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How To Power Two Car Amplifiers With One Power Cable?

17 July 2014 - 09:16 PM

Hi.

 

My car is already wired up with one 4 channel amplifier that currently is powering a pair of coaxial speakers up front and a subwoofer(bridged mode).

 

Current installed components:
1. Blaupunkt GTA470 - 70W rms  x 4 channels

2. JL Audio 10W0v304 - 10 inch subwoofer rated 300W rms

3. Vibe Slick 6 pair of coaxial speakers front

 

I am planning to install the following:

1. JL Audio JX250/1Monoblock Amp - for powering the subwoofer

2. Focal 165KR rated at 80W rms -  component speakers to be fitted in front and to be powered by the Blaupunkt GTA470

3. Relocate the Vibe Slick 6 speakers to the rear doors - to be powered by the Blaupunkt GTA470 as well

 

 

What I was thinking of doing?
1. Buy a wiring kit

2. Use a distribution block to get 2 power wires from the one that is powering the Blaupunkt amp currently

3. Use a remote cable and run it from the Blaupunkt amp to the JL audio amp to turn on both amps

4. Use another ground wire attached to a different part of the car for the JL audio amp

 

 

Questions:

1. Do I really need a distribution block and if not, how do I make the 1 power wire into 2? I can solder at a decent level if it is required.

2. Any flaws or suggestions to my above plan?

 

 

The reason why I am asking is because I had planned to get someone to fit all these as I am not the greatest with electrical wiring. I am utterly frustrated with customer service here. I have been trying to get in touch with the people that fitted my double din stereo the last time and after being given the run around for way to long, I gave up and decided to attempt to do it myself. I have sadly very little time and that's one of the main reasons why I wanted to get a professional to get it right the first time.

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated :)

Thanks


Suspension

14 April 2014 - 09:41 PM

Hi guys. 

 

Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts when to change the shocks on a Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 2010 with about 88000 miles on the clock?

 

Lately going round corners, the car feels a bit wobbly and dives a fair bit under heavy acceleration and braking. Tried the method of putting my own body weight on top of the front corners but the car doesn't keep wobbling after I let go. 

 

Other things I have noticed is that my mpg has gone from a steady 50-52mpg to 47-49mpg. I do the same trip over the course of the week and has been driving the same way I drive usually. I was just wondering if a defective shock could be the cause of that as the car was recently serviced and there was no issues to be found.

 

If the shocks need replacing, I was thinking of uprating the shocks and the springs at the same time. Plan would be to get a full set of Eibach Pro kit springs with Bilstein B8 dampers. (Eibach Bilstein b12 Pro Kit)

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item5ae1ae057e

 

Anyone has used these on the Mk2.5 Focus? Would like to hear your thoughts.

 

Thanks

 

 

 

 


Ford Focus Zetec S Bodykit Silver

11 February 2014 - 09:13 PM

Hi guys.

 

I live in Tullamore, Ireland and was at the Texaco petrol station today for the usual fill up and thought I might have seen the above car with Northern Ireland number plates. The car was a Ford Focus with a Zetec S bodykit. Also had 18 inch snowflake alloys and was lowered. Car looked very familiar and thought it might have been one of the members of the Ford Owners Club car. It looked ace and was lowered just the right amount. Can't remember the number plate but I did stand there like an idiot grinning for a full minute just looking at the car.

To whoever owns the car, nicely done mate :)


2014 Upgrades

03 February 2014 - 11:20 PM

So, new year and new upgrade plans.

 

Just wanted to hear the thoughts of anyone who has these in their cars:

 

1. Focal Performance PS165

 

2 New: Focal Performance PS165FX

 

Is the new material in the FX worth the price bump from the PS165. I have no way of hearing them myself in person and I can only rely on reviews off the internet. So far, no decent review on the FX but it did win some awards, so it can't be half bad.

 

Also, I found this off Ebay and was wondering if it would fit my MK2.5 even though it is meant for the MK2:
 

http://www.ebay.co.u...s-/360623710681

 

Plan would be to get the sub enclosure and also get this JL Audio 10" sub to pair it up with:

 

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2a295da815

 

Any suggestions regarding front speakers and 10" sub woofers would be greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks :)


Rear Anti Roll Bar/sway Bar Question

07 August 2013 - 11:46 PM

Hi guys.

 

Quick questions:

1. Would the rear anti roll bar from a 2009 Ford Focus ST-3 be thicker in dimension and any different than the one on a 2010 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI? 

 

2. Would there be any benefit from swapping the one currently on my TDCI to the one on the ST-3?

 

Thanks