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undeadxsunshine
03-22-2010, 10:59 PM
So this is a fairly budget build, going in my 2001 Mazda Tribute. Only putting subs in the back, and new head unit, running stock speakers off the HU. I may upgrade my front stage eventually, but the stock comps will do until I have the funds for something else. So here's what's going in.

HU: Alpine CDA-9886
Subs: 2 12" Diamond Audio D3
Sub Amp: Sundown Audio SAE-1200d
Box: 4 ft^3 @ 32hz
Wiring: Kicker 1/0, Audison RCA's
2nd Battery: to be decided

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/box.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6642.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6643.jpg

branham1127
03-22-2010, 11:03 PM
Subs: 2 12" Diamond Audio D3
Box: 40 ft^3 @ 32hz


Box sounds a little bit big :laugh:.. Jk, looks like some good plans to begin with.. I like these smaller, simpler builds :)

813thumper
03-23-2010, 12:54 AM
Box sounds a little bit big :laugh:.. Jk, looks like some good plans to begin with.. I like these smaller, simpler builds :)

lol was gonna say the same thing

undeadxsunshine
03-23-2010, 11:46 AM
That the box is big? Diamond suggests 2 cuft per...

pieper88
03-23-2010, 11:57 AM
you've got it as 40 not 4 cubic feet

undeadxsunshine
03-23-2010, 01:01 PM
you've got it as 40 not 4 cubic feet

oh haha didn't even see that, fixed

pieper88
03-23-2010, 03:06 PM
So your getting back into audio. I saw your saturn build earlier

branham1127
03-23-2010, 06:15 PM
oh haha didn't even see that, fixed

:laugh:

undeadxsunshine
03-23-2010, 09:25 PM
So your getting back into audio. I saw your saturn build earlier

Yeah I am. When my dad originally bought the tribute after i wrecked the saturn he didn't want me changing anything with it. I decided to ask him again this past weekend if I could ad subs and he said alright as long as we could easily pull the box for when we need cargo room.

undeadxsunshine
03-23-2010, 09:55 PM
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6644.jpg

undeadxsunshine
03-24-2010, 04:43 PM
Package today.........

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6645.jpg (http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/?action=view&current=DSCN6645.jpg)

Wow that port is huge

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6648.jpg (http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/?action=view&current=DSCN6648.jpg)

bigaudiofanatic
03-24-2010, 11:00 PM
Looks good man keep up the good work.

undeadxsunshine
03-25-2010, 09:25 PM
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6650.jpg

Just gotta install the port, glue on top, glue on 2nd baffle for back side of box amp will be on, and lots of sanding along the way. I want to wait to put on the top until the subs get here so I'm sure it will all fit with the port and whatnot.

Also if anyone has figured out the easiest way to get to the alternator on a mazda tribute, help would be much appreciated. I'd like to do the big three but am unable so far because of the placement of the alt.

undeadxsunshine
03-25-2010, 11:38 PM
Well I decided I'm gonna change my tuning to around 33-34hz so the port will be shorter so i can do it facing up.

undeadxsunshine
03-28-2010, 11:12 PM
Changed my mind, I'm gonna bump the tuning up to around 35hz so I can do subs up port back.

undeadxsunshine
03-31-2010, 11:06 PM
Got top and back 2nd baffle glued on, port hole cut, top reinforced with some screws, and inside sealed with caulk. Still got a lot of sanding to do, and need to cut out top holes and paint.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6651.jpg

Also my black 1/0g, ring terminals, and 10g speaker wire came today. So I did the one part of the big 3 that I could. Hopefully my blue 1/0 will be here by monday when I plan on doing the rest of the big 3 with my friend. It's gonna require a bit of disassembly to get to my alt.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6653.jpg

undeadxsunshine
04-03-2010, 01:07 AM
Got my dash kit and wiring harness today. Wow that mazda dash and radio player are a ***** to get out. But got my 9886 in there now. Took apart the whole center console to run the ipod cable to my center compartment. Also ran my RCA to the back. Came out very clean so far.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6655.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6658.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6659.jpg

undeadxsunshine
04-05-2010, 10:28 PM
Got the big 3 done today in 1/0g. Took a bit of work, had to take off tire and half axle and a bunch of other stuff to be able to get at the alt. Also ran power line through firewall. Finished painting the box and screwed in port. Also my amp and battery came today. Just waiting on the subs now.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6661.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6660.jpg
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http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6663.jpg

alexregalgs
04-06-2010, 11:01 AM
does ur tribute have the v6 or the four cylinder???? i have the 2.3 and i was able to easily add the wire by leaning over into the engine bay

undeadxsunshine
04-06-2010, 08:59 PM
I have a v6

alexregalgs
04-07-2010, 11:52 AM
that would explain ur trouble...

undeadxsunshine
04-08-2010, 09:47 PM
Subs came today, got them in. Sounds pretty good, and almost no dimming at all. Still gotta clean up the wires a bit.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6664.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6665.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6667.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6668.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6669.jpg

undeadxsunshine
04-11-2010, 12:39 PM
Here's a vid.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pZuHIVlpMo&feature=channel

Next thing I'm gonna do is deaden the back hatch, cargo area, and doors if i have enough deadener. I'm thinking I'm gonna go with a set of Hertz ESK 165 powered by a 2ch.

YoungBloodM50
04-11-2010, 02:35 PM
Not bad. Is it just me or is it already pretty quiet outside without deadening?

undeadxsunshine
04-11-2010, 09:27 PM
Not bad. Is it just me or is it already pretty quiet outside without deadening?

yeah that's what I was thinking, like standing right next to it you can't really hear the bass other than the license plate rattling, you can hear the highs pretty well though. I'll probably order deadening soon anyways.

undeadxsunshine
04-19-2010, 09:52 PM
20 sq feet of damplifier came today. can't say they did a good job packaging it today. it was just in one box, with the roller shoved in the side. got a bit gunked up, and the one corner is a bit crumpled.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6670.jpg

lostdaytomorrow
04-19-2010, 10:16 PM
Hey man that box looks great, what did you use to paint it, and what steps?

undeadxsunshine
04-19-2010, 10:21 PM
I just sanded it, and used about 2-3 coats of paint. I used just normal flat interior paint.

undeadxsunshine
04-23-2010, 09:05 PM
Okay I added deadener to the back hatch, though I'll still probably add more. Got rid of most of the license plate rattle. Shot a new vid tonight that shows a little door and roof flex. I'll be deadening the doors soon.

YouTube - Tribute Door Flex (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HoVFrVjI-0)

undeadxsunshine
05-12-2010, 11:35 PM
Installed a volt meter today...

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6671.jpg

undeadxsunshine
05-18-2010, 09:11 PM
Crescendo Audio 1000C4 came today. Hopefully I'll have money to order speakers very soon.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6692.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6693.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6694.jpg

undeadxsunshine
05-21-2010, 11:08 PM
My speakers came today, what a nice set, and they sound great even free air. I can't wait to get these babies installed.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6695.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6696.jpg

Also got my 1000C4 mounted on the back of the back seats. I might go back and countersink the screws, but nobody sees it really so idk if I'm gonna. I got 50ft of stinger speaker wire, as soon as it comes I'll have everything installed.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d105/volcomboarder811/Car%20Audio/Mazda/DSCN6698.jpg