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Old 02-05-2010, 12:35 PM   #19761
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that's a decent sensitivity difference, with a headunit driving them I'd go with the inifinity setup since it will be more efficient in general. The 2ohm load on them seems low, you're right that there are other factors though, what is your headunit rated to drive because that load can really tax an amp. I'm not as familiar with whats normal in car audio though.

I'm more familiar with home audio setups though since I've been wanting to redo my system. In general I'm trying to stay above 90db sensitivities and no lower than 6ohm loads (otherwise I'm going to have to buy an external amp). A set of magnepans would be nice, but they need lots of power to drive them well.
My head unit is rated for 4 ohm, and 4 ohm is the norm for built-in amps, though plenty of external amps are 2ohm. The Infinity are actually like 2.5 ohm (they just advertise as 2), but still, I'm worried that will overheat my head unit.


In other news, SNOW in williamsburg! But it's turning to water as it hits the ground

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Old 02-05-2010, 12:42 PM   #19762
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:45 PM   #19763
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I just hope they don't salt/sand.
I'm about to go outside and yank out my UTCIS-PT (basically, a device to allow you to make a custom fuel mixture map on cars that use Bosch CIS injection) to send it in for an upgrade, and when I get it back next week I want the roads to be clean so I can drive my Benz and get out of this damn Oldsmobile beater.
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:57 PM   #19764
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:59 PM   #19765
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NOOO the beater is a beast!
Horn? No
Backup lights? No
Crooked front bumper? Check!
2.5"x6" patch of paint missing from right rear fender? Check!
Fake HVAC vents for rear passengers that look like vents but are actually solid plastic? Check!

It does have 200hp and something like 260lb-ft. Still takes 10 seconds to get to 60 though.
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Old 02-05-2010, 01:57 PM   #19766
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WishIhadasilvia just sent me a pm. Fender rolling is on for next saturday.

He is making a thread over on VA driven.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:06 PM   #19767
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:11 PM   #19768
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I drove through that intersection every day in the summer. That's a nice spot for an office.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:19 PM   #19769
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It's a good location, too bad I live so damn far.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:25 PM   #19770
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It's a good location, too bad I live so damn far.
I commuted from Williamsburg. The far side of Williamsburg. I have no sympathy for you.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:26 PM   #19771
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Yeah, another 20 minutes on top of me, I'm about an hour if I get on the road after the tunnels clear up.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:29 PM   #19772
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Yeah, another 20 minutes on top of me, I'm about an hour if I get on the road after the tunnels clear up.
20 minutes? Sometimes. Sometimes 45...every now and then Ft. Eustis would decide to create a 3 mile backup.

Wait, you said after the tunnel clears up? How the heck does it take you that long? It took me 40 minutes the 2 days there was no tunnel traffic.
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Old 02-05-2010, 02:58 PM   #19773
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I don't drive that fast, and I get off at Granby and from there down it just takes forever with stop and go. Sometimes it 45 minutes, though an hour is pretty common. I live towards the FT. Eustis end of town.
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:37 PM   #19774
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So what is everyone doing for the Super Bowl?
Fishing all morning, then a barBque with whatever fish we catch on the charter for the game...
Theres a big screen at one of the barracks with a barbque pit right out front. this is gonna be some mad drunken good eats... I could care less about the game.
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:19 PM   #19778
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I don't drive that fast, and I get off at Granby and from there down it just takes forever with stop and go. Sometimes it 45 minutes, though an hour is pretty common. I live towards the FT. Eustis end of town.
I got off at Granby too. For where you're going, that's the best way to go, I timed all the possibilities.
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Question. Why thr hell does the dealership want $85 + tax for 2 wiper blades for my car?
They must've thought you needed the entire blade, not just the rubber strip which is like $3.
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So what is everyone doing for the Super Bowl?
I don't own a television. The Redskins aren't in it. Playing CoD4 on my laptop probably.
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