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Unread 03-06-2013, 12:16 PM   #16
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I thought $199 for the basic model was quite reasonable.

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Agreed. They have a lot of nice features to them and mine sounds great. Pretty good power out of such a little radio. Plus, it has a USB connection along with two more aux inputs in the back. Its nice being able to use my IPod. I really like mine because it looks "correct" in a CJ.

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Unread 06-19-2013, 02:44 PM   #17
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It's a different brand stereo, but I picked up a "stock" looking one from Vintage Vibes. http://www.vintagevibes.net/jeep_cj.htm

They have two models; one with USB/iPod inputs ($229) and one without ($169).

It's nice and short so it fits perfectly behind the dash and it looks great with the Jeep lettering.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 03:17 PM   #18
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I like that. It's got a bit more power and it comes with a usb port on a 14" cord. Thanks for sharing. How's the sound quality, and how well does it find distant FM stations and hold them?
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Unread 06-19-2013, 03:47 PM   #19
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I'm still in the build stage so I've only had it temporarily turned on in the barn. So far it sounds good and loud through the Infinity speakers I installed in the dash but I guess I won't really know until I finish and get it out on the road. I'll provide an update once I've had a chance to hear it over the road noise.
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Unread 06-19-2013, 08:47 PM   #20
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If you zoom in you can see I'm running the original in the dash. Pretty cool!
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I'm still searching for an 8-track player for my cj!!!
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Unread 06-20-2013, 01:20 PM   #22
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It's a different brand stereo, but I picked up a "stock" looking one from Vintage Vibes. http://www.vintagevibes.net/jeep_cj.htm

They have two models; one with USB/iPod inputs ($229) and one without ($169).

It's nice and short so it fits perfectly behind the dash and it looks great with the Jeep lettering.
I bought that one, as well. So far, I'm very happy with it. I just switched out the knobs and slid on Jeep factory knobs.

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Unread 06-20-2013, 03:18 PM   #23
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I bought that one, as well. So far, I'm very happy with it. I just switched out the knobs and slid on Jeep factory knobs.

Rich
I like that idea. May have to do the same.
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Unread 07-03-2013, 08:43 PM   #24
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I bought that one, as well. So far, I'm very happy with it. I just switched out the knobs and slid on Jeep factory knobs.

Rich
Did you already have the factory knobs? I see you can get them with the Zuma or Retrosound radios but I don't see them for sale alone. I did see some NOS knobs on flebay for $199. but that aint happenen
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Unread 07-04-2013, 05:32 AM   #25
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I bought a set of factory knobs (4 pcs.) on ebay for $64.00. I wanted them, and didn't have much of a choice, otherwise...

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I bought a set of factory knobs (4 pcs.) on ebay for $64.00. I wanted them, and didn't have much of a choice, otherwise...

Rich
The cost of OEM knobs is one of the reasons I pull them off, along with the ash tray and cigarette lighter when parking anywhere for a long period of time out in public.
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Unread 07-04-2013, 06:01 AM   #27
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I bought a set of factory knobs (4 pcs.) on ebay for $64.00. I wanted them, and didn't have much of a choice, otherwise...

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I know I've paid more than I wanted for items I had to have. $64.00 is better than $199. I'll keep looking. Thanks

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The cost of OEM knobs is one of the reasons I pull them off, along with the ash tray and cigarette lighter when parking anywhere for a long period of time out in public.
I haven't done that YET, but I think that I might, from now on...what the heck-they're small enough to keep in my pocket.

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