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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
#5014 of 26385 chrysler/plymouth news/chrome shift lever..
Jun 19, 2001 (3:47 pm)
If you get the Chrysler/Plymouth News, check the spring 2001 edition. The cover feature is "300 miles of pure Golden State in the 300M". The inside feature is a bit of fluff, but there are several pictures of a platinum M tooling along Pacific Coast Highway...with no front license plate! There is no disclaimer with the article, so I wonder if they think that's legal...I sure wish it was!
When I bought our 2nd 300M (for my wife), we too were concerned about the chrome shifter. However, it has not been a problem, even in the 100 degree heat. It doesn't really heat up that much and you really don't have to contact much of the chrome when shifting. Anyway, since it appears to have become a collector's item, I'm glad we have it!
Jun 19, 2001 (4:13 pm)
I am considering doing the infinity sub install---but I am waiting for you guys to do yours first so I can evaluate better---I thought of doing the holes in the cupholder area--just wondering if drilling that material over the solid part would shred the edges--now if you could drill the solid part without going through the material that may work---or you could glue on some speaker cloth material over the holes for a more finished look--do you plan on mounting the speaker on the trunk floor right behind the cupholders---I would think that may be the best spor unless it can be mounted vertically right behind the cupholders---
question--do you just tap the speaker wires to the existing rear woofers or do you need to run the other speaker wires to it also--how many input wires do you need to connect---I would be curious to see what settings you find best--I would want an on off switch on mine as certain music as well as talk radio doesnt need any base assist--do you guys plan on using the auto turn on feature or are you mounting a turn on switch---
$50 for install sounds pretty reasonable--thats the route I would probably go--leave it to the experts--
#5017 of 26385 easyrider300m - basslink
Jun 19, 2001 (4:40 pm)
I think I'm going to mount my vertically in the front trunk corner on the passenger side (the non-folding side). It would be more out of the way there, and it's not necessary to put it behind the vent holes. I believe that an installer can remove the backing, drill through the panel, and re-apply the backing. In fact, the installer I talked to said I'd never know the holes were there.
As for the wiring, the unit has inputs for either low level (pre-amped signal directly from the head unit) or high level (from the rear amp). Because the existing amp is in the trunk about 24 inches from where I'm putting the sub, I think I'll run from the amp to the high level inputs on the basslink. The key will be finding the right 8 speaker wires (two each for the right/left 6 1/2 inch door speakers and the right/left 6x9 full range deck speakers) out of the 22 to connect (but I think Dustin already has that documented).
What I like more and more about this unit is the ability to set the gain, bass level, and phasing. It allows you to really set it up the way you like it. The unit also has an on/off switch, but it's auto-on if you set it up like I just described. For your talk radio, AM, etc. you can simply turn down the bass using your regular controls. That will cut the bass signal to the sub-woofer as well. You just need to pick a middle ground with your bass controls when you set-up the subwoofer, so you have room to increase or decrease it depending on your needs.
Jun 19, 2001 (5:06 pm)
I don't know too much about the infinity basslink. But I have a cerwin vega 12" in my car with a box a friend at AudioKing made for me. Works great and is probably overkill on the bass side, I like bass, but this does get too loud at times, all I do is fold down the 40 part of the seat to get all the bass into the cabin of the car. (seeing as the box and all take up the 60 side. One thing I'll say, don't worry about cutting the bass out for talk radio, if it has a descent crossover in it, you shouldn't hear any bass come through the sub. Subs hit at feqs lower than 150hz normally. Mine is set to 70hz. So voices should not come through, so if it's setup right, no need to turn it on and off. Just so it goes with the ignition/radio..
Just my 2 cents. =)
Jun 19, 2001 (5:12 pm)
would it be easy to add an underdash switch to turn the unit on and off--I dont see the need to run the unit if you're listening to talk radio or easy listening music---I listen to talk radio , sports shows, etc at least half the time so I would like to be able to turn the sub off as nec.
what do you mean about 22 wires to connect--I thought it just needed a few wires connected---
I am wondering if any of those units on ebay are "B-stock""--that is factory refurbished or returns etc---I see B stock for sale at flea markets etc. for cheap so you have to be careful---
Jun 19, 2001 (6:02 pm)
I have a 99 300M and it came with three holes in the parcel shelf for the child seat tether anchor bolts. The holes are covered by the parcel shelf material.
My dealer ordered and installed two tether anchots for $100 (first I had to call Chrysler to find out the exact part number)
Jun 19, 2001 (6:51 pm)
The 22 wires are 11 pairs that go to the speakers in the upgraded Infinity system. The sub just needs a balanced signal with bass not stripped out of it. The existing amp has a crossover that takes bass out of the tweeters mounted in the dash and in the rear doors, so you just need to tap into the signal going to the front door speakers and the rear deck speakers. Also, the auctions that we bought from stated that the items were new and not refurbished.
Great point Hatax. The basslink has an adjustable crossover that will allow you to eliminate any response to midrange or high frequencies. Therefore, unless there is bass, the sub won't do anything (so no need to turn it off).
Jun 19, 2001 (6:52 pm)
i don't see any new pics up on your site???