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post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
I have had some worries about my truck being stolen by my soon to be ex husband so I went out and bought something similar to "The Club". I didnt get "The Club" because I have heard the steering wheel can be cut and it taken off.

Advanced security steering wheel lock

Quad hook design

Multiple cuts cannot defeat

Fits most vehicles

$1000/1-Year Anti-Theft Guarantee

Anyways, I was wondering if anyone had an experience with these things. If they like/dislike them. If they work ok. Are they really an anti-theft.
Please give me some feed back about it. I am also in process of having my locks changed on the house. (Waiting for my mom to bring a screwdriver).
Thanks everyone!
post #2 of 19
Anything that slows a thief down, is good. You might consider having a hidden kill switch installed. This prevents anyone from starting the car, even if they have a key or try to hot-wire it.
post #3 of 19
Obviously an alarm system would be best, but if you can't afford it check with an auto parts store or a security place about getting at least a blinking red light that makes it *look* like you have an alarm system. It won't stop someone really serious (and experienced) at stealing cars, but would deter someone looking for an easy score or inexperienced and not willing to go to jail.
post #4 of 19
Thread Starter 
If I had the money for it I would. This was the cheapest things I could buy w/o going broke . I figure if he tries it when he's drunk (like he usually is) then he wouldn't be able to figure it out
post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by DixieDarlin256
If I had the money for it I would. This was the cheapest things I could buy w/o going broke . I figure if he tries it when he's drunk (like he usually is) then he wouldn't be able to figure it out

Well, I have a lot of experience trying to do things while drunk, and I don't think I could figure out how to remove a "Club," OR a steering wheel in that condition!

It sounds like a crappy situation, good luck in what you decide to do!
post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by eupnea
Well, I have a lot of experience trying to do things while drunk, and I don't think I could figure out how to remove a "Club," OR a steering wheel in that condition!

It sounds like a crappy situation, good luck in what you decide to do!

thanks for the insight!
post #7 of 19
Now the legal side of the issue. Who is the registered owner of the car and who gets the car per the upcoming divorce decree?
post #8 of 19
My parents have one and they seem happy with it. Only thing is... be careful how you set it up. Once my mom went shopping at the mall and the thing slipped a little bit and hit the horn... the horn was on for hours after that until my mom was done shopping and went back to the car
(good thing that mall is nowhere near a residential area!)
post #9 of 19
I don't know how the OnStar thing works but if you can find out about it, they can locate your car IF it is stolen.

There is a monthly monitoring fee and it some new cars come equipped with the service, but I dont know how you get it otherwise.
May be worth looking at.
post #10 of 19
if you know who steals your truck, you call the police and tell them.........and it cost nothing!
post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 
We are both the registered owners. My name being first. He has a key to it and to my house. I have papers here that he signed saying he is giving up legal ownership to the truck. But when he's drinking, he is liable to do anything. He can be a very mean and vindictive person when he sets his mind to it. I got word through the grapevine (his mother) that he's changed his mind and wants the house, everything in it ( its all MY stuff from BEFORE we were married), the truck,... EVERYTHING. I have reinstated the restraining order against him, but since when does a piece of paper stop anyone? I feel like a prisioner. I can't leave my house in fear he will break in, but I dont want to stay here because he could come over and do anything. The kids are at my mom's house, have been all weekend, so I could relax some... but I dont think I will relax until I know he's gotten some help, or even in jail. Even then Im scared because his mother is apt to do anything.

OnStar is a little more expensive then I could afford. Im now a single mom raising 2 kids, paying all the bills. If/when I get the money, I am moving and putting an alarm on the truck.
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by AScat
if you know who steals your truck, you call the police and tell them.........and it cost nothing!

Yes, this is true. But until the divorce is final, then even if his name ISNT on it he can still take it because it's "community property" until the divorce is final. I have been through this before
post #13 of 19
I suggest just loading the thing with lots of little anti-theft stuff... on my stang I have a standard impact triggered alarm, and toggle switch that acts as an ignition kill switch, and a club. Next week I'll be putting in a battery isolator which is spliced into the main power cable off of the battery. It has a special (should be a one cut) key that needs to be put in an turned to complete the circuit. The only issue is that isolating the battery like this can cause the car's computer to reset its memory and cause some nasty driving conditions for the first 10 or so minutes. You can solve this issue by buying a little 9V powered "memory keeper" at any autoparts store... it plugs into the cig lighter and feeds enough voltage to keep the computer alive.
Also for a bit of money, you can get an alarm that calls or texts you on your cell when it goes off... it's great for hit an run type situations when you might be in the store or something. I believe Viper makes them.
If a thief can manage to steal a car with all the above installed on it... well then he's one good thief with nerves of steel.
post #14 of 19
I had one of those on a toyota tacoma once and I wished I never got it after that. Anytime it had a false alarm (thunder, loud music, etc.) it paged me. It had an auto shutoff after 2 mins so it would stop. Ya get so use to it that its kinda pointless to even have it. Really alarms are pointless now anyways.......you always hear em going off so you dont even care or pay attention. Its to the point where thieves can get what they want and be gone before someone even pays attention to it
post #15 of 19
Have the vehicle rekeyed. My late husband and I both drove 1969 Chrysler products and we had both cars keyed the same. The door locks and ignitions, on both cars, accepted the same key. This is a relatively inexpensive process - any locksmith can do it.
post #16 of 19
Thread Starter 
I would like to have the locks changed on the truck but I have yet to find a locksmith who will do it since we both are on the title, we BOTH have to consent to it until the divorce is final.....
post #17 of 19
I think the dealership will do it. Atleast get the ignition re-keyed whether you get the doors done or not
post #18 of 19
Well, as a deterrent, you could also smear stuff all over the steering wheel (like, really perfumey slimy lotion that YOU like but HE hates); you could put a bunch of tampons on the front seat or other very female-type things. Leave Cosmopolitan magazines all over the front seat, line pink fluffy stuffed animals all along the back of the vehicle... stuff like that.

The Club is a great deterrent, but so is making the car look really disgustingly feminine, so he won't want to steal it.

Sort of joking here, sort of not...

Isn't your stuff in the house that was yours before marriage, considered pre-marital property? And, therefore, it's YOURS and not "OURS"? You should be able to get your stuff!
post #19 of 19
Thread Starter 
I have all the stuff now, he is wanting it all. Electronics, furniture, dishes, things like that, which were all mine before we got married. Only thing we got while being married was the truck which he did at one time sign off on... I have the papers here but unfortunatly until we go to court they are pretty much null and void.
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