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Unread 03-20-2009, 08:45 AM   #1
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Default New Stereo for Ford Mustang!

My Ford Mustang 2000 GT's stereo is pretty ancient, and needs an upgrade! I have the 460 Shaker sound system, and want a stereo that will perform well with it!

All suggestions welcome, however, it MUST have an Aux input (3.5mm jack)!

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Most modern head units have a 3.5mm plug or a direct ipod connection. I myself had a mach 460 system and replaced it with a josten (sp?) head unit. It was sort of a pain though. I wish I had kept the part numbers that you wil need.

You need like 3-4 different harnesses and whatnot. Best buy actually did mine after a local stereo shop jacked it all up.
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Most modern head units have a 3.5mm plug or a direct ipod connection. I myself had a mach 460 system and replaced it with a josten (sp?) head unit. It was sort of a pain though. I wish I had kept the part numbers that you wil need.

You need like 3-4 different harnesses and whatnot. Best buy actually did mine after a local stereo shop jacked it all up.
Thanks for the info. I really would NOT want Best Buy screwing with my car. Did they do a good job? How much did they charge?

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Putting in a new head unit is not as hard as it might sound. As long as you can crimp wires by looking at a color coded chart, then you are 75% done. The rest is just putting in the trim panel and securing the radio in the dash.
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Best Buy doesn't do too badly, but be SURE that whoever does the work actually solders the wires, and doesn't just crimp them. No offense to the above post, but I've seen so many problems with crimping and those goofy twist things. Unless I'm not understanding what you are saying

I always go with soldering and shrink wrap insulation.

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Putting in a new head unit is not as hard as it might sound. As long as you can crimp wires by looking at a color coded chart, then you are 75% done. The rest is just putting in the trim panel and securing the radio in the dash.
Our shaker systems are completely wired differently than other ford or car audio systems. There is nothing simple about it. Most other car system, yeah easy.
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Our shaker systems are completely wired differently than other ford or car audio systems. There is nothing simple about it. Most other car system, yeah easy.
Yah, my Kicker system is bad that way too, individual freaking amps on each speaker, along with an amp on the sub itself, and the six disc changer being difficult to control with an aftermarket unit.

I actually don't need anything too loud, which is fortunate for me

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Yea i forgot about how much a PIA those shaker systems are to bypass. If you order from crutchfield.com, you will get a free guide that shows you step by step how to do everything though. And crutchfield gives you everything you need to install the radio and speakers if you buy them....even if they are a little more expensive.
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Hmm well I bought a Head unit off eBay. We'll see how it goes.

If this one doesn't have the features (or I don't like them) I'll sell it and buy from crutchfield.

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