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Old 03-10-2010, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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most cars are stolen by tow trucks now the common theif won't go car that stand out most are old 90's cars that they take or trucks or vans for tools or parts that they can sell at pawn shops I like to watch show that has the auto task force the uses those older trucks and suvs to block them it works pretty and prevents high speed chases plus those yukons, F250s and suburbans are mean looking with the massive push bars

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Old 03-10-2010, 10:50 PM
 
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Most that add a switch do it to the line that controls the fuel pressure at satrtup. If the circuit is brken by a hidden switch it will not satrt because iot senses no fuel pressure for elctroic injection.Dead as a dooe nail. But many experienced thefts will look hard for it.It the dumbone like on tv they want to stop which is a large portion really.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Rolando, San Diego CA 92115
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at least here in San Diego (#4 top city for car theft) the vast majority of stolen cars are the early 90's Japanese cars (which are everywhere). They go straight to Mexico. Also there are guys who drive into the parking garages at the local Universities, and steal motorcycles by throwing them into pickup trucks. It seems that smash n' grab car prowls are a much more common risk for the average owner.
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