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Just installed the Roady XT in my R. Not hard to do at all and was happy with how it came out. Here is pic of my mounting location. I am finding that some stations sound a little metalic where others are crystal clear. I love the programming and coverage but am not so impressed with the sound quality. Anyone else have this problem?<p><IMG SRC="http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c228/tjdurfee/DSC01741.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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hmm, I dont like the location...but thats just my lame s80 opinion as people will tell you.... However love the shoes, Banana Republic or Gucci?
 

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Yes I am missing the Pen holder, I bought the car used and it never came with one. As for the shoes, they are Pirelli Nero M&S's <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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haha <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Thats what I meant
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (Reno R)

Well, I think my mounting point is a bit better but this thread got overrun as usual <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (JRL)

Where did you mount yours Jim? I have a Sirius Sportster, and I don't really like it anywhere. But then again, I like the in-dash cupholder.
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (needsdecaf)

About an inch lower than his, top of Roady flush right at the bottom of the A/C vent.<br>But it's mounted FLUSH, not on a stuck out bracket <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> like his is
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (JRL)

It is mounted flush. The back of the Roady is right up against the dash. The bracket that I made mounts to the inside of the cubby. I mounted it up a little higher so I can still use some of the space below.
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (Reno R)

/me puts on MOD hat.<p>I cleaned up the thread.<p>Lets try and keep it on topic.<p>Thanks<p>/me takes off MOD hat
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (Reno R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reno R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It is mounted flush. The back of the Roady is right up against the dash. The bracket that I made mounts to the inside of the cubby. I mounted it up a little higher so I can still use some of the space below.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>MINE is flush.<br>You have that giant bracket, my Roady is just "there"
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (JRL)

Could you post a picture? So you did not use the base at all? How did you plug in the antena, power, etc? What did you use for a power source?
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (Reno R)

I like the look on the install....except for the exposed wires. Mine are hidden behind the dash hole. Here's a link to a post I made with my xm install.<br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59717&page=4" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...age=4</A> (it's on page 4)<p>My unit is a bit bigger than the roady XT so it sits a bit lower. The sound quality is not quite as good as the radio and certainly not as good as the CD, but it's acceptable. I almost exclusively listen to xm now so I'm used to it.
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (soledoc)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>soledoc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I like the look on the install....except for the exposed wires. Mine are hidden behind the dash hole. Here's a link to a post I made with my xm install.<br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=59717&page=4" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...age=4</A> (it's on page 4)<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>I don't like that mount either, at all.
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (Reno R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reno R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Could you post a picture? So you did not use the base at all? How did you plug in the antena, power, etc? What did you use for a power source?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I don't post pics, email me for a picture, I just took sone of my install<br>Power source, no idea, behind the dash somewherer.<br>Antenna is on the rear roof, no wires, all hidden throughout the car. They came out from the side of the dash, through the "A" pillar, under the headliner and out the rear hatch. All you see (as everyone does) is about 1/2" of wire to the antenna from the center of the hatch.<br>Unit is double sided taped to the dash.<br>You cannot see any tape, it's been there for two years and never moves, very solid<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by JRL at 11:45 AM 7-1-2006</i>
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I don't like that mount either, at all.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm not surprised. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> I like it fine. It's not flush, which I wish it was, but it's actually closer to your hands this way. It works well and is comfortable to reach the controls. Plus....it's got a blue readout <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> and has aluminum trim.
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (Reno R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reno R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">JRL, what were your thoughts on the quality of XM?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>It's fine.<br>It's FM modulated so it sounds like a high quality FM station but with our radios, it's just fine for me
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (Reno R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Reno R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I love the programming and coverage but am not so impressed with the sound quality. Anyone else have this problem?<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>As far as quality goes, I am very happy with it. I did away with FM Modulation as quickly as I could. I got the USA Spec and can connect my Ipod and my XM radio. It sounds better than the radio but not as good as the CDs. <p>On a side note: My ipod sounds incredible. I would say that it sounds better than my CDs. I don't know if this is accurate since I hardly listen to CDs since I buy all my music online and put it right on my ipod. But I love the sound of it. <p>I would reccomend going with the USA Spec unit or Mrg_Ed's unit. I think It will greatly increase the sound quality.<p>As for mounting:<br>I like the location. Mine blocks my vent and I wish it didn't now that I am in Arizona for the summer. However, I don't like the exposed wires. I wonder if there is another mounting option that puts the wires in the back.<p><br>-Luke
 

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Re: Roady XT in my R (luke8302)

If you find a mount for the XT that puts the wires in back let me know. Also I took the picture from lower than my head is when I am in the seat so they do not show as much but I would still like it cleaner.
 
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