Beware if you get navigation... - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Audio & Video Tech General discussion of audio and video for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-30-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 27
Beware if you get navigation...

For those thinking of layin down a few bucks on a navigation unit, I would recommend a double-din design rather than fold out...I got a pioneer avic n2 which I love as a unit, but I didn't take into account that when I fold out the screen, it blocks the middle two air vents for the A/C! Kind of a pain when you wanna run the a/c, and you can't have the screen open, or you might damage the unit from the chilled air...just a little FYI...gonna sell the n2 on fleabay and upgrade to the new Z3 double din, but it's gonna cost an xtra 5 bills or so
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-30-2008
04blackedge's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 23,426
My plan is to go with the D3 as well. I love how the double-din looks.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-30-2008
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Posts: 27
i like how they look, just seems like its more apt to get stolen, no?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-30-2008
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: College Station, TX
Posts: 5,782
I think you'll have to do a bit of trimming to fit a double-din unit.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-30-2008
Bigwill41's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Navasota, Texas
Posts: 4,659
avic- d3 sucks on navigation map..

Weird *** routes

But other then that it a good headunit, i have one
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-30-2008
08XLT4x4's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (7)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: bomba shack
Posts: 3,257
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearhead61 View Post
I think you'll have to do a bit of trimming to fit a double-din unit.
why? the opening is double din isnt it? i thought it would fit perfectly.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-30-2008
jtslmn720's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Kent State, Kent Ohio
Posts: 7,367
or you could just get a window version instead
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-30-2008
07rangersport's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Maple Ridge CANADA
Posts: 800
Icon10

Quote:
Originally Posted by 08XLT4x4 View Post
why? the opening is double din isnt it? i thought it would fit perfectly.
When I put my HU in, I was told it's not a double din. It's more like 1.5. So I'm told
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 05-01-2008
n3elz's Avatar
RF Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Posts: 10,620
It's close. From what I've heard you can fit one but it does involve some trimming. Some double-din units seem to have a larger sleeve and wider front bezel that lets the body fit better if you don't use the mounting sleeve.

But no, Ford's cutout is "proprietary" and not a double DIN size hole. That's why when you look at double din units they don't advertise them as fitting Fords.

Only a very few manufacturers make a Ford-specific fit unit -- most sell adapters for regular single din players.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 05-01-2008
2ranger2's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Ringgold, Georgia
Posts: 268
they make the kits. look on ebay. a small amount of trimming is involved inside the radio bezel. theres a small 'lip that needs to be grinded down to square so the unit can fit through.

and my old flip out blocked my a/c vents. i ran it with the air on all the time and it never did anything to it.

here's a pic of the double din:

Name:  Picture032.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  85.4 KB
Name:  Picture033.jpg
Views: 2
Size:  86.5 KB
Name:  Picture031.jpg
Views: 4
Size:  53.2 KB
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 05-13-2008
Turbo Roadster's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lancaster, CA
Posts: 277
I have the Kenwood DDX6019 in dash 7" w/their KNA-G510 navigation system and I love it. Found a ATM for my bank closer to home buy using its search feature.
I looked into a flip up but didn't like the idea of having it flopping around while offroad. Didn't even think about it sitting in front of the air ducts. Had to do a little trimming at the bottom of the bezel and used a aftermarket install kit and it looks factory.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 05-13-2008
ScottG's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Posts: 4,926
id like to see how cold air hurts a flip out. Unless you have some crazy cold ac, its not going to get that cold to do damage. If anything, hot air would hurt it.

And also, some year rangers and explorer's radio bezels has cutoffs on the middle vents. I know mine did

Name:  pic.jpg
Views: 3
Size:  59.3 KB
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 05-13-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Carthage/Tyler TX
Posts: 60
The screen gets hot. Cold air blows and causes condensation. That is bad for the screen.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 05-13-2008
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
so they're worried about the chilled air that gets down to the 30s or so?.. but what about if you live somewhere where it hits say... -20?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 05-13-2008
TrePaul86's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 1,369
My d3 goes in next weekend! D3 FTW!!! HAHA Trent!
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 05-14-2008
vansnxtweek's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 2,666
Dang man I wish I had cut offs for mine!!! I dont mind it....if it gets to hot I just use the defroster on cold and it works pretty good lol...for heat just use the floor vents! Or.....you could fold down the screen lol
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 05-14-2008
ns_red7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, C
Posts: 558
If your car is exposed to cold ambient temps long enough, the screen is going to get colder than it would from a/c.

That double din deck looks awesome, but it's going to get stolen...
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 05-14-2008
Roach2004's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 8,320
^LOL thats really optimistic! Dont buy anything nice for your truck its going to get stolen!
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 05-23-2008
WashCaps8's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Calvert, MD
Posts: 16
What kind of install kit would I need for a 2 DIN? Are they universal kits or are they model specific?
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 05-23-2008
TrePaul86's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 1,369
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearhead61 View Post
I think you'll have to do a bit of trimming to fit a double-din unit.
You do. Not much, but maybe 1/16in on the top and bottom then a double din dash kit slides right in.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigwill41 View Post
avic- d3 sucks on navigation map..

Weird *** routes

But other then that it a good headunit, i have one
Serious?! My d3 takes me right to the point i need to! They have 2 different ways of routing you... Have you played with both? I wanna say one is fast the other is short...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 08XLT4x4 View Post
why? the opening is double din isnt it? i thought it would fit perfectly.
It's about 1.875din actually hahah

Quote:
Originally Posted by WashCaps8 View Post
What kind of install kit would I need for a 2 DIN? Are they universal kits or are they model specific?
Get a double din dash kit from ebay or a local stereo store.. Let then know what you have too if you go.
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 05-23-2008
ns_red7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, C
Posts: 558
Quote:
Originally Posted by Roach2004
^LOL thats really optimistic! Dont buy anything nice for your truck its going to get stolen!
Double dins are notorious for thieves since they rarely fit well with the din bracket. Most times friction is enough to hold them in place but also making them easier for parking lot prowlers. Plus they're amazingly hot items, sure to put a couple rocks in your pipe!
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 05-23-2008
TrePaul86's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 1,369
You must not have seen my recent mod to hide doube din decks have you?
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 05-23-2008
torchedranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 159
im puttin my kenwood double din in 2day actually i took it outta my f-150 b4 i sold it and i just got the install kist last night and the hook up kit i have heard you have 2 do sum trimming is this inside the dash or outside
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 05-25-2008
torchedranger's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: VA
Posts: 159
i finished it and its nice man i also got hooked up wit 1 of my buddies and snatched a 10 in truck box with a rockford fosgate p1 and i had a legacy 2 channel 1200 watt sub and thats all 4 now ill post pics of it l8r
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-27-2008
ns_red7's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Coldbrook, Nova Scotia, C
Posts: 558
Trepaul: Pics or link? I like seeing stuff.

edit: n/m I found your am/fm cover mod. That is awesome, cheap, and I bet it works wonders.

Last edited by ns_red7; 05-27-2008 at 06:56 AM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
GPS navigation Alon General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 08-23-2007 03:33 PM
Navigation Radio??? bmb005 Interior Semi-Tech 30 11-06-2005 12:40 PM
Onboard laptop for photo and map navigation (pics) n3elz Audio & Video Tech 33 02-20-2005 07:54 PM
Changed The Navigation Bar A Little... Trevelyn1015 Ranger-Forums Office 18 01-06-2005 05:26 AM
GPS Navigation to regular screen?? RanJerEDGE Audio & Video Tech 1 11-14-2004 07:25 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:46 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.