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Old 06-01-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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Best radio?

What's a good solid radio I can put in my 2002 jeep wrangler?

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Old 06-01-2011, 04:10 PM   #2
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What's a good solid radio I can put in my 2002 jeep wrangler?
Love my Alpine. Been beat on for 4 years and never skips a beat.

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CB Radio or in vehlicle am/fm radio - CD Player?
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Marine boat stereo if your worried about weather exposure.
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I love the Pioneer Premier products and Alpine if you can figure out how they work sound BA.
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I like my AM/FM cassette that came stock. I never have to worry that someone will steal it!
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I just installed a new system for my 2011 jeep.. I got a JVC arsenal KD-A725 and I LOVE that radio! I got all new 3way Pioneer 61/2 speakers and 2 Pioneer 12" subs with an alpine amp... LOVING it and with the beach weather in full swing.. REALLY LOVING IT! My radio is pandora sat radio ready, ipod, iphone (Front and rear usb ports) with a detachable face and the lights change colors
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It's not the radio, it's the mounting. When you look at your radio, notice that it sit's right beneath your HVAC opening. Turn on your heater and have it blow in your face for 5 minutes once you get it hot. Then touch your radio's faceplate. 'Nuff said I think.

And also notice how your radio cut's out on some of those nasty potholes and mud bump's. It's the mounting's. Try a Navy trick. Take out the radio and insert a rubber washer, or any piece of flat soft rubber, in between the Jeep's radio frame and the radio's mounting hole's. Then bolt it all back up, nice and snug. The washer's take up a lot of shock and vibration. Navy sub's been doing this for years to reduce vibration in their engine spaces.
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It's not the radio, it's the mounting. When you look at your radio, notice that it sit's right beneath your HVAC opening. Turn on your heater and have it blow in your face for 5 minutes once you get it hot. Then touch your radio's faceplate. 'Nuff said I think.

And also notice how your radio cut's out on some of those nasty potholes and mud bump's. It's the mounting's. Try a Navy trick. Take out the radio and insert a rubber washer, or any piece of flat soft rubber, in between the Jeep's radio frame and the radio's mounting hole's. Then bolt it all back up, nice and snug. The washer's take up a lot of shock and vibration. Navy sub's been doing this for years to reduce vibration in their engine spaces.
The. Rubber is a very good idea.
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I've always used Pioneer radios and have never been disappointed.
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Let me ask this, The radio's I've been looking at have a USB connection on the face. I have a 500gb External Hard drive that is USB. (where my MP3's are) Would I be able to plug the HD in and listen to the MP3's? Some of the radio info say's you can use a thumb drive but they are way smaller in size and don't hold as muce. I was just wondering..As always you folks will have the right answer. Thanks
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Let me ask this, The radio's I've been looking at have a USB connection on the face. I have a 500gb External Hard drive that is USB. (where my MP3's are) Would I be able to plug the HD in and listen to the MP3's? Some of the radio info say's you can use a thumb drive but they are way smaller in size and don't hold as muce. I was just wondering..As always you folks will have the right answer. Thanks
I can't see why not. Take it to bestbuy with you and try it.
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I have a pioneer premier radio in my truggy with a 500gb drive in the glovebox and it works flawlessly
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I like the JVC head units, but then again all I listen to is Sirius.
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You might want to get a cheaper or lower priced head unit, seeing as Jeeps are easier to get into. You may be able to get a decent head unit that is going out of stock somewhere pretty cheap.

I am currently running an Alpine that hooks my iPod via the CD changer port, meaning that I can choose tracks with the head unit while keeping the iPod locked away in my glove compartment.

I like the idea of having a USB port and filling up really cheap pen drives with my music. This would allow me to leave my $300 iPod at home and if someone steals the pen drive, that is barely $10 for an 8 Gig. My library consists of 5-7k songs and doesn't even take up half of my 30GB iPod. I'd easily be able to stock a 4-8GB pen drive and not feel like I'm missing anything.

The Alpine is pumping the marine grade Polk 5.25" and 4x6 (actually round 4" woofers w/ .75" tweeter above) speakers really well for not having an additional amp.
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I just installed a new system for my 2011 jeep.. I got a JVC arsenal KD-A725 and I LOVE that radio! I got all new 3way Pioneer 61/2 speakers and 2 Pioneer 12" subs with an alpine amp... LOVING it and with the beach weather in full swing.. REALLY LOVING IT! My radio is pandora sat radio ready, ipod, iphone (Front and rear usb ports) with a detachable face and the lights change colors

BBOP, Can do you have any pics of this setup? Also how much did all that run you?
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:50 AM   #19
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has anyone used the quadratec i-vault? it has a locking face plate and i am wondering how secure it is, it seems like it would draw attention to itself

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