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Old 09-08-2004, 04:52 PM
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Hurricanes and the 4.2L

Hey, does anyone think their 4.2L is heavy enough to withstand hurricane winds in FL. Like Tomlongo's? Speaking of Tom, did anyone know today is his BDAY? Awesome, Happy bday Tom!!

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Old 09-08-2004, 05:24 PM
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yea happy birthday Tom!! thats weird, today is my dad's bday too, sept 8. he is 41 today. My birthday is friday the 10th...

But what happened to Tom anyways, I haven't seen him around here in a long while, maybe he got that Hemi he had always been dreaming of....because his 4.2 was falling apart piece by piece, part by part..

tom u there?


Hopefully Tom didn't get mowed by that first hurricane a few weeks ago, because he does live on the Gulf coast, i think in Tampa....yikes...

did you guys know there is another supposed to hit Fla. this weekend? Hurricane Ivan...they might as well blow florida up and forget about it..
 

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Old 09-08-2004, 11:45 PM
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Yes, and actually it looks to mow over part of florida and slam Alambama as well. Florida is in rather bad shape. Those poor people. No I can hit a bump on and loose traction much less 150mph sustained. Happy Birthda yto all.
 
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Old 09-09-2004, 10:22 AM
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Happy BDay to Tom 4 sure.

Garrett, when's your BDay? You've been posting Bdays like a fiend!
 
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Old 09-09-2004, 10:38 AM
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August 21st....just turned 22

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Old 09-09-2004, 11:14 AM
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Mine was August 23, my son and dad's the 18th of August.



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P.S. My grandpa's is the 10th of this month. He was born in 1926, the same year Marilyn Monroe was born.
 
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Old 09-09-2004, 04:18 PM
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My bday is tomorrow! 17 big ones guys
 
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Old 09-10-2004, 08:30 AM
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homer, I figured you were about 21 or so...

Oh well, happy BDay to all! I aint gonna have one until December 31. I'll be 23.
 
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Old 09-10-2004, 02:23 PM
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No, 21 or so would be me. Well 21 in March.
 
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Old 09-11-2004, 01:30 AM
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thanks guys....i got a system (to order) and a remote entry for my truck...im thinkin about 2 audiobahns...prolly 2 12's....but idk what kind of amp, and i will need a non stock cd player too. I will find some stuff out in the audio forumm....what kind of amp do you guys reccomend for best sound/power/all that..?
 
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The audiobahns are an excellent choice. Those things hit pretty hard. I had 2 tens hooked up to a California 300 watt (YES 300 WATT) amp for 4 ohm...they were pretty loud. I don't know how the 300 watt handled it so well. From my experience:

Get the 12's
Get at least a 500 Watt Amp (make sure the ohms match the amp w/speakers)
Get a pretty large gauge wiring kit...I had to get an 8 Gauge wiring kit for the 10's alone....all others burns out.

Rockford makes excellent amps...their prices are down more than they used to be also. Kicker makes great amps, but are a bit pricey...I'd just get an amp from wherever and make sure it's strong enough. I bought a California 300 Watt amp from Circuit City for $180 brand new, and it was plenty strong.
 
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alright, thanks for the advice man... I have also heard good things about the kicker amps...but I thought you would mention kenwood amps, i've heard good things about them too. Do you think I should buy normal speakers to add along with the 2 subs or just stay with the stock 4?
 
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Old 09-12-2004, 12:44 PM
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It depends. If you get an aftermarket CD player, make sure it pushes at least 45 x 4...that way, your CD player will make your stock speakers sound much better than they actually are. The amp take care of the woofers, and your done. Kenwood amps are pretty good from what I've heard, but I've never tried them. I've tried the other 3 personally.
 
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Old 09-12-2004, 01:38 PM
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I always thought you had to have an aftermarket CD player, because there are no hookups for the amp on the stock CD player? is that right or wrong?
 
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Old 09-13-2004, 12:06 AM
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I used to, at one time have two AutoTek SS 12's with a eclipse 300 watt amp that where loud. I had it run off the stock cd player. You can by a line out converter at walmart for $14 dollars or so, in reply to Homer's Question. Now all I have is two Poineer 10's, with a Mono 400 watt amp(Orion, it actually nice). I would not recommend a Bazooka tube. Not that they sound bad I have one DVC 8" under the bed in my room, But They utilize air space to carry the sound. Their is no airspace in a single Cab, I fount that out the hard way. If you open up the doors it hit rather hard, but not closed. I guess I could have removed the doors. That would look rather interesting.

Also for Homer: The stock cd player doesn't sound to bad, if you are looking to save money. If you purchase an Aftermarket one, be sure to get a mofset powered(If that is spelled right.) They hold their sound quality alot better as you turn it up louder. Thats from experience.
 

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