All good options, but as others have said: if people want in, they will get in. Best option in my book is to leave all the valuables out of the Jeep and not lock the center console. If anyone breaks into the jeep to gain access, they won't think twice about snapping the plastic handles and locks off of anything that doesn't open right up.New Jeep owner here. Wanted to give a quick run down of the security-related accessories I'm planning on purchasing and get feedback and/or suggestions:
Do I have all the bases covered? Are there any additional security issues Jeep owners face that I may not be aware of? I should note that I got the Remote-Start and Remote-Proximity Keyless-Entry packages on my Wrangler Rubicon.
- McGard Wheel Locks
- McGard Door Locks
- Bolt Hood Lock
- Bolt Hitch Pin Lock
- Diabolical Slipstream Trunk Enclosure
The last time I saw one of these was on my '85 Celica. I can't believe they're still around. If someone really wants to take your ride, all these are gonna do is slow 'em down.These devices are fine, but you want the one that goes around the brake pedal. The club above attaches to the steering wheel, which can easily be cut.
Sagely and true advise Marc. But the fact remains the the Club (TM) that wraps around the brake pedal is going to slow down a thief by orders of magnitude compared to the steering wheel lock.The last time I saw one of these was on my '85 Celica. I can't believe they're still around. If someone really wants to take your ride, all these are gonna do is slow 'em down.
I think my thought process on this is that I might want to soft top it in the summertime and would hate to have someone cut open the soft top, unlock the doors from the inside, and then unbolt (or whatever you wanna call it) and steal them.Can a thief easily steel a locked door without door hinge nuts (technically they're nuts, not bolts)?
I know from experience that the center console and glove box can easily be pulled open by a teenager. We had this happen in my Jeep when my kids left the doors unlocked one night. We had door checkers come by in the night, open the doors and stole what they could (pocket knife, flashlight, first aid kit) nothing major but what a pain to fix.Doesn't the center console come stock with a lock on it? I know it's not as strong as the Tuffy, but I typically don't keep anything important in the center console except napkins, a bottle opener, and some change.
I was actually looking at the Ravelco Anti-Theft Device. People might think I'm taking this too far, but I seem to be a magnet for having my vehicles fucked with (especially in Los Angeles).
@Jerpy : if you go this route, as you may know, there are two locking gas cap types: one that matches your vehicle key (more expensive) and one that has its own key.Locking gas cap, and don't forget to lock the spare (I use a cable lock).