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    Recommend me a standard car alarm

    Need to wire one into the MX5 for insurance and generally not getting it stolen. My previous alarm in the ute was a Mongoose M80s, which come highly recommended, but i had serious issues with the remotes. After a while the main button would just stop working. Electrically they were fine, but something was caking up on the inside of the push button switch. Plus the basketcase way the immobiliser circuits were done... spade terms, seriously?

    What else is out there that is decent.
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    also interested in this. I also wouldn't mind some suggestions on locations for a kill switch. WH statesman

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    Do you want alarm or just a properly easy to use immobiliser?
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    Full beepy beepy squarky squarky unit. Remote and worth central locking capability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GAZ914 View Post
    Have one of these in the Supra, works well and can tailor it to your needs.
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    Cant even get in contact with them, and their website is useless... next.
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    Thread dredge - any luck with this in the end?

    Putting together some plans for wiring the Valiant now and sort of want at least an immobiliser and tracker.

    Tracking's easy enough, and I'd prefer a proximity sensor immobiliser over a push button one.

    Does squarky squarky really add that much apart from another thing to inevitably go wrong in a few years? Properly hidden and wired kill switch seems to be a better way to go - if only because they're not exactly mass produced.

    Any suggestions?

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    I'll be doing the gps tracker, which I have from the pf group buy and a hidden kill/start switch for the Chugger.

    Although trying to start a triple webered high performance six should be a pretty good challenge that would thwart most of today's joy riding yoof.

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    Yep. I was thinking that and one of the simpler proximity immobilisers from Mongoose like the M15.

    https://mongoose.com.au/m15-detail.html

    Immobiliser to discourage the casual theft, kill switch to confuse the professional thief and tracker when they inevitably manage to steal it anyway.

    Your plan sounds like my Mini theft control plan - 'even if they can get it started the finicky gearbox and unboosted brakes will kill them at the first corner anyway'.

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    I have also gone the unboosted brake option on the Chugger as well, because it is a 70's hairy chested muscle car that real heroes drove on the track. That and brake boosters were only an option in those days and to keep the purity no booster it is....


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    Quote Originally Posted by PXL265 View Post
    I'll be doing the gps tracker, which I have from the pf group buy and a hidden kill/start switch for the Chugger.

    Although trying to start a triple webered high performance six should be a pretty good challenge that would thwart most of today's joy riding yoof.
    They'll battle with a manual transmission.

    Have a Hornet which I got from JB on sale. Meh, does make a noise and has immobiliser circuit. Problem with it is it wants the main ign feed cut and spliced. Having a high current circuit go through a cheap immobiliser is asking for trouble.

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    Additional thread dredge. Pretty sure the old QuikTrak in my WRX is draining the battery.

    Strathfield have the M80S on sale for $218. Still a decent thing I assume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by willsy01 View Post
    Additional thread dredge. Pretty sure the old QuikTrak in my WRX is draining the battery.

    Strathfield have the M80S on sale for $218. Still a decent thing I assume?
    I'm surprised you still have the Quiktrak in there!

    Give Nigel a call at Classic Car Security & Cruise Control Specialists 1300 55 1985 / 02 9638 6058 - he is a whiz on Quiktrak stuff and does good work if you want something else.

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    My memory is shithouse but you probably helped me out when it shat itself years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willsy01 View Post
    My memory is shithouse but you probably helped me out when it shat itself years ago.
    Yep, I wouldn't have done it but would have been the guy arranging it
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