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katiekay 11-03-2012 02:35 PM

Kuda phone mount!!!
 
So I decided to upgrade my iPhone mount I had before to a Kuda!

What I started with:
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...07313240_n.jpg

That DVD HU is getting replaced with a HU that has iPhone connectivity soon.

What the Kuda mount looks like:
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...00107464_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...19477075_n.jpg

Now Kuda USA will sell you a mount for your specific phone type, however I did not like their gawdy-looking universal iPhone mount, so I just bought the mount base.

So I went searching for a nicer-style mount to attach to the base and I found one that I liked at Wal-mart for $17.00. It was an iphone cup-holder style mount and I just used the top of it. I did have to cut a hole in the Kuda to get the iPhone mount on it.

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...86592472_n.jpg

Back side of the mount:
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...68917957_n.jpg
Side view:
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...36540297_n.jpg

I went with this style iPhone mount for another reason too - I don't have to take my phone out of the case to put it in my car! And I can also use this mount for just about any other type of phone as well.


The kuda has a tab that you have to put behind the radio bezel - only way to do that is to take the stereo out and un-bolt the right side of the bezel with a 7mm socket.

And finished product:
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...20243337_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...96575040_n.jpg

There is also a screw that comes with the Kuda that mounts inside the glovebox

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...09535149_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...91164917_n.jpg

Here is the HU that will replace my DVD HU:
http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130P740...H-P7400HD.html

Kuda's website:
http://www.kudausa.com/kuda-custom-l...8-04-k181.html

They also have it for the 05-07, 08-11, and the [poke] MK3!

It is a well made piece, and it is wrapped in real leather as well.

Here is the updated stereo, the only wire showing is a USB cable that connects to the back of the HU now:
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...73028513_n.jpg
http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...56249411_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...06882127_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...58079997_n.jpg

And here is the rest of the stereo:
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...52926895_n.jpg
http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...72562399_n.jpg

Current stereo:
-Pioneer High-Def HU
-Alpine 6x8's in the front and back
-Alpine 4-channel AMP
-Alpine 500w amp
-Rockford Fosgate 8" sub in SVT enclosure
_Rockford Fosgate Amp wiring harness with fusebox
-LED's

What do you guys think!

zx3_bmxrider 11-03-2012 02:36 PM

Thats nice! Looks good. Alot better than just laying the phone in the cupholder!

katiekay 11-03-2012 02:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zx3_bmxrider (Post 4437839)
Thats nice! Looks good. Alot better than just laying the phone in the cupholder!

Thanks

Sure is! and now all the wires are all hidden!

GreySkorpion 11-03-2012 02:54 PM

Looks great!

sam fisher 11-03-2012 02:58 PM

looks good man

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SkyPilot 11-03-2012 03:14 PM

Finally im not the only one!

Ive had thae same one in my 04 for 7 years now, and also have one in my 12.

These are great mounts people, expensive yes but they last!

katiekay 11-03-2012 03:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SkyPilot (Post 4437895)
Finally im not the only one!

Ive had thae same one in my 04 for 7 years now, and also have one in my 12.

These are great mounts people, expensive yes but they last!

Awesome! So its just us 2 lol Hopefully more people will get these. They are expensive, but the quality is top notch. Post up some pics of both of yours!


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SkyPilot 11-03-2012 04:12 PM

2012

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ps5e6a31eb.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...ps86ac05da.jpg

and 2004 (very old pic)
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...7/100_0743.jpg

katiekay 11-03-2012 06:51 PM

^Those look awesome! I really like how the 2012 looks!

SvviftSVT 11-03-2012 06:53 PM

Looks sweet.


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