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Good alarm/remote start for around $250ish?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Zombie Runner, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Sep 7, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner [OP] Are these black helicopters for me?

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    I have been wondering the same thing but since the other thread turned into a penis sizing contest I figured I'd make my own thread.

    I want to get remote start/alarm with 2 way remotes for my truck and my wifes car.

    :popcorn:

    I would like pros and cons of systems you have installed or used personaly. I dont want to hear "dont get remote start you lazy ass".


    :stayontopic:
     
  2. Sep 7, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    I like the Viper 5901. Remote charging is always a good thing to have. None of that battery changing crap. Viper tends to be expensive though. Out of the $250 range. But worth looking into.

    Not sure about how the criminality is where you live, but I myself decided to install a hidden battery kill switch.

    At least till I can get a flamethrower alarm mod... :rolleyes:
     
  3. Sep 7, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    Zombie Runner [OP] Are these black helicopters for me?

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    stolen cars is not a big thing around here. smaller town of only 100,000 people.

    what is the reason for installing the battery kill switch? Do you have to flip it every time you get in or out of the vehicle?
     
  4. Sep 7, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Yes. The battery kill switch is exactly what it implies. You flip it and it kills any power coming from the battery. Downside is, that many aftermarket decks, like mine... :( will lose their settings after killing the power completely. That's the only downside I see. The switch is completely hidden on my truck and its even hard to see the battery cable being routed to it.

    I only use it if im in a really dangerous area. Its just something to have as a precaution. You should be fine with the Alarm I posted though. Also, I just noticed and it can be found for $200 nowdays.
     
  5. Sep 7, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    is there not a way to hook the kill switch up to just the ignition? that would be really annoying losing all your settings every time!
     
  6. Sep 7, 2011 at 2:18 PM
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    There probably is, and I will probably change it to this way sooner or later. When I did it, I was in a rush, so I just did it the most secure and fast way I could do it at the time. Just check what wires you need to turn off and on and voila, you got an ignition kill switch.

    If I change it to that way ill post a write up, but that will probably be in a long time from now.
     
  7. Sep 7, 2011 at 4:12 PM
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    I actually been doing the same research and apparently the viper 5901 is the same as pretty much everything out there in that category, like the python 991 , and the clifford. let me know what you decide on, because I'm in the same boat.
     
  8. Sep 7, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    If I am not mistaken, the clutch has to be in in order to start the vehicle (that's what the test vehicle did today). Just get inbetween that switch wire on the clutch peddle and toggle it on and off.:cool: That's my plan anyway... today that is.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    only if you have a manual trans..
     
  10. Sep 8, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    I love my CODE ALARM CA6551 2-WAY CAR ALARM REMOTE START SYSTEM

    Got it only for $125 on ebay!!
     
  11. Sep 8, 2011 at 3:20 PM
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    Did you install it urself?
     
  12. Sep 8, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    Yes and that was a biznatch.. couldn't get the remote start to work completely though.. My remote start button will only work when the key is in the ignition, but if not in the ignition the truck tries to start up but just cranks..

    I actually bought 2 bypass modulators.. I will probably have taht professionally installed in a couple months.
     
  13. Sep 9, 2011 at 10:19 AM
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    haha yup, gotta have the hidden key/bypass mod.

    I use to sell the code alarm kits at circuit city back in the day
     
  14. Sep 9, 2011 at 10:38 AM
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    ^^^^ You worked at jerkit city:eek:
     
  15. Sep 9, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    2 different ones. one in Beaver creek, Ohio and one in wichita falls, TX

    the discounts we got on car stereos was amazing. 75% off kicker products.
     
  16. Sep 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    Cool Kevin, Im subd for the up coming shit storm. Not much help but We had a viper put in her car & its been a good one.. Jim
     
  17. Sep 9, 2011 at 11:55 AM
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    shit storm?
     
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    Bought the 5901 it's sitting on my room waiting for more pieces I ordered to come beginning of next week so ill have it done sometime next week can't wait :)
     
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    what did you pay if you dont mind me asking?
     
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