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Remote Stater Recomendations

Im looking to get a remote start for christmas or my birthday and ive been searching around. Ive noticed tons of price differences from 50$ all the way to 400$.

so what does everyone else have that works well? I want just a remote starter, no alarm and i dont need to have it installed from a store/distributor.
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Had mine installed at a car audio shop... 260 installed, thats with the bypass module for the chip in the key, and lifetime waranty... my brand is prestige... never really had a problem.. in the 2 years ive had it... it pays for itself every winter...

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directed electronics only! valet 561r is nice or the 562t if you want 2 remotes. i currently have a clifford matrix 50.5x on mine which is a 1 mile range 2 way paging alarm remote start system, and i love it, only issue with it is that it isnt paging me back for alarm triggers which is either a programming issue i have to fix or the antenna isnt snaped in tightly.
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I also have a DEI Valet system (not sure which model) and I love it. It's been in the truck since 03 with no problems what so ever since I had a buddy fix the dealer's screw ups.
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ill probably end up going with the valet 561r just for price reasons so hopefully it will work out well. i dont need a mile of range so no real point of upgrading aside from getting a cooler looking remote ha...


will my truck not having power locks make a difference?
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no just dont hook that harness up, you wont even have to connect it to the brain. actually i forgot about this model i even used to install them quite often. the hornet 569t it is a one button remote that is just remote start.
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that ones even better for me, and cheaper... thanks
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no problem man.
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i am getting the ready remote by directed electronics put in Dec 6. i'll let you know how it works. By the way it was 60$+installation 150$+ bypass moduler 50$= 260$
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who is putting it in?
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i have a viper alarm 3rd one im one..i will NEVER own anything other then a viper ive got the Viper 56xv remote start..hmm its nice..i got the expensive bypass cuz i didnt want to loose a key..but its all made from DEI but viper is the only way to go..

when it comes to alarms you get what you pay for!!!
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I recommend not getting one.
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I recommend not getting one.
reasons?
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i have a viper alarm 3rd one im one..i will NEVER own anything other then a viper ive got the Viper 56xv remote start..hmm its nice..i got the expensive bypass cuz i didnt want to loose a key..but its all made from DEI but viper is the only way to go..

when it comes to alarms you get what you pay for!!!
no real need for an alarm with my truck because its nothing special, full coverage and i already have a security discount on my insurance
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In a lot of large cities where crime is high, it is illegal to leave a vehicle running while unattended.

I've never understood those; I can walk outside for 15 seconds, start my truck, then walk back in and save hundreds of dollars.
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In a lot of large cities where crime is high, it is illegal to leave a vehicle running while unattended.

I've never understood those; I can walk outside for 15 seconds, start my truck, then walk back in and save hundreds of dollars.

well, thats how i feel in ohio as well

but i want one for when i move to maine, since theres winters with some HUGE snow and cold! Would rather not have to make 2 trips to the truck
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In a lot of large cities where crime is high, it is illegal to leave a vehicle running while unattended.

I've never understood those; I can walk outside for 15 seconds, start my truck, then walk back in and save hundreds of dollars.
the systems have brake sensors as well as run timers so if anyone hits the brake, engine shuts off.... and if that fails, the engine shuts off after x number of minutes anyways
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the systems have brake sensors as well as run timers so if anyone hits the brake, engine shuts off.... and if that fails, the engine shuts off after x number of minutes anyways
i havent seen one where the brake shutdown has broken. i have had them brought back because they only ran for 10 min and they wanted it for longer, i have a programmer and can custom set about anything in it. 10 min is good because it warms it up.
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the systems have brake sensors as well as run timers so if anyone hits the brake, engine shuts off.... and if that fails, the engine shuts off after x number of minutes anyways
Do the laws in those areas cover such details? I believe they are blanket statements regardless of anti-theft countermeasures. Just my opinion. If ya'll want to spend the money on it, go for it. I am just being the devil's advocate.
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i have a viper alarm 3rd one im one..i will NEVER own anything other then a viper ive got the Viper 56xv remote start..hmm its nice..i got the expensive bypass cuz i didnt want to loose a key..but its all made from DEI but viper is the only way to go..

when it comes to alarms you get what you pay for!!!
I got the same setup. Viper is the only way to go imo. I've had it for about 3 years with no problems
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In a lot of large cities where crime is high, it is illegal to leave a vehicle running while unattended.

I've never understood those; I can walk outside for 15 seconds, start my truck, then walk back in and save hundreds of dollars.
What would they charge you with-idling? 99% of the time i can see my truck when i start it so I'm not worried about cops or people messing with it. Everybody that's around my truck when i use the remote start is usually so astonished that it crunk up with no one in it that they don't even think about messing with it.
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Had mine installed at a car audio shop... 260 installed, thats with the bypass module for the chip in the key, and lifetime waranty... my brand is prestige... never really had a problem.. in the 2 years ive had it... it pays for itself every winter...

Rocky
i have the same company brand starter i think its made by Audioban or something.

i payed the same price 260$ but i got starter/Sensitivity alarm/w glass sensors & 1 interior motion sensor/ and lock unlock

i love mine and i use it every day and it tells you if someone hits you and where just by the beeps and led flashing when u unlock the doors.

^^Ya i found that out last Sunday someone smashed my hellas off!
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Do the laws in those areas cover such details? I believe they are blanket statements regardless of anti-theft countermeasures. Just my opinion. If ya'll want to spend the money on it, go for it. I am just being the devil's advocate.
havent looked into it because it will only be idling in either my driveway/friend or families driveway, and at school where i can usually see my truck from about 500 yrds away the whole time...

as far as the money goes, if i didnt have someone that would install it for free i wouldnt get one but its saving me more than 50% so im hoping its nice to have especially in winter here
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cops arent out there looking for people with remote starts. they arent illegal. now if you leave your keys in it running that is illegal.
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I own, and recommend, the Clifford Matrix (made by DIE). It has a pretty nice alarm with it.
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