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Help Choosing A Detachable Faceplate Head Unit

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Sabre, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. Aug 14, 2011 at 12:56 PM
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    Sabre

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    Well,

    Gonna be shopping around here soon for a head unit upgrade for my Tacoma and was looking at the detachable faceplate kinds for added security at night. Anyone know some good head units i should look at. Has anyone every experience any problems with detachable units? Is it worth it to get a detachable? I will be also upgrading sound too like the doors and possibly adding a sub down the line

    I'm interested in single din or possibly double din I know I've seen them around but let me know your choices and opinions on this!
     
  2. Aug 14, 2011 at 1:33 PM
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    i have an alpine ida-x305s and love it. I listen to my ipod 99% of the time and the controls on the stereo work great with the ipod. If you listen to your ipod a lot, you should definitly check out this stereo.
     
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    I purchased a Pioneer AVIC-U310BT about 8 months ago and I could not be happier! I absolutely would not own a car stereo without a detachable face and this one does it all except for the DVD, but honestly, I have no desire or need to watch a DVD in my truck. Even if it had it, I cannot see myself using it, not even on roadtrips. Detachable face, blue tooth, GPS, ipod controls, satelite radio ready all for under $300!
     
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    Alpine CDA-117. It was pretty pricey, but it also has the iPod interface and some crazy ability to mess with the sound. I liked having the detachability of the face plate. My last car was pretty easy to break into and I would leave it in public for 12 hours at a time when I car pool.
     
  5. Aug 14, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    sweet ill check it out rightnow


    wow that one is interesting has all the goodies and it's double din thanks for the link ill be reading more about this one defintly



    yea when i park at night and stuff i wanna be able to take the face plate off my last car i made a panel that looked stock to cover my headunit you wouldn't even know it was there let me see if i can find a pic
     
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    i had this cheezy install in my last car but it was cool cause where the aftermarket headunit is there was a cubby and i took the door off the cubby so when i parked at night it i would put it over it and it looked completely stock again

    and the reason for the headunit down there honda made the headunit one whole control peice so i would have to reconfigure everything like ac panels and stuff so it was just easier to put the headunit below most people do from what i read on the accord forums
     
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