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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Posted: Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:21 am
by llaumann
I recently improved energy economy from 6 miles/kWh to 7 miles/kWh by maxing out the tire pressure. Since I put on the Tein coilovers and the suspension was riding much more firm, I had reduced the tire pressure to 32 psi to compensate, and smooth out the bumps a bit. It was really obvious how much the low tire pressure affected the mi/kwh reading after increasing the tire pressure to 45 psi (max is 51 psi).

Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:18 pm
by Stunt822
Where did you mount amp? I am going to buy same sub, and i have rockford fosgate amp, 550 s, can't fid a good place for it. My best idea so far - inside the front seat!! Behind seat, under cloth - it's all empty. But something tells me it's a strange location :)

I don't want it mounted in the trunk area, because I may need it clear of all stuff - and sub is easily remavable.

Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 10:43 pm
by Mauileaf
I used to live on Vista Del Mar!!!!! Right there at Wind'n...haha small world.

Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:50 am
by llaumann
Stunt822, the guys at San Diego Car Stereo mounted the amplifier in the hidden cubby in the trunk, I think it is on the left side, where the LEAF tire kit is located. There is plenty of room in there. This video shows where it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPnUxSmcac8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:19 pm
by Stunt822
Before i read your post - i put it under glove box, had to remove one panel. Passenger does not compain.
By the way, highly recommend this JL Audio sub - sound is amazing. I'm happy now with overall sound quality - do not think i will be replacing other speakers.

As for cubby space - i've put tow rope and 50 feet extension cord there:) Just in case:)

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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:57 pm
by llaumann
I have an update on the ride quality of the TEIN coilover suspension. I recently had the suspension adjusted to its lowest setting without interfering with the tires. This smoothes the ride considerably. I would now recommend the TEIN coilovers as long as they are adjusted to their lowest point. This change makes a big difference going over the bumps.

Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:41 am
by DaveEV
Interesting - so setting it up lower improved ride quality instead of making it worse?

Have any pics and/or measurements (from center of wheel-hub to fender lip, front and rear) of the new setup? How much lower is it than it was before?

It must be at higher ride-heights there is very little droop travel left...

Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:39 pm
by llaumann
Yes, lowering the car approximately 1/2 inch did smooth out the ride. The measurements from center of wheel-hub to fender lip front and rear are the same. 13 7/8 inches currently. Looks good. Rides great.

Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:23 pm
by TEG
Just got new wheels and tires:
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Re: Pics! New wheels, tires, dampers, subwoofer, tint, anten

Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:03 pm
by UBUYGAS
I bought the same sub for my Wife's Prius C but I got her the XD700/5 amp because I'm changing out all her drivers as well.

I Love JL Audio!

llaumann wrote:Thanks for the compliments, I appreciate that. Here are the audio specs:

JL AUDIO XD300/1: Monoblock Class D Subwoofer Amplifier, 300 W - $279

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JL AUDIO CP108LG-W3v3: Single 8W3v3 MicroSub, Ported - $249

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