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Ok,another question? I work at Bass pro on the side here in Nashville and we have to park forever away in the upper lot and we have been having a lot of car break ins!One last week was attempted to hot wire,he was parked beside me!My zuk looks good for ones around nashville and people stop me at red lights and look me up in the store all the time wanting to buy my zuk,which has NO for sale sign!!!! Kinda makes me nervous!Im still in process of fixing it up including in march im getting shrockworks front & rear bumpers and sliders.My question is ,you guys that have your zuks fixed up what do you do to prevent them from being stolen?????I was A cop for 5 yrs so Im not stupid to the fact but any ideas you guys have used would be helpful....
 

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ah... not sure =-\. Can't really do much but you could complain to the store manager that you NEED security cameras for the parking lot for the employees.
 

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lol,oh,we have cameras and security guards driving around but both are useless!! Just trying to take care of myself.I hate to do all of this work to my zuk and then some one take it!!!
 

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Easy way is to pull the injector fuse.... it will just turn over, if you want pull the starter fuse as well.

Still not feeling safe? pull the ignition fuse (if you have one)
still not feeling safe? pull the plug wires and stick them in your locker..
 

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Well,I have thought about some sort of disconnect? My luck they'll just hook to it and tow it off!!! I seen somewhere(maybe ebay?)of a steering wheel that disconnects like a nascar style.That would be cool?
 

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Unfortunately, these little zooks can fit i the back of a full size pickup, so all you can do is secure the working parts and hope they just don't pick it up and cart it off.

Grant, the company that makes most of the common aftermarket steering wheels used to have a removable wheel adapter that just added an extra 2 inches of height to the column. you just unlock the wheel and take it with you (or lock it to the roll bar), but I haven't seen that kit available for awhile now.

There is a trick that you can do pretty easily with the clutch safety switch wire. The switch is down by the clutch pedal and doesn't let you start the car without pushing in the clutch. If you trace the wire up the steering column you can add another 'hidden' switch that will do the same thing hether the clutch is depressed or not. Kind of frustrating when you know it should be turning over... Just hide the switch well, and don't forget to tell the spouse if she ever drives it.
 

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There is a trick that you can do pretty easily with the clutch safety switch wire. The switch is down by the clutch pedal and doesn't let you start the car without pushing in the clutch.
I think that's a very neat theft deterrent. I once saw something similar to that wherein the ignition was connected to the cigarette lighter. The car wouldn't start unless the cig lighter was pressed in. Not sure how that worked.

Some other suggestions: (some of these my friends have done while others I've seen from other forums).
1. If your rig is a softop, installing thin steel grills or chicken wire (inside the cabin) along the areas where you have the canvass would prevent the thief from getting into your cabin or accessing the front door locks easily.
2. While parked, shift the tcase to neutral. That way, an ignorant thief would wonder why the vehicle won't move when he tries to drive away... it would delay the theft by a few precious minutes as well.
3. Stickers showing security devices installed is also a deterrent.
4. Faux alarm light is also a deterrent. There are devices like these being sold on the internet. (Faux Car Alarm with Flashing LED)
5. Steering wheel locks are now pretty cheap and also is a deterrent (especially the ones that are obviously seen from the outside).

Hope this helps!
 

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Great ideas....I do like the one about the clutch switch,I'll have to look into that.As far as my top,I never lock my door just for that reason.I'd rather them try to take something than slit my new top!!I'll have to check out that link too Billjohn,thanks.Just getting really nervous about my zuk!Way too many people are wanting it and im not even half way thru with fixing it up.I can see it now,once I get my winch bumper and rock sliders on with the lift some group of kids will think "hey this will be cool to go 4 wheeling ,lets take it"!!
 

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If, you've got the "Starter Clicky Fix" installed, you could just pull the relay and take it with you. I do that with the fuel syetem and starter relays on my Dodge Cummins. Of course, not much chance of anybody hauling that thing away in the back of their pickup, either.:p
 

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drive them nuts

Locks are for honest people.
but really, there are a few tricks... that I never thought I would post on line but I guess I could share.
If you are running a electric fuel pump, put that on a little switch hidden.
Also, hook up the clutch switch to the seatbelt switch... you know the one that makes the little dash light go blink n buzz when you aren't strapped in.
The reasons why to do both? The first one is once it is moved, it is legally stolen. Different insurance thing happen, things are handled by the cops different. One the rig is just vandalized, the other one is stolen. The dumbass will not figure out why it died. (it ran out of gas after running on what was already in the carb/fuel lines. I knew a guy that ran a ford pickup w/duel tanks, aways keeping the one empty. He hid the switch and would flip it when he got out. Like maybe hide an old floor mount high beam switch under the carpet...
The second one - how many thieves hook the seatbelt before driving away?
Also, get a alarm. There is nothing you can do that will guarantee nothing will happen, but it's about layers. The more layers the better. Don't do something that someone caseing you and your rig will watch you do. They may be watching and waiting until walk in the work door.
There are a few other things... hook up the clutch switch to the brake lights... so you have to have one foot on the clutch, one on the brake, seatbelt on, etc...
I also know guys have the heater controls with the AC button... but he didn't have AC, just the button. Get it? I've got a rig that (someone before we did this) you have to turn on the headlights for it to start.
Get creative.

or, you are the guy wanting to steal a rig and wanting to know what some of the tricks are... =-o

thanks,
george
 

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Thanks guys for this info!! I just worry too much I guess about my stuff getting stolen but I have been hit too many times at my house and my 5 yrs as a cop in Nashville makes me jumpy as well,lol.
 

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you can get a switch that disconnects the ground o live line of the ignition coil and hide it somewhere, that way it won't even start... at least that's what I have for now.... in a few more days I will be making my own alarm ;)
 

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My old man once hooked the horn up to the interior light switches on the doors, and put a small toggle switch hidden under the drivers outside door handle.
Flick the switch as you lift the handle to disarm it and noone would even see you do it, but open the door without turning the switch off first and the horn would go off.
Also helps if you have loud air horns.
 

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i have the same worries about my soft top gettin nicked i found a car alarm specialy mad for soft tops its got a hole heap of sensors with siren and also has engine emobilizer the unit wasn't that exspensive.
 
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