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09-02-2014 11:10 AM
CoreyZ **Edited**

I had originally posted up a response I felt was unwarranted to a very basic consumer question to the InsaneAudio JK1001. I feel at this time I still would like proof of the manufacturing in the USA in order to put faith in the product and company. The support is a large question as well. I do wish the company luck in their venture and will support them if they prove it even if I dont have the product as I do with other USA companies.
09-02-2014 11:09 AM
CoreyZ
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Originally Posted by donmeca2020 View Post
Not if you live in Florida.... the past 4 months here the day starts off great looking, later on as the day progresses rain just comes out of nowhere. no specific time just it ends up raining...

You guys have fun with your double din touch screen units... as much as i like them and i've owned them in the past with one of my other vehicles, i don't see it being feasible for a vehicle that alot of folks leave without the roof and doors on it for weeks to months at a time.
I lived in FL for quite a long time and yeah... its pretty unpredictable ill give ya that. Its also unpredictable where I live now in CO (seriously... sunny and warm to snow and rain in a matter of hours). You have the option of taking the freedom tops with you and attaching them should a rain storm pop up... even without the main part of the hard top. Ive been caught in the rain before and just grabbed my sweatshirts I had behind my seat and held them over my radio in order to protect it... and got home or to cover asap. Are they something you can leave unprotected for weeks at a time without care of weather? No... nothing is. Hell... look at the clock spring in your steering wheel. Nothing in the Jeep is "water proof" these days like the old CJ's were... its just taking as much precaution as possible for as much comfort as we desire.
09-02-2014 09:57 AM
donmeca2020
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Originally Posted by CoreyZ View Post
You check the weather... and if its a random downpour, cover it with something. Kinda seems like that should be common sense.
Not if you live in Florida.... the past 4 months here the day starts off great looking, later on as the day progresses rain just comes out of nowhere. no specific time just it ends up raining...

You guys have fun with your double din touch screen units... as much as i like them and i've owned them in the past with one of my other vehicles, i don't see it being feasible for a vehicle that alot of folks leave without the roof and doors on it for weeks to months at a time.
09-02-2014 09:02 AM
CoreyZ
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Originally Posted by donmeca2020 View Post
lmfao.... thats fine and dandy if you have a soft top, but what if your hard top owner and you have it completely off??

your screwed basically and thats it.
You check the weather... and if its a random downpour, cover it with something. Kinda seems like that should be common sense.
08-27-2014 01:26 PM
donmeca2020
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Originally Posted by JeepRage View Post
Put the top up.
lmfao.... thats fine and dandy if you have a soft top, but what if your hard top owner and you have it completely off??

your screwed basically and thats it.
08-27-2014 11:41 AM
JeepRage
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Originally Posted by donmeca2020 View Post
So alot of you aren't concerned about the headunits getting drenched if your riding topless and a storm hits ?

And what would any of you do if that happened ?
Put the top up.
08-27-2014 11:25 AM
Astylz
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Originally Posted by rrg0323 View Post
What part of Jersey? The top is out of Canada.....her is a link to his site and you can read all about it in threads...they are made by a one man show (Tim).....they arent cheap and they take sometimes 2-3 months to get....but once you get, it turns heads and is very functional......people have complained about it leaking or flapping....its as quite if not more than my mopar soft top and does not leak at all....i think its one of those thing where you only hear the negative experience with products online but not the positive....because its a fact that the net is where people go to gripe about stuff... OFFROADHEROES - Frameless Soft Tops for Jeeps
Thanks for the good info, I will definitely look into it! I'm in central jersey by the arts center.
08-25-2014 10:29 AM
donmeca2020 So alot of you aren't concerned about the headunits getting drenched if your riding topless and a storm hits ?

And what would any of you do if that happened ?
08-25-2014 10:08 AM
rrg0323 A few questions for you - rough idea on cost? I'm not looking to replace my mount but inquiring minds want to know

Also, how do you charge yours - do you pull it out and charge it or are there wires run behind the fabrications.

Looks sweet my friend...well done.

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Originally Posted by Rowdruner View Post
Been meaning to post some pics of this for a while now. I did a lot of researching around and finally settled on this setup. If anyone is interested in doing something similar just let me know. I can point you in the same direction I went. There are actually several companies out there that can do some fabrication for this to work. I've had this for about a year now and it's worked awesome!

I wired it into my stock radio so everything on the iPad goes through the stereo system, including googles/apple's map navigation. I decided on the cellular version of the iPad so I can listen to my iTunes radio while I'm out and about.

It's way over the top but it's fun and unique. Oh and I painted the dash to match the exterior color. Will probably paint some trim pieces on the right side to balance it out.

-Mike

08-23-2014 11:25 AM
mastrcruse
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Originally Posted by Rowdruner View Post
Been meaning to post some pics of this for a while now. I did a lot of researching around and finally settled on this setup. If anyone is interested in doing something similar just let me know. I can point you in the same direction I went. There are actually several companies out there that can do some fabrication for this to work. I've had this for about a year now and it's worked awesome!

I wired it into my stock radio so everything on the iPad goes through the stereo system, including googles/apple's map navigation. I decided on the cellular version of the iPad so I can listen to my iTunes radio while I'm out and about.

It's way over the top but it's fun and unique.

-Mike


That is awesome!
08-23-2014 11:19 AM
Rowdruner
iPad Head Unit

Been meaning to post some pics of this for a while now. I did a lot of researching around and finally settled on this setup. If anyone is interested in doing something similar just let me know. I can point you in the same direction I went. There are actually several companies out there that can do some fabrication for this to work. I've had this for about a year now and it's worked awesome!

I wired it into my stock radio so everything on the iPad goes through the stereo system, including googles/apple's map navigation. I decided on the cellular version of the iPad so I can listen to my iTunes radio while I'm out and about.

It's way over the top but it's fun and unique. Oh and I painted the dash to match the exterior color. Will probably paint some trim pieces on the right side to balance it out.

-Mike

08-19-2014 01:02 PM
rrg0323 What part of Jersey?
The top is out of Canada.....her is a link to his site and you can read all about it in threads...they are made by a one man show (Tim).....they arent cheap and they take sometimes 2-3 months to get....but once you get, it turns heads and is very functional......people have complained about it leaking or flapping....its as quite if not more than my mopar soft top and does not leak at all....i think its one of those thing where you only hear the negative experience with products online but not the positive....because its a fact that the net is where people go to gripe about stuff...

OFFROADHEROES - Frameless Soft Tops for Jeeps
08-19-2014 11:46 AM
Astylz
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Originally Posted by rrg0323 View Post
The Ipad mount is a custom mount from cop 4x4.....im not 100% sure but I almost certain they don't sell or make them anymore...and when they did, I dont think they made many. I heard they were going to make one (or did) for an Ipad Mini which would be great...i have one and would probably swap out....i love the ipad....have maps, itunes, tunein radio app for any stations, and use it as well with a GPS app. I have a hardtop and a offroad heros softtop....i have the softtop on 4-5 months of the year and never have a problem....and im not going to start and live my life dictated by people stealing things, terrorists, etc....and if they do try to enter my jeep from my house I see it...I support and exercise my 5th amendment rights

Your soft top is custom built right? Is that guy outta Jersey too? I'm in jersey was well and that soft too is bad ass!
08-19-2014 11:29 AM
Hewesyourdaddy
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Originally Posted by rrg0323 View Post
......and if they do try to enter my jeep from my house I see it...I support and exercise my 5th amendment rights
08-19-2014 10:54 AM
rrg0323 The Ipad mount is a custom mount from cop 4x4.....im not 100% sure but I almost certain they don't sell or make them anymore...and when they did, I dont think they made many. I heard they were going to make one (or did) for an Ipad Mini which would be great...i have one and would probably swap out....i love the ipad....have maps, itunes, tunein radio app for any stations, and use it as well with a GPS app.

I have a hardtop and a offroad heros softtop....i have the softtop on 4-5 months of the year and never have a problem....and im not going to start and live my life dictated by people stealing things, terrorists, etc....and if they do try to enter my jeep from my house I see it...I support and exercise my 5th amendment rights
08-19-2014 10:40 AM
Astylz
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Originally Posted by CoreyZ View Post
Yeah, one of the big gripes is that it runs gingerbread. Eh... I hire some armed guards to watch my rig at all times. But in all honesty... just a hard top and park it in my garage at home. Otherwise at the office its not a bad area... and even if it is, its just material items. I tend to turn down the music when I get near my destination as to avoid any advertising. Even with the top off I dont worry. If someone wants to go through the trouble of getting it out... good for them. Insurance will cover the replacement.
Same here, Hard top and I park in my own garage that closes.. At work i park in a secure parking garage... So nothing to really worry about, but if they do get in they enjoy playing in my gym bag as must of my valuables are usually removed...
08-19-2014 10:30 AM
CoreyZ
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Originally Posted by trumpet444 View Post
I'm definitely looking forward to this JeepAudio HU and its great ya'll are at least into the 4.x version of Android. I think the Parrot Asteroid runs something like a skinned version of 2.3 which was new, I think, around the summer of 2010. I use and like iOS but I love android. There are pros and cons to each OS but you can't beat the massive amount of flexibility and OS customization (rooted or not) with android vs. iOS
Yeah, one of the big gripes is that it runs gingerbread.

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Originally Posted by S3AWOLF View Post
You people must live in some nice gated communities. Running flashy stuff like that where I live is a sure way to get my soft top sliced up. If I don't have anything inside they want I get to keep it and a $1000 top.
Eh... I hire some armed guards to watch my rig at all times.
But in all honesty... just a hard top and park it in my garage at home. Otherwise at the office its not a bad area... and even if it is, its just material items. I tend to turn down the music when I get near my destination as to avoid any advertising. Even with the top off I dont worry. If someone wants to go through the trouble of getting it out... good for them. Insurance will cover the replacement.
08-19-2014 09:28 AM
Hewesyourdaddy You mean you don't live in a gated community? I thought all of us on here did.......
08-19-2014 03:00 AM
S3AWOLF You people must live in some nice gated communities. Running flashy stuff like that where I live is a sure way to get my soft top sliced up. If I don't have anything inside they want I get to keep it and a $1000 top.
08-18-2014 09:12 PM
trumpet444 Hahah. Boats and Hoes!! I bet an IPad Mini or a Nexus 7 would look great mounted
08-18-2014 09:50 AM
Astylz
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Originally Posted by rrg0323 View Post
Ipad - mounted.
What kid a of mount is that?
08-18-2014 08:08 AM
rrg0323 Ipad - mounted.
08-17-2014 11:29 PM
trumpet444 I'm definitely looking forward to this JeepAudio HU and its great ya'll are at least into the 4.x version of Android. I think the Parrot Asteroid runs something like a skinned version of 2.3 which was new, I think, around the summer of 2010. I use and like iOS but I love android. There are pros and cons to each OS but you can't beat the massive amount of flexibility and OS customization (rooted or not) with android vs. iOS
08-17-2014 10:04 PM
radiogooroo I just bought an Alpine double DIN unit to replace my 430N. (I need HD Radio for work.)

I'm curious about the PAC interface mentioned earlier that allows you to retain your steering wheel controls, factory amp, etc. How well does it work? It's getting mixed reviews at Crutchfield's website.

One of the complaints is you lose the ability to fade from front to back.

I'm hoping to be able to connect up to the factory amp because I have the factory Alpine sound and would like to be able to power the factory sub with minimum hassle.
08-12-2014 01:14 PM
CoreyZ Here's my install...Parrot Asteroid SMART

My home screen


After hitting the bubble for the app drawer (you could see on the right side in the homescreen image)


Backup camera launched interdependently of using reverse (comes on automatically still when in reverse)


Torque pro running


Radio tuner screen


And the custom sub/amp box I built. Downfiring the 10w3v3 so I dont lose the bass when the top is off and amps mounted under the top to keep them away from water if any gets in the tub. Resin'd for water resistance. Ignore the dirtyness as I tend to take the path less traveled with open windows or the top off... also going to be covering the box with a DiY MOLLE strap cover for additional organization. Tub will soon be lined with bedliner as well.
08-12-2014 11:03 AM
CoreyZ
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Originally Posted by InsaneJeepAudio View Post
Thought we'd share...

Sorry... OCD in me is telling me that I have to ask you to please center your bottom left gauge with the one above it...

08-12-2014 10:38 AM
CoreyZ
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Originally Posted by InsaneJeepAudio View Post
Thought we'd share...

That looks like the basic china android head unit you can buy on Ebay with a custom shop logo. Since you arent a manufacturer and are probably just a reseller... what makes yours more stable than the others? OS updates, warranty, compatibility...?

Ive got the Parrot Asteroid SMART which I am not overly thrilled about (but mainly nitpicking). Their support is terrible and I have been considering a change but I have to know if the product is backed and worthwhile to throw more cash at a different product. Their only benefit is that it is an actual manufacturing company that isnt just re-packaging.

Do you have more info on your OS integration as well? I am taking a wild stab that you have the basic drivers for the radio module etc and will be maintaining the upgrades to those drivers and compatibility as the OS updates? Plans on providing updates to use Google Auto or Apple CarPlay?
08-11-2014 10:41 PM
donmeca2020 as much as i would love to throw in a double din aftermarket Nav head unit, i think it might be overkill considering i tend to leave my jeep topless half the year. i believe the south florida sun would basically over power screen with glare.

So is the only way to remove your factory unit involve removing half the dash???
08-11-2014 01:56 PM
InsaneJeepAudio
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Originally Posted by Jeeping_aint_easy View Post
I am a little disappointed with the stereo system in my new jeep so I want to upgrade it. I know im going to polyfill the sound bar for better sound but i was wondering if replacing just the speakers would make a big difference or if i should go for a aftermarket HU too. any suggestions?
The speakers will absolutely make a big difference.

...then an aftermarket head unit .
...then an aftermarket amp or two and a separate sub if you don't already have one.
08-11-2014 12:45 PM
Jeeping_aint_easy I am a little disappointed with the stereo system in my new jeep so I want to upgrade it. I know im going to polyfill the sound bar for better sound but i was wondering if replacing just the speakers would make a big difference or if i should go for a aftermarket HU too. any suggestions?
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