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Old 04-04-2010, 06:33 PM   #1
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Looking for pics and ideas of what you guys have done to set up a stereo system on your 4 wheelers(4 wheelers, not mules,rhino, etc)? Box will sit on the front rack.


I have an idea of what I am going to do but lets see whatcha got!
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:34 PM   #2
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I use my river cooler DJ.... Multi purpose, ya know!!!
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:36 PM   #3
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I use my river cooler DJ.... Multi purpose, ya know!!!
This is one idea I have kicked around......... can you post up your set up or post a link to your DIY for me Bud?
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Old 04-04-2010, 06:38 PM   #4
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Buddy just built one.. PVC pipe the circumference of the speaker you're going to use. Speakers go on each end then are siliconed. Wires are then ran to a small ammo can that holds a motorcycle radio amp and an mp3 player. All mounts on the front rack.
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Here ya go DJ.... This thing will throw down, I have used it for pasture parties, the river, 4-wheeling, the uses are limitless....









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Old 04-04-2010, 06:55 PM   #6
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I-Pod!
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:09 PM   #7
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The one I have I bought from highlifter.com. It's under miscellaneous products. Its made out of PVC pipe that has been rhino lined. Marine speakers with amp contained inside the pipe. You can hard wire it to a switch or use the cigarette lighter plug if your ATV/UTV has one. Requires an ipod or mp3 player. I have a waterproof case attached to handlebars to hold my ipod. It is waterproof and pretty robust. I have had some pretty spectacular crashes and this thing still works great. $305 on highlifter.
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:15 PM   #8
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Lol what do you need a stereo on an ATV for?
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Lol what do you need a stereo on an ATV for?
I was having the same thought....guess it makes for a good time!
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Lol what do you need a stereo on an ATV for?
We use our 4 wheelers for more than just utility. We use ours for joy rides and booze croozes at atv parks and private land. I built ours out of OSB and bedlined it. Put 4 6"1/2 Sony marine grade speakers with 300w 4ch motorcycle amp inside box. Run everything off of an iPod. Just plug it all into the 12v plug and enjoy. We've been using it now for about 2yrs without issue. I'll have to take pics and resize them if you're interested in seeing it.
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:51 PM   #11
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:56 PM   #12
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We've built some of our own and now use these. Also made here in Texas. Just add mp3 or ipod of choice. Best setup is the older ipod shuffle.

http://mototunes.net/
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:57 PM   #13
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I use my river cooler DJ.... Multi purpose, ya know!!!
I do the same. I have the same setup as you. I built it for around $200 but it cold be done cheaper using cheaper components. The only difference that I see in my setup and yours is that I use the 12V rechargeable feeder batteries to power it. I went through a couple of those lawn batteries in a year and the feeder batteries have held up better, although they don't last as long so I keep an extra in the cooler.




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Old 04-04-2010, 10:57 PM   #14
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We use our 4 wheelers for more than just utility. We use ours for joy rides and booze croozes at atv parks and private land. I built ours out of OSB and bedlined it. Put 4 6"1/2 Sony marine grade speakers with 300w 4ch motorcycle amp inside box. Run everything off of an iPod. Just plug it all into the 12v plug and enjoy. We've been using it now for about 2yrs without issue. I'll have to take pics and resize them if you're interested in seeing it.
Oh ok that sounds cool I thought it might be to scare the deer off
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Deer are curious they just might walk right up to us to see what all the racket is.LOL
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Old 04-04-2010, 11:11 PM   #16
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I use a river cooler with an i-pod, bungee cord it to the front rack & go. 200 watts, a feeder battery & a solar panel. Use it at home, at camp & to call predators, best $100 I have spent in a while!
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bump..........


keep em coming guys...
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I do the same. I have the same setup as you. I built it for around $200 but it cold be done cheaper using cheaper components. The only difference that I see in my setup and yours is that I use the 12V rechargeable feeder batteries to power it. I went through a couple of those lawn batteries in a year and the feeder batteries have held up better, although they don't last as long so I keep an extra in the cooler.




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I hear ya, I had the amp and speakers in the barn... All I had to buy when I built mine was the battery and RCA-MP3 cable... Cost me all of about $45 to build mine!!! And I have had great luck out of my little $20 battery from walmart, it lasts for two days and I am on my second year with it.... But if I have to replace it this year that's only $10 a year....
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While we are at it........ is there a way to make the MP3 to where I can change songs on my own? Or do I have to leave it in the box/cooler/pipe?
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I ride with mine in a waterproof otterbox. I can change songs on the fly or setup a playlist and let it play.
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While we are at it........ is there a way to make the MP3 to where I can change songs on my own? Or do I have to leave it in the box/cooler/pipe?
DJ, buy you a waterproof case for your mp3/ipod...

On mine, I just run the cord out between the lid and the cooler (I added a rubber gasket around my lid) and the gasket seals it good and then the mp3/ipod is in a water proof case!!!
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DJ, buy you a waterproof case for your mp3/ipod...

On mine, I just run the cord out between the lid and the cooler (I added a rubber gasket around my lid) and the gasket seals it good and then the mp3/ipod is in a water proof case!!!
cool!


Do they sell a cheap mount for the ipod?
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Do they sell a cheap mount for the ipod?
Mount??? To mount it to what???
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Mount??? To mount it to what???
handle bars, fender hell i dunno!!!! I'm new to this stuff LOL
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handle bars, fender hell i dunno!!!! I'm new to this stuff LOL
They might make them, I dont have a mount... I always threw my mp3 in my saddle bags on the bike when we were 4 wheelin and I put it under the bungee (the one that holds the lid down tight) when I am floatin!!!
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They might make them, I dont have a mount... I always threw my mp3 in my saddle bags on the bike when we were 4 wheelin and I put it under the bungee (the one that holds the lid down tight) when I am floatin!!!
saddle bags on a wheeler??????



Man I DO have alot to learn about this!!!!
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Man I DO have alot to learn about this!!!!
Yes Sir... Instead of leather (like your used to) mine were camo!!!!
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Yes Sir... Instead of leather (like your used to) mine were camo!!!!
I don't even run bags on my real bike!!!! Well I have one small one up on my bars.
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i don't even run bags on my real bike!!!! Well i have one small one up on my bars.
Here you go DJ..... Hope this helps!!!!

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Here you go DJ..... Hope this helps!!!!

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hmmmmmmmm may have to get a set
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:53 PM   #33
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I have the same set of saddle bags and they are great for putting stuff in while riding.
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where can i pick up a set?
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Old 04-05-2010, 10:19 PM   #35
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No pics but here is mine. 6 inch PVC pipe 8 inch long with 90 degree elbows. On the opening of the elbows i have Kicker 6 1/2 marine speakers siliconed. In the middle of the 6 inch PVC I have a 300watt Motorcycle amp. Power and ground wire goes to cig lighter. Speaker wire goes to speakers of course, and finialy I bought from (radio shack) a cord that has RCA cables on one end that plug into the amp and the head phone jack on the other so you can plug it into a MP3, Ipod. ect. Both the power wire and the Ipod wire comes out threw small hole drilled into the PVC and hole was filled in with silicone.
This is 100% waterproof.....field tested! lmao. and Jams up very nice. Hope this helps.
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where can i pick up a set?
DJ, I bet if you do a search for ATV saddle bags you will find more than you care to look at!!!!! Places like... Cabelas, Gander, Bass pro, Maybe Academy!!!
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DJ, I bet if you do a search for ATV saddle bags you will find more than you care to look at!!!!! Places like... Cabelas, Gander, Bass pro, Maybe Academy!!!
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