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JoeSmith502
05-30-2008, 07:47 PM
Ok this is my first build log so bare with me. I will be posting plenty of pictures and descriptions and if you have any questions or comments please leave them here or pm me.

The car is a white 1991 Cadillac DeVille with a 4.9L V8, automatic transmission, blue leather interior and was all stock before I got started.

The first thing I wanted to do was to get the trunk and interior sound deadened. I had heard a lot of good things on the forums about Second Skin products so I decided I would use their products in my build. I ordered 120 square feet of regular Damplifier and 32 square feet of Damplifier Pro. Unfortunately I forgot to take pics of the trunk bare but I ended up finishing the whole thing using 40 foot of the regular Damplifier and the 32 of Damplifier Pro on it. Here are a few pics of the inside of the car bare before I started with the Damplifier and the finished trunk lid.

Bare Front Door:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/DoorBare1.jpg

Bare Front Door Close:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/DoorBare2.jpg

Bare Rear Door:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/RearDoorBare.jpg

Bare Rear Deck:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/RearDeckBare1.jpg

Front Dash Left Bare:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/TweetBare2.jpg

Front Dash Right Bare:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/TweetBare3.jpg

Finished Trunk Lid:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/TrunkLid.jpg

geowick07
05-30-2008, 07:50 PM
lookin' good!

boltpride
05-30-2008, 07:52 PM
More1

JoeSmith502
05-30-2008, 07:52 PM
Ok, after a couple of days work, I got all the doors, the rear deck, dash and trunk completly finished. Here are some pics of the finished product. My hands ended up looking like something out of a horror movie but it was worth it. I think it all turned out really good I am excited to hear the results.

Finished Door:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/DriverDoorSS.jpg

Finished Dash:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/DashSSDone.jpg

Finished Rear Deck:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/RearDeckSSDone.jpg

Finished Hands:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/Hands.jpg

boltpride
05-30-2008, 07:54 PM
Lmao. My hands got cut up installing dynamat. Ill wear gloves next time. Looks good. :D

JoeSmith502
05-30-2008, 08:00 PM
During the night when I couldn't work on Deadening the car, I have been working on getting the tweeters for my comp set in their plates and ready to go. I will be using a set of RE XXX comps up front and a set of RE XXX 6.5" in the rear for fill. I decided to use the stock location for the tweeters so I didn't have to cut anything and I haven't dived into fiberglass yet so I couldn't make my own.

I took the old tweeter plates out and cut the holes bigger so they would fit the new XXX tweets that were going in them. For stock tweets, they didn't sound too bad actually but I'm sure the new ones will sound much better. Here are some more pics:

XXX Comp Set:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/XXXComps.jpg

Stock Tweeter Plates:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/StockTweets.jpg

Front Of Stock Tweet:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/StockTweetsFront.jpg

Back of Stock Tweet:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/StockTweetsBack.jpg

Holes Enlarged to Fit New XXX Tweets:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/TweetBracketsDrimmeled.jpg

XXX Tweets In Holders:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/XXXTweetsInHolders.jpg

dB Dom
05-30-2008, 08:03 PM
4.9 liter is not a northstar.

JoeSmith502
05-30-2008, 08:11 PM
4.9 liter is not a northstar.

Your absolutely right.. sorry bout that. Its fixed now.

dB Dom
05-30-2008, 08:13 PM
Its all good, thats something to be happy about lol.

02parkave
05-30-2008, 08:17 PM
pics of the car?

JoeSmith502
05-30-2008, 08:27 PM
Tomorrow I'm planning on getting the tweets installed and getting the mids in the doors. I will update this thread with new pics and stuff whenever I can.

I though I'd go ahead and throw this picture in while I'm at it tonight. This is a custom box built to my specs by our good friend VitVeet. The box turned out great and it fits like a glove. I would highly recommend him to build your box if you need one. His prices were the lowest I found and quality is second to none.

The boxes specs are 36" wide, 14" tall and 29" deep. It's 4.5 cubes of airspace tuned to 31 hz and has a 6.75" wide port with 84.5 square inches of port area.

Box In Trunk:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/BoxInTrunkNoSubs.jpg

Fits Like A Glove:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/BoxFitNoSubs.jpg

Echo42987
05-31-2008, 12:20 AM
Lookin' good so far!

-Nick-

PsychoTheRapist
05-31-2008, 12:28 AM
Looks good! Nice car too, I used to drive one back in the day.. she had about 250K miles on 'er before she puked.

Moar picture progress FTW!

Oldbass38
05-31-2008, 12:30 AM
Looks great so far....Cannot wait to see the finished product....After seeing your box dimensions, it appears as though your "useable" trunk space is almost identical to mine....GM Cars FTW :)

hazardous0388
05-31-2008, 03:22 AM
nice so far man

85Caprice4d
05-31-2008, 01:32 PM
pic of car

vitveet
05-31-2008, 07:55 PM
Tomorrow I'm planning on getting the tweets installed and getting the mids in the doors. I will update this thread with new pics and stuff whenever I can.

I though I'd go ahead and throw this picture in while I'm at it tonight. This is a custom box built to my specs by our good friend VitVeet. The box turned out great and it fits like a glove. I would highly recommend him to build your box if you need one. His prices were the lowest I found and quality is second to none.

The boxes specs are 36" wide, 14" tall and 29" deep. It's 4.5 cubes of airspace tuned to 31 hz and has a 6.75" wide port with 84.5 square inches of port area.

Box In Trunk:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/BoxInTrunkNoSubs.jpg

Fits Like A Glove:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/BoxFitNoSubs.jpg


Def. looks good to me:D;)!!!

Good job on with the Second Skin! With the 'thickness' of it, was it difficult for you to get your dash/rear deck back on? Did you use one layer or mulitple layers??!!?

We're def. waiting to see and hear about how the final product sounds!

V.

JoeSmith502
05-31-2008, 10:13 PM
OK, I didn't get all the stuff done today that I wanted to but I got one door completely finished and one door partly done. This was my first ever attempt at building door panels to fit custom speakers so let me know what you think about the results. I'm kind of pissed because I had been looking for some RE 6.5" Grills to use on these for so long but I had to end up using some Alpine ones for now. If you have any RE Grills you want to get rid of please let me know! The hardest part was getting the door back on and getting it sealed up nice and tight. Ok on to some pics for you..

Picture of Bare Door Before I Started:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/DriverDoorBeforeXXX.jpg

Rough Fit of Bare Panel:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/TestFitPanel.jpg

Rounded Panel Test Fit:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/RoundedPanel.jpg

Panels Cut With Speaker Hole and Bolt Holes:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/PanelsBeforeCarpet.jpg

Back of Panels With SS Damplifier:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/PanelsWithSSonBack.jpg

Carpeted Panels:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/CarpetedPanels.jpg

Finshed Panels With XXX 6.5" Installed:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/XXXCompleteInPanels.jpg

Completed Drivers Side Door:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/DriverDoorComplete.jpg

Completed Drivers Side Door Closeup #1:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/DriverDoorCompleteClose2.jpg

Completed Drivers Side Door Close Up #2:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/DriverDoorCompleteClose.jpg

JoeSmith502
05-31-2008, 10:16 PM
Here are a few pics of the car itself as requested. The only thing I have done to the exterior so far is get the windows tinted. I also took time to go the big three in 1/0 wire. I have a set of 22"s that will be going on in the near future. I also had a Viper 7900 alarm installed this past week. I bought about 5 of the extra things to go with it too and I am very please with it this far.

1991 Cadillac Sedan DeVille:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/DeVille1.jpg

1991 Cadillac Sedan DeVille 2:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/DeVille2.jpg

JoeSmith502
05-31-2008, 10:19 PM
Def. looks good to me:D;)!!!

Good job on with the Second Skin! With the 'thickness' of it, was it difficult for you to get your dash/rear deck back on? Did you use one layer or mulitple layers??!!?

We're def. waiting to see and hear about how the final product sounds!

V.

I haven't put the rear deck or dash back on yet because I haven't got the speakers installed there yet. I used double layers on most parts of the doors and tripled up behind where the speakers will be. The doors went back on with problems so I hope the dash and deck will be the same. Thanks for the comment V.

JoeSmith502
06-02-2008, 09:27 AM
Ok I just ckecked the UPS web site and I will be getting my two new sets of XXX 6.5" mids and the SS Luxury Liner Pro that I got from another forum member here. FedEx will be delivering a Stinger SP2150 Battery and some more 1/0 wire also. Hopefully I will be able to get the carpet out, the floor deadened, and the Luxury Liner installed today if I have time when I get home from work. Pics to follow..

revrider1
06-04-2008, 08:52 PM
Nice, those grills look familiar...

DeViOuSoNe
06-04-2008, 08:58 PM
You should go ahead and recarpet the rest of that door panel. The 2 tone carpet is killing it. But it looks great. Let me know how you like those comps.

4runnercrazy
06-05-2008, 05:21 PM
it looks awesome dude, but i agree with the post above me, is there any way you can recarpet the woorn carpet?

stuckinok
06-05-2008, 07:15 PM
hell yea nice

92SC300
06-05-2008, 07:22 PM
I like that port


looking good so far

na_rsx
06-05-2008, 09:49 PM
awesome ****, i would recarpet the part where the baffle is attached, just my opinion.

either way, cant wait to see the finished results, shits gonna wang

JoeSmith502
06-06-2008, 06:05 PM
Ok guys, time for and update and some new pics! I got the passenger side door completely done and I agree that I should recarpet the rest of the panel. I also got both tweets installed and the dash put back on. Here are a few pics of that stuff..

Passenger Door Done:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/PassengerDoorDone.jpg

Passenger Door Done Closeup:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/PassengerDoorDoneClose.jpg

Tweeter Installed:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/XXXTweetInstalled.jpg

12 Gauge Wire That I Used:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/12GaugeWire.jpg

jbizzle
06-06-2008, 06:12 PM
looks good so far, keep it up

JoeSmith502
06-06-2008, 06:15 PM
It was hot as balls outside today but I didn't care.. I wanted to get my seats out and start working on putting the Second Skin Damplifier and Luxury Liner Pro on the floors. It wasn't very hard to get the seats out except for the seat belt bolts were a mother.. No matter what I did I couldn't get them loose so I had to take it up to my local car repair shop to get the to loosen them for me.

I got front and back seats out, all the padding and everything under the dash that I could. Unfortunately I ran out of Damplifier before I was finished so I will have to order some more. It usually takes three or four days for it to get here so in the mean time I am going to start running wire and the the TV installed in the dash. Here are some pics of the seat removal and stuff. Stay tuned!

Front Seats Removed:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/FrontSeatsOut.jpg

Front Seats Removed 2:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/FrontSeatsOut2.jpg

Back Seats Removed:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/RearSeatsOut.jpg

Removing Carpet (Throwing it out and getting new):
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/CarpetBeingPulled.jpg

Carpet Out Front:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/CarpetOutFront.jpg

Carpet Out Back:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/CarpetOutBack.jpg

Padding and Stuff Removed:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/PaddingOut.jpg

Damplifier Under Dash:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/UnderDashwithSS.jpg

Damplifier Around Door Trim:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/TrimDoneSS.jpg

JoeSmith502
06-06-2008, 06:18 PM
Damplifier On Floor:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/SSLayedOnFloor.jpg

Damplifier On Floor 2:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/SSLayedOnFloor2.jpg

I'm planning on doing the entire floor in Damplifier and Luxury Liner Pro. I can already tell a huge difference in road noise from just doing the doors so I can't wait to see how much this helps. I will have pics of the TV install coming tomorrow or the next day. Thanks everyone!

bigbangtheory
06-07-2008, 03:23 PM
Looks good so far. Can't wait to see the finished install.

Enellz
06-10-2008, 07:45 PM
**** looks good n I thought I it was only two people on here from the 502. Good to see another face.

helotr3vor
06-11-2008, 01:35 AM
Let me know how those speakers sound i was interested in them. :)

JoeSmith502
06-11-2008, 04:42 AM
I've actually got a set of RE XXX mids for sale in the classified section right now..

Anybody Killa
06-11-2008, 05:28 AM
Lovin the kick panels, Forsure will keep an eye on this one

skittlesRgood
06-17-2008, 02:15 AM
agreed, the kicks look nice. i wish i had the time to dynamat my floor. stupid job.

bones22
06-17-2008, 02:16 AM
went all out with the secondskin. looks nice

JoeSmith502
06-17-2008, 07:34 AM
Thanks for all the nice comments everyone! Update coming now!

JoeSmith502
06-17-2008, 07:45 AM
Ok to start this update I wanted to give some more props to my box builder Vitveet and show the pictures of the box build. This box is super sturdy, was built exactly and I mean exactly to spec and looks great to boot. Again the box dimensions are 36" wide, 14" tall and 29" deep. It's 4.5 cubes of airspace tuned to 31 hz and has a 6.75" wide port with 84.5 square inches of port area and will house two 12" 2005 RE XXX. On to the pics..

Sides, Bottom & Double Baffle:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/CIMG0078.jpg

Port Painted Black:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/CIMG0080.jpg

Test Fit of a 12" Sub:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/CIMG0082.jpg

Box With Top On:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/CIMG0092.jpg

Carpeted Box and Cool Looking Dog:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/CIMG0093.jpg

Back of Finished Box:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/CIMG0095.jpg

Thanks again V! I will definitely be coming to you for future builds.

JoeSmith502
06-17-2008, 08:06 AM
Ok, one more little update while I am waiting for a couple more of my electronic components to come in. I finally got the entire floor done with Damplifier. I ended up using Damplifier Pro on the floor because the DeVille seemed to have a lot of road noise. I also have 32 square feet of Luxury Liner Pro I am going to lay down too so maybe that will help.. There aren't many pictures this time because there isn't much to see but here ya go..

Here is a picture of my wife taking time out of here day to help me install some Damplifier Pro. What a wonderful woman and she will never know I much her doing little stuff like this with me means to me.. Our three year anniversary is June 18th! By the way, ain't she ****!?

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/OldLadyHelping.jpg

Picture of the Progress I Was Making On the Floor:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/FloorProgress.jpg

Finished Floor Front:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/FloorFinishedFront.jpg

Finished Floor Back:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/FloorFinishedBack.jpg

Ok here is a picture of the back firewall.. There is absolutely almost no cut throughs so it makes it hard for the bass notes to get into the cabin. So you know what.. I'ma cut that ***** out. LOL Pics of that to follow:

Picture of Rear Firewall:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/BareRearFirewall.jpg

As always, comments and suggestions are appreciated and asked for. Let me know what you think!

JoeSmith502
06-19-2008, 09:17 PM
More updates and pics coming tomorrow!

boltpride
06-19-2008, 09:29 PM
looks d4mn good.

JoeSmith502
06-20-2008, 11:24 PM
Ok, even though it was raining on and off all day I got a couple of things done I needed to do. I got the box for my theatre sub done. It's an RE SE 10" D4 and it is going to sit in the back window area. I didn't take any pictures of it yet because I haven't gotten the vinyl put on yet.. pics coming soon!

I also managed to get the board for my Digital Designs Z1A and two Cooler Master Cross Flow Fans done. The board is 36" x 15" and will be bolted onto the back firewall. The Cooler Master fans are pretty cool. They are 13" long by 2" and 2". They each came with their own controller but I wired them both to one to make it easier. The controller has four settings. Off, Low is 1400rpm, Middle is 1800rpm and high is 2500rpm. They were made for computers but I thought they would do a good job keeping the Z1A nice and cool. I also built some raising panels so the fans would blow on top of the amp as well as into the heat sinks.

Tomorrow I'm hoping to get the amp board installed. I will install the amp at a later date when the install is closer to completion. I may also work on getting the mounting brackets ready for my RF Power 1000, Trunk Bats and other accessories that are back there. More updates and pics coming soon!

My Wife Holding the Digital Designs Z1A:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/Z1ATeresa.jpg

Z1A Power Side:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/Z1APowerSide.jpg

Z1A RCA Side:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/Z1ARCASide.jpg

Cooler Master Cross Flow Fans:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/FanLength.jpg

Fan Controller:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/FanSwitch.jpg

Fan Raising Plates:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/FanPanels.jpg

Z1A and Fans on Base Board:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/Z1AFans.jpg

Cravingbass123
06-20-2008, 11:29 PM
ahhhhhh well since you asked, she's light years from ****.

JoeSmith502
06-20-2008, 11:44 PM
ahhhhhh well since you asked, she's light years from ****.

Everybody boo this man! BOO.. Was that completely necessary? Now when she reads this here feelings are going to be hurt. You could only wish for a girl as good as her. Thanks for the comment ****..

Oldbass38
06-21-2008, 12:11 AM
Everybody boo this man! BOO.. Was that completely necessary? Now when she reads this here feelings are going to be hurt. You could only wish for a girl as good as her. Thanks for the comment ****..

X 2....As long as you love her, it don't matter what anybody else thinks....I'm celebrating my 3rd anniversary on July 2nd! Marriage is great for me, the 2nd time is a charm :D

BTW.....I'm loving your build.....I'm definitely gonna be checking back on the progress.

icpurplepplalot
06-21-2008, 12:17 AM
Everybody boo this man! BOO.. Was that completely necessary? Now when she reads this here feelings are going to be hurt. You could only wish for a girl as good as her. Thanks for the comment ****..
If you look at his other posts, he is a **** and a jackass whom no one likes.

Your wife is lovely, and I am sure you guys look great together.

BTW, build is looking good man, props.

miker
06-21-2008, 01:39 AM
Got amp?

**** that thing is big :)

Like the build, good work.

JoeSmith502
06-22-2008, 08:19 PM
Well, I didn't get as much done this weekend as I had hoped. It rained on me all day today after work today and Saturday I was lazy and din't get started until around 2pm. Since I got started so late I decided to just go ahead and do the Second Skin Luxury Liner Pro install on the firewall, floor and trunk. I think it turned out pretty good for being my first time ever even seeing the stuff. It was thicker and heavier than I thought it would be and went on pretty nice. When I was done I went for a quick drive and immeditely noticed a difference in road and engine noise. It will be nice to actually hear the difference once I get all the gear installed. Ok here are some pics of the Luxury Liner Pro and the install..

Luxury Liner Pro Rolls in Boxes:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/LLBox.jpg

Luxury Liner Pro Rolled Out:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/LLRolls.jpg

Showing Thickness of LLP:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/LLThick.jpg

LLP Install in Progress:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/LLProgress.jpg

LLP Floor & Firewall Complete:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/LLFinshed.jpg

Sidewall of Trunk in Progress:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/LLSideTrunk.jpg

Back Wall of Trunk in Progress:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/LLBackTrunk.jpg

After I finished installing all the stuff I went back over all the seems with metal backed tape per the install instructions. I forgot to take pics so I will next time I'm out. I'm still debating whether to buy more to do the back of the floor. You guys think I should or just leave it at that? More updates and pics soon..

lorideslo
06-22-2008, 10:35 PM
New to CA.com....but I'm lovin this build, keep it comin homie....I'm workin on my 90 coupe deville now...and I'm payin close attention to you and your build.

JoeSmith502
06-23-2008, 08:59 AM
New to CA.com....but I'm lovin this build, keep it comin homie....I'm workin on my 90 coupe deville now...and I'm payin close attention to you and your build.

Cool, if you need any help getting things apart or dimensions let me know.. thanks for the comment.

lorideslo
06-23-2008, 02:25 PM
Cool, if you need any help getting things apart or dimensions let me know.. thanks for the comment.

I do need some advice....I wanna let the bass in the cabin of my coupe(haven't started workin on the thump just yet tho)....but I don't wanna cut ports in the rear deck b/c I just upgraded it to suede...I'm thinkin of cuttin out the plastic frame that holds the center armrest in the back seat, leavin the hinges where I can still flip it up and down. Its pretty much gonna be a vent like port thru the center armrest in the back seat. What do you think tho?...

NewAgeKing
06-23-2008, 05:43 PM
Nice man :) I had the same car, only a 90 in the grayish/blue. Wish i still had it, the trunk space was fantastic haha ;)

Apollyon
06-26-2008, 01:15 AM
Your XXX grills will be shipped out this weekend

JoeSmith502
06-27-2008, 10:07 PM
I do need some advice....I wanna let the bass in the cabin of my coupe(haven't started workin on the thump just yet tho)....but I don't wanna cut ports in the rear deck b/c I just upgraded it to suede...I'm thinkin of cuttin out the plastic frame that holds the center armrest in the back seat, leavin the hinges where I can still flip it up and down. Its pretty much gonna be a vent like port thru the center armrest in the back seat. What do you think tho?...

That sounds pretty good to me man.


Your XXX grills will be shipped out this weekend

Thanks alot! I can't wait to get them and get them installed. I think it will look much better.

JoeSmith502
06-27-2008, 11:36 PM
Well, I have gotten alot of stuff done since my last post and its time for an update. I'm hoping to have all the audio equipent up and running by next weekend.

Since I have two runs of 1/0 wire from the bat to trunk I decided to go ahead and upgrade my big three connections too. This wouldn't have been such a hard job if I didn't have to grind out the ring terminals so they would fit the battery terminals and grounding bolts. I ended up finding a really good spot to ground right by the battery so I redid that too. I know it looks pretty rough right now but I plan on upgrading battery terminals in the near future.

I also got the Alpine PXA-H701 wired and mounted on the side wall of the trunk. I will be using a Fosgate Power 1000 to run the RE XXX tweets and mids up front and the 10" RE SE that will be used as the theatre sub. I'm in the market for a Fosgate T3002 to run the rear 6.5" XXXs. I'm also debating on whether or not to add a center channel speaker but I'm not sure where I could put it.. I'm also going to have an Xbox 360 mounted in the glove compartment. I'm going to run optical from it to the H701 so I can watch movies and play games in 5.1.

I also got the 800 watt power inverter mounted in the trunk and the extension cords ran to the front. I got one extension cord with three outlets to install inside my center console to power the 360 and Ipod AirDock. I got the other extension cord to run to an electrical outlet that will also be installed in the center console. This way if I ever need to power anything, I have two outlets right there. Pics coming shortly..

I got both batteries in the trunk wired up also. There is one Optima Group 34 YT and a Stinger SP2150 back there. I ended up running two 1/0 cables for the ground that is connected where the spare tire usually sits. I think it makes a good ground because I didn't get any kind of resistance reading on the DMM. I have two of the Knukoncepts three 0/1 out battery terminals to connect to the amps. I wanted to check the voltages I was getting with my stock 140 amp alt both upfront and in the trunk. The front batteries were ready a solid 14.13 while in the back it dropped a little to 13.99. I have a new Quality Power Auto 300 amp max and 165 amps at idle alternator that I plan on installing later this week. Hopefully the upgrade will up the voltage a little.

Well, I think thats about it for now. Tomorrow its supposed to rain all day but if it doesn't I'm hoping to get some of the other stuff wired up. I think I am oing to build a rack for the Power 1000 also but I'm not sure yet. Check back soon for more updates..

The Big 3 with Double Runs:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/UnderTheHood.jpg

Alpine PXA-H701 Processor Installed:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/PXAH701Installed.jpg

800 Watt Continuous Power Inverter:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/PowerInverterInstalled.jpg

Trunk Batteries Wired & Ready:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/BatsInstalled.jpg

Voltage Up Front with 140 amp max Stock Alternator:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/VoltageFrontStockAlt.jpg

Voltage In Trunk with 140 amp Max Stock Alternator:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/VoltageBackStockAlt.jpg

Qaulity Power Auto 300 Max 165 Idle Alternator:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/300AmpAltNotInstalled.jpg

brmcm15
06-27-2008, 11:50 PM
lookin real nice. i wanna c it finished

JoeSmith502
06-27-2008, 11:54 PM
lookin real nice. i wanna c it finished

Me too.. hopefully not too much longer for the audio and stuff. After thats finished, its on to the interior and a couple of things for the exterior.

hrtbrk1
06-28-2008, 12:05 AM
sweet build man

ssackett
06-28-2008, 12:24 AM
sweet build! Love your equipment!

JoeSmith502
06-28-2008, 12:50 AM
sweet build man


sweet build! Love your equipment!

Thanks guys, I really appreciate the kind words. Check back soon for updates!

lorideslo
06-28-2008, 11:58 AM
keep it comin man! im lovin this build....

lorideslo
06-28-2008, 12:32 PM
Here are a few pics of the car itself as requested. The only thing I have done to the exterior so far is get the windows tinted. I also took time to go the big three in 1/0 wire. I have a set of 22"s that will be going on in the near future. I also had a Viper 7900 alarm installed this past week. I bought about 5 of the extra things to go with it too and I am very please with it this far.

1991 Cadillac Sedan DeVille:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/DeVille1.jpg

1991 Cadillac Sedan DeVille 2:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/DeVille2.jpg

are you goin to lift her to fit those? or are you plannin to squat on 2s? im tryin to get 2s but i wanna squat on em.

JoeSmith502
06-29-2008, 09:15 AM
are you goin to lift her to fit those? or are you plannin to squat on 2s? im tryin to get 2s but i wanna squat on em.

Man, I tried to fit the 22's I have on there just like the car is but they are too big. They rub on the front springs really bad.. I guess I will have to sell those and just get some 20"s or something. Does anyone know how much it would cost to get her raised 3 or 4 inches so I can fit the 22"s? So as of right now, I have a very nice set of 22"s for sale in the classified section..

lorideslo
06-30-2008, 12:36 PM
your tires may be too big.

kovemaster559
06-30-2008, 12:39 PM
put some 28 inch rims

MikeyB
06-30-2008, 01:07 PM
Awesome build, awesome choice of equipment, and nice job on the install thus far! Keep it up ;)

lorideslo
06-30-2008, 01:16 PM
joe cant pm b/c ur box is full

JoeSmith502
06-30-2008, 01:19 PM
joe cant pm b/c ur box is full

Ok man, its fixed. Sorry bout that..

DJ Kontakt
07-01-2008, 07:04 PM
Nice set up!

Z1a = you are CRAZY!

bigbangtheory
07-02-2008, 09:00 PM
Man dude, you have some really nice equipment! I don't know what you do, but that is some chedder in there.

Also I get **** about posting my wife here as well. Who cares what other people think. As long as you love her, that is all that matters.

Nice build and again, can't wait to see it all finished!

86yota
07-03-2008, 05:02 PM
#1, what size tires are you running? Your gonna need skinnies (25 or 30 series), if it has springs all the way around try twist in spacers in the front and maybe airshocks in the back.

JoeSmith502
07-04-2008, 08:47 PM
Thanks for all the kind words everyone. I have a small update for you but unfortunately I will probably be too drunk most of this weekend to get alot done. I am going to try and finish the audio by next Saturday so I can enter it into the Street Warriorz thing.

I ended up getting my Z1A and two crossflow fans put on the board and all the power, ground, remote and speaker wires installed on the amp so I didn't have to do it while its in the trunk. I used all Kicker 0/1 Wire for power and ground connections. With the help of my wife I got the board bolted to my back firewall. In my excitement, I forgot to take pictures before I put the sub box in so next time I'm out I'll get some pics for you guys..

I also got the first four pieces of the amp rack for the RF Power 1000 and RF Power T3002. The amps are going to be installed on top of the sub box because of the lack of room in the trunk. The 3/4" MDF will give me enough clearence to run my power, ground and other wires underneath the amps to keep the install looking clean. Its going to work out really nice because the box is 36" wide, the Power 1000 is right at 23" wide and the Power T3002 is 12" wide so it should look really clean once its done. I cut two pieces that are 2" x 22" for the end pieces, a 5" x 22" piece for the middle and a piece that is 10" x 36" for behind the amps to hide the wires. After I get the amps installed I plan on making a couple more pieces for the front so you can't see the wires. All I did to the pieces was give them two coats of gray primer and three coats of a semi gloss black paint. They turned out really nice and I will get some pics of it when its done for you all.

Just a couple of pics right now.. Didn't get too much done yet this weekend..

Amp Rack Pieces with Gray Primer:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/AmpRackPrimer.jpg

Amp Rack Pieces Painted with Semi Gloss Black Paint:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/AmpRackPainted.jpg

imfrumthawest
07-07-2008, 07:49 AM
if it makes you feel any better, i'd totally bag your wife. any chick who helps with the car work deserves a good rogering. and maybe youre just not cutting it so i'd like to leave my number for this fine creature to call the GrandMaster to get what she needs. word to my old trojan in my velcro wallet. word.

JoeSmith502
07-11-2008, 10:22 AM
Ok its time for a pretty big update since I have gotten a lot done the past couple of days. Unfortunately, I don't think I am going to have it done by Saturday so I won't be making the Street Warriorz show in Louisville but I am going to try and make the E-Town show in August.

The first thing I got accomplished was finishing the wiring in the trunk. I bought a total of 30 foot of Kicker 1/0 Hyperflex, 15ft of blue and 15ft of black to run all my power and grounds to the amps with. I ended up using some Rockford Fosgate 1/0 Fuse Holders that I got off eBay pretty cheap and some 250 amp fuses to run to the Z1A. I used some KnuKonceptz Konfused battery terminals. These are probably the best battery terminals I have ever used. They have three 1/0 outputs each and the way the wires hook into them is really nice. I would highly recommend them if you are running multiple runs of 1/0 because they are easy to use, look nice and are relatively cheap.

The next thing I did was get the Xbox 360 ready to go in. I wanted to fit the 360 inside the glove box but unfortunately it wouldn't fit completely inside. I had to cut the back out of the glove box to get it to slide farther in and then I decided to cut a hole in the glove box and have the front faceplate sticking out. This way, I will have easy access and it will look good when I get it all done. I am going to get a new chrome faceplate for it and attach some Cadillac emblems and text to it. I also bought some chrome trim so I could make it look flush when the install is complete. I know it doesn't look that good now but bare with me.

I got my last amp that I was waiting on in on Tuesday. Its a Rockford Fosgate Power T3002 that is going to run the rear set of RE XXX 6.5". I got the speaker terminals wired with the 8 gauge KnuKoncepts Karma SS speaker cable. I put screw those back in and used some liquid nail to make sure everything was sealed up tight. I also used the 8 gauge wire to get each of the RE XXX 12"s wired down to 2 ohm. I also got the boards I painted earlier in the appropriate places on the box and got the screwed down to mount the two RF amps on. I got the speakers put in the box using some 1 1/4" security screws. I think it ended up looking really nice. After I get the box and amps in the trunk I am going to build a front panel for the amp boards to make it so you can't see any of the wires.

I also got the two optical cables that I have been waiting for to use with the Xbox 360 and Alpine DVA-9860 to run to the H701 processor. They are some really heavy duty cables that I got from MonoPrice.com for a really good price. They are the premium optical cables with a 8mm jacket and metal connectors and only cost like $7.50 each. I would highly recommend them for any thing you need optical cables for.

I also got a really sweet deal on a Batcap 400 that I couldn't pass up. I am going to use this only on the Z1A to give it a little extra juice in case I need it. I also got a Stinger SPV44 battery but I don't think I will be able to use it because I don't have enough room. If anyone is interested in it, its for sale.

Ok here are the pics of what I got done this week. I'm planning on getting the last of the wires ran and getting the box in today. My DVA-9860 should be here today so if it gets here early enough I'll get that ready to go too. Check back soon for more updates!

RF Fuse Holders & KnuKonceptz Konfused Battery Terminals:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/BatTermsFuseHold.jpg

Kicker 1/0 Hyperflex for Amps:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/LoosePowerGroundsTrunk.jpg

Wire with Konfused Connector:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/WireInHolder.jpg

Konfused Battery Terminal:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/BatTermKnu.jpg

Xbox 360 Rough Fit in Dash:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/360inGloveBox.jpg

Speaker Terminals Wired with 8 Guage KnuKoncepts Karma SS Speaker Wire:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/BoxTermWired.jpg

Amp Panel on Box:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/AmpPanelInstalled.jpg

Two 12" RE XXX Top View:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/REXXX.jpg

Two 12" RE XXX Top Side View:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/REXXX2.jpg

Test Fit Subs in Box:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/REXXXTestFit.jpg

JoeSmith502
07-11-2008, 10:28 AM
Subs, RF Power 1000 & Power T3002 #1:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/SubsAmpInstalled1.jpg

Subs, RF Power 1000 & Power T3002 #2:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/SubsAmpInstalled2.jpg

Subs, RF Power 1000 & Power T3002 #3:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/SubsAmpInstalled4.jpg

Subs, RF Power 1000 & Power T3002 Side View:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/SubsAmpInstalledSide.jpg

BatCap 400:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/BatCap400.jpg

Digital Designs Z1A Installed:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/Z1AInstalled.jpg

Power & Grounds Wiring Diagram:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/WiringDiagramPowerGrounds-1.jpg

JoeSmith502
07-11-2008, 10:20 PM
Got alot of the interior wiring completed today. The Alpine DVA-9860 came in tonight so I will be installing it tomorrow hopefully. Pics coming soon..

bigbangtheory
07-12-2008, 08:44 AM
Looks awesome dude!

hemi=22s
07-12-2008, 08:54 AM
looks great so far,
be careful mounting those amps on the box the vibration can break them, had it happen to 2 of my rf amps

JoeSmith502
07-12-2008, 10:02 AM
Looks awesome dude!

Thanks alot!


looks great so far,
be careful mounting those amps on the box the vibration can break them, had it happen to 2 of my rf amps

Mounting the amps on top of the box couldn't be any worse than mounting anywhere else in the trunk could it? I mean the vibrations are going to be everywhere. I might add a piece of the Luxury Liner Pro to the panels on the box to absorb some of the vibrations though. Thanks!

lorideslo
07-12-2008, 04:17 PM
Lookin good homie....

SRim23
07-12-2008, 04:41 PM
anyone want to start taking bets on how long itll be before that 360 breaks....... they arent even tough enough to sit in an entertainment center let alone inside a car....and unless youve got a high def screen in the car is there really a point?

to each his own i guess. nice work so far.

Oldbass38
07-12-2008, 10:42 PM
Lookin' awesome!! I'm wondering how it will meter....

miker
07-12-2008, 11:18 PM
I'm confused.. Why do you have three amps?

JoeSmith502
07-14-2008, 09:51 AM
I'm confused.. Why do you have three amps?

The Z1A is for the subs, Power 1000 is for front tweets, front doors and theatre sub, and Power T3002 is for the rear.

miker
07-14-2008, 11:25 AM
OH ok.

donpisto
07-14-2008, 11:39 AM
Nice stuff there. Did you get the 2150 from Quality Power Auto as well?

donpisto
07-14-2008, 11:40 AM
loving it. i have a 93 in a rare color combo.. gonna be completly redoing it (long story, but its been in my fam. sense new:D) following your build CLOSE. is it alright if i contact you with questions?

Hot pink and offwhite pink is a **** hot combo :p. JP mang...you have IM in t minus 10 seconds

JoeSmith502
07-14-2008, 12:47 PM
loving it. i have a 93 in a rare color combo.. gonna be completly redoing it (long story, but its been in my fam. sense new:D) following your build CLOSE. is it alright if i contact you with questions?

Yeah man, I don't mind at all and I'll try to help you any way I can..


Nice stuff there. Did you get the 2150 from Quality Power Auto as well?

Nope, the PC2150 came from another member on here. This will definitely be a CarAudio.com forums car because I got almost everything from the classified section on here. The XXX 12"s, XXX comps and 6.5"s, the sub box, the Z1A, Power 1000, 2 Yellowtops, PC2150, Alpine H701, lots of wiring, Damplifier, and Luxury Liner Pro all came from this forum. Needless to say I love this place!

rdaudioman1256
07-15-2008, 01:48 AM
Excellent build!!! Can't wait to see the rest!

Anybody Killa
07-16-2008, 12:50 PM
By the way, ain't she ****!?

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/DeVille%20Build/OldLadyHelping.jpg



No.


Kidding She is Hot....I'd hit it......With my car..

na_rsx
07-16-2008, 02:00 PM
No.


Kidding She is Hot....I'd hit it......With my car..

:hilariou: :hilariou: :hilariou:

hemi=22s
07-16-2008, 02:09 PM
No.


Kidding She is Hot....I'd hit it......With my car..

thats ****ed up yo

tez4life
07-16-2008, 04:22 PM
thats ****ed up yo


x2. That was really uncalled for......again in this thread.

SMH.

JoeSmith502
07-17-2008, 10:08 AM
I have sound!! I ended up getting the RE XXX 12"s, Z1A, Power 1000, H701, DVA-9860 and Sony TV up and running. I got a lot of stuff done since my last update so lets get into it shall we.

I got the box and subs installed with the help of some of my family members. I took three of us to lift the box and get it positioned correctly in the trunk. It looks really good because it slides all the way up against the Z1A on the back firewall. After getting the box in I started running wires for my Power 1000 and T3002 which will go in after I get the other XXX 6.5"s installed in the rear. I split one 1/0 power wire coming from the back bats and ran 1/0 to the Power 1000 and 4 gauge to the T3002.

The next thing I needed to do was wire up the Alpine DVA-9860 and the Sony TV for the dash. Since I don't have my new carpet in yet I threw together and center console just to house the DVD player and some switches until I can get a good one made. It looks pretty bad but it will do for now. I got all the wires ran and got my optical cables hooked into the H701. The TV was an easy install and only took a couple minutes.

So now I want to test and make sure everything is working before I turn on the sub amp. I turn on the DVD player with the volume all the way down and get the Xovers set on the H701 for the XXX Comps. I ended up using a 80hz HP and 2.8khz LP on the mids and 2.8khz HP and 20khz LP with all slopes set to 18. I popped in a test tone cd and set the gains on the Power 1000 with a DMM. With everything hooked up properly I popped in a cd and turned it up for the first time. It sounds nice and clear and gets loud but I still need to do a little tuning.

With everything else working it was time to turn on the Z1A and see what the XXXs could do. While I was installing the fuses in the holders I accidentally dropped one of the power wires and it hit the metal casing on my power antenna.. Bad news. There were sparks and smoke everywhere. I reached in and grabbed the wire and look down and I see a little fire going on the carpet in the trunk and my first thought was to get some water but that would have been really dumb so I just blew on it and thankfully it went out. Needless to say I unhooked the battery terminal until I was finished installing the fuses. With the Z1A wired up I went back to the head unit and turned on the subwooker. I started the Xovers on the H701 at 20hz HP and 80hz LP at 18. I turned the volume up about half way and everything came to life. The first song I played was A Milli by Lil Wayne and I was very impressed with the clarity of the bass notes and the comps sounded nice too. I tinkered around with the H701 for a while trying all kinds of different Xover settings and all the other stuff on it. I ended up using 28.5hz HP and 63hz LP on the subs for now and it sounds excellent.

With everything hooked up I wanted to check out the Dolby Digital 5.1 on the H701 so I went to Best Buy and got Nirvana Unplugged in New York to try. Although I don't have the rear speakers installed yet I could defintely tell a difference in sound quality and imaging. The Sony screen looks really good in day or night so I am happy with that also. I can't wait to get the rear speakers installed and I might even do a center channel if I can find a spot for it.

At this point I am pretty happy with the install. The subs get really loud and sound great doing it. Hopefully soon I can get metered on the TL and let you guys know what shes doing. I still have lots of work to do but its nice to be able to listen to some music again. Check back for more updates soon!

On to the pics:

RE XXX 12"s and Power 1000 Installed:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/SubsRFPower1000Installed.jpg

Alpine H701 Installed:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/H701Installed.jpg

Alpine DVA-9860:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/Alpine9860.jpg

Sony Screen:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/TVInDash.jpg

300 Amp Alternator Installed:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/300AmpAltInstalled.jpg

TurdFergueson2
07-17-2008, 10:20 AM
You should be damm proud of yourself man. This was a great build. I'm sure some caddi owners will look in on this and get a lot of help from this.

ssackett
07-17-2008, 10:33 AM
Great build indeed!! Im sad i never got to hear both my XXX's together though... we need vids!! lol!

jdc753
07-17-2008, 10:43 AM
looking good for sure. Car has come a long way since you started. I love seeing older cars get some love instead of being discarded. Should ride nice and be near silent inside (other than music) with all that Second Skin in there.

JoeSmith502
07-17-2008, 12:10 PM
You should be damm proud of yourself man. This was a great build. I'm sure some caddi owners will look in on this and get a lot of help from this.

Thanks alot man but the build is far from over. I'm still adding 2 6.5" RE XXX's for rear fill and RE SE 10" ran off the sub channel on the RF Power 1000 in the rear deck. I'm also adding new carpet, chrome rocker panels, 20" rims, rear view camera, Xbox 360 and I am going to redo the speaker panels in the doors with some navy blue crocodile print vinyl. Should look pretty clean when I'm finished I hope.


Great build indeed!! Im sad i never got to hear both my XXX's together though... we need vids!! lol!

Vids are coming shortly. There is a guy around town who has a term lab and he is going to meter it for me so I will get some vids of that and some flexing for you all.


looking good for sure. Car has come a long way since you started. I love seeing older cars get some love instead of being discarded. Should ride nice and be near silent inside (other than music) with all that Second Skin in there.

Thanks man. It has been alot of work especially since I have done all the work by myself with a little help fom my wife. I wish I knew a couple people around here so I could get some help and input on some things but oh well. The sound on the interior is amazing. I had a track on my test tone disc that was called, "Digital Silence" for testing if you have any kind of whine or engine noise. With the volume all the way up I couldn't hear a thing. I am very happy with it this far and I really like the sound with the optical connections. I can really tell a difference between MP3's, CD and DVD audio. I guess I am going to have to start buying CD's again because the MP3's sound kinda bad and I can't find many DVD Audio discs. I can't wait to get the 5.1 totally finshed, should be pretty nice!

Echo42987
07-17-2008, 12:20 PM
Loving the build...not a huge fan of the ride though. It's like a boat on cement...lol

hemi=22s
07-17-2008, 02:51 PM
very nice work, and u got a good wife who helps mines always like wtf u blowin money on dumb ****,

why not get the xxx dustcap for the other one??? just curious, nice work

JoeSmith502
07-17-2008, 06:45 PM
very nice work, and u got a good wife who helps mines always like wtf u blowin money on dumb ****,

why not get the xxx dustcap for the other one??? just curious, nice work

I was told that I can't get just the dust cap and RE doesn't send out recones with the XXX logo on them. So if I wanted to make them look the same I would have to recone the one with the logo and I don't want to recone it until something happens to it. I wish I could get the other one with a logo, it would look better.

JoeSmith502
07-17-2008, 10:15 PM
to each his own, right> me personally? im not a fan of your little crap *** acura.. its all in your taste:)

X2

02parkave
07-23-2008, 11:04 PM
any updates? love the build:D

dcole18
07-23-2008, 11:05 PM
i belive one of his subs is messed up

JoeSmith502
07-23-2008, 11:15 PM
Yeah unfortunately I didn't check the subs until after I got them all the way installed. When I turned on the Z1A I noticed that one of the subs wasn't moving like it should have been. I took the sub out of the box and hooked it up to a DMM and got no reading on the coils. Then I was inspecting it, hoping that a tinsel lead came loose or something when I notcied that the voice coil had come unwound. Needless to say I'm pretty pissed but what can you do? I am sending it off to TeamPSI who is going to recone it for me.

In the meantime while the XXX's are out of commission, I hooked up the RE SE 10" in a sealed box I had laying around. Its being ran off the sub channel of the RF Power 1000 and is getting around 600rms at 2 ohms. It sounds really nice and gets fairly load off the 600 watts. It will do until I can get the XXX's back..

02parkave
07-24-2008, 09:14 AM
ouch man. atleast david SHOULD use stock parts so you have matching subs:) which was it? the one with the logo or without? now is your chance to get matching dustcaps:D

905_905
07-26-2008, 05:38 AM
How much did everything cost you thus far? I mean everything you bought that wasnt stock and installed in the vehicle?

dub22
07-29-2008, 09:57 AM
nice install sorry bout the xxx's i wouldve been pissed too

baAB2436M
07-31-2008, 12:59 AM
Looking really good.

lorideslo
08-02-2008, 01:54 PM
Any Updates??? Did ur sub get repaired yet?

JB513
08-02-2008, 02:47 PM
nice build man

TurdFergueson2
08-02-2008, 02:53 PM
last I heard, he had a blown sub or something. this was one of the better builds you will see on here.

bdawson72
08-02-2008, 03:32 PM
How much did ya spend on all that deadener.

JoeSmith502
08-03-2008, 10:31 AM
Any Updates??? Did ur sub get repaired yet?

I have sent out the sub to another member to get reconed. I have decided to upgrade the sub stage in the Deville. I will no be running 4 2005 RE XXX 12" but they will all be dual 2 ohms so I can wire them all down to one ohm. I am going to be running them all sealed and each will see about 1.5 cubes after sub displacement. They will all be run off the Z1A so they will be seeing between 1250 to 1500 rms apiece. I am currently waiting for the other three XXX's I bought to get here and I am working on a box design for them. So right now I have the box that was built for the two 12"s for sale and the one RE XXX 12" D4 with the Logo on it for sale. PM me if you are interested in either one and I will cut you a sweet deal.

I have also got the panel for my rear deck almost completed. It will house the other set of RE XXX 6.5"s I have and a set of tweeters. I also built a holder for my rear view camera on the back. I still have to cut holes for the tweeters and put the vinyl on it. Since I couldn't find room to fit the RE SE 10", I slod the Power 1000 and the T3002 and picked up a US Amps MD-42 and hopefully I'll be getting another one of those or a MD-41 to run the tweeters off of. I will be having a major update coming very soon but I have a couple pictures for now.


last I heard, he had a blown sub or something. this was one of the better builds you will see on here.

Yeah, It is being repaired at the moment. Thanks for the comment!


How much did ya spend on all that deadener.

I got most of it straight from SecondSkinAudio.com. The Luxury Liner Pro I got from another forum member on here really cheap. I am still planning on adding more deadener to my trunk lid and at least two or three layers of Damplifier Pro to the roof. All together I guess I have spent around $400 or $500 on all the deadener that is currently installed in the car and plan on adding another $250 or so to get it all the way completed.

Rear Deck Panel Front Bare:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/RearPanelFrontBare.jpg

Rear Deck Panel Back Bare:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/RearPanelBackBare.jpg

Rear View Camera:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/Camera.jpg

Rear View Camera Test Mount:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/CameraTestFit.jpg

916Kev
08-04-2008, 12:27 PM
You have a 360 in ur ride? Sweeeeet. Lovin the build!! :)

JoeSmith502
08-04-2008, 01:31 PM
You have a 360 in ur ride? Sweeeeet. Lovin the build!! :)

Yup I am working on it. I am going to get a custom faceplate made for it. It should look really nice when its done.

lorideslo
08-07-2008, 09:27 AM
Man I love this build....keep it comin homie.

lorideslo
08-17-2008, 03:28 PM
Any updates joe?

JoeSmith502
08-17-2008, 04:25 PM
Yeah I have a major update coming tonight! Stay tuned!

JoeSmith502
08-17-2008, 06:34 PM
OK, its been a while since my last post so its time for a major update to the build log. I haven't gotten a lot done lately because I have been waiting on subs, boxes, amps and various other stuff.

Ok first off the Rockford Power 1000 and Power T3002 are gone and have now been replaced by US Amps Merlin MD-42 and a US Amps Merlin MD-41 amplifiers. I am to the point now to where I want to run US Amps/Re Audio equipment anytime I can. I just love the quality and look of their products. The MD-42 will run the XXX 6.5s and the MD-41 to run the tweets.

Since my last post I have also gotten the XXX back that I sent to TeamPSI to have reconed to a D2. He did a great job and I would highly recommend him to do a recone if you need one. I also picked up three more 2005 RE XXX 12" D2s. I now have a total of 5 12" XXXs but I am planning on only using the four D2 ones wired to 1 ohm and ran off the Z1A. I also picked up a Kicker ZX1500.1 for a cheap deal so I may run the fifth one since they are a perfect match since the Kicker amp is rated at 1500x1 @ 2 ohms. This combo is for sale right now in the "For Sale" section of the forums if anyone is interested.

Since I decided to run four of the XXXs that meant that I had to get a new box and the old one has to go. I got a box from Vitveet that holds four twelves. It has two seperate chambers, each is 2.25 cubes per side so each sub will be seeing the recommended 1.1 cubes per after displacement. Since I got the new box the old one that Vitveet custom built for the Cadillac is now for sale. If you are interested in it, contact me via pm.

As some of you know, I had planned on putting the set of 22" rims & tires that came off my previous vehicle on the Deville but unfortunately they wouldn't fit. Well, last Saturday I was feeling like spending some money so I went and got some 22" Martin Brothers Sharktooth Rims and some Faulken Tires. I posted some pics of it on the forums and some people like it and some don't. I think its ****** and I guess thats all that matters.

Ok, so in the process of all this stuff going down a word came to my mind.. WALL. So now another forum member and I are going to build a wall in the Deville. Now I have never built a wall so I will be relying on this other member for all the knowledge and guidance to build this wall. Here is the plan... I am going to use the 4 12" D2 XXXs off the Z1A I have now at the top. In the center will be two D2 15" XXXs and at the bottom 2 D2 18" XXXs and then wire them down to one ohm and run off another Z1A. I know that this is quite an ambitious plan and may take some time for it to come together but once it does it will be murder. I have the funds its just a matter of finding the right deals at the right times and getting it all to come together.

Ok thats all for now. I will try and keep the log updated a little more frequently from now one. We are supposed to start going over the plans for the wall starting on Tuesday so once that starts I will update you all on the dimensions and the progress we are making.

Here are some new pics for everyone:

US Amps Merlin MD-41:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/USAmpsMD42.jpg

US Amps Merlin MD-42:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/USAmpsMD41.jpg

US Amps Merlins & RE Audio XXXs:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/USAmpsXXXs.jpg

RE Audio 12" XXXs Side View:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/SideView-1.jpg

Kicker ZX1500.1 & RE XXX D4 (for sale):
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/XXXAmp.jpg

Box For Four 12"s:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/Four12sBox.jpg

22" Martin Brothers Sharktooth Rims & Faulken Tires:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/RimCloseUp.jpg

Deville With Rims:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/SideView.jpg

Center Emblem on Rims:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/CloseupM.jpg

Cadillac Logo Valve Stem Covers:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/CadillacValveStem.jpg

lorideslo
08-17-2008, 09:24 PM
Did those 2s fit w/ no lift and no rub? What size tires are those? And is she sittin high? I want 2s, but I wanna squat on em....not into ridin high

visitor
08-17-2008, 09:55 PM
aww dang:( well, this build went the opposite way of what i like:( at any rate it is your car and i wish you luck. ill still be watching:)

JEXTEL
08-17-2008, 11:16 PM
nice bro..looks like your really making your dreams happen i hope to have mine starting really soon..

and is that box sealed?

snoopysnooper
08-17-2008, 11:22 PM
fawking hot man! haha
holy ish that car is nice, lol

JoeSmith502
08-18-2008, 10:04 PM
I have bass again.. but thats it for tonight! I got the four 2005 RE XXX 12"s installed tonight at around 9:30. I didn't have a chance to hook up the the other amps because it got dark on me so I all have at the moment is bass. Thats all we really need anyways right? I took him out for a little test drive when I was finished and it is definitely louder than before. I will try and get it metered this weekend to see where I am at for now.

I took a couple pics but it was already dark so the flash makes the pictures a little off. It looks good for now and I will get the other amps in and the install cleaned up a little tomorrow if I have time. The subs and box in the trunk also lowered the backend down a little bit so I'm glad it was a little high to begin with. I will get more pictures and stuff tomorrow.

Here are a couple pics for now..

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/FourXXXInstalled2.jpg

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/FourXXXInstalled1.jpg

lorideslo
08-19-2008, 01:23 AM
OK, its been a while since my last post so its time for a major update to the build log. I haven't gotten a lot done lately because I have been waiting on subs, boxes, amps and various other stuff.

Ok first off the Rockford Power 1000 and Power T3002 are gone and have now been replaced by US Amps Merlin MD-42 and a US Amps Merlin MD-41 amplifiers. I am to the point now to where I want to run US Amps/Re Audio equipment anytime I can. I just love the quality and look of their products. The MD-42 will run the XXX 6.5s and the MD-41 to run the tweets.

Since my last post I have also gotten the XXX back that I sent to TeamPSI to have reconed to a D2. He did a great job and I would highly recommend him to do a recone if you need one. I also picked up three more 2005 RE XXX 12" D2s. I now have a total of 5 12" XXXs but I am planning on only using the four D2 ones wired to 1 ohm and ran off the Z1A. I also picked up a Kicker ZX1500.1 for a cheap deal so I may run the fifth one since they are a perfect match since the Kicker amp is rated at 1500x1 @ 2 ohms. This combo is for sale right now in the "For Sale" section of the forums if anyone is interested.

Since I decided to run four of the XXXs that meant that I had to get a new box and the old one has to go. I got a box from Vitveet that holds four twelves. It has two seperate chambers, each is 2.25 cubes per side so each sub will be seeing the recommended 1.1 cubes per after displacement. Since I got the new box the old one that Vitveet custom built for the Cadillac is now for sale. If you are interested in it, contact me via pm.

As some of you know, I had planned on putting the set of 22" rims & tires that came off my previous vehicle on the Deville but unfortunately they wouldn't fit. Well, last Saturday I was feeling like spending some money so I went and got some 22" Martin Brothers Sharktooth Rims and some Faulken Tires. I posted some pics of it on the forums and some people like it and some don't. I think its ****** and I guess thats all that matters.

Ok, so in the process of all this stuff going down a word came to my mind.. WALL. So now another forum member and I are going to build a wall in the Deville. Now I have never built a wall so I will be relying on this other member for all the knowledge and guidance to build this wall. Here is the plan... I am going to use the 4 12" D2 XXXs off the Z1A I have now at the top. In the center will be two D2 15" XXXs and at the bottom 2 D2 18" XXXs and then wire them down to one ohm and run off another Z1A. I know that this is quite an ambitious plan and may take some time for it to come together but once it does it will be murder. I have the funds its just a matter of finding the right deals at the right times and getting it all to come together.

Ok thats all for now. I will try and keep the log updated a little more frequently from now one. We are supposed to start going over the plans for the wall starting on Tuesday so once that starts I will update you all on the dimensions and the progress we are making.

Here are some new pics for everyone:

US Amps Merlin MD-41:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/USAmpsMD42.jpg

US Amps Merlin MD-42:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/USAmpsMD41.jpg

US Amps Merlins & RE Audio XXXs:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/USAmpsXXXs.jpg

RE Audio 12" XXXs Side View:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/SideView-1.jpg

Kicker ZX1500.1 & RE XXX D4 (for sale):
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/XXXAmp.jpg

Box For Four 12"s:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/Four12sBox.jpg

22" Martin Brothers Sharktooth Rims & Faulken Tires:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/RimCloseUp.jpg

Deville With Rims:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/SideView.jpg

Center Emblem on Rims:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/CloseupM.jpg

Cadillac Logo Valve Stem Covers:
http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk46/JoeSmith502/CadillacValveStem.jpg


Did those 2s fit w/ no lift and no rub? What size tires are those? And is she sittin higher w/ 2s than w/ the stock rims? I wanna squat on 2s...not into ridin high..

JoeSmith502
08-19-2008, 08:32 AM
Did those 2s fit w/ no lift and no rub? What size tires are those? And is she sittin high? I want 2s, but I wanna squat on em....not into ridin high

No man, we had to put some spring spacers in there to get them to fit. I had the back lifted a little more than neccesary at first because I knew the subs and stuff would weigh it back down some. I am going to have the front lowered back down as much as I can when I have time. As far as tire size, really small. I will find out for you next time I'm out there. I also got some black cailiper paint so I can get all that taken care of in the next couple of days as well. Thanks again man!

lorideslo
08-19-2008, 01:43 PM
Thanks man...I love ur car....she comin along nicely....

J31Rob
08-19-2008, 01:52 PM
couple things to say:

1. wow. that's a lot of seXXX's. good year too.
2. very VERY nice install, very professional.
3. i love your "tool on deck" vinyl. LMFAO.

gotta let 'em know, they try to jack.. TOOL ON DECK.

delvryboy
08-19-2008, 01:55 PM
I like the rims. I went old school on my '91.... vogue's ftw.

J31Rob
08-19-2008, 01:56 PM
I like the rims. I went old school on my '91.... vogue's ftw.

i'd much rather see spokes.. but eh, they look good up close, not so much far away. IMHO.

not doggin'. just an opinion. :p:

delvryboy
08-19-2008, 01:56 PM
btw - didn't read the whole thread. Did you get rid of that sheet metal behind the rear seat?

JoeSmith502
08-19-2008, 02:10 PM
couple things to say:

1. wow. that's a lot of seXXX's. good year too.
2. very VERY nice install, very professional.
3. i love your "tool on deck" vinyl. LMFAO.

gotta let 'em know, they try to jack.. TOOL ON DECK.

Thanks for the comments man. Yeah, I garuantee if any one ever tries to get me, it ain't going to be easy. Glock Nine under the seat for when I'm riding and at the house I have plenty of options.



btw - didn't read the whole thread. Did you get rid of that sheet metal behind the rear seat?

No man, I actually used it to bolt the Z1A to. I don't have any speakers in the rear deck so there are some holes for air to move through. I am building a custom baffle for the rear so I may actualy just cut the rear deck completely out but I have yet to decide.

JoeSmith502
08-19-2008, 02:24 PM
Ok, after riding around for a while this morning I have decided against the wall. These four 12"s are going to be loud enough for me in this car. My ears are hurting right now. I am going to go with the original plan of putting the baffle I built in the rear deck and putting the back seats back in. I ordered my new carpet for the floor today so it should be here next Monday or Tuesday.

I also ordered another 40 square feet of Damplifier Pro for the trunk lid. With the subs facing up and pounding right into it, its making alot of noise. I figure another 40 will help it out alot. I know nothing will totally kill the noise but it should help.

Hopefully tonight I will have another update for everyone. I'm hoping to get the MD-42 installed tonight and hooked up to the front door speakers. I ordered two more sets of XXX comps and an extra set of XXX tweets to replace the ones I blew. Hopefully they will be in late this week or early next week and I can get that all in. When the carpet gets here and I get that in I am going to start working on a new center console. I will have some pics and stuff tonight if I get anything accomplished.

JoeSmith502
08-31-2008, 12:38 PM
Huge update coming tonight.. Stay tuned!

lorideslo
09-04-2008, 05:43 PM
Any updates?

lorideslo
09-14-2008, 04:56 PM
Where you at Joe? I've been waitin on that huge update....

vitveet
09-15-2008, 01:53 PM
Not quite sure but I believe he's been working on another big project with a buddy of his....!

V.

IbSlamn
09-16-2008, 08:37 AM
Vids!!!!

lorideslo
10-15-2008, 04:30 PM
i dont know about any body else. but i wanna know whats happenin with one of the better builds on this site.

quest51210
06-30-2009, 12:41 PM
???

kfx450r
06-30-2009, 01:07 PM
Im sure you have an idea but make sure you have alot of ventilation for that 360. Or itll crap out in no time where it is. Lovin the build not my fav car but the equiptment is **** as hell. Id cream myself if i had 5 XXXs in my possession.

King_corral
06-30-2009, 04:53 PM
Personally I would of kept a sub sold the car and bought something nice like a new caddy or DDs for your girl and then you'd never hear **** about her again they wouldn't even notice she had a face

lorideslo
06-30-2009, 06:34 PM
Man I got excited when I saw this in the recent threads, and yet still no word for Joe

mike lawry
07-25-2009, 10:54 PM
hopefully he got shot again the guys a p.o.s.