Remote start

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  1. OLEred03

    OLEred03 Senior Member

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    What is the best remote start to use on a 03 truck? Not really finding any information that points to good or bad ones.


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    Any name brand are all fine, viper, compustar etc

    I’m not a fan of the no name eBay stuff
     
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    Okay, thanks.


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    I’ve personally always had vipers and never had any complaints. Just pick what type of system you want (options) and most places will run deals from time to time that if you buy one from them and have them install it the install will be free or discounted.
     
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    I put the newest viper smart start in my 06 megacab and love it. Great smart phone app and smartwatch app. Also has the option to use your original key remote with the "lock, lock, lock," feature.

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    I went with this in my buddy’s 05 [​IMG]


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    Is there no way to buy a viper kit straight from them without having to go to a dealer?


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    I’m pretty sure Viper only sells to dealers. They also don’t include any kind of instructions with their kits. They do this to try to make sure that they get installed by professionals, so they don’t get a bad name from people who have no clue what they’re doing, screw the install up, and then bad mouth the system.
     
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    Gotcha. I like to do my installs myself. Which I’m very picky about how things get wired and they way it gets wired up. How difficult are they to install?


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    They’re definitely not the simplest things to do for a beginner, and depending on your vehicle and the options on your remote start/alarm that you go with, there can be a lot of wiring. You need to know how to use diodes, resistors, and relays. You also spend a lot of time twisted up like a pretzel, upside down under your dash and if you do it without bleeding at some point, you can consider yourself lucky. Lol

    If you are fairly proficient with 12v vehicle systems and components it can be done. But I’ve seen a lot of people screw em up and bring them in to me to fix them when I was an installer.
     

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