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Old 05-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #141
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I'm in the same boat. Is there a way to add sync? Any of you guys doing the upgrades have a stock SYNC radio that I could replace my base radio with.
best thing to do would be to either wait for metra to put a kit out and get an aftermarket radio or buy the acv kit thats already out. from what i hear anyways, sync sucks anyways

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i have. its a cheap piece of junk that when you buy, the seller rips your off tremendously. i would avoid that at all costs. but if you have the spare cash laying around and burning a hole, go for it
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:00 AM   #142
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best thing to do would be to either wait for metra to put a kit out and get an aftermarket radio or buy the acv kit thats already out. from what i hear anyways, sync sucks anyways


i have. its a cheap piece of junk that when you buy, the seller rips your off tremendously. i would avoid that at all costs. but if you have the spare cash laying around and burning a hole, go for it
did you buy it?...
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:18 PM   #143
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best thing to do would be to either wait for metra to put a kit out and get an aftermarket radio or buy the acv kit thats already out. from what i hear anyways, sync sucks anyways


i have. its a cheap piece of junk that when you buy, the seller rips your off tremendously. i would avoid that at all costs. but if you have the spare cash laying around and burning a hole, go for it
Sounds like personal experience. If not, then how do u know?

I actually had excellent luck with a Chinese navigation system on my old explorer. It just depends on which one you get. There are different qualities. That's why I was curious about this system. It LOOKS excellence, but may be a piece of crap.
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Old 05-19-2012, 02:30 PM   #144
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Just an update. The seller just updated then pictures at my request. There is an actual picture of the unit plugged in. It does have blue back lighting to match the car. I may just have to snag one up.
http://s1081.photobucket.com/albums/...t=DSC09713.jpg
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I have the Focus SE with the 4 speaker config (lowest system available).

A few questions.

1. I am interested in this chinese dashboard kit. It has "USB and SD" slots, but are there no auxiliary slots?

2. For the GPS in the unit, would I have to buy some sort of GPS antenna? Does it come with one? Anybody know?

3. I know the stock system's amp is very weak....this system says it includes 4x45W amp. Does that mean it pushes 45 watts to each speaker? How many more watts is this than the factory amp?

4. Would this be enough to make everything sound better? Or would I also need better speakers?

Thanks for ALL input in advance!
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:09 AM   #146
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It does look good, and the bezel seems to be well made.

It doesn't state clearly what functionality you retain, and what you loose. For sure you loose the small stock display. So I guess you also loose the ability to set the car clock, and will only use the new car stereo clock?

Also, I've looked at the Zenec E-Go (ZE-NC3811D) this unit "speaks ford", so it will also chat with your AC. I can't see if this device does that? Its unclear to me if the device you have there, or the Zenec will talk to stock parking sensors.

I like the Zenec E-Go a lot, I wonder if that can go in that bezel, if only Zenec would update their Zenec with DAB Radio.

My car is a Titanium Wagon with parking sensors in the front and rear, and a few more options.
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:12 PM   #147
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did you buy it?...
yes... i was the first to have in fully installed and working.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:42 AM   #148
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yes... i was the first to have in fully installed and working.
Could you help me out with some of my questions posted above?
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:49 AM   #149
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yes... i was the first to have in fully installed and working.
Was it simply over priced, buggy software, bad sound or all of the above?
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:16 PM   #150
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I have the Focus SE with the 4 speaker config (lowest system available).

A few questions.

1. I am interested in this chinese dashboard kit. It has "USB and SD" slots, but are there no auxiliary slots?
i dont know anything about the chinese brand dash kit. but IMO, it looks like a cheap piece of junk. but i would assume there is an aux slot on it somewhere
2. For the GPS in the unit, would I have to buy some sort of GPS antenna? Does it come with one? Anybody know?
usually if you buy something with a gps already in it, it may have the antenna already with it. if not, then its not worth buying.
3. I know the stock system's amp is very weak....this system says it includes 4x45W amp. Does that mean it pushes 45 watts to each speaker? How many more watts is this than the factory amp?
i dont know about the stock system seeing as i got the lowest thing you could because i knew i would one day update my sound system. and im sure something from the factory isnt of the highest quality.
4. Would this be enough to make everything sound better? Or would I also need better speakers?
ive always thought if youre going to do something, you might as well do it right. that said, just upgrade everything
Thanks for ALL input in advance!
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Could you help me out with some of my questions posted above?
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Was it simply over priced, buggy software, bad sound or all of the above?
well it was a little pricy but worth every penny to get a head unit in there that you will like for years to come
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