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Ford "Trip Tunes"

So at work they wanted me to be the guinea pig for this product and I have always wanted to be able to use my MP3 player in my truck, and yes, i know, i need a new MP3 player.

You hook up keyed power, ground, antenna in and out, and mount it. Tune your radio to 88.3FM and plug your MP3 player into it.
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Is that made by Ford?
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wanna get me one too? haha
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yes it is made by ford, retail is about $65-70 i think

i shall mention the sound is better than an FM modulator because it is hard wired to the radio
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haha damn.. and u got it for free? lucky..
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nooo i had to pay for it!
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WTF! make u the guinea pig but u have to pay for it? thats bs haha
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i know it, it is only $40 my cost and worth every penny
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haha true
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i got one stock....muhahahahaha
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me too!
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yeah yeah, i already got told that by Marie too, but with an Mp3 plug in you got seat belt pretensioners, a smart junction box, possibly tpms, a donut spare, a square steering wheel, and a bent multi function switch so HAH
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will this work with an aftermarket deck?
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yeah yeah, i already got told that by Marie too, but with an Mp3 plug in you got seat belt pretensioners, a smart junction box, possibly tpms, a donut spare, a square steering wheel, and a bent multi function switch so HAH
yes to the above :( except i got a full size spare(gone now for my 33 spare:)....man do i hate the low tire light
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@carbuff1991: why do that? most of them come with a aux in...
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yes it is made by ford, retail is about $65-70 i think

i shall mention the sound is better than an FM modulator because it is hard wired to the radio
I shall mention that, if you're tuning in your FM radio to hear it, the sound is the same as an FM modulator because the unit is an FM modulator. ...the only difference is that the modulated FM signal is being sent directly into the antenna jack on your radio, instead of having to be picked up by your regular FM antenna outside the truck.

to answer the other question posed in this thread: yes, it will work with your aftermarket radio -- it'll work with any radio that has a standard motorola antenna jack on it (nearly any automotive radio, in other words).
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yeah yeah, i already got told that by Marie too, but with an Mp3 plug in you got seat belt pretensioners, a smart junction box, possibly tpms, a donut spare, a square steering wheel, and a bent multi function switch so HAH
Donut?? noooo.... full size sweetheart.... and the only other thing on that list that sucks is the TPMS... and that's only 'cause it has slow reaction... and I took it off... hahahaha
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@carbuff1991: why do that? most of them come with a aux in...
Because I have an older low-end JVC that only has the line-out for an amp, and I am too cheap to upgrade.
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Will this work on my stock radio?
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yeah yeah, i already got told that by Marie too, but with an Mp3 plug in you got seat belt pretensioners, a smart junction box, possibly tpms, a donut spare, a square steering wheel, and a bent multi function switch so HAH

that made me crack up so hard im still laughing
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Actually - I wouldnt see wasting the money on this myself - most aftermarket headunits give you an 1/8" input on the front, along with a USB input as well - I use both every day and actually have a more permanent USB setup with me Sansa E270 to play music from.. all controlled through the headunit - I only payed about 140 for my headunit back when I first got my truck.. was the first big thing I did, lol
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i agree about the aftermarket headunit thing, but you must not be aware of my factory radio fetish
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Yeah I'm the same way, I hate the way single din aftermarket headunits look.
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