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Old 11-01-2010, 08:46 AM
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remote starter

probably the wrong forum.

want to get a remote starter. went to best buy as they had the viper 5101 on sale. 199. sales guys says, for a diesel truck you need an add on timer and some module for the key system for ford keys, i told him its not a key with a chip in it. he told me it still needs that module. total was $320......PLUS the remote starter! $519!

i have been looking through vipers website and cant find any info weather or not it comes with an internal timer for diesels.

anyone use this system?

recommend something else?

thanks
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:21 AM
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There trying to screw u. The timer is all in how u set up ur programming and you int need any key things. All u need is the remote starter and that's it unless u have factory keypads entry
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Old 11-01-2010, 09:29 AM
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i have the factory keyfobs. the 5101 is a remote start and keyless entry kit. all best buy kits are free basic install. so that kit should install free. "should"
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:28 AM
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then u will need a GEM wake up module and thats it
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Old 11-01-2010, 10:34 AM
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any idea how much they are? so i can shoot him down when he says $300!
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Old 11-01-2010, 11:47 AM
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Not sure. Just logos gem wakeup module and we anT u find
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subscribed.....i want to get one but need to know what to buy. Don't to get screwed though.
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You will most likely NEED a tach generator (they cost $15-$20. Don't get screwed on this).
It's hard for a remote starter to "understand" when a diesel is running due to the eratic idling so you have to get a tach gen that senses when the alternator is charging.

As for a "timer", he's probably suggesting it as a turbo timer. It's not necessary, but I'd recommend it. And the timer shouldn't cost that much
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:19 PM
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You will most likely NEED a tach generator (they cost $15-$20. Don't get screwed on this).
It's hard for a remote starter to "understand" when a diesel is running due to the eratic idling so you have to get a tach gen that senses when the alternator is charging.

As for a "timer", he's probably suggesting it as a turbo timer. It's not necessary, but I'd recommend it. And the timer shouldn't cost that much
i highly doubt the guy from best buy was wanting to sell me a turbo timer from viper. i am pretty sure they dont sell that
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Old 11-01-2010, 08:24 PM
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You will most likely NEED a tach generator (they cost $15-$20. Don't get screwed on this).
It's hard for a remote starter to "understand" when a diesel is running due to the eratic idling so you have to get a tach gen that senses when the alternator is charging.

As for a "timer", he's probably suggesting it as a turbo timer. It's not necessary, but I'd recommend it. And the timer shouldn't cost that much
If you get a good enough Viper system it'll have it built in.. Mine is set for 5min.

I didn't say a turbo timer from viper..
I said that he's suggesting the timer as a turbo timer (see red if you haven't noticed it yet )
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