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Old 09-30-2002, 09:22 PM   #1
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Eclipse

Anyone here have eclipse head unit installed or is planning on it?
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Old 10-01-2002, 08:42 AM   #2
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I'm installing an Eclipse 8051 tomorrow morning
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Old 10-01-2002, 10:12 AM   #3
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Are you performing the installation yourself?
Can you post pics?
Why did you choose that particular Eclipse?
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Old 10-01-2002, 10:36 AM   #4
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Normally, I would install it myself, but in order to get theft replacement and 3 yr warranty, it needs to be installed by an authorized dealer.

As far as why I got it.... I've always been a huge Alpine fan, and still am. However, I've always thought the eclipse sounded a little better. The only reason I never bought one before is because there was a two year period where they had a skipping problem, and I didn't want to deal with that. From everything I have read, this has been fixed. I'll post pics tomorrow after it's done. I will be using the metra kit for a short time until SRCSTC (Rich) finishes my centered kit.
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Old 10-01-2002, 10:39 AM   #5
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The reason I chose the 8051 was simple for me. I didn't want internal amplification, needed an aux in for my ipod, and I liked the remote with the 8051 better than the new 8052. Other than remote there is no difference between the two.
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Old 10-01-2002, 10:41 AM   #6
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I am trying now to look for prices for different eclipse system but am having trouble. Where would be a good place?

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Old 10-01-2002, 11:45 AM   #7
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Tweeter has some of the models on wisebuy. Also check with your local shops. Eclipse is strict about internet sales.
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Old 10-02-2002, 06:26 AM   #8
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.... I will be using the metra kit for a short time until SRCSTC (Rich) finishes my centered kit.
I've been thinking about a centered kit for awhile since I dont like the "offset to the left" look. Do you mind if I ask what its running you?
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Old 10-02-2002, 07:46 PM   #9
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i say ur best would be contactying srctstc directly
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