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Anonymous Apr 27, 12:15am - #165802 
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remote start

What are everyones feelings on a remote starter. I think that they are cool. There is no real purpose but its still cool. But I mentioned getting one and was bashed by my friends just for bringing it up. So whats your thoughts?
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grcelica Apr 27, 12:18am - #165803 

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There is a good reason for them...its called WINTER! You can start your car and let it warm up awhile before you drive it.
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2kcelicagt Apr 27, 12:19am - #165804 

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i think there cool...especially leaving the air on for the hot summer days thumbsup
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1sweetGTS Apr 27, 12:32am - #165805 
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i have it!!! it's nice i love it...when you wake up in the mornin gettin ready for work...just start it up inside and let it heat up!!! :-D -- my opinion would be to go for it! thumbsup

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Speed4TheNeed Apr 27, 12:36am - #165806 

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i think it's a pretty good mod, imo.

it's mostly a 'style' mod, but as grcelica pointed out--it can be more functional under some circumstances thumbsup
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psychomunkie Apr 27, 2:23am - #165807 

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Oo I was thinking about that.. for the future. One of my old friends had one and scared the sh*t out of some people who were checkin his car out (dark tinted windows -couldnt tell if anyone was in it or not). Its good for heating up during winter and a/c for summer.
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Satoshi Apr 27, 3:12am - #165808 
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Virgilson Apr 27, 6:18am - #165809 

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I wish I had one.. thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup
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Erick Apr 27, 6:28am - #165810 

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hmm they are cool cool and i agree^^^^^

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ironracer4130 Apr 27, 7:35am - #165811 

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i have one and i love it. great for mornings when your rushing to class. its funny that some people don't know about it and start looking in your car. it cracks me up rofl
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RevMonster Apr 27, 7:43am - #165812 

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My brother once had his car stolen because of R/S. Word to the wise: make sure your doors are locked when you use it.

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marajade Apr 27, 8:03am - #165813 

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Sux with manual transmission... unless you also go for remote control of the steering wheel grin

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marajade Apr 27, 8:05am - #165814 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
My brother once had his car stolen because of R/S. Word to the wise: make sure your doors are locked when you use it.


He he... I thought it only was in movies all cars was unlocked and the engine running grin

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Veilside Apr 27, 3:33pm - #165815 
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i think it's really cool thumbsup i wonder where you can get it grin

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SiLvErGt2001 Apr 27, 4:00pm - #165816 

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Go for it I got one and I love it.. thumbsup thumbsup
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paperheart Apr 27, 6:17pm - #165817 
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How much does a remote start system usually go for? Is it an addon to your existing alarm system?

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Lil_Terror Apr 27, 6:53pm - #165818 
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Originally Posted by Veilside
i think it's really cool thumbsup i wonder where you can get it grin


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Originally Posted by Lil_Terror
Originally Posted by Veilside
i think it's really cool thumbsup i wonder where you can get it grin


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Yea circuit city can do it anywhere from 150 to 200 for just the remote start.
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ironracer4130 Apr 28, 5:01pm - #165820 

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with my remote start, the car won't go anywhere without the key. if you step on the brake without the key in the igniton, the car shuts off. haha, i guess people still find ways to steal your car.
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CRBN BLU Apr 29, 5:19am - #165821 

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I have it on my car. The kit cost about $80, install was about $100, and I had to pay about $20 for two relays to bypass the factory alarm. I got it from Circuit City.

The positives: It is good for heating up the car on a winter morning before going to school or work, scaring people who are standing next to it thumbsup

The negatives: I don't get very good distance with the remote, and it's not too good in summer time because the AC takes so long to cool off the car without windows down, on REALLY cold mornings it won't remote start. It'll try 3 or so times and not start. It's like the system isn't holding the ignition long enough.

If you live in an area where it's cold, go for it! Look into a mercury kill switch for under the Hood. This way, if the Hood is even slightly open, the remote start will not operate. My kit is set up to lock the doors when the system engages, and I can still use my factory alarm system. Or if I want, I can use the new remote and locking the car will arm the alarm.

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CRBN BLU Apr 29, 5:23am - #165822 

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One more thing... if you get the kit, make sure to put the key in, turn TWO CLICKS ONLY (to "ON") or else you'll burn up the ignition. Also, don't tap the brake until the key is at "ON" or else the car will die (I've done this many times and I just have to start it up again.)

And there is a guy around here who has a remote start on a manual. He was having some work done to the car in a shop, the mechanic was an idiot, left the car in gear, remote started it. The car kept pounding itself into the wall because of the jerk of starting without clutch. And the system is designed to keep trying to start the car until it actually starts, so the car hit the wall a good 3-4 times, which covers about 5-10 minutes of elapsed time. Lucky guy, dead mechanic!
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rem Apr 29, 7:00am - #165823 
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i got a remote start.. its fun
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Elec-FuYu Apr 29, 7:01am - #165824 
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its a very nice mod. i like mine very much~

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