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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-27-2019, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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I think I would like to put navigation in my 04 Slingshot. Does anyone have a recommendation to do or not to do and if so, is there a recommendation as to the unit to use?
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If you have an iPhone then get a touch screen unit with Apple Car play and use the maps on the phone.
Otherwise, there are many options for head units with navigation. I opted for a kenwood unit because it uses Garmin navigation interface and maps. I find it much easier to use than any others and maps are updated yearly. First update is free after that updates are about $75 using an SD card. Some of the newer units can update over WiFi at home.
I'm sure others have their favorites.
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I installed a Pioneer 8100 with an XM module and a backup camera years ago. I got it as I had an older Pioneer model before. I like the nav, it reroutes with traffic, and features on the Pioneer unit. I agree with @Texasbaehr , get a good quality touchscreen unit of the brand you prefer. Iíve been using Apple CarPlay for years, and have found it works better with the newer/faster iPhones.

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I am using a Pioneer head unit that pairs to my phone. I use the NAVMII navigation app. The program is free and the maps can be downloaded to your phone so you don't use bandwidth while driving and you don't lose the navigation if your in an area without cell service. NAVMII also connects with Google and Yelp and a couple of other online sites so you can search for a location by name instead of street address. It works great!
Good luck on your decision.

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I installed Kenwood with a Backup Camera
because it has Garmin which is the best for Navigation.
I tried to upgrade to Backup Sensor's with the Camera but
the wires were not long enough for the SSR. Splicing the
wire would degrade the signal too much.
Today, I would get Garmin, Backup Camera and Front and Rear Sensors.
MobilEye has an expensive system with Blind Spot, Surround, etc. plus all the features on the cars now.
I also replaced one of the Accessary Ports with a USB Port for charging
my phone.
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I will study the Apple CarPlay. Good info and I will let all know the results.
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Thanks Carl
Interesting setup. I have some learning ahead.
What a transformation on the Ď51.
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Hey RG
Sounds like the latest and greatest. I will look, find and learn. Your info is valuable and appreciated.
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I'm just a poor semi-retired 70 year old who tows his boat with his 2005. I wanted a back up camera. Got a GARMIN drive assist 51 and a wireless back up camera. Easy to install, put in reverse camera pops up on screen..Just a thought!
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doesn't using apple car play use your data? I go to Florida a lot which is an 8 hour trip and I didn't want to get a huge cell bill when I go over my data
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Pioneer or Kenwood head unit, phone for Nav (its free), and a back up camera (if you don't you'll wish you would have)
Go online to Crutchfield's look around, call them they will set you up with everything you need , or get your info and go shopping .


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How does one get past the fact that our radios are part of the alarm system? not that i'm about to change the radio.

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Had no issues when I switched out the head unit. Our alarms really don't provide much protection, but they still seem to be intact with non OEM radios.


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How does one get past the fact that our radios are part of the alarm system? not that i'm about to change the radio.

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The radio is not part of the alarm system but is has theft protection. It is programmed to only work with the SSR it was installed in. If removed it is useless. A replacement from another vehicle would need to be programmed by the dealer to installed in another.

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If you are doing the install I would recommend that you buy from Crutchfield. They have an option that will wire the harness that you need to make the steering wheel buttons work properly and connect the harness to the radio output and input wires.. Best $25 that you can spend. I makes the install plug and play. They also have free tech support 7 days a week if you have questions. They may cost a couple of dollars more but believe me they are worth it.

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