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    Default Remote start. What good right now?

    So I wa looking at getting a viper with smart start. Was told DEI quality has dropped quite a bit.

    Is that true? What do people recommend? I like the smart start feature over the cell network. Does anyone else do this?

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    IMO you were told incorrectly. DEI/Viper products are still top notch. BUT they are overpriced. There are other players in the market that have equal quality products for a lower price. Like arcticstart/compustar.

    However, i dont think there as another manufacturer that offers the smart start feature or varrient (at a consumer level anyways).

    That being said, an alarm/starter is only as good as its install!

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    Compustar now has their version of Smart start called "Drone"..

    I would disagree with the Viper quality comment., I have seen alot of returns, and comebacks for faulty brains, and remotes on the 5900. I personaly wouldn't buy a viper, and if your planning on installing it yourself, I hope you have or have access to a bitwriter...

    I would stick with Compustar, the new CM6000 brain is pretty nice, and has some cool new features.

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    i agree with silvercivic. i have spent too much time seeing people unh-happy with their vipers after spending an arm and a leg on them. they arent reliable.

    going with a compustar would be my recommendation, i have had them in three of my cars and each one of them has worked fantastically without a hitch.

    Autostart, Compustar and Viper all offer the smart start options. they are pretty pricy but well worth it, as well you can always add it on at later date to any standard starter.

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    Compustar and there is a company in Edmonton called Certified Radio that has their line of remote starts called Titan that can be started over cell network also
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    You know those bored stay at home moms who's entire lives revolve around driving their kids to soccer, various cleaning accessories, and worrying about neighbourhood rapists? The kind of people that watch the View and go "uh huh..." Those unfulfilled people who try to fill the void in their empty lives by writing whiny letters to the editor complaining about shit that no one really cares about?

    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

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    Originally posted by dj_rice
    Compustar and there is a company in Edmonton called Certified Radio that has their line of remote starts called Titan that can be started over cell network also
    Who carries it in Calgary?

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    Does anyone have a recommendation on where to buy a Compustar and for install?
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    Originally posted by sexualbanana
    Does anyone have a recommendation on where to buy a Compustar and for install?
    I know Royal Oak Nissan offers Compustar remotes and installs.
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    Originally posted by sexualbanana
    Does anyone have a recommendation on where to buy a Compustar and for install?

    Alarmtec, ask for Sydney and I know your asian so if you pay cash, he will give u good deal.


    I paid $550 installed on my 240sx 5 years back for the 2 Way Compustar back then, he even gave me a free actuator on my drivers door so both doors would be keyless entry.
    Originally posted by GTS Jeff
    You know those bored stay at home moms who's entire lives revolve around driving their kids to soccer, various cleaning accessories, and worrying about neighbourhood rapists? The kind of people that watch the View and go "uh huh..." Those unfulfilled people who try to fill the void in their empty lives by writing whiny letters to the editor complaining about shit that no one really cares about?

    Well imagine if instead of writing that letter to the editor, she just posts on a car forum for car enthusiasts. That's Kritafo.

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    Joe at Auto Tech is the name that seems to get thrown around a lot. Apparently a superb installer, service, pricing and great reviews.

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    Autodream is an Authorized compustar dealer

    Nguyen is still the installer
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    Does anyone know what happens with the viper smartstart if your phone doesn't receive reception or your phone runs out of batteries? Will the alarm still go off if you try to open your door?

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    Originally posted by .jl-
    Does anyone know what happens with the viper smartstart if your phone doesn't receive reception or your phone runs out of batteries? Will the alarm still go off if you try to open your door?

    yes the vehicles alarm system will still be armed, but you will not be notified if you have no signal or out of battery
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    autotech did both my installs, great guys who don't hesitate to drop what they're doing to support an existing user.
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    Autotech do they do mostly VW's?

    I have a nissan.

    Who would you talk to there?

    Also do you have a number for them?
    does anybody have the drone system?

    Can you pm me.
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    Originally posted by irs
    Autotech do they do mostly VW's?

    I have a nissan.

    Who would you talk to there?

    Also do you have a number for them?
    does anybody have the drone system?

    Can you pm me.
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    Actually a majority of the vehicles they do are Japanese, talk to Joe at Autotech 403-219-0871 just installed a Compustar Pro in my Lexus lovin it


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    +1 for Joe at Autotech, great prices and great service

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    autotech does all makes and models (AFAIK), i have had them do a GMC Yukon, Honda Civic, and pontiac Grand Am.
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    sweet i will have to give them a call.

    does anyone have a drone installed yet on here?

    how does the viper one compare?

    thoughts?
    suggestions?


    Thanks

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    The Viper 5902 system is a really good unit, i wouldn't stray away from it .

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