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Kevokrook77
11-20-2005, 06:21 PM
I am looking to invest in an alarm for my car after my in-dash was stolen. I will be taking this to a shop to install it as I know nothing about car alarms, so keep that in mind. E-bay is fine, in fact I encourage it. I would like a remote start, but it is not necessary if it is going to push the alarm past the $500ish range. What alarm would you all recommend?

Honestly, all the alarms I have looked at on E-bay are $250ish, which is fine, but if there is a better one for $350 or so, I would pay extra for it. Or, : Suggest a $250 alarm/pager/remote start system, and then stuff I can add onto that to make my alarm even more effective (e.g. more sirens, etc.). I know this is kind of vague, thanks in advance!

Kevin

supra06
11-20-2005, 06:24 PM
get the viper 791xv pretty good alarm or the compustar

Kevokrook77
11-20-2005, 06:29 PM
get the viper 791xv pretty good alarm or the compustar

thanks for the response, anything out there with more protection and features
than the viper?

Also, do most alarms come standard with a glass break sensor, or is that included with the stock alarm, or is that something that is purchased extra??

me = super n00b

Eugenics
11-20-2005, 07:02 PM
i'd say the 791x is pretty much the standard

supa_c
11-20-2005, 07:11 PM
Get a trunk monkey.....
www.trunkmonkey.com

Blados
11-20-2005, 07:12 PM
Get a trunk monkey.....
www.trunkmonkey.com
:laugh: I was waiting for that.

supa_c
11-20-2005, 07:15 PM
Ever see a monkeys teeth....
Dude walkss up to your car, busts the window open, gets inside.
Trunk monkey pops up outta no where and takes a nice chomp outta him...
He will get out of your car in a hurry.

Blados
11-20-2005, 07:16 PM
Ever see a monkeys teeth....
Dude walkss up to your car, busts the window open, gets inside.
Trunk monkey pops up outta no where and takes a nice chomp outta him...
He will get out of your car in a hurry.
plus he'll have rabies...

supa_c
11-20-2005, 07:18 PM
No alarm system in the world can accomplish that.
Especially the rabies part

Kevokrook77
11-20-2005, 08:28 PM
Get a trunk monkey.....
www.trunkmonkey.com

already got three, but the **** monkeys were in my OTHER car! Rest assured I've ordered a spare..:rolleyes:

dak0ta_g33k
11-20-2005, 09:19 PM
do most alarms come standard with a glass break sensor, or is that included with the stock alarm, or is that something that is purchased extra??

me = super n00b

the basic viper 791xv i got doesn't have glass break sensor. prolly will have it added when i can find a local dealer

Kevokrook77
11-20-2005, 10:56 PM
OK so here's the final plan:

Viper 791xv ($200)
Back-Up Battery ($35)
Glass Break Sensor ($20)
Bypass the RS ($50) could you explain this one?
2 extra DEI 513t 120db sirens ($30)

This brings the total to $335. An installer would do this system for $165, correct?

Let me know and thanks for all of your help!

P.S. I know this is all E-bay, but I really can't afford to buy from a dealer, sorry, please don't criticize this decision

dak0ta_g33k
11-20-2005, 11:49 PM
sounds good. i chose to have mine installed by the dealer mostly because of the complexity of the remote start. just wished that i as able to afford the extra sensors/sirens/batteries at the time.

Kevokrook77
11-21-2005, 12:04 AM
sounds good. i chose to have mine installed by the dealer mostly because of the complexity of the remote start. just wished that i as able to afford the extra sensors/sirens/batteries at the time.

Yeah, a Yukon is a fairly common car to work on and, in my experience, everything about it is pretty simple. I realize the installation may be more than $165, but I'm optimistic I can get it done for less than $200.

6spdcoupe
11-21-2005, 01:36 AM
Yeah, a Yukon is a fairly common car to work on and, in my experience, everything about it is pretty simple. I realize the installation may be more than $165, but I'm optimistic I can get it done for less than $200.


Thats actually being Very optimistic. I personally and none of the dealers around me would do it for that price.

supa_c
11-21-2005, 02:09 AM
already got three, but the **** monkeys were in my OTHER car! Rest assured I've ordered a spare..:rolleyes:
*****.
1 monkey per car, or else they start to mess with your system

Kevokrook77
11-21-2005, 11:21 AM
Thats actually being Very optimistic. I personally and none of the dealers around me would do it for that price.

Yeah I know. I actually have $300 to spend on install, so maybe **crosses fingers** they will install the new alarm and CD player for that price. If not, I'll just have to cough up the extra, not a big deal for security.

loudblazer02
11-21-2005, 11:23 AM
791XV, great alarm.

MastaFlex
11-22-2005, 01:25 PM
man you can get all of that for under 500 where i live installed and get a 1 year warranty on the unit, and a lifetime warranty on the install, thats strange that it cost so much - And that is considered a lot around here

xplcitcustmz
11-29-2005, 01:58 AM
ive got a python 680xp, with new remote, 150bucks