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post #1 of 9 Old 04-13-2007, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Tips for Satellite Radio (portable) installation...

Anyone have any tips or info on setting up a Sirius portable radio?

I have the Sirius Sportster4. I also purchased a direct FM transmitter, cause the built in one sucks.

Looking for suggestions as well on mounting the antenna, as well as mounts for inside the Jeep (98 JGC Limited).

I have been looking at this one http://www.gbxdirect.com/store/uni_mount.php because I would like to mount right next to the radio, and I think this has the clearance needed.

This one http://www.pro-fit-intl.com/Adobe/JP-71-96.pdf is more of a direct fit, but I dislike the mounting location as well as the possible interference with the vent.

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post #2 of 9 Old 04-13-2007, 08:31 PM
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I bought the bracket from pro-fit for my wifes durango for her sirius sportster...very good product but way overpriced...

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post #3 of 9 Old 04-13-2007, 10:07 PM
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I just used the included sticky mount and mounted it on the flat piece of plastic next to the radio/by the vents. I then hid the excess 12V wire under the passenger side carpet and then ran the sat antenna cable under the center consoler -> drivers seat -> along drivers side panel -> slit the rear rubber seal to put it through -> finished off by running it up and around the rear hatch -> secured the antenna as instructed by the manual.

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post #4 of 9 Old 04-14-2007, 10:34 AM
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I would reccomend the Pro-Fit as well, shouldn't be overpriced unless you got ripped off, should be about $35 retail.

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post #5 of 9 Old 04-14-2007, 10:59 AM
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I paid @ $35-40...I just thought it was a little high...but then again...It's the only place i could find the specific bracket that i needed....It is a good product though...

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post #6 of 9 Old 04-14-2007, 11:05 AM
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I'd go with the Pro-Fit mount, at least you know it will fit without having to bend it.


If you do decide on the Bracketron, shop around a little. That price seems high.

Another option, if you don't mind drilling, is a Ram-Mount. http://www.ram-mount.com
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post #7 of 9 Old 04-15-2007, 11:02 AM
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Mount the antenna on the rollbar, just stuff it under the padding and zip it up.
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post #8 of 9 Old 04-15-2007, 11:28 AM
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Mount the antenna on the rollbar, just stuff it under the padding and zip it up.
Easy in a Wrangler, not so easy in a Grand Cherokee.

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Easy in a Wrangler, not so easy in a Grand Cherokee.
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