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Anyone have any thoughts or recommendations on security systems? I've been looking at Clifford and they seem to have several options for their different systems but I haven't checked anything else. Thanks...
 

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Anyone have any thoughts or recommendations on security systems? I've been looking at Clifford and they seem to have several options for their different systems but I haven't checked anything else. Thanks...
I checked into that with my high-end stereo install place that I use here in San Diego, they work on Lambos/Bentley/Ferraris on a daily basis..
Anyway what I was told is with the electronics that these new cars have they really don't like aftermarket security systems, it plays havoc with the car's system.
What they are using/installing is the Lojack system, if your car is tampered with it will alert you on your phone and if stolen you can track it.
It's a 1-time cost of $1k installed, no monthly subscription.
If I had an extra grand to burn right now I would get it installed, but I'm not too worried about my car because it's not my daily driver and it's never left alone anywhere.
but that's my advice. Let us know what you get.
 

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I checked into that with my high-end stereo install place that I use here in San Diego, they work on Lambos/Bentley/Ferraris on a daily basis..
Anyway what I was told is with the electronics that these new cars have they really don't like aftermarket security systems, it plays havoc with the car's system.
What they are using/installing is the Lojack system, if your car is tampered with it will alert you on your phone and if stolen you can track it.
It's a 1-time cost of $1k installed, no monthly subscription.
If I had an extra grand to burn right now I would get it installed, but I'm not too worried about my car because it's not my daily driver and it's never left alone anywhere.
but that's my advice. Let us know what you get.
I need to piggyback on Racers comment. Today’s vehicles speak in digital language, not 12 volt / ground as we used too. A Lo Jack does not try and integrate to the vehicle and that’s a plus.
 

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I checked into that with my high-end stereo install place that I use here in San Diego, they work on Lambos/Bentley/Ferraris on a daily basis..
Anyway what I was told is with the electronics that these new cars have they really don't like aftermarket security systems, it plays havoc with the car's system.
What they are using/installing is the Lojack system, if your car is tampered with it will alert you on your phone and if stolen you can track it.
It's a 1-time cost of $1k installed, no monthly subscription.
If I had an extra grand to burn right now I would get it installed, but I'm not too worried about my car because it's not my daily driver and it's never left alone anywhere.
but that's my advice. Let us know what you get.
I hadn't thought about the possible electronics disruption. Thanks for the info.
 

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I need to piggyback on Racers comment. Today’s vehicles speak in digital language, not 12 volt / ground as we used too. A Lo Jack does not try and integrate to the vehicle and that’s a plus.
I'm really careful about where I leave my car so maybe a security system isn't such a bright idea anyway. Thanks for the input.
 

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Hey guys on another note I asked my same stereo shop about possibly replacing with stock speakers with more powerful aftermarket ones, I wasn't too impressed with the lack of lower-range sound at medium volume level.
I was told this is not possible. The Shaker speaker/amp system integrated with the exhaust sound somehow, and if you try to use any other speaker system with the Shaker amp it will create a very undesirable feedback sound which has been described as if you were in a sedan and the the 2 back windows cracked and it creates that rumble on your ears..
He said until they create a module that will allow the install for aftermarket speakers we are stuck with the Shakers.
I've found that the Shaker system isn't too bad, the volume just has to be cranked up to get a desirable sound. At lower levels it sounds a bit tinty to me.
I know a lot of you guys couldn't care less about the stereo, I'm a music guy so..
A little off the topic of alarms but it's just an FYI while I thought of it.
 

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Hey guys on another note I asked my same stereo shop about possibly replacing with stock speakers with more powerful aftermarket ones, I wasn't too impressed with the lack of lower-range sound at medium volume level.
I was told this is not possible. The Shaker speaker/amp system integrated with the exhaust sound somehow, and if you try to use any other speaker system with the Shaker amp it will create a very undesirable feedback sound which has been described as if you were in a sedan and the the 2 back windows cracked and it creates that rumble on your ears..
He said until they create a module that will allow the install for aftermarket speakers we are stuck with the Shakers.
I've found that the Shaker system isn't too bad, the volume just has to be cranked up to get a desirable sound. At lower levels it sounds a bit tinty to me.
I know a lot of you guys couldn't care less about the stereo, I'm a music guy so..
A little off the topic of alarms but it's just an FYI while I thought of it.
This is interesting in more ways than one. If you get the convenience package, which I did, all the stuff in the electronics package is included but Ford doesn't mention a Shaker system. Instead they call it a 9-speaker am/fm stereo system. Mine certainly doesn't have a subwoofer in the trunk. So a Shaker system was available in earlier model years?
 

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I've discussed this Shaker thing in the past on several forums and no one knows the answer. The 16's didn't have it but the 17's have the word Shaker written on bottom of center dash panel. Yet we do not nor ever had a Shaker stereo as the you could get in the Mustang GT. And we've never had a subwoofer. Some also say the 9th. speaker on the 2017 is the speaker in the center of dash above the center dash panel. But yet if you look down through the windshield of the 2016 (I had a 16 before trading for 17) there appears to be a speaker there. So whats the real answer??
 
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