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Old 06-23-2008
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Let's Talk Alarms!

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What do you guys run? What do ya'll suggest? What'd it run you? Is it something the do-it-your selfer can handle to install?

Alarms are something completely new to me...and I feel as though it might be something smart to do.

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viper is what i have
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I got autopage it's an alrm/remote start cost me 120.oo got a winter time deal usally ran about 180.oo they installed it them selves.
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I installed a crimstopper system on my last truck. It wasn't bad to install but had minor problems with it. My next alarm will have the pager feature, that way if the alarm goes off it vibrates the little key fab thing, that way something could possibly be done.
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I have python installed on my truck, you can install it yourself but, I had mine istalled for me at Auto Radio, and thats also where I bought it from, it ran me about a little over 200 i think... they told me it was pretty easy to install but, I had to go to work and so I just let them install it.
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Shane I just got the Viper 5900 w/ remote start...its def. nice having the shock sensor and the starter kill...the hood open alarm...and of course the remote start. I wanted to install it myself but I am not the best electrician and buddy when I looked in that box I got scared lol...so I let them install it. It has been good so far...it just has needed some tweaking
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I went to cartoys and had a cliford alarm put in. I had them add a second shock sensor and I have a contact on my rear window(looks like crap). if you can install it yourself you'll save quite a bit i think they charged me 3 hours of labor at $100 a hour. thats more than the alarm cost itself but i had to get it done people were starting to hit cars in the neighborhood. anyways the onlything I wish i would have gone with is adding remote start it would have been nice on cold days.
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I have an autopage with remote start and 2way communications. I love the thing, it has a long range, and a couple of nice options, like I can leave it running and take the keys out. I paid $250 installed.
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Thanks guys. I've been thinking about one of those Clifford Matrix 12's.

http://www.clifford.com/Products/Pro...?ProductID=707

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I'll probably hook the remote up to my aftermarket keyless entry(yet to be installed lol). No remote start for me...manual trans yo.
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Auto page... That's the only thing I'll ever run
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i got the python 990. mile range. remote start. total package.
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I have some $125 one of ebay. It works great and the price was awesome. It came with power lock actuators. The system has keyless entry, shock sensor, hood pin thing, remote start, starter kill, and some aux that will soon be my horns.
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I have a persuit from i think autioban or something got it installed for 325$ with starter 5 outputs, lock, unlock, and alarm with sensitivity adjustments. came with the pats key box thing to and that was all installed price
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I got a black widow. I was going to go with a viper, but a friend has a shop and he gave me a deal. I got it so the windows automatically go up, a back up battery, and an extra siren in the cab. I had it go off accidently when I was inside and it was actually painful to be in the cab. I did that so hopefully an intruder won't want to deal with the pain.

FYI: You CAN have auto start feature activated even with a manual. My alarm has the feature, the only thing is, when activating the alarm you have to do a "shut down" process. That way the alarm knows the car is in neutral, and will bypass the clutch. I was surprised when I read this in the book.
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I got autopage it's an alrm/remote start cost me 120.oo got a winter time deal usally ran about 180.oo they installed it them selves.
only problem with this one is that the vehical has 2 be an auto 2 have remote start
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Thanks guys. I've been thinking about one of those Clifford Matrix 12's.

http://www.clifford.com/Products/Pro...?ProductID=707

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I'll probably hook the remote up to my aftermarket keyless entry(yet to be installed lol). No remote start for me...manual trans yo.
I have the matrix 12 its a good alarm. From what I have herd clifford is also a pretty good qality system. I like the alarm remote becuase its pretty slim and It doesnt seem huge when i put my keys in my pocket (unlike some alarm remotes). other then that its just a car alarm nothing really fancy.
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i have a question what if you do not have power anything like me do they make 1 that will work well with my truck
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im pretty sure any alarm system should work with your truck the only difference is that the doors wont lock when you arm the alarm. you'll still have to lock them yourself.
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yes even if u don't have power locks it will still work u just have to use your key to unlock your truck, they also make actuators to make your truck have keyless intry that's what I did.
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just wait a few more weeks viper is releasing there new models the viper 5701 which is the sickest alarm/ rs i have ever seen
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Anyhting that's "the sickest alarm" is too much gadget for me. Half the features i've seen i won't even use. Namely remote start. Just like that 6900 or that Avic D3.

But i'll take a look at it.
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jus get the python 460 at ccity. 199 installed.
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just wait a few more weeks viper is releasing there new models the viper 5701 which is the sickest alarm/ rs i have ever seen
what does it feature ??? and how much??
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