2012 Super Black Xterra Pro-4X
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Hi all - thought I'd try and consolidate some of the Q&A here:
- The pump is the additional RAM Tough Wedge Accessory insert. It's basically an air bladder with a hand pump (someone mentioned like a blood pressure cuff, that's a perfect analogy). It allows you to pump up the air bladder to create a real tight fit. It slides into the Tough Wedge softshell sleeve (alongside the original Tough Wedge hard plastic insert).
- I've only had a chance to test this a couple of times, but so far it's worked great. On the road and smooth dirt roads there's been no shaking. When I tried it on semi-rough off-roading, it shook a little, but nothing that bothered me too much. You can buy different length arms, so the longer the arm, the more shaking you'll experience. I purchased the 6" arm and the 2" arm, figuring I'll switch to the shorter arm when the off-roading gets too rough and the longer arm shakes too much.
- The nice thing about this setup, at least to me, is the customization of it: different length arms, can be moved around (slide the Tough Wedge back & forth to your best fit), non-permanent, let's me use a bigger screen with a full-size iPad, etc.
- As you can see from the pics, I switched out the OEM Rockford Fosgate head unit with a Kenwood unit that has Apple Carplay. If Apple ever allows the non-Apple apps to play through Apple Carplay, then I'd probably no longer use this setup and just use Gaia through Apple Carplay. But, I'm not holding my breath for this, as Apple is pretty restrictive (e.g., Waze and Google Maps are not allowed, only Apple Maps, via Carplay). Maybe Android users will have better luck.
Hope this helps!
Last edited by LVX; 05-18-2018 at 02:58 PM.