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Old 02-22-2012, 07:55 PM
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Default engine idle in bass

I have a 12 inch kicker sub in my ranger and for some reason every once in awhile the idle of my engine will be played through the sub. Does anyone know why this could happen?
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:57 PM
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Default Re: engine idle in bass

idk my friends zx2 has 2 12 mtx and it does that to really weird
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:14 PM
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Most likely have some power and signal wires too close to each other.
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Old 02-22-2012, 08:20 PM
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Default Re: engine idle in bass

This might sound strange but sometimes when spark plug wires start to get old and worn out, they can transmit "noise" from the ignition firing into the audio equipment...
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:23 AM
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That was mainly before electronic ignition came around.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:29 AM
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I'm old...

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By the way, "NICE BLACK EDGE" GLH
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:40 AM
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Also old. Thanks. Looks like we have the same truck, unless you have the 2.3 or 4.0.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:58 AM
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3.0 with 5 speed automatic also.
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:42 AM
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Your power wire and RCA cables are on the same side. That's why you are getting engine noise. Make sure that they are on opposite sides of your cab.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:43 PM
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3.0 with 5 speed automatic also.
Cool. Mine's not '3.slow', is yours ? How many miles yours have ?
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:32 PM
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I have 76,000 miles on the 3.0 the thing runs great, super reliable and honestly in a 2wd truck it never seems underpowered.
It seems that the meere mention of a 3.0 around here opens up a can of worms though.
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Old 02-28-2012, 10:03 AM
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IKR ? Mine has 79000 and runs great and is fast off the line and will peg the speedometer. So, IDK ? Yes, very reliable. I think I am having transmission problems, tho. Only real gripe I have is the MPG. I would like larger tires, but the front already rub when turned all the way one way or the other and I don't want it raised any higher. Would rather have it lower, actually.
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