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Or just live where I do. NO one here to steal it. We would pay someone to come visit us now. Two gates closed during calving, mud so bad you couldn't get in or out!
 

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Or just live where I do. NO one here to steal it. We would pay someone to come visit us now. Two gates closed during calving, mud so bad you couldn't get in or out!
Sounds like a great idea! Surround my house with a moat and a draw bridge. Maybe get some griffins to keep a watchful eye. Prolly cost me more than the car.
 

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https://carcatcreations.com/index.php/products/

I've installed this.
Things I like about it:
No need to hack into your wires
Remote start still works
Its a 2x switch and can be hidden in some very hard places to find

I also had the RF hub lockout done with 0 issues so far.
Neutral pull cover installed
Store keys in a faraday bag

If someone really wants it they will find a way but the harder you make it hopefully they give up and move on to something easier.
What be an RF hub lockout?
 

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A kill switch won't stop someone from pulling the neutral safety strap and pushing the car onto a flatbed. This is how most are being stolen now. They'll have plenty of time to figure out the kill switch. In other words, there isn't one anti-theft device that's a cure-all.
Push the car on a flat bed? Shoot. The car is hooked and winched up on a tilt bed. Takes about as much time to do this as it takes to type this sentence.

And even with a non flat bed type tow truck I've posted links to videos of a tow truck with a stinger just backing up to a Challenger and lifting an end and moving off with the car.
 

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F'n air bags. 🤬 🤬 🤬 When I had my 1969 429 Mustang with GM-671 Blower. I had a quick release steering wheel. Took it with me everywhere. Also had the linkage lock for the Toploader. A device you can't even find anymore. But all the old timers here know about it.
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Push the car on a flat bed? Shoot. The car is hooked and winched up on a tilt bed. Takes about as much time to do this as it takes to type this sentence.

And even with a non flat bed type tow truck I've posted links to videos of a tow truck with a stinger just backing up to a Challenger and lifting an end and moving off with the car.
I think maybe your literal filter is set too high.
 

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What be an RF hub lockout?
 

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"and pushing the car onto a flatbed"

Just responding to what you wrote. So yeah, I took it literally.
I pointed out that you take things too literally and you responded that you take things literally, so...

My intent wasn't to solicit suggestions for better means of hauling cars, I only meant to say that these cars are being hauled away and not stolen using other methods. But I appreciate your dissertation (and by that I do not mean to imply that you have literally written a dissertation on the methods of moving cars).
 

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https://carcatcreations.com/index.php/products/

I've installed this.
Things I like about it:
No need to hack into your wires
Remote start still works
Its a 2x switch and can be hidden in some very hard places to find

I also had the RF hub lockout done with 0 issues so far.
Neutral pull cover installed
Store keys in a faraday bag

If someone really wants it they will find a way but the harder you make it hopefully they give up and move on to something easier.
10 4 ON THAT !!!!!
 

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If the ignition switch is disabled the jumper wont do anything. I worked in Auto Theft for many years. Car theives are in and out.

They dont search cars for kill switches. That just doesnt happen..... Most of the time it will be at night and finding a kill switch at night is nearly impossible!

I would interview every car thief I arrested (Not as evidence, just to educate myself cause most were juvi's and we cant interogate them but we can talk to them) and I would also ask how many times they got into a car and it simply wouldnt start and they would say almost never. I asked what happens if it doesnt start? Do u search the car for kill switches? Their answer? "Nah, we bounce".

Remember, most car theives are NOT professionals they are juvi's.... Yep, they can learn really quick but they aint rocket scientists and aint pulling the dash apart looking for kill switches that just doent happen.

If someone was going to steel a car and knew it was likely to have a kill switch somewhere, how difficult would it be to be prepared with a jumper. Asking because IDK and don't have time at the moment to study electrical diagrams. Not bashing the kill switch idea but thieves often are prepared to defeat security.
 

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Nice bro! Thats f-ing great! Now were talking! Might as well add Lojack to it as they are nationwide now.

As police for 25 years we tracked at least a 100 Lo-Jack hits and NEVER didnt find the car. Some got away in pursuits but if it was parked it was an easy find but nonetheless once it goes off we find it every time!

I have the kill switch (Ravelco), clutch pedal lock, steering wheel lock, wheel lock, locking wheel lugs, GPS tracker, park in a garage, and I surround my Hellcat with garden rakes lying on the floor, prongs up, and I scatter marbles all over the garage floor.

That's right, I'm using layered security mixed with Home Alone!
 

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Im betting YOU have ZERO theft deterrents on your car. ZERO! Would I be correct? Its ppl like YOU that gets their shit stolen bro cause u know car theives will just figure shit out and take ur car and push it down the street. So what do they do when they push it down the street and still cant start it? Did u consider that scenario?

A hidden kill switch in the truck will NEVER be found by some MOPE who just pushed my car down the street which twill never happen BTW cause I have the security plate with security screws. And my plate was made from Titanium so forget trying to smash thru it. Had it made at local fab shop. Cost $40.

No, thats NOT how most Hellcats / Scats are stolen that is 100% INCORRECT! That makes up like 1% of stolen Hellcats / Scats smh. I did this professionally for over over two decades in Auto Theft. Pushing a car down the street is the most RARE example of how ANY car is stolen where do u get this information from? Thats total BS.

U need multible ppl for that to happen and a car is HEAVY it just doeant push down the street easily and what heppens when there is a hill? Car thieves brings all kinds of attention to themselves when doing that. Thats NOT how its done bro.

So a car theif is gonna go into my trunk and figure out where my kill switch is located after he finds the one inside my car? Right...... smfh.

Just admit YOU dont have ANY theft deterrent on your car so stop talking shit about those that want to prevent one of the most stolen cars in America from being stolen.

Ur attitude is why nearly ALL members here DONT have kill switches and that same attitude is why ppl get their shit STOLEN. I know cause its not gonna happen to you right. YOU live in a safe neighborhood.....smh.

A kill switch won't stop someone from pulling the neutral safety strap and pushing the car onto a flatbed. This is how most are being stolen now. They'll have plenty of time to figure out the kill switch. In other words, there isn't one anti-theft device that's a cure-all.
 

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Im betting YOU have ZERO theft deterrents on your car. ZERO! Would I be correct? Its ppl like YOU that gets their shit stolen bro cause u know car theives will just figure shit out and take ur car and push it down the street. So what do they do when they push it down the street and still cant start it? Did u consider that scenario?

A hidden kill switch in the truck will NEVER be found by some MOPE who just pushed my car down the street which twill never happen BTW cause I have the security plate with security screws. And my plate was made from Titanium so forget trying to smash thru it. Had it made at local fab shop. Cost $40.

No, thats NOT how most Hellcats / Scats are stolen that is 100% INCORRECT! That makes up like 1% of stolen Hellcats / Scats smh. I did this professionally for over over two decades in Auto Theft. Pushing a car down the street is the most RARE example of how ANY car is stolen where do u get this information from? Thats total BS.

U need multible ppl for that to happen and a car is HEAVY it just doeant push down the street easily and what heppens when there is a hill? Car thieves brings all kinds of attention to themselves when doing that. Thats NOT how its done bro.

So a car theif is gonna go into my trunk and figure out where my kill switch is located after he finds the one inside my car? Right...... smfh.

Just admit YOU dont have ANY theft deterrent on your car so stop talking shit about those that want to prevent one of the most stolen cars in America from being stolen.

Ur attitude is why nearly ALL members here DONT have kill switches and that same attitude is why ppl get their shit STOLEN. I know cause its not gonna happen to you right. YOU live in a safe neighborhood.....smh.
Appreciate your thoughtful response, lacking in comprehension as it is. Have I considered the scenario where they push it down the street and still cant start it? Yes, I have and the reality is they won't start it, they'll push it (or attention Rockster, use some other method) onto a flatbed and take it somewhere they'll have all the time in the world to figure it out. My assertion, which I stand by is that a kill switch, by itself, is not going to be an effective anti-theft deterrent because most of the time these cars aren't being driven away. A kill switch is fine as one of several anti-theft methods but shouldn't be relied upon as a single point of defense.
 

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I knew a guy that would put a handful of acorns behind his fuel door on his chevy truck. In the morning when he got ready to leave, if any acorns were on the floor, he knew someone stole his gas. Or attempted to anyway.He also scattered baby powder around the truck to show any footprints.
We thought he was "kind of special" lol
 
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