Originally Posted by blacksandtaco
Thanks for the input everyone. Blackened Taco, you said you switched out the heater controls from silver to black. Where did you go about doing that? I like the black look and think it would go really well with my paint job but I was under the impression that the heater/ac piece has a brain in it and costs roughly $600 from the manufacturer. Also, I saw the other pics of your truck. Very nice mods. Where did you get the black TRD All Terrain decal? I noticed you mounted the antenna for the nav of the HU on the inside of the passenger side windshield and the antenna for the satellite radio by the third brake light. Is there any reason you decided to mount it back there and not on the opposite side of the windshield from the nav and have you noticed any reception problems with the location on the nav antenna? I like the sonicelectronix site but am also looking at dealercostcaraudio.com. They sell the 8120 for $40 less and have a 3 year warranty as well.
Has anyone bought from dealercostcaraudio.com and if so, how did they do?
Anyone know whether 7120 and 8120 models offer variable illumination so you can change the blue lighting to match amber lighting?
Last question I promise. Do you think there will be a noticeable difference between 2V preamp and 5V preamp outs? 7120 has the 2V and 8120 has the 5V and I'm definitely thinking about adding some amps in the future.
The heater controls I changed out would have been 665.00, but I have an extended warranty and when the new part came in it was black. How the hell did that happen? (rolling eyes) It's a mystery
. The black TRD logos came from SOCKMONKEY, see his link on the vendor section on the main page, Sock is a good guy and worked with me on it, made a few mock ups and that was the final result that you see on the truck now. I think Sock is done designing for now but if you look at his links he does have some other ALL TERRAIN TRD logos. My NAV antenna I wanted out of the way, I like clean lines and I like to hide things so you don't always see what is up. The XM antenna is best on the outside of the vehicle and once again just a clean way to do it. I have had some peope say that you can put your NAV antenna in the dash behind the radio for an even cleaner look. NAV antenna has worked fine for me in the current location. As far as Dealercostaudio.com goes I had bought some speakers from them which they said they had in stock and 2 weeks later still no speakers so I had them credit me back my money and went back to Sonicelectronix.com
which has not let me down as of yet and 4 other guys in my shop have bought from them as well. Getting what you ordered is worth a couple of dollars more to me for less hassles. The 7120 is also a great unit and for the money difference I do not know that I would buy the 8120, I am not sure about the voltage difference on the pre outs. Contact MrMarv aso on the vendors list here on TW and I am sure he can answer that for you. As far as the illumination, the 7120 buttons I believe are blue and they are not abe to be changed, the 5120 you can change to alot of colors. Check the specs sheet at sonicelectronix.com to confirm. I hope this helps you my friend. Any other questions, PM me.