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      05-10-2008, 07:57 PM   #1
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Stereo upgrade? and radar?

I have an '08 M3 with no iDrive, just the baseline stereo. Has anyone upgraded the stereo? If so what did you put in? I'm trying to do some research to see what I might want. I definitely want something that controls my iPod and navigation would be cool. Right now I'm looking at the Eclipse AVN7000 http://www.eclipse-web.com/avn/avn7000overviews.html Does anyone know if there's an adapter kit to make this stereo work? It's a pretty cool stereo I used to have the AVN6600 in my last car, the iPod control is really cool and so is the navigation. I like the touch screen. The sound is pretty decent too. I like it far more than iDrive and the BMW premium sound option isn't really that great sounding either. This is also far cheaper than iDrive. Any other suggestions let me know, thanks.

Also is anyone using any type of radar detection? or laser jammers? If so what type? I'm also looking at the Calibre K40 with laser jammers, has anyone had any experience with this, I've never used one before?
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not sure about the audio upgrade.

But i am using V1 radar detecter, i am thinking about installing Escort 9500ci. but not sure yet. coz i cant live without the arrow lol.
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I've got the 9500ci on order. I have the 9500i right now. It's my understanding that the 9500ci will have some new features over the 9500i -- namely it will auto-detect the locations of stores and traffic monitors and will lock them out automatically. It also has a laser shifter -- whereas the 9500i does not.

After it's installed, I'll probably post something about it.
Keep me informed please. I would also like to know where you install the laser shifter front and rear, like everything lol...

Looking forward to see the final product.

P.S are you going to install urself or thru a Dealer ?
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Keep me informed please. I would also like to know where you install the laser shifter front and rear, like everything lol...

Looking forward to see the final product.

P.S are you going to install urself or thru a Dealer ?
I'm also very interested in this, so please do keep us informed! My dealer is an authorized installer and I like the idea of a fully installed unit (although I am a big V1 fan as well, have owned one for years).

Unfortunately laser jammers are illegal in Illinois so I'm hesitant to install the pieces for that since they are visible externally (at least every install I have seen is). I'm assuming the system can be installed without them.
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does anyone know where I can find a list of states that have laws against radar detectors and laser jammers? would be good to know before I drive across the country. thanks
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does anyone know where I can find a list of states that have laws against radar detectors and laser jammers? would be good to know before I drive across the country. thanks
Google is your friend... http://www.ncsl.org/programs/transportation/radar.htm
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I have an '08 M3 with no iDrive, just the baseline stereo. Has anyone upgraded the stereo? If so what did you put in? I'm trying to do some research to see what I might want. I definitely want something that controls my iPod and navigation would be cool. Right now I'm looking at the Eclipse AVN7000 http://www.eclipse-web.com/avn/avn7000overviews.html Does anyone know if there's an adapter kit to make this stereo work? It's a pretty cool stereo I used to have the AVN6600 in my last car, the iPod control is really cool and so is the navigation. I like the touch screen. The sound is pretty decent too. I like it far more than iDrive and the BMW premium sound option isn't really that great sounding either. This is also far cheaper than iDrive. Any other suggestions let me know, thanks.

Also is anyone using any type of radar detection? or laser jammers? If so what type? I'm also looking at the Calibre K40 with laser jammers, has anyone had any experience with this, I've never used one before?
In my opinion, the K40 is to radar detectors like Bose is to home theater speakers. It's all in the hype.
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