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Old 07-23-2012, 08:21 AM   #511
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Hey man, I haven't checked on your thread in a while. Car is looking good. BTW I am pretty sure that shitty wires won't blow your subs, they will just cause distortion and interference
Thanks man! Dont worry you havent missed much. lol

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they can be lol I use 4 gauge for my power wire and my ground...always. if you ever have questions feel free to pm me about it
Thanks! I might take you up on that. As of right now ebay says my subs should be arriving on 7/25.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:35 AM   #512
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I second what AVieF said,

I also used 4 gauge wire on my power wire and ground wire.

They say it is especially important for the ground to be real thick wire.
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I second what AVieF said,

I also used 4 gauge wire on my power wire and ground wire.

They say it is especially important for the ground to be real thick wire.
Yay someone agrees with me lol. :P
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Yay someone agrees with me lol. :P
x4 (I think..) on the thick ground wire.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:32 PM   #515
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lol Thanks guys. The ground wire I have is definetly thick.
So I had maintenance day for my fofo. I started leaking oil this weekend, leaking antifreeze yesterday, and started making a clicky sound a couple weeks ago. The oil was leaking from my oil filter. The antifreeze was leaking from a hose that got pinched. IM not 100% about the clicky sound. It might be this bracket that got bent and it hitting my exhaust. But im not sure. My friend thought it was a trans issue until we saw that. Tomorrow I will go out and remove that bracket first thing then go to advance auto. I am getting this stuff:
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-dye to find ac leak (been broken since I bought the car. lol)
-oil and filter for oil change (I will do within the next 1000 miles)
-maybe antifreeze (I still have alot around
-maybe freon or whatever the coolant is for ac. I was going to wait to make sure I found the leak though.

So yeppp all maintenance stuff. woo. If the subs come in tomorrow I will get them in wednesday or thursday.
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:38 AM   #516
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Well I couldnt get the bracket thing off yesterday. So I bent it out of the way some. Ill cut it off probly. or atleast part of it to get to the bolt better. I replaced the hose yesterday, and my subs came in! So I am putting them in later. Oh and I finally got photobucket to not think its mobile anymore. lol I got a new phone 2 weeks ago. It takes better pictures, but its still annoying as crap to share pics on here. First, move pics I want to card. Then plug in adapter to computer. plug in card to adapter. Wait for computer to load pics. upload pics to photobucket. wait wait wait. lol But since this is a new phone, I apparantly took all the pictures sideways. So I am going through this long process to rotate each picture. So I will rotate a couple of each thing I wanted to show you guys. Sorry if I hurt your necks. :p lol Picture time!

I went to ohio for my cousins wedding last week. We got to borrow my dad's boss' 2013 Taurus SHO. It was awesome. Too much technology for my liking. lol But still very cool.








My buddys dad got in a car accident. They both have always helped me with all my car stuff. He is completely fine. But his tdi was totaled. They already found another one to replace it. He got hit by a semi then spun into a concrete wall.





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Old 07-25-2012, 06:19 PM   #517
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very nice. haven't seen your ride in a while, lol. how do you like the drop? and i gotta ask, do you scrape alot being so low?
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i like your car man. and damn look how the wheels are bent up on that tdi. hows your subs?
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very nice. haven't seen your ride in a while, lol. how do you like the drop? and i gotta ask, do you scrape alot being so low?
Thanks! Yea I havent posted pics in awhile. I love the drop. Its been awesome. Nope I only have scraped once, which has caused this crazy clicking sound. Ive looked everywhere and cant find the problem.
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i like your car man. and damn look how the wheels are bent up on that tdi. hows your subs?
Thanks! They are sooooooooooooo amazing. They hit so hard. I cant even turn them all the way up because I cant breathe. lol Its nice to have a system where im not listening to it 100% turned all the way up and still wanting more. lol But yea they hit super hard. My poor focus is going to rattle apart if I have them up all the way. lol
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:39 PM   #520
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So lets see....need to change the oil, get new bearings for my back wheel and replace them, get a timing belt kit and do that, and jack my car up and check the torsion bar and lower control arm because my friend drove it and told me to check there (in regards to the clicky sound). lol Better get crackin.
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