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Old 09-09-2005, 03:29 AM   #1
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Hatchback question..

Hey, as you may of known my car has been recently robbed
Yep, my cd player.. my speakers, windows smashed and what i noticed a day ago..

Theres like, knuckle marks in my car and dents, scratches and chunks everywhere.

Anywayz, a few questions as i want to bring my car back into shape.

To prevent robberys.. happening again.. what would you suggest doing?
- Keyless start up.. a switch i think its called? (Not to car-knowledgable.. 16 and thick :P )
- Seen all my goodies were in the boot like the sub, 6x9's ad my parecel tray.. do you think theres a way of stopping people getting in there? Maybe have a lock on the boot so you need a key and prevent people opening it from the inside?
- Car alarm didnt stop these theives, they un-plugged my battery.
Maybe.. a second battery hidden?

Also, i have heaps of scratches and dents etc on my car.. how do i fix these up myself? I would noarmally get a panelbeats to do this shit but i gotta learn somehow..

Interested in learning..
Thanks ppl.
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:24 AM   #2
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For your battery you could get a battery relocation kit, mainly used for race cars to balance out the weight.
The keyless entry/startup might make it easier for them to steal your car... I think...
I don't know how to really get the scratches out though...
Tinting the windows might provoke them to wonder what's inside...
I'm assuming that you live in England, so you wouldn't have OnStar, but you might want to get something like it, so that it contacts the police in an emergency...
Or you could hope lighting doesn't strike twice in the same place...
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:31 AM   #3
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Im in New Zealand actually, thanks for the advice.
Quick note: My Dad is actually a cop himself :P
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Old 09-09-2005, 04:37 AM   #4
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They sell backup batterys for alarms. That would probably be alot better than adding a second battery. You could wire the fuel pump to a switch thats hidden that way the car wont start unless you flip the switch
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Old 09-09-2005, 01:47 PM   #5
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My car has a kill switch so its doubtful they will ever steal my car. But if im ever in a bad area my hu face comes off and my radar detector comes off..they both go in the glove box and it gets locked. I still do worry about my speakers and the rest of my hu. Seeing as i spend over $600 on them

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Old 09-10-2005, 01:03 AM   #6
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i HATE car alarms, because they rarely scare off thieves becuase everyone has been desensitized to the noise, if i wanted to protect my car from a thief who wants to drive off i would just put a kill switch under the dash or under drivers seat, but make it so it doesn't kill the battery. wire it up so your car will still crank over but you wont have fuel pump power, then thieves will be like WTF and crank and crank and crank till the cops come, or daddy nightsticks them in the face
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