Stolen Z in Wantirna, Vic

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  1. Peter Black

    Peter Black Active Member

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    Hi guys, long time no see and such.

    Just putting the word out that my Z got stolen from Knox Shopping Centre in Wantirna this afternoon, Burgundy Aus Spec, now with a missing driver's window and Aus300zx.com stickers on the 3/4 windows.
     
  2. DazzaZ32

    DazzaZ32 Active Member

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    Shit sorry to hear that mate .
    Keep a look out on gumtree hope you were insured.
     
  3. Peter Black

    Peter Black Active Member

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    Yeah, fully insured and such so it's not the end of the world. Not great though.

    The car they used to get there was left next to where it was so I assume it's going to get thrashed to where ever they go next and dumped.
     
  4. lidz

    lidz Well-Known Member

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    ah bugger, sorry to hear Pete. I'm in Knox, with my own burgundy aus-spec, will definitely keep my eye out mate (& the garage locked!)
     
  5. Peter Black

    Peter Black Active Member

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    Thanks Tim, didn't know you were out this way.
     
  6. BigCol

    BigCol That's what she said...

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    Sorry to hear Pete. Will keep a look out around here.
     
  7. lidz

    lidz Well-Known Member

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    Yeah so sing out if you need some tech day support once it's recovered Pete! Fingers crossed you get some news soon mate
     
  8. kr4usy

    kr4usy Active Member

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    Geez, that's terrible news Peter! I hope it's recovered quickly! If I'm able to help in any way let me know :)
     
  9. Peter Black

    Peter Black Active Member

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    Hi guys, glad to see you are still about.

    The car was recovered on Sunday night, from what I gather there is no obvious damage other than the smashed window. Given that it has been missing for 7 days despite the minimal obvious external damage I don't think I really want it back. The car they dumped when they took mine looked fine on the outside but showed a few subtle signs of being driven pretty hard, little bits of tyre rubber on one of the mud guards and such. That was just a basic 80s 4 door Skyline sedan so it's probably a pretty safe bet if they drove that hard the Zed got a serious flogging. I quit taking it to track days a few years ago do I didn't end up driving a flogged out car so I'm not too keen on driving a flogged out car anyway with out the fun of flogging it out myself.

    The other issue that worries me ( and really frightens my wife) is that it was found only a few kms from our home and in an area we are often near of passing through and given that it was missing for a full week we have no idea what it has been used for but it's probably not just taking grandma to church so I think there is a reasonable concern that it has been used for some pretty dubious stuff which may well have made it a target for other dubious people.

    I've not heard back from the insurance company yet, hopefully given that it has been doing god-knows-what for a full week they want nothing more to do with it but the lack of much visible external damage and they valued it higher than I expected when I initially made the claim (they were going to pay out $11300 if it was not recovered, honestly I was expecting $7-9k) I worry they will decide to repair it.
     
  10. MikeZ32

    MikeZ32 das Über member

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    That's terrible Pete, good it's found but never the same when it's been flogged by some unknown scum. I know the feeling all too well when my previous Integra got stolen. If you do decide to fix it all the power to you. If they've valued your car at $11k, assuming it's minor cosmetic damage they may just choose to fix it. Do you have choice of repairer?
     
  11. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

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    Visible deterrent and electronic alarm
    We can't stop joyriders but we can make the next car down the road look easier than yours

    [​IMG]
     
  12. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

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  13. FireHorse

    FireHorse Member

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    I got this one off ebay, probably a bit cheaper than jaycar (model TK103B)
    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/TK103B-...326543?hash=item1ed919344f:g:OWEAAOSwpIdW7AHv

    even has a microphone so you can listen in to whats happening inside the car

    [​IMG]
     
  14. FireHorse

    FireHorse Member

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    Yea dont buy those units, turns out they are only 2g which isnt supported here anymore

    someone here mentions the units to look for
     
  15. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

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    I started my second PM conversation since the new software (the furst one was to check which state someone was selling parts) because FireHorse and I bought a similar model of vehicle tracker. TK103 they do what they say using GPS and 2G, but the sellers can be a bit vague on their specifications nowadays. They will reply that their product supports the correct frequencies in Australia, but they don't specifically answer whether a 3G or 4G only sim will work. Australian 2G frequencies have been repurposed for 3G/4G. Ebay sellers know that some of these devices only have the much cheaper 2G modem on board. vodafone will switch off their 2G service very soon, so these 2G only trackers must be upgraded.
    The only function that still works is the recorded log of where your car has been, but that can only be downloaded from the device, not through the phone network.
     
  16. QLDZDR

    QLDZDR ID=David

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    PS. Anyone using a 3G tracker that was good value and works well?
     
  17. JEDI-77

    JEDI-77 Jedi Master

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    Shit, sorry to hear Pete :( Any word from the insurance company as to what they are going to do?

    Best of luck with everything.

     
  18. Peter Black

    Peter Black Active Member

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    Hi Mark, good to see you are around too.

    The car is being written off, when it goes up for auction I'll let everyone know as it has some pretty good bits in it still.

    How have you been?
     
  19. lidz

    lidz Well-Known Member

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    So then the next question is Pete, are you replacing it? & if so going another aus spec or looking tt?
     
  20. Peter Black

    Peter Black Active Member

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    No idea to be honest Tim.

    While the weather is nice I'm happy walking most places and we've got a little hatchback for other stuff, I'll need something to get to the train station for work once the weather gets bad again. I might just get a really cheap little run about.

    I've already had a good run with one of the better Aus Specs on the market so I'll probably not be going back to an unknown one now.

    I've got a Land Cruiser Troopcarrier with a camper conversion I'm just putting the finishing touches on which kind of fills the place of a recreational car for me pretty well at the moment to be honest.
     

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