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Old 07-27-2010, 02:14 PM   #1
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Who here has one, and which one do you recommend?
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Old 07-27-2010, 02:35 PM   #2
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I have the Viper 5002 with the following options:

tilt sensor (scares the **** out of me sometimes when jacking up the car lol)
glass-break sensor
backup battery
backup siren

It's awesome, it's loud, it's great. Though sometimes when I lock (arm) it, the alarm goes off 5 seconds later and the display says it's something with the trunk. I don't know why. It's not every day though. Something is obviously wrong but I don't care enough to figure it out.
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What do you typically do when you hear someones alarm going off?

I know what I do... ignore it.

My best tip is to not keep valuables in view, stereo faceplates removed and build a or some kill switches that are hidden.
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How much did your viper system run you? I was thinking of getting a low-jack along with a quick release wheel, but low-jack is expensive from what I heard.
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I had a crazy Clifford alarm wtih loJack on my corrado. I never heard it nor did I see the car again.

The best anti-theft system I know of is pulling the fuel injection relay when you park it.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:01 PM   #6
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What do you typically do when you hear someones alarm going off?
Keep stealing the car because no one else cares.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:06 PM   #7
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I had a crazy Clifford alarm wtih loJack on my corrado. I never heard it nor did I see the car again.

The best anti-theft system I know of is pulling the fuel injection relay when you park it.
The only works if they try and drive your car away...not if they tow it with another car.
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car alarms are better than nothing. My del Sol was stolen and I had no alarm. So, once you have a car stolen, you'll get an alarm if you have half a brain.

I also have quick-release NRG hub, and a hub lock. Nobody is stealing my car without a flat-bed. And even then, the alarms will be blaring the entire time and I'm sure a cop would hear it along their way to the chopshop.
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My best tip is to not keep valuables in view, stereo faceplates removed and build a or some kill switches that are hidden.
CD players are so last decade.


It has an amp under the passengers feet and two decent 6.5's in the doors, but no one would ever know....... Hook your phone up to the Aux cable and listen to the radio that way
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I had a crazy Clifford alarm wtih loJack on my corrado. I never heard it nor did I see the car again.

The best anti-theft system I know of is pulling the fuel injection relay when you park it.
Intercepting the fuel pump trigger relay under the dash with a hidden switch is SUPER simple.
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car alarms are better than nothing. My del Sol was stolen and I had no alarm. So, once you have a car stolen, you'll get an alarm if you have half a brain.

I also have quick-release NRG hub, and a hub lock. Nobody is stealing my car without a flat-bed. And even then, the alarms will be blaring the entire time and I'm sure a cop would hear it along their way to the chopshop.
Please tell me you aren't that stupid. I've been trying to give you the benefit of the doubt... but well.. i was wrong.

It takes seconds to cut or rip out a siren. Cars get flat bedded or dragged vs driven. If a thief wants the car... they will have it. Period.

If you seriously think an alarm will stop a real car thief... you are definitely mentally deficient.
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car alarms are better than nothing. My del Sol was stolen and I had no alarm. So, once you have a car stolen, you'll get an alarm if you have half a brain.

I also have quick-release NRG hub, and a hub lock. Nobody is stealing my car without a flat-bed. And even then, the alarms will be blaring the entire time and I'm sure a cop would hear it along their way to the chopshop.

Hope it has a back up battery. If not, within 30 seconds, anyone could have the trunk popped and the battery disconnected.

I'd rather have a silent alarm thats hooked to my key chain. Anti-theft = a single .22, a chipper, and a bunch of hungry fish.
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the best feature of my car alarm is the remote unlock and window rolldown.
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the best feature of my car alarm is the remote unlock and window rolldown.
That is bad ***, now if you only had remote start...
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I have tried several. My friends have bought the $800 fancy alarms.

The best I have found is sold by asianwolf.
Has a remote start feature (has a manual transmission mode, by I prefer modding the auto setup to install on a manual), complete engine kill if the doors are opened, someone sticks their arm inside the car with the top down, pedals are pressed, the e-brake is operated, the gear shifter is moved, the hood is opened, etc..

Also, the system warns you via a pager/keyfob.
There's one model where a rotating camera takes eight pictures of the offending *******, and sends them to you.

The range is damn near two miles, to boot.

I thing I paid less than $130 for the whole thing, and it took me about a day and a half to wire and install the thing in the car. I definitely took my time and did a very clean job.

I highly recommend those alarms.

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The only works if they try and drive your car away...not if they tow it with another car.
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