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    Question Gooseneck stability?

    Okay, I have decided to go with a gooseneck install into my 96 Jeep Cherokee (keeping singledin HU, HVAC controls, and vent). I have been ing these forums and ing for goosenecks and found a whole slew of 'em. Popular ones out there seem to be the kind you bolt on the passenger seatrail bolt and you have a 21" neck to mount onto. That seems like an awesome idea, but I am very concerned with the bouncing of a 8" Xenarc.
    I can't seem to find any 6" goosenecks either. I was thinking about taking off the ashtray completely and mounting it there, coming up 90 degrees.

    I would just like to hear from people who have used/using goosenecks or any other swing-arm devices and how the rigidity of it is under normal driving conditions. Thanks!!

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    I messed around with one, I found under UK roads it wasn't very stable at all.
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    ugh, goosenecks suck, only thing i've ever been able to use them with is cell phones because they are light enough.
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    Poops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaVEWHQ
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    Just disappointed, tis all. Was just hoping someone would say "Yea, I got so and so gooseneck and it was rock stable". The mounting is whats holding up my project!

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    I agree with everyone else. You can just imagine what'll happen if you brake hard enough and the gooseneck slams into your dash. I used to have one with an old cd player (way way back when) and the cd would skip all the time.
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaVEWHQ
    Just disappointed, tis all. Was just hoping someone would say "Yea, I got so and so gooseneck and it was rock stable". The mounting is whats holding up my project!
    Don't feel too bad about it... You'll just come up with a better idea, and like anyone else who thought it was a neat plan (myself included) think back to the days when you thought it was going to be neat.

    Just image.. you go to press next track on the touch screen.. and push the screen over!
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    This is sort of on topic. One of my buds bought an LCD from EIO and was trying to mount it. He had no room in his dash so he had to mount it on the dash. He bought an arm used to hold a rear view mirror. His screen weighs alot (mostly because he made the box out of metal. His wobbles, but if your screen weighs less, you may have luck. It looks really nice though, a little 2-3 inch arm.. costs under 10USD.

    EDIT: Oops, I didn't notice you had a touch screen.. That makes things a little different.

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