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Old 01-20-2010, 01:11 AM   #251
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dont like the metra kit, looks horrible IMO
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:37 AM   #252
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I cant say anything I know all the guys at Metra. They make a good product, and a good price, but I dont think it appeals to the guys who want to keep as much as they can stock-appearing.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:54 AM   #253
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are you making the second version of your kit have an outer trim to make the screen blend in better? that way we can keep the stock controls on the car instead of those buttons the metra kit has
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:28 AM   #254
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the new kit looks just like the old kit, with better electronics, i dont know what you mean by blend.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:48 AM   #255
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this is what the new kit will look like. this is the one that went to SEMA for GM. Only thing I hadnt put on were the hatch marks for the temp.

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Old 01-20-2010, 04:33 AM   #256
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i was talking about how the screen was popping out in the first pictures, looks like this would fix it so nvm

looking forward to this and my camaro
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:16 AM   #257
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I like this one better than Metras. I like the stock look/feel of the controls, but I also have a 2SS fully loaded, and definitely want to keep all the OnStar (turn -by-turn directions), Bluetooth, heated seats, XM/PDIM, etc. functions. Losing any functions would be a no go. I'm not one to lose some functions to gain others. But I'm sure evreyone will weight that differently.

Still, loving this better than Metra.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:20 AM   #258
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rims are terrible and i dont like the airbags
I can't stand people that are only negative.

This guy dedicated weeks of his time into this car to come up with a custom solution for everyone... and all you can make is negative remarks about the car?

Wow.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:27 PM   #259
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Ok just to clarify for the millionth time, the first one I did the radio was NOT popping out. Ive explained this before. the left side of the clarion head unit sticks out 1/4" further then the rest of the radio, because the buttons are over there. the radio itself is square in the hole. I had a pic of the clarion on here I dont know if its still here. The new dash is exactly the same, just retains the 2 body lines of the stock piece.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:31 PM   #260
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For HRPIII, if you replace the radio with a double din, why would you want to retain STOCK XM, PDIM, onstar nav, ect? They will still work, as in not being REMOVED from the car, but trying to get all theese stock pieces to work with an aftermarket radio would be almost pointless. The only thing I see being useful is steering wheel controls, which are easily integrated into my kit. The heated seats are retained as well. And hopefully any new unit you would get would have bluetooth built in (with caller ID that actually works rather then GM's that just displays the #)

I think that answered all your questions.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:34 PM   #261
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looks good so far bro. how bout the lighting for the hatch marks? still a no go?
and when all these people are saying it doesnt retain all the stock controls... im confused? isnt that the whole point of YOUR kit is that it DOES retain all the stock controls?
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:35 PM   #262
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For HRPIII, if you replace the radio with a double din, why would you want to retain STOCK XM, PDIM, onstar nav, ect? They will still work, as in not being REMOVED from the car, but trying to get all theese stock pieces to work with an aftermarket radio would be almost pointless. The only thing I see being useful is steering wheel controls, which are easily integrated into my kit. The heated seats are retained as well. And hopefully any new unit you would get would have bluetooth built in (with caller ID that actually works rather then GM's that just displays the #)

I think that answered all your questions.

Agreed... if you are buying this kit, then you are buying it with the intent of purchasing your own aftermarket Navigation system from Pioneer, Clarion, Eclipse etc etc.

All of these Navigation systems have their own XM/Sirius radio capabilties, as well as bluetooth. The bluetooth in these navigations are FAR more advanced than the stock radio.. such as importing your contact list, and displaying full name and everything on the double din display.

Double din navigation >>>> ONstar.

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Old 01-20-2010, 01:36 PM   #263
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For HRPIII, if you replace the radio with a double din, why would you want to retain STOCK XM, PDIM, onstar nav, ect? They will still work, as in not being REMOVED from the car, but trying to get all theese stock pieces to work with an aftermarket radio would be almost pointless. The only thing I see being useful is steering wheel controls, which are easily integrated into my kit. The heated seats are retained as well. And hopefully any new unit you would get would have bluetooth built in (with caller ID that actually works rather then GM's that just displays the #)

I think that answered all your questions.
very true with the bluetooth thing. im curious will the bluetooth for an after market tv be able to link through the stock system that way there isnt a need for an external microphone or anything??
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:43 PM   #264
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if the new unit has a wired mic, we can tap into the stock one. most of the new units have a mic built in, and it will go through the speakers just like stock. the onstar goes through the center speaker.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:47 PM   #265
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the lights for the hatch marks are still a no-go. thats pretty much the only function you will lose.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:48 PM   #266
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thanks guys. I wasn't exactly clear in my question (or what I was trying to ask), but you did answer my concerns. Appreciate it.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:57 PM   #267
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No problem. Any other questions feel free to ask.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:59 PM   #268
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the lights for the hatch marks are still a no-go. thats pretty much the only function you will lose.
i understand and thats really not a biggg ordeal to loose. still need to come by lemme know i have an open schedule till like feb 14ish. and oh ya HURRY!!! haha im sure everyone wants that!
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:33 PM   #269
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ya i get a million emails a day. plus we are doing the door projectors and a bunch of other stuff. If you wanna come by Ill see what I can do for you on a kit. I should have new boards in production by the end of the week.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:37 PM   #270
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Kit looks great, The only thing Im wondering is will you have the hash marks for fan control like GM..and Is the temp control just going to have those 2 dots, not a fan of that, looks plain.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:08 PM   #271
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yes it will look just like stock, i took that pic before i put them on. Like n-shane said, they will not be illuminated like stock, there is no room behind it for lights, and the panel is repainted so light cant go through it anyways. I figure its not too big of a deal just for those not to light up.
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:24 PM   #272
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Which system works the best like pioneer??? Want the less cheese possible....I like the idea of the Double din and your looks much better at this point...Like to keep the stock steering controls if possible. How hard is the install?? Dont want to muk up the dash doing it. Would like to see some video and other pics from every angle possible
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:58 PM   #273
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i like the Clarion unit. I dont like kenwood, and eclipse is out of business. The steering wheel controls are easy to retain. Its a pretty easy install. All the work is on my end putting the kit together and modify the factory board. I have a few vids below. The camera would only take 10sec at a time.



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Old 01-22-2010, 01:25 AM   #274
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Alright the time has come guys. Just an FYI, if you get my kit, and want to return to stock, the dash piece from GM runs 400 bucks. Im taking deposits for kits right now. They will start shipping in 2-3 weeks. Boards are in production right now, and dashes will start mid next week. The turnaround is roughly 2 weeks. Deposit is $150 bucks, PM me on payment details. I need a few locals for final beta testing as well, which will get the kit at a discount.
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Alright the time has come guys. Just an FYI, if you get my kit, and want to return to stock, the dash piece from GM runs 400 bucks. Im taking deposits for kits right now. They will start shipping in 2-3 weeks. Boards are in production right now, and dashes will start mid next week. The turnaround is roughly 2 weeks. Deposit is $150 bucks, PM me on payment details. I need a few locals for final beta testing as well, which will get the kit at a discount.
whennn?? lol
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