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      cruxarche replied to the thread Where to run RCA cables?.
      Are these decent? Klarity RCA Cable 2 Channel RCA Interconnect Cable 5 Meter - Merchandise - https://www.knukonceptz.com/mobile-audio/rca-cables/klarity-rca-cables/sp/klarity-rca-cable-2-channel-rca-Interconnect-cable-5-meter/
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      cruxarche replied to the thread Where to run RCA cables?.
      Seems like some times it’s fine and some times there are issues. I guess I’ll try it and if its an issue I’ll try the Capet approach. We’re you able to snake the wires under the carpet or did you have to remove the carpet?
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      cruxarche replied to the thread Where to run RCA cables?.
      Yes. Trying to avoid noise. those runs are also pretty stuffed with factory wires and aux power. I am in a 93. So headliner is a no go. I think I will try and run it under the carpet somewhere.
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      I have power running down both door channels and would like to avoid running my RCAs there. Is there an obvious alternative wire run from the dash to the cargo area subwoofer?
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      cruxarche replied to the thread Head Unit Install Question..
      The terminology in the manual is a bit awkward— but it does say to supply the yellow (constant) lead with a 15 amp line Direct from battery. As far as a separate amp set up, I am experimenting with the built in for now. I have a feeling it...
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      cruxarche replied to the thread Head Unit Install Question..
      Sony documentation is terrible. Sonic electronics did a test of the previous/similar radio rated at 40rms per channel and it pulled 42. So I’m pretty convinced the current will be there. Running new wire will give me piece of mind and I‘m...
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      cruxarche replied to the thread Head Unit Install Question..
      I saw that 10 amp rating as well. But the manual actually says to connect to the battery directly and use a 15amp fuse. It says current will actually exceed 15 amps at high volumes. There are some YouTube videos showing output tests on this unit...
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      cruxarche replied to the thread Head Unit Install Question..
      Thanks. I don’t think I was clear enough in my description. I was not planning on splicing into the factory harness. I was trying to figure out where I should splice the 10awg from the battery into the generic radio harness. Sounds like the best...
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      cruxarche replied to the thread Head Unit Install Question..
      Thanks for that. One issue cleared up!
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      I am replacing a failed Kenwood single din radio in my 93. The PO removed the factory amp next to the glove box but left the dash speakers connected. I have removed the rear sub and amp as well as dash speakers. I will only be using four door...
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      This is my daughter’s first real diy Project. It is not going to win any beauty awards but should be safe and very functional when done. We are using what we can find in the garage and a lot of creativity. it’s a crash course in 12V, pressure...
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      I’m using this for the control head. Yaesu FTM-400 Ram Mount - https://huddexpo.com/yaesu-ftm-400-ram-mount/
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      It was on my 80 I sold many years ago, but I believe I used a diamond base that I had to drill new holes in for the mirror mount (maybe RAM-B-238U?), then a short arm like the RAM-B-201U, and a rectangular base that the radio head unit can attach...
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      I’m a total beginner. I have had my tech for several years but never used it beyond the local repeater for CERT and simplex on trips. My ancient ft1800 finally gave up the ghost. I took it to a local ham expert (Morrflate) and he gently suggested...
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      I appreciate all the pics and ideas. I plan on moving it around til I find what works for me. Parts inbound.
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      I think it was just dbl sided tape on the bracket. My GMRS is very small and all the controls are on the handheld unit, so accessibility is not a concern here.. Here is a better pic of it...
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      Lot of potential for that to be awesome, but they didn’t use anything with APRS or SMSGTE…. Or any true digital modes. I love my 400. Seriously solid radio. Definitely splurge for the RT systems programming software.
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      Thanks. I am going with the ftm 400 xdr.
    • cruxarche
      Thanks for the idea. We get spoiled with all the custom parts made for us. But there are actually quite a few ram mount options that I can play around with now that my diy mind is humming.
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      You could run this for now, until the mount is back in stock... use the RAM B-367u with a longer screw to match factory threads (i forget what they are) and use the same grab handle hole. It won't work as well since the arm will run into the...
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      If Joey had those in stock I would try that (a pillar) as well.
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      How is it viewing the switch up there. I feel like controlling the unit up there might be awkward… But I’m not sure why. It certainly feels natural looking in the rear view mirror.
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      Marco, How did you mount your radio there? I had a my old yaesu mounted just below yours by mounting the bracket (can be seen in my pic above) to the flat surface behind the shifter. I do not love that spot for visibility or access. But it did work.
    • cruxarche
      Beautiful but Def out of budget for this application. I was hoping for a ram mount option in the radio slot.
    • cruxarche
      Yeah that button is getting lazy! The unit is about the size of the cardboard in the pics. And about .8” thick. I’d really like to mount it in line of sight in one Of the two radio slots.
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