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    Thread: 1988 CABBY.....work in progress....PIC HEAVY

    1. Member riddie's Avatar
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      01-30-2012 07:48 PM #456
      dont get pulled over?

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      01-30-2012 08:02 PM #457
      nope, well not for that.....lol

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      01-31-2012 01:51 AM #458
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      shadowing?....is that you, or your just watching it?...lol........sorry that thread was confusing, i looked at it a while back...didnt really keep my interest as there was no updated progress....
      I hope to make as much progress as you have made in similar ways. Your thread is helpful as your car is much more drivable than mine is... The thread was not very interesting in itself, but the idea of having a turbo setup with a v8 merc fuel distribution system was very interesting to me.

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      01-31-2012 09:45 AM #459
      oh yeah i get that....that sounds awesome...but it seemed to kinda drop off after that.....

      so that is yours?

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      01-31-2012 09:57 AM #460
      teaser shots of the speaker box idea i got from "nicktcfcsb"






      i think this is gonna be rad......

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      01-31-2012 10:08 AM #461

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      01-31-2012 11:16 AM #462
      Thats super tight dude!

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      01-31-2012 11:44 AM #463

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      01-31-2012 12:21 PM #464
      Nice! I have two of those A series Extants (2 ohm, SVC, wired in series to maintain a stable 4 ohm impedance for my amp) in my daily Golf and love them! They were in my Jeep before the Golf, and I got them as hand-me-downs a good 6 years ago.

      Also I just ordered a new over the axle pipe and a resonated front pipe from TT for my Golf. I've always been happy with their Aluminized stuff for the $$. The system on my Golf was a used freebie, so after 2.5 years in my posession I'm not upset about having to replace $100 pipe. The over the axle piece is what actually broke on mine, and they do sell just the individual parts if you order directly form them. I added the resonated front pipe just to quiet things down a little more. I guess I'm starting to get old!

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      01-31-2012 01:53 PM #465
      Where do you get all the plates and signs? Ergh second though don't answer that. LOL - looks nice man.

      All this thread viewing makes me want to get out and work on my ride too.
      Last edited by Spokane Pepe; 01-31-2012 at 01:58 PM.

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      01-31-2012 01:57 PM #466
      (2 ohm, SVC, wired in series to maintain a stable 4 ohm impedance for my amp)

      thanks for this...lol...im hooking it up today....lol...i also have the matching amp.

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      01-31-2012 02:09 PM #467
      I have a trunk pounding sub in my trunk too..but something happened and it died. Power still getting to it, but nothing happening. oh well.

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      01-31-2012 02:12 PM #468
      Quote Originally Posted by CajunSpike View Post
      I have a trunk pounding sub in my trunk too..but something happened and it died. Power still getting to it, but nothing happening. oh well.
      Check the impedance of the speaker by using a multi-meter, or use a 9V battery and touch the speaker terminals - watch for the speaker to move. If the speaker moves when you touch it with the 9V then the speaker is probably in good shape.

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      01-31-2012 05:12 PM #469
      looking for a spot for 6x9's......im thinking about cutting the rear seat/sign.......**** it, i dont really use it as a seat anyway.....

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      02-01-2012 05:36 PM #470
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      (2 ohm, SVC, wired in series to maintain a stable 4 ohm impedance for my amp)

      thanks for this...lol...im hooking it up today....lol...i also have the matching amp.
      Should be marked on the sticker on the magnet what impedance they are. If 2-ohm you have to make sure your amp is stable at 2 -ohms, or you will fry it in short order. Now, if yours are 2-ohm with Dual Voice Coils (DVC instead of SVC, single) you can wire the two voice coils in series and raise your impedance to 4-ohms total. I was bummed to find mine were 2-ohm, SVC because I wanted to split them up and run one in the Golf and one in the Cabby.

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      02-03-2012 04:24 PM #471
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      looking for a spot for 6x9's......im thinking about cutting the rear seat/sign.......**** it, i dont really use it as a seat anyway.....
      Would they fit in the doors but tilted upwards? Its a tough one finding a spot for 6x9s.

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      02-04-2012 01:16 AM #472
      IMPORTANT QUESTION.........

      WILL THIS FIT MY CAR?TT EXHAUST

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      02-04-2012 01:35 AM #473
      i can cut and weld.....im just wondering how far off the bends are gonna be....

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      02-04-2012 01:39 AM #474


      thats the gti golf one......from the CL ad...



      this is the one for the Cabby.....

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      02-04-2012 01:39 AM #475
      Thats a good deal - its tempting but i dont know if it would fit either. they look so close but clearance (WITH RESPECT TO THE CAT) may be an issue since one is forward and the other is towards the rear.
      Last edited by Spokane Pepe; 02-04-2012 at 01:41 AM.

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      02-04-2012 01:43 AM #476
      I would offer him $130 see what he says.

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      02-04-2012 01:43 AM #477
      yeah, i emailed him....he wants $180.......i may just get the one that fits for $225.....and not worry...

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      02-04-2012 01:44 AM #478
      i asked him to go lower, ill see what he replies with.....

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      02-04-2012 01:45 AM #479
      yeah i though about getting one too but so many other things need to be fixed on my prject. Go new = less problems, but going different is a gamble with big payoffs.

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      02-04-2012 01:47 AM #480
      Did you get that speaker installed? or the 6x9s, i am curious where to mount any decent speaker in these cars,

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      02-04-2012 01:48 AM #481
      true....ill see.....i can cut it and relocate the resonator....ect....if he drops it alot...i may go with it...and just rebuild it to work...itll have enough piping.....and could be fun....

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      02-04-2012 01:51 AM #482
      Quote Originally Posted by Spokane Pepe View Post
      Did you get that speaker installed? or the 6x9s, i am curious where to mount any decent speaker in these cars,
      not yet...still think im going with the rear seat deal....could be cool, and they wont be muffled by the top with it down, if the went in the rear decklid......ill be making that soon too...with green indoor/outdoor carpet....lol

      i was thinking of rear mounting the speakers so they dont stick out too far from the seat back....well street sign...., then making some weirdo grill to protect the speaker face...

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      02-04-2012 07:30 PM #483
      love the car man i have been followin the thread every time i get on here haha.. you got some great ideas i might have to use a couple of them haha

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      02-04-2012 07:35 PM #484
      DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      02-05-2012 12:44 PM #485
      My guess on the exhaust difference comes from the German built Cabby vs the US built Golf. I'd just pony up the extra $$ for the new one that will be guaranteed to fit right.

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      02-05-2012 01:46 PM #486
      Quote Originally Posted by YJSAABMAN View Post
      My guess on the exhaust difference comes from the German built Cabby vs the US built Golf. I'd just pony up the extra $$ for the new one that will be guaranteed to fit right.
      agreed......although he said $150.....lol...

      AND...i have a header at home.....

      SO.......i could make a super rad setup for less $$

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      02-05-2012 01:58 PM #487
      THIS THREAD NEEDS...

      MORE PIKTURES!

      took these just now....im a big fan of updating what my car looks like....and not riding an old picture for years even when the car looks worse now....lol...





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      02-05-2012 02:19 PM #488
      For the most-part, I don't approve of "Rat-style" builds. They start off bad and get worse until the car gets junked or parted out.

      However; I like the time and attention to detail you are putting foward on this.

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      02-05-2012 02:24 PM #489
      well...my thing is this....i only want it to "look" like poop....."rat"..

      I have to have my cars in good running condition...hell, i drove this to Ohio and back...

      I have to be cumfy....clean interior....

      I have to be able to see.....clean glass....

      I have to be dry.....new top...

      and I have to be able to roll smooth....clean good wheels and tires....





      I figure **** it.....its a car...it runs good....I love it...and i cant just leave it alone.....but it has to work, and i want it for a long time....

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      02-05-2012 06:59 PM #490
      anyone know where to get the tiny city lights that go in the headlights?...mine have holes for them, but i dont have em....

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