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#416314 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 04 October 2014 - 08:48 PM

Thought that you had not seen it inside the wiring kit as it's all bundled together. The one thing that I think you will need, that's not on your list is connectors for the speakers etc. This is what I am referring to: 

 

http://www.halfords....nals-connectors 

 

I got that one and all the little bits came in handy for wiring. Also, electrical tape (at least 2 rolls), a pair of wire strippers and crimper will be very helpful during the wiring process if you don't have it already in your toolbox. And a small roller for when you are installing the Silent coat down the line. You can borrow all of these from me anytime you want :)

 

As I remember more bits and pieces, I will write them down here. 




#416300 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 04 October 2014 - 08:01 PM

Lenny, my bad. I thought it was the ELM cable :P

And yea, once you see a baby, they are just everywhere :)

The 20" rims was just for jokes. I always think of big american cars with DUBS for that. The Focus I think looks good with 17/18". Anything bigger would compromise ride quality too much for myself. 

 

With regards to the Vibe flatflex audio cable, I think you might not need it. From what I recall, there is speaker cable wire, flat that is included in the Vibe wiring kit. Running it from the front speaker to the rear of the car, as you saw in mine, there was still some wire left over from it. I didn't cut mine off and just secured it under the rear seats. Same for the Right and Left cables running from the front speakers. You might only need a short amount of wire to connect the subwoofer to the amplifier as they would be very close. In my setup, I just used some old speaker wire that I had from the previous install. 

The 2nd link that you posted for the wire being sold by the metre is what comes in the kit that you bought. 




#416277 Mightycarmods Build Thread: Gramps 11 Second Car

Posted by Hassen on 04 October 2014 - 06:56 PM

Watched it the other night. I just had to go look if we could get E85 in Ireland. Also, the only stock car that I knew ran on Flexfuel was the Volvo S40. It was a lot of fun to watch and can't wait for the next one.




#416273 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 04 October 2014 - 06:52 PM

Lenny, if you ever thought about going for bigger wheels. 20" that came off a Mondeo :P

 

http://www.adverts.i...-wheels/6410927




#416263 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 04 October 2014 - 06:24 PM

Lenny, sounds like an epic day! Mine was nearly the same as yours. My son woke up at 4am, screaming the house down looking for his mummy, who was working at night. Took me a while to try to calm him down and then he slept in my bed. He then decided to wake up at 7am! Had to distract him for a while then I advised him to go downstairs, get the tablet and I was going to put a movie on it for him. That worked for a while before I had to go make breakfast etc. Then it was the same as yours, asking me questions every 3-5min! But he is good fun as I was telling him today about the drivers moving teams in Formula One and he was happy that Daniel Ricardo was staying in Red Bull. Go figure :)

 

As for buggys and car seats, I think the trendy word is Travel Systems as I was advised by the lovely sales lady on Mothercare :P

 

Liking the parts and the ideas you have for the planned sound upgrade. You are well on the right track and I am sure it will be fun journey getting there. 

 

Thanks a million for sending the module. I will have to download the software and mess about with it. Looking forward to it. Cheers :)

 




#416195 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 04 October 2014 - 12:10 PM

That's what I did and when it comes time to sell the car, I plan on just buying a cheap set of speakers to fit them in that space. You might get away by doing the same for the fronts if you want to. 

 

Sunny day here. You planning on working on the car?




#416139 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 10:17 PM

Lenny, went through the list. Only thing I am not sure is the spacers for the rear speakers. I hacked away my rear speakers and used the surrounds as mounts. They were identical to the front ones and the speakers fitted fine. The spacers you linked look quite shallow in depth and the speaker might not fit properly or hit the window glass when it's rolled down. Worth double checking before ordering them :)




#416068 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 06:45 PM

The App Radio range is quite woeful. But, people have put out hacks for it to be able to mirror your phone etc. It involves a lot of work but fairly stable if anyone is tempted to do it. 

 

I think going for something that will deliver in terms of sound is top of the list. Everything else for myself would be extra. Granted having all the toys like bluetooth, ipod connectivity etc is just nice add ons.




#416041 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 05:55 PM

Only downside, no cd/dvd drive. That would not work for myself as I love listening to music on cds. Mp3s are convenient but IMHO music sounds better from cds with my current setup.




#416037 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 05:52 PM

Might be cheaper getting it from Halfords with the 15% off. There is also this model. Looks cool.

 

http://www.halfords....h-apple-carplay




#416036 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 05:48 PM

How do you make the Youtube videos come up? :)




#416033 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 05:47 PM

Eh NO to Tina Turner :P

I think you will need to crank this tune up once you get all the sound sorted.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=w-rv2BQa2OU




#416029 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 05:44 PM

That's a really nice headunit Lenny. I should sound very good if it's anything like the previous Pioneer units. Paired up with the rest of the planned system, I have no doubt it will sound awesome. Roll on :)




#416023 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 05:30 PM

Just had a second look at the Dynamic Sounds link that I sent you and there is a drop down option to select a Pioneer patch lead when ordering. It doesn't say the model/part number though. They are a very good company as I had issues when ordering and I was travelling to London to pick it up. They replied to an email within 30min and had the problem sorted in 1hr. The parcel was dispatched straight away such that I had it when I flew over for the weekend. Very good customer service. Their shipping to Ireland is expensive though. They do ship to N.Ireland for free as it's part of UK. You could always use Parcel Motel to get it delivered to you.




#416022 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 05:29 PM

I looked into those links and went back to my 2013 build thread to see which one I bought. I got them all off Dynamic Sounds uk. This is the kit that I got and I asked them to send me the Pioneer patch lead so that I could connect my headunit. I found that buying it as a kit was cheaper than getting the parts separate. 

 

http://www.dynamicso...reo fitting kit

 

I reckon there might be other sellers on Ebay/Amazon selling the same kit as a deal. Would be worth googling round for it. As regards to the 2 links you provided, I am not sure that either of them would fit. Plus, they work out to be more expensive in the end as you will need other parts as well.