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LuckyatVMI
05-25-2012, 04:44 PM
We had some friends over at VMInnovations HQ (http://blog.vminnovations.com/inside-vminnovations/), thought you'd like their ride :cool:

http://i.imgur.com/Hezlr.jpg

Our IT gurus Toyota seems like a toy next to this monster:

http://i.imgur.com/yyYze.jpg?1

Video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x1fYA7mJds - thanks n8skow!

Bettr n' Revrse
05-25-2012, 04:49 PM
Ewwww 6.0

mitchellc123
05-25-2012, 05:01 PM
Inside pics?

Jerhemy
05-25-2012, 05:10 PM
Inside pics?

This, please!

audiobaun
05-25-2012, 07:46 PM
:popcorn:

Max_Power
05-25-2012, 07:58 PM
Ewwww 6.0

as long as you use low sulfur diesel (only thing available now), keep up with maintenance, and DO NOT tune it, they are good motors. watch the head bolts and keep the coolant clean it will be fine

audiobaun
05-25-2012, 08:21 PM
I WONDER IF THERE ARE DISPOSABLE CHEEZE WIZ CUPS INSIDE????????:awesome:

Bettr n' Revrse
05-26-2012, 02:46 AM
as long as you use low sulfur diesel (only thing available now), keep up with maintenance, and DO NOT tune it, they are good motors. watch the head bolts and keep the coolant clean it will be fine

And if you delete the EGR... If you can't tune it then screw it...

myjaja
05-26-2012, 02:56 AM
theyre not livin loud :rolleyes:

TheUnderFighter
05-26-2012, 03:03 AM
You know we hate Kicker.... and no pics of the Kicker audio we hate?! :(

UnderFire
05-26-2012, 03:34 AM
Was the whole point to make an Excursion as ugly as possible?

wone
05-26-2012, 08:59 AM
ummm inside pics???

raptor727
05-26-2012, 09:04 AM
Ill stick with the 5.9 cummins heard too much bad stuff about them newer fords and theyre horrible on fuel

pickup1
05-26-2012, 09:17 AM
Fugly!

Kangaroux
05-26-2012, 09:30 AM
Meh, I love how it looks lulz

n8skow
05-28-2012, 07:07 PM
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Phoenix Risen
05-28-2012, 07:10 PM
typical kicker, all show and no real power.

n8skow
05-28-2012, 07:22 PM
Apparently you just can't be pleased... (and enjoy watching for 'Kicker' threads just to complain)
Some nice craftsmanship in there and quite a bit of equipment for what it is.

This was a 'show' vehicle... not built for SPL..
And it DOES get down (those are 6 15" CVX's in there)... also has some external equipment mounted under the chassis.

Phoenix Risen
05-28-2012, 07:33 PM
yes, i get that its a show vehicle, but its also a demo vehicle, or thats what something like that should be, make it look nice, but instead of the 6 cvx's which are just round l7s, why not run solo x 18's and actually move some air, all of the pretty can still go into it and it can still be a show vehicle, but it could actually make for some good demos, not something that is ok at best. i will say the truck looks ok and i can respect the work that has went into it, but its just not impressive.

btw n8, what happened to you in the other thread, did i turn up the heat to high?

n8skow
05-28-2012, 07:50 PM
The vehicle is a product showcase for some of Kicker's 2012 lineup (not built by Kicker, but by a 3rd party).
The soloX is going on 8 years old (or 5 if you want to count the revised cone).

It travels around to various Kicker dealers for showing off their new gear.
The CVX's are much more economical (vs. soloX's) - in terms of cost, power consumption (not to mention the infrastructure required to supply juice for a big build)
and airspace requirements.

It's pretty mean standing beside it with the doors opened up, and sounds good doing it.

goingdef
05-28-2012, 08:06 PM
yes, i get that its a show vehicle, but its also a demo vehicle, or thats what something like that should be, make it look nice, but instead of the 6 cvx's which are just square l7s, why not run solo x 18's and actually move some air, all of the pretty can still go into it and it can still be a show vehicle, but it could actually make for some good demos, not something that is ok at best. i will say the truck looks ok and i can respect the work that has went into it, but its just not impressive.

btw n8, what happened to you in the other thread, did i turn up the heat to high?

Fosgates the same way they all seem to use mid-level equipment in there show pieces? I never understood why they wouldn't use there best equipment either.

Phoenix Risen
05-28-2012, 08:11 PM
n8, i get why it was built. and yes the power for the x's can be rough to deal with, but there is no way those 6 cvx's will stand up to the demo machines that are out there, including the little scion xb running aorund here with 6 15's in it that does low 160's,

and im glad im not the only one goingdef...

n8skow
05-28-2012, 08:30 PM
What's to stand up against exactly?
It doesn't get metered - it's a parking lot/showroom vehicle. Why should every vehicle only run the highest-power equipment?

Which Scion are you speaking of? This one? If so... it doesn't do anywhere near 160's...
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Phoenix Risen
05-28-2012, 08:41 PM
no i was speaking of the one that was built by 2 guys in columbus, and is running 6 fully loaded btl's on 6 saz 3500's, and didnt have corporate money backing them, its a demo machine that gets tossed on the meter now and then for giggles, because he knows it does perform well,

and the reason vehicles like that dont get metered is the simple fact that compared to demo vehicles they are quiet.

Bettr n' Revrse
05-28-2012, 08:51 PM
Ill stick with the 5.9 cummins heard too much bad stuff about them newer fords and theyre horrible on fuel

Mehhh I'm a Duramax guy... The new PowerStrokea aren't bad once you get rid of the EGR and Urea injection....

n8skow
05-28-2012, 08:54 PM
Sounds cool...
Neither of the previously discussed vehicles here have any corporate money backing them either though - if that's a big sticking point for you.

To each their own I guess... but not everything is a SPL contest - which you still don't seem to acknowledge.



no i was speaking of the one that was built by 2 guys in columbus, and is running 6 fully loaded btl's on 6 saz 3500's, and didnt have corporate money backing them, its a demo machine that gets tossed on the meter now and then for giggles, because he knows it does perform well,

and the reason vehicles like that dont get metered is the simple fact that compared to demo vehicles they are quiet.

brodeisel
05-28-2012, 08:58 PM
kicker is meh

Julian
05-28-2012, 09:03 PM
I've seen this truck before. I think it's a shop down here's... maybe not but the inside is BEAUTIFUL.. Some SERIOUS craftsmanship everything is suede, trimmed, and tight.

Phoenix Risen
05-28-2012, 09:24 PM
Sounds cool...
Neither of the previously discussed vehicles here have any corporate money backing them either though - if that's a big sticking point for you.

To each their own I guess... but not everything is a SPL contest - which you still don't seem to acknowledge.

not the company money isnt a big deal, and i know everything isnt an spl contest, thats now what im talking about at this point, the simple fact is they could have made them look just as good as they do, but with better equipment and make them actually worth being a show piece when they can do some real demos, and in all honesty it does take a lot to impress me, im just accustomed to sitting in vehicles that will do 160+ on music and will do it nice and low. not just be so-so loud from a pretty truck.

but i do know why its done that way, because they can get away with it since the masses of people "into" car audio are unaware of what loud really is and can get drawn in by the flash of things like the above.

but personally if someone isnt paying me or footing some of the bill im not going to be running all their stuff and plastering their name all over my ride, but maybe thats just me.

CHEMMINS
05-28-2012, 09:48 PM
Reason they use mid level gar.....is because that is what 90% of the people checking out the demo vehicle will buy. They won't buy the top of the line, or the bottom. So they get to hear what they are going to buy. It is great marketing.

wenn_du_weinst
05-28-2012, 09:56 PM
sure as hell looks much nicer then these ''demo'' vehicles brought up.

Phoenix Risen
05-28-2012, 10:14 PM
the install is incredible, and i cant even start to knock that.

n8skow
05-29-2012, 12:22 PM
Hey Julian - Steve (one of the builders), works there in Lenexa, so the H&H show was a close drive.
It was built at his shop partner's place (he does some install work on the side) and they finished it right before the Kicker Bash last month, but was making a few stops before being delivered to the owner.


I've seen this truck before. I think it's a shop down here's... maybe not but the inside is BEAUTIFUL.. Some SERIOUS craftsmanship everything is suede, trimmed, and tight.

LuckyatVMI
05-29-2012, 01:49 PM
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Thanks for sharing these n8skow, I was actually out in Austin, TX when Kicker team stopped by VMI HQ in Lincoln, NE. Otherwise I would've definitely taken more pics of the goodies.


Reason they use mid level gar.....is because that is what 90% of the people checking out the demo vehicle will buy. They won't buy the top of the line, or the bottom. So they get to hear what they are going to buy. It is great marketing.

Ditto!

Julian
05-29-2012, 02:05 PM
Hey Julian - Steve (one of the builders), works there in Lenexa, so the H&H show was a close drive.
It was built at his shop partner's place (he does some install work on the side) and they finished it right before the Kicker Bash last month, but was making a few stops before being delivered to the owner.

Makes sense! :) I didn't realize where you were from!

n8skow
05-29-2012, 04:01 PM
hey - no problem - I actually grabbed those 2 off Steve's facebook page, he has several in-progress shots, but I didn't have any pics up front with the custom door panels
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n8skow
06-25-2012, 04:01 PM
Got a bit of a walk-around this weekend
Excursion walkaround - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x1fYA7mJds)

wickedwitt
06-25-2012, 04:22 PM
I see someone was finally smart enough to build a ported Kicker demo vehicle. I agree with all the statements about using eq. they could actually sell, but I always see Kicker builds sealed. Those of us that's done anything with Kicker know it really gets fun when ported.

Wish they didn't drop the Solo Xs, I'd be doing a monster build with them if they hadn't.

n8skow
06-25-2012, 04:29 PM
I think most of the builds are sealed so they don't have to sacrifice the entire back end (like this one) to enclosure.
I'm sad the soloX is gone too, but they got something new coming... (though not quite as beefy) - should be a good performer SPL wise.