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Old 09-04-2012, 05:01 PM
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I'll try to post some pics, but I would have to disassemble the panels. I had a local audio shop, swap out the HK 10" with a Kicker CompVT 10" and a 600watt JL v3 amp. The speaker was a perfect swap and the amp is hidden in the same quarter panel towards the back door. It is the perfect upgrade if you don't want to take up any space with a box. The sound is unbelievable.
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I'll try to post some pics, but I would have to disassemble the panels. I had a local audio shop, swap out the HK 10" with a Kicker CompVT 10" and a 600watt JL v3 amp. The speaker was a perfect swap and the amp is hidden in the same quarter panel towards the back door. It is the perfect upgrade if you don't want to take up any space with a box. The sound is unbelievable.
This sounds interesting. I'd like to see the pics if you get around to it.


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Old 09-04-2012, 07:43 PM
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Noticed you have the grill rings wrapped in carbon fiber. I did the same. The ci looks great integrated into the mirror.


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Yeah, we do a lot of clear bra installs, and my distributor has been bugging me to try the vinyl wraps so we gave it a shot. Works pretty well once you get used to it
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Mongoose, there is a TON of room on the pass side rear wall once you remove the oem sub. You could fit almost any 12" in a fiberglass enclosure in there and then mount an amp in the same spot on the driver side.
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kodiakz, i am having the 9500 CI installed Friday. The integrated rear view mirror is wicked cool. that unit actually sits behind the mirror and is not cut out... correct?
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Overall I like it except for cutting the bumper cover for the laser sensors. I have mine mounted behind my grill and have no issues with them working.
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Overall I like it except for cutting the bumper cover for the laser sensors. I have mine mounted behind my grill and have no issues with them working.
Thank you. Having been through several 9500 certified trainings in the last few years conducted by Passport engineers, I can tell you that anything blocking the laser shifters (blocking light flow) will result in diminished performance period. They may shift from a distance, but you will get stung if he hits you at closer range.
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Thank you. Having been through several 9500 certified trainings in the last few years conducted by Passport engineers, I can tell you that anything blocking the laser shifters (blocking light flow) will result in diminished performance period. They may shift from a distance, but you will get stung if he hits you at closer range.
I was tagged from about 200 feet away and they worked fine. I just think cutting body panels makes them stick out more and since they are illegal in many parts, and why draw attention?
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I was tagged from about 200 feet away and they worked fine. I just think cutting body panels makes them stick out more and since they are illegal in many parts, and why draw attention?
"We recommend you position the detector so it has a clear view of the road, do not hide behind the tinting at the top of the window, or any other obstruction"

---straight from Escort basic install guide. To each his own though. The shifters on mine are actually almost flush with the bumper and you would not notice them unless you were looking right at them. Im glad to know that yours perform well behind the grill so now I can tell my customers that they have alternative mounting locations.
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