Re: Car Advise Please....

Postby philstar on Tue 16/Nov/10 12:53pm

thelivo wrote:What the other guys said - don't go for a specific ipod one where the radio controls the ipod, the user interfaces are usually pretty kak. Just use a standard aux in with a 3.5mm jack on both ends. That then gives you flexibility if mates have non-apple ipods/ phones etc.



if you don't listen to the radio much then I would consider forgeting about a head unit and just buy an amp, and plug the 3.5mm socket from the Ipod into it :) if you are going to go that way.

if I was going to buy a head unit get one witha SD card and/or usp slot. and check the interface with it too, as the interface for my flatmates is not the best.
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Re: Car Advise Please....

Postby pushbikerider on Tue 16/Nov/10 4:47pm

philstar wrote:
thelivo wrote:What the other guys said - don't go for a specific ipod one where the radio controls the ipod, the user interfaces are usually pretty kak. Just use a standard aux in with a 3.5mm jack on both ends. That then gives you flexibility if mates have non-apple ipods/ phones etc.



if you don't listen to the radio much then I would consider forgeting about a head unit and just buy an amp, and plug the 3.5mm socket from the Ipod into it :) if you are going to go that way.

if I was going to buy a head unit get one witha SD card and/or usp slot. and check the interface with it too, as the interface for my flatmates is not the best.


but then you're buying an amp, plus all of the wiring for it, whats the point for a ghetto set-up, when by buying a new headunit, you can run the device of choice, without any ghetto, you can still listen to the radio or CD's with ease
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Re: Car Advise Please....

Postby shmoodiver on Tue 16/Nov/10 4:53pm

pushbikerider wrote:
philstar wrote:
thelivo wrote:What the other guys said - don't go for a specific ipod one where the radio controls the ipod, the user interfaces are usually pretty kak. Just use a standard aux in with a 3.5mm jack on both ends. That then gives you flexibility if mates have non-apple ipods/ phones etc.



if you don't listen to the radio much then I would consider forgeting about a head unit and just buy an amp, and plug the 3.5mm socket from the Ipod into it :) if you are going to go that way.

if I was going to buy a head unit get one witha SD card and/or usp slot. and check the interface with it too, as the interface for my flatmates is not the best.


but then you're buying an amp, plus all of the wiring for it, whats the point for a ghetto set-up, when by buying a new headunit, you can run the device of choice, without any ghetto, you can still listen to the radio or CD's with ease


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Re: Car Advise Please....

Postby philstar on Tue 16/Nov/10 6:17pm

pushbikerider wrote:but then you're buying an amp, plus all of the wiring for it, whats the point for a ghetto set-up, when by buying a new headunit, you can run the device of choice, without any ghetto


you are probably right, but going the amp way has two advantages; you don’t need to mess with the dash (to get the factory unit out, depending on how integral the factory unit is, I don’t know what they are like in a maxima), and it can be an invisible system for theft deterrent.

and if you want to get away form ghetto, then go rear AV input (with installed cable coming out where you want your mp3 player) rather than front.
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Re: Car Advise Please....

Postby Spokes on Tue 16/Nov/10 6:38pm

pushbikerider wrote:
philstar wrote:
thelivo wrote:What the other guys said - don't go for a specific ipod one where the radio controls the ipod, the user interfaces are usually pretty kak. Just use a standard aux in with a 3.5mm jack on both ends. That then gives you flexibility if mates have non-apple ipods/ phones etc.



if you don't listen to the radio much then I would consider forgeting about a head unit and just buy an amp, and plug the 3.5mm socket from the Ipod into it :) if you are going to go that way.

if I was going to buy a head unit get one witha SD card and/or usp slot. and check the interface with it too, as the interface for my flatmates is not the best.


but then you're buying an amp, plus all of the wiring for it, whats the point for a ghetto set-up, when by buying a new headunit, you can run the device of choice, without any ghetto, you can still listen to the radio or CD's with ease


I think your right, want to keep it all usable. When GF and or kids in car radio is fine.
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Re: Car Advise Please....

Postby swtchbckr on Tue 16/Feb/16 12:09pm

Subie ('96 Grandwagon) needs new rear shocks... Who best to take it to?
been quoted $760 (by the outfit that failed it's warrant for this problem), so keen to quote up a few more and other than Stu, who else should i seek... Seems steep to me considering the Fiat was quoted $250 for the rear shocks only a year ago...

doesnt need to be Subie specialists neither, eh?
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Re: Car Advise Please....

Postby philstar on Tue 16/Feb/16 12:37pm

swtchbckr wrote:Subie ('96 Grandwagon) needs new rear shocks... Who best to take it to?
been quoted $760 (by the outfit that failed it's warrant for this problem), so keen to quote up a few more and other than Stu, who else should i seek... Seems steep to me considering the Fiat was quoted $250 for the rear shocks only a year ago...

doesn't need to be Subie specialists neither, eh?


that is a bit steep, I would consider less than $250 for the parts (unless they are really really expensive cause they are old and rare (not rear)) and maybe $150 to fit.
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Re: Car Advise Please....

Postby Percy Pig on Tue 16/Feb/16 1:08pm

$760 doesn't sound that bad, they are a bit of a PITA to do being a Macpherson strut, not just a shock by itself.

Also it will need a wheel alignment after fitting as well, which will be in the price if Stubaru is the Stu you speak of.
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Re: Car Advise Please....

Postby adikt on Tue 16/Feb/16 1:13pm

Depending on which model/year, will probably also require a brake bleed & a significant amount of fucking around.

$150 is like <2hrs labour. Which is a bit on the low side. And you'd be doing well to get decent shocks at $250 for the pair too I think.

$5-600 would be a reasonable ballpark to start the pricing at IMO.
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Re: Car Advise Please....

Postby danose on Tue 16/Feb/16 1:16pm

swtchbckr wrote:doesnt need to be Subie specialists neither, eh?


I got all 4 corners done on mine by chamberlain suspension (47 sandyford st) - that was a bigger job (switching out dead air sus units for conventional coil/shock units) and still no hassles, highly recommend them (they did the same job on my old eterna 10 years earlier - yes, I know, should have learned to avoid cars with air sus)
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Re: Car Advise Please....

Postby neels on Tue 16/Feb/16 7:15pm

danose wrote:
swtchbckr wrote:doesnt need to be Subie specialists neither, eh?


I got all 4 corners done on mine by chamberlain suspension (47 sandyford st) - that was a bigger job (switching out dead air sus units for conventional coil/shock units) and still no hassles, highly recommend them (they did the same job on my old eterna 10 years earlier - yes, I know, should have learned to avoid cars with air sus)

They do seem to be good buggers, just got new inserts put into my cortina struts, only cost me the price of the parts for them to whip the old ones out and bung new ones in.
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