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Old 02-06-2004, 04:37 AM   #1
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Best car ALARM on the market?????

Guys, i'm getting together smaller things for my GT2 (just picked up the audio equipment). Now i'm in the market of a REAL KICK ASS car alarm. It's obvious i'm getting a tracking system, but from what you know/hear... what's the best alarm out there (and why)? My requirements are: 2-way paging system, superior shock sensors, ignition kill, battery back-up siren and great range.

I've been asking around about Clifford/DEI/Viper Responder alarms but have heard many mixed thoughts... mostly on the range issue (no more than 100ft). I'm considering CompuStar (actually witnessed it work 2km away!) and CODE now. help!
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Old 02-06-2004, 04:46 AM   #2
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the range on the 790VX sucks big time other than that i think is a very good alarm just lack range... dunno why they advertise that it goes 1 KM but mines doesnt.
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Old 02-06-2004, 05:28 AM   #3
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I say save your money because if someone want to get a car of this caliber they will do it no matter what! Alarms might be good for a Neon or Caravan that get stolen 10 times a day, but if someone wasnts a car like this they must be a pro! You can have all the alarms you can buy, but there is nothing keeping them from getting the car at gun point when you are sitting at a red light!
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Old 02-06-2004, 05:37 AM   #4
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i've heard lots of good things about clifford
what about boomerang ?
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Old 02-06-2004, 06:15 AM   #5
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Old 02-06-2004, 01:58 PM   #6
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Clifford is owned by DEI (Viper), so basically you get the same internal component technology (short range). Boomerang is only one tracking system on the market, there are many more.... my experience with them has been very incompitant service, so I won't use them.

Fil, I know what you mean about car-jackers.... that's why i'm getting a tracking system. Some alarms out there have anti-hyjacking technology that disables the car in 5mins if you push the keypad while the motor is on.
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Old 02-06-2004, 04:41 PM   #7
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Old 02-06-2004, 07:17 PM   #8
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Mac10, Teck-9, Glock, uzi, 12 gauge are all very effective theft deterents in my opinion. I'm thinking of hooking the purge off my n2o to blast any would-be theives in the face with 900psi of funny gas if my door is opened while my alarm is on.

But anyway I have a prostart or powerstart (DEI also) with 2 way paging, car starter, adj prewarn and full alarm shock sensor, microwave (proximity) sensor, and has pretty desent range, warned me from were my car was in the parking lot to the far end of dominion in the oppostie direction, about 500ft through walls and shit. Desent range if the batteries are good!
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isnt there a real keypad ignition thing like in transporter?
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Re: Best car ALARM on the market?????

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Guys, i'm getting together smaller things for my GT2
Any chance that we can see some pics of you ride?

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Old 02-06-2004, 09:32 PM   #11
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Any chance that we can see some pics of you ride?

Just curious.
well, i'm deep in the process of building the car right now. Interior is almost done (going for a stereo install on Tues)... but the exterior is still apart in peices. The front bumper/hood/rear wing are out for paint. I don't have any pics of the car in the current state (that I want to share). It should be ready by Mar 5th for a car show (if all goes well). Here's a pic of what the car will kinda look like (except different wheels).
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Re: Re: Re: Best car ALARM on the market?????

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well, i'm deep in the process of building the car right now. Interior is almost done (going for a stereo install on Tues)... but the exterior is still apart in peices. The front bumper/hood/rear wing are out for paint. I don't have any pics of the car in the current state (that I want to share). It should be ready by Mar 5th for a car show (if all goes well). Here's a pic of what the car will kinda look like (except different wheels).

I hope you can do it Randy, i can just see it getting "Best Euro Other" first place! Maybe one more "Best of Show" to go with the E30 awards!!!
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Re: Re: Re: Best car ALARM on the market?????

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well, i'm deep in the process of building the car right now. Interior is almost done (going for a stereo install on Tues)... but the exterior is still apart in peices. The front bumper/hood/rear wing are out for paint. I don't have any pics of the car in the current state (that I want to share). It should be ready by Mar 5th for a car show (if all goes well). Here's a pic of what the car will kinda look like (except different wheels).
Can't wait to see it in person.

That car's gonna be a sight to behold.
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I must of missed the whole thing on randys car getting stolen.
Did you find it?
What happened??
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