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Thread: Commodore VY "S" Install (Help A n00b)

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonsRed88 View Post
    Darn, from the title I was thinking someone was going to put a commodore computer into a car. I was having flashbacks from long ago!

    I must be in a strange mood because when I saw "killer bass" I was thinking I've never seen a killer bass, but I've caught some pretty scary pike. Maybe you could put a laser on the bass's head and don't feed it.

    I now return you to your regularly scheduled program.

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    LOL Ron....
    Commodore 64 ftw !!!

    Killer Bass...No more fishing trips for me
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    Not sure how much space you are going to find behind the stereo in the commodore, both the holden's and ford quite often leave very little room to work with, even for stock standard stereo swaps! A CarPC might end up needing to be under a seat, or in the boot to allow enough room.

    Also, think about the temps you will get in WA. If there is no space around that board, she aint going to work from October through to March if you leave your car in the sun (Just a heads up to the US people, we get summer temps up to 46 degrees C). So plan for as much space as you can get.

    Also, for the amps, let me know if you see anything cheapish, im looking at having to throw down about $250 for a 4 channel amp, and thats about the cheapest any of these local car audio places offer. Its an absolute joke. *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chester View Post
    Not sure how much space you are going to find behind the stereo in the commodore, both the holden's and ford quite often leave very little room to work with, even for stock standard stereo swaps! A CarPC might end up needing to be under a seat, or in the boot to allow enough room.

    Also, think about the temps you will get in WA. If there is no space around that board, she aint going to work from October through to March if you leave your car in the sun (Just a heads up to the US people, we get summer temps up to 46 degrees C). So plan for as much space as you can get.

    Also, for the amps, let me know if you see anything cheapish, im looking at having to throw down about $250 for a 4 channel amp, and thats about the cheapest any of these local car audio places offer. Its an absolute joke. *sigh*
    Indeed it is.... I was browsing ebay the other day and found some cheap Kingwood stuff...
    A mate reckons the kingwood speakers are s**t

    Are you in WA?
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    Yep, im in perth.

    I'm actually planning on keeping the stock speakers, I can always upgrade those down the track, but im not big on bass these days....just wanted something to give the same sound output as the original stock deck.

    Unfortunately, the car audio places just look at you wierd if you ask for a 4x50 or 4x75W RMS amp. They don't understand why you don't want to buy a 4x800W RMS amp, because "thats how you get the sound maaaaan." (Direct quote from an Audiocomm seller in Midland).

    I think I will end up having to pick up something along the lines of this amp:

    http://www.audiocom.com.au/d698/axis...ble-amplifier/

    Its about the cheapest I can find at $229, that does 4 channel audio, and also has RCA output, so I can daisy chain it to a sub amp if I want to add a sub in later on.

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    Do you plan on getting rid of the stock head unit? You probably already know this, but you use the stock head unit to configure alot of things about the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blade828 View Post
    Do you plan on getting rid of the stock head unit? You probably already know this, but you use the stock head unit to configure alot of things about the car.
    Such As ?? =/
    I'm planning on getting rid of it tomorrow =/
    The one i have is attached
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    I'm getting rid of the stock HU, but on the Tribute its just a stereo, no other interfaces on it for other parts of the car, not like the Mazda 3 or 6, where it is tied in.

    Good thing about mine, is that its a standard double DIN head unit, so I get a nice chunk of space behind it for hiding a USB hub and things like my OBD scanner, and the LCD screen is dead easy to mount, and really difficult to remove in a hurry, so hard to steal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RumBoy89 View Post
    Such As ?? =/
    I'm planning on getting rid of it tomorrow =/
    The one i have is attached
    I cant remember everything, but you can control things like when and how your accessories turn on/off, control which locks open when you press the button on your remote, turn certain beeps and buzzers on and off etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blade828 View Post
    I cant remember everything, but you can control things like when and how your accessories turn on/off, control which locks open when you press the button on your remote, turn certain beeps and buzzers on and off etc.
    Nah thats all in the instrument cluster/ECU can open an option menu on the cluster once car is on.... already got my HU out....got a single din in it atm...car still runs fine
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