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Unread 08-22-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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Cd player for off road

My venerable OEM CD player is dead and I'm looking to replace it. The Mopar units are crazy expensive so I'm thinking of a regular car CD player, but want one that won't destroy my CDs when bumping through the woods. Any ideas or recommendations?

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Unread 08-22-2013, 04:08 PM   #2
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I've used Pioneer for years. Never had an issue. Any new, name brand (Sony Pioneer, Kenwood, Alpine, etc) ,stereo unit will work just fine.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 04:11 PM   #3
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Get an aftermarket unit that has a aux port. Then download your music on to an (I think I have this right) MP3 player or similar mobile device. Then hook up this portable device to your new stereo to listen to your tunes. My first MP3 player could hold a total of about 16 songs (back in 1999) but I am told these new devices hold much more....probably a couple CDs worth of songs if you get a really really good one. Plus you can take the songs with you and not leave them in a jeep to get stolen, though, not really sure who steals CDs these days.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 04:46 PM   #4
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Ya, the new mp3 players hold thousands of songs. Or, most new stereos have blue tooth connectivity. If you have a smart phone, you can connect it to your new stereo wirelessly.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:14 PM   #6
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As already stated, one with an aux port allows you to hook up an mp3 player or your phone via its headphone jack. Mine also has a USB port and you can put a thumb drive in it. I got a 16gb thumb drive off newegg for about $10 I think that only sticks out about 1/4 inch from the front of the head unit. I actually put the same head unit in both my jeep and my car and have two of the thumb drives. Several options for music. It has a cd player, but I've never put a cd in it.
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Radios other then CB and Ham are pointless offroad. Listen to your rig not the stereo
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Get an aftermarket unit that has a aux port. Then download your music on to an (I think I have this right) MP3 player or similar mobile device. Then hook up this portable device to your new stereo to listen to your tunes. My first MP3 player could hold a total of about 16 songs (back in 1999) but I am told these new devices hold much more....probably a couple CDs worth of songs if you get a really really good one. Plus you can take the songs with you and not leave them in a jeep to get stolen, though, not really sure who steals CDs these days.
You're out of touch old man. Kids these days listen to Panera and Sportify.
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You're out of touch old man. Kids these days listen to Panera and Sportify.
Do they order Sandwiches or bread while listening? Panera
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Radios other then CB and Ham are pointless offroad. Listen to your rig not the stereo
I tend to agree with this. I am always turning the stereo down while wheeling, and my wife is always turning it up.

My factory cd player quit giving me back my CDs. I've thought about replacing it, but then I would have to battle the wife on the volume even more. Not much radio reception up in the mountains where I wheel, so it works out perfectly for me.....

But, that does not help the millions of dual purpose rigs out there with failing factory head units.
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CD's? It's not 1999 anymore man....

Aux input, Ipod. Good to go.
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CD's? It's not 1999 anymore man....

Aux input, Ipod. Good to go.
Old habits, like a vehicle with a fold down windshield and removable doors, die hard!
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Check out: http://www.crutchfield.com/ You can put in your Jeep model, year, etc. and they will show you car units that will fit your stock radio location. They also have everything you need to install it. I would get Bluetooth and make sure it has at least an aux port (looks like the plug for a set of headphones), and you can even get them with a usb port just like on a computer. Then you can get a usb flash drive and load mp3's on it and just plug it right in to the radio. Heck, if you want to spend the $ you can even get one with a screen and nav built in too!
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I prefer onlinecarstereo over crutchfield, they have better pricing and more brands
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