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erickpbl 12-07-2010 11:32 PM

How to secure my WK2 from thieves

Someone has stolen my F-250 King Ranch a month ago. :mad:
The good news is that I had no other choice but to order a new Overland WK2... :)
...My wife said yes...after some negotiation... :thumbsup:lol

OK, how do I secure my new Cherokee from thieves in the future?
Did anyone add a security system to the actual one from the factory?
Any tricks? Dead switch? Any extra security? Smith & Wesson antitheft devices? :rolleyes:


Robert Palmer 12-07-2010 11:35 PM

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Trunk Monkey

erickpbl 12-07-2010 11:37 PM

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STIX 12-07-2010 11:44 PM

I purchased lojack for mine. Had it installed yesterday. I think it was like seven hundred installed. There is a version that has an engine disable feature as well

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blackpepper 12-07-2010 11:54 PM

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CPT2010 12-08-2010 12:13 AM

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nothing will scare somebody off your place more than the sound of a pump action shot gun being cock'd.. lol

seriously scares the fockers

GatoLoco 12-08-2010 12:20 AM

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I was wondering about that myself. I'm mostly concerned with break-in, rather than outright theft.
I keep looking at Mopar's Electronic Vehical Tracking System (EVTS). Comparable to Lojax, I guess. The thing I like about the EVTS is you buy it ($459 MSRP) and there's not stinking subscription fee. So, you can call in the center to get tracking on a missing vehical. But there are premium subscriptions available for tracking you other drivers and getting alerts.
I guess, for what I want, I'd have to pony-up a subscription to get instant alerts (sent to my mobile phone). Not sure, but I'd assume if the alarm went off, I'd be notfied immediately.
No factory-installed, but since it's a Mopar part, dealer installation should be straightfoward.

Eurosport 12-08-2010 01:36 AM

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SvenskaJeepGuy 12-08-2010 01:56 AM

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lock the doors


IndyBob 12-08-2010 08:00 AM

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Lo-Jack and similar systems will not do much to keep your vehicle from being stolen but they will help in disabling and finding it after it's gone. For the professional thief, he will get your vehicle if he wants it.

For the weekend joy rider types my thinking is the standard Jeep system will do as good job as any. One thing I would like to see on the factory system is some sort of pager system to alert you if the alarm activates.

IndyBob 12-08-2010 08:08 AM

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I was not aware Chrysler offered the EVTS system. It seems like a good unit. If I were to get this I would go with the Silver Plan for $150 a year. That plan has Automatic Theft Notification. Depending how fast the response time is that would be like having a pager system.

jeepster23 12-08-2010 08:28 AM

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If a professional thief wants your car there is absolutly nothing you can do to stop him short of seeing him in the act. Every theft deterrent system like EVTS, Lojack, engine immobilizer,etc,etc all are easily circumvented by a halfway decent thief. Unless you are dealing with a moron or a teen looking for a joyride none of these are really a viable alternative.

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