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Old 09-12-2017, 01:17 AM   #381
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Default Re: The ghetto mod thread

Is there any reason to not use +24V? Is it used for something except the proprietary Display, powered by Graphics card??

PS: I have such a thing still here standing around somehow...
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:58 PM   #382
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If I remember right it is used for Firewire as well.
The issue with this additional voltage is that it has to be always present, much like the +5VSB of ATX but at +24V (or +28V some sources say). You can actually use the +5VSB here, the Power Mac works fine, but you won't be able to power on the Apple display or a Firewire device.
Using any power brick works fine, I would say something between 19V and 30V should be OK. Just make sure current rating is sufficient for what you'll be using. I used this specific laptop power brick because that's what I had at that time.
Also the CCFL tube of the Apple display has some cold start issue. Sometimes it will flicker or just stay dim if it hasn't been powered on for a few hours. Waiting for it to warm up or putting it into sleep and waking it up is sufficient to fix the issue. I guess it's a combination of a lower voltage for the inverter and an old CCFL tube.
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Old 09-21-2017, 11:25 PM   #383
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I INTRODUCE YOU ALL TOO: THE SPAGHETTO
MY 600$ MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE BEATER

I DID 0 CABLE MANAGEMENT, THREW SUBWOOFERS IN WITH A 680 CCA LED ACID BATTERY WITH A FAILING ALTERNATOR. ENJOY THE SHITSHOW PICTURES:




I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH WIRE TO GO FROM THE SUBWOOFERS TO THE PROPER CONNECTORS, SO I JUST RAN THEM FROM THE SIDE OF THE SUBWOOFERS THE AMP




(For those who are concerned, the setup's getting removed in a week when I put the car in storage, I was just bored and thought to myself one day, "What can I do inside of an hour to make this a little more fun?")
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:28 AM   #384
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most installs i used to see looked a lot like that!

it's the skill level of 17year olds with no tools.
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:54 AM   #385
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most installs i used to see looked a lot like that!

it's the skill level of 17year olds with no tools.
Oh you should have seen my first car which was given to me when i was 14! Oh man I put a Powerbass ASA1200.2X, with the amplifier that is now running these subs (Hifonics X1200.4). It had a stock alt, big 3, and 540 CCA led acid. 4 gauge wire running both the amplifiers. Since voltages went routinely below 11, it was always distorted LOL. Oh yeah, and it was a spaghetti fest.

The real reason I did this is as I said, 1 hour, was bored. Oh yeah, and the ground cable? Has 1" of play before it gets tugged, and the box has nothing securing it
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:45 PM   #386
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speaker boxes are always secured by a combination of magnet weight and gravity - a powerfull combination!

there is no where for it to go after you throw a load of crap in the back with it anyway!!
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Old 09-22-2017, 02:40 PM   #387
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Lol nice ghettomod.

Good enough for a temporary audio system (and also blowing up your amp if the speaker wires pull out too much and short out. )

What year is your Eclipse, by the way? A friends of mine in high school had a '95, IIRC. We had a lot of fun with that car. Used to call the e-brake in it a "passenger emergency brake"

On that note, the whole car was a piece of ghetto crap. For one thing, the gas tank had a leak somewhere and you could smell gasoline in the car all the time. It was even worse when there were three of us sharing a ride, because whoever got the back would always get nauseous from the fumes. I think the previous owner(s) or repair shop probably did a fuel pump replacement, and instead of dropping the gas tank to take out the pump, they cut a hatch under the rear seat to get access to the gas tank. Either that, or there was a hatch that had poor seals. And to make things even worse, my friend always loved to smoke in the car.
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:37 PM   #388
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Lol nice ghettomod.

Good enough for a temporary audio system (and also blowing up your amp if the speaker wires pull out too much and short out. )

What year is your Eclipse, by the way? A friends of mine in high school had a '95, IIRC. We had a lot of fun with that car. Used to call the e-brake in it a "passenger emergency brake"

On that note, the whole car was a piece of ghetto crap. For one thing, the gas tank had a leak somewhere and you could smell gasoline in the car all the time. It was even worse when there were three of us sharing a ride, because whoever got the back would always get nauseous from the fumes. I think the previous owner(s) or repair shop probably did a fuel pump replacement, and instead of dropping the gas tank to take out the pump, they cut a hatch under the rear seat to get access to the gas tank. Either that, or there was a hatch that had poor seals. And to make things even worse, my friend always loved to smoke in the car.
Oh what a story, I've got one about this car as well.

So this car was bought from a local shop/dealer. Mechanic's lien, woman didn't wanna pay for the repairs, I paid the 600$ bill and the car was mine. They told me it had new brakes, it did not. They told me the AC compressor was bad, it was not. Ground cable to ac compressor clutch was fucked, went to scrapyard and bought a used compressor guaranteed working for less than a clutch coil cost, was only 4 bolts to replace and I had the machine to do it at the shop. Took me less than an hour to change the compressor and wiring, was much easier that way.

So I noticed after awhile of driving this thing, I couldn't fucking see at night. What was wrong? Some dumbfuck who changed the headlights before me broke the goddamn clip that holds the bulbs into the lenses, fucker. However, I tightened the fucking shit out of a screw that held the broken end of the clip in, and it's still holding.

Now, it's also got the original rear drums and shoes on it. Yes, they have 180K on them. However, they still work very well and hold the car when I use the E brake in drive (somehow). I know it was driven from florida to NY back and forth for it's whole life until it was sold to an older lady 5 years ago. It was very well kept through both owners, they had the service records (genuine) from years back, all were synthetic oil changes and transmission flushes etc. Very well kept, this fucking thing can peel out very easily.

As for the fronts, I got the best rotors and pads Autozone had cause I had a 20% off your entire purchase coupon for them and I didn't feel like spending money. I also put a set of 4 Kenda Kenetica tires on it, very good tires for being cheap.

Now, after ALL of that, we have a few OBD codes. One is for the EGR flow insufficient, not worried about that one too much. When the code light is on, it actually runs better than when it's off as it is constantly trying to adjust to fix itself. It's probably either a bad EGR solenoid or a clogged port. Annoying but not that bad to fix, 20$ in parts is the max cost. Second code is bank 1 inefficient. That's cause there's an exhaust leak on the header. Replacing entire exhaust in the spring, engine to rear.

Now, it doesn't end there. My reverse lights didn't work for shit, connectors were corroded to shit. Easy fix, if you ever hear of a product called CorrosionX, get it. Amazing stuff, converts corrosion to a conductive material and is electrically safe. Works great on freeing stuck bolts. Even works on electric motors that have been stuck from dirt/corrosion/bearings etc. Shit is miracle juice.

Next up is the fucking dashboard, shit looks like a spiders web from cracks, has a cover on it to hide the shame.

When I got it, it had some shit stock speakers in it that were fucked from never being replaced, ate a Dual XDM16BT receiver. Replaced them with some Fosgates and was very happy. Now when I was replacing the speakers I noticed something. This car had one of those "amplified" systems in it. Well, it sure as fuck isn't functional any more as they sodomized the plug and ground the radio through the dash panel mounting screw LOL. Don't bother me much, I would've done a more proper job, but I'm putting a 4 channel amp in it, 200A alt, big 3, another set of 12's so 4 12's total, and some more radio upgrades. The 4chan amp will be permanent so that anyone who installs another radio will be able to just hook in some RCA wires and a few power wires with a turn on wire and have some nice, loud and clear sound. With or without subwoofers.

So that's about it for The Spaghetto. Until the spring updates, say ciao to it. I've got a Buick that I've FULLY rebuilt as I also got it as a steal, and it's a much much nicer car.

Also, it's a 2003, just like my Buick. 2.4L non turbo (yet).
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Old 10-09-2017, 06:14 PM   #389
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A 2003 car with drum brakes? I thought drums were only used on cheap and nasty econoboxes. Even my 88 Camry had 4 wheel discs.
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Old 10-10-2017, 02:21 AM   #390
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ford mustang had drums afaik.
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