View Full Version : 2001 Lincoln Continental sound system and electrical upgrades

10-06-2013, 03:07 PM
Hey guys, over the next couple of months I will be saving up to make some changes to my sub system and electrical. It will take a while to save as much as I will need but it will happen, eventually :)

My current system:
American Bass XFL 12" dual 4 ohm, wired to 2 ohms
Hifonics BRX1600.1d monoblock amp, 1200W [email protected] ohms, 1600W [email protected] ohm
XS Power D680 battery in the trunk, standard wet cell battery up front
6.5 cu. ft. kerf ported enclosure
2 gauge power wire from front battery to rear battery, rear battery to amp
2 gauge ground wire from rear battery to chassis, rear battery to amp
4 gauge ground wire from front battery to strut tower
Kenwood 6.5 coaxials in the front doors
Kenwood 6x8 coaxials in the rear doors
Eclipse CD1200 head unit

I really don't want to upgrade much more of the electrical but I will if I really need to. It is such a pain running new power wire, especially bigger, due to where it runs through the firewall. Big 3 is not an easy task to do on my car either due to how everything is situated and where wires are in the engine bay.

Planned upgrades:
(4) Cadence S2W8-S4 SVC 4 ohm 8" woofers
New enclosure for them
Image Dynamics CTX-65 coaxials in the front and rear doors
Hifonics BRX160.2 amplifier for the door speakers
AGM battery for up front
Complete big 3 upgrade, but this won't happen until probably next spring or summer.
1/0ga. power and ground runs from front battery to rear, again this probably won't happen until next spring or summer.

Brand suggestions for battery and wiring is appreciated, any suggestions for the rest of the setup is definitely welcome! Stay tuned, this build will take a while. :D

10-08-2013, 02:15 PM
New addition to the plan: High Output Alternator, somewhere between 220-280 amps. This will also be later.

10-09-2013, 03:18 PM
Decided on a Super Start Platinum battery from O'Reilly's.
Super Start Platinum Battery (http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/detail/SSBQ/65PLT/07053.oap?year=2001&make=Lincoln&model=Continental&vi=1373880&ck=Search_C0423_1373880_1649&pt=C0423&ppt=C0005)

10-14-2013, 02:08 AM
Going with a big 3 kit from mylows10 and dedicated runs of both power and ground between batteries!