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darkhunter139
07-19-2008, 01:45 AM
Well I am going to college in September so I want it before then. I am living at home so ill be driving there everyday and its not in the greatest area. Around here I did not have to worry about it and I park in a garage every night.

Any suggestions?

WrenchGuy
07-19-2008, 01:52 AM
Don't go cheap.

I'm gonna be looking into one and I want to make this as great an investment as possible. JMO.

darkhunter139
07-19-2008, 07:35 PM
I cant really afford an expensive one. Are there any decent priced ones that will actually work? And how much is "not cheap"

darkhunter139
07-19-2008, 08:51 PM
Anyone :D ?

darkhunter139
07-21-2008, 01:42 PM
any suggestions? I want to do this soon

xxBURT0Nxx
07-21-2008, 01:44 PM
I will give you my Viper 5900 for $100 shipped

darkhunter139
07-21-2008, 01:47 PM
I will give you my Viper 5900 for $100 shipped

Is that a decent one?

xxBURT0Nxx
07-21-2008, 02:37 PM
yeah, it has 2 way pager, 1 mile range, lcd display, etc.

darkhunter139
07-21-2008, 03:21 PM
yeah, it has 2 way pager, 1 mile range, lcd display, etc.

Does that one have remote start?

Can u give me some pics

xxBURT0Nxx
07-21-2008, 03:31 PM
yeah it has remote start... but it's installed right now so i don't really have pics of anything.

darkhunter139
07-21-2008, 03:38 PM
was it hard to install?

xxBURT0Nxx
07-21-2008, 03:43 PM
I didn't install it lol so I have no idea. And I'm pretty sure install has more to do on the car than the actual alarm from what I've heard, but idk.

darkhunter139
07-21-2008, 04:05 PM
Are you going to be abele to take it out ok?

JCivicHb
07-21-2008, 04:27 PM
check out asianwolf.com they have cheap **** that works good. I have installed three of their lower model alarms, and not had any problems, except that the fobs are pretty cheesy. But they WILL remote start your car, page you and go off when its appropriate etc...

xxBURT0Nxx
07-21-2008, 04:31 PM
Are you going to be abele to take it out ok?
No it was installed by best buy when I used to work there so i have free uninstall.

darkhunter139
07-21-2008, 04:42 PM
check out asianwolf.com they have cheap **** that works good. I have installed three of their lower model alarms, and not had any problems, except that the fobs are pretty cheesy. But they WILL remote start your car, page you and go off when its appropriate etc...

Which do u reccomend?

darkhunter139
07-27-2008, 03:04 PM
Are there any good alarm kits under 100 bucks? Some links would be nice i have no idea what im looking at

gunz4me
07-27-2008, 03:26 PM
I installed an Autopage RF-420 on my 1997 Civic EX when the factory alarm crapped out. All in all, with battery backup, the autopage SIS-12 sensor, and an additional siren, I paid right at $130 for all the materials and did a stealth install myself.

The alarm itself was about $80. It doesn't do remote start, but, I don't need that feature. My main goal was to protect the car from getting boosted. Next time I rip the car apart, I am going to install a hidden kill switch or two. Overkill, probably, but the car has sentimental value to me because it belonged to my wife who died in January 2007.

IamMurph
07-28-2008, 12:18 AM
No it was installed by best buy when I used to work there so i have free uninstall.

No you don't. They only uninstall audio equipment for free.

Back on topic. The Viper 350 is a good entry level alarm. $240 installed. If you want to go the DIY route the the Automate AM 5 is the same alarm except it doesn't come with a siren. It comes with horn honk and a siren can be added. PM me if you want to know more.

xxBURT0Nxx
07-28-2008, 01:43 AM
No you don't. They only uninstall audio equipment for free.

Back on topic. The Viper 350 is a good entry level alarm. $240 installed. If you want to go the DIY route the the Automate AM 5 is the same alarm except it doesn't come with a siren. It comes with horn honk and a siren can be added. PM me if you want to know more.Na I'm pretty sure the reciept has free uninstall because there was a big ordeal about wether or not they could do r/s on a manual for legal reasons, they finally said yes, but turns out they couldn't figure it out... idk.

darkhunter139
07-28-2008, 01:46 AM
This one right here?
http://cgi.ebay.com/AUTOMATE-AM5-ALARM-NEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!_W0QQitemZ180269962800QQcmdZVie wItem?IMSfp=TL0807261143r22364

thats more in my price range. I want to do it myself is it hard?

bassknocker23
07-28-2008, 01:47 AM
hmm

IamMurph
07-28-2008, 01:51 AM
Na I'm pretty sure the reciept has free uninstall because there was a big ordeal about wether or not they could do r/s on a manual for legal reasons, they finally said yes, but turns out they couldn't figure it out... idk.
Trust me I have been with Best Buy a long time. Audio only
Legally we can not do remote starts on a manual.

xxBURT0Nxx
07-28-2008, 02:08 AM
Trust me I have been with Best Buy a long time. Audio only
Legally we can not do remote starts on a manual.
Yeah i know, but they said they would since I was an employee and everything had free uninstall incl alarms at least when i got it done.

IamMurph
07-28-2008, 02:16 AM
Good luck with that. In the 15 years I have been with Best Buy we never offered a free alarm pull. Maybe your guys didn't know SOP.

Back on topic darkhunter139 I am glad I could help you.

darkhunter139
07-28-2008, 02:18 AM
So am I :) thanks man

hazardous0388
07-28-2008, 02:22 AM
Easton Baseball bat = $65

always works good for me.