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    Wow. Meticulous.

    Question for you. I really like your idea of utilizing a ventilation system. I'd be worried about bringing moisture into the car though. You're likely not to be driving this on a wet day if it only has 50,000 original miles, right? Is some type of shut-off valve or filter to guard against this occurring?

    Keep up the great work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mduck
    Is some type of shut-off valve or filter to guard against this occurring?
    Good point. I think that the vent system is a great idea, but I hope you have air filters in there or you might find small bits of mud and other crap that gets flung up while you're driving flying into the tubes.

    As for a shut-off valve... you could throw in another relay to activate some solenoids, closing the valves, when your wipers are on for more than say, 10 seconds. That way they won't close off if you just want to use some window cleaner, but if it starts to rain you'll close them off.

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    cafn8- i only had the speaker sitting in that cup. i used a small baking tin for a template and made a fiberglass case for it.

    the air inlet is on the rear side kinda so i hope to not get any crap in there and the outlet is in the rear

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    Quote Originally Posted by albysure
    cafn8- i only had the speaker sitting in that cup. i used a small baking tin for a template and made a fiberglass case for it.
    I figured that with the level of quality of the rest of the system you wouldn't make a shortcut like that, but just thought I'd check. If you installed it like that you would most likely change it immediately when you heard it

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    hey what exit are you at down there? lol

    i used to live there

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    Quote Originally Posted by albysure
    hey what exit are you at down there? lol

    i used to live there
    Haha. I moved to NJ about 5 years ago and used to make fun of how everybody seemed to know their exit number. I guess I've become sort of used to New Jersey now, since that question seems perfectly normal. Just bought a house by Parkway exit 150. Where did you live?

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    i love that exit thing. i moved to mass in 76 when i was 17--worst time of my life. big social setback miss the shore but i am going down for a week in august with my family--seaside. born in elizabeth-which wasnt bad in the early 60's and lived in cranford in the early 70's graduated from hs there in 75

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    When I was seventeeeennn.... It was a very good yeeeeaarr.... It was a- Oops.. sorry.

    I'm at at 165. My cous lives at 145, and I have some friends down at 136 and 124. You know, I never thought about the whole exit thing. You're absolutely right. If someone asks me "Where in jersey are you?" My answer would be "Up at 165." It just seems normal, and anyone from jersey would understand that completely. I forget sometimes that weird people in the rest of the country wouldn't.


    Edit: btw, you don't have to say "parkway exit".. it's assumed that it's the parkway... you just have to say "exit 150".

    150 is around Rt 46/Garfield, I believe. 153 is Rt 3, 158 is Rt 80, Fair Lawn, Saddle Brook. Yah, you kinda get to know the +/- 40 exits in your area...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banderon
    btw, you don't have to say "parkway exit".. it's assumed that it's the parkway... you just have to say "exit 150".
    Uh oh, I didn't just give away a New Jersey secret did I?

    Quote Originally Posted by Banderon
    150 is around Rt 46/Garfield, I believe. 153 is Rt 3, 158 is Rt 80, Fair Lawn, Saddle Brook. Yah, you kinda get to know the +/- 40 exits in your area...
    150 is actually Bloomfield. It's not a full exit, though. You can only get on going south or get off going north. Some things about NJ I'll never understand. 148 and 151 are Bloomfield too. 148 is down by the Home Despot. I think you're right about Rt 3 being 153 or something like that. Rt 46 would then be a mile or 2 north from there. Don't know the exit number, though. Now everybody knows their way around my neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cafn8
    Uh oh, I didn't just give away a New Jersey secret did I?

    150 is actually Bloomfield. It's not a full exit, though. You can only get on going south or get off going north. Some things about NJ I'll never understand. 148 and 151 are Bloomfield too. 148 is down by the Home Despot. I think you're right about Rt 3 being 153 or something like that. Rt 46 would then be a mile or 2 north from there. Don't know the exit number, though. Now everybody knows their way around my neighborhood.
    Yah.... you're right. Rt 46 is 155.. it's between the Rt 3 and Rt 80 exits. And your exit is right around the mcdonalds, right?


    Hahah.. NJ is just one big neighborhood. I dunno where it gets such a bad rep from.

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