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tiv last won the day on January 3

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About tiv

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    Drunk Ol' Mechanophiliac

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    DIY, Off roading, racing ,photography. anything to do with automobiles...
    Building old Diesel engines,

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    Too many projects to mention
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    Too many projects to mention
  • Engine Type
    From 660cc to 3200cc
  • Mechanical Mods
    I need many sets of tyres
  • Cosmetic Mods
    Too old for that
  • Future Plans
    Building my own hearse
  • General Comments
    Automotive hobbies, keeping you broke for decades

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  1. This is how it looked, had to drill out these rivets The rear door also had these 3holes but would not line up with the after market speakers The pic is from a premium model that had oem speakers
  2. Has anyone done any audio build with car Nakamichi speakers or other hardware ? Are they as good as their home sound kits?

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    2. Magnum


      @tiv Take a look in some of those used spare parts shops, sometimes you will find a good pair of Alpine or Carrozzeria speakers from Japan. 

    3. tiv


      Looking for brand new, used ones mostly have been bay handed stored or damaged, 

      As Speakers are fragile, no one gives a damn. 

      Also I need a component speaker set, odds of finding that recon is low

    4. tiv


      And best part is when you do find something recondition in a used parts shop. Sensing your need 

      The dumb **** go to quote about 250% the brand new price saying its original japan!

      I'd rather pay my money to ebay and customs and get it brand new 

  3. The factory ones are absolute crap, I ve owned 2 vitzs over the last 2 years Binned 2 sets myself Mostly plastic and paper, It's just bull that these newbies made up to self praise their car's workings, those who think car audio should mimick what you hear on a private bus. Clearly some mercs BMWs come with crappy speakers in low end models, and we bin them, yet go all flabbergasted on a used 600,000jpy cars speakers. Don't fall for these jokers 6 - 6 and half it doesn't matter the speaker groove has long mounts that allows enough play to mount it, Using an amp will
  4. Both cars are detuned from the factory, thus you cant comment on which is better unless you shell out some money. Again this involves spending about 1 mil on a " no market" car I have a copen and the sheer reason why I went for it when compared to a s660 is; I have several cars, so this was purely a weekend toy but even then the s660 was impractical even for a weekend run to get a beer. 1. I can't seem to fit myself into a s660, too small whereas I have ample space in the copen. 2. The rag top smells bad if it gets soaked too much, or after it loses its hydrophobic pro
  5. Yea in my wifes vitz, entry level budget install which came out quite well. Just buy 4 Pioneer speakers off Damro, 6 inch It fits just like oem, but you will need to drill holes to mount em as it's a 4 screw mount for the pioneer, and 3 plastic rivets for the oem speaker. Should be genuine Pioneer 2 way or 3 way speakers Pair costs like 5500-7500, get 2 pairs No point going extreme on the vitz as we get the base model and it's not that well sound proofed and you dont have an amplifier. But if you really want JBL sets cost like 22-25k Rs per pair with tweeters
  6. DOWNLOAD the Yaris manual from the Toyota Australia website. Works well enough, I've owned 2 Vitz's and managed from that manual
  7. So fellas, need a bit of advice

    What brand of car speakers do you recommend. Hoping to get a component system.

    Expecting intermediate to high end brands.

    Would love to hear opinions pls

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    2. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      No, they are owned by H/K. Infinitys are the lite versions of H/K. 

    3. tiv


      Do you know of a local retailer who sells Harmon kardon? @fiat fan

    4. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      There is a place called HI-FI center. I think they are the “sole distributor”. Also a few other places stock them.

  8. As you mentioned these were a hit in the middle east, my dad too had one. Used to do easy 1000km a day. When they put it away it had closed over 400 000km with the stock engine and transmission. The front end was totally sand blasted though. I dont recall what the engine was but they have a very high end trim there.
  9. Is this car J*-**** V*P single digit no. I might have seen it today in katana?
  10. It's either the rich boys terrorizing the innocent road driver or policitions showing off their power with a range rover. 

    So called parts big shot importers trying to establish cults and RIP off innocent petrolheads.

    Average users destroying hybrids and wagon rs then shedding them for more money.

    Good drivers cars being paraded at insane prices 

    Old sodden suvs going almost higher than newer counterparts

    At the rate people are doing this buying and selling scam, soon their wont be customers, just buy and sell con men!

    But why bother? Even the big companies are doing the same under a brand name.

    Sad to see what motoring in this country has come to.

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    2. tiv


      @iRage thank you, I have a bigger one at home and they aren't this cute when they grow up. Mine put a hole in my nose once, I had 3 nostrils for a month!


      With time and covid my travelling habits have been badly cut down. I was out and about in the Colombo side and the roads on the demise of my grandfather.

      Suddenly it hit me as to how treacherous the roads have become.

      And I've been doing some work on the copen. Sourcing parts from the so called performance part import moguls is really cumbersome. Except for a few encouraging souls, most are just here for the quick money. No love for motoring. It's not the pricing, it's the attitude.

      In that aspect the 4x4 guys are gods here. Been working with them over 2 decades 

      So now onwards its straight from japan, with much love from ebay yahoo auctions. I might have to pay the amount of another copen but atleast I get the real deal, bolt on genuine parts will less commotion, low profile and drama. Just want a small build not the Facebook youtube hoo haa

      The Customs have already wiped my life savings clean.

    3. Ruslan


      Yes, Same here, Sourcing parts from Japan, mostly from Yahoo auction, Partsouq or Amayama. pretty reliable i must say. and worth the wait rather than get your blood boil after talking to parts dealers. Since started working from home from Last Year and due to the prevailing situ, never had the opportunity to step outside with the family.

    4. iRage


      @tiv...oh...got one at my parent's place (actually she is my son's but had to have my parents adopt her because of our movements). so know all about it. I have sofas, carpets and boots all destroyed...worst yet....she crept under the Trueno and chewed up the steering rack....the metal has tooth marks on it to remind me of it for etertinity. How she got under that narrow place only lord knows...

      But they are so cute when they are small :) 

  11. You will have to go to center in the relevant province
  12. The document goes to the previous owners address on the CR
  13. Subtle suggestion Since u love 90s cars so much, do taste something larger with more power like a Mark2 or something, life will never be the same again. Cheers
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