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2012+ Aftermarket Head Unit

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by JTyfz450, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Jan 31, 2013 at 8:21 AM
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    JTyfz450

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    2012+ Tacomas Only Please.

    I'm in the market for a new head unit and I was wondering if any of guys/gals have any pictures of your setup. I would prefer double-din, but if you got single-din post it. May help someone else along the way.

    Head Unit: brand, model, price and impression so far.

    Installation Kit: brand, model, price and impression so far.

    Thanks in advance :D.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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    SlowComa666

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    is the stock unit giving you trouble?

    or you just want something fancier?
     
  3. Jan 31, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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    JTyfz450

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    I guess you can say I want something fancier and something to build up my system from. I figured I start with the head unit. I do find myself having to crank up the stock unit when my windows are down.

     
  4. Jan 31, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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    kevinsc

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    chrome on front painted to match, satoshi grill done by myself, BHLM, billys all the way around with ome springs upfront and LR ucas with wheelers 3 leaf progressive pack in the rear, mb gunner wheels powdercoated black on 285/75r16 nitto trail grapplers, tinted all the way around and on windshield, pioneer dbl din touch screen with two 10's behing the seat and new speakers all the way around and certain interior parts painted to match, also have a road wire leather kit black with red stitching sitting here waiting for me to find time to install it!
    i have the pioneer avh-3300bt i believe we sold it at my shop for $339..the kit is a metra part# 95-8235chg kit looks great and matches the charcoal gloss color same as the a/c panel!
    and the harness is a 70-1762(non-jbl) $26 or tyto-01 (with jbl)$95
    and steering interface is metra part# aswc-1 $65
    the new version is avh-x3500bhs that we sell for $339
    edit: sorry for the finger prints all on the dash forgot to wipe it down beforethe picture..
    edit 2: it made the factory speakers twice as loud!
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Jan 31, 2013 at 12:54 PM
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    Pretty simple head unit, but does everything you would want it to....except give you more HP...
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:01 PM
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    kevinsc

    kevinsc 2012 dbl cab 4x4

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    and yeah the volume was aweful! i drove straight home from the dealer ship the day i bought it and changed it!
     
  7. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:11 PM
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    JTyfz450

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    Glad to hear that the change in the head unit helped out with the volume. That install kit looks great! It matches perfectly. I was actually looking into getting the avh-x3500bhs for my truck.

     
  8. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    xmadcowx

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    a head unit is a head unit. The only thing that changes is the dash kit. 2 options, 1 flat black, 1 glossy.
     
  9. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:20 PM
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    the 3500 is a great unit! this year it went to a 6.1 screen and moved the usb to the back of the unit which i think looks cleaner.. and metra just came out with a plug for our trucks that will retain the factory usb on the new head units part# (AX-TOYUSB) but i dont think this part will be out for another week or so..
     
  10. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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  11. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:22 PM
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    Saskquatch11

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    false.

    satellite radio ready, bluetooth, nav, RMS watts per channel, built in crossover... just a few things to consider when buying a head unit.
     
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  12. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:24 PM
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    ^^ and the 3500 has an 8 band eq...
     
  13. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:26 PM
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    the Alpine INE-S920HD has a 9 band eq :p
     
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    I just installed the pioneer 2400bt. I got it from crutchfield for $299. They give you the face plate, wire harness and instructions on how to do the install. They have 4 options of face plates. I went with the black textured.

    rezound 814.jpg
     
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  15. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    touche
     
  16. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:36 PM
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    Hey Kevin did you have issue with loosing steering wheel control functions?
     
  17. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:40 PM
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    Didn't know head units were vehicle specific. So yes, a head unit is a head unit. A head unit in a focus is the same head unit in the Tacoma. Look at the title of the thread, no reason to narrow it down to just "2012+ tacomas".
     
  18. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:43 PM
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    The reason I made it specific is because I own a 2012 and I wanted to see what install kits there are on the market and what head unit looks best. In other words...calm down :cool:

     
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  19. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:51 PM
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    my point is that not all head units are created equal as "a head unit is a head unit" would suggest.
    the OP has a 2012 and the dash is different than previous model years.


    ... and some head units are vehicle specific. :)
    http://www.futureshop.ca/Search/Sea...7c4d45545241&viewall=true&targetCategory=1101
     
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  20. Jan 31, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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    the old model steering wheel interface was an aswc which they had a few problems with the new pioneer units.. the new model is the aswc-1 which will work best with the new pioneer units imo
     

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