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    Default Portable or Bluetooth speakers in a deuce?

    Search around the forums the last 2 days and I haven't found anybody talking about using portable or Bluetooth speakers in a deuce and a half. Now my deuce has a muffler so conversation in there isn't as hard as it used to be, but I want to be able to run a Bluetooth speaker or something for music without having to set up a whole stereo system. Has anybody done this and if so was it successful?
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    When I was at the Hammers earlier this year a guy had one about 3 or 4 feet long set up on a crossbar behind his seats in a single open cab pickup with no windows and a noisy engine, it was clear loud and sounded great, couldn't tell you a brand name but I doubt it would be hard to find a variety of them on the intardnet .

    I would say that's about the same situation as a Deuce in stock configuration .
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    I have a JBL Extreme portable bluetooth speaker that works fairly well for when I'm in my M211. I like the portability of it, and it has loops on top so you can hook a strap to it to mount it if need be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carboarius View Post
    I have a JBL Extreme portable bluetooth speaker that works fairly well for when I'm in my M211. I like the portability of it, and it has loops on top so you can hook a strap to it to mount it if need be.

    Pretty good sound quality inside the truck?
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    Not bad sound quality, pretty good bass, fairly loud too. But my deuce is a gasser GMC m211, so it might be a little quieter than your M35.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carboarius View Post
    Not bad sound quality, pretty good bass, fairly loud too. But my deuce is a gasser GMC m211, so it might be a little quieter than your M35.
    Mine has a muffler at least so no ear pro needed.
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    Blue tooth ! been using it a couple of years now, Wont go back to wired speakers again !

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    Which speaker are you using?
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    None. I want to hear what's going on with the truck, and I want every bit of available attention given to what's going on around me. Driving 14,000 lb. vehicles with 70+ year-old brake and suspension technology, steering that's prone to harsh bump-steer impulses, no anti-locks, no air bags, nothing to cushion impact from the sheet metal inside the cab, driving a high-profile vehicle with a roof that'll crush flat like tin foil if you roll it (or even worse, canvas)... IMO Listening to a stereo shouldn't even remotely be a consideration if we want to protect ourselves, those around us, and our right to continue driving such vehicles. I absolutely love driving my truck. I'm not afraid to drive my truck. But, by God I keep a close grip on what could happen if I'm distracted (or the bimbo in the prius next to me is) and I do my best to drive accordingly, as we all should.
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    I can 100% agree with you, however I am capable of having music in the background and paying attention to the road and my truck. Think that's BS? That's ok, I can fly a multi-million dollar fixed wing aircraft, work 4 radios, ICS and a MIRC chat...... I think I can drive my truck and have some music in the background and not get transfixed in a sing-along.
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