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Old 11-27-2007
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Double Din Navigation-help me pick one

so im wanting to get a gps/navigation setup in my truck, and instead of buying a TomTom or something, id rather get a double din h/u so i get the bigger screen, cd/mp3/dvd player, and navigation all knocked out in one unit.

with a budget of about 1300 TOPS, what is out there? and NO flip outs, id break that dang thing in a heart beat
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Pioneer Avic D3 = amazing
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Pioneer Avic D3 = amazing
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I found a price they want 600 for it..


Man, eric you live in houston right? They got everything..
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That thing is sick for its price. I want one!
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How hard would something like that be to install? It looks sick
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It says it doesn't fit on crutchfield but I don't know.
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Rangers have like a 1 7/8 DIN... double DIN's won't fit without a little modification.
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calrion MAX675VDII and get the navi will be right around $1100 off of ebay.
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i have the d3 in my truck now. its a sweet headunit
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^^ Got any pics??
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Old 11-28-2007
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oh and i also dont want to have to buy the navigation stuff, i want it to be installed already or whatever.
i may go with an eclipse 5510(i think thats the model)

but list some others.
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Most of the navigation units come with the stuff... they are DVD roms or something similar.
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yes, i will get some. i didnt like the way it installed bacuase it didnt coem with a cage so i kinda rigged it. but it works
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Old 11-29-2007
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ya post up some pics of the D3 h/u, that is what the guy who is going to install my stereo reccomended
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Post pics when your done

I'm thinking about gettin one
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me too,im suprised no jack *** fawk face hasnt said crap about u getting one of these.
last time i posted something about getting one,i got thrashed

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum2...ghlight=Indash
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I have a Pioneer AVIC D-2 head unit installed in my Ranger.

I-Pod controller is adequate, but not fancy. The radio has a clear signal and is easy to operate.

Navigation, in my opinion is one of the best out there. I use it a great deal.

In fact, I liked it so much, I had an AVIC D-3 which has all the same functions as the D-2, but includes video installed in my 40' diesel pusher motor home. I can either use video when parked on the touch screen, or re-direct it to the main 42" LCD flat panel TV which is located mid-coach. This way, the wife can watch movies back in the living area while we move on down the road. I tow my Ranger wheels down behind the coach.

The backlighting on the D-2 is exactly the same color as the dash lighting in the Ranger. On the D-3, you can adjust the backlight color to the same as what you vehicle is. In the case of the motor home, it's an off yellow/white. Matches perfectly.


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badass, thanks for the pictures! looks dam good
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i have to upload mine to photo bucket. i like the d2 much better though.
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i have to upload mine to photo bucket. i like the d2 much better though.
I have been very impressed with the D-2 as well. Excellent unit in my opinion.

Having the 2 disk set up with the D-2 is a plus.

I was very unsatisfied with the radio/DVD/CD player that was in the motor home. We do a fair amount of traveling. You would figure for the amount of money these things cost, they would have put in a decent unit.

I got turned around down a country road where it was impossible to turn around. Thirty five miles before I could get the 40 foot beast turned around - no easy task. Navigation is a must if you have to anticipate what the road is like 3 or 4 miles down.

The D-3 is just as accurate with the navigation although, I believe that the D-2 will allow you to zoom in a bit more then the D-3. That said, the DVD plays well and the back lighting gives you more options. I-Pod control on the D-3 is way superior to the D-2.
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DON'T GET ONE!!! I'm going to get the double din dvd player with all the extras minus the GPS. I"d get a portable one, then you can use it in any car and just your ranger...in rentals...etc.
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d3

D3 , i have one and love it
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Did you ever get the Avic-d3 eric???
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