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Chris 08-14-2009 07:56 AM

Lets Talk Nav Units!
 
Now that I finally got a hold of a nav bezel, I need to start looking into units to put in it! What nav unit's (besides stock) are you guys throwing in these days? I would like a touch screen w/ nav for sure, 6''+ on the screen size as well. What are some opinions you guys might have for a good solid unit?

Please let me see some pics of those aftermarket nav installs too!

Matt 08-14-2009 08:37 AM

Re: Lets Talk Nav Units!
 
Do you plan on using the navigation much? If so, there's only one manufacturer I'd recommend: Kenwood. The Kenwood DNX units use NAVTEQ mapping system (US military-based) and Garmin GUI; Hands down the best interface for GPS systems. The other big-name manufacturers (Pioneer, Alpine, Eclipse) all use TeleAtlas mapping systems (sub-par compared to NAVTEQ).

Navigation aside, most units on the market offer the same features: bluetooth, iPod, limited audio presets (aside from the DNX 9140 or Alpine w505 + H701 processor), 3 sets of RCA pre-outs, high-pixel count, and widespread expandability.

Go Kenwood in my opinion:

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/cat_m...avigation.html

Chris 08-14-2009 12:56 PM

Re: Lets Talk Nav Units!
 
Ah Matt comes through again! Thanks buddy you got me heading in the right direction I think!

Matt 08-14-2009 01:32 PM

Re: Lets Talk Nav Units!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chris (Post 47513)
Ah Matt comes through again! Thanks buddy you got me heading in the right direction I think!

haha, just passing on what I've gathered. If you've got some dough to spend then go with the DNX 9140... simply the best double-din on the market right now. If the price tag is a bit steep then go with the DNX6140. The Alpine units are nice, but they come pretty stripped down, and once you add the bluetooth/nav/ipod/ect that the Kenwoods come with, you've just spent a lot of money, lol. The Pioneers are also decent, but, as I mentioned before, their nav system is just not in the same league as the Kenwoods. Your best bet is to go to a local shop and check them out for yourself. Find out which ones you are comfortable with and go with that.

DAVY27 08-14-2009 10:47 PM

Re: Lets Talk Nav Units!
 
great thread, was thinking bout goin in this direction! gave a look @ j4j mygig and it was close to 2k. just dont see myself spendin that type of $$ on it. but kenwood looks good.

Scottina06 08-14-2009 11:25 PM

Re: Lets Talk Nav Units!
 
^^^^^find a used mygig on ebay

macmac 08-21-2009 05:46 PM

Re: Lets Talk Nav Units!
 
kenwood with the gamin built in...
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