1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

HELP Viper Alarm Systems 500-600 retail but 200-300 on amazon

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by Sabre, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Sep 1, 2011 at 12:41 AM
    #1
    Sabre

    Sabre [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2010
    Member:
    #44356
    Messages:
    2,588
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Fullerton, CA Stationed in Seattle, WA
    Vehicle:
    2009 DC 4x4
    icon 2.5 coilovers, color match grill, DDM tuning 5k headlights and fogs, lower valence painted
    Hey so im browsing around at possibly getting a viper alarm/remote start system for the tacoma and the top rated systems are 500-600 on the website so i start looking around on amazon only to find the same systems for 200-300:confused: it almost seems to good to be true like 300 dollars off?

    anyone have any experience with this stuff i would like some reassurance if i was to purchase through amazon

    units i was loooking at

    http://www.amazon.com/Viper-5902-Re...BU0M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1314862140&sr=8-2

    http://www.amazon.com/Viper-5901-Re...MBP4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314862140&sr=8-1
     
  2. Sep 1, 2011 at 1:29 AM
    #2
    T4C0CH40S

    T4C0CH40S RINZLER

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2011
    Member:
    #50358
    Messages:
    5,769
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Stefen
    Tucson, AZ
    Vehicle:
    THE RECTIFIED PRERUNNER
    ADS Racing Shocks | Dirt King | KMF | Pelfreybilt | BruteForceFab | Total Chaos | HomerTaco | Toywerx | Tepui | Toyo Tires | Stealth Custom Series | Stealth Runner 8 | SDHQ | MaxTrac | TRS | Morimoto | Rigid Industries | VIP | Jumpers LEDs | Wet Okoles | Trailer Products | McNeil Racing | ECGS | AFe CAI | IAS | ...Check out my RECTIFIED BUILD>>>>>>>>>>>
    subd! i need one of these real bad too
     
  3. Sep 1, 2011 at 1:31 AM
    #3
    4x4jeep

    4x4jeep Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Member:
    #29180
    Messages:
    1,035
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Destin FL.
  4. Sep 1, 2011 at 1:35 AM
    #4
    bailerc

    bailerc Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2010
    Member:
    #36995
    Messages:
    686
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Cody
    Milwaukie, OR
    Vehicle:
    08' "rugged Trail"
    3" toytec ultimate lift w/ radflo coilovers, dakar rear leafs, all pro front bumper w/ all the fancy lights, smittybuild XRC 10k pund winch, alpine ina-w900, 10" alpine type X
    i'm subbin this as well, been looking at getting one as well , just worried about installing it.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2011 at 2:07 AM
    #5
    2008taco

    2008taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2011
    Member:
    #52323
    Messages:
    2,046
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    chris
    san diego
    The price on the manufacturer's website is the msrp or Manufacturer's suggested retail price, usually the actual price is much lower.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2011 at 2:31 AM
    #6
    Sabre

    Sabre [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2010
    Member:
    #44356
    Messages:
    2,588
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Fullerton, CA Stationed in Seattle, WA
    Vehicle:
    2009 DC 4x4
    icon 2.5 coilovers, color match grill, DDM tuning 5k headlights and fogs, lower valence painted

    i know but $300-$400 lower seems like alot

    Here is the break down on the 5901 one of vipers top ranking systems
    Viper - 5901 Responder LC3 SST Security/Remote Start System

    MSRP - $599
    http://viper.com/P-5702V/Viper-5901...de-Sst-2-way-Security-And-Remote-Start-System

    Best Buy - $529
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Viper+-...ded)/9008539.p?id=1218008110152&skuId=9008539

    Amazon - $209
    http://www.amazon.com/Viper-5901-Re...MBP4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314869329&sr=8-1
     
  7. Sep 1, 2011 at 3:18 AM
    #7
    tonto340

    tonto340 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2009
    Member:
    #15246
    Messages:
    137
    Gender:
    Male
    Gambrills, MD
    The MSRP and Best Buy price includes installation. Viper will not guarantee or warranty the alarm if it is installed by someone other that a certified installer.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2011 at 3:50 AM
    #8
    NC15TRD

    NC15TRD Your girlfriend likes my member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2010
    Member:
    #43212
    Messages:
    5,817
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Nick
    PA
    Vehicle:
    15 DCSB TRD Sport 6-Speed
    KINGS | LR | OME Dakars | Bilstein | Wheeler's Superbumps | OCTaco brake lines | UWS | Level 8 MK6 | Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx | PrInSu
    subbed
     
  9. Sep 1, 2011 at 4:09 AM
    #9
    vprgts

    vprgts Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2011
    Member:
    #59106
    Messages:
    92
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Walter
    Centreville, VA
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma Sport TRD 4x4 DC LB
    Volant cold air intake, Sirius satellite radio, Viper auto start/alarm, Husky floor liner, AVS window sills, Smitty Black N-fab bars, Fabtech 6" Basic lift with performance shocks, Nitto Terra Grapplers 325/65/18, XD Black Revolver 18x9, window tint, de-badged.
    That sounds like a great deal. I have the Viper 5901 Responder LC3 SuperCode SST 2-Way Security and Remote... and I highly recommend it!!
     
  10. Sep 1, 2011 at 4:22 AM
    #10
    95SLE

    95SLE Getting Ready for Summer

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2009
    Member:
    #20718
    Messages:
    11,620
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Maryland
    Vehicle:
    09 RWD Access Cab
    Custom XM Install, Window Tint, Intermittant Wiper Install, AVS Bug Deflector, Bed Mat, TRS FX-R retrofits, CIBIE fog and spot lamps, PIAA 510 lamps, Acess LE cover, Weathertech Digital floorr mats, LED interior lighting, Pioneer AVH-2300BT HU, Boston Acoustics speakers, JL Audio Amp, shorty antenna, leather wrap steering wheel cover, Viper security system.
    X2 mine is 2 years old at this point. I purchased from Best Buy and I am still happy with it. You need to do your homework on the Best Buy install staff and make sure they do quality work. The install staff varies with each store. Some are better than others.

    Be careful when opening the battery compartment to replace the battery, The small tabs break off very easily.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2011 at 6:21 PM
    #11
    Sabre

    Sabre [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2010
    Member:
    #44356
    Messages:
    2,588
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Fullerton, CA Stationed in Seattle, WA
    Vehicle:
    2009 DC 4x4
    icon 2.5 coilovers, color match grill, DDM tuning 5k headlights and fogs, lower valence painted
    so i figured it out rough install for this alarms is 200-300 so thats where best buy and viper have with there price

    now if i was to purchase this 5901 200+ 250 for install quote so 450 roughly saved around 80-100 bucks so even though amazon is much cheaper it's without the install


    when i asked the alarm shop they said amazon electronics have fallen off the back of a truck and don't have warranty to back them up which is why they can sell the units for so much cheaper he quoted me 300 for the 5901 and still the additional 250 for install
     
  12. Sep 12, 2011 at 11:01 AM
    #12
    Nolazach

    Nolazach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Member:
    #61457
    Messages:
    129
    Gender:
    Male
    New Orleans
    An ARE camper shell, a 1000w power inverter.
    diy on an alarm isn't that bad. I plan to throw in a remote start soon.

    Never went with Viper, but I do know that cheap internet alarms sometimes fail.
     
  13. Sep 12, 2011 at 12:38 PM
    #13
    Sabre

    Sabre [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2010
    Member:
    #44356
    Messages:
    2,588
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kyle
    Fullerton, CA Stationed in Seattle, WA
    Vehicle:
    2009 DC 4x4
    icon 2.5 coilovers, color match grill, DDM tuning 5k headlights and fogs, lower valence painted
    How do they fail?
     
  14. Sep 14, 2011 at 9:07 AM
    #14
    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Member:
    #55763
    Messages:
    8,185
    Gender:
    Male
    Des Moines, Iowa
    Vehicle:
    09 FX4 F150
    Anyone have an install guide for Tacomas? I've seen the generic one from Viper, but it would be nice to see a Tacoma specific guide...
     
  15. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:44 PM
    #15
    Nolazach

    Nolazach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2011
    Member:
    #61457
    Messages:
    129
    Gender:
    Male
    New Orleans
    An ARE camper shell, a 1000w power inverter.

    I've bought a couple. After a while they just don't work. The wiring didn't change so I know its not on my end.

    On my last truck I put an alarm in with six add-ons. I was pissed when the control module failed. (Wouldn't roll down windows anymore, wouldn't start, alarm went off randomly)

    New control module and everything was fine.

    Though if you would take the last four alarms I bought (three were remote start) and add the price I paid up, it would still be less than the Viper listed earlier.

    Though I feel you do pay for what you get.
     
To Top