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    The antitheft feature on an AP is a joke. You can get around that very easily.

    As for carrying spare ECUs, they do carry them. Thats how they get S2000s.
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    Originally posted by AWDrifter21
    Autolock is good, but doesnt work.
    my car got stolen WITH the Autoloc, top of the line aftermarket alarm, every sensor, motion, shock, sound, two horns placed neatly, HIDDEN fuel cut off switch, kill switch, and oh yeah, the club.

    still drove off with it -.-;;

    if someone wants your car, they WILL get it if they have the chance.
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    its really bad that just because kids get jealous of your car that nowadays they will mess with it....sucks that anyones car is never safe.....people have to stop hating...just because their car is slower

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    I know I'm bringing an old topic up from the depths, but when the stock alarm is on doesn't it cut the ignition? How to thieves get by that? Is there still another way to start the engine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Will
    I know I'm bringing an old topic up from the depths, but when the stock alarm is on doesn't it cut the ignition? How to thieves get by that? Is there still another way to start the engine?
    There is always a way.....
    If you can find the wires and know what you're doing (I don't) you bypass switches, alarms, and the ignition core and connect them straight up.
    Or you can take out the battery and/or ECU and replace it with ones you conveniently brought with you and off you go.

    And if you can't get it started many a car has just been hauled off on a flatbed....
    Pushin' a Honda but scoping the Scoobies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottigee
    There is always a way.....
    If you can find the wires and know what you're doing (I don't) you bypass switches, alarms, and the ignition core and connect them straight up.
    Or you can take out the battery and/or ECU and replace it with ones you conveniently brought with you and off you go.

    And if you can't get it started many a car has just been hauled off on a flatbed....
    Makes a case for a custom hack on the ECU wiring harness (hint, hint). My car can only be stolen by a flatbed. Even at whatever shop it may be taken to, my car can't be started without a ton of time, diagrams, and electronic skills.

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    Is there an easy way to disable The Club (or an imitation) from a WRX? Also, would you guys say parking garages are safer than parking on the street?

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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Will
    Is there an easy way to disable The Club (or an imitation) from a WRX? Also, would you guys say parking garages are safer than parking on the street?
    It takes seconds to saw through the streeting wheel and you can also spray the club with a gas to freeze it and break it. The thing is useless.

    I would say in general garages are safer than streets but they can steal cars from anywhere they want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-Will
    Is there an easy way to disable The Club (or an imitation) from a WRX? Also, would you guys say parking garages are safer than parking on the street?
    The only way to disable mine is to pull it from my hands as I'm beating who ever is messing with my car. Though I'm sure liquid nitrogen would work just as well on me.

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    for the garage vs streets question...
    You have to weigh the visibility of each location. Garages can have hidden corners that give thieves loads of time to work on the car. In cases like that your car is better off on the street where the thief is less likely to act where he can be seen.

    Then again if you have a thief magnet with 19" BBS wheels, a big exhaust, custom paint, etc, etc then you may want to tuck it in the garage, but up front where there is an attendant or in view of a security camera.

    Picking the best parking spot is a decision that must be made at each location based on your car and where you are.
    Pushin' a Honda but scoping the Scoobies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottigee
    There is always a way.....
    If you can find the wires and know what you're doing (I don't) you bypass switches, alarms, and the ignition core and connect them straight up.
    Or you can take out the battery and/or ECU and replace it with ones you conveniently brought with you and off you go.

    And if you can't get it started many a car has just been hauled off on a flatbed....
    In our case, one need not have to do too much to disable the OEM security.
    A flat-head screw driver is all it'll take... No bypass switches, wires, whatever to locate.
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    According to this report of the top 25 stolen vehicles from 2002, the WRX isn't even in the top 25 in any state, the GT and Legacy are on there though. This makes me feel a little safer, but I'd like to see a more recent report from '03 or '04.

    What year did the WRX come to the U.S.?

    One other question, is there a fuse I could just pull out that would make it so the car can't start without it?
    Last edited by T-Will; 01-29-2005 at 09:14 AM.

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    Don't know if it's available in the States, but here is a list of the 4 (only these 4) immobilizer systems that are certified by the Insurance Board of Canada.

    Autowatch 329ti
    Powerlock (www.powerlock.com)
    Mastergard M6000 (www.mastergard.com)
    Mastergard TK (www.mastergard.com)


    The M6000 has 2^128 possible combinations... that's in the billions.

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    heres a site to make you guys happy

    http://www.stickdeath.com/frameset.htm

    then click on 2004 anti-auto theft devices

    Enjoy!!

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    If a experienced thief wants you car they will get it, just park where theres a security camera, garage tenant etc.. a good security device will always help (time wise for experienced thiefs ) but your never 100% safe. sucks alot

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