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Subaru was broken into along Hwy 6 yesterday while getting a quick Clear Creek lap in - definitely targeted as a boater car. Someone snagged the keys from behind the tire, unlocked the car, took a bunch of expensive stuff, and then put the keys back where they found them. The only indication the car was broken into was an open glovebox, some random crap strewn around, and of course - a bunch of missing sunglasses/electronics/etc.

Lesson learned: take your keys with you or put them in a better spot... and don't be a dumbass like I was and leave anything valuable around. Wah wahhhh :/
 

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Used to keep one of these shoved way way up top in the wheel well. Magnetic so it sticks to the strut mount area. You can put it anywhere though, and if in a good spot there's no way a thief would ever find it or know what they were feeling.
 

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That's terrible. Getting robbed is such a violation. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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tuck your keys into your suspension is what i always do they are impossible to see and only found by feeling in exactly the right place.
 

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If you're stashing keys, be aware of who can see you stash them. Hiding keys in a sneaky suspension spot doesn't do much good if someone sees you digging in your wheel well from 100 yards away.
 

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My Astral has a deep velcro pocket. Ignition and door key go with. Other keys put someplace out of sight. Or possibly put a spare set hidden with the magnetic box. Then no one can see you hiding them.
 

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Shitty. That canyon is notorious for break-ins. Hope you two are having a good trip otherwise. I've got my spy network on the lookout for the stolen goods.
 

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Get a Ford, they all have a keypad on drivers door. I love the fact I can leave keys in truck and not have to have them on ski mtn or river.
 

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I've seen these in the past but the price is kind of steep and a 4 digit combo sitting at a multiday take-out isn't really all that safe anways. I can easily keep a key in my PFD and a hide-a-key safely tucked away for more legitimate "emergency" type situations.

10,000 possible combinations seems reasonably safe.



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Subaru was broken into along Hwy 6 yesterday while getting a quick Clear Creek lap in -

Lesson learned: take your keys with you or put them in a better spot... and don't be a dumbass like I was and leave anything valuable around. Wah wahhhh :/
Rude behavior. I'd suggest a sting operation near a handy tree...........
 

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I've seen these in the past but the price is kind of steep and a 4 digit combo sitting at a multiday take-out isn't really all that safe anways. I can easily keep a key in my PFD and a hide-a-key safely tucked away for more legitimate "emergency" type situations.
Most of the combo locks I've seen have a tell (not sure what the real term is but the release mechanism acts different when the pin is in the correct position) on one or more pins. 10,000 should be crackable in 8 hours by brute force. If you can get even one of the pins to tell you are talking 1,000 combos and under and hour. I'm assuming the $70 goes into the housing and not re-inventing a more fool proof combo lock.
 

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Most of the combo locks I've seen have a tell (not sure what the real term is but the release mechanism acts different when the pin is in the correct position) on one or more pins. 10,000 should be crackable in 8 hours by brute force. If you can get even one of the pins to tell you are talking 1,000 combos and under and hour. I'm assuming the $70 goes into the housing and not re-inventing a more fool proof combo lock.
No one is going to waste 8 hours trying to crack open a trailer hitch combo safe. They will just break a window which takes less then a second.
 

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No one is going to waste 8 hours trying to crack open a trailer hitch combo safe. They will just break a window which takes less then a second.
No but like I said if even one pin is taken away it's less than an hour. My point is for $70 I'd want more protection than an hours time. I bet it would take an hour to find my hidden key as well and that protection costs less than $10. I drive a messy ass POS so hopefully they will move on to the next car anyways.
 

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If you're stashing keys, be aware of who can see you stash them. Hiding keys in a sneaky suspension spot doesn't do much good if someone sees you digging in your wheel well from 100 yards away.
Have that spot good to go with a key before you get to put in.
Have it there forever.

I'm not telling where mine is on any vehicle.
 

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No but like I said if even one pin is taken away it's less than an hour. My point is for $70 I'd want more protection than an hours time. I bet it would take an hour to find my hidden key as well and that protection costs less than $10. I drive a messy ass POS so hopefully they will move on to the next car anyways.
Oh I get what you are saying, totally agree. Plus as the poster mentioned he left valuables in car. Sometimes you can not get around locking car with stuff inside that is worth something, but make sure its not in sight. I usually leave truck unlocked (because I forget to lock it!) up in my neck of the woods. Everything valuable is with with me (gear/cell/wallet) when on river or skiing.
 

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Sorry to hear of the loss. I take a door key with me. I key ring it to the loop inside my vest pocket then that pocket is zipped closed.
 
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