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Old 09-17-2011, 08:15 AM
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2-Way Remote Start. Trying to decide on one

I'm in the market for a 2-way remote start, maybe even that iPhone remote start as well if it's not too much more. I wanted to see what your guys thoughts on the systems were.

I found compustar and viper which were both around $400 installed with a 2way communicator. The smartstart (viper iphone app) would be an extra $250. Drone (compustar iphone app) seems to be way more expensive at around $1000 installed.

Any good recommendations or info on remote starts? I would probably want to either tie it into my current alarm system or just get an aftermarket alarm which would cost more but I want everything to work off the same remote.

Any info is appreciated! I plan to get this somewhat soon after I make up my mind. Thanks.
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:30 AM
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I'm in the market for a 2-way remote start, maybe even that iPhone remote start as well if it's not too much more. I wanted to see what your guys thoughts on the systems were.

I found compustar and viper which were both around $400 installed with a 2way communicator. The smartstart (viper iphone app) would be an extra $250. Drone (compustar iphone app) seems to be way more expensive at around $1000 installed.

Any good recommendations or info on remote starts? I would probably want to either tie it into my current alarm system or just get an aftermarket alarm which would cost more but I want everything to work off the same remote.

Any info is appreciated! I plan to get this somewhat soon after I make up my mind. Thanks.
BMW doesn't recommend remote starters. If you do decide to put one in anyway make sure it is compatible with BMW electronics,If not your car will not go into the sleep mode there fore creating battery drain. Good luck
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:14 PM
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I know it's probably not recommended but it's really nice to have in the winter. Sitting in a freezing cold car really sucks especially cold leather. What exactly do you mean by sleep mode? I never heard of that before.
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Old 09-19-2011, 03:58 AM
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I know it's probably not recommended but it's really nice to have in the winter. Sitting in a freezing cold car really sucks especially cold leather. What exactly do you mean by sleep mode? I never heard of that before.
When all your electronics turn off so you don't have battery drain. If you have a manual it would pay to read it for further information. Good luck
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:12 AM
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I'm in the market for a 2-way remote start, maybe even that iPhone remote start as well if it's not too much more. I wanted to see what your guys thoughts on the systems were.

I found compustar and viper which were both around $400 installed with a 2way communicator. The smartstart (viper iphone app) would be an extra $250. Drone (compustar iphone app) seems to be way more expensive at around $1000 installed.

Any good recommendations or info on remote starts? I would probably want to either tie it into my current alarm system or just get an aftermarket alarm which would cost more but I want everything to work off the same remote.

Any info is appreciated! I plan to get this somewhat soon after I make up my mind. Thanks.
I know this was last yer but I was just wondering what you decided on. I want to get the viper smartstart installed on a 2010 535xi but wanted to know if any other BMW has done it.
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