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Old 09-16-2011, 01:04 AM   #1476
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Old 09-16-2011, 08:23 AM   #1477
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Dang! That sucks. I hope it's something simple, Tag.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:12 AM   #1478
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You know, I can't (off the top of my head) think of anyone here back in the SA club that has upgraded their stereo. Everything is either cosmetic or go fast goodies. So, I really can't compare to anything. I just hope and pray the installer I talked to is picking out some really good components and what not to make this work.
Hey, doug my car stereo is modded been that way for quite awhile. I wouldnt use dyna mat. I think they are overrated and overpriced. take a look at second skin. I have some you can take a look at and then you can decide from there. anyway hope everything goes well with your car. If you need any help let me know.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:22 AM   #1479
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Hey, doug my car stereo is modded been that way for quite awhile. I wouldnt use dyna mat. I think they are overrated and overpriced. take a look at second skin. I have some you can take a look at and then you can decide from there. anyway hope everything goes well with your car. If you need any help let me know.
I didn't want to hassle with dynamat, so I had a custom rug made for the trunk. The guy outlined my trunk mat as a template and cut a rug the same size (modified for my subwoofer box). Then, he used sound dampening backing material on it. He uses the same stuff when he puts carpet in home theaters. It makes a nice difference in the sound quality and I didn't have to mess around with dynamat.

The guy kept the template because I told him I know some other Camaro owners who might want to have similar rugs made.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:44 AM   #1480
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Hey, doug my car stereo is modded been that way for quite awhile. I wouldnt use dyna mat. I think they are overrated and overpriced. take a look at second skin. I have some you can take a look at and then you can decide from there. anyway hope everything goes well with your car. If you need any help let me know.

Agreed. Dynamat is good stuff but overpriced. There are many other equivalent products out there for a lot better cost. But the best alternative - Just buy an amp the size of your trunk - then background noise will be irrelevant.
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:08 PM   #1481
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Like Robert said the driveshaft bolts are a weak link. That GM definately knows about. DSS can fix that forever.

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are you working tomorrow, or even Saturday... I have a pt appt this am, and then some install mods on the house... and I guess you'll be on the way to work by thennn, how about Saturday...I'll happily come oveer and we can take a look at it... see what we can figure out... I have an extra set of jackstands so we can get the whole car off the ground...
Yep...working Fri and Sat. I'll swing by Chris's tonight, but minus the Camaro. It was put on a flat bed and taken to Ancira. They called this morning, asked about the problem again to document everything, and hopefully can get to looking at it quickly.
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Hey, doug my car stereo is modded been that way for quite awhile. I wouldnt use dyna mat. I think they are overrated and overpriced. take a look at second skin. I have some you can take a look at and then you can decide from there. anyway hope everything goes well with your car. If you need any help let me know.
Dang...you know, I never listened to your stereo. I'll have to check it out. I'll look at that second skin stuff...see what it's about.
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I didn't want to hassle with dynamat, so I had a custom rug made for the trunk. The guy outlined my trunk mat as a template and cut a rug the same size (modified for my subwoofer box). Then, he used sound dampening backing material on it. He uses the same stuff when he puts carpet in home theaters. It makes a nice difference in the sound quality and I didn't have to mess around with dynamat.

The guy kept the template because I told him I know some other Camaro owners who might want to have similar rugs made.
I thought about that too....adding something to the back. I could probably just toss something under the....well, hold on... The rear carpet is starting to fray and get messy because of all the work stuff I have back there every day. i suppose....in a bit, I might be able to replace it.
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Agreed. Dynamat is good stuff but overpriced. There are many other equivalent products out there for a lot better cost. But the best alternative - Just buy an amp the size of your trunk - then background noise will be irrelevant.
DUDE! That's exactly what I was thinking!!! Just make the stereo so loud, you CAN'T hear anything else!!!
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:22 PM   #1482
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Sorry to hear about the car...hopefully it's an easy fix.

I thought about Dynamat at one point, but it's also very heavy. My car has plenty of extra weight when I sit in it...don't need any more.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:23 PM   #1483
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second skin

I can bring the second skin to the meet tonight if your going to be there. Let me know.
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Old 09-16-2011, 01:49 PM   #1484
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Joe, you going to drive all the way to Selma.... Cool....
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:56 AM   #1485
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Well....I'll be ready to meet tomorrow night. ...after work, of course. But, my AND THE CAR will be there.

And as far as the problem?

All I can say is....sometimes, the littlest things can seem so damn big. And, quite frankly, I'm embarrassed as all hell. Why? Because when I put it up on the jack stands, I saw the problem right off the bat. I mean, I went right to it...almost like I KNEW what it was. But, for some reason, I refused to believe that something SO damn small could have caused THAT much vibration and shuddering. Good freaking Lord...

I just bought myself one of the biggest :facepalms: ever.

...

but on the other hand, I will say that I had approx 5 min to put it up on stands, look at it, try to fix it, and then make a decision on whether to tow it or not.

I did what I thought was right...but had I held out one day (until after I got home from work), I would have fixed it on my own. Oh well, live and learn.

One GOOD thing that came out of this.... I had a vibration at 80mph to 90mph possibly due to the front end radius bushes. GONE. i don't know what they did. But, they did something. No more vibrations....which means I might not have tightened down the bolts enough. I don't know. but, it's PERFECT now.

So, there's the update.

Still looking into the Focals, JL, and other goodies. Might not be for a month or two, but I DO think it's going to happen.
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:42 PM   #1486
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Well...speaker stuff is on hold. The washer finally took a dive the other day. So, I had to think...repair?...spend money on that still not be exactly sure if that was the problem or something else? Figured the pair is 10 years old. Might be time to upgrade...get some better, energy efficient, larger machines that will actually save us some money in the long run and save us time from having to do 4 loads of wash a day. $1,800 later...this is what we got...

Oh well, at least it was on something needed...and will get used every single day...

Samsung - 4.7 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle High-Efficiency Washer - White
Samsung - 7.4 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer - White
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Well...speaker stuff is on hold. The washer finally took a dive the other day. So, I had to think...repair?...spend money on that still not be exactly sure if that was the problem or something else? Figured the pair is 10 years old. Might be time to upgrade...get some better, energy efficient, larger machines that will actually save us some money in the long run and save us time from having to do 4 loads of wash a day. $1,800 later...this is what we got...

Oh well, at least it was on something needed...and will get used every single day...

Samsung - 4.7 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle High-Efficiency Washer - White
Samsung - 7.4 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer - White
Yup, it's rough to mod when household stuff takes priority... Your a good man for doing the right thing, yet again... but, I bet we can hook an amplifier up to that dryer and shorten the cycles...
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Old 10-13-2011, 11:59 PM   #1488
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Well...speaker stuff is on hold. The washer finally took a dive the other day. So, I had to think...repair?...spend money on that still not be exactly sure if that was the problem or something else? Figured the pair is 10 years old. Might be time to upgrade...get some better, energy efficient, larger machines that will actually save us some money in the long run and save us time from having to do 4 loads of wash a day. $1,800 later...this is what we got...

Oh well, at least it was on something needed...and will get used every single day...

Samsung - 4.7 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle High-Efficiency Washer - White
Samsung - 7.4 Cu. Ft. 11-Cycle Steam Electric Dryer - White
Yeh I feel for you Buddy got a few things that need attention around the house as well.

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Old 10-25-2011, 12:38 AM   #1489
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Well...some good news. Dryer will be here tomorrow.

And even better news. The wife mentioned my desire to upgrade my blown speakers to something that will last for a while...and could be changed out to a new vehicle if necessary.

Here's what I got picked out.

LC7 - Audiocontrol Six Channel Line Output Converter With Auxiliary Input


ECX690.3 - Hertz 6x9" 3-Way Coaxial Speakers

165 V30 - Focal 6.5" Polyglass Component Speaker System

XD600/6 - JL Audio 600W Full Range Class D 6-Channel Amplifier

And I need to find a good set of tweeters that can handle a bit more power than 50watts.

We'll see. Looking around. But, this looks like it's going to become a reality in Dec.
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Focals are great speakers, but I went with Alphine processor so I could keep all my OEM stuff together, not sure about the one you are planning, and also went with Digital amps no heat issues..
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I don't know how many watts the Diamond tweets handle, but they can make cymbals sound true at ear bleed volume.
Also used to hear a lot about CDT audio for true sound but never used any of it.
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Well...some good news. Dryer will be here tomorrow.

And even better news. The wife mentioned my desire to upgrade my blown speakers to something that will last for a while...and could be changed out to a new vehicle if necessary.

Here's what I got picked out.

LC7 - Audiocontrol Six Channel Line Output Converter With Auxiliary Input


ECX690.3 - Hertz 6x9" 3-Way Coaxial Speakers

165 V30 - Focal 6.5" Polyglass Component Speaker System

XD600/6 - JL Audio 600W Full Range Class D 6-Channel Amplifier

And I need to find a good set of tweeters that can handle a bit more power than 50watts.

We'll see. Looking around. But, this looks like it's going to become a reality in Dec.
Nice. If I go the aftermarket system route it will have to crank. My car is soooo loud.
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Old 10-25-2011, 11:33 AM   #1493
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Focals are great speakers, but I went with Alphine processor so I could keep all my OEM stuff together, not sure about the one you are planning, and also went with Digital amps no heat issues..
The LC7 processor will line right in with all the other OEM stuff too. So, no worries for me there. The JL amp is also a digital amp. 600 watts ...100 watts per channel. So, the highs will work rather well. However, I wonder if there's another amp just like it with a 7th channel for a sub...
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I don't know how many watts the Diamond tweets handle, but they can make cymbals sound true at ear bleed volume.
Also used to hear a lot about CDT audio for true sound but never used any of it.
I'll have to look those up. Never heard of CDT.
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Nice. If I go the aftermarket system route it will have to crank. My car is soooo loud.
Yep. Mine's freaking loud when I get on it too...heck, all the time. I have quieter mufflers, but why? Just make the stereo louder!
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Tag, do you have a good pic of the THR logo on your cowl?

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Old 10-25-2011, 12:22 PM   #1495
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I should have had Tom do that while building my car.... GRRRRRRRRRRRRR...

The only thing I regret.... dammit...
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I should have had Tom do that while building my car.... GRRRRRRRRRRRRR...

The only thing I regret.... dammit...
I hear there are these places called "paint shops" that might be able to help you out on that.

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I hear there are these places called "paint shops" that might be able to help you out on that.

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I should have had Tom do that while building my car.... GRRRRRRRRRRRRR...

The only thing I regret.... dammit...
Silver on the hood would look sweeeeeet...

Why not have him send you a stensil and then you just go and get it done?
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Why not have him send you a stensil and then you just go and get it done?


exactly!

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