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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Tue, Feb-28-2017, 08:33:22 PM   #141
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I didn't have a Eonon, but a no-name ebay unit. But it had similar specs. I don't remember mine being that slow. It took about 60 seconds to boot, and could be in both waze and Slacker Radio in another minute or so. It was resonably speedy. I didn't have a problem swapping between the two running apps or dropping in a pin on waze.
Back in August it was faster. Updates to Play Services and Waze slow it down. Just like an old phone. There was a play services update that killed Waze on this ting for 2 weeks. It would just FC every time I opened Waze. Tried different APK versions to no avail, couldn't roll back Play Services because I needed my Google account for all the other interconnected stuff. Finally a Waze update hit and it started working again.

For me, Waze autostarts because it was the last app running. Then it automatically tries to navigate me to work based on the time and day of the week. Even if I hit stop to cancel the nav it doesn't take and I'm driving through my neighborhood with constant reroute pings and me trying to do anything in Waze will just prolong it. I'll be way out of my neighborhood and it'll finally cancel navigating.

While all of that is going on I can't even launch a music app. I have to wait for it to catch up with itself and then when I'm smoothly navigating I can switch to a music app and wait for it to load. I recently switched to Play Music which is way slower than Pandora or Spotify, so that's not helping.

Plus it boots in my garage and connects to my WiFi and then I back out and it connects to my phone while all of this is going on. Probably slowly the inialization down.

I take my phone for granted when I can launch two apps at a time and be on my way lol. Not holding boot times against the unit.

Keep in mind I realize we're talking about software/apps made for modern phones and tablets running on hardware that was relevant 5-6 years ago. That's why I cringe when people say it's fast. Nobody's walking around with a Galaxy S1 or an iPhone 4 stoked about its speed right now. And it gets worse with each update.
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Old Tue, Feb-28-2017, 08:34:34 PM   #142
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This one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/142249734973 looks promising. It has 2g of ram, 32g of storage, 1.5ghz quad cpu, and android 6.0. Much better specs than the Eonon and the old unit I used to have.
Yea thats the same xtrons unit I am planning on buying, better price there on ebay tho. And not quad core, says octa core
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Old Tue, Feb-28-2017, 09:33:31 PM   #143
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I feel you can't beat the current phone technology. I was tempted to replace the radio. But I ended up replacing the oem radios LCD screen. I'm beyond happy with it now. Looks like a new radio. And the colors are so vibrant.
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Here's a thread on the XDA forums about the new xtrons 8 core unit.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...ssues-t3549946
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Yea thats the same xtrons unit I am planning on buying, better price there on ebay tho. And not quad core, says octa core
oops, yes, typo on my part.

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Here's a thread on the XDA forums about the new xtrons 8 core unit.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/and...ssues-t3549946
Overall it's much faster in the benchmarks. Thanks for the link!
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Old Wed, Mar-01-2017, 04:21:57 AM   #146
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I've been considering this exact unit. Are you buying it for sure? Maybe I'll take the plunge today as well.

Have you researched it to find out if it is FAST, and what complaints people usually have about it?

ALSO, FAST FOCUS: This one will be short enough to NOT require cutting into the heating ducts, right? Or am I wrong?
The kenwood unit from last year with DVD was very fast and responsive. I've seen a very breif demo of this unit, which hasn't given much more info.

This unit is literally brand new and released this month, so i don't have any exact information, however i will tell you that i absolutely doubt this will fit without cutting into the heating ducts. But, i have not been able to find a picture and/or document showing the rear of it.

I have not purchased one yet, however i will be buying this unit in the coming weeks.
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Does anyone know if the eonon extended 17/40 pin connector will work with the new xtrons? If it does I think I'll be ordering one soon.
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The kenwood unit from last year with DVD was very fast and responsive. I've seen a very breif demo of this unit, which hasn't given much more info.

This unit is literally brand new and released this month, so i don't have any exact information, however i will tell you that i absolutely doubt this will fit without cutting into the heating ducts. But, i have not been able to find a picture and/or document showing the rear of it.

I have not purchased one yet, however i will be buying this unit in the coming weeks.
I ended up doing a custom install in my dash of a pioneer avic-z150bh

I was coming from a stock bmw business radio with an ipod connector in the dash it makes a world of difference in sound quality. May I suggest picking up a bezel from rich @ Mybimmer.net

Shoot him an email and tell him your year make model and the model of the unit you plan on installing. He's been making these from scratch for the past 10+ years. I have on installed in my car and it looks OEM

http://www.mybimmer.net/doubledintrim.htm
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The kenwood unit from last year with DVD was very fast and responsive. I've seen a very breif demo of this unit, which hasn't given much more info.

This unit is literally brand new and released this month, so i don't have any exact information, however i will tell you that i absolutely doubt this will fit without cutting into the heating ducts. But, i have not been able to find a picture and/or document showing the rear of it.

I have not purchased one yet, however i will be buying this unit in the coming weeks.
Hey FastFocus,

I'm down to trying to decide between these two:







They seem like "best in class", but I'm leaning toward the Pioneer.

From what I understand, the pioneer supports a back-up camera, which I want, and it has quite higher reviews. Any thoughts? Have you done any research on these?
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Just priced up the NBT EVO retrofit. It comes out to a ridonkulous $2200 shipped. F That.
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