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Old 22 April 2012, 08:14 AM
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Mate.... stop ****ing around and get a proper turbo on it!!!! TRUST ME.... I've wrote the book on this ****!
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Old 22 April 2012, 12:31 PM
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I think you know my preference on that one!

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Old 17 May 2012, 06:51 PM
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Update: Did this last month

-Basically wanted a better sound (current Jap double din does not work at all!)
-Bluetooth for phone
-USB connectivity
-Not too much wiring / amps involved / added weight!
-On a budget as most of my modding budget is spent on performance etc!
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Pioneer DEH 4400BT - which has Parrot bluetooth built in and USB connectivity. Got for 130 but can be had on the net for approx 110.


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Ordered from a shop called Dynamic Sounds the following:
- Subaru Iso connector
- Open black single din pocket
- Vauxhall Corsa speaker spacers
- Small pack Dynamat
All came to 34 delivered!

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After several hours research It was either going to be one of the two below:

http://www.talkaudio.co.uk/index.php...-speakers-r852
or
http://www.talkaudio.co.uk/index.php...dspeakers-r791

But due to the JBL's big sound from headunits small power (and at 2 Ohms), I opted for the JBL's. (I went for coaxial 6.5" front speakers, not components as they will be head unit powered)

http://uk.jbl.com/jbl-product-detail-uk/gto6528s.html


Got them direct from JBL online for 39.99 delivered.
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Fiitted double din to single din cage bits and din pocket. Also fitted the bluetooth mic in the top right of the single din pocket. Got it all fitted and working, even managed to load phonebook onto headunit via bluetooth.


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Got this for 10 from Maplins and is absoloutely tiny in size, no more than a few cm's. Should hold several hundred songs on there to stream from USB.
http://www.maplin.co.uk/4gb-pqi-comp...b-drive-228577

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The Corsa spacers I ordered were not the right ones. But a bit of modifying sorted them out. Applied minimal Dynamat in a small area around speaker.



Really good sound quality, especially clear and crisp treble. I tried them as 4 Ohm but these are designed as 2 Ohm speakers and they were quite a bit louder running at 2 Ohm, which is how I left it.

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Old 17 May 2012, 08:18 PM
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Real men don't have ICE- it weighs too much.


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Old 18 May 2012, 11:05 PM
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Those men that like ICE have a laxative once a week
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Old 19 May 2012, 12:13 AM
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The std stereo weighed about 5kg so I've saved weight plus I suffer from IBS anyway so that brings it all down to Spec C weight!
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Old 19 May 2012, 12:01 PM
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Real men have real power and then don't give a **** about the extra weight from the ICE set-up!

Rickya,
You need to dynamat the whole door chap.... not just round the speaker!! Do it once and do it right.
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Old 19 May 2012, 01:17 PM
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Your right, the dam thing still vibrates!!
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Old 19 May 2012, 04:15 PM
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Your right, the dam thing still vibrates!!
ROFLOL

I only speak from experience as I did the same originally.... I then went back, stripped the whole door down and covered the lot in Dynamat. The result was what as orginally hoped for. The door now sounds like a Merc's door when being shut. lol
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Old 19 May 2012, 04:20 PM
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Your right, the dam thing still vibrates!!
this is what i had to do on my blob sti doors, then get proper spacers and larger speakers.
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Old 26 June 2012, 11:42 AM
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MOT the other day, all was fine but that clicking noise from nearside rear turned out to be the wheel bearing. So with that advisory in mind, I went ahead and ordered a few more bits from Apex Performance / Hardrace.com USA.




To fit all next week hopefully.

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Old 26 June 2012, 12:18 PM
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What parts are those Ricky??
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Old 26 June 2012, 01:25 PM
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What parts are those Ricky??
From Apex Performance, they have a deal going on in the Traders Announcement section at the moment

Hardrace Engine & Gearbox mount kit compete


And also the Hardrace TPV Shifter Bushings kit
http://www.hardrace.com/products.asp?strClass1=9

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Cool. What you hoping to gain by fitting these mate?
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Old 26 June 2012, 02:37 PM
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My old engine mounts are shafted so these are a good upgrade and probably cheaper than OEM. In the kit you get the uprated gearbox mount, which I didnt necessarily need, but will do it anyway. While your doing the gearbox mount you might as well do the Shifter Bush Kit as well I thought!

I think with these bits you will lose some comfort etc but the uprated engine mounts will cause less engine movement / roll under braking and hard cornering. The Shifter kit and gearbox mount should help with a crisper / more precise gear change though I would imagine a bit harder when changing gear.

The car is going to be kept for the foreseeable future, and is only going to be used about twice a week. I think Iv driven it 4 times in the last 2 months! The amount of money Iv chucked in and how rubbish the used car market is for these type of cars, means there's no point getting rid of! The plan is to slowly uprate bits, but now with a mind to a more track focused car rather than an everyday car which is what I originally bought it for.

So there will be little compromise for comfort when it comes to changing suspension bits and fitting / setting up my recently acquired Tein Monoflex Winding Master Coilovers! And in the future, fit bits like: gauges, oil cooler with oil filter re-location, battery relocation and later a disc upgrade to Performance Friction 2 piece discs and PF01 pads.

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Mate you should join me and budgie at Bedford then!!!
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Old 26 June 2012, 02:47 PM
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Cool. What you hoping to gain by fitting these mate?
Increase the value for money of his tap and die set by using the taps to clean up more crossed threads
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Old 26 June 2012, 02:49 PM
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Increase the value for money of his tap and die set by using the taps to clean up more crossed threads
you have to admire his persistence
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My old engine mounts are shafted so these are a good upgrade and probably cheaper than OEM. In the kit you get the uprated gearbox mount, which I didnt necessarily need, but will do it anyway. While your doing the gearbox mount you might as well do the Shifter Bush Kit as well I thought!

I think with these bits you will lose some comfort etc but the uprated engine mounts will cause less engine movement / roll under braking and hard cornering. The Shifter kit and gearbox mount should help with a crisper / more precise gear change though I would imagine a bit harder when changing gear.

The car is going to be kept for the foreseeable future, and is only going to be used about twice a week. I think Iv driven it 4 times in the last 2 months! The amount of money Iv chucked in and how rubbish the used car market is for these type of cars, means there's no point getting rid of! The plan is to slowly uprate bits, but now with a mind to a more track focused car rather than an everyday car which is what I originally bought it for.

So there will be little compromise for comfort when it comes to changing suspension bits and fitting / setting up my recently acquired Tein Monoflex Winding Master Coilovers! And in the future, fit bits like: gauges, oil cooler with oil filter re-location, battery relocation and later a disc upgrade to Performance Friction 2 piece discs and PF01 pads.
I've been looking at battery relocation kits and they are quite pricey hbut something I'm considering too. If you see any bargain kits let me know but when I get a bit more time I'm going to price up the various bits individually to see what I can do.

Brakes wise, I'm going to fit some dBA drilled rear discs with PF01's for track use but in the interim get some lesser spec PF pads for every day use as they take to long to get heat in.
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I've been looking at battery relocation kits and they are quite pricey hbut something I'm considering too. If you see any bargain kits let me know but when I get a bit more time I'm going to price up the various bits individually to see what I can do.

Brakes wise, I'm going to fit some dBA drilled rear discs with PF01's for track use but in the interim get some lesser spec PF pads for every day use as they take to long to get heat in.
Very true with the PF pads, the 01's will take time to heat up, the Z pads don't. DBA slotted discs as they like to call them, are very good discs. I want to relocate the battery to the boot as that is where I am thinking of puting the oil filter/cooler relocation kit and eventually the existing oil catch can. Didn't realise they were expensive though!
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Mate you should join me and budgie at Bedford then!!!
Would love to, but won't have the suspension done by then I think.
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Would love to, but won't have the suspension done by then I think.

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Very true with the PF pads, the 01's will take time to heat up, the Z pads don't. DBA slotted discs as they like to call them, are very good discs. I want to relocate the battery to the boot as that is where I am thinking of puting the oil filter/cooler relocation kit and eventually the existing oil catch can. Didn't realise they were expensive though!
I did mean drilled and not slotted - looking at these ones

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1306608243...ht_1417wt_1344

Relocation kits I have seen are around the 80-90 mark but I reckon it can be done cheaper
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Would love to, but won't have the suspension done by then I think.
It's a month away pull your finger out
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someone been busy I see mate . Got some brembos today for mine, just gotta decide what discs & pad combo to go for......keep me posted what you opt for
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someone been busy I see mate . Got some brembos today for mine, just gotta decide what discs & pad combo to go for......keep me posted what you opt for
What do you mean busy he can't even get his suspension on in a month
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What do you mean busy he can't even get his suspension on in a month
To much to cross thread there thats why
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To much to cross thread there thats why
Yeah I forgot the Ricky factor where he needs more time and money to put the damage he did right.
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Originally Posted by rickya View Post
From Apex Performance, they have a deal going on in the Traders Announcement section at the moment

Hardrace Engine & Gearbox mount kit compete


And also the Hardrace TPV Shifter Bushings kit
http://www.hardrace.com/products.asp?strClass1=9
Looking good Ricky,we are thinking to buy too Hardrace Engine and gearbox mounts,looking forward on feedback on them

About the pads,we are running PF Z-rated pads and think they're great,but still they need little bit more heat put on them,but if we are comparing them to the DS2500,think Z-rated pads are much better like from cold and on track we will try them in coming months.

But good reports have too Brembo HP pads(speak to [email protected] Performance 0191 410 3770 or here as stockcar),I want them for our Ksport,but seems they're not available for them,shame

About the discs,I would go with PF,but if budget is for this,if not DBA have good reports from USA and from here too


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Looking good Ricky,we are thinking to buy too Hardrace Engine and gearbox mounts,looking forward on feedback on them

About the pads,we are running PF Z-rated pads and think they're great,but still they need little bit more heat put on them,but if we are comparing them to the DS2500,think Z-rated pads are much better like from cold and on track we will try them in coming months.

But good reports have too Brembo HP pads(speak to [email protected] Performance 0191 410 3770 or here as stockcar),I want them for our Ksport,but seems they're not available for them,shame

About the discs,I would go with PF,but if budget is for this,if not DBA have good reports from USA and from here too


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Unfortunately PF don't make the rear discs for the Brembos so they are not an option. I already have PF fronts and I know Ricky has used them in the past on his Spec C so it is a shame they don't. I had dBA front discs fitted with my 4-pots and they are good hence why I'm going back to them
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