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Old 2nd December 2012, 23:10   #121
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there was this Creative Insipire 5.1 lying around which I barely used these days. With all those wires it was also pretty messy to have it around the room. So, decided to put it to good use..
Very interesting. Is the source an MP3 player? Did you use an inverter for electrical power? Would love to see pics of the installation.

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Old 2nd December 2012, 23:24   #122
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Very interesting. Is the source an MP3 player? Did you use an inverter for electrical power? Would love to see pics of the installation.

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Hi mash. With an aux cable that comes with the system we can use any phone, Ipod or even an MP3 Player. My guess is that the setup will be similar to our travels bus inverter but no idea about the durability on the jeep.
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Hi mash. With an aux cable that comes with the system we can use any phone, Ipod or even an MP3 Player. My guess is that the setup will be similar to our travels bus inverter but no idea about the durability on the jeep.
Hi, the power is directly from the Jeep battery. Been running this set up for about 2 weeks now, with no issues at all. Only issue is that, I have to find a way to secure the woofer box - in OTR's. Normal road use, its just fine and the space between the two seats, 'seats' it well.

Will post more detailed pics sometime soon.
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Please post pics of connection from battery! office goers have firewall blocking youtube!!
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Old 11th December 2012, 13:28   #125
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On the steering dampener -

Can you confirm if the dampener has corrected the tramlining effects?
and has this impacted the steering feedback in any way {any vagueness etc..} ?
I ask as I am looking to correct this on my Jeep as well - though I'm running the stock MM550 steering setup -

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Old 13th December 2012, 09:46   #126
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Please post pics of connection from battery! office goers have firewall blocking youtube!!
Here you go Santosh.

The connection directly from the battery. With a Fuse...

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To the Switch..

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And then, to the Central Sub-Woofer/In-Built Amp...

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My Jeep Story Continues! Now, the MM540XD-dscn8555-copy.jpg


To the four speakers on all sides..


My Jeep Story Continues! Now, the MM540XD-dscn8552-copy.jpg

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On the steering dampener -
Hi,

I have run the damper only for a thousand kilometer or so.. Have removed it. The benefits of the damper IMO, is that, it transmits lesser vibrations to the wheel. Also, it prevents the sometimes dangerous steering wheel movements (while on boulders..etc..) which could cause injury to thumb, etc..

IMO, damper is good for bad roads where the 'rumbling' is there. And yes, it has impacted the steering feedback.

As for tramlining, what tyres you run? IMO, the vehicle will still tramline, but the effects of dragging the Jeep will be less felt in the steering.

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Got creative with creative, eh? :-D

nice idea, but point is to have a system that runs on 12V input, else it wont fit the purpose right?
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But, then, there was this Creative Insipire 5.1 lying around which I barely used these days. With all those wires it was also pretty messy to have it around the room. So, decided to put it to good use..
Nice idea Dhanush,
even i did this for my classic few years back. although i used it only for 3-4 times but found it OKAY.I had creative 2.1 which runs on 12V DC (240V AC gets converted into 12VDC by small step down transformer).
I had to simply cut that transformer part and connected system directly to a switch in jeep. I had one small 4GB MP3 player which i connected to audio jack, that's it.
Beauty is this jack can be connected to mobile phones, MP3 players, laptops etc.
Very cost effective solution
and yes creative 2.1 system consumes minimal battery ( might be equivalent to power consumed by parking lights)

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Old 13th December 2012, 15:05   #129
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Got creative with creative, eh? :-D

nice idea, but point is to have a system that runs on 12V input, else it wont fit the purpose right?
Santhosh Ji,
very few systems run 12V DC, but almost all systems from 'Creative' run on 12V DC

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By the way , whats the cost of ownership so far ?
Trust me, You don't wan't to ASK a JEEPER ....
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even i did this for my classic few years back. although i used it only for 3-4 times but found it OKAY.I had creative 2.1 which runs on 12V DC (240V AC gets converted into 12VDC by small step down transformer).
Hi Shubhendra,
My Creative 5+1 is sounding really good! Infact, one secret for it is, I have changed the default woofer, which was crackling to something else.. New!.
Yes Sir. The wire from the battery runs directly to the system.
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I had one small 4GB MP3 player which i connected to audio jack, that's it.
Beauty is this jack can be connected to mobile phones, MP3 players, laptops etc.
Its a 3.5 mm pin, and its universal!
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Got creative with creative, eh? :-D

nice idea, but point is to have a system that runs on 12V input, else it wont fit the purpose right?
Santosh Ji, yes, the creative runs normal on 12V DC.
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Cannot get truer.. Today, I had no real work, but ended up spending ~500 bucks on just nuts and bolts! dang!
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So.. I've had this desire to have this exact D-Hook in my Jeep even before I knew the uses or rather.. more details of it.

So, today, Mission accomplished.

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Hi Dhanushs,
Couple of queries to you.
1. The first picture in your post 126 which shows you have tapped battery supply for audio. Isn't the main thick leads from battery already connected to a main bus or terminal strip from where we can tap in?
2. Where is the source of that D hook and cost?
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Hi Dhanushs,
Couple of queries to you.
1. The first picture in your post 126 which shows you have tapped battery supply for audio. Isn't the main thick leads from battery already connected to a main bus or terminal strip from where we can tap in?
Yes sir, we can always tap in. infact, i had a 12v out with the ignition key as switch, but, I decided to keep every other wiring of the Jeep away from the Creative.
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From mettupalayam. Cost me 400 or 450 bucks. I dont quite remember now.
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So, after months and months of holding back my desire to have either a locker, or an LSD, I finally bought an LSD!!

The choice between a locker and an LSD was tough!.. however, I decided that I needed an LSD anyhow, as in future, I might use it for the front. So, decided to go ahead and buy the LSD.

However:
My Jeep had a regular 19 spline axles, and I couldn't fit the LSD's in it. So, decided to buy the axles and diff casing too. Again, there was this issue of setting the crown/pinion, dismantling everything.. and reliabiltiy issues.. So, decided to get the whole MM550XD SFRA 51" rear axle assy. Except for the hubs, I got everything!

Here's the LSD!

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