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grillman6000
07-26-2008, 04:51 AM
Well, about a week ago a friend of my mom gave me this car for free.....so i figured I'd throw a lil system in it......and it is my first car and this is going to be my first system.

So the car I have is a 1989 Mercedes-Benz 300SE .

and the system I am throwing in it is going to consist of....

SUB: AudioQue HDC3 12"
AMP: HiFonics BXI1608D (~1600w)
BOX: 2.3ft^3 tuned to 38hz and is "Homemade" by me.

as for the regular speakers in the doors and stuff will come last.....but I am going to get the following.

HEADUNIT: Sony CDX-GT820IP
Front In-dash speakers (4"): Eclipse SE4000
Front Door Speakers (6 1/2"): Focal 165-A1
Rear Deck (6 1/2"): Eclipse SC6500
Speaker Amp: HiFonics ZXi6408 (85w x4 @ 4ohm)


Now.....as for the sequence of things getting done, so far it goes like this.....


Saturday 7/26: Building box. (must sit for 24 hours after being built)
Sunday 7/27: Ordering Door Speakers and Head Unit.....and Carpeting Box (once the 24 hour wait time is complete)
Monday 7/28: Amp and Amp Kit will arrive in the mail.
Tuesday 7/29: Break time....nothing really to do that day...just got to work.
Wedsdy 7/30: Subwoofer will arrive in the mail. Hopefully UPS doesn't damage it..
Thursdy 7/31: Waiting for the last of the door speakers and speaker amp....
Friday 8/1: Focal speakers and speaker amp will come in the mail...... THEN INSTALL TIME BABY !!!!
Saturday/Sun: BREAKING IN THE HDC3 !!!!!! AND WHAMMMMMMIN !!!!!!!


Now....as for the materials for building the box today (7/26):

http://img92.imageshack.us/img92/1370/img0521oc3.jpg

Sheet of MDF (3/4 in.)....(not in picture) (in the garage)..... $26
Glue: TiteBond III $8
Drywall Screws (1 5/8 in.) $5
Silicon II Sealant $4
Black spray paint for inside the port.... $1
Spray adhesive to carpet the box. $5
Roll (5 yards) of carpet. $15
As for the tools for the box build are at my grandpas house.....I am going to build it there and he might give me a little hand if need be......he used to do some carpenter work so he has plenty saws drills ect.....


I will update with pics of the box build tomorrow night wen it's all done......
thnx for listening.....
-Jordan

02parkave
07-26-2008, 11:34 AM
car pics?

grillman6000
07-26-2008, 01:51 PM
car pics?

not yet.....I will take some though....

str8_up
07-26-2008, 06:10 PM
finally i see a car close to mine :-)
88 300sel here
but i was gunna put a 18....but im switching to a MTX 9500

grillman6000
07-26-2008, 11:22 PM
finally i see a car close to mine :-)
88 300sel here
but i was gunna put a 18....but im switching to a MTX 9500

wow.....nice....lol...i would of never guessed that someone on here would have the "same" car as me......

and wow.....an 18 in there....lol.....kind of pushing it ??? lol
I was going to do a HDC3 15"....but then I decided to keep some trunk space so I went down to a 12".....I didnt want to give up my whole trunk......

but yeah.....good luck with the mtx 9500.......my boy down the block got an 8500 12".....they are pretty decent i must admit.....

good luck.....

and everyone please stay in tune with my build....its going to be a good one....:veryhapp:

grillman6000
07-27-2008, 01:38 AM
Here is day one of the box build....i was sooo dam tired so i stopped and i will finish it tomorrow....lol...here are the pix

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5.3bowtie
07-27-2008, 02:15 AM
dang, i wish i was that organized when i start my builds. i just kinda dive in and whatever gets done first gets done first lol. Good luck on the rest of the build, and like stated above pics of the car please!

str8_up
07-27-2008, 02:17 AM
ehh i dunno now LMAO
but
i hope your build turns out for the better :-)

grillman6000
07-27-2008, 04:28 AM
haha......
and please dont mind the sloppy smeared glue and silicon caulking......its going to get a light sand n e ways and then carpeted over ....


i am loading up the rest of the pics now....be up soon.....



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grillman6000
07-27-2008, 10:18 PM
dont mind my headrests in that one pic below....i took them out so i could get to the rear speakers....


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ctt0002
07-27-2008, 10:22 PM
If i had a diesel i would have gave it away for free too! lol j/k bro. Man did she really give you that for free? When i first read your thread, i was like it must be all jacked up. Its in great condition. One hella of a friend your mom has.

SSS 18734
07-27-2008, 10:31 PM
Dude... That's a sick first car!

grillman6000
07-27-2008, 11:02 PM
If i had a diesel i would have gave it away for free too! lol j/k bro. Man did she really give you that for free? When i first read your thread, i was like it must be all jacked up. Its in great condition. One hella of a friend your mom has.
lol.....tru.....
but mine isn't diesel...lol....mine is gas (300SE)....the diesel ones have a "D" somewhere in the model name.....lol



Dude... That's a sick first car!
dam right......especially for the price i got it 4....FREE :veryhapp:

str8_up
07-27-2008, 11:19 PM
300D is diesel
i got mine for 1k :-) just about the same condition minus my center unit 's wood grain is cracked

grillman6000
07-27-2008, 11:31 PM
300D is diesel
i got mine for 1k :-) just about the same condition minus my center unit 's wood grain is cracked
yeah thats it......the diesel one is the 300D.....

1k is still a good price.....not too shabby..........:veryhapp:

mlstrass
07-28-2008, 01:26 AM
where did you get 5 yds of carpet for $15?

Box isn't pretty, but looks solid and will be covered, so no biggie...

grillman6000
07-28-2008, 03:15 AM
where did you get 5 yds of carpet for $15?

Box isn't pretty, but looks solid and will be covered, so no biggie...

Jo-Annes fabric.......the store was closing down to move so everything was 40-75% off.....and the particular one i bought was 4.99 a yard but then 40% off....so it was only like $2.80 a yard.....

yeah the box is sloppy....but i wasn't paying the neatness any mind cuz yeah its going to be covered....

ctt0002
07-28-2008, 03:31 AM
regardless if its a diesel or gas, you sure did get one hell of a deal for it!

car_lost
07-28-2008, 10:35 AM
those cars have lots of potential...

http://i31.photobucket.com/albums/c372/chandlerGTi/A95CamDump011.jpg

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grillman6000
07-28-2008, 04:12 PM
I ordered the head unit and all of the door speakers and ***** last night.....soo hopefully they all come early next week......


YESSSSSSSSSSS ~!!!!!!

the AMP and AMP KIT CAME !!!!!




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DownSouth954
07-28-2008, 10:03 PM
Haha... my boy had a benz just like that with 2 Premier 3002 12"s in the trunk. The thing rattled like a box chevy lol.

I always wanted to hear the HDC3 maybe when you're done we can meet up at a show or something.

grillman6000
07-28-2008, 10:19 PM
Haha... my boy had a benz just like that with 2 Premier 3002 12"s in the trunk. The thing rattled like a box chevy lol.

I always wanted to hear the HDC3 maybe when you're done we can meet up at a show or something.

yeah.....we cood do that i guess.....
I go to towers sometimes......not every friday.....maybe once or twice a month.....



7-30-08
SUB IS IN !!!!!!!

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grillman6000
07-30-2008, 03:44 PM
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7-31-08
HEADUNIT AND 2 of the 3 speakers came !!!!

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grillman6000
07-30-2008, 09:31 PM
wow......no compliments on the subbbb????

you've got to admin it is one sexii *** subbbbb........

Can't wait to get it installed...

grillman6000
08-03-2008, 04:32 AM
OK....Im all installed....i'll post up osme pics tomorrow.....
then in like a week or so once the sub is broken in i will shoot some videos.....

holla

grillman6000
08-17-2008, 03:56 AM
still breaking her (hdc3) in......

got another week or two to go until i can raise the gains and turn up the bass knob a little bit.....


the hdc3 is performing well though for only being 1 week into is life.....

GrandCherokee
08-17-2008, 04:05 AM
its gonna destory ur car

Mr.B
08-17-2008, 05:02 AM
cherreh da benz...my unks just picked up a clean 300d for 1k

visitor
08-17-2008, 11:16 AM
its gonna destory ur car
doubt it

cherreh da benz...my unks just picked up a clean 300d for 1k

wtf are you talking about, idiot?

snoopysnooper
08-17-2008, 11:23 AM
yeah thats it......the diesel one is the 300D.....

1k is still a good price.....not too shabby..........:veryhapp:

nice car =] haha
and noice *** pics, you must have a high class *** cam bro lol
pro. style man, lol

and did you almost buy my pair of tc oems like a year ago by any chance??

snoopysnooper
08-17-2008, 11:27 AM
pics and vids yet??

Mr.B
08-17-2008, 06:41 PM
wtf are you talking about, idiot?

here is a translation for the people that are les fortunate than most and cant comprehend english, or at the least use basic phonics to make out uncommon words...

original: cherreh da benz...my unks just picked up a clean 300d for 1k

translation: THE MERCEDES LOOKS GOOD...MY UNCLE JUST BOUGHT A 300D FOR $1000, IT LOOKS GOOD.


but yeah, both benz' look real good...:D

grillman6000
08-17-2008, 11:59 PM
cherreh da benz...my unks just picked up a clean 300d for 1k
yes....it is very nice....and everything works too !!! i am thinking about possibly selling it though in a bit because I was looking around online at just different random parts and they are VERY expensive compare to a more common car from that long ago.....



its gonna destory ur car

I have a feeling it will too.....I cant wait till it's broken in so I can turn it up.......



nice car =] haha
and nice *** pics, you must have a high class *** cam bro lol
pro. style man, lol

and did you almost buy my pair of tc oems like a year ago by any chance??
yeah....i do a little photography on the side....its a small little hobby of mine...
im sure you and other may want to know what camera I use....lol
The Canon Powershot G9 12MP Digital Camera.

And nope....that was not me looking for any tc oems....



pics and vids yet??

One pic so far.....
I am waiting until it is broken in so I can turn it up a bit to make the vids.....


http://img501.imageshack.us/img501/8643/img1286wz9.jpg



thnx
-Jordan

Mr.B
08-18-2008, 05:18 AM
from what i have been told (and heard) camaros have good acoustics and can get quite loud...my friend here cracked 140 w/ a single 10 in his camaro

thegreatestpenn
08-18-2008, 08:36 AM
cool, now make an amp rack for those amps so the trunk looks as classy as a benz should look

Twisted_0912
08-19-2008, 11:47 PM
Nice sub i just got mine yesterday

grillman6000
10-20-2008, 10:45 PM
I sold my old camera b4 I could take the vids.....and the new camera I just bought doesn't take vids (its a SLR cam).....
but as soon as I get access to a cam that takes video I will get some vids.....

sorry guys

grillman6000
07-14-2009, 10:25 PM
I sold this car and took the system all out.....

gettin something newer very very soon....stay tuned......

DB-Audio
07-15-2009, 12:12 AM
nice build up before any updates?