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I recommend gettting either kenwood or infinty. My brother has them in his car and they sound crystal clear. Also if you want to spend alittle more you can get componets which come with a 6" speaker and tweaters with crossovers so you dont blow up your tweaters. hears a great site.
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I recommend gettting either kenwood or infinty. My brother has them in his car and they sound crystal clear. Also if you want to spend alittle more you can get componets which come with a 6" speaker and tweaters with crossovers so you dont blow up your tweaters. hears a great site.
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You would have to custom Mount 6" speakers but the sound Components deliver are worth the time and effort.
Infinity stuff sounds even better than Fusion! Just a little out of my price range!
 

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Yea Infinity is about as good as it gets for speakers. I love them because my moms Chrysler had them and dayum for factory they were loud. I have some Pyrimid suprisingly (that are 6x9) that sound good.. Not a good name but they are cheap and they sound good.

I have a all Kenwood system except my Amp and Subs in my 240 though. Kenwoods 3 inch speakers sound good. Has a built in tweeter.
 

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Yea Infinity is about as good as it gets for speakers. I love them because my moms Chrysler had them and dayum for factory they were loud. I have some Pyrimid suprisingly (that are 6x9) that sound good.. Not a good name but they are cheap and they sound good.

I have a all Kenwood system except my Amp and Subs in my 240 though. Kenwoods 3 inch speakers sound good. Has a built in tweeter.
hmm, i have some pioneers in mine, and i would definately reccomend them to anyone, but i sprung 100 a set and got some 4-ways, and i got a 4x100 amp for them too, its so nice, and i got a DEH-P3600 head unit, i must admit, even without subs, it sounds awesome.
 

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240sxs1377 said:
I recommend gettting either kenwood or infinty. My brother has them in his car and they sound crystal clear. Also if you want to spend alittle more you can get componets which come with a 6" speaker and tweaters with crossovers so you dont blow up your tweaters. hears a great site.
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I had a set of Rockford Fosgate 6.5" components in the Sol, and wasn't terribly impressed. They were top of the line, too. It probably had a lot to do with the terrible acoustics in that car, but that can only account for so much... I'm not looking to put together a system with an amp and subs and all that, just some decent speakers and a tight receiver.

Took my first serious look at Sony decks (never liked their styling before) and came across this one:

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-TDkzIWpVgge/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=62700&I=158F7715X

Clean, simple, and dark face. I like it.

For the rear speakers, Infinity:

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-TDkzIWpVgge/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=51400&I=1084625CFP

For the front speakers, Alpine:

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-TDkzIWpVgge/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=51400&I=500SPS460A

I had planned on an Alpine head unit initially. It has 1 more watt RMS, but lacks the sound controls of the Sony and it's ten bucks more. This:

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-TDkzIWpVgge/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=62700&I=500CDA9851

Yeah so that's gonna be my system. I'm trying to see just how fast I can blow the $700 I got for my Sol. LOL. Can't wait for that tax refund, either- baby needs tint/paint/tires.

Sorry bout the shitty links, btw, haven't figured out the slick way to do that...
 

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dude, dont ever get sony, sony sucks at everything audio, check out the audio section for more info, they know more in there.
 

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dude, dont ever get sony, sony sucks at everything audio, check out the audio section for more info, they know more in there.
I've always been a Sony believer... Dunno why... *heads into audio section*
 

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I've always been a Sony believer... Dunno why... *heads into audio section*
Yeah I Bought one of the new Sony Head unit's and have been cursed with a horrible sounding Deck ever since, it skips, only plays some burnt CD's, it even error's out on CD's that I bought that work perfect in other decks.
I am also very dissappointed in the amount of controls on the deck too. IMO stay away from anything SONY!
 

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Chris90FB240sx said:
I like the new sony 5 sided subs. They hit hard for what they are. The 10s I listend to sounded better than some 12s Ive heard.
Most 10" subs do sound better than 12" very few people know this.
For the Price you pay the Sony's do sound okay, but for $100 more you can 2 or 3 times the equipment, Sony stuff wears out too quickly as well!
 

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A quick update...

So the thermostat problem is gone, the a/c is working like a champ, and I've got a squeaking belt.

I finally got paid today and plan to do plugs, wires, distributor cap and rotor, squeaky belt, and air filter tomorrow. I needed to replace the exhaust from the cat back last week, so I got the 2" piping (yeah I know, narrow... whatever) with the 3 way adjustable tip muffler. Bastard is nice and loud, got a good sound. And I can make it sorta quiet when ladies is in car. :hal:

I've created an official wish list to hopefully be completed within the next year (full time student, working part time). Boost is not part of the list, ...yet.

1. http://www.intensepower.com/tebadacosy24.html

2. http://www.intensepower.com/apalresttoba.html

3. http://www.intensepower.com/apalfrsttoba.html

4. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-O7hpaNyQyeK/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=62700&I=500CDA9851

5. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-O7hpaNyQyeK/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=51200&I=130TSG1040

6. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-O7hpaNyQyeK/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=51400&I=130TSG4640

7. http://www.crutchfield.com/S-O7hpaNyQyeK/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?g=600&I=500CHAS634

8. http://www.intensepower.com/aemshramin24.html

9. http://www.intensepower.com/boflmoresps1.html

10. http://www.intensepower.com/cestiiclkit2.html

11. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires...arch=true&partnum=05VR5ES100&fromCompare1=yes

The list is in order of priority. Any advice? I read in another post that the ka24de doesn't respond great to ram air/cold air.

Gotta keep in mind this is my first project car of this scale, need advice as to pricing, what parts to avoid, etc. Help me out! :cheers:
 

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Well as far as ram air I've never heard of that before, course I can't say I've seen any 240's with it. Good question.

Still waiting for the question raised by Nowhere Fast and myself.

I highly doubt though that the Nissan would waste thousands and even millions of dollars on manufacturing a part that was unecisary and not needed. So I would still replace them. If they could cut a little metal on one model...that adds up after producind a few thousand cars...so it is not in there best interest to keep un-needed parts
 

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Well as far as ram air I've never heard of that before, course I can't say I've seen any 240's with it. Good question.

Still waiting for the question raised by Nowhere Fast and myself.

I highly doubt though that the Nissan would waste thousands and even millions of dollars on manufacturing a part that was unecisary and not needed. So I would still replace them. If they could cut a little metal on one model...that adds up after producind a few thousand cars...so it is not in there best interest to keep un-needed parts
Yes, but one who has ever worked in the industry knows that they are not nearly as logical as that. Look at the Aztec for example; somewhere, along the entire developement and production of that car, why didn't anyone think, This is the foulest car ever, and is a huge waste of money.

Also, I doube the ram air will do anything (unless it is tru ram air). if you put the cone on the hood of the vehicle, facing foward, mabe your would see something of boost. Otherwise, I recomend getting a coldair, and upgrading the MAF/VAF. You may not saee anything out of it right away, but you will after more parts go on. Look at the stock intake. With a few more upgrades, the thing wont physically be able to suck enough CFM. try it. put headers, testpipe, downpipe, cat back, and cams. run on the stock intake for a while, then add cold air and better MAF/VAF. You will notice the difference, trust me.

as to the chain guids, I have no idea, except that I dont think nissan is as economically effiecient as SONOFWISDOME says...
 

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Yes, but one who has ever worked in the industry knows that they are not nearly as logical as that. Look at the Aztec for example; somewhere, along the entire developement and production of that car, why didn't anyone think, This is the foulest car ever, and is a huge waste of money.
That has nothing to do with production costs and having uneeded metal in your car...that is more of your opinion of a production model.

Apparently it was not a waste...they sold all of those they made...and so...they didn't lose money. The same can be said of the Honda element, Scion xb...they're ugly to me...but someone out there likes them and buys them.

What I was saying was not an opinion...if you cut out uneeded parts then you save money. And yes corps do this all the time.

Also, I doube the ram air will do anything (unless it is tru ram air). if you put the cone on the hood of the vehicle, facing foward, mabe your would see something of boost. Otherwise, I recomend getting a coldair, and upgrading the MAF/VAF. You may not saee anything out of it right away, but you will after more parts go on. Look at the stock intake. With a few more upgrades, the thing wont physically be able to suck enough CFM. try it. put headers, testpipe, downpipe, cat back, and cams. run on the stock intake for a while, then add cold air and better MAF/VAF. You will notice the difference, trust me.
Why would any one who knows anything NOT put actual ram air on their car...and WHY would you assume I was talking about anything OTHER than ACTUAL ram air???

You must hang out with a bunch of ricers who put "cold air" that sucks air from the engine compartment and like putting stickers all over their stock ride ...HA HA...I bet I could make a killing on "autozone performance" stickers.

Look we were just talking about ram air and not all that other stuff bro..stay on topic

as to the chain guids, I have no idea, except that I dont think nissan is as economically effiecient as SONOFWISDOME says...
I'm sorry but I still think if the part is there stock..then it is needed. From a mechanics standpoint that is sound logic. Download the pdf 91+ manual...and LOOK at the timing chain guide...if you take it off you will have problems...maybe you could get a smaller chain and then take the guides off...but what did you save by doing this? uh nothing...if it ain't broke don't fix it. Now a major car company would save a lot...cause it costs money to make thousands of those parts.

So here is what you should have said
(cause what I'm about to say makes more sense)

they use the same blocks on both engines
it is just the heads that are different
the chain guides are down by the block
TO SAVE COST...they use only one block for two engines...that would save production cost.

Now..that makes since...just throwing parts into an engine that are not needed...that is not good business...but nissan is smart man...they are gonna stay in business and not waste money...I don't think you know the industry very well at all.

Hate to be blunt like that but you did open your mouth.

Again...for just the stock engine, I don't think the guides are there just for kicks...they have a purpose...this doesn't mean they can't be removed, it just means you CANNOT just take 'em off. Look at the manual, you'll see what I mean.
 

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if the guides arent there then the timing chain has some space to kinda fling around....essentially this is what happened with my first 240...we tore the motor down and our diagnosis was the chain guide broke and the timing chain was slapping around....somehow or another the water pump got punctured (it was a while ago so im not too clear on what happened) and then the oil and water were getting churned into a milkshake like substance with little bits of metal thrown in...so point is leave the guides
 

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Brian....
If you remove the upper an lower Chain Guides, do they have to be replaced?
Do they affect the chain movement at all if they are gone? I think this might be the clicking noise inside my engine, might be a valve tick too though...
Prior to common mythology, chain tension is IN NO WAY affected by the timing chain guides. They are just guides, and they never touch the timing chain. When they do touch the timing chain, it ruins the chain, as it did in my first KA. Removing the timing chain guides HAS NO EFFECT on the timing chain tension. Timing chain tension is completely and solely determined by the tensioner. In fact, Nissan instructed it's licensed service professionals to remove the timing chain guides, calling the guides "extraneous." Indeed, the guides are completely pointless. They were designed to keep the chain from ripping into the block in the even of chain breakage, but those chains turned out to be strong. Besides this, the most common problem with timing chains is tension slacking due to a poor timing chain tensioner, and in the event of a slack chain (as in Kelso's case, abov) the timing chain guides can ruin your chain (as in my case). The guides also commonly break off and raise all hell. Doing away with them completely is unequivocally the best idea.
 
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