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Remote start... which one?

Hey guys, ive been wanting a remote start for a while now but cant seem to find one i like, maybe because i havent had any real experience with any, i have 2007 F350 king ranch 6.0L im looking for a simple unit that has an alarm with lock/unlock and start, the truck the truck has keyless entry now from factory. i was looking at the ubits that you can use your phone but i dont know if itd be worth it or work that well. i havent installed a remote start either any advise? suggestions?

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Re: Remote start... which one?

I have a Clifford alarm remote start it's been in for a couple of years with zero issues I think I paid 300 installed for it. Two way pager style remote the works pretty far away when I'm in line at Wally word I fire it up it will start it from at least a 100yards away if not more. The remote alerts you if the alarm goes off and if the truck is running and if it is armed or disarmed. I was gonna do the viper that works with your phone but the sales person told me this had better range

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Re: Remote start... which one?

I forgot to mention the best feature you can leave it running and take your keys and set the alarm when making quick stops it will run for ten minutes then it will shut itself off

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Re: Remote start... which one?

Clifford's are great like 2D storm said I went with the Clarion UNGO and is in my opinion close to if not the same as Clifford. Words of wisdom don't install this yourself pay to have it done I installed stereos and alarms for awhile and these are the most difficult things to install in my opinion out of everything I did. There is a lot of work and wires, brain, wire tapping and stuff that goes into it. Just pay the couple extra bucks for install. I have same results as 2DStorm with range, monitor the vehicle with pager and what the issue is if the alarms goes off etc... I have run these on 4 different vehicles and never had issues with them just make sure they put in the timer delay since it's a diesel so it doesn't try to start before the glow plugs can warm up.

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Re: Remote start... which one?

Would they automatically know to set a timer ? I should get in touch with an installer shouldn't I?

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I like the units from Crimestopper and would also use anything from Directed (Viper, AutoStart, AstroStart, Clifford, Pytyon). I have installed a few for myself, friends and family. The crimestopper units have an "autotach" mode that works quite well and keeps you from needing to find a tach signal. Just stay away from the no-name cheapos on ebay or Bulldog units.

A few things to think about:

-The phone ones are neat but will require you to pay a subscription of some sort to keep that function working.

-The unit should have a delay start timer for diesels. The Crimestopper units I install can either use a timer delay or will tie into the WTS light on the dash.

-Don't buy one of the add-on units that lets you use your factory remotes. I can't understand the point of these units since most factory remotes have a very short range.

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Re: Remote start... which one?

Mine waits about 20 seconds then it fires up, plenty of time for the gp to cycle in any weather

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I have a viper and it has an adjustable delay. Mine is set at 20 sec as well. The only thing I don't like about mine is the rechargeable two way remote. The battery doesn't last very long. That is my only complaint though.
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I got that problem too I keep my factory key fob in a hidden key box just in case the battery dies and I keep the extra alarm fob in the truck. My truck has been broken into a couple of times so I took all the lock hardware out of the doors and put rear handles up front so no key holes anymore they will have to break the glass if they want in. I also have my alarm hooked up to my air horns. Come and get some. We have castle law in tx. Basically you can shoot first and ask questions later your truck is an extension of your home no matter where it's parked. I love Texas

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Me too. I live in Georgetown. Been here 3 years and love it.
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