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Old 01-08-2012, 04:00 PM   #2171
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Very little. Only difference is remove the supercharger instead of the UIM. Below that, all the same. Just remember, there are 12 LIM bolts, count them. If the LIM don't pop off easy, you missed one. I use a shop vac and suck some coolant out of the thermostat hole before pulling the LIM. Watch for coolant in the lifter valley, clean it up.
Awesome. What'* the best gaskets to use? You wouldn't happen to have a part number I can walk into Advance with would you? Also, since I'll be in there, anything else you recommend I do?
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mouse, when u said make sure i tune my antenna. this is what you meant right?

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Yes, but DO NOT use the SWR meter that'* on the front of the radio. Those are junk and vary from radio to radio and are hardly ever accurate. Either take it to a shop so they can do it, or spend the $20 or so and buy yourself an SWR meter so you can tune it.
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:35 PM   #2172
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DO NOT use the SWR meter that'* on the front of the radio. Those are junk and vary from radio to radio and are hardly ever accurate. Either take it to a shop so they can do it, or spend the $20 or so and buy yourself an SWR meter so you can tune it.
will do. got it all mounted up. looks pretty clean if i say so myself. i ended up using a piece of window regulator track. it actually worked perfectly being c shaped like that. saved me a ton of drilling with 2 different sized bits.

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Looks good, eltatertoto.
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Ok, now that I see that radio in a car I really like it.
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i like it alot. and with the way i mounted it (completely unintentionally) the hangar stops the mic in the perfect spot if i slide the mic down the dash. so i can hang the mic and never take my eyes off the road.

i have found 2 problems though.

1) i need to figure out why noone can hear me ( i suspect dynamike is all the way down) i tried a radio check on the way home on 19 with several trucks around me and got no response. i only tried once though because i dont yet have it tuned so who knows.

2) i need to figure out how to isolate the ground to my h.i.d'*. i have almost no static, untill i turn my lights on. then the rx meter goes up to 3. the drl'* dont affect it, so its gotta be the ballasts for the hids.

it already paid for itself though. truck called out a cop with instant on about 5 miles before i got there.
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tune it on 19 with the front panel meter, you dont want to be talking on it until you at least do that.
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tune it on 19 with the front panel meter, you dont want to be talking on it until you at least do that.
ive done that already, according to the radio itself its perfect. figured a 3 sec radio check couldn't hurt till i get an swr meter.
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thats what ive always used i dont have an external one.
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You'd be surprised how far off the * meter on the front can be.

It even can vary radio to radio of the same model.
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Got a 70 elcamino in yesterday.396 bored to a 402.It came in for new alum heads intake cam lifters rockers pushrods.basically the whole top end.Also needs floor pans and the whole front susp rebuilt yehhaww.Hes looking at like 3200 in parts and pretty close in labor.Nice car tho.pics later
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