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We all have our different set ups. Now I'm was wondering what everyone uses for security and what does everyone think is reasonable for some of vehicles out there?

For myself I'm more worried about my car being stolen then broken into so I'm looking at a NRG Quick Release for a steering wheel and at this point I feel that's enough.

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Sorry but I don't really like your post. Especially for a first post. What are you really attempting to find out? Security is a private and personal thing. Concern yourself with the value and security of your own vehicle/possesions, etc.

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We all have our different set ups. Now I'm was wondering what everyone uses for security and what does everyone think is reasonable for some of vehicles out there?

Live in it.

I also agree with sblake01.

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I'm still thinking about this also. A determined, proffessional thief will get your car no matter what you do.

1st: An alarm system, especially with a flashing indicator will deter some thieves.

2nd: Any means or preventing the car from running will stop "casual" theives.

2nd: A means to track you car if stolen by a determined thief.

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I remove the wire that goes from the thingie to the other thingie. Car won't start no matter what someone tries to do to it. Maybe they could push it, or tow it, but most thieves are on for the get in, start it and go, and anything that takes more than a few minutes to grab, they won't- the longer they **** around with a car, the more likely they are to get caught.

Broken into and stolen out of? Yeah, I don't keep anything in my cars that I want to keep... You spend your early life living in Los Angeles and certain things always stick with you. You learn those lessons, you keep your stuff and your cars.

BTW I know what the thingies are really called. ;)

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Sorry but I don't really like your post. Especially for a first post. What are you really attempting to find out? Security is a private and personal thing. Concern yourself with the value and security of your own vehicle/possesions, etc.

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C'mon Stephen, don't be so skeptical......Grow a pair a NOIDS! :beer:

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Not sure I get that. He's in B.C. and I'm in So Cal. It's not about paranoia.....

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It isn't a matter of growing a pair of "noids", unless you're referring to "hemorhoids"...

It's a simple lesson you get taught in the military... the first step to maintaining security is YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT IT!

You don't mention what it DOES, nor what it DOES NOT. You don't talk about what you would like it to do, nor what you wish it would NOT.

It's simple really, this site is a well known resource for information on the Z's, let's not devolve into being morons who also let people know how to steal them as well nor how to defeat any security measures we may have taken.

I concur with Stephen, this is a very suspicious first post.

Nuff said;

E

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Not just the military - the same principle is used in IT. The less the hacker knows about your system and security, the harder he has to work to breach it.

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Sorry to hear what you guys think off the bat so I'll try to explain myself.

I just bought a 280Z from WA state. Its was in amazing condition and 98% stock and for the right price. Picking it up this Thursday because I'm getting it imported. Bought it to be a daily driver to go from my garage to a underground parking lot.

I'm asking about Security first because the part of Vancouver I work isn't really the most safe. Also Z's are rare in Vancouver - I've only ever seen 2 in my life.

So naturally I fear for my car.

I guess I should have just asked "Is this security measure reasonable for my car even though its completely stock?"

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Matt,

Welcome to the classic Z club. I didn't notice it was your first post this morning. Good looking a car.

I would treat your Z as you would any other car but keep in mind the following; it is a rare vehicle. Since you've chosen to make it a daily driver, you accept the risks associated with that type of use; i.e damage from door dings, shopping carts, people placing stuff on it and yes, theft and vandalism.

In my garage, my Z is as safe as all of my other possessions. When outside, I don't let it out of my sight.

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Some people use battery cut off switches or you can take the battery out altogether when you get home.

I saw a comedy program that spoofed "The Club" with an actual club sandwich that no thief could resist. With the mayo in the sandwich and the fact it has been sitting in the sun, the would be thief becomes violently ill and is unable to steal the car! There was also something about a trunk monkey that would come out and beat up anyone breaking into the car. I guess it was funnier when I watched it. :)

carl

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There was also something about a trunk monkey that would come out and beat up anyone breaking into the car.
The "Trunk Monkey Theft Retrieval System", #4 at:

http://www.trunkmonkeyad.com/

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Hey Matt - I'm in Victoria . Anyway I can say a good pager alarm - the Viper can also start your car with the iphone app ! Other than that , if you park it outside you're screwed . Good luck and welcome ! :)

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With your question re-phrased our tone will change remarkedly, as you can see.

In descending order by my opinion:

As Unkle mentions, a good pager alarm can provide notificaiton of someone messing with your car. If it's properly connected and hidden it will probably be the best for the casual thief, and to a certain extent even from for the professional with a tow truck. Except that you're S.O.O.L. if you don't respond immediately.

"The Club" will also provide a measure of security making it harder for the thief to straighten out your front wheels, but it's irrelevant if they use a tow dolly or truck and can jack up the front end.

A cut off switch, either fuel and battery, as long as well hidden (and discussing WHERE you should hide it is the part of security that should NOT be mentioned publicly) will help you feel better but again... not from the professional with a truck or tow dolly.

Myself, I would opt for the same style of alarm as James Bond's Lotus in the film "For Your Eyes Only". That way if the thief trips it... the car blows up and takes him with it, except that it's messy and it takes a ton of buffing hide the damage....

FWIW

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I'm still holding out for the Trunk Monkey...

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I'm still holding out for the Trunk Monkey...

It's pretty sweet, I've used it for a while now. The only thing they don't tell you in those ads is that you have to feed the monkey too. I'm already on number five wish someone told me sooner.

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To add. I too plan to drive my car. As a matter of fact, the Z GI Joe Barbie ad for the 350z is what solidified my decision to buy my 1973 240z, back in 2000? Anyway...

I have a storage garage, but I'm not all bent on keeping my 240z with less than 65,000 miles forever. Though, I don't pull it out in rain, cause the seals are shot.

BUT sticking to topic, I thought to use a "club", but know that does little.

I was going to run up some toggle switch that kills the ignition system...need to know where the switch is to engage the ignition. Having said that, I haven't looked into how to execute this deterrent. Seems like my father an electrician and former gear head could figure this out for me.

I like the fuel cut off idea as well, and I'm not shy about getting on my back or dust a little dirt off, to save a joy rider from stealing my fun.

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As I am under a budget for now. I might just stick to unhooking the starter motor or something every time.

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As I am under a budget for now. I might just stick to unhooking the starter motor or something every time.

I'd recommend just taking the off the distributor rotor and taking that with you instead. It's quick to take off and put on, is hidden under the distributor cap, and I doubt many thieves carry old Z rotors around with them.

-Mike

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I worked at an auto auction a couple of summers and found some really creative security "enhancements." For example the starter motor wouldn't engage unless you flipped the left turn signal on etc. Then again there were some real dogs that went through the auction so it might have just been faulty wiring :)

The pager and 357 sound like the best bets.

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Sorry to hear what you guys think off the bat so I'll try to explain myself.

I just bought a 280Z from WA state. Its was in amazing condition and 98% stock and for the right price. Picking it up this Thursday because I'm getting it imported. Bought it to be a daily driver to go from my garage to a underground parking lot.

I'm asking about Security first because the part of Vancouver I work isn't really the most safe. Also Z's are rare in Vancouver - I've only ever seen 2 in my life.

So naturally I fear for my car.

I guess I should have just asked "Is this security measure reasonable for my car even though its completely stock?"

did you buy this car from whidbey island?

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