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new head unit

just got a ranger. love music so im replacing the head unit soon, and speakers a bit after that (when money allows)

debating between these two units but i'm open to suggestions, preferably sub 100

http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-DEH-13...6548006&sr=1-3

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Alpine+-...&skuId=9438076
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i'd go with the Alpine. I have had some bad experiences with Pioneer stuff.
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ranger_key. looks nice but id like to stick sub 100 as i need to save for other things (and speakers)

stx thanks for the advice, its a tough choice i like the alpine a wee bit more but the pioneers price is wow.
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i like pioneer, never had a problem with mine and iv had it for about 3 or 4 years.
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ive had several pioneers with no trouble, but honestly you won't go wrong with either. the main thing will be getting new speakers and adding a sub.
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thanks. yeah im picking up a set of kicker 6x8's new off craigslist this weekend for the front, not sure what for the rear. and will eventually toss in a tube sub
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buy my headunit lol

btw i have family in tacoma haha
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buy my headunit lol

btw i have family in tacoma haha

legit, what type of head unit is it?
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Its a panasonic. it was top of the line when i bought it before all double dins got popular.

Here is my sale thread. Pictures are listed in there
https://www.ranger-forums.com/interior-exterior-electrical-misc-119/stuff-outta-my-truck-ma-118469/

if you're not interested thats cool. take a look at this site, there are killer deals on stuff
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/
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personally i like JVC... ive had the same one for over 5 years and it still works great and cost me 160 bux new
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Its a panasonic. it was top of the line when i bought it before all double dins got popular.

Here is my sale thread. Pictures are listed in there
https://www.ranger-forums.com/showthread.php?t=118469

if you're not interested thats cool. take a look at this site, there are killer deals on stuff
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/
looks nice, but sadly its not for me. ive been looking at speakers from sonic elecxtronix. didnt even think to check their stereo section haha silly me.
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haha yeah they have good deals on stuff
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yeah they do. found some cool units. their eclipse double din looks interesting. looks like the stock radio yet subtly nicer.

hmm.
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seems like it has pretty decent reviews
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yeah it does, but is it worth the same price as a decent alpine or pioneer. oh the choices.

edit after rereading the reviews.
doesnt seem to be worth it (the eclipse double din)

back to the apline pioneer debate.
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if you want a decent head unit for your money buy the multimedia dual at your local advance auto, i got mine for 65 and i only had one problem with it just took it back and they replaced it no questions asked i love it
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i assume you mean something like this one:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dual+-+5...&skuId=9463154
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dual in dash dvd player are no good i went through 3 my last one it stop playing cds but played dvd fine and my current is a Pioneer DEH-P4800MP it was made in 2005 and it still works great
http://cgi.ebay.com/Pioneer-DEH-P480...item1c18f10b18
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not bad, but for the same price (assuming it goes to about 50-60) i could get a new pioneer with mp3 capabilities.
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it was just a example of what mine looks like but if your prize range is a 100 than
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Pioneer-CD...Input/14978696
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yeah thats what i meant its cool because you can play cds ipods or usbs for i personally like it most people dont like dual but its whatever
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