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    Default Navigation for 08 Silverado

    I want to install a in dash navigation unit. It seems like its gonna be between the Kenwood Excelon DNX8120 and the Pioneer AVIC-Z3. These 2 units seem to be the cream of the crop. I need the rear camera to help me back up the tank. I will also install the bluetooth and Sirius satellite add-ons. I am very concerned about the unit cosmetically blending in with the dash. I can't have the buttons clash with the dash. The dash colors are pretty much all black with chrome trim around buttons and dials. Does anyone have any of these units and help me out. Thanks.

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    In my opinion, just go grab a garmin for like 100 bucks. You can take it in any car (helpful for rentals when you REALLY need the directions) and camping.

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    if u have ur heart on a indash i found the kenwood to be the better user friendsly model..
    i went with a hand held because i need it for tha day and dident have time to install a DD
    08 5.3 silverado...toyo m.t 33 12.50 18 rockstars...leveled with 2" blocks...cherrybomb catback...6k hids

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    o0 and i can not complain about the hand held... i like it alot and i have used it in a few diffrent cars that i wouldent have been able to
    08 5.3 silverado...toyo m.t 33 12.50 18 rockstars...leveled with 2" blocks...cherrybomb catback...6k hids

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    Default Thanks Guys

    here's my reasoning why i want a in-dash. im a gadget guy. so a in-dash unit like one of these 2 is pretty much like a computerized entertainment center with touch screen fun. rear view camera is a must. also with the bluetooth no more earpiece needed. thanks guys.

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    pictures would be great.

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    yea i wanna do a camera and ipod hookup..
    i want to keep my wheel controls and chimes
    08 5.3 silverado...toyo m.t 33 12.50 18 rockstars...leveled with 2" blocks...cherrybomb catback...6k hids

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    i have a kenwood double din with navi in my truck. ill put up a pic for you tomorrow. i think it looks great! and the navigation in it is garmin so you cant complain about that. i think that is where kenwood has the upper hand on the pioneer z series. good luck! be back tomorrow with the pics!


    Cody- Tulsa, OK
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    I am most likley going to get the Kenwood also in my 04. Its a sweet screen. Look foward to seenig that pic.
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    Well, which did you go with? how do you like it? how does it look?

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