Greetings: The CD player in my FJ Jammer stereo in my 2007 MT with 116,000 miles has stopped working so was looking to replace the stereo unit with something more modern and do some upgrades for my off road use. This is my hunting rig and I travel logging roads and primitive roads so bumpy, muddy and cold. During non hunting season I will use the FJ on the weekend to keep the battery going and for trips to the range.
My plan was upgrade the FJ stereo so I can interface with either Andriod and Iphone devices to play music or audio books, I do not use XM even though I have the antenna. I want to add CB radio for when in the woods with little to no cell coverage when hunting with my nephew and others and add OBD2 reader that will let me see codes, monitor engine performance realtime.
After doing a bunch of research here and looking at all the threads, my thought is to keep the original speakers that came with the FJ: 2 door, 2 dash and 2 rear pillars and wire (I removed the sub-woofer to make storage room) . My budget was $500-$700.
Before I buy all this gear I wanted to hear if this was good plan or bad.
1)Kenwood Excelon KDC-X303, CD receiver from Crutchfield, with the wiring harness, Crux SWRTY-61S Wiring Interface for steering column control and Metra 95-8202 2 Din Dash Kit - ~ $200.00
2) ScanGuage II ~ 160.
3 A) Add single DIN CB radio – looking at the President Johnson II radio and then the antenna (Firestick FS), mount (BozTec), cable etc. ~250.00.
3B)my other option is to go with the Midland 75-822 and see about mounting the ScanGuage II in the other DIN slot with Scosche single DIN mount.
While researching i saw the comments on the Insane Audio FJ 1002 and then the threads on going with the Andriod units and then adding front a rear cameras...that would be nice but dam $$$.
thanks for any input