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Alarms

Whats a decent alarm to get or some you guys have on your trucks? Im not looking for to fancy of one but something thats reliable.
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I have a Viper 5701 and it is awesome.

I found it on ebay for like 160 even though its a 450 alarm from best buy or DEI....
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Viper x2, always had good luck with them in all of my vehicles. I have the 771xv remote start, but the basic models are great as well.
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Do NOT get anything by Bull Dog Security.
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Viper for sure. DEI electronics in general are top quality. i put a Viper on Mal's car and its awesome. lil forwarning, the 2way remotes DRAIN batteries. she replaces it like every 2 months. for my bda in july shes getting me the Python 871 alarm remote start =] and im gonna throw in electric door locks while im at it.
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Do NOT get anything by Bull Dog Security.
LOL,,,, I bought ( 2 ) remote starts 4 years ago at walmart for $39.95 each and installed one in my truck and the other in my wifes car, been using them faithfully for 4 years now with NO issues what so ever!!

With out a doubt the best $39.95 I have ever spent on anything!!

Walmart does not carry them anymore but here is what I bought for my ranger and my wife's Taurus.

Bulldog Security. Model RS82 Remote Starter Only
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I installed two of their remote starter kits on my GF's Lumina, and on my fathers E150. The luminas control box was bad out of the box, no one would answer my calls or emails, and it took 2 weeks to get someone to call me back to have it replaced. On the E150 it didn't work properly because they had problems with one of their manufacturers messing up the main circuit board. The ended up having a fix that 'jerry rigged' the unit to work. Both units have worked since then but it left a bad enough taste in my mouth never to try their product again.
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Ill look into the viper, how hard is a alarm to install? Can i hookup to my doorlocks i have now or does something else need installed? Im mainly looking for a good one that will beep or go off when the vehicle is touched, and not sure on remote start, is it worth it?
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viper are good alarms...i put one on my old car (95 escort) that nobody would steal to begin with lol but had a shock sensor and thats all you really need...my old car beeped if somebody accidently bumped into it but if they kept doing it it went off full force it was a pretty good alarm for the price
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Yea thats exactly what i want, where a good place to order from online? Also can the horn be linked to the alarm as well? I really dig the loudass factory horn.
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yea they usually they have a diagram of how to do it...you can use both the siren that comes with the alarm and the factory horn....that will really make it get peoples attention
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Mine I have the glass break sensor installed on it and I found out the if you accidentally leave the radar detector on it will set off your alarm... and so will GPS falling off your window at 3 in the morning.....


As for the 2 way remotes... Ive had mine for 5 months now and so far the batteries are fine... Viper even sent me 2 extra batteries by mail when i registered the alarm with them... The 2 way is handy if you go into a store and your alarm goes off your fob plays the sounds of your alarm so you know its going off also the confirmation beeps are nice if you forget to lock your car and you lock it from a couple blocks away you know it reached the truck and locked it...


Also for those with an iPhone you can get a little box to hook to your alarm and pay a small yearly fee and you can Lock, unlock, Start, and know when your alarm goes off from anywhere you have cell coverage.
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I wonder what the fee is per year thats something im interest in.
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From vipers website

- Service plan required. One year service plan included. $29.99/year after the first year.
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The module is like 300 msrp but is on ebay for 242 with free shipping
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Jesus 250 bucks now im not so interested. Doesnt the viper alarm already remote start and lock/unlock anyway?
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i put a bulldog remote start in my old ranger and it would just randomly start on it's own then it shorted other parts of the truck out. i do NOT recommended a bulldog anything.

I just had an autopage alarm with remote start put in my truck it is great!
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Jesus 250 bucks now im not so interested. Doesnt the viper alarm already remote start and lock/unlock anyway?
not trying to put you down in any way so please do not take it this way.. seems you havent done anything along these lines before.. alarms/remote start/ keyless entry can be very difficult if you havent done it before... try autoalarmpro.com they give you step by step instructions built for your truck with pics... good for first time install
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Yeah I had a guy i worked with who has done it a couple time help me and it still took us quite awhile... My remote start still doesnt work
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I havent done one but i have a frew good freinds whos have and are going to help me, ive installed alot of things before but never an alarm. Thanks for the links ill check out that!
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viper 5901. i love mine :D
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viper 5901. i love mine :D
I kinda wished i had gotten that one for the lcd remote screen
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viper 5901. i love mine :D
thats what i put on Mal's car
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Autopage, very sensitive and worth the price. You can connect it to your phone and activate it through GPS. Mines the basic 1/4 mile version, but the remote has a screen that tells you what is happening to your truck.
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had my truck broken into stole my nav gps from the windshield,a portable gps in counsel box my back up wireless lcd screen,and my unopenned diet coke can, what they forgot thank god was my 4000 dollar camera bag behind the drivers seat, so i bought a compustar alarm system,from future store,and paid a seperate proffessional to make a house call to install it,he did a great job a few extra procedures that the stores don't do,as in diodes that prevent the system from draining my battery,horn wires wrapped in weather covering hoses,I guess you get what you pay for right.
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