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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-14-2003, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Jeep Alarm?

What car alarm would be the best choice for a Jeep?
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Re: Jeep Alarm?

1. IMHO... Lo-Jack.
2. Given that... then you've got to find out:[*]why you want an Alarm [*]What you want the alarm to do [*]How you want the alarm to trigger.
3. IMHO...usually a kill switch is more than enough,
4. And killing the ASD Relay is a great place to start.
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Re: Jeep Alarm?

Its not an alarm, but I like those club type things that instead of going on your steering wheel, they lock your brake or clutch pedal up. In my opinion alarms are almost useless. How often do you hear an alarm and actually go to look to see whats happening? You drive a vehicle with a top that zippers up. If someone wants to steal something they will. So instead of spending your $$ on an alarm spend it on theft prevention systems like a Tuffy console or locking glove box. My 2 cents.
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Re: Jeep Alarm?

Never thought of that, good call. I think that would be a better idea.
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I've heard there are high tech microwave sensors that will detect intrusion to the interior of convertables and jeeps. I once had an audiovox alarm system but it shorted out when I drove my jeep thru a mud bog. Now it sits on the shelf.

I now rely on a steering wheel club, and if I'm in a really bad area, I use a Kryptonite bycycle lock between the steering wheel and the front hoop of my roll cage. When not in use, I just leave the lock hanging around my transfer case shifter.

I also have a Delta truck tool box that I bolt down between the wheel wells in place of the back seat, and I leave my stuff in there if, for instance, I go shopping or camping.
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I agree with ya knifeboy2, but I also think it would be better to have a club or something thats very visible from the outside of the car... A guy might break into your jeep and screw some things up (like cutting the top, etc..) because he thinks he can steal it. If he saw the club before hand, he might just avoid the thing altogether. I also think kill switches are good ideas just to be on the safe side.

I do think alarms are pretty useless though. Even if you have one that detects movement inside the car, all it does is make a loud noise, and like knifeboy2 says, nobody cares when they hear an alarm go off. I walked by a bling bling Jeep the other day and the alarm went off as I walked between it and the car next to it [img]images/graemlins/lame.jpg[/img]. I think that has to be the most annoying alarm ever.

Now if you can rig it so that 10,000 volts shoots through the steering column when the alarm goes off, that would be cool. Just don't set it off on accident. [img]images/graemlins/chairfall.gif[/img]
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Here's my alarm [img]images/graemlins/AR15firing.gif[/img] [img]images/graemlins/ooo.gif[/img]
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If you can get one of those old alarms with separate siren, you could install it without the siren and use if to kill your ignition or electrical pump, this way you dont have to hide any switches and feel a little more secure. Just remember that a thief will be looking for all of those things and if he wants your jeep...he will get it.
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Iput an alwarm in my Jeep with a bright LED light. No shock sensor. You have to actually open the door to set it off. It kills the starter if activated. Also I use a club on the steering wheel as another deterent in some bad areas, I don't even lock it, its just there to make thieves look for an easier target. If they really want it they will take it.
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I have always liked the idea of running the ground wire from my electric fuel pump to a hidded switch under my dash. That way when I get out I can throw the switch, and the fule pump will not be grounded, and thus not run. I have always thought that was a good Idea, but I have never done it.
What I did do was to go to a harwear store and get 3.5 feet of the biggest logging chain they had, and a Huge Mater lock. When I leave my Jeep I hook that chain to my steering wheel and my seat frame and lock it. It looks pretty funny, and rugged. But I feel it would make someone look for an easier target.
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