Chrysler 300C & SRT8 Forums banner

1 - 20 of 20 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
So I was going to price out what I needed for an alarm on the internet and have a store install it for me. I looks like it's a couple hundred cheaper to buy it on the net, so we'll see if it's cheaper to do that than pay 50% mark up with free install.

So these are the things I am going to purchase soon:
1) Viper 791xv alarm
2) DIE 530t Window Module

Question: Do I need to purchase any other modules? I am not an alarm guru, so I am not sure if I should get shock sensores, or any other type.

Do I need a trunk module and door lock module for those to work?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
677 Posts
Buying an alarm on the internet and having a shop install it is unwise. You will have no warranty on both the equipment and most likely the install. And from what I've heard, the 300c is no joke when it comes to installing aftermarket alarms. It can be quite a nightmare for installers.

Buy it warrantied from an authorized dealer and do it right...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
ok, I didn't know that. Thanks for the advice. It's just that alarms are so damn f'ing expensive in the store :/
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
rogue said:
Buying an alarm on the internet and having a shop install it is unwise. You will have no warranty on both the equipment and most likely the install. And from what I've heard, the 300c is no joke when it comes to installing aftermarket alarms. It can be quite a nightmare for installers.

Buy it warrantied from an authorized dealer and do it right...
Werd.

You didn't skimp on the car, why skimp on the gear? You get NO warranty on DEI gear from the internet. You get a lifetime warranty when buying from the dealer.

Who in Bothell would you use?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
The only place I know is car toys :/ any other suggestions? I just feel they are a little shady because I just called about an alarm on the net that they say costs normally 399 but sells for 245 and he stated 399 on the phone. I would think the web would be a little cheaper than the store, but I wouldn't think they would charge full price since that is always inflated.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
677 Posts
cupfart said:
The only place I know is car toys :/ any other suggestions? I just feel they are a little shady because I just called about an alarm on the net that they say costs normally 399 but sells for 245 and he stated 399 on the phone. I would think the web would be a little cheaper than the store, but I wouldn't think they would charge full price since that is always inflated.
The price increase isnt due to the unit you are buying, but the install. That is installed pricing right? A $200 alarm with a $800 install is going to be harder to bypass than a $800 alarm with a free install.

Its all about the install and the installer. Find a reputable shop and use a fake address on the invoice. I use my work address everywhere I get work done for that exact reason.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #7 ·
nope, 399 was the fee of just the alarm. Install is extra on alarms.

Also, whats your point about fake address?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
677 Posts
cupfart said:
Also, whats your point about fake address?
People can be thiefs. I've heard too many stories about alarm shops gone wrong. If you give your car to an Alarm shop and he decides he wants to steal the car, he installed the alarm, and can pull your invoice to stop by for a quick pickup.

It happened to my roomate. An alarm shop that also did his stereo.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
56 Posts
Go visit Benchmark.

benchmarkmotoring.com

Or we'll do it down here with a Clifford.

Pay cash and you won't have to lie about your address.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
587 Posts
i bought my viper from ebay for 200 buck and had a shop install it for 150, but on a lincoln ls....the alarm itself is off the hook but make sure u get a second responder just incase the first one breaks
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
I have the 791 on my C and it took my guy about 4 hours to install it. This was in May 04, there was no info on the car yet for this alarm. Anyway, he was looking for one wire and it happened to be on the passenger side. If your interested I can ship you a brand new 791 xv 2nd day air for $315 w/ a receipt from my shop. Let me know...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #12 ·
excuse my language.. but holy f'ing SHIT! Car Toys just called me back and on a $250 alarm from there site with a trunk module and window module.. the install with tax would be.. are you ready.. sit down! 1600 dollars and some change! Are you serious?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
The 791xv comes with trunk pop. If you have a C, you have auto roll up & down windows. The 791xv has 2 fully programmable channels, which means you can use one channel to roll the front windows up and down like I did.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #14 ·
I was looking at some audiovox unit since they didn't have the viper. I have a limited, so no window crontrol for me except in the door. Still the parts were maxing $500.. the install was $1100? Should I really be expecting that much for an install? Anyone else know what an average price is for just the install?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
476 Posts
Mine was $800 installed with the motion detection module as an add on. Don't get the Window Modules. You'll be paying hundreds to replace you Window motors (warranty voids if you install Alarm Window Modules) within 2 years, plus what it will cost to have the alarm shop redo the Window Modules. It's just not worth it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
96 Posts
el_duderino said:
What a classy shop you must have.
As a matter of fact, I work for DUB. It is a classy shop. We work on everything from Honda Civic's to Rolls Royce Phantom's. So keep your smart comments to yourself. I'm trying to help him out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
330 Posts
We charge $599 for the 791XV installed.
That includes the interfacew/ transponder.
If you want a dual-stage radar sensor, add another $150 because we take the cenyter console out and mount it under.
This is a difficult car if you compare it to a Honda or Ford.
But we have done about 2 dozen remote-starts on 300's.
Most Big Box stores are a little out-of-their-league with this car.
The local Best Buy sends all of their difficult work our way as well as Circuit City.

It doesn't matter how fast you are, it's the quality of the installation.
A good job should take 3-4 hours.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Well why can you not be in washington state! :) Time to check out the Pacific Northwest thead to see if they know any good shops that won't charge $1600 :)
 
1 - 20 of 20 Posts
Top