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What backup cameras do you use?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Burner1061, Jun 20, 2021.

  1. Jun 20, 2021 at 12:12 AM
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    Burner1061

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    Dirtridercrf250

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    I use the one that come in the truck. Why would you want to change the stock one ?
     
  3. Jun 20, 2021 at 3:22 AM
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    super_white

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    He said "add" one so maybe the truck didn't have one originally?
    If it does have a OEM backup camera, I would use that.

    I added one to my base model truck and I bought a Toyota one.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2021 at 3:23 AM
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  5. Jun 20, 2021 at 8:14 AM
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    GRNT4R

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    It appears to be an 06 based off his profile info and they didn’t come with cameras then
     
  6. Jun 20, 2021 at 9:19 AM
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    destin_meeks

    destin_meeks I used to fix people's crappy stereos

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    I used dozens of them from tailgate camera . com. Good quality, come built into the handle, etc.

    I will say that the biggest factor will be your install. Solder, heat shrink, use grommets and loom, run the wire as protected as you can get it. Nearly every aftermarket camera failure I’ve ever seen was actually an install failure, not a product failure.
     
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  7. Jun 20, 2021 at 10:29 AM
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    Burner1061

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    Nope I don't currently have one. It's a 2006
     
  8. Jun 21, 2021 at 1:39 AM
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    super_white

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    First thing is you need to see if your truck has the plug at the bottom of the tailgate for the camera. Mine did but I had to buy the camera and the small harness that's inside the tailgate.
     
  9. Jun 26, 2021 at 5:38 PM
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    Knute

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    I have an '06.

    I use the original cameras that came with me. I turn around and LOOK.


    You'd be surprised what a camera doesn't see.
     
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  10. Jun 29, 2021 at 1:23 PM
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    Larzzzz

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    Try this: in a comfortable driving position, tilt your ear down to your shoulder. Then adjust the mirror so the body line is just coming into the mirror.

    The way it worked out for me was that when the car behind me was leaving my rear view mirror it was coming into the side mirrors. By the time it left the side mirror, it is beside me and I can see it.
     
  11. Jun 29, 2021 at 11:40 PM
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    Burner1061

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    Since I'm upgrading the head unit I was going to use the camera input since I have the option. It's not like I NEED it but it's a cool gimmick that might come in handy sometimes.
     
  12. Jun 30, 2021 at 1:26 PM
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    Levalexi

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