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Remote start options?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by GQ 66, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. Feb 10, 2016 at 12:05 PM
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    GQ 66

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    What are your thoughts on this remote start? I come across it by doing a Google search and there isn't much info on it, but it sounds pretty simple. I'm a minimalist and still being able to use the factory key fob would be great, and I don't need much distance when starting my truck.

    http://shop.tech12volts.com/product.sc?productId=353

    If not this remote start system, which would you prefer?
     
  2. Feb 10, 2016 at 1:22 PM
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    Following, my brother has a good system. I'd be leery of this one since there's not much info on it. Cool that you can use your key fob but I'd want to make sure it has decent range. Also, the advantage of having the remote start aftermarket FOB is that it can tell you the status (lock/unlock/on/off) of your truck.
     
  3. Feb 10, 2016 at 1:44 PM
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    That would be a nice feature to have. What about the one made and installed by Toyota? My local stealership quoted me around $450 for parts and $420 for installation.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2016 at 3:38 PM
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    i used the viper on mine with cell connection for gps and other nice stuff, and on both tacoma and tundra. Love the :censored: out of it. Installed both myself (former 12 volt guy here).. Aftermarket ones are just as good as oem ( who you think makes the oem ones? hint hint) label it charge twice the price and get half the real features of a good one for oem).. just like putting in $1000 in a sound system but keeping the stock radio pointless.
     
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  5. Feb 10, 2016 at 6:26 PM
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    The complaints I hear about that system is the engine shuts off when you open the door, forcing you to restart with the key. At the very least it seems that would double the wear and tear on your starter.
     
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  6. Feb 10, 2016 at 6:43 PM
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    This is the setup I want with GPS enabled maps, fence alerts etc.
     
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  7. Feb 10, 2016 at 6:46 PM
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    Compustar in both vehicles. They offer various options.
     
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  8. Feb 10, 2016 at 9:10 PM
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    I asked my dealer about doing a remote start and he suggested I wait for a minute. Toyota is supposed to be rolling out an improved version for the Tundra later this year. It is called the START +
     
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  9. Feb 11, 2016 at 4:05 AM
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    After Toyota told me the price of theirs, I was looking at this one and a few others from Viper at Best Buy. They did the remote start on my Tacoma and it worked perfectly, but I lost my security since I bought a cheaper one. This time I want a good 2-way system and for the price and ease I would probably just let them do this one too.
    I'm not looking to get one right now since I'm in the process of buying a house (closing on 2/29:taco:), and I like to weight all my options before any purchase. If the pricing is good and the options are as good as the Viper, I would definitely let Toyota put one on.
     
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    The only thing about the Toyota system is the poor range. My Lexus had the same system and I had to be 30-40 yards line of sight and then have to do the 3-4 button push which if you were on the edge of the range, one or two of those wouldn't register and you have to start over. My son has the Viper on his Tacoma and he can be inside and almost 1/2 a mile away and his starts right up and it gives him feedback that it is started and locked/unlocked. Just my $.02.
     
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  12. Oct 10, 2016 at 8:08 PM
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    Viper has additional service fee U can pay annually and literally start your vehicle from the other side of the country if u wanted to.
     
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