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Best Car Alarm #348396 Dec 10, 11:46am Dec 10, 11:46am
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Best Car Alarm
I just invested over $1,500. in a new dvd system for my car and I am concerned about someone stealing it. What is the best (reasonably priced) alarm system? I am more concerned with someone breaking in than stealing my car.

I also do not need other features like 'remote start'.

Any suggestions? Please provide links if possible.

Thanks.

Re: Best Car Alarm [Re: Ulithian] #348397 Dec 10, 12:20pm Dec 10, 12:20pm
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DEI Viper. Hands down best out there. Some will tell you clifford or Compustar, but Viper/Clifford/Compustar = same company(DEI). Just thought i'd clear that up right away. thumbsup


Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
Re: Best Car Alarm [Re: Live42day] #348398 Dec 10, 12:27pm Dec 10, 12:27pm
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Originally Posted by Live42day
DEI Viper. Hands down best out there. Some will tell you clifford or Compustar, but Viper/Clifford/Compustar = same company(DEI). Just thought i'd clear that up right away. thumbsup


How much? What makes it better than anything else? I have no clue what to look for in an alarm besides that it should be loud. smile

Re: Best Car Alarm [Re: Ulithian] #348399 Dec 10, 12:35pm Dec 10, 12:35pm
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They are quality alarms.
I used to install them for a living. I've installed just about every brand out there, and DEI makes the best product. They are more user friendly in terms of install as well. Even a novice could install it themselves.

http://www.bizrate.com/buy/products__cat...gl,sfsk--2.html


Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
Re: Best Car Alarm [Re: Live42day] #348400 Dec 10, 3:46pm Dec 10, 3:46pm
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yeah i have a compustar on my car. i have had it for about 2 years. with no problems. and the distance on it is amazing

Re: Best Car Alarm [Re: topspeedjason] #348401 Dec 10, 4:01pm Dec 10, 4:01pm
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viper is handsdown the best alarm, granted most high end alarms come with a remote start (optional at LEAST). I'd say the key is saving up and getting a microwave sensor option. If you're good with electrical projects it'll cost around $500, however if you have to get it installed then you never know. I'm saving up for a viper with microwave sensor, all after my new stereo system.

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Re: Best Car Alarm [Re: FloydianSlip6] #348404 Dec 11, 6:08am Dec 11, 6:08am
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Originally Posted by FloydianSlip6

viper is handsdown the best alarm, granted most high end alarms come with a remote start (optional at LEAST). I'd say the key is saving up and getting a microwave sensor option. If you're good with electrical projects it'll cost around $500, however if you have to get it installed then you never know. I'm saving up for a viper with microwave sensor, all after my new stereo system.


What does the "microwave sensor" do?

Also, for the Viper 791XV (or any remote for that matter) I have read a lot of articles that claim that the remote battery dies often? Anyone have any more information? How hard is it to replace?

Any difference between the Viper 771XV and the Viper 791XV? I don't know their prices, but I think the 771 has a cooler looking remote.

http://www.bndonline.com/adnet1/vi79ju2bne2a.html

http://www.securitysense.com/security/viper/viper_led_2way.asp#771XV

Thanks.

Re: Best Car Alarm [Re: xxmonkeyboixx] #348405 Dec 11, 6:21am Dec 11, 6:21am
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Originally Posted by xxmonkeyboixx
clifford rsx 3.5 thumbsup


peep this thread...

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...part=1&vc=1

yeah, I should have mine sometime next week!

Re: Best Car Alarm [Re: Ulithian] #348406 Dec 11, 8:10am Dec 11, 8:10am
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quoted by Ulitian:
Also, for the Viper 791XV (or any remote for that matter) I have read a lot of articles that claim that the remote battery dies often? Anyone have any more information? How hard is it to replace?
Any difference between the Viper 771XV and the Viper 791XV? I don't know their prices, but I think the 771 has a cooler looking remote.




The difference is the 791 has remote start. the 771 does not. I have the 791xv and my battery needs changing every 2 months which is not bad at all.


Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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You cant really go wrong. Most major companies are infact owned by DEI as said above (viper,clifford, compustar). Also, i dont see the need to go to the extreme of a two-way. All it does it inform you your shit has been jacked and those remotes tend to break easier.

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for the viper 791xv, the remote itself has problems. My friend has that viper alarm, and he says that the remote has problems. So far, his "stock" one that came with the car broke. Now, the replacement one, (newer version) malfunctions. But he opened it up and jammed small pieces of paper near the battery and it works now. grin once again, go compustar.

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does the insurance cost go down a lot when you get a car alarm?


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Originally posted by tido:
i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
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Originally Posted by Superstuddc27
for the viper 791xv, the remote itself has problems. My friend has that viper alarm, and he says that the remote has problems. So far, his "stock" one that came with the car broke. Now, the replacement one, (newer version) malfunctions. But he opened it up and jammed small pieces of paper near the battery and it works now. grin once again, go compustar.


I've had no probs with mine. The 791xv remote is also a pager. So when your car goes off so does the remote.


Originally posted by RICOGT:
i wanted to get the vac gauge because it constantly moves. more of a race feel i think
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dude you got a awesome system..dont cheap out and get a 200 dollar alarm system that can get bypassed like nothing...get a quality one...its worth it1

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Originally Posted by tido
dude you got a awesome system..dont cheap out and get a 200 dollar alarm system that can get bypassed like nothing...get a quality one...its worth it1
Honestly anyone that knows two shits about car theft could easily bypass any alarm. Even when in the headunit (DVD player) could be out in 30 seconds tops.

Re: Best Car Alarm [Re: Live42day] #348413 Dec 11, 10:18pm Dec 11, 10:18pm
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Originally Posted by Live42day
Originally Posted by Superstuddc27
for the viper 791xv, the remote itself has problems. My friend has that viper alarm, and he says that the remote has problems. So far, his "stock" one that came with the car broke. Now, the replacement one, (newer version) malfunctions. But he opened it up and jammed small pieces of paper near the battery and it works now. grin once again, go compustar.


I've had no probs with mine. The 791xv remote is also a pager. So when your car goes off so does the remote.


Yes, I also have the 791XV and have no problems with it. It's an awesome alarm to have, although can be pricey.

Re: Best Car Alarm [Re: MptGlw69] #348414 Dec 11, 10:40pm Dec 11, 10:40pm
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one thing to consider. If someone wants to get in your car, they'll get in it. Nothing will stop them. Alamrs can be bypassed.. or cracked into. If someone wants your stereo system, they just break your window, take the headunit or whatever in about 20 seconds and run. By the time you actually get paged and get out of the house, they'll be long gone. Paging just gives you a headstart to grab the bat and track down the amateaurs. grin pros, on the other hand... well they'll get in the car if they really want to.

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