Is is possible to get XM without aftermarket HU?

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  1. Seadee456

    Seadee456 New Member

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    I have a 4Runner that I want to get XM radio for but I don't want to buy an aftermarket headunit, is there a separate tuner that I can get?
     
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    Yes, my dad has one in his 01 Silverado. It basically feeds through a tape adapter like the carkit would from a Sony Discman. I hope that came out right... I am a bit loopy atm...
    It's a separate tuner, you just plug it in an go. My dad bought one of those XM boom boxes as well, so when he's home my bro uses the XM and pugs the tuner into the boombox. Works like a charm :)
     
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    Most are hooked up via an FM modulator. There are quite a few models around that arent specific.
     
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    Don't you need an antanna or something sticking out of the car, I want to do as little install as possible seeing how I prob won't keep this car much longer
     
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    Yea you do. Come with the kit.
     
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    Yes, they're not like a normal car antenna tho, more like the cell phone ones
     
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    The antenna is pretty much a little black box, you can get it window mounted or roof mounted.
     
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    get the FM modulated type, much cleaner looking than going the cassette adapter route.
     
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    How is the sound quality on one of those?
     
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    Very good actually. I had always heard that FM modulated units did not sound great, but after hearing a few setups in person, I have to say that I couldn't tell the difference between them and aftermarket types.
     

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