I think you're still misunderstanding my posts.Arm your alarm and move the fob well away from the car. Yank on the door handle. Sometimes even that will set the alarm off. I work in law enforcement, and thieves know how Hellcats work and they often won't even check to see if the door is locked or not. That's because breaking the window works 100% of the time without setting it off. If you use one of those emergency exit window punches, it really doesn't make much noise.
I did about the same while in college. I lived in an off campus apartment and had a Miata at the time. After the first couple years of having to replace a top about every 6 months due to it getting cut so they could open my doors to steal stuff I just started to leave the doors unlocked. I never kept anything of value in my car anyways but at least this way I cut down on my top expenses. I got good at changing tops though. Wasn't a bad part of town either.I think you're still misunderstanding my posts.
Yes, I'm sure the alarm would go off if someone opened the door...at least if the door was locked and/or the alarm is set.
But since our cars are not locked, and the alarms not set, unlikely as it may be, someone could grab radar detectors and other stuff from our vehicles.
That's also why I wrote that I hope they open the door instead of breaking a window.
But I wouldn't bet on it. Had a beater car parked outside work, and someone broke into it - even though all four doors were unlocked.
What will locks did you go with for your Charger and Redeye?Yo make sure you get wheel locks on your car if you get a scat.. what some people don’t realize like what you were talking about false sense of security.. these crooks like the ones that took your car are master schemers.. they probably had someone like a kid with a bicycle keeping tabs on your car and when it moves when you go to work etc.. over the course of weeks. I used to park my 2017 SRT 392 charger at my girl friends parking lot in her apartment complex. It was good there for like a dozen times I parked over the course of a few months.. then one morning I woke up ready to head back to my place for work and my car was on Blocks with all four wheels and tires gone. Was a nightmare and I learned my lesson. Thank god the crooks didn’t damage the vehicle. No one would help me I had to buy the wheels and tires out of pocket and jack the car up myself to get it back to running again. Had to take off work like 3 days. Eventually insurance reimbursed me then I had to switch policies because they jacked my rate. Now I own a hellcat charger and a Redeye. Both have wheel locks and I never park them anywhere other than my garage for more than a couple hours at a time unless just to grab a bite to eat. The City hell no! Philly has been having a big issue with wheel theft and even grand theft in your case. Sorry this happened to you. But I would advise you do not get another scat or cat until you put in a garage or else make sure you at minimum have double wheel locks on every wheel if your leaving it in a apartment complex.
What will locks did you go with for your Charger and Redeye?
There’s no reason to do that or why ? But ,as I posted it’s simply takes a key recorder and a new blank key fob..they can all be ordered on line for less than 20-40% less than the factory ones, even the key recorder is A cheap knock off, simply install it in the OBD port delete your key fob install the blank turn off all the security systems, you can even delete the cars tracker with it..To the original poster,sorry to hear for sure....
‘’I wonder if the real question shouldn be,how hard is it to give these cars a new computer identity.
‘Meaning it can not be tracked or traced by electronic means..
I don't know any details on this, only saw his post. But I believe he got a "cheap" Hellcat (>70,000mi) for under 40k and was parking it outside.Ya know, sometimes the culprit is an "associate" of the seller.
Darn, that sucks!My 2015 Hellcat Challenger was stolen a month ago at a high class golf resort during a military conference in Hoover Alabama at Renaissance Ross Bridge. On camera but too grainy to see much. Broke the window and towed it away in 3 minutes. Never cranked it but disabled the shifter into neutral and never set off the alarm since they didn’t open the door Hasn’t been seen since.
Not saying it was your fault whatsoever but you need to add a #3 that says do not park Hellcats at apartment complexes. This is the eleventeenth theft posted here about Hellcats being stolen from apartment complexes. At this point it’s well known and imo a Hellcat owner is basically daring these guys to take their car by living in an apartment complex and parking it outside.
I hope you get it back and if so work on getting a garage. These guys are scumbags.
Sorry brother.Hey all,
Bad news - my baby was stolen Sunday night in Maryland. Only 6200 miles on it, didn't even get a chance to really open it up... #105 of 501.
I am posting this for 2 reasons - 1st as a warning to all you guys to immediately get the free upgrade for the GPS/NAV lockout that Dodge is offering to limit HP to idle speed if specific 4 digit code is not entered, regardless if the key is present. I was supposed to have that done tomorrow....
2nd, my son (who has an 18 Daytona) has posted the enclosed to all his friends and followers on IG. Hoping that word gets out and she is found, but not holding out much hope. It appears that this was a professional job as there was no glass found and the GPS appears to have been disabled. UConnect cannot track it..
If anyone knows of a contact at Dodge that "might" be able to help, it would be greatly appreciated.
Stay safe out there, and protect your investment at all times...
Well, first and foremost, the sound of a gunshot is going to ruin ANY chance of them completing the theft. Secondly, most of these idiots couldn't hit a moving target if they tried... that dog has a far better chance of living than the perp..In the current times using a dog for security seems cruel. Unless the dog knows how to use a gun and knife. They’ll just kill the dog and not even think about it. And if the dog bites them they’ll Lawsuit you or come and kill you. Lose, lose. The animals that are stealing these cars treat people like dogs Imagine how they will treat your dog.
Dog only keeps honest people honest like a car alarm.
I guess it depends on where you live. Your experience is much different than mine. You obviously live in a nice neighborhood. In my neighborhood people hear shots they look the other way. Bad guys Steal and take what they want.Well, first and foremost, the sound of a gunshot is going to ruin ANY chance of them completing the theft. Secondly, most of these idiots couldn't hit a moving target if they tried... that dog has a far better chance of living than the perp..
A well trained guard dog is actually better than a gun in many instances....because you don't have to worry about whether they're in the house, out of the house, facing you, back turned...
Nah, I grew up primarily in craptastic places outside of military bases, trailer parks, etc... and even now, I wouldn't say where I live is a nice neighborhood. It's a decent one though.I guess it depends on where you live. Your experience is much different than mine. You obviously live in a nice neighborhood. In my neighborhood people hear shots they look the other way. Steal and take what you want.