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isayx3 Aug 30, 11:43pm - #40797 
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Why single din headunits?

I notice a lot of celica owners install single din head units (when they go for an aftermarket stereo) and usually have some type of plastic fitting for the extra space.

Is there a reason not to go double din? Some of the DD HU are pretty sweet. Personally I think it looks a lot better than having that extra space.

Is there a reason for this? or is it just preference?

Anyone have any pics of their celica with a double din aftermarket stereo?

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IcEd blUe Aug 30, 11:44pm - #40798 

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yea your right, if i were getting a headunit right now i'd wanna get a dd, looks much better imo
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ssgsky Aug 30, 11:47pm - #40799 

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there is more of a selection of options for a single din radio. and the cost is less also. i still have the stock radio, because i have cd's and tapes, but if i were to change it i would get a radio that has a monitor in it

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Speed4TheNeed Aug 31, 2:07am - #40800 

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or instead of getting a dd head unit you can just install asingle-d in dash lcd tv screen and then put a single-d cd player below it...you can't get much better than catching a dvd and blaring some sound at the same time thumbsup
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Mp3Supply Aug 31, 2:10am - #40801 

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single din has way more to offer, like was said .. double din. i have yet to see one that is flashy. cool. and doesn't just plain look gay. plus most cars only have space for single din so that is probably a reason why they dont make many DD. . . honda/acura. . . all have single din i belive. ford and all those others do as well.


single din - flip out 7" screen.. now that's what ya gotta get. . .

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Speed4TheNeed Aug 31, 2:11am - #40802 

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Originally Posted by ssgsky
there is more of a selection of options for a single din radio. and the cost is less also. i still have the stock radio, because i have cd's and tapes, but if i were to change it i would get a radio that has a monitor in it
ditto...you do have a TON more options if you choose to go single din.

also like i said earlier you can choose to put an in-dash tv monitor or even a cd changer, etc. i have to admit that not many double-d factory units that are replaced with single-d units look too unprofessional and ragged. so if you do choose to go single din then i suggest using two single-d units..unless you customize the area w/switches or something. thumbsup
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Mp3Supply Aug 31, 2:12am - #40803 

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SINGLE DIN

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7" DIN

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Speed4TheNeed Aug 31, 2:18am - #40804 

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single-d replacement ( cry):
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two single-d replacement ( smile):
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double-d replacement: ( smile)
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isayx3 Aug 31, 2:25am - #40805 
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"i have yet to see one that is flashy. cool. and doesn't just plain look gay"

I was out looking around last week and saw a bunch of cool ones for 200-300...some even played mp3. This is cheaper than the 350 i payed for an alpine.

Hupsohl recently painted his console silver...silver double din would look sweet. Even more so once he gets all blue lights!

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But i agree...if you get a LCD put in..and can use the extra spot for a reciever..that would look sweet!

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KDawg Aug 31, 4:06am - #40806 
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Or you could just do what I did. wink

PS - If you copy it I'll hunt you down and kill you, have a nice day! grin

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isayx3 Aug 31, 6:36am - #40807 
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That looks pretty sweet!

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shox Aug 31, 7:40am - #40808 

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i only have the single din one's where i live so... thumbsdown

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Whats the best single din head unit?
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Barrett Sep 1, 1:07am - #40810 
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I have a single din MP3/CD Player (god it's do great being able to fit like 150 songs on 1 CD)and after about an hour w/ my dremel tool I installed my XM reciever under it. Plus the space to the right of the XM Reciever is the perfect size for the CD player controller smile
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