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PimpNmyM3 01-10-2013 05:55 PM

How easy to steal E46 M3?
 
I know, kind of a funny question but the reason I ask is, here in Orlando there has been quite a bit of auto thefts lately, last week a 1,500hp Supra as well as my roommates Acura RSX Type S, both cars I would expect to hear stolen if the proper steps haven't been taken to protect them (which in both cases they weren't)

So outside of someone getting a spare key, or actually towing the car itself away, does anyone know the likeliness of someone being able to get into the car and get past the ignition and actually drive off in an E46 M3?

Alan 01-10-2013 06:04 PM

If they go the ultra high tech way - it can be done in < 2 minutes. That hardware is hard to get.

If someone really wants it - they can drag it onto a flatbed. Most M3s don't have alarms. Even if they did - people would probably think its a repo and ignore it.

Make sure your valet key is not in the glovebox/car.

scca_ziptie 01-10-2013 06:08 PM

I stole mine in under 2 minutes.......





:bow:


In all seriousness, the EWS would make it pretty hard to steal without a matched key. But pro's are pro's - they adapt and overcome.

m3e46freak 01-10-2013 06:31 PM

^ gone in 60 seconds.

PimpNmyM3 01-10-2013 06:31 PM

Well im aware of how they did my roommates rsx because it was recovered before stripped. I think the thieves were awaiting to see if it was lowjack equipped or they were possibly spooked but I can't see them doing the same method for my m3.

I do realize the whole "if they want it they will get it" factor but thieves in my area are mainly degenerate ricers who go for Japanese cars
And I get the re-po tow away but thankfully our alarms are loud as hell, my m is paid for and I am a gun owner...

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duramax 01-10-2013 06:56 PM

how easy to steal E46 M3
 
Very easy, all someone needs is a ecu, ignition with key and mobilizer and your car is gone. A guy who knows what he is doing, all this can be done in 5 to 10 min maybe quicker.

PimpNmyM3 01-10-2013 07:22 PM

So if he has those items, how does one get inside without setting the alarm off, especially if equipped with the interior motion sensor.

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ANREC330 01-10-2013 07:27 PM

Definitely not an easy task to steal an e46 m3 but I know of two e46s in my area that were stolen. So yes if a thief wants it they'll take it, regardless of what alarm you have.

Alan 01-10-2013 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PimpNmyM3 (Post 15049973)
So if he has those items, how does one get inside without setting the alarm off, especially if equipped with the interior motion sensor.

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Turning the alarm off in our cars is so stupidly simple - a small child can learn to do it in two minutes.

PimpNmyM3 01-10-2013 08:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alan (Post 15049989)
Turning the alarm off in our cars is so stupidly simple - a small child can learn to do it in two minutes.

And how might that be?

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Alan 01-10-2013 08:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PimpNmyM3 (Post 15050134)
And how might that be?

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You think I should post that in the open thread?

The method has been well-known for years.

dm4paintballer 01-10-2013 09:46 PM

Lo-Jack. Not an alarm, but you'll find it quick assuming the thieves don't rip the car apart to find it.

tinman831 01-10-2013 11:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alan (Post 15050180)
You think I should post that in the open thread?

The method has been well-known for years.

Seriously... he's asking how does one go about stealing a car? :eek:

ANREC330 01-10-2013 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by tinman831 (Post 15050629)
Seriously... he's asking how does one go about stealing a car? :eek:

I think he wants pointers on how to steal someone's M3 :eeps:

PimpNmyM3 01-11-2013 08:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tinman831 (Post 15050629)
Seriously... he's asking how does one go about stealing a car? :eek:

No its because I think its bullshit that someone can turn the alarm off from the outside...thanks for the reminder on why I don't use forums much tho :)

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PimpNmyM3 01-11-2013 08:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ANREC330 (Post 15050637)
I think he wants pointers on how to steal someone's M3 :eeps:

....seriously?

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tinman831 01-11-2013 09:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PimpNmyM3 (Post 15051307)
No its because I think its bullshit that someone can turn the alarm off from the outside...thanks for the reminder on why I don't use forums much tho :)

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Because of questions like yours? You're the one who asked what's the likelihood of someone breaking into an m3 and then asked for details on how someone would go about breaking in undetected and disabling the alarm system. :tsk:

Who said anything about turning the car alarm off from the outside? At least without a keyfob...

Alan 01-11-2013 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PimpNmyM3 (Post 15051307)
No its because I think its bullshit that someone can turn the alarm off from the outside...thanks for the reminder on why I don't use forums much tho :)

If you spend a small amount of time to understand how the alarm system works - you wouldn't have to use terms like "I think...". Its not black magic or electronic trickery.

In fact - modest research on good forum's archives would reveal the method.

You seem to think that the alarm design is sophisticated.

Ask yourself this: "How does this alarm system work?". Step by step.

scca_ziptie 01-11-2013 10:35 AM

:drama: This thread is going nowhere fast, since you are a gun owner and have your car paid off I wouldn't worry about it. :shhh:

Rudy540 01-11-2013 10:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ANREC330 (Post 15050637)
I think he wants pointers on how to steal someone's M3 :eeps:

I didn't see it that way but pointers are maybe what he is looking for lol (just a joke dude), regardless, it is a risk who ever will have to take, sooner or later all those ****ers will go out the hard way, in my opinion, **** guns, if I ever catch someone stealing my car in my property, ur going out the old school way, ill be braking ur head open with a bat.


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