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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby Mike » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:32 pm

mavericktc wrote:What is your long time report on these Mike?

Is the warm-up time any problem?
How hot does the glass get? Same as with the original bulbs?


TBH the only time I think about them is when I'm in a car without hids. The warm up time if a fraction slower than the latest hids fitted to Audi, BMW etc but it'd never be a problem. The lenses don't get hot, even if the lights are on and the van is stationary for any amount of time. All in all a worthwhile mod. I'd advise getting them checked at an MOT place for alignment, even though mine didn't need any adjustment.
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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby mavericktc » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:35 pm

Mike wrote:
mavericktc wrote:What is your long time report on these Mike?

Is the warm-up time any problem?
How hot does the glass get? Same as with the original bulbs?


TBH the only time I think about them is when I'm in a car without hids. The warm up time if a fraction slower than the latest hids fitted to Audi, BMW etc but it'd never be a problem. The lenses don't get hot, even if the lights are on and the van is stationary for any amount of time. All in all a worthwhile mod. I'd advise getting them checked at an MOT place for alignment, even though mine didn't need any adjustment.

Does the lens get warm at all?
One positive side affect of the regular bulbs is keeping ice of the lenses.

I have hid on my enduro and from what I remember they get hot too (but they can't handle to much heat).
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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby Mike » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:39 pm

mavericktc wrote:Does the lens det warm at all?
One positive side affect of the regular bulbs is keeping ice of the lenses.

I have hid on my enduro and from what I remember they get hot too (but they can't handle to much heat).


No, the frost stays on them for a few mins if it's really cold, so no there's hardly any heat.
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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby poolie » Sat Apr 02, 2016 12:56 pm

Mike wrote:Yellow drl problem solved!

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How did you do this mod mike? I have led bulbs fitted in my fog lights from hids4u.
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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby Dave17355 » Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:52 pm

Mike wrote:Plans.

HID upgrade to make the most of the projector lights.
LED bulb upgrades, brake/tail, indicators, interior (cab), number plate light.
Stereo upgrade keeping the factory head unit, so adding a Audison Bit Ten, 5 channel amp, largest mids that will fit in the doors, replacement tweeters in the A pillars, 10" sub.

More to follow :)


Hi Mike did you do the Stereo?


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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby Mike » Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:28 am

Dave17355 wrote:
Hi Mike did you do the Stereo?


Hi Dave, I did the speakers but not the amps and x-over, others have done though and one that I heard recently sounded very good.
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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby loot » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:29 am

Mike wrote:
Dave17355 wrote:
Hi Mike did you do the Stereo?


Hi Dave, I did the speakers but not the amps and x-over, others have done though and one that I heard recently sounded very good.

As good as this?

https://youtu.be/0AfkJoUdDHs

No amps no x over's no chance :lol:
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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby Mike » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:09 pm

loot wrote:As good as this?

https://youtu.be/0AfkJoUdDHs

No amps no x over's no chance :lol:


Yep, much less distortion, good midrange and it didn't make my ears bleed :D
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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby loot » Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:00 pm

Ah the 90s :lol:
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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby Dave17355 » Sat Feb 11, 2017 10:57 am

I got a Rainbow sub fitted this week,takes the bass away from the speakers and soundsso much better Image


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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby fera » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:08 pm

Which seems to take a full range feed from the head unit and filter out the lower frequencies with a capacitor.

Hi folks,

I wan't to upgrade my front speakers by a Hertz compo set, in 16,5 cm.

I can replace the mid and tweeters without a problem, dynamax it etc...
But where to place my new hertz crossover ? Where is the Ford one ? The wires are split somewhere but where ?
Can somebody help me please ?

Sorry for my poor English, i'm from Belgium ; -)
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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby fera » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:09 pm

I'm talking about a Ford transit custom ; -)
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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby fera » Mon Apr 10, 2017 1:17 am

Mike wrote:Speaker wire colours from the rear of the cd player,

Left Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White
Left Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Brown
Right Front Speaker Positive Wire (+): White/Violet
Right Front Speaker Negative Wire (-): White/Orange

At the speaker end they're marked with paint, the LHS is marked with green (LF +) and yellow (LF -)
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Hi folks,

I wan't to upgrade my front speakers by a Hertz compo set, in 16,5 cm.

I can replace the mid and tweeters without a problem, dynamax it etc...
But where to place my new hertz crossover ? Where is the Ford one ? The wires are split somewhere but where ? I mean where to take my inputs for my crossover ? How are the Ford speaker wires wired ?
Can somebody help me please ?

Sorry for my poor English, i'm from Belgium ; -)

I'm talking about a Ford transit custom ; -)
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Re: Custom mods and 'upgrades'.

Postby Mike » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:55 am

fera wrote:But where to place my new hertz crossover ? Where is the Ford one ? The wires are split somewhere but where ? I mean where to take my inputs for my crossover ? How are the Ford speaker wires wired ?


Put the x-over under the passenger seat.
There isn't a Ford x-over, just a capacitor on the tweeter.
You need to split the wires behind the headunit, feed the full range signal to the x-over, then feed the bass signal to the door speakers via the original wires, then put a new wire in for the tweeters.
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