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Looking for remote start for 18’ CrewMax from Best Buy

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by wrtnaz, Nov 21, 2020 at 12:34 PM.

  1. Nov 21, 2020 at 12:34 PM
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    wrtnaz

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    My son-in-law works at Best Buy and wants to get me a remote start system for Christmas. I have a ‘18 CrewMax with a key not push button start. Any suggestions? I would love it if I could use my factory key but I want to get something that is good quality. I also want something that doesn’t shut off when I open the door and get in. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2020 at 1:02 PM
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    Just put an idatastart LR 6000 2-way kit in the wife's Mazda CX-5. Works great with long range starting abilities, keeps running when taking over and comes with two 2-way transmitters. Sure there's a compatible setup with the Tundra also.
     
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    i installed a fortin...good quality.
    press lock 3x on factory remote.
     
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  4. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:03 PM
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    Do they sell Fortin at Best Buy?
     
  5. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:06 PM
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    i don’t know...i bought online ...i installed myself i used to be in the business.
    go to fortin.ca
    these units are built in canada ...good stuff.
     
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    Thanks. I want to stick with what they sale at Best Buy as he gets a discount. I think the 2 options that I see are Compustar and Viper.
     
  7. Nov 21, 2020 at 6:20 PM
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    that’s fine...but i used all brands.
    fortin top notch.
    look up evo all...not expensive.
     
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    I may be mistaken but my understanding with Compustar is you pay a monthly fee for cellular usage? I was thinking about Viper but they were on back order and also came only with one 2-way and one 1-way remote. The idatastart was available and came with two 2-way remotes, although I don't know if Best Buy sells them.

    I'm sure you'll be happy with whichever unit you end up with, good luck!
     
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  9. Nov 22, 2020 at 4:52 AM
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    Compustar is an excellent choice. I have had it for about a year the only downfall is that you have to pay a yearly or monthly fee if you want to use the system with your cell phone. The price is not bad based on the plan you decide to go with. I would recommend the Compustar.
     
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    I have a Viper in my ‘17. Very happy with it and as long as you put the key in and turn it to ignition before you hit the brake, the truck won’t shut off.

    also, Viper has harnesses that plug in to the truck, so you don’t have to do a lot of cutting... just get the right harness.
     
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    I have a compustar model 4905s on my Tundra with a remote that has a 1/2 mile range. For $249, I love it. I put the viper on my wifes pilot. The viper remote is pretty shitty and doesn't get you any more range then the factory fob. What I did buy the viper for is the mobile app start. It is $70/year, but she can start the thing from anywhere which is nice for where she works. I know there is the add on for the compustar one as well, but it wasn't on sale when I wanted to get for her. Best Buy gets reeeeealy busy with these sales so if your going to get one, order it asap and get your free installation scheduled.
     
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    I have the VIPER also and I have the one that will start it from anywhere which I paid a little more for but love it ! There is a subscription for it also but not much as I purchase 3 years at a time
     
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    I have a 2 way Compustar from BB and pay no fee. Works fine for us.
    Long distant transmitter and not on a cellular plan.
     
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  14. Nov 22, 2020 at 5:29 AM
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    Depends on the Remote you get with the Viper. The one for my Tundra will start the truck much farther away...it’ll start it in my pole barn 200 feet from the house even with the barn all closed up. The one I just had put in my RAV4 will start it a good half mile away with the long range 2-way remote...I’ve tested it, but you’re right that if you don’t get a long range remote, it’s short range.
     
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  15. Nov 22, 2020 at 6:06 AM
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    i just installed this on my crew max and my wife’s Tucson and works great. It $60 a year for the cell service with unlimited range with DroneMobile app.
     
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  16. Nov 22, 2020 at 7:53 AM
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    Does it shut off when you open the door to get in?
     
  17. Nov 22, 2020 at 8:28 AM
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    it doesn’t and I can use my factory key fob to remote start it pressing the lock button 3times. On my wifes Tucson she had to get the single button fob as her OEM key fob couldn’t get programmed like mine. But with hers you can use pit stop so you can leave the car running while removing the key but I can’t do that on my tundra
     
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