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Old 03-19-2013, 08:36 AM   #1
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What kind of radio do I need?

Excuse my non-knowledge here about what I'm talking about, I know almost nothing about sound systems in cars. I'm only good with the technical stuff. I hope you guys will understand what im asking about. I have a 2005 Saleen Focus and I want to get a new radio. I mean like the face plate thing. As of right now I have a six cd changer and I want to replace that faceplate with one that has the iPod adaptor so I can listen to my iPod. I've heard about single and double dins but I have no idea what size mine is. Any help would be awesome! Thank you!


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Budget?
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I don't necesarrily have one. I don't need new speakers or anything like that, all I need is something that can play my iPod through it
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:24 AM   #4
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Did you want an adapter that is integrated into the Head Unit?
If you need something quick and easy, get an ipod FM Transmitter.

If you're looking to replace the head unit check Crutchfield to see the fitment for your car and what adapters/fascia you may need to make it fit.
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Budget is kinda improtant, you have a double din opening, Aftermarket is the only way to go as the factory system sucks. With the double din opening you an purchase a full sized unit to fill the entire opening with touch screen, bluetooth, dvd and so on for in the neighborhood of $300. You can also purchase a single din unit which you will also have to buy an adapter for and that will give you a little cubby hole in the dash for storing stuff as the single din takes up half the space. You should be able to find something decent in a single din that looks great and had ipod function for around $150.

Look around crutchfield.com to get some idea on whats out there and what will fit your car.
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Alright, awesome! Thank you guys very much!
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