Finally, after a LONG time, got the windows tinted by Total Tinting. Best price I have ever been quoted for window tints on the Elgrand (£130). Took them about an hour to do it (and they were taking their time apparently). Top quality work, top quality finish, and a great pair of guys!
Well, I have always been a little disappointed with my Vibe Sub. Not that it didn't perform well, but it didn't perform how I wanted it to (ear bleeding bass)... so I have been out and purchased:
2x Alpine SWR-12D2 - 12" Dual 2 Ohm Voice Coil 1000w RMS sub woofers
1x JL JX1000/1 - 1000w monoblock amplifier @ 2ohm (powering 500w RMS to each sub). The amp is also a class D (Digital) amp which means it runs very cool and with high efficiency.
This has given me 1000w of tight, controlled, window smashing bass.
Here are the speakers, the amp and the box I bought to house them in. There will be a custom box built at some point, but for now, this will have to do.
Wired up the subs in series to drop each down to 1 ohm resistance which then doubles up to 2 ohm to allow the amp to output 1000w @ 2ohm across both speakers. I've also got a dedicated 4 gauge power cable and 4 gauge earth cable connected to the amp to ensure enough power is being delivered.
I have also just received my LED rear lights, courtesy of Car Couture. Fitting is pretty straight forward, although I did think I had to remove the door cards to change the outermost light units. The cable sneaks into the body through a grommet, and is incredibly difficult to find in the dark! Luckily, I managed it, and the second side (drivers side) was much easier as there was a little more access.