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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-08-02, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, im getting car alarm installed soon for $600, it is cobra and seems pretty good. 3 points of immobilisation, keyless entry, remote start, plenty of other features. What do you guys think? I already have the central locking, when i get alarm installed i might also get front door handles replaced to not have a lock at all, it is better security.

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$600 is damn cheap for an alarm with remote engine start. I am currently looking to spend about $450 just on a remote immobiliser with a window lift feature, but will need to do a bit of shopping around.

Regarding the front door lock removal, it can be done (just remove handles and locks, putty up and paint the hole) but what do you do if the alarm fob battery dies or something? Normally you open the car, and turn off the alarm by some sequence, but that's no good if you have no locks...

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Thankyou for your reply Jack/ILS it is encouraging to hear that you think it is cheap. I will enquire about front door lock removal and see what they have to say, but maybe itll have to be left standard.
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post #4 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-08-02, 11:13 PM
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Removing door handles and locks

Im pretty sure that this is frowned upon by the RTA and your insurance company, you might have trouble obtaining your next pinkslip next time round.
 
post #5 of 23 (permalink) Old 04-10-02, 10:44 PM
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Re: Removing door handles and locks

hi,
I recently got an alarm with immobiliser, adjustable shock sensor, remote start, panic button, backup batery mounted on the siren, bonnet and boot protection, has code hopping, and it also allows you to attach an electric window winder (not included) which i am goin to get as soon as i get the dosh for it. They cost around $220 and if you like one email me and ill give you the phone number of the guy that i bought it from. He has a guy which installs these alarms, and he installed mine (although i thought i could do it myself) for $130. He lives somewhere off the south eastern freeway. bout 30 mins from the city.

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Auto astart

hello can someone explain this Remote engine start to me.. sounds interesting what times would y ou use it
how does it work etc..

i wouldnt mind getting it..
 
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Re: Auto astart

hi,

you press a button on ur alarm remote and the engine starts.
Good for warming up as not many peolple do this.

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Autostart

Does it make it any less safe for people getting the cars started
 
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Re: Autostart

You typically have the option of leaving the doors locked when the engine starts, so there shouldn't be security concerns.

The only concern to me is the cost, and the fact that I would rather an immobiliser than an alarm.

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door locks

i recently got car alarm, keyless entry and immob but if i was you i would leave the front door lock snibs, i shortened my so they go a bit deeper down when you lock the doors and i removed the back door lock buttons completely :-)
 
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