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This is a discussion on MorningZ's 2017 FW RS2 Build within the Focus RS Builds forums, part of the Focus RS Garage category; Originally Posted by MorningZ So that amp: it allows the use of the idatalink harness as a direct middle man between the Sony amp harness ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorningZ View Post
    So that amp: it allows the use of the idatalink harness as a direct middle man between the Sony amp harness and this Prima amp?

    I’m wondering if I can simplify my system, while introducing more power, by going with that model Prima in leu of my Prima A1D, A4D and Rockford DSR1
    Yes. The Prima Amp/DSP is connected to the stock head unit through the Maestro iDatalink. The Prima AP F8.9 bit just came out. It doubles the power of the previous AP 8.9 bit model (8x85W; 4x260W bridged), and has new software. My dealer told me that Audison said I got the first one in the U.S.

    If I understand your setup up correctly, you could configure this unit as an all-in-one: 2x260W front, 2x85W rear, 1X260W sub (see page 19 in the manual). Or you could bi-amp the fronts 4X85W (page 17 in the manual).

    Alternatively, you could keep the Prima AP1D to power the sub, since the footprint of these units is small (page 22 in the manual).

    Since I'm using all 8 channels for the speakers (6x85W front, 2x85W rear), I also have a Prima AP1D powering a Prima APS 10 D sub in the hatch. See custom hatch insert my local shop made for me:

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    Great day to ge together for lunch with Kyle and George. I also decided #yolo and ordered a second set of Audison K6's this morning, they'll be here early next week, I'm going to go deaf!

    Some cars friends will be around all weekend, I'm hoping there is time to get my shifter bushings all installed, but we'll see


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    Finally got all the shifter things added with the help of two friends that were in town this weekend. I worked on the inside bushings for the shifter base while they worked on the short shifter adapter and all the bushings out there in the engine bay.

    Feels vastly different/better from the little bit I've driven so far after the fact. I've got the FSWerks shifter base set at 30% (middle setting).

    The second set of Audison speakers arrive today, I'll get them in as soon as i finish my work day as long as UPS delivers them by then. I spent some time before work applying some FatMat sound deadening to the inside of one of the door panels.


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    So after a week of driving the car around with the short shifter stuff: definitely do like! Wish I did it a lot sooner!

    Also got that 2nd set of Audison Voce's installed, the stereo system is now at its peak, I'm so happy with the results.

    This coming Saturday is the huge Focus Daytona Beach meetup, so I spent most of yesterday afternoon detailing the RS

    - Rinsed car off with pressure washer
    - Foam bath
    - Rinsed again
    - Washed car
    - Clay'ed using this amazing thing: Mothers 17240 Speed Clay 2.0, wow that sure saved some time!
    - Washed car again
    - Washed the wheels using my "Hero Brush"
    - Dried car
    - Speed wax'd the car, another huge time saver: Car Guy's Hybrid Wax Sealant
    - Cleaned all the black rubber trim
    - Cleaned all the door jams with microfiber and quick detailer
    - Cleaned all door panels and dashboard area
    - Vacuumed
    - Jacked up car and cleaned the underside of the side skirts

    The results!

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    I'm about to install my CAE and have been doing some research on how to take that area apart. Any tips/tricks? I hear that panel with the air bag indicator is a huge PITA to take off.

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    @BigFatFlip

    Two tips:

    - Get a set of these: Trim And Molding Tool Set 5 Pc

    - This video is a great resource: but there is super annoying, super loud music in the background, i'd suggest starting off with it muted.

    ** EDIT : it had been a while since I actually watched that video, i notice at the 1:50 mark that the airbag indicator panel is on and then at the 2:00 mark it's magically off. To get it off use two pry tools getting the first one wedged in between the top of the panel and the bottom of the radio housing, slip the second in to actually pry it loose, the panels comes off towards you at a slight downward angle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MorningZ View Post
    .** EDIT : it had been a while since I actually watched that video, i notice at the 1:50 mark that the airbag indicator panel is on and then at the 2:00 mark it's magically off. To get it off use two pry tools getting the first one wedged in between the top of the panel and the bottom of the radio housing, slip the second in to actually pry it look, the panels comes off towards you at a slight downward angle.
    Thanks! I've got those trim panel tools and I've seen the video (I actually like his videos, so helpful, even without any dialogue). Funny enough, the reason I asked about the airbag indicator panel was because it magically disappears on the video lol
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    @BigFatFlip : here, i just went out and re-enacted how to get that off

    Left pry tool to create a gap, the right pry tool to pry with

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    Quote Originally Posted by MorningZ View Post

    @BigFatFlip : here, i just went out and re-enacted how to get that off

    Left pry tool to create a gap, the right pry tool to pry with
    Awesome Z, thanks so much!

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    Harbor freight baby, I also have the same pry tools, but in Nirtous blue of course!

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    Your did really need to take out the whole shifter assembly out though right?

    Your build is going great!
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