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post #1 of 22 Old August 7th, 2019, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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19 Ride command update with Group ride V2V Communication antenna kit install

Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Kit
Item # 2884449

https://rzr.polaris.com/en-us/shop/a...ology/2884449/
Price 150


Here are the parts that came in the kit
Antenna










Antenna cable








After seeing this big antenna had me a little scared until I realized it fits under the top dash piece. The directions are pretty straight forward and the install should take no longer then 20 minutes. I won't walk through the actual install instruction but I will show pictures

Drilled hole in the approx position in the instruction, manual calls out a 17mm hole, I used a Unibit (step bit). There is plenty of wiggle room for placement
The antenna is foam backed and a washer is included with another piece of foam for sealing. I believe the nut was 23mm but you could use a crescent wrench





The directions show running the cable through the smaller firewall grommet, I have the SSV Works sub so running any more wires through it is a pain so, I ran it through the large grommet.
On the back of the ride command there is a blue cap over the connector, this is the one on the driver side. It's also the only one that doesn't have a cable coming out of it.



Unclip and pull off blue dust cap, the connector socket is brown to match the cable end in the kit



Push on connector until it clicks, attached antenna end and tighten it snugg



Zip tie how you see fit

Put everything back together


Here is a picture of the top dash panel installed over the antenna




Here are just some pictures of the setup, you honestly just toggle it on or off, I have no idea if its working.





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Re: 19 Ride command update with Group ride V2V Communication antenna kit install

Does it only allow positionning or also voice communication through a paired headset for example ?
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Does it only allow positionning or also voice communication through a paired headset for example ?
Positioning only, although that would be awesome to be able to communicate or even throw out a distress beacon type thing if your in a group at the end of the line and you break or get stuck it pings everyone or even people not in your group.
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post #4 of 22 Old August 11th, 2019, 04:33 PM
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I bought the 2019 RC 1000xp4, Do I need to buy this or should my car have come with it? I can’t remember seeing it anywhere.
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Re: 19 Ride command update with Group ride V2V Communication antenna kit install

just inspected under my bezel, and in fact I do not have the antenna! and I am Pissed because my car was billed to me as having this feature from the factory. Polaris is gonna get words from me for sure.

Now for the next question, That wire looks pretty short. Is it not long enough to reach the roof for better distance?

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just inspected under my bezel, and in fact I do not have the antenna! and I am Pissed because my car was billed to me as having this feature from the factory. Polaris is gonna get words from me for sure.

Now for the next question, That wire looks pretty short. Is it not long enough to reach the roof for better distance?
They said in the release of this it is an upgrade to to the 19+, not factory installed. Only stock on the forecoming Pro XP, so don’t know where you got that information or why your panties are in a twist.
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Re: 19 Ride command update with Group ride V2V Communication antenna kit install

The antenna is standard on 2020 ride commands and can be added to the 19's. Without the antenna kit, you will use your phone tethered via bluetooth. This is how the ride commands worked on previous model years

The cable is not long enough to reach the roof, I don't think moving it 3 ft higher would make the much of a difference, your surroundings would have more to do with it (trees, hills, rocks, valleys etc.)

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Everything besides the proprietary connection to the RC head unit looks like standard rf connections and antenna. Wonder how hard it would be to use a standard antenna to acquire this function. Could probably get a more sensitive antenna for a lot cheaper, just need to figure out how to attach to the proprietary connection. I can't imagine there's any software or hardware in this kit that would affect operation.

This ability was what I originally thought RC could do anyway when I bought my Turbo S, sort of a crap move to offer it later with a 150$ price tag... I think it was advertised when the Turbo S originally came out, but it just straight up didn't have this ability.
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Everything besides the proprietary connection to the RC head unit looks like standard rf connections and antenna. Wonder how hard it would be to use a standard antenna to acquire this function. Could probably get a more sensitive antenna for a lot cheaper, just need to figure out how to attach to the proprietary connection. I can't imagine there's any software or hardware in this kit that would affect operation.

This ability was what I originally thought RC could do anyway when I bought my Turbo S, sort of a crap move to offer it later with a 150$ price tag... I think it was advertised when the Turbo S originally came out, but it just straight up didn't have this ability.
The antenna itself is an off the shelf antenna, the part number is on the bag. The price was 45 bucks

I tried to look for the cable but it is pre terminated with the proper ends. I searched the cable manufacturer and couldn't find it

I'm sure you can find a cable and use some adaptors to make it work. Someone in the RF cable world might know what each end is called and it might make it easy to source a cable.

I didn't search real hard because frankly I already bought it from polaris
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Re: 19 Ride command update with Group ride V2V Communication antenna kit install

For approximately $70.00 this might work.

Antenna $60.00

https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...VkC7HIgQ%3D%3D

Pigtail $5.00
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Fakra-SMB-K...-/332256021397

extension $5.25
https://www.amazon.com/RP-SMA-Female...MGYQGJQ536WQG9

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Nice! Sure as hell ain't $150 lol Normally I'd probably just buy the $150 part but imo this should have come with the Turbo S standard.

Also found the antenna here for $33
https://www.neobits.com/

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Awesome guys!!

Hope this helps others!!
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