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Replace radio, options/advice? by lorennerol
Started on: 09-06-2013 11:44 AM
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Report this Post09-06-2013 11:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for lorennerolSend a Private Message to lorennerolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Looking to install something that has USB input for iPhone charging and connectivity.

Crutchfield has this single-DIN model that is affordable and has the features:
http://www.crutchfield.com/...GT710HD.html?tp=5684

But they note that it will stick out an inch from the dash. Is this a common issue with aftermarket head units?

Was also considering adding this to make a nice, clean install:
http://maptechenterprises.c...cc69e939d57337fa9eb3

And then upgrade to Rodney's speakers, front and back.

Lastly, can anyone comment on how difficult it is to add a subwoofer if the car didn't ship with one?

All input appreciated, thanks!
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Report this Post09-06-2013 12:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 92wastheyearClick Here to Email 92wastheyearSend a Private Message to 92wastheyearEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by lorennerol:

Looking to install something that has USB input for iPhone charging and connectivity.

Crutchfield has this single-DIN model that is affordable and has the features:
http://www.crutchfield.com/...GT710HD.html?tp=5684




The stereo will stick out because of a bracket that attached to the back of the stock unit (used for stability). I know some folks have sawed this off off to achieve a flush mount on the after market units....That would be your call of course. Another thing I saw but not sure if it is still available is getting a Digital media receiver (basically an after market deck with Card Reader and USB, but w/o a CD player in it). Some of those are shallow enough to fit in front of that bracket and still mount flush (more or less). You could try to track one of those down

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Report this Post09-06-2013 12:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadClick Here to Email olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sony car audio (and home audio for that matter) has always sounded dirty to me.

Hard to beat Pioneer or Alpine....
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Report this Post09-06-2013 02:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for masospaghettiClick Here to Email masospaghettiSend a Private Message to masospaghettiEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I added a subwoofer to my Fiero using an aftermarket Kicker amplifier. It's a small unit, I think rated for 40 watts.

It uses speaker level inputs which allowed me to hook it into the factory wiring using those splice connectors. I am using a factory style radio so I don't have pre-outs to use. In hindsight, those splice connectors aren't very good and I should have used something better. But it works and it does sound a LOT better than without the subwoofer.

I mounted the amp in the passenger footwell area.
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Report this Post09-06-2013 03:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NetCamClick Here to visit NetCam's HomePageSend a Private Message to NetCamEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by olejoedad:

Sony car audio (and home audio for that matter) has always sounded dirty to me.

Hard to beat Pioneer or Alpine....


Have to agree, you can't go wrong with Pioneer

Unless you want to go with a 1.5 DIN radio out of another GM product (Grand Am, Fierbird etc.) you have to get inventive if you want to make it flush. Pretty much all single DIN head units will stick out because of the depth of the unit and the adapter plates, which are set to take the aforementioned metal bracket into account. I realized my Fiero wasn't going to look stock anymore, so I went with a double DIN Pioneer unit from Crutchfields, got rid of the metal bracket and trimmed my bezel.


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Report this Post09-06-2013 05:56 PM Click Here to See the Profile for mitchjl22Click Here to Email mitchjl22Send a Private Message to mitchjl22Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Flush mount single din is EASY!!!! Use the flush bracket that comes with the install kit, use a long crow bar and stick it in the center of the triangle support bracket pry left and right and it will snap off.

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