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Old 03-15-2007
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did not get alpine, got d3

i went to the local stereo shop and there trying to talk me in to this set up. i want a dvd/nav deck,this is really nice but it is about twice of what i want to spend, to get it and have it installed is about $2,000. what do you think?

the dvd deck
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-5VYAbC8...W200&s=0&cc=01

the gps
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-5VYAbC8...B100&s=0&cc=01

the dock to put the gps in so i can use it with the dvd deck
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-5VYAbC8...DOCK&s=0&cc=01

plus some other accessories, like remote, i-pod cable, and this 50 dollor part so my pasenger can watch a dvd when i drive

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looks like the one my friend almost bought. instead he went with one of Kenwood's models. i installed it myself, so there was no labor added to the price. he got the main unit, navy, sirius tuner, some harness that allows you to adapt the steering wheel buttons to the new unit, plus the install and trim kit for right around $2400, if i remember correctly.

the only reason he didnt go with the Alpine is because he didnt' like the idea of having to mount the navy somewhere... he wanted it all in one unit.

$2000 sounds about reasonable i guess..... don't take my word for it though... i haven't been in the market and don't know the pro's and con's or the worth, so it may be good or bad, depending on what others say.

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i told you the other day what one to get....you can get it cheaper and installed cheaper...
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Man that is expensive. You could do alot with 2,000k.

I bet it is so nice!
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I'm sure we all could do a lot with 2,000,000 dollars lol.
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For 2 grand I would want one with the built in navigation and touch screen.
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the alpine unit is nice, but that is way too much for that setup. the whole beauty of having the screen is having DVD and NAV all from one screen. all i would just look for an all in one setup. the Pioneer AVIC-D3 is only $1000 and does both DVD and NAV, and the D2 is $500 more for a few more features. just doesn't seem like Alpine is the best option IMO.
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new deck

i desided to get the pioneer d3 and had it installed today for $1,116 and i love it, i dont know why i waited this long to get it, i cant wait to try the nav on the way to the dunes and have to get pics up
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edit... posted before i saw you already got one... lets see some pictures
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good choice on the D3. it's a great unit and has a lot of features for its price.
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Old 03-25-2007
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Good info on the Pioneer AVIC stuff can be found over at www.avic411.com. I am still chasing a few bugs on the wifes D2. The second sirius tuner seems to have taken a dump and I cant figure out how to register home.
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Old 09-28-2007
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only prob is the d3 doesnt fit the ranger. the bezel is narrowed on the inside to provide a tighter fit. and no one offers a kit either.
So with that being said. I did it myselfe.
Cut the top and bottom of the radio bezel slowly and carefully. checking to see fitmen and necessary adjustments.
then taped the speedo wire and reverse wire.
after that i ran the gps wire threw the windshield trim. unfortunately it will let water threw that way. but i am looking for an alternative root.

And AVIC411.com has a good basis for checking out setups and a couple mods too.
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2 grand is a lot of green, that can go a long way on alot of mods! But if the deck is real nasty it might be the way to go!
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Man that is expensive. You could do alot with 2,000k.

I bet it is so nice!

HAHA, I just got that. I meant 2k.

Got any pics of your new system? I bet it is sweet.
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haha that was like 6 months ago.
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