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carshateme
01-12-2013, 07:52 AM
I got a 2011 Dodge Chally. Motor size V6 3.6L VVT series. I did this on purpose for this car is a daily driver from work and back, wanted a muscle looking car that doesn't soak up a lot of gas. We're talking a 60mile trip from work to home 6-7 days a week. Decent gas mileage for a sports car. At the moment I'm getting 22-24 mph highway/city. Well enough of that. Let's get to the pictures!

This is what the plan is for this car:

Install a secondary car alarm
Install a remote starter
Install blue HID headlights
Reconstuct the gauge dash with blue tabs and white background w/ built in voltmeter
Purchase Interactive signal Processor *Check*
Purchase AudioTechnix 1/0 gauge power wire *Check*
Purchase AudioTechnix rca cables
Purchase AudioTechnix Deadener
Purchase AudioTechnix Fuses
Purchase AudioTechnix 12 gauge and 16 gauge speaker wire *Check*
Purchase some decent midranges and highs (No preferences)
Paint calipers white
Install white neon underglow bodykit
Build a new box w/ the port firing though the stock 8" sub in the rear deck
Purchase 2 Sundown E8-v.3 D2 subs *Check*
Purchase 2 XP750 batteries *Check*

I also may get the face plate around the radio and shifter hydro dipped blue with black swirls.
Blue LED will be added to the Hood blowers.

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carshateme
01-12-2013, 07:53 AM
4 rolls of 50ft CCA 1/0 White AudioTechnix power wire and a Rockford 3Sixty2 Interactive Signal Processor
http://imageshack.us/a/img706/5947/imag0081yv.jpg

Also got 100ft of 12 awg and 50ft of 16 awg from AudioTechnix
http://imageshack.us/a/img338/3644/imag0106s.jpg

carshateme
01-12-2013, 07:55 AM
Sundown E8v3 subs. They're really small..but quite beefy. May upgrade down the road if these subs don't satisfy my thirst for bass.
http://imageshack.us/a/img521/8479/sundsubs.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img401/5930/sundsoub.jpg

gckless
01-12-2013, 07:56 AM
Nice car! What amps you running?

carshateme
01-12-2013, 08:00 AM
But here's what the box will sort of look like. I didn't put 100% of my time into it.
The back is a fake wall approx 4" long. It will have a .25" pexiglass over it, there will be small computer fans blowing into the casing to keep the amps cool. As well as two fans blowing air out of it. (I have a bunch of blue led fans laying around...might as well put some use to em, blue LED will go around the edge of the inside lighting up the amps.
http://imageshack.us/a/img809/1589/boxbacksidechally.jpg

Everything is design to fit perfectly in my trunk..leaving me enough room to access the spare tire and battery. It will also be completely sealed off because of this.
The port will be going through the factory 8" sub.
http://imageshack.us/a/img341/1719/boxfrontforchally.jpg

carshateme
01-12-2013, 08:02 AM
Nice car! What amps you running?

Thank you! :)

Well I'm looking for Sundown amps. I have a serious OCD of matching all my equipment. But I plan on putting a Sundown Sundown SAZ-1500Dv2...if I can find one for a good price...if not I may stick with Sundown SAX-1200D or Sundown SAE-1000Dv2. I am also going to be looking for a SAX100.4D for the mids and highs.

Dtrom
01-12-2013, 12:55 PM
Slick ride. In for end result.

ThatChevyGuy
01-12-2013, 12:59 PM
**** those v3 e8s are beefy

carshateme
01-12-2013, 01:26 PM
**** those v3 e8s are beefy

They sure are.

The build starts in about 3 weeks. Going to tackle everything at once hopefully...if I can ever find a dang amp for a good price :(

Dtrom
01-12-2013, 01:28 PM
They sure are.

The build starts in about 3 weeks. Going to tackle everything at once hopefully...if I can ever find a dang amp for a good price :(

Lookin for 1500w?

carshateme
01-12-2013, 01:29 PM
Lookin for 1500w?

Yeah Sundown only though.

DB-Audio
01-12-2013, 02:22 PM
nice stuff man been thinking of either 2 8's of a 10 for my next build

carshateme
01-12-2013, 02:25 PM
nice stuff man been thinking of either 2 8's of a 10 for my next build

Yeah, I haven't even plugged these subs in yet :(

Falcons
01-12-2013, 02:55 PM
your gonna love the e8's. my buddy has two in his cobalt and they slam

ThatChevyGuy
01-12-2013, 07:25 PM
your gonna love the e8's. my buddy has two in his cobalt and they slam

how much power does he have to them?

Falcons
01-12-2013, 08:33 PM
200 watts a peice

gckless
01-12-2013, 09:47 PM
Not sure if you were still looking for the 4 channel or not anymore, but:
http://www.caraudio.com/forums/miscellaneous-car-audio-classifieds/562364-large-lot-amps-other-things.html

blobb454
01-12-2013, 09:52 PM
Beautiful car!! I like the stripe. I'm driving an SRT4 caliber. Pretty fun, fast and decent fuel. Watch those hid headlights. They can melt the head lamp housing.. And remote start I thought I saw you posted, I'd strongly recommend factory. No wire cutting, fail rate is very low. Just seen a lot of after market remote starts just junk!

itsblown
01-13-2013, 01:57 PM
yea are you going to do a retrofit for the H.I.Ds?

carshateme
07-10-2013, 04:40 AM
Oops, forgot to update this:

Okay, here's some updates. Worked on the car now that I'm on a 4 day vacation. Unfortunately I hit a bump on my first day. (I've never used sound deadener, so it's my first time, so please don't troll on my door work) But we took the door panels off with no problem, got the deadener on...ran into a problem getting the panels back on. The metal rod going across to the door handle...wouldn't go back into the hole, If you look closely it has a plastic piece. It took us 2 hours to get them back in. Yeah..I was short of tools...thumbs are pretty much torn apart.

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Ended up taking the rubber thing off my door because it was preventing the plastic threads from locking into the door.

http://imageshack.us/a/img69/562/t62g.jpg

That's all for day 1. Got two more to go, Tomorrow I'll be getting the box made, designed by PWK designs. As well as pods for the sundown 6.5 cs speakers for the front and back. I'm also going to try to tackle doing the big 3 upgrade and getting the fake wall up. Here's all the equipment waiting to be put into my car.

http://imageshack.us/a/img839/9939/glat.jpg

I forgot to put my subs in the picture. Whoops.

http://imageshack.us/a/img829/3503/n96p.jpg

Here's the box design:

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carshateme
07-10-2013, 04:41 AM
Did the trunk panels
http://imageshack.us/a/img855/7499/0kls.jpg

Couldn't make rings for the new 6.5s, and they wouldn't fit on the metal right (One side would be exposed to no metal while the other side wouldn't be) So I tore the old mid speakers down and cut off the frame and used the old template.
http://imageshack.us/a/img841/4720/4aj6.jpg

Mounted the tweeters on the back carpet.
http://imageshack.us/a/img541/7840/7mp6.jpg

Made mounts for the 6.5s for the front door, worked out perfect...had some troubles putting the driver side door on though.

http://imageshack.us/a/img10/9619/u35c.jpg

Yes I put deadener around the mounting.

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Here's the update on the box.. It was raining most of the day, didn't have much time to cut the pieces. But I got them cut and started putting it together. The crap you see all over the box is wood filler, it will be sanded down before I put the second port in

http://imageshack.us/a/img811/6113/pc84.jpg

carshateme
07-10-2013, 04:42 AM
Well box is done, just need to cut the sub holes out.
http://imageshack.us/a/img39/9118/mz45.jpg


I always seem to screw something up...if you can't tell. The bottom half of the port is off by 1/8".... fml lol.
http://imageshack.us/a/img221/6994/ceiw.jpg

Got the subs in the box and tested them; they sound amazingly nice.

Soldered the wires:

http://imageshack.us/a/img12/6530/wv0s.jpg

Running them at 2 ohms, gotta parallel them:

http://imageshack.us/a/img208/5432/6sxq.jpg

Soldering two wires together

http://imageshack.us/a/img69/2958/7sem.jpg

After a bit of clamping the solder down, got them to fit perfectly into the terminals:

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One thing I love about sundown is that their terminals move sideways. Very convenient when your sub hole is a bit on the tight side:

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Back side view, I will be sealing those holes with silicone, inside and out, unless someone has a better idea (please let me know)

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Looks perfect to me, just got to carpet the front and put it in my car:

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40oz
07-10-2013, 06:51 AM
Get some binding posts:

Dayton Audio BPA-38SN HD Binding Post Pair Satin Nickel 091-1247 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=091-1247)

carshateme
07-11-2013, 01:39 AM
bought one, couldn't resist it. Thank you.

phemps
07-11-2013, 03:23 AM
Nice work so far man. Im not sure if you found your sub amp yet? i didnt take notice but if not these refurbs might interest you
http://www.db-r.com/sell/store2/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=65_67_69_110

carshateme
07-11-2013, 03:57 AM
yeah, I got a saz-1500d v2 for $200 a while ago.

carshateme
07-22-2013, 12:25 AM
Okay, got a few things done today. I got the back trim made, All I have to do is mount it down and seal it off. I ran into some problems sealing off the subs from the trunk, so I did a lazy route and put deadener all around it. Going to fiberglass, bondo and paint it white later, after I make sure everything sounds good and all. I also wired the batteries. Yes, I know I will be getting rid of some of that extra wire later...way to much wiring lol; had some bad experiences with not having enough wiring. Need to buy 2 fuses for the battery to amp. But so far it's looking good, the batteries are running at 13.8v on a stock alternator. Down the road, I will be getting a singer alternator. Yesterday, I made the false floor. Turned out pretty good, just has to be bolted down.

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carshateme
07-28-2013, 10:04 PM
Okay, I got lazy, I didn't feel like doing the back trim, plus I ran out of room so I did a little changing in my plan. I just need two more things. A longer RCA cable and waiting for my add-a-circuit (for remote wire) to come in the mail.

http://imageshack.us/a/img850/9947/wy1t.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/850/wy1t.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/a/img33/1299/x969.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/33/x969.jpg/)

Side Show
07-29-2013, 01:15 AM
how does it sound?

carshateme
07-30-2013, 01:49 AM
Haven't hooked it up yet, lol

carshateme
08-06-2013, 01:57 AM
Everything is hooked up now. I have an in-line hooked up to the 2 front speakers to the sub RCA that goes into the 3Sixty. I wanted to prevent the fade effect that comes off my radio...this was the only way to go. From what my friend said, My car looks like it has a giant bomb in the trunk. Once everything is running smoothly and operating nicely, I will clean the wiring up a bit. For now, it's going to look like crap. My ******* didn't know about programming the 3Sixty so for now I'm without any sound in my car except for the 3 stock tweeters on my front dash. So lovely lol. I got a mini Add-a-circuit and put the fuse on my ignition. So my amps and 3Sixty will shut off when my car is off and turn on only when I have the car on. (the add-a-circuit is being used as a remote wire) I don't want a kill switch, however; I do need to buy the remote for the 3sixty as mine didn't come with one...seller neglected to tell me it didn't have one...go figures. But here's some pictures (that look like crap)

I unplugged the remote wire and taped it up for I'm not powering my amps nor 3Sixty til I have the 3Sixty programmed correctly and the amps as well.

http://imageshack.us/a/img818/2250/deda.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img59/9241/b1eo.jpg

carshateme
08-11-2013, 04:09 AM
Well here's an update. I ordered a 3Sixty3 Rockford signal processor brand new. I ain't buying anything used anymore. Not after that guy just screwed me over and laughed at me in the face. Only cost me $374 off of ebay...so I'm not complaining. I'll just buy the bluetooth chip that the 3Sixty2 processor needs and fix it myself and resell it. But I'll be getting the new procoessor on the 14th, so I should have my system up and running and some videos posted soon here.

carshateme
08-15-2013, 04:05 AM
I got my 3sixty3 rockford processor today! It's all wired up and installed. I haven't been able to get it up and running yet due to my failure of a laptop not wanting to read the disc, Going to get up early and see if my buddy will help me out.

It's a little messy, but once I get it all playing, I will start hiding wires.

http://imageshack.us/a/img577/5998/q8k7.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/q8k7.jpg/)
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drummer4261900
08-21-2013, 08:44 PM
good stuff!!

Side Show
08-21-2013, 09:25 PM
sound good?

carshateme
08-24-2013, 02:46 PM
Everything is set at minimum; the guy who did the 3sixty programming forgot his DD-1 in Missouri so I have to wait til he returns back to Michigan.

Here's a video of the system, I will post a better one later. I put this one together really quick...PLEASE TURN DOWN YOUR volume...the highs are extremely loud and screechy at the beginning of the video. My apologizes.

I have to use my video camera rather than my cell phone to record the next video.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAFFa1-yYwU

carshateme
09-29-2013, 09:41 PM
Well that was the end of my baby. Was driving home from work on a Friday and a drunk driver hit me head on at 60mph. Car is totaled...I don't know if my front door speakers are salvageable, I'm hoping they are. Glad I'm alright and my amps are fine in the back. Here's some pictures of the wreck. PLEASE THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU FRICKING DRINK AND DRIVE!!!!

http://imageshack.us/a/img542/6617/x5zv.jpg
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Timmy13091
09-29-2013, 09:50 PM
Well that was the end of my baby. Was driving home from work on a Friday and a drunk driver hit me head on at 60mph. Car is totaled...I don't know if my front door speakers are salvageable, I'm hoping they are. Glad I'm alright and my amps are fine in the back. Here's some pictures of the wreck. PLEASE THINK TWICE BEFORE YOU FRICKING DRINK AND DRIVE!!!!

http://imageshack.us/a/img542/6617/x5zv.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img812/8388/7nzt.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img208/2180/65ub.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img853/3207/lufz.jpg

Man that's horrible .. Sorry to see this happen to ya

carshateme
09-29-2013, 09:53 PM
Yeah, unfortunately **** happens. Been one rough year for me so far. Pretty sure it's not over yet.

jrdnhsnbrg
09-30-2013, 12:28 PM
****.... I'm so sorry man, glad you're ok. Best of luck getting a system in your next vehicle, once you have the car audio bug you don't lose it.