Discussion in 'Car Audio / Security / Electronic Accessories' started by YangpaNemsay, Dec 26, 2004.
Would anyone reccomend what car alarm and radar detector I should purchase?
Would a place that would know how to install top of the line alarm systems (Viper) know how to install kill switches?
For a radar detector i would highly recommend the Valentine One, no other radar detector can compete. It costs a pretty penny, but you get what you pay for, and its upgradeable too. Saved my ass countless times.
As far as kill switches, that's something i would do myself, the point of a kill switch is to have it hidden so NOBODY knows where it is. Even though they are a shop, you never know. It's also pretty easy to do, run some wire for whatever you want to "kill" and wire it up to a switch, piece of cake.
Valentine1 = I wouldn't trade mine for anything else.
Alarms = Clifford, Viper, or any of the top DEI lines are good. Do the kill switches yourself.
I can also vouch for the Valentine 1, it kicks ass! Just remember nothing is 100% and using your eyes in conjunction with your brain and a radar detector makes for a pretty good system, just don't expect the detector to do it all for you and don't expect it to be the end-all of tickets if you drive fast all the time.
If you don't have 400+ bones to drop on a V1 a second and third choice would be the Escort passport 8500 and 7500 series.
I have had a 7500 for over a year and it hasn't let me down yet.
I bought a $50 Pyramid alarm on sale at the Good Guys a few years ago. It was the cheapest one I could buy, that had a starter killer, and wired into my hood along with my doors. I removed the bump sensor on it, so that it would not go off when my neighbors truck drove by. This is the best alarm I have ever had in a vehicle, including the $250 Cilfford in my old Jetta. It is louder than the Clifford, and the remote works from way further away. I can be a block away and I can disable my car alarm, it is sweet as fuck when you are trying to find your lowered car in large parking lot filled with SUVs and other large cars.
Interesting. I just use the adjustable sensors on the Clifford to turn things up and down. The remote works from over a quarter mile away, so it's always good in a big parking lot.
I agree on the Valentine 1.. I just made a Recent 3000 Mile road trip (Omaha to Vegas then to Cali to Vegas back home) We average about 110-130mph all the way home in the IS300 and no tickets.. That Radar detector is Da Shit it saved my ass from getting a Ticket 5-6 times on that trip.
And Alarm -- Viper or Clifford (both made by DEI now)..
And even though Theives know how to get around stuff DEI is usually on top of things and have options to buy for the Alarm.. I always reccomended a Back Up Battery with the alarm.. They are good to have. I have a Remote Start/Alarm from DEI on my Lancer with windows, motion, trunk pin, hood pin, Audio Sensor, starter kill, Keyless and I love the Voice Module I have also..
I have the Clifford Matrix RS 3.5
I love it. Starts the car, built in turbo timer, runs everything you could possibly want, and has been very reliable.
<$200 on Ebay, put in yourself or by a friend. That was with an extra siren.
>$650 at Cartoys, with BASIC install.
does anyone know of a write up on how to install kill switches?
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