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Offline challenger_73

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alternate location for aftermarket radio
« on: January 07, 2016 - 02:56:02 pm »
I am trying to leave my factory radio in it's present location and install an aftermarket radio in an alternate location. Has anyone done this? If so, can you please post pictures of where you installed it?  Thanks.

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Offline dfrazz

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Re: alternate location for aftermarket radio
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2016 - 04:21:53 pm »
I am trying to leave my factory radio in it's present location and install an aftermarket radio in an alternate location. Has anyone done this? If so, can you please post pictures of where you installed it?  Thanks.

challenger_73

Some guys mount it in the glovebox, with amps under the seat or in the trunk.

Offline 70chall440

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Re: alternate location for aftermarket radio
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2016 - 01:18:44 am »
I looked at this when I was doing my 70 Challenger, at one point I looked at one of the companies that build modern versions of the old radios like

http://www.vintageautoradio.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_new.tpl&product_id=100&category_id=4&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=67

Not real cheap but beats some of the other options. There is the hidden radio which I have seen installed, nice and clean and the price isn't bad.

http://www.classiccarstereos.com/category/Secretaudio-SST.html

In the end, I did what most did and installed an aftermarket deck into the challenger.
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Offline challenger_73

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Re: alternate location for aftermarket radio
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2016 - 11:23:29 am »
Thanks....I am going to look at the hidden radio option. Sounds good! Thanks again

Offline Fern

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Re: alternate location for aftermarket radio
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2016 - 05:49:04 pm »
As long as the radio has a remote, you can just about mount it anywhere.

Offline 73cudabr

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Re: alternate location for aftermarket radio
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2016 - 02:08:14 pm »
I used Diamond Audio for my speakers and amp. 2, 4 inch round in dash, and 2 6x9 in rear. Diamond uses a different material for their drivers which are more weather resistant. If your trunk is like mine it's bare metal with some holes in it. I mounted my Amp underneath the driver seat which powers my 4 speakers. My BT media player is mounted under passenger seat. As a previous poster mentioned I ran a Infrared censor from the deck to the dash which allows a remote signal to hit it. Since I don't have passengers I used a Amp/Sub low profile combo and set it behind the driver seat. Can be easily disconnected if I need the space or want to move it, otherwise it stays pretty hidden. Outside of an Iphone chargering wire coming out from seat, you don't know it's there.

i'm very pleased with the sound quality, and the small sub rounds out the lows so it's not too overbearing.