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Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Dexman1349
I tried the front fade thing this afternoon......

I tried the front fade thing this afternoon... nope, not for me. Sounded empty, hollow. I will keep my 4 speakers TYVM
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions Yesterday, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 789
Posted By Dexman1349
When I replaced my front bumper, the insurance...

When I replaced my front bumper, the insurance company refused to pay for "blending" to the fenders and hood. They said essentially the same as above in that if it's a good shop they shouldn't need...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions Yesterday, 04:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,360
Posted By Dexman1349
There are some sections that I just do go anymore...

There are some sections that I just do go anymore because of the immature BS. If you look through my post history, about 99% of my posts are in one of the technical forums (specifically the engine...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum Yesterday, 02:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 344
Posted By Dexman1349
I disagree with the bolded part. Most...

I disagree with the bolded part. Most audiophiles want the music to sound as good to them as possible. And because every ear is different, so too are every audiophile's preferences. Some prefer...
Forum: Cosmetic Maintenance: Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Bodywork, Protection Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 502
Posted By Dexman1349
We used to do that at the dealership I worked at...

We used to do that at the dealership I worked at back in college. Granted, that was for the used car lot. We honestly didn't care.

The car always ended up clean. Whether the electronics worked...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum Yesterday, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By Dexman1349
Didn't have to do much asking, there is a shop...

Didn't have to do much asking, there is a shop that's only about 30 minutes away with a couple highly-respected system builders. I'll have to check it out.

http://eas.tc/
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 07-10-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By Dexman1349
Ok, I'm sold on the amp. I've seen on...

Ok, I'm sold on the amp.

I've seen on multiple websites that say even though the Access line Focals are their "entry level" speakers, they would be the "high end" line for many other brands. An...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 07-10-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By Dexman1349
I reposted my OP over there as well. Looks like...

I reposted my OP over there as well. Looks like i have a ton of reading to keep me busy tonight. Thanks again. :thumbsup:
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 07-10-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By Dexman1349
Thanks for the advice. I don't want to sound...

Thanks for the advice. I don't want to sound like I'm not taking anyone's advice, I've just been removed from the car audio scene for a while and am trying to do some research based off of comments...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-10-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Dexman1349
I raised the motor for the front bar. Only...

I raised the motor for the front bar. Only loosened a couple of bolts, didn't fully remove them, and raised everything an inch or so.

Removing the exhaust (just the axle-back) makes the rear bar...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 07-10-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By Dexman1349
What if I changed out the amp: Front: Focal...

What if I changed out the amp:

Front: Focal 165AS (http://www.crutchfield.com/p_091165AS/Focal-165AS.html?showAll=N&search=Focal_165as&skipvs=T)
Rear: Focal ISC165...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 07-10-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By Dexman1349
lol, 5 responses and 5 different answers. And...

lol, 5 responses and 5 different answers. And somehow I'm not surprised...

I think the only thing I was genuinely unsure of when I was at the car audio shop was the rear speaker recommendation. ...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 07-10-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By Dexman1349
What if I just left my stock rear speakers? ...

What if I just left my stock rear speakers?

Go with the Focal 165AS for the fronts, upgrade the amp to the JL XD400/4, and leave everything else as is (stock rears, old sub/amp)?

My main goal...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 07-10-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By Dexman1349
I agree, $1500 seems steep. I like the sound...

I agree, $1500 seems steep.

I like the sound of the Focals, and I think we both posted links to the 165AS for the fronts. The rears seem secondary for a car this size (both from baum's post above...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 07-10-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By Dexman1349
Thanks for the input. What would you recommend...

Thanks for the input. What would you recommend for a sub?
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 07-10-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 446
Posted By Dexman1349
Need input

I have a couple speakers on their way out, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to upgrade. Went to a local car audio shop and this is what they recommended:

Front: Focal 165AS...
Forum: Member Car Journals 07-10-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,407
Posted By Dexman1349
Update: The ferrule of the delsphere end of the...

Update: The ferrule of the delsphere end of the new trailing arm on the passenger side is bigger than the bolt and moves up to 1/8" when the suspension "drops" suddenly over bumps. Car is parked...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-09-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,474
Posted By Dexman1349
Impact wrench tight. Any tighter and we risk...

Impact wrench tight. Any tighter and we risk shearing the bolt head off. Still moved.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-09-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,474
Posted By Dexman1349
I think we found the source of the noise: the...

I think we found the source of the noise: the hole through the ferrule on the passenger side del sphere end of the Spohn trailing arm is larger than the bolt which allows the arm to move up to 1/8"...
Forum: Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions 07-09-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,170
Posted By Dexman1349
Looks similar to the Lingenfelter... ...

Looks similar to the Lingenfelter...

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=LPE&Product_Code=L850151410&Category_Code=C399#.U72xBflSaeM

I'm a fan of the Anvil...
Forum: Camaro Photos | Spyshots | Video | Media Gallery 07-09-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,217
Posted By Dexman1349
That would get your car keyed or door dinged out...

That would get your car keyed or door dinged out of spite around here...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-09-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,474
Posted By Dexman1349
JusticePete also suggested disconnecting the sway...

JusticePete also suggested disconnecting the sway bar and driving around to see if that's the cause.
Forum: Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions 07-09-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By Dexman1349
For those who have them, how many use the drip...

For those who have them, how many use the drip trays? Seems like those would seriously reduce airflow/heat dissipation. Or do you only use them when there's a chance of water exposure?
Forum: Cosmetics and Lighting Modification Discussions 07-09-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Dexman1349
Plasti-dip is a cheap way to test out what you...

Plasti-dip is a cheap way to test out what you want to do. It takes a couple of hours to get it done (most of the time is spent taping everything off and waiting for it to dry), but it's easy.
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-09-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,474
Posted By Dexman1349
I used a cheater bar when tightening everything. ...

I used a cheater bar when tightening everything. Definitely met the Gudentight spec. Now that you mention it, the one thing I didn't check were the delsphere ends. I do have the tightening tool. ...
Forum: Suspension / Brakes / Chassis 07-09-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,474
Posted By Dexman1349
Something is loose or not seated properly and...

Something is loose or not seated properly and it's driving me crazy. It clunks at low speeds and makes me think its something with the springs.
Forum: Member Car Journals 07-09-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,407
Posted By Dexman1349
Suspension is getting really annoying with the...

Suspension is getting really annoying with the noises. The noises make me nervous to even attempt to see what the car is capable of. Last thing I need is to have a bolt fall out while cornering.
...
Forum: Member Car Journals 07-08-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,407
Posted By Dexman1349
Coilovers are on the to-do list. I'm thinking...

Coilovers are on the to-do list. I'm thinking the Ride-techs from what I've seen so far.

I have radius rod inserts right now, not sure if/when I'll go with full bushings, but I know it won't be...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 07-08-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Dexman1349
Just checked, I have a Kenwood KAC-6202 Amp ...

Just checked, I have a Kenwood KAC-6202 Amp
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-HbiLq9CCI98/p_113KAC6202/Kenwood-KAC-6202.html

and an Alpine Type E 12" sub...
Forum: Audio, Video, Bluetooth, Navigation, Radar, Electronics Forum 07-08-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 315
Posted By Dexman1349
I have the subthump RCA harness: ...

I have the subthump RCA harness:
http://subthump.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_75&products_id=204

With that it was just plug & play (power to battery, ground to body, remote & RCA to harness).
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