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Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-22-15, 11:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By Robert_J
Same for me except I'm pushing 170k miles. I use...

Same for me except I'm pushing 170k miles. I use Meguire's leather conditioner twice a year on every leather surface.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-01-15, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 822
Posted By Robert_J
The fabric is wrapped around the grill and then...

The fabric is wrapped around the grill and then bolted in from the back of the door panel. I've thought about modifying them so I could use 8" mids in the doors.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 08-11-15, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 979
Posted By Robert_J
Mine has 167,000 miles with the original water...

Mine has 167,000 miles with the original water pump.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 06-23-15, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By Robert_J
I was leaving downtown Memphis and came to a stop...

I was leaving downtown Memphis and came to a stop on I-55 due to construction. The 18 wheeler behind me locked them up when he noticed the traffic in front of him. When he came to a stop he was on...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 06-23-15, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,145
Posted By Robert_J
I have an '07 with 167k miles. We have bought...

I have an '07 with 167k miles. We have bought tires and struts and other wearable parts but no big issues. The oil hose blew a few days before the letter about it came in the mail.

Non wear...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 06-08-15, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By Robert_J
Shot how? Burnt coil or deteriorating foam...

Shot how? Burnt coil or deteriorating foam surround? Re-foaming is easy. I spent less than $40 to refoam 8 speakers (four 6.5" and four 15") from the 1990's.

If you need a replacement and are...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 04-04-15, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Robert_J
My b-ball career consisted of pickup games in my...

My b-ball career consisted of pickup games in my parent driveway. I was nicknamed Akeem after Mr. Olajuwon of the U of Houston (at the time) because of my unusual ability to block shots even on guys...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 04-03-15, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Robert_J
Lay down on a few books to keep you off the...

Lay down on a few books to keep you off the garage floor. There's a picture on page 3 of me "in action" with the door speakers.
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Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 03-31-15, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 688
Posted By Robert_J
Check my profile and find the longer of the 2...

Check my profile and find the longer of the 2 threads I have started here.

I didn't even pull my panels off. It's faster for me to pull the bottom of the panel out and reach up. Then again, my...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 01-29-15, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By Robert_J
Do you want to replace the entire audio system or...

Do you want to replace the entire audio system or just use a better head unit? That sounds like what you need based on your complaints. In fact none of your complaints are about the sound, only the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 01-19-15, 11:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,093
Posted By Robert_J
I didn't remove my panel completely. I removed...

I didn't remove my panel completely. I removed the screws/bolts holding the panel to the door and popped it loose. From there I layed down on my garage floor to get to the 4 bolts holding the door...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-10-14, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By Robert_J
They probably would but it's redundant since you...

They probably would but it's redundant since you have a tweeter in the dash. High frequencies from 2 locations will mess with your imaging. I like the majority of my sound to come from in front of...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-06-14, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By Robert_J
The opening is an oversized 6x9. If you look at...

The opening is an oversized 6x9. If you look at my thread, the factory speakers don't have an adapter. They have a plastic frame that is the perfect size to mount to the door. The adapter gives me...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 11-04-14, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,513
Posted By Robert_J
You linked to my thread. I'm still running...

You linked to my thread.

I'm still running these (http://www.crescendoaudio.com/index.php/products/pro-audio/item/pwx-6.html?category_id=4) in each front door. They sound incredible even with the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 10-24-14, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,132
Posted By Robert_J
I have an 07 ES350 with 152,000 miles. Like...

I have an 07 ES350 with 152,000 miles. Like christcorp above, I have both 1 and 2. Every spring I'll touch up the chips on the front of the hood.

I had the oil line blow up before getting the...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-23-14, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 771
Posted By Robert_J
You can always mod the installation kit. Nothing...

You can always mod the installation kit. Nothing is impossible. I didn't care. I wanted it to match the rest of the dash, fit and sound better. All 3 of my goals were accomplished. I didn't need...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 09-04-14, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,492
Posted By Robert_J
Technically, a blown speaker makes no sound. The...

Technically, a blown speaker makes no sound. The voice coil has unwound or frozen in the gap.

99% of the time, if you have a foam issue it has deteriorated to the point that it will just fall...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 07-24-14, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,188
Posted By Robert_J
For about the same price, you can replace the...

For about the same price, you can replace the entire head unit with one that many more features.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 07-16-14, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By Robert_J
Yes it does. You can put it in the same place as...

Yes it does. You can put it in the same place as the 07 factory one - on the trunk lid.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 07-11-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,028
Posted By Robert_J
Have you tried installing it without the mounting...

Have you tried installing it without the mounting kit? It's pretty easy to take out a trunk panel.

When I replaced my factory radio with a Pioneer, I just stashed my XM tuner behind a trunk...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 06-26-14, 12:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Robert_J
Driver's side on the edge of the seat. Slip your...

Driver's side on the edge of the seat. Slip your hand between the bottom and back seat parts and you will feel metal. That's the trunk. Keep going and you will get wire into the trunk.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-30-14, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By Robert_J
If it is just wiring, no removal is needed. I...

If it is just wiring, no removal is needed. I had a friend of mine with small hands push the wire between the seats and I grabbed it in the trunk.
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-09-14, 06:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Robert_J
There is no way I could drive without my wallet...

There is no way I could drive without my wallet in my back pocket. Without each part of my every day carry in its correct location, I feel like there is something missing. Keys in right front...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 05-05-14, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,311
Posted By Robert_J
You will have to make sure your the plugs on the...

You will have to make sure your the plugs on the back for the AC are the same as yours. Once you do that, it's easy to use that along with an aftermarket mounting kit to install an aftermarket head...
Forum: ES - 5th Gen (2007-2012) 04-21-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By Robert_J
I know the people who say the seats are...

I know the people who say the seats are uncomfortable have a valid complaint but I haven't had that issue at all. I just got back from an 800 mile round trip to NOLA. Last fall I drove from Memphis...
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