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View Poll Results: Do You Use a Steering Lock?
Yes I Do 8 24.24%
No I Dont 18 54.55%
No I dont but think its a good idea 1 3.03%
No I dont and Dont Think Its a Good Idea 6 18.18%
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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How Many of You Use Steering Locks?

Just Curious, how many people use good old fashioned steering locks?

I know BMW's are meant to be really secure but people can still break into and steal them cant they?

Way I see it, if theres two E46's, they'd hopefully go for the one WITHOUT the steering lock
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:27 PM   #2
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because of the electronic coding in your key and computer, the thief can't just hotwire/replace ign sw on your car. They can break into your car, but they can't start it.... As I was told by the dealer
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:29 PM   #3
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Yes the common thief cant but as I understand they are getting more and more advanced nowadays with tools to bypass the BMW security systems
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:29 PM   #4
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i figure if they want my car bad enough take it. ins will buy me another. Im more worried about stuff in the car. ie ipods v1 cell phone etc
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:31 PM   #5
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i use a club-like device that prevents anyone from depressing the brake pedal
actually....i have one...but i rarely ever use it
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:56 PM   #6
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I've always thought the club was a silly idea.

If someone wants something bad enough, nothing wil stop them. I have an OEM alarm, and I take everything that I want to keep out of my car whenever I leave it.. the rest my insurance can replace.
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:57 PM   #7
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the steering wheel has an auto lock after u turn the car off, y would u buy a specific lock for it?
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:58 PM   #8
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Steering locks like the club aren't going to do ****. Unless you have the keys to the car, some really high-tech computer crap, or a flat-bed, there is no way someone is going to steal your car.
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Old 02-05-2007, 04:29 PM   #9
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A steering lock etc will not do much except prevent me from making a quick getaway. I saw a prof car thief in action on a news magazine porgram (60 minutes etc) and it took less than 8 secs to hack saw through wheel and go. I don't know what material BMW uses in the steering but it must be soft as it's designed to fold in severe front impact.

The best security system I have found is in my brain.........situational awareness.............how you park, where you park, where you drive etc.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:08 PM   #10
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Not to thread jack, but what about valet keys? Do you all keep one in the car or just not have one. It seems this would potentially cause more harm than good.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:27 PM   #11
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IMO, most thieves won't try a BMW, or any car with a blinking red light inside of it for that matter. A thief who knows what he's doing will probably get the car anyway. I think the club is a waste of time. My valet key is at home.
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:35 PM   #12
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60 mins did a special some time ago with thiefs in lawrence mass. had every device known to man. a hack saw went threw the club in secounds. alarms (yes plural) is less than a minute they went through like 5 devices and two alarms and were off. to top it off one of the fastest kids was 12 years old. they said it , as do i ,, if a someone wants your car they will get it. yes they will see if theres an easier bmw in the lot but if they want yours basically there is nothing you can do..
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Old 02-05-2007, 05:48 PM   #13
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dont put the club.
FYI a thief will never try to hot wire a newer bmw its just too hard
and the only way to get into the car is to break the window.
they will only flatbed the car.
so no matter how many locks you put if they want it they will take it
by flatbed.
just be smart about were you park it and never let your friends say yeah
this spot looks safe you should make that decision.
if you can avoid going to clubs were you have to park in the street
thats just giving your car away to thieves
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:13 PM   #14
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The steering wheel Club is a joke.

The footbrake Club is better.

If professional thieves really want your car bad enough, they'll just tow it away.
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Old 02-05-2007, 07:13 PM   #15
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