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Well, I just bought my Head Unit and accessories after a week of searching and fighting with the ability to hack the HU to play DVDs while moving.......So here's the collection for behind the dash.

I'll be updating this as I buy/Install stuff

So I went with the AVIC-D3 (I was gonna go all out and the the Z2, but there are no hacks for it right now and I"m too impatient to wait ) Plus at 1/2 the cost I'm not gonna complain - more money for mods

Anywho onto the parts

HU:
[ img]http://www.pimpmyauto.com/gti/pictures/audioparts/D3_1.jpg[/img]

[ img]http://www.pimpmyauto.com/gti/pictures/audioparts/d3_2.jpg[/img]

[ img]http://www.pimpmyauto.com/gti/pictures/audioparts/d3_4.jpg[/img]

Dash Kit:
[ img]http://www.pimpmyauto.com/gti/pictures/audioparts/DashKit.jpg[/img]

Ipod Connector:
[ img]http://www.pimpmyauto.com/gti/pictures/audioparts/CDi200.jpg[/img]

BlueTooth Module:
[ img]http://www.pimpmyauto.com/gti/pictures/audioparts/bluetooth.jpg[/img]

Steering wheel controller:
[ img]http://www.pimpmyauto.com/gti/pictures/audioparts/PAC_SWI-P.jpg[/img]

Now to decide how/what where for the subs and amps.... 8)

My woman decided we wanted XM.....add it to the list:

XM Module:
[ img]http://www.pimpmyauto.com/gti/pictures/audioparts/xm.jpg[/img]
 

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Thanx all.....it should be a fun install.....I wish we didn't have crappy 4'' speakers (and a bazillion of them) in our door, just really hard to find something good in 4'', I was gonna do custom kicks, but the Hood pop is on the drivers side kick :-\ so no dice there.....so I guess the stockers stay for now

The Avic-D3 set me back 750 free shipping no tax......Amazon.com actually had the best price (and safest site) www.abesofmaine.com had it for 750 too but that was about it, ebay has some for 720 - 780 but they are ALL refurbished......I'll take new thanx.....

So far Total install tally - $940 not to shabby for all the stuff I have (shame I'm do'n audio first, that's some sweet performance goodies...ahh we'll get there, I drive SO much audio comes first :p)
 

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Crutchfield.com--ipod accessories, its like 140 or so and comes with full instructions on door speakers, HU removal, everything you'll need for FREE, and you can call and talk to people who know what there doing in real time, not online help and answers. That would be my suggestion.
 

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Hey scans, nice install, for door speakers, FOCAL there spendy as hell buy worth it. Hand made in France, they make a 6 3 tweet set up that is killer. Cost ya about almost a grand though. What ever you do don't go and listen to them, or you're not gunna be getting any performance for your engine anytime soon ahahahahaah
Good luck and keep us posted
 

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PortlandGti said:
Hey scans, nice install, for door speakers, FOCAL there spendy as hell buy worth it. Hand made in France, they make a 6 3 tweet set up that is killer. Cost ya about almost a grand though. What ever you do don't go and listen to them, or you're not gunna be getting any performance for your engine anytime soon ahahahahaah
Good luck and keep us posted
Nice, that's def a lil pricey.....I'll have to prostitiue myself to pay for them LOL., but def worth it by the sounds of it......you from portland ME? I was think'n about buy'n the VAG-COM, and just see'n if locals in the MA, NH, ME area would pay 20 bucks to have me make the changes they want so I could recoup a lil ;D

I have a buddie up there and visit a bunch.....
 

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A lil update.........I decided to go ALL out on this install.

Speakers - DLS Iridum 6.3's for the front doors (Sold the JLs)
AMP - DLS RA50
SUB - 10'' Elemental Designed 110v2 (moderate, but only 5.5'' depth which should make for a great fiberglassed box enclosing it and the amp!)

Picked up a boatload of eDead
Picked up the Bentley 07 Rabbit/GTI service manual tech doc set
A 4 gauge Tsunami wire'n kit....

I'm almost ready to go, just waiting on the speakers/amp/sub to get here in a week or two

I CANNOT WAIT.......
 

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Update:

Ordered Boost gauge kit, after see'n them all actually installed in cars the best fit IMHO was the column pod:



Amp and Sub will be here Friday - then I'll start on the sub box/amp holder. Set up with a buddy and his huge garage to install on the 23rd.....FINALLY ;D

Debating on an STS - I really want a shorter throw, and reduce the height of the shifter - but the B&M is the only one out there that does both and you HAVE to use the knob that comes with it (not cool) and the bigger kick in the pants is I can't find any pics of the damn knob.....

So I'm still on the fence with the STS.......
 

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22350 said:
The work must be in progress now...I can't wait to see it finished!
Start time 7pm 7/22

7:35 - Engine cover off, battery completely out plenty of room to run the power....I wish I had gotten an STS, it would be an easy install at this point. time to take apart the int.

8:15 - stock radio out and all trim pannels removed - what ahole didn't remind me to remove all my cd's from the HU before I removed power....YOU"RE FIRED...... :D Onto the door pannels/sills and stuff

10:01 - All apart, doors, int, trunk you name it it's all over the place.......calling it quits for tonight......only a bloody finger....not bad >:D

A few notes:

Rear hatch opperates w/ power - open the freak'n thing before you disconnect the battery
Take your damn CD's out before you disconnect the battery....

LOL - both fixed easy but a PITA when you wanna be done......

Wired up tomorrow O0

and yes, I have S loads of pics - they will go up sun/mon
 

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Let the day begin........

8:45 - Start - a lil shake and a bowl of cereal to get the energy up. Onto putting he eDead in the trunk and doors.....

4:35 - this car is AWEFUL for installs.....no one ever atempt, :p and if you go to an install place expect to pay a ton....had to take the doors off, and am cutting apart...be REALLY anal when pick'n your speakers.....

MOre when Im' done
 
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