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Old 03-01-2006, 07:24 AM
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Well I got my yearly "sorry we couldn't give you more" bonus the other day and decided to drop it on my rig. I've been wanting a remote starter and wanted the windows tinted a bit more. Anyway I got a Prestige alarm/remote start put on her - MAN it's sweet! It's got some pretty neat add on features one that I thought was really neat was - I can set it to automatically cut on when the temp gets to a certain degree......of course in Texas that would have to be above 70 for that to ever be needed!
Anyway just thought I'd share. Having the ability to crank her up from inside the house while I'm getting ready in the mornin', or from the 5th floor of my office building and have her running while I'm coming down is nice. Installed it was $380.
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:30 AM
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Sounds like it's priced pretty reasonably!
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:44 PM
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Well I got my yearly "sorry we couldn't give you more" bonus the other day and decided to drop it on my rig. I've been wanting a remote starter and wanted the windows tinted a bit more. Anyway I got a Prestige alarm/remote start put on her - MAN it's sweet! It's got some pretty neat add on features one that I thought was really neat was - I can set it to automatically cut on when the temp gets to a certain degree......of course in Texas that would have to be above 70 for that to ever be needed!
Anyway just thought I'd share. Having the ability to crank her up from inside the house while I'm getting ready in the mornin', or from the 5th floor of my office building and have her running while I'm coming down is nice. Installed it was $380.
Hey Rodslinger, is there a web site I can get on to check this out? Sounds like a pretty sweet contraption.
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:50 PM
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Hey Deeno!!!!! Sorry one of my nephews is named Dean - I've got a new nick-name for him now thanks to you.
Here it the link to the model;

http://www.audiovox.com/webapp/wcs/s...4996&langId=-1
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Old 03-01-2006, 04:58 PM
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Since youre in Texas you could set the temp so that if it gets to hot to come on for you so the A/C is nice and cold when you get in.
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Yes, I agree, it is the greatest $350 I ever spent. I live in Northern Indiana, so I get to use it to its full potential. Nothing better then going to a warm truck.
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Old 03-02-2006, 02:26 AM
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Got that right lilred! Course I'd have to set it REALLY high - it's got another cool feature where I can hit two buttons and it'll tell me the temp inside my vehicle. I parked in the outside parking garage yesterday at works and the temp outside was in the 70's but inside my rig it was 105.
I had the place that installed the alarm also crank the tint up. It not only looks awesome on my black rig but hopefully it'll cut down on at least SOME of that heat in this good ol Texas summer.
I'm with you on wap11 - everywhere I read everyone was saying it was one of the best investments they'd spent on their diesel.
Kudos to Kool Kars in Katy Texas (lots of K's there) - they hooked me up. It took 'em 6 hours to do everything but they did a great job.
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Old 03-02-2006, 05:54 PM
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Hate to tell you this but the blacker the tint the more heat it holds in. I had a 96 reg cab that had 1% tint and it was so much hotter than then when I only had 35%. And before anybody says you cant get tint that dark, thats what happens when you put two layers of 3% and the cops pull you over and check with their little meter.
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Old 03-03-2006, 01:58 AM
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All the research that I did said that blocking light which causes heat helps - actually I just went back to that same site and they say up to 60% cooler.

1%?! I bet it SUCKED seeing out that ant night.
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Old 03-03-2006, 02:28 AM
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I have had vehicles without tint and then put 35 on it and noticed it was much cooler in the evening when I left work. I then tinted the back limo and noticed an even bigger drop. I wish I would have had a temp gauge to measure it with. Get inside a vehicle with no tint and stick your hand near the window and feel the heat coming in and then do the same with a vehicle that has tint. Sorry to say it but I don't beleive it holds more heat when it has tint.
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