to buy or not to buy

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Gadget Tech' started by Burden33, May 15, 2012.

  1. Burden33

    Burden33 New Member

    hey guys just finish talking to my buddy and he had installed the alpine w910 ina tahoe a couple weeks ago and he got to swap it out for a different modle since it wont power up sirus and he got a likfe time subsrciption anyways he did a quote fo me saying i wont get better for this deck anywhere else and everything installed came to $1800 dollars is it worth that muc or should i go with the pioneer 8400bh
  2. osgprometheus

    osgprometheus New Member

    Don't know about prices, but I do hear a couple of things about that Alpine. Some say it is a little slow. I don't know anything about the Pioneer.
  3. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    You could buy a brand new Alpine INA-W910 for $1049.99 from Crutchfield. They want $750 dollars to install the head unit ... and they're charging you for a brand new one? Or are they charging you less than the cost for a brand new one ... and raping you even more on the installation of the head unit???

    Sounds like a sucker deal, to me. Google is your friend.
  4. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    What are you looking for?
  5. osgprometheus

    osgprometheus New Member

    Well there you go. lol
  6. Burden33

    Burden33 New Member

    right now it is in a customers truck but getting swapped for another one he says brand new from them is like 1600 and he is going to give me just the deck for 880 and 750 roughly for labor to install it and all the parts i need for it. Also the pac from them for my chime steering wheel controls and onstar is $330 is there anywhere i can find it for cheaper. or should i just scrap the aolpine and go with the pioneer 8500BT for 699 i can get it online for around 572
  7. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    The steering wheel control module is usually one device ... and the wiring harness with chime interface is usually another, separate device.
  8. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Moderator

    Still sounds a bit much..
  9. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    I agree ... but he's in Canada ... so it's going to be more than we're used to in the USA. The current conversion rate is 0.9955 US dollars for 1.0 Canadian dollar. Then there's inflation in Canada ... as their dollars buy less than US dollars so they need more of them to buy the same things we buy.
    Last edited: May 15, 2012
  10. Burden33

    Burden33 New Member

    see this is why i hate canada :(but i dont need the nav in my truck since i wont be leaveing town much and if i do i got my onstar so would some like the pioneer 4400bh be better and anyone know where i can find the steering wheel interface and the chime interface online
    Last edited: May 15, 2012
  11. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    Go to http://pac-audio.com/ and figure out what you need then price it online using Google, Crutchfield, Amazon, and others to find a price+shipping that suits you. This is easy stuff, bro...

    Surreal

    P.S. I personally hate the PAC SWI-Jack (which is the steering wheel interface control module), however, I'm biased, as it's finicky with Kenwood head units.
    Last edited: May 15, 2012
  12. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    I can't live without my steering wheel controls!! Lol. Oh and btw, does the install come with lubricant?
  13. giorge

    giorge New Member

    I think the best lubricant you should use for this is products_05_big_0.png

    I think your getting hosed, those prices are a bit high and I think you could do better.
  14. zigger215

    zigger215 New Member

    That's the stuff I used the last time I went into the dealership!!! Good stuff....
  15. giorge

    giorge New Member

    I always figure if they're going to bend me over, at least be gentle and use a little lube!
  16. SurrealOne

    SurrealOne Former Member

    At those prices? No, there's no lube. That's more like a barbed broom handle... with splinters.
  17. aloxdaddy99

    aloxdaddy99 New Member

    As I am looking for a head unit for the wife's car that price seems high. I would also check the outlet section on crutchfield.
  18. Burden33

    Burden33 New Member

    the only lube i use is vaseline with sand in it :gasp:and im leaning towards the pioneer 8400BH
  19. Jeremy09LTZCrew

    Jeremy09LTZCrew New Member

    For $750 you could probably buy Zigger or Enkei a plane ticket, bribe them with more than you'd pay a normal installer, split a beer afterward and have it done. Sounds like they're trying to resell it for the new price but fudge the numbers so it sounds like you're getting a deal. Check around online, and if you don't need it right away, check for a while. I've seen some really good deals on the cruthfield outlead and amazon for nice head units if you're patient enough to wait for them. As a matter of fact, you can even buy an install card from crutchfield that you simply take to one of their installers in your area and get the unit installed. That install card is $200 for a gps/nav head unit. That should tell you right there how ridiculous the $750 is.
  20. Burden33

    Burden33 New Member

    im going to wait it out and just order my second sub for now and when i found the right deck for the right price online then ill order it

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