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I gathered these just from personal experience and reading others stories, theres some good points in here lets see if we can add to this list...

• ALWAYS use common sense. Don't 'bump' where you live, esp. if you live in an apartment complex.
• If at all possible, avoid putting any stickers on your car (be it performance or audio) they just scream "steal me! steal me!" Thats one of the stupidest things you can do. Show your car off at a car show not around town for potential theives to see
• If you go to car shows/soundoffs, I suggest removing your license plate temporarily. This will at least make it hard for people to remember your car is packing what gear(s)
• Consider getting dark limo tint and car cover. Remember - out of sight, out of mind.
• When you go to a mall or a store, turn down your system at least 2 miles BEFORE you get there. When a thief hears you bumpin down the road, he will follow you till you park and jack your equipment when you leave. Anybody who's desperate for money will do ANYTHING to steal something.
• Please Please Please install an alarm. I know about 30 people who pack thousands of dollars worth of competition-grade Audio Equipments in their SPL vehicles and they don't even have a $100 car alarm How stupid can you be?
• 'Modify' your car alarm. It might be an overkill, but I'll install 10 additional siren around the car - two inside the hood, two underneath beside the cat, two in the trunk, and four in the cabin. Thieves don't have enough time to cut all those wires while they're blaring 130bD.
• An expensive alarm won't do much for you. They are all basically the same with some added bells and whistles. All you really need is a starter kill, and dual stage siren....an expensive alpine alarm with LCD screens does not do anything if it can be yanked from under the dash within seconds.
• I betcha right now I can guess where you all have your alarm brains, they're under the dash right? That thing can be disabled in less than 5 seconds! Don't be a fool, move that brain somewhere hidden and a pain in the *** to get to. Mine has mixed wire colors and false wires all around, not even a professional installer can unload it.
• Modify your Kickpanels to hide the hood release latch under the dash. Mine is covering the whole thing so you will have to reach inside the kicks to pop the hood. One time I took it in for an oil change it took the guy about 10 minutes to figure out where the hood release is. This is extremely important so that the thief can't disconnect your +12V source and disable your alarm.
• I can't emphasize enough how extremely important security screws are. These are oddly-shaped head screws that you can get from any hardware store. Nearly ALL thieves carry a flat screwdriver and/or phillips screwdriver all the time. A hex or square head screw will definately slow them down. If your amp is bolted to the amp rack like this, there's NO WAY they can take your equipment, but make sure your amp rack is bolted as well.
• Ask your insurance provider if they can cover your equipment.
• Be careful on who you show your system to, remember that every person is a possible thief. Even people who post here.
• Don't leave anything "interesting" inside your car (cell phone, jewelry, heck even a quarter) this will only attract passerbys that can possibly lead to theft.
• Make sure all your fuses are good and have the right rating. Moreover, make sure your equipments are FUSED. In worst case scenario, after an equipment is stolen, wirings short out literally putting the car on fire.
• For those of you with websites about your ride BE CAREFUL! That website can easily turn into a 'shopping catalog' for a thief. Try not to list personal information on the site (ie what city you live in, what school you go to). If you have any pictures of your ride, always blot out the licence plate. Also, if you have your own domain name try to use a different mailing address then the one your car is located at (ie Use a PO Box). Remember that's public information and can easily be obtained by doing a "WhoIs" report (http://www.netsol.com/cgi-bin/whois/whois).
• Get wheel locks they're only $50-100 its worth it so your $1000+ rims dont turn into cinderblocks someday.
• Buy a clutch/pedal lock. Many cars today require you to engage the clutch or depress the brake to start the car. The pedal linkage is made of some hard freaken steel it wouldnt be worth the time for a potential theif to try and cut through it.
• REMOVE YOUR STEREO'S FACEPLATE!! After parking and before leaving the car. Some car stereo owners don't even bother removing their aftermarket headunit's faceplate which is waiting for would-be thieves to possess. And dont just hide it in the dash or glove compartment thats the first place theives look.

The main point is no matter what you cannot stop someone from getting into your car. You can SLOW them down but not totally stop them. There are big holes in the side of the car covered with glass, I believe people call these windows. Since it is imposible for you to stop someone from getting in one should focus on slowing them down as much as possible as well as preventing the moving/disabling of the car.

Thats all for now please add to the list.
 

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i say we make this a sticky
 

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xoalvinox said:
Great job Greg. THanks for the pointers
what are you worried about Xoal? just get your ho's to watch your pimpin' midtown ride :p
 

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hahhahahahahahhha.....everyones got jokes about alvin ehhh? :D
 

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someone just smashed my rear quarter window last night. luckily they did not even open the door. i spent 135 today gettin it fixed that kinda pissed me off. i guess i got a scared vandal?
 

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my friend's Integra was stolen just 2 nights ago at a Best Buy. Another friend's Civic was stolen on thanksgiving day in the parking lot of his apt. complex, and about 1 week before that my girlfriend's CRX was stolen in front of her uncles house. aint that some $h*t...
 

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dude...all I can say is AUTOLOCK PRO...indestructable, dependable, life/car-saver
 

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SE-Reyes2.5 said:
my friend's Integra was stolen just 2 nights ago at a Best Buy. Another friend's Civic was stolen on thanksgiving day in the parking lot of his apt. complex, and about 1 week before that my girlfriend's CRX was stolen in front of her uncles house. aint that some $h*t...
integra=honda
civic=honda
crx=honda

i'm not surprised
 

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anyone tried "the club"? I went to college in the city and the parking lot was in a shady are with little lighting, 5 cars got stolen in a month, so the school started selling "the club" for $20, needless to say, i bought one and my (last) car never got touched, sure it looks like **** when you put it on your steering wheel, but when you go in real shady areas, it can help!
 

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Midnight2001SE said:
anyone tried "the club"? I went to college in the city and the parking lot was in a shady area with little lighting, 5 cars got stolen in a month, so the school started selling "the club" for $20, needless to say, i bought one and my (last) car never got touched, sure it looks like **** when you put it on your steering wheel, but when you go in real shady areas, it can help!
 

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GregFarz78 said:
The club is crap, your steering wheel has a plastic core takes about 30 secs to hacksaw thru it...the clutch/brake lock is better ever tried sawing thru hardened steel? Its not fun.
The immobilizer option on the Sentras is also a very good option. SCC couldn't even start their Si with the RSX swap cause they key wasn't programmed right.
 

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You are right about the plastic core, but I am sure it had some theft deterant value, by the way how much is the clutch/brake lock?
 

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Here is another tip, don't buy any of these cars, for whatever reason the attract theives.

LoJack, the manufacturer of wireless stolen vehicle recovery systems, says the top 10 cars that get stolen are:

(1) Honda Accord
(2) Toyota Camry
(3) Acura Integra
(4) Nissan Maxima
(5) Honda Civic
(6) Jeep Grand Cherokee
(7) Honda Civic SI
(8) Ford Explorer
(9) Toyota Corolla
(10) Honda Civic DX
LoJack adds that car theft in the U.S. is on the rise again for the first time in 10 years. FBI statistics indicate car theft was up 5.9% in 2001. The company says the most popular days for thieves to steal a car are Friday or Saturday and Monday.
 

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ive got one. try not to make enemies with anyone or dont piss anybody off while cruising in your ride. pissing some one off, say in a mall parking lot, is not smart when you could come out later with your ride f'ed up. they may not steal it but they may screw with it or take things out of it. also always park your car where it can be seen.
 

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JimizSpecV said:
ive got one. try not to make enemies with anyone or dont piss anybody off while cruising in your ride. pissing some one off, say in a mall parking lot, is not smart when you could come out later with your ride f'ed up. they may not steal it but they may screw with it or take things out of it. also always park your car where it can be seen.
Ya, that's a good one, they tell you to always parck in well lit areas,!
 
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