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Discussion in 'Cars, Motorcycles, Boats, Airplanes Talk' started by Maxvla, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. winders

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    Thanks! The race I had on Sunday was 13 laps of nose to tail. It was great fun but wore me out!
     
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  2. BillOhio

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    I'm picking up a Silver CX5 on Thursday (not my pic) and having the full front half wrapped in XPEL. I'm not sure what to expect in terms of trying to get Tidal from my phone to the Mazda Infotainment System, beyond aux (?). Any Tips@zerodeefex ?

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    I like cars, and I live in the middle of Orange County. Everyone has a BMW or Mercedes. Everyone who doesn't has something far more exotic. Except a few of us holdouts.

    I still drive a 2002 Acura TL that I've had for more than 15 years.

    My wife is happy that my car interest primarily involves watching car shows and playing car games. A lot of the cars I like simply are not built for a fat 6'4" dude (or a skinny one, for that matter).

    Every now and then, I nearly get bitten by the car bug. A couple months ago by buddy at work drove me around in his Civic Type R. That thing is... not slow.

    The most enjoyable car experience I can recall was driving from Evergreen to Steamboat in my uncle's 1982 Lamborghini Countach 5000S.

    I should leave this thread before I spend amplifier money on vehicle parts.
     
  4. zerodeefex

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    Hack Android auto or just use bluetooth. Not a ton of options currently. I am giving them 6 more months before I gut the infotainment system and go full custom.

    I'm unsure of what your sub is like, but mine was super fat and bloated stock. I ended up removing the spare wheel and the sub from the enclosure, applying some CLD and mass loader strategically and stuffing the sub box with some polyfill. It cleaned up the low end quite a bit.

    Wife is getting antsy with the minivan. I think we have a max two years before she forces me to sell it and get something small like an outback (which she surprisingly liked quite a bit). If things go well at the startup, I'll take the CX-9 and buy her an X5M or whatever equivalent in the category deals best in the snow. Don't want to buy a car like that unless we can pay cash ON TOP of having both kids' college funds fully funded.

    That being said, I really don't want to give up the hauling capacity of the Odyssey. It's awesome to hit up home depot, fold down the seats and come home with 4x8 sheets of MDF with no problem. I used to wonder why people bought minivans but, holy shit, forget the kids, they're super versatile and useful.
     
  5. BillOhio

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    There are some videos on Youtube where people are hacking AA/ACP onto their units and in the comments I'm seeing some people saying that they've bricked their head units trying the hack. I checked on Crutchfield to see if they had anything compatible with the '17 CX-5 as a replacement unit and the search on their site came up empty.

    I anticipate just finding a really good mount for the phone (Kuda Mount + Samsung S8+) and basically using the phone screen as Nav and Tidal fed to the car via aux (or USB?) when I'm not just listening to local radio.

    I'm also unsure of what my sub is like. I got the package with the Sunroof (again, LA) and that includes the 10 speaker Bose, so we'll see. It'll be the best car audio I've ever had, even if it's just mediocre by decent car standards. Hopefully it's better than mediocre though.

    I like the Subarus and would have looked harder at the Crosstrek if, being in LA, they made a FWD and with an engine at more than 150'ish HP. I think there is a Forrester though with a turbo that puts out 250HP.

    My buddy used to have an M5 about 7 years ago. They have an Odyssey now on account of their 3 kids and his wife was raving about it.
     

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