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    All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    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.



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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    thats a good alarm
    i have it on both my cars

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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    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.




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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    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.



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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    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.




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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    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.



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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    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!




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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    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.




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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    Quote Originally Posted by 60ndown
    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???




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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    I'm just wondering if there are any 2 ways that are good that ARENT $600....



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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    are you talking prices installed, or just he price of the actual alarm? you can get a viper 791xv(2 way) for under 200



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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    I have to ask! did you have an alarm b4 it was broken into?



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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    Quote Originally Posted by rukusix
    False Economy???
    Doesn't mean anything to me, no. Maybe he meant false sense of security.




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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    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.



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    Re: All my stuff jacked: recommend an alarm!

    Quote Originally Posted by kingsxman
    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

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