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pearlsjam79
01-09-2010, 07:51 PM
Started my first install today and so far, so good. My only complaint is its' cold as hell outside, and Ford pick-up doors are a major pain PITA! Got the big 3 done today and almost approx 50 square feet of EDead 80. Tomorrow, new front batt and the head unit. Will be completed next weekend.
System will consist of:
Alpine 9887
2 ID D2 V.3 subs
ID 62 Comps
ID X57
2 RE V3 Amps(mono and 4 channel)
Optima Red Top front batt
Stinger SPV 44 rear batt
Knukonceptz wire, rca;s etc.
Sub box being built by Mike Ingram

wone
01-09-2010, 09:01 PM
nice stuff your on a good sturt

deathpenalty18
01-09-2010, 09:02 PM
nice stuff your on a good sturt

^^ reveal your location!

pearlsjam79
01-10-2010, 07:45 PM
Got quite a bit done today. HU is installed, RCA's and remote wire are run, new front batt in. I think I am going to mount the amps behind the drivers side seat. I am so tight for space and I really don't want to mount them on the box.
I am really impressed with the Edead 80 and the Alpine HU. I can barely hear the truck and road noise while driving, even with the music low...what a difference!
So far the Alpine 9887 is fantastic. I spent almost an hour adjusting settings, etc. Sounds fantastic even with crap stock speakers. It takes a bit getting used to the controls, but you get the hang of it after a while. The IPod interface is excellent. Good stuff.
Next weekend, amps, subs, speaks....COMPLETE!!!

chawski
01-10-2010, 09:39 PM
how did you like that edead 80? Im thinkin about using it for my brothers build.

LaserRed38
01-10-2010, 09:45 PM
Ditch the 5x7s and run the ID62s active with the 4channel man!! You bought a 9887, use it to its full potential!

pearlsjam79
01-11-2010, 07:07 AM
I'm really impressed with the Edead80. It's thick stuff and very easy to work with. Def as thick as Dynamat Extreme and half the price.
How would I run the ID 62's active? I'm pretty much a noob at this....that sounds complicated!

Mike465
01-11-2010, 02:19 PM
Here is the box

1.2 cubic feet after displacement with 15 square inches of port tuned to 30Hz

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Mike465
01-11-2010, 02:19 PM
http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww12/AmiCreation/08%20F150%20Dual%20ID8%20Box/IMG00325-20100111-1357.jpg

http://i701.photobucket.com/albums/ww12/AmiCreation/08%20F150%20Dual%20ID8%20Box/IMG00326-20100111-1357.jpg

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DBfan187
01-11-2010, 02:21 PM
why not just use an aero port?

duece212
01-11-2010, 02:28 PM
Looks good, any doors with molex's eat moose ****

Hybrid90accord
01-11-2010, 07:04 PM
looks **** to me, i almost wouldnt wanna cover it. just fill the holes and maybe get it sprayed.

pearlsjam79
01-11-2010, 08:39 PM
Looks fu@#$%^ great Mike!!! Nice work!

Bumpin' Goalie
01-11-2010, 08:44 PM
Vinyl it :) looks good and good electrical, wiring to get full potential out of amps. plus room to upgrade later if you should feel the need. should scream and sound good. nice first build.

props.

pearlsjam79
01-11-2010, 09:20 PM
Vinyl it :) looks good and good electrical, wiring to get full potential out of amps. plus room to upgrade later if you should feel the need. should scream and sound good. nice first build.

props.

Thanks man, Im hoping it will turn out well. I've put a lot of time, money and effort into this. Can't wait to have it finished.

Glock17
01-11-2010, 09:23 PM
Sweet!...Maybe i can be just like you one day when i upgrade from my funky Dual 10's.

pearlsjam79
01-14-2010, 09:33 PM
My other half is demanding her guest room back...

pearlsjam79
01-16-2010, 07:15 AM
****...

RED3
01-16-2010, 07:55 AM
nice work, how did the edead stick in the cold weather, any issues other than frozen fingers????

306stang
01-16-2010, 08:33 AM
seat lift??

let's see it installed!! used to have an 05 supercab and let's just say the opions for car audio ******

pearlsjam79
01-16-2010, 04:24 PM
The Edead is fantastic. I had a small portable heater inside the truck but it was still cold. Once you apply the stuff, it sticks fast. Really easy to work with. I was impressed. Has not moved a week later. Got a lot done today. All speakers are installed, it was a ***** but they are in. Should be able to finish everything tommorrow am. The options for Audio in these trucks DO ****!!!!

sparkplug121988
01-16-2010, 04:25 PM
Looking good.

z0n3d0u7
01-16-2010, 04:43 PM
Sub box looks Great, And i love me some ID mid's. Im in the process of planning a system for my 01 ex cab [Crew? idk. two rear doors open, but arnt full doors.]. Cant decide on sub's / Box / Box location. Either 1 15", or 2 old school 8" XTR3's.

Ill definantly be keeping an eye on this.

pearlsjam79
01-16-2010, 06:08 PM
Sub box looks Great, And i love me some ID mid's. Im in the process of planning a system for my 01 ex cab [Crew? idk. two rear doors open, but arnt full doors.]. Cant decide on sub's / Box / Box location. Either 1 15", or 2 old school 8" XTR3's.

Ill definantly be keeping an eye on this.

Yup, my doors too. Space is so tight, the box just fits behind the passenger seat. Ill have pics up tomorrow. Had to mount the amps on the box, nowhere else the would fit. Cut the crap out of my hands fishing wire through the doors.

z0n3d0u7
01-16-2010, 06:28 PM
So you will have no remaining back seats? Ive thought about giving up the "40" of my 60/40 split bench, And building a nice 2Cuft box for a single 15 to fit just below the window line.

pearlsjam79
01-16-2010, 07:21 PM
So you will have no remaining back seats? Ive thought about giving up the "40" of my 60/40 split bench, And building a nice 2Cuft box for a single 15 to fit just below the window line.
No back seat to start with. It's just a single cab with the suicide doors. Bout 10 inches deep of space to work with behind the seats.

z0n3d0u7
01-17-2010, 09:18 PM
Ah, Ive got a rear bench, With WELL over 10" behind the seats. Its 11.5" from the back of the seat bracket, to the front of the bottom seat cusion, plus another 8" or so id imagine depending on the position, to the front seat.

Keep wanting to start cutting wood, But dont know what im going with yet. :(

Got all kinda Equip ready.. RE SE 15, 2 x 8" 90's XTR3's, a Kicker zx750.1, Orion 1200D, few front stage amp's, ID CTX65CS componets, And ID OEM 6.5" mid's.

pearlsjam79
01-23-2010, 05:59 PM
So after a month, couple of glitches and a lot work and swearing...it's done. Had everything hooked up last weekend but was having an issue with my 4 channel going into protect mode. I went over every inch of wiring today and discovered a pos and neg speaker wire touching and a loose ground. Checked and rechecked all other connections and everything seems to be solid. It sounds fantastic. I have TONS of headroom. My 4 channel gain is not even a quarter of the way up and the subs are just a little over a quarter of the way up. Those ID 8's pound. Thought my truck was going to fall apart at one point. My wife said she could feel the house shake as well.
The CXS comps are mind blowing. Extremely articulate and detailed and smoooooooth. Lots of midbass. Glad I put two layers of Edead 80 on the doors.
In the end, I am glad I did it myself even though it was extremely frustrating and time consuming. I've got better gear and I learned a lot of tricks for next time...
Im already thinking about what to upgrade to next.
Thanks to all that answered my silly questions and helped this noob out.
Cheers!!!