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Old 10-31-2011, 09:32 PM
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how easy it to steal a 2008 ford f150 without key and without towtruck/flatbed. turns out mine was stolen last night right from my driveway.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:45 PM
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They do have a pats system (passive antilock theft system). Basically a chip in your key that enables the truck computer to start. I would say not too easy. To get into is very easy but to steal would be a different story without the key.
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Old 10-31-2011, 09:56 PM
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That's awful. Where do you live?
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:27 PM
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I'd track the keys, do you have all of them in your possession? If so, it was most likely towed.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:39 PM
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you sure it didnt get repo'd?
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:09 PM
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26 hour old 1st and only post ..... I'ld say there's a good chance "Repo'd" is right.



Reminds me .... I was working midnight shift once in my rural county and driving up Rt 11 and at 2-3 am I saw a car hauler TT in the parking lot of an old derelict gas station that hadn't been used in "years", he had his park lights on. I saw his ramps down and he had two vehicles on it already. I stopped and approached and found he was one half a repo-team.

While I was talking to the one, the other half arrived with a Escalade in tow. He had a special set up on a truck where he could hook or ****** and go without ever leaving the cab.

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Old 10-31-2011, 11:19 PM
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Inside connection at the dealer can get you a key made by vin. I'm not sure if locksmiths have the ability to make them or not.
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Old 10-31-2011, 11:26 PM
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Yeah, they get a contract from the lender and then they can get a key made that will fit. Not sure what they do about the coding? Seems to me they drove the Escalade up onto the trailer while I was still there in the P-lot. Maybe they winched it? I was back in my car then making some notes in my log or something.

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Old 11-01-2011, 12:09 AM
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i repo for a living ... it takes 30 minutes to program a key to the computer system on a ford without a programmer ... a programmer runs about 6-8 grand so im pretty sure it was stolen another way ...if you program without a programmer you have to set and reset the key system in 10 minute intervals and its a PITA
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:34 AM
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Sorry to hear that. What condition was it in? Could be Overhaulin
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:27 AM
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If you ever get a minute to watch TV, look up The TV show "American Underworld" Season 1 Episode 2: entitled Car/Identity Theft.

They stole a 2006 Chevy Silverado in like 3 mins. That includes pulling the PCM... Pretty interesting. Had the truck stripped and redone in 26 hours or something like that.

Not trying to scare you, just info I saw on the TV a few weeks ago.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:56 AM
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If you ever get a minute to watch TV, look up The TV show "American Underworld" Season 1 Episode 2: entitled Car/Identity Theft.

They stole a 2006 Chevy Silverado in like 3 mins. That includes pulling the PCM... Pretty interesting. Had the truck stripped and redone in 26 hours or something like that.

Not trying to scare you, just info I saw on the TV a few weeks ago.
i saw that episode. It was crazy. If they want your truck bad enough, they will find a way to take it. Kind of scary.
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:25 PM
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This one's got "repo" written all over it.....
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:33 PM
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Repo'd or he's trying to figure out how to get the neighbor's 08 F150
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