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Old 12-20-2011
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Remote Starters.

With the cold winter months here (or cooler so far) I was just wondering what kind of aftermarket remote starters you guys have or which ones you guys like. maybe getting one for a gift to my father.

pros and cons

range

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Pros: Warm in winter, cold in summer.
Cons: waste more gas idling, install was complicated but i figured it out
Ranger: 1 Mile
Other Abilities: Remote Start, Lock/Unlock (arm and disarm), Panic
Price: $200
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...P-N-4702V.html
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I've got this clifford alarm. I love it.

http://www.clifford.com/Products/Pro...?ProductID=721
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you better love it for $600 LOL
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oh I didn't pay that much lol. I got it at cost from my friends shop
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most of the big name ones are really all made by the same company (directed electronics) I have the Viper 5901, its awesome excellent range.

you WON'T get a mile range out of it. just saying. Maybe in the plains of nebraska but realistically1/8-1/4 mile in the city. basically better line of site, the better you do.

cons are with the viper you do have to charge you fob but its like once a month for me and it charges while i'm asleep (usb charger)
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I have the Viper 5901, its awesome excellent range.
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The 5901 is a great unit.

I get Viper products installed in all my vehicles (work & personal). Once you have a system with remote start…you will never know how you lived without it!

I love the Viper line because of all the options you can customize using the Bitwriter tool. I purchased my own Bitwriter (only like $75) due to the number of vehicles I've had a system installed into over the years...I love being able to change it to EXACTLY how I want it to operate.

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cons are with the viper you do have to charge you fob but its like once a month for me and it charges while i'm asleep (usb charger)
On the security/remote start combo side, you only have to charge the 5901 or the 5902. The 5701 security/remote start (claimed 2,000' range) runs on batteries, but eats thru them like crazy! Talking like 3 weeks unless you have the key fob lock enabled.

The 5701 still has the two-way feedback (same as the 5901/02 series) which is nice to know your truck received the command correctly.

All that said, I would recommend going with the upgrade and getting the 5901 or 5902 in order to have the USB rechargeable fob as well as the increased range it provides.
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hmmm well thank you for all your imput guys.
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i second the Viper (DEI) remote start. i have one on my truck and love it. if you go the Viper route get the smart start.

its nice to be able to control the truck from your smart phone. the system is really nice.
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