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954runner
08-28-2005, 09:57 PM
ok i finished! took me about 3 1/2 weeks to finish, but it was definitely worth it! heres what my stereo consists of now.

alpine cda-9825 headunit
blaupunkt tsc660 speakers up front (looking for new ones...)
polk momo mmc690 in the rear
diamond audio d5 300.4 speaker amp
4 elemental designs 9kv.2's
kicker kx400.1 sub amp (480 watts @ 2 ohms)

and heres what you are really here for...

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL868/3804078/7858925/110202491.jpg

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL868/3804078/7858925/110202519.jpg

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL868/3804078/7858925/110202539.jpg

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL868/3804078/7858925/110202573.jpg

what do you guys think???

///kyle

Mr. Opportunist
08-28-2005, 09:58 PM
looks good, and you still have room for other things...

SSS 18734
08-28-2005, 10:01 PM
wow! nice install, very clean, and still leaves you plenty of room for storage. Those boxes are sealed, correct? How does it sound?

bimma85
08-28-2005, 10:05 PM
How's it sounds?... like the others said looks pretty clean and leaves lots of room :) nice job.

954runner
08-28-2005, 10:06 PM
thanks guys!

yeah, the idea was to leave the middle open for storage.

it sounds pretty good. i opted for this over my old 1 15" fosgate hx2. the response is much tighter and precise, not as sloppy as the 15. however, they dont go as low as the 15, and even it didnt go very low. my friend said they had an Fs of like 33 hz, soo yeah. still sounds really good though.

and yes they are sealed. there are a couple spots inside that arent completely sealed off from each other (ie the 2 subs on each side) but i dont think its a big deal.

PhatTonyDeMarco
08-28-2005, 10:07 PM
Looks great man, great self-install.

Are those sub boxes glassed? They look a bit too boxy for a glass job.

SSS 18734
08-28-2005, 10:08 PM
Beige carpet might look a bit nicer than black. just an idea.

954runner
08-28-2005, 10:14 PM
Looks great man, great self-install.

Are those sub boxes glassed? They look a bit too boxy for a glass job.


very much glassed :)
its just hard to tell because of the black carpet

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL868/3804078/7858925/110257507.jpg

http://pic18.picturetrail.com/VOL868/3804078/7858925/110257523.jpg

yeah, i was gonna go with beige/tan, but walmart only had one roll left of that, and 2 rolls of black, plus i was gonna do black in the first place, so i just went with it.

SSS 18734
08-28-2005, 10:15 PM
walmart sells box carpet? they wouldnt happen to sell RED carpet would they?

954runner
08-28-2005, 10:16 PM
walmart sells box carpet? they wouldnt happen to sell RED carpet would they?

when i was there, i saw tan, black, royal blue, and grey. i dont recall red...

JimJ
08-28-2005, 10:36 PM
The only thing I would have done differently is try to color match the OEM carpet...that's just a cosmetic choice though. The install is excellent :)

creater
08-28-2005, 10:55 PM
very nice...


are they bolted to the car or just sitting there?

Hybrid90accord
08-28-2005, 11:11 PM
Beige carpet might look a bit nicer than black. just an idea.

I was thinking the same thin, but over it looks nice

MetalMaxima
08-29-2005, 09:15 AM
Not bad, looks good...I think I would have sanded the edges a bit more, though...the edges of the boxes and some of the carpet looks a bit sloppy. A great start, but I would go back with A roll-out disc for the edges, clean them up, and recarpet to match OEM spec.

req
08-29-2005, 10:03 AM
go to the fabric store, and get some fleece t hat matches the color of the car. stretch that on them boxes, i bet it will look a hell of alot better.

its not as durable as carpet is, but its stretchy and will look much MUCH better.

tRiGgEr
08-29-2005, 10:18 AM
walmart sells box carpet? they wouldnt happen to sell RED carpet would they?

No. They sell a matrerial very close though. I belive it is the one he used.

IshbOO
08-29-2005, 01:26 PM
Fn nice

audiolife
08-29-2005, 01:38 PM
go to the fabric store, and get some fleece t hat matches the color of the car. stretch that on them boxes, i bet it will look a hell of alot better.

its not as durable as carpet is, but its stretchy and will look much MUCH better.
learn to cover a box with the right materials = learning a new trade= being very able to do more things. lol if you come here req with fleece on your box i wont let 2 people look at your car cause i know one will say you have panty hose for box covering loland the other would agree but be alot more serious lol. reason i say use the good stuff is because if you can do it as an installer it opens you up to do more things than just glassing and painting a box. if you look at the quality glassed installs you will notice they have very detailed accents covered/wrapped in other materials that sets of the glass work alot better than just glass by itself

ruckus
08-29-2005, 02:26 PM
learn to cover a box with the right materials = learning a new trade= being very able to do more things. lol if you come here req with fleece on your box i wont let 2 people look at your car cause i know one will say you have panty hose for box covering loland the other would agree but be alot more serious lol. reason i say use the good stuff is because if you can do it as an installer it opens you up to do more things than just glassing and painting a box. if you look at the quality glassed installs you will notice they have very detailed accents covered/wrapped in other materials that sets of the glass work alot better than just glass by itself

hmm im not sure Im reading your post right cause its not making sense. Are you saying not to put a "fleece material" over a finsihed box? Ive seen plenty of installs from Unique Autosports where they use lycra based materials (which is what most people talks about when saying "fleece" in this forum) when covering boxes. (louie, fendi, gucci prints on it) I dont see more professional installs than Unique since they do most celebrity cars on the east coast.

audiolife
08-29-2005, 02:51 PM
most of your high end cars are covered in leather (even seen snake and aligator used before lol) vinyls and tweeds. if anything the duribility of the material should tell you something about it. i havent seen any gucci prints on anything outside of a lowrider/highrider for a theme car.

jellyfish420
08-29-2005, 06:15 PM
looks real nice...but 480w for all 4 subs? i don't know how much the ed's handle, but i'm sure its well over 120w.

Echo42987
08-29-2005, 06:21 PM
looks good, u have some nice equipment there. Probably sounds pretty good.

yz_gt69
08-30-2005, 11:25 PM
I think it's pretty **** cool, the small details as mentioned are all things to consider but overall it looks great.

As far as red carpet SSS: I built my g/f a box a while ago (she obviously likes red). I used automotive carpet meant for a Ford Taurus (coincidently). It has a tougher backing but you simply run a small cut along the back and it will fold around the corner like normal box carpet.
On another box in my buddies car we used red felt, meant for poker tables. Got that from the fab store.

Just a couple ideas...

BassAddictJ
09-01-2005, 06:08 PM
beautiful for a self install...good work man

SSS 18734
09-01-2005, 06:30 PM
I think it's pretty **** cool, the small details as mentioned are all things to consider but overall it looks great.

As far as red carpet SSS: I built my g/f a box a while ago (she obviously likes red). I used automotive carpet meant for a Ford Taurus (coincidently). It has a tougher backing but you simply run a small cut along the back and it will fold around the corner like normal box carpet.
On another box in my buddies car we used red felt, meant for poker tables. Got that from the fab store.

Just a couple ideas...

I have felt on my current box. I don't really like it. Its too stretchy and was really hard to make the seams right because of it. Also its not very durable and the fibers come out easily when I brush it with an upholstry brush (my box sits in the garage half the time).

I just bought 3 yards of red automotive carpet and 2 yards of black from partsexpress. Im going to make a two tone box wrapped with burgundy, with black on the sides. Should be sweet. Thank's for the ideas! :)