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bigaudiofanatic
11-28-2011, 11:07 AM
So I am in California, 6 guys decided they really wanted me to work on their cars more than the guys around here. So they paid for everything and here I am.
5 370z's
1 370z roadster

I will be posting up pics of each one as i finish.

bigaudiofanatic
11-28-2011, 11:08 AM
Ok today was:

Alpine w910
Polk MM
Bost Acoustic Amp
Metra Axxess
Kenwood rear camera


The goodies
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6487.jpg

The ride
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6483.jpg

How much I want to take this head unit home with me
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6486.jpg

Stock
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6489.jpg

Wiring new speakers
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6490.jpg
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6493.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6495.jpg

Rear camera
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6503.jpg

Done right
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6500.jpg

bigaudiofanatic
11-28-2011, 11:08 AM
Wires ran
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6505.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6510.jpg

Amp location
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6511.jpg

Power and fuse
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6514.jpg

Rear camera
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6509.jpg

Finished
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6517.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6519.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6520.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver/IMG_6522.jpg

bigaudiofanatic
11-28-2011, 11:11 AM
Next up we have a more factory stealth look

Basically he wanted to keep the stock head unit and add a little more Bump. We started this last last night and I knew we would never get it done, so this morning I cam and finished it. Today "day 2" was two installs.
So we installed:

Polk DB 6.5's
Boston Acoustic amp
Kenwood KSC-SW10

The car
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6523.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6530.jpg

Installed new speakers and ran new wires.
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6525.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6526.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6527.jpg

Soldered and heat shrink as usual
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6531.jpg

Installed
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6532.jpg

All wires organized
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6533.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6534.jpg

bigaudiofanatic
11-28-2011, 11:12 AM
Power wire ran
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6537.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6538.jpg

All stock wires ran to the new sub and high level inputs on the amp
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6539.jpg

Amp installed
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6540.jpg

Wires cleaned up
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6541.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6542.jpg

Sub installed
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6544.jpg

All and all I was impressed with the quality of sound that the amp and sub were producting as they were getting high level inputs.

bigaudiofanatic
11-28-2011, 11:12 AM
Power wire ran
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6537.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6538.jpg

All stock wires ran to the new sub and high level inputs on the amp
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6539.jpg

Amp installed
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6540.jpg

Wires cleaned up
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6541.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6542.jpg

Sub installed
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20white%20Steve/IMG_6544.jpg

All and all I was impressed with the quality of sound that the amp and sub were producting as they were getting high level inputs.

bigaudiofanatic
11-28-2011, 11:13 AM
3rd install and second of the day was simple

Who just wanted a simple rear camera and head unit
We installed

Pioneer Head unit
Pioneer Camera
Metra Axxess

The ride
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver%20Denmark/IMG_6553.jpg

Rear camera wires ran and organized
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver%20Denmark/IMG_6546.jpg

Lots of wires
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver%20Denmark/IMG_6547.jpg

Test install
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver%20Denmark/IMG_6551.jpg


Finished
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2009%20California%20370z%20Silver%20Denmark/IMG_6552.jpg

sacsking916
11-28-2011, 11:45 AM
There is a build log section for this :fyi: nice installs though.

kramer_212
11-28-2011, 12:25 PM
been thinkin of getting a 370z lately or a 350z

TheUnderFighter
11-28-2011, 01:05 PM
Yea this probably would have just fit better in the build-log section:P Good stuff though. Judging by your location I would've thought you were in Jersey, where about in California is this? Looks a bit like San Diego or Covina area to me.
Any why did they all insist upon Polk speakers and BA amps? >.<

Z3n
11-28-2011, 01:51 PM
Looks really nice! I have the same Boston Acoustics amp as the first build for my front speakers. Sounds really nice.

sacsking916
11-28-2011, 04:02 PM
Any why did they all insist upon Polk speakers and BA amps? >.<

was thinking the same thing.

bigaudiofanatic
11-29-2011, 02:11 AM
Yea this probably would have just fit better in the build-log section:P Good stuff though. Judging by your location I would've thought you were in Jersey, where about in California is this? Looks a bit like San Diego or Covina area to me.
Any why did they all insist upon Polk speakers and BA amps? >.<



I was flown here to work on these cars, I live in NJ.
I am staying around Orange County.

As far as polk and BA stuff, some of these build are BUDGET builds they are not all high end 1000 dollar amps and speakers. Polk IMO makes some great bang for the buck upgrade speakers especially from the stock stuff.

bigaudiofanatic
11-29-2011, 02:40 AM
Today was a 2011 370z

Installed:
JL amp
Pioneer head unit
Polk MM speakers
Metra Axxess

The stuff
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6554.jpg

The car
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6555.jpg

New wires ran
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6556.jpg

New speakers
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6557.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6558.jpg

New tweeters in factory bracket
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6559.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6560.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6562.jpg

Wires organized
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6564.jpg

bigaudiofanatic
11-29-2011, 02:43 AM
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6565.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6567.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6568.jpg

Our high quality light source "flashlight died"
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6570.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6571.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6573.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2011%20California%20370z%20Grey/IMG_6575.jpg

murph
11-29-2011, 02:48 AM
wiring is all nice and clean good job

KyleBechtold
11-29-2011, 03:52 AM
I was flown here to work on these cars, I live in NJ.
I am staying around Orange County.

As far as polk and BA stuff, some of these build are BUDGET builds they are not all high end 1000 dollar amps and speakers. Polk IMO makes some great bang for the buck upgrade speakers especially from the stock stuff.

so they spend money on having you come out to do average installs with average equipment.. They are in cali.. there are probably 100's if not more audio shops.. do you know these people? I always see people "flying you out" to do basic installs.. please explain..

Bettr n' Revrse
11-29-2011, 04:40 AM
so they spend money on having you come out to do average installs with average equipment.. They are in cali.. there are probably 100's if not more audio shops.. do you know these people? I always see people "flying you out" to do basic installs.. please explain..

Ya this really confuses me as well... If I was flying someone out to help me with an install I would definitely have equipment worth more then the amount it cost me to get the guy out there lol... Nice work as I said in your other thread

TheUnderFighter
11-29-2011, 05:27 AM
so they spend money on having you come out to do average installs with average equipment.. They are in cali.. there are probably 100's if not more audio shops.. do you know these people? I always see people "flying you out" to do basic installs.. please explain..

I was wondering the same thing. Didn't make much sense to me:\
And you don't have to spend much more, if any, than you do on Polk, to get better than Polk. I mean, they aren't Pyle or Pyramid.... But you can get quality components for well under $100 bucks.

VWBobby
11-29-2011, 05:41 AM
^^ was wondering the same..... Couple of problems. Don't use zip ties to mount fuse holders. Eventually it will start rubbing and vibrating, plus it looks like ****....
Why are you using a torch instead of a proper soldering iron? Not only is it awkward, its hard to get enough heat focused on the joint. Use more solder, you barely have enough.

Polk makes average sounding speakers for the price...... dozens of better speakers out there. Should've went with Boston speakers and some of the smaller/newer amps for a more stealth install. Other than that, looks great... ;)

KyleBechtold
11-29-2011, 05:53 AM
not dogging you at all just can't figure it out.. a plane ticket cross country especially around the holiday season is EXPENSIVE.. plus w/e they are paying you..
You do good work but nothing worth flying you out for with no warranty + having you cross country if a problem arises it makes no sense.. the plane ticket alone costs more than almost all of their equipment

Bettr n' Revrse
11-29-2011, 05:56 AM
not dogging you at all just can't figure it out.. a plane ticket cross country especially around the holiday season is EXPENSIVE.. plus w/e they are paying you..
You do good work but nothing worth flying you out for with no warranty + having you cross country if a problem arises it makes no sense.. the plane ticket alone costs more than almost all of their equipment

Thats what I was thinking...

bigaudiofanatic
11-29-2011, 10:33 AM
not dogging you at all just can't figure it out.. a plane ticket cross country especially around the holiday season is EXPENSIVE.. plus w/e they are paying you..
You do good work but nothing worth flying you out for with no warranty + having you cross country if a problem arises it makes no sense.. the plane ticket alone costs more than almost all of their equipment

LOL ok plane ticket was 300 on expedia "round trip", 9 days in hotel cames to 400, divide that all by 6 people and i discount my install prices a lot because of this. WHY? as I explained earlier it is because of what I do.

Bettr n' Revrse
11-29-2011, 10:35 AM
What do you run OP?

bigaudiofanatic
11-30-2011, 12:40 AM
What do you run OP?

Just got a brand new altima coupe about 5 months ago. Planning:

Alpine w910
Imprint or ms-8
Hertx or focal utopia speakers running 2 way active
Image dynamics Q 12 inch sub
Focal rear fill
Audison LRX amp

pro-rabbit
11-30-2011, 12:44 AM
Looks like your on some sort of nissan forum and took a "workcation".

Not hating at all, anytime you can travel on someone else's dime take advantage of that. I do when I have the chance..which oddly is fairly often.

bigaudiofanatic
11-30-2011, 12:48 AM
Today was a 2010 370z

The goodies
Image Dynamics CX components
Image Dynamics Q 10 inch sub
Alpine PDX5 amp
MTX re-q5 for bose integration
OEM rever camera integration
Parking brake bypass for using nav functions while in drive

Part 1
The ride
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6577.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6581.jpg

The stuff
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6592.jpg

Starting dynomat
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6596.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6597.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6598.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6599.jpg

Crappy bose speakers
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6600.jpg

Factory bracket
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6601.jpg

bigaudiofanatic
11-30-2011, 12:50 AM
Dynomat the doors
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6602.jpg

New wire
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6603.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6604.jpg

Speakers wired
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6605.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6606.jpg

New tweeters installed
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6612.jpg

Crossover wired
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6613.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6615.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6616.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6620.jpg

bigaudiofanatic
11-30-2011, 12:51 AM
Both power wires ran back
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6621.jpg

Grommet wrapped
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20White/IMG_6622.jpg

TheUnderFighter
11-30-2011, 01:20 AM
I sure do like those ID crossovers. And the body-kit on that one looks really nice! Any reason why you use Dynamat for everything rather than something more affordable and equally effective?

TheUnderFighter
11-30-2011, 01:20 AM
I sure do like those ID crossovers. And the body-kit on that one looks really nice! Any reason why you use Dynamat for everything rather than something more affordable and equally effective?

bigaudiofanatic
12-02-2011, 11:13 AM
Today was my very first convertible z!

Let me just say it was a learning experience. Much more to deal with in terms of where things are ran and how to get them to the trunk.

Things installed:
Focal 6.5 polyglass components
Alpine PDX5 "future expandability"
Sony
Metra Axxess

The parts
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6632.jpg

The car
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6630.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6631.jpg

The polyglass woofers did not need much of a spacer just the one it came with.
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6633.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6634.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6635.jpg

Tweeters installed
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6637.jpg

Crossover mounted
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6639.jpg

Same for the other side
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6640.jpg

http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6641.jpg

bigaudiofanatic
12-02-2011, 11:14 AM
Taking middle apart
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6642.jpg

This gave me an idea
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6647.jpg

Wires all ran
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6648.jpg

Amp installed
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6655.jpg

Rear camera installed
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6656.jpg

Me and the car
http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr199/bigaudiofanatic/2010%20California%20370z%20Convertible%20Silver/IMG_6657.jpg