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Irrationalcalm

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About Irrationalcalm

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Melbourne
  • Interests Cars, Golf, UFC, Ink, My Girl.
  • Car 04 350z Touring Silverstone

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  1. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic How heavy is the OEM '03 clutch?   

    I have an 04 and initially it felt a little heavier than previous cars and other manuals i've driven. I've gotten use to it over time and now when i drive other cars they feel too light!
  2. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic I know heaps of you will hate these, but.....   

    i like them, thinkin about gettin them myself!
  3. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic Draw Something   

    yes i have. talk about addicted. lol. some people are so good, im all about the stick figures.
  4. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic [VIC] Spotted!   

  5. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic New HU + front speakers, use old bose sub/amp with no PAC?   

    Yes you are correct, normally aftermarket amps do require rca connections between the HU and amps, however, the bose system does not. Connections between the bose HU and bose amp are hard wired , it does not use rca's. The bose bass amp is also hard wired to the speaker amp. So in your words i guess its "goofy bose wiring". Below is an official 350z stereo wiring diagram for bose units.

    So to answer you originall question "How can I use the bose amp/sub without buying a PAC interface?"

    If you want to install an aftermarket HU and speakers , simply replace the HU using the correct harness for your HU and repace the stock speakers with your aftermarket. They will run of the stock amps. Yes Bose typically have an ohm rating that does not conform to industry standrads, it is usually higher or lower and a PAC module will correct the difference in ohms. however, i went without and have had no problems.


    Hope this clears things up.
  6. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic New HU + front speakers, use old bose sub/amp with no PAC?   

    Hi,

    Pretty much just plug n play. I was originally going to replace the amps as well but after hearing how it sounded with the aftermarket HU and speakers i left it.
    I dont think the amp is connected via RCA's, just normal wiring. I went without the PAC interface and it works perfectly. The only thing i've noticed that the volume increments aren't as smooth, but no biggy. Have had no problems with resistance or voltage so far. Been 2 months since the install.

    The stock amp and sub run off the same power on wire. All the speakers come from the Amp with signal wires from amp to HU. Stock sub works great IMO. Not overly loud or in your face. Though you'll get a big sound change from upgrading your HU and speakers.

    If you deciede to use stock speaker cables installation is easy. Just plug n play. other wise running cables will take a bit of time. Especially through the front doors.
  7. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic Double-Din Installation (Adelaide)   

    Glad to hear your install went well
  8. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic Double-Din Installation (Adelaide)   

    My is a pioneer avh-p4350dvd 2011 model. Im pretty sure all the 2011/ 2010 models was a case of grounding the handbrake wire. Was told by audio dealer that the older pioneer models needed a relay but the newer ones were easily bypassed. Not sure about the current 4400 models though. Would be interesting to know.
  9. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic Double-Din Installation (Adelaide)   


    Hmmm.. interesting. Must be for the newer models. Mine was a case of grounding the handbrake detection wire.
  10. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic 350z Audio install   

    Sorry.

    Regards,

    No Name
  11. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic [VIC] 18/02/2012: VIC members group cruise/shoot   

    Thanks John, vids look great!
  12. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic Double-Din Installation (Adelaide)   

    the new pioneer systems have an easy way around this. all you do is splice a ground cable to the green hand brake cable from the HU. Easy as pie.
  13. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic Double-Din Installation (Adelaide)   


    +1



    Not in my experience, and nearly all my HU's have been pioneers. Radio work? BT? Is it only the CD player?
  14. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic Double-Din Installation (Adelaide)   

    No Probs Good Luck!
  15. Irrationalcalm added a post in a topic Double-Din Installation (Adelaide)   

    Dash kit if also aerpro, avaliable from autobarn. I think aerpro is the australian version of metra.