Ipod for car audio

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  1. rsxratedr

    rsxratedr New Member

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    I plan on purchasing a used volkswagen that prolly doesnt have the ipod compatible jack so i was wondering what device do i buy to be able to connect my ipod through the car w/o using the cassette. I did some research and i came upon the FM transmitter is that what im looking for? Because i dont want interference if i get poor reception, so is there anything of the nature? that it just plays the ipod as its a cd? Thank You in advance
     
  2. skolen

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    Some companies make kits that let you wire in an iPod into a factory HU. Google your model (car) and iPod adapter.
     
  3. rsxratedr

    rsxratedr New Member

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    hmm would that be better then getting an adapter/transmitter?
     
  4. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    FM transmitter is a steaming pile of shit. doesn't come in very well, depending on the car. I just have it hooked up to my aftermarket HU.
     
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    aftermarket hu or a link kit is much better than an fm modulator. hell even the cassette tape works much better.
     
  6. skolen

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    My sister has the Belkin one in her Beetle which has the Typhoon audio system. It sounds a lot better than I figured it would.
     
  7. rsxratedr

    rsxratedr New Member

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    I think im better off with those aftermarket connectors? soo which one do you guys recommend? and how much is the whole process?
     
  8. skolen

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    What model VW do you have?
     
  9. rsxratedr

    rsxratedr New Member

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    well i dont actually have one yet but i plan to purchase and 04-05 jetta
     
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    rsxratedr New Member

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    what do you mean? large collection? its expensive ....
     
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  12. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    buy the cord. i bought a factory interface cable for my 05 scion tc. it allows for rca input. so i have my sirius radio and ipod headphone jack cords hooked into a splitter (i guess combiner) and to a headphone to rca cord

    works great, as long as both things aren't connected or turned on, otherwise the sound will be muted somewhat
     
  13. mojito

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    just get a new deck
     
  14. REDandBLACKpack

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    X2 go with an aftermarket deck. The new alpine models are great with ipods. I love my 9887, no lag at all with scrolling on the headunit and it sounds amazing.
     
  15. rsxratedr

    rsxratedr New Member

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    You guys are talking smart to a noob i need explanation a new deck? And ultra can you get me a link of what your talking about?
     
  16. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i bought this:
    http://www.logjamelectronics.com/pietoy03aux.html
    they also have ipod connectors
    that site is pretty good, if you have a question, give them a call
     
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