It's me again wondering about my car. I have a 2.0L 4 cyl automatic Mitsubishi Lancer ES. I also have (for my sound system) a Pioneer 470MP HU, 8 gauge wiring, an Alpine MRP-350 mono amp and 2 12" Sony Xplod's (the old ones). First off, are those old Sony's DECENT? I am not talking about the brand new ones here is a link http://shop.store.yahoo.com/discave/xssonxplod12.html. Second question is this, I am looking at putting a cheap cold air intake that I can buy off ebay for around $40. Also, I was looking at sticking in something called a Redline performance chip (very good ratings) which costs about $25. Would I notice a decent size difference in performance with my car if I put both of those in and are they worth it? Thanks!
Well, I have them... and not going to get rid of them for a while until probably later this year when I might get 2 kicker cvr's but I don't know why people think the sony's are bad. I have beat out a 2 10" sony 1 12" alpine system and 2 12" RF's before as far as SPL. I can be heard 2-3 blocks away. The bass is clear, for the most part, not perfect but hey...
MY friend is hooked up with sony Xplods because his dad works for the sony car audio/home audio or whatever. what happens is that he will take a pair of 12" xplods and install. he doesnt listen to music too loud and doesnt overpower the subs but theyll blow out in a month or two. but it works for him becuase its pretty much free. if you dont have this kind of hook up then stay away.
home audio = good car audio = meh they needed something to satisfy sony fans. bad.
They have been going with 350wrms to a 300wrms sub for about half a year now and not one single problem... I think the older ones are built better (yes, I have compared mine to 2 of the '05 round 12's and mine are 3 times as loud and 3-4 times as deep and clear). Anyone know about the car question?
well the link for the performance chip doesnt work for me but cold intake filters add anywere from 7-15 extra horsepower and that chip would probably add about the same thing so your car will still be slow because it is a lancer but it would have more power than the stock one...also you should get an aftermarket exhaust(im not talking about only the loud muffler but the whole thing) those add about 7-12 more horsepower