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Jsantoyo89
09-03-2012, 12:38 PM
So I finally found a vehicle to put all the stuff i bought for my previous vehicle that is now wrecked.
2000 Impala

Equipment:
80PRS
CDT HD-61A
DC 175.4
10 SSA ICON D1
DC 1.2k
40sqft of 60mil Audio Technix
0gauge Knu CCA wire later to be OFC when i have the funds.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/jsantoyo1/Impala/Photo0035.jpg

Jsantoyo89
09-03-2012, 12:40 PM
Going to get started on the deading first before i do anything else not sure if i will have time to run the power wire to the back.

Any tips on deading will be first time doing this, from my understanding its deadened the inner and outer skin correct?

rebelfromva
09-03-2012, 01:58 PM
Get a roller from lowes. Another guy on here has an impala with a single xfl. It gets pretty loud and he is happy with it hint hint

Jsantoyo89
09-03-2012, 02:03 PM
Got One door done! love the deadener real easy to use!

cyn
09-03-2012, 02:11 PM
Yeah, do the inside skin of the door as much as you can and the outside skin of the doors... then do the trunk lid, deck lid... make sure to do the big 3 on that 2000 impala for sure.. 95amp alternator.

Jsantoyo89
09-03-2012, 03:24 PM
Would CCA suffice for the big 3 or should i wait till i get OFC?

cyn
09-03-2012, 03:27 PM
Would CCA suffice for the big 3 or should i wait till i get OFC?

If you have CCA laying around, I would do the CCA for now then upgrade to the OFC..... CCA & OFC is a bit of a if and then around here... I would personally run OFC for anything like that myself..

SOMETHINBOUTPAT
09-03-2012, 05:01 PM
I got something similar up my sleeve good luck

Jsantoyo89
09-03-2012, 09:00 PM
Alright i got both doors finished with about 2-3 layers on each skin. For the 3 holes on the out skin i used some steal mesh we had lying around to cover it than deadened over it. I was going to use the factory baffles for the speakers but they would not fit so i had to use the morel coax's i had lying around instead of the CDT's sometime this week i will get around to making some mdf baffles. Had some issues with the radio and trying to make it work with the factory amp so i got agrevated and left it for tomorrow

Jsantoyo89
09-03-2012, 09:01 PM
Before
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/jsantoyo1/Impala/Photo0036.jpg

After
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/jsantoyo1/Impala/Photo0038.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/jsantoyo1/Impala/Photo0039.jpg

I came out really happy with the way it sounded, especially it being just the coax's on HU power. Can't wait to hear how the CDT's will sound when i get them in there!!!

Jsantoyo89
09-03-2012, 09:08 PM
Have to take off the whole front dash just to get to the **** radio. Last 3 vehicle's i owned were insert tool and pull out!

there is a nice ground spot right behind the radio so i can ground it there, i think it might even be grounded there already haven't really checked!

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/jsantoyo1/Impala/Photo0040.jpg

Jsantoyo89
09-04-2012, 12:26 AM
so messing around with the wiring i found out which one was the constant 12v wire, how can i find out which one is the switched 12v wire by using a DMM?

cyn
09-04-2012, 12:35 AM
so messing around with the wiring i found out which one was the constant 12v wire, how can i find out which one is the switched 12v wire by using a DMM?

Ummm... why not just buy the wiring harness man?

Jsantoyo89
09-04-2012, 12:37 AM
the only one i found was the one that keeps the door chime and i rather not spend 60 bucks on that!

cyn
09-04-2012, 12:40 AM
the only one i found was the one that keeps the door chime and i rather not spend 60 bucks on that!

You really don't want to start cutting into them wires man... check ebay and stuff..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2000-2001-2002-2003-Chevrolet-Impala-Radio-Install-Wiring-Harness-Interface-/330686602296?pt=US_Wire_Harnesses&hash=item4cfe751c38

power-fanatic07
09-04-2012, 12:47 AM
If you need an alt hit me up I have a dc power 270xp in my 02 impala that I'd sell.

Jsantoyo89
09-04-2012, 12:55 AM
i shall keep that in mind sir!

i will just wait it out till friday went along and ordered the wiring harness...

cyn
09-04-2012, 01:01 AM
i shall keep that in mind sir!

i will just wait it out till friday went along and ordered the wiring harness...

Its better to have that harness than cutting into the wires... learned this the hard way back in the day man...

Jsantoyo89
09-04-2012, 01:22 AM
Its better to have that harness than cutting into the wires... learned this the hard way back in the day man...

Im just so impatient! at least it gives me time to make some baffles. is MDF the only to use or am i able to use differ wood?

cyn
09-04-2012, 01:28 AM
Im just so impatient! at least it gives me time to make some baffles. is MDF the only to use or am i able to use differ wood?

If you putting them on doors, I would use plywood. I stopped using MDF and went to Birch and Maple ply.. a lot lighter and I think it gives a better sound.. "my opinion"

Jsantoyo89
09-04-2012, 01:33 AM
Thanks! will look at which of the 2 ply's are cheaper and go with that tomorrow!

cyn
09-04-2012, 01:38 AM
Thanks! will look at which of the 2 ply's are cheaper and go with that tomorrow!

If its just for doors, decent ply will work.. paint the wood good or use the bed liner paint on the wood to seal it up real good.

Jsantoyo89
09-04-2012, 01:40 AM
If its just for doors, decent ply will work.. paint the wood good or use the bed liner paint on the wood to seal it up real good.

What is the point of sealing the baffle?

cyn
09-04-2012, 01:45 AM
What is the point of sealing the baffle?

prevent moisture etc..

Jsantoyo89
09-04-2012, 02:00 AM
prevent moisture etc..

Gotcha! Another thing where was you're firewall located? i think i might have found one on the passenger side but not sure.

cyn
09-04-2012, 02:02 AM
Gotcha! Another thing where was you're firewall located? i think i might have found one on the passenger side but not sure.

you mean the plug hole in the firewall? its on the passenger side..

Jsantoyo89
09-04-2012, 02:03 AM
Thanks!

Jsantoyo89
09-12-2012, 01:25 PM
Alright things been going slow, but should be able to speed up now that i am back down to one job. Yesterday i finally put in the radio, ran the rca's and power wire all under the carpeting. taking out the seats was a breeze. Went out at bought a cheap plunge router and tried and make some baffles. They came out ****** but still work.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/jsantoyo1/Impala/Photo0049.jpg

This rubber boot was a ***** to get out i struggled my *** of with it!
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/jsantoyo1/Impala/Photo0042.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/jsantoyo1/Impala/Photo0046-1.jpg
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/jsantoyo1/Impala/Photo0044-1.jpg
had to take the wheel of to reach the wire, my chubby hands wouldn't reach it from the top of the engine bay :(
http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/jsantoyo1/Impala/Photo0043-1.jpg

Jsantoyo89
09-12-2012, 01:28 PM
the only issue i am having is setting up my amp settings and HU setting the amount of option on this unit is overwhelming to a newbie. Any tips on what i should be adjusting? also would it sound better or be easier to adjust settings if i go active?

dbeez
09-12-2012, 02:13 PM
Umm get that tweeter out of the door and up to the a pillar.

Below20hzonly
09-12-2012, 02:15 PM
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Umm get that tweeter out of the door and up to the a pillar.

Below20hzonly
09-12-2012, 02:17 PM
make sure your hpf is set around 120hz and keep the treble and bass flat until you experiment more later, what other adjustments are you having trouble with?
the only issue i am having is setting up my amp settings and HU setting the amount of option on this unit is overwhelming to a newbie. Any tips on what i should be adjusting? also would it sound better or be easier to adjust settings if i go active?

Jsantoyo89
09-12-2012, 02:19 PM
Would i set the HPF on the amp or on the HU? what differ does it make having the tweet on the A pillar as oppose to where i have it?

Below20hzonly
09-12-2012, 02:23 PM
set the hpf on your HU for the speakers to around 120 and your LPF on your amp to around ~80-90hz, Whats the point of components if you have them right next to each other anyways... it will sound better and separate the high/mids alot more
Would i set the HPF on the amp or on the HU? what differ does it make having the tweet on the A pillar as oppose to where i have it?

quackhead
09-12-2012, 02:33 PM
Would i set the HPF on the amp or on the HU? what differ does it make having the tweet on the A pillar as oppose to where i have it?

It shifts the focus from your knees to your face...it is called imaging. And are you using your active crossover network in the 80prs, or just the passives that came with the comp set?

Jsantoyo89
09-12-2012, 03:27 PM
It shifts the focus from your knees to your face...it is called imaging. And are you using your active crossover network in the 80prs, or just the passives that came with the comp set?

Passives that came with the comps.

As far as relocating tweets on the A pillar would i face them towards the windows, cabin each other? How high would i want them?

Jsantoyo89
09-12-2012, 03:29 PM
set the hpf on your HU for the speakers to around 120 and your LPF on your amp to around ~80-90hz, Whats the point of components if you have them right next to each other anyways... it will sound better and separate the high/mids alot more

Would it make a differ if the HU unit is in Network mode?

dbeez
09-12-2012, 03:34 PM
Face tweeters at center of window put them down pretty low about 6-8" up from the dash if I recall correctly from mg old impala

dbeez
09-12-2012, 03:36 PM
Or try this get some double sided tape make some long wires pull tweeters out tape to pillar close doors and do some testing moving them around til you find the sweet spot for your ears you will thank me later.

Below20hzonly
09-12-2012, 03:36 PM
on axis more treble off axis more mellow highs
Passives that came with the comps.

As far as relocating tweets on the A pillar would i face them towards the windows, cabin each other? How high would i want them?

Jsantoyo89
09-12-2012, 04:29 PM
Or try this get some double sided tape make some long wires pull tweeters out tape to pillar close doors and do some testing moving them around til you find the sweet spot for your ears you will thank me later.

working on that now!

thanks for the help guys.

as far as the HPF on the head unit the only thing i found was 125hz HPF is that good enough?

dbeez
09-12-2012, 08:03 PM
OK how was the sound.

Jsantoyo89
09-13-2012, 03:25 AM
sounded way better than what i had. tomorrow i might mess around with it going Active.

dbeez
09-13-2012, 08:33 AM
Sweet your welcome. Glad we could help you move in the right direction.

Jsantoyo89
09-13-2012, 05:22 PM
now to work on the substage. Also been messing around with it on Active and sounds much better and seems a little more easier to tune except for the tweets they are too **** bright!

Regardless thanks for the help guys!

dbeez
09-13-2012, 05:39 PM
we are in here for vids now

Jsantoyo89
09-14-2012, 03:55 AM
vids will be up when i find my **** camera!

rebelfromva
09-14-2012, 04:52 AM
Whatever you fi do not put that 175 per ch to those hd61a without the hpf on. Once I replace my passenger side one and take it out I'll show you why. Sent it up in flames

Jsantoyo89
09-15-2012, 05:04 PM
Whatever you fi do not put that 175 per ch to those hd61a without the hpf on. Once I replace my passenger side one and take it out I'll show you why. Sent it up in flames

yes i kept that in mind and turn off everything completely when changing the RCA's or messing with the stuff on the amp!

****** quality i will make sure for differ music and a better camera next time!

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/jsantoyo1/Impala/th_Video0002.jpg (http://s73.photobucket.com/albums/i212/jsantoyo1/Impala/?action=view&current=Video0002.mp4)

splwj47
09-15-2012, 05:52 PM
wow u need a better camera... and u would probably get better sound if the tweeters were not aimed at the windshield.

Jsantoyo89
09-15-2012, 06:04 PM
hey i warned! I havent mess with the tweets that much yet and the sound from them is good with me its just the mids i have to tune more.