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
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.
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.
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.
you said you replaced all 4 tyres what make did you fit; was it summer or all season where did buy /pay for them reason i am asking is looking for info what members fit to there cars
4 tyres were summer tyres but the grip so far in the wet has been excellent and the same in the dry. The tyres I got were Avon ZV5 and the best quote I got was actually from my local Ford garage who had recommend it themselves. Might be worth a look checking with your local Ford garage to see if they can get you a good deal. For comparison, I paid €475 for 4 tyres, tracking, wheel balancing and tyre disposal. Works out at €118.75 per tyre, which I thought wasn't too bad as I drive a lot of motorway miles and need tyres that will last a while.
Just wanted to report my first impressions of having the egr blanked:
1. There is no more turbo lag in 1st gear. This is brilliant as it really was annoying me getting out of junctions/roundabouts.
2. The whole rev range is much smoother.
3. When downshifting, the car doesn't sound that it is being forced at higher revs if that makes sense. Again, smoother to downshift
4. Low end torque has improved a lot. Previously, if I were to drive at 50km/h in 5th gear, the car would choke and want to cut out. Now, I can cruise in town in 5th without any problems all while the engine runs quietly round 1,000 rpm
5. No data on mpg so far as it's only been a week. I plan to disconnect the battery over the weekend for an hour or so to try to reset the ECU.Then I will run the car with a full thank of fuel over the next week on my usual driving routes to see if there is any significant improvement in mpg.
So far, even with all the effort it took, I am very happy with the results. Cherry on top would be better mpg
I have been looking at upgrading the amplifier in the car for a while now and kept an eye for bargains on Ebay. Found a Rockford Fosgate Punch P1000X4D, brand new, unused being sold by someone who didn't couldn't their audio project. It's a Class D amplifier rated at 150W rms x 4. I was the only bidder on it and won it at what I think is a reasonable price. It should be here sometime next week and I can't wait to fit it in the car and mess with the knobs. If anyone is looking to get a used amplifier, I will have my trusted Blaupunkt GTA 470 on sale. Pm me for details.
Here are the specs for the Rockford Fosgate amplifier:
Number of Channels:
Rated Power (RMS Continuous Power):
150 Watts x 4 @ 4-Ohm
250 Watts x 4 @ 2-Ohm
500 Watts x 2 @ 4-Ohm Bridged
Total Power (Sum of Rated Power):
1000 Watts RMS
Dynamic Power (PVC/PowerCube® Measurement):
760 Watts x 4 @ 4-Ohms
1225 Watts x 4 @ 2-Ohms
Forgot to say how much fun it was on the afternoon with the sun, great company and good craic. I think the best bit was the use of duct tape. We had a great laugh when it worked first time round. Well worth keeping some in the toolbox.
Highly recommend getting the egr plate fitted to anyone considering it. Best cheap and fun mod IMHO