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Old 09 November 2004, 02:10 PM   #1  
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Question Dipol security lock

Sorry moderators but moved here in the hope of attracting a response - which I failed to do in SECURITY section. Is the Dipol Security Lock as listed in the Subaru website under accessories at 217.38 excl fitting the one that locks the gearbox in 1st or reverse? Reportedly very difficult to overcome - true or not?? Comments appreciated
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Old 09 November 2004, 02:23 PM   #2  
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I've got it fitted to my STi.

You stick the car in reverse and insert a mahoosive metal pin (about 20cm long by about 3cm circumference). It locks in and fits flush to the tunnel, so to get at the thing you'd have to destroy half the gearbox. They key is a high security one.

Coupled with a Disklok I would suspect it was too much of a pain in the ar$e for most if not all car thieves.

Could take some piccies of the installation on mine if you want.
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Old 09 November 2004, 05:39 PM   #3  
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Thumbs up Ummmm....sort of...

The Dipol barrierlock system is the security system that fits the 6 speed STI box in reverse...in my opinion an extremely good anti theft system, and I am not aware of ANY being overcome whilst on a Scoob.

This system uses a 6inch steel pin which locks into place from the drivers side of the gear change



Barrier deadlock (imported by the same company and also available via the subaru dealer network) is a similar system however this doesn't have a removable pin, instead it uses a barrel lock located on the passenger side.

Barrier Deadlock is I believe slightly cheaper and suitable for the Classic Scoob and new shapes with 5 speed boxes....and from passed experience works equally well in either 1st or reverse (please note that the manufacturer stresses reverse only!!)... I know it works in first cos I used to gets loads of calls from my ex after she'd set off in the P1 in 1st and then realised that she couldn't change gear!!!!!!

Any queries give me a call on 07798 762285 or direct 0113 202 1227

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Old 09 November 2004, 07:07 PM   #4  
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I've had both (on different cars obviously!). As RUM says it works in reverse gear. Slightly more fiddly then the Barrier but still easy to use. Comes with a plastic bracket which holds the pin when not in use. I havent bothered with the bracket, just put my pin in the centre cubby hole.
I'm no security expert but from what the fitter at TSL said it would not be too easy to overcome.
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Old 10 November 2004, 08:12 AM   #5  
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Thanks lads, mine of information as always. Sounds like the barrier deadlock may be slightly more secure though? However looking at a 6 speed STI so may not be an option?
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Old 10 November 2004, 09:41 AM   #6  
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I have dipol fitted to my 6 speed Sti

Works well.
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Old 10 November 2004, 02:08 PM   #7  
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Its either/or depending on the car you have....Dipol is the one that fits the 6 speed box...

To fit the old barrierlock system involved a bit of welding work..

The Dipol system doesn't....plastic case/surround off the gear area...unbolt 4 bolts, fit new bracket and then apply 4 shear bolts...remembering to mark where the hole in the plastic surround has to go first....drill 30mm hole....line it all up....45 mins....job done...

Once fitted and bolt applied....no way of getting the thing off unless you take some heavy duty cutting gear to it....

As stated above strongly recommended!!!
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Old 10 November 2004, 09:26 PM   #8  
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If only we could get insurance companies to understand what it was and discount accordingly
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Old 12 November 2004, 09:47 PM   #9  
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Will the Dipol fit my classic ,?? it has a UK 6 speed , cheers,
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Old 21 November 2004, 10:51 PM   #10  
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could be interested in one of these ,anybody know how much ?
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Old 22 November 2004, 07:47 AM   #11  
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217.38 from Subaru

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Old 23 November 2004, 05:21 PM   #12  
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Will the Dipol fit my classic ,?? it has a UK 6 speed , cheers,
Not 100% sure. Ring a dealer up, they should know.
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Old 25 November 2004, 12:25 PM   #13  
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Got the Dipol on my Sti and very easy to use etc..

Apparently very difficult to bypass which is not always a good thing as someone tried to nick a friends car the other week and as the immobiliser prevented this they set fire to it!
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Old 25 November 2004, 01:38 PM   #14  
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ouch! But personally if my car was nicked and recovered I would not want it back. I would rather it was set on fire so I could just get a new one.
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Old 01 September 2011, 05:21 PM   #15  
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bump for this just got tthe dipol transmission lock for 6 speed off ebay for 35.. anyone had any issues with it? or regret putting it on?
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Old 19 October 2011, 06:22 PM   #16  
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Old 20 October 2011, 05:06 PM   #17  
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Great bit of kit IMO.
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Old 01 November 2011, 04:51 PM   #18  
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Old 01 November 2011, 08:22 PM   #19  
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They used to be only dealer fit, don't know if it's changed now.
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Old 02 November 2011, 12:22 AM   #20  
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Old 05 November 2011, 07:40 PM   #21  
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Ive got one on my 5 speed newage wrx... it came with the car and its an awesome bit of kit
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Old 05 November 2011, 07:49 PM   #22  
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I had one - great bit of kit - fitted on a dealer supplied car - Showells, Stourbridge

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Old 11 November 2011, 03:00 PM   #23  
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Do we know of any insurance companies who approve this as one of their security measures. I suppose if it's a marginarly reduced premium the why not have it.
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Old 11 November 2011, 05:27 PM   #24  
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Dipol used to state on their promotional stuff that it was insurance approved, but I never found one that gave a discount, including Keith Michaels.

Shame really, as it's a very robust bit of kit.
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I'll have to see if the local dealers fit them when my new car arrives next week. Every bit of security helps
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According to my local Subaru garage - Subaru have never heard of this!
Strange since it was in the parts catalogue.....
I'll have to do some more digging i think.
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DaveyL let me know please bud. Im in dudley a bit later so will pop into showells and get back to you
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Can't find it anywhere in the accessories catalogue - online anyway. The local dealers and apparently Subaru have no clue. I'd like something to secure the gearbox my old blobeye has the old U lock to secure it in neutral but that was fitted when i bought it...
Can't even find anything on line, even on the Thatcham website...

Even more digging needed
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right I have spoke to Showells (dealer) they retail at approx 150.....there is some suggestion they only fit 5speeds, get back to you
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I thank you...

If they have the details a part number would be nice..... just to shove up my local dealers nose
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