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jk13

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  1. Better cone control and dynamics at all volume levels. If you're asking about peak level (full volume) only, yes there are diminishing returns. But more sound is still more sound.
  2. Figured that was the case. I buy vehicles with what they will be in mind, not what they are. Last three cars I bought had springs and wheels waiting in the shop before I brought them home. The only time my wife saw them stock was on the test drive. We were test driving a used one that I started peeling stickers and pinstripes off and thought 'I should really go buy this before I get too much further' lol. Had already pulled the springs out of the warehouse before I remembered I didn't own it yet. Your stance and wheels are just about perfect IMO. Another great vehicle in your fleet.
  3. So much better lowered. Of course I think most vehicles are better lowered, so... Cool that the front spring perches aren't welded and able to be replaced like that. Nice video Steve, as always.
  4. Very cool to get see your own stuff in progress like that. Rims and tires both impressive as hell. Congrats. We daily'd a shop Focus back in 2000 on 225/25 20s. Some of the worst roads in the country in MKE WI. Like you said, be aware. Tire guy hated mounting them though.
  5. Congrats on the patent and the new rig! Funny enough I hadn't checked my credit in a while because I haven't had any payments that reflect on it for 6+ years, but I did a couple weeks ago and I was just over 800 myself. Good feeling, isn't it? My wife got herself in trouble before we met and was down around 550. She financed our Tempur-Pedic and setup auto-pay to be paid off before the interest hits, which has raised her to over 700 now. Much more comfortable with that as I had to finance our first house myself before we got married--two of us combined was too low and if we would have married first we wouldn't have gotten it. I've also been looking around here for another thing you might need soon--a bigger shop!
  6. Nice! Some of the best money I ever spent was my chordless impacts. Can never have too many. Miss my old Snappy dealer in my old city. That guy rocked. Even let me borrow his show trailer to move 200 miles away because it was the only way I was getting my 2500lb box up here. New guy is a tool.
  7. To be fair it does say "prototype", so there may be some odd pre-production concoctions out there. But yeah, motor and surround too small, Ti basket, cone and cap material look wrong etc. Only way to know for sure would be to send the link to Rusty.
  8. Like the guys said above I'm a bit leery when a company sends you something rather than picking one at random off a shelf our out of an end user's car. I agree it's a good looking amp though...and made good power. Just happens to have an unfortunate company name and logo.
  9. Chevy C10 reg cab long box. Three headed monster. Two dudes one chick. Domino's Pizza triangular delivery sign on roof. 10" Realistic home woofer cut through roof. 6 15" mismatched Pyles in the bed no crossover no blow through. No bed cover. At a competition. Rolled in blasting 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight". Was pissed when he went to meter it and they made him roll his windows UP. 116dB.
  10. Haha. Awesome. Years ago my buddy was judging installs at a show and some dude opened his trunk. All I heard was "Nice flocking amp rack!" and a bunch of laughter. Nice work. Interested to see the final results.
  11. First aftermarket 'power'. 1988 Sentrek power booster EQ. First 'amp'. 1989 L.A. Sound 4x50. Owned it for 14 hours until the store opened back up the next morning to return that POS. Hiiiiiiiisssssssssssss. Miserable. Upgraded to a Precision Power 2025AM (black). Paid more for 2x25 than I did for the 4x50 but I haven't bought a cheap amp since. Lesson learned the first time. Ran my whole setup until I switched to a Punch45, which I ended up running in the IASCA 50watt class. Wish I still owned both.
  12. Waffles with peanut butter and maple syrup. Wife can't stand the smell so I eat it upstairs. In peace.
  13. Very cool, thanks for doing it! Was going to come and say the numbers might be better in stereo simply due to old componentry and/or the L/R gains being separate, as one channel suffering could bring the bridged number down. But as usual you had it covered. My buddy will still roll his 89 Mustang LX to SQ comps running two Class A 6.0 and one 3.0. Even painted the car SS blue to match when he first did the install way back when. Great stuff.
  14. Boosted definitely fits the street racer mold, talks a mad game and keeps his upgrades hush hush. Entertaining guy. Elco just got major upgrades too. Full tubular front, bigger motor, solid mount engine plates, Haltech Elite (<---like Dominator, Derek, and Azn). The couple races they've shown since going EFI that Beetle runs way better. No nasty nose dive/bog after the launch. Looked pretty quick against modified streeters like the Golf and the white blower truck.
  15. Dave has goliath 2.0 and chief has a blue pro mod firebird. Both cars will debut at the PRI show tomorrow. Goliath looks the same but should be a much nicer car underneath according to the podcast. Chief keeps hinting the blue car is not actually his but the sneak peaks of it show a Butler motor and Rossler trans. If you haven't listened to the podcasts I recommend them highly. More entertaining than the actual show other than the lack of races. Had no idea they have podcasts..Never really listened to any podcasts of anything but that sounds interesting... Have a link or something so I can check them out I had never listened to a podcast either. http://www.midweststreetcars.com/#!podcasts/c13ht Edit: BTW volume sucks. Jumps from nothing to super loud as they move closer and further from their mics. I use headphones at low volume.
  16. Dave has goliath 2.0 and chief has a blue pro mod firebird. Both cars will debut at the PRI show tomorrow. Goliath looks the same but should be a much nicer car underneath according to the podcast. Chief keeps hinting the blue car is not actually his but the sneak peaks of it show a Butler motor and Rossler trans. If you haven't listened to the podcasts I recommend them highly. More entertaining than the actual show other than the lack of races.
  17. I dig the show for what it is. Better than most anything else on Monday nights. Just don't take it too seriously and over analyze every second on the internet like some... So yes I watched the finale. Shane was hauling the mail with his bigger supercharger and Daddy Dave proves he can still drive just about anything. Good to see his confidence still there after the crash. Curious who was in that T-bone wreck in the NOLA previews. Right before the women crying. Sure looked like a black Camaro, but maybe not 'that' black Camaro. The Pad is a legendary street race spot. Knew about it before the 405 TV show, and I don't race at all. I'll watch a few until the dancing celebrations and mumbling arguments get to be too much. Then I'll FF to the races.
  18. Nice. Re-posted over on the Malibu Crew because it comes up over from time to time. 170 amp on a v-belt is pretty cool for us older boat owners. Used to be guys would claim 105 max on a traditional alt. before slippage issues.
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