Sorry guys I know what it's like to have a another one of me around, we come by a dime a dozen but you got to start somewhere right? Anyway I'll get straight to it since I really should be study for my exam which is in a few hours. I recently bought a new/old Bel Sti (New as in it's never been opened, old as in it was made in WEEK 5 YEAR 2006 , and bought as in: hey bro your in the states mind shipping it to me since it outrageously cheaper over there and leave it to my tech challenged brother to send me an outdated one) but anyway I have several questions on my mind first being my firmware rev is A2M8 and thanks to handy search I've discovered I'm at least 2 revisions behind, I am quite clueless what all this Ramp and 33.8 problems everyone has been talking about and wondering what are people opinions on my outdated STI? I really want to send it in to get upgraded but that means sending it all the way back to the US of A....god i miss that place...and I just got IT! I also heard since it was bought cheaply from a company that was going under (they bought a boat load and they were liquidating) I doubt Bel will be to happy to take mine in although I received a "Service Required" notification after about 30 mins of use but I'm pretty sure it was because I live in Victoria, Australia the sun pretty much cooked it (I've been reading how it's coming up when it gets to hot) so I'm going to test drive it at night where operating temp will be great and the coppers cant see it (Victorian police HATE RD's) Concerning that issue I wanted to know where you guys place your RD? I want it to be effective but I need to hide it cause of the law I heard it's around $1500AU fine ($1000US) I've got a speaker and hardwire cord but I have no idea where to place it I'm going to get my windows tinted to it's harder to see but i've been primary looking at "Radar detector housings" and maybe hiding it in my engine bay? Also the visor looks pretty tempting but the 5-0 don't strike me here to be that dumb (I know about the STI-R but it's out of my price range)
Anyway in short:
What do you think of me sending my un-warranted STI with rev A2M8 for an upgrade? And even though it was manufactured 2 years ago (almost 3) does that make it worse of an RD?
Whats this whole rampup 33.8 & deali-o?
Where's the best place to hide your STI?
Comments and suggestion from other STI owners in Melbourne Australia
I'm really interested in your 2 cents and any advice is appreciated I know how annoying newbies (ie ME) can get..thank you so much in advanced