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Old 05-24-2011, 09:59 AM   #1826
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Question for you car audio people:

I'm looking for a cheap $100-$200 single din head unit to replace the super crappy one in my car. I used to be able to pick something out fairly easily on Crutchfield, but now it seems like it is five pages of units that all have the same specs. Any recommendations on brands or things to look for?
If you ever park outside, I would get something extra cheap or something that looks like it's not there (aka the JVC el kameleon). Soft-tops make great shopping malls for the financially challenged.

Other than that, it really comes down to what you want out of it. Sub outs, Satellite radio hookups, Aux in, MP3 playing ability, and screen visibility (especially in a convertible) are all things to think about. I personally have been partial to JVC and Kenwood in the past. But there are quite a few solid brands out now.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:09 AM   #1827
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Yep. I don't even lock the car anymore since it is easy to just cut the top. I'd take the face plate off whenever I park somewhere, and I'm not looking for something super fancy, and I definitely want single din so I have room for gauges. I had an Alpine in my old one, and then I switched to a Pioneer or Panasonic for some reason that I can't remember. I really dislike Sony everything for some unjustified reason, but they have a couple units that have Bluetooth audio streaming capabilities. Has anyone had any experience with this? I tried to briefly search but came up with few reviews of the technology.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:21 AM   #1828
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http://www.crutchfield.com/s_500CDE1...Brand%7cAlpine
Bluetooth Alpine CD receiver $190 shipped

Sorry to beat the Alpine drum but I have installed an Alpine in every vehicle I have owned (+ countless friends' ) since 1984 and never had a single issue with any of them.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:30 AM   #1829
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I've had good luck with Alpines too, but really if you just need tunes go with a cheap Pioneer or something.

...someone tell me more about the Speedway infield... do they actually run the roadcourse? It'd make for a long weekend, but for that I might do it.

...and if they run part of the oval, I can't help but think of when Sport Compact Car ran a 2.5RS or WRX (can't remember) on a oval and starved the driver's side cylinders of oil ratTATKNOCKKNOCK :|
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:04 PM   #1830
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http://www.crutchfield.com/s_500CDE1...Brand%7cAlpine
Bluetooth Alpine CD receiver $190 shipped

Sorry to beat the Alpine drum but I have installed an Alpine in every vehicle I have owned (+ countless friends' ) since 1984 and never had a single issue with any of them.
You have to watch out for this bluetooth stuff, not all of it will stream music, which personally is why I would want it
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Old 05-24-2011, 01:23 PM   #1831
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...someone tell me more about the Speedway infield... do they actually run the roadcourse? It'd make for a long weekend, but for that I might do it.

...and if they run part of the oval, I can't help but think of when Sport Compact Car ran a 2.5RS or WRX (can't remember) on a oval and starved the driver's side cylinders of oil ratTATKNOCKKNOCK :|
It is really up to the event chairs. They will determine the course. It won't be the full road course of course (har har), but it will use parts of the infield road course and possibly a bit of the oval. We really won't know for sure until that day. However, there have been some pretty fun and creative courses so far this season so it should be worth your time to race there.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:44 PM   #1832
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Lunch in CR tomorrow if anybody is REEEEEEEEEEALLY bored and wants to drive up here! It'll be at Zepplin's on Edgewood.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:17 PM   #1833
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*lurking from the east coast*
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:20 PM   #1834
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if there was a "like" button, I'd be all over it on this post.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:38 PM   #1835
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GET OUTTA MAH THREAD HIPPY!

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Old 05-24-2011, 11:23 PM   #1836
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*lurking from the east coast*
It really is a better place.
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Old 05-25-2011, 12:31 AM   #1837
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Lunch in CR tomorrow if anybody is REEEEEEEEEEALLY bored and wants to drive up here! It'll be at Zepplin's on Edgewood.
Laura and I were just there yesterday!

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Old 05-25-2011, 09:57 AM   #1838
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Since it seems our group all does things at the same time, I think I may be moving in the fairly near future as well.













....because we are in the process of buying a house!!! We found a place in Beaverdale and are doing the final offer paperwork tonight. Closing should be the end of next month. Two car garage FTW!!!
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Old 05-25-2011, 11:17 AM   #1839
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Two car garage is nearly not big enough!
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Old 05-25-2011, 01:00 PM   #1840
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Two car garage is nearly not big enough!
True, but it is bigger than the garage I have now.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:44 PM   #1841
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Congratulations, Tony!

Scott, we can't all be squatting in someone else's 3 car.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:54 PM   #1842
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Scott, we can't all be squatting in someone else's 3 car.

Bahahahaha!!!





Congrats Tony!


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Old 05-25-2011, 03:02 PM   #1843
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I have to ask, though, does Amy realize that neither of those spots is for her?
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:24 PM   #1844
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I have to ask, though, does Amy realize that neither of those spots is for her?
LOL, I haven't broke that news to her yet.

On a related note, does anyone have any good recommendations on a home inspector? We need to get the house inspected pretty quickly to go through with the process.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:30 PM   #1845
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I can try to dig through my notes. The guy I had do it wasn't very good, but he still uncovered quite a few problems. There was another service that was a little more expensive, but I'm guessing they are way more thorough than the individual private guy I had do it. I'll text you in a few hours, or you can text me in case I forget (which is very likely).
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:37 PM   #1846
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Thanks Nick. I don't care if they are cheap or not, I want the best inspection I can get. I figure, spend the money now and possibly save thousands in problems down the road.
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Old 05-25-2011, 03:43 PM   #1847
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I completely agree. That's why I backed out of both houses I almost closed on last spring. Even a few small items can quickly add up to costly repairs. Hopefully if you find stuff wrong with the house, which I'm assuming you will since it's probably an older home, the sellers will agree to adequately compensate you so you can repair it to your liking. You can ask that they repair it, but odds are they will choose the cheapest option available since they just want out and won't have to live with it.
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:01 PM   #1848
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Thanks Nick. I don't care if they are cheap or not, I want the best inspection I can get. I figure, spend the money now and possibly save thousands in problems down the road.
I used this company and was really happy with Mike (the Des Moines inspector).

http://www.brickkicker.com/
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:04 PM   #1849
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I used this company and was really happy with Mike (the Des Moines inspector).

http://www.brickkicker.com/
I have his info and have found some good reviews of him on the web.
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Old 05-25-2011, 04:12 PM   #1850
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