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excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:09 AM
Okay here is the build log of the car project that started 4 years ago. Multiple local hack body shops have screwed me but thats almost all fixed now. The main project is the audio project. Earlier this year my wife bought us an additional SUV so that i can FINALLY pull the scion off the street as a daily driver. She started off as a 2007 Scion Tc Release Series 3.0.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/10/69199_cef4fae2f0.jpg
I wont go into all the mods as this is an audio forum. I bought a Ultima yellow top battery of course, with a Tsunami 0 gauge multi amp kit. i proceeded to gut the car recently as you can see.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/37/79120_9173a4eac9.jpg
This is the layer of Dynamat i put on the skin 3 years ago.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/37/79116_e4bd3bd3f7.jpg
I will be putting the panel back on with Stinger Overkill foam sound dampener.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/37/79137_6ebea9592c.jpg
The floor has started to be prepped for the Stinger Carpet Pad
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/37/79134_ab64651eda.jpg
Here is the passenger side with FatMat installed
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3c/80461_eea18f86cf.jpg
Wire anchors are being installed under the fatmat as the factory wire guides are to thick to allow the carpet pad to fit.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3c/80458_3cd62ad98b.jpg
I purchased a few goodies for the new install.
Bought this from a DIYMA member (AudioControl DQXS)
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/39/79837_171806a34a.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/39/79838_ee6b6eade8.jpg
And these from crutchfield to give me better tweeter imaging until i can figure out the a pillar or kick panel situation.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/37/79140_f1c2f8c25d.jpg
And this custom full width box from Subwoofer Boxes | Subwoofer Enclosures | Truck Subwoofer Boxes and Car Subwoofer Enclosures (http://www.supercrewsound.com) Well made box and indeed it does fit like a glove

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:10 AM
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/37/79133_22fd74f4bd.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/37/79132_379f416fc8.jpg
I am keeping my Kenwood Excelon XXV-04s speakers front and for now rear
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/37/79123_7c812eb9a8.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/37/79110_4c6f8cce12.jpg
I am installing the Pioneer PRS-4200 Stage 4 amp and the Kenwood Excelon XXV-03a Amplifier for now until i can swing the Zukki custom amps and ill put the old amps either for sale or in my Rav 4.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3a/80096_1950166b4f.jpg
I also have an Audio Control Matrix Line Driver this is how i previously had them installed
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3/65902_d0fdf038ec.jpg
. My Subwoofer of Choice JL AUdio 12W6v2 SVC. in the old box
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3/65900_2a10d10e6e.jpg
This is my old headunit now in the used Rav 4
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3/65903_c3efa3819a.jpg
I will be finishing the FatMat installation slowly as the factory wiring is kind of a pain to move around and resecure. The seat belts need to come out and of course go back in. That part will probably take me a few weeks.
I combined several posts so I can make a cohesive single post.

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:11 AM
have not had much time lately, but snuck in an hour to cover the trans hump
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3f/81221_ed5da242cf.jpg

http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3f/81222_0e45c2350e.jpg

not new but pulled the crossovers out of the door to put a layer of Stinger Roadkill on the outer door skin
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3f/81223_c044b3ae62.jpg

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this is where i had them last time.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/37/79117_6cc682abdb.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/37/79116_e4bd3bd3f7.jpg

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got a little more work done tonight . got one of the new door panels lined with the Stinger Overkill Foam sound dampener.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3f/81373_9a0af28f1c.jpg
and a few more goodies trickle in from amazon
a steering wheel control adapter, a 125' roll of shrink tubing, a 100' roll of primary wire, a bag of 100 zip tie anchors, and a 120' roll of foil tape, and lastly since i was NOT paying the 75.00 crutchfield wanted i paid 42.00 on amazon for the iphone cable to my soon to be head unit

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:12 AM
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3f/81399_cb621ac366.jpg
second door to receive stinger overkill
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3f/81401_fef5330f2e.jpg
cutting speaker holes
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3f/81403_83e1f0b977.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3f/81406_323cb94a96.jpg
a few more goodies trickle in
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3f/81407_bcd358827d_m.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/3f/81408_46ad015e16_m.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/40/81412_fbf06d438d_m.jpg
and thanks to my wife this is the suv that allows me to do this project and take the scion off the road as a daily driver
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/40/81410_e816038d9d.jpg

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:14 AM
anyway here is this morning update. while waiting for my freezer to arrive i managed to get the drivers side door ready for the speaker wire and speaker
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/40/81436_63be54eea4.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/40/81437_6b81ee3c58.jpg
and i see i missed a spor will have to go back and do that
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/40/81438_7efa883000.jpg
and lastly using foil tape get all the wires nice and secure
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/40/81439_50e88a30e5.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/40/81440_4ea84dd89c.jpg

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anyway here is this morning update. while waiting for my freezer to arrive i managed to get the drivers side door ready for the speaker wire and speaker
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/40/81436_63be54eea4.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/40/81437_6b81ee3c58.jpg
and i see i missed a spor will have to go back and do that
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/40/81438_7efa883000.jpg
and lastly using foil tape get all the wires nice and secure
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/40/81439_50e88a30e5.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/40/81440_4ea84dd89c.jpg

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:15 AM
finally got some time today. took out the seat belts. ran into a little issue. the connector is a bit tough. looked it up and you need to remove the black snap keeping the yellow connector in place.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81894_87bac4c4e6.jpg
i started to lay the rca cables and the remote wire
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81911_027607350b.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81895_6e736a0039.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81896_266f7718db.jpg
i then moved onto the b pillar
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81906_5333ddb3e7.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81907_3846040f4f.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81908_dd74c9c1f9.jpg
i ran the wires for the tweeter. i did not want to remove the dash so i removed the 2 corner bolts just enough to run the wire
the top bolt near the top of the dash
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81898_020a81aa2a.jpg
the bottom bolt near the kick panel
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81900_28d3522cab.jpg
the finished run
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81897_5a195a6f02.jpg
i ran the wire through the factory grommet from the door

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:17 AM
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81901_6df1cd18dd.jpg
the weather was so nice i used it to install the fat mat in the rear seat
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81909_655904db5e.jpg
and i even managed to finish the passenger door
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81910_4b884869bc.jpg
and this is why you dont by razor knives in a dollar store lol
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/41/81904_17f8009ef1_m.jpg

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i am mounting the tweeters on the dash for better imaging. i pulled the dash up just enough to get the wire underneath the lip . It was a PAIN , but turned out good.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/42/81954_1bdc118be6.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/42/81955_74dfb3f5cb.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/42/81956_e9ed65faf6.jpg
i then went about choosing a location for the Audiocontrol Matrix and settled on the glove box as i dont need the space for anything.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/42/81958_80b9ff2227.jpg

Then i had a little time to vibration dampen the trunk
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/42/81959_b7decba264.jpg
I made the connections for the door speakers and the tweeters. Not bad for a mornings work.

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:19 AM
Finally got time to do some more work.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4a/84045_8c9d9414f6.jpg
the drivers side wheel well was done with fatmat
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4a/84046_17eaadfd80.jpg
the drivers side quarter section also with fatmat
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4a/84047_08b5042403.jpg
finally did the drivers side ..also with fatmat
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4a/84049_c60e847fae.jpg
the drivers side rear seat a mixture of fatmat and Stinger Roadkill
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4a/84050_7cf0acdd68.jpg
Ran the speaker wire and rca's and straightened them up with foil tape.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4a/84051_2a4f607bd1.jpg
Installed the first carpet pad panels (passengers side)
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4a/84052_60d015b780.jpg
finally installed the stinger roadkill on the trans hump
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4a/84053_33f37a5456.jpg
Installed more carpet pad panels. drivers and passengers side
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4a/84054_1cabb6da11.jpg
And got the panels on the drivers side too.
Well thats it until wednesday or friday.

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:20 AM
finally got some more work done. this next step to me is ultra important.. as a daily driver i didnt realize how much crap gets spilled... had to shampoo entire carpet before putting beck in
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4d/84971_e991441506.jpg

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finally got some more time. Put the finishing touches on the vibration dampening
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4f/85280_b388e19208.jpg
then put the sound dampening on the rear seat panels
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4f/85284_e383f3240d.jpg
next i set about making a hole in the firewall after a lot of looking and a few curse words. i settled upon the spot the installers had used for my remote start(thats the black wire)
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4f/85282_3550ba5375.jpg
I refused to spend 45.00 on the proper drill bit so im using my dremel instead... yes its a pain in the butt but it works. this is about 10 minutes of squeezing my fat *** under the steering wheel
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4f/85281_9b5825aa3a.jpg
and this is half an hour... not quit there yet... let me explaiin the time... number one im not in good shape, two- im 40 and **** doesnt bend like it used to and three the scion is small as frak and i could only stand 2 or 3 minutes a t a time.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4f/85283_e4ce6186bc.jpg
. i went out and did some research and found a better but to do this with will use tomorrow. im installing a 0 gauge stinger grommet in it once its done.

these are my most recent putchases
An Audison distribution block
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4f/85285_8b11ab51f1.jpg
and a Tsunami small gauge fused dist block for the audio control stuff and lighting
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/4f/85286_87add724fa.jpg

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:21 AM
got a little time to do some work. ran the wire bundle to the trunk
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/50/85575_52132f6942.jpg
did some more vibration dampening on rear
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/50/85576_d9024c38e2.jpg
tape the wires up under the rear seats
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/50/85577_d76361633b.jpg
not in the build but bought a soldering station to help with this project
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/50/85578_bdea78c765.jpg
i was gonna do more today but i hurt my back pretty bad on the 4th so resting up.. will do more on sat and sunday

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Got a little more work done today. replaced the antenna base and mast
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/50/85677_2f935f1968_m.jpg
Finally got the 0 gauge Stinger firewall grommet in
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/50/85679_13661efacb.jpg
Cleaned up the rear ground point a bit while the dremel was out
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/50/85678_7725238032.jpg
once the rivet gun gets in will try doing door panels, and need to put in seat rear panels before seat belts and such can go in

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:22 AM
got about 2 hours in today before it started raining. Got the acoustic panels in the hatch quarter panel hollow areas and got the rear seat side cavities filled as well. this is the rear quarter section
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/51/85815_f99f1cf411.jpg
yes i know , i know i missed a spot..haha im waiting for more stinger roadkill.
the rear seat section behind the speaker mounts....such a HUGE cavity
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/51/85816_0cec486ab4.jpg
the other side...i ran out of 3m super 77 spray glue that crap is expensive!!
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/51/85817_5bb7739905.jpg

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FINALLY GOT TO WORK ON THE CAR AGAIN!!
Here is what's new. Bought myself some Pioneer 2 5/8" midranges and am going to install them in the front side air vents. I do not drive her in the winter so no need to use the heat.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/72/94249_1cd869294a.jpg
There is plenty of room to angle them as well once I cut some of the duct away
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/72/94248_21dd027b2f.jpg
I bought a Zapco Ref 650.6 as the driver for the new active 3 way I am building.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/72/94251_8d12e1e997.jpg
I am thinking about wrapping the vent borders in speaker cloth but I am not sure.

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:23 AM
YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY nice weather finally got some more work done. All the sound dampening made the hatch too heavy for the factory struts soooo.
First I removed the bolts at the base of the strut.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/73/94684_79cc06b10a_m.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/73/94685_82f16b2012_m.jpg
Then remove the retainer clips at the top.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/73/94686_0f18f2420c_m.jpg
Then put the base back on
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/73/94688_08a1df13dd.jpg
And WALLA the crappy factory struts replaced with Strongman Shocks.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/73/94689_e3aa1d7e05.jpg
Bought them from
StrongArm 4597 Scion tC, Liftgate Lift Support, Pack of 1 : Amazon.com : Automotive (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001DCF6E4/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
They are very good and will handle the weight on sound dampening AND a spoiler.

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:25 AM
Got some more time. Got the new Jl audio terminal on, i must say that the JL audio battery terminal is the best i have ever seen. Modular and an incredibly well made product. Too bad they dont make it anymore only on amazon or ebay.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/76/95468_b25d2350e0.jpg

Also i am undertaking an adventerous project and am relocating half a dozen of the fuses from my inside fuse panel to under the hood. Using this gem
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/76/95467_791af538aa.jpg

AND i am making a resin battery top to mount my circuit breaker , monster dis block and tsunami fused distribution block.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/76/95470_adc7742599.jpg
it looks rough now but this is the start
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/76/95469_5a54e3fba3.jpg


This is the jl terminal taken apart, very well made
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/76/95471_6c76a05eee.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/76/95472_c0e574723a.jpg

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Worked on the windshield wipers today replaced the old black rubber with white nylon and added 2 nozzles
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7c/96883_d21115ccc1.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7c/96881_67a36174ba.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7c/96882_15f71c8391.jpg

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:26 AM
So got the new Kenwood Excelon Dnx 890HD it is replacing a Pioneer 8400BH. It is superior in every way save music menu navigation.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7d/97040_e3d4235ff8.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7d/97041_a5d0dd9bc0.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7d/97042_c1b0296273.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7d/97043_730f42ddc3.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7d/97044_42ef39c00f.jpg

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FINALLY got the door speaker in after over a year
Got the speaker measured in the MDF
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7d/97048_abfc63ab8a.jpg
This tool is a DIY installers best friend.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7d/97049_11ca8630c2.jpg
Got the wire Booties on there, no the cut isnt pretty cannot find my circle guide. but it is behind the door panel.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7d/97050_ffb98f8272.jpg
And WALLA
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7d/97051_4765cedf00.jpg

excelon72
07-16-2013, 11:27 AM
Got a little more work done. The basic system is up and running. It is not pretty but its only temporary as i burn in the system and wiring. I want to make sure there are no issues before i rivet all the panels in place.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7f/97594_49d15f5508.jpg
I also need a new jl grill as this one rusted in storage.
I got the power to the battery. This is also only temporary as i plan on putting an intake in and then an accessory tray / battery cover. I also need bigger shrink tubing as the stuff i bought was not big enough for 0 gauge. must have gotten the 4 gauge stuff.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7f/97593_e653c9b242.jpg

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Finally finished with school and getting to work on the system. Got this on the way
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41g96j6WVWL.jpg
Some Audio Technix 4ga OFC white wire
https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/971134_441202832644266_467872253_n.jpg
Partially to start my own big three ground block.http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7f/97675_266df5cd4d.jpg

Silver-N-Black
07-16-2013, 11:38 AM
Looks good man..

excelon72
07-16-2013, 12:19 PM
Thank you it is coming along.

excelon72
07-16-2013, 04:21 PM
Getting everything ready for the big power upgrade this week
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7f/97731_9375399f9a.jpg

NoLoud4U
07-16-2013, 04:22 PM
It may not be a problem for you but I had to treat the gas cover with CCF and deadener. It was sucking it in

tat2bass
07-16-2013, 04:56 PM
how many sq ft of deadener did you end up using to get that kind of coverage? Build looks awesome. Would love to hear those Pioneer midranges.

Knowmadic
07-16-2013, 05:25 PM
Great install. Very clean, done the right way.

excelon72
07-16-2013, 05:34 PM
Thank you guys for the props. I dont need to sound deaden the gas cap as one the subwoofer is on the other side and ive replaced the factory lid with a heavier carbon fiber wrapped lid. wow i guess i ended up using around 200 sq feet ish... of JUST the foil covered stuff , i am not talking about the padding and foam.

excelon72
07-16-2013, 05:36 PM
I also have only one subwoofer getting only 533 watts RMS.

excelon72
07-18-2013, 07:13 PM
Got some more stuff in still freaking waiting on the buddy club system.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7f/97780_c6384df54e.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7f/97782_81fc701230.jpg
And these to try and keep the panels on rather than rivets
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/7f/97781_d7c6c78f57.jpg

excelon72
07-19-2013, 12:16 AM
It is finally here and i am all set to do the power system uprade this weekend.ALL the wires are getting replaced save the main 0 gauge going to the trunk.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/80/97796_43ba115a5e.jpg

excelon72
07-19-2013, 04:31 AM
The Buddy Club Condensor also has a cool blue glow to it.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/80/97800_c9b9409042.jpg

excelon72
07-20-2013, 05:42 PM
Got the condenser in the car rut before it started raining and hooked up all the ground wires.
That's the ground for the shock tower or to the frame as my research indicated that goes directly to the frame .
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/80/97835_786f68760f.jpg
This one goes to the valve cover bolt that goes down to the engine block
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/80/97836_b0260687bb.jpg
This one goes to the bolt on the side of the engine block by the alternator
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/80/97838_67572e9a58.jpg
This one goes to the trans casing? It is in back f the starter if I'm not mistaken.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/80/97837_5c7a14ee88.jpg
Tis is everything hooked up.. I also replaced the negative battery terminal with another JL Audio terminal. This is NOT the finished product as it started raining on me. I will neaten it up tomorrow.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/80/97834_fac565e941.jpg

DukeNut
07-22-2013, 08:58 PM
Great job, so clean. I hope it sounds as good as it looks.

excelon72
07-22-2013, 09:40 PM
So far it does though I'm dragging my feet at putting the mid's in active. But sounds pretty **** good even with limited sound contouring.

excelon72
07-26-2013, 11:05 PM
I used a highly rated but in expensive auto ranging multimeter. The before and after are the readings before and after the buddy club condenser .
Test Before. After. In volts of course.
Battery. 12.38. 12.69
Alternator. 13.61. 13.44
Dist block. 13.18. 13.20
I don't have one that records over time unfortunately.

excelon72
08-12-2013, 07:29 PM
Finally managed to neaten up the wires and run the power wire to the alternator.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/83/98572_18328cf694.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/83/98573_43a82c4ff9.jpg
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/83/98571_7c4c18d278.jpg
I need to get anchors for the front wires. Doctor has me on glucosamine so my hands are not hurting as much.
New measurements with the power cable to the alternator replaced:
Test Before. After. Today
Battery. 12.38. 12.69. 13.72
Alternator. 13.61. 13.44. .......
Dist block. 13.18. 13.20 13.38

excelon72
08-14-2013, 09:33 PM
Got the mid ranges in finally
Cut inserts from polypropelene plastic(?)
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/83/98635_6bc9b06f4f_m.jpg
Then mounted mids
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/83/98639_4cb8254e61.jpg
Got both ready for install
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/83/98637_053450c9da.jpg
and installed them in the heat ducts. (dont drive it in cold weather)
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/83/98638_3a1558a2fb.jpg
I will take the factory vent trim ring and wrap it in black speaker cloth.

mooresound
08-15-2013, 02:31 PM
you arent worried about the flimsyness of the plastic the mid is mounted in... faily large amounts of energy @400hz...just wondering :)

mooresound
08-15-2013, 02:34 PM
edit^^^^^ not flimsiness of the plastic but rather it not being mounted securely.

excelon72
08-16-2013, 01:31 PM
It is mounted from behind it isVERY secure. But I do thank you for the concern, and it is a valid concern based on what you see.

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I also bench tested the mid's far harder than I will play them at for vibration .

excelon72
08-16-2013, 08:37 PM
Got the drivers side door on with rivets, need to paint them black next.
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/83/98664_8539e95963_m.jpg
I used long neck rivets
http://i.clbsn.com/photos/1/83/98665_d37f5c8f78_m.jpg
Even without sound processing, just using the amp, the 3 ways sound AMAZING!!!!!

drummer4261900
08-21-2013, 08:41 PM
good stuff!!

excelon72
08-26-2013, 10:02 PM
Thanks

Vegas WRX
08-27-2013, 01:11 AM
Nice In depth build. I had a tC rears ago. Fun little car.

phemps
08-27-2013, 05:40 AM
nice work. I see your using a circuit breaker.. if thats for your audio power i would advise against it, they dont break contact fast enough in such applications

excelon72
08-30-2013, 11:48 PM
It's not for protection, the stereo is fused another place. it is for quick disconnect so the dealership doesn't accidentally start it with volume on or mess with it.

excelon72
08-30-2013, 11:50 PM
It doesn't matter a whole lot anyway car is being sold with system to pay for the rims and stereo of my new car a 2013 Cadillac SRX.