What should I do? (ICE)

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  1. pammy

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    Right - for those that don't know, and if you don't where have you been:D I have a nice shiny silver SLK 320. It has the bog standard Merc single CD unit in with standard speakers(Four - two in each door) But it's just toooooooooo tinny, especially on the radio.

    I do have a Blaupunkt Woodstock 52 DAB from my prev car but as the SLK aerial is in the rear bumper, don't think I can fit it in the SLK. So what would be my best option and one that aint gonna be boy racerish - or break the bank. I do miss my DAB.

    Would I need to replace the exisiting speakers or will I get away with just the head unit and if I do look at speaker replacement - am I likely to make a mess of my doors and carpet etc.

    Ideas please - and in very plain english - I don't do techy stuff on ICE - I fall over:D :bannana: :bannana: :bannana:

    Thanks chaps
     
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    Thanks m8 - problem is that the only aerial they can come up with is a windscreen mounted one that looks naff - looks like two bits of sellotape with bare copper wire running through it - not nice:( or drilling a hole and putting a bee sting on one of the rear wings - aint gonna happen;)
     
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    Hi Pammy
    Speak to the guys at K&M Acoustics (01942 820174) if they cant do it no one can.
    May mean a trip over to Wigan but hey we are a friendly lot :D
     
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    ooooo - errrrrr - I'll sort out my passport then - and enter counselling to get over the hills:D :D

    Have dropped K & M an e-mail - will let you know what they suggest.

    Must admit - we do have a pretty good in car stuff shop/fitters (independant) here in Harrogate, did a great job uninstalling the Woodstock and speakers and aerial from the MGF, but could only offer the sticky on aerial - not much else. Will see what K & M think. Thanks
     
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    Pammy, you might also care to try SQ Plus on 0161 748 1627 (info@sqplus.com).

    They did mine. They're brilliant and are top blokes too. Their place is right by the Trafford Centre so you could partake in some retail therapy whilst they were looking after your baby!!
     
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    hello pammy fellow yorkshire person

    the blau is a fantastic unit so get ti fitted, its pretty easy to do tbh so it shouldent cost that much

    what you may also want to do is lookign to a small 8 inch subwoffer to fit under one of the seats and some better front component speakers, if you were gonna spend the cash what sort of money would you be lookign at spending
     
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    oh yea these blokes are close to you (in west yorkshire) and ive seen there work it is amazing (that and i applied for a installers job, just waitign to hear back)

    Pro Acoustics
    1 Green Lane
    Dewsbury
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    01924 488824
     
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    i tell you what, catch me on msn (ellissamuel@hotmail.com) and i can talk you through some options (but not right now as i am off to a open day for a job im after workign with disabled kids)
     
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    We dont let just anyone enter Lancashire you know, just make sure your jabs are up to date, we dont want strange silver deseases here. :D :D Kickthekat is ok, his is red.
     
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    Its ok Mark, your therapy is going well, just keep taking the pills. :D
     
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    ah at the end of the day yer just jealous of the YORKSHIRE people as, well we rule :D
     
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    Hey Steady - your Mr Nice Guy's hat's slipping:D And I hate to tell you, but you've got the strange silver disease - didn't you know, that's what gives you an aversion to silver:D We're not supposed to tell you - but I thought you ought to know - I hate to see you so worried for us silver bod's:bannana:
     
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    * is now going to sulk in a corner * (just where is Kinky when you need him) :(
     
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    awww he backed down i was lookign forward to donning the flat cap and gettign t' wippets inot my [mumbled quietly] rover [/mumbled quietly] to fight for the yorkshire way of life and the silver car goodness (hey im unemployed, skint and in a high crime area insurance would laught if i said i wanted to insure a merc)
     
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    Hi Pammy,

    Id personally start with getting the headunit installed, then your nedxt option would be to get a 8" or a 10" sub installed in the boot or as previously suggested, under the seat or ive done an install in a lotus elise with a small 8" sub just behind the drivers seat, made a big difference!

    start with the headunit tho, let us know how you get on!

    dont mess with the silver posse! ;)
     
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    And here I was thinking that I would allow the thread to return to the original topic (whatever it was lol). Not wishing to lower myself into a flame war. But Cur, please feel free to bring your Rover, whippets and flat cap to Gods County, My dogs bigger than yours (blows rhasperry). Offence totally intended :D :D The good Lady may be forgiven as she has a big smile.
     
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    Nice alpline headunit ,maybe even an AV unit with dvd nav ;) . nice amp in the boot for the sub behind the front seats, just like OEM.

    Dyn Audio 3 way components in the front doors and a few subs behind the seats .

    Why not do it yourself ;) or if you get someone to fit it you should get change from 3k easilly :) www.caraudiodiscount.com
     
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    Ive just found this :)..looks interesting

    Bosch DAB Glass Mount Aerial With Mast
    Glass Mount Aerial With External Mast 10"


    Price: £59.99


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