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    Upgrading wiring sure helps, but you have to keep...

    Upgrading wiring sure helps, but you have to keep in mind that you will be demanding more from the electrical system that it can deliver.

    HO alternator is nice, but look into deep cycle batteries...
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    Your alternator puts out only 95A, and you need...

    Your alternator puts out only 95A, and you need more or less 160A just for the audio when at max RMS (RMS totalled, 70% efficiency).

    1) Get a deep cycle battery
    2) Upgrade wiring to gauge 2 or...
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    Is that additional battery separated from car's...

    Is that additional battery separated from car's circuit while you are starting the car?

    If not, during crank, power is also drawn from that additional battery, so the voltage drops there too.
    ...
  4. So you have 3.5mm split into 2 * 3.5mm, then one...

    So you have 3.5mm split into 2 * 3.5mm, then one of those gets converted into RCA, then RCA goes into the amp RCA?

    If yes, then I think that's your issue. Since you are bridging, and I don't see...
  5. 4 - don't waste money on a cap.

    4 - don't waste money on a cap.
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    I see. Well, you need to get the scoshe kit...

    I see. Well, you need to get the scoshe kit (~50$). Then all you need is a 7" LCD screen and a bracket. I don't know how easy that is to do, but given that 7th gen panel is curved, while 8th gen is...
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    What makes you write that? I did not work with...

    What makes you write that? I did not work with other cars, but in my 8th, it takes under 2 minutes to get the dash disassembled. 3 panels to take out: 2 crews, 3 plugs to unplug, and that's it....
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    You need to experiment with tweeter placement. ...

    You need to experiment with tweeter placement.

    In a car interior, there's so many reflections, it's hard to say which location will sound the best. Majority of the time, it's the A-frame panel, or...
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    They are not the same. The OFF image has no...

    They are not the same. The OFF image has no borders between icons in the top bar.

    However, you just proved even more that this is not practical ;)
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    Yes, by going with coaxials you eliminate issues...

    Yes, by going with coaxials you eliminate issues created by separation of woofer and tweeter by a large distance.

    By having an external crossover with coaxials, that means it most likely the...
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    That first set plays from 35Hz? Don't know about...

    That first set plays from 35Hz? Don't know about that.... you won't get any reasonable output of sub-woofer frequencies out of a 6.5" woofer @ 35Hz.

    I would not base my decision on that 35Hz at...
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    Recommended Power and Ground Cable Sizes @...

    Recommended Power and Ground Cable Sizes @ 12volt.com
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    Poll: The amount of blur will be higher when traveling...

    The amount of blur will be higher when traveling at higher speeds. I'm sure you are more tolerant to missing a sign telling you 40, when traveling at 50, rather when travelling at 80 :lol:

    I'd say...
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    Poll: Yeah, getting a clear image is going to be a...

    Yeah, getting a clear image is going to be a tricky part of this project. Perhaps you could use a point and shoot canon camera with image stabilization? Set ISO to the highest possible, disable...
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    Tweeters are different on the component and coax...

    Tweeters are different on the component and coax models. You may notice a difference in sound when something that is being played on center moves to the side. It's a good idea to keep center and L/R...
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    Poll: FYI, I spoke once with a company that does...

    FYI, I spoke once with a company that does geo-tagging of traffic signs, and they had some high quality cameras and plenty of processing power to do this. They were driving slow too. I think their...
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    :lol: Usually people go with components, so they...

    :lol: Usually people go with components, so they can have a separated tweeter, and them mount it at ear level, and not so low. It's OK though, you can still get better quality than with coaxials....
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    You mean coaxials. 2-way means there are 2...

    You mean coaxials. 2-way means there are 2 drivers: in this case mid and tweeter, where 'components' means they are separated. Coaxial means they are mounted closely together (on axis -> coaxials)....
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    Having components (separate mid and tweeter)...

    Having components (separate mid and tweeter) makes it possible to mount the tweeter closer to ear level, thus bringing the sound stage higher and making it more natural. Disadvantage is the need to...
  20. Thread: Relay wiring

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    The relay on a pic has a 12V coil, you got...

    The relay on a pic has a 12V coil, you got different ones, 24V model.
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    This one needs 24V DC for coil, you are supplying...

    This one needs 24V DC for coil, you are supplying 12V.
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    Trigger pins are electrically insulated from NO,...

    Trigger pins are electrically insulated from NO, COM, NC. You also need to provide power source to the bulb

    EDIT: what type of relay is it? Any model number?
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    try this...

    try this
    http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/relay1.htm
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    You connect the relay coils in series? If that's...

    You connect the relay coils in series? If that's the case, each coils is getting way less than 12VDC (voltage/#of relays), so coil does not make enough magnetic field for the relay contact to move.
    ...
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    And :evil: RIAA representative upload you a...

    And :evil: RIAA representative upload you a copyright infringement letter
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