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Re: it's been a while... [Re: Dave Scott] #1079008 09/17/15 01:47 PM
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Dave.. In general, cooling issues are lack of air flow or lack of fluid flow. Thermostats not opening or closing at proper temperatures can cause overheating issues. They are easy to test by placing it in a pot of water on the stove. Heat the water and watch temperature on a thermometer to see when it opens.

Blockage in the radiator or corroded cooling fins can alter heat disapation. Your new radiator should eliminate that.

Water pump will generally leak first unless the impeller blades are damaged.

Fans are either belt driven or electric. IMHO, belt driven are mechanically more dependable. If your heating is connected with slow speed driving, electrical will provide a more constant air flow. Some vehicles have a variable speed fan clutch that can cause fan rotation issues.

The popping in you speakers indicates a speaker problem or a grounding issue.

When I was into buying stereo stuff, my belief was speakers needed to be double the max output of amp. With 17 watts, I don't believe you will tell a difference between 50 watt and 100 watt speakers unless you compare price...


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Re: it's been a while... [Re: Dave Scott] #1079053 09/20/15 09:56 PM
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Well ok, the stereo is rated at 52w per channel, but also says 17w per channel rms. The old speakers in the rear are 100w max, but don't have an rms rating on the label, so, by comparison with other speakers in the same max rating, they are probably only about 30-35w rms. Which is fine at equal fade, but I can't hear them up front like that, so I fade it to the rear and change the settings to have better sound etc. And that's when the rear speakers pop at volume. So, I bought some pioneer 3-ways with 300w max and 50w rms and plugged them in and turned it on. I got real scared for a second cuz all I heard was treble. Then I held the speaker in its mounting position and felt much better. Didn't realize that space acts that much like a speaker box. Ok, so, they sound great and you have to turn it almost to max volume before they start to fuzz or pop. Done with that. Now, the radiator. They called back to refund me. Apparently, the csf copper rad is no longer made. So I ordered the performance brand for 30 bucks more. And 3 rear brake hoses for when I put the springs and spacers on to lift her up.


95 Sportage w/welded and 5.89 geared dana 44's on 38.5" TSL's.- SADLY SOLD
CURRENTLY - 2000 sportage, 5.38 gears, welded diffs, 35" tires, 5.5" lift

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/341410
Re: it's been a while... [Re: Dave Scott] #1079057 09/21/15 01:52 AM
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Also... And this one might be a little weird for people that kinda know me on here... I want to put projector headlights on my Sportage. I also own a 2013 Optima and it has them and I like the output and the look, but, and this is the part that is off my character, I want halos... Cuz they look cool. Only. Not because they function better than the headlights I have or any real good reason, but just cuz they look cool. So, I have done a lot of research. I can find a couple brands of retrofit projector lenses. However, they all seem to use an H1 bulb and there is no straight swap adapter. There are adapters for a lot of other swaps, there are HID kits, etc., but I didn't want to have so much wiring and splicing, I just want to plug it in and go. Any ideas?


95 Sportage w/welded and 5.89 geared dana 44's on 38.5" TSL's.- SADLY SOLD
CURRENTLY - 2000 sportage, 5.38 gears, welded diffs, 35" tires, 5.5" lift

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/341410
Re: it's been a while... [Re: Dave Scott] #1079061 09/21/15 05:53 AM
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Can't help you with that. I did a sealed beam to halogen swap on a Jeep and had to change the connector. Don't know if there is an easy way around wiring other than cut and splice.


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Re: it's been a while... [Re: Dave Scott] #1079089 09/22/15 10:24 PM
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Then, as I'm doing research on the headlight thing, I start to notice every time I see a 2000+ set of Sportage headlights in an ad, they seem to have a different type of socket for the bulb than I remember my 95 had... Then I realize all the ads for replacement bulbs do not have a listing for 9007s... Then I realize, I changed a headlight bulb in my 2002 Sportage once and it was different and kind of a pain in the @$$... Needless to say, I realized, I have H4 bulbs, not 9007. So, now I'm not sure the retrofit projector will work, but also, I may have an easier time finding a plug adapter. And one last thing. HELLA makes off road only 80w/100w H4 bulbs that just plug right in the stock housing. Awesome. Radiator came today. Hopefully, it's my fix.


95 Sportage w/welded and 5.89 geared dana 44's on 38.5" TSL's.- SADLY SOLD
CURRENTLY - 2000 sportage, 5.38 gears, welded diffs, 35" tires, 5.5" lift

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/341410
Re: it's been a while... [Re: Dave Scott] #1079100 09/23/15 12:47 AM
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I spoke too soon. Performance Radiator is $200 of the same ole stock junk. Sending it back. Called Parts train, got them to verify they have an all copper and brass CSF brand radiator in stock and ordered that. So... Waiting again...


95 Sportage w/welded and 5.89 geared dana 44's on 38.5" TSL's.- SADLY SOLD
CURRENTLY - 2000 sportage, 5.38 gears, welded diffs, 35" tires, 5.5" lift

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/341410
Re: it's been a while... [Re: Dave Scott] #1079111 09/23/15 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Dave Scott
Well ok, the stereo is rated at 52w per channel, but also says 17w per channel rms. The old speakers in the rear are 100w max, but don't have an rms rating on the label, so, by comparison with other speakers in the same max rating, they are probably only about 30-35w rms. Which is fine at equal fade, but I can't hear them up front like that, so I fade it to the rear and change the settings to have better sound etc. And that's when the rear speakers pop at volume. So, I bought some pioneer 3-ways with 300w max and 50w rms and plugged them in and turned it on. I got real scared for a second cuz all I heard was treble. Then I held the speaker in its mounting position and felt much better. Didn't realize that space acts that much like a speaker box. Ok, so, they sound great and you have to turn it almost to max volume before they start to fuzz or pop. Done with that. Now, the radiator. They called back to refund me. Apparently, the csf copper rad is no longer made. So I ordered the performance brand for 30 bucks more. And 3 rear brake hoses for when I put the springs and spacers on to lift her up.


17 watt RMS (root mean square) is the continuous amount each channel puts out. 52 is the max per channel it will put out which typically occurs at higher octaves.

Under driving a speaker (too little power) will cause damage just like over driving (too much power).

Re: it's been a while... [Re: Dave Scott] #1079141 09/29/15 01:41 AM
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Thanks for the info, when I turn on the"loudness" function, it still pushes the speakers beyond what they can handle. It sounds like the drums are trying to turn the cone inside out. I'm guessing, but don't really know, is that switching to less ohms?


95 Sportage w/welded and 5.89 geared dana 44's on 38.5" TSL's.- SADLY SOLD
CURRENTLY - 2000 sportage, 5.38 gears, welded diffs, 35" tires, 5.5" lift

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/341410
Re: it's been a while... [Re: Dave Scott] #1079149 09/29/15 05:18 PM
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The loudness adds bass so it is changing the frequency level. The speakers are most likely for high & mid range frequency which is typical of round speakers. 5x7 & 6x9 oval speakers usually handle bass frequencies better.

I would look into getting some bas blockers (they wire inline with the speaker wire) to filter out bass. Crutchfield has them.

Re: it's been a while... [Re: Dave Scott] #1079151 09/29/15 07:55 PM
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Ok thx, for now I'll just leave the loudness off, it doesn't really change the quality much.


95 Sportage w/welded and 5.89 geared dana 44's on 38.5" TSL's.- SADLY SOLD
CURRENTLY - 2000 sportage, 5.38 gears, welded diffs, 35" tires, 5.5" lift

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/341410
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