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Icon4 ipod adapter or In dash cd player

i am undecided!! i want to either buy an ipod adapter for my factory radio or get a new cd player to connect my ipod. which option would be best?

USA SPEC iPod Interface Connects your iPod to select Ford factory radios at Crutchfield.com
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I have a transmitter installed in my truck that hooks into the radio through the antenna. Once I flip the switch under the dash, the signal overpowers local stations.

I had it installed at a local audio shop. I wish I could remember the name of it. The sound quality is excellent. Its a good solution if you don't want to go aftermarket just yet.
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didn't know they had an adapter for our factory stereo.i wonder if the adapter would work with a zune ?
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go aftermarket. you will not regret it. the difference in sounds qulity is amazing
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I would go aftermarket if you've got the money, it will benefit you in the long run
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for that price, go aftermarket
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The transmitter I have was right at $100. But now my stock radio is starting to go out, so now I wished I would have went aftermarket
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I like the look of the stock stereo better than the cheap single DINs. I'll be ordering an adapter for my new/old stock stereo.
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I like the look of the stock stereo better than the cheap single DINs. I'll be ordering an adapter for my new/old stock stereo.
That's why I originally got the adapter, and I'd love to go double din, I just need the $$
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I like the look of the stock stereo better than the cheap single DINs. I'll be ordering an adapter for my new/old stock stereo.
thats why i want to go with the adapter because i want to keep the interior as it is, if guys have a chance click on the link below and tell me what u think

USA SPEC iPod Interface Connects your iPod to select Ford factory radios at Crutchfield.com
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I have that exact adapter in my Mustang, it works great. You do need to hook up a power source so it will charge the iPod but you can get that right at the 12v outlet in the bezel.
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If you go with the USA Spec, check out Amazon.com, i just looked it up real quick and found it for $102 on there.

Amazon.com: Used and New: USA SPEC iPodŽ Interface Connects your iPod to select Ford factory radios
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That's basically what mine does, only it hooks into the radio through the antenna, so you can't use the OEM radio to control the ipod
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I installed an iSimple IS77...box hooks up between ur antenna and radio...u tune to a preset station, flip the power switch and u get ur tunes from an mp3 player or ipod. This thing charges your ipod as well...about $80 at bestbuy and installed it myself.
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I installed an iSimple IS77...box hooks up between ur antenna and radio...u tune to a preset station, flip the power switch and u get ur tunes from an mp3 player or ipod. This thing charges your ipod as well...about $80 at bestbuy and installed it myself.
i was trying to search the iSimple IS77 on bestbuy's site, and the one i found was about 139.99. http://www.bestbuy.com/site/iSimple+...=1218068779609
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I installed an iSimple IS77...box hooks up between ur antenna and radio...u tune to a preset station, flip the power switch and u get ur tunes from an mp3 player or ipod. This thing charges your ipod as well...about $80 at bestbuy and installed it myself.
That's what I have, it's a different brand but I love it
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