2018 Charger R/T install

mrweather

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Thought I'd start a thread of my own 2018 Dodge Charger R/T Blacktop to add to the earlier Charger pics by another RR user.

Yaesu FTM-400XDR (drawer is mounted in the spare tire well, grabbed power from the trunk-mounted battery) Speaker is mounted in behind the head and works well enough:

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Larsen NMO150HW for VHF (trunk)
Larsen NMOQ for UHF (roof)
Each antenna feeds a Comet diplexer which feeds the FTM-400XDR drawer:

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A trunk mounted battery must have made this an easy install! Looks great and nicely done.
 

mrweather

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Thanks guys. Yes, battery in the trunk made the install much easier. My last couple of cars have had this arrangement (Cadillac CTS-V and Pontiac G8).
 

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Very nice install! Though I do like Yaesu radios, the face of the FTM-400 is a bit too big. I think when the new FTM-300 is released, I will look into getting that radio instead. Problem is, I like the storage and cubbies that the Charger has. Hmm...
 

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Very nice install! Though I do like Yaesu radios, the face of the FTM-400 is a bit too big. I think when the new FTM-300 is released, I will look into getting that radio instead. Problem is, I like the storage and cubbies that the Charger has. Hmm...
Isn't the 300's control head bigger than the 400's? Wider at least. Anyway, I digress...
 

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Isn't the 300's control head bigger than the 400's? Wider at least. Anyway, I digress...
That's a good question. In the pics I've seen, it looks to be a bit narrower than the 400, but not by much.

Because space is an issue for me in my '10 Charger, the 400 wouldn't work. I have an FT-8800 in it currently with just barely enough room to add a second radio head. In looking at the 300, that still may be too big for me.
 

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That's a good question. In the pics I've seen, it looks to be a bit narrower than the 400, but not by much.
Looks like 5.47" vs 5.51"...so... .04" narrower than the 400 I guess it is. I was thinking it was wider so I will admit being wrong.
 

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Looks like 5.47" vs 5.51"...so... .04" narrower than the 400 I guess it is. I was thinking it was wider so I will admit being wrong.
Okay... Yeah... that still won't work for me. I can shop around for the 100. I know it's going away soon, if not already. Maybe there's a good deal to be had with then soon.

Thank you, 03msc!
 
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