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The SRT10 stero supports Sirus or XM. Dodge charges 300.00+ for the tuner. I noticed the after market tuners are 50.00. Does anyone know if I can use a aftermarket tuner that will work with my stock deck like the factory one would?
 

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I know some XM tuners will then broadcast on a low FM frequency (like some aftermarket CD changers). You just tune your factory radio on that station to listen to your XM. But you will lose some sound quality.
 

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I think that dodge sells sirrus, I've never listened to sirrus so can't help you with their stations, just that howard stern will be on soon. You will get better sound quality coming thru your own radio. If you go to an aftermarket unit, you will have to have a tuner, or fm modulator, which hooks thru your antenna. Then when you wish to listen to xm you simply tune to an upper station such as 89.1 or so. The quality is affected somewhat, But unless you are a sound afficianado you probably want notice. You will hear a difference in the loudness going from satelite back to fm, which is because you are going thru an fm modulator. I use xm delphi, Its nice because you can install the car kit in every vehicle and one in your home and you can have one unit and just take it in which ever vehicle you choose, plus i like there display also. I've had xm now for over a year and until I got the ram I don't think I have listened to fm at all, and can tell you that it does work coast to coast, very very few places I ever lost service, if so it was not for long . Hope this helps.
 

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I think that dodge sells sirrus, I've never listened to sirrus so can't help you with their stations, just that howard stern will be on soon. You will get better sound quality coming thru your own radio. If you go to an aftermarket unit, you will have to have a tuner, or fm modulator, which hooks thru your antenna. Then when you wish to listen to xm you simply tune to an upper station such as 89.1 or so. The quality is affected somewhat, But unless you are a sound afficianado you probably want notice. You will hear a difference in the loudness going from satelite back to fm, which is because you are going thru an fm modulator. I use xm delphi, Its nice because you can install the car kit in every vehicle and one in your home and you can have one unit and just take it in which ever vehicle you choose, plus i like there display also. I've had xm now for over a year and until I got the ram I don't think I have listened to fm at all, and can tell you that it does work coast to coast, very very few places I ever lost service, if so it was not for long . Hope this helps.

Yep it helps. I was wondering if it was worth having or not. What I was trying to find out was their a aftermarket tuner for the stock radio? You can buy one from dodge but it's way over priced like 250 to much.. The stock deck
supports sirus or xm you just need the tuner. Crutchfield sales them for Kenwood etc... for 50. I'll talk to them see what they have to say about it and post what I find.
 

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If you use the delphi unit which can go from vehicle to vehicle you need #040sa50002 69.99 car kit, wired modulator #040sa10003 49.99, or wireless #040sa10081 29.99. their origanal skifi is on sale for 79.99, with possibly a 10% discount with multiple buy but ask for it. They do have a xm direct tuner #107xrt12 49.99 but you also need a smart adapter which I don't think our tuners use, they may know of something esle good luck.www.crutchfield.com
 
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