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medik13
06-04-2007, 08:46 PM
I just bought a mint Alpine CDA 7998 and ordered a single din mounting kit from crutchfield. The **** thing wont fit. The dash kit comes with a protruding top bezel that won't allow the Alpine unit to flip out properly. Since the unit is recessed in the dash kit, it stops it from retracting the disance it needs to before it can remember what angle it has been set too.

I am so pissed, this thing looks and sounds awesome. Does anyone have this unit in the newer F250?

azbass
06-04-2007, 08:52 PM
you will have to adjust how the radio sits in the kit. usually pretty easy..

medik13
06-04-2007, 08:59 PM
you will have to adjust how the radio sits in the kit. usually pretty easy..

The only way is to have it sit outsid ethe detachable bezel. That way it will stick out from the whole kit, but that would be ugly.

medik13
06-04-2007, 09:54 PM
It is now going to the classifieds.

azbass
06-04-2007, 10:16 PM
buy my eclipse cd7000

Slaugh
06-04-2007, 11:24 PM
i have seen this problem with 7998's and peugeot 206 dashboards

http://x017.uploaderx.net/x/0000195ha2.jpg

it's a shame to let such great deck go... just smoke one and you'll be fine :)

innsanes
06-06-2007, 03:42 AM
love my 7998

supa_c
06-06-2007, 04:08 AM
I hate my 7998
I want my 940 back :(

medik13
06-06-2007, 10:55 AM
As a last resort, I contacted Crutchfield, then went down to my local shop and it is a losing situation. It won't work on this truck with the dash kit. So up for sale it goes. thanks

JLAudioCavalier
06-06-2007, 02:19 PM
how much u looking to get for it? pics? condition? link to your ad?:yumyum:

medik13
06-11-2007, 10:13 AM
how much u looking to get for it? pics? condition? link to your ad?:yumyum:

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=238475

Slaugh
06-11-2007, 12:07 PM
i think you're just being too impatient... that's my dream headunit, and many other's as well... it's SQ blows away many currently top of the line hu's and it has just about everything you want and will ever need in a hu... make yourself a mounting kit for it, i've seen people doing this, only took them a few hours and it looked even better than what would with the original car kit... why not give it a try before pressing the flushing button?

just a tip...

supa_c
06-11-2007, 07:11 PM
Eh, I wouldnt go as far as saying it blows away many top of the line units out today...thats a bit of a stretch.

AVSTANG02
06-11-2007, 11:08 PM
pics? what dashkit did u use? model #

Slaugh
06-12-2007, 10:35 AM
Eh, I wouldnt go as far as saying it blows away many top of the line units out today...thats a bit of a stretch.

it blows away any alpine made after it... it was top of the line of 2002 and 2003, i think... it's a wonderful hu, has no internal power, sounds great and all...

it surely beats a lot of higher end recent hu's... in sound quality and overall...

oh, well... it's his decision, not mine... so i'll just smoke on and be cool with it :)

medik13
06-15-2007, 02:51 PM
WOOO HOOO...I got it to fit awesome...I had to take off the mechanism that attaches the unit to the cage on each side. Then I attached the unit using the dash kit supplied brackets. and viola...It fit like a glove.

I am so glad I didn't sell it, It sounds and looks awesome.

medik13
06-16-2007, 09:37 PM
Well, after two days I decided I need a better ipod interface. I bought the PAC to Ainet cable but like to control the ipod through the deck. I thought I wouldn't mind but I after driving my wifes car with the 9885, it made wanting better ipod userbility. It is a shame since this headunit is truly Alpines flagship. It sounds and looks incredible installed.

I am putting it back up for sale and waiting on my 9887.

frzninvt
06-18-2007, 04:24 PM
What a waste of a quality head unit, playing that overly compressed garbage through it with an iPod - bleech. It is designed to provide stellar results with redbook CD's and other lossless formats. Should have just kept the stock radio and used a cheap FM transmitter for that junky iPod.

Good thing that you will be selling it to someone that will use it as it is intended - high quality audio playback. :)

Latina33
06-18-2007, 04:29 PM
Man, that stinks you're selling it. I absolutely love my 7998....of course, I don't do the "Ipod thing" either, myself.

I'm sure you'll find a good buyer for it! I've always liked the 7998 and the 7969. :yumyum:

medik13
06-18-2007, 07:26 PM
:rolleyes:
What a waste of a quality head unit, playing that overly compressed garbage through it with an iPod - bleech. It is designed to provide stellar results with redbook CD's and other lossless formats. Should have just kept the stock radio and used a cheap FM transmitter for that junky iPod.

Good thing that you will be selling it to someone that will use it as it is intended - high quality audio playback. :)

Do you think the Ipod is the only thing I own...:rolleyes:
Save your comments for someone who cares what your opinions are.

medik13
06-18-2007, 11:54 PM
Here is a pic. It is still for sale.

frzninvt
06-19-2007, 08:29 AM
:rolleyes:

Do you think the Ipod is the only thing I own...:rolleyes:
Save your comments for someone who cares what your opinions are.

Well it is the reason your selling it right? Enjoy your 9887 when you get it. You'll have no trouble selling the 7998.