View Full Version : Am I being ripped off?

03-18-2006, 10:38 AM
I have a 99.5 b5 with bose. I removed the stock concert head unit to put in a clarion d255 a friend sold me cheap. I went to Tweeter and the guy said i would need some 80 dollar hi/lo adapter the speakers wouldnt get all the power from the unit and amp and blow. Circuit city said they could bypass the amp for another 30 bucks. I went to a local installer and he quoted me 200 to bypass the amp. Said he would have to rewire everything, and that the harness I bought was no good. He would also need to bridge in crossovers and capacitor. This install is costing more than the unit. Please help. Thanks

03-18-2006, 11:15 AM
i had this done with radio install for $125 and everything works fine. i say no circuit city, dont trust them.

03-18-2006, 11:57 AM
no no no. To get around the rear amp issue, I send the rear signal with RCAs.

03-18-2006, 12:05 PM
Circut City BAD.

They quoted me a 199 dollar instal for just a head unit.

I bought 3.99 worth of fuses and crimpers and did it myself.

Best Buy is okay, they have a GREAT warrenty (if for ANY reason I dont like my alpin unit, I return it for another for 6 years at the current resale value).

03-18-2006, 01:51 PM
Any other ideas?

03-18-2006, 02:04 PM
Find local shops and shop around, your bound to get a good price sooner or later.

You can also barter the price if thier policy allows.

03-18-2006, 02:13 PM
Yeah a local shop qouted me the 300. Didn't realize a new head unit was such a hassle. Spent 350 for brackets to mount s4 lowers so I guess I have to drive around with a boombox in a car for a few more days.

03-18-2006, 02:19 PM
a boombox??? LOL

03-18-2006, 05:22 PM
Uhhh! Thats how I rolled in my old Cutlass Supreme! Ghetto Stylin!

03-18-2006, 07:23 PM
put the stock head unit back in.

03-18-2006, 10:25 PM
I had just my deck installed for 75.

03-19-2006, 01:17 PM
I kinda demolished my factory concert ripping it out. Anyone wanna trade their factory and cd changer for clarion db255.

03-20-2006, 08:55 AM
never ever ever ever go to circuit city...

03-20-2006, 08:57 AM
Gonna get my shit done at Pc richards cause my uncle works there.

heard anything about them?

03-20-2006, 02:19 PM
im sure you will be fine is your uncle works there its just alot of the chains kinda scare me