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Getting XM #389891 Feb 1, 11:45pm Feb 1, 11:45pm
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Getting XM
Im getting the Delphi unit, skyfi2, and also got the car kit.. was wondering if anyone has one, and knows if it fits in our cubby hole above the stereo, if not where have you guys mounted yours? this needs to be able to come in and out, so i can use it at home also.

Re: Getting XM [Re: ElectricIcE] #389892 Feb 2, 4:13pm Feb 2, 4:13pm
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i dont like sat. radio... sounded horrible (maby it was just that specific unit)
but i didnt like the quality thumbsdown puke

Re: Getting XM [Re: Shiftyz1x] #389893 Feb 2, 5:06pm Feb 2, 5:06pm
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I have the SKYFI 1. I love it! It's worth the $9.99 to listen to commercial free music. The reception is great. I use the cassette adapter for it because it sounds like CD quality. I tried the FM Modulator, but it lost bass, so I switched back to the cassette. No complaints thumbsup


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Re: Getting XM [Re: CRBN BLU] #389894 Feb 2, 5:09pm Feb 2, 5:09pm
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Im going to wire min up using the aux input on my headunit, so it will be the best method possible... Where did you mount your carkit for your skyfi? do you have any pictures of it? the car kit i ordered is on backorder, so im trying to get everything figured out in the meantime.


To shiftyz1x:
Saying sat. radio is to broad, there are two companies, both very different in the technology they use, also the unit and wiring methods are very diverse. Install plays a large role, as well as which company your using.

Re: Getting XM [Re: ElectricIcE] #389895 Feb 2, 6:04pm Feb 2, 6:04pm
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The arrow in the picture shows where I stuck the dock to using 3M Extreme Velcro. It took many types of sticky material to find one that would stay up even in extreme heat. This works. The antenna i have mounted mid-roof rear, then I have the cord coming through the crack before the hatch, then tucked underneath the headliner down the passenger side, down the A-pillar, behind the glove box, then out the fuse kick panel in the passenger side foot space. Comes right out in the perfect place. The unit is easily accessible.

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Re: Getting XM [Re: CRBN BLU] #389896 Feb 2, 6:12pm Feb 2, 6:12pm
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XM is awesome i steal my mom's honda accord v-6 (sorry guys its the 2004 i know honda is like the devil lol) but i love XM great sound quality


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Re: Getting XM [Re: CRBN BLU] #389897 Feb 2, 6:13pm Feb 2, 6:13pm
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I have and Alpine deck that was XM radio and I actually hooked up SIRIUS radio to it beacause i liked their setup a lot better. the sound quality is much better than radio. The only problem is I cant take it out of my car, but i dont listen to that much music outside my car.

Re: Getting XM [Re: GTS02] #389898 Feb 2, 6:54pm Feb 2, 6:54pm
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I have the XM radio with the DELPHI unit, and it is the best mod to my car yet

Re: Getting XM [Re: AZZKIKR] #389899 Feb 2, 6:56pm Feb 2, 6:56pm
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any of you with the delphi unit, does it even come close to fitting in that little compartment?

Re: Getting XM [Re: ElectricIcE] #389900 Feb 2, 7:06pm Feb 2, 7:06pm
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Originally Posted by ElectricIcE
any of you with the delphi unit, does it even come close to fitting in that little compartment?


Since it requires the mounting base, I highly doubt it.


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Re: Getting XM [Re: CRBN BLU] #389901 Feb 2, 9:52pm Feb 2, 9:52pm
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I took the door off the ashtray and used my dremmel to trim it a little but now it fits awesome and can come in and out if I need.

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Re: Getting XM [Re: Barrett] #389902 Feb 2, 10:39pm Feb 2, 10:39pm
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Barret, can you take some more closeup picture, and email them to me or something?, that looks pretty slick, wouldnt mind seeing a tutorial of some kind.

Re: Getting XM [Re: Barrett] #389903 Feb 3, 2:10pm Feb 3, 2:10pm
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Originally Posted by Barrett
I took the door off the ashtray and used my dremmel to trim it a little but now it fits awesome and can come in and out if I need.


That was a pretty good idea Barret, nicely done thumbsup

Re: Getting XM [Re: GTS02] #389904 Feb 3, 3:27pm Feb 3, 3:27pm
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I have the Sony Unit with the built-in XM Radio Tuner, looks a lot like Barrett's radio unit but it's black. It's more money but definitely looks nice, XM is the way to go

Re: Getting XM [Re: lambbbo] #389905 Feb 3, 3:39pm Feb 3, 3:39pm
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Your XM Roady is about half as big as the SKYFI. I think fitment would be a larger issue.


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Re: Getting XM [Re: CRBN BLU] #389906 Feb 3, 4:05pm Feb 3, 4:05pm
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i didnt know there was such a large difference in size... oh well, when its here in hand, ill have to toy with install location a bit, im usually decent in coming up with something...everything else on my car is stealth, i want this prt to be also.

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i like SIRIUS better than XM... SIRIUS has MUCH better channels...


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Re: Getting XM [Re: celikitten] #389908 Feb 3, 4:20pm Feb 3, 4:20pm
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I liked the channels offerd by sirius better as well, but i spent about 2 hours at both of the two booths at CES, and concluded that the technology XM uses yeilds higher quality, and greater possability to expand...especially if they ever start to do local stations on satallite( which I hope they do at some point). I am also hoping that since sirius will now have more then 120 channels, and XM has 100, that XM will add a few more music stations, we will see...

Re: Getting XM [Re: ElectricIcE] #389909 Feb 3, 5:11pm Feb 3, 5:11pm
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Heres mine. I had to modify the base station and that was a pain smile

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Re: Getting XM [Re: mxmcelica] #389910 Feb 3, 5:22pm Feb 3, 5:22pm
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mxm celica, what did you have to do to the base ? that came out pretty nice, looks great, would be even better(IMO) if you could close the lid and have the whole thing hiddien.

Re: Getting XM [Re: ElectricIcE] #389911 Feb 3, 5:41pm Feb 3, 5:41pm
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I had to crack open the base and rewire the board. My friend did the rewiring though. Then I relocaded the base/board behind the dash. Not a fun project IMO

Re: Getting XM [Re: mxmcelica] #389912 Feb 3, 5:43pm Feb 3, 5:43pm
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looks very nice, well done, and worth the effort if you ask me.

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Thanks grin

Re: Getting XM [Re: mxmcelica] #389914 Feb 3, 5:51pm Feb 3, 5:51pm
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If it were me then I wouldn't put the reciever in the cabin door, that doesn't look very good in my opinion, I'm not trashing anyone who does that though. I would consider getting the roadie 2 though, the color almost completly matches the console and its very easy to put it in the ashtray. Here's the close-up you wanted. Good luck!!

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Re: Getting XM [Re: Barrett] #389916 Feb 4, 12:53pm Feb 4, 12:53pm
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Sirius has a bigger bandwidth and can broadcast video; they just don't yet.
XM just launched a second satellite; Sirius already has three up. XM currently charges for listening online; Sirius lets you listen online free. XM might charge you extra to listen to every channel they offer. Sirius is more expensive.

Either way, satellite radio is just awsome, regardless of which one you choose. thumbsup

I went with an integrated built-in kit, so it's car only (but I didn't like the idea of having a huge external unit hanging around somewhere in my car sticking out and getting in the way). I wouldn't listen to it in the house since I have a 125-disc CD changer and internet access at home.

To everyone else: If you don't have satellite radio, go get it!! grin

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