Diferent forums- different tastes. A different CLASS !

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Or perhaps just a different group?


Well I dont know.
I go out of my way to get a 'nice' decent car. Spend months fixing it up and feel I have something to be proud of, to enjoy. A little snippet of class perhaps.
I have partaken in many forums, not just this one, and have appreciated all advice and experience and even offered my own when I could.

When I see a post by someone that triggers strong bad memories (of once living in a rough town center) of ****** boy racers in all sorts of cars, that you can FEEL as well as hear at 3.00 am as any other hour of the day or night. You could say restraint is an oversight. Well I had my opinions before about which forum I preferred, if any, but certainly now put off one by the criticism of a light hearted comment, invoked from those bad memories and undermines all I've worked hard for.

I'm sure some will continue to visit both forums, thats their choice. THANKS GRAV, hint taken.
From now on I'm sticking with this one thank you.

http://www.mbclub.co.uk/forums/electronics/76402-rear-parcel-shelf-structual-rigidity-12-subs.html
 
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And we enjoy your post and reasoning :D:D
 
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Thank you.
(even if the spelling is off occasionally) ;)
 

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Not sure what your complaint is here. I have fitted several high end systems into a variety of cars and if set up properly a sub is used to enhance the rest of the sound system not drown everything with bass.
Would you also say to someone "LOUD is for knobs and immature boys with small penises. Your driving a Mercedes for Christ's sake." if they had specified the Harman/Kardon LOGIC 7 as the stereo in their new E Class which has 14 speakers - two of which are subs !
While I admit that the boom-boom boys can be a bit annoying I think you'll find that most of these are either poor quality systems or poorly set up or both.
In the same way that you can appreciate at AMG at speeds under 155m.p.h. you can enjoy a good sound system at less than full volume.
(Why do I think this might be the start of an argument LOL)
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Thank you.
(even if the spelling is off occasionally) ;)

You can always use an automatic spell check, but no one really cares too much,,no one can be good at everything:D
 

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I think you are getting a little too excited about 1 comment in about 10, who was promptly chastised by the next poster.
You should try the US MB forums.....they sound like 12 year olds!!
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Not sure what your complaint is here. I have fitted several high end systems into a variety of cars and if set up properly a sub is used to enhance the rest of the sound system not drown everything with bass.
Would you also say to someone "LOUD is for knobs and immature boys with small penises. Your driving a Mercedes for Christ's sake." if they had specified the Harman/Kardon LOGIC 7 as the stereo in their new E Class which has 14 speakers - two of which are subs !
While I admit that the boom-boom boys can be a bit annoying I think you'll find that most of these are either poor quality systems or poorly set up or both.
In the same way that you can appreciate at AMG at speeds under 155m.p.h. you can enjoy a good sound system at less than full volume.
(Why do I think this might be the start of an argument LOL)
Dave

Hello mate, no complaints just pointing out my dislike of undeserved criticism (and other forums) for their pointing out my friendly banter and advice. And this is neither the time nor the place. But trust me, this is a raw nerve to me and you wont win any argument if you so choose.
But please understand I do appreciate 'LOUD' and I agree with your comment.

I used to run disco's and built pa systems and speakers for pubs and clubs as a hobby. I know what loud is.
I like a good sound system as anyone. A Harman/Kardon LOGIC 7 or whatever it is invokes a sense of quality, and is an option fitted. Its also a question of taste.
But spend a couple of hours in a busy modern town center, the type with several pubs facing each other and the street becomes a venue with cars cruising past. (and this is today / modern? Britain ) not the romantic era of the 50's. And is probably the same town you might take your kids to and see people stocking up on their £5 crates from Asda. "D'ya know wot I meen"?

If you or anyone wants to kit out their nice tasty Mercedes or any quality car with hundred 1000w 18" subs, and glowy lights underneath, its your choice. But if I might have to see it and especially hear it, then please expect, and hopefully accept my friendly advice and banter.
 

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Sorry, I picked this up wrong.
I thought you were the original poster, you were actually the rude guy who reccons you are not allowed to modify the holy grail of vehicles the Mercedes-Benz?

While you are of course entitled to your opinion, you could have shown your distaste by NOT POSTING, however if you look at the rest of the post you will see you are in the minority of 1, even on such a conservative forum.

Perhaps you are wrong?, ever thought of that?

Anyway, glad to see the back of you Victor.
Colin.
 

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I also like my music quite loud, and I do have very non standard lights, smoked rear lenses with LED lights, interia lights changed to blue LED, 7inch touch screen system to replace comand2, etc etc. Even if my taste is not yours, I would hope that I would not be called those names for making my car, more mine....
 

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Sorry, I picked this up wrong.
I thought you were the original poster, you were actually the rude guy who reccons you are not allowed to modify the holy grail of vehicles the Mercedes-Benz?

While you are of course entitled to your opinion, you could have shown your distaste by NOT POSTING, however if you look at the rest of the post you will see you are in the minority of 1, even on such a conservative forum.

Perhaps you are wrong?, ever thought of that?

Anyway, glad to see the back of you Victor.
Colin.



Can someone please enlighten us "ordinary" members as to what is going on here.........

If its a "Problem" on another forum then can we just leave it on THAT forum & not cascade it over here please

In a NUTSHELL we don't wanna know. if the OP wants to stay on here then its fine with us what goes on somewhere else is, well, Somewhere else's problem not ours
 

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Without drawing this out further AAndy is a good member over there. He just asked for some help re his car, and he got that from the members on their bar the OP here. His posts on there are good fun, informative and unlike a lot of members he drives his cars and has the decency to share pics of his runs in the country.

Whilst AAndys Mod may not float your boat, you'll find that true class isn't slating someone who you feel has less class than you, but actually treating them as you would anyone else.

I dare say the comment was meant in jest, and probably face to face it would be taken like by the poster who reacted to your post, but it wasn't and you have to bear in mind these are typed posts which can be misinterpreted as being malicious, even if the intention was quite the opposite.

Enjoy your time on this forum.
 

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Self inflicted .. if you ask me !!

But I guess your welcome here .. so long as you can take, aswell as give !!
 
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Actually I didnt slate anyone. I have no reason to.
I never spoke to him before and only suggested how I felt 'generally' about the suggested mod. If I so bothered anyone would get my same view. Of course anyone is welcome to disagree with that.
But please, if it must be so mentioned again, take it in the context it was written and leave it there.
 
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I can see you meant no offence but to be fair, you did effectively call him a knob.

Whilst as a generalisation, I tend to agree with you, I figure as voicing it tends to cause offence I keep some opinions to myself - or else tone them down a bit.

Its rather like the goons that drive through city centres, windows down with some thumping 'music' blaring out. I'd love to go up to them and suggest that if they closed the windows they would find they could turn down their 'music' and still hear it, with the added benefit that they wouldn't have to inflict the bl...dy din on poor unsuspecting passers by. The fact that they find such a noise pleasurable merely points to the depressing low level of their intelect. But I doubt such a comment would result in a friendly and witty debate about noise pollution but rather one of us would end up getting thumped.
So I keep shtum.
 

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I like their really loud music actually

sometimes at the lights I ask them what it is, as it " has a good beat". Nothing hacks them off more than a middle-aged guy in a suit and tie digging their grooooooove.
It does also indicate what kind of drive we're in for from them, A bit like cops with blues and twos. Stay out of the way, here we come.
None of them ever ask me who the Doobie brothers are though. Why is that?
 

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Who are the doobie brothers please :D:D
 
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Here ya go.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HHJaqe12BIc&feature=related

I quite like some of the 'oldies'. But then the stuff I liked from the mid nineties at a time I 'did' Ibiza is now considered old. (Now there's a place for nice motors.)

But I think for many of the town center drive-by 'look at me/us', with my loud stereo is kind of indicative of a rather sad reflection on society. Of course nothing wrong with a good set up and a chance to show off to mates a nice motor your proud of. But alas many never even get out of the car, and often the stereo system is clearly better maintained than the car.

I actually wonder for many whether its a kind of anti social personality issue, with the loud music realy a sort of defense or barrier. (Look at me but keep your distance).
Maybe they're even just a bit shy with the girls ;)
 
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