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Intercom and car to car communication.

Discussion in 'General Side X Side Discussions' started by cw_mi, Aug 10, 2018.

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  1. cw_mi

    cw_mi chuck SXS Nation Regular

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    My friends and i are research communication systems for our group. And i also want to add an intercom for the wife and I.
    I understand Rugged might be the best, but I can't justify spending that kind of money for both intercom and car to car. And I know I can't get 8 other people to, some that might need two systems each.
    Not to mention , I have heard that Rugged's equipment has a lot of "Proprietary" things, cables connectors ,etc. When I hear that I generally run the other way.

    I am seriously considering these set ups. Looking for other options as well.

    For intercom only, which will only be used when riding with the wife :

    https://www.sampsonracing.com/Two-Pl...ts-p/h8110.htm

    https://www.sampsonracing.com/Off-Ro...h-headsets.htm

    And this set up (with helmet kit )for when I'm riding with the group :

    https://www.sxsradios.com/products/2...th-ngp-antenna
     
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    @Curt can probably fill you in a bit more on the rugged set up. He has both the radio and intercom set up. I rode with him for a minute and I can tell you the intercom set up is cool!
     
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    Yeah I’m running the Rugged setup. It’s very expensive and works extremely well. I know not everyone can justify the expense and I didn’t want to spend it but I’m glad I did. It makes communicating with my wife really easy. Well I guess that’s a good thing. :eek::cool::D
    Our sponsor SXS Radios does a great job with Radios and he has an intercom setup too.
    I have some hearing issues and hats helmet setups. They aren’t clear at all for me. I switched to a headrest with the Simpson helmets that are designed to sit on top of them. They work great.
     
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    Looks good. You will like the intercom. It’s really cool.
     
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    Got a chance to try them out over the weekend. So far so good. There is a little bit of fumbling around to get them comfortable and sitting right. The mic doesn't like to stay right against my mouth, so sometimes I had to just put a finger on it while talking. Overall they worked great, had some music playing in the background ... and I didn't have to listen to the awful sounding motor..LOL
    After the ride ,I was messing around with the helmets and headsets and found that if I put the headset on first and the helmet last (I know, it isn't supposed to be that way) there was much less messing around and the fitment was much better.

    https://i.imgur.com/ICpv4JX.jpg
     
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