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Extra Theft Protection-Try This

My idea for a little extra theft protection.
I know, I know if they really want it they will get it but every little bit helps.
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Sounds to me like something I’d forget,
drive off and...
Oops! Oh s**t!!
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Sounds to me like something I’d forget,
drive off and...
Oops! Oh s**t!!
Definitely not for forgetful types.
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If I had one of those I'd forget to use it.
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Ditto...that was my first thought when I saw it😊. Interesting concept though.
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I think the mass of a moving car, maybe even back and forth a few times would break the Club. I've heard of the Club being shattered with a spray of refrigerant etc. and a blow from a hammer....
Now, a hardened steel bar that went from one wheel thru the other on the opposite side, like what I do with my trailer, I think that would do it. And it may do less damage to the underside of the car if one were to accidentally drive the car one foot with it in there.

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Reminds me of that brilliant idea I had of a jumbo padlock through the front disk brake of my motorcycle years ago. Worked great until that one day I forgot. Dumped me and the bike straight on the ground as soon as I tried to take off in first gear. Also pulled the hasp clean out of a Master padlock and ruined it. Surprisingly didn't really hurt the bike but that idea was tossed forever after.
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Seems like it might be a decent deterrent unless the thieves can get the wheel off. I'm just not excited about having to crawl around on the ground when I park my car. I've got some deterrents that the internet doesn't get to hear about that don't require a creeper to engage.

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No need to lay on the ground. If you can squat like a catcher you can reach under with the key to remove it.
A lot less forgettable if you put the long end out but likely to get sued by whoever trips over it.

Not the perfect idea, but if you are on a 6,000+ mile road trip(more on that later) and it adds another layer of protection and becomes part of the usual, "Did we leave any thing behind in the room?" and undoing the other layers of protection pre-driving check list.

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I just make sure to keep insurance on my car...
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Perhaps one could just put the "wheel lock" on the steering wheel.

It's much cleaner, and less damaging, to just remove the distributor rotor.

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Those folks in Philly and Detroit already have something like that


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Perhaps one could just put the "wheel lock" on the steering wheel.

It's much cleaner, and less damaging, to just remove the distributor rotor.
As titled "Extra Protection".
On the road trip it was pedal lock, steering wheel lock, & the Extra Club on the DS rear wheel. Plus other measures that are used every day.

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It would certainly make the theft more difficult. I think it would be more effective if it were more noticeable, let the robbers see what trouble it's going to be BEFORE they attempt the theft. I big ugly ol' chain/padlock around the steering wheel might not be as effective at stopping the car, but might be better at stopping a theft.

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As titled "Extra Protection".
On the road trip it was pedal lock, steering wheel lock, & the Extra Club on the DS rear wheel. Plus other measures that are used every day.
I get it as "extra". For me life is too short for all that.

I am with others that it would be more effective to be more visible. I opt for a cougar in the front seat.

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