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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-27-2012 Thread Starter
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2005 Mustang GT Shaker 1000 Audio Sys.

Hi All,

I would like some input as to whether to replace my shaker 1000 audio system with OEM or aftermarket. I am inquiring with Ford & local audio store. Any recommendations? I live in Hilo Hawaii (Big Island) I would want to keep the replacement in a affordable price range.

By the way, I have a 1970 fastback that I am working slowly to make it street legal. Anyone out there has a trunk bezel? Gas cap? my email is [email protected].

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Considering the high number of complaints and continuous problems with the problematic shaker system, I would strongly consider a good quality aftermarket headunit. Replacing it with another shaker is basically replacing junk with junk. It will not last no matter how well you treat it. I am a fan of Alpine but there are alot of choices.

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I am looking to upgrade my Shaker 1000 head unit also. My main reason revolves around Sat Radio, as I live in the middle of no-where. I have looked into decently priced aftermarket options; the one Im leaning towards is the Kenwood DDX319, which is very similar to the DDX318 (link below) but is also Sat Radio ready. I weighed in Complexity of the unit (I dont want something so complex, I cant use easily on the road), Cost (dont want a dollar store bargain, nor will I spend more on my radio than my car insurance), and lastly if it looks good, is durable, and has the functions I wanted (Sat radio).

The issue I am running into with most aftermarket head units is although many of the 2 Din Decks I find attractive hover around the $400.00 - $500.00 range, the required "upgraded" 1000w Shaker wiring harness (so Ive been told by several places - not sure why) costs about 200.00, instead of the regular 30 - 40 bucks.

Pick the brains of the guys here, but in your down time head over to a car audio specific shop, and see whats out there. That should provide you with an opportunity to check out a few units hands on. At least the install for our S197 is real easy, and shouldnt take more than an hour.

Kenwood DDX318 DVD Receiver

Hope this helped.

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