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    Default You (and your system) might be ghetto if;

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    *You keep asking "What will I hit with this setup" on message boards


    *You don't cover your box with vinyl or carpet because you think
    it will affect SPL.


    *You go to shows with those super ugly BARE MDF enclosures with
    exposed wires and screws. BONUS! Add 5 Ghettopoints if you feel
    offended with this statement.


    *You go to Audio Shops (Circuit City, Best Buy, etc) and you act smart because you think you know more than the sales guy


    *You can't stand MTX and RF just because they sell them at Circuit City


    *NEW* You despise MB Quart because they are now owned by RF


    *NEW* You bump the hell out on stop lights because you think you're
    "The "best'' and you like attention


    * You think your prefab bandpass box sounds good


    * You jump on brand bandwagons. (I smell Vifa mids... )


    *You use lamp cords for power wires


    *You have different subs in the SAME box


    *You install neon lights on plain sight


    You believe in the "Magic Three Upgrade" BS
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    *You think your car runs better with a Grounding Kit


    *You drive a Civic (ok I'm just messin


    *You ground your amp to the seat bolt


    *You think that depeche mode is the only way to ge real bass


    * If you use wire nuts for your connections


    * If you put quarters on your roof to show how much bass you got


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    Just a little defense of the bare MDF boxes at SPL shows - these guys rebuild their boxes pretty much for every show so carpeting it would get tiresome and expensive.

    And I think everybody knows more than CC and BB salesmen!! :D
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    Your portable player is powered by a 12 volt car battery which you tote around using a battery strap.

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    Big 3, or magic 3 wire upgrade does actually work...
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    Quote Originally Posted by joeaudio26
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    *You install neon lights on plain sight



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    You use zip ties to secure a fuse holder!

    LOL sorry I couldn't resist. :D

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    You use duck tape, for sound dampening....:D
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    ^^ I was gonna say," if ya use duct tape on your wiring "!!

    Like the shmuck I bought my car from did...no really !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by beardog03
    ^^ I was gonna say," if ya use duct tape on your wiring "!!

    Like the shmuck I bought my car from did...no really !!
    It's alright, it's the thought that counts, I beat the old duck tape was a bitch to get off ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by beardog03
    ^^ I was gonna say," if ya use duct tape on your wiring "!!

    Like the shmuck I bought my car from did...no really !!
    youd be surprised how many cars we get in with duct tape connecting wires together
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    I can`t believe that people can be that stupid !

    and your right...it doesn`t come off very easy


    Duct tape and wire nuts...now that`s ghetto..!!
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    In defense to grounding kits. I have first hand experience of a gain of 2 HP at the wheels from a grounding kit. Of course it was an older car.

    I suppose it doesn't help audio at all though, but it does performance wise.

    Anyway.... may I add:

    *You have taped your crossovers inside your door.


    As some people suggested I do!

    and....

    *You tell your friends how many watts (always just total/max), your system has.

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    *You use lamp cords for power wires

    Hey, it works! At least I didn't strip my lamp, I bought mine at home depot =D

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeaudio26
    *You ground your amp to the seat bolt
    Hmm, that would be pretty crazy. :p
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    You mount your Sub woofer in a cardboard box, sealed by Duct Tape of cause.

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    Quote Originally Posted by disneyjoe7
    You mount your Sub woofer in a cardboard box, sealed by Duct Tape of cause.
    I seen a thread like that on carsound, the kid asked why his sub wasn't hitting hard, or something like that, he received alot of are you stupid ....:D
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    Heck there was someone here that said that. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeaudio26
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    * You jump on brand bandwagons. (I smell Vifa mids... )



    *You believe in the "Magic Three Upgrade" BS



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    *I prefer to call it "the big three", but I guess when you see the additional voltage at your amplifiers, it is kinda magic :D

    (for amps, more V is better than less. Can you say "protect mode?" ;) )
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    Oh wow!

    First off, I must be dumb or out of it 'cause I never heard of the magic 3 upgrade before. Somebody enlighten me please?.


    Now, I have my fuse holder in the engine bay secured with zip ties so I didn't have to drill holes. That's a benefit when the vehicle is 1 of 6,381 made in 2001 and 1 of 28,124 total in 6 years of production. They work fine and it makes it easy to get to the fuse holder because I can mount it almost anywhere.

    My crossovers are secured to the inside of my door skins with velcro tape of the industrial variety. This was also done due to not needing to drill holes in a limited run vehicle. They have been mounted that way without a problem for over 5 years now. Of course the tape is on the back of the crossover and not covering connections or vent holes.

    I have left several boxes unfinished. MDF looks like **** but if you are using plywood with a nice veneer, a little sanding, some stain and some polyurethane you have an elegant and durable finish. I've also left them bare wood too. If it's in the trunk of a daily driver, I'm not going to worry about looks as much because it'll get beat to hell with daily use anyway.

    Lastly, a grounding kit will not increase power. There is nothing aside from having a bad coil(s) that a grounding kit will help fix in relation to engine power production and even at that, you won't "gain" power, you will merely recover lost power due to your failing ignition components. On top of that, dyno or not, a 2 horsepower gain is too easily attributable to environmental variables to be able to say a grounding kit added power. Get real.
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    Ok...

    As I said, of course this was an old car... over 10 years old... with time, grounding points begin to rust, etc. I'm sure we agree on this. So I agree that it was "recovered" power, but it was still an increase in power.

    Now, on to the dyno... this was done JUST to test the new grounding cables...

    So, car was in the dyno'd without them, then with...

    +2 whp.

    back to without,

    back to with... again the +2whp.

    Hence why I mentioned it.

    If anything, the longer that the car was running (obviously at max RPM"s), would make the engine bay hotter which would actually reduce power.

    2 whp is not a significant amount of power anyway.... I was just defending it because they do work in older cars with poor grounding.

    I did not mention the headlights and dash turning brighter, as that is pretty subjective and one could notice it simply by believing it.

    Anyway...

    May I ask what vehicle do you have? Those are certainly low numbers, but nothing TOO exotic. Just curious.

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    He has a lightening.

    Big 3, or magic 3, is just upgrading your:
    1. battery to ground
    2. engine block to ground
    3. alternator to battery

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    Quote Originally Posted by exalted512
    He has a lightening.

    Big 3, or magic 3, is just upgrading your:
    1. battery to ground
    2. engine block to ground
    3. alternator to battery

    -Cody
    Ah, I see. I never really considered those "upgrades" 'cause that's something I've always checked when installing the system in the first place. Not trying to sound arrogant or anything, just something I do.


    BTW, you speeled Lightning wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas
    Ah, I see. I never really considered those "upgrades" 'cause that's something I've always checked when installing the system in the first place. Not trying to sound arrogant or anything, just something I do.


    BTW, you speeled Lightning wrong.
    you spelled speeled wrong;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas
    That's a benefit when the vehicle is 1 of 6,381 made in 2001 and 1 of 28,124 total in 6 years of production.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jstas
    Not trying to sound arrogant or anything,


    BTW, you speeled Lightning wrong.

    I guess some people don't have to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by exalted512
    you spelled speeled wrong;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by exalted512
    you spelled speeled wrong;)
    That's funny right there!
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    Default You (and your system) might be ghetto if;

    You use foam in an can to make car air tight ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by DemonAstroth
    I guess some people don't have to try.

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    Not sure if I missed this........using tape to connect wire runs instead of distribution blocks :D.
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    I guess Im ghetto - and proud of it!!! ;)
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