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    I've wanted something like this for a long time. Every time I drop my Corvette off for service I'm worried about some scumbag tech taking my car for a joyride. With this thing I'd be able to relax - at least until I got the alert.

    I know exactly where I would hide it, too. The great thing about a plastic car is you can hide radio equipment just about anywhere. :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by swarga
    I've wanted something like this for a long time. Every time I drop my Corvette off for service I'm worried about some scumbag tech taking my car for a joyride. With this thing I'd be able to relax - at least until I got the alert.

    I know exactly where I would hide it, too. The great thing about a plastic car is you can hide radio equipment just about anywhere. :wink:
    You need one of these



    Alternatively just put a keyswitch in series with four of the fuel injectors (assuming eight), that will decrease the incidence.

    Me I would just buy some tools and jack pucks :wink:

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    then the dumb sumumabeach techs will think your car is broke adn try to charge you like $3k for a new computer and injectors since thats all their "ASE Certified" UTI bullsheet training "taught" them.

    I took my honda in one time to get the speedo "calibrated" to get out of a ticket (worked btw) and i put a valet chip in it w/ a 4k rev limit; 0psi boost cut and 60mph speed limiter and OF COURSE the 19 or so yo tech that was driving my car was like "I think your computer is broke der der der we gots another wun" And then I explained to him the magic of ecu tuning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KustomEagle
    I took my honda in one time to get the speedo "calibrated" to get out of a ticket (worked btw) and i put a valet chip in it w/ a 4k rev limit; 0psi boost cut and 60mph speed limiter and OF COURSE the 19 or so yo tech that was driving my car was like "I think your computer is broke der der der we gots another wun" And then I explained to him the magic of ecu tuning.
    He didn't install the new one without asking, did he?

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    When it comes to tuning the car, thats why I always advocate keeping one on hand that has the stock tune in it. That way, if you ever need to take it in, you can just swap it. That way you're not confusing the hell out of the mechanics. God knows they cannot understand aftermarket.

    Anyways, I'm not sure of the bumper setup of the Civic, but when I had my GA, I placed my spare key up in the rear bumper support underneath the car.

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    My car doesn't start if no key in the ignition AND it's gotta be the ORIGINAL key only...

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    ^You mean PATS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELVATO
    ^You mean PATS?
    What's PATS? :idea:

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    Passive Anti Theft System. I know Ford uses it on a lot of it's cars. It might be under a different name for other car manufacturers? Basically, it's a "chipped" key that has been programmed for your car. It won't start if you don't have the correct programmed key in, though I hear there are way of getting around it. On Fords, you can tell the cars that have it by a red blinking light on the dash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELVATO
    Passive Anti Theft System. I know Ford uses it on a lot of it's cars. It might be under a different name for other car manufacturers? Basically, it's a "chipped" key that has been programmed for your car. It won't start if you don't have the correct programmed key in, though I hear there are way of getting around it. On Fords, you can tell the cars that have it by a red blinking light on the dash.
    I don't have a Ford BUT I DO have that red blinking light on the dash (or rather inside the dash by the speedometer) apart of a second red light blinking by the freaking special factory-built stereo/equalizer/ipod/cd/radio system...

    Thank you for the heads up and please keep it for yourself with the "a way of getting around it"

 

 

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