View Full Version : 1986 Chevette CS Build

03-30-2010, 01:15 AM
I am new to the forum as a poster, but I lurk around quite a bit. I have done 100s of installs in my short career of car audio, however nothing crazy. I have an 86 2-door hatchback Chevette that needs some love. I need ideas. As of now I am working on getting the beast in good running order. My new radiator and windshield are on their way, from there on its progress. So far the only real move toward a stereo install is having removed the A/C (One of the few Chevettes with A/C and I ruined it) to provide a perfect space for alternator number two. I need ideas with only two things in mind. 1. its a 1.6L 2. the suspension and drive train can barely handle the 1.6.

More photos as I get time

03-30-2010, 09:52 AM
The only suggestion I can offer is 2 scrap it.

03-30-2010, 10:30 AM
woo, a chevette...wall it...

03-30-2010, 02:35 PM
Dont be so hard on the chevette. If anyone has subs/amps for sale I'm interested

I Like Waffle
03-30-2010, 02:41 PM
Look up an alternator for an 88 caprice with electrical options w 305 engine at autozone, you can get a 120a alternator for 50 bucks after core trade in. Throw 2 of those on there and youre set, poor mans high output alt.

03-30-2010, 02:44 PM
Hell yeah, Thanks for the tip. Not to be too far off subject but I have the same HU, everyone seems to bash on the Pioneers here, I was going to toss it in the Vette but I dont want to look like a joke

Edit: Also I need to do a Big 3 obv, but Im not sure if It would be best to use a low strand count wire thats stiffer with the ugly casing or to just use traditional amp wire.

Also the pencil face video gives me sleeping problems at night

I Like Waffle
03-30-2010, 02:49 PM
The 5100 is a sweet *** hu, but i wouldnt put it in with the car sitting on the curb like that, *****s might jack yo ****.

03-30-2010, 02:58 PM
I'm not leaving the Chevette unattended in any city in Ohio. I dont even like having stereo equipment in my G5 with a security system.

03-30-2010, 03:07 PM
This car brings back memories. Me and a few friends did on of these back in 01. Was loud for 3 college kids. 158.8 with 2 JL 15w3's and 2 planet audio 2500d's. Its a beast of a car tho. Dont give up on it.

03-30-2010, 03:15 PM
This car brings back memories. Me and a few friends did on of these back in 01. Was loud for 3 college kids. 158.8 with 2 JL 15w3's and 2 planet audio 2500d's. Its a beast of a car tho. Dont give up on it.

Thanks for the encouragement, it say for 3 years and started right up, Im not looking for miracles, or for it to be a show car, just a weekend ground pounder.

03-31-2010, 04:40 PM
been thinking about a few designs and i called audioque treo and FI

CXT-2499.99 ea for 18s
CSX-899.99 ea for 18s, i will call miles and see what discount i can get

HDC3-$340 ea 18

BTL-414 ea 18

Nightshade-729.99 ea 18'

Digital Designs
No answer....

03-31-2010, 04:42 PM
i got 2 dd9915's for sale, and a sound stream xxx-6500d.....

04-01-2010, 08:25 AM
What do you want for the 15s?

Also jacob take a look http://caraudio.com/forum/car-audio-classifieds/469735-concept-cc-d1200-pioneer-prs-d4200f-sundown-sa8-re-sr-10s.html

04-01-2010, 06:27 PM
NEW! AUDIOPIPE 1500W MONO Car Audio Amplifier Amp Sub - eBay (item 390079763542 end time Apr-05-10 20:54:30 PDT) (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390079763542&rvr_id=&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=%3F*F%3F&GUID=bb725e1b1270a0366115efa5ff97dcee&itemid=390079763542&ff4=263602_263622)

160 bucks shipped and 1500WRMS @ 1ohm

bumpin buick
04-01-2010, 10:06 PM
If you guys have any questions on the Chevette I had one a year back that I did some messing around with, ended up getting it pretty loud as well. It was actually from your area as well.

04-01-2010, 10:12 PM
Do you have any recommendations for build designs? Our current plan is two alternators 120A-200A each. Put the second alternator where the A/C compressor was. Run two 1/0 Guage wires to the back, Maybe grab two 1.5k audiopipe amps or one 3k for cheap to start, and depending on the design do an 18 wall. I dont want to be generic though so Im open to suggestions or secrets. I havent done much besides remove the A/C and get it running so far.

04-27-2010, 11:06 AM
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs448.ash1/24686_1318491075280_1020847011_30734770_6412219_n. jpg

New windshield, waterpump, and allthe other sh*t it needed to run well. Got 27ft of 1/0 to do the big three and make a run. Still need a beast amp or a used 12si alt.

05-09-2010, 08:26 PM
Big Three done with 1/0 Knu KMLX and a 4gauge run of audiopipe CCA till the new alt. Running a Hifonics 12, Crunch P2200, Alpine 9855, Pioneer 5 1/4s

More pics when its worth your time i suppose

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05-09-2010, 10:34 PM
**** you guys, no criticizmz