Oh hell yeah. I did just that as soon as I saw it. I wish I had of snapped
some pics of it but I was so pissed off I just threw it in a ziploc bag,
threw it away and drank beer. This happened in my garage thank god, could
have been bad news on some of the crazy Appalachian roads I drive on daily.
I have NEVER used AZ parts on front ends, drivetrains, etc. I used to use
their brake parts (calipers, wheel cylinders, hardware, etc.) until this
happened. Until just recently I used their electronic components and have
had good results with them; I'll give em' that. I've even switched back to
Delco oil filters from Mobil 1 so I don't have to make a trip to AZ when
it's maintenance time.
Same here, NO electronic parts at AZ
Bought a coil for my '89 S blazer, it was arcing through the side, AZ coil
started doing the same after about 1k miles. Needless to say the NAPA coil
is still going strong as I sold the truck to my brother 2yr ago.
One good thing about AZ is that when they came to town the local NAPA
adjusted their prices down to compete, a win for me as I couldn't get a
price break before.
"Anything you say can & will be misquoted & used against you"
I have one about 8 blocks away... been there about a year. So far my
purchases amount to a funnel and a couple cases of Mobile 1. I just can't
see myself installing any of that second rate crap onto a customers
vehicle...... or my own for that matter.
Well I just posted a positive AZ note, here's the negative one...
I called them this morning and, rather than saying they
couldn't get the chip, the guy said 'come in'. So I went
there on my way to work and then they say they can't get
a chip - it's in their computer system, but they can't even
order it. This phone BS isn't the first time they've messed up
with their phone communications either.
So either I can 'trust' the chip that was in the truck in
a bag on the floor (and fit into the computer that was installed
but was the wrong model), or go junk surfing at Gary's tomarrow.
If I find one at Gary's I will probably cancel/return the
computer from AZ. Seems stupid to sell a computer that's missing
a chip. Those parts are pennies - they could even include
every possible chip to fit every possible application for under
a dollar extra - but noooo guess that's too much engineering for
the bean counters to approve.
It would be nice to have one -if- they have decent pricing on
Mobil 1. So far, Walmart is the cheapest around here when they
have the 5 quart jugs. Other than that, I have no use for that
I'm gunna side with you William. I really enjoy zipping around in my wife's
98' Sonoma. Fast as hell, decent size bed, quiet inside. Yeah, it'll never
go offroad (2WD, SLS Sport package, sits pretty low to the ground), but
on-road it serves it's purpose. I personally like the bigger cab of the FS
trucks as I tend to spread out when I'm driving, but for a small truck, it's
damn comfy on long trips.
Haven't had any problems with it. Needed brakes and a waterpump but that's
it so far. And yeah, the radio was the first thing I did to it. Dumped a
Sony ES head unit in her, Blaupunkt speakers in the dash and doors and a JL
Audio sub in the back (wife likes her country music thumpy!).
hey me too! One of my favorites is "Long Haired Country Boy" by
Charlie Daniels... I turn my stereo up to "teeth rattle" and my JL
microsub gladly obliges. the older 70's country bass lines are great
for that too.
wrote:> >: Haven't had any problems with it. Needed brakes and a waterpump but
I know that one and enjoy it as well! Gotta love JL
Subs.................more SPL per watt than any other sub I've heard, and
damn good, silky smooth bass. She's into the more modern country now,
Shania, Faith, Martina Mc Bride, etc., and it sounds damn good on her
system. Nothing like drowning out the ghetto thumpa' ricer beside you at a
stop light with good ol' counrty music!
Doc, I have to agree with you on the JLs. I use a dual voice coil 10" and
the thing is great. The JL in combination with the Precision Power amps and
active crossover, and the MB Quarts do a great job together. And, no, I
have never grace my system with that ghetto tribal mating music you speak
How do you like the MB Quarts? What size are you running? Coax or Triax?
I was looking into them on E-Bay a few months back but noone here carries
them so I couldn't listen to them before I bought. E-Bay sellers usually
don't offer a return policy if you don't like the way they sound!
They are awesome. I wouldn't use anything else. They are coaxial and the
size is 5.25, I believe. I wouldn't recommend triax by any manufacturer, as
they tend to be tinny, less accurate, and limit your control to get better
imaging. Separate tweeters in the dash/pillar area compliment the coaxial
and provide much better imaging. Keep in mind that I'm using an active
crossover that provides a variable crossover point. I wouldn't use a
passive crossover since you're limited to just a few selectable frequencies.
The active crossover was expensive, but more than worth it. It's all
personal taste and I have a good feeling that you would be highly satisfied
with the MB Quarts.
Also, be careful buying speakers from eBay as most are factory refurbs or
used. I would search the web to find your best deal. If you must buy them
on eBay just set a price that you would be comfortable with if you got
undesirable merchandise and stick to it. Don't get caught up in a bidding
I've used Blaupunkt speakers exclusively for the past 4 years; best sound
for the price IMHO. Used Alpine, Clarion and Infinity in the past and I
think the Blau's sound better for way less $$$. I'm gunna look intothe MB
Quarts as you're not the first person who's told me they really like them.
I've been an avid E-Bayer since E-Bay began and am familiar with the tricks
of the trade. I buy all of my audio equipment from E-Bay and haven't had a
sour experience yet. I have a few sellers who I deal with regularly so I
know what I'm getting!
The Blaupunkts aren't too bad. It's all personal taste. I'm using a
Blaupunkt head unit and it sounds great and I'm happy with it. I owned
Alpine years back and I must say that it is nothing but overrated garbage.
If you were looking for a more accurate sound I would say the MBs are the
way to go. I'm really not into jazz or classical music, but I'll tell you
that when I played a few sampler CDs I was really hooked with the awesome
sound. It sounds like you're center stage, loud, crisp, clear, and no ear
pain from distortion. You even have depth perception of the distance the
instruments are away from you.
Yes, I did eBay for years myself, but it seems to be changing with a newer
breed of scammers. I have no problem weeding them out. I just wasn't sure
if you were a seasoned member. Let me know when you get them.
You don't have a 1988. I can't attest to the new body style. The real test
is when your S10 is as old as your siera is now, will it still be rolling?
The engine in my S10 is godly, never fails. Anything electric attached to
the truck is designed to break.
wrote in message
Well the AZ computer is useless (7-7429 appears right).
It's giving me code 51 and will barely start. So the
old computer's prom is probably wrong (that was not
certain but likely). This means that I need to visit a
j-yard anyway. I will be looking for a
1227429 or 1228062 (per the link John shared:
http://www.cruzers.com/~ludis/c3xref.html ), and
buying it proms and all. If it works AZ can have
theirs back - and the NG can know AZ's brainless
computer was a waist of time. There are 2 chips,
the chip that's changed for a power chip (did that on
an 88 S-10), and a smaller one. The new computer
came with neither. The old computer had the little
chip, and the bigger one was in a bag of screws on
the floor (when I got the truck). So it's probably
the smaller of the 2 chips, but for now I'm hoping
it's J-yard to the rescue hoping to find it at
www.garysupullit.com tomorrow morning.
NOT AZs fault that YOU don't have the correct chip. You were told
REPEATEDLY that it DIDN'T COME WITH THE CHIPS. Both of those chips are
application specific and without the correct ones it will not work. Oh
and FYI the 1227429 computer HAS to be out of the type of vehicle you
have or it will not work either. The box is the same as used in other
vehicles but the chips are different. So if you get one that came out of
an 88 with a manual trans it will not work in your vehicle with the auto
trans. The 1228062 is an updated computer BUT it will not have the
correct PROM in it either,you need the correct ones first.
"Elliott" < firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Like I said my 'old' chips could possibly have been
correct but - but no - I've been screwed again by the
prior owner of this thing. Whoever puts the wrong
computer into a truck, and 1 of the chips in a seperate
bag on the floor, and then and sells it claiming it's
"perfect other than the blown engine" deserves to be
shot - I'm not going to do it but someday someone will,
if he doesn't die of his diseases first.
And where oh where is someone supposed to get chips?
Is, my only hope at this point is a big junk yard
(in the sky)?
And sorry - dissagree if you want to - but selling
computers w/o chips seems stupid to this eningeer.
Yea they may be app specific, but w/o any way to get
the correct chips one is FUBAR. The instruction sheet
warns against dammaging chips and voiding warrentee,
but nowhere does it even provide a website to get a
replacement chip - and thus I may return it with
a very clear concience. Had there been at least
a website offered for scoring the chips I would have
probably bought them.
PS: The website with the
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