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Old February 27th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #1
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planning to get a 30GB iPod before summer, and i'm looking for a way to securely mount it. i have every intention of drilling into my dash to do so if need be, but the only mounts i see on ebay are ones that clamp the sides, and are probably made of cheap components that wont hold well. i also see mount with clamps that go around tubes/rollbars, which i don't have, but they look stout.

i want something that will securely hold it while offroading.

any experiences with anything?
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Old February 27th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #2
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Old February 27th, 2008, 03:01 PM   #3
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Old February 27th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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http://www.griffintechnology.com/category/car
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Here is what I did on the FJ. They make mounts for just about every vehicle.

The mounting bracket is made by Panavise and the cradle is the DICE video cradle. The DICE will accept any iPod ever made. The Panavise bolted to factory trim screws. The mount is about as solid as it gets. The connector on the DICE is a standard iPod like the bottom of the iPod and an 1/8" video jack.

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You can get an Alpine head unit with iPod integration for 100 bucks and just throw it in the glovebox where it won't get covered in mud and what not (well, less mud in my case)
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Old February 27th, 2008, 08:53 PM   #7
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You can get an Alpine head unit with iPod integration for 100 bucks and just throw it in the glovebox where it won't get covered in mud and what not (well, less mud in my case)
Thats where I keep mine in both the truck and the dd. The dd has the ipod box that plugs into the HU, and I mounted it behind the glovebox so no one but me knows I even have an ipod. The truck has a newer HU with the plug in already built in, so that just got routed behind the dash to the glovebox itself, so again, its hidden and safe.
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No Brainer, Industrial Velcro, available at Lowes. No mounts, hole drilling, no da. Done it this way for the last three years. Loop on Ipod, hook on dash. Easy removal, still fits in holster, Works on my HD Ultra , Plane, Truck, etc... Really works, but it might not be complex and wonderful enough for some. I recommend direct wiring into good CD player with accessory RCA jacks inputs usually in the back. Forget the FM transmitters to an unused FM channel, too congested.

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Thats where I keep mine in both the truck and the dd. The dd has the ipod box that plugs into the HU, and I mounted it behind the glovebox so no one but me knows I even have an ipod. The truck has a newer HU with the plug in already built in, so that just got routed behind the dash to the glovebox itself, so again, its hidden and safe.
My buddy des the same, works great. I have an old school set up and just toss my iriver in my center consul when wheeling.
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i have one of the Belkin Tunestations for my zune, keeps it charged up and you have an option to use the FM transmitter or the line out. looks good and keeps it charged. i love it.
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