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Old 09-22-2008, 06:34 PM   #1
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Remote Start: Good/Bad

Bought an 08 Taco 4x4 four door Off Road package a month ago and I absolutly love it! I am thinking about buying a remote starter for it. I dont wanna ruin the warranty but I like the idea of a remote start. Any ideas or recommendations on a good remote start?
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:13 PM   #2
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viper ftw. i have always had a remote start on every vehicle i have owned. make sure to have it prof. installed if you don't know how. i was an installer for over 17 years so it's like second nature to me.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:14 PM   #3
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is there a way to get one installed and use the remote for the truck and not the remote start remote?
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:29 PM   #4
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I have a compustar and its amazing! 3000 foot range and no problems! I love it.
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Old 09-22-2008, 08:42 PM   #5
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where did you get it and who installed it
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Old 09-22-2008, 09:15 PM   #6
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Remote start is incredible. Best Buy down here in Florida actually sells viper alarm/remote start systems. So I couldn't refuse, and I bought one. It doesn't affect the warranty in any way.
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I had mine installed at a local store called sterio advantage, through my dealer. No void on anything and it works 100% every time.
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I love my remote start. I won't buy a new car/truck without one anymore. No more having to wait for my truck to warm up in the middle of winter. I used to leave for work around 7am and it was already warmed up and the ice was practically melting off.

I had the dealer install it. I always negotiated a price for the vehicle and then told the dealer I want the remote start included otherwise I wasn't buying.
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Old 09-23-2008, 12:09 PM   #10
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do you all have a different remote for your remote start or use the tacoma unlock and lock remote?
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do you all have a different remote for your remote start or use the tacoma unlock and lock remote?
the remote start has lock/unlock features.
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yeah i know i just didnt want to have to wire all of that but guess i have to, just thought i would try haha
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yeah i know i just didnt want to have to wire all of that but guess i have to, just thought i would try haha
So you'd rather half-ass the job and carry two big key fobs in your pocket than do the job right?
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no i would rather have it on my original keys that the truck came with i dont need security or another system to lock the truck just start it haha
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I have an 05 with the 6 speed manual. I had the remote start installed nearly 2 years ago. I went with Ultra (http://ultrastarters.com/). Only one I found at the time that was compatible with the stick. Local installer (Installations Unlimited) did the install. Very happy with it.
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no i would rather have it on my original keys that the truck came with i dont need security or another system to lock the truck just start it haha
ah. ok. I don't think you can reprogram the stock fob to control the remote start. you can program the remote start to lock/unlock the doors though. So you just carry a different fob.
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yeah my buddy had one on his dodge but would always mess up and had the engine light comin on and all that, it was just a thought just wanted to see if anyone has done that
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yeah my buddy had one on his dodge but would always mess up and had the engine light comin on and all that, it was just a thought just wanted to see if anyone has done that
here's my thought, don't go to your buddy's installer...
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yeah it was best buy...haha i think his dodge was just a piece of crap
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dodge.......piece of crap

Problem solved!
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