A Baraboo, Wisconsin, client happened to spot us as he was driving past on his way to the Shoe Box. It’s a store within eyesight of OTGT here in Black Earth, Wisconsin, that is famous for being the world’s largest shoe store.
He stopped in to see if there was any way we could clean up and help with his overall daily use and the functionality of his 2000 Dodge Ram with the Cummins diesel. He was planning on putting another 100,000–200,000 more miles on the truck before retiring it.
He was using a Bluetooth earbud while driving, in addition to a windshield-mounted Garmin GPS navigation piece and a dash-mounted SiriusXM satellite receiver. It was just too much stuff hanging all over and too difficult to use it all easily.
We cleaned everything up and streamlined it all by installing a Clarion NZ503 flip-out touchscreen audio unit. It comes with quite a few nice features that were helpful for this situation – built-in Bluetooth calling and audio streaming, navigation, and SiriusXM satellite radio functionality when an optional add-on SXV300v1 tuner is included. That satellite tuner is completely behind the scenes with no wiring or extra devices visible.
When all was said and done, we got everything integrated into his Ram, and all onto a single screen for him! He was stoked and told us this was going to add to many more years of enjoyment from his truck. He was so excited that he actually had us take the truck back into the bay to replace his stock Infinity 6×9″ front door speakers with some Hertz Dieci 6x9s.
While in the door, we upgraded the output and quality of the speakers by damping the doors with seven sheets of Hushmat, and coupled the speakers to the doors with F.A.S.T. Rings acoustic baffles. Now he’s rockin’!
Love your older vehicle and not ready to let it go to the graveyard just yet, but want those missing newer vehicle features? Come see us at On the Go Tech and we will take care of all of your needs with your current vehicle that you enjoy and still own. New features, older vehicles, no problem. Contact Us Here!