Toyota Nation Forum banner

1 - 17 of 17 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
153 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
i went to my local shop. im getting full HID Kit (High/Low/Fog), 35% Window Tint All-Around, and Two 10" Clarion Subwoofers w/ Amp. I am getting the HIDs and Tint on Monday. I put a reserve on the 10" Subs until i get more money. So i should be able to get those in a week or two. I also have a Blacklight sitting at my house, im gonna ask them if they can install that in my trunk. After thats all done, soon to come will be some nice Black Rims and a Grill :]

just out of curiousity, is Clarion a good brand for subs? i was gonna get kenwood but its an extra $100. any help audio lovers?
 

·
Goes Against The Grain
02 Camry SE V6
Joined
·
18,081 Posts
i went to my local shop. im getting full HID Kit (High/Low/Fog), 35% Window Tint All-Around, and Two 10" Clarion Subwoofers w/ Amp. I am getting the HIDs and Tint on Monday. I put a reserve on the 10" Subs until i get more money. So i should be able to get those in a week or two. I also have a Blacklight sitting at my house, im gonna ask them if they can install that in my trunk. After thats all done, soon to come will be some nice Black Rims and a Grill :]

just out of curiousity, is Clarion a good brand for subs? i was gonna get kenwood but its an extra $100. any help audio lovers?
:disappoin:disappoin:disappoin

The HID's in the high beams is just a waste of money...and same with the fogs...:disappoin:disappoin:disappoin

check out this thread and do it properly http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=294244
 

·
Registered
Mitsubishi Evo IX
Joined
·
8 Posts
so making a show car are we......?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
153 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
they said that the high beams were just like an extra $50, so i just went with it. the window tinting only cost me $200 too! so i am saving money either way, lol. the Two 10" Clarions Subs & Amp are $650. as of right now, i got $450. so i gotta wait a little bit.
 

·
Goes Against The Grain
02 Camry SE V6
Joined
·
18,081 Posts
if you're downtown Boston....what do you need HID high beams for...and for that matter Fogs...i really hope you get nailed by the cops and learn your lesson fast..

It's not safe for on coming traffic...very dangerous...and disrespectful to everyone else just to "look cool"
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
34 Posts
they said that the high beams were just like an extra $50, so i just went with it. the window tinting only cost me $200 too! so i am saving money either way, lol. the Two 10" Clarions Subs & Amp are $650. as of right now, i got $450. so i gotta wait a little bit.
I've got all windows tinted for $115...

Now, I've ordered the Injen CAI (for XRS) on eBay, currently waiting for arrival :D

Next will be the TRD springs lowering and a subwoofer...
 

·
Vivir el momento
Corolla
Joined
·
18,784 Posts
What models are the Kenwood and Clarion subs?

It's really hard to compare them without knowing the specifications.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
241 Posts
Cool Mods man!! Pics when you get it :)

And everyone who is giving him crap for HID's....um. Let him do what he wants..and leave him alone. You don't need to give your opinion when it isn't asked!
 

·
Registered
2009 Corolla Xrs
Joined
·
383 Posts
iI also have a Blacklight sitting at my house, im gonna ask them if they can install that in my trunk.
Just do that by yourself. I did the CCFL trunk lighting mod and it was possibly the easiest thing I've ever done. The double sided tape that came with it has melted, so it doesn't stick very well anymore. I may have to zip-tie it, unless anyone knows of stronger adhesives (i.e. 3M)?

Anyway, try and do anything you can do yourself yourself. You'll save tons of money.

As for subs, either one is a great brand, but without specs, it's hard to elaborate.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
i went to my local shop. im getting full HID Kit (High/Low/Fog), 35% Window Tint All-Around, and Two 10" Clarion Subwoofers w/ Amp. I am getting the HIDs and Tint on Monday. I put a reserve on the 10" Subs until i get more money. So i should be able to get those in a week or two. I also have a Blacklight sitting at my house, im gonna ask them if they can install that in my trunk. After thats all done, soon to come will be some nice Black Rims and a Grill :]

just out of curiousity, is Clarion a good brand for subs? i was gonna get kenwood but its an extra $100. any help audio lovers?

Oh you're from beantown! Are you an XRS? I have only seen one XRS (silver) i Boston so far. I live in the Alston/Brighton area. What shop did you go to? Honestly, I would reconsider if I were you.

The HIDS are a waste of money without a retrofit, which does not seem hard with some thought and the right tools. the tint can be had for 150 with lifetime warranty. and you can definitely do better than clarion subs for $650 if youre patient enough to look around and do the install yourself. Good brands include Adire, Image dynamics (IDMAX12?), maybe the Alpine type-X's. There are alot more, but im no expert. Ive been more interested in components.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
153 Posts
Discussion Starter #14
Oh you're from beantown! Are you an XRS? I have only seen one XRS (silver) i Boston so far. I live in the Alston/Brighton area. What shop did you go to? Honestly, I would reconsider if I were you.

The HIDS are a waste of money without a retrofit, which does not seem hard with some thought and the right tools. the tint can be had for 150 with lifetime warranty. and you can definitely do better than clarion subs for $650 if youre patient enough to look around and do the install yourself. Good brands include Adire, Image dynamics (IDMAX12?), maybe the Alpine type-X's. There are alot more, but im no expert. Ive been more interested in components.
i got an "S", and i live in the south shore. i'm clueless about the install of the Subs/Amp, but i might go to another place for that cuz some ppl are telling me its too high. i really want either Kenwood, Pioneer, or Alpine. but i dont wanna spend over $500ish
 

·
PH3N0M
Corolla LE
Joined
·
41 Posts
i got an "S", and i live in the south shore. i'm clueless about the install of the Subs/Amp, but i might go to another place for that cuz some ppl are telling me its too high. i really want either Kenwood, Pioneer, or Alpine. but i dont wanna spend over $500ish
Purchased 2 12" Alpine Type-R for less than $200 total... The amplifiers... Now that's another story, haha, amplifiers are always going to run you more money than the subs... I did like a months of research before buying anything, I was clueless too...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
Cool. I used to live in the S.Shore (Quincy). Anyways the shops down there charge ~200 for tint but there is one in Andover that will do it for cheaper.

For a ~650 dollar system, this is what i would do.
headunit: alpine cda-9884 $125
component speakers: alpine spx-17REF type-x $229 or Image Dynamics CTX-65CS $180
sub: Image Dynamics 12" IDQ Dual 4 Ohm Subwoofer $149 or SWR-1242D Alpine 12" Type R 1500W Dual 4 Ohm $139
amplifier: 4channel to power subwoofer and components or two separate amplifiers: $250 (youll have to go used, or spend more money). Arc Audio on Ebay!
Misc: Box building, wires, deadener: $80
 

·
Boy Wonder
2009 MG Corolla S
Joined
·
949 Posts
Check out OnlineCarStereo.com for some of the cheapest prices and a wide selection of subs and amps. A few years ago I bought 2 1200w Pioneer Premiers for $75 each and then grabbed a Rockford Fosgate amp from someone in Providence. I think the amp is about 1000w. I did all the wiring myself and picked up some dynamat for the trunk at Tweeter for around $80.

Unfortunately Ive yet to put all this into my new corolla =/. I took it out of my 94 corolla when I bought my new one and all this stuff has been sitting in my closet for about a year. Running wires is not one of my favorite things to do, although I am awesome at it :cool:
 
1 - 17 of 17 Posts
Top