Car alarm security system installed in a 1996 WRX

Has the WRX become a classic yet? This vehicle suffered a water damaged car alarm that needed to be replaced and we also checked the cruise control and tracker

Car alarm with GPS vehicle tracking for a 1996 Subaru WRX

  • Car security alarm
  • Vehicle GPS tracker
  • Aftermarket cruise control

So, has the first generation Subaru WRX become a classic yet? 

In the 1990’s the Subaru WRX was introduced to the world an all-wheel drive sport compact sedan manufactured by the Japanese automaker Subaru, originally based on the Impreza created for the World Rally Championship in 1992. They said that WRX stood for “World Rally eXperimental”. It became a cult hero with incredible performance but pretty quickly became a target for thieves.

This type of car had such incredible performance that it was used for smash and grab raids on shops to then outrun the Police if they gave chase. So lots of owners quickly began upgrading their car security systems in their WRX to prevent thieves from stealing these cars.

Over the years the WRX evolved and became bigger, heavier and lost lots of its charm and character of the earlier cars. So in today’s market many people buy 1996 WRX models to collect them.

For this particular vehicle we had already carried out extensive mobile installation work over the years. We had installed an upgraded aftermarket car alarm system that included a vehicle GPS tracker, deadlocking (installed many years ago) and even an aftermarket cruise control system. This has reduced the chances of this WRX from getting stolen and the cruise control comes in handy to avoid speeding fines too.

The security product that used to be popular for their car was a deadlock system. This can prevent a car door from being opened from the inside when activated. From a car security point of view this prevents a thief from opening a door from the inside after they smash a window. They used to be available many years ago, but not so much now considering all the other alternatives.


You can have an immobiliser, car alarm, GPS tracker security system installed in your WRX as a complete security system. In the event that it did get stolen the only real way would be on the back of a flat bed truck, but you can recover the vehicle quickly & the insurance companies will look at these alarm products being installed quite favourably as well.

The way we do our installations of security devices is quite stealthy so you don’t have to worry about damaging the interior, you don’t see any real evidence of it, so it maintains the vehicle’s value too. Our car alarm mobile installation service covers all parts of Brisbane, Gold Coast and Tweed Heads so it means you can keep your vehicle safe at your own location, minimise any more km’s being put on it & have peace of mind knowing it is being worked on where you can see it.

Aftermarket car alarm immobiliser for Subaru WRX vehicles

For WRX’s that are from the 1990’s through to about 2010 we often get asked if we can replace the factory fitted immobiliser with a new car security system that includes GPS tracking. It’s one of the more common requests we get from WRX owners who want more functionality with a factory fitted ‘look’.


Depending on the model of car alarm you choose & the type of installation for your WRX it may even work off a single key fob to make life simple and easy. To find out how much it costs to get an alarm installed in a WRX just call or email us and we’ll run through all the options available for you.

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I love working on classic cars to install all types of security systems, reversing cameras and more. I've been doing it for over 30 years and even have my own muscle car that I restored myself.

You can get a car alarm installed on a classic sports car, muscle car or vehicle from your collection. I can visit your location with my mobile installation service to install a kill switch, immobiliser or GPS vehicle tracking system. Classic Car Security has been operating for many years on thousands of different vehicles. 

We service suburbs between Brisbane and Byron Bay from our workshop located on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

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