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    Looking for other head unit suggestions

    Hello, first of all I'm new to this forum. Picked up a 2016 STI about 3 and a half weeks ago. Absolutely loving everything about this car aside for the pitiful Subaru head unit (standard 6inch one without Nav). I think this needs to be replaced and I noticed there were some very good looking ones with Android support in the $400 range.

    I did some searching and found this and this as recommendations. I was wondering if there are any newer/better models that I haven't heard about in that price range?

    Important features:
    -Must not eliminate reverse camera
    -Touch screen, at least 6 or 7 inches
    -Navigation
    -Great audio controls & stock USB support
    -Bluetooth
    -fits in dash/includes faceplate etc.
    -integration with steering wheel controls

    Nice to have:
    -Push to talk/works with google's speech features
    -android mirroring/android auto or internal android based apps (google maps, waze, etc.)
    -customizable wallpapers/backgrounds/colors, etc

    Does not need (if they are included that is fine, if i can remove or exclude them from installation, even better):
    -CD/DVD/Bluray, I never use any
    -XM/radio of any kind

    Additionally, if it comes with all the parts so I can install myself that would be optimal; would prefer to spend more on the head unit than waste money on labor. But I think the most important thing is that it has some included hardware to install it into the dash. I don't want to hack away or cut, paint, DIY anything.
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    also interested, is your first link the same as this youtube video unit?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRTkHpSZs3M

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    Edit: After further inspection, yeah it looks like that $200 one you linked is the same thing. I don't see options to add the additional cables needed to connect the USB & Rear view camera, however.

    I swung by Best Buy earlier to check out some aftermarket units and they all look pretty ****ty. I think I might pick up the one you linked. $250 shipped is a pretty damn good price. Just need to pick up the other cables elsewhere.
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    That one from YouTube shows how to install as well. But seems like a lot of work that I wouldn't trust any place to do properly so I would have to install myself.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by lkp730 View Post
    That one from YouTube shows how to install as well. But seems like a lot of work that I wouldn't trust any place to do properly so I would have to install myself.

    Sent from my SM-N920T using Tapatalk
    If you get all the approprate harnesses it looks like it's all plug and play, so yeah I think it should be pretty easy to do solo. The site dorso linked doesn't have the harnesses from what I can tell but subispeed does.

    Does the WRX and STI have the same dash? This one should work for both, yeah?

    https://fr.aliexpress.com/item/9-Qua...717191246.html
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    Love that subispeed has a lot of resources and items on their website. Absolutely hate their customer service and shipping times. They take 2 to 3 days to ship out even though item is in stock and their customer service takes about 2 to 3 days to answer. You'd think they would be quicker to ship out but nope.

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