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Any decent rear license plate cams? Under $50?

Discussion in 'Explorer Audio & Navigation' started by Zagnut, May 9, 2018.

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    1. Zagnut

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      Subject says it all.
      Exploder is a 4th gen. Backs tinted privacy glass (dark!). No idea where to mount a backup camera otherwise.

      This is for a new head unit for kids mommy, and the 06 EB I bought her a couple weeks back. Stock HU display is burned out, so replacing it with a 6.2/7in touch screen. Want to hook up a rear cam.

      Thanks!
       
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      Bueller?
       
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      Thanks Bob! I think that ones actually on my short list. Had a nice one picked out (eRapta ert03, great reviews), but I didn't snag one of the last 5 or 6 left. Sad panda.

      Still hunting. Got the new touchscreen head unit today, with metra mount kit, harness and antenna adapter.

      Still gotta order the sub driver, enclosure, and amp too, a whole $115.
      If you aren't familiar with Parts Express, I highly recommend you familiarize with them.

      Not going to install until I have all components. Was a car audio sales guy, and installer, in the past. Do it all at once or not at all.

      Head unit is a relatively cheap one, recommended by forum member Brandon Armstrong, in this thread:
      Double din touchscreen radios?

      If you compare this to Crutchfields version, you'll notice it's pretty much identical.
      Axxera AV6118Bi

      And I saved $50. Woot!

      Sub and amp incoming!
       
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      Oh definitely. I have been a customer of parts express since 2007. Great company and awesome products. I almost convinced my wife to name our son Dayton, but she eventually caught on haha.
       
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      Love PE! Have a Dayton 10in powered sub in the living room. For the whole $120, it's the best, cost efficient, home sub I've found!

      Ordering a GRS 10SW-4, a Belva 1.2 ft2 sealed box and pioneer GM-A3702 amp.
      For $110, I can't complain. Math and measurements say it should be quite satisfying. Here's my low cost sub thread at PE Goldwood GRS 10SW-4 mobile amp - Techtalk Speaker Building, Audio, Video Discussion Forum

      20 years ago I had 4 12in jls in a Ford escort... Fed by about 1200w/rms from a Phoenix zx350 running bridged at I think 1ohm. Seperates we're MB Quarts driven by PPI Art series, 100.4? Don't recall.. Back when I was young and had endless money from no expenses.
      I'm obviously more refined and sophisticated these days. A single, low powered, SQ 10 will suffice. Especially with 3 kids.
       
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      Pulled the trigger tonight on that GRS 10, Belva cab and pioneer amp I found at crutchfield. Along with all wiring, interconnects, connectors, etc...for about $180 all in shipped.
      Still gotta get a backup cam before I install. Im excited since stock HU display is blown and not factory sub. Been a while since I went for a good sounding auto system. Hell..hardly have time to enjoy my Infinity IL8 home towers :/ . Maybe at least I can appreciate Dave Brubeck once again in the Exploder.
       
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      Got all the "pre-wiring" and mounting done this weekend. Just need a nice day to install it all.
      Finally got an eRapta Ert3 license plate cam too.
      Forgot how much I love, yet hate, soldering. Put disconnects on the amp so I can remove the sub if I need extra space. Stupid grill clamps weren't compatible, so had to improvise with small fender washers. Not pretty, but functional.

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      UPDATE...

      Finally got the new head unit and sub installed.

      This $20 sub sounds stupid good! For the whole $120 the sub, enclosure, and amp cost...I'm absolutely amazed! If I didn't have kids, I'd order 3 more of the subs, enclosures, and bolt them all together into a cube. Would make got a cheap sq spl setup.

      I'd never stick this sub into a ported enclosure for car audio. It's pretty accurate and cabin gain takes it down into the low 30s easily...with little power.

      For someone with the space for a 1ft3 box, looking to add some low end on the cheap, I'd highly recommend this driver, enclosure and amp.


      The backup cam will have to wait for another day. After popping off the interior tailgate panel, I realized it's going to take more time than running wiring for the sub.

      Still trying to figure out how I can run the cam cable without having to drill a hole in the tailgate. But I'm afraid I'll need to. And then have to figure out how to run the cable up and into the cabin.
       

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