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    Cheap flip up head units

    Anyone bought these sub 100 jobs ?

    Are they any good ? or just cheap and not worth wasting time with.

    Looking to upgrade the head unit in the Range Rover.

    The Pioneer avh-z7200dab i like is 400 but is it worth 4 times the cheap stuff ?
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    I have the 9200dab in both my Supras and it's an awesome unit. If you want quality, Pioneer is light years ahead of the game at the moment.
    I am currently on my fourth and fifth Supra relapse and desperately searching for a cure from this debilitating condition...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAMG View Post
    I have the 9200dab in both my Supras and it's an awesome unit. If you want quality, Pioneer is light years ahead of the game at the moment.
    Doesn't tell me how crap the units are for sub 100 though, are they really that bad ?
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    They're knock-offs, so they'll inherently suffer from the usual; random freezing and laggy menus, failing motors, poor screen resolution and poor sound quality. When it comes to head units, you really do get what you pay for.
    I am currently on my fourth and fifth Supra relapse and desperately searching for a cure from this debilitating condition...

    Most notable vehicular history:
    Grey Toyota Supra Big Single VVTi Built Auto Stage 2 // White Toyota Supra TT VVTi 6 Speed - stock...
    Black Audi S8 Plus; Black Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S; Grey BMW 640d - modified to 450bhp; White Audi RS7 Performance - modified to 690bhp; White Tesla Model X P100D; Grey Tesla Model S P100D; White Audi RS6 Performance; Black Audi RS Q3; Grey Toyota Supra TT VVTi Tiptronic - BPU; White Mercedes GTS; White Mercedes CLS63 AMG S; White Mercedes C63 AMG S; Black Mercedes E63 BiTurbo AMG S; Silver Mercedes E55K AMG - modified to 650bhp; Black Toyota Supra Single Turbo Auto - modified to 620bhp; Black Toyota Supra TT VVTi Tiptronic - BPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAMG View Post
    They're knock-offs, so they'll inherently suffer from the usual; random freezing and laggy menus, failing motors, poor screen resolution and poor sound quality. When it comes to head units, you really do get what you pay for.
    Knock offs ?
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    The Ebay sub 100 units are Chinese imitations, most likely.
    I am currently on my fourth and fifth Supra relapse and desperately searching for a cure from this debilitating condition...

    Most notable vehicular history:
    Grey Toyota Supra Big Single VVTi Built Auto Stage 2 // White Toyota Supra TT VVTi 6 Speed - stock...
    Black Audi S8 Plus; Black Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S; Grey BMW 640d - modified to 450bhp; White Audi RS7 Performance - modified to 690bhp; White Tesla Model X P100D; Grey Tesla Model S P100D; White Audi RS6 Performance; Black Audi RS Q3; Grey Toyota Supra TT VVTi Tiptronic - BPU; White Mercedes GTS; White Mercedes CLS63 AMG S; White Mercedes C63 AMG S; Black Mercedes E63 BiTurbo AMG S; Silver Mercedes E55K AMG - modified to 650bhp; Black Toyota Supra Single Turbo Auto - modified to 620bhp; Black Toyota Supra TT VVTi Tiptronic - BPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAMG View Post
    The Ebay sub 100 units are Chinese imitations, most likely.
    Theres a lot that are for sure but some branded jobs too but as you say the Pioneer will take some beating
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    The 7200dab unit you are contemplating is a truly fabulous bit of kit, you will really struggle to get any better than it for under 1000... does it need to be a single DIN unit? There are some really good deals to be had on some of the high-end double DIN units at the moment.
    I am currently on my fourth and fifth Supra relapse and desperately searching for a cure from this debilitating condition...

    Most notable vehicular history:
    Grey Toyota Supra Big Single VVTi Built Auto Stage 2 // White Toyota Supra TT VVTi 6 Speed - stock...
    Black Audi S8 Plus; Black Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S; Grey BMW 640d - modified to 450bhp; White Audi RS7 Performance - modified to 690bhp; White Tesla Model X P100D; Grey Tesla Model S P100D; White Audi RS6 Performance; Black Audi RS Q3; Grey Toyota Supra TT VVTi Tiptronic - BPU; White Mercedes GTS; White Mercedes CLS63 AMG S; White Mercedes C63 AMG S; Black Mercedes E63 BiTurbo AMG S; Silver Mercedes E55K AMG - modified to 650bhp; Black Toyota Supra Single Turbo Auto - modified to 620bhp; Black Toyota Supra TT VVTi Tiptronic - BPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAMG View Post
    The 7200dab unit you are contemplating is a truly fabulous bit of kit, you will really struggle to get any better than it for under 1000... does it need to be a single DIN unit? There are some really good deals to be had on some of the high-end double DIN units at the moment.
    Yes it has to be a single DIN job

    Got the Pioneer DEH X8700DAB in at the moment which is very good
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    I'd probably go for the 7200dab, personally. Nice motor btw.
    I am currently on my fourth and fifth Supra relapse and desperately searching for a cure from this debilitating condition...

    Most notable vehicular history:
    Grey Toyota Supra Big Single VVTi Built Auto Stage 2 // White Toyota Supra TT VVTi 6 Speed - stock...
    Black Audi S8 Plus; Black Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S; Grey BMW 640d - modified to 450bhp; White Audi RS7 Performance - modified to 690bhp; White Tesla Model X P100D; Grey Tesla Model S P100D; White Audi RS6 Performance; Black Audi RS Q3; Grey Toyota Supra TT VVTi Tiptronic - BPU; White Mercedes GTS; White Mercedes CLS63 AMG S; White Mercedes C63 AMG S; Black Mercedes E63 BiTurbo AMG S; Silver Mercedes E55K AMG - modified to 650bhp; Black Toyota Supra Single Turbo Auto - modified to 620bhp; Black Toyota Supra TT VVTi Tiptronic - BPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAMG View Post
    I'd probably go for the 7200dab, personally. Nice motor btw.
    If i get one the 7200dab is the one i'll go for, i've got an exhaust to fund first though and that's going to be a
    bit painful as it's a custom made job, everything off the shelf is junk.

    Thanks, if you like classic Range Rovers its not too bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dnk View Post
    If i get one the 7200dab is the one i'll go for, i've got an exhaust to fund first though and that's going to be a
    bit painful as it's a custom made job, everything off the shelf is junk.

    Thanks, if you like classic Range Rovers its not too bad
    That is lovely. The paintwork looks immaculate, I am slightly jealous...
    I am currently on my fourth and fifth Supra relapse and desperately searching for a cure from this debilitating condition...

    Most notable vehicular history:
    Grey Toyota Supra Big Single VVTi Built Auto Stage 2 // White Toyota Supra TT VVTi 6 Speed - stock...
    Black Audi S8 Plus; Black Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S; Grey BMW 640d - modified to 450bhp; White Audi RS7 Performance - modified to 690bhp; White Tesla Model X P100D; Grey Tesla Model S P100D; White Audi RS6 Performance; Black Audi RS Q3; Grey Toyota Supra TT VVTi Tiptronic - BPU; White Mercedes GTS; White Mercedes CLS63 AMG S; White Mercedes C63 AMG S; Black Mercedes E63 BiTurbo AMG S; Silver Mercedes E55K AMG - modified to 650bhp; Black Toyota Supra Single Turbo Auto - modified to 620bhp; Black Toyota Supra TT VVTi Tiptronic - BPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAMG View Post
    That is lovely. The paintwork looks immaculate, I am slightly jealous...
    Its okay, both sides need painting really, the bad areas don't show up in the photos but all the usual spots at the ends
    of the waist seals on the doors

    The cosmetics is the last thing to do to it which i haven't got round to doing
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    Well, whatever you're doing seems to be working; it looks fabulous! How's the ride?
    I am currently on my fourth and fifth Supra relapse and desperately searching for a cure from this debilitating condition...

    Most notable vehicular history:
    Grey Toyota Supra Big Single VVTi Built Auto Stage 2 // White Toyota Supra TT VVTi 6 Speed - stock...
    Black Audi S8 Plus; Black Porsche 911 991.2 Turbo S; Grey BMW 640d - modified to 450bhp; White Audi RS7 Performance - modified to 690bhp; White Tesla Model X P100D; Grey Tesla Model S P100D; White Audi RS6 Performance; Black Audi RS Q3; Grey Toyota Supra TT VVTi Tiptronic - BPU; White Mercedes GTS; White Mercedes CLS63 AMG S; White Mercedes C63 AMG S; Black Mercedes E63 BiTurbo AMG S; Silver Mercedes E55K AMG - modified to 650bhp; Black Toyota Supra Single Turbo Auto - modified to 620bhp; Black Toyota Supra TT VVTi Tiptronic - BPU

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdamAMG View Post
    Well, whatever you're doing seems to be working; it looks fabulous! How's the ride?

    I've got a good mate who works locally in a small car repair body shop and the owner lets him do
    work there in his own time, he painted the bonnet, deck panel and lower tailgate for me then mopped
    everything bar the roof.

    Here's my restoration thread

    http://www.mkivsupra.net/vbb/showthr...er-restoration

    Its on the original EAS system but with new bags from Dunlop, its polybushed with stiffer roll bars and drives
    really well, doesn't roll about like the earlier coil sprung versions, its only a tarmac queen so doesn't
    need to be so floppy for off roading
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