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Old 07-04-2003, 12:17 PM   #1
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I think the Bose head unit I have is pretty weak; I'd like to change the whole stereo system, but I want the HU to fit the dimensions of the space without adapting it. It seems like every HU I see is long and thin, and there would be extra space on the top and bottom when installed. If anyone knows any manufacturers who make what I'm looking for, I'd really appreciate the info.

...and if anyone knows the exact measurements I'm looking for (and any other important info when buying a new HU), or how to find that out, that would be great too...
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oh this one is easy...a lot of people make them...pioneers..does...


http://www.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/*...=0&cc=01&avf=N

dont buy on crutchfield though...check shopping.yahoo.com...

also best buy and circuit city have the bigger ones but if you change your mind nad go for a "skinny thin one" then you can get a mounting kit that makes it look really good...
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Thanks...now I wonder if I can find one that plays MP3 format. The XM capability is cool though; I definately want to hook that up someday.

Any other companies that make them that you know of?
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not really sure...check around on the internet....
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I've tried, but I don't really know what I'm looking for...do I just look for "oversized", or are there certain dimensions I have to look for? And a while ago someone mentioned that there are different "plugs", and that you have to have the right one...how do I know?
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if it were me I'd just go with the single din recievers. They have a lot more features and there are a lot to choose from. WIth a good installation kit they don't look bad at all.
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the deck style you are looking for is called a "double din" .. not a lot of companies make them.. so far pioneer is about the only company that i have seen.....
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the deck style you are looking for is called a "double din" .. not a lot of companies make them.. so far pioneer is about the only company that i have seen.....
actually it'* 1.5 din. Double Din units are huge. The only cars that really have them that I've seen are foreign cars.

Double Din


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single Din


Pioneer headunits are nice. I've never had any problems with them and they are fairly cheap and have a lot of features on them.
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the deck style you are looking for is called a "double din" .. not a lot of companies make them.. so far pioneer is about the only company that i have seen.....
actually it'* 1.5 din. Double Din units are huge. The only cars that really have them that I've seen are foreign cars.
heh.. thanks i always forget about the 1.5 din thats like the "oversized" 6.5" speakers GM likes to use
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Thanks guys...very appreciated.
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