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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-31-2009, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Want some advice on what to do

My dealer has a clause in their bill of sale with my car saying if the radio is modified that it voids the warranty. I know that it isnt supposed to be like that, but whatever. I want to put in component speakers or something of the like. I like high quality audio, not city shaking bass. I want nice clear, crisp sound, and some definition in bass. I want a setup that has one sub that is responsive, and clear and has definition but isnt overkill, but would bump if cranked. I also want very clear and loud speakers. I guess im going to have to have this hooked up to the stock headunit, so Id like some advice on what to use as far as speakers, and adapters to make this happen.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 02:17 AM
 
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warranties are part specific, if you modify the sterio then your factory sterio no longer has warranty as your changing it anyways you wont be needing that warranty and any new equipment you put in should have its own warranty from its manufacture.

were you might run into some trouble with the dealership is say, your decided to cut off your factory harness connector and hard wire the sterior in.... then say a few days later your um... thinking... for whatever reason your airbag needs service light pops on they pull appart your dash to look at airbags and they see you cut that harness off and hardwired your sterior they probably are not going to give you warranty work on anything electrical related.
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yeah, but almost everything has an adapter these days. i know on crutch they have adapters for EVERYTHING on our cars. but as far as getting with nice crisp speakers, i love my alpine type r's. and subs, i'd say maybe rockford. but hooking up to the stock headunit is kind of pointless if ur getting components man, i'd say buy aftermarket. and when you go to get ur car looked at...swap ur stock back in. its hella easy, i did it in the woods at 12am to replace a fuse for a pasture party i was at with pliers.
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Yeah I plan on running adapters for everything. I really want a Pioneer AVIC 700 or similar GPS/DVD/Bluetooth touch screen headunit. What components are the clearest, and have good bass?

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hmm..i really dont know. depends on what ur budget is. Alpine has some pretty good components. it all depends on the budget
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-01-2009, 11:42 PM
 
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i was saying hypothetically, it would take something of that nature for them to truly void the electrical system warranty. just replacing the head unit and speakers does nothing for the electrical system warranty, only voids warranty on factory speakers and headunit.
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You really do not need a head radio unit. If you just use your OEM radio and put better speakers and possibly a sub in the back, it sounds perfect. with the setup i have in my signature, its one of the best sounding systems ive ever heard, and its in my car lol. If you get a sub you dont need anything more than 1000watts with a 12in or 10in sub. Then upgrade at least the front speakers. It makes a huge difference. But dont buy crappy Sony explodes or off brand speakers. Stay kenwood, pioneer, alpine, and my fav. infinity. i spent 850 on my whole system with 250 just on installation. I got it from best buy, and they garauntee their work for the life of the car, its worth getting they do a good job surprisingly.
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