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Worlddre
07-05-2008, 06:28 PM
So i finally found a little time to do an install in my own vehicle. Nothing all to special

Alpine CDA-9887
Vifa Xt25 x2
Dayton RS180 x2
PDX5
RLI8
80sqft of SS Damp Pro

Tweets have been glassed into the apillars currently wrapped in two different fabrics....one in grill cloth and one in a felt like material to see which i prefer....Mids will be in kicks...Amplifier is hanging in the trunk from the rear deck...And the sub will be in a small ported enclosure...Pics to follow in the next 3 mins

Worlddre
07-05-2008, 06:35 PM
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v286/248/100/510058201/n510058201_729106_5441.jpg

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there is 40 sqft already in the trunk and 40sqft in the car as well

Worlddre
07-05-2008, 06:39 PM
http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v286/248/100/510058201/n510058201_729111_6842.jpg
we will see how this compares to the DLS A7 it is replacing

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this was ever so slightly a pain in the arse

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Worlddre
07-05-2008, 06:42 PM
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the felt-like material

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more in another 3mins

dbhittin
07-05-2008, 06:44 PM
i wanna see how you did your deck.. im wanting to change out the factory one

Worlddre
07-05-2008, 06:46 PM
deck is not done yet will be molded in aswell as the available dash kit for the car royally *****

Worlddre
07-05-2008, 06:55 PM
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-snc1/v261/248/100/510058201/n510058201_756362_3810.jpg
my little helper

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wire prep

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ran out of tech flex at work before i got to the rcas so they are just kinda in there until we get some more

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pic of the car


if its slow at work this week i should be able to get this done by friday....just need to slap some kicks and an enclosure together

AudioFreak
07-06-2008, 01:11 AM
Like the wiring thats pimp,where do you get that wire cover from if you dont mind me asking.

miker
07-06-2008, 01:17 AM
I like the wiring as well :)

Looks great, deffiantly like the amp rack.

EGGmane
07-06-2008, 01:20 AM
Looks very good, nice and clean! I like the tweeter housing.

Steven206Seattl
07-06-2008, 01:22 AM
nice work man! nice car

Calikid
07-06-2008, 01:36 AM
sweet

Worlddre
07-06-2008, 09:51 AM
thank you sirs

we get the stuff at work from select products but partsexpress sells it as well

azbass
07-06-2008, 09:55 AM
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-snc1/v261/248/100/510058201/n510058201_756362_3810.jpg
my little helper



I got yer wooferz! drooling on themz!

connersdad19
07-06-2008, 10:04 AM
looks good...nice amp location.

Techchild
07-06-2008, 11:56 AM
Keep up the clean work

Worlddre
07-06-2008, 10:37 PM
thank ya sirs ...just finished the enclosure design ....dont have too many cars scheduled for tomorrow so i should be able to slap that together tomorrow....

1.22ft3 @ 29hz

bigbangtheory
07-07-2008, 02:43 PM
That is an awesome job so far. Look foward to the enclosure and cute kid. My daughter is 1 year old as of 2 weeks ago.

Worlddre
07-09-2008, 08:07 AM
thank you sir that one is goin on 6 months now

jdc753
07-09-2008, 09:37 AM
very nice build, super clean and quality all around. I'm still to hack to use the tech flex, it looks really nice though. Should sound sweet too and not be too and those subs won't take up too much of the trunk which should be nice too.

How are the tweeters aimed, they appear to be at opposing head rests? Passenger side tweet firing at drivers head rest and drivers side tweet firing at passenger head rest, is this correct?


Looking forward to the box and seeing your dash work, top notch so far.

Worlddre
07-10-2008, 12:42 PM
thank you sir the tweets are aimed to meet center dash.

since I have no new pictures ill give you two randoms from a customer of mines car
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And my **** ***
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hemi=22s
07-10-2008, 02:29 PM
nice work, very clean

what is the name of that black semi transparent stuff u hav covering the wire i need a 100 ft of it wanna use that instead of wire loom looks alot better imo

Eugenics
07-10-2008, 02:32 PM
beautiful child.

Worlddre
07-10-2008, 04:23 PM
its techflex....and sold at partsexpress and wirecare.com

thank you preston

Worlddre
07-11-2008, 08:58 PM
made a set of flush mount rings for the kicks today at work.....they are deep enough to accomodate a grill made from another ring and some grill cloth that will sit perfectly flush with the top of the ring

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atlninja82
07-14-2008, 12:09 PM
very nice work. i cant wait to see the finished product and the enclosure. keep us updated!

thanks,
-eric

Worlddre
07-20-2008, 08:55 PM
majority of the enclosure is complete.....the sides have been the victims of a 3/8" roundover as was the port opening.....i shall wrap it as soon as we get some glue at work

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my little slice of paradise
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Worlddre
07-20-2008, 08:56 PM
oh and i still have yet to cut the hole as we are not open very long on sundays

djkev
07-21-2008, 12:54 AM
Hey,

I'm the guy that bought the A7 from you. I have a b5 audi too and just did a rack for the amps just like yours... Just a bit bigger ;) I got a question for you. can you fit a 6.5 speaker in the front doors without fabricating too much and still have it look like stock? I've been told to do just 5.25. I ended up putting some DLS UP5s in the front. I find that the 5.25 lack a lot of mid bass. Can't wait to see the rest.

NeedDirections
07-21-2008, 07:50 AM
Car looks sick...nice work.

Worlddre
07-21-2008, 08:01 AM
thanks all...

before i decided to build the kicks i looked in the door and even if you do get a 6.5 in the door the majority of the radiating area will be blocked off by the door itself as the grill is pretty tiny.

Worlddre
07-21-2008, 09:43 PM
router right before i cut the hole
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a couple of pics with the sub resting in the hole
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mlstrass
07-21-2008, 10:08 PM
VERY clean install, props to you for doing things right.

Only "issue" you might have is with the tweeters as they MUST be on-axis or they ****. I run the same ones in my car and output is like 50% when they're off-axis, but maybe you'll get some reflections off the glass to help.

Interested to hear how the RS180/xt25 combo works out for you, so give some feedback when you have them dialed in...

Worlddre
07-22-2008, 05:51 PM
i will try and remember to right a review once im done
enclosure is carpeted as you see here we finally got our order of spray glue at work today
there was a little dust that i missed when cleaning out the enclosure that blew to the front when i fired it up for a second....and btw the enclosure in the picture is upside down because i just kinda tossed it in to the trunk
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stainless steel bolts used for terminal connection
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and so everyone knows the carpet does not interfere with the flow of air whatsoever....if you use a 1/16" too small bearing on a roundover bit just right it will leave you a 1/16" lip in witch you can tuck the carpet if you are using trunkliner for it is 1/16" thick

Cole Trickle
07-22-2008, 06:50 PM
looks great:)

azbass
07-22-2008, 06:52 PM
solid. i bet you miss the DLS amp though.

btdickey99
07-22-2008, 06:58 PM
looks good Dre....as azbass said how are you feeling the Alpine PDX5 compared to the DLS?

and btw cute kid

snoopysnooper
07-22-2008, 07:02 PM
holy crap!!!
that is gonna sound GOOOODDD!!!!

can i get demensions on that box?
how is the SQ on that sub and box combo?

craigzter
07-22-2008, 07:07 PM
very nice and clean, and yet simple looking.

great job man!!

Worlddre
07-22-2008, 07:09 PM
thank you sirs and yeah i miss the a7 but the pdx5 is only a place filler until i decide on an audison lrx5.1k or a pair of he tru steel series amplifiers.

and the enclosure is 10" x 23.5" x 14.5"

Worlddre
07-23-2008, 11:51 PM
ok the project just got much more interesting ...after a tad bit of listening to the sub alone with the factory system...im generally not pleased with the amount of processing power that the cda 9887 has so its likely on the way out with a w205 + h701 going in its stead.....if anyone knows what the dash of one of these vehicles looks like you know what an undertaking stuffing a double din into one is going to be...should be fun

Phers1er
07-24-2008, 12:06 AM
I really like what you have done so far!!
Can't wait to see the double din installed!