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  1. magus

    At Long Last... Modern head unit!

    Hey you gotta do what you gotta do! I’m not selling this system to anyone, just letting the peeps know what I did and why. For you, CDs and the 4x4 screen is crucial. For me, not so much. It’s all good [emoji106]
  2. magus

    At Long Last... Modern head unit!

    You lose the CD player and the 4x4 screens (tho you still get a little view on the main dash when in 4x4) You gain a sharper screen, features like car play and android auto and a much snappier response time. You also get a Sirius XM option. The sound seems better as well, tho with the same amp...
  3. magus

    At Long Last... Modern head unit!

    Ha! I hear you. I have had the same single cd sitting in that player for years. I loved it but life moves on it was a little sad to eject it before the conversion. My goal was not an improvement in the audio so much as just having a more responsive and feature-rich head unit.
  4. magus

    At Long Last... Modern head unit!

    No, the kit from Spiral will have all you need. There is both an option to retain the OEM amp or replace that with something new. The key is make damn sure the year is correct - there is a difference between ‘09 - ‘11 and ‘12+ Good luck!
  5. magus

    At Long Last... Modern head unit!

    I learned the hard way that there is a big difference between 2009-2011 models and 2012+. Make double sure who get the right kit for your model year.
  6. magus

    At Long Last... Modern head unit!

    My screen on the Pioneer unit is fixed. Visibility is not an issue.
  7. magus

    At Long Last... Modern head unit!

    Ok. The kit is roughly $500. Head unit is up to you of course. I went with a Pioneer DMH-W4660NEX and it was an open box deal about $500 as I remember. You can install yourself (there are a number of YouTube videos on this) or pay someone to do it. Everything works as before in terms of...
  8. magus

    At Long Last... Modern head unit!

    It has been 9 years in the making but I finally got a replacement, modern head unit for my 2012 LR4. This is something I have wanted to do, off and on, since owning the vehicle but never seemed to find the right solution. Strong word of warning - you have to find the right kit and most shops...
  9. magus

    Windshield

    Fuyao [emoji45]
  10. magus

    2012 V8 vs 2016 V6

    Sure and I am of course, just one opinion but I found the V6 to feel underpowered and laggy in that turbo-lag kind of way. The eco engine cut-off was also very annoying to me. I got into the habit of turning it off but always felt like a nuisance to me. The LR4 can run on that delicate line...
  11. magus

    2012 V8 vs 2016 V6

    i had both a 2012 and the 2016 V6 at the same time. I have always loved the V8 in my 2012 and really surprised myself in how much I did not like the V6 -- so much so that even as an ardent LR4 fan, got rid of it after a few months.
  12. magus

    Ton of faults after an aftermarket subwoofer was installed (SOLVED)

    The process is starting... don't judge ;)
  13. magus

    Windshield

    I had to replace mine not too long ago. USAA and Safelite. I don't know what I got, but it's a poor substitute for OEM. Heating element in windshield is distractingly visible vs OEM. Significant loss in quality.
  14. magus

    Terrible audio

    would be interesting for you to find another LR4 with the HK system to compare. with the po work that was done im sure you have a specific problem but would be good to compare Sent from my NoteAir using Tapatalk
  15. magus

    Ton of faults after an aftermarket subwoofer was installed (SOLVED)

    That, @ryanjl, is a very good question. The kits I have seen like this all seem to place the screen lower that OEM though I don't know why they could not extend higher. You did get me thinking about height this evening but the new screen only goes down to the top of the temp gage line and it...
  16. magus

    Ton of faults after an aftermarket subwoofer was installed (SOLVED)

    I'd prefer to have a modern head unit (Pioneer, Alpine etc...). Something that could be fixed vs a custom screen like that out of China. I can't imagine the challenges if something went wrong with that screen. I may lose some functionality with an off the shelf unit, but all of the lthe stuff I...
  17. magus

    Ton of faults after an aftermarket subwoofer was installed (SOLVED)

    Great info! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. magus

    Ton of faults after an aftermarket subwoofer was installed (SOLVED)

    Maybe, we'll see. I don't think it's too low and don't use the screen a lot anyway (begs the question of why buy a new unit then?). Phone sits up high and that's where most of the music and Nav gets done. Mostly it's just scratching an itch I have had to modernize the system for years.
  19. magus

    Ton of faults after an aftermarket subwoofer was installed (SOLVED)

    That's amazing and I bet it sounds fantastic. I, on the other hand, am fine with the HK7 sound (not a great ear) but need a more modern control system. It's just so sloooow and now the display hangs when coming out of reverse... And Bluetooth failing and...
  20. magus

    Ton of faults after an aftermarket subwoofer was installed (SOLVED)

    Thanks for this. It looks eminently functional. I, like you, have been just set on a new head unit though and even after countless of experts in the car audio business have advised selling 'that horrible Land Rover' in order to get a better stereo! I think I am going to spring for the...
  21. magus

    Bluetooth not connecting

    Exact same issue. Just happened. Usually voice (handsfree) but 'no audio connection'). True for both latest IOS as well as android phone. If I keep at it - and I mean a lot of connection attempts, both device to car and car to device - i can sometimes get it to work. If it is working and I plug...
  22. magus

    Control Arms or Warped Rotors?

    I'm surprised you still have the originals at 145k. Mine were beginning to go at 80k and I got the control arms and bushing all done at once.
  23. magus

    Ton of faults after an aftermarket subwoofer was installed (SOLVED)

    Ain't this the truth! Glad OP got his issue solved but I find myself, again, trying to find a decent solution to getting a new head unit in the LR4. It's been years. It shouldn't be this hard! BT seems to be dying on me now. I'll take the risks of dealing with the fault codes if only there was...
  24. magus

    Showoff Your LR4

    This is the set-up I have on mine. 1.25” spacers. 265/65 18s BFG ATs I still get a little steering wheel shimmy at certain speeds but it’s been well worth it.
  25. magus

    Showoff Your LR4

    Sorry. Double post

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