Theres alot less people that've learned stick, than in previous generations. Then again you'd be the worlds worst car thief if you didn't know how to bang through gears. I guess it comes with being a car thief.
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I had my stereo stolen in my own driveway. Why not just get an alarm that makes your phone or remote beep. My biggest fear is someone stabbing my new top.
that outta been one saweet stereo
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that outta been one saweet stereo
For the time yeah. It was when the usb port was coming out instead of using aux cable so it was a while ago
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For the time yeah. It was when the usb port was coming out instead of using aux cable so it was a while ago
Ah yeah those were the shiz
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lol^ like someones gonna admit. my cars a v6. id hope some moron wont steal a v6 mustang hahahaha plus like the 2nd guy said. mines a 5 speed as well

Oh man you would be surprised. I used to pick pockets and purses when I was younger at the state fair and now every time I go I see mistakes and I give people pointers on what they could do so it won't happen to them.

I also have have a manual but don't think that would help too much against a car thief.

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I had my stereo stolen in my own driveway. Why not just get an alarm that makes your phone or remote beep. My biggest fear is someone stabbing my new top.
I turn my phone off at night but with a silent bypass setting just in case the alarm goes off would have me looking into a car alarm. Oh man I wouldn't be able to sleep if I had a convertible.
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Wouldn't a car thief PREFER a v6? Cuz he's like "hey it's just another mustang sixxxer. Imma take taken it. Nobody will miss it" lol
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Wouldn't a car thief PREFER a v6? Cuz he's like "hey it's just another mustang sixxxer. Imma take taken it. Nobody will miss it" lol
Wow that made me laugh.
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I have insurance and no mods so I'm not worried
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Oh man you would be surprised. I used to pick pockets and purses when I was younger at the state fair and now every time I go I see mistakes and I give people pointers on what they could do so it won't happen to them.

I also have have a manual but don't think that would help too much against a car thief.

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I turn my phone off at night but with a silent bypass setting just in case the alarm goes off would have me looking into a car alarm. Oh man I wouldn't be able to sleep if I had a convertible.
Are you serious Anthony?
"Picking pockets and purses at the state fair"?!!?!??

What, were you raised by a band of Gypsies?

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I always try to park within sight of security cameras. Plus having a 5-speed Vs an auto gives it another level of security i figure. Better chance of the idiot not knowing how to drive it, or not wanting too. Most thefts are from joy riders anyway. Had my car broken into while parked in my own driveway one night. These streets are tough brahh.
Best car to learn how to drive a standard in is somebody elses lol
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Best car to learn how to drive a standard in is somebody elses lol
Drive it like you stole it!
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Drive it like you stole it!
Damn straight!!!
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Everyday is track day!!
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Damn straight!!! Haha Everyday is track day!!
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Damn straight!!!
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That's the way it should be! IMO Whoever gets a mustang just to ALWAYS putt putt around in town bought the wrong car, lifes to short not too see what's under the hood.

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Would you if ya stole it?
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Yes it would arise less suspicion think smarter not harder lol if your going to steel a car do it right
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Yes it would arise less suspicion think smarter not harder lol if your going to steel a car do it right
If I'm gonna steal a car im gonna do it right, which means stealin a car I will never be able to afford and burn the tires off. Go big or go home
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If I'm gonna steal a car im gonna do it right, which means stealin a car I will never be able to afford and burn the tires off. Go big or go home
Like i said if i was going to steal let's say a Ferrari i would dress ina tux looking sharp that way it wouldn't look out of place
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If I were to steal a camaro I would grow a mullet and wear flannel as to not seem suspicious
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I had a kill switch installed that is spring loaded. You have to push in a clip just to get the switch to move and the switch is hidden. The car couldn't even be hot wired or jumped because its power to the ignition. I set it every time I get out of the car, and don't think most car thieves would have time to find it before I was pulling a gun on them lol.
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I had a kill switch installed that is spring loaded. You have to push in a clip just to get the switch to move and the switch is hidden. The car couldn't even be hot wired or jumped because its power to the ignition. I set it every time I get out of the car, and don't think most car thieves would have time to find it before I was pulling a gun on them lol.
A hidden kill switch is really the best defense...
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I had a kill switch installed that is spring loaded. You have to push in a clip just to get the switch to move and the switch is hidden. The car couldn't even be hot wired or jumped because its power to the ignition. I set it every time I get out of the car, and don't think most car thieves would have time to find it before I was pulling a gun on them lol.
But now that we know........ Kill switch is pretty smart. Was the install hard?
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But now that we know........ Kill switch is pretty smart. Was the install hard?
No it wasn't. You literally go to the wiring schematic an pull the power to ignition wire. Clip it in half and re-wire to your switch. Find the wire (where you will clip) in a somewhat easy to hide location so that it can't be traced to the switch. And once you have the perfect switch location proceed to completely take apart the interior to hide the wires lol! Once you mount the switch and run the wiring then solder and shrink wrap the wiring and you're good to go.

If you do a good job it looks factory and nobody would ever know. Also keeps family,friends, or women from using your car without permission.
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No it wasn't. You literally go to the wiring schematic an pull the power to ignition wire. Clip it in half and re-wire to your switch. Find the wire (where you will clip) in a somewhat easy to hide location so that it can't be traced to the switch. And once you have the perfect switch location proceed to completely take apart the interior to hide the wires lol! Once you mount the switch and run the wiring then solder and shrink wrap the wiring and you're good to go. If you do a good job it looks factory and nobody would ever know. Also keeps family,friends, or women from using your car without permission.

I like the last part family,friends, or my woman. I'm not gonna lie though. I would report the car stolen just to mess with them. It would be hilarious. That install doesn't sound bad at all. Will definitely be doing that to my car after putting some more mods on it.
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