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    Show me your aftermarket head unit

    I'm lookin to get something aftermarket to put in my Camaro since Im getting the "Err" and i cant seem to get rid of it and it wont play CD's

    Sooo i wanna get something to fill the big gap, something maybe touch screeen or w/e anything that looks/ works good

    any ideas?

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    My ipod is connected in the back and sits in the glove compartment. The head unit controls the ipod. Has bluetooth so calls come in through the speakers.

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    OH wow. sweet set up.. is that like a custom bezel thing? im trying to get around that.. what about the other controls? like ASR and FOG lights... did u have to take all that out or what?

    about how much $$? if u dont mind posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maro SS View Post
    OH wow. sweet set up.. is that like a custom bezel thing? im trying to get around that.. what about the other controls? like ASR and FOG lights... did u have to take all that out or what?

    about how much $$? if u dont mind posting.
    I modified the bezel myself. Wasn't too difficult. Definitely takes time and patience. The fog light switch and nameplate are still in there. This picture was more of a test fit. Everything's back together now. The hardest part of fabricating the bracket to fit the stock location and work with the stereo. I got the stereo for about $200 on ebay, but most retailers online have it for $250.

    Here's my install thread Pioneer Double DIN Install

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpilews View Post
    Pioneer P8000BT

    My ipod is connected in the back and sits in the glove compartment. The head unit controls the ipod. Has bluetooth so calls come in through the speakers.

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    i love that h/u!

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    lets see some more.. im sure he's not the only one with an aftermarket HU...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flotty View Post
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    bangin. what HU is that? do you have a model number or something?

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    I don't have pics of it in the car, but it's very simple.

    Unlike other head units it can be seen in direct sunlight and you can read the names of the songs (you'd be very surprised to know how many decks there are where you can't read the songs or anything on the screen with the sun on it). It sounds amazing, the controls are easy, and it's subtle blue lighting at night looks amazing.

    It has a remote too.

    I've had about 5 different CD/MP3 players and this one by far is the best out of Kenwood, Clarion, Pioneer.

    The only thing I wish it had was USB, but that wasn't common when I bought it. So get a Panasonic!

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    i really like the look of the double din.. can you guys include the models?

    and z28thunder, your 1din looks good! i thought it would look akward since it orginally a 1.5 and woould have a lot of extra space.. but urs was done very nicely... i was looking at some double dins today and got all excited and fell in love with a

    pioneer avh-p4200dvd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maro SS View Post
    i really like the look of the double din.. can you guys include the models?

    and z28thunder, your 1din looks good! i thought it would look akward since it orginally a 1.5 and woould have a lot of extra space.. but urs was done very nicely... i was looking at some double dins today and got all excited and fell in love with a

    pioneer avh-p4200dvd
    They only had maybe one or two double dins back when I bought it (Eclipse 8454 now but was 20900 I think when I bought it). If I was buying now I would go Double Din.. The 1 din has all the features of the doubel din, it just does not have a screen.

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    I love mine! My iPod is connected in the glove box, then my phone is connected via a USB connection and can sit there and charge. Plus the bluetooth brings the calls through the headunit so I can answer and dial through it.

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    take note that a double din will take some modifications to make it fit properly...its not a direct replacement for the factory h/u..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maro SS View Post
    bangin. what HU is that? do you have a model number or something?
    The model I have is few years old but still like new, it is a Kenwood Excelon I think the model is dvd715r or near that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LgndKller20073 View Post
    I love mine! My iPod is connected in the glove box, then my phone is connected via a USB connection and can sit there and charge. Plus the bluetooth brings the calls through the headunit so I can answer and dial through it.

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    YESSS what model is that? the one i was looking at could do all of that well asside from the bluetooth you have to add a module for that i think... but it was still capable.. and it was just all so awesome hahaha wayy better than stock

    Quote Originally Posted by needls1again View Post
    take note that a double din will take some modifications to make it fit properly...its not a direct replacement for the factory h/u..
    yeaapp.. they were telling me that the factory is a din and a half so i know they sell a double din bezel.. but i dont know if you have to cut behind the bezel as well.. i would assume you do

    i dunno if you guys have auto image around you but its a place we have in NJ kinda like a franchise place that was gonna do it for me for 700 h/u and labor (modifying the dash and such) seemed pretty good because the small business across the highway and down the road was going to charge me 800.. what do you guys think aboutt that? i know its a lot but it almost seems worth it lol it seems like theres no better way to go..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maro SS View Post
    YESSS what model is that? the one i was looking at could do all of that well asside from the bluetooth you have to add a module for that i think... but it was still capable.. and it was just all so awesome hahaha wayy better than stock
    Mine's the Alpine IVA-W505. I haven't gotten the navigation for it yet, but I'm hoping to in the near future. They brought out a brand new head unit that is nearly identical to mine, but has bluetooth and navigation built in, so you don't have to buy the separate modules like I did. It's the INA-W900.

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    i had once seen where a guy had a lit-up WS6 emblem above his radio...
    looked pretty sweet. but where exactly could i find one?

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