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Old 07-14-2013, 04:16 PM
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So it has been about 2 and a half years since I last visited this place lol. Holy hell thats a while. But I have been busy getting the car to look the way I have wanted it to.
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So so far I have got myself a set of 17" MSR 5 spoke rims, Magnaflow full catback exhaust, H Tein lowering springs, 6000k HID's, tinted tails, painted grille, JVC RD 320 deck, Alpine Type S speakers, 2 12" Clarion PXW's and an 800W Pioneer Monoblock amp and I fully sound deadened the trunk. So far so good. And still want more on it. But there she is. Looking nice and sexy .
 
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:30 PM
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Looks badass!

Is the black stuff in the trunk the sound deadener? How much of the car did you treat with it and what's your impression on sound deadening performance?

Picture 4 begs the question: You introduced your work to the fuzz for their approval?
 

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Old 07-14-2013, 11:02 PM
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Thank you sir. It's been a work in progress for the last year and a half after I drove it without doing too much mods to it. But now because my job pays me a decent wage I can afford to start working on it. Mind you all in all for everything I have done it has cost me anywhere between 12-1400 on it. Pretty good for all of what I have. And yes it is. I went to Canadian Tire and bought 6 cans of this rubberized sound deadening spray and I took everything out of the trunk and just kept spraying the trunk with it all until I had no more left. The difference in the bass coming from the trunk is astronomical to what it was *the plastic piece where the subs sit under used to rattle like nuts and it drove me crazy. 6 hours of doing this and I barely hear any rattle. I was very happy with how it came out. And lol no. My buddy lives right across the road from the police station and I had just shined it up so I took a bunch of pictures of it. And I liked that one best. Thanks for the comments and I hope to keep it going!
 
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Old 07-15-2013, 07:58 AM
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That's about 100 bux a month and thus quite reasonable.

When I look at car pictures the monochromatic ones seem to work the best. If there is a building with very dark siding in your area, use it for a background. It will be like black on black and the body lines, contrasting colors like the red calipers will pop out.

What brand name deadener did you use?
Now you need ot look for excuses to do the door skins and front fender wells....Too bad these products don't take the heat on the underside of the hood. I bought a roll of matting for that purpose at the NAPA store. They special ordered it for me. It has a reflective silvery side and a 1/2" black sound insulation layer. I used a bunch of plastic fasteners to attach it under the hood of our Contour. It really cuts down the valve chatter entering the cabin. Normally the engine noises are amplified by the hood skin and then make it through the windshield into the cabin. When you get a chance test drive a '10 and up Malibu. They have sound insulating windshields resulting in a real quiet interior. A quiet interior is the best start for a Hi-Fi sound system.
Like you I hate the tin can rattle. That is not what the musician intented to produce. On top of that I have a hearing problem called tinnitus. My ears always ring, so I am particular sensitive to bad sound quality.
 
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:57 AM
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I thought so. Plus for what I have it seems to have worked extremely well. And I know I love those pictures. I wanna find a place around my area where its all glass so I can take kind of a mirrored picture of it. I love the look and especially at night it just makes such a difference. And I used this : Name:  Burlington-20130624-00225.jpg
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Worked fantastic. And Ill be honest when I first started putting a sound system in my car when I was 17 I didnt care about anything but how loud the bass was. It was to the point where I never heard treble and just wanted bass. 6 years later and I finally have a sound system that I am so proud of and I did it all myself. Next step is one more set of speakers for the rear. And then a 4 channel amp for the speakers. I figure if I am gonna do it I might as well do it right.
 
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Use Your Noggin is your guy to toss ideas around regarding the sound system.
 
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:16 AM
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WOW!! Certainly a blast from the past. And you write better than you used to also!!

Good job, Jaimie!! Finally got into it, huh? I know you wanted to before, but between the cost and IIRC, your father wasn't too keen on it either at the time.....?
It seems you've come a long way!!
Welcome back! But the Jays still suck. LOL

 
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Old 07-20-2013, 11:35 AM
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I know. I wasn't on here for 2 years. I didn't realize it was that long until I seen it on the last visited date haha. And yea my inner grammar **** got the best of me over the last few years. I hated how people texted me all short form so I changed my ways haha. And thank you. This is in the last year that I've worked on it. And my dad was one of the factors but for the last 2 and a half years I've been on my own and I'm making a lot more money then I used to (working for a Nucor company making steel safety grating. 20 an hour so far with full benefits and I'm also unionized). I have just wanted to make it look the way I always did so now I have the time and money to do so. Plus I do all the work myself (minus the exhaust) and still working on it slowly but surely. I appreciate the appreciation towards my car. And lol I know they do but they aren't as bad as when they started the season lol. And wait a second didn't they sweep the Rangers last time they played together . Just putting that out there haha.
 
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I liked the black smoke screen you put on your rear tail lights. Gives it a racer feeling to it..
 
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Old 08-20-2013, 06:33 PM
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Thanks a lot! It made a huge difference on the back end of the car. Cost me not even 20 rs and an hour of my time. I love the look. And its not dark enough to have the police bother me .
 
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