That sucks to hear. I cant stand thieves.
Ranger is super simple-- about 10 seconds with a slim jim, or less than a minute with a wonder bar and airbag-- might as well not even have locking doors.... same with our treps unfortunately.
Factory anti-theft is usually worthless, I see cadillacs and lincolns that were stolen all the time, and the key with the chip, anti-theft, etc, seem to do nothing to prevent it. The only good factory theft is one that disables the starter if the door is opened without the key-- nissans, toyotas, mazdas for example.
Ive seen LHS, 300M and Intrepid ES with the "SKIM" system stolen, no problem-- the ignition is cleaned out of everyone of them-- seems the "skim" system is bypassed easily.
You can get a really good alarm system, with a good starter kill -- but if they really want it, chances are they will still get it-- what you are hoping to do is scare them away with the alarm-- like tooch mentions.
I would recommend a secret engine disable switch-- concealed into one of the other misc switches, thats about your best deterrent-- and you would have to make that yourself-- that will stop them from stealing your car--but not breaking into it-- and the lowlifes in this town usually mess the car up if they cant steal it-- ie slash tires, key it, set it on fire, etc.
My anti-theft== cameras, a .357 and a .45---
Last edited by Daytrepper; 02-26-2008 at 04:44 AM.