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What remote start do you guys use?

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by TheGreatPear, Nov 21, 2015.

  1. Nov 21, 2015 at 4:53 PM
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    TheGreatPear

    TheGreatPear [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey everybody! I just got orders to Eielson AFB Alaska, ill be arriving in October next year. I was wondering what remote start system are all you Alaskans using? I feel like this is going to be essential for the winters up there.. Also my truck is a 6 speed, which might complicate things a little. Thanks in advance for the help!
     
  2. Nov 23, 2015 at 3:10 PM
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    N8ivFlav

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    I have an AstroStart one way in my rig, haven't had an issue with it in 4yrs.
     
  3. Nov 24, 2015 at 2:47 PM
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    Cool, does the system also have keyless entry built into the remote? Or do you have two different fobs?
     
  4. Nov 24, 2015 at 2:57 PM
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    N8ivFlav

    N8ivFlav Well-Known Member

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    Yup all in one unit, I had a audiovox prestige in my old truck never had an issue with that one either, also my girl has a viper 2 way and no issues with that one, I have had a few friends with compustar and they were hit or miss with range and function... sometimes you had to be right next to it to start and or lock/unlock
     
  5. Nov 24, 2015 at 3:02 PM
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  6. Nov 24, 2015 at 3:38 PM
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    AKHawkeye

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    I've ran CompuStar's in my vehicles for the past 10 years. I just had a basic 2 way installed in my truck back in March. Hasn't seen much use, but I enjoy it. I hate the ones with screens as I tend to crack/crush those while in my pocket.

    Pretty sure I got a Prime G9 2-Way. Not at home now to double check it, but I believe locally installed it was around $400-500.
    https://www.compustar.com/product/remote-start/prime-g9-2-way/

    I too drive a manual. There's a procedure in order to allow the vehicle to start. You must leave it in neutral, with the parking brake on. Feet off the pedals, turn the key to shut the truck off. However if done right the truck will stay on with the key removed. The vehicle then automatically locks and shuts the truck off once the last door is closed.
     
  7. Nov 24, 2015 at 3:50 PM
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    chipnoreo

    chipnoreo Ready for snow!

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    I had the guys at perfectionist install a 2 way compustar remote in my 6 speed. Works great. I think it wsa around $600 installed 3 years ago but I got a PFD special on it :)
     
  8. Nov 24, 2015 at 10:59 PM
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    Are there a number of steps you have to take to enable the remote start? All the systems I've read up on require you to have it in neutral with the doors locked, and if the doors become unlocked, the remote start becomes disabled.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2015 at 11:13 PM
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    I have a manual and for mine it has to be in neutral and pull the lever out twice I can hear a click and the dash/parking lights stay on, soon as i leave and close my door it stops running. Once you open any door prior to starting it with the fob its kills the steps
     
  10. Nov 28, 2015 at 11:55 AM
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    I am looking to get a remote start as well. I like the compustar one that AKHawkeye posted. I think I would break the screen on the LCD display ones, but like that it is still 2 way, and tells you that your truck is actually running. Also, I like that it is not an alarm as well.

    Any other reccomendations on similar units?
    I have just started researching these today, hoping to get real
    User feedback on more units.
     
  11. Dec 14, 2015 at 12:01 PM
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    chipnoreo Ready for snow!

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    Correct.
     
  12. Feb 24, 2016 at 5:25 PM
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    Compustar
     
  13. Apr 12, 2016 at 8:04 AM
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    AKdude007 The mountains are calling and I must go

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    Whatever you decide to get, get it while you're down in the lower 48. I'm at Eielson AFB now and it is not cheap around here.
     
  14. Apr 12, 2016 at 8:43 AM
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    Look for a groupon, I got a few good deals on my vehicles
     
  15. Aug 2, 2017 at 11:39 PM
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    Viper 5704v - works great but definitely not 1 mile range! I wish I could turn off my headlights with it though (say after I start my truck with remote start and then stop it with remote start, all without going outside)
     
  16. Dec 1, 2017 at 11:09 PM
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    I have the compustar in both (daily) vehicles now, happy with both. Both systems have the 2-way LED remote.
     

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