View Full Version : 2009 Ford Fusion Build Log, slow and steady.

10-14-2012, 11:48 PM
So this is my 1st legit full build. The 1st time Ive did the Big 3, the 1st time Ive invested in batteries and such. Pictures will be uploaded slowly but surely as I am still in the process of completing the install.

Special thanks goes out to Buck ; for designing my box with the limited space in my trunk.

My system is currently comprised of the following.

1.) Clarion CX501 Headunit
2.) Rockford Fosgate t1500bdcp Amp
3.) Kicker 15" L7
4.) Rockford Fosgate 2 Farad Hybrid Cap
5.) SHURiKEN SK-BT45 (under the hood)
6.) SHURiKEN SK-BT20 (in the trunk)
7.) 0 AWG power / ground wires from audio technix

Other altercations to car.

1.) Pirelli P-Zero 225/45/18 tires
2.) Incubus Paranormal 18" Rims
3.) HID's for Low-Beams / Foglights

Head Unit Installed
Measuring the trunk for box design
Some deadening going on
More deadening
And more deadening
A litte more
laying out the wiring
wiring getting ready for runs
power and ground wire from trunk through the front firewall

10-14-2012, 11:54 PM
A few more pictures of the build process.

another picture of the power / ground wires through the firewall
trunk wiring with battery terminals
new wheels tires installed
Side view with the new tires / rims.... Why yes that is a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT-8 :)
box in the trunk to ensure a smooth fit
closer view of the box in the trunk
putting the nail filler in to smooth out the edges
another view of the box getting prep'd before working on carpet

10-15-2012, 12:08 AM
looks good so far. not really a fan of kicker squares but hey if your satisfied thats all that matters. and i would ditch the cap personally. the money spent for it would be better spent on another bt20

10-15-2012, 01:29 AM
the cap was free when i bought the amp, so might as well put it to use. with all the other electrical upgraded and the batteries it can only help an cant hurt anything.

10-15-2012, 11:37 PM
nice job so far

11-06-2012, 03:13 PM
So Ive completed the build for now. My next step in the spring will be replacing all factory speakers and getting the windows tinted.

Here are some final pictures as of now.

HID's being installed.


Overview of box / sub in the trunk.


Behind the seat wiring and cap install. *will clean up wiring and mount the cap (not on the box of course)*


Amp mounted on back of the drivers side rear seat


2nd battery in the trunk. Will have a neat little corner shelf made and carpeted to flow nicely.


11-06-2012, 03:20 PM
I am going to have to slap several more layers of sound deadener in the trunk because its just too annoying when i turn it up. Inside the car sounds good, but the moment i step out you can hear the rattling big time. Also need to figure out how to fix my rear-view mirror, its causing a bad interior rattle also.

On a side note, i need to find out how to get this system to hit harder. When i did the tuning on my amp i used my DMM. My amp is 1500w across the board, but the sub is 1k rms and 2k max. I tuned using the amp at 1k x 2ohm and square rooted that. Set my freq on between 60-80, think right about 44.7 was the voltage, so i went to 43.5 just under. I also tuned with the sub on volume 4 of 6 with my radio volume at 24/40. Anything above 24 and the factory speakers just sound like garbage. I also has the punch thing turned all the way down so the remote knob is kind of useless at the moment. I must admit though, the time and effort into the system, and of course the money, id really have thought this would have hit a lot harder. Ill try alternative songs another day though.

Any advice on easily getting this to hit harder and really pound? Would adjusting my voltage up to 1500 instead of 1k make a big different? Would making any other changes like the freq. etc make it louder? How bout the punch settings?>