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Old 09-18-2014, 08:55 AM
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Default 2003 Ranger with No Radio - OPTIONS?

Hey Guys,

Just picked up a 2003 Ranger and there is a huge hole in the dash where the radio was - any suggestions on what to put there in terms of after market radios?

Looking for some recommendations.
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Old 09-18-2014, 08:58 AM
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Don't put in a double DIN without already having an alarm system.

There's tons of screen Nazis here that will swear by the double DIN screens. A good single DIN is all you need and you can remove the face for security

I would check out Kenwood Excelon or JVC Arsenal if you want the most bang for the buck. Pioneer is OK, just stay out of Walmart!
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:02 AM
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Default Re: 2003 Ranger with No Radio - OPTIONS?

If i go with a single din won't i still have a hole in my dash?
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:05 AM
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Not with the mounting kit. You'll just have a small cubby and the stereo.

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Honestly though. I don't have an alarm in my car but I've got a double din and never had any problems. Been in there for 2 years. All depends on where you live and frequently drive.
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:27 AM
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If i go with a single din won't i still have a hole in my dash?
Nope. Dash kit

I don't see the point in double DIN's. Too high of coat for the same features. And, I don't know about you...but, when I'm in my truck...it's to drive, not watch movies
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:28 AM
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You could do something like this if you wanted too. I still would just go single imo
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:52 AM
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If you're going with a single DIN go with the Pioneer DEH-80PRS. Awesome deck.
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:58 AM
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Get yourself a decent name-brand single DIN and the mounting kit. Yeah i don't have a screen (thats what my new mazda 3 is for) but the $300 pioneer i bought two years ago has done everything i needed and will for the most part work with all the future audio additions i have planned. I like having the little cubby area to store CD's and the radios remote
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Old 09-18-2014, 01:58 PM
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It really depends on how much you want to spend & the features you want.
If you want a backup camera, definitely go double din. Those extra few inches makes a world of difference.
Not much modding needed to go double din & unless your windows are clear & showoff your system, you should be ok on the crime side... but you never know.

I love my pioneer double dins, 7" widescreen, more options & features than I need right now, but there's always room to expand later.
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It really depends on how much you want to spend & the features you want. If you want a backup camera, definitely go double din. Those extra few inches makes a world of difference. Not much modding needed to go double din & unless your windows are clear & showoff your system, you should be ok on the crime side... but you never know. I love my pioneer double dins, 7" widescreen, more options & features than I need right now, but there's always room to expand later.
This i ended up with just a single din but that's just because I didn't want to spend the money lol and like the look of the one I got
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:10 PM
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Single din isn't neccessarily less cost. The Pioneer PRS is top of the line and more than most DD's, unless you want DVD & cam. There are some nice single D media recievers. Does anyone still use CD's ?
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Old 09-18-2014, 09:33 PM
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Does anyone still use CD's ?
I always have a few laying around. Haven't purchased any in years though
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:16 PM
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I only use them to burn test tones to for setting up systems. I also use USB for the same tho.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:01 PM
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All I listen to is Pandora mostly
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:55 PM
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Pioneer appradio does Pandora.
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