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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TwoTacos, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Jan 28, 2013 at 4:49 PM
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    i got the alpine INE S920 you can get it for about the same money as the caska and personally the alpine is a much better unit in so many ways.
    the caska has potential, and if they take the time to work the bugs out they may have something really good but IMO i would pay about 500 for the unit, it's not worth any more than that.
     
  2. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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    Yeah, maybe it's just because I had the JBL that I have so many quams with it but I kinda wish I had just gone with a name brand.
     
  3. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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    Anything like this for the 2012 +?:pccoffee:
     
  4. Jan 28, 2013 at 5:25 PM
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    According to Concept R, theirs fits. I wouldn't try it though, I saw some pix of a guy that tried to retrofit the new entune stereo into the 05'-11' and it didn't quite make it.
     
  5. Jan 28, 2013 at 6:45 PM
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  6. Jan 28, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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    Do you have any pics of the unit installed? I have the Rosen and I wonder what the difference is. On the Rosen you can adjust the settings for illumination and there is also a setting for the Nav so the volume dont dip up and down when switching between nav and other sources.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2013 at 2:59 AM
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    We with the 12's are both lucky and unlucky. Alpines new 8" badboy has a perfect fit kit for our truck. amazing system - very expensive. :rolleyes:
    Check out the INE-Z928HD. Alpine make a kit for only 8 vehicles one being 2012 tacoma. Perfect fit means not only the plastic trim but steering wheel controls will work as well.
     
  8. Jan 29, 2013 at 6:18 AM
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  9. Jan 30, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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    CHECK OUT OTTONAVI!!! OEM FITMENT OEM LOOK!!!
     
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  11. Jan 30, 2013 at 1:00 PM
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    I took a couple pictures but I didn't realize I needed to upload them to a site before I could post them. I'll work on that. The two units look the same but there's minor system differences I think.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2013 at 1:52 PM
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  13. Jan 30, 2013 at 1:53 PM
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  14. Feb 4, 2013 at 12:44 AM
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    Rosen Navigation by iGo Primo. Its not bad pretty user friendly.
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Feb 4, 2013 at 8:03 AM
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    Yeah I'm pretty sure the hardware for these is identical, they just changed the interface slightly. I'm guessing yours is better
     
  16. Feb 5, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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    Soo Can you still keep the 6cd changer if you install a new nav system? Whether it be the Caska one or any other?
     
  17. Feb 5, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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    Doubt it since the CD changer is built in to the stock stereo.
     
  18. Feb 8, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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    for otto navi radio you will lose the 6 cd feature
     
  19. Feb 12, 2013 at 8:44 PM
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    Caska and Rosen are the same units, just different software.

    I've had my Rosen for about a year and I'm replacing it with a Kenwood.

    The Kenwood uses the Garmin software and maps, and the iPod interface is pretty decent including album art.
    The Rosen maps are okay, but support is zilch, and the units for the Tacoma are no longer listed on their site (likely discontinued). They are still supported, but the support site is difficult to navigate, and then you BUY an update, only to find that you are already current.

    But the main reason I'm upgrading is I'm starting to have trouble with the touch screen. Every now and then, it's like an invisible finger is touching the screen, making it impossible to do anything, and often messing up the radio presets.
    I'm not totally happy with the iPod interface, the Sirius screen truncates names, only 18 Sirius memories (that may be standard, but I recall my 2006 Pioneer having more), no scrollable listing of Sirius channels, and no direct channel access. If you're on channel 5 and you want 200, if you don't have a channel close to 200 already programmed, you get to scroll manually one channel at a time from 5.

    I'm done with these POS non-main-brand units that have nothing but problems and little to no support, or when support means a replacement unit (with you paying shipping) and the replacement fails as well.

    Just get a decent name-brand unit like a Kenwood, Alpine, Pioneer, or JVC. There's not THAT big of a difference between the Caska/Rosen/Otto face and a standard double-DIN installed with a Metra kit, and if you have a black dash base model, you can get a Metra kit to match.

    I just bought my Kenwood from Crutchfield, it was $950 shipped with the DNX6990HD, iPod cable, and XM receiver.
    I spent that much or a bit more on my Rosen package... had to spend $75 on the Sirius cable because Sirius didn't offer one for the Rosen and the included iPod cable wouldn't work with the Sirius receiver.

    BTW: The Kenwood unit includes HD Radio... I don't have that on the Rosen. No subscription needed... it's just like digital TV, except the FCC hasn't told the radio stations that they have to kill the analog signal (yet).
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_113DNX6990/Kenwood-Excelon-DNX6990HD.html?tp=20212


    BTW: You can not use a unit with a flip-down screen on the Tacoma dash kit. You need a unit with the CD slot on the perimeter of the screen.
     
  20. Feb 12, 2013 at 10:02 PM
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    What is the issue with nav units that flip down to access the CD/DVD slots?

    I have my old Eclipse nav unit from 2006 that I was planning to install in my Tacoma. I have everything ready to go but the dash kit.
     
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