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Echo42987
05-27-2008, 09:40 PM
Well I changed up a few things in the system and figured I would put together a build log for it. So lets start with the pics shall we!

Let's start with some of the equipment.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/P3050117.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/P3050116.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/P3050115.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/P3050114.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/P3050081.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/P3050084.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/P3050101.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/P3050102.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/P3050130.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/P3050129.jpg

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 09:42 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/P3050124.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/P3050125.jpg

This was how I had them installed the first time so I re-did it with some more Fatmat and re-did the MDF rings.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0402.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0403.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0404.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0405.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0406.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0407.jpg

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 09:44 PM
Here's some pics of the MDF rings updated I guess you could say...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0419.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0408.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0409.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0421.jpg

Then the other door...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0412.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0413.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0414.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0420.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0422.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0423.jpg

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 09:45 PM
The I bought some baffles for the speakers because they kept gettin' pretty wet so I'm hopin' this will help out a bit...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0424.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0425.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0426.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0427.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0428.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0429.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0430.jpg

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 09:47 PM
Then I got my new Kinetic battery...Thing is tiny!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0415.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0416.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0417.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0418.jpg

I decided to do another layer of fatmat in the trunk. I had a layer of the dynamat extreme in there so I put some fatmat over that as well.

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0382.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0383.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0384.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0385.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0391.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0395.jpg

crx4luke
05-27-2008, 09:48 PM
Looking really good. Honda/acura doors are the worst about allowing water in them. That is one thing that i hate about them. I did an 07 accord last week that had water dripping inside the doors, and it hadn't even rained in a couple of days.

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 09:49 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0396.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0397.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0393.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0401.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0394.jpg

My rear speakers with the MDF Baffle I made for them...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0399.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0400.jpg

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 09:51 PM
Here's a couple pics of the engine as well. Have a CAI, XS Power Headers, Unorthodox Crank Pulley, Optima, and a couple other upgrades!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0386.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0387.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0388.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0389.jpg

Then the junk pile of stuff from the car!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0390.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0410.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0411.jpg

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 09:53 PM
I use to have the old Cap5 in the side panel of the rear door but out w/ the old and in w/ the new!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0435.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0436.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0437.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0441.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0442.jpg

The very sloppy work area!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0438.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0439.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0440.jpg

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 09:56 PM
Now for the best part! The BJ Customs Box! This thing is beautiful guys. I've never seen a box look so PERFECT to be honest! Tons of props to BJ for making me this box and handling everything in an extremely timely fashion! Has to be one of the best people to work with on this forum. Keeps you updated, sends you pics, etc.! If you saw the other work thread here is a link to him buildling my box....http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=316302

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0472.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0473.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0474.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0475.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0476.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0477.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0478.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0479.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0480.jpg

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 09:58 PM
Now it's time for the subs! Which I also got through BJ!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0481.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0482.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0484.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0486.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0487.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0488.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0489.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0499.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0498.jpg

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 09:59 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0497.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0496.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0495.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0494.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0493.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0492.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0491.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0490.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0500.jpg

donpisto
05-27-2008, 10:00 PM
Reminds me of my '01 Accord. Looking great. Never thought of doing a foam like enclosure for the front speakers. Notice a difference? i'd also recommended doing an open cell foam between the door panel and the door itself, makes a difference and reduces rattle. What year is your CL-S?

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 10:02 PM
Reminds me of my '01 Accord. Looking great. Never thought of doing a foam like enclosure for the front speakers. Notice a difference? i'd also recommended doing an open cell foam between the door panel and the door itself, makes a difference and reduces rattle. What year is your CL-S?

2002 CL-S. I saw your build log and saw that you got into an accident. Whats going on with that, that really ***** bro! I haven't powered them up yet to see how they sound. I cut a small crack in the back of them to let some air flow through. I'll most definetly do that for the doors though!

-Nick-

PhatTonyDeMarco
05-27-2008, 10:04 PM
Hell yeah, JM insulation FTW :)

morgans432
05-27-2008, 10:04 PM
Did you use fatmat on the outer skin of the doors?

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 10:04 PM
Well thats all I have for now as I'm still working on the car. Unfortunetly, I had to take my car into the Acura Dealership today.....For some reason my engine light came on and the car doesn't do so well when it's idleing.

But I did just finish installing the AVIC which as soon as I get it back tom. I'll post some pics. It's a gorgeous unit!

-Nick-

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 10:05 PM
Did you use fatmat on the outer skin of the doors?

Yeah I did.

-Nick-

donpisto
05-27-2008, 10:12 PM
Car looks like it may be totaled. Body shop took a quick look and saw that the firewall has been damaged. I'll get more info tomorrow when they do a full inspection. Your doors and the back seat frame reminded me of a 98-02 CL, I had a feeling it was somewhere there, lol. Does your trunk has a plastic piece or something on trunk lid located on the bottom center (where the lump is in the pic below)?

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj318/donpisto2/IMG_1710.jpg

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 10:14 PM
Car looks like it may be totaled. Body shop took a quick look and saw that the firewall has been damaged. I'll get more info tomorrow when they do a full inspection. Your doors and the back seat frame reminded me of a 98-02 CL, I had a feeling it was somewhere there, lol. Does your trunk has a plastic piece or something on trunk lid located on the bottom center (where the lump is in the pic below)?

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj318/donpisto2/IMG_1710.jpg

Yeah a plastic release hatch? Is that what your talking about? My trunk barely opens with the single layer of Dynamat on there or else I would've done more on it.

-Nick-

bjfish11
05-27-2008, 10:14 PM
Looks really good so far man. Did DHL beat up the sub enclosure at all? Looks like the cardboard box was a little rough, but it didnt appear there was any damage in the pics.

Thanks again for the business man. ;)

Echo42987
05-27-2008, 10:16 PM
Looks really good so far man. Did DHL beat up the sub enclosure at all? Looks like the cardboard box was a little rough, but it didnt appear there was any damage in the pics.

Thanks again for the business man. ;)

Yeah it was a little beat up, the box that is. But no harm to the actual enclosure. I looked her over and she is BEAUTIFUL. So no damage. +1 for DHL.

Thanks You and Your welcome lol.

-Nick-

donpisto
05-28-2008, 12:16 AM
Yeah a plastic release hatch? Is that what your talking about? My trunk barely opens with the single layer of Dynamat on there or else I would've done more on it.

-Nick-

No, it's actually the lower part of the trunk, closer towards the glass. Look from the bottom of the glass and start looking up, there is a clump of stuff in the shape of a rectangle. I had a plastic piece there and Megalomaniac pointed it out to me some time back. Inside it is a weight and if you take that out (I even filled it with expanding foam) it will drastically reduce rattling in the trunk. Night and day difference.

na_rsx
05-28-2008, 12:06 PM
yeah my dhl box came beat up, actually torn, but BJ did a good job with the inside padding, that the box was untouched. doesnt matter how beat up the cardboard is, your box will be untouched.

i swear if i was there when DHL dropped off the box, and saw it in the condition it was. that dhl will be delivery packages in a wheel chair lol

bigbangtheory
05-28-2008, 06:21 PM
Looks awesome so far. Can't wait to see more pics.

01 S 10
05-28-2008, 06:26 PM
wow! beautiful setup! :D

Echo42987
05-28-2008, 06:58 PM
Thanks guys...Gettin ready to cut the grass and continue the work load!!! More pics to come later tonight!!!!

-Nick-

mokedaddy
05-29-2008, 12:01 AM
Pics of the car :drool: I love those things.

Also are you going to be filling the huge hole in your door? That will help out your midbass in the door big time.

Echo42987
05-29-2008, 12:59 AM
Pics of the car :drool: I love those things.

Also are you going to be filling the huge hole in your door? That will help out your midbass in the door big time.

I will get some for sure!

What do you mean whole in the door?

-Nick-

mokedaddy
05-29-2008, 11:43 AM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0414.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0420.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0422.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0423.jpg

The large hole seen in the back of the door. By hole I mean on the inner skin. Ideally you will want to completely isolate the front and rear waves of the speaker. Those baffles will not do a very good job so I was merely suggesting to seal up the inner door skin. It will take some ingenuity with your lock and handle rods in the way but it can be done.

Something ike this.

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=318564

Im not quite finished but it already made a huge difference.

You are obviously running very nice equipment and I wanted to make sure you take full advantage. :)

Echo42987
05-31-2008, 12:48 AM
Got everything finished today and it sounds awesome so here's the rest of the pics!

Putting in the Avic...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0503.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0504.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0505.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0506.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0507.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0508.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0509.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0510.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0511.jpg

Echo42987
05-31-2008, 12:51 AM
had to crimp my 1/0 gauge together...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0512.jpg

Then I made a quick box for the Kinetic battery, I mean quick lol

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0513.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0514.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0515.jpg

Threw in the Helix amp

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0516.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0517.jpg

Then the Crossovers...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0518.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0519.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0520.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0521.jpg

Echo42987
05-31-2008, 12:52 AM
Started to wire all of it together...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0522.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0523.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0524.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0525.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0526.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0527.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0528.jpg

Echo42987
05-31-2008, 12:53 AM
The Lanzar amp which is a beauty!!!!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0529.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0530.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0531.jpg

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http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0533.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0534.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0535.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0536.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0537.jpg

Echo42987
05-31-2008, 12:55 AM
Then it's time to put in the subs...wired to a .5ohm load...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0538.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0539.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0540.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0541.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0542.jpg

The to wire up the Lanzar...

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0543.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0544.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0545.jpg

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http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0547.jpg

Echo42987
05-31-2008, 12:56 AM
Then a couple more of the TV and thats all she wrote!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0548.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0549.jpg

JL Audio
05-31-2008, 12:57 AM
sir, we do not "be throwin" our helix around. :fyi: :P looks nice.

Echo42987
05-31-2008, 12:57 AM
Everything came out absolutely great!

It sounds amazing as well. I'm very suprised of the output that these SSA Icons can deliver. These things hit harder then my L7's did suprisingly and hit smoother. They don't hit as low but I think I need to tune them up some more...

Overall A+!

-Nick-

Echo42987
05-31-2008, 12:59 AM
sir, we do not "be throwin" our hertz around. :fyi: :P looks nice.

lol what ya mean?

-Nick-

JL Audio
05-31-2008, 01:00 AM
lol what ya mean?

-Nick-

I really tried to correct myself and say helix.. but alas, you got my typo as I was looking through my PMs..lol

Echo42987
05-31-2008, 01:05 AM
yeah lol

pd8731
05-31-2008, 11:07 AM
Now I'm curious as to how you knew the box would fit in. I know I had an issue with my trunk, because even though I could fit the dimensions of a certain box in my trunk, I knew it might not fit through the opening. Sometimes because you have to angle it in, it hits the floor and you can't push it in, or sometimes the curves on the side of the trunk keep it from being able to go down enough for it to fit through the opening.

How did you get it exactly right?

Echo42987
05-31-2008, 01:24 PM
I just measured it like crazy. I knew it was going to be a real tight fit...which it was....You push it in on an angle then it hits the floor and kind of rock it in. But I really just measured the hell out of my trunk and figured it out that way....

Math FTW!

-Nick-

Echo42987
05-31-2008, 03:24 PM
Finally some pics of the car!

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0550.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0551.jpg

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http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0557.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0558.jpg

Echo42987
05-31-2008, 03:25 PM
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0559.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0560.jpg

http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a48/viperdriven05/CIMG0561.jpg

Yes I know there is a crack in my bumper...Happened right after I bought the dame thing! Frickin' snow mounds RAPE!

New bumper and Spoiler going on this week though!

jdc0589
06-16-2008, 09:29 PM
Wow, finally, someone else into SQ rather than SPL. Props on the speaker choice.

On another note, in more than one picture it looks like your car has a gangster lean to the drivers side...might want to get that checked out asap.

Loud3
06-16-2008, 09:43 PM
Always been a big fan of CL's.

Wanna maxima? hah :)

Clean setup!

teen
06-16-2008, 10:53 PM
nice build.

i think the car would look much more clean without a spoiler. i cant imagine it looking better with one. plus, i bet its gunna rattle. id just leave it as a new bumper.