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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Feb 5, 2021 at 11:40 AM
    GarlicFarts

    GarlicFarts Bang Ding Ow

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    That's more detail than most service advisors give.
     
  2. Feb 5, 2021 at 11:40 AM
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    Sloth Baby Ruth?

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    But what other major repairs has it needed?
     
  3. Feb 5, 2021 at 11:43 AM
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    I think I'll definitely end up dumping the truck before then but it's fun to strive for
     
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  4. Feb 5, 2021 at 11:55 AM
    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    Great...NOW the muffler bearings need to be pressed and repacked AND the blinker fluid is completely dry on the right rear signal...
     
  5. Feb 5, 2021 at 11:56 AM
    GarlicFarts

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    You're from Mass......
     
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  6. Feb 5, 2021 at 11:57 AM
    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    Blinkaaah
     
  7. Feb 5, 2021 at 11:57 AM
    GarlicFarts

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    I meant more of "you don't use that thing anyway"

    But ya that too!
     
  8. Feb 5, 2021 at 12:00 PM
    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Exactly, we don't need no stinkin blinka fluid!
     
  9. Feb 5, 2021 at 12:46 PM
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    Double check. I could be wrong also but I believe it is 12 years from the date the vehicle was put in service but you must get the CRC applied in order for that 12 year warranty to be in effect.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2021 at 1:05 PM
    TreeFortRichard

    TreeFortRichard Hmmm..$o many repairs?

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    Yeah, it's a very nebulous situation. I'll directly ask when I get my frame inspection in october and a fresh CRC
     
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    Yup that's it!
     
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  12. Feb 5, 2021 at 1:31 PM
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    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    I think from the way it's actually pronounced that the h would be in the middle of one of those a's somewhere??? o_O
     
  13. Feb 5, 2021 at 1:47 PM
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    ABA180 It burns when I pee....

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    Sound logic, same reason I don't work on shit in the winter if it's anything like this.

    Yes, 12 years from date the vehicle was first put into service..and not a day more

    It could be different for your year but @TreeFortRichard and I both have 2010's and it's 12 years from first date of use. The CRC had a lower deadline but if done that got the 2nd inspect for the under 12 years.

    THIS though I think there's a deadline to get the initial and CRC which is less..I want to say 9 years but you better double check b/c it has differed depending upon the year of your truck
     
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  14. Feb 5, 2021 at 2:31 PM
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    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    Two amps is a non-starter. I had two amps in my STi and should have just consolidated to one. That Pioneer isn't bad. I'll keep my eyes on it when they go back in stock.

    Which amp are you quoting? Your link is just all the Kenwood amps they have. The P-XR600 could be doable, but the XR901-5 is outside what I want to spend. I looked at the Clarion again and it requires (2) 8AWG wires. I will pull the firewall ultimately, but between the existing 8AWG, all my switch wiring and my CB, I'm already going through the firewall in two places from my Blue Sea Panel, so I'm trying to minimize having to fish again. Plus with 8AWG I could go right to my panel and use the existing fusing rather than having to go either off the battery directly or the hot pole on the panel and doing a fuseable link, but that looks like what I'm ultiately doing.

    I wasn't sold on the Clarion specifically, but the wiring efficiency (connectors, not screw terminals) and size was appealing. I don't plan on going to the LOC route and would do high level inputs. I've already got a great breakout harness from a member here that will let me do whatever I want more or less from that standpoint. Something small that goes under the seat is ideal.

    The KTP-445u would be ideal for my application if I kept the PWE-S8 which Alpine is selling now as a Tacoma package. I pulled the door wiring on my STi when I was more flexible and had a day to waste on a single project. I think it took me 5-6 hours to fish that wire correctly and a lot of cuts on my hands. It's not worth it to me for an incremental increase in sound. I had Polk dB components in the Subaru and loved them. Hindsight being 20/20 I might have done components if I knew I was going to amp the truck, but I've got basic co-axials, so it it what it is.

    I'm one of about 4 people left that actually likes the stock Entune HU. I have no plans of swapping it out. I have a CarPlay HU in the Vette (AVH-4200NEX) and I don't love it and find it somewhat clunky, even compared to the old AVIC-D3 I had in the Subaru. The wiring would be easy with an aftermarket HU, but it's money I don't want to spend.
     
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    mach1man001 [OP] eh whatever

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    Shoot, my bad. Let's see if this works.

    https://www.crutchfield.com/p_113X8025/Kenwood-Excelon-X802-5.html?tp=115

    BTW; the problem with the stock radio is not how it functions but as to how it sounds. If you looked at the output signal you would see that Toyota has played with the sound and not in a good way what so ever! Aftermarket radios have a much more pure sound. You can change all the speakers, amps etc you want but if you have a shitty (stock) signal to start with you're only polishing a turd.
     
  16. Feb 5, 2021 at 3:26 PM
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    this is what I’m considering mostly. A new HU for that reason. Ditch entune. Get wireless phone integration and better sounds. I’ve heard a few people say the tweeter upgrades are good and others say meh. So if I’d spend 100 for meh I might as well save that and just buy a new HU ultimately instead.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2021 at 3:27 PM
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    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    50x4 seems low for door speakers, no? The Pioneer GM-DX975 has more power at roughly the same pricepoint.

    I know it's crazy, but I'm not interested in changing the HU. The only ones I've seen that I like are the large Pioneer ones like the DMH-WC6600NEX, which at $895.00 doesn't do it for me. I have zero interset in the cheapie Joying Androids units running around here. The mids / highs in my truck are fine, it's the low end I don't care for. Between the sub and an amp which gives me channels to play with, I can get 90% of what I want without a $1,000ish investment which works for me.
     
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    I got the tweeters to put in my taco, but ended up putting them in Subaru and when I’m ready, I will get another set for the truck.
     
  19. Feb 5, 2021 at 5:54 PM
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    Don't get too caught up in the power numbers. One thing we should all know by now is that they do not publish the power numbers of amplifiers accuracy. The 50 watts per channel is probably a conservative number for the upper Kenwood Excelon line whereas the numbers from that Clarion unit you originally posted were probably boosted quite a bit.
    It's really about the components inside the units that make up the biggest difference. The caps and the power supply on something like that Kenwood would be not only higher quality but also much bigger. Where the brick style amps will have chips (like a HU would have) the other ones would have the bigger, higher quality pieces. What that does for you is to have more power and sound for when you really need it. It's called headroom or better yet dynamic power. So when a bass or louder passage plays it has the omph to move the speakers the way they should be moving. That Clarion amp is most likely just rated at an single, easy to play frequency. Hence 50 watts of good dynamic power sounds way better and plays louder than 70 watts of some much cheaper unit. Even if the numbers are real.
    The best - easy way to tell is to look at the fusing. If a small amp only requires a single 25 amp fuse and the larger one has multiple 30 amp fuses obviously the larger one has a higher demand. Obviously efficiency has something to do with this but since almost all of these are class D amps these days they are all going to be on par with each other in that respect.
    It's your truck and your money I'm just saying without going too nuts you can do much better than that Clarion unit. Even that Pioneer unit would be a big upgrade from the Clarion but I still like the specs and flexibility of the Kenwood amp better. But thats just me.

    That's a killer HU though!!!
     
  20. Feb 5, 2021 at 6:10 PM
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    MikeyMcFly This is heavy, Doc.

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    Good points all well taken. The Clarion one wasn’t something I had in my cart or something, it was just one that caught my eye at the time. Everything you’ve said when I take a step back and think it through makes perfect sense.

    I’m probably 1-2 months out from ordering anything, so we can circle back. I’ll shoot you a PM with my thoughts then.
     
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