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Old 06-11-2006, 06:15 PM
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Thumbs down I cant believe how easy it is to break into an f-body

I wont tell the details but I locked my keys in the car today. It makes me wonder why theives just bust the back window when they steal a system instead of how I got into mine. Its even easier to break into than the most stolen civics
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh_101
I wont tell the details but I locked my keys in the car today. It makes me wonder why theives just bust the back window when they steal a system instead of how I got into mine. Its even easier to break into than the most stolen civics

You should see how fast they get into 5.0s
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:27 PM
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Originally Posted by blackrat
You should see how fast they get into 5.0s
The mustang 5.0's?
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Old 06-11-2006, 06:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Josh_101
The mustang 5.0's?
Oh yeah. My friends have had 4 or 5 of them ripped off between 3 of them. It's ridiculous. You could pop it in one swoop with a slim jim.
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Fbods (since the 3rd gens) are even easier and dont require a slim jim. Up until the year that the PassKey (Vats) system came out, the Fbodys tops the stolen car list for years.
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I've been able to get into mine with a piece of stiff wire.
In fact I clipped that piece into a hole in my frame just
in case I ever lock myself out again. Since it worked,
and all.
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Well this sucks. It reminds me of the three page thread about this that got deleted. I never got to read past page one.
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Yep my car was stolen a week ago. The thief got into the car in one fell swoop. It must have been like gone in 60 seconds. I said this before the stock security system is completely worthless. When my car was recovered the damage was minimal and superficial. The dealership is charging me $600 to replace what was broke. No one should feel safe with the stock system!
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i need to get a fuel shutoff at least. might go for lojack if i can come up with the cash
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Originally Posted by ROCNDAV
Fbods (since the 3rd gens) are even easier and dont require a slim jim. Up until the year that the PassKey (Vats) system came out, the Fbodys tops the stolen car list for years.
So true. Years ago I had a 85 Z28 stolen twice. A body shop guy showed me how easy it was to break into the car. You just pull the window away from the t-top seal, stick something long into the interior and just pop the lock open. Then take a hard object and hit the steering column (it's ceramic) by the key. It will shatter, then just reach into exposed area behind the key and simply push the button and it starts.
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Originally Posted by DrkPhx
So true. Years ago I had a 85 Z28 stolen twice. A body shop guy showed me how easy it was to break into the car. You just pull the window away from the t-top seal, stick something long into the interior and just pop the lock open. Then take a hard object and hit the steering column (it's ceramic) by the key. It will shatter, then just reach into exposed area behind the key and simply push the button and it starts.
yup

That is why I cant understand why so many people disable their vats. Its not that vats is foolproof, but it is one more thing to delay the thief.
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Originally Posted by DrkPhx
So true. Years ago I had a 85 Z28 stolen twice. A body shop guy showed me how easy it was to break into the car. You just pull the window away from the t-top seal, stick something long into the interior and just pop the lock open. Then take a hard object and hit the steering column (it's ceramic) by the key. It will shatter, then just reach into exposed area behind the key and simply push the button and it starts.
I did the same thing when I locked my keys. Just pulled the window away .... I could then get my entire arm between the window and t-top. The window flexed and I thought it would break (but it didn't), and I reached down and hit the unlock. That would be a good way to steal **** inside... but, I have no idea how to hotwire a car...

Now, I just leave my car unlocked. If someone wants to steal it, thats fine, I've got it insured for $45,000.
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all you need is a LoJack sticker
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How did you get it insured for that? Did you add the modifications to the insurance? If so, how did it affect the cost of the insurance?
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How hard is it to break into a '67 camaro? i'd imagine it'd be pretty easy, huh? i've got the ignition security down, i'll be the only one able to start it, but i'm concerned about breaking into the interior. i've got no door panels on yet, so I can see the guts, what could I do? any experience?
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Originally Posted by 67RSCamaroVette
How hard is it to break into a '67 camaro? i'd imagine it'd be pretty easy, huh? i've got the ignition security down, i'll be the only one able to start it, but i'm concerned about breaking into the interior. i've got no door panels on yet, so I can see the guts, what could I do? any experience?
much easier than you think. lol


btw the steering column area that DRK PHX was talking about. its not ceramic. its die cast metal. just as weak and brittle!
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Thats why I bought a chip that has a anti theft system built in. If you dont do the right sequence before starting it will just die. Guess that dosent stop it from being flatbedded away though
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Originally Posted by ROCNDAV
yup

That is why I cant understand why so many people disable their vats. Its not that vats is foolproof, but it is one more thing to delay the thief.

How is vats bypassed by a thief? Im wondering if I should install a kill switch.
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Originally Posted by camaroextra
all you need is a LoJack sticker
never had a problem.

My lojack still worked after my wreck.
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there is no way to stop a theif if they really want your car....no way!!!
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