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remote starter and alarm

do any of you guys have this on your trucks? i have alot of money into my truck and would like this for security purpouses..... if you do let mme know what brand and price. thanks
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I have a auto page

If you don't have factory auto locks the price is higher then if you do

I paid around 300 for mine since I didn't have factory locks professionally installed took 8hrs
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i have factory power door locks and windows.... sooooo will it be less for me?
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I have the Python 991 that I bought about 2 years ago. It was ~$700 for the unit and installation. I highly recommend the Viper or Python systems.
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Ya mine if I had power locks would have been 99.00 plus price of install
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ok cool. so it will be like $150 installed? good deal. any recommendations on brands?
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I go the autopage one my mom had one never had a problem with it.

My remote start will work around 1,000 feet away
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cool. wha tbrand is it STL?
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do any of you guys have this on your trucks? i have alot of money into my truck and would like this for security purpouses..... if you do let mme know what brand and price. thanks
I bought two identical remote starts from walmart just over two years ago, one for my truck and one for my wifes car,they cost $39.95 each and then looked up a MOBILE electronics person who installs stereo equipment for vehicles at your house, he charged me $75.00 each and was done in less then two hours.

My remote starts have worked flawlessly for over two years now and my wife and I use them faithfully summer and winter.

I did make one small modification to the foot long antenna hidden under the dash, I spliced into the antenna and ran a wire all the way up my door frame pillar right up to my sun visor all while hiding it under the plastic trim and just left a 1 inch piece exposed for reception by the visor, my reception is amazing now!!!!

I am not sure if walmart still carries them but here is a link
http://www.bulldogsecurity.com/bd_test/Starters.html

My factory keyless entry/ALARM still works fine and in conjunction with my remote start.
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What ever alarm you buy make sure it has a backup battery or it is about useless. Without one it is very easy to disable the alarm and steal everything out of you truck.
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I bought two identical remote starts from walmart just over two years ago, one for my truck and one for my wifes car,they cost $39.95 each and then looked up a MOBILE electronics person who installs stereo equipment for vehicles at your house, he charged me $75.00 each and was done in less then two hours.

My remote starts have worked flawlessly for over two years now and my wife and I use them faithfully summer and winter.

I did make one small modification to the foot long antenna hidden under the dash, I spliced into the antenna and ran a wire all the way up my door frame pillar right up to my sun visor all while hiding it under the plastic trim and just left a 1 inch piece exposed for reception by the visor, my reception is amazing now!!!!

I am not sure if walmart still carries them but here is a link
http://www.bulldogsecurity.com/bd_test/Starters.html

My factory keyless entry/ALARM still works fine and in conjunction with my remote start.

is it just the remote start and alarm, or just the remote start?
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I got an alarm kit off ebay that came with the power lock actuators. Installed it and it works great. The only thing I have never hooked up is the remote start.

Only $119
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wow thats cheap, but im pretty much looking for alarm and remote start..... but i guess i need the extra battery too.lol
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is it just the remote start and alarm, or just the remote start?
I should have CLARIFIED a bit better, I bought only the remote starters, my truck has a FACTORY ALARM with KEYLESS ENTRY.
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Check the alarm systems from crutchfield.com.
I had one of their crimestopper alarms installed in a vehicle & it was really nice. Tons of options for remote start (I didn't use it though), door locks, window roll up, pager, etc.

I used the door lock & starter kill along with all the motion/light/shock sensors.

I think they have crime guard now instead of crimestoppers.

It was a weekend install, but well worth the work.

I'd definitely get a backup alarm battery (not a 2nd vehicle battery, just an alarm backup battery) too.
I had an alternator voltage regulator go bad & killed my battery while at work. Not only did I have a non-starting vehicle, but it had no protection until I could get it towed home.

A pager would be nice too.
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