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Just a word of advice to all owners of pre-2008 Super Duty truck, invest in an alarm and kill switch. My 2002 F250 was stolen Friday night/Saturday AM. Recovered about a half mile away from home yesterday. Thief punched in the door lock and snapped off the ignition, drove it away. According to my local Sheriff's deputy these trucks are very easy to steal with only a screwdriver. They are pre-MAPS keys so no chips. Lucking the door lock and ignition were the only damage and I've already ordered the parts, I'll have it fixed for $100. The only thing they got out of it was my prescription sunglasses, nothing else because I don't leave anything in the truck.

I will be having an alarm installed along with the Cyclops kill switch system.

If you own a pre-2008 super duty spend the money. I know any determined thief will still get it if they want it but the harder you make it to steal the more likely it is they will move on to an easier target.


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If you want to do it nicer you can remove the WHOLE cylinder lock in less than two minutes with a philips screwdriver and pick. Then another 30 sec's to install a new lock cylinder with your own key and drive it away. I wore out my lock cylinder, you could turn it without a key in it.

For what ever reason the 2001-2007 SD's are highly sought after over in the sandbox. Not sure the reason, they just are.


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shum02 wrote:

If you want to do it nicer you can remove the WHOLE cylinder lock in less than two minutes with a philips screwdriver and pick. Then another 30 sec's to install a new lock cylinder with your own key and drive it away.

For what ever reason the 2001-2007 SD's are highly sought after over in the sandbox. Not sure the reason, they just are.


According to the Sheriff's deputy they either get stripped down for parts or they become mule vehicles for human and drug traffickers in Mexico. When I walked out front and saw my truck gone I figured I'd never see it again. We are less than 2 hours from the Southern border, I assumed it was gone. It was actually parked about a half mile from my house and my wife and I found it going to pick up dinner. Dumb luck but I'll take it.

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I'd never make a good thief, why the hell would I go through the trouble to steal a vehicle, drive it a lousy 1/2 mile, then leave it,hardly even worth the effort. [emoticon]


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cuzz he didn't want to walk a half mile?

No, it is a serious mental defect in some car thieves. The thrill of stealing successfully.


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bukhrn wrote:

I'd never make a good thief, why the hell would I go through the trouble to steal a vehicle, drive it a lousy 1/2 mile, then leave it,hardly even worth the effort. [emoticon]


It was parked directly in front of my trailer, ball under the tongue, I was too lazy to hook it up Friday night. My buddy speculates that in the dark they thought it was hooked up and were taking both. When they figured out it was just the truck they dumped it up the street. Who knows, I will never try to understand the logic of a criminal.

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bukhrn wrote:

I'd never make a good thief, why the hell would I go through the trouble to steal a vehicle, drive it a lousy 1/2 mile, then leave it,hardly even worth the effort. [emoticon]

Maybe after stealing the truck they realized it was a Ford and dumped it before it broke down? [emoticon] [emoticon] [emoticon]

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gbopp wrote:

bukhrn wrote:

I'd never make a good thief, why the hell would I go through the trouble to steal a vehicle, drive it a lousy 1/2 mile, then leave it,hardly even worth the effort. [emoticon]

Maybe after stealing the truck they realized it was a Ford and dumped it before it broke down? [emoticon] [emoticon] [emoticon]


Hey now! Dem be fightin wurds round here [emoticon]

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Maybe after stealing the truck they realized it was a Ford and dumped it before it broke down? [emoticon] [emoticon] [emoticon]


ROFL!

Yes a caveman could steal an old Super doody.
I just kept a coat hanger or my slim jim under the tool box in several of them to get in if I locked the keys in, or intentionally if I needed to leave the AC running. Don't even need to punch the lock. A cedar shim and a coat hanger.....
My 04 (company truck) F250 didn't fare as well. It got rode hard and f____d up before they left it idling in the middle of the Gila River Res.
They didn't even use my coat hangar, they broke the back window!


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