I have a 2006 with a single cd/radio and have been wanting to upgrade to a nav unit for a while now. I finally had the chance to do it after our tax refund came in.
Finding a nav unit wasn't too hard. I selected a Pioneer Avic Z150BH. But finding a bezel was. I wanted a nav bezel that allowed me to keep the top pocket but the stock Dodge nav doesn't do that. I stumbled across some threads and photos from guys who've modified their regular bezel to fit a nav unit and keep the top pocket. That
was what I wanted. Since I don't have the skills to do that, I shopped it out.
Mike Paustain, "Weedahoe" is what he goes by online, is who I found for the job. Here's his site: TrickedOut DodgeRam Bezels
After looking through his site and his youtube channel
for specifics on what I was getting for the cost, I decided to pull the trigger.
Mike was easy to get a hold of. I comm'd through email as it is easiest for me. I got my order submitted, confirmed and paid. The hardest part was waiting for it's arrival.
The box was delivered and the bezel was well packed. Having been a small business owner who's dealt with packing and shipping custom goods, I know a good pack/ship job when I see one. Mike does a good pack/ship job. As a customer you get a great value in that alone. I did order the brackets & security screws. I paid for the convenience on this and was happy to do so. Mike already did the leg work on it. One less thing for me to do.
I had my local installer do the nav install. Working on electrical with one hand is frustrating and well, I had money in pocket. Dropped the truck off in the morning, they got started around 930am-10am. I picked it up that afternoon at 530pm. They did a solid job.
No trim ring needed:
Overall I'm happy to have this done. Been needing the nav/bluetooth upgrade and I got to splurge and finally get it. The truck is finally free of the faux wood grain. Looking at a different dash bezel makes it feel like a new truck. I think I ordered the color a shade darker than matching, so the mismatch is my fault
But not a big deal. They make dash paint and seat covers
Anyone considering a double din upgrade, consider Weedahoe's custom 3rd gen double din nav bezel.