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    Nissan/Toyota
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    Bluebird SU13/Hiace KDH206
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    CD20/1KD-FTV
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    SSS brakes
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    Modellista Body kit/Modellista grill/Alloys/Spoiler
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  1. Magnum

    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    The boxy style Mercs looked properly good!
  2. Does the Honda Grace also have the DCT issue? So far I haven't heard any issue regarding the Grace, one guy told me the problem is only with Vezel and FIT but doesn't the Grace also share the same gearbox? :unsure:

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    2. iRage

      iRage

      Yes...the Hybrid variants of all three have the DCT issue...like Sathyajith mentioned...the weight of the vehicle does put an extra strain on the gearbox so it would be more under strain.

    3. matroska

      matroska

      Two possible reasons

      1. The one Sathyajith mentioned

      2. The fact that graces started flowing into SL later. So
      (a) They haven't still been abused as much as the other two models - might see more graces have issues later

      (b) By the time the grace became mainstream already Vezels and Fits started giving trouble so awareness on DCT was there and  users took extra care

      (c) Due to the tax change during the period when Grace was just starting to get popular  there are lot less Graces than fits or vezels 

       

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      Me thinks the lesser number of Grace compared to Vezel and FIT is the reason why we dont hear that many DCT issue incidents regarding the Grace

  3. Magnum

    Slim Type Sub Woofers

    I actually dropped this idea, as active under seat subs wont make sense on a big vehicle as a Hiace, but if you are going down this route the Pioneer would be ideal choice
  4. Those Chinese head units, including the Android ones. How good are they sound quality wise? Some even have full band equalizer.

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    2. alpha17

      alpha17

      I know carrozzeria audio systems well. They are really good. If we talk about jdm units, don’t forget about the Strada from Panasonic. One of my friend had one in his Insight and this unit got the best out of the factory speakers. Only problem is strada units are a bit rare for Toyotas.

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      I did come across a Panasonic Strada sometime back, the person asked 32k for it. I was bit skeptical going for a Panasonic from Carrozzeria

    4. alpha17

      alpha17

      Anyway, I highly recommend those Kenwood units as they offer all the required options such as crossovers for each channel to expand the system. IMO for a vehicle like a van, you’ll need a good system to fill all that space. But I don’t know about wiring those stuff😅

  5. Magnum

    Micro Panda 2018 AMT Transmission 1000L Problem

    The DA17 Suzuki Every has AMT gearbox as well on the N/A models, the earlier ones without the hill assist has the same issue. I have seen people use the left foot braking technique or using the hand brake to do hill starts
  6. Magnum

    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    When stick shift is life!
  7. Magnum

    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    I think they are both sound beautiful in their own ways! The LFA sounds much like a past generation F1 car while the Nissan GTR with its turbo sounds very harsh and brutal. You should also listen to the Mazda 787B, it's not a road going car but damn it sounds dope!
  8. Magnum

    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    This would make that sound
  9. Magnum

    ## Post Whoring - Part 3 ##

    Listen to it!
  10. This isnt the ideal time to purchase a new Hiace van. If you go through the listing for vehicles for sale you'll realize not many Hiace vans came down after 2017. This is because now Hiace vans carry a duty of around 4.5mil and with rising yen value a brand new unit will set you back at least 11 million. Also in 2018 the Hiace changed from KDH to GDH as Toyota replaced the 1KD-FTV with 1GD-FTV. As you are considering this as an investment, you should take a look at the running costs of both vehicles as well. The Hiace will cost you far more than Fit Shuttle to maintain. Persoanlly I don't think it's a smart idea to buy a vehicle solely based on it's second market
  11. Magnum

    Slim Type Sub Woofers

    Those must be Chinese knock offs. I'll be getting one from Australia, the prices in SL maybe different
  12. Magnum

    Slim Type Sub Woofers

    Around 22kk to 27k
  13. Magnum

    Slim Type Sub Woofers

    I know these won’t produce bass anywhere near the bass you get from traditional subwoofer. I’m not after big bass which can be heard from outside the vehicle. I just want to add bit more low frequency bass to my current set up.
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