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the tile is just sitting on the floor but it doesn't move at all... i haven't done any wheeling since i installed it so i cant vouch for it being a durable solution but it works for now
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nice setup
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Here is what I recommend:

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This is a Pro-fit VSM kit. I have installed three of these now (an '05 Mazda3, my '03 Ranger, and my '99 Miata) plus assisted on a couple other installs using the 'universal' kits for vehicles that 'VSM' kits weren't offered. I highly recommend them. Well worth the $$$.

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Colin, is that you? Welcome back if so!
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man, i have to get involved in mine when i get home...Im also inheiriting (sp?) a garmin GPS ( baby one) when i get back from my dad-in-law....I need to know where im ging when i am tracking down those potential recruits!
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man, i have to get involved in mine when i get home...Im also inheiriting (sp?) a garmin GPS ( baby one) when i get back from my dad-in-law....I need to know where im ging when i am tracking down those potential recruits!
Between the gps and the XM, your dash will be covered with goodies! How are you liking the XM? I just got sirius on Saturday and I love it....
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the rock stations kind of suck but im rocking some country ones.all in all i like it and glad i bought it i cant wait to post up pics!
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They change periodically. I'm not sure if it's the same people doing all the programming.
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does xm have commercials on the music stations? i read somewhere they were going to
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I've been hearing that you get what you pay for... if you buy the low grade units you get awful quality, but if you buy the more expensive receivers you get better quality... I had the sportscaster from XM and it sucked ballz...but today at lunch the restaurant I was in had XM and it sounded crystal clear...
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They have commercials on the channels programmed by outside network interests (like ClearChannel). Most channels still do not.

That was actually a legal action ClearChannel filed and won to be able to broadcast commercials.

ALL the radio services on all channels have commercials for the radio service itself and little bits about what's on other channels on the service. They're commercials technically, but they're not really a problem on most channels.
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They have commercials on the channels programmed by outside network interests (like ClearChannel). Most channels still do not.

That was actually a legal action ClearChannel filed and won to be able to broadcast commercials.

ALL the radio services on all channels have commercials for the radio service itself and little bits about what's on other channels on the service. They're commercials technically, but they're not really a problem on most channels.
yeah thats like sirius but they only have commercials on the talk stations like espn, fox news and howard stern
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some stations have commercials..I was refering to the songs they play not the quality, I have the Roady XT and its clear as clear can be
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My XT is good also.
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the hell is that under the satellite?
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Looks like an iPod to me...just overexposed so you can't see the jog dial.
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i cant wait to get home and install mine right and put the GPS in
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Yes john, it's a IPod
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not to hijack the thread or anything but how are you guys powering the satelite receivers without using the cig lighter?? i have wires everywhere!!
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Hardwire it.

In my view you have a couple options:
- Hack up the cig adapter your set comes w/ and solder or wire-tap it into the accessory line behind the dash
- Buy another cig adapter to hack up, thus keeping the one that comes w/ your set intact
- Buy a cig adapter splitter and hack that up, wire one of the cig adapter sockets into the harness behind the dash, then plug the cig adapter into it (and tie wrap it in place) behind the dash, then close everything backup

I went w/ option #2. Radio-smack sells universal adapters w/ bare wires on the other end. Add a fuse just to be safe. This was a real must-do in the miata as the interior is too nice looking to have extra wires everywhere. I've been toying w/ doing #3 w/ a belkin adapter I bought for my ipod now. It has a mini amp and headphone jack built in, so I can't just lob off the cig-adapter end on that one.

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Right now I have a line-in cable coming out from the glovebox (I've since given up on the FM modulator). Now I need to figure out a way to deal w/ the line in cord. Cord/cable routing is much easier in the truck w/ the way the radio/HVAC bezel works.
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that looks real nice and clean bubba. i just got myself a new deck and got an line in cable in my glove box aswell as an ipod adaptor too. i would like to do a similar setup like what you have.. looks real good.
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Ha ha! That must be Colin -- I think the Miata's a give-away, lol...

Nice suspense though.
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All these look good..today I went to CC to check on a pair of tweeters for the truck. I asked for installatoin of tweets and go ahead and throw in the xm install.....LMAO 71.99 to hard install XM and 45 to install tweets! I just laughed and walked out
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i now have xm built into my headunit (no more external unit) and the sq is much better. I actually used xm all from va to pa today!
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