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mazzasec
05-18-2008, 02:39 AM
Well my previous setup consisted of 2 15" icons powered off a Soundstream pca2000d at 2ohm doing 1500 watts so each sub was getting around 750 watts each. My door speakers were boston acousitc sl60's in the front and infinity kappas in the read powered by a JLe6450 getting 75x4 at 4ohm.

Heres the new! 2 15" icons powered by a kicker zx2500! so each sub is getting about 1250 each. A kicker zx650.4 I am gonna replace the sl60's and go with the PG rsd's take. Gonna take out the infinity kappas and just throw the sl60's in the back for the hell of it. I also will be doing big 3 having a kinetik hc1400 under the hood and a hc2400 in the rear. All kicker wiring as well! Heres the pics of what i got so far. I am still waiting on the kicker amps kicker wiring kit and finding a set of PG rsd's

group shot of the equipment i have so far

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3240.jpg

just installed my 2 batteries today

hc2400 in the rear

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3245.jpg

hc1400 under the hood (any reccomendation on what is safe to put in the battery compartent to fill up the extra space?)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3249.jpg

maldecido33
05-18-2008, 02:56 AM
This already fails; don't start a build thread without pictures.

mazzasec
05-18-2008, 02:58 AM
ok fine ill go take some!

SRim23
05-18-2008, 03:00 AM
since i just gave you money and havent had it shipped yet i wont make fun of you.....once i get that tracking number i will post the fail boat lol

jk (at least until i get that number) ha ha

mazzasec
05-18-2008, 03:02 AM
haha yea man u better watch what you say!

mazzasec
05-18-2008, 10:49 PM
kinetiks just installed about to take pics

Oldbass38
05-18-2008, 11:48 PM
Sounds like some good stuff....What kinda vehicle is this going in? A Mazda??

stuckinok
05-18-2008, 11:50 PM
Hell yea good choice in subage!

mazzasec
05-18-2008, 11:52 PM
ford explorer lol whered u get mazda from?

Oldbass38
05-18-2008, 11:56 PM
ford explorer lol whered u get mazda from?

UR screen name reminds me of MazzzzDA....Ford does own part of Mazda so I guess you're driving a cousin! :D

mazzasec
05-19-2008, 12:41 AM
just updated the whole first post! more updates and vids soon to come!

mazzasec
05-19-2008, 11:10 AM
zx2500 just in!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3256.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3257.jpg

mdillon
05-19-2008, 11:48 AM
hc1400 under the hood (any reccomendation on what is safe to put in the battery compartent to fill up the extra space?)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3249.jpg

a battery that fits? try swapping the 2 batts if the larger fits up front.

mazzasec
05-19-2008, 12:45 PM
ya the hc2400 is just to big lol

mazzasec
05-19-2008, 01:25 PM
USPS just arrived with my kicker 4 channel kit!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3258.jpg

Wkbdkid
05-19-2008, 03:15 PM
Ive seen someone on here that fit a 2400 up front. It required minor cuttin of the battery rack but he made it fit. iirc i think it was skip01.

mazzasec
05-19-2008, 03:53 PM
Just installed the amp and did a couple test tones only bass since I dont have my 4 channel and its LOUD!

Couple questions though. As I was wiring everything up I was not paying close enough attention and accidently put the ground wire into the 12v input on the amp and it made a huge spark and a little smoke came out. After that the amp still worked fine though. But good that have cause any damage internally? Like at all? What could it have done.

Also do I need to fuse the positive wire coming off the battery into the amp. I was pretty sure I didnt have to since its only like a 1 foot distance. Anyways here the pics

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3259.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3260.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3261.jpg

boltpride
05-19-2008, 04:00 PM
bump for a clean install. :D

mazzasec
05-19-2008, 04:21 PM
thanks my friend!

tez4life
05-19-2008, 06:16 PM
Very nice clean install. Im really looking foward to the difference with the additional power to the Icons. The old setup was pretty loud, I can only imagine how it will be now, lol!!

2003BlackShark
05-19-2008, 06:24 PM
very clean install i like it if the power on that is rated at 2693 then each subs is actually gonna get 1346.5 watts lol **** thats alot of power hope it goes good.. Video Maybe?

docutech
05-19-2008, 06:26 PM
Meh,

I am sure it wangs!

Nice install!

alibies
05-19-2008, 08:09 PM
do you think you should fuse the power wire?

mazzasec
05-19-2008, 11:44 PM
Thats what i wanna figure out i heard if it was less then 18 inches you didnt have to fuse but i am trying to double check

alibies
05-19-2008, 11:58 PM
say your amp was to fry and start to heat up ... would you still want the battery connected?

bigbangtheory
05-20-2008, 12:10 AM
In reguards to you putting your ground into your 12v, you should be fine. I did that once as well, but mine blew the fuses, thank god, lol! Still worked like a charm.

Noobmistake, but been there done that.

Nice install so far.

mazzasec
05-20-2008, 04:43 PM
thanks! finally figured out hte problem with the amp! so everything should go good from here!

Cravingbass123
05-20-2008, 04:47 PM
hey what's the reason you went with a sub up port up box??

mazzasec
05-20-2008, 04:53 PM
It wasnt originally like that it was sub back port back. But i have lots of stuff in my trunk and didnt want to ruin the subs. So since the subs are up i have no worries about stuff hitting them example skateboards andshit

mazzasec
05-23-2008, 02:11 PM
Ok after running into a couple problems throughout the install I finally got everything up and running! It is LOUD! lol Being my first real audio setup I am very pleased with the products I have purchased. Just waiting on my PG RSD'S to come in install them and everything will just about be done! heres pics and a couple of videos.

HC1400 under the hood

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3279.jpg

HC2400 in the rear

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3288.jpg

The zx2500 and HC2400 together

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3289.jpg

Heres some random pics of my car. Couple things have changed. (black grille, smoked headlights,tinted front windshield 30%, took off roof racks, and shaved all emblems)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3282.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3284.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3286.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3215.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3207.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3208.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3213.jpg

denim
05-23-2008, 02:20 PM
Truck looks awesome, I love the blacked out look. Glad you got the amp bugaboo worked out. It fits just perfect in that space for it. That surfboard + the 15's + serious batteries = oh crap!!!
:)

mazzasec
05-23-2008, 02:23 PM
Truck looks awesome, I love the blacked out look. Glad you got the amp bugaboo worked out. It fits just perfect in that space for it. That surfboard + the 15's + serious batteries = oh crap!!!
:)

Thanks! :D

bluelceii
05-23-2008, 05:59 PM
loving the explorer inside and out... :thumbsup:

Americanstrat21
05-24-2008, 11:15 AM
Yo you def. need some black rims with that... With tinted windows smoked lights and a custom black grille you are obligated to do it bro.

mazzasec
06-06-2008, 02:34 PM
Ok its been a while. Ran into some blown subs problems. But things are getting back and started! Well first I put the zx650.4 in.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3384.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3385.jpg

UH OH WHATS IN THE BOXES!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3388.jpg

2 DC SOUNDS level4 15"'s with level5 coils. Also a ton of hyperflex for my big 3! Only flaw is there dual 1's so I am gonna have to part with the zx2500 and probably go for the sundown saz3000d

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3389.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3391.jpg

How bas is this tinsel slap?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v387/AppleyardHKD/100_3396.jpg

DBDesignsElite
06-06-2008, 03:07 PM
Cool you got them!!!! Now get it in there and ill see you at comp tomorrow.

nick812
04-03-2009, 03:58 PM
Looks good.

Pop da Hatch
04-03-2009, 05:06 PM
clean explorer, I like it man.

mazzasec
04-04-2009, 01:38 AM
Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh check the dates?

WOT
04-04-2009, 02:20 AM
Aside from the dates, I was gonna tell you to bolt down your battery lol

But I wont now, cause its probly not even there

mazzasec
04-04-2009, 03:12 AM
Aside from the dates, I was gonna tell you to bolt down your battery lol

But I wont now, cause its probly not even there

LOL Gone through about 4 other setups since this one

SRim23
04-04-2009, 03:17 AM
LOL Gone through about 4 other setups since this one

nevermind, checked the date haha what do you think about those DC's? was thinking about going with 2 level 3's or 1 level 4.....

bigbangtheory
04-04-2009, 07:51 AM
People need to read the dates. Don't you have like 2-3 other build log's floating around here with newer **** installed?