View Full Version : looking for a decent alarm

01-17-2006, 03:15 AM
im looking for a decent alarm system for my 95 ranger.....i have no clue where to look or what to get i've never owned one before....any suggestions would be nice

01-17-2006, 03:22 AM
just installed my 671xv yesterday and its been great so far, just needed it for the lock/unlock and the 2way pager. got it off from eBay for $130 shipped I think.

01-17-2006, 03:28 AM
What kind? Just Alarm, 2-way, Remote Start, there are a variety of options.

I just bought a Galaxy 5000 like this (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5725424539&category=94833). Should have the alarm+system installed sometime this week/weekend. I'll let you know how it works if you're still looking for one.

01-17-2006, 10:38 AM
whatever u decide to get, get a dei if u want just basic security i like my python 460hp.

01-17-2006, 09:52 PM
i just want something basic, just an alarm i dont have power locks of nothing which *****..... shoot me some links so i can look for one

01-17-2006, 09:59 PM
Viper 791VX

01-18-2006, 12:15 AM
how much do those usually run....and where could i find one?

Randy Savage
01-18-2006, 12:17 AM
you don't need a 791...

01-18-2006, 01:18 AM
all i need is an alarm, im going to put electric door locks on my truck to

Randy Savage
01-18-2006, 01:20 AM
You can get something like the Viper 350HV or Python 460HP

We sell the Python for $200 installed.

01-18-2006, 01:29 AM
any link? i wanna see what the kit looks like and the remote

Randy Savage
01-18-2006, 01:30 AM

01-18-2006, 01:33 AM
what kindof kit would i need to put power remote door locks on my truck

Randy Savage
01-18-2006, 01:34 AM
Door actuators on each door...

01-18-2006, 01:36 AM
i could i run it to the remote of the alarm system?

Randy Savage
01-18-2006, 01:39 AM
Yes, you'd be able to trigger them with the alarm system, as long as you get a system with keyless entry.

If you plan on doing this yourself...door actuators are cheap, but can be a pain to install.

If you plan on having a shop do it...it may not be worth it...for door actuators, we charge about 20/door for parts and 75/door for labor...

01-18-2006, 01:43 AM
well my brother works at bestbuy...and he said they could do the stuff.....it would be like 170 installed for a keyless entry alarm system (not sure what kind) and it would be like 70 bucks to do the door locks, i just have to buy the door lock kit, and find an alarm system that suites my needs

Randy Savage
01-18-2006, 01:45 AM
They should sell the Viper then...it's probably your best bet- really a simple alarm/keyless entry system that will do what you want it to do.

01-18-2006, 02:05 AM
if you havent set your mind on one yet, compustar makes a great alarm. best range i have personally seen out of any. i usually make the dealer come out and show me the realistic, outdoor, real-life range on his own car or another, they always have one person with that alarm. i will be getting my compustar probably this summer when i get another job.

01-18-2006, 02:11 AM
IMO you really do not need a whole lot of range unless you are going with a 2-way paging system. Something basic like those vipers would do you just fine, and seems like you're getting a good deal through best buy. Where I work our labor prices are right with Snova's at 75$ a door parts and labor to put in actuators.

01-18-2006, 02:15 AM
yep i get a family discount lol

01-18-2006, 02:18 AM
In that case, if you had the money anyway, I would strongly consider the upgrade to a 2-way paging alarm system. I would imagine you are looking at around a 70-80$ upgrade, but remember that you can always take it out and put it in your next car. I know the next alarm that finds it's way onto one of my cars will be an Audiovox APS-997