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Old 11-16-2003, 04:11 AM   #1
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I just got me a new 96 bonneville and came her really to get some ideas from people because im trying to turn this into somethin nice

I plan on gettin a complete audio system w/ kickers and new cd player to replace tape deck

Fog Head Lights ( need good advice on what to get )

and maybe custom things inside the car like turn ***** ect and pedals...ect

Im really here to talk to people who have got customized things done to their car
2 way Car Alarm ect ect ect

Also maybe something done inside to make my seats leather

its the like forest green color I plan on gettin a paint job after the winter also.

my aim is ray1474

and yahoo - ray6766

I'd like to talk to some people who can throw me advice....

Im from illinois and also trying to throw rims on this after the winter is over with
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Default Re: New 1996 Bonneville SE Owner ( Lookin for good advice

Man, you came to the right place. You do it all, and we'll learn from you! Kidding. Welcome to the Bonneville Club!

The audio stuff is better left to some of the guys here. I'm too old to have enough hearing left to know quality when I hear it. Fogs? Change them to angel eyes, Blazertechs, or Cyber-white Navigators. Change your headlights to Silver Stars.

The alarm could get tricky. That funny little gizmo in your key is the VATS system.....just make sure your install doesn't mess with that, and you'll be ok.

Leather seats should be fairly simple......but I'm hoping you have the console shifter, not column shifter. If it'* console, you can go to a wrecker and get the seats or seat covers from an SSE or SSEi. If it'* a column shifter, it'* gonna be trickier, but we recently saw an SE with that setup in leather, so it'* not unheard of.

I'll let you settle in.....ask some questions.......but just remember. Your car is already the fastest color Don't go ruining that by painting it red or something.

(now watch the color wars!)
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For the stereo check out nexxon.com ikesound.com and thezeb.com. I would never go with kicker because they are all over priced, however if u do go with kicker, only buy the L5s or L7s, every other speaker kicker makes lacks in the quaility department
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I have a friend who has a friend who installs systems ect ect and I believe has 4,500 in his system and paid 2,000 im looking into going through him....

I goto Westwood CollegE Of Technology a friend of mine was telling me of a guy in chicago who can do custom leathers seats w/ your name ect in.

Right now my bonneville is waiting to be looked at because well........ I really had a 1995 Tarus but then someone broke in and stole my head unit and rear speakers and like bent the door permantely... like to get in not even break a window.... so the insurance gave me $2870 for the damages for that and my mom owned 3 cars ( 03 darango.... 98 malibu ( what i drive now until bonne is ready ) and the 96' bonneville.

I really wanna know about this alarm system because I think thats what this guy has to check out...... Im trying to get a well the most expensive system car alarm form best buy on employee discount now are you telling me I can get that installed and leave the other one in ?

Well I brought the Bonne 96 from my mom for $3,300 paid $3000 already and the rest is due just before march 04' lol yea im 19 and a college student'

I got about well im sellin my old car which ran GRREEEEEEEEEEEEAT ...! FOREVER and never had a problem car was takin so good car of to a friend of mine for $1,500 I should have $1,200 from his this month and a student loan is comin to me from college for about 2,212 so I'll have some money to play with + I make money everyday really so im tryna do something nice with this.....

I really wanna know like from yall about the lights to so I can write this down thanks for the first reply I just wanna know the exact name of the lights I should buy for headlight and fog lights... I kinda like that halo version to.

But Im really hoping this guy can hook me up system wise I met him once and his was GoooooD ! and he works for the people who install ect and gets discounts.
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oh and my gear shift thing is from the steering wheel not middle of the car so i should be easier to deal with the seats im guessin.... same thing with my old car
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I just got me a new 96 bonneville and came her really to get some ideas from people because im trying to turn this into somethin nice

I plan on gettin a complete audio system w/ kickers and new cd player to replace tape deck

Fog Head Lights ( need good advice on what to get )

and maybe custom things inside the car like turn ***** ect and pedals...ect

Im really here to talk to people who have got customized things done to their car
2 way Car Alarm ect ect ect

Also maybe something done inside to make my seats leather

its the like forest green color I plan on gettin a paint job after the winter also.

my aim is ray1474

and yahoo - ray6766

I'd like to talk to some people who can throw me advice....

Im from illinois and also trying to throw rims on this after the winter is over with
Boy...did you ever come to the right place. Take some time looking around - you will get amazing ideas and contacts for that hard to find stuff.

I havent been here long - but this has quickly become my fav site for all things Bonneville.

Hang around BC for a while - you will end up having the best looking and sounding Bonne in your neck of the woods!

Welcome to BC!
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Welcome, we can't answer all the questions in one thread but they'll try. Definetly get what you like, speakers are peronsal preference.

Oh, an wren, don't make me post the color chart with purple being the fastest.
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Another Chicagoland member, great. First of all , do you have stereo audio controls, if so, and you want to keep them, you are restricted to Pioneer and Alpine in terms of HU'*. The speakers are always personal preference. For subs, I personally like ecplise. If you have any questions let me know as I am relatively close to you (Buffalo Grove). Post on the Midwest forum for some more local members. (I think Almachtige is close to you).
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yea all I want is pioneer or alphine

but it came with a cassette deck so no cd player gotta get it installed....
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For the stereo check out nexxon.com ikesound.com and thezeb.com. I would never go with kicker because they are all over priced, however if u do go with kicker, only buy the L5s or L7s, every other speaker kicker makes lacks in the quaility department
Hey I just sold 2 12" KICKER IMPULSE (bottom of the line) that were 5 years old, and they still slam better than most 12"* I have heard. And I definitly blasted the crap out of them all the time! But I can say the L7s are the way to go, I have heard one of their 10"*, and it hit as hard as 2 12"*! But definitly talk to your friend, as he sounds like a co0l guy, and he will point you in the right direction.
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