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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 9:53 pm 
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What ever happened to those "stealth" HU's that were available in the late 90's? They were the ones that retracted back into their recessed slot and pulled a plain cover over the face making it look like there was no HU installed. Kenwood had them as the top line models.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:12 pm 
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A bloke I went to school with last year had a Kenwood one, was pretty new too, so I'd be guessing you can still get em! I think this one the face actually flipped right around when turned off, and the back was blank, looking like no head unit there.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:13 pm 
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they got better ... they are all still there you just can't see them!!! very stealthy!!

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 10:35 pm 
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:D You may need to ask the shop assistant being stealth might not be visible to the naked eye :D

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:06 am 
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they weren't that popular, good design but i mean most people buy headunits that are flashy, i mean most of em remove the faceplates anyway which pretty much makes em useless to steal unless you can find the faceplate

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:14 am 
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Sure but when you leave the car, the HU just retracts back into the console and the blank cover comes out. Its a good idea to look like there's nothing there when you're not around.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:33 am 
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actually i think looking into a car and not seeing a headunit especially not a factory one is a bit suss. i mean common if you look at the space where the headunit should be and there is a black thing in its place your common theif now would know what it is, and if he doesn't hes a retard. if ya really were worried you could always cut apart you factory unit and juss stick the face over your updated headunit

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:36 am 
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Well the point of the stealth look is that there is nothing there to tempt a thief so putting a fake HU face on would defeat the purpose of the blank face ( which would be easy to color the same as your console ).

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:38 am 
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If you wanted stealth, you'd leave a stock locking headunit in the stock location, and have your headunit somewhere else.

If that was also a stealth unit, then you'd be really sneaky!

But then it might look s**t.
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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:42 am 
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the top shelf alpine is one of the stealth ones IIRC

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 2:24 am 
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Yep, the Alpine 7998R. Wicked units.
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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:45 am 
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i liked that old prelude from autosalon, with the headunit in the sun visor, now that was well done, never see where the headunit is, but yeah if the standard headunit ain't there obviously there is some kinda ugrade

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:48 am 
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I remember seeing a similar CRX i think. It had the face of the cd in one visor, and the face of the DSP (possibly) in the other. The cd player itself was in the glove box. I Think the tv screen or something was in the dash
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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:11 am 
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yeah the highest alpine cd player retrats in to itself. It looks awesome too.

When i get a job i am gonna save up for darkest legal tint so they just cant see in. But for now i just take the face off and put it in the centre console, anyone got any ideas where it can be hiden. and it cant be too hiden because otherwise when your hidding it it will look sus to people watching.

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Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:43 am 
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yeah the highest alpine cd player retrats in to itself. It looks awesome too.

When i get a job i am gonna save up for darkest legal tint so they just cant see in. But for now i just take the face off and put it in the centre console, anyone got any ideas where it can be hiden. and it cant be too hiden because otherwise when your hidding it it will look sus to people watching.

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Why legal. is only 35% and can see rough it without problems. IF ya gonna window tint do it properly and get at least 15%. Mine got done for $200 fitted. 12 windows to

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The once top model kenwood decks (top until about 1 month ago) had two panels. the botom panel folded up onto the screen leaving leavinghte black casing showning. in terms of stealth its the best for it
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