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Old 22nd January 2009, 21:09   #1
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Never thought I would be posting in this section, but here I am. The vRS is getting a upgrade in the ICE department. This is what is in right now,

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The car comes with Alpine 9830 HU, which has been retained as has the Sony 444 amp from the older car. Added a HK D+P, changed the front spekers to JBL 607 components and got a JBL CS1004T tube in the boot. Rear speakers are stock , might go in for a change this month.
So after 2 years - the change is finally happening tomorrow - 23rd Jan 2009. Wait for the pictures and reports guys.
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I just got myself a 9831

Sony and that bass tube goes out for sure.
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Join the club N_c. What all is going in?
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congrats nc! who's the doing it up? and whats the equipment
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Nothing really fancy - it's a normal boring (by T-BHP Ice standards )upgrade. Details will follow tomorrow with pictures.
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Never thought I would be posting in this section, but here I am. The vRS is getting a upgrade in the ICE department. This is what is in right now,

So after 2 years - the change is finally happening tomorrow - 23rd Jan 2009. Wait for the pictures and reports guys.
Aha, thats why you are coming to this side of Mumbai today I was wondering what brings the staunch Chembur-Vashi-IMAX boy to the madness of Mumbai!
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I suppose he's hired Himmesh Reshammiya to sit in his boot & sing while Gatya commutes!
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I suppose he's hired Himmesh Reshammiya to sit in his boot & sing while Gatya commutes!


And for a minute I thought it would be the crooner from autoshow 08
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Aaaaah! You guys don't understand.
He is putting his newly acquired Dash ki dhadkan in the humongous boot.

Gautya! It will be an amazing effect with all that exhaust bass, vibrations, ting tings and smoke singing together.
Pics upload kar!
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Whats up man.
No update?
What has gone in.
What has gone out.
Pics?
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Sorry for the late update, was busy and enjoying the new sound.

The new setup is like this -

1. Head Unit – Alpine 9830
2. Front – JBL Compos – 607
3. Rear – Alpine SPE 13C2
4. Amps – JBL GTO 4000 & JBL GTO 2000
5. Sub woofer – JBL 1004T Bass Tube
6. HK Drive + Play - replaced with a functional HK Drive + Play
7. Noise kill for the front doors
8. Amplifier mount in the boot
9. 1 set of JBL wiring kit and 1 Illusion speaker cable + 2 RCA cables.

The work was done at Ajay's place - Hermit Audio. Very nice and very clean job - the amps mounted on the sides keep the boot space usable. We had a few problems of alternator noise / whine in the speakers (faulty cables) and the tuning took a lot of time too but Ajay was patient and didn't allow me to leave till he was satisfied.

I was present there for a short time in the morning and then in the evening and will post whatever pictures I have by tonight.

The setup sounds good to me though Ajay was (and is) bothered about the sub sounding "marela". That has got me thinking - these ICER's I say !!
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some interesting equipment!!!!
are you finally happy with the outcome???????
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Old 25th January 2009, 23:45   #13
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Marela

That seems a good enough equipment.
After today i realised.
Whether it be a skoda or a honda or a tata, Damping does help.
Congrats N_C.
Waiting for pics.!
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Congrats on the upgrade NC!
May god give you all the happiness on the ICE front.

Does the newly installed equipment effect FE by any chance?
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Old 26th January 2009, 01:18   #15
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lol.
yes zak ICE has an effect on the FE of a vRs.
When you listen to it , You wanna revv less to reach the destination late and hence better FE.
No wonder my vRs is giving me 10-11
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