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jockhater2
04-28-2013, 08:43 PM
Head Unit Pioneer P99RS
3 Runs of 1/0 OFC Power and 3 Runs of 1/0 OFC Ground (done)
1 XS Power D3400 & 2 XS Power XP3000 with Copper Bus Bars (done)
380 Amp & 320 Amp Iraggi Alternators(One is a chevy case, the other ford) (just need to get the ford one squared away)
RD 7500.1 running 2 12 inch Ascendant Audio Mayhems (might go up for sale)
Tuned to 36 hertz. About 4.5 cubic feet, 8" Aeroport (and might build a PR set up too to play with)
Audison LRx 6.9k on Morel MDT-29 tweeters, RS100-4 full ranges & RS225-8 Dayton midbasses



So yeah. This will be a slow build. Because I wanna pull the motor first and look some stuff over.

But I encountered the first problem that I figured was going to happen. Once I got my front end off and out of the the way. I grabbed the 2nd alternator that I haven't put in the car. I set it where it is going to go...and my stupid front sub-frame gets in the way. The alternator bolts up. but...I'd like some more room. As the alternator literally touches the sub frame. So I will have to get that solved.

But this will be a slow build. I have all summer to get it done. So don't hold your breath.

Rust will be my greatest enemy in this project.

I will put up pics of everything as they roll along. I already have everything. Just debating now on whether running my mayhems on the RD7500.1 @ .7 ohms or switching to subs that are built for that kind of power.

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii542/jockhater2/Alternator/IMG_20130428_171628_zpsf0e4b29d.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/jockhater2/media/Alternator/IMG_20130428_171628_zpsf0e4b29d.jpg.html)


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jockhater2
05-02-2013, 11:33 PM
http://i44.tinypic.com/2ppwpa8.jpg

jockhater2
06-10-2013, 10:20 PM
Just had to ship my subs to Corey at SPL audio. They are getting some upgrades.

I'd have that motor out if my family didn't constantly have broken cars.

jockhater2
06-10-2013, 10:20 PM
Just had to ship my subs to Corey at SPL audio. They are getting some upgrades.

I'd have that motor out if my family didn't constantly have broken cars.

jockhater2
07-03-2013, 03:57 PM
SPLaudio ;
Thanks for the recone and upgrades!

Can't take pics outside. It's raining hard.

Before

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii542/jockhater2/subs/IMG_20130505_100020_zpsb87c13c1.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/jockhater2/media/subs/IMG_20130505_100020_zpsb87c13c1.jpg.html)

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii542/jockhater2/subs/IMG_20130505_100141_zpse8f62878.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/jockhater2/media/subs/IMG_20130505_100141_zpse8f62878.jpg.html)


After

http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii542/jockhater2/subs/IMG_20130703_134403_zps793c7cfa.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/jockhater2/media/subs/IMG_20130703_134403_zps793c7cfa.jpg.html)


http://i1259.photobucket.com/albums/ii542/jockhater2/subs/IMG_20130703_134419_zps5367e54f.jpg (http://s1259.photobucket.com/user/jockhater2/media/subs/IMG_20130703_134419_zps5367e54f.jpg.html)


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jockhater2
07-03-2013, 04:00 PM
And for fun. Can anyone figure out who shot Mr. Burns?

http://i40.tinypic.com/3zmzb.jpg


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jockhater2
07-03-2013, 04:02 PM
I got a good jump on the whole thing. All the interior is out and dash is apart.

But I ran out of speaker wire. I ordered a 50ft roll when I should have ordered a 100ft. And I needed another 2 channel RCA for the 6 channel amp.

Could be a lot farther if my brother would help me get the engine out. It's on the hoist and suspended. But I need his help with getting it out.

SPLaudio
07-03-2013, 10:02 PM
power them up !!!

jockhater2
07-05-2013, 10:40 PM
Engines out finally

jockhater2
07-08-2013, 11:30 PM
Ok. So. Used 4 cans total of engine De-greaser on my engine bay and engine. Got a lot of it really really clean.
Going to spray some truck bed coating along the engine bay over some of the rust.

And then I have a surprise that I am going to be doing.

Right now. I am waiting on funds $$$. So broke after buying all these parts. And I need to buy some more. So until then. I will keep making progress on other things. But I do really want to get the engine back in.

av83
07-08-2013, 11:50 PM
Ok. So. Used 4 cans total of engine De-greaser on my engine bay and engine. Got a lot of it really really clean.
Going to spray some truck bed coating along the engine bay over some of the rust.

And then I have a surprise that I am going to be doing.

Right now. I am waiting on funds $$$. So broke after buying all these parts. And I need to buy some more. So until then. I will keep making progress on other things. But I do really want to get the engine back in.

Nice, man. Sounds like a fun build.

jockhater2
07-09-2013, 03:54 PM
Nice, man. Sounds like a fun build.

2nd time I have pulled a motor. First time that I remember doing it and on my own (with the help of a friend). Once all cleaned up and engine goes back in. I will start working on the 2nd alternator install.

How's it going Adam? Doing well I hope!
Thanks for the post. LOL. No love yet on this build.

jockhater2
07-09-2013, 03:55 PM
thanks lag

Silver-N-Black
07-10-2013, 09:46 AM
We want to see more pix, this sounds like a solid build.

jockhater2
07-10-2013, 09:32 PM
We want to see more pix, this sounds like a solid build.

Uploading pics right now. I didn't before because I figured no one would give to shirts.
F.Y.I. Check the begging of the thread for a before and after of my engine bay.
And I am still going to do more. I hopefully do it this weekend. For now I just gave it a coating of bed liner.

jockhater2
07-10-2013, 09:41 PM
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jockhater2
07-10-2013, 09:44 PM
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Silver-N-Black
07-11-2013, 09:08 AM
Uploading pics right now. I didn't before because I figured no one would give to shirts.
F.Y.I. Check the begging of the thread for a before and after of my engine bay.
And I am still going to do more. I hopefully do it this weekend. For now I just gave it a coating of bed liner.

I saw those good work so far, an don't worry I feel the same way that's why I haven't updated my build log.

Silver-N-Black
07-11-2013, 09:10 AM
Is that GSI wire?

jockhater2
07-11-2013, 01:33 PM
Is that GSI wire?


Yes. A guy was selling it on here last year. I believe I paid $70 shipped a for each 50ft roll. But I don't remmeber that well. It was really good timing and a good deal.

Give me a link to yours.

vetkilr
07-11-2013, 01:46 PM
So you decided not to sell the mayhem hybrid's...

blockburner
07-11-2013, 01:51 PM
Looking good so far. You building the engine or just rehabbing it. Ohh and why not notch that frame

Silver-N-Black
07-11-2013, 02:35 PM
Yes. A guy was selling it on here last year. I believe I paid $70 shipped a for each 50ft roll. But I don't remmeber that well. It was really good timing and a good deal.

Give me a link to yours.

Nice wire I scope up a spool, wish that wire was still around.

here the link http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/577478-avalanche-|-ab-1100-1-|-4-12s-|-trying-get-loud.html

jockhater2
07-11-2013, 04:01 PM
So you decided not to sell the mayhem hybrid's...

No ones going to give me what I want for them. There rebuild alone was $560 with shipping and new baskets. And after some thinking. I am sure they will be fine on my RD amp.

jockhater2
07-11-2013, 04:04 PM
Looking good so far. You building the engine or just rehabbing it. Ohh and why not notch that frame

What's notch the frame mean?
No. The engine was already rebuilt before I got it. My Dad used it to teach one of his new mechanics who was only 19 at the time how to rebuild an engine. So that was about 6-7 years ago. And I put about 3,000 miles a year on the car.
It just needed some love. The car was running pretty crappy.

I put in a new distributor, control arms, sway bar bushings, engine and tranni mounts, rear door handles, power window switches, just so much little stuff that I ignored for a really long time.

vetkilr
07-11-2013, 09:59 PM
No ones going to give me what I want for them. There rebuild alone was $560 with shipping and new baskets. And after some thinking. I am sure they will be fine on my RD amp.

Good lord man...that is all I can say. Except that is way too much money...mayhem's are about as good as they get period, to pay for that and guess of their quality is ridiculous IMO

jockhater2
07-11-2013, 10:19 PM
Good lord man...that is all I can say. Except that is way too much money...mayhem's are about as good as they get period, to pay for that and guess of their quality is ridiculous IMO

I bought them working. But then broke the suspension on them from over excursion.

Lexicon740iL
07-11-2013, 10:28 PM
I'm tuned in for this one Bro!

I used to run Jetta's back in the day. We have a big VW tuner group here in MPLS

They do an all Euro Show every year at the old grain belt brewery downtown.

It's called EuroWerks guys from wis and IL always show up with some sweet VDubs

jockhater2
07-11-2013, 11:30 PM
I'm tuned in for this one Bro!

I used to run Jetta's back in the day. We have a big VW tuner group here in MPLS

They do an all Euro Show every year at the old grain belt brewery downtown.

It's called EuroWerks guys from wis and IL always show up with some sweet VDubs

I inherited both of my cars from my Dad while he was dying. But I've grown to love the jetta. I hated it at first. My only beef with VW is they have the heard mentality. Which is. Everyone just does the same thing. No one goes outside the box.


Honda owners always do JDM, exhaust, spoilers and so on.
Harley always has a beard, leather everything and what not.
And with VW. It's always slammed to the ground, the same BBS rims, super cambered wheels, roof rack and so on.
I am glad I am not a sheep. Not that those things don't look good...but...why would anyone want to be exactly like someone else?



Plus this car is for the nice and warm wisconsin winters. My poor E21 gets stuck plowing its way through the rough summers.


P.S. Got any friends who need any E39 parts? I've got a full 528i 97 that I am parting out. SO far the only things gone on it are the rear window motors and tracks.

jockhater2
07-12-2013, 02:21 PM
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blockburner
07-12-2013, 11:44 PM
What's notch the frame mean?
No. The engine was already rebuilt before I got it. My Dad used it to teach one of his new mechanics who was only 19 at the time how to rebuild an engine. So that was about 6-7 years ago. And I put about 3,000 miles a year on the car.
It just needed some love. The car was running pretty crappy.

I put in a new distributor, control arms, sway bar bushings, engine and tranni mounts, rear door handles, power window switches, just so much little stuff that I ignored for a really long time.

Notching a frame is simply cuttingout the space you need and welding a plate in.. So where your alt is hitting the subframe. So cut out what you need and then weld in plating in the new indentation you made..

cut out what you need.
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg241/rahart001/SSPX0361.jpg (http://media.photobucket.com/user/rahart001/media/SSPX0361.jpg.html)
Then weld plates back in
http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu150/jnjfab/greenstockcar004.jpg (http://media.photobucket.com/user/jnjfab/media/greenstockcar004.jpg.html)

jockhater2
07-13-2013, 11:36 AM
Notching a frame is simply cuttingout the space you need and welding a plate in.. So where your alt is hitting the subframe. So cut out what you need and then weld in plating in the new indentation you made..

cut out what you need.
http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg241/rahart001/SSPX0361.jpg (http://media.photobucket.com/user/rahart001/media/SSPX0361.jpg.html)
Then weld plates back in
http://i642.photobucket.com/albums/uu150/jnjfab/greenstockcar004.jpg (http://media.photobucket.com/user/jnjfab/media/greenstockcar004.jpg.html)

Hopefully I wont have to do that. But thank you for the tip!

jockhater2
07-14-2013, 09:08 PM
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jockhater2
07-16-2013, 09:32 PM
Ran into some bad luck. Long story short. Gotta have a friend of mine take apart the transmission.
So for the time being it's on hold.

jockhater2
07-21-2013, 11:56 PM
Still waiting on the transmission. But still found some stuff that needed to be done.


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jockhater2
07-28-2013, 10:32 PM
Just did the rear doors in with 3 layers of the the 80 mil. They always rattled badly on my previous low power. So I did a lot of layers to make sure they stay quiet.

I should be getting my transmission back this week so I can finally start working on getting the engine back in.

I am still really broke. I owe my brother for borrowing money and rent. I am almost out of deadener too. So I may have to finish deadening up the rest of the car before winter or next year after winter.

So far I have laid 25 hours of deadener. I am pretty sick of it.

HighTQCummins
08-02-2013, 03:38 PM
25 hours of deadner, good lord. I'd be sick of it too. definitely an exciting looking build though, real interested in seeing the mids/highs set up too

jockhater2
08-03-2013, 11:24 AM
25 hours of deadner, good lord. I'd be sick of it too. definitely an exciting looking build though, real interested in seeing the mids/highs set up too

Yeah. To be honest. i still need to deaden more. But I am low on funds and I have no motivation to do anymore at the moment. Maybe in a few months or next year. ciaonzo ;
He should be helping me with the mids/high set up and placement. I am but a n00b

Silver-N-Black
08-06-2013, 09:33 AM
Don't give up don't do what have done for the pass 2 years.

jockhater2
08-06-2013, 10:39 AM
Don't give up don't do what have done for the pass 2 years.

What have you been doing for the passed 2 years?

Silver-N-Black
08-06-2013, 11:14 AM
starting a build and giving up after a few weeks.

HighTQCummins
08-06-2013, 11:20 AM
Yeah. To be honest. i still need to deaden more. But I am low on funds and I have no motivation to do anymore at the moment. Maybe in a few months or next year.

well if you need any more motivation, those WI winters will let you do absolutely nothing!! then you'll have to wait till spring to finish, and i'll have to wait till then to see it finished

jockhater2
08-06-2013, 04:56 PM
starting a build and giving up after a few weeks.

Is that what you did?

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well if you need any more motivation, those WI winters will let you do absolutely nothing!! then you'll have to wait till spring to finish, and i'll have to wait till then to see it finished

The only thing I am giving up on at the moment is deadening. Thank God I ran out of the 80sq ft that I bought. I don't plan on doing anymore this year. As for the build. Yes. I still plan to finish that. For the most part a lot of it is done.

jockhater2
08-08-2013, 11:58 PM
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gckless ;

My buddy missed 1 of the power wires when taking the pictures but whatever. I was at the back of the car doing the wires in the trunk.
I wish we would have gotten the engine/tranni back in. But at least I got something done today. Goal is to get the engine/tranni in this week.

gckless
08-09-2013, 01:24 AM
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gckless ;

My buddy missed 1 of the power wires when taking the pictures but whatever. I was at the back of the car doing the wires in the trunk.
I wish we would have gotten the engine/tranni back in. But at least I got something done today. Goal is to get the engine/tranni in this week.

Shoot man, totally missed this build!

You like the techflex? I love it. You have to use heatshrink on the ends, but that just makes it look that much cleaner.

jockhater2
08-09-2013, 01:35 PM
Shoot man, totally missed this build!

You like the techflex? I love it. You have to use heatshrink on the ends, but that just makes it look that much cleaner.

Yes. All of my power/ground wire was black. So now it is easier for me to tell the difference. The techflex is great and so was the price. Same with that heat shrink tubing. I got 4 different sizes and 8 ft of each size for $10.

Silver-N-Black
08-09-2013, 03:07 PM
Yes. All of my power/ground wire was black. So now it is easier for me to tell the difference. The techflex is great and so was the price. Same with that heat shrink tubing. I got 4 different sizes and 8 ft of each size for $10.


Check out ebay for techflex, last time i bought some i got it for like 10 25ft.

I plan on using the techflex on my 12 gauge speaker wire. Since i'm running a 3way setup it will make it cleaner.

jockhater2
08-10-2013, 12:09 AM
Check out ebay for techflex, last time i bought some i got it for like 10 25ft.

I plan on using the techflex on my 12 gauge speaker wire. Since i'm running a 3way setup it will make it cleaner.

Yes. I got 25ft for $10
I was thinking about doing the same thing. To help differentiate the speakers maybe?

What do you think would fit 12ga or 14ga speaker wire? 1/8" techflex?

jockhater2
08-13-2013, 08:34 PM
My rims are OEM rims. My sister used to own this car and she bent up 2 of the rims beyond balancing.

I could fix the bends. But I found some cheap rims for $200 on a bmw forum.

My old rims were 14"
these are 15"
I am painting them with plasti dip. Will post more when I finish.
Good news. Finally finished fixing my rear drums (my older brother did them) and start getting the engine back into the car. Gotta bolt in the tranni mount and start plugging in sensors and then putting the front end/subframe back on.

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jockhater2
08-17-2013, 02:56 PM
Fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk these drive shafts. They are pissing me offfffffffff

drummer4261900
08-21-2013, 08:38 PM
good stuff!!

raptor727
04-05-2014, 08:26 PM
What happened to this build?

allauto6293
06-03-2014, 05:09 AM
X2!!!!! IM WAITING FOR HIM TO SELL THE MAYHEMS !!! Lol

Silver-N-Black
06-23-2014, 11:18 AM
X2!!!!! IM WAITING FOR HIM TO SELL THE MAYHEMS !!! Lol

Can't believe this build was from 2013 seem like just the other month.

Any update?

jockhater2
07-02-2014, 02:00 PM
Typical life obstacles. I need help from either my friends or my brother to put the engine back in. Which never happened. Then winter came so I had to throw a tarp over the car because I have to do the work outside. So it's been sitting ever since. Now my mom is selling her home and since my dad isn't here it's up to us (the brothers) to help around and and try and get it sold. So as of right now. I don't know when I'll have it done. It's stresses me out just thinking about it so I try not to. I had to borrow my brothers car to get to work all winter. And now that it is summer I ride a bicycle. I have another car but the heater core is clogged on it which causes the car to run hot. So it is at a friends shop being fixed.

Someday...someday.

jockhater2
07-02-2014, 02:02 PM
X2!!!!! IM WAITING FOR HIM TO SELL THE MAYHEMS !!! Lol

Everyone low balled me so hard. I wouldn't sell them unless some offered paid 900 shipped for the pair. But I am not selling them. They along with my other equipment are sitting in my closet.

jockhater2
08-30-2014, 07:01 PM
Started getting the car back together. Still a ways to go but it is getting done slowly. Been working at it over the weekends.

jockhater2
09-14-2014, 10:01 PM
The obstacles that my brother and I had to over come were far too many. But it is getting closer and closer. This is what it looked liked probably 4-5 weeks ago. I didn't take any pictures of it the way it is right now. But I have alternator pictures.

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This is what it looked like with 1 alternator.

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jockhater2
09-14-2014, 10:04 PM
This is what I had done on saturday but I wasn't happy with the belt wrap.

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And this is what I got it looking like today.

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jockhater2
01-22-2015, 09:22 PM
Canceled the whole project. Everythings for sale most of it is sold. Sold the car too and flew to Texas and picked up a rust free Duramax. Much happier. Done with car audio.

adulbrich
01-22-2015, 09:27 PM
Canceled the whole project. Everythings for sale most of it is sold. Sold the car too and flew to Texas and picked up a rust free Duramax. Much happier. Done with car audio.

Yay Duramax, why no more car audio?

Silver-N-Black
01-23-2015, 11:51 AM
Canceled the whole project. Everythings for sale most of it is sold. Sold the car too and flew to Texas and picked up a rust free Duramax. Much happier. Done with car audio.

Wow you put so many hours into this project. I bet no audio but will see you doing something in the next few months.

jockhater2
01-23-2015, 01:17 PM
Yay Duramax, why no more car audio?

I got myself a great vehicle situation. Small BMW coupe for the summer, Small motorcycle for summer and gas mileage, and the Dmax for winter and whatever I need it for. It's nice to own something that isn't so fragile. Everyone knows how fragile bikes are. And the bimmer is lowered and I am ALWAYS worried about hitting and cracking the front fiberglass bumper. Also the truck is my first automatic ever. Very happy with the vehicle situation.

jockhater2
01-23-2015, 01:27 PM
Wow you put so many hours into this project. I bet no audio but will see you doing something in the next few months.

Dude WAY TOO MUCH TIME. I spent 19-23 hours just sound dampening the engine bay. And don't get me started on how long it took to do that Dual alternator set up. I had to stop. The car was my first car and was in wisconsin it's whole life. So the underside of the car was pretty rough. I was SO SICK of all the little problems it kept having. From the starter, to the fuel injectors firing while the car was off, and to the power steering rack leak. I was done sticking money into it. And it was driving me insane all the time I was investing while I already had my hands full with A LOT going on. I was sick of watching everyone around me having fun and enjoying life while I was stuck with "all work and no play". It started really affecting every area of my life. Even my friends and brothers were getting too busy to help and sick of helping with it. A lesson was learned. You gotta know when to call it quits and throw in the towel before its too late.

It *****. I have the kind of personality that I won't do something unless I am going to do it the right way. Which in the audio case means A LOT OF TIME and WORK.

The bimmer I will never put audio in. The point of that car is to remain light, sporty and tear up corners. Can't do audio on the bike. And won't do audio in the truck as I need the space for tools and stuff.


I still have a pair of the copper bars, both alternators, the subs and 1 amp I got as a trade for sale.

God blessed me with a really good deal on my RD7500.1. My friend and I drove his Dmax to Tennessee and I traded the RD for a 96 F150 and 2 Planet Audio BB4000.1s. Then towed it home and sold that F150 for $2000. So that helped make up for a lot of lost money. But I am not worried about the money. I am just glad that I am feeling better.

NoLoud4U
01-23-2015, 01:35 PM
That sounds like where I'm at. I still have a few pieces left to get rid of. I still enjoy this but I don't need to do anything for myself. I'll be happy with a very small setup that sounds better than stock. Do it right but simple install

jockhater2
01-23-2015, 01:41 PM
That sounds like where I'm at. I still have a few pieces left to get rid of. I still enjoy this but I don't need to do anything for myself. I'll be happy with a very small setup that sounds better than stock. Do it right but simple install

The set up in your signature?

I listen to 90% of my music on headphones and I am happy with that. I have a pair of headphones I love so much that I bought a pair after they were discontinued and before the price on them soared.

Audio in the car was hard anyways. I have 2 friends who like their music loud and hardly ever have them in my car. SO whenever I have my girl friend, brothers or the other friends. Music is always off or quiet. In fact. I tried playing a song yesterday loud and my girl friend instantly asked me to turn it down. So doing a big system would have never gotten its worth in play time.

NoLoud4U
01-23-2015, 01:46 PM
The set up in your signature?

I listen to 90% of my music on headphones and I am happy with that. I have a pair of headphones I love so much that I bought a pair after they were discontinued and before the price on them soared.

Audio in the car was hard anyways. I have 2 friends who like their music loud and hardly ever have them in my car. SO whenever I have my girl friend, brothers or the other friends. Music is always off or quiet. In fact. I tried playing a song yesterday loud and my girl friend instantly asked me to turn it down. So doing a big system would have never gotten its worth in play time.

The tc got traded in for the fusion. I got a few pieces coming for the ford but with sync and it being a family car I'm not going to do much. JBL ms-8 and a 500 watt single sub.

NoLoud4U
01-23-2015, 01:48 PM
I lost track of how many hours I spent on the scion. Between install, tuning and testing I wasted way to much time. Then I had it to waste now I don't.

jockhater2
01-23-2015, 01:49 PM
The tc got traded in for the fusion. I got a few pieces coming for the ford but with sync and it being a family car I'm not going to do much. JBL ms-8 and a 500 watt single sub.

Keep things simple :)

Ok. Now I remember that Scion TC. It's been awhile since I have actually sat on a forum.

I have 1 friend who is into audio. He has a powered infinity subwoofer. All it needs is RCAs and a power/ground to it. He offered it to me to buy because I told him that is about all I'd do. Something super simple and small.

NoLoud4U
01-23-2015, 01:51 PM
The good thing is with what we know now we can do a lot with small and simple.

jockhater2
01-23-2015, 01:53 PM
What motor did you go with in the fusion?

For me. The Silverado is a RIDICULOUS difference to what I own. My jetta had powered windows and power steering as its only working luxary. The power steering was leaking from the rack and The cruise control was broken and I removed the A/C (I don't use a/c anyways).

The bimmer has A/C as it's only luxary. No power steering, manual seats, manual windows, so basically a fun enthusiast car.
The bike has no luxaries. No heated grips or cruise.

But the truck I got is an LT3. Because I told myself I wanted to own at least 1 vehicle that spoils me.

jockhater2
01-23-2015, 01:55 PM
The good thing is with what we know now we can do a lot with small and simple.

I still consider myself a n00b. I don't know as much as you. I was doing a lot of reading and taking a lot of advice for my build. But I agree. I know enough where if I did something small. I could make it really nice. I keep telling my friends that 2 12s on 500-1000watts would blow their minds if done right. But they all have this opinion formed that it takes 5k+ to be loud just because it's what people like you and I did. But that is not true. I have heard 1k on 2 12s get very loud.

NoLoud4U
01-23-2015, 02:19 PM
What motor did you go with in the fusion?

For me. The Silverado is a RIDICULOUS difference to what I own. My jetta had powered windows and power steering as its only working luxary. The power steering was leaking from the rack and The cruise control was broken and I removed the A/C (I don't use a/c anyways).

The bimmer has A/C as it's only luxary. No power steering, manual seats, manual windows, so basically a fun enthusiast car.
The bike has no luxaries. No heated grips or cruise.

But the truck I got is an LT3. Because I told myself I wanted to own at least 1 vehicle that spoils me.

It's the 2.0 ecoboost. It's got everything except the adaptive cruise and lane departure.

Silver-N-Black
01-23-2015, 02:20 PM
I think i know what you guys mean. I started a small build on my GS300, had to work on it after the fam felt asleep. Which mean i'm tired the next day and kids still have to play and do stuff. Maybe its time for me to throw in the towel.

NoLoud4U
01-23-2015, 02:21 PM
I still consider myself a n00b. I don't know as much as you. I was doing a lot of reading and taking a lot of advice for my build. But I agree. I know enough where if I did something small. I could make it really nice. I keep telling my friends that 2 12s on 500-1000watts would blow their minds if done right. But they all have this opinion formed that it takes 5k+ to be loud just because it's what people like you and I did. But that is not true. I have heard 1k on 2 12s get very loud.


Exactly. There is a difference between good loud and uncalled for daily loud. I'll stick with the good loud. By time the build was done I only went full tilt for demos anyway.

jockhater2
01-23-2015, 02:36 PM
It's the 2.0 ecoboost. It's got everything except the adaptive cruise and lane departure.

What is lane departure?

Nice. How do you like the car and the engine compared to what you've owned previously?

jockhater2
01-23-2015, 02:38 PM
I think i know what you guys mean. I started a small build on my GS300, had to work on it after the fam felt asleep. Which mean i'm tired the next day and kids still have to play and do stuff. Maybe its time for me to throw in the towel.

You've had that signature saying "coming soon" for a long time. And there is nothing wrong with that. Because the feeling of accomplishing that goal is amazing. BUT. If it's affecting your mood, family, relationships, work and well being. It's something to consider. Projects and hobbies are meant to be fun. Which is why I stopped mine. Because it wasn't fun anymore. It was stressful which is not what a hobby is supposed to be.

jockhater2
01-23-2015, 02:39 PM
Exactly. There is a difference between good loud and uncalled for daily loud. I'll stick with the good loud. By time the build was done I only went full tilt for demos anyway.

See. Right there. That says it all. Unless you've got the extra space, time and money to own a car like that. Then it just isn't practical.

NoLoud4U
01-23-2015, 02:54 PM
What is lane departure?

Nice. How do you like the car and the engine compared to what you've owned previously?

It beeps if you drift out of the lines.

We drove every car in that class. Passat, accord, sonota, optima, Altima. Not Malibu or 200 because I'm not a fan of GM or mopar. With 0% apr and what it offered for the cost it was easy. The Passat was close but that 1.8T was to touchy

Silver-N-Black
01-23-2015, 06:02 PM
You've had that signature saying "coming soon" for a long time. And there is nothing wrong with that. Because the feeling of accomplishing that goal is amazing. BUT. If it's affecting your mood, family, relationships, work and well being. It's something to consider. Projects and hobbies are meant to be fun. Which is why I stopped mine. Because it wasn't fun anymore. It was stressful which is not what a hobby is supposed to be.

That build was completed early Last year just never took it off the sig... I should maybe update my sig now.

jockhater2
01-23-2015, 07:51 PM
That build was completed early Last year just never took it off the sig... I should maybe update my sig now.

link me to vids or pics

keep_hope_alive
01-24-2015, 12:21 PM
It beeps if you drift out of the lines.

We drove every car in that class. Passat, accord, sonota, optima, Altima. Not Malibu or 200 because I'm not a fan of GM or mopar. With 0% apr and what it offered for the cost it was easy. The Passat was close but that 1.8T was to touchy

Ford had the only other offering that I considered other than the Accord. I was looking more at Taurus than Fusion but both were solid. After evaluating the competition, it was really narrowed down to those two. My final decision was inline with this article:
2014 Ford Fusion vs. 2014 Honda Accord: Which Is Better? - AutoTrader.com (http://www.autotrader.com/research/article/car-reviews/227629/2014-ford-fusion-vs-2014-honda-accord-which-is-better.jsp)

Ford's throttle problem was a major factor for me, and one that cemented the decision along with parts/manufacturing in Mexico. Those I know that have the Fusion (including my mom) have suffered this problem.
Defect Investigations Results | Safercar.gov | NHTSA (http://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/defect/results.cfm?action_number=PE13003&SearchType=QuickSearch&summary=true)

Lane departure, adaptive cruise control, and lane watch cameras are neat features but nothing i felt as necessary or worth the cost.

But with these highly integrated cars, adding high performance aftermarket systems is much of a challenge. I'm getting projects now that are integrating into new car head units and a 2014 Taurus is on my project list.

jockhater2
01-24-2015, 05:28 PM
keep hope alive taught me single handedly more than any other person on the internet and was by far the most polite, helpful and insightful.