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Show off those aftermarket stereo systems!

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by ToyotaKTMracing, Mar 10, 2012.

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Which stereo do you have?

  1. Alpine

    178 vote(s)
    15.3%
  2. JVC

    83 vote(s)
    7.1%
  3. Eclipse

    17 vote(s)
    1.5%
  4. Kenwood

    238 vote(s)
    20.4%
  5. Sony

    57 vote(s)
    4.9%
  6. Pioneer

    503 vote(s)
    43.2%
  7. Jensen

    5 vote(s)
    0.4%
  8. Other. Specify in thread

    84 vote(s)
    7.2%
  1. Oct 25, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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    SeattleCoug

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    Amp (Rockford Fosgate) Front:
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    Amp (Rockford Fosgate) Rear:
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    Subwoofer (Diamond 12"):
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    Head Unit (Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS):
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  2. Oct 28, 2013 at 1:46 PM
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    How do you like the head unit? I'm stuck between it and the new app radio.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2013 at 2:32 PM
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    Probably would have went with the AVH-X8500BHS looking back on it since with the advanced app cable I guess (according to a lot of reviews) this one is just retarded where as the AVH-X8500BHS looks exactly like your phone on the head unit when it's plugged in

    ...we'll see I still want to see what this AVH-X5500BHS looks like with the advanced app cord plugged in and all before I buy it, since it is like.. $100


    Other than the advanced app cord dilemma, ITS AWESOME. Very easy to use & looks badass
     
  4. Oct 29, 2013 at 10:07 AM
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    If you have an iphone 5, there is a huge investment in cables. Need 3.

    Love the unit, but there are times the sun can wash out the screen.

    Also I wired the dash light connection with a switch. If I turned on my lights for weather, or a funeral, the display went way too dark. I may work out a light sensor to auto adjust, but I think it should have been incorporated.
     
  5. Oct 29, 2013 at 10:55 AM
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    Do you have an iPhone 5? I'm curious to how it looks/the functionality of it...
     
  6. Oct 29, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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    I do, but haven't splurged on the cables yet. Got other Taco items to buy. It is one of my regular searches though. Ill post when I have it going.
     
  7. Oct 29, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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    The set up in my double cab. The factory storage cubbies are gutted to create the room behind them that I needed. This was done 6 years ago just recently re carpeted the truck and shot a fresh photo. This photo was taken before the new rear buckets were installed.

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  8. Oct 29, 2013 at 6:04 PM
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    Here is what it looks like with the new rear buckets installed, seat belts not finished in this pic. It looked and fit great with the OE bench seat but now I am thinking of re doing the whole thing and fab- ing a rear center console that blends into the back wall. Or leaving it open between the rear buckets as is and just making a cover panel for the portion visible between the buckets.

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  9. Oct 29, 2013 at 8:26 PM
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    Do you know where to find an example of what it looks like? (links). Tried searching but came up with nothing :confused:
     
  10. Oct 29, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    Something like this? But not as extreme
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  11. Oct 29, 2013 at 9:18 PM
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    Did you download the apps?
     
  12. Oct 29, 2013 at 9:25 PM
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    Download what apps?

    As far as I know you just get those 3 cords, plug em in to the back of the head unit and it should show what's on your phone, on the head unit screen... amirite?
     
  13. Oct 30, 2013 at 8:16 PM
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    I have the app radio 2 and I just got the iphone 5 cable today gonna install it maybe tomorrow sometime.
    Hope to see it all working perfect, and have the screen working rather than just audio and no video
    Any one have experience with it yet?
     
  14. Oct 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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    When you get it up and running post here & let us know how it goes!!
    If possibly take a (short) video and post as well or paste the link to your photobucket account/wherever it is... MUCH APPRECIATED! :)
     
  15. Oct 31, 2013 at 7:57 AM
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    How do you get to your rear storage under the rear seats?
     
  17. Oct 31, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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    Seat ejection button on Dash, left of emergency chutes lever.
     
  18. Oct 31, 2013 at 10:14 AM
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    Yeah, I'm speechless right now. There was an app called "app radio" which I have installed which I thought you were supposed to use. It had a note that Pandora was a problem and was waiting on an update. There were bad reviews lately though because it was broken on IOS 7. Apparently Pioneer has taken the app down now because I don't see it. Here are some screen shots, bet they send up a new one before long.

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  19. Oct 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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    So you use that app and your phone screen is shown on the head unit through the Bluetooth? -- allowing you to use Pandora, Google Maps, ect.?
     
  20. Oct 31, 2013 at 11:08 AM
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    Right. And it has a list of compatible programs and will show a blue chek mark for the ones installed. However the app is missing from apple. Bet they are working on the IOS 7 fix and want to stop the public bashing. I'm still running 6

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    Here is pandora checked.
     
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