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#1 mitch84

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:12 AM

hi

i will be a new owner of a fiesta zetec 1.4tdi soon and would like to know if there is any good security devices out there worth getting , it does'nt come with an alarm but although they are a good thing i get put off by thinking it will keep going off everyday and having to go out and turning it off, im looking into something like a steering wheel lock that is'nt to big ?

anyone got any idea's


thanks

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#2 Jonny87

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:25 AM

I used a stoplock on my 98 Fiesta and will probably continue to use it on my new mk7, unless it fouls the leather on the steering wheel. Get the airbag/4X4 version to be sure it fits...

Also I have seen some people using these things that clamp the hand brake to the gearstick, not too keen on those though.

Thing is it seems that the people on here who have had their mk7's stolen, have had them trailered away, so your best bet would be a wheel clamp, but my god would it be a pain in the !Removed! using one of those all of the time!

One super expensive option is fitting a Tracker

http://www.tracker.co.uk/SVR.html

I think its worth it, but not 100% sold on them yet....

Cant really think of anything else

#3 Jonny87

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:31 AM

Just had a thought, if you parked up right next to a wall then put your steering full lock to one side and then put a stoplock on, it would not be possible to to load the car onto a trailer, as the car would steer away from it.... or steer towards the wall.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:32 AM

I used a stoplock on my 98 Fiesta and will probably continue to use it on my new mk7, unless it fouls the leather on the steering wheel. Get the airbag/4X4 version to be sure it fits...

Also I have seen some people using these things that clamp the hand brake to the gearstick, not too keen on those though.

Thing is it seems that the people on here who have had their mk7's stolen, have had them trailered away, so your best bet would be a wheel clamp, but my god would it be a pain in the !Removed! using one of those all of the time!

One super expensive option is fitting a Tracker

http://www.tracker.co.uk/SVR.html

I think its worth it, but not 100% sold on them yet....

Cant really think of anything else



thanks i might shop around for a steering lock if i can find a decent one ,not sure if i would need it though? , i have got one but its a bit bulky and takes up a lot of room

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 10:32 AM

Just had a thought, if you parked up right next to a wall then put your steering full lock to one side and then put a stoplock on, it would not be possible to to load the car onto a trailer, as the car would steer away from it.... or steer towards the wall.


yeah good idea

#6 Matt M

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 07:12 PM

I have a factory fitted alarm on my fiesta, and it's never gone off by mistake. The ford factory fitted ones tend to be good decent alarms. Mine also comes with a thatcham 2 immobiliser so all generally good :)

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