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dragnix
09-10-2011, 04:42 PM
Not really sure what brand or options to look into, I think remote start is probably all i want lol. Any ideas?

Florida Rep
09-10-2011, 04:45 PM
Encore - best Option
AutoPage - Second Best
DEI - Viper, Python, etc - Good

Alarms are 95% install. But buy one of these ^^^ & you will be happy!

slvrado28z
09-10-2011, 04:48 PM
autopage is a good brand

dragnix
09-10-2011, 04:51 PM
alrite, i'll look into those. What about crimestopper? ******?

dragnix
09-10-2011, 04:58 PM
Encore - best Option
AutoPage - Second Best
DEI - Viper, Python, etc - Good

Alarms are 95% install. But buy one of these ^^^ & you will be happy!
most likely i won't be installing it lol

Florida Rep
09-10-2011, 04:59 PM
Save some headache & get these brands only....
Encore - Best Option
AutoPage - Second Best

also pick a good installer that knows what he is doing!!

dragnix
09-10-2011, 05:01 PM
alrite cool. Can I get some model numbers that you would recommend?

dragnix
09-10-2011, 05:10 PM
ok, how about the autopage rs-655? I found one on CL for 55. It goes for 75 on Sonic

Florida Rep
09-10-2011, 05:14 PM
Do not...I repeat, do not buy a alarm offline & then have a local shop install it!! If you have problems, you have to pay EACH time you take it back to the shop!! Also no warranty, could be missing parts, etc...

Search for your local Autopage dealers & go by to talk to them. It will be cheaper in the long run, do the alarm right & never think about it again!

---------- Post added at 04:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:13 PM ----------

Any model will work for the most part, but a local shop can look at your car & tell you what you need.

05trailblazer
09-10-2011, 05:20 PM
^^ this right there

-01limited-
09-10-2011, 05:26 PM
^^ this right there

Do you ever contribute more than just saying this everywhere? jesus.

Buck
09-10-2011, 07:43 PM
Viper 5901.

>>SQL<<
09-10-2011, 09:08 PM
I just installed an Autopage alarm in my Honda
I had never installed an alarm before but it was not too bad.
I paid $32 for the alarm and bought a 15 watt siren for $9
It took a couple pf hours to install but for $40 vs $200 at the local shop - I think it was well worth it.
I did not install an Autostart but it would not have been much harder.
If you can install your own stereo stuff you should be able to install an alarm
12volt.com have the wiring color codes and locations for free for just about every car.

dragnix
09-10-2011, 09:17 PM
IDK man, I can try, but i have a feeling i'll mess something up bad

jrouter76
09-10-2011, 09:22 PM
What are you an installer? I bought an Alarm online and had a shop to install it ,had to bring it back and no extra charge, the shop has warrenty on their work for 90 days...and DEI alarms are not a Headache to install..you are putting out some MISINFORMATION Florida Rep.

bubbagumper6
09-10-2011, 09:26 PM
Viper 5901.

This is the model I have (I think) and it's great. Definitely get a 2-way system (means the remote is also a receiver and will alert you if the alarm is going off). This model also includes remote start which is always nice (unless you have a manual like me)

dragnix
09-10-2011, 09:31 PM
I just fished out a viper 791xv from storage. Only problem is I need a new remote for it :(

05trailblazer
09-10-2011, 09:34 PM
get off my nutzz will u. u poor soul

Do you ever contribute more than just saying this everywhere? jesus.

Sleeklsc
09-10-2011, 09:36 PM
I've ran a basic Code alarm back when I had my caprice and it suited me well. Had a Autopage 2way pager/remote start system in my marquis and it was very nice. Imho just buy name brand at a shop and have them install it. You'll thank yourself later if you ever have any problems. Alarms and tint are about the only things i'll pay a prof to do.

mendon99
09-11-2011, 10:18 AM
Stick with DEI, they're number 1 for a reason. Viper 5901 is a good choice, they're fairly bulletproof... but if you want 100% bulletproof, the 5901's predecessors, the 791xv or the 5900sst were even better with more durable remote (you often can find them cheaper).

And you can install a 5901 in any manual, its just a pita to operate the way they want you to (or the way its designed to) - Many manual cars have a neutral safety wire and if you can find this, then any of these said alarms will operate JUST like an automatic, or only RS while in neutral. VWs, Nissans, and Subaru's I've found NS wire's in so far.... there may be more

05fronty
09-11-2011, 10:23 AM
k-9

jrouter76
09-11-2011, 08:53 PM
Stick with DEI, they're number 1 for a reason. Viper 5901 is a good choice, they're fairly bulletproof... but if you want 100% bulletproof, the 5901's predecessors, the 791xv or the 5900sst were even better with more durable remote (you often can find them cheaper).

And you can install a 5901 in any manual, its just a pita to operate the way they want you to (or the way its designed to) - Many manual cars have a neutral safety wire and if you can find this, then any of these said alarms will operate JUST like an automatic, or only RS while in neutral. VWs, Nissans, and Subaru's I've found NS wire's in so far.... there may be more
Listen to this Man he knows his stuff and He knows it very well...He has helped me a lot and not once did He loose patience with me.

-01limited-
09-11-2011, 11:20 PM
get off my nutzz will u. u poor soul

Then stfu up and only talk when you have real advice instead of saying stuff like "this right here", or "this", or "what he said" and quoting someone else jeez.

mendon99
09-13-2011, 09:47 PM
Listen to this Man he knows his stuff and He knows it very well...He has helped me a lot and not once did He loose patience with me.

thanks just trying to help

kingmanbc
09-13-2011, 10:00 PM
compu star

dragnix
09-17-2011, 05:24 PM
Stick with DEI, they're number 1 for a reason. Viper 5901 is a good choice, they're fairly bulletproof... but if you want 100% bulletproof, the 5901's predecessors, the 791xv or the 5900sst were even better with more durable remote (you often can find them cheaper).

And you can install a 5901 in any manual, its just a pita to operate the way they want you to (or the way its designed to) - Many manual cars have a neutral safety wire and if you can find this, then any of these said alarms will operate JUST like an automatic, or only RS while in neutral. VWs, Nissans, and Subaru's I've found NS wire's in so far.... there may be more
IDK about the alarm itself, but the remote costs about $60 online. I need a new remote that's why. I'm not sure if it's better to buy a new remote or just buy a new alarm since new alarms are relatively cheap nowadays.

mendon99
09-17-2011, 09:51 PM
what alarm do you have currently?

I was referring to the whole unit being cheaper, what I mean is the 791/5900's can be had for less than the 5901 LC3s (current model)

dragnix
09-18-2011, 12:51 AM
i have the 791, i bought it with the remote messed up so it was a bit cheaper.

mendon99
09-18-2011, 02:08 PM
if nothing else is wrong with it, I'd keep the 791... you're not missing much. Go from that to a 5901 you'll gain some range, but i can guarantee you'll hate the slow response of any button press to action (its delayed big time, the 791 is instant. This was the biggest pet peeve of mine)..

funandgames
09-30-2011, 05:32 AM
Woofersetc.com is an authorized dealer for a lot of the alarms that they carry including autopage alarms.

Atlanta007
11-28-2011, 06:38 PM
Encore - best Option
AutoPage - Second Best
DEI - Viper, Python, etc - Good

Alarms are 95% install. But buy one of these ^^^ & you will be happy!



Resurrecting this thread rather than starting a new one on the same topic. I'm trying to pick an alarm and debating between Encore E4 and the Viper 350 2-way Responder, or similar models from the same companies. You seem pretty high on Encore - have you had a lot of personal experience with them? I understand they've only been out a short time but they are a reputable spin off from autopage.

I'm looking for 2-way transmitter, shock sensor, keyless entry, motion sensor (probably the DEI 508D unit as an add on). I don't need/want auto start. The car is a convertible, and I will be having it installed for me.

Any input is appreciated.

splescort
11-30-2011, 02:25 PM
the viper 5901 is what i have in my truck.
has very that you want, and you can add on the smart start unit which if you have a smart phone it will use your cell phone as a remote with unlimited range. it will make your phone go off when some one is messing with the car/truck.
the viper 5902 is the exact same unit with a fancyer remote. the remote from the 5902 will work with the 5901