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With a 392 coming soon I'm looking into ways to keep it safe. Not interested in RAVELCO . Do thief's clone the FOB and I should buy a Faraday ? Do they connect to the obd port and I should buy an OBD port lock?
 

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With a 392 coming soon I'm looking into ways to keep it safe. Not interested in RAVELCO . Do thief's clone the FOB and I should buy a Faraday ? Do they connect to the obd port and I should buy an OBD port lock?
the old smith & wesson. There's no other way unfortunately. if they want it , they'll get it.
 

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The tazer has a function that will set the alarm off if hood is opened.....this would be somewhat of a deterrent. Putting a GPS tracker on it might help. The built in app from mopar on the uconnect lets me track the jeep from my phone. If they didn't turn this off would be easy to track it down. I'm sure unhooking battery defeats this. A hidden kill switch can be effective and is not very expensive, but like The Judge said no 100% way to prevent it. It doesn't hurt to make it more difficult. I have considered a hidden kill switch, but right now just relying on the Tazer and not parking in high risk parking lots for extended periods of time.
 

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Is there a kill switch option that will prevent presets and setting loss?
 

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I was just looking at some different types of kill switches. Some are simple and just a hidden switch to disrupt power to fuel pump, ignition, etc. Others are more advanced and use a latching relay (turboencabulator can probably explain better than me). I may look at one of these but would have to some reading to understand it better. It could be done in such a way that a switch already present in the vehicle (like an aux switch, blinker, etc) could be used. Every time you turn the vehicle on, this switch would have to be pressed momentarily to disable the kill switch.

Advantage of hidden direct kill switch is that you could leave it alone until you got into high risk situation and then flip switch.

I've got too much going on to do too much research on this right now, but it is very interesting. I like learning about stuff like this just for the sake of learning...
 

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Is there a kill switch option that will prevent presets and setting loss?
Kill switch does not totally disconnect battery. Just cuts power to something vital like the fuel pump or ignition. Everything else is unaffected.

This video might provide some food for thought

I would use a cooler looking switch I think but never know.
 

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There are battery kill switches. I have them in my yj and tj. Flip em when it’s time to go into storage over the winter. They work like a charm. However, they are in the engine compartment and a car thief might be able to figure it out since they aren’t too hidden. But I use them to prevent a dead battery, not to prevent theft.

I love where that guy hid the switch in the video. Totally hidden but right within reach.
 

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To me the key is having a switch that can be removed when the vehicle goes in for service. I have watched some YT videos that have good ideas that can go back to factory real quick it appears but once you cut the harness like other videos, you are all in and I’m sure the dealer would have issues especially if the issue is electrical. I realize mechanical warranty should not be an issue, but jeeps seem to have enough electrical gremlins that I would not want to “cut” anything.
 

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With a 392 coming soon I'm looking into ways to keep it safe. Not interested in RAVELCO . Do thief's clone the FOB and I should buy a Faraday ? Do they connect to the obd port and I should buy an OBD port lock?
I put a Ravelco system on mine, much like mynTRX. The scumbags might still get in the Jeep, but they damn sure can’t start it!
 

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Just do this... :cool:

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I put a Ravelco system on mine, much like mynTRX. The scumbags might still get in the Jeep, but they damn sure can’t start it!
Meh another hole to take care of... PASS
I'm getting too old
 

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I found and interesting system made by Auto-watch Ghost II which uses a series of button inputs to enable the relay system, kinda like what @hardhat was taking about.
I don’t think they make it for Jeep but I’m sure something like that could be found.

I am more interested in a more OEM lockdown mode that FCA developed for Dodge. YukonCornelius found it in this post. I wonder if they has been any progress in applying that to the wrangler. Have you seen anything on this @YukonCornelius?

For my part I keep it in the garage and have the old H&K 40USP theft mitigation system. When I park it in a sketchy location I have pulled a few fuses and put them in my pocket. But in reality with a set of Go-Jacks and a tow truck there is no real deterrent. For that I use the 20% new car replacement add on to my USAA policy.

I did look at Ravelco and they were willing to sell it directly to my home to install myself. I guess I just don’t know if it’s worth introducing any electrical gremlins into my Jeep for the added security. At least with the pull-a-fuse system it is fairly obvious if I “forgot” to disable it. Also it won’t do anything weird at 80 miles per hour or 80 miles down a trail. I am glad to hear what others are doing, super helpful!
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Have a system like this on the TRX but they don't list any Jeeps. Anyone know if this would work? Seems like a great option, especially with a locked hood to prevent access to the relay:

ask Tom
He is the electrical guru
 

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I put a Ravelco system on mine, much like mynTRX. The scumbags might still get in the Jeep, but they damn sure can’t start it!
Mind posting a picture to show where it got installed? I contacted Ravelco a month ago but just haven’t decided.
 

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Mind posting a picture to show where it got installed? I contacted Ravelco a month ago but just haven’t decided.
Here is a pic of @DavyBoy install from Ravelco. You can see the metal clad wire housing leading to the socket. It will defiantly take some time (something a car thief doesn’t waste) to figure out the Ravelco wiring and bypass the unit.
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Here is a pic of @DavyBoy install from Ravelco. You can see the metal clad wire housing leading to the socket. It will defiantly take some time (something a car thief doesn’t waste) to figure out the Ravelco wiring and bypass the unit.
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Thanks! Honestly ever since I got the lockable hood latches installed, it makes me worry about my 392 less. Something like the Ravelco is still on my list. One thing bothers me a bit is the fact that we can’t use remote engine start either with the key fob or the Uconnect app once such device is installed and the plug not inserted.
 
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I'd hate to lose my Jeep but the odds of it being stolen are incredibly low. I could maybe see myself putting locking hatches on it but I doubt I ever do that. Not going to waste time worrying about it, that's what insurance is for.
 

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For my part I keep it in the garage and have the old H&K 40USP theft mitigation system.
As far as security systems go, I went with the H&K USP45 which from what I understand is the same form factor and equally effective. I believe it's slower to deploy but ever so slightly beefier, but they both have their plusses and minuses. Installation couldn't be simpler, and reliability and build quality is pristine. Top of the line, you really can't beat either of 'em! Can't recommend enough!
 

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As far as security systems go, I went with the H&K USP45 which from what I understand is the same form factor and equally effective. I believe it's slower to deploy but ever so slightly beefier, but they both have their plusses and minuses. Installation couldn't be simpler, and reliability and build quality is pristine. Top of the line, you really can't beat either of 'em! Can't recommend enough!
How're you guys deploying these systems when away from the vehicle? I've got a similar set up in a lighter security payload, but generally it requires manual user input to be effective against thieves. :unsure:
 

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