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Old June 25th, 2010, 06:04 PM
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flip up head unit

Is anyone running a flip up head unit in there center console? If so which one, and do yo uhave any pictures of it installed? Pros/cons of this set up?

------ Follow up post added June 25th, 2010 06:27 PM ------

Also, the reason I am thinking about this is to use it as navigation. Are there any suggestion for units with good on/off road navigation programs?
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Old June 25th, 2010, 10:08 PM
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If the radio is in the stock location, I think the screen could get in the way. Not to mention that the navigation function might be difficult to use.

But, try it, be a trendsetter.
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Old June 25th, 2010, 11:45 PM
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Not done it myself but these pics would suggest that it would be hard to see and might get in the way of the shifter (If you wanted to shift into 1st like when using engine breaking in hilll descents)? If you are driving and trying to use it as a GPS I would imagine it would be a PITA as well as dangerous to keep looking down there. If it was a motorized screen then I am not sure the mechanism would last overly long either.

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Old June 26th, 2010, 10:20 PM
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what kind of console are you running? if you are running a Tuffy box then I would assume the lip around the stereo mount would be too much unless you raise the radio up with a spacer of some kind and then you would still probably need to make sure the unit has multiple angles. I thought about doing this in my truck as well for navigation as well because I am tired of picking the suction cup mount up off the floor!
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Old June 26th, 2010, 10:26 PM
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It is a tuffy, and I think I am leaning away from this idea. I just don't think the motorized screen would last long driving off road. I live about 10 miles down a dirt road that is not maintained, and it is hard an everything. I guess I will just have to go with a separate gps. Thank you all for your input.
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Len from American Dirt Roads built me a custom mount for my Garmin GPS. It sits on the dash above where the ashtray used to sit. This installed without drilling a single hole. I ran power up through the dash so it's mostly seamless. It also has a mount for the head unit of my Kenwood TM-D710A radio.

Pics here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/defende...7606694461778/

I'm removing it soon and going a different route on the radio and GPS. Going to build a new GPS mount that sits on the far left side (also drill-less) and will be mounting an Icom radio faceplate down to the left of the hazard lamp switch (again, no drilling).

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Old June 27th, 2010, 08:07 AM
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that looks good. I am thinking of something that isn't so easily seen from outside the truck.
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