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stealth71
05-20-2009, 02:57 PM
Been reading a ton on here and trying to figure out what the hell I'm gonna do for a stereo in my Chevelle project car. I was originally gonna stick with stock mounting, but that limits speaker selection. So I decided I can run a set of 6.5 passive comps in the kick panel and run a sub out back. I listen to all types of music and can spend about $600 total including amp. If I need to split it up I would do front stage first and sub/s later. I have a Alpine CDE-102 HU for now, until I build a carputer down the road.

I've been looking at:

Rainbow SLC Kick or CMX (pushing budget)
ID CTX65CS
BostonPro60
Some CDT's

Alpine PDX-2.150 for fronts

I have a single 12" in my truck now and it seems loud enough. What size sub do you think I need for the Chevelle? Single or dual?

gqjeff
05-20-2009, 02:58 PM
pics of the ride please...

350zspl
05-20-2009, 02:59 PM
were in FL are you

stealth71
05-20-2009, 03:12 PM
Orlando area.

Just got it running this past October. Working on finishing up the interior and starting paint and body soon. Doing a 12 hour drive to a car show in the beginning of June so it increased the need for tunes and running out of time fast.
http://bionicengineering.net/media/DSC03597_c.JPG

LS1 from a C5 Vette with a couple mods, 6 speed manual, ~420rwhp and 25mpg
http://www.bionicengineering.net/media/DSC03498.JPG

Been a long project if you're interested: http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-hybrids/510709-71-chevelle-ls1-t56-progress.html

gqjeff
05-20-2009, 03:14 PM
Sweeeeeeeeeet...........

stealth71
05-20-2009, 03:15 PM
Just ordered a set of these and will mod them for tweets:

http://taymanelectrical.samsbiz.com/store/image/145z6/Kick_Panel_Speakers_COM-KCHV-68_2A.jpg

350zspl
05-20-2009, 03:17 PM
were did you order kicks panels from

stealth71
05-20-2009, 03:28 PM
http://taymanelectrical.samsbiz.com/

jmanpc
05-20-2009, 03:33 PM
Only heard good things about the Image Dynamics set. The Bostron Pro60s are nice, too, but you'll need a lot of power (150x2+)

genxx
05-20-2009, 03:33 PM
I would add the Hertz HSK-165 and Pioneer PRS720's to your list of comps. to look at also. Either can be had for around $225 or maybe a little cheaper BNIB.

AMP I would see if someone has a Aura MR4150 or another 4 channel.

Then you can power the comps. of the 2 front channels and bridge channels 4&5 on a sub. It will save you some money and work fine, although most 4 channel amps will only run 4ohm bridged so may limit you sub option a little bit to DVC 2ohm or single 4ohm coil.

So you could easily do this for your budget.

Comps-250
Amp-150-200

Then spend the rest on install supplies and a little sound deadener.

bread0710
05-20-2009, 03:37 PM
Orlando area.

Just got it running this past October. Working on finishing up the interior and starting paint and body soon. Doing a 12 hour drive to a car show in the beginning of June so it increased the need for tunes and running out of time fast.
http://bionicengineering.net/media/DSC03597_c.JPG

LS1 from a C5 Vette with a couple mods, 6 speed manual, ~420rwhp and 25mpg
http://www.bionicengineering.net/media/DSC03498.JPG

Been a long project if you're interested: http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-hybrids/510709-71-chevelle-ls1-t56-progress.html



:eek: lucky you man. what color are you gonna get it painted? i love black with white stripes or yellow with black stripes.

stealth71
05-20-2009, 04:11 PM
I just got done laying a layer of Damplifier Pro throughout the car. I will need to look into whether or not I will need to build enclosures for the 6.5's.

http://www.bionicengineering.net/media/IMG_0953.JPG

Thanks for the input. Keep it coming.

I also need to figure out what sub setup, but I am a little more familiar with that. Probably going to run a single 12.

gqjeff
05-20-2009, 04:12 PM
Put some OverKill pro on top of that....

stealth71
05-20-2009, 04:29 PM
Put some OverKill pro on top of that....

Is it worth the extra money for the Luxury Liner? I was not trying to add a ton of weight to the car. Luxury Liner is 10# per sheet vs the Overkill Pro 3.5#.

Will the Overkill make a big difference?

gqjeff
05-20-2009, 04:33 PM
Yea I used it in my doors as Ant said the LLP was to heavy.. I used LLP also but the OKP is good stuff. Will def keep the road noise down much more the Damp Pro. My doors are 1000x better since adding the OKP as far as keeping road noise out. I would give Ant a call and talk to him also. Hes a good dude and will help you make the right decision.

Cameron_B
05-20-2009, 04:39 PM
WOW nice car digging the LS1 under the hood

Tonyguy
05-20-2009, 04:54 PM
Do Something like this for your components, No matter what you pick:
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o318/tonybarrera/IMG_5469.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o318/tonybarrera/IMG_5472.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o318/tonybarrera/IMG_5475.jpg

These are Dynaudio's components in a 73 Cadillac Coupe Deville. The grilles were all dyed to match the interior. And lastly, a pic of the trunk.

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o318/tonybarrera/jkbxqsiobgnx.jpg

Tonyguy
05-20-2009, 04:55 PM
BTW, I love the engine in your car. Great choice! Hope the body work looks just as great. Sorry for the threadjack.

backthepack
05-20-2009, 04:59 PM
how much fabricating did you have to do to get the LS1 in? Thinking bout doing the same conversion to my car.

stealth71
05-20-2009, 05:10 PM
Do Something like this for your components, No matter what you pick:


Is splitting them up better? Most of what I thought I read said keep the tweets in the kick panel. Maybe I misread.



how much fabricating did you have to do to get the LS1 in? Thinking bout doing the same conversion to my car.

Check out the link to my build thread. Motor mounts, trans crossmember, redo the trans tunnel, some trunk floor work. All can be done with a welder, grinder and hand tools.

backthepack
05-20-2009, 05:17 PM
Check out the link to my build thread. Motor mounts, trans crossmember, redo the trans tunnel, some trunk floor work. All can be done with a welder, grinder and hand tools.

if you dont mind me asking how much did you end up having in the engine?

Tonyguy
05-20-2009, 05:28 PM
Is splitting them up better? Most of what I thought I read said keep the tweets in the kick panel. Maybe I misread.




Check out the link to my build thread. Motor mounts, trans crossmember, redo the trans tunnel, some trunk floor work. All can be done with a welder, grinder and hand tools.

It really depends on the speakers and processing. With higher end radio's or processers, you can get a setup like this to sound amazing. And a lot of speakers nowadays are designed to sound great in locations like these.

stealth71
05-21-2009, 11:52 AM
Been doing a ton of research and trying to see what I can fit into my budget.

I like the price point of the ID CTX65CS and I'm thinking about running a 12" Mag V4 for lows.

This puts me at $430. Do you think this is a good combo?

I also was looking at Morel Tempo 6 and Hertz HSK 165.

If the ID and Mag Sub will work well. I need to power them now. What do you think?

Should I give the ID's more than 100rms? I think the Mag needs at least 600rms. I was looking at Alpine PDX 1.600 and PDX 2.150 and cheaper, but good alternatives?

stealth71
05-21-2009, 02:45 PM
Think I might get the Sundown 125.2 for the fronts.

Crownvicon28s
05-21-2009, 02:49 PM
Beautiful car.

gqjeff
05-21-2009, 02:51 PM
Think I might get the Sundown 125.2 for the fronts. Def can't go wrong.... Did you call Ant?

stealth71
05-26-2009, 11:54 AM
Hertz HSK-165 and Sundown 125.2 on the way. I'll post up after I get them installed.

FJF
05-26-2009, 12:42 PM
Rainbow SLC Kick or CMX (pushing budget)
ID CTX65CS
BostonPro60
Some CDT's

FWIW, I have a set of mint Pro60s for sale, complete with the original box and all accessories. Shoot me a PM if interested. This would allow you to save a good chunk of cash on the speakers and put that money into other parts of the system.

Good luck with the project. Love the car.

Edit: oops, too late. I'm sure you'll be happy with the gear you chose.

lorideslo
05-31-2009, 05:37 PM
That car is just ****, that's the car that I want so bad. Good luck with your build btw.