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Old 10-06-2010   #61
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Re: Project Lex

I just bought it off ebay today, so it'll take a lil while to get here from chiiyyyna.
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Old 10-06-2010   #62
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Re: Project Lex

The Chinabay headunits I've seen are actually nice for the price. Some are Windows based so that should tell you something right there, bluetooth is usually a bit sketchy. But for $200 or less it has more functionality than my $800 base Kenwood unit.
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Old 10-07-2010   #63
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What do they do exactly? Just wax? I used some swirlX stuff to help get swirls out, but I don't think I did a very good job. I'd like to get something like that done, along with a wax and what not.
They wet sand, buff, polish... I brought my car there the morning after I was at a BIR track day (first I ever went to actually) and it was covered with dirt inside and out from leaving the track a few times. I didn't even have time to bring it through a wash by the time I brought it there. When I got it back that night, the inside was clean and the outside was detailed despite me only having an appointment for an exterior detail. I couldn't believe how much shine the car had and how smooth the finish was.
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Old 10-07-2010   #64
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Re: Project Lex

Awesome, detailing is something I want to get into. sadly I don't have the $$$ to get teh equipment.
I looked at that page and they had some nice flip out joints for this guy.

That one you ordered looked slick I can't wait to see it, next year!! lol. j/k j/k
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Old 10-07-2010   #65
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Re: Project Lex

hmm sounds good. I'lll have to look into that, thanks.
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Old 10-07-2010   #66
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Re: Project Lex

I should get into detailing more... I have a $250 buffer and a full assortment of pads that I've used maybe 3 times... haha
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Old 10-07-2010   #67
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Re: Project Lex

Well no pics today, but i further tore the interior apart today trying to figure out this stereo wiring some more. I'm still amazed by the cluster of crap.

Anyhow, I got some more of the old wiring out. Dan if you want that RCA cable come get it. I went to Best Buy and just bought some speaker wire. I ran the wires for both rear speakers. And ran the wire for the front right speaker. So just gotta run the wire for the front left speaker and that crap job will be done.
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Old 10-08-2010   #68
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Re: Project Lex

Detail looks good, just needs moar.

The front bumper is peeling clear coat, not much you can do for that besides get it repainted.
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Old 10-11-2010   #69
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Re: Project Lex

Well got just a little bit done this weekend. Got all the wiring ran for all 4 speakers. Did some work trying to clean up the wiring behind the radio area a little too as it was a mess with cut wires everywhere. So I cleaned it up so it looks 100x better back there. Still going to clean it up some more once I get the new stereo deck.

Connected Bass-Blockers to the front speakers. Ordered the Double DIN mounting kit for these cars off Amazon which should be here in a few days.

Temporarily wired in the old CD-Deck from my Talon just to make sure everything worked and it did! I definately need to get a sub back there though. Currently trying to decide what exactly I want to do as far as that goes.

Anyhow, that's about it. got most the interior back together but still have a little bit left to do yet. Nothing too exciting I guess.
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Re: Project Lex

Well a couple pics after a little more work today.

Installed my old 10" that's been kickin strong since '01. Powered by cheap ass Crunch amp that has been goin strong since '98. Make fun of them not being JL/Kicker/Boston/etc... all you want, but this crap has done me well for a looooong time That amp has been in all of my best friends cars, acting as old faithful when theirs have failed. It's had a hard and abused life, but just won't quit!

I like this setup much better. I actually have trunk space now, and things just seem much cleaner overall. I reused the interior fabric that the guy had in there, but I think I will make a trip to the fabric store to try and clean it up a little nicer someday. The sub actually hits pretty damn good in there. I have it turned up maybe halfway, and am golden! Just needed some clean tasteful bass, not ghetto booty shakin trunk poppin gangsta noise.

Also, a little pic of my temp stereo just laying there, haha. It's sounding great, and filling it's temp role just fine

On a good note, I had a slip from DHL on my door today. They will get it to me tomorrow. It's either the mounting kit, or overnight head unit from Chiyna. I'm hoping is from Chiyhuh!!
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Old 10-11-2010   #71
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Re: Project Lex

Have you conisdered a halltech for engine managment? I seem to remember a lot of IS300 guys useing them when going turbo.
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Re: Project Lex

Any sub will sound good in a hatch back car for some reason. I used to use a 10" Jensen X'Bass sub with a average Alpine amp and it sounded good in all DSM's. Just throw your Too Short CD and your good to go.
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Looks good! Im kinda pumped to see this chyna head unit. haha
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Re: Project Lex

Looks a lot nicer back there.
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Old 10-12-2010   #75
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Re: Project Lex

Ch cha, ch ch cha Chyynaaa!!!!!

Still waiting on the mounting kit, but got it installed! Went on a test run, so far I'm loving it!! Thanks for helping with the install brownman.

Here it is all packaged up:


Opened it up, and inside what's this?? It's in ENGRISH, SWEET!!!!


Everything looks nice so far...



Wired it in and did a test run and it worked. Bluetooth sycn'd right up to Brownman's phone after maybe 30-40 seconds


Final mounting complete. Going to have to fill that gap below the it however. Other than that, pretty much done. Here we are watching GI JOE on DVD !!!





First impressions are, I can't believe this cost less than $300!! 296.00 was my final total. Arrived in less than a week from the motherland herself. GPS worked decent, although we thought the voice was a little bit quiet. The system in general sounds really nice with the sub and everything. I think one of the rear speakers is blown though, but I plan on picking up a new pair from Peter once he can find them.

The user interface seemed decent. Keep in mind that I've never dealt with a touchscreen unit ever. But my impression is that the interface is decent. I'd say 3.5 out of 5 as it does take a little getting used to. But I think with a month of use or so, I'll get the navigation of this unit down much better, and will be closer to a 5. And I guess I kind of assume that'd be the same case with me no matter what unit I got, as I'd have to learn it anyway.

Wiring up was just as easy as any other deck. There is a brake wire to hook to your e-brake which I believe is to disable searching in the GPS unless the car is parked. But there's a menu option within the touchscreen to turn that feature off, so I just didn't hook up that wire, and left the touchscreen option disabled.

Anyone interested in getting something similar to this, I'd say consider these for sure. They aren't for everyone I'm sure, but if you are on a tight budget, this seems like it'd be worth considering w/out a doubt at this point. This seems like a steal! I'm going to play with it for a month, and if I still like it this much after a month, I'll be getting another one for the Envoy!!

Longevity of it, well I guess I can't comment on that as I just installed it. Time will tell if this thing lasts.
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Old 10-12-2010   #76
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There something on the will call shelf at MAP for you too!! I went to call the number on the invoice, and was like "wait a sec....I know that name.." hahaha
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Yeah I got a message from someone there that my turbo arrived Didn't have time to come get it today however, I was busy installing chinese gadgets
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Looks awesome dude! Ill have to take a peak and play with it a bit. Hopefully if you come on the cruise! woot!
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Re: Project Lex

Went and picked up something a little more fun from MAP today.

Full Race custom spec turbo:
BW S300SX 84-75

Now it gets to sit on my shelf for a couple months, while I continue to acquire more goodies, haha.
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Re: Project Lex

hmmm vodka how i miss thee.

I shouldn't drink with you 2jz with turbo the way it should be would make me want to hear it all the time.
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