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XM Roady Mounting Ideas

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by NorCalDoug, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Anyone have their XM Roady installed in their vehicles?
    I'm looking for mounting ideas for the unit and placement ideas for the antenna.

    By the way, a huge thanks to Cards81fan :cheers: for the post letting us know about the Dockers/XM Radio offer. I got some pants that I needed anyhow and a free XM radio and 3 months paid subscription -- they're trying to get us hooked ;)

    I'd prefer something non-permanent so I can move the unit from the wife's truck to mine, but that's not necessarily a hard requirement. I could get a 2nd antenna if that works out to be easier in the long run...how much do those antennas cost?
     
  2. Critter

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    I mounted mine down in front of and to the right of the transfer case shifter. The antenna is mounted out the back. You need a decent flat surface with a good bit of metal around it for the antenna.
     
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    One word - Velcro
     
  4. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    Velcro - shortened from Velvet Crochet.
    Darned useless trivia stuck in my head.

    Velcro on shifter console? Velcro on dash?

    I doubt I could velcro the antenna :flipoff2:
    But would a magnet work?
     
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    what's the dockers/xm radio offer?
     
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    The antenna is already held on by a magnet. None of it is permenantly mounted really.
     
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    I just installed my Dockers/Xm in my 91 FJ80. As for the antenna, it doesn't need to be on the exterior of the car. I have my stuck magnetically to the vin tag on the dash board, it works w/o a problem there. You will get an occasional dropped signal w/underpasses, tunnels and heavy tree cover.

    As for mounting the Roady, I'm trying to figure something out as well. I was thinking that a JDM upper console w/o the altimiter and compass might be a great spot.

    Kelly
     
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    i just picked up one of these last weekend and am psyched about it. i bought the $12 remote and mounted the swivel bracket on a perfect spot between the glove box and radio/climate controls in my 60. i am debating getting that swivel arm that's on ebay for $12 which mounts to the seat bolt and flexes/rotates.

    next is the tuffy console, head unit and some newer speakers so there's no more static from the factory dials :|

    as for the antenna, i just stuck it beneath the climate controls on the metal cross piece. it points down and is out of view, but i still get perfect coverage and haven't had any drops.
     
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    You're welcome Doug :)

    Oh, and I never checked back on that thread. Only on mud would something for free draw the criticism and bullshit and turn into an XM/Sirius debate! But whatever :rolleyes:

    Oh, And I mounted the roady2 using the AC vent mounts. Makes it nice and easy to snap out of place. I have decided I will get a 2nd antenna to use between 2 vehicles (I know the antenna works inside, but damn that's alot of cord to mess with).

    The cheapest place I have found was on the XM site, and it ran about 20 bucks. On ebay the freakin things were 30 when I looked. Idiots!
     
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    My roady is tossed in with the crap in my work van .
    The 80 has had 2 XMs so far
    One was the Commander
    and then when I got the navi system I added the toyota XM unit to it a little later and pulled the commander out (for sale cheap and comes with the console too )