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Old 09-10-2016, 07:55 PM   #771
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I have this Horn on my '97 NSX. It gets people's attention. The NSX is so low I was tired of people not seeing me. Needed a fix
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:55 AM   #772
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I was toying with how to get a small security safe in the AS when I stumbled across Safe Stor some time ago.

So purchased it and did a little mode to keep the awning and light controls in the same space. I now need to figure out how to secure the top of the seat pedestal, but regardless this is a good compromise.
Nice work on the door and switches !!
If you want to go a step further add a plug to cover the lock.
I think a couple of #8 screws should hold that seat in place, it's probably only your wife sitting there anyway.

I did replace the horn with one that is a little louder and not quite as tin can sounding.
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:12 PM   #773
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Next upgrade is to replace the OEM front door speakers. I'll decide after that if the three dash speakers have to go. Speakers are on order from Crutchfield. I'm so impressed with the instructions they e-mailed today, I thought I would share for other's benefit.
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Old 09-19-2016, 07:29 PM   #774
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Next upgrade is to replace the OEM front door speakers. I'll decide after that if the three dash speakers have to go. Speakers are on order from Crutchfield. I'm so impressed with the instructions they e-mailed today, I thought I would share for other's benefit.
Many thanks for this, a good reason to order from Crutchfield. Would be very interested to hear your views on sound quality after the swap.
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Old 09-19-2016, 09:27 PM   #775
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Next upgrade is to replace the OEM front door speakers. I'll decide after that if the three dash speakers have to go. Speakers are on order from Crutchfield. I'm so impressed with the instructions they e-mailed today, I thought I would share for other's benefit.
Those are most excellent instructions! Thanks for posting them as I plan to upgrade the speakers too in near future.

The only minor criticism I have is on the last page with using electrical tape to cover the solder joint. That's a bad idea as the tape will unwind with heat and expose the joint.

Which speakers did you order from Crutchfield?
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:50 PM   #776
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What Dash Speakers for Replacements?

Has anyone replaced the dash speakers? Crutchfield doesn't show any dash speaker replacements from them for this application. The Crutchfield installation manual posted above does mention them, but says we need to fabricate mounts for the center speaker and possibly the corner speakers.

If anyone has replaced these, what possible speakers have you looked into?
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:01 PM   #777
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Which speakers did you order from Crutchfield?
Agree on the electrical tape. Mine will be heat shrink.

Order adapters from Impact Products

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141887556531

To install Kenwood KFC-1695PS Door Speakers
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Old 09-21-2016, 05:12 AM   #778
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Has anyone replaced the dash speakers? Crutchfield doesn't show any dash speaker replacements from them for this application. The Crutchfield installation manual posted above does mention them, but says we need to fabricate mounts for the center speaker and possibly the corner speakers.

If anyone has replaced these, what possible speakers have you looked into?
FWIW, my husband and I replaced our dash speakers, but we went low-end, literally getting replacements at Walmart (because anything was better than what MB had installed). The T1N Interstate is so loud due to road noise that we logically concluded that a high-end sound system would be a waste of money - we'd never be able to hear it properly while in transit, so what's the point?

The NCV3s are reportedly a bit better where road noise transmission is concerned, but still, I've seen thread references to folks putting Dynamat in cab doors for noise reduction, so it seems that they are still pretty noisy. That being the case, is the improvement really worth it where higher-end speakers are concerned? I'm just curious as to peoples' impressions on the results.
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Old 09-21-2016, 09:42 AM   #779
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Agree on the electrical tape. Mine will be heat shrink.

Order adapters from Impact Products

http://www.ebay.com/itm/141887556531

To install Kenwood KFC-1695PS Door Speakers
Thanks a bunch. Did some further research and realized that the OEM speakers are just 4 inches in diameter. Ordered a pair of JBLs for $50 from Amazon for now of that size.

The above adapter seems to fix the depth issue. Does the standard grill in the door panel then fit them or do you need to use their covers, surface mounted?

Thanks again,
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Old 09-21-2016, 08:06 PM   #780
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Does the standard grill in the door panel then fit them or do you need to use their covers, surface mounted?
No probs. From GMillerok post below

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f240...ml#post1822205

and the website, the OEM cover is supposed to work just fine. The adapters and Dynamat arrived today. Speakers should be here tomorrow so weekend project should be a go.
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Thanks again. I noticed the ebay seller had already answered my question just the same . I ordered a set and the JBL speakers he said fit them. The 4 inch little JBL drivers arrived today too! Oh well.
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Front Speaker Upgrade complete and very pleased with the results. I had assumed there was no sound deadening material in the doors so took a decibel reading at 65 mph (low tech iPhone app) before starting the job and saw instantaneous 78-80 peak 81 max 94. When I got into the door it actually does have sound deadening material on the interior except for the very bottom. So added Dynamat there and near the door handle. Post job test did not reveal any measurable improvement. The larger and three way speakers on the other hand really improve sound quality and fidelity even at 65 mph. My write-up attached.
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Glad to hear there is insulation in the doors . I was going to check in to the that. It's hard to hear sometimes on the phone with the wind noise from the passenger side.
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Old 09-24-2016, 03:05 PM   #784
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Front Speaker Upgrade complete and very pleased with the results. I had assumed there was no sound deadening material in the doors so took a decibel reading at 65 mph (low tech iPhone app) before starting the job and saw instantaneous 78-80 peak 81 max 94. When I got into the door it actually does have sound deadening material on the interior except for the very bottom. So added Dynamat there and near the door handle. Post job test did not reveal any measurable improvement. The larger and three way speakers on the other hand really improve sound quality and fidelity even at 65 mph. My write-up attached.
Thanks very much for the insights, especially that the effort to install Dynamat did not yield improvement.
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