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Old 05-01-2010, 09:41 AM
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First one is the deck in the Ranger, I just replaced it the stock CD player. It's a Dual CD player with HD radio and Ipod/Iphone control. Not bad for $90.















Next one is in the Fusion, a Pioneer touch screen DVD/CD/Ipod...etc. Favorite mod is the E-brake bypass for the DVD player (Wife and kid can watch DVD's when I'm driving). It is the red toggle switch in the dash compartment above the Deck.







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Old 05-01-2010, 11:12 AM
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some sweet head units. like the customization of the alpine decks with the background wallpaper. is it hard to do the E-brake bypass switch? that would be sweet if i could have the dvd player as well.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:01 PM
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ive got the pioneer deh-p510ub and it works great..it has the ipod connection in the back but also a usb and aux imput in the front so with the usb cord i plug it in the front and my ipod sits in the center console cup holder..perfect!! has great sound and can customize the displays and alot of audio controls and got it for 210 on crutchfield including all the install equip and shipping for free
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Old 05-01-2010, 02:06 PM
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Alpine all the way
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Old 05-01-2010, 03:25 PM
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some sweet head units. like the customization of the alpine decks with the background wallpaper. is it hard to do the E-brake bypass switch? that would be sweet if i could have the dvd player as well.
Not hard to do at all. Just a few wires u have to run

You can get a bypass module here ALPINE BY PASS
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:49 PM
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I don't know why people still buy those overpriced brand names anymore when there are companies that offer better products for much less.
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Old 05-01-2010, 06:56 PM
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I don't know why people still buy those overpriced brand names anymore when there are companies that offer better products for much less.
I have had non brand name radios before. I will never own another either. They dont last our produce the sound quality I am after.

With some alpine radio's you can go to the website I posted earlier. Go there and fine tune your audio setting and download to a USB drive and load it up. All you have to do is enter how your car is set up and it automatically recommends the best settings for you

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Old 05-01-2010, 07:06 PM
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I have had non brand name radios before. I will never own another either. They dont last our produce the sound quality I am after.

With some alpine radio's you can go to the website I posted earlier. Go there and fine tune your audio setting and download to a USB drive and load it up.
Well the only company i'd buy from is innovatek, they sell good quality units (that, and you can play bejeweled 2, sometimes doom on your radio! ).

I know they got re-branded for sale by a couple american companies.

What most people don't know is, a lot of companies make their products in china now, and quality has gone to the toilet. People pay more and more for the prestige that a brand name brings them, and less and less for any difference in quality.
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:22 PM
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Why when you go to the innovatek website it says Innovatek (Hong Kong) Limited?

Even if American companies re-brand it they are still selling a imported product.

So you say stuff from China is not quality product but Hong Kong product is?

Hong Kong is in what country?
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:41 PM
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Reference the by pass switch. No it is not hard. All the E-brake saftey on these decks is, is a wire that needs power to activate. Splice a wire from your battery (12v constant) run it to a toggle. Then attach the E-brake saftey wire to the toggle and your done.
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Old 05-01-2010, 07:43 PM
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Why when you go to the innovatek website it says Innovatek (Hong Kong) Limited?

Even if American companies re-brand it they are still selling a imported product.

So you say stuff from China is not quality product but Hong Kong product is?

Hong Kong is in what country?
no no

You were saying non-brand names were cheap and didn't last, so i replied most companies make their products in china now, and i know that HK is part of china since 97. It's just that people, because the unit is severely overpriced, think they are buying better, when in fact, it's not. And sometimes, worse.

This is where i buy my innovatek products from: http://www.mp3playerstore.com/
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:32 AM
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:36 AM
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Not hard to do at all. Just a few wires u have to run

You can get a bypass module here ALPINE BY PASS
lol stupid alpine. On every other normal deck all you have to do is see if the "e-brake" wire needs a switch, if you can get away with just grounding it then its easy, I know kenwoods you just ground, clarions need a switch.

Vrod you'll fry a every deck you hook up like that. It needs to see ground.

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Old 05-02-2010, 08:13 PM
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Alpine IxA-w407 I also bought the GPS module off ebay for 100 dollars less than crutchfield















how did u mount your hu so flush mine sits way back and the install kit doesnt fit right
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:51 AM
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lol stupid alpine. On every other normal deck all you have to do is see if the "e-brake" wire needs a switch, if you can get away with just grounding it then its easy, I know kenwoods you just ground, clarions need a switch.
Vrod you'll fry a every deck you hook up like that. It needs to see ground.
You can hook this one up to a switch also. Just depends how you wanna do it.



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how did u mount your hu so flush mine sits way back and the install kit doesnt fit right
Might be the install kit I used. What brand install kit did u use?
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