Recommendations on remote starts.

Discussion in 'Aftermarket Products, Reviews & Installation' started by tacomalimited, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. tacomalimited

    tacomalimited 2018 dcsb mgm limited 4x4

    I'm thinking about having a remote start installed in my truck, I'm leaning towards the Viper brand. Does anyone have any recommendations for which one I should get. Also, I'm a little concerned that if something stupid goes wrong with my truck in the future, they'll try to blame the remote start wiring.I'm probably being paranoid, but I'm always afraid to add any type of aftermarket electrical.I would like to know what everyone here thinks, and what model # remote start I should look into, thanks!
     
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  3. Yota4life

    Yota4life Well-Known Member

    Get compustar.... I got mine installed 2 weeks ago and I love it. ImageUploadedByTaco Forum1380404778.953460.jpg
     
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    tacomalimited

    tacomalimited 2018 dcsb mgm limited 4x4

    Thanks for the reply!I'll check it out! Can't believe no one else has an opinion on them.
     
  5. Yota4life

    Yota4life Well-Known Member

    Mine has a 1 mile range and can do all sorts of stuff.
     
  6. Reracker

    Reracker Active Member

    I've always gotten Viper products. They are made by directed electronics and the warranty is lifetime. My last remote start from Viper was a 1 mile line of sight unit, it worked great. But this time I am going with the SmartStart with Viper and I am very impressed.
     
  7. KennyF

    KennyF Well-Known Member

    My wife's car a couple of years ago wouldn't start, and the AAA tow truck driver told us it was because of the remote start. But after taking it to the dealer, it was not in fact the problem.
     
  8. Braves95

    Braves95 Member

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  9. Changeling

    Changeling Well-Known Member

    Hi, if you don't mind my asking, what did the whole thing cost installed?
     
  10. byrd

    byrd Moderator Moderator

    Be hard for me to use one since I have a manual transmission. I use the E brake but since they are known to fail I also put it in reverse when I park it.

    I'm not saying Yoda's E brake's fail, just that I don't trust leaving my truck in neutral while leaving it unattended. In order to use a remote start it would have to be in neutral.

    I saw a truck smash a couple of cars a few years ago that the E brake was applied and he left in neutral, the cable broke and the truck rolled down a hill in a parking lot and smashed a few parked cars. The guy that owned the truck was shopping in one of the stores and by the time he came out the cops were there and he unlocked it, the cops saw the E brake was applied. He would of got a ticket if it wasn't. I was at work, it was the excitement of the day. Needless to say a co-worker wasn't so excited, his was one of the cars that got crunched. :blink:
     
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  11. Doug Osburn

    Doug Osburn New Member

    Installed Autostart brand on my 13' Taco works great. Get one that is two way so you get conformation it started.
     
  12. timv

    timv Member

    Is the warranty good if its not the original owner?
    I pressed the wrong button and held it felt a buzzing in the remote no it wont start remote
    It says its in Valet mode downloaded the instructions but they don't make any sense to me (probably need a 10 year old kid)it says take it out of Valet mode
    Both the digital rechargeable one and the one that takes a battery don't work they worked in February when I got the truck
     
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  13. BeGaK

    BeGaK Member

  14. YEMX1988

    YEMX1988 New Member

    Does Toyota have their own factory remote starter?
     
  15. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Not for the Tacoma.
     
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  16. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Yet...
     
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