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Decado
08-27-2005, 06:25 PM
Alright, well over the next few weeks i will be installing some new stuff in my car and i figure i might as well get some before pictures on here.

My Car (93 Sable):
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System001.jpg

My HU (not changing):
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System004.jpg

Power Acoustik FUBR-12's :laugh: :
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System008.jpg

My Amp's (Rockford Fosgate 601s and MTX Thunder 564, somewhat of a mess until i build a rack for them):
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System009.jpg

My Sony 6x9's (WTF WAS I THINKING?!? Sony, :laugh:. ):
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System010.jpg

My Stock Speaker Position (Sony 5.25's :laugh: ):
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System006.jpg
Half of the speaker is blocked by the dash and half is blocked by the door panel, lol.

Decado
08-27-2005, 06:26 PM
Where I will be putting the kickpanels when i get enough money for components:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System012.jpg

Hopefully i can get them in there so they face right up through here (for good imaging):
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System005.jpg

Subwoofer box for my SX 15" (Better be comin next week, problems with RE :verymad: ):
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System013.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System014.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System015.jpg
Kind of a crappy job but it is my first attempt :crap: . 4ft^3 after displacements (will be running at 600rms) 2.5x16.5x21.75 port tuned to 32hz. Will also be carpeting the box soon whenever i get the carpet in the mail from sounddomain.


Ok, that's about it for now, will keep you posted on the progress.

mikescanlon
08-27-2005, 07:01 PM
looking good, clean up those wires : ) you fiberglassing the kicks yourself? what components you looking at?

Decado
08-27-2005, 07:20 PM
Ya, fiberglassing them myself, lookin to get some rainbow soundlines or ologyaudio's crossover/speaker design. And ya, DEFINITELY have to do something with those wires :laugh: .

flakko
08-27-2005, 07:24 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System010.jpg

= ghettoness. at least it matches the interior lol

btnhfan
08-27-2005, 07:31 PM
Thats wayyy too many screws or nails in that box

Decado
08-27-2005, 09:27 PM
Hmm, well i did it every 3 inches, someone on here said to do it every 3-4 inches so i did 3. On the left side there is alot because i punched 2 screws all the way through and put 2 extra in. Like i said, first time, wasnt all that great lol, but it should work.

PRIVATEpastry
08-27-2005, 10:00 PM
You might wanna consider adding another front panel for that box...

SSS 18734
08-27-2005, 10:04 PM
how do you plan to fiberglass kicks in with that e-brake? I have an 88 taurus, basically the same car, and thats the only reason Im not doing kicks.

PRIVATEpastry
08-27-2005, 10:09 PM
:word:

I have a '92 Taurus. If I had to glass pods for my speakers, I'd make door pods instead...

PowerNaudio
08-27-2005, 10:26 PM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System006.jpg
can you fit anything on the carpeted area of the door, underneath the windshield manual handle thing and to the end corner?
if you can you can make it out of FG and and angle it to fix imaging at least it will be out of the way.

GTonDubs
08-28-2005, 12:44 AM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System012.jpg
you should vacuum out your floors, just my 2 cents hahahahaha

was that lame enough for everyone
:hilariou: :hilariou: :hilariou: :hilariou:

SSS 18734
08-28-2005, 12:46 AM
^x2 lol. Cmon, my car is like 5 years older, is used as mower transportation every week, and is in 50x better shape than that

GTonDubs
08-28-2005, 12:46 AM
but no really, good work on the box "L" ports rule!
the SQ on that box will more than likely be outstanding

Decado
08-28-2005, 01:52 AM
You might wanna consider adding another front panel for that box...

That would increase the port size, and **** up the displacement of the subwoofer inside...I'll see how it does, if it proves to be a problem i guess i'll give it a go, but...i think it should be fine, why do you think that i need to add another front panel?


how do you plan to fiberglass kicks in with that e-brake? I have an 88 taurus, basically the same car, and thats the only reason Im not doing kicks.

Try and work around it and if not, cut and weld.


http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/MyCar-System006.jpg
can you fit anything on the carpeted area of the door, underneath the windshield manual handle thing and to the end corner?
if you can you can make it out of FG and and angle it to fix imaging at least it will be out of the way.

Window handle radius almost goes all the way to the bottom corner of the door :crap: , only way to fix that problem is to get a power window kit, and that would set me back alot more than makin kicks.


^x2 lol. Cmon, my car is like 5 years older, is used as mower transportation every week, and is in 50x better shape than that

Lol ya, i beat the hell out of my car, i don't really take care of it. But i think once i got the system installed i'll treat it a little better, because i gotta make the system look good as well as sound good :D .


but no really, good work on the box "L" ports rule!
the SQ on that box will more than likely be outstanding

Yep, i sure hope so.

PRIVATEpastry
08-28-2005, 02:45 AM
Well I was thinkin' that if you're getting a SX 15, you might want a double baffle instead of just a single baffle. I did a double baffle for my Xtant, just to be safe. Always better to be safe than sorry...

94CamryBumpin
08-28-2005, 03:03 AM
no need for a double baffle...i have a single baffle for my SX 15 and its fine...3.6 cubes @ 35 hz after displacements

PRIVATEpastry
08-28-2005, 12:08 PM
I'm just sayin'... better safe than sorry.

PowerNaudio
08-28-2005, 01:26 PM
no need for a double baffle...i have a single baffle for my SX 15 and its fine...3.6 cubes @ 35 hz after displacements

i agree,
it looks like his using 3/4" board or thicker. i would brace 3/4" mdf walls, but that's just me.

if he was using 1/2" or lower then maybe double baffle, even with 1/2" mdf, if the walls are close in distance to the cut out of the subwoofer opening, i still wont double baffle the front sub wall, if the wall are more than 10" on each side, ill double baffle with another 1/2" board, if you use 1/2" for a sub enclosure walls, i would brace the wall very well. it all depend on the size of the box, the woofer size and power. i think.

Dosh142
08-29-2005, 02:06 AM
Lol, I think double baffle is a good idea no matter what. You have more wood to screw your subs into, and your subs are locked down to a thicker surface. What are the disadvantages of that?? I have a huge box for 2 ten inch subs (2 separate chambers at 2.18 cubic feet each,internally:up2somet: ) and my baffle board is 1 1/2 inches thick. It ****** to cut thru that with a jigsaw:D

Decado
08-29-2005, 02:09 AM
It would be pretty difficult to make this double baffle now seeing as how the box is done...Nothin i can really do.

OnYrMrk
08-29-2005, 10:02 AM
for those with the 88, 92 taurus's and the 93 Merc...you might think about Horns. I had USD Waveguides in my 92 taurus and they sounded incredible. Very high stage and even more width. Plus they fit in perfect. Just a thought. I would still have my old car if my ex's new bf at the time didn't steal my car. He is in jail now, and my car went to hell in a handbasket. Burned at the stake. sigh

oh well, that is my .03 cents. yea i know, it is supposed to be two cents, but with gas prices, i have to offset my money.

Decado
10-31-2005, 03:34 AM
***UPDATE***

Lol, I almost forgot about this thread, but here is an update to my system. All I have left to do is get an orion 1200d and put it in there and make amp racks and false floor and stuff, and I also need to get a new HU (buddy of mine is selling his Alpine CDA-9835, yay!).

First off, the new ologyaudio component set:

Dayton RS 6" Mid
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/PA290043.jpg

Dayton RS Tweeter
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/PA290045.jpg

Deadened and Sealed Door
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/PA290047.jpg

Right Door
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/PA290048.jpg

Left Door
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/PA290050.jpg

This is a great component set, best I've ever heard home or car, here's a link to the review (the updates on the bottom of page 2) http://forums.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=120822.


Here's some pics of my SX 15:

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/PA290053.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y69/wrathloki/PA290052.jpg

Sub's movin in that pic, not much I know, but the song didn't have alot of bass. I have a video of it but it kind of sux. I think I will make a video of it with Young Jeezy - Thug Motivation 101 playing :naughty:, such a ridiculously huge amount of bass in that song, even with only 600 watts on the SX it is uncomfortable to listen to the amount of bass this sub puts out, definitely going to be amazing with 1200 watts.

Well, that's all for now.

Decado
10-31-2005, 03:54 AM
any of you taurus/sable owners interested in a set of 18" chrome rims?

No thanks man... Rims on a 93 sable, :laugh:.

bimma85
10-31-2005, 03:57 AM
No thanks man... Rims on a 93 sable, :laugh:.
x2 :laugh:
no offnese intended

Decado
10-31-2005, 04:12 AM
x2 :laugh:
no offnese intended

No offense intended x2.

bumpncarstereo
10-31-2005, 08:17 AM
i put a cd player in my moms 95 sable, and when i got it all installed i ripped out that **** cupholder, you should have seen the mess she made of the stock radio, cans of soda spilling on it. i told her none of that so i ripped it out and handed it to her and said no more problems with a messy HU. dont you love the placement of the stock drivers in that door? half covered by the dash and all?

anyways looks like it is coming along good.

Decado
10-31-2005, 05:30 PM
i put a cd player in my moms 95 sable, and when i got it all installed i ripped out that **** cupholder, you should have seen the mess she made of the stock radio, cans of soda spilling on it. i told her none of that so i ripped it out and handed it to her and said no more problems with a messy HU. dont you love the placement of the stock drivers in that door? half covered by the dash and all?

anyways looks like it is coming along good.

Lol for the cupholder, I never used that I just bought one of those plastic center console things. And ya, the stock location for the speakers is kind of crappy, but it really doesnt seem to detract from the sound.

Raven
10-31-2005, 09:39 PM
^X2, the speaker locations seem like the worst you could think of, but the imaging itself is pretty decent. If you could carve out the panel and add a grill it might make some difference. I ended up doing kicks in my 92 Taurus, they're in front of the ebrake's location. It eats up footspace and looks horrible. =p

iagrdshaka
11-01-2005, 07:38 PM
the locations for your speakers looks really bad :(

Decado
11-01-2005, 10:36 PM
the locations for your speakers looks really bad :(

They look bad, but really arent very bad.

PV Audio
11-01-2005, 10:50 PM
holy MOTHER **** lemans box!

Decado
11-01-2005, 11:49 PM
holy MOTHER **** lemans box!

Lol, but for different reasons :D, had small gaps on the side because of measuring mistakes and a crappy circular saw so I had to block it somehow, with silicone caulking :).

JCivicHb
11-02-2005, 12:56 PM
nice

swc204
11-02-2005, 03:13 PM
i like the look of the dayton mids.....tweeter looks big tho.

swc204
11-02-2005, 03:16 PM
looks nice.....other than speaker location



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