General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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Mr.X.
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3020 posts since 23/6/13

21 Sep 2020 08:38
I've serrated/shredded the rim of an M Sport alloy wheel. Can this be fixed or do I have to buy a new one?
sodomgomorra
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1581 posts since 24/3/14

21 Sep 2020 09:09
Curb rash? That can be fixed. Look for a company that powdercoats wheels
Mr.X.
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3020 posts since 23/6/13

21 Sep 2020 09:16
Thanks.
ismvil
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1355 posts since 16/9/11

21 Sep 2020 10:09
Saw a Taycan at Warwick Services this morning, looks pretty good in the flesh. None of the charging stations were working properly though, lending more weight to my view if you’re relying on public infrastructure it’s all Tesla right now. If you can charge at home / work all the options are good.
Razorlight123
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4664 posts since 13/1/10

21 Sep 2020 14:00
Anyone here done a speaker upgrade to their car and in stages (i.e. upgrade speakers first then install an amp).

Worthwhile?
NickMSM
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400 posts since 21/8/13

21 Sep 2020 14:04
Razorlight123 wrote: Anyone here done a speaker upgrade to their car and in stages (i.e. upgrade speakers first then install an amp).

Worthwhile?

Yes in my Defender. Focal speakers/sub/amp. Made a massive difference, but the standard 'system' is a joke as you might expect. Did headunit and speakers first, didn't make a huge difference as still tinny but a lot clearer. Once I added the Focal sub/amp it made a huge difference and sounds very good for a Defender!
Ineff
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9845 posts since 7/4/04

21 Sep 2020 14:05
Razorlight123 wrote: Anyone here done a speaker upgrade to their car and in stages (i.e. upgrade speakers first then install an amp).

Worthwhile?

Yeah, when I was 18 and drove a P reg Renault Clio.
illwill
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4050 posts since 17/5/04

21 Sep 2020 14:16
Razorlight123 wrote: Anyone here done a speaker upgrade to their car and in stages (i.e. upgrade speakers first then install an amp).

Worthwhile?

#lockdowndough
schtoop
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13017 posts since 9/4/07

posted 21 Sep 2020 14:22, edited 21 Sep 2020 14:22
Mr.X. wrote: I've serrated/shredded the rim of an M Sport alloy wheel. Can this be fixed or do I have to buy a new one?

If you're London based you should use these guys, used them after my first year of driving and had mullered my alloys parking in London, did a great job and they come to your house

https://www.instagram.com/alloyrefurbz/
Burt
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6053 posts since 3/1/10

21 Sep 2020 14:47
Ineff wrote:
Razorlight123 wrote: Anyone here done a speaker upgrade to their car and in stages (i.e. upgrade speakers first then install an amp).
Yeah, when I was 18 and drove a P reg Renault Clio.
Razorlight123
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4664 posts since 13/1/10

posted 21 Sep 2020 14:55, edited 21 Sep 2020 14:55
NickMSM wrote:
Razorlight123 wrote: Anyone here done a speaker upgrade to their car and in stages (i.e. upgrade speakers first then install an amp).

Worthwhile?

Yes in my Defender. Focal speakers/sub/amp. Made a massive difference, but the standard 'system' is a joke as you might expect. Did headunit and speakers first, didn't make a huge difference as still tinny but a lot clearer. Once I added the Focal sub/amp it made a huge difference and sounds very good for a Defender!

That's where I'm at, the BMW standard is terrible.

I have also upgraded the head unit to an Android 10, again OEM is terrible. Looking to sort the speakers out now and will probably follow your approach regarding an amp at a future point.

Hopefully I'm able to do it myself
NickMSM
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400 posts since 21/8/13

21 Sep 2020 18:38
Razorlight123 wrote:
NickMSM wrote:
Razorlight123 wrote: Anyone here done a speaker upgrade to their car and in stages (i.e. upgrade speakers first then install an amp).

Worthwhile?

Yes in my Defender. Focal speakers/sub/amp. Made a massive difference, but the standard 'system' is a joke as you might expect. Did headunit and speakers first, didn't make a huge difference as still tinny but a lot clearer. Once I added the Focal sub/amp it made a huge difference and sounds very good for a Defender!

That's where I'm at, the BMW standard is terrible.

I have also upgraded the head unit to an Android 10, again OEM is terrible. Looking to sort the speakers out now and will probably follow your approach regarding an amp at a future point.

Hopefully I'm able to do it myself

I think a lot of BMW owners also use Focal as most are the same size as they are in a Defender. Changing the speakers will give a lot more clarity, but for extra bass you'll need the sub. The Focal ibus 2.1 is excellent and should fit under a seat so no tacky crap in the boot etc.
RickRude
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3548 posts since 13/1/12

21 Sep 2020 22:42
Are X2’s any good?
Gaz
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2613 posts since 20/10/05

22 Sep 2020 06:37
Ineff wrote: Yeah, when I was 18 and drove a P reg Renault Clio.

My man Cool

Upgraded the sound system on my Saxo in Halfords car park.
JustinCredible
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2631 posts since 11/6/08

22 Sep 2020 07:12
Gaz wrote:
Ineff wrote: Yeah, when I was 18 and drove a P reg Renault Clio.

My man Cool

Upgraded the sound system on my Saxo in Halfords car park.
entire boot taken up by a subwoofer loud enough to wake the dead Laughing out loud
burny
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5913 posts since 25/5/06

22 Sep 2020 08:08
RickRude wrote: Are X2’s any good?

I like the look of them as well but every time I see one on the road it’s an old couple in the front.
M4att
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180 posts since 3/2/12

posted 22 Sep 2020 09:02, edited 22 Sep 2020 09:02
burny wrote:
RickRude wrote: Are X2’s any good?

I like the look of them as well but every time I see one on the road it’s an old couple in the front.

This, they are a bit motability
ismvil
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1355 posts since 16/9/11

22 Sep 2020 09:39
RickRude wrote: Are X2’s any good?

Q3 Sportback looks better IMHO
RickRude
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3548 posts since 13/1/12

22 Sep 2020 10:03
Well this is more for the missus and the kids - it’s a toss up between X2, 3008, GL atm
ismvil
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1355 posts since 16/9/11

22 Sep 2020 10:10
Q3 Sportback is longer, wider, taller than the X2, more room and boot space and better looking baby