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    How much for a tracker?

    Thinking of having a tracker fitted to my car. How much money for initial installation and what sort of monthly cost would I be looking at? Does anyone have any success or horror stories involving a tracker? Or is there a better option to consider? Already have alarm and use an autolock handbrake to gear selector lock.

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    I bought a cheap one that has a GSM / GPS modem. From memory it worked by sending / receiving text messages.
    Never got around to fitting it. As for running costs - the cheapest SIM only deal.

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    6 for £1.75 in Sainsburys, but that's chocolate chip

    Being serious though, we've had them fitted to vehicles/machinery at work in the past and they have never been any use when something got stolen, they must deactivate them somehow
    Just like a golf................But better!!!

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    I'd guess that if you're in the business of stealing plant you're expecting it to be tracked. I doubt many would be thiefs would associate that level of security with a corrado (assuming of course that's the end application)?

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    This is the one I purchased. I hacked the wiring loom to remove the un-wanted features (immobilizer etc).

    Will run from a PAYG SIM. Very small so easily hidden. No subscription charges.

    Downside (if you power it from the main car battery) is it will be useless if the battery is disconnected.

    I never got around to fitting it (was going to be a job for the summer) and now my car is up for sale so probably never will.
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    Have you got a link for that Mark? Can you not put it on one of your mini's?

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    I used to install trackers for a living.
    As above i wouldnt bother with anything that doesnt have battery back up.
    Also worth getting one that has function for the car alarm input so if anyone triggers the alarm it can be set to call or text you.

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    link to build thread http://the-corrado.net/showthread.ph...TE-G60-UPDATED

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    What sort of battery would you need to use as a back up?

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    They were usually an option on the ones i used to fit.
    It was integrated into the tracker unit

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    link to build thread http://the-corrado.net/showthread.ph...TE-G60-UPDATED

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    If you want to try the kit I have cover the postage and it's yours! It's not going on the JCW.

    Just bear in mind I removed wires from the loom that I wasn't going to use.
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