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Old 10-29-2008, 08:09 PM   #1
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I have a 06 Ford Screw. It has the factory radio. I am either going to use a trim kit and install my old Pioneer DEH P735 or buy the double din Pioneer FH-P8000BT. 2 questions, do the trim kits look bad with single din (lots of space) and if a radio is "satellite ready" (i have a subscription) what exactly is involved to discard the old Sirius unit and have satellite play through the new head unit. I appreciate any and all help.

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Greetings All,

I have a 06 Ford Screw. It has the factory radio. I am either going to use a trim kit and install my old Pioneer DEH P735 or buy the double din Pioneer FH-P8000BT. 2 questions, do the trim kits look bad with single din (lots of space) and if a radio is "satellite ready" (i have a subscription) what exactly is involved to discard the old Sirius unit and have satellite play through the new head unit. I appreciate any and all help.

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I can help with some of your question. I just installed a Kenwood DDX712 double din in my 2008. For the Sirius, you will need to buy an aftermarket Pioneer Sirius tuner for your new stereo. You can use the existing Sirius antenna by simply removing the yellow cap that Ford puts on the antenna. It will then slide onto the new tuner. As for the double or single din... I prefer the double Din. I think it looks weird having the single din with a cubby under it to fill up the other half. The cubby is not usually deep enough to serve any storage function and just takes up space (my opionion only) I would go with the double din!
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I prefer a double din simple because of looks. If you are going for a screen a double din wins easyily over a flip out.
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I prefer a double din simple because of looks. If you are going for a screen a double din wins easily over a flip out.
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I have the Pioneer Avic D3 in mine and love it!
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I agree i have a Kenwood DNX712 the double din is the best way to go.
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x3 or x4 here. I have a double din in-dash and I love it. Like Tide said it looks cleaner than a single din.
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i have the single din flip out jensen monitor i honestly wish i woulda went with a nice double din, i feel it would have went with a much more factory look but i was also worried about theft as i leave my truck in the city, if you look in theyd see the touch screen but the single flip out hides itself quite well
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Thanks for all the advice, I am going to go with the doulbe din, with the I pod adapter..........
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