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Alarms

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Audible, Jun 8, 2007.

  1. Jun 8, 2007 at 9:45 AM
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    Audible

    Audible [OP] Well-Known Member

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    :help:

    Some a**-hole broke into my truck last week.:mad: I only have the keyless entry system without the factory alarm.

    Now, here is the question: Aside from cleaning out the garage and parking in there now and blowing the dust off my Smith & Wesson...I called toyota and they offer the "factory" alarm for $350 and said that instructions come with it. Has anyone here attempted this upgrade/install. Does anyone have comments about Toyota alarm over, say a aftermart alarm (Code, Whistler, etc). Come on I know we must have a few tech-geeks here:D

    Thanks guy/gals
     
  2. Jun 8, 2007 at 2:07 PM
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    pb2themax

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    Get a good 2-way paging alarm. Viper, CompuStar, Clifford.

    A good alarm is money well spent. Don't get a cheap alarm.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2007 at 4:44 PM
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    anakin008

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    I would go with Clifford.
    It seems to be the best on the market.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2007 at 7:05 PM
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    pb2themax

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    You better check out a CompuStar too. I've had 2 of them. I have no complaints. I can check on my truck with the LCD screen 2-way remote, and also start the engine from almost a mile away.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2007 at 12:43 AM
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  6. Jun 9, 2007 at 10:21 AM
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    That stuff is crap. That is just a starter disable do-dad. You don't want thieves to even be able to get inside your truck. Once inside they can steal lots of good stuff. Stereo, CDs, garage door opener, etc.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2007 at 11:37 AM
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    That stuff is not crap. Read the web site.
    There is nothing in the world that can protect your stuff in your truck. If they want it, they will get it.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2007 at 4:36 AM
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    I am/was a MECP certified professional alarm and stereo installer. That might be a useful deterent in stealing the entire vehicle, but what about the interior of the vehicle? I have about $5k worth of stereo/multimedia equipment in my truck.

    Alarms are mainly deterents. If the thief sees that you have a real quality security system then 99% of the time he will pass up your vehicle and move on to the next car. Keeping a thief from even getting inside the vehicle is the best route. Once they get inside they'll take your stuff and tear your car to peices.

    A 2-way paging alarm is the way to go. If anybody even bumps my truck I'll know about it immediately, as long as I'm within a 1 mile range of my vehilce, which most of the time I am.

    And even if the thief was able to bypass the engine immobilizer and the alarms' ignition kill then I would still be able to track the vehicle via satellite with my CompuTrack system. This would be the only way to recover your car if the theives are real serious and they decide to just tow it away.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2007 at 9:44 AM
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    stinger86

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    You want the best anti-car jacking system you can get? Check this out lol
     
  10. Jun 11, 2007 at 1:42 PM
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    irvinec32

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    my dealer insisted that after-market alarms will void your electrical warranty. is there any truth to that? i heard somewhere that generally voiding your warranty is not legal, they have to prove that your aftermarket modification caused the problem.

    but still, i would rather not fight with the dealer on the topic. we all know they can be a pain to deal with.
     
  11. Jun 11, 2007 at 9:57 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I am shocked that nobody has suggested trunk monkey. I guess lack of trunk will hurt the stealth factor.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2007 at 6:53 AM
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    Trunk monkey is hilarious!!! I laugh just saying the name:)
     
  13. Jun 12, 2007 at 8:02 AM
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    I used to have a stuffed monkey in my car trunk when that came out...had lots of fun with it.:D For my Taco I think I ask if I can tie my neighbors Boxer up in the bed:eek:
     
  14. Jun 12, 2007 at 9:51 AM
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    I have an 2006 DBL cab
     
  16. Jun 12, 2007 at 2:03 PM
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  17. Jun 13, 2007 at 2:47 PM
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    Ldytaco05

    Ldytaco05 it's all about me

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    this is true and you should read your warranty paper and it's limitations some contracts can be downright ugly like for example: when the maintenance light has been on for more than 3 days will void your warranty. a friend of mine told me that she had to replace her stock parts in order for her vehicle to be serviced by the dealership so her warranty won't void. every state is different so check your papers. hope this helps :)
     
  18. Jun 13, 2007 at 2:53 PM
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    sorry to hear that audible. well i still have my clifford alarm collecting dust but i have to go to tampa to get it installed. so far i have a kill switch on "Diva" so i have to do 'something' in order to start my vehicle. so with all the electrical upgrade i have on her. let me tell you when i had my supra years ago (with $10,000 worth of upgrades) i would not thought that my alarm installer would steal it. i mean this guy works at the dealership where i purchased my car. needless to say when you purchase your aftermarket alarm make sure you are careful who installs it. hope fully your vehicle would not end up like mine's.
     
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