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Toddi last won the day on May 1 2019

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  1. The Bose sub in my 2004 CS had had its amp blown from water getting into the bottom of the trunk when I got the car so I decided to install a better sub. I'm not using the spare tire so I plan to use all the space underneath the luggage compartment for a subwoofer. I figured out the wiring for the subwoofer, but am having troubles with the power sense output that should turn the subwoofer amp off when the car is off. When measured it gives a signal, but in the range of 10v when the car is switched on, 0v when switched off. However when connected to the aftermarket amplifier it shows only a few volts, in the range of 2-3v and the amp does not turn on. So I decided that the amp sense input was pulling the output down from the stereo by drawing too much current. Thus I installed a relay and the same thing happens! The relay only draws a few hundred milliamperes at most so, it shouldn't be a problem. I think that when the original Bose amp blew it messed something up on the head unit - or whatever is sending the power sense signal. Can anyone shed a light on where this signal is coming from and where I would go to find what to fix? Thanks, Thor
  2. This sounds like a great idea - that I'd be really afraid of trying. I want to go the other way, get more clearance for off-road / trail use. Has anybody tried calibrating the suspension to raise the Cayenne? Of course the highest suspension setting is not recommended for normal driving, so we'd probably be getting close to the limits of the suspension setup. Here in Iceland we have a lot of Land Rover Discovery 3's (LR3) that have been raised by moving the sensors, but just changing the calibration would be much easier. Thor
  3. Thanks, I bought it to take it off road and that's what I'm doing. The only issue I have left is the air intake which is lower than I'd like, but I doubt I'll buy a snorkel for it ;) Thor
  4. Sorry for the late reply guys. I snapped some pictures last weekend while fishing. In the second picture you can see the front wheel arch, where I removed the mud flap and bent the plastic from the wheel arch over where the mud flap was fastened. This is basically plastic to plastic with screws, but it holds pretty well. It doesn't look pretty up close, but you never notice it. I had the BF Goodrich 265/65R18 tires microcut (as can be seen on the close up image) to be able to use them in the snow. Road noise has not increased noticeably. The car handles a bit differently, much better on gravel and only slightly worse on asphalt. I recommend the change to those that want to use the Cayenne off-road or on rough roads. Thor
  5. Made the tire change yesterday and drove carefully to my friends garage where we removed the front mud flap, bent the lowest part of the wheel arch cover over the lip of the bumper where the flap had been and then fastened with screws. At maximum height the tire would touch the mud flap so we decided to remove instead of operating on it. Then we heated the arch cover and pushed it a bit in in the places that rubbed. Now I have clearance of about 1.5cm when turning. Very happy with the change, road noise has not increased and ride comfort is good. Haven't done any high speed turns yet and will do some rough trails over the weekend, so I'll know more soon. I'll try to take some pictures so those that are thinking about the change can see the stunning good looks of the Cayenne with the BF Goodrich tires! Thor
  6. I just tried the BF Goodrich AT 265/65R18 (31.5") and had some rubbing in the front of the front wheel arches when turning. This came well before full turn as the edge of the BFG is very sharp. The tire shop didn't like this and I was a bit sceptical so we aborted the mission. However I opened up the wheel arch covering and found nothing but air beneath, so I'm planning to bend the covering using a heat torch to get some more space. Hope to get this done tomorrow. Thor
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