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alpinaman
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Newbie Q's.

Post by alpinaman » Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:07 pm

Afternoon...

Bought my F type a month ago now and working through the odd foible..


The speakers ( non meridian),are absolutely crap and sound like they have ripped to bits in the door cards. Is there any audio upgrade speakers that people generally go for ?

First start in the morning... Car fires up and barks into life,sets a high idle of about 1800rpm for 20 seconds or so. Do you have to wait for this RPM to drop to normal level before selecting gear ? In mine,if i select gear before the RPM's dissipate then there is a thump as the car selects gear (no suprising with high RPMS's) ,funnily enough its fine in reverse.

Just a note for futire reference.. My car was badly wandering at the front when i bought it,i never particularly noticed it until a couple of weeks driving then it annoyed me to death.
I sent the car for 4 wheel alignment at an independent tyre specialist,it felt the same and the mechanic agreed that it didnt feel "right" but we couldnt put our finger on it.
Sent it to Jaguar,aligned again and Jaguar mechanic didnt like the feel either,said it felt as though it had huge "toe in".... Car has done 21k and had original P zero's on that had 4/5mm but were lightly chamfered to the inside,not unusual i am informed.

Anyway,car has got worse and worse and would tramline badly and pull to kerb,then to centre of road without warning.

Long story short,i bit the bullet and fitted a new set of P zero PZ4's on the front and the car is now a revelation,drives superbly and straight as a dye.
I did look around the net for others that may have experienced this,but found nothing so hopefully it may help someone in the future. For info,the old P Zero's felt like the tyre carcass had collapsed internally,they were very very soft and likened to a push bike tyre in rigidity...lol..



So hopefully i can now start to fall in love with my car....


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Re: Newbie Q's.

Post by dbv6s » Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:06 pm

Congrats on the purchase!
Which engine / spec did you go for?

You don’t have to wait for the Rev cycle to finish, and if it’s too loud then selecting gear straight away quietens it down

Speaker upgrade wise, most people will now comment saying forget the sound system... press the exhaust button!
Upgrading to the next step up from Jag is extremely costly and not worth the money, someone will be along to suggest a decent but cost effective upgrade soon

Enjoy!


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Re: Newbie Q's.

Post by scm » Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:00 am

alpinaman wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:07 pm
Car has done 21k and had original P zero's on that had 4/5mm
I don't understand how anyone can get more than 10k out of a set of tyres on a Jag - the car must be wasted on them ... ;)
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Re: Newbie Q's.

Post by alpinaman » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:18 pm

Yea,previous owner must have tickled it about...


I went through 3 sets of rear tyres in 10k in my last C63 mercedes,that thing just bellowed smoke out of the rear arches for fun.

RE,cold start reving..

Im not bothered about the sound at all,i have had loads of very loud cars in the past the F type is pretty tame.
What i dont particularly like is that when in the cold cycle and the revs are up at 1500 rpm's +,if you select drive the car thumps heavily into gear... Its not nice or subtle at all.... Obviously when the rpm's are at normal idle then its fine... I want to know if its a ault or thats the way it is.


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Re: Newbie Q's.

Post by Dazarooni » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:31 pm

alpinaman wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:18 pm
Yea,previous owner must have tickled it about...


I went through 3 sets of rear tyres in 10k in my last C63 mercedes,that thing just bellowed smoke out of the rear arches for fun.

RE,cold start reving..

Im not bothered about the sound at all,i have had loads of very loud cars in the past the F type is pretty tame.
So you obviously don't own the F-Type R or SVR.


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Re: Newbie Q's.

Post by alpinaman » Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:05 pm

No i dont....

Had V10 M5's,C63's,XKR-s,Trans-am to name a few noisy ones.


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Re: Newbie Q's.

Post by Dazarooni » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:05 pm

And all of those are not as loud as the F-Type R or SVR.


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Re: Newbie Q's.

Post by alpinaman » Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:36 pm

Oh...

You seem to have all the answers..

Any chance of answering the questions i asked ?

JFYI...... The Transam ran open lakepipes,and my last XKR had a modified JP stainless system,both significantly louder than a Type R or SVR...


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Re: Newbie Q's.

Post by scm » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:04 pm

alpinaman wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:36 pm
JFYI...... The Transam ran open lakepipes,and my last XKR had a modified JP stainless system,both significantly louder than a Type R or SVR...
So your cars with modifed exhausts are louder than unmodified F-Types. Mmm, valid comparison, then? ;)
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Re: Newbie Q's.

Post by Dazarooni » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:07 pm

alpinaman wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:36 pm
Oh...

You seem to have all the answers..

Any chance of answering the questions i asked ?

JFYI...... The Transam ran open lakepipes,and my last XKR had a modified JP stainless system,both significantly louder than a Type R or SVR...
I think I speak for quite a few owners when I say that I couldn't care less about the sound system. The exhaust system is the sound system. It took me about 2 months to turn on the thing when I purchased my car and even now, if it is turned on, I keep it on very low as I want to hear the exhaust. TBH I don't even know what sound system I have - I'm guessing it's the Meridian 380.

So I don't have any answers to your question unfortunately!


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