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kingsxman
03-03-2006, 10:08 AM
All my stuff was just jacked from my 2000 Grand prix 2 days ago. I lost head unit, external EQ/xover, 3 amps (JL 500/1, older Halfer and Profile) and 2 JL Audio 10w6v2's in a custom "Mr Marv" enclosure. Bummer.

After new system installed, I am going to get an alarm..but dont want to break the bank. I want something that will be worthwile....but I dont need alot of bells and whistles (figuratively speaking). any recommendations?

Guy at shop where i "might" get work done is recommending a Compustar 2-way...but its over $600 installed. no way.

80INCHES
03-03-2006, 10:12 AM
thats a good alarm
i have it on both my cars

80

Justinw303
03-03-2006, 10:19 AM
A lot of people say Viper, if I got an alarm I would probably go with them. A pager is a must, though. I want to see the look on the guys face when he sees me full-speed coming at him in the parking lot because I saw something he liked.

kingsxman
03-03-2006, 10:24 AM
I'm sure it IS a good alarm...and too expensive. I'm puttting out some coin to replace what was stolen. (after deductable..insurance wont cover everything). I figure I can do about $250-300 for an alarm...

BTW, the guy says that he sells Viper but wont sell thier 2 way systems as they are no good.

rukusix
03-03-2006, 10:28 AM
State Farm FTW. They cover everything as long as you have receipts (sp?). I just got a 2way viper seems to be working fine. Remote start is win in Michigan.

kingsxman
03-03-2006, 11:16 AM
I got State farm. I just found out that they take paypal receipts too.. So I shoudl get most covered. that is a load off my mind.

60ndown
03-03-2006, 11:22 AM
if you get a cheap alarm, theives will be able to get around it easy. FALSE ECONOMY mean anything to you? buy an excellent alarm and have it instaled properly, then you get to keep your gear.yes its going to cost you about $600 for the alarm, but you already lost $$$$ getting jacked, and if you buy more gear and it gets jacked again you into it for double your $$$$$$$$$$$$$,
BUY A GOOD ALARM NOT A CHEAPASS ONE!

rukusix
03-03-2006, 11:25 AM
Yeah and they go through this company that will give you this year's model of whatever you had or you can upgrade if you want to spend more money through that company or you can just cash out and buy whatever you want.

rukusix
03-03-2006, 11:31 AM
if you get a cheap alarm, theives will be able to get around it easy. FALSE ECONOMY mean anything to you? buy an excellent alarm and have it instaled properly, then you get to keep your gear.yes its going to cost you about $600 for the alarm, but you already lost $$$$ getting jacked, and if you buy more gear and it gets jacked again you into it for double your $$$$$$$$$$$$$,
BUY A GOOD ALARM NOT A CHEAPASS ONE!

False Economy???

kingsxman
03-03-2006, 12:41 PM
I'm just wondering if there are any 2 ways that are good that ARENT $600....

_DjScrew_
03-03-2006, 04:23 PM
are you talking prices installed, or just he price of the actual alarm? you can get a viper 791xv(2 way) for under 200

Raffi
03-03-2006, 04:27 PM
I have to ask! did you have an alarm b4 it was broken into?

theCybe
03-03-2006, 05:44 PM
False Economy???

Doesn't mean anything to me, no. Maybe he meant false sense of security. :)

Wonderbread
03-03-2006, 05:50 PM
Also remember to talk to State Farm and factor in the inevitable premium drop from having an alarm with an ignition mobilizer installed. A good alarm is worth every penny.

FoxPro5
03-03-2006, 06:47 PM
I'm just wondering if there are any 2 ways that are good that ARENT $600....

Jeff -

The Compustar FM model(s) are a cheaper alternaitve...they just use a different frequency than the Spread Spectrum.

My 2WSS has been pretty solid for me. It's nice to have nice warm and toasty car waiting for you when it's -20 :D

I would recommend giving Ben at Transportation Electronics in Hopkins a call and see what he can do for you...952-933-7357

kingsxman
03-03-2006, 07:36 PM
Thanks foxpro. Will do.
And the only alarm on the car was the factory alarm that comes with it. I know I know...bad me. I'd been spending the dough on the system and neglected an integral part. Not happening again.

JL12W7INAGS300
03-08-2006, 03:32 AM
well look at it this way, if you would of dropped 600 in the first place for that alarm you wouldn't have to be worryiing about any of this now.... how exactly did they break into your car anyway?

imaspaceguy90
03-08-2006, 07:59 AM
Whats so bad aobut stock alarms? are they ****** or sumthin? u sually they use brand names.

FoxPro5
03-08-2006, 09:33 AM
well look at it this way, if you would of dropped 600 in the first place for that alarm you wouldn't have to be worryiing about any of this now.... how exactly did they break into your car anyway?

Right like alarms stop theves cold in there tracks....:rolleyes: If they really want it, they'll get it....**** they can just pull up with a flat bed, load it up and be on their merry way:crazy: I believe they are called theft deterrent systems, not theft prevention systems....a great theft prevention system is a Louisville Slugger and a bad attitude!!!

Raisedin305
03-08-2006, 09:38 AM
I have the Viper 791 in my car, great alarm. If I had the chance though I would have gotten Clifford's G5 Avantguard.

_DjScrew_
03-08-2006, 10:54 AM
Thanks foxpro. Will do.
And the only alarm on the car was the factory alarm that comes with it. I know I know...bad me. I'd been spending the dough on the system and neglected an integral part. Not happening again.
been there also. got my windows shot out by people seeing if i had an alarm or playin around.. new car, good alarm. will be doing install this weekend. good luck with yours!

imaspaceguy90
03-08-2006, 10:36 PM
been there also. got my windows shot out by people seeing if i had an alarm or playin around.. new car, good alarm. will be doing install this weekend. good luck with yours!

**** i feel for ya man, that bites.

Raisedin305
03-08-2006, 10:37 PM
been there also. got my windows shot out by people seeing if i had an alarm or playin around.. new car, good alarm. will be doing install this weekend. good luck with yours!That *****.

carchrism5
03-12-2006, 01:37 PM
Python 881XP or 581XP, pricey but well worth it, i put the 881xp on my car and love it. Two way pager is a must and it has endless upgrades, (sensors, sirens, etc)

PhatTonyDeMarco
03-12-2006, 02:04 PM
been there also. got my windows shot out by people seeing if i had an alarm or playin around.. new car, good alarm. will be doing install this weekend. good luck with yours!

You have to worry about gun shots in Nebraska?? :crazy:

nVRuckus
03-12-2006, 02:12 PM
You have to worry about gun shots in Nebraska?? :crazy:
Omaha is the thug capital of the world ;) That HarborCityCrips guy is starting some new clicks there. :up2somet:

ice992
03-13-2006, 09:50 AM
Marksman M11... I've got it and love it...

kingsxman
03-15-2006, 10:10 AM
I;m going with the compustar 2 way. Middle one (1500 feet). $500. Becuase I have a 2000 Grand Prix..I guess there's an extra $80 charge for something extra that needs to be done to get the remote start to work.

Getting whole system and alarm installed today. I may see if they'll deal and get the top of hte line one.