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VY Audio, Post pics of ur VY Headunit and SOundsytem

Discussion in 'VY Holden Commodore (2002 - 2004)' started by Frandy, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. Frandy

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    HEY GUYS :thumbsup:
    I was just wondering how many people have changed the stock H/U in their VY's and how it looked. So any1 hoo has a VY with an aftermarket H/U plz post pics of it :thumbsup: Im only 15 but am lookin into buyin a second hand VY when i turn 18 :D and i was wondering how the aftermarket Headunits look in these beautys

    THANX!! :w00t:
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    VY is an awfully expensive car for someone that age. Your insurance will be HUGE, you may not even be allowed to drive one, especially on 'P' plates. :bop:
     
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    Ive got one on my P's, got it two weeks ago, insurance is $2030 with AAMI, im 19 in nov.

    Headunits are difficult to put in, i mean not really, its simple but difficult to do right.

    Firstly you need something to cover the 2nd slot, you can get covers off ebay that change the bottom 1/2 into a coin holder or whatever.

    Secondly changing to a system other than a blapunkt means you lose the steering wheel controls as they are the only ones who are wired for them, there are ways around this (as i posted the other day) but they are little hacks that make it less nice and more work than simply plugging in a new headunit.

    As a 18 year old ull want an aftermarket unit in there (i know i do) but it is a lot more effort than you expect. You're looking at adding about $150 bucks onto whatever unit you buy so that you can get a professional look and the use of the wheel controls.
     
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    Beef up Your Stereo




    I've just turned 18 and Also have a VY.
    Im paying $1900 with SGIO

    Um, I've beefed up my exsisting Blaupunkt sound system.
    Added 2 amps + 2 6x9's and a Sub,
    Im also going to buy a DVD Roofmount In car player ($250) from ebay
    in the future, So i have MP3 ability, and also so can watch video clips
    :D Chepeast way of doing I found, AND you get to keep the NICE looking
    Blaupunkt Stereo Face + Controls.

    A!
     
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    AAMI standard is 2030, with the skilled drives class you can do drops it by 10% each year till you are 25. Means once i do this class (in a few weeks) it'll be $1800 (close to anyway)

    The sound out of the stereo is fine i mean, for every day stuff its ok, if you want it better (which i do) you have to go azteche's route and just fill it up with a few amps and stuff.
    Thats all well and good, but id like to be able to play mp3s and stuff without having to put in another system (like a dvd player) plus i think you can get a nicer looking headunit than the blapunkt with a bit of effort
     
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    i'm only paying $480 a year for Full Comprehensive with fire and theft :D
    I'm 22
     
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    Are you in W.A. ?

    If so did you do the radio mods yourself or did you get someone to sort it out for you ?
     
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    I got the speakers installed by Strathfields, (cost me $65)
    They also gave me a wiring diagram to hook everything up free of charge,
    Then my dad and i just spent 1 weekend putting in the amp + sub and connecting everything. Took most of the day to get it right. LOL (or it could of been that Hahn Premium we were knocking back?) LOL

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    :p Kool as! Does anyone know how much it is to professionally install and aftermarket H/U in the VY, including dash facia, and where from. My cousin is looking into doing it and he was just wondering how much it cost? :unsure:
    And how much do u rekon a VY Series 2 S-pack 5-spd Manual would be in about 4 years?

    Cheers :w00t:
     
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    Oh, i forgot to ask
    azteche & maxy0987 what VY's do you guys have?

    Cheers
     
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    Which branch did you go to ? In WA of course.

    Also a Vy in 4 years I reckon about 16 - 18 grand maybe, hard to say with the fuel price trend.
     
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    Im down in Rockingham, So I saw the guys in rockingham.

    Recently just this weekend wrote my new commodore off :bang:
    So have to start all over again.
    Some TWIT :computer: went through a red light light (south street + freeway)
    and made a big mess of my car :(

    So yeah, will have to do it allll over again.
    Fun Fun.....

    A!
     
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    Ah man I know how you feel. I had some twit come through a stop sign 6 months after I got my VY and took the front off. so yeah know what you going through.

    The oldies are in Rockingham and I've bought my daughter all her stereo for her car from those guys at Rockingham Strathfields. They were very helpful so looks like I will be going back there again. Thanks for that info. :D
     
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    I have a dark blue 2004 Series 2 VY Executive with a few extras like cruise control, power windows and a rear spoiler.

    My future plans include an amp and speaker setup which im looking into at the moment, just getting some research done so i get the right stuff.
    After a while ill get the car kitted and put in a few performance mods but thats not till i hit 25 lol and by then i might've grown out of it :p
     
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    lol, i want to know which performance parts would be the best to put on a V6. Let me know what you find amp wise and what you find performance wise :D

    Cheers
     
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    im 20 and just bought a Vy s2 s pac 5 spd ute, i pay $1722p.a. insurence, but i dont get my liscence back for 1 1/2 months, ive got a pioneer 9650mp to go into it but i been qouted 350 all up to get it installed with the steering wheel controls, as for perfomance you could get SS CIA, K&N panel filter, pacemaker extractors and exhuast, they give you a lil bit extra power, your not really gonna notice the extra power unless you supercharge it aswell,

    My future mods include 17" or 18" rims for my car and trailer, adjustable coil over suspension, so i can adjust it for when im crusing or working, ssv front bar and some type of skirt + rear bar, DD 9512f sub, two M1 monoblock amps, oh and before i do the subs i need to get a hard cover that doesnt leak, mine wasnt installed properly and leaks, then maybe ill start on some performance mods....

    i got my ute for $21.5K so maybe in 3-4 years $15k for a vy, u should prolly buy a vt or something, then when you get some money behind you you may be able to get the latest shape..
    ohh and stick with holdens, ive got a 1992 honda legend, such a beautiful car, 3.2ltr V6 beats vx holden V6, but its soo expensive to fix,

    youve got plenty of years ahead to think all this through
     
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    lol tell me about it, we got an 86 legend sitting in our front yard at the moment, we got it for nothing because a guy didnt want to spend mroe money fixing it. We need a water pump or something and the whore is going to cost around $2,000, what a rip.


    anyway back to the audio side of things...
    What size speakers are in the doors? i had a quick look before but cant get the grille off and was hoping i didnt have to take the entire molding off the door.
     
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    Hey Cameron, where do you rekon i would be able to get an SS CAI and the K&N Filter, and how much would the extractors and exhaust system be?
     
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    frandy i hope you dont mind me pointing this out but i feel i almost have to..

    you're 15, and while you're allowed to dream about your car, finding that sorta stuff out now is almost pointless. Prices will change, technology will change and your dream car believe it or not will change in the next 3 years. Being 18 (even in 3 years) you shouldnt be thinking about performance upgrades because it'll be hard enough to get an insurance company to cover you with an SS.
     
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    Stock head units sound good untill you have them replaced and hear the difference, I have a pioneer deh-9450 in my vy, in the pic the plastic panel around it is black and textured, but I have at the moment taken it out, given it a coat of hi-fill and am in the process of colour matching it to the dash, which can I say is a prick of a job!

    (sorry about the washing!)
     

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