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My Jeep got broken into last night. I was running doorless and windowless. The stupid thief just tore out my CB Radio, but didnt appear to have gotten anything else. They rifled through stuff in the backseat, which was all my kids' junk and just left a mess.

Mess of wires hanging out where the CB was, but otherwise, the Jeep was unharmed. I guess I got pretty lucky, but im still pissed.

More Tuffy boxes are on order - everything of value was locked in them and the thief tried to get into them, but couldnt.
 

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wow, sorry to hear that man. T east you took precaution with the tuffy's.
 

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had it happen to me also. They actually messed up a tuffy lock. Had to break into the console all on my own and replace the lock.
 

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Wow that is strange you posted this... yesterday morning I came out to my Jeep, which is currently doorless and windowless, in my gf's apartment complex and noticed a couple of switches (with LED lights) I have installed above the transfer case shift lever were on. I knew I hadn't turned them on, and as I walked closer I saw all the cables for my CB hanging there.

When I leave the Jeep in her complex I always take out the stereo receiver and put it in the (stock) glovebox along with my sunglasses and lock it. The thief didn't mess with that. Luckily I had taken my tool box out of the back a couple of days earlier to make room for moving some stuff over the weekend. The only other thing I noticed missing was a handful of change out of my cupholder.

I'm not really that pissed, because like you said, I knew it was bound to happen eventually. Plus I got really lucky, because this was just a casual passerby thief and not a legitimate one... my receiver, sunglasses, Sirius receiver, winch, foglights, shackles, etc., were all fine. I'm just more mad at myself for not taking out my CB after my wheeling trip. But oh well, that is why I buy the $50 ones.

I spent all day yesterday thinking of effective and inexpensive ways to catch a thief in action so I can run out there and beat the snot out of him... :laugh:
 

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Any of you also have a security system? I wonder if that would make a difference.
 

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RubiconRic said:
I'm not really that pissed, because like you said, I knew it was bound to happen eventually. Plus I got really lucky, because this was just a casual passerby thief and not a legitimate one... my receiver, sunglasses, Sirius receiver, winch, foglights, shackles, etc., were all fine. I'm just more mad at myself for not taking out my CB after my wheeling trip. But oh well, that is why I buy the $50 ones.
Wow!! It makes me "ANGERY" just thinking about it. I hate Thieves and Liars. When caught they should be shot.
 

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Buying a new set of soft windows for the rear is not easy on the pockets. I had someone cut my right rear soft top window. The real kick in the nuts was that the doors were open. I never lock the doors on the Jeep because there is no point. Thieves are getting too stupid to just check the handle on the door.
 

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Happened in my ~secure~ parking lot at my apartment. The little turds broke windows at the office as well. Play hell if they ever show up again. I have seen them. :lildevil:

I have often thought of putting one of my unspent 44 mag rounds in my console with a note sharpied on it. "Work quick- the next one has your name on it"
 

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had it happen to me also. They actually messed up a tuffy lock. Had to break into the console all on my own and replace the lock.
So I assume you got a new lock and key from Tuffy? If not, I have a complete lock and key brand new from Tuffy if you want it. I replaced the lock on my tuffy underseat drawer with a cam lock and this key lock is just collecting dust in the garage.
 

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If they want it, they will get it. I know somebody who used to have a very nicely built CJ-7. He had an ARB Bullbar plus a winch plus two pairs of expensive PIAA lights on the bumper. He parked his Jeep at work in broad daylight and in a "secure" parking lot that had a roving security patrol, at least once per hour.

He came back to his Jeep and discovered that the front frame horns and the front leaf springs had been cut through with a torch. The theives had taken the bumper, winch, and lights away in one piece. They left the front half the Jeep with the frame stumps resting on the front axle.

The insurance company totalled the Jeep and gave him a lot less than what he had spent on it, because he had never notified them of the actual value of the modified parts and how much money he had spent on the mods. It took him a few months to get a newer Wrangler YJ togather with the pieces he had left and the money he got from them. I would say he still does not have the equal of what was stolen and it has been a few years now. For one thing, he uses a front mounted receiver and leaves his winch at home in his garage most days.

The worst part is knowing that another Jeeper ripped him off. Those parts could not be used by anybody else.
 

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How much money does a theif think they are going to get for a CB radio? Stupid just stupid
 

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man bummer, I have been leaving my cb in the jeep because it is an old one, and I need to replace it I guess I should remove it less temptation
 

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I like my proximity alarm...if nothing else it will draw attention...I had a jeep stolen before at work...I always park close to windows and doors now...
 

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Sorry to hear that bud. Happened to me 3 times already in Philadelphia. First time they did the same as you dpendergraph. They stabbed the passenger window with a pen 6 times and then decided to unzip the windows out. I kind of thank them b/c all the left with was the change in my center console but I got aa check for a damaged top. The second time I was topless and doorless and the thief decided the plastic Nav mount on the windshield was worth taking.

For those with the Tuffy glove box, what are your thoughts? Is it worth the $160?
 

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glove box, well IMHO is is only good for carrying paperwork.

You can get a bit more in, but really that is about it.

So, I guess the result of that thought is, what is your car registration, insurance form, and all that stuff worth.

Not many if any other options on the market for a glove box. I actually can't recall any.


I have one, use it for paperwork and the occasional small handheld item. It was one of the first things I purchased for the jeep.
 

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x2 on the Tuffy glovebox, was one of my first aftermarket purchases. It is small, but holds just about the same amount as the stock one. I also have the large Tuffy security box, that takes up the back seat area. Was a pretty penny, but where I live (Phila suburbs) almost a necessity if you need to carry tools/spare parts around.
 

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I did the full Tuffy package (not all at once though)

Glovebox
Console
LJ Rear drawer

I don't leave anything out of one of those places if I'm not in the Jeep. It's probably wishful thinking, but I hope that a would-be thief will look in the window and see nothing of interest and move on.
 

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I replaced the stolen CB with another Uniden Pro 520XL this weekend. It cost me $73 for the radio from a local shop and about 30 minutes of my labor time to cut and splice the wires back together.

As for the tuffy boxes - i run the TJ box flush against my backseat and have lagbolts drilled through the bottom of the jeep that are bolted from underneath (which are a giant PITA to get to - thats never coming out). then flush against that, i have a Bestop steel extend-a-truck. It comes almost to the tailgate , but together, the two boxes create a flat load floor across the back and gives me two different (albeit small) storage options. i can open the tailgate and throw crap in the back under the bestop trunk, or drop goodies into the tuffy box in front of it.

The new additions i am about to order up are the glove box and two concealed carry under-seat drawers with combo locks for under the front seats. Eventually, money permitting, i will do the center console as well. I wanted the one with the radio compartment for my CB, but then you lose the cupholders which are essential for me. I am also looking at the Maxbilt center consoles - they are pretty nice...
 

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I have the Ravelco kill switch, Tuffy drawer and a perimeter alarm. The only time my rig is outside, unattended at night is when I take it to Moab or Ouray. Then I park it right outside my hotel room and if I hear that alarm, I'm out the door and will catch the moron that picked the wrong Jeep to screw with. Messing with someone's stuff deserves at least a broken arm. I have a fair amount of pent up anger I'm looking to unleash on some punk.
 
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