View Full Version : silver head unit in my e30...opinions please!

12-01-2002, 12:54 PM
i can't really decide if i a silver (or chrome) looking deck would look good in my silver 4 door, grey leather and black dashboard e30....some have told me it would be good since the car is silver and the seats a shade of silver and some have said it will be a sore thumb because it'll stick out to much....:mad:

i dunno...

please give me your opinions on this and if so please post some pics if you have this done to you car....

thanks ;)

12-02-2002, 05:26 PM
17 views and no replies or votes....

come on guys i need help i can't decide!!!

12-02-2002, 05:33 PM
I think I speak for most people on here, that it is hard to decide wheather it looks good or not when we don't have a picture to look at and judge.

IMO, im trying to imagine a silver deck against a black interior, and I don't think it would look great......it wouldnt look horrible either.

12-02-2002, 05:43 PM
it would look out of place in the dash to me, but with a silver interior it might break up the dash scheme a little bit and make it look kinda cool. its your call.

12-02-2002, 06:46 PM
IMO i would be more concerned about the quality of the deck, then looks...what deck is it?

12-02-2002, 08:17 PM
the deck is a Panasonic CQDF602...go HERE (http://www.2001audiovideo.com/car_01/cds/CQDF602.htm) to see a pic of it...it's a little chromed out and the rest is a dull silver...i'm sure you guys can imagine an e30 interior, the majority of the people on the have one...sorry i dont have pics of it or else i would post it....

anyways what do you think...

12-02-2002, 08:18 PM
btw, i'm getting one that was used for a couple of months and is still in mint condition...i don't know how much to offer the guy for it though...any ideas?

Mr seville
12-02-2002, 08:27 PM
offer hte person $300*wave*

12-02-2002, 08:37 PM
put it in, who needs looks when you have sound to scare away all the haters!

12-03-2002, 05:01 PM
i dunno now since i have no one voting for yes put it in...everyone says no....

12-04-2002, 12:44 AM
As long as your car has enough of the silver on the dash and other places to make it match it will loook fine. If not I wouln't .
Just a shifter and ebrake isn't enough( just an example) you need door pins and guage surrounds and stuff.
hope it helped

12-04-2002, 01:10 AM
what looks the best is a black deck with a red display.. they are hard to find but Nacamichi (sorry about the spelling), blaupunkt, and some alpine decks will match.

I got an eclipse deck, i bought it for the sound but the display drives me insane cause it's blueish green.

my $0.02

12-04-2002, 01:51 AM
I saw a deck at futureshop that changes colours.I can't remember the make of it. I own a pioneer deck with organic display I think it looks fine. The only thing stopping me from buying a pioneer mp7400 pioneer is that it is silver.

12-04-2002, 02:49 AM
I actually have a silver head unit in my E30 it does stick out quite a bit. I don't really like it. I'm going to change it out with a black Alpine head unit later next year.

12-04-2002, 03:07 AM
This is the Kenwood KDC-MPV7019. I like this one because you can change the backlight display color, and this red would go well with the gauges at night.

12-04-2002, 03:15 AM
or if money isnt a problem, get this sony one and you could put any bmw picture you want on it - $999

12-05-2002, 12:36 AM
HOLY SHIT....i never knew they made decks like that now...

anyways ya i don't think i'm gonna get that silver deck....

and about that red light that matches the bmw guages, i was thinking about this before at the store and now that i realize it it'll look sick...here is one that i thought would look perfect, for a good price....

it's got a little silver in it but all the buttons light up a dark red colour...(sorry its small)


12-05-2002, 01:18 PM
*th-up* Good choice! I have a JVC tape deck w/ a 12 disc CD changer in my 84' bimmer, and it has been great for me.

12-08-2002, 01:34 AM
I don't know if you've made up your mind yet, but in case you haven't, here's a pic of my silver pioneer deck in my bimmer. Black and grey interior.


P.S. I'm new here *wave*

12-08-2002, 03:54 AM
hmm looks pretty good....but i see that your dash where the glovebox is all greyish...that helps the silver not stand out...my dash is complety black...i dunno yet i still haven't decided...

....and welcome to the board!!! *th-up* *wave*

12-08-2002, 07:48 AM
I've heard in some decks you can replace the color membrain or LED's whatever to red. would take a lot of skill and patience but would pay off nicely! I would do it to mine but costing $900 i don't wanna risk messing it up.

12-09-2002, 01:03 PM
thats sounds pretty cool, i never heard of anything like that before...

seems hard though! :huh?:

12-09-2002, 01:39 PM
ya i dont know man, the votes dont really approve your idea, no one has yet voted it would look good, personally i think its not the deck to get with a bimmer, the display is way to big and flashy, seems something that would go with a sunfire not a e30, but its up to you man *wave*

i dont know, whatever you want, i got this one cause the lights are amber and totally match my black interior and the red guages

12-09-2002, 03:23 PM
i dont know, whatever you want, i got this one cause the lights are amber and totally match my black interior and the red guages

that seems to have green lights....not amber ones. Do they make it in a different color?

12-09-2002, 03:27 PM
ya its the only alpine model that has the ability to change colours, green/amber

12-10-2002, 12:55 PM
ya i was looking at that deck too..but i noticed that its around 400 and i wanted to go a little cheaper because i want to buy a portable dvd player...but i dunno...i probably will just buy that deck...

12-10-2002, 07:14 PM
ya with tax and install cost me 782 :(

12-10-2002, 08:07 PM
Originally posted by Sith
ya with tax and install cost me 782 :(

why 782? its only $400..it should be MAX $500! they charged you $200 for install?

12-10-2002, 08:31 PM
it was never $400...it's 799 normal price, EHR sold it for 649, i got it on sale for 549.99