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On thursday night some B std low life tried to steal my Skyline.
They never got it, but i now see some major flaws in its security.....they obviously know the car model well and knew how to disable the alarm easily

I have a Clifford 650 with total closure and bonnet / boot activators, wheel switches etc

This is what they did....most of us have the triggers for the bonnet on the rad support bar, they pushed some thing under the hood, by the headlight to locate this then wedged it down so it would not activate, then pushed the bottom leftside of the grill mess back ( TRASHING IT ) to locate the bonnet release cable, and pulled it hard to release the bonnet
Then bonnet up undone the siren mounting bolts, cut the wires to the siren etc and removed it ( not to be found ),
then went about trying to start the car,but the rest of the alarm system would not let this happen (GOOD JOB) but they did get a chance after that to go throught the car....but took nothing ?? whats that all about...there was my new intercooler and a jump pack and other goodies in the boot at the time

Obviously just wanted the car complete.
|They even went to the extent of covering the low level steet lights with buckets to reduce the light in the parking area

But i am definately gonna do something about protecting the bonnet pull or rerouting it away, from easy access
and moving the bonnet actuator switch to a place less easy to find.
Just thought that some of you will be in a similar possition...protected but still vunerable

LO LIFE Bastard warning :swear:
 

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what a bunch of bar stewards

glad to hear they didn't manage to take it
 

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well i think i will move mine to a different place, ive got same alarm and these are meant to be good alarms!?! theiving ba*tar*s!!
 

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F-ing great steering wheel bar, that reaches under the handbrake, so you cant release it helps too.....Recommended
 

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May sound daft,but just aswell they knew what they were doing,causing less damage than some amateur(forgive spelling).Probably wanted it for a job.If its parked in the drive i would put a security light up nice and high,a good steering lock always slows them down.But taking a little part off your engine at nite or unplugging or removing certain fuses will ave them flumexed.
 

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:worshippy: cheers mate, checked mine , in EXACTLY same place.

good to see someone who warns fellow members of the flaws in our security as we all know how devestated we would be if our cars were stolen.

cheers again :worshippy:
 

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glad to hear those low lifes didnt get away with it. is it worth perhaps writing to Clifford highlighting these items as things they might wanna change when installing the systems. just an idea. is odd that they didnt take anything tho maybe just out for a joy ride.
 

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A few things, sorry to hear about the attempt break in/theft of ur car and damage mate that suck ass.
Great they didn’t get it tho, and proper safe you telling the rest of us about it!
I since have moved where mine was (in same place as you!) and have bought a fake motorised cctv camera which cost a bit more then the usual and does actually look very real! It has a motion sensor which when it picks up movement turns and flashes a red led and I put a cctv in operation sign up and flood light.
Apart from that just standard cat 1 alarm.
Hate these thieving bastards!
 

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My sister went out with a "professional" car theif once (long story!). Him and his mate were tracking an Escort RS2000 for a while, when he went to take it one night it wouldn't start, so he checked under the bonnet and the guy had removed some cables or something.

So they took the hand break off and wheeled it to a field and burnt it out, saying that if they couldnt have it, neither could he.. moral is, if you have a drive way and the ability to, get a removable bollard or lockable gate installed!!

This guy could get past most steering locks and imobillsers in around 2 minutes.. and just for the record.. yes he was an absoloute pr*ck and he went down for ages
 

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great for the warning.. but not sure i want instructions of how to steal my car posted for the theiving scum to read!

Two things though..
1. my pin switch is not on the front bar, and the siren has battery backup.
2. if yours is on the front bar simply fit an additional pin switch somewhere else in series to the first one.. £2 and a couple of minutes work.
 

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The bonnet release and cable is a piece that needs protection.
And Rich
even battery back up wont help once the sirens been removed !!

and i needed to warn fellow owners quickly and this was the only way.

...basically if they want it they ll get it....mine is now tucked away safe and sound....plus my turbo is blown and they would nt have got far, but its the damage they can cause if they want.
The rest of the alarm did its job.

Andy, i have my suspicions as to who it may have been as the car has always been there since i ve owned it...no probs.
But i was selling something, gave my address they never turned up ??
the rest is history.
I wil now meet people elsewhere when selling
 

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Im guessing they had a sound proof box. bucket of water or something to chuck it in, my bedroom window is 30 feet away and i never heard a thing.....and normally i wake if a cat or hedgehog walks past and the proximty goes off....who knows, anyway i still have it and thats great.:booty:
 

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i have a clifford avant guard 5.5 the siren in that has a backup which will last for 18 hours if the cables are cut. I'm sure clifford have some sort of policy if your cars stolen your money back. Give them a call and say the siren didn't work or something may get something from them
 

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left mine at a garage overnight once, and next mourning got a call saying car won,t start, then i remembered i,d turned the fuel pump off, best to run engine for 1-2 seconds to remove fuel pressure. they won,t know whats wrong (electric/fuel)
 

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gutted for u mate at least u still got her had a same thing a while back with my old rs t opened the bonnet and all that (also has a 650 concept) in the end they used a crowbar to pull the door back but the couldnt get past the rest of the system
 

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tie them up slowwly stick sharp objects in there stomach while there screaming with pain laugh... film it all and send the video to there familys..... f**kin scumf**ks the lot of em
 
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