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Old 02-18-2009, 12:09 AM   #1
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Replacing Camaro's funny radio

The shape of the Camaro's radio system seems kind of unique, in the event the system breaks and the car is out of warranty, are we going to have to pay $500 to a dealership to get a replacement or will other aftermarket radio systems fit?
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:15 AM   #2
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Might have to get creative.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:30 AM   #3
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The shape of the Camaro's radio system seems kind of unique, in the event the system breaks and the car is out of warranty, are we going to have to pay $500 to a dealership to get a replacement or will other aftermarket radio systems fit?
Once you've seen and heard it in person, you'll most likely forget about wanting or needing to replace it. The built in features blow anything you can buy off the street away. (other than watching a video, and who in their right mind wants to do that why driving a Camaro?)
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:36 AM   #4
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Aye it's gonna be an ugly operation. Like a MASH operating room episode.



I hope they add 2DIN to it in future year runs and seperate the climate control.

As Spock would say it's not logical. To have Camaro so refined to standards like CANBUS on the ODBII and Stabilitrac on the brake subsystem. And it's fine metric parts. The newer mini fuses etc.

THEN someone goes all buckwild and makes a crazy radio that's just gonna be a future headache when GM was trying to get away from headaches like optispark and bose radios that fail after warranty etc.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:49 AM   #5
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WOW! I think you know a little bit about radios. The radios are definitely different. I really hope that it lasts, b/c I dang sure don't want to have to replace it.
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Old 02-18-2009, 12:50 AM   #6
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Only if it can talk back to you like in the training video.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:11 AM   #7
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seriously that screen is way to small,
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:49 AM   #8
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^Yep...screen is way too small, but overall...after watching two videos....one of the stereo playing which sounded bad @SS...and the other being the training video, I think this stereo is going to kick @ss with a little time spent learning how to work it.
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:07 AM   #9
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I haven't seen it in person, but I'd think it be easier to stick with the stocker for a while
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:21 AM   #10
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No factory radio has ever come close to aftermarket
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:24 AM   #11
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Amen. Anyone who thinks a factory system will beat aftermarket needs to have their head examined




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Old 02-18-2009, 11:32 AM   #12
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No factory radio has ever come close to aftermarket
I beg to differ. The Mark Levinson in my Lexus GX470 was better than many aftermarkets systems I've heard and had - And I have three family members that each own their own custom audio shops in NC and NY.

Had you said this : No factory radio can come close to the best money can buy in aftermarket equipment, then you'd have a valid point, but as written it's an EPIC FAIL.

As proof...I could buy a pos aftermarket head unit with some Walmart speakers..it's aftermarket yet I seriously doubt it would beat any premium factory radio. Try to refrain from absolute statements like this if you want to be taken seriously.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:32 AM   #13
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Amen. Anyone who thinks a factory system will beat aftermarket needs to have their head examined
Again read statement above
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:49 AM   #14
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I do like aftermarket but when you go aftermarket you will no longer have steering wheel controls and the new one you can control your i-pod from the steering wheel which those to options beat out aftermarket for myself.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:50 AM   #15
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boston acoustics isn't exactly factory....at least for people that got it.
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Old 02-18-2009, 11:51 AM   #16
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Does anyone how or where a navigation screen would fit into the stock radio or what it would look like on 2011+ models?
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