Those 2 alarms are great basic alarms. Those will give you the basic keyless entry, flashing lights, door trigger, LED light, shock sensor. They will NOT give you remote start.
As far as price goes, thats way too much. For the Viper, you should be spending between $185-200 max. On the Python, you should be looking at about $160-175 max. I would check around for a local car audio specialist store to be able to get that pricing. Circuit City and Best Buy charge way too much.
If you want to do remote start, you will need an extra module to bypass the computer on board. It will cost you about $85 for a module plus an alarm system that has a remote start brain. A remote start system installed will cost you at least $350+ depending on the alarm.
Let me know if you have any other questions!
I agree. Further, BB and CC have screwed up so many cars when installing alarms. It seems like more often than not, the installers have no formal training. I've gone to Tweeter for 3 Viper remote start system installs over the years and have been very happy. The one time there was a significant issue, they jumped on it and made it right, and very quickly.
I used to do some crazy systems in my cars, and enjoyed doing all the work myself. The one I liked best was back in 1997. It was a JVC headunit with a 6-disc changer in the trunk; I had a US Amps 50x2 that was quite happy down to 1 ohm, so I ran my front Kicker components and my rear Pioneer coaxs in parallel from the 2 channels, and also had a Kicker Solobaric 10" 4ohm sub running from the bridged channel. I estimated about 50 watts at all 4 corners, then about 250 watts to the sub. Each had passive inline coil crossovers after the amp for frequency filtering. Lastly, I had a 1 farad cap so I didn't choke the life out of my little car's electrical system. Damn, I loved that thing.
BayAreaaa, it's nice of you to offer your expertise on this. Can you offer deals on equipment too?
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