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  1. Z-2 Bypass Finally

    So you want to save a little money and buy off the internet? You'll get the old Z2 pre-production june 07. It's the only dumping ground to get rid of the Z2's that can't be bypassed. The specialty dealers have the ability ( and you know who your dealing with) to look you in the face across the counter, when your giving over your hard earned savings, that this is the newest version and it will work. Internet Dealers for the most part are like buying sex on a busy drag during sting operations. You don't know who your dealing with, and they could care less if you get ripped off. After the cash is deposited, your just another statistic. Seriously, what you saved on the internet versus bying legit, only gets you an overpriced doorstop!
  2. Z-2 Bypass Finally

    Support your specialty store!
  3. Z-2 Bypass Finally

    Bypass is the same as the Z-1 ground pin trick
  4. Z-2 Bypass Finally

    New units working with the z-1 bypass! Look for new units with yellow sticker by the serial number. Beware buying from the Internet, you have no way of knowing if it's new enough to have the sticker, or one of the old ones.
  5. Sirius vs XM

    I have both XM and Sirius and I never listen to XM. XM is owned by Clear Channel and since it's inception has become a billboard of advertising. Ask yourself this question the next time your listening? Why am I paying to hear all this advertising? It wasn't this way in the beginning? But now it's worse than FM! Both signals are compressed for bandwith reasoning, but I can't agree that one sounds better than the other. You may have to look at your head unit to see if it has different audio parameters per source.Is your Sirius tuner connected through a FM modulator? Sirius has made some headway in pulling subscribers from XM just by adding NASCAR to next years lineup, taking that from a huge GM market. If you invest in stocks, sell your XM and buy Sirius and sit on it. If you think about Microsoft versus Apple (Mac) along time ago and bought 1000 shares of MicroSoft where would you be now? Apple & Mac would be struggling right now if it weren't for the Ipod. Without the Ipod they wouldn't have survived!
  6. Subwoofer Pop

    You need to change the location of your ground. The closer to the battery the better. First rule of thumb for "Pops" and "Whines" is move the ground. This may eliminate the problem. If not read on...... The other problem is the difference in voltage between your amps 12v source (from the battery I would assume) and the voltage through the blue wire. In this situation, I would recomend using a bosch relay SPDT from the same source as the amps main current feed. The blue wire will tell the relay to trigger and send the same current as the amps current thus eliminating the "Pop"
  7. Are AVIC D2 on production hold?

    AVICD2'S are no longer in production, and out of stock in most territories. AVICD3 is the replacement and import will be early 07. There not BSing you, they can't get one to fill your order.
  8. How Secure is your car?

    The forums and members here are a unique community. Intelligent members putting their heads together and sharing information makes this forum by far the most usefull tool in this indusrty. I'm curious how many members have invested in some type of aftermarket accessories before investing into a security system? I personally was a victim of car theft (f250 FX4 06 King Ranch) and was lucky enough to have got it back. It was minus the entire interior, but at least I got it back. Getting the interior replaced with my insurance company has not been a pleasant one, but that's entirely a different subject. I think that with all the great minds here, we could start a smarter community when it comes to protecting our investment. Share your thoughts and ideas, and what you have done to beat the scum bags that want to take your hard earned toys. Make sure you notify and amend to your policy everything you've added to your vehicle, or you'll loose it all! I lost 24k in my learning experience, and i would like to help the rest of you from the same doom. Here are my plans for the F250 once it's back together. Remote Start and Security Battery back up on brain Tilt Motion Sensor Dual Zone Radar sensor Satelite communication module (Call by phone-Start-Windows-Locks) Vehicle GPS Tracking device with battery back up With the Satelite device when notified by GPS unit (Dials cell phone when alarm triggered) I will be able to enter a code that will shut down the ignition as well as the fuel pump, and rather than use the funtion of rolling windows down I will trigger the door switches (Windows & Locks) useless untill signal resent. At that point, whoever is behind the wheel will be lock inside the vehicle and can't get out if the thief can't break glass. I would also love to install a train horn under the passenger seat to add to mud factor now rapidly accelerating. I will be able to go on the internet and see at any time where the vehicle is. I will be in control, not the thief, not the police, me! Cool Huh? Have any ideas or comments? :twisted:
  9. Protecting Your Investment !

    While a lojack is a great add on alarm accessory, you are dependant on the Police and the training they might have recieved on how to use the product, which by the way alot of police departments are not interested in purchasing the equipment to make the whole process complete as far as tracking once your vehicle is stolen and you've contacted Lo-Jack to activate your unit. Not all police departments participate in Lo-Jack so check the local Law enforcement agencies in your area about how many units on any one shift are out there. Researching this subject of tracking on my own, I find rather than rely on the law enforcemnet agencies as my only one chance of recovery, there are self tracking accessories out there that will tell you by calling your cell phone right away in the event of 1) Your alarm was triggered (Went off while armed) 2) Your battery is getting low 3) Your vehicle is going faster than the speed limit you've allowed when programmmed 4) You vehicle just entered an area you set up on a geographical area that you don't want it in 5) Your vehicle has moved since it was armed 6) And most important....If you have been notified by your cell phone that any of the above is happening, you can go on the internet and track it yourself. I find the most important thing to consider when you've been violated is time. The faster you know about the violation, the less chance of them damaging your investment. The other add-ons would be the ability to shut down your ignition and/or your fuel pump via satelite technology (Which liabillity is dangerous here) via your cell phone with an add on piece from Audiovox called a CL100. It only works or plugs in directly with their alarms, but it's a cool feature and after the initial cost, you can access it as many times as you want without a monthly, yearly fee. As I learn more about this, I will post more, and answer any and all questions. I hope this never happens to you, but set your priorities, do the security options to your vehicle before you put in that Z1. The more you invest in security, the longer it will take to steal it, and possibly force the thief to the next vehicle instead of yours. One thing I don't like about the F250-350. There is no chip in the key like the F150. The thiefs know this and it makes the 250-350 targets. My door lock was punched with a screwdriver and they were in like 5 seconds. Ford needs to come up with a better idea.
  10. Protecting Your Investment !

    I find this forum intuitive and helpfull in many ways, However, one category I don't see is security issues/ideas. I lost my brand new F250 King Ranch on the 7th of October at a mall. I have to tell you, the empty feeling in my stomach when I approached the spot in the parking lot where I Left my truck, and it wasn't there! I felt beyond violated! To my surprise I learned alot about insurance companies in the past ten days, and to those of you that have increased the value of your vehicle by adding aftermarket accessories, if you want a dime of it back after your vehicle is stolen, you need to go back to your insurance jockey and make sure you get an addendum to your policy. I lost 24k because I was mis-represented by my insurance agent. I would love to see a category added to this forum on different ideas of protecting your investment as well as advise, and even different rates from around the forum of what insurance companies are charging to add to your policy this extra equiptment. It would also be awesome to share thoughts and ideas of how to and what works the best to protect/shut-down/and self track your vehicle to insure recovery in a timely fashion, rather than waiting by chance for it to turn up. There are many name brands out there, and some guidance or opinions of what works the best should be shared. On a lighter note, I did recieve a call last night, and my truck was found with the entire interior stripped out. The engine, tranny, and wheels are still there, I don't know if it was abused, I'll find out. But my investment as far as everything in it is gone. If they make it back to the condition it was before it was stolen, I will not only be able to track it, I want to shut it down via phone/satelite. If anyone has suggestions ideas, or had something like this happen to you, let's try and make this topic a helpful one. :idea:
  11. Running Z1 on Car Battery for How Long?

    That would depend on how many other things are also running off of the battery at the same time, like amplifiers,dome lights...etc. Also, batteries have a fairly short lifetime depending on how often you drain it down and charge it back up again.
  12. Another Speeding Ticket...

    Try a product known as Blinder! As long as your on a straight road and have some distance, laser won't lock on to your vehicle, you'll have plenty of warning time to get to the posted speed limit, then turn it off. Once you turn it of he'll lock on to you and you'll be alright. It might cost you a little up front, but save you alot in the long run.
  13. ok guys please Help! Im desperate.

    Prime example of the situation your in by not supporting your local specialist. The little bit you saved from 6th ave is going to cost you more by far to rectify your situation. There's not a local specialist I know that would not take advantage of you in your time of need. You made your bed (Buying from the Internet), now lay in it!
  14. Dumb question - lower case?

    Something else to add to the list of whyners? The Z1 Blows away everything in the Navi market Bar-None. Try using the Escalade factory Nav. It tells you about your destination after you've gone by. Sony couldn't compete and dropped out. Just when you think your favorite name brands comes out with the piece you were hoping for Pioneer will have another new generation of product out. Everyone else will follow, while Pioneer will be the leader. Pioneer as a brand outsells every other car audio manufacturer 4 to 1. Do the math.....That's more than any three other manufacturers combined. If the Z1 was to do everything that people whyne about it doesn't do it would cost over 5k. Would it sell then? For those of you that bought a Z1 and think you design it better, why don't you wip out your electronics engineering degree, start soucing parts and lets see what you can design. I can guarantee, it won't be anywhere near the price/quality/features of the Z1. :shock:
  15. Pioneer TS-A6881R

    Why would you tell consumers you'd sell them [b]wholesale[/b], when you and I both know that the amount of business you do is not worth violating your contract with "P" for selling outside your territory? :evil: