VMS unit

Submitted: Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 11:52
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Hi all

Just install a VMS unit, it is a new stereo that has all the good stuff on it. Main reason i went for it is that is has normal street navigation GPS, but also has oziexplorer, no more need for running the PDA and tom tom. Its a great unit, also has reversing camera and dvd and touchscreen. Fits neatly into the 200 series.

I love new toys, just wanted to share my joy. haha.

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Reply By: mfewster - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:39

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:39
I had not heard of these, so I went and looked up their site. Now that is a very impressive looking piece of kit. Couldn't see any prices online, which I thought was ominous. So what does a unit like that cost? I'm feeling green with envy.
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Reply By: Member - joc45 (WA) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:40

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:40
Does sharing extend to telling us how much $ ?
Sounds just like what I need for the Patrol.
Gerry
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Reply By: Member -Signman - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:50

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:50
Did it come with an instruction manual ??
Sounds like it's one of those things I'd get my teenage neighbour to set it up !!
Coz 'real men don't read instruction manuals' !!!

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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:52

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:52
HI Signman

Can with at least 2 manuals, one for the unit and another for the oziexplorer GPS part of the unit.
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:50

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 12:50
Sorry Guys

Unit was just over $3100 including a night/day camera and installation

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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 15:51

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 15:51
LOL at that price I think I'll just have to put up with the PDA for a while longer.

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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 16:24

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 16:24
Each to their own gramps.
and as your on the net, VMS have a website you can see many pictures
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 16:32

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 16:32
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Fair enough. We all love our toys :)))

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 14:00

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 14:00
Crazie,

for the benefit of others there's quite a lot of info about the VMS on LCOOL.

Some questions about your vehicle:

the Ironman website doesn't mention suspension for the LC200. What have you got on yours?

Dobsons Springs in Rockhampton offer a 350kg or 500kg GVM upgrade with their LC200 suspension. Do you do similar?

What size, load rating, speed rating on the Maxxis tyres?

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Follow Up By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 14:59

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 14:59
Hi Mate

Sorry this was not meant to be about my work. so i will answer the question, not here doing a push or anything.

All of the Ironman LC200 is just about finished development, so not on the website yet, the pic was taken minutes after i finshed puting my truck together9suspension, bull bar, steel side steps and roof rack), minutes later it was on a truck to Qld for the 4x4 show. We will have a full range of front and rear suspension. I do have our kit on the 200. I have our performance coils on the front with new struts and heavy duty rear coils and our foam cell shocks on the rear. We do not have the GVM upgrade compliance yet, but are working on it. I believe the GVM upgrade can only be done to vehicles that have not yet been registered.

The maxxis are great, 285/70/17, now with the lift, i would try and go a little wider. not sure about the speed and load, i will check when i get my car back.

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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 17:13

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 17:13
>> I believe the GVM upgrade can only be done to vehicles that have not yet been registered.

Lets just say its many thousands cheaper to have done prior to rego on any car...


I've been working on it for the GU Patrol.. but it aint going to happen in Victoria. Although NSW you can get it done.

Spoke with Mr Al about it, and even if you get the GVM increased, then you will suffer with tires that legally allow that weight limit, which are only AT's or HT's.

Some info on the GU Patrol gig here.
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 14:10

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 14:10
Nice looking truck Adam.
How about a few more details and pictures in you're profile so we can see what else has been done. :-)
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Reply By: KSV. - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 15:19

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 15:19
It is good if you feel happy with money spent. VMS is not my liking though – I am computer engineer and sick of looking on them during M-F, thus never even bother myself to switch it in on S-S. And with VMS I have to look at it each and every getaway when I am trying to abstract myself from “civilization”! Good things though it is possible (and in fact very simple) to write program for this stuff – OBD stuff came first to mind. Also how about SD slot to view digital shoots?

Enjoy.
Serg
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Reply By: new boy - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 15:49

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 15:49
VMS unit (Vessel Monitoring System) are installed on trawlers in the Shark Bay Prawn and Scallop Fisheries in WA soas the Dept Of Fisheries can monitor where a vessel is fishing. It was introduced to assist the fleet but has turn out to be a lucrative revenue raiser for the Fisheries dept .
It is being introduced to several other WA fisheries Snapper and other wetfish fisheries.
It can be very costly as should the unit fail you cannot leave the wharf which can cost thousands of dollars a night.
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Follow Up By: John R (SA) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 16:53

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 16:53
That is fascinating new boy, but somewhat unrelated to this thread!
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Reply By: Member - WORM (VIC) - Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 17:16

Friday, Apr 18, 2008 at 17:16
I bought and fitted a VMS unit to my 100 series about twelve months ago and find it fantastic. At the time I was also looking for a unit that would do Topograhical mapping and nothing came close to the price of the VMS unit. I have just updated my unit interface to Version 1.03 as my unit was unable to manualy scan radio stations and bluetooth volume didnt match the unit volume all this is now fixed with the update supplied by VMS. I also must add that VMS after sales service has been great always replying to emails and quite happy to exchange information regarding updates...... There is only one problem 12 months since I installed the bloody thing and I still cant work the Ozi explorer program out properly hey but thats just me not the unit. I think you will be very happy with it. If there is any way I can help regarding the units operation just drop me a line.

Cheers Brad.
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