Hey, I am renting A 2004 Mazda 3 hatch for a road trip. To make it a little cooler, were removing the intake silencer and putting an amp and subs in it. The plan is to run a fused hot with a switch to the amp, and then ground it however we can, using the speaker leads for input since the amp can hook up that way, but we dont know what to do about the blue remote activation wire. What do we have to do to make this all work? What else will we need to consider? will this WORK? we think it will, and it'll be so worth it.
so i just have to run it to a fused switched power source? it doesnt have to be any specific power just a power signal going to the amp? could i use a line to the battery with a switch in it? Consider, all the wires are gonna be routed OUTSIDE of the car. Does anyone refute that the blue wire just needs to be a switched 12 source? I'd feel a lot better if someone had say put a multimeter on their blue wire while they activated the head unit.... but what are the odds anyones done that.
I think if its a really long trip go ahead and do the install. You dont need to hide the wires or anything since its not your car. just run power through the firewall and run it back to the amp. The only thing thats a little shady is the groun. your gonna have to sand down some paint. But if you do it under carpet or some hidden place. The rental place will never know ;). I suggest you get some "3m wire taps" for all your wiring. That way you wont have to cut/ splice any wires. The taps just tap into the wire and you could remove it after with almost no trace. Good luck!
System in a rental, seems like a lot of work but if you want the sound for a road trip...not too crazy an idea.
Imagine a 75 shot of Nitrous in a rented Focus ... I've seen it done. Bottle duck-taped to the passenger seat, NO2 line running out the window and closed in the hood at the cowl, no safety devices, no care that there's a bottle of death sitting in the car next to the driver.
Yeah. Too bad they'd notice if you stole the supercharger, I'd LOVE to find a hi-po supercharged model somewhere. Of course, you can just buy a kit from Paxton for it now, but it's not quite the same . You'd think the rental company would notice that loss of clatter from the mechanical lifters, and the smooth idle, but lots of people pulled it off. That hipo cam gave the car a pretty wicked lope, especially for a factory car.
I was sposed to inherit a green Shelby from my grandmother believe it or not, but it got sold. Probably a good thing. I most likely would have wrapped it around a tree, telphone pole, or some other immovable object.
My cousin did purchase a '69 Mach I(351 windsor) in its memory however. Not quite the same thing tho.
Not quite, but a great car nonetheless. I'm torn between what I'm gonna choose next, hmmmm... Plenty of options, I'm thinking of either: 67 Mustang Fastback 70 or 71 Torino GT (blacked out grille, flat black hood similar to the Torino Cobra, Chin spoiler, etc.) 70 Fairlane 500 It's down to cruise or really fast, I can't make my mind up, I want both God I wish I kept my first 67 Mustang that I put the 427 SOHC in, I'll never find that motor so cheap again.
There's your Torino Cobra('69 anyways). I was addicted to that stupid game for like 2 years and spent probably 90% of my free time glued to the computer screen. You could stick any engine in any car and had access to all sorts of engine, suspension, aero parts, etc. You built your own engines and had access to a "dyno" that gave all different kind of estimates on how your car would perform. Setting up a car was both an art and a science.
And since this was an online only game you interacted with a bunch of "knowledgeable" players, traded and bought rare parts, and even had special tournament where you'd could win ultra rare cars. I swear I learned 90% of what I know about muscle cars or just vehicles in general from that online game.
lol, imagine a Chevy 502 in a '65 stang on dirt. Crazy.
We once put an amp, truck box with subs and highs into a U-Haul to drive from KC to San Diego. Ran it all off the headphone out of a Portable CD Player, wired the remote off the hot with an inline switch to turn it off. Drove straight through, towing a car...36 hrs. Boxed it all back up and returned it when I got home. Full credit!