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  • Birthday 10/20/1986

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  1. S.DeYoung

    Evil1 Tweeter Pods

    I have an extra set if you are looking for some.
  2. S.DeYoung

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I am going to ask a few of my friends that live in that area and I will get back to you. I know there are a some great school districts over there, Walled Lake comes to mind.
  3. S.DeYoung

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

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    1981 Mercedes Benz SL380

    Not sure why pictures aren’t loading, might be something wrong with google pictures right now https://photos.app.goo.gl/uXhGdjJeADLCSPmy5
  5. S.DeYoung

    1981 Mercedes Benz SL380

    Another non audio related note, the early 380s had a single row timing chain that was very problematic. They did not last long before they needed to be service or even worse, breaking. This car was converted to a dual row timing chain by a Mercedes Benz dealership when it was a couple of years old. The dual row is a much better design and can go much longer between service intervals.
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    1981 Mercedes Benz SL380

  7. S.DeYoung

    1981 Mercedes Benz SL380

    I recently purchased a MB SL380 for my wife for her birthday just recently. The previous owner "upgraded" the stock radio but putting in a basic cd player about 10 years ago and decided not to replace the 4" speakers in the dash but rather install some 6X9 in the space behind the rear seats. The plan is to install a new retro sound headunit with bluetooth capabilities, replace the 4" speakers with some upgraded stock replacements, and install a SSA four channel amplifier to power the speakers. In the near future I would like to install a small subwoofer in the trunk for some lows, the 4" speakers are going to provide anything below 100hz. Pictures posted below in the next post, here is a link to the new headunit: https://www.retromanufacturing.com/products/1981-85-mercedes-benz-380-series-hermosa-radio?rq=yr_1981~mk_mercedes-benz~md_380-series&variant=11408386371
  8. S.DeYoung

    All my Audio friends has settled on down ??

    Life just gets in the way, I still keep in contact with some friends from this forum. This site deserves more traffic for sure, its easily the best knowledge base for car audio on the internet.
  9. S.DeYoung

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Rock Auto/Power Stop for sure https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/bmw,2011,550i,4.4l+v8+turbocharged,1446914,brake+&+wheel+hub,rotor+&+brake+pad+kit,13824
  10. S.DeYoung

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    4.30 or bust
  11. S.DeYoung

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Easily the best option, they have multiple different options depending on your budget. I can’t remember the last time I bought another brand of brakes for my daily drivers.
  12. S.DeYoung

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I’ll take the turbos every time.
  13. S.DeYoung

    Shallow mount subs? Who's using them.

  14. S.DeYoung

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Powerstop FTW
  15. S.DeYoung

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Thank you for yours as well, it’s always easier/reassuring that others go through the same thing and would do the same. There are days that I wonder did I do the right thing even though in the back of my mind I know I did. It’s hard giving someone a chance to improve their life and they throw it away for no reason. I will never have that mindset and have no idea why people think the way they do.