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12-07-2012 12:23 AM
katiekay Nice!
12-06-2012 11:49 PM
consciousthirteen So happy! I have a new head unit in the hatch Alpine CDE-HD138BT, and it's night and day with the stock speakers. I'm gonna save my money I would have spent on speakers and use it towards an intake now.

It's got HD radio which is so clear and the extra stations are sweet. The bluetooth setup is great. I can use Pandora right through the HU instead of picking up the phone to change songs or give it a thumbs up, etc. Decent enough for playing with EQ settings. Hands free calling with the mic. Etc...

Happy happy happy!
Another crappy cell phone pic...
11-30-2012 06:32 PM
DerbyCityGinger Mine is automatic. I am trying to find a MTX75 and I will convert it to manual. After I fix the front end that is.
11-30-2012 10:16 AM
consciousthirteen It's a 5 speed. Took me a while to find one. I was not going to buy an automatic. I almost gave up on finding a ZX5. I narrowed down my next car purchase between a 2001-2005 Civic or a ZX5. I couldn't find a manual sedan for Civic so I almost bought a coupe. Then this showed up for sale. So happy.
11-30-2012 12:33 AM
DerbyCityGinger Your car looks exactly like mine, only mine is a 2005 ZX5. Mine has some minor body damage and a hole in the A/C accumulator from being ran off the road. The accumulator was so damaged I had to saw off some of the fender shield because it was knocked back into it, rubbing it against the tire...

Is your ZX5 manual or automatic?
11-28-2012 12:27 PM
SvviftSVT i have kenwood excelon in mine and i love it.
had it for 5 years and still sounds crystal clear...

(can't see pics due to work comp settings, so i will check out pics later)
11-28-2012 11:39 AM
katiekay ^ lol, that's awesome!
11-28-2012 11:37 AM
matmatician Yeah, that sounds way better that the way I did it lol. Mine was kind of a "Well, I've got 30 minutes to kill before the person I need to meet shows up... Hey look, an antenna!" lol. I'm kinda ADD.
11-28-2012 11:25 AM
Originally Posted by matmatician View Post
All I did was take a multi-tool, chop the mast with the wirecutter, pull the old tip off with the pliers, put some super glue in the old cap, then slid it back onto the shortened mast. Is is the best method? Probably not. Did it work, and was it free? yes.
Yes, it's an easy and free mod. Everyone has different ways of doing it, glad yours worked out matmatician! What I did was: I cut mine with a dremel and reshaped the end to a point, then took the part I cut off and stuck it in boiling water to remove the cap and slid the cap back on the newly re-shaped mast, no glue was needed! And I think re-shaping it to a point helps with reception.
11-28-2012 11:21 AM
matmatician Antenna is easy. I chopped mine by a foot with little effect on reception. I lost one radio station that had sketchy reception, but gained it back with a new head unit.

All I did was take a multi-tool, chop the mast with the wirecutter, pull the old tip off with the pliers, put some super glue in the old cap, then slid it back onto the shortened mast. Is is the best method? Probably not. Did it work, and was it free? yes.

Welcome fo FF and good luck with your car! Have fun with it!
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