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Old 01-23-2012, 08:21 PM   #32001
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yeah, dont we all. Keep looking man, the right one will come along.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:07 PM   #32002
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whats up guys, been a minute since i was back on here in the regional thread. I'm out in houston for a couple weeks so I've been posting in there trying to find things to do. Anyway, I've got the opportunity to get the HK subs for free, just pay the shipping from houston to home. I don't have the HK system in my car as is, but is it simply screw it into the rear shelf and plug it in? or is there anything id need to do? Dont want to have to spend $50+ on shipping to find out I can't use them.
unless you are dead set on the HK thing, i wouldnt recommend it. the 'subs' are just powered (underpowered at that) 6x9's. if you are looking for more low end, get some stealth boxes or the bsw set. in my opinion as well as a lot of others, HK is trash.
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:22 PM   #32003
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Old 01-23-2012, 09:24 PM   #32004
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success. Youve successfully went from BMW M to Porsche. pure win. Living the dream.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:07 PM   #32005
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unless you are dead set on the HK thing, i wouldnt recommend it. the 'subs' are just powered (underpowered at that) 6x9's. if you are looking for more low end, get some stealth boxes or the bsw set. in my opinion as well as a lot of others, HK is trash.
getting them for free and shipping by UPS ground is ~$35. Can't beat that price for better speakers than what I currently have. I'm no audiophile, but i like a little more bass.
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Old 01-23-2012, 10:09 PM   #32006
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i wouldnt be surprised if you will need another amp of some sort to make that sub work. but i really dont know... there isnt much OEM stuff going on in my car. lol
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Old 01-24-2012, 06:19 AM   #32007
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whats up guys, been a minute since i was back on here in the regional thread. I'm out in houston for a couple weeks so I've been posting in there trying to find things to do. Anyway, I've got the opportunity to get the HK subs for free, just pay the shipping from houston to home. I don't have the HK system in my car as is, but is it simply screw it into the rear shelf and plug it in? or is there anything id need to do? Dont want to have to spend $50+ on shipping to find out I can't use them.
My boss when I worked at an audio shop took the 6x9" HK "subs" out of the car cause they are horrible... I would advise against this purchase... and I'm pretty sure you need HK wiring harness/amp to make these work but you might be able to search it to find a way to wire them in.

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unless you are dead set on the HK thing, i wouldnt recommend it. the 'subs' are just powered (underpowered at that) 6x9's. if you are looking for more low end, get some stealth boxes or the bsw set. in my opinion as well as a lot of others, HK is trash.
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getting them for free and shipping by UPS ground is ~$35. Can't beat that price for better speakers than what I currently have. I'm no audiophile, but i like a little more bass.
The price might be good, but the reason they are free is they are pretty horrible, and the headache to get them to work would be what you're paying in.
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Nice turbo. I've only been lucky enough to get a ride in a couple, 996 and 997.
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Nice Porsche! Got to admit I'm a little jealous lol.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:41 PM   #32010
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^ just be happy in the knowledge that you get better gas mileage and wont have to replace rear tires nearly as often as he will...
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His Porsche is beautiful. Seen it in person, immaculate inside and out. Made me want to rethink some life decisions lol.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:44 AM   #32013
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The price might be good, but the reason they are free is they are pretty horrible, and the headache to get them to work would be what you're paying in.
the price is good because i'm getting them from a friend who took them out pretty soon after he got his car to put a 10" in the back, and doesn't want them taking up space in the home. I know they aren't the best in the world (the Alpine White car has the system), but it'll still be better than what's currently in my car for <$50.

I've got a friend in Va who said they know how to hook it up, and i take his word for it, but i was just seeing if anyone else knew if the speakers are compatible with the non HK system. I'm pretty positive i'd be getting the amp as well, but i have to get back to him about that to confirm.

edit: if i was able to source a nice amp instead of the apparently crap HK one, while still using the HK "subs," would that improve overall sound quality? I'm not very good at this car audio thing. I just want a little more thump without having to spend money I don't have.

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:39 PM   #32014
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I dunno man. Not sure what all the SS P does. But just because hour put swift springs on, that's a lot for a used kit.
You can pick up a brand new FK, or ST v1s made by KW for that I'm sure.
http://www.eurosportdesign.com/p-388...coilovers.aspx
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From what ive seen, the difference between these and KW V1 is some anti corrosion on the KWs that the STs dont have and lifetime, vs 5 year warranty. respectively.

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Old 01-25-2012, 05:11 PM   #32015
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^ just be happy in the knowledge that you get better gas mileage and wont have to replace rear tires nearly as often as he will...
Hahaha very true. Dont get me wrong I like his car, but I would not get rid of my car for it if given the opportunity lol.

So is anyone going to the Cars and Coffee meet this weekend?
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:12 PM   #32016
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If there is one i wouldnt mind going. Be nice to get out one more time before i bounce.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:18 PM   #32017
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Kevin (Swish on here) told me there was one in Williamsburg this Saturday. Apparently its on facebook but i dont have one anymore so I cannot check to verify, so if anyone else knows more info please let us know as I would like to attend and would prefer if some of you guys come too!
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:24 PM   #32018
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Robb, after further review on the SS P, and looking closely on them, thats not bad if you want, or must have all those extra goodies.

camber plates, and pillow ball mounts, rebound and damping adjust, and looks like multiple attachment points that for links or something. one bad ass coilover system, if you ask me.
Again, swift springs are great. so yeah, if you want to pay that, go for it, but if not, there are cheaper options.

As nice as they are, to me, theyre kinda overkill for just driving around town and getting slam. Those things look track worthy. Especially since theyre EDFC compatible.
Pillowball mounts will make them bumps on 64 and 264 hit harder tho. seriously.

So verdict, if youre gonna track it eventually,go for it...
if you just want mad low and adjustable height. there are cheaper ways to do it.
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:27 PM   #32019
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Kevin (Swish on here) told me there was one in Williamsburg this Saturday. Apparently its on facebook but i dont have one anymore so I cannot check to verify, so if anyone else knows more info please let us know as I would like to attend and would prefer if some of you guys come too!
saturday or sunday? doesnt sound like cars and coffee.
get details please. i may role.
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saturday up in hampton somewhere we are having a meet for tommys going away party. Swell I think its called.
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