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17 Apr 2024 11:35 #255615 by DrRobin

Which one?
I used to subscribe to pocketgpsworld.
They don't support the SLDA, and I can't remember how I got it to work, I could do with an update!
 
The SLDA just requires a .CSV file which is in the format

<longitude>,<latitude>,<Device Name>

Example
-3.71973,51.52465,A MOBILE SPEED CAMERA LIMIT 70 MPH
-1.57768,55.02809,A MOBILE SPEED CAMERA LIMIT 30 MPH
-0.91932,52.24379,A MOBILE SPEED CAMERA LIMIT 30 MPH
-0.35704,53.77685,A MOBILE SPEED CAMERA LIMIT 30 MPH

There are other optional fields but they are not required.

Nearly all of the .CSV files that are supplied by the data providers (PocketGPSWorld) are in the correct format, but if Suzuki SLDA isn't listed then 'Nissan Connect' is the format which is suggested.

I bought the Fixed (Gatso, Specs, includes the average speed warnings), Red Light and Mobile cameras from SpeedCams.co.uk (www.speedcams.co.uk/shop/suzuki), it was £9.99 as a download with full instructions.  Then just put it on a memory stick and the Sat Nav automatically updates.

It's a good deal cheaper than PocketGPSWorld (£19.95) but I don't think Speedcams includes free updates for 12 months, although they do say there is a discount when updating and the cameras don't change very often.

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17 Apr 2024 11:44 #255616 by DrRobin
I added rear speakers, wow what a difference to the sound.

Brackets
 
 

Speakers
 
 

The whole job took about 2 hours, but I did find some bird seed and a £1 coin under the back seat/trim, left by the previous owner.

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17 Apr 2024 15:06 #255618 by rogerzilla
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I was put off fitting rears by the mediocre sound from the Pioneers.  They're better than the stock speakers, but they're not great.  Unfortunately very few 13cm speakers actually fit - most are designed for a somewhat bigger hole.

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17 Apr 2024 16:23 #255621 by Lambert
So much room for activities in there, way better than the gen3, I'd have that lined out and sealed in mdf for something interesting in no time.

Temeraire (2018 quasar grey automatic)
One of the last 200ish of the gen3s, probably.
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17 Apr 2024 16:30 #255623 by DrRobin

So much room for activities in there, way better than the gen3, I'd have that lined out and sealed in mdf for something interesting in no time.
 
As the Gen 4 doesn't have the useless arm rests/pockets in the rear it is actually a lot wider in the back.  However, the rear seats, toolbox and side pieces are made of ultra slippy material and anything put in the rear soon ends up at one side or in the front footwells.  I bought the genuine rubber mat, that helps a lot, but have just ordered fake leather mats which fix to the seat backs, sides and tool box as I am fed up with my stuff sliding around when I can't be bothered to put both seats down and use the large rubber mat.

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17 Apr 2024 16:34 #255624 by Lambert
So that entire void could be made into an enclosure without the door cards intruding into it?

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17 Apr 2024 16:35 #255625 by DrRobin

I was put off fitting rears by the mediocre sound from the Pioneers.  They're better than the stock speakers, but they're not great.  Unfortunately very few 13cm speakers actually fit - most are designed for a somewhat bigger hole.
 
I bought Pioneer TS-G1330F, they are a 3-way speaker, 250W each, but that is a peak power for £26 and fitted without a problem.  For the money, they are great and for my mix of rock music (metal) and Radio 4, I am not going to notice the difference in something costing much more.

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23 Apr 2024 13:07 #255742 by DrRobin
The large rubber mat is fine if both seats are down, but it is no good if one or both seats are up, everything still slides about.

So I bought a faux leather mat set for the back (£50 from AliE).

 
 

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26 Apr 2024 13:24 - 26 Apr 2024 13:26 #255788 by DrRobin
Gave it a clean (it was filthy from mud going through roadwork), selective areas polished and then when dry applied a Ceramic Coat.



The black plastic trim was is a terrible state, fortunately ’Back to Black’ sorted it, but took a lot of effort.

The paint on the roof has been damaged, by what looks like bird poo, it's etched through the suface of the paint and you can see the primer.

There is also paint damage to the drivers door, it looks like another car door has repeatedly banged against the door and chipped the paint in a line.

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27 Apr 2024 11:44 #255795 by jlines
I’ve heard a few people say now that bird poo has ruined the paintwork on their Jimnys so it’s defiantly something you want to wash off quickly when it gets on the car.

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27 Apr 2024 11:57 #255796 by rogerzilla
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Suzuki paint is better than most, but no modern factory car paint is as hard and resistant as the old stuff. It's all water-based except for the top lacquer.  Two-pack or nitrocellulose was much better-wearing.

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27 Apr 2024 17:57 #255798 by DrRobin

I’ve heard a few people say now that bird poo has ruined the paintwork on their Jimnys so it’s defiantly something you want to wash off quickly when it gets on the car.
 
Normally I am quick to remove any poo, even celulose pint can get marked and as Roger says water based paint is even worse but I didn't notice it before I was away on holiday and only saw it when I came back, so it could have been on there for a week +.

However, I remember the photos in the garage ad, two of them showed a mark on the roof and another two didn't so thought it was a trick of the light and I looked at the roof before buying and it looked clean.  I have just gone back and the two advert photos which show a mark are in the exact spot, so it must have had it when I bought it and didn't notice it.  I think I will get some paint, now I know it's there I see it all of the time.

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