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my Tahoe got stolen!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by atlantak-5er, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. atlantak-5er

    atlantak-5er 1/2 ton status

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    Man this sucks, first about 3 years ago my 87 K5 gets stolen from my college campus--TWICE in 3 months, now my dailer driver tahoe gets jacked from my gym. I know k5's are rather easy to steal but i figured my 95 tahoe would be more diffucult. How do you think they got it started? Can they break the column like on the k5's? I am pissed. Both my 87 K5 and my tahoe were set up just how I wanted and then they get stolen. I cant win to loose! This sucks. Any comments or suggestions?
     
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    I know it! My Tahoe was broken into twice in 9 months. The second time they frigged up the steering column trying to get it started. Either they gave up or got spooked by a passerby.

    Wish I could have caught them doing it...mine and yours. I have a special tool for situations like that /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif

    Hope the insurance co. doesn't jack you around.
     
  3. mudhog

    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    that fawking sucks /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif i hope you get it back in one piece
    do you have any security features on it like alarm gas shut off battery shut off or any thing?
     
  4. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    damn, u must live in a high crime area. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif i think for your next rig (or when u get this one back) you need to install every anti-theft device you can find. All kinds of kill switches, brake pedal lock, steering column collar, removable tcase handle, a good alarm, a low-jack decal for the window etc etc etc.

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  5. Lance

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    damn, u must live in a high crime area. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif

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    other than buckhead, just about all of atlanta is a high crime area!! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  6. atlantak-5er

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    It was stolen in Buckhead, @ peachtree and Piedmont!

    As for anti theft devices, I had a column collar/lock, alarm, and kill switch on my 87 K5 the second time it was stolen. The parking deck video showed the cock suckers putting it on their flatbed tow truck and hauling it off! I guess if they want it they will get it.

    I bet mine is sitting at some wrecker yard somewhere stripped down, waiting for the lousy cops to finally figure it out. It took them over an hour and a half to get there when I called it in! They really could care less and it shows around here. I cant wait to get the fcuk out of the city!
     
  7. Confedneck

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    dood that sucks...why is it that it seems like it takes a bit longer for cops to show up after something gets stolen than it does for one to show up if they're called because you're speeding and the other cop wants backup? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    Power trip! They cant fcuk w/ you and show you how BA they are when you are the victim so they dont want to answer the call.
     
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    I feel your pain. I had much the same thing happen. It wasn't a 4by but my little hotrod. They had to have used a tow truck as it didn't even have a driveline in it. Never heard hide nor hair about it. Good luck to ya gettin your truck back!!

    Allan
     
  10. Grim-Reaper

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    Power trip! They cant fcuk w/ you and show you how BA they are when you are the victim so they dont want to answer the call.

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    Well hay your truck being stolen is much more important then the armed robberies, Auto accidents shutting down I75 with people with life threatening injuries having to be air lifted out, Drive by's, pedestrians hit by cars, domestic abuse calls. You need to call up the mayor and complain about the understaffed police force and get somebody fired over this. You call about something they can't do much more then write a report and keep an eye out for it was the most important one out there after all. /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
  11. jekbrown

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    doh! pretty tough to stop when the bad guys bring a tow truck. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif them big flatbed ones have beefy winches in em... even if your brakes were locked it could pretty easily drag it up and into the bed. Only useful protection I can think of against that type of theivery is Onstar or Lowjack.

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    ive never heard of a car being stolen on a flat bed, that must take some serious balls...or lack there of...
     
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    doh! pretty tough to stop when the bad guys bring a tow truck. them big flatbed ones have beefy winches in em... even if your brakes were locked it could pretty easily drag it up and into the bed

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    You can aways pull in then lock your steering wheel in full turn, kind of hard to pull something up a ramp that just wants take out what ever is parked next to it.
     
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    I have heard of it lots, think about it have you ever really noticed a car or truck being towed away or on the back of a flat deck and thought twice about it?
    People will just walk on by and not even think about it.
     
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    You can aways pull in then lock your steering wheel in full turn, kind of hard to pull something up a ramp that just wants take out what ever is parked next to it.

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    not a bad idea, especially if you make the rig super hard for a theif to start.

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    I am so glad I live in a smaller town. I drive my Blazer to school sometimes and I always leave it unlocked. I leave it unlocked all the time. I don't even think the locks work? /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif lol
     
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    How do you think they got it started?

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    Long screwdriver underneath the door latch housing on the outside of the door, unlatch the lock, their in. Don't quite remember, but I think it's stick the screwdriver in the key lock ignition, yank down steering column and hit the wires. Time elapsed: If they are good and I'm sure they were, 30 seconds or less......... /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif

    I worked an attempted stolen P/U one time, fawkers saw me before I saw them and they hit the afterburners on foot and I couldn't pursue (company bullcrap policy). I couldn't find the point of entry, so the cop showed me. I had to look up close at the latch housing to see the slight bend in the sheet metal.

    The early 90's model Chevy P/U's are almost top of the list in this area in stolen vehicles, along with the Honda Accords. The Accords are as easy to steal, unfortunately no one has stolen mine yet. I guess it's because it's not some POS riceburner with the fart can and 5 million stickers..............
     
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    If they want it bad enough they will get it.I watched a show one time and they took this car and had the best anti theft devices installed,they had an ex con that was a pro and they timed him, less than a minute he had all the stuff by passed and had the car started..................
     
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    You can aways pull in then lock your steering wheel in full turn, kind of hard to pull something up a ramp that just wants take out what ever is parked next to it.

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    i used to do that all the time /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Ive been in small towns almost all my life and the majority of the time the keys are in the ignition of my daily driver everywhere. My wheeling rig ALWAYS has keys in it and doors unlocked. I couldnt stand to live in a big city. Dont know how you guys do it /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif /forums/images/graemlins/burb.gif
     

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