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    Installed Alpine Halo9 on my 2006 Coupe Alpine ILX F309

    Hi all - New 3rd gen owner here.

    1. If anyone knows who owned this car before me, I would love to know more about the build from DC Performance. 2006 Viper with the pro-charger, exhaust, moton club sport suspension, came from Chicago
    2. I wanted to replace the basic Alpine HU my car came with and my local audio guys recommended this newish Alpine Halo9. It is a 9" screen that supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

    Pros:
    -9" Capacitive touch - very responsive and similar to any iPad or Android tablet
    -I was able to add a reverse camera. Supports many more with the addition of a module
    -I didn't want to cut the dash to make room for a double-din. This unit fits in the 1-din space and can be adjusted in many ways. The A/C controls are still easily accessible
    -Phone and hands-free work very well, its really nice to have CarPlay read me texts and also reply back. I had this option before with my previous unit, but seems to work a little better here

    Cons:
    -It is close to the shifter, so you can hit it if you are not careful. Not a big deal if you are mindful of it being there.
    -Resolution is not the greatest, but I'm not planing on watching any video


    Freshly washed
    Viper1.jpg

    Final install (sorry for the reflection, sun was super bright)
    ViperAlpineHU.JPG

    Side shot to show the space between the shifter and screen
    ViperAlpineHU2.jpg

    Reverse camera being dialed in
    ViperAlpineReverse.jpg
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    Last edited by Snake3yez; 1 Week Ago at 01:27 PM.

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    Nice looking unit. Can the screen be removed for security purposes?
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    Sadly, it cannot. It is screwed in place, so if anyone removes it, the unit would be broken. It would've been cool if it was detachable with a quick release. The only thing you can do is adjust the height and angle (manually).

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    Thanks for the pics.
    I believe this unit has been talked about on the forum in the past... but I thought the screen was smaller and integrated into the dash a bit more.
    Dig the instant upgrade to contemporary tech, but don't like that "over-sized" screen. Just for my personal taste/opinion.

    Otherwise groovy.
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    I originally wanted a double din, but all the people that used to make a kit are no longer doing so. Most of the car shops around me also didn’t want to full with custom work. I agree that the cleanest option is the double din flush with the dash. However, this screen is a great alternative and because it fits in the single din opening, it takes little effort to install.

    The way I look at it, this just another option for these cars and their owners .

    1. Keep the OEM with the upgrade
    2. Replace OEM with single din option
    3. Custom fit a double din option
    4. Install this Alpine unit

    Quote Originally Posted by viperBase1 View Post
    Thanks for the pics.
    I believe this unit has been talked about on the forum in the past... but I thought the screen was smaller and integrated into the dash a bit more.
    Dig the instant upgrade to contemporary tech, but don't like that "over-sized" screen. Just for my personal taste/opinion.

    Otherwise groovy.


 

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