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Old 23-01-2013, 08:16 PM
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I get the impression you don't like noise
To be honest, there was a lot of noise when I had the coilovers in, also keep in mind that I've been rocking AD08s for close to 30,000km now and don't mind it.
The noise that I had was a very high pitched metallic clunking sound that was there when going over the smallest of bumps.
Had they only made noise from time to time (e.g. large bumps or impacts) I wouldn't have minded as much.

There are some great suspension packages available that can be just as good in terms of performance as coilovers, but they don't have the adjustability that most people won't touch (for example, set and forget).
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Thanks for all the tips before. Good luck with future mods!
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Thanks for all the tips before. Good luck with future mods!
Thanks Gordon, hope that your modding turns out to be equally as enjoyable
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Tony, what about Tokico D-Specs + RCE springs from PSR?

The yanks love this setup. I'm actually considering them come time to replace my Cusco's for something with a little more give but still have a degree of adjustability to them.

This setup is great for a daily/occasional track and isn't too bad in terms of price (~ $1300 + shipping + install + alignment).
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Old 23-01-2013, 09:27 PM
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Tony, what about Tokico D-Specs + RCE springs from PSR?
Had a look at these a while ago and they aren't made for the 08+.
Also the RCE regular springs drop 40mm ride height from memory, all I want is a subtle 20mm drop, the RCE springs for the Bilstein struts are a 20mm drop.

Price wise that is close to the cost of the GTWorx kit (well $300 cheaper, possibly more if I decided to get new spring perches and top hats).
Would need to test drive or be driven a car with these in to see if they would be what I want.
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Managed to source a replacement single din head unit surround, should have it by tomorrow afternoon.
With a bit of luck all of the dynamatting will be done and the stereo installed and setup by the end of Monday.
May have found a nice spot to hide the new microphone that doesn't involve cutting up any pieces of trim
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you can modify the stock microphone to fit with new headunit

http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gr-ice-s...s-pin-out.html

not too hard to do and maintains stock look

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not too hard to do and maintains stock look
Stumbled across that a couple of weeks ago and it did grab my attention.
Using the stock microphone location should hopefully be just as good, will do some testing to confirm which would be the better place to stick it.

In other news, managed to get the DIN surround and test fit the stereo.
Just a new head unit alone makes such a huge difference!
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the stock speakers are not too bad, the stock headunits have terrible power output hence sound improvement with aftermarket headunit
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Attempted to use the OEM harness to place the new microphone in the same position, unfortunately this wasn't a great success and there was a shit load of noise coming through.
Fast forward a couple of weeks and a replacement microphone has arrived.
Took me about 45 minutes to position the microphone, route the cable behind the dash (involved removal of the dash cluster) and mount the stereo back in place.

A few phone calls later and every one has said that the quality of the phone call was extremely good!

Excuse the pictures, they are straight from the phone and not the best
Will need to get some higher quality photos taken soon.



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the stock speakers are not too bad, the stock headunits have terrible power output hence sound improvement with aftermarket headunit
Can't help but agree here.
The stock speakers have improved substantially, but still lack bass.
Then again, 6.5" speakers aren't always there to provide low end bass.

Front speakers, subwoofer and enclosure will have to wait a couple of month or so as there have been some upgrades to the house that were more important.
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