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  1. Shame the update they sent just caused other issues. I remember a while back i had sound issues but they sent an update and it fixed it no issues. Since then i cant recall any probs with mine touch wood. I may have to invest some time looking into Android Auto. Dont get me wrong, im familiar with it, seen it on the phone etc but dont use the unit much whilst driving so havent had that need. Dont need Android auto for voice recognition. I never type an address in. I use the mic setup and voice my destination or if on Youtube etc, just voice the song, clip im after. Dont really type much on their. Even spotify etc, i use voice commands. I mostly use Spotify and as its integrated into Waze, i havent had the need to explore other options, audio control with Waze running is no issue or just using the Steering wheel controls once the playlist i want is selected. As mentioned though, my gripe is when i call comes in, it stays in phone mode and waze or whatever im running is put on hold. I can see how it would annoy some. Fortunately its not a huge deal for me as, i dont take too many urgent calls whislt driving that cant wait but a workaround solution to put the call screen in the background would be good. So whats next, Vaistech, Beatsonic???
  2. Damn, sorry to hear you had so much issues with it. Ive had mine running for about 1.5 yrs now with minor issues and they have been resolved so ive been hassle free for most of the year. Ive read that a few had reverse camera issues. Touch wood ive never had that issue. My rev camera always appears as it should like OEM. Once i put it back to gear i just hit the auido button. Beyond that my Vline starts up when i start the car and remains on unless an OEM function overides it like a phone call, parking sensors etc. Dont use Android auto so cant comment on that one. I assume the install was all done correctly? Im not too audio tech minded so i had mine professionally installed. Im sure its not complicated given how quick the guy installed mine but still. I just got myself a OBD adaptor so i use it for all sorts of sensor info on screen, even got poor mans LFA tacho on my screen lol. Glad they atleast refunded you but pity it didnt work for you as it has for me.
  3. Another use, started using the Torque app on the Vline with a OBD2 adaptor. Havent had a chance to setup some custom themes just yet but eventually ill get that R35 dash look lol. Quite cool to see RPM, voltage, AFR, temps etc.
  4. I have this one You can get it for as low as $10 lol. Bit bulky though so i guess its possible you foot could possibly hit it but i havent to date. Runs well with the torque app and my vline. Havent setup and custom gauges just yet but works well. Did have another smaller one but hit and miss with connection so got a refund on that.
  5. Will be good to hear how it all turns out once tuned and final touches all done. Definitely a nice sleeper and hopefully you'll end up taking some C63's etc by surprise 🙂 Hopefully not much lag and its good for the track and street
  6. Sorry cant help regarding Melb installer as im Syd based but regarding where mine is mounted. Well im not sure about a 250 but i can tell you the ISF has hardly any decent storage compared to the average daily car. So i didnt want to lose my glove box etc. The installer found a good place for mine which is neatly tucked away, easy to access in about 30 seconds if that so i can connect other things to it when i want and all has been working well for the 1yr + ive had it. When the carpet is tucked in, there is no bulge at all, you wouldnt know. Since the install ive installed some new diamond mats which makes it even harder to know but as said, even without it, you couldnt tell, it tucked in the gap neatly Also attached a side shot looking straight down, cant be seen anything is hidden underneath the carpet/mat
  7. Parramatta Lexus. Supplied my VIN to minimise any confusion pricing the wrong part etc.
  8. Cheers John, yeah in the flesh they are very solid, you can see a lot of TLC went into the design, quality etc. As per the pics, RR was very specific about shielding them from the heat with the material supplied etc so as long as they are fitted correctly using that stuff, i cant see these ones failing. I was actually shocked though at the price of OEM ones. I expected a higher price but was quoted $123.50 each so about 1/2 the price of the RR ones (low exchange rate and freight charges is what kills it when ordering anything from the states). Anyways a week one and all is good. Kind of feel like there has been some settling in. I can feel the vibration enough to remind me but nothing over the top. Throttle in various situations does feel more engaged, more connected. Minimal increase in noise but really its miniscule as all noises from car is drowned out by the headers lol. So overall still happy how its going
  9. Yeah i got mine some time ago but heard since then they were discontinued, or maybe i read that on the US forums, cant remember. Yep theres no missing the aqua/greenish/blueish or whatever you call it colour lol. My OEM pads used to produce alot of brake dust, ive used Bendix too a while ago and similar thing. Im sure someone here mentioned another pad that was quite good for street use and minimal dust, just cant recall the name
  10. Hi all, just thought id share something new added to my ISF a few days back in case anyone else is in the position and thinking about it. As per the pics, i changed over my OEM engine mounts (1 was ok but the other was worn, alot of freeplay) and i could see that when the engine was revved, the engine flex was quite alot. Consistent with the video RR Racing has put out showcasing their engine mounts. They are a serious bit of gear, very solid build, look great (even though you'll hardly see them). If you are environmentally friendly you wont be happy. They came wrapped in countless amounts of plastic lol but well packaged nonetheless lol. Got the same place who fitted my PPE headers to install them for me (yes its ideal to change the mounts over at the same time as a header install as the sub frame is lowered) but my mounts at the time was ok. Anyways, my initial impressions (i am happy): Cold start ups are awesome. Already with headers, exhaust etc its loud, but the mounts make it feel that little bit more raw. I can feel the vibration but its not excessive. A non car person may not even notice im sure you all would :-) Throttle response does feel a bit more snappier, more instant. Its not like a throttle controller etc but the drive under more aggressive driving feels more engaged, no engine flex or hesitation Vibration is very noticeable (a bit too much for my liking) when the car is in gear and stationary such as at a set of lights, drive thru etc. This is with the aircon off and headlights off. Lucky for my most of my driving, i leave the aircon on so not a big deal. Ive seen other videos of other cars with engine mount replacements and the noise was alot louder, almost like a straight cut gearbox. I can only hear a minor increase in noise at low speeds but its subtle. The headers drowns all of that out. 500rpm seems to be magic number for me. At this RPM, vibration is very noticeable. With aircon on, my RPM increases to about 700 and the vibration is nowhere as excessive. Same with driving at night or in my case heading to work each morning about 5am. Turning on my lights increase my RPM to about low 600's so the vibration is not that bad. Everyone always wants to know how much so ill let you know. $250 USD on special as per their site $68 USD fed ex postage = Basically $320ish USD. Thanks to our amazing AU$ (yes im being sarcastic), it was $474AU landed 😞
  11. Wow its a lot at about $250 AU but damn it does look nice. Its those little touches that all add up :-)
  12. Yeah myself and many have the same setup as this. You'll be happy. I had excessive break squeal and too much dust as with my old setup but with this setup ive been happy. I'm sure there are pads that perform better under more heat stress but for street use its great.
  13. Hi Ruben, My car is a 08 ISF, so my ML system is different to yours being a 12 however i beleive some of the functionality will be the same. Ok, GROM is right in saying that all stereo functions will be working the same way but yes they are missing some extra details. To initially launch the VLine, the Audio button has nothing to do with this. Pressing Audio will simply change from radio presets etc as you have described as Vline is not activated yet. It will just toggle through the modes as per your OEM stereo setup. To launch Vline in the first instance, you need to press Aux/CD button (well on my ML system, thats how its done). This will boot Vline and from there, pressing Audio becomes a shortcut to return to Vline after entering any other OEM function like aircon or when a proximity sensor goes off (such as a drivethru) or even reversing because the camera kicks in. Everytime i reverse out of my driveway and then enter D, i need to press audio to enter Vline again otherwise it remains in OEM ML mode. Pressing Audio from now on will have nothing to do with your OEM ML setup. To use your OEM radio functions again, you need to exit Vline by pressing the Aux/CD (as in my case) and then pressing audio toggles through the radio presets etc. This setup works well for me so i can use Vline always without having to turn it on so to speak. If a OEM function interrupts it, its a matter of pressing 1 button (Audio) to get back into it. If for whatever reason i want to exit Vline, i just press Aux and now Vline will not funciton. All buttons will operate OEM ML functions (besides Aux of course), which will re-enter Vline. Hope that makes sense.
  14. Congrats on the "pending sale", hopefully the buyer pulls through and its not a waste of your time. Yeah subies are good, i had a WRX prior to the ISF for over a decade, modified the hell out of it. Good little 4cyl on steroids. Things started to break a fair but but then again mine began to age and it was heavily modified so no surprise. Im sure if i left it standard, it would probably still be running well and reliably. Yeah Liberty GT's are nice. Sure, its not like an ISF but for a downgrade, its a good compromise and AWD grip is great. If you get bored, being turbo as you know its so much easier to make power. Probably wont be long before you miss it and you start with an exhaust, bigger turbo etc haha.
  15. Nope, headlights on or off makes no difference