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Old 01-20-2018, 01:25 PM   #1
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Any recommendations for a good budget touchscreen double din HU?

With bluetooth obviously. Android mirrorlink or a full blown android unit would be a HUGE plus. And when I say "budget" I'm not expecting like a $150 unit or something.

Going to double DIN the Mustang when it gets here and then whatever else I get as a beater will get a HU as well, maybe not touchscreen but still.
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Old 01-20-2018, 04:34 PM   #2
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I've heard really good things about Corehan android 7 double dins. However i personally haven't used it i know a couple people who praise them. they get pretty solid reviews. and can be had on Amazon for under 250.00 which is cheap. I will definitely try them if and when i go double din in my truck.

I wish I waited the extra 5 weeks for the 302a pkg in my f150 but my patience is almost non existent , but there's apparently a dash kit which retains original hvac buttons now for them.

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As long as it'll interface with the Mach setup. For all the crap that was done to my car by whoever had it... the radio install was pretty ok as far as making the HU work with the Mach units. Although they did not wire in the stepdown so it popped whenever it was turned on. I fixed that already lol.
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And I like this one a LOT. I'm big on stupid stuff like the bigger side buttons and the analog style volume knob. Could care less about any sort of optical drive because its 2018 and ppl who still use optical drives are the same as ppl who pay with checks at the grocery store.

https://www.amazon.com/Android-Car-S...d+7+car+stereo

Gonna wait until the car gets here tho before I go ordering anything. As soon as it gets here and everything checks out and I know it'll pass ITV the FIRST thing I'm ordering is a set of Steeda underdrives because I'm going to be redlining this thing like CRAZY with these roads here and consistent 7-7500RPM is going to blow up something on the accessories lol. Right after that... that Corehan looks awesome plus a backup camera and a sensor system because **** is tight here...
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:31 AM   #5
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That one doesn't have a slot to put cassettes into.

And I always pay with cash at the checkout line...
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Old 01-21-2018, 10:43 AM   #6
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mach units is just a harness with some rca ends. just make sure you have a harness in there to allow integration of the factory amps. my gt has mach stereo and much better sounding when i can set the frequencies. when it comes to car audio this is my thing. been installing for years

and when it comes to working about your accessories, just inline fuse everything, I do anyways. and if youre worried about spikes in current you can run a little capactator to keep everything stable

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oh and yeah the pop i forgot about that. It's been so long. I just wired in 2 resistors and pigtailed them down to 6v... cheap way lol.

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Everything else is wired in properly and looks like its solid. The HU in there sounds great, just they didn't install the resistor. I wouldn't even remove the harness that is in there, just cut it close to the HU and then wire into that with a good solder job and shrink tubing. Easy.

Will be more of a PITA to hide the wires for the GPS and the rear backup camera but that's not really hard just a pain. And the microphone... And the USB for the phone under the console into the storage bin lol.
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oh there's tons of room behind, you'll be fine. for the mic just run up and put infront of steering wheel on the dash, wires tuck in nicely. easy quick job and it sounds the best there imho.. everything else is a sinch.

and why leave harness in. just unclip from oem harness and you'll have tons of room to solder and can add any leads you may want to extend. espcially if youre doing more work later like camera ect. makes life easier when you can slide whole unit out but everything still nicely wrapped and strapped neatly. just my ocd i suppose lol

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I'd have to take a pic... there is some weird block in there that the wires go to and out into the Mach system. I mean the system sounds REALLY GOOD even being the stock Mach460 system so I dunno if its some trick an actual shop used or what? They very well might have done it right and some idiot put a new HU in and didn't wire in the resistor I dunno.

Regardless there is still plenty of room, would only be adding like 4" of wire total and wrapping it and tucking it is easy. I'm OCD about cable management too. This is the inside of my computer if that gives you any ideas lmao.
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Are you going to use the stock amps/speakers, etc? Honestly, that's the only reason I haven't bought a new head unit. I don't want to replace any of that biz, especially since it all still works fine (not the OEM head unit). I'm not into great stereos anymore, but everyone says it sounds like poo with the OEM Mach 460 or 1000 wired up to work with aftermarket head units.
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yeah that's some tidy wire management. satisfying actually lol. id have to see a picture of this block you speak of. could just be an ancient adapter or an over kill piece with steering wheel controls ect.... but it should be a fairly tidy harness with a couple rca leads. or at least the most current ones are



and stock speakers and amps sound great with aftermarket head units. espically if the particular unit allows control of hpf filter. just have to get an after market plug and play harness. and 2 1k ohm resistors to change the amp remote turn on from 12 down to 6 as mach 460 and 1000 units use a 5.6 volt turn on.... I have the 460 and with oem deck id get clipping on low frequencies with after market i turned the mega lows that the little speaker cant hit down a bit and it sounds super clean

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Yeah stock everything minus the HU. However they wired it in they did it right minus the resistor. Sounds amazing, or it did last time I used it lol.

Once it gets out here and passes ITV and everything I'll start doing the little stuff like the HU, camera, UD pullies so I can spin to 7K and not worry about the PS pump or alt or AC blowing up and then... that'll be it really. For awhile. I'll probably do UPR K, a arms and coilovers next fall/winter because I wanna drive this car around during peak season when I can show it off the most. This place becomes "south beach" during summer here apparently.
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exactly do the easy little things more as for fun but get to enjoy the car.. some epic tours. find some epic roads and get a go pro and just drive....

yeah I can't imagine Spain being conservative during the summer months lol... lucky bastard.



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Its not conservative NOW... And yoga pants and distressed jeans are everywhere. I will say from experience overseas before that European ppl outdress the **** out of Americans as a general rule.

Yes there is a mustang club on base and like 3 or 4 of them are ppl I work with. 2 Coyotes, a V6 edge, my edge and a 2010 V6. Apparently they do cruises and there are on-base car shows. I do think I may be the only 10-down 4V car here tho... have not seen any Edge Cobras or GT500s or Terminators or anything...

I'll have to post pics of the house I found too once the contract is fully locked in. I about **** myself when I toured the house and am like "wait I get this?". Lets just say I'll be in the ocean a LOT...
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Sounds like it’s worth it to try a HU with the OEM system after all. I want a clean sound over super loud, so it’d be a waste of money . I always used to put low freq chokes on my door speakers back in the day to keep them from too much bass. That’s nice they have that built into the units now lol. I’ll try to remember the resistor too. I think I’ve read that before. Thanks
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Clean high quality is great. Same with exhausts. The loudest and most obnoxious stangs are often some of the slowest. Same with sound systems.

Got data on my phone finally today... well the new phone that took 10 days to get to Spain. And its GREAT. Dolby digital out I can already tell a huge difference in the basic bluetooth connection on the rental VW I have. Should be great mirrored to an android HU via a USBC cable. Easy on the stang. Run a USBC cable under the console to the armrest storage and drop phone in and done.
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