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Mounting a radio in a Kia Sorento

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Mounting a radio in a Kia Sorento

Post by High_Speed » Thursday, 28 May 2015, 12:48 PM

I'm curious if anyone has ever mounted a radio in a Kia Sorento. The wife's primary vehicle is a 2012 Kia Sorento, and she's expressed interest in wanting to put a radio in her vehicle. However, for the life of me, I cannot wrap my head around any possible way to mount one in there and it look halfway decent and not be a damn knee beater.

Does anyone have any ideas? I'd really love to hear from someone if they have mounted one in this type vehicle!

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Re: Mounting a radio in a Kia Sorento

Post by silvereagle1 » Thursday, 28 May 2015, 13:43 PM

This is what I used in passenger side floor board with quick connects for removal.
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Re: Mounting a radio in a Kia Sorento

Post by High_Speed » Thursday, 28 May 2015, 13:57 PM

silvereagle1 wrote:This is what I used in passenger side floor board with quick connects for removal.
So...where's the "this?" I'm not seeing a link or photo...


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Re: Mounting a radio in a Kia Sorento

Post by silvereagle1 » Thursday, 28 May 2015, 13:59 PM

[attachment=0]image.jpg[/attachment]Something is wrong with the photo uploader. Trying like heck to get my pics on here. It may take some searching but I've posted my station pics on here before. I have a board under my floor mat with the rack mounted on it. The mat hides the board. Then I have quick connects on all my power. It can be removed in seconds from the car.
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Re: Mounting a radio in a Kia Sorento

Post by High_Speed » Thursday, 28 May 2015, 14:03 PM

Okay, the photo is showing up now. I think I'd have to get it up higher than that though. Maybe something like a tall flexible pedestal mount? Maybe something that would attach to the seat bolt at the floor? The mount you posted, I'm not sure how I could make that work, other than just putting them in the passenger floorboard? lol


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Re: Mounting a radio in a Kia Sorento

Post by silvereagle1 » Thursday, 28 May 2015, 14:11 PM

Somewhere like Galls or a public safety store might have the type of mount you may be looking for. The one I have is gamber johnson and they do have other types and models. They have a kit for mine (212 model) that would make it a three tier and about a foot taller.

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I Found a couple of taller racks searching for radio racks.
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Re: Mounting a radio in a Kia Sorento

Post by WK2 » Thursday, 28 May 2015, 14:37 PM

Is she wanting it just for normal CB use or is she into SSB ? If just normal CB use try a Cobra 75 WX ST or a Stryker SR-89mc. Both can be mounted under the seat and the hand mike controls all the features. Just some food for thought.


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Re: Mounting a radio in a Kia Sorento

Post by High_Speed » Thursday, 28 May 2015, 17:50 PM

That's a thought. But since my rig does SSB, I think she wants to be able to reach out to me with SSB if needed.


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