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Old 09-02-2012, 01:39 PM
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Trip to Virginia and 12v power source.

Hey guys, I'm going down to Virginia to see my girlfriend in two weeks. Trying to get as much as I can out of my tank, I'll be rockin' cruise control but I also wanted my tire pressure at it's peak.

It's a six hour drive, I have a set of Yokohama Advans for the ride. What should I set my tire pressure to? I heard 38 would be solid for a long trip but I'm not sure.

What do you guys recommend? Also I need a constant 12v power source (I'm trying to install LED's in certain spots in the car so I can see at night (the dome light doesn't do much anymore).

Where can I tap into a constant 12v (even when the car is off?).

Thanks in advance!
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Re: Trip to Virginia and 12v power source.

Check all ur fuses the one that has power with out the key and with koef and with koer u can tap it there
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Re: Trip to Virginia and 12v power source.

You can always upgrade your dome light. There was a company awhile back that made 2x3 LED boards (or around that size) that plugged into the existing dome light. Makes one hell of an improvement.


If you insist on making your own lights work - you can tap directly into the interior fusebox using a fused wire (literally a fuse with a wire attached) and go from there.

When you are comfortable enough messing with your car - consider running a direct line from the battery (fused before it enters the firewall) and install a small power strip (auto stores sell them with up to 8 spaces for accessories)

Keep your tire pressure at whatever the recommended psi is. I've traveled 6 hours to both NY and VA multiple times and have never changed my PSI just for the trip.



and be careful mentioning gf.... because pics or it didn't happen.... /ot begins.
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Re: Trip to Virginia and 12v power source.

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You can always upgrade your dome light. There was a company awhile back that made 2x3 LED boards (or around that size) that plugged into the existing dome light. Makes one hell of an improvement.


If you insist on making your own lights work - you can tap directly into the interior fusebox using a fused wire (literally a fuse with a wire attached) and go from there.

When you are comfortable enough messing with your car - consider running a direct line from the battery (fused before it enters the firewall) and install a small power strip (auto stores sell them with up to 8 spaces for accessories)

Keep your tire pressure at whatever the recommended psi is. I've traveled 6 hours to both NY and VA multiple times and have never changed my PSI just for the trip.



and be careful mentioning gf.... because pics or it didn't happen.... /ot begins.
I heard about those, any ideas where I could find them (the LED dome light).

The Yokohama's say 40 psi on the tires, they are currently 32-33. Should I bring it up to about 36-38 psi?

Also where is the interior fuse box located? Just curious.
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Re: Trip to Virginia and 12v power source.

I had the link for the upgraded dome lights - but I cant seem to find it.... maybe someone else on here knows and will post it up


I usually go by the PSI rating on the car and not the tire - isn't the one on the tire the max recommend PSI?


Interior fusebox is located on the drivers side - under the dash and to the left of the dead pedal (foot rest thing)
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Re: Trip to Virginia and 12v power source.

Email the lights on leds guy. i got a dome light from him and it is nice and bright. i like it alot.
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Re: Trip to Virginia and 12v power source.

what part of va?
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Re: Trip to Virginia and 12v power source.

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I had the link for the upgraded dome lights - but I cant seem to find it.... maybe someone else on here knows and will post it up


I usually go by the PSI rating on the car and not the tire - isn't the one on the tire the max recommend PSI?


Interior fusebox is located on the drivers side - under the dash and to the left of the dead pedal (foot rest thing)
Awesome man I'll check it out soon, thanks!


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Email the lights on leds guy. i got a dome light from him and it is nice and bright. i like it alot.
E-Mailing him now!
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Re: Trip to Virginia and 12v power source.

Reporting back! Increased tire pressure, 36 psi front and 35 rear. Fixed air intake, I got 340-350 miles to the tank as opposed to my previous 260-280. VERY HAPPY! :D
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Re: Trip to Virginia and 12v power source.

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Reporting back! Increased tire pressure, 36 psi front and 35 rear. Fixed air intake, I got 340-350 miles to the tank as opposed to my previous 260-280. VERY HAPPY! :D
Hmmm, I always get at least 400mi to the tank when driving all hwy.
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Hmmm, I always get at least 400mi to the tank when driving all hwy.
I have an automatic so I'm not sure if it drastically affects the gas mileage four gears vs five but I also started filling back up at around 10% tank left so it may have been a bit more than stated.

I was also driving a solid 70-85 a majority of the trip hovering between 3k-4k.

Anything else I should check for gas mileage?
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LED interior light conversion

check these out, been thinking of getting one for my car
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