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UMWDawg92
03-16-2014, 02:19 AM
So I picked up my new ride in October and it came with the sony premium audio which was weak as hell so I decided to upgrade. I figured I'd start with the substage as the factory speakers aren't that awful.
I want to do this as more of an SQ build than anything. I have been intrigued by the Sundown SD8s for awhile and saw an opportunity to use them.

Equipment list:
Sundown SD8 d4s x3
Sundown Saz-1200d@.66ohms
All wiring is Knukonceptz
Knukonceptz kolussus 100mil sound deadener
Old school rockford Fosgate punch 250a2 and some PHD passive crossovers
Audiocontrol lc7i
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140128_001.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140128_001.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140128_003.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140128_003.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140128_004.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140128_004.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140128_005.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140128_005.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140128_006.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140128_006.jpg.html)

DB-Audio
03-16-2014, 07:01 AM
nice list I have a 2000 zx3 love the focuses

DoesDad
03-16-2014, 10:10 AM
I had a 2003 Focus SE. I beat that little car senseless. Finally puked in LA while I was on an inspection job. 295,000 miles. Good little cars.

UMWDawg92
03-16-2014, 11:21 AM
Are you guys familiar with the ST's at all? I love it so far, small hatchback with a lot of power. I've already done intake, 3 inch turbo back exhaust, intercooler, intake runner/plenum spacer and a custom tune. I need to dyno it but I should be at ~270-285 HP at the wheels and about 350-370 torque. This summer will likely bring some more go fast mods and my front stage upgrades.

I really hope Jacob gets the Sundown Xbl2 comp set he's been working on going then I would do an all sundown SQ build. It doesn't look like my pics are working so I'll fix that.

UMWDawg92
03-16-2014, 12:02 PM
Deadener is laid down on the floor of the hatch http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140128_010.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140128_010.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140128_007.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140128_007.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140128_009.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140128_009.jpg.html)

UMWDawg92
03-17-2014, 12:51 AM
The SD 8's are going to be about 1.25-1.5 cubes sealed for the 3. Its a little on the large side but will let them dig a little deeper and they will fit a little better with the extra depth. I'm going to fiberglass the enclosure to fit over the passenger side wheel well. The hatch after the first layer of glass was laid down.
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140309_001.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140309_001.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140309_002.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140309_002.jpg.html)

UMWDawg92
03-17-2014, 12:57 AM
After a few more layers of mat were put down. http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140309_004.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140309_004.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140309_006.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140309_006.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140309_005.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140309_005.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140309_007.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140309_007.jpg.html)

UMWDawg92
03-17-2014, 06:34 PM
I got the speaker rings cut. I ran out of 3/4 inch mdf so I used some 3/4 hardwood plywood to finish it off. I decided to flush mount on these as I think it will look better.
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140310_001.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140310_001.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140310_002.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140310_002.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140310_003.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140310_003.jpg.html)

UMWDawg92
03-17-2014, 06:36 PM
Here is the rings mounted and coated with resin. http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140311_003.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140311_003.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140311_002.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140311_002.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140311_001.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140311_001.jpg.html)

UMWDawg92
03-18-2014, 01:31 AM
I got it all wrapped up in fleece and soaked with resin. I decided to deaden the hatch door while it dried. Then afterwards I did a test fit.

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http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140312_001.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140312_001.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140312_002.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140312_002.jpg.html)

UMWDawg92
03-18-2014, 01:33 AM
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140310_005.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140310_005.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140310_007.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140310_007.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140310_008.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140310_008.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140310_010.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140310_010.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140310_009.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140310_009.jpg.html)

UMWDawg92
03-18-2014, 01:34 AM
Test Fit

http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140313_003.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140313_003.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140313_004.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140313_004.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140313_005.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140313_005.jpg.html)

Popwarhomie
03-18-2014, 02:09 AM
Nice ride and setup! :thumbupw:

bradl79
03-18-2014, 03:55 AM
lookin awesome, can't wait to see more, keep'em comin'

UMWDawg92
03-18-2014, 01:00 PM
I got the box wrapped up in carpet and installed. I should have taken more pics of install, but I'll update a lot more this summer when I do my front stage and electrical upgrades. The outer door skins are deadened and I wired in a set of PHD crossovers on the factory comps. They are being ran off of an old school rockford fosgate punch 250a2 getting about 50 per side. They sound quite nice considering they are the factory set.

I am thinking about doing a full sq build in this car. It's my daily driver right now so I need to keep the space in the hatch. Otherwise it may have been 6 sd8s off of a saz2500 or sa8s. I have to say though I'm impressed with the SD8s for their performance in small sealed, good output, they get low, and best of all they are extremely clean sounding.

UMWDawg92
03-18-2014, 01:01 PM
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140315_004.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140315_004.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140315_005.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140315_005.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140315_006.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140315_006.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140315_008.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140315_008.jpg.html)

NASTY08IMPALA
03-18-2014, 01:19 PM
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140315_004.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140315_004.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140315_005.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140315_005.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140315_006.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140315_006.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140315_008.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140315_008.jpg.html)

Looks great id suggest redoing the carpet with a 4way stretch vinyl..lays alot better

UMWDawg92
03-18-2014, 01:25 PM
Looks great id suggest redoing the carpet with a 4way stretch vinyl..lays alot better
Thanks, and yea I've already been wanting to redo the carpet. I wasn't very happy with how the seems looked and it was a shape the carpet wasn't too happy with stretching. I decided to leave it for now though because I'm leaving for work for a couple months shortly and don't have time to fix it now.

UMWDawg92
06-23-2014, 06:17 PM
Updates coming soon. Front stage and big 3. Image Dynamics CXS comps + CDT SQA4075 4 channel. All wiring done with Knukonceptz.

mrbadwrench
06-23-2014, 10:35 PM
Looking great!

UMWDawg92
06-23-2014, 11:15 PM
OK some gear has arrived and started working a little bit today. http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140623_001.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140623_001.jpg.html) 1/0 CCA for Power to amps and big 3, 12 gauge karma speaker wire and new battery terminals. I'm still waiting on 75 ft of techflex, heavy duty heat shrink and tinned copper lugs that will be hydraulic crimped.
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140623_002.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140623_002.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140623_004.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140623_004.jpg.html)Image Dynamics XS28 tweeters next to stock Sony tweeter
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140623_005.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140623_005.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140623_010.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140623_010.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140623_006.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140623_006.jpg.html)
CXS v2 midbass 2ohm version with a couple of comparisons to the stock Sony mids
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140623_007.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140623_007.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140623_008.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140623_008.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140623_009.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140623_009.jpg.html)

UMWDawg92
06-23-2014, 11:20 PM
I'm going to try and keep this build as stealth as possible so I'm going to use the factory locations for all of the speakers. I did a lot of test fitting and measurements today and ended up getting one of the tweeters mounted. The stock tweeter is smaller and so I had to trim the factory mounting clips back and was then able to get the ID tweeter in perfectly. I used some high strength plastic epoxy and glued the tweeter on to the back of the panel.
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140623_011.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140623_011.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140623_012.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140623_012.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140623_013.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140623_013.jpg.html)

MrFoca
06-23-2014, 11:42 PM
Nice build. Enclosure turned out very nice.

DB-Audio
06-26-2014, 01:51 PM
nice job looks clean as hell

UMWDawg92
06-26-2014, 02:46 PM
nice job looks clean as hell
Thanks. I should have updates soon. I need to wash and wax the car too then I'll get pics of it too.

UMWDawg92
06-27-2014, 01:31 AM
I got the driver's side tweeter installed today. I also got my 2/0 lugs, techflex, heatshrink. and a new hydraulic crimper for good connections. http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140626_001.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140626_001.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140626_002.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140626_002.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140626_003.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140626_003.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140626_004.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140626_004.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140626_005.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140626_005.jpg.html)http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac240/theonlyanser/WP_20140626_006.jpg (http://s903.photobucket.com/user/theonlyanser/media/WP_20140626_006.jpg.html)

tez4life
08-19-2014, 09:45 PM
Very nice, love those cars!