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by vwdude
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: Is this a 2250?
Replies: 1
Views: 20

Re: Is this a 2250?

Based on the serial number it’s a mac500. What does the endplate say?
by vwdude
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: phorum future
Replies: 5
Views: 779

Re: phorum future

I’m seeing some spam on here now and discussion seems quite muted. I think Facebook has taken all of the wind from these sails.
by vwdude
Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

lol yall crack me up. :lol: 3 kids = suburban and a minivan. they must not punish you for owning cars there. that shit here would be 5 grand a year in taxes. I punishment here. I am keeping my rav4 for now but it doesn’t work with 3 kids and a wife. We will do a suburban and minivan eventually but ...
by vwdude
Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Buy & Sell
Topic: FS: Frank Amp'N Stein No. 064
Replies: 12
Views: 2901

Re: FS: Frank Amp'N Stein No. 064

That’s a great price!
by vwdude
Sun Aug 22, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

Hmm, interesting. Well I am about ethics and if someone is paying thousands for an install you at a minimum let them know what you “had” to do. He had no explanation when I asked why they did that, other than “the factory wiring is aluminum so we couldn’t solder it”.
by vwdude
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:50 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is vmapper on eBay?
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Who is vmapper on eBay?

I messaged him on another auction he had going. I’ll see if he responds. eBay is so restrictive I’m debating not using going forward.
by vwdude
Sun Aug 15, 2021 7:48 am
Forum: Installs
Topic: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

Yeah, lots of corners were cut. The I insulated wire thing I think you missed the point. They didn’t use butt connectors or solder or any approved method, they stripped it, push the née wire through the strands and then twisted. That’s a method found on Facebook in one of those home craft videos, no...
by vwdude
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

Ttocs I actually just pulled the system. What I want to do different is change the car. Lol I got the rav4 a year ago. Back the. I had 2 kids with no plans for more. I was a field service engineer on the road with about 35k miles per year. Now I have an office job and I have a 3rd kid. So I need som...
by vwdude
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: covid
Replies: 2
Views: 643

Re: covid

Hey Scott. So during covid I changed careers from a field service engineer fixing hospital lab equipment to my new role as director of clinical engineering at a hospital. As a result, I have seen things that I can’t unsee. I helped move bodies back in January when we had a refrigerated truck a d peo...
by vwdude
Wed Aug 11, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Who is vmapper on eBay?
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Who is vmapper on eBay?

I was talking to him on eBay about an old auction. He asked me if I am on here but eBay won’t let me respond. Good old eBay.

I’m not willing to say what’s it’s pertaining to other than it IS PG related.
by vwdude
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

The factory head unit was not going to work after all. I couldn’t find a decent aftermarket deck that fit the car well so I ended up buying this Chinese unbranded unit. The audio out is actually decent, plus it fully integrates with the car features and it looks factory. Of the unbranded Chinese uni...
by vwdude
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

I realized that this belongs in installs so I created a new post there…
by vwdude
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

And finally... https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(3).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(8).HEIC https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(7).HEIC https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(5).HEIC https://hosting.photobucke...
by vwdude
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

More... https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(3).jpg https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(12).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(8).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(9).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/ima...
by vwdude
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

And now for my current install... https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(17).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(19).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(15).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(14).MOV
by vwdude
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

And here is my construction of the subwoofer box...
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by vwdude
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

Here are pics of the shoddy work that I discovered...
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by vwdude
Fri Jun 04, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Installs
Topic: 2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

2020 RAV4 hybrid with Frank

Long story short, when I first bought my car my wife told me to just pay to have a shop install my system because my time is more valuable with work, my MBA program, and the kids versus the cost of an install. I went to a reputable shop and went over all of my expectations and what equipment I was b...
by vwdude
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: construction finally starts
Replies: 52
Views: 5368

Re: construction finally starts

That’s looking killer. Can’t wait to see it all done.
by vwdude
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

The factory head unit was not going to work after all. I couldn’t find a decent aftermarket deck that fit the car well so I ended up buying this Chinese unbranded unit. The audio out is actually decent, plus it fully integrates with the car features and it looks factory. Of the unbranded Chinese uni...
by vwdude
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

And finally... https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(3).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(8).HEIC https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(7).HEIC https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(5).HEIC https://hosting.photobucke...
by vwdude
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

More... https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(3).jpg https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(12).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(8).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(9).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/ima...
by vwdude
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

And now for my current install... https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(17).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(19).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(15).MOV https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/gg291/ls1dave/001(14).MOV
by vwdude
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

And here is my construction of the subwoofer box...
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by vwdude
Thu Jun 03, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Car Audio
Topic: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid
Replies: 15
Views: 1411

Re: My latest install, 2020 RAV4 hybrid

Here are pics of the shoddy work that I discovered...
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