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Virtuous_One
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Virtuous_One Jul 22, 4:00pm - #229236 

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WHAT IS THE BEST CAR ALARM SYSTEM!

Which is the best car alarm system out there!...Does toyota dealer installs them when you buy a new celica from them?... confused
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celimangts17 Jul 22, 4:03pm - #229237 

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Viper alarms are really good but as for the other question im not sure i think its an option.

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Rick Jul 22, 4:04pm - #229238 

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I cant wait to get my viper!

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Viper alarm and i dont think toyota would install an aftermarket alarm. Take it to an electronics store or if your really cant find anywhere best buy or circuit city should be able to install it.
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GTSbyTRD Jul 22, 5:53pm - #229240 

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Clifford is sweet.

Clifford and Viper are made by the same company, DEI (directed electronics) The nice thing about the clifford is that there is only 1 chip inside the remote, instead of two. My cousins boyfriend installs for best buy, and he said that when people drop them, sometimes it will crack right between the two chips.


I work at circuit city, and i know that we sell the viper.

mine is in my sig.

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Celica2k Jul 22, 7:12pm - #229241 

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i got viper myself. Mine locks your doors automatically which can be a pain in the ass if your keys are still in the car. I like it though. It has the chirp when you lock and unlock the car. so viper is a good choice in my opinion.
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theretiredpimp Jul 22, 7:50pm - #229242 

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CompuStar

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hkysk8r86 Jul 22, 10:34pm - #229243 

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i have a POS Rattler smile
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Zero Jul 22, 11:16pm - #229244 

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Clifford, hands down.

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samir221 Jul 22, 11:55pm - #229245 
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clifford all the way. i got one and never had a problem with it. you can have it installed at best buy they really have a nearly perfect service.
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hkysk8r86 Jul 22, 11:57pm - #229246 

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how much is a clifford alarm system and where can i get one, i wanna get rid of this POS Rattler
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samir221 Jul 23, 12:00am - #229247 
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u can get it at best buy. i believe circuit city also( not sure though
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hkysk8r86 Jul 23, 12:01am - #229248 

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how much do they run?
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samir221 Jul 23, 12:02am - #229249 
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it cost me a little bit over than 700.00 but that was including the motion sensor and the back up battery.
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hkysk8r86 Jul 23, 12:04am - #229250 

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I'm looking for a basic bare bones one, that will detect people breaking shit and hitting my car with bats and shit. my car alarm right now goes off whenever someone slams a car door next to it, or someone has a loud exhaust and rolls by or someone goes by thumpin' their system. it SUX!
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samir221 Jul 23, 12:09am - #229251 
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sorry i had to look for the receipts:
427.99 for the alarm( including tax).
42.79 for the back up battery. ( including tax).
65.67 for the install plus rewire and removal of the old alarm system.
motion sensor( i cannot find the receipt.
total around 720.00 730.00
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hkysk8r86 Jul 23, 12:11am - #229252 

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wow, mine was like 250, no wonder it sucks... lol
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samir221 Jul 23, 12:12am - #229253 
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u just need to adjust the sensitivity that's all. the good thing about the clifford is that it pages you once somebody is messing with the car. also it has a wide range . it really works good and is reliable.
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samir221 Jul 23, 12:14am - #229254 
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ah by the way i got it when they just came out the clifford 2.5x matrix. they were on a promotion at that time. i believe they were discontinuing the old ones and had just rec'd the new ones.
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TrewCelica Jul 23, 4:52am - #229255 

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I have Viper and like it.
Also had Uno made by Orion , bought it in Canada for my Prelude. Now that was awesome thumbsup

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Originally Posted by theretiredpimp
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Viper is much better than compustar
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Sancho Jul 23, 5:15am - #229257 

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Originally Posted by spyder00367
Viper alarm and i dont think toyota would install an aftermarket alarm. Take it to an electronics store or if your really cant find anywhere best buy or circuit city should be able to install it.


Not True. The day I bought my Celica, the Toyota salesman offered me an aftermarket Pursuit system that they installed for about $300. Its a 3 button remote system with dual stage shock sensor. It does the job. Check reviews section for more info.

You can take it to Toyota, but its gonna be expensive.

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Live42day Jul 23, 5:42am - #229258 

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Viper is the best one out there! I've installed many alarms in my time and they out perform any of the other models out there. I hate Clifford(my opinion) even though DEI(Viper) bought them out. There is a reason DEI bought Clifford. Because Clifford on it's own sucked! The new Clifford matrix systems rock only because DEI took over the manufacturing of them and made them better. I only say this because I used to install alarms and so on proffesionally. Cliffords wiring was a joke! DEI wiring is much more user friendly. Plus the add on stuff is way more flexible. My car has a Viper 791XV w/ 4 sirens, backup battery, remote start, trunk open control, my underbody neons are controlled by my remote and the add on ability is endless... happywink

DEI = Quality
BTW, This is my personal opinion based on experince with this product and others. thumbsup

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hkysk8r86 Jul 23, 10:20am - #229259 

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Originally Posted by Live42day
Viper is the best one out there! I've installed many alarms in my time and they out perform any of the other models out there. I hate Clifford(my opinion) even though DEI(Viper) bought them out. There is a reason DEI bought Clifford. Because Clifford on it's own sucked! The new Clifford matrix systems rock only because DEI took over the manufacturing of them and made them better. I only say this because I used to install alarms and so on proffesionally. Cliffords wiring was a joke! DEI wiring is much more user friendly. Plus the add on stuff is way more flexible. My car has a Viper 791XV w/ 4 sirens, backup battery, remote start, trunk open control, my underbody neons are controlled by my remote and the add on ability is endless... happywink

DEI = Quality
BTW, This is my personal opinion based on experince with this product and others. thumbsup


That's pretty fucking convincing to me... thumbsup

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Originally Posted by Sancho
Originally Posted by spyder00367
Viper alarm and i dont think toyota would install an aftermarket alarm. Take it to an electronics store or if your really cant find anywhere best buy or circuit city should be able to install it.


Not True. The day I bought my Celica, the Toyota salesman offered me an aftermarket Pursuit system that they installed for about $300. Its a 3 button remote system with dual stage shock sensor. It does the job. Check reviews section for more info.

You can take it to Toyota, but its gonna be expensive.
But that was an option the dealer offered you. I dont think they would do it if you took them an alarm in a box and asked them to install it. I guess it all depends on the dealership but they wouldnt do it around here.
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celicafourotwo Jul 23, 10:26pm - #229261 

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400 total for python alrm/starter...on my last car..figure it would be the same if i get it.

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Whenever my car is at a full stop or even in park the RPM never sits on 0. what does this mean?
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CaLiGTS Jul 23, 10:38pm - #229262 

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Originally Posted by hkysk8r86
Originally Posted by Live42day
Viper is the best one out there! I've installed many alarms in my time and they out perform any of the other models out there. I hate Clifford(my opinion) even though DEI(Viper) bought them out. There is a reason DEI bought Clifford. Because Clifford on it's own sucked! The new Clifford matrix systems rock only because DEI took over the manufacturing of them and made them better. I only say this because I used to install alarms and so on proffesionally. Cliffords wiring was a joke! DEI wiring is much more user friendly. Plus the add on stuff is way more flexible. My car has a Viper 791XV w/ 4 sirens, backup battery, remote start, trunk open control, my underbody neons are controlled by my remote and the add on ability is endless... happywink

DEI = Quality
BTW, This is my personal opinion based on experince with this product and others. thumbsup


That's pretty fucking convincing to me... thumbsup


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celica_182 Jul 23, 10:43pm - #229263 

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I have the Valet 554r, remote start made by (directed electronics) really good reliable as hell, already save my car once thumbsup, i love it.
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