Im looking to get an alarm from my vt but i still want to use the factory remote.
Im thinking about getting this one, any good???
Mongoose - Vehicle Security - MAP80G
Any suggestions and experiences would be great.
if ur cars insured dont worry about alarms
alarms+immobiliser makes your insurance cheaper. id rather have an alarm that deters theft of my goods, then let some punk steal my ride, thrash it around and let it be found a couple days later by the cops, and go through the whole ordeal of getting it repaired and police reports.... yikes.
Have you tried going to an actual alarm place and getting them to help you out?
mine has the glass break/shock sensor, and ive tested both and they work pretty well. its a hell of a lot better than having no alarm. its got two immobilisers that you can hook up to seperate wires. for example, one of mine is connected to the fuel pump.
I've got the viper 700, it's brilliant
Last edited by lout; 19-03-2012 at 12:26 PM. Reason: wrong alarm model listed
Iam not saying alarms are shit but if someone wnats to get ur car u can spend all the money in the world to protect it some asshole is gona think of a way to get ur pride and joy, and with all the extra stuff u install in ur car even if ur car did get knocked off they would only pay u either market value or agreed value the extra stuff u put on say goodbye unless u pay extra every year on ur insurance which would be very steep, In todays society people break into cars with alarms and no one even gives a f@$ anymore dont tell me when u hear a car alarm u run up to see whats going on be honest? Not disputing that alarms arnt good but they only do there job as much as they can they dont give u guarantees but then again id rather have me car stolen and never recovered then have someone destroy it heaps from trying to open it atleast an alarm can stop em from stealing valuables inside the car which no one should leave anyway...
viper 700 uses factory remote, so all factory options ie boot release, i have mine wired so the immobilizer interrupts power to PCM which is the commodores main weak spot. battery backup siren, flashes lights when arms or disarms and chirps (program on or off) programable auto arm if you forget, if power interupted will remember if armed or not (many default to disarmed). As the VX (maybe VT, not sure) uses a power save feature many alarms will false when the BCM goes into power save mode. so check before you buy
Last edited by lout; 19-03-2012 at 12:26 PM. Reason: wrong model alarm listed
viper has a standard shock sensor, can be upgraded with microwave and ultrasonics. at least 5 tones siren with programmable 30 secs or 60 secs
Sorry I have the viper 300 in my pontiac, viper 700XR is for commodore. as for longer alarm time it is illegal to go for too long (not sure how long). some vipers can be programmed to 3 minutes, but needs a special handset. they do go off again if the reason is still active for 3 times.