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Old 26th January 2012, 03:54 AM
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Well, I thought I'd contribute a little. I put some UEC through my wagon and videoed it because I couldn't find anything on Youtube that involved an L series and UEC... So, here's my little amatuer video:


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Thanks for that Species
I'm sure that this vid will come in quite useful for a great deal of people
Well done mate

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what I did notice after a driving it around today, it started making that ticking noise that these subes made... I was really happy when I bought this because it didn't make that sound.. but after the UEC and driving it today it started.... :-/
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Ok well I took a few photo's of my head unit install on my L wags. My bro is a glazier so the obvious choice of material was Aluminium because there is so much lying around the garage.

Anyway, first up... Stereo choice! I only realised until afterwards how this can help (a little) I accidentally bought one with the wiring harness plug recessed into the head unit, this gave me a little more clearance which is ALWAYS helpful here.


Next was to kind of measure up how much space we actually had to play with in there so after some precise measuring with my trusty eyeometer we decided to make some mounts that would screw into the factory mounting brackets and the security bracket thing that the head unit slips into. Also we decided to use the original cover plate with a little extra widening:


Just screwed it in with some self tappers:


With a few adjustments here and there the cover plate can slip on and off easily enough but it does stick out a bit and that bright metal is quite annoying:


So bending up some ally and spraying black to use it as a sleeve was a brilliantly simple idea.... (not mine haha)


so it looks neater now but i'm going to take that security bracket out and paint that black too


Oh and another thing... things can be messy back there and if you're a cheapskate like me and want to use some of the factory wiring for the front speakers, I found that both left and right wires were the EXACT same colour! There is nothing telling you which wire goes where so to figure out which is which I wired up the speakers in the doors and got a 9v battery. If touching the positive and negative with the stereo speaker wire makes it crackle you got it!




So that's it so far.... oh and btw I bought a 2nd hand head unit and it didn't come with that finishing sleeve that goes around the face of the head unit. that would have been handy. Anyway that was a lot easier than I expected.
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Looking good Species

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Great job with the stereo, did you replace the speakers too?

I really like the video of the SUEC. Man I could just pull out the EJ20 in my Forester and swap it with an EA82. They just sound the best, I really love the ticking noise too That vid will come in really helpful for some people im sure

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There was no replacing of speakers... there weren't any! All i had was the 2 speakers in the dash hahah but there were factory wires. I just used a set of coaxials that were not deep-coned and didn't have the tweeters sticking out past the speaker rolls. That ticking noise is quite loud now.... :-/
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That ticking noise is quite loud now.... :-/
Is that good?

haha, speaker in the dash. I bet the new ones sound good now
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I don't like it... when I bought the car it had hardly any noise... I got told Castrol Magnatec reduces the noise a bit, so I changed it over today. hopefully I'll see some results soon.
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I don't like it... when I bought the car it had hardly any noise... I got told Castrol Magnatec reduces the noise a bit, so I changed it over today. hopefully I'll see some results soon.
Is it annoying loud? Could you get a video of it running and what its like when driving?
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