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Icon5 I've got ideas, but I don't want to get robbed!

I have made my way throughout this site (plus a few others), and have come to the consensus that Rangers are not very "break-in" proof (okay I understand no car is, but some are definetly better than others) anyways I digress, you see I'm just curious what people do security wise to their truck, and if you have any ideas please throw them out there! Also I'm curious as to what is covered by ranger owners' insurance policies. I plan on checking out my insurance policy sometime soon. Thanks for anything!
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There is an LED lock mod that can be done that helps prevent break-ins. Other than that you can get an alarm.
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Get a alarm and dont make it obvious you have a awesome system when driving by the mall
If you get bling bling rims put locks on them

Keep your profile low key in high traffic places
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Ya, someone broke into my truck this month. I installed a security system. If you don't want to pay that, you could do like Trigger01 said and do the LED thing.
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yeah i searched and couldn't find much about this LED mod, could you guys give me a link?
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gracias senor
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my friend said it best
"don't bump around where you live, and don't bump around where you're going."


then there's that trick that a few people know, and i'm not going to say what it is.. but its too damn easy to break into a ranger and a few guys have done things to keep it from happening.. im just not sure what or how. maybe its in those links 2 posts above me.. who knows
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cut your lock rods out...
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^what he said


but its saved my ***... oh a bunch of times? lol
so i'll leave mine in.. i dont keep much of anything of value in my truck anyways.. they might get a strap and shackle lol
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^what he said


but its saved my ***... oh a bunch of times? lol
so i'll leave mine in.. i dont keep much of anything of value in my truck anyways.. they might get a strap and shackle lol
i had never locked my keys in my truck, two days after i cut my lock rods, you guessed it both sets of keys were in the truck
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they also have that lo-jack that works it places a device in your car encase something happends to it and i think they insure your truck your gunna get jacked by the companys thats just how it is my friend got his Chevy rebuilt truck broken into and they stole his sub amp and sothin else and he didnt get back what he paid for it
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can someone sum up what the LED mod does?
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cut your lock rods out...
thats my plan, I have a keyless entry so I don't need the rods... is there anyway to cleanly remove them??? cause being this is a new truck...but then again, I'd rather them cleanly open my door vs. smashing a window...
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get you a lawman auto lock. It attaches to your brake pedal. The C.H.I.P'S (california highway patrol) did an info mercial on it. They had 2 retired car thieves test the most items that are on the market today and they showed new meaning to gone in 60 seconds to say the least. the only one they could NOT steal was the one with the lawman auto lock. they even tried cutting off the brake pedal and just said to hell with it.
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