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  • gotta love NOT getting stock navi option

    It left me all this room under the dash to put my GPS and wireless. Signals are suprisingly good.

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  • #2
    GPS unit IN the dashboard?
    Theres no way you could get good reception that way.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Nico3k
      GPS unit IN the dashboard?
      Theres no way you could get good reception that way.
      It all depends what cover is made of. If it was metal then yeh, but it's plastic. Plastic is surprisingly good at transmitting radio signals.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by 0l33l
        It all depends what cover is made of. If it was metal then yeh, but it's plastic. Plastic is surprisingly good at transmitting radio signals.
        Hah, that depends on the GPS too.. I get a 3D lock INSIDE my garage, two full layers of Wood (Roof) and Shingles on top (not to say, the car's windshield).
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        • #5
          *drools* SO MUCH DASH SPACE! Damn my tiny rectangle that can only hold a head unit.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by guino
            Hah, that depends on the GPS too.. I get a 3D lock INSIDE my garage, two full layers of Wood (Roof) and Shingles on top (not to say, the car's windshield).
            What do you have? I got a lock one inside my apartment. I've got an earthmate
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            • #7
              Originally posted by 0l33l
              It all depends what cover is made of. If it was metal then yeh, but it's plastic. Plastic is surprisingly good at transmitting radio signals.
              your physics teacher would have a heart attack! Surely you mean plastic is suprisingly transparent to radio signals??? tut tut

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nico3k
                GPS unit IN the dashboard?
                Theres no way you could get good reception that way.
                I have mine hidden DEEPPPPP inside the dash and the reception is NOT different than sitting on top of the dash.
                BTW the dash is make out of CHEAP plastic. I think it has been going to atleast couple re-cycle cycle.

                And 2K upgrade option from the dealer is a waste (IMHO). I am glad I didn't take that route.

                And yes, the yellow Delorme Earthmate was able to see 4 sats when the car is in the garage (Composite single + wood + drywall + windshield + cheap plastic).
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Scouse Monkey
                  your physics teacher would have a heart attack! Surely you mean plastic is suprisingly transparent to radio signals??? tut tut
                  I haven't taken physics yet That's 12th grade. But yeh, plastic doesn't block the signals like metal does.
                  Originally posted by MatrixPC
                  And yes, the yellow Delorme Earthmate was able to see 4 sats when the car is in the garage (Composite single + wood + drywall + windshield + cheap plastic).
                  Good to hear
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