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Dtour
08-14-2007, 06:00 AM
I have ripped out my current system and am in the works of building a 3-way front stage. This past week I ordered a pair of RS52AN-8 2" Dome Midranges, a pair of Seas 27TAFNC/G (H1397) 1" aluminum dome tweeter, and last but not least, a pair of L18RNX/P (H1224) 7" Aluminum Cone midbass woofers. I am planning on installing the midrange and tweets in my a-pilliars, and the L18's in my doors. So far I have applied a ton of deadening to my doors ( edead V1 followed by several thick coats of edead V3 Liquid ) and will possibly start building my a-pilliars up tommorrow when the rest of my speakers are delivered from Madisound. I have infinity coax 6.5's in the rear deck, but considering removing them, just depends on how good this front stage turns out. As far as the trunk, it's been edeaded with V1 and V3, still need to apply another think coat of V3 soon. I currently have a pair of Rockford HE2 12's in a sealed box, just to hold me over until my 13av.2 comes in........in Novemebe:crap: To push the sub will be a Nine.1 running at 1 ohm, and I have an infinty 4 channel to push the a-pilliars, and a audioemotions next 2 channel for the midbass. My head unit is an Alpine, can't remember the model, but I have been extremely happy with it so far, due to the fact that I can hardwire my Ipod to the glove box and have 80 gigs of sound show up on the Alpine. Looking into getting an H701 and controller, unless anyone else has any other alternatives. This install is being headed up by req, I started working with req a few months ago and he has a vast knowledge of everything I could ever want to know about sound and car audio, there will be some challenges, but after listening and riding in his GTi, I'm sure this Civic will be everything I envision it to be. This is my first post, so take it easy on me, I'm new to this forum lifestyle, but have learned more in the last month than the previous 10 years installing my own crap.

phyphoestilic
08-14-2007, 06:03 AM
cool. Good setup, pick up the H701. Can't wait for pix :D

req
08-14-2007, 06:15 AM
here are some fun pictures :)

passanger door, ~2 layers of matt, and a nice thick *** coat of liquid
http://i9.tinypic.com/4xy3s7q.jpg

driver side
http://i16.tinypic.com/4mvuauc.jpg

i cutted templates (aka planters peanut-guy shaped things) to fill the holes.
http://i13.tinypic.com/52uwhh4.jpg

then we got drunk.

me drinking
http://i15.tinypic.com/687tnw6.jpg

then dtour fucked this guy up - dtour is the guy on the right just getting up.
http://i11.tinypic.com/4tzlx7t.jpg








no. he really fucked him up...









and then things got out of control and my camrea ran out of batteries. so yea.
http://i17.tinypic.com/4ztmv42.jpg

time to go to PT, then work. we will be back later. :fro:

wesl56
08-14-2007, 11:30 AM
well there was blood involved, so im guessing the install will sound good

DejaWiz
08-14-2007, 11:42 AM
Just a quick concern, though. In the 5th picture, how come it looks like the guy sitting on the floor is jamming his fist into Dtour's ***? And why is Dtour smiling?

I kid. I kid. :D

The install is looking good.

dkmesa
08-14-2007, 12:26 PM
then dtour fucked this guy up - dtour is the guy on the right just getting up.
http://i11.tinypic.com/4tzlx7t.jpg








no. he really fucked him up...









and then things got out of control and my camrea ran out of batteries. so yea.
http://i17.tinypic.com/4ztmv42.jpg

time to go to PT, then work. we will be back later. :fro:

lol

Twistid
08-14-2007, 12:29 PM
:eyebrow: i dident even see the guy sitting on the floor

Dtour
08-14-2007, 09:46 PM
Purchased supplies to put tweeters and midranges in doors, ran out of daylight, should make good progress this weekend. Recieved L18rnx and seas tweeters today from madisound, took less than aweek to get here, L18's are some beefy speakers, a huge step up from my kenwood components that were there a few weeks ago.

L18's don't quite fit the factory hole for the civic, magnet is too large, will be cutting a larger hole tommorow and mounting wooden rings to elevate the speakers so they will clear, wish me luck:suicide:

Pickzilla
08-15-2007, 12:03 AM
Thats gonna need a few stitches... I'm happy to oblige.

req
08-15-2007, 04:39 PM
hopefully off to find a freakin jasper jig tonight so we can start cuttin some shiz.

maybe ill get some pictures :peace:

Dtour
08-15-2007, 09:47 PM
we founda jasper jig at a place called Woodcrafters, absolutly everything thing a diy guy could ever need on that store. We cut out the small factory holes in the front doors an inch or so to fit the bigger magnets of the L18's, plus two wooden rings for rasing the mounting surface and to avoid hitting the windows when they roll down.

I ordered even more crap today, 35 feet of 0/1 gauge wire, 100 feet of 14 guage for front stage, and some kick *** distrubution blocks and inline fuse holders from parts express, it's gonna be a monster to wire this car, but it should be all worthwhile soon enough. Also took out A-pilliars and bought them up to the house for a quick look to see our options on mounting the midranges and tweets

req
08-15-2007, 09:51 PM
and i forgot my **** camrea again. i promise to get pics next time we work on it lol.


and i realize i need a routing table and a new straight plunge bit. *sigh*

Dtour
08-17-2007, 12:48 AM
Well after much thought, I'm going to go ahead with two 13av.2 subs, sealed, unless req can prove me otherwise, and another nine.1........the ton of wiring I ordered will be here in two days, can't wait, plus i got a nifty little gps from garmin, nuvi 350, coolest thing I've purchased in a while, no more getting lost in Va Beach, not sure where to mount it though, it's very small about the size of a wallet, any suggestions

9512ds
08-17-2007, 12:51 AM
Well after much thought, I'm going to go ahead with two 13av.2 subs, sealed, unless req can prove me otherwise, and another nine.1........the ton of wiring I ordered will be here in two days, can't wait, plus i got a nifty little gps from garmin, nuvi 350, coolest thing I've purchased in a while, no more getting lost in Va Beach, not sure where to mount it though, it's very small about the size of a wallet, any suggestions

fiberglass up in a pillar or something. Be creative with it. I hate driving by cars with it suctioned to the **** windshield.

Dtour
08-17-2007, 04:44 PM
If I could fiberglass it in i will, but I must have the option of taking it out with me, it is definityl the coolest gadget I've ever had, it knocks my socks off every time I go somewhere, I just want it to be removable so I can take it on vacations or other peoples vehicles

Dtour
08-19-2007, 12:49 PM
All my **** laying in a pile, this grew more as the day progressed
http://i10.tinypic.com/4xo5h6o.jpg
Just finished running power wire
http://i17.tinypic.com/52z0op5.jpg
http://i15.tinypic.com/6g3sz5u.jpg
Applied 1st coat of edead V3
http://i17.tinypic.com/4qhkol5.jpg
http://i11.tinypic.com/4udbvjn.jpg
http://i10.tinypic.com/6cpu5x3.jpg
http://i11.tinypic.com/6heqykk.jpg

Dtour
08-23-2007, 11:50 PM
Started building hidden floor for amps, 2 amps and h701 will be hidden, and the 2
nine.1 sub amps will be hanging from rear deck in trunk in mid air, a suspended amp rack i suppose. Still not sure about the plans for the 2 13av.2 subs, most likely sealed either in one box or 2 seperate boxes opposing each other, they will be too heavy to move in and out if mounted together, something like 60 pounds a piece, plus whatever the box ends up weighing, pics coming soon

btnhfan
08-24-2007, 01:43 AM
Blood is the best type of deadening they say.

Dtour
08-24-2007, 06:13 AM
Will if thats the case then this car has the best deadening on the market, alot of blood translates to good install:D:D

malic
08-24-2007, 04:02 PM
What kind of 1/0 is that??

billabongcr
08-24-2007, 04:04 PM
well there was blood involved, so im guessing the install will sound good

there was alot of blood during my last install..and it sounds awesome. the 2 are directly related.

still cant use my index finger..3 weeks later.

Dtour
08-24-2007, 04:44 PM
I went with 0/1 guage Enetic Power and ground wires from Elemental Designs website, awsome stuff, something like 4,500 strands of wire, oxygen free, 2.25$ a foot, going to use the extra i purchased for my big 3 upgrade soon. We ran dayton 14 ga speaker wire for all the speakers, will probably use 10 or 12 ga for my subs when they come in, so far 100 feet spool has been used, ned another 40 feet to run 2 more front stage drivers

Motley
08-24-2007, 06:14 PM
Good job, looks like a alot of work so far, keep going.

Dtour
08-25-2007, 06:31 PM
C701 came in last night, would like to mount under my 9851 but not sure if it will fit, any suggestions

req
08-26-2007, 07:47 PM
yea i got a suggestion.

http://i11.tinypic.com/6bncuaq.jpg

http://i14.tinypic.com/6gty39k.jpg

http://i10.tinypic.com/4qoittj.jpg

http://i16.tinypic.com/6fuetfb.jpg

http://i13.tinypic.com/6eyhsfa.jpg

http://i12.tinypic.com/63vg9xy.jpg

http://i16.tinypic.com/66b4oq1.jpg

http://i13.tinypic.com/68itsgm.jpg


need to do another filler to get rid of the pinholes and imperfections, fill the top edge where i glued the trim plate in. and paint it. so far it looks great, the H701 moulds in there quite nicely just gotta do a few more things to finish it up though. we also built a trunk tub to mount his amps in the tirewell, ill get pics of that in the next few days. and after that we need to reassemble the trunk liner and what not and make a false floor to hide it all. its comming along, slowly but shurely.

comments? :D

DejaWiz
08-26-2007, 08:22 PM
^ I like that, req.

req
08-27-2007, 06:36 AM
i thought id get at least a few comments :(

Dtour
08-27-2007, 07:39 PM
I like that too, especially since it's for my car. Once again god ole' req got out the dremmel tool and cut alot of fat off of my metra dash kit, reloacating this and that and moving some bars around. We just need to put another coat of bondo and a little more sanding, followed by some flat black spray paint, H701 will be here on wednesday, will wire the c701 tommorrow after work, and finish my trunk if all goes well

req
09-01-2007, 11:10 PM
trimmed the inside of the door panel down to fit the larger diamater speakers.
http://i18.tinypic.com/5z44pb4.jpg

thems the midbassuz
http://i19.tinypic.com/4zjclxw.jpg

fabbed up a quick bracket for his c701
http://i3.tinypic.com/4vrcpba.jpg

isnt that beautius?
http://i9.tinypic.com/4kbtwtf.jpg

lets hear what you have to say :)

Damaso87
09-01-2007, 11:23 PM
Brings a tear to my eye...just beautiful. The dash install looks SO clean!

EnvEe 02
09-01-2007, 11:26 PM
very nice..super clean. The dash looks sick

req
09-01-2007, 11:26 PM
thanks man :)

req
09-01-2007, 11:28 PM
ah crap. i totally forgot to take pics of the amp rack we are building in the trunk.

ill get some for you guys on monday.

Civic96Lx
09-01-2007, 11:41 PM
is that bullets by augustana??

Civic96Lx
09-01-2007, 11:41 PM
oh yeah and bad *** install!!

req
09-01-2007, 11:42 PM
lol i dunno :)

it was his ipod haha.

req
09-02-2007, 08:34 AM
**** over 1000 views and 35 replies :(

James Bang
09-02-2007, 08:40 AM
**** over 1000 views and 35 replies :(


ah crap. i totally forgot to take pics of the amp rack we are building in the trunk.

ill get some for you guys on monday.

;)

req
09-02-2007, 08:46 AM
bastage :toast:

James Bang
09-02-2007, 08:47 AM
haha. good stuff man. diggin' it

alxmlr789
09-02-2007, 08:52 AM
req, what kind of liquid deadener is that im looking to add something more to my two layers on my doors..

req
09-02-2007, 09:58 AM
edead.v3

http://www.edesignaudio.com/edv2/product_info.php?cPath=21&products_id=53

or second skin sludge

http://www.secondskinaudio.com/store.php?category=50

alxmlr789
09-02-2007, 10:08 AM
how much should i get for two doors?

Dtour
09-02-2007, 04:50 PM
One gallon covered thick layers on both front doors and a couple of coats on entire trunk, and 3 coats on top and bottom of rear deck, plus i still have some left, it goes a long way, and keeps the edead V1 from ever peeling off, made a quite a difference, i prefer the liquid, easier to put on than mat

alxmlr789
09-02-2007, 04:58 PM
wow, so a gallon goes a long way?

smd4life
09-02-2007, 05:03 PM
that's very nice...the world could use more installs like this.....:fyi:

Dtour
09-02-2007, 05:20 PM
gallon goes a very long way, comes in either blue or black, i went with black, theres a forum discount for 40 bucks a gallon, plus shipping, but saves 10 bucks off normal price

req
09-03-2007, 12:13 AM
yea id rather use liquid over mat any day. **** works awesome.

anywho. tomrrow (today really) we will be doing some A-pillar fabrication.


so stay tuned.

alxmlr789
09-03-2007, 01:24 AM
How do you spread it around on the outer shell of the door? I dunno how i would do that much..lol

And also, if i have two laters of fatmat, u think i could leave it on there, or wold it be more effective if i took the mat off then painted to sludge on?

Dtour
09-03-2007, 01:25 AM
hooked up a sub tonight just out of boredom, played around on the h701 to get it dialed in and turns out there are tons of rattles coming from the roof area, rattles i havnt heard before, so it looks like i'll spend some time isolating them one by one and doing what I can to stop the rattle.

Also did an experiment with my electrical system tonight. Volume was almost off, just barely audible, I took a multimeter to the trunk and tested voltage at the dist block, heres what I got.....

14 volts wit everything off but the stereo, stereo was low
12.25 volts with a/c on full blast and headlights on
13.7 with just headlights on

So 'm thinking I need to atleast upgrade my stinkin battery, it's whatever stupid battery honda put in there at the factory, I had no idea the A/C ****** over a volt of juice, then again it don't really suprise me.

Will the big 3 upgrade and a new battery help with this, or is just the way things are?

req
09-03-2007, 10:52 PM
more pictures on the way. let me upload them.

alxmlr789
09-03-2007, 10:55 PM
more pictures on the way. let me upload them.


K :up2somet:

req
09-03-2007, 11:04 PM
http://i12.tinypic.com/5yjtyqv.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/52efprs.jpg

http://i1.tinypic.com/4vos7er.jpg

http://i12.tinypic.com/4unhkc7.jpg

http://i7.tinypic.com/52ftjwx.jpg

http://i10.tinypic.com/673692g.jpg

http://i15.tinypic.com/6btm9fa.jpg

http://i1.tinypic.com/6gkqelx.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/4mup9b4.jpg

kind of funny how a few pictures sum up like 8 hours of work.


what do you all think? and yes, they are off axis for a reason. :cool:

pickup1
09-03-2007, 11:05 PM
trim ring looks great!dash is very clean.

Dtour
09-03-2007, 11:07 PM
our pics came out a little blurry, doesn't do them justice, we'll be sure to get some clear pics when they are fully finished:yumyum:

billabongcr
09-03-2007, 11:11 PM
why run 2 hus? whats the purpose for this?

it definately looks sick tho

alxmlr789
09-03-2007, 11:12 PM
why run 2 hus? whats the purpose for this?

it definately looks sick tho


Gonna guess from the picture of the rear of it that its an equilizer or something of that sort...

req
09-03-2007, 11:18 PM
why run 2 hus? whats the purpose for this?

it definately looks sick tho

http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/product.php?model=PXA-H701
http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/product.php?model=RUX-C701

i only see one headunit :eyebrow:

jmoneypierce21
09-03-2007, 11:29 PM
lovin the a-pillars!keep up the good work!:yumyum:

Sythlord79
09-03-2007, 11:29 PM
kind of funny how a few pictures sum up like 8 hours of work.


what do you all think? and yes, they are off axis for a reason. :cool:

whats the reason? Im a noob, but I thought tweets facing the windshield was bad. Tweets firing directly at each other is better, right?

looks great tho, hoping to switch to the Alpines myself soon.

billabongcr
09-03-2007, 11:31 PM
http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/product.php?model=PXA-H701
http://www.alpine-usa.com/US-en/products/product.php?model=RUX-C701

i only see one headunit :eyebrow:

right on. i didnt investigate

knowing more about eq's than i do ftw

req
09-03-2007, 11:38 PM
eq\xover\time align\dolby dts 5.1\ect. it does a LOT.


and they are off axis because every time i read about these particular tweets, everyone says that off axis is the only way they like them. it would have been nice if they were a little bit more on axis, but they will still sound great the way they are. we did not have an amplifer at the time to test the two speakers in different alignments, so we did lots of research and found how people tended to like them. and off axis was the best.

but i am pleased with the outcome. the midranges are what im looking forward to the most.

Dtour
09-04-2007, 11:19 AM
Should get my infinity 4 channel back today, dam thing went in protect mode this past week, i went to take it out of the trunk and the rca plug on the actual amp pulled off, I put it in the box and took it to best buy, they have to send it off for whatever repairs it needs, until then i can't slave the midranges and tweets in the pilliars unless someone has a 4 channel i could borrow:(

req
09-04-2007, 12:03 PM
im off to new york today because my best friend just passed away.

so there wont be any updates with anything spactular until i get back.



but i expected a few more comments than this. time to post it on DIYmobileaudio.com. *feh*

by the way dtour, my plane leaves at 6:20. i left you a message, listen to it and let me know.

Columbus45
09-04-2007, 03:32 PM
hooked up a sub tonight just out of boredom, played around on the h701 to get it dialed in and turns out there are tons of rattles coming from the roof area, rattles i havnt heard before, so it looks like i'll spend some time isolating them one by one and doing what I can to stop the rattle.

Also did an experiment with my electrical system tonight. Volume was almost off, just barely audible, I took a multimeter to the trunk and tested voltage at the dist block, heres what I got.....

14 volts wit everything off but the stereo, stereo was low
12.25 volts with a/c on full blast and headlights on
13.7 with just headlights on

So 'm thinking I need to atleast upgrade my stinkin battery, it's whatever stupid battery honda put in there at the factory, I had no idea the A/C ****** over a volt of juice, then again it don't really suprise me.

Will the big 3 upgrade and a new battery help with this, or is just the way things are?


i have a civic jus like yours and those stock batteries ****...i jus got a regular everstart and ive been runnin an IA 20.1 off it and i hardly have any voltage drop

But to answer ur question a new battery will be a huge improvement and the big 3 will make it even better.....good luck with the rest of the install it looks great

Dtour
09-04-2007, 07:17 PM
cool, will get a new battery soon, the battery case is so small, kinda limits me on what battery i can choose, I guess that ever start made a noticebal difference? What kind was it?

Columbus45
09-04-2007, 08:36 PM
cool, will get a new battery soon, the battery case is so small, kinda limits me on what battery i can choose, I guess that ever start made a noticebal difference? What kind was it?

well i put the battery in as soon as i put my first system in so i never heard it off of the little stock batt....but i got the battery jus at walmart its a yellow Everstart(around $60 or so)...and to fit it in i jus took off that little intake hose thing and the battery case and it jus sits in there fine and doesnt move....u can fit pretty much any kind of regular battery in there....jus nothing like a kinetik 2400 or something massive

Dtour
09-06-2007, 01:19 PM
Tommorrow is big install for alarm, might try and do remote start even though it's a standard transmission

Dtour
09-10-2007, 08:44 PM
Well one of my tweeters took a crap, called madisound and they have another one on the way, free of charge, guy said it was a common problem, 2 people earlier today had same problem, good thing is that i don't have to send in the bad one, can't beat that

DejaWiz
09-10-2007, 08:48 PM
Sorry to hear that, man. Hopefully it arrives soon and you can have it back up in no time.

Dtour
10-03-2007, 10:29 PM
here are some new pics of my a pilliars, freshley painted with a few coats of paint, 90% complete
http://i21.tinypic.com/23to774.jpg

Dtour
10-03-2007, 10:41 PM
http://i22.tinypic.com/2mwe7av.jpg

req
10-04-2007, 01:39 AM
lookin good.


how do they look in the car?

req
10-04-2007, 01:46 AM
lol the little tiny ****** ones?

heh.

Dtour
10-04-2007, 05:56 AM
Can't put em in car yet, still not dry, thi afternoon will take more pics, with speakers slaved in

fbi90909
10-05-2007, 12:14 AM
just saw this thread, nice progress on the install and am looking forward to the finish.
i love the clean *** double din dash and the A-pillar fab work and has given me ideas with tweet mounts for my civic, but i'm trying to find stock tweet mounts on the Sails so i can keep the car looking somewhat stock.
question: how much would you charge to fab up a similar tweet/speaker mount on A-pillars?

you could just run a second battery with the big 3 but look into a h.o alt. cause if you're listening to your music at high volumes while being idle or running at low rpms(under 2k) your voltage can drop below 12v quite rapidly, especially with the amperage draw your looking at with your setup. i currently run the stock batt + 1 opt red in the trunk with big 3 on 1/0ga with the saz-1500d, and my voltage does O.K but needs to be upgraded further. :/
question: are you you placing the stock rear dash panel back on the rear panel or having a new one fabbed up? my rear panel flex's too much and causes my rear panels third brake light to hit the back window. i ended up tossing a sock back there and it keeps it quiet.
oh and one more question/request: where did you run your 1/0ga wire from the engine bay to your trunk? i noticed yours running in from the left side so it got me curious. could we get a pic of it if possible?

keep up the good work!

req
10-05-2007, 12:56 AM
well it took a while to build the a pillars because we work a lot. im not quite sure how much id charge to do them again, i dont really have a place to work at since i live in navy barracks. it was tough enough finding a place to work on that stuff (parkinglot + power inverter + jigsaw + dremel).

as far as the 0awg, the best spot is to take the passanger side under dash panel and carpet up, and near the center console down there real low on the firewall is a large wire bundle and grommet.

what i did was slice a hole in both sides (not cutting any wires in the process lol) and stuff the 0 awg in. you can follow the wire bundle up to the fuse panel and battery (zip tie it to the other bundles) and it is clean and perfectly routed.

easy cakes.

prolly gonna finish it up and take more pics later this weekend.

Dtour
10-05-2007, 06:07 AM
a pilliars are a pain to make, i'd love to make everyone free a pilliars but do to the hours and hours of sanding, fiberglass, painting, more sanding, gluing popcicle sticks, and worst of all cutting perfect little mounting rings with routers and dremels, I would never sell mine, if i didn't work I would think about making just a pilliars all day, but it's hard manual labor and req and i would probably need 500 bucks a peice, which is just crazy money, i know i wouldnt pay it, building those pilliars make everything else look pretty darn easy, just installed the car last night, taking some pictures today, with the speakers installed.

Good thing about these pillars is that you can easily take them out and buy some at the junk yard if want to sell the car, but then what do you do with you a pilliar since its vehicle specific, sell it on this forum i suppose, but then they have to use the same speakers, all around just a pain in the a@@

gamecock guru
10-05-2007, 06:14 AM
trimmed the inside of the door panel down to fit the larger diamater speakers.
http://i18.tinypic.com/5z44pb4.jpg

thems the midbassuz
http://i19.tinypic.com/4zjclxw.jpg

fabbed up a quick bracket for his c701
http://i3.tinypic.com/4vrcpba.jpg

isnt that beautius?
http://i9.tinypic.com/4kbtwtf.jpg

lets hear what you have to say :)

that alpine sound processor looks kinda funny mounted under the hu. i think the 701 looks pretty good glassed-in on the head liner.

ramos
10-05-2007, 06:28 AM
Very nice , you love some **** popsicle sticks don't you :)

gamecock guru
10-05-2007, 06:33 AM
Very nice , you love some **** popsicle sticks don't you :)

right over my head... i didn't get it

bdawson72
10-05-2007, 06:38 AM
http://i12.tinypic.com/5yjtyqv.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/52efprs.jpg

http://i1.tinypic.com/4vos7er.jpg

http://i12.tinypic.com/4unhkc7.jpg

http://i7.tinypic.com/52ftjwx.jpg

http://i10.tinypic.com/673692g.jpg

http://i15.tinypic.com/6btm9fa.jpg

http://i1.tinypic.com/6gkqelx.jpg

http://i4.tinypic.com/4mup9b4.jpg

kind of funny how a few pictures sum up like 8 hours of work.


what do you all think? and yes, they are off axis for a reason. :cool:




right over my head... i didn't get it

He used Popsicle sticks.

gamecock guru
10-05-2007, 06:40 AM
He used Popsicle sticks.

hell, it works. it's wood!!!

ramos
10-05-2007, 09:32 AM
I'm just giving reqypoo hell . Everytime I see a project of his , those popsicle sticks are some where :D It's like a fabricators version of where's waldo :)

ramos
10-05-2007, 09:34 AM
hell, it works. it's wood!!!


Doesn't even have to be wood . I use radio back straps when making kicks a lot of times . They hold there shape and can be easily repositioned for aiming corrections. :)

req
10-05-2007, 10:37 AM
that is an awesome fab technique right there. i just have not found the right backstraps around here in stores to buy for that purpose. they are eaither way too thick and not easily malliable, or way too thin and flimsy.



we might be relocating the midbass to the kicks. so stay tuned for that.


and that stucco\stone paint actually looks a hell of a lot better than i thought it would on those a pillars. ill get some pics this weekend.

ramos
10-05-2007, 11:22 AM
I get them from rat shack. Just about the only thing I go in that place for anymore unless I want to mess with the salesman.

Midbass in the kicks ? Time to check out the kick area and start chopping to open up some of the hidden room in there :)

req
10-05-2007, 11:38 AM
i dont know if he will let me do that much lawl.

ramos
10-05-2007, 12:37 PM
i dont know if he will let me do that much lawl.


I'm gonna get that luxury for once on a vehicle here real soon. ;)

Dtour
10-05-2007, 03:20 PM
req chop away, i'm ready for the kick panels when you are, the mid bass in the doors rattle the locking mechanisms too much for my likeing, even with 10 pounds of deadener on each door, oh well , it was a valuable leason in deadening and speaker placement, to be continued......

basspatin
10-05-2007, 07:47 PM
This is a Nice build! I love the dash! Them pillars are looking clean too!

req
10-06-2007, 09:44 PM
we did lots of **** today.

i started fabbing kick panels with my friend paul and dtour. we got lots of pics of the process so we will get those pics up in a few hours.

i have a good feeling that they will come out very nice. tommorw we will finish the kicks and get the vdub detailed. hopefully my new amplicator will come in the mail soon.


stay tuned, good updates to come.

Dtour
10-07-2007, 09:34 AM
Well here's the pics, will finish the kicks today and have more pics tonight....

http://i24.tinypic.com/15yek51.jpg

http://i23.tinypic.com/330edtx.jpg

http://i22.tinypic.com/24mc9ch.jpg

http://i21.tinypic.com/of6g6o.jpg

http://i21.tinypic.com/2iiwk80.jpg

Dtour
10-07-2007, 09:43 AM
http://i21.tinypic.com/9kauev.jpg

http://i21.tinypic.com/8wb68x.jpg

http://i22.tinypic.com/8wb68x.jpg

http://i23.tinypic.com/15dx752.jpg

http://i22.tinypic.com/w9zos6.jpg

http://i21.tinypic.com/11m99vk.jpg

http://i21.tinypic.com/1zco4du.jpg

http://i24.tinypic.com/2u4moad.jpg

http://i21.tinypic.com/korhc.jpg

Dtour
10-07-2007, 02:31 PM
fiberglass is drying, more pics tonight

Dtour
10-07-2007, 07:23 PM
http://i22.tinypic.com/2exor6g.jpg

http://i23.tinypic.com/sb4qav.jpg

http://i21.tinypic.com/24lre3a.jpg

http://i23.tinypic.com/jtv2w1.jpg

http://i21.tinypic.com/2yyzihz.jpg

now they are drying, put on a few more coats tonight

mobeious
10-07-2007, 07:33 PM
should have ditched the factory kick plastic for more airspace behind it

Rattlebrain
10-07-2007, 07:38 PM
That looks great! :bowdown:
http://i23.tinypic.com/15dx752.jpg

req
10-07-2007, 07:54 PM
a pillars are still not done yet, and we decided that the facctory kicks were needed to make sure that the kicks retained the stock look wich was important.


more pics on the way.

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/7955/dsc00525qd1.jpg
http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/2563/dsc00526xk7.jpg
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9066/dsc00537zo8.jpg
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/1104/dsc00539ds2.jpg
http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/7318/dsc00540yd5.jpg
http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/6858/dsc00538ia9.jpg

mobeious
10-07-2007, 08:06 PM
pull kick make a mold then cut kick the mold to were u only have the part that shows and mold the rest and then u get the look of factory and a lot more airspace

ramos
10-07-2007, 08:21 PM
Could get a whole lot more airspace if you vented them into the frame rails too :)

req
10-07-2007, 08:46 PM
that too. if we have to then we will vent them somewhere. irrigeardless its not big deal. they were IB and sounded great, but them **** door locks had some gnarly vibrations around 100hz - and now they will be on axis quite a bit more - so it will be interesting seeing what kind of difference they give in the two alignments.

happened a lot on lower bass guitar notes. *sigh*

ramos
10-08-2007, 12:24 PM
Either way they look **** , nice work man :)

req
10-08-2007, 02:33 PM
**** people.

retarded pedophile threads get tons of attention, but mad pictures of custom **** get *neat*


bastards.

Dtour
10-08-2007, 10:18 PM
finished glassing kicks this afternoon, sanding and finishing work in the next few days, stay tuned

Tonyguy
10-09-2007, 12:17 AM
great work req. i'm jealous :fyi:

ramos
10-09-2007, 09:02 AM
**** people.

retarded pedophile threads get tons of attention, but mad pictures of custom **** get *neat*


bastards.


I didn't say neat :p: :)

marineeagle28
10-09-2007, 09:48 AM
That shiz is BADD... Good to see QUALITY like that... if only one one of ya was a Corpsman stationed at Beaufort id def. be tryin to get help settin mine up like that... awsome work guys

spoonraker
10-09-2007, 10:27 AM
I really love that you never do anything sloppy. It's really tempting to get excited and just plug stuff in to "test" and then end up driving around like that for a long time :)

excellent work

req
10-09-2007, 01:49 PM
lol.

well, i wouldnt say that it never happens ;)

because right now my car is in shambles because i have been concentrating on this guys ride, and testing equipment in my car, and bla bla bla.

every now and again, for testing\tuning purposes, we would install equipment in his trunk using a pair of sweatpants and misc pieces of wire and set an amp on top of everything using the sweats so nothing gets scratched.

this may last a half hour drive, or two days. but by the weekend we always fixed things. i actually went out for a short deployment on the uss george washington and his car was a bit messy because i simple could not get time to work on it plus i had to go on that deployment for a week or so.

most of the time, we work on the car and take pictures as we go, but there are times you dont see that things look horrible :p:

it is an innevetable part of car audio, hopefully we can get his shiz done soon so that i can finally finish my car :)

ramos
10-09-2007, 02:21 PM
it is an innevetable part of car audio, hopefully we can get his shiz done soon so that i can finally finish my car :)


I have been saying that for the past year and a half lol :)

bdawson72
10-09-2007, 02:23 PM
As have I

req
10-09-2007, 02:25 PM
lawl.


my car has been in work since 2003 lawl. all i did was get a new car and have to start over with mostly the same equipmet - hah.

ive been driving round with out subs for like 3 weeks :'(

spoonraker
10-09-2007, 02:30 PM
that's ok I've been driving around without door panels for 3 weeks

bdawson72
10-09-2007, 02:31 PM
I havent had subs in my vehicle in about a year

:(

spoonraker
10-09-2007, 03:37 PM
I've had a bad starter solenoid for about 2 months now and whenever I have the computer started and I go to start the car and it doesn't work it shuts the computer down but keeps power to it so I have to pop the trunk and manually reach into the case and unplug and plug the ATX cable back into the motherboard

...I win

ramos
10-09-2007, 03:49 PM
I havent had subs in my vehicle in about a year

:(


ditto , sans door panels for about half a year, and one finished kick , and one unfinished kick for quite some time now as well. Every time I finish an install up , someone buys a new car :(

ramos
10-09-2007, 03:51 PM
I've had a bad starter solenoid for about 2 months now and whenever I have the computer started and I go to start the car and it doesn't work it shuts the computer down but keeps power to it so I have to pop the trunk and manually reach into the case and unplug and plug the ATX cable back into the motherboard

...I win

I don't know , I went through 4 months of winter and half way through the summer with nothing in the interior of my car except for a drivers seat , steering wheel , and a duct taped on instrument cluster :)

Dtour
10-09-2007, 04:28 PM
what are these subs i keep hearing about, no one i know has them installed right now, i wonder why?

req
10-10-2007, 03:58 AM
what subs?

what are you even talking about dtour?

James Bang
10-10-2007, 01:35 PM
i think he means ... "more pictures"

Dtour
10-10-2007, 08:58 PM
heres some new pics from today, applied a coat of bondo gold then ran out, went to store and found bondo ultimate, supposed to be a little lighter weight and easier to sand, hence the different colors, the lighter blue is the ultimate, definitly worth the extra 2 bucks, more sanding to come tomorrow, and probably the next day.....

http://i23.tinypic.com/29wsf7k.jpg

http://i20.tinypic.com/2qsyyz5.jpg

ramos
10-11-2007, 07:50 AM
Bondo blue is the shiz man , definately worth the price difference. Just have to let it cure a little longer before you start knocking down the ridges. Sands almost to easy :)

spoonraker
10-11-2007, 12:00 PM
FYI really expensive full-suspension bikes aren't meant to be ridden on the sidewalk, unless you just got it you better get some dirt on it ASAP.

req
10-11-2007, 02:16 PM
i think he knows what he is doing

http://a222.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/71/l_9e27dfcc1d93ea58e3bdfd8da96af3fd.jpg



lookin good dtour. ill stop by after work on friday or somethin. maybe we will get out after the PRT today. hopefully its not too hot and ****** out for this **** run.

Dtour
10-11-2007, 02:54 PM
that bike never see's the concrete, unless there something big i want to jump off, i take it off road every chance i get, i just been busy work and this car this summer
FYI really expensive full-suspension bikes aren't meant to be ridden on the sidewalk, unless you just got it you better get some dirt on it ASAP.

spoonraker
10-11-2007, 03:00 PM
That's what I like to hear :)

you keep that thing **** clean...did you just rebuild it or something or do you just have way too much time and a toothbrush?

Dtour
10-11-2007, 04:56 PM
i clean the crap out of it after i ride, it's actually not that clean right now, you guys would flip out if you saw how clean it could be, let's just say i take good care of what i got

alxmlr789
10-11-2007, 05:03 PM
Lsu!

spoonraker
10-11-2007, 05:55 PM
How do you clean it? I have a Gary Fisher advance right now (decent hardtail) but next summer I plan on doing a serious upgrade to either a HiFi series or a Trek Fuel-EX series full suspension. Obviously spending at least $1k more makes me a bit more motivated to keep it in good shape.

Right now I really don't do a **** thing to keep my bike clean since I know it's not really worth a ton of a money, I've hosed it down before, but I am curious how you get every single nook and cranny of the components clean like that.

Dtour
10-11-2007, 09:50 PM
i just use a hose and a rag or two, every once in a while i'll take the chain off and clean it with some chain cleaner and re lube everything, plus keep inside all the time, so it won't rust

alpinetypeR
10-11-2007, 09:57 PM
Dtour.

what do u think of dynamat Xtreme...i used it in my buddies 03 civic 4door trunk. it worked pretty well for only doing the trunk lid an under the shelf speakers...just wondering what you did for your trunk

Dtour
10-11-2007, 10:41 PM
if i could have afforded dynamat extreme i would have used it, I purchased 120 sq ft of elemental designs edead V1 for 120 shipped, which I believe is about 5 times cheaper than dynamat, it's not as thick, and does not stick as well, yet i used atleast 2 layers of deadening in most places, followed by several coats of Edead V3 (a thick deadening liquid that is painted on)

If your friend is interested I have about 50 or 60 sq feet of the mat left, plently enough to do entire trunk including sides, bottom, and trunk lid, plus lots of layers for your doors, and you'd probably still have some extra for radom rattles that you come across. Make me an offer and I'll ship it you

alpinetypeR
10-11-2007, 11:05 PM
if i could have afforded dynamat extreme i would have used it, I purchased 120 sq ft of elemental designs edead V1 for 120 shipped, which I believe is about 5 times cheaper than dynamat, it's not as thick, and does not stick as well, yet i used atleast 2 layers of deadening in most places, followed by several coats of Edead V3 (a thick deadening liquid that is painted on)

If your friend is interested I have about 50 or 60 sq feet of the mat left, plently enough to do entire trunk including sides, bottom, and trunk lid, plus lots of layers for your doors, and you'd probably still have some extra for radom rattles that you come across. Make me an offer and I'll ship it you

i get it for about 60% off.

so its good stuff tho?

req
10-12-2007, 01:08 AM
dynamat extreme is actually one of the best performers on the market, albiet it is the most expensive. so if you can get it at that price, you **** well should.

and on top of that - a BIG rattle killer for the civic trunks - one that i did to dtours trunk. is loosen the two bolts that attach the trunklatch to the edge of the trunk compartment. you know, that U shaped metal hook that the trunklid attaches to. theres two bolts on each side. loosen them and push the latch hook down away from the trunk lid and re tighten. it should only move like 1\8 inch at most, but it will seriously tighten the trunklid to the car more and kill a nasty rattle when theres too much pressure the actual latch will bounce on that hook causing a terrible buzzing on the outside of the car.

but yes, i would use dynamat extreme if i had the luxury.

alpinetypeR
10-12-2007, 11:36 AM
dynamat extreme is actually one of the best performers on the market, albiet it is the most expensive. so if you can get it at that price, you **** well should.

and on top of that - a BIG rattle killer for the civic trunks - one that i did to dtours trunk. is loosen the two bolts that attach the trunklatch to the edge of the trunk compartment. you know, that U shaped metal hook that the trunklid attaches to. theres two bolts on each side. loosen them and push the latch hook down away from the trunk lid and re tighten. it should only move like 1\8 inch at most, but it will seriously tighten the trunklid to the car more and kill a nasty rattle when theres too much pressure the actual latch will bounce on that hook causing a terrible buzzing on the outside of the car.

but yes, i would use dynamat extreme if i had the luxury.

thanks info was awesome.

ramos
10-12-2007, 01:17 PM
Get to sanding bishes I want more pixors :)

req
10-12-2007, 01:30 PM
lol he works days right now and i work nights right now. so we are only around at the same time on weekends unless he does some stuff like that bondo up there by himself.

hopefully we will have the kicks done saturday *hopefully*

Dtour
10-13-2007, 11:13 AM
Did alot of sanding and a little more bondo last night, also hit them up with one coat of high build primer, today I will continue sanding, going to start sanding with 80, 120, 160, ect... so far it's only been sanded with 40 grit.

http://i21.tinypic.com/oh8d2x.jpg

http://i24.tinypic.com/11v39kl.jpg

http://i21.tinypic.com/2wodrub.jpg

http://i23.tinypic.com/169rns0.jpg

http://i23.tinypic.com/fnz7yw.jpg

ShiningBuick
10-13-2007, 01:29 PM
U should take a little grinder or dremel to the edges and make them nice n smoothe! Looks great so far!

twisztdauthorit
10-13-2007, 01:37 PM
thats a **** nice install you got there man...
I have never ever approved of civics but this one looks real clean... keep up the work

Dtour
10-13-2007, 01:40 PM
The dremel will be broken out soon, these things are at their ugliest stage in life, going out in a few hours to lay down some bondo shortstrand fiberglass to make the bottom of the kick edge flush will the carpet, more pics tonight

audiobahnuser18
10-13-2007, 01:46 PM
Nice install man look's like it's coming along well nice work man.

req
10-13-2007, 02:27 PM
got any questions dtour, gimme a call. make sure you sand the bottom edge with some 40 grit before you apply that reinforced bondo glass. give it a nice surface to stick to. ill be on watch for the next 8 hours or so. im gonna be tired as hell. but ill have my phone on me.

as far as the rough inner ring edges go - we are worrying about that last, because its obviously one of the easiest things to fix, im more concerned about leveling out all the bondo and getting it looking more like a stock replacement panel.


talk to ya later. and yea. thats my hairy\dusty arm in that picture :)

Jdm94Coupe
10-13-2007, 02:36 PM
i can't get a shoutout for the x001? lol..... where's the love CA.com?

Dtour
10-13-2007, 03:09 PM
shoutout to jdm94coupe for selling me the iDA-X001, would definitly do business with again, only took two days to get from him

Dtour
10-13-2007, 05:04 PM
Alright, the right (passenger kick) has a small gap that runs beneath it and the carpet, I'm using bondo shortstrand glass to fill in that gap, then more sanding, some light weight filler, priming, you get the idea, heres some pics from a few minutes ago, letting this thing dry before i go any further....

http://i20.tinypic.com/264qa0n.jpg
this is the gap I mentioned above
http://i20.tinypic.com/2ivgva1.jpg


http://i20.tinypic.com/2148br5.jpg

heres after a couple of layers of the green stuff, hopefully it releases from the tape fairly easy

http://i22.tinypic.com/rku5as.jpg

ramos
10-15-2007, 09:33 AM
Nice , it will let go of the tape with some help. :)

Dtour
10-15-2007, 07:56 PM
Hey everyone, now looking for a sq sub, the pair of 13av.2's look as if they are going to be delayed yet once again, i called ED today and they said that november 15th probably won't be the time that they are shipping, so basically I'm tired of waiting. Any suggestions, REQ told me about IDMAX, any others worth looking into?

Dtour
10-21-2007, 08:21 PM
It's official, I ordered 2 Aura 15's, will have only a couple of inches to spare when I do the IB install, also tried out the kicks for the last couple of day, their all done except for painting and little details, even found some nice grills to go over them, talk about a huge difference in sound compared to having them in the doors, I am definitly keeping them sealed, the power handling is much better than I imagined and they are very tight and accurate, I have them crossed to play 56 to 710 hz, very happy with the kicks so far. Also played with an RTA for 2 hours today, got a very nice flat graph after an hour of playing with it, more to come in a few weeks.

req
10-21-2007, 09:21 PM
sounda is like wery werey nicea.

i like.

Dtour
10-23-2007, 10:57 PM
too bad i'm stuck in **** TAMPA, FL

the727kid
10-23-2007, 11:22 PM
What's wrong with Tampa???

req
10-31-2007, 12:50 PM
he has aura ns15's in virgina.


bout to get started on this IB buld for the ns15's in the civic this weekend if his *** gets back here soon enough.

req
10-31-2007, 09:43 PM
http://i1.tinypic.com/4tfw7pw.jpg
http://i8.tinypic.com/63107xf.jpg
http://i11.tinypic.com/5xruzw0.jpg
http://i19.tinypic.com/4zu6azm.jpg

Dtour
11-05-2007, 03:21 PM
When are we putting these things in?

James Bang
11-05-2007, 03:23 PM
i'd like to know when as well.

2kchevy06civic
11-05-2007, 03:28 PM
oh wow, an aura sub. :yumyum:

ramos
11-05-2007, 05:19 PM
Man you are gonna love those :)

req
11-05-2007, 06:30 PM
hopefully this weekend. seeing as he works days and i work nights its hard to coordinate time durring the work week :(

Megalomaniac
11-05-2007, 06:37 PM
Do you have pictures of the pillars installed with drivers?

SRim23
11-06-2007, 12:22 AM
any work done on that amp rack you were talking about?

connersdad19
11-06-2007, 01:45 PM
nice work.

Dtour
11-11-2007, 08:26 PM
Just finished istalled 2 aura 15's IB set up, it is just amazing what these things are capable of, I only have 400 watts on each one, no where near the rated 800 watts, will post new pics asap

Dtour
11-12-2007, 09:07 AM
http://i14.tinypic.com/7y6uy38.jpg
trunk before infinite baffle


http://i12.tinypic.com/87a1klz.jpg
cardboard template



http://i5.tinypic.com/819w0f7.jpg
heres a double piece of 3/4" mdf board



http://i3.tinypic.com/81ol3t4.jpg
time for some router action



http://i2.tinypic.com/6ld0g04.jpg
pre drilling holes and getting the subs lined up



http://i16.tinypic.com/8bj165c.jpg
Jonesy before he puked

Dtour
11-12-2007, 09:17 AM
http://i19.tinypic.com/7xxouf4.jpg
Req and i being proud for a moment



http://i5.tinypic.com/8fcfcr6.jpg
REQ getting pissed off



http://i4.tinypic.com/6t030hc.jpg
heres after using some expanding foam




http://i6.tinypic.com/869rc7k.jpg
grey carpet for front side




http://i17.tinypic.com/8eur1uc.jpg
front side complete



http://i2.tinypic.com/86g5pc5.jpg
dark grey carpet for backside




http://i10.tinypic.com/6olpgdt.jpg
the two beast


n a few weeks we'll get the false floor done and do some finishing touches to the kickpanels and a pilliars, other than that this install is very close to being complete, big shout out to Req and Jonsey for all their work this weekend, couldn't have done it without em

tsenfw
11-12-2007, 09:25 AM
Does the trunk act like one big box when you mount subs like that?

Dtour
11-12-2007, 09:29 AM
yeah, it has a huge effect diminishing rattles that you would normally get from sealed or ported enclosures, though it doesn't matter whether or not I close the trunk, hence the Infinite Baffle design, great SQ, less output

jdc753
11-12-2007, 09:31 AM
daaayumn thats gonna be **** when its finished IB definitly allows you to really show off the woofers. Can't wait to see the next installment of pics.

Keep up the good work guys

Twilight
11-12-2007, 01:16 PM
I've been following this install looking for ideas for my own car. Fantastic job, guys!

Can't wait to see the final product.

req
11-12-2007, 04:42 PM
oh its very close to being done. we sat in the car for about 3 hours last night listening to songs.

but. dtour didnt mention this - the other day he stepped on an L18 :(

so we gotta wait a few days until he can order a new one. i think he might have crinkled the coil a little. im not sure really, but its audibly distorted. so, its only like $75 we need to find some 7.5~8" grills for them :crap:


should have the trunk carpet trimmed and in at the end of the week, and the false floor carpeted and installed as well. gotta paint some liquid deadener over some of the rear deck to cover up the foam. but so far so good :)



and by the way - the front of the whole thing is carpeted and the cones look awesome, but the camera ran out of batteries before we could take more pictures :(

James Bang
11-12-2007, 04:45 PM
blah blah blah....

1 pic = 1,000 words.

req
11-12-2007, 04:47 PM
so what do ya think james?


:)

ramos
11-12-2007, 04:54 PM
Very nice , but one question . How the fawk do you fit through the less than 15" sub cutouts ? :)

James Bang
11-12-2007, 04:56 PM
I think them woofers look like some double D *******, which is **** as hell. Psh, only if I can fit 15" ******* like that. I only have one 12" C-cup *****, Total Recall style.


who was the one that went crazy w/ the can of expanding foam?

I wanna see how you covered them 6.5" holes.


also, what the hell is holding up the baffle?

req
11-12-2007, 06:03 PM
what do ya mean man? they were like what? 13.8" in diamater - and i could fit one arm and shoulder plus my head through there. im not a fat guy if thats what you mean :rolleyes:



Very nice , but one question . How the fawk do you fit through the less than 15" sub cutouts ? :)




the baffle is held up by the reinforcing bars on the left and right in this picture

http://i14.tinypic.com/7y6uy38.jpg

we were able to put tons of fastners into the baffle this way :cool:

and we myself and dtour went crazy with the foam... its not easy stuff to work with :laugh:

and covered what 6.5" holes??



who was the one that went crazy w/ the can of expanding foam?

I wanna see how you covered them 6.5" holes.


also, what the hell is holding up the baffle?

ramos
11-12-2007, 06:18 PM
Not calling you a fatboy :D when I first looked at the picture, I thought your entire torso was through it. I can't fit my big arse head and shoulder in anything smaller than an 18" :D

James Bang
11-12-2007, 06:38 PM
6.5" holes from taking those ugly infinity coaxials off the rear deck.

req
11-13-2007, 12:37 PM
LAWL


well. personally i think he is going to bust the ****in cone off of them infinitys when the trunk is closed lol.

prolly just some 1\4" wood and some silicone

audiobahnuser18
11-13-2007, 12:42 PM
Real nice work guy's look's bad@ss can't wait to see it finished.

Dtour
11-15-2007, 01:09 AM
i'm back from tampa yet again, will take some pics of the subs from inside the car so you can see how good they look with the rear seats folded down, also ordered a new L18 that will be tomorrow, will be the very first time i can hear the complete sytem

ramos
11-15-2007, 09:47 AM
LAWL


well. personally i think he is going to bust the ****in cone off of them infinitys when the trunk is closed lol.

prolly just some 1\4" wood and some silicone


I see you have a router . Take some scrap 3/4" mdf, leave about 3/4" over lap around the driver hole. Remove the rear drivers, and hold your mdf up to the hole and trace it out. Then use your router to remove 1/4" of the material from everywhere but the circle fitting into the driver hole. Paint the bishes black, silicon the bastages in and viola lovely mdf plugs that won't flex like a sob :)

Dtour
11-15-2007, 01:40 PM
http://i1.tinypic.com/6kz7ktf.jpg

Heres a pic from the rear seats folded down, as far as the rear speakers i will probably leave them in for now, plugging those holes are something i'll do once the kicks and apilliars are finished up

Megalomaniac
11-15-2007, 01:52 PM
I hate the idea of having to have your seats down to listen to them :(

calbert04
11-15-2007, 03:18 PM
i ran 2 IDQ's infinate baffle in my 97 civic and loved it.

clean install, cant wait to see the finished product.

Rattlebrain
11-15-2007, 04:24 PM
http://i1.tinypic.com/6kz7ktf.jpg
Thats ****!!
:yumyum::boink:

Echo42987
11-15-2007, 04:31 PM
WoW...Thats bloody awesome equipment.

-Nick-

req
11-15-2007, 04:36 PM
I hate the idea of having to have your seats down to listen to them :(

the best part is you dont have to :)

we tested it both ways, and you can leave the seats up with passangers back there and it makes a very very minute (if audible) difference. the seats just have some open cell foam **** in there.


sounds amazing. later this week i will prolly take the rear seats out and fix the bottom edges near the seat coushins in the corners that i didnt have enough carpet to cover... stupid bottom edges.

Echo42987
11-15-2007, 04:37 PM
Is this your car reqs or Dtours? I didn't see that?

-Nick-

Dtour
11-15-2007, 05:39 PM
it's my car, req is my best friend/installer , you know , that guy who's like " man infinite baffle would sound so god in a sedan since the trunk so big " he claims he doesn't talk me into all these big projects but you people have to understand what we are dealing with here, we are dealing with me, and if soeone even makes a slight recomendation to try something new that just might sound better than I'm all about trying, plus it happens to be a fun hobby, expensive, but fun

req
11-15-2007, 06:17 PM
could have had a pair of idq15's or ed16ov2's for half (or less than) half the price of them ns15's.

but then again. when you have the monies, id have gotten the ns15's too :D


and i consider it half my stereo too. because i did 90% of the fabrication work. but its cool because i taught somone who is friends with me how to do it :)

Echo42987
11-15-2007, 06:38 PM
Can you teach me? I'll pay for your ticket! I'm dying to learn on how to do that kind of stuff. My install is good, but that looks so much better!

-Nick-

SRim23
11-15-2007, 09:05 PM
ive got an 05 civic and was looking forward to that floating amp rack you were talking bout......install looks great but im a little disappointed lol jk

req
11-15-2007, 11:54 PM
ive got an 05 civic and was looking forward to that floating amp rack you were talking bout......install looks great but im a little disappointed lol jk

is there a reacharound involved too? :inlove:

Megalomaniac
11-16-2007, 12:07 AM
http://i1.tinypic.com/6kz7ktf.jpg

Heres a pic from the rear seats folded down, as far as the rear speakers i will probably leave them in for now, plugging those holes are something i'll do once the kicks and apilliars are finished up

they look like breasts. do they squirt milk?

Dtour
11-16-2007, 01:20 AM
they look like breasts. do they squirt milk?

not yet, but anythings possible....

SRim23
11-16-2007, 01:36 AM
is there a reacharound involved too? :inlove:

huh? kinda confused me with the post....

req
11-16-2007, 03:01 AM
huh? kinda confused me with the post....

i visit, i make some romance explosion with yous?

Dtour
11-16-2007, 03:30 AM
req let's design something that you'd see on pimp my ride.....milk squirting from the cone of these aura's....lol:celebra:

Megalomaniac
11-16-2007, 08:26 AM
i visit, i make some romance explosion with yous?

oh I get it, you are acting like Borat :rolleyes:












:p:

SRim23
11-16-2007, 01:49 PM
oh I get it, you are acting like Borat :rolleyes:












:p:

i guess thats why i dont get it.....watched 10 minutes of that movie and walked out....he annoyed me........

just merely said i was interested in seeing what you meant by the floating amp rack idea.......

req
11-16-2007, 03:38 PM
i was just kiddin around man.

we have some ideas :)

SRim23
11-16-2007, 03:46 PM
i was just kiddin around man.

we have some ideas :)

ah i just assumed the spare tire well was going to be the final resting place for the amps.....still trying to picture how that baffle is mounted? exactly what did you use to mount it? planning on building an amp rack there but worried bout how to secure it

Dtour
11-20-2007, 08:19 AM
Working on finishing kick panels this week, picked up some satin black spray paint that has a hammered finish, also found some grills to help prevent me kicking the L18's again, a 82$ mistake:(

Megalomaniac
11-20-2007, 11:05 AM
They call em' kicks for a reason :p:

Dtour
11-23-2007, 12:22 AM
http://i3.tinypic.com/8e1cv9t.jpg
driver side kick





http://i13.tinypic.com/6p4ecsn.jpg
passenger side

req
11-23-2007, 12:53 AM
i have done a lot of sanding on these bastards.


looking awesome dtour. i really like the finish that ended up being!!!

Dtour
11-23-2007, 06:32 AM
req, thinking about putting a little clear coat over them to make the paint a little more durable, been letting them dry all night and the paint still feels a little soft

req
11-23-2007, 12:47 PM
ive had some textured paint that takes a few days to fully cure. just give it some time.

espically when there were multiple layers on it.

azbass
11-23-2007, 12:58 PM
wasn't it me that recommended the aura woofers?

azbass
11-23-2007, 01:00 PM
because im a little jealous of that sexyness..

req
11-23-2007, 01:39 PM
yup :)


and you will never get to hear them. unless you visit arizona.


and btw, i wont be driving to ny this december. found cheap tickets for the plane ride :(

azbass
11-23-2007, 01:41 PM
ill be in AZ in december.. so I better hear them.. because if it were not for me!

azbass
11-23-2007, 01:41 PM
and booo plane!

req
11-23-2007, 02:01 PM
what are you going to arizona for? he prolly wont actually get there for a few weeks as he is driving there.

azbass
11-23-2007, 02:05 PM
oh snap look, sharp lookin avatar

im going there for Christmas, see some fam.

req
11-23-2007, 02:07 PM
i thought you would like it. dls+vdub.


anywho, yea he most likely will not get there till after you leave. he is goin down south to visit his ladyfriend in FL, then west to lousiana to family, and then west through the wastelands till he gets to arizona.

so no. you wont see them - or my ib idqs this winter. :)


where did you say you were going to get stationed for your final command?

Dtour
11-24-2007, 02:17 AM
actually azbass, i'm moving to arizona to attend a recording arts school, should be arriving around the middle of January, I will most definitly let you hear the aura''s if I'm ever back on the east coast, oh, thanks for recommending them to me, they sound as good as they look, if not better, oh and REQ, you seem to know about my trip than I do, how is that, and what are these wastelands you speak of, don't hate just because your not from the south, that kinda talk could get your arm hit a few more times, yet with more authority, lol:crap:

Dtour
11-24-2007, 04:40 PM
Heres without grills, I prefer them without the grills yet I am tired of risking them being kicked again...

http://i6.tinypic.com/829nm09.jpg

Dtour
11-24-2007, 04:56 PM
Here with grill, car is dirty, will clean later


http://i18.tinypic.com/6z7w2fb.jpg

req
11-24-2007, 06:39 PM
gotta tuck the wires for the driver side kick better so the trim there can sit flush ...


we will get it in there. it does fit perfect :fyi:.

James Bang
11-25-2007, 12:27 AM
prove it

req
11-25-2007, 12:29 AM
aw. i got them in yesterday :crap:

ill get you a picture tomrrow cupcake :inlove:

Megalomaniac
11-25-2007, 01:49 AM
I am shocked you didnt need to relocate hood release

req
11-25-2007, 05:09 PM
yup :)

worked out fine. was a pain in the *** to sand, but i got it to work.

here is a finished preview :)

http://i7.tinypic.com/8g4lezr.jpg

i got more pictures but i gotta run for the moment. we will make a whole new thread with all the pics in it with a description.

:)


and ignore the rag in the rear deck panel. that panel is flexing like woah (the plastic part) and we just gotta put some window foam around the edge that comes close to the rear glass to stop an annoying vibration. aside from that and a few very small things *including the wiring for the subs and the 9.1* the car is pretty much finished.

Megalomaniac
11-25-2007, 08:00 PM
yay the Vic has hanging balls now, no longer a girls car

2kchevy06civic
11-25-2007, 08:08 PM
werd

billabongcr
11-25-2007, 08:09 PM
clean.

benzmansl65amg
11-25-2007, 08:10 PM
nice

azbass
11-25-2007, 08:13 PM
oh that amp. eeeew and gotta have a better amp install.

azbass
11-25-2007, 08:15 PM
actually azbass, i'm moving to arizona to attend a recording arts school, should be arriving around the middle of January, I will most definitly let you hear the aura''s if I'm ever back on the east coast, oh, thanks for recommending them to me, they sound as good as they look, if not better, oh and REQ, you seem to know about my trip than I do, how is that, and what are these wastelands you speak of, don't hate just because your not from the south, that kinda talk could get your arm hit a few more times, yet with more authority, lol:crap:

well come jan ill be in basic. then who knows where. hopefully when I can drive my own car again, ill have my own auras :)

Megalomaniac
11-25-2007, 08:26 PM
well come jan ill be in basic. then who knows where. hopefully when I can drive my own car again, ill have my own auras :)

yeah i wonder if they could have raised the floor about a 1" to drop the amp flush....

req
11-26-2007, 12:04 AM
yeah i wonder if they could have raised the floor about a 1" to drop the amp flush....

nop. the subs could not go higher, and the floor clears the bottom of the motor by about 1" and the false floor (1\2" mdf) is resting on the floorpan of the trunk.

theres no more room in the tire well for anything. we were debating hanging the amp from the rear deck, but with time alloted yesterday and absence of 4 guage wire, the distance up to the rear deck was not an option.


so that is a final change that may happen before (or after) he goes to arizona. but for the time being, it is all installed, working, and somewhat presentable.

savagebee
11-26-2007, 05:35 AM
it looks absolutely great guys..
nice fab work, in all areas..
and Im interested by the use of the fleckstone paint on the pillars.. never would have thought about that before, but it came out looking really good

Dtour
12-04-2007, 08:04 PM
well I ripped the car apart again, I'm running new rca's and changing a few things up, I also wasn't completely satisfied with the finished look of the A pilliars, so working on those too, H701 is for sale, was seriously thinking of going optical, a bunch of other crap in the works in the next few weeks, man it ***** riding around with half of the speakers and amps removed

ssj2xxgotenxx
12-05-2007, 04:16 AM
http://i19.tinypic.com/7xxouf4.jpg


Great build. Great picture.

Dtour
01-19-2008, 02:48 AM
here are the stupid rings that took me forever to finish, i used a jig saw to cut the holes, i wish i would have had a router

http://i14.tinypic.com/8atwqy9.jpg

http://i11.tinypic.com/6tbzng9.jpg

thegreatestpenn
01-19-2008, 03:15 AM
oops

thegreatestpenn
01-19-2008, 03:16 AM
great build, I have the same model civic and been thinking of doing something so this RF midbass fits correctly in my factory door location. Might have to do pods. I do have a question tho, what size is this panel used as the baffle for the subs? i'm about to do a trunk wall and need a baffle just like that (only diff is it'll be for a 12 and port hole. here's the pic in case u can't remember. The baffle dimension would save me a little time and take down
http://i5.tinypic.com/8fcfcr6.jpg

Dtour
01-20-2008, 10:04 PM
great build, I have the same model civic and been thinking of doing something so this RF midbass fits correctly in my factory door location. Might have to do pods. I do have a question tho, what size is this panel used as the baffle for the subs? i'm about to do a trunk wall and need a baffle just like that (only diff is it'll be for a 12 and port hole. here's the pic in case u can't remember. The baffle dimension would save me a little time and take down
http://i5.tinypic.com/8fcfcr6.jpg

actually the dimensions were written on that baffle but then it was carpeted, then the speakers were put in and wired up, so i'd have to take the subs out, peel the carpet back, and hope that the numbers are still legible, it wasn't very hard, we just used an old cardboard box to fit in there and made small adjustments to it until it fit perfect, then traced it to wood, cut the wood, and made another 5 or 6 small adjustments until it fit just right

James Bang
01-20-2008, 11:27 PM
so did you get rid of those rears speakers on the rear deck?

GreenMachine70
01-21-2008, 01:42 AM
Hey Dtour, Where abouts in AZ are you moving to? I'd love to hear your setup...

Dtour
01-22-2008, 01:44 PM
i moved to mesa about a week ago, where do you live in AZ?

James Bang
01-22-2008, 02:14 PM
so did you get rid of those rears speakers on the rear deck?

are you using them as PRs?

GreenMachine70
01-23-2008, 04:17 AM
i moved to mesa about a week ago, where do you live in AZ?

I'm back and forth between, Tempe/Scottsdale and a small town up north

Dtour
01-23-2008, 04:42 AM
i still have the infiniti's in the rear deck, i don't have them connected, no need for rear speakers any more, REQ got me hooked on listening to just the front stage, no i'm picky about how I listening to the music. Plus I just started a recording engineering school, so my standard for good sound stage is even harder to achieve now. Green Machine, shoot me a pm if you want to get together and hear some stuff, what do you drive?

AJē06
01-23-2008, 05:08 AM
niiiiiice

GreenMachine70
01-24-2008, 05:43 AM
i still have the infiniti's in the rear deck, i don't have them connected, no need for rear speakers any more, REQ got me hooked on listening to just the front stage, no i'm picky about how I listening to the music. Plus I just started a recording engineering school, so my standard for good sound stage is even harder to achieve now. Green Machine, shoot me a pm if you want to get together and hear some stuff, what do you drive?

06 mustang GT... you got a pm

James Bang
01-24-2008, 02:17 PM
i still have the infiniti's in the rear deck, i don't have them connected, no need for rear speakers any more, REQ got me hooked on listening to just the front stage, no i'm picky about how I listening to the music. Plus I just started a recording engineering school, so my standard for good sound stage is even harder to achieve now. Green Machine, shoot me a pm if you want to get together and hear some stuff, what do you drive?

i suggest taking them out and covering the holes w/ 1/4" mdf

like so
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a11/mobster909/New%20install/IMG_1713.jpg

Dtour
01-25-2008, 01:55 AM
what advantages does putting the mdf in there vs the 6.5" coaxials, is the mdf going to make the IB sound better?

James Bang
01-25-2008, 02:01 AM
I think it will just make the whole ib setup more... sturdier.

I'm sure that those coaxials are moving along w/ your subs. covering the whole would give more assurance that the subs' rear waves will not meet w/ the front

Dtour
01-25-2008, 04:07 PM
makes sense

James Bang
01-25-2008, 09:40 PM
that noob Req should've known better and done it for you