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j_alexander
07-29-2008, 10:31 PM
So a friend of mine had some eclipse components and tweets sitting around so we decided to replace my of so ****** pioneer stocks, they were a disgrace to say the least. its a simple project really but the car is so small its tough to run wires anywhere especially through the doors! its a good little rice burner though gotta love 35 mpg :D anyway heres a few pics of what we got accomplished today.

in the top picture the eclipse is on the right versus the stock and in the second the eclipse is on the left, just showing the differences in the motors.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/th_0729081628.jpg (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/0729081628.jpg)
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/th_0729081630.jpg (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/0729081630.jpg)

the top photo just shows where we ran the wire nothing major we used 8 guage monster cable for the power wire. the amp shown is just a temporary one til the new 100x4 comes, the one pictured is and old punch i had laying around.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/th_0729081627.jpg (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/0729081627.jpg)
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/th_0729081633.jpg (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/0729081633.jpg)

this is just to show how crappy the stock tweets where, they're on the left eclipses are on the right.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/th_0729081632.jpg (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/0729081632.jpg)

showing the door panels all torn off, they were ver simple to take off two screws out disconnect the plugs and pop em right off. thanks to the help of my good frind spenman.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/th_0729081632a.jpg (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/0729081632a.jpg)
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/th_0729081634.jpg (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/0729081634.jpg)

j_alexander
07-29-2008, 10:40 PM
showing the crossover tweeter and speaker all going into place nicely, even though the stock speakers were only 5.25 once we pulled them off it revealed a nice hole perfect for a 6.5 :D so no mdf speaker mounts! everything fit right where the stock stuff was originally mounted except the cross had the be mounted on the door. the only real hasle with this was running the wire through the rubber tube that leads into the door the tube is like trying to fit a square in a circle! the left door is now complete :)
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/th_0729081641.jpg (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/0729081641.jpg)
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/th_0729081644.jpg (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/0729081644.jpg)
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/th_0729081650.jpg (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/0729081650.jpg)

onto the right basically the same as the left just alot harder with the stupid rubber tube.:crap:
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/th_0729081755.jpg (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/0729081755.jpg)
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/th_0729081756.jpg (http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o136/deadleassasin19/0729081756.jpg)

its a very basic install just needed new comps very badly so i figured what the heck why noy log it, ill get updates when i can basically all thats left is to finish wiring the beast up. comments and questions are asked for and appreciated :D

spenman47
07-29-2008, 11:17 PM
ha ya def not the easiest car to get going but everything went good and im sure will sound great! oh and btw those wires will NOT be left laying out like that they will be under the carpet only popping out to the amp. just didn't finish today so it was left as is. those stock speakers were a sight tho! surrounds were paper and there was a thin plasticky school folder type cone.

spenman47
07-29-2008, 11:18 PM
oh and no the window does not hit these before anyone asks ;)

j_alexander
07-29-2008, 11:18 PM
they were what would be expected from a rice burner

spenman47
07-29-2008, 11:20 PM
well beings as they were the premium sound package ?? less than impressive! lol all good tho well get the rears done eventually as well

j_alexander
07-29-2008, 11:21 PM
if your dad will let me take those mbs! you have speker out the wazzoooo

spenman47
07-29-2008, 11:26 PM
ill work him but that 4 more speakers i can throw in the truck then drop my amp to 2 ohms and get 170x4 rms

j_alexander
07-29-2008, 11:41 PM
you dont ****in need anymore! jesus ill take two you take two!

j_alexander
07-30-2008, 04:20 AM
will have updates as soon as i get my rcas and y splitters.