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Old 03-27-2013, 04:42 PM   #4776
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Where can I buy the male and female parts to make a good weather resistant connector assembly? I need to make a few 2 pin connector assemblies.

Mike, I know you had mentioned getting the Metripack stuff. Do you need any special tools to assemble them? Is Ballengers the best place to get them still? Anything local?

Should I just buy a set of these?
http://www.bmotorsports.com/shop/pro...oducts_id/1010
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Should I get this crimping tool too? http://www.bmotorsports.com/shop/pro...roducts_id/362

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Old 03-27-2013, 04:48 PM   #4777
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why not just use the App Radio 2 by pioneer?
Because it wont run most apps, its expensive and doesn't have 4G. Need more reasons?
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:49 PM   #4778
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Where can I buy the male and female parts to make a good weather resistant connector assembly? I need to make a few 2 pin connector assemblies.

Mike, I know you had mentioned getting the Metripack stuff. Do you need any special tools to assemble them? Is Ballengers the best place to get them still? Anything local?

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I got a bunch of the two pin Weatherpack connectors setting here. Let me know what you need.
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Old 03-27-2013, 06:50 PM   #4779
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I ordered these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330864768233

$4.59 each for both sides.

The Deutsch pins seems pretty solid (i.e. it doesn't have those stupid crimp arms and is just a solid tube that you crimp down).

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Old 03-27-2013, 07:27 PM   #4780
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I ordered these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/330864768233

$4.59 each for both sides.

The Deutsch pins seems pretty solid (i.e. it doesn't have those stupid crimp arms and is just a solid tube that you crimp down).

Those don't look like they have any strain relief built in. The weatherpack ones are definitely harder to crimp if you don't have the correct tool. They make a much better crimp though if you do have the right tool and they have strain relief built in.

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Old 03-27-2013, 08:07 PM   #4781
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Your mom strained when I relieved on her.
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:22 PM   #4782
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Those don't look like they have any strain relief built in. The weatherpack ones are definitely harder to crimp if you don't have the correct tool. They make a much better crimp though if you do have the right tool and they have strain relief built in.
I need a set of those of you have a male/female pair you can spare.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:08 PM   #4783
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Hey if the Weatherpacks are good enough for government work (GM) then I guess it's good enough for me. Thanks Mike, I might have to snag a couple of those from you and borrow your crimping tool sometime. Might have to pay you back in the form of some beers at D's Six Pack & Dogs.

Jimmy, the consensus on the Internet seems to be that Deutschs are superior. But I couldn't find detailed info on why/how. Can you fill me in?

Regarding the strain relief, it doesn't really look like either of them have any sort of real strain relief. Am I missing something? I guess the Weatherpacks might relieve the strain off the terminals but the rest of the wire can still kink as it leaves the connector body.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:16 PM   #4784
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:30 AM   #4785
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The crap is that jpg URL **** at the end of Christina's post? Is that a spambot?
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:17 AM   #4786
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Wow, that was the most relevant spambot comment I've ever seen!
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:29 AM   #4787
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Jimmy, the consensus on the Internet seems to be that Deutschs are superior. But I couldn't find detailed info on why/how. Can you fill me in?
I just picked them because they're easier to crimp and didn't have to drop $200 on a tool, I already have a Knipex cutter and crimper I use for my bicycle cables.

I will say that the Weatherpacks are easier to unplug.

Dunno about the strain relief. Is that just the extra clamp that's further down the wire that crimps around the insulation?
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:30 AM   #4788
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Old 03-28-2013, 10:50 AM   #4789
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The crimp tool for Metripack is $30.


When I think of strain relief, I think of this:

It's there to prevent the cable jacket from experiencing too tight of a bend radius. And its stiffness needs to be in balance with the stiffness of the cable. Too soft and it does nothing. Too hard and it simply moves the 'kink' point further down the cable.

One of the nice things about Deutschs is they have external bracket attachments that can be used to secure the connector body.

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That is classic strain relief there, but your comment about the weather pack relieving strain from the crimp is correct. Not much more is needed with wires that are 16-18 Gauge.
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:06 PM   #4791
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That is classic strain relief there, but your comment about the weather pack relieving strain from the crimp is correct. Not much more is needed with wires that are 16-18 Gauge.
I'd probably agree with you for this application since that connector, once installed, tends to stay put. We take strain reliefs a bit more seriously at work since our connectors are constantly tugged on and go through half a million bend cycles...

There's quite a lot of engineering hidden under that yellow strain relief:
http://www.intermec.com/vocollect/pu...s-Headsets.pdf
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:20 PM   #4792
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Damn, that looks good! LOVE the superwide fenders!

http://subiesport.tv/site/2013/03/20...d-in-new-york/


Think the production version will look anything like this?
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I don't really feel like going through all the strain relief comments above but yes it is just against the wiring getting tugged and not against bending. I will bring some sets to the meet on Wednesday if that is good for all. Just somebody make sure to remind me before then.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:23 PM   #4794
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They're like a generation late on that design.




FEHHHHHH. Scrap it, start over...
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Old 03-28-2013, 07:42 PM   #4795
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^Don't care if it looks unique. Just as long as it looks good.
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Damn, that looks good! LOVE the superwide fenders!

http://subiesport.tv/site/2013/03/20...d-in-new-york/

Think the production version will look anything like this?
holy crap that is the worst CG i've seen in a long time! was that made in 3dstudio max2.5 in 2001? is this from deviantart as a 14yr oldsproject? jeeeeezzz
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:48 PM   #4797
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What's up guys. Kinda new to actually making an account on nasioc but i've been building Subaru's for years. Not sure what else to say except that at this point, pens winning the stanly cup would be an under achievement
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http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/mcy/3690152867.html

Which one of you is selling this? Silver GR?
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Anyone know of the dark grey 04 style Legacy (appears to be turbo) that is always parked down on Bell Street in Carnegie right under the 376 overpass? It has bronze STI BBS's on it. Looks great.
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