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Old 24th February 2009, 14:25   #496
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Every time I see Steers truck, I cant help go.. "Damn those alloys are sexy!!"
Every time i see that truck, i cant help go..." Damn the Truck is so well maintained even at 70000 kms"

Dheerghayushmaan bhava....!
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The truck now has gone into Emperor for it's long pending ICE update.

Will soon post pics and details.
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Exclamation The ICE report. (Part 1)

As everybody knows, Steeroid has spent lots of time, effort and money on this truck.
The ICE in it was also not an exception.
It had all the good equipment sufficient for a great sounding setup. But it never did. Sometimes, it had wiring issues which made the sound very bad. Sometimes, it just gave out big bang sounds. To cut it short, I always had it in my mind to redo this whole setup whenever I could lay my hands on it. And that is exactly happened now.

List of equipment present before the re install.
Alpine 9887 HU.
Rockford Fosgate Punch 6.5" components front and back.
JBL 75.4 amp for speakers.
Blaupunkt 6" active sub box.
Loads and hoards of unwanted faulty wiring.

As the gurus may have noticed, the big change needed in the above setup was the sub. Steeroid was sticking to this sub due to the space saving factor which was very important for him (gelf mallu's necessity). Many a times, he had decided upon the change but I think he didn't just because of this reason.
But more importantly, what mattered more was the installation. It was done at many places in bits and pieces. It definitely needed a good installer's attention.

Myself and ASHVIN was at the new Emperor essentials shop last week. My eyes fell on a slim beast. It was the Rockford Fosgate P3L 10". It was a show stealer. It's size caught my breath away. To say the truth, I doubt if I have seen a more shallow sub in my life. It was a beauty cumulative beast.
The first thing which came into my mind after seeing it was Steer's truck. It's space saving, it's a Rockford Fosgate and importantly, Zuhemi had no bad opinion about it's sound or performance. I asked the price; 19.5K!
My eyes which popped out slowly went back in and I left the shop with double minds. To buy or not to buy??

I decided upon the favorite and the proven master in the world of lows; ID!
As this truck is not going to be an outright SQ install, I decided to stick to the starter range ID, the ID v3. Regarding the amp to power it, I chose the entry level Alpine monoblock.

So, the truck went into Emperor. I told Zuhemi to take his time and redo the whole thing eradicating all the errors present.
We sat down to select the equipment and Zuhemi approved my selection. I did a quick calculation; sub = 12k, custom small footprint 1 cubic feet sealed box = 2k. Hmmm... That brings it to 14k for the sub alone. Then, it's a 12" One without much space saving. Even if we try our best, we cannot make it very small. The SLIM BEAST now started sounding more sensible. It's got everything we needed and it's only 5k more than what I am going to do with the other sub. Huhh!! Recession! 5k. Ain't that big for the benefits we'll get from it. LET's do it!

I left the vehicle there and caught my train to my native. I'll be back when the install is completed.

Yes.. You guys also wait till I am back..
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I asked the price; 19.5K!
My eyes which popped out slowly went back in and I left the shop with double minds.
GULP!

So did mine! Mine popped out twice because...

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To buy or not to buy??
Zakariyya Muhammad were asking AND answering this question

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it's only 5k more than what I am going to do with the other sub. Huhh!! Recession! 5k. Ain't that big for the benefits we'll get from it. LET's do it!
See what I meant?

I'm finished!
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The blau is an 8inch, two actually.

So the ICEing starts with the truck.
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Steeroid,

Thanks to fine gentlmen like you, who continue to give such stimulus packages to the econonmy, we may be out of these gory times soon

Cheers,
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The blau is an 8inch, two actually.
No.
That should be some other model.

LoL!
Stimulus packages.
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Those alloys really suit the truck. Good choice!
So Steer, have you gotten to drive it, following nikki's love which was showered upon it? Comments?
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No.
That should be some other model.
Nope he is right. Its the Blaupunkt ODsb8000, 8" active sub with a passive radiator (the second speaker he is talking about):

Blaupunkt - Loudspeakers - OD-Series - ODSB 8000A
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There is a 'electrical clutch switch' under the clutch area which helps to engage 4L smoothly when dial switch is activated. Today, finally they reached at this point of wiring harness to check the couplers and continuity of the conductor. Therez the surprise! The above said "Switch" is missing!!!!!!
C H E E R S!!!!
Check this link. If the switch is not working, you cannot shift into 4l.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-of...now-fixed.html
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OT: Steer's contribution rather the stimulus package, has already started reflecting in the market, atleast in the news. Economic slowdown to end by October-December: Survey
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Check this link. If the switch is not working, you cannot shift into 4l.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-of...now-fixed.html
Thanks beboy, but the issue was sorted out sometime back - in my case the whole switch was missing!!!!

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Those alloys really suit the truck. Good choice!
Thanks - I really like them because they dont shout out for attention, yet look good in a very understated sort of manner.

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So Steer, have you gotten to drive it, following nikki's love which was showered upon it? Comments?
Have driven it around - the discussions are all over the last couple of pages when we ripped her through some twisties on 4H, etc.
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Pix of the sub courtesy JayD. I must say this looks really neat and tidy - hope it will sound as good. Test Drive for the ICE will be with AVIAL, naturally! I want to hear that BasE Guitar!


But wait ...... MADE IN CHINA??????!!!!!!!

(EDIT: Thats the label on the GT 75.4, not the RF sub or the Alpine though I wouldnt be surprised if those were also Made by Chopsticks)

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Wouldn't there be any heating issues with the amp stacked up that close ?
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Very space saving fit. Is someone coming to TVM with it?

And Opera? What does this connect to?
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