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I need a good alarm

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by slimcubby, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. Apr 19, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    Hey guys!

    I am in the market for a car alarm for my Taco. I am going to be moving into an area where I will not have a garage and keep supplies in the bed of my truck. I know its easy to take things out but want to get a good alarm that will go off when the tailgate is opened or even if somebody touches the windows. Anyone know where I can start with this adventure? I know things can still be taken with an alarm but it gives me a little more peace of mind knowing that if they open the tailgate its going to go off.

    Thanks guys!!
    Paul

    Also, if you know of a good install shop in socal that would be great as well.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    On my previous car I had a DEI Viper alarm with a proximity sensor, it was like a "bubble" you could adjust so if someone stuck their arm inside a rolled down window it would go off etc... However when it rained or leaves etc blew past the car it would chirp all night and piss off the neighbors, so it takes some fine tuning to adjust the sensitivity.

    I think the proximity sensor is an add on feature so you could pretty much just get the base model alarm and add it. If you want remote start etc. the cost goes up. I had Circuit City install it back in the day, I think Best Buy does installs too...
     
  3. Apr 19, 2009 at 1:25 PM
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    Ok cool thanks for the tips! I will start my search lol.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    i got mine from dealer cost audio.. i got the best viper remote alarm system offered... it wont go off if somthing is touched though.. i didnt get the proximity sensor... but its nice being anywhere on my college campus and being notified when my alarm goes off... lol...
     
  5. Apr 19, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    I have a viper alarm/remote start. It's fantastic. Viper is definitely the way to go.
     
  6. Apr 19, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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  7. Apr 20, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    Anyone know of a good shop in San Diego area to install and sell me an alarm? I also would probably install the hood sensor on my tailgate instead. So if the tailgate is opened the alarm goes off :)
     
  8. Apr 20, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    Not sure where your located, there is great shop on Valley View and Imperial Highway in La Mirada. I had a Auto Page alarm done a few months back. They have done a number of window tints on my cars as well as stereo/amp and alarm installs for my sons. They have been located in the same shop for at least 15 years. If you want I will dig out the receipt and give you the number, pm me.
     
  9. Apr 20, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    I've had Vipers on my last 4 vehicles, including my taco. I love them. They have prevented a loss twice while sitting in my driveway in the middle of the night.
     
  10. Apr 20, 2009 at 9:05 PM
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    Clifford alarm systems are pretty good, they release a warning beep when something comes within 2ft of it, and goes off when someone touches it (but shuts off in like 5 seconds if nothing was damaged). It's pretty good, my mom has it on her Tahoe, and my dad on his work truck..not that expensive either...
     
  11. Apr 20, 2009 at 9:30 PM
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    Can you let me know what model this one is? Sounds like something I am looking for. Thanks!
     
  12. Apr 20, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    Unfortunately that is like 2 hours away from me :( but thank you trying to help me out. :)
     
  13. Apr 20, 2009 at 9:32 PM
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    I have an Ungo alarm/remote start. It's a clarion brand. I like it. I would suggest finding an alarm that has a 1 mile radius.
     
  14. Apr 20, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    I have pins on the trunk, hood, and doors of my car i have the 791xv viper alarm on that and believe me if someone bumps it i know of it,
     
  15. Apr 21, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    DTRL, Debadged, Donkey tethered in the bed that rips 142 db farts so I can piss off the neighbors and rattle the windows on my house when I'm parked in front.
    Is there an aftermarket alarm that can learn my taco remote or one that can replace my taco remote and unlock the doors?
    I don't want to carry two remotes.
    Maybe thats the standard right now, but living on an Island with an old stock truck I haven't had a need for an alarm till I got my new truck which will have some premium sound equipment in it.
     
  17. Apr 21, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    Wait so the new alarm won't replace my current keyless switch? I would have to disarm the alarm with the new one and unlock with the old one??
     
  18. Apr 21, 2009 at 11:06 PM
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    DTRL, Debadged, Donkey tethered in the bed that rips 142 db farts so I can piss off the neighbors and rattle the windows on my house when I'm parked in front.

    Thats what I want to know. I guess I'll just have to research these systems on some websites.
    But if someone wanted to just let me know how there remotes worked I would not complain.
     
  19. Apr 22, 2009 at 4:02 PM
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    Ok so I found a good shop that can install the alarm. They quoted me $300 for the Clifford Matrix 1x and $400 for the Clifford Matrix 12.5x installed.

    I also have the option of going with a Viper 330V that utilizes my stock remote installed for $250.

    What do you guys think I should do? Go with the Clifford 12.5x mackdaddy or keep a clean keychain and use my stock remote.
     
  20. Apr 22, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    I had this alarm on my old 76 blazer. I got it so that when i removed the top, it would go off if anybody entered the truck without opening doors
     
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