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Car Alarm question

Currently I have a Valet remote start and remote locks on my lude. I am looking for an alarm system and was thinking of replacing my remote start/locks before I start to put money into my lude. I was wondering if anyone knows what alarm systems are ranked the best? Also does anyone know how the Valet alarm systems are?
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Re: Car Alarm question

there's plenty of alarms on the market out there that have a remote start and locks incorporated into them. all you need to do is google "car alarm remote start"
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I did do that and came across a bunch, but i do know that Viper is suppose to make a good alarm system. I've had my lude for almost a year now and haven't had any problems with my Valet remote start and was thinking of maybe going with that company again. Just trying to get others oponions and their experiences with them. This is going to be my first alarm system on a car I own
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VIPER best i got it works wonders comes with everything good deal!
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Re: Car Alarm question

i never had a problem with my old viper.

i hate my current clifford.

and i'm in the market for a new alarm w/ remote start (and turbo timer), so if i get that pretty soon i'll let you know what i go with.
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Re: Car Alarm question

I was thinking of going with a Viper but wasn't exactly sure. I know I don't want to cheap out of it either. One thing I want to find out is whether or not I can do a kill switch ignition mod and whether or not the remote start will still work which I have a feeling it will.
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Viper is the best. Then its Clifford
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viper clifford and python are the same i heard your are only paying for the name, i have python and it works great
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Re: Car Alarm question

viper i still think wiring is mad easy for them all pretty much it took me about 3 hours maybe even less to soldering the wires and not the half ass job they do at your local best buy if u know someone at a store like that and get the discount ur in
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As far as alarms go. An alarm is an alarm. If you wanna do some funky stuiff like window automation or extar sensors, then some will have differnt features. If you wanna include a remote start I would look at AstoStart. They have a great reputation and product. I'm not a fan of DEI products myself (Viper, Clifford, Python etc) although Astro is owned by DEI they still have their own, seperate product line.
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Maybe bc I'm a broke a$$, but i use Prestige auto start and alarm and so far it's been working great!!!
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As far as alarms go. An alarm is an alarm. If you wanna do some funky stuiff like window automation or extar sensors, then some will have differnt features. If you wanna include a remote start I would look at AstoStart. They have a great reputation and product. I'm not a fan of DEI products myself (Viper, Clifford, Python etc) although Astro is owned by DEI they still have their own, seperate product line.
^^ beat me to it again lol. I was gonna say the say the same thing. The more money you put in, the more bells and whistles your going to get. Also like mentioned above, Viper is just a series made by DEI. If you go DEI, Viper is their most reputable line. I am a fan of Audiovox alarms myself. Installer friendly (if there is such a thing with alarms/remstart), user friendly, and way easier on the wallet.
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Thank you everyone for your help. I'll look into the brands you meantioned. All I really want is the alarm, remote start, and obviously remote locks. I don't need an alarm that I can turn on 2000 ft away or see the temp in my car.
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Re: Car Alarm question

They will all have keyless entry b/c that is the most basic feature of an alarm and/or remote start. If you get a unit that combines security and remote start, expect to pay a good chunk of change in labor b/c it is a 5-8 hour install time. Also, if you get a combined unit, you will have several extra channels just b/c it is already going to be a high-end unit. For the remote start portion, you will have to get the extra part that reads the chip in your key too. Last time I checked it runs about $40 or so. Is your car manual or auto?
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i unfortunately have an auto. i was looking at the Valet alarms to maybe reuse anything on my exsisting remote start, but the Valet i came across seem to be discontinued. I do mind if i have to pay for labor and i know keyless entry is going to be on there, i was just merely stating.
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For remote start it's actully good to have an auto....it's safer and the company that installs it will still offer the lifetime warranty. If it was a manual, you would most likely being paying someone under the table b/c it's not really legal. I did hear about a new unit that does allow remote start on manuals though....
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Remote starts on manuals are totally safe when done right. DEI makes the module to do it RS-MI I belive. There is a programable sequence when used with an astro where I set my park brake which engages take over mode. Turn key off, car stays running. Get out close door, car shuts down and locks. If the door is opened it will not remote start. You would have to try and start it in gear. (Have window down, do the sequence, reach in and put it in gear) Totally safe.
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