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What did you do to your FX QX70 today?

Discussion in 'QX70 Chat' started by pmanliu, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. pmanliu

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    Theres a thread like this on g35nyc and thought it was a pretty neat idea... Basically just talking about what we did to our FX's or EX's today as most of us cant seem to stop playing with it, hehe.

    SO! What did you do to your rides today that you would like to share?

    Well guess i'll start:

    Today, cleaned the k&n cone filter then reoiled it. Worried about overoiling but no CEL so far. Made a big difference, as the filter was extremely dirtyyyyyyy (like completely black)
     
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  2. tchuck

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    I've got one planned for today that I've never seen before... I'll add it (hopefully) in a few hours. Nice thread.
     
  3. Mongolian

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    I dusted the car since I haven't touched the car in the last 2 weeks.
     
  4. jbaker1121

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    haha I'm banned from G35NYC again....

    anyways, yesterday I gave it a spray wax since its been sitting in a shady spot at school for a week collecting dust, then took some pictures.

    this week I'm sending out my ECU for reprogramming and sending my HFCs out to get replaced.
     
  5. turbocad6

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    ha, your always getting banned there, what else is new :cool: :rofl:

    cool thread :tup:
     
  6. TK76

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    I got mine washed today. Baker leave the lesser mortals alone. :)
     
  7. bleedingsujit

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    had to strip the door sill and take the glove compartment out since some quarter cent coins got stuck there and were making that rattling noise while driving.
     
  8. toy4x

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    Went out and took pics with HumbertoCali...will post later tonight/tomorrow.
     
  9. Bklynjohn718

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    Detailed the FX for 5 hours. Inside and out. After that NYC winter we had, she needed a good cleaning.
     
  10. StuLax18

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    I thought about my FX whilst looking at 3 other beautiful ones.
     
  11. FXchris305

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    put on my IS Decals . made a thread with pics check it out .
     
  12. Logan

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    Installed my new FRAM in cabin filter using fxlr8's DIY (perfectly documented BTW) not so bad but can't get over how hard they made it to install a simple filter.....
     
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  13. tchuck

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    Alright, I finished several hours ago but just now took a pic and have time to post it.

    As with most of you, I have noticed the underwhelming performance of the stock Bose subwoofer unit. I cracked it open the other day and found three things.
    First, the amp inside the speaker box is pathetically small, and rated at 100watts. I don't know how they rate things at Bose but I own a 15watt tube amp that is 5 times the physical size. I could go into more detail but suffice it to say, that amp is the product of space constraints. The end.
    Second, the dual 6" speakers are not nearly as bad as I expected. They aren't meant for ear splitting volume levels, but that considered they could be a lot worse.
    Third, the box itself is very well designed. It's a ported enclosure utilizing a relatively simplified version of the proprietary Bose "waveguide" design, has almost no internal right angles, is surprisingly rigid, and very light. Plus it fits into the spare tire, which is a huge bonus IMO.
    Anyway, just as I was thinking about replacing the pitiful sub amp, I happened upon a 200watt monoblock JL Audio amp on craigslist for $35. Giddy-up. I picked up a PAC adapter for $25 to avoid running wires from the back of the head unit, an 8AWG Phoenix Gold amp install kit from a local stereo store, and began modeling the removable tray on which I was going to mount all this stuff. The reason for mounting everything to the tray is so it can all be removed quickly and easily if I want to throw the spare tire back in to go somewhere outside cell phone range. I finished up the modeling last night and woke up early this morning eager to get started. All in all, it took about 4 hours and just under $100 for the whole thing. I don't know how to show you the results beyond the following pics, but trust me when I say the difference is night and day. I am not even thinking about upgrading the sub anymore, and now run the "bass" level at -2 to keep things even. Here are the pics:

    Solidworks model of amp tray with amp and adapter - top view:
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    Solidworks model of amp tray with amp and adapter - iso view:
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    Pic of the whole thing installed: (I'm going to hide all the wires tomorrow)
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    Also, this DIY help tremendously: ///2811

    EDIT: I adjusted the input levels on the amp this evening so it runs with the "bass" adjustment at -0-. The sound quality is drastically improved, the volume only slightly. I also timed a full removal, which included pulling the fuse @ the battery and unplugging everything from the tray, at a little under 4min.
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2010
  14. fxlr8

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    Applied ice to the plastic trim and waxed my rims. Also noticed how high my car really is.....hurry up coilovers.
     
  15. Logan

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    Yup, canceled my coil cut and rear mount flip today. Praying that the Megan's come through, functionally and at a price.....
     
  16. put back on my 22's since the weather is starting to get nice, cleaned them up real nice and added a little bit more suede in my interior, 20% done patiently waiting on those coilovers.
     
  17. gto

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    Boring. FX sat in her garage all day. I showed no love. I did say hello tonite & thought about driving her, but it was just a thought.
     
  18. Spent the last 4 hours online looking for rims to purchase.:err:
     
  19. Dr.2K

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    Oil change for the FX this morning.
     
  20. Omegared2

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    I took my bra off the front!