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What remote start recommendation?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by CKEYES, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Dec 2, 2011 at 9:28 PM
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    CKEYES

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    Looking for an affordable remote start, keyless entry combo. Any recommendations?
     
  2. Dec 2, 2011 at 10:08 PM
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    ^^^^^
    That! Whatever model and features you choose you can't beat the quality and function of a dei product.

    There brands include Clifford, python, viper. And a few others those are the big ones though.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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    viper with 2way alarm, I've had it in 2 vehicles and it cranks either a mile or quarter mile away then sends you a signal to notify you it has cranked up, don't let just anybody do the install though
     
  6. Dec 3, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    I know nothing about them, but I'm real pleased with my astrostart. Apparently they're a bitch to install but once they work they're trouble free.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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    dealer installed audiovox...works great so far
     
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  9. Dec 3, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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    I have an audiovox as well. It's been great for me.
     
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    Viper 5901. Worth it.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    I've had a Clifford for 3 years in my 4Runner, it works fine. The remotes suck though. Eat batteries like crazy, lose programming and are about to fall apart.

    Whatever you get I recommend rechargeable remotes if it's in your budget, especially if it's a 2 way system.

    I'm about to get one in my Tacoma, after talking to my reputable shop I think I'm leaning Autostart for it.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2011 at 10:05 PM
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    Must be a matrix 3.5 dei kinda shit the bed on those remotes if the remote model number is 479 with a letter after it is the only in reliable remote dei has made. No matter the brand if you get one with a screen on the remote your gonna go through batteries like crazy. The new Clifford two way remotes are all rechargeable they charge through mini USB so most people can use there car cell phone charger.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    I've used Compustar 2-way alarm and starter in 3 vehicles that I've owned, never had an issue. I plan on getting one in my taco.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    This pic is the one I have, Clifford 1.3x. I got the non-screen version as I heard of the screen ones eating through batteries, even without screens mine did anyways, probably because of the 2 way communication. I just heard of those too platinumb, the usb chargeable ones are the way to go for sure.

    Another thing OP, this style of remote has another downfall, sometimes when I'm in the movies or somewhere I want to start my truck discreetly or where you can't see in the dark, with all the buttons stacked on top of each other it makes it hard to reach into your pocket and feel which is the start button. A remote with buttons in 4 corners or something is way easier to feel out for those times. Something I found useful with my other starts I had in other vehicles.

    clifford remote.jpg
     
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