Car Talk

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  1. cr6

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    Too funny!
     
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    Now that's funny...
     
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    Give me 10 minutes in that car...just 10.
     
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    This one too?
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    Yup. Those sema cars are worth a lot of money.
     
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    I've been quietly working with a dynontune company..we might finally be making a sema debut with our "plans" next year .i hope
     
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    I don't have $250k for a sema car.
     
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    That Bugatti would be close to $2.5M...

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    Hoping some of you car/phone enthusiasts can help me out.
    I am growing very frustrated with using my phone to actually take/make calls while driving....
    For several years I've been struggling with trying to talk on my phone while driving my FJ Cruiser. It's a pretty noisy vehicle, so I get complaints from callers that there's too much noise, sound robotic, or I break up. My best option has always been a headset, but I am really trying to get away from having something plugged into my ear while driving. With the dash so far away from me, if I use my dash mount for my phone, I have a hard time projecting my voice so the caller can hear me. I purchased a Motorola Roadster Pro a while back. I love the sound quality for music and calls, but the callers complain, again, about not being able to understand what I'm saying. I alternate between clipping it to my front visor and side visor, but it doesn't help (I think it's too far up and away from me). I've tried sitting it on my dash, but that was really bad. Apparently the mic does better if it has something soft around it to buffer some of the cabin noise.
    I'm really at a loss as to what to do. I've been reading FJ and Moto forums trying to find a solution. I'm even wondering if there's some sort of external mic I could hook up somehow -- someway. I really love being able to use my phone without an ear piece, but at a total loss as to what else I can do short of adding extra insulation to my truck -- which ain't gonna happen.
    Thoughts? Suggestions? Anyone been there -- done that?
     
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    I drive a F350 Diesel, 4x with large mudder tires, about all the negative noise issues combined, and have the same Motorola unit. I tried about 6 others before choosing to stay with the Motorola. I liked it because it paired easily with the stereo so I could hear the other party on the truck speakers. As for sound clarity for the caller, that's a condition of the truck and with surround noise. I make it a point to not have lengthy conversation on the phone while driving the truck, in some aspects it's nice and it keeps the calls short. The use of a corded earpiece is about the only other item that is somewhat less noisy, any noise canceling function is going to make your voice sound hollow etc.
    Maybe others have found a new unit that works better, but after trying so many and reading/watching so many reviews, the Roadsters seem to be the best at this point.

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    When I talk in my car, which is rare, I use a plantronics ear piece. I still get people saying they can't understand me or its very noisy.
     
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    I think the distance between the unit and me might be part of the issue for the callers. There's really nothing close by to mount the speaker on and the cabin is really noisy between the tires and road noise. I love having my music come across that speaker. It actually sounds better than the stock speakers that came in my FJ. If I go back to an ear piece, my music will only come across it -- which I am trying to avoid. It seems like it should be a really simple fix, but I'm finding it's not. This time of year I do a lot of solo driving and spend a lot of time on the phone, so I really need to figure something out -- if possible.