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red04svtcobra
11-22-2007, 04:55 PM
Yesterday afternoon some time someone stole all 4 wheels and tires off his 07 300Z that was parked in his driveway!! They left it on cinder blocks and the bad thing is nobody saw anything. Get this, he was home at the time in the living room (he had been drinking) watching tv and never heard a sound. I was also at home, along with my neighbor across the street, as well as the ones next to them, and even my next door neighbor (doing home improvements and was in and out allday he said). I am so pissed right now because this is such a nice quiet neighborhood and never thought this would happen here. I park the cobra in the garage and never stays outside thank god! I have an alarm for the house so I'm not to worried about them stealing my stuff, but I just cant believe that someone could do this to anyone and not feel bad about it! I hope they get caught and get what they deserve! If you know of anyone selling some 300ZX rims and tires CHEAP around the Mooresville area please contact me or the police about it, thanks all. Here is the car.
Chris
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/lightning_015/misc%20pics/DSC04193.jpg

03slidewayzSVT
11-22-2007, 05:48 PM
Wow...I didn't know Nissan even made a 07 300ZX....Talk about crime close to home....I guess air tools were not used....

red04svtcobra
11-22-2007, 05:59 PM
Sorry, must be a 350Z or something like that. Very close to home, alittle to close!! They don't think air tools were involved because someone would probably of heard that. The Mooresville police here are jerks and kinda blew him off and tried to make him feel better that there was more cars broken in that same day at some hotel down by Hooters. :thumbsup:

XyX
11-22-2007, 07:49 PM
wow...that sucks..****..Those new Z wheels are pretty sought after. Nicest ones they've come with other than the track edition Rays. Your neighborhood is really close together..How could someone be so damn quiet doing this?..****..theives are getting better and better these days...Well at least he'll be getting some money for new wheels

red04svtcobra
11-22-2007, 07:58 PM
This is a very nice neighborhood where I live and I am wondering the same thing, why nobody saw or heard anything, especially him being home. We have started a neighborhood watch here on my steeet today and hopefully this won't happen again.

cobrabitn
11-22-2007, 09:07 PM
I can definitely relate to that. Yesterday my pickup at work got broke into for the THIRD time! I don't keep money in it especially after the first two break ins this year. I may have to start driving the car to work till they get the new security system and fence up at work. It's a shame that people have to resort to this sort of stuff just to take $5.00 out of the ashtray. (that was on the second break in.)

I just cannot claim it on my insurance for the third time. :(

red04svtcobra
11-23-2007, 09:36 PM
Sorry to hear that Tony. Some people have no respect for others property and would rather steal others stuff that they worked so hard to get and that just pisses me off more than anything!! One day all thieves will have their day, its just a matter of time is all.

cobrabitn
11-23-2007, 10:34 PM
I hate that happened to your friend as he had it done right at his house and that would make me very concerned. Sounds like video cameras need to be installed around your neighborhood! I've been thinking about doing that at my house because you just never know... :(

MarcInJapan
11-24-2007, 05:15 AM
I hate freaking thieves. I can't believe they did that in open daylight and nobody saw a freaking thing.

red04svtcobra
11-24-2007, 10:13 AM
The update is the wheels and tires have still not been found and probably never will he said. I noticed yesterday after coming home from Xmas shopping he had some tires and rims on the car. I asked him where they found them and he said he had to buy a set from the Nissan dealership up the road. They pulled in a new 350Z and took off all wheels and tires and sold them to him for $5000 .:eek: Can you believe that?? I would have bought some aftermarket wheels and tires for much less and even look better. He is not taking another chance with this happening again so he is making room in the garage and getting a car alarm that has the tilt sensor installed.

RF Cobra
11-24-2007, 12:08 PM
That's awful! Sounds like the thieves weren't the only ones that robbed him, $5k for stock wheels and tires?!?!!? :eek:


Tony, you sure you didn't tick somebody off at work? 3 times, wow, somebody must really think they are going to find something worth stealing in your truck. Too bad you can't leave them a real cobra to find if they try it a fourth time.

XyX
11-24-2007, 12:57 PM
5 grand..he could have gotten some bomb ass aftermarkey wheels

cobrabitn
11-24-2007, 05:26 PM
Allan,

They are only breaking in the Ford F-series trucks as it has something to do with the locking mechanism on the driver door. Five plus other F-series trucks were broken into about a week or so ago and they had been broken into before several times. One guy just leaves his door unlocked and they still went and broke the lock without even trying the door handle.

Work is putting up a new fence and barb wire gate with electronic cards to gain access to the employee parking lot. I'm just going to drive the 94 to work for now and get an alarm put in the truck once they put up the new gates. I think my problems are far less costly then Chris' neighbors. No way I would have spent 5K for a new set of wheels for that thing...besides, shouldn't he have insurance on a new car?? :scratch:

red04svtcobra
11-24-2007, 05:29 PM
Yeah I feel bad for the guy, he got robbed twice. I would have never paid that much for stock wheels. If this is the going price for them then I now see why somebody wanted to take them.

red04svtcobra
11-24-2007, 05:37 PM
Allan,

They are only breaking in the Ford F-series trucks as it has something to do with the locking mechanism on the driver door. Five plus other F-series trucks were broken into about a week or so ago and they had been broken into before several times. One guy just leaves his door unlocked and they still went and broke the lock without even trying the door handle.

Work is putting up a new fence and barb wire gate with electronic cards to gain access to the employee parking lot. I'm just going to drive the 94 to work for now and get an alarm put in the truck once they put up the new gates. I think my problems are far less costly then Chris' neighbors. No way I would have spent 5K for a new set of wheels for that thing...besides, shouldn't he have insurance on a new car?? :scratch:He does have insurance he says and I think he is wanting to be reinbursed for the money spent. I doubt they will give him $5000 but who knows.
Those F150 are prone to break-ins!! They are the easiest to break into I have heard. The rear glass is the main entry, so alot of people put a stick up there so the rear glass wont slide open. They can always break the glass to gain entry, I know I used to have one. My friend had his Lightning broke into through the door lock to and was caught on tape. It took a mere 10 sec. to gain entry and snatched up a radio out of the dash and was gone in 45 sec!!! All he used was a screwdriver and poped the lock!!

03slidewayzSVT
11-24-2007, 06:02 PM
I have replaced at least a dozen locks on all the F series trucks...Expeditions and Explorer have the same lock....I'v replaced most of driver door locks with ones without the lock in them....Just have your key remote and door code buttons to unlock...In fact I'm put non-locking handle in on a new F450 Monday....

cobrabitn
11-24-2007, 11:36 PM
Yes, I thought about that!

XyX
11-25-2007, 01:33 PM
non-locking handle?..like no key? always open?

cobrabitn
11-25-2007, 02:47 PM
No, you use a handle like what is on the rear left door for the front door. You use your remote to unlock/lock your door from the outside or just lock from the inside when you exit. That leaves nothing but a handle/cover plate on the driver's side and no lock to be hammered with a screwdriver.

Adam,where did you get the handles and how much??

03slidewayzSVT
11-25-2007, 05:02 PM
^^^ Exactly....I get the handle that is for the rear drivers side door on a crew cab....:thumbsup:

cobrabitn
11-25-2007, 05:35 PM
Where and how much?? :D

03slidewayzSVT
11-26-2007, 07:49 AM
^^^ If you had a PM box I'd tell you....

texaswrx
11-26-2007, 10:48 AM
Yesterday afternoon some time someone stole all 4 wheels and tires off his 07 300Z that was parked in his driveway!! They left it on cinder blocks and the bad thing is nobody saw anything. Get this, he was home at the time in the living room (he had been drinking) watching tv and never heard a sound. I was also at home, along with my neighbor across the street, as well as the ones next to them, and even my next door neighbor (doing home improvements and was in and out allday he said). I am so pissed right now because this is such a nice quiet neighborhood and never thought this would happen here. I park the cobra in the garage and never stays outside thank god! I have an alarm for the house so I'm not to worried about them stealing my stuff, but I just cant believe that someone could do this to anyone and not feel bad about it! I hope they get caught and get what they deserve! If you know of anyone selling some 300ZX rims and tires CHEAP around the Mooresville area please contact me or the police about it, thanks all. Here is the car.
Chris
http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l65/lightning_015/misc%20pics/DSC04193.jpg

I would suggest using that thing just in front of the car, aka the garage.

red04svtcobra
11-26-2007, 01:36 PM
He is using the garage, NOW. I don't understand why he never used it before.

97whitevert
11-26-2007, 06:41 PM
No, you use a handle like what is on the rear left door for the front door. You use your remote to unlock/lock your door from the outside or just lock from the inside when you exit. That leaves nothing but a handle/cover plate on the driver's side and no lock to be hammered with a screwdriver.

Adam,where did you get the handles and how much??

That's all well and good, but what happens when the automatic locking mechanism ceases to work, like my daughter's has?
:eek:

cobrabitn
11-26-2007, 07:54 PM
All four mechanisms would have to stop working in order for you not to be able to access your door.

Adam, I don't do PM's so if you can't post it here then send it to me at tony@svtcobraclub.com, thanks.

RF Cobra
11-26-2007, 11:53 PM
The one thing I've always wondered was if the only way to unlock the doors is by using the remote or keypad, how do you unlock it if the battery dies and there is no key short of keeping a brick in the fenderwell?

cobrabitn
11-27-2007, 12:01 AM
Like the guy at the Ford place told me...your diesel has two batteries in it, I doubt you wouldn't have enough power to trip the remote. :) The battery in my 94 Coupe went bad but the remote still worked, it doesn't take much power to make it keep working...

If I locked them in the truck, I would call AAA and have them send out a locksmith to go through the glass to get access but the way the truck is, it won't let you lock your keys in if they are in the ignition. If you leave the keys in it and hit the door remote it will have them "pop" back up so you can't lock your keys in it. A lot would have to happen to make that situation happen. :D

97whitevert
11-27-2007, 04:15 PM
The one thing I've always wondered was if the only way to unlock the doors is by using the remote or keypad, how do you unlock it if the battery dies and there is no key short of keeping a brick in the fenderwell?

Daughter's whole remote system went kaput, when it goes, it ALL goes. $$$ to get it fixed. Key is all that works right now. She had remote and touchpad. :eek: :eek:

I'd would be VERY LEARY of relying only on electronic. IN fact, I wouldn't.

03slidewayzSVT
11-27-2007, 09:47 PM
^^^ Well I guess I would rather have a problem getting in my car or truck when the battery goes dead...Then to have a easy break in point and get all my $h1t stolen...I rather have to break in my own truck then to see that someone else all ready did....I guess you think getting your stuff stolen is cheaper then fixing the electric door lock....


PS. Tony do you still have my cell #??? If not I can call you or you can call me at my shop...704-333-5821 ask for me....

cobrabitn
11-27-2007, 09:56 PM
I have to agree with Adam...every time I go to my truck at night, I wonder if it got broke into today? I just am not going to deal with it so I'm having an alarm put in it this week and I'll close up the door latch for the key.

This is something that I saw today on my way to work, an F-250 with no key cylinder on the driver door so I am not the only one that feels this way. I thought I was seeing things or thought it was a fluke but nope... they didn't have a key lock on the driver's side. Like Adam said, I'd rather call AAA to come out and get me in the truck then have someone else get in it.

I do know a guy at work put his alarm in and he hasn't got broken into again. Besides, if the power door lock mechanism goes then AAA can get someone to come out with a slim jim and pop the latch. Anyway, the odds of that happening are pretty slim if you ask me.... :D

03slidewayzSVT
11-27-2007, 10:07 PM
The funny thing is yesterday I put a blank driver door handle in a new 08 F450 and tomarrow I'm doing one in a F-250....I'm getting good at them now...Call me Tony I'll get you one and install it...Hell I could meet you at Dan's shop or where ever and install it...

cobrabitn
11-27-2007, 10:40 PM
Adam,

Clinton Ford gave me a $20.00 discount (25% off) so I committed to paying them the 60 bucks. I welcome the help in the installation and meeting at Dan's would be cool since we can probably borrow his tools... :rotf: I don't have the latch yet but I'll let you know when it gets here!

RF Cobra
11-27-2007, 10:40 PM
Unless you plan on putting in lexan, easy break in point = all glass on the vehicle. No need to cop an attitude, it was just a question I've always had about relying solely on electronics as the only way to unlock. My luck there would be electrical problems on a regular basis resulting in constantly not being able to get into the vehicle.


^^^ Well I guess I would rather have a problem getting in my car or truck when the battery goes dead...Then to have a easy break in point and get all my $h1t stolen...I rather have to break in my own truck then to see that someone else all ready did....I guess you think getting your stuff stolen is cheaper then fixing the electric door lock....


PS. Tony do you still have my cell #??? If not I can call you or you can call me at my shop...704-333-5821 ask for me....

03slidewayzSVT
11-28-2007, 05:53 AM
Unless you plan on putting in lexan, easy break in point = all glass on the vehicle. No need to cop an attitude, it was just a question I've always had about relying solely on electronics as the only way to unlock. My luck there would be electrical problems on a regular basis resulting in constantly not being able to get into the vehicle.

I really wasn't copping a attitude Allan....I guess you took it that way...Also I was commenting on what Lisa said about it being too much $$$ to fix it...And yes the glass is a break in spot but popping the lock is very easy and 9 outa 10 thats what theives will do...Its a whole lot quieter then popping the glass...

03slidewayzSVT
11-28-2007, 05:56 AM
Adam,

Clinton Ford gave me a $20.00 discount (25% off) so I committed to paying them the 60 bucks. I welcome the help in the installation and meeting at Dan's would be cool since we can probably borrow his tools... :rotf: I don't have the latch yet but I'll let you know when it gets here!

Thats cool....I can get it for you for $60 also but anyway...I can meet you one night and install it...I can bring all the tools I need with me since I know exactly what I need....Let me know....:thumbsup:

97whitevert
11-28-2007, 05:07 PM
Unless you plan on putting in lexan, easy break in point = all glass on the vehicle. No need to cop an attitude, it was just a question I've always had about relying solely on electronics as the only way to unlock. My luck there would be electrical problems on a regular basis resulting in constantly not being able to get into the vehicle.

I really wasn't copping a attitude Allan....I guess you took it that way...Also I was commenting on what Lisa said about it being too much $$$ to fix it...And yes the glass is a break in spot but popping the lock is very easy and 9 outa 10 thats what theives will do...Its a whole lot quieter then popping the glass...


Then knock the attitude off with me!!

cobrabitn
12-13-2007, 09:38 PM
I have the new latch so maybe we can get it installed one day after work Adam?

03slidewayzSVT
12-14-2007, 07:26 AM
I have the new latch so maybe we can get it installed one day after work Adam?
Sounds good Call Me:thumbsup: