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09-08-2000, 04:18 AM
well my parents bought me a passat this weekend...:)... and i go to al and ed's to add a sub to my car to find out that they won't do it because it has a "monsoon sound system" and my computer chip for my car is inside my head unit and they don't wanna risk it... but i really want a sub... anyone know a good place to get one in so. cal that is really reliable?... money not an issue anymore... cause i really want a sub.... nothing fancy though... thanks....
"my parents bought me a passat"
"i really want a sub"
"money is not an issue"
"i really want a sub"
first, the place you want to doesn't know
what they're talking about, as your cars
computer is not in your head unit. i'm
assuming you were given a b5.. erm, one
of the new passats (1998+). the ecu is located
"under" your windshield. if you lift the
hood, and remove the plastic rain gutter
thats at the bottom of your windshield,
in that gap just exposed under the gutter,
there'll be a small black box. that contains
your ecu. and i hope you dont bother messing
with it, because those chips are on national
backorder last i heard.
second, the monsoon system is bloody
great just as it is. it's designed to give
you the best sound possible. adding a
sub to it will just ruin the quality.
unless, of course, the only reason you want
a sub is to fit in with the rest of the kids,
while foregoing sound quality.
it -is- possible to add a sub, or two, or
however many to your car, but something
inside me just doesn't want to give that kind
of info away.
09-25-2000, 03:33 AM
i regularly install stereo equipment, and i know a couple guys at al and ed's. there are plenty of other places in the area (around pasadena and such) that will install a sub. i know a person, his name is eli, and he owns vivelli's, and tint and sterero shop in alhambra. what basically happens is that you tap out of the signal of the rear speakers, and plug it into you amp. the monsoon system may have dedicated amps for each speaker (a la bose), so that may make it difficult. i suggest installing it yourself, not let any of your friends touch it. you're not destroying your sound system, and NUXX above was saying. you're merely accentuating it with deeper base. stock systems are great, but you wanna add your own personal touch. i think a sub is a good investment. make sure you get a twin voice coil sub and a sealed box...look at a jl sub and eclipse/ppi amp..thats a good bet.
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