remote car starters

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  1. kilabeez0

    kilabeez0 New Member

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    What remote starters do you guys recommend? it is for my work van that has no power windows of locks. i dont need any alarm or anything, just something easy to install. any suggestions?
     
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    whats your budget.

    I like Autopage, and Autostart. Both easy to install.
     
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    no real budget, just cheaper than the $180 most shops charge otherwise i'd pay to have it done. like i said, i only need it to do 1 thing, start my van.
     
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    circuit city, best buy.... the valet system is about $160 installed. what kind of van?
     
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    2004 ford econoline with no power options
     
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    are you kidding me circuit city and best buy?????

    do you know how many people i have done remote starts in there car that circuit city and best buy have had that they couldnt get to work, or that i have fixed.
     
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    i have an autopage system, with 2 way remote thats simple to install i could ship you with wiring diagram. the only thing youll have to go under the hood for is Tach, alot of people use tachless but in cold weather they really dont work. i also have a 1 button remote start i could ship you for cheap also. 1 function it has remote start
     
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    all you need is basic knowledge, and a soldering gun, wire strippers. where you located at?
     
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    i'm thinking of getting a bulldog system off of ebay. one that hasn't been opened. they go cheap and their website has a video instruction with printable wiring diagrams.
     
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    i would pass on the bulldog
     
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    Viper if you have the $, totally worth it
     
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    congradulations you have idiots local to you.
     
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    viper/clifford

    >*.

    /thread.
     
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    there are good and bad installers at bb/cc just like a lot of other shops. at least they gaurantee their work and will fix anything thats wrong with their install.
     
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    or anything made by dei since they are for the most part the same thing just rebadged
     
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    the only alarms i would advise to anyone are the 3.5/791..since they are the ONLY alarms that have any reception what so ever..other than the basic 350hv.
     
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    just to clarify, i dont want an alarm. i only want to be able to open the blinds in my bedroom and start my van this winter.
     
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    yeah so like i said, the valet system at cc/bb for ~$160 installed....but i'd also look into having a door lock actuator installed in the drivers door at least, sooo nice to have keyless entry.
     
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    quit being an idiot.
     
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    It's telling the truth, walk into any install bay at best buy, Look around at what you see. an install dept with less then 6months experience between the 3 radio and amp jockeys. thats cant even do that correctly. Out of phase woofers, amps that stay on when you shut the caroff. The best is there Product knowledge and training, There buddy has these woofers and his car pounds, he also has this amp.

    Then it brings me into yesterday, i had a install on a 2007 lincoln towncar, BB and CC said they couldnt do it yett cause there was no info out on the car yett. Thats where experience shows off and the install is not a problem.

    It's not really that hard to cut and solder like you should on a remote start install, You dont use T Taps for everything like i have seen them do. even the most important wire Tach, but now a days they dont even use tach they use voltage sensing, Ironic that when its cold out i have people bringing me there cars that refuse to go back there to get them fixed to install and program a tach wire.

    Theres a diffrence when you come to me, 13+ years experience myself. Then they boast Mecp certified, Well personally, i laugh when they say that coming to me looking for a job, im looking for in car experience, not book smarts. When i asked a BB/CC guy can he tell me the rear wire colors for speakers on a chevy and he said what for we use harnesses, i showed him the door.
     
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    I started at bb


    we didnt do any of that shit

    you're wrong


    congrats you have an opinion

    keep it to yourself.
     
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    Yea your right, im wrong.

    past experience precedes There installation dept.

    You might not have, but im sure quite a few of your fellow workers did.

    I know, opinions are like assholes, And im a big one so i have big opinions
     
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    soooooooo back to why i shouldn't bid on the bulldog system that is at like $5 unopened with online instructions and videos?
     
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    cause you would like to use it and have some range correct?
    you would like to know that the cheap 5.00 dollar product can overheat, and fry itself along with your car/truck.

    spend a few dollars and get a decent unit.
     

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