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Discussion in '2nd Gen Tundras (2007-2013)' started by TheBeast, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. Oct 4, 2019 at 9:39 PM
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    TheBeast

    TheBeast [OP] The Beach

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  2. Oct 4, 2019 at 9:40 PM
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    TheBeast [OP] The Beach

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    reserved #2
     
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  3. Oct 6, 2019 at 4:41 PM
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    Looks awesome! Been searching for a setup basically the same.

    What types of screws/bolts did you use? And did you take off the dash to secure it or?
     
  4. Oct 6, 2019 at 4:48 PM
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    thanks. yes nothing made for our trucks so I had to come up with something solid. I had the RAM suction cup before but it keeps falling off.

    I got the 10" RAM track: remove the radio and drill through dashboard. #10 screws 10-32. have nyloc nuts and big washers on each of them. 6 totals, alternated (zig zag) for max coverage with washers (kinda like acting as a solid plate). I painted the screws black when I was done assembling.

    $10 for the RAM track and $5 worth of hardware. its rock solid and no bent on dashboard or track. It follows the contours well.

    I still have space for 2 more devices there if I wanted. I might add a front facing camera in the middle.

    run the USB cables behind dash for a cleaner setup.

    measure twice..drill once :)
     
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  5. Oct 6, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    left is iphone paired with Alpine HU via Carplay, right has the ipad connected via bluetooth to external GPS unit + GAIA map.
     
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  6. Oct 6, 2019 at 5:08 PM
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    ICS fab using similar hardware:

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  7. Oct 7, 2019 at 6:17 PM
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    Just received the Dual Sky Pro GPS unit. Paired right away with my old IPad and locked on 35 satellites (GPS + GLONASS)...GAIA map accurate too. Real test will be in upcoming desert trip.
     
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  8. Oct 7, 2019 at 6:55 PM
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    e30cabrio I'm e30cabrio, I'm a modaholic

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    What app does it use?

    Sorry, I wasn't paying attention. I guess it's GAIA map.

    Looks great.
     
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  9. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM
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    GravityGear

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    I see you went with the SkyPro. Will you be mounting it on the dash, or on the roof/exterior of the truck?
     
  10. Oct 13, 2019 at 8:25 PM
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    I have it in the dash board right now. Comes with a non sliding pad. Doesn’t move and I lock on 35 satellites. Very accurate with GAIA maps. I was in remote northern Arizona with no cell signal at all and it was dead on. Happy with the setup so far. I recommend to leave it connected to USB or else the battery might not last long especially with multiple devices Bluetooth to it ( up to 5 simultaneous)
     
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