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Are steering controls worth it? Kenwood or Alpine

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Fish Tacos, Aug 24, 2008.

  1. Aug 24, 2008 at 5:06 AM
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    Fish Tacos

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  2. Aug 24, 2008 at 6:51 AM
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    Brunes

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    I had wheel controls on my highschool car- and never really used them that much. I had a remote control that I'd use more for my car after that- but I just use the radio dials and buttons now...

    Have you had them before?? Did you like them?? That's really the key question to ask- if they make you happy....throw down the bones and get the extra equipment.
     
  3. Aug 24, 2008 at 6:54 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I have found that I REALLY like the steering controls. My $0.02
     
  4. Aug 24, 2008 at 7:10 AM
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    sooner07

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    I really miss my steering wheel controls right now. I never had them before and just used the radio buttons, but with the new taco I had new buttons. I installed a Pioneer H/U a week ago and I am ready to wire in the adapter.
     
  5. Aug 26, 2008 at 9:16 AM
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    Chickenmunga

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    I like having it just because I hate buttons that do nothing. I have an Alpine.

    • There is a slight delay, so instead of a quick push it's more of a definite push. Trying to make small volume changes is easier done directly with the deck
    • My HU has access to the station preset buried in a menu, so the up/down control on the steering wheel handles that - very nice for me. Sucks that it can't do that AND do track skip on my iPod, only does one or the other depending on wiring.
    I like it simply because of the added functionality from my second bullet point. Otherwise, it's easy enough to reach over.
     
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