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Forum: Cosmetic Modification (Interior/Exterior/Lighting) 05-29-2022, 01:40 PM
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Hakone Green vs The World

Hi,


Been researching ways to preserve the metallic green on my 86 Hakone recently. It's a 2020 model and is in near perfect condition but I've read that Subaru is not know for the durability...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 05-27-2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Mystery Spade

I'm installing a digital rear view mirror (https://amzn.to/3LP4ynX ) but before I hardwire the power supply and use a back plate to replace the strap security setup I want to test it for a while to...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 01-04-2022, 04:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Human error. It was only after eliminating the...

Human error. It was only after eliminating the amp, speaker, crossover, and speaker wire that I concluded that it had to be a bad splice I made in the wire. Upon pulling that section of the wire I...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 01-03-2022, 10:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Great Success!

An usually warm December allowed me to finish the stereo upgrade project. The sound improvement is nothing short of incredible.


For those considering this endeavor I'd encourage you to do so if...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 12-19-2021, 08:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Thanks for the words of encouragement. I'm...

Thanks for the words of encouragement. I'm relatively optimistic that I'll get the job done to my own (perfectionist) standards. I'm taking my time and enjoying the process.



I started the...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 12-19-2021, 04:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Closing in on the Problem

Per your suggestion, I purchased the 3.5mm-to-rca cable to the amp and have spent 12 hrs today testing configurations to isolate the problem. At this point, the left channel works fine as does the...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 12-13-2021, 02:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
I checked the diagnostic leds and all were blue...

I checked the diagnostic leds and all were blue (no problem).


I'll purchase a 3.5mm-to-rca cable and test.


That's very generous of you to offer to check connections/test alternatives. ...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 12-12-2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
I had considered an external DAC before I began...

I had considered an external DAC before I began the stereo upgrade project. I'd noticed that music sounded slightly better coming from a USB drive than my phone. Some phones have chips embedded...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 12-12-2021, 07:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Pulled the HU out today to re-check the wiring. ...

Pulled the HU out today to re-check the wiring. No problem here.


The LGDs were employed as a solution to the problem. In other words, the absence of front speaker input is the same with or...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 12-11-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
While I appreciate soundman98's well intentioned...

While I appreciate soundman98's well intentioned reply, I find it hard to believe that an industry as technologically advanced as auto audio electronics cannot solve a seemingly simple problem.
...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 12-11-2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Speaker Input Problem Redux

As stated above, I expected the AudioControl LGD to resolve the HU to AC amp issue. However, after installing first the blue AC LGD (100w) and then green AC LGD (50w) neither seemed to solve the...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 12-06-2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
I couldn't find one so I posted one here ...

I couldn't find one so I posted one here
https://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=6873&page=18
Forum: DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Guides 12-04-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 108,212
DIY request for changing the reverse camera from...

DIY request for changing the reverse camera from rear view mirror to main dash display. I don''t know how many models have this setup but it is the arrangement as late as the 2020 model.
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 12-03-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Installation Complete

To answer my own question, yes, the MM can be used to access speaker level output for the left and right front speakers. For the 2020 86s AC LGD dongles, discussed below, are necessary.


As I...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 12-02-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Installation Complete but Sound Issue

Per Soundman98's suggestion, I ditched the RCA converters and tapped into the HU wires for connection to the AudioControl D-6.1200's ("AC") speaker level inputs.

The problem is that I am not...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 11-23-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Final Phase - Speaker Input

So I plan to use the Magnuson-Moss version ("MM") as a source for speaker input wires (and amp turn on) to the AudioControl ("AC") d-6.1200. The MM will serve as the "sacrificial wire loom" and I'll...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 11-20-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Speaker Input

I'm having a problem with speaker input. The source of the problem is that the speaker wiring system of the 2020 Toyota 86 is not compliant with the E.I.A (Electronics Industry Association) as...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 11-04-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
I had never heard of Big D. I will, indeed,...

I had never heard of Big D. I will, indeed, spend some time watching his reviews. I noticed he posted one recently on the CT Sounds CT-400.1D. At $119 it looks promising.


I had considered a...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 11-04-2021, 07:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
This is a great idea. I'll plan to to secure the...

This is a great idea. I'll plan to to secure the sub amp under the passenger's seat and route the right and left speakers down the center console.
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 11-04-2021, 06:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
I purchased an installer kit that has a 4 awg...

I purchased an installer kit that has a 4 awg power line. I was planning on powering the sub amp by serially linking it to the amp at the trunk. Is a 4 awg wire sufficient for this? If not,...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 11-04-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
This will likely be what I end up doing. So far,...

This will likely be what I end up doing. So far, I've fabricated a mount for the D-12.000, confirmed that the Basser box fits and can be secured as alphasaur instructed.
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 11-03-2021, 09:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Many thanks, soundman98! I'll try to...

Many thanks, soundman98!


I'll try to find out who switched out the muffler in the first place and suggest that they offer my performance muffler to a prospective customer.


You're...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 11-03-2021, 08:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Yes, I'm a bit overwhelmed by all I have to...

Yes, I'm a bit overwhelmed by all I have to learn. Although I had hoped to get this done right a way I'm finding that, like anything else, there is a learning curve and this one might take a little...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 11-02-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
2020 86 Stereo Upgrade - Plan B

Problems: Stereo wiring color code, Power wire installation, Budget sub amp for AudioControl D-6.1200 amp ("AC")

System Components: AC; Sony XS 162es ("162"); Basser Box ("BB") with...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 10-13-2021, 11:29 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Thanks, FR-S2GT86...

Thanks, FR-S2GT86 (https://www.ft86club.com/forums/member.php?u=173280), you're the best! Just placed an order for the D-6.1200. Normally, I'd spend days researching something like this but given...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 10-13-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
I'm not familiar with minidsp but I will...

I'm not familiar with minidsp but I will definitely learn about the company and products. My main interest in audiocontrol is that they market a line specifically for factory HU. Thanks.
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 10-13-2021, 03:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
Thanks for the info on the stock speakers in the...

Thanks for the info on the stock speakers in the thread. The dash midrange are in place but while they seem to perform on simple tracks (i.e., Joe Walsh's "Lifes Been Good' songs with multiple...
Forum: Electronics | Audio | NAV | Infotainment 10-12-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,555
2020 86 Stock Amp Specs & Stereo Upgrade

Hi,

I recently purchased a 2020 86 Hakone and love everything about the car with two exceptions. First, I'm disappointed with the sound system even after successfully completing FR-S2GT86's amp...
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