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    2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    This will be a relatively slow build log, but tomorrow I will be installing HU and dash kit so figured I'd start up the thread tonight.

    The setup as of now is going to be :::

    Sub :
    RE MT 15" (d2)
    Amp : Crunch GP-3000d PRO (It was between this and a rockford T3000... The Crunch Won..)
    HeadUnit : Kenwood Excelon KDC-X672 *This is a temporary HU since I won't have components for a few months, didn't need anything fancy*
    Wires : So far I have a Kicker 1/0 Hyperflex dual amp kit (PKD1), KnuKonceptz RCA's, and Big 3 will probably be done with Knu 1/0 or Hyperflex 1/0.
    Front Stage : PG RSD 6.5 Components
    Front Stage Amp : Kicker ZX350.4

    That's about it for now, I'm waiting on the amp to get in as well as some of the stuff but I have the HU and dash kit (stupid mazda 6 with it's integrated A/C and Radio, needed a $180 dashkit.) and that will be going in tomorrow.

    Will keep this updated with pics / info!


    **This build log is mainly to help out others with MAzda 6's as there are very few of us in the Car Audio world. So far I've only spoken with ONE other user who did an install in his mazda 6 on this forum. So this is basically going to be a well documented build log in hopes I can help whoever needs it.**
    Last edited by x2o; 07-03-2008 at 09:18 PM.



    The System :
    Electrical: Big 3, Powermaster D1200 and D3100.
    Sub Stage : 18" Custom Sundown Nightshade D2 Tuned to 30 Hz
    Sub Amp : Sundown SAZ-3000D
    Headunit : Alpine 9887 (ACTIVE )
    Front Stage : (2) Eminence Delta 10" mids, 2 Power Acoustik NX-5s
    Rear Pro Audio: (4) 8" Selenium 8W4P, (2) Selenium ST350
    Pro Audio Amps: Hifonics ZXi6010, Hifonics ZXi1010, Kicker ZX350.4
    Wiring : Kicker Hyperflex/Knu 0ga/RCA's
    Refs : Apocalypse Boy, Brian Owens, JBLCamry, ABSOLUTEAUDIO, BushJ311, tEh koRnDog(x2), blackbonnie, ProjectPat06, ampjunkielikeme, DownSouth954, Tapout, PaulThompson229, Mrogowski, Team H&K (Kent), andrewmoore13, slam, 100% eBay




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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    Should have done some more looking. When I was looking at M6s, I found a dash kit for like $60



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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hintzyboy View Post
    Should have done some more looking. When I was looking at M6s, I found a dash kit for like $60
    I looked like hell for actually about 2 months and the cheapest I found new was $169 or something like that. Ended up giving in and buying that one. It was the Metra Turbo2 Dash Kit (#99-7503)

    Too late now though, I already bought it and it's sitting right here. Haha.



    The System :
    Electrical: Big 3, Powermaster D1200 and D3100.
    Sub Stage : 18" Custom Sundown Nightshade D2 Tuned to 30 Hz
    Sub Amp : Sundown SAZ-3000D
    Headunit : Alpine 9887 (ACTIVE )
    Front Stage : (2) Eminence Delta 10" mids, 2 Power Acoustik NX-5s
    Rear Pro Audio: (4) 8" Selenium 8W4P, (2) Selenium ST350
    Pro Audio Amps: Hifonics ZXi6010, Hifonics ZXi1010, Kicker ZX350.4
    Wiring : Kicker Hyperflex/Knu 0ga/RCA's
    Refs : Apocalypse Boy, Brian Owens, JBLCamry, ABSOLUTEAUDIO, BushJ311, tEh koRnDog(x2), blackbonnie, ProjectPat06, ampjunkielikeme, DownSouth954, Tapout, PaulThompson229, Mrogowski, Team H&K (Kent), andrewmoore13, slam, 100% eBay

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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    x20 what year is the 6 you have? If it is one of the older ones, $160 will be the cheapest you can find for that car. The newer 6s have a different dash configuration that does not call for the whole entire console to be replaced. Also, be careful with the kit the defrost button can be a little touchy.




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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    Well I got the HeadUnit in there and everything. I see what you mean about the defrost button, if I hit the A/C Recycle button wrong it'll turn on the defrost.

    Haha, doesn't bother me any though. I never use the defrost or the recycle, so .

    A question though if you happen to come back in, My Recycle / Fressh button is backwards, like, when I have it on fresh air it's really recycling, and vice-versa. Is this a common problem or something? Can it be fixed? Not much of a problem, just asking.

    Oh and I forgot to hook up the LCD screen from the car onto the dash kit, so no screen until I take it apart again this weekend and use the harness. Lol, I knew that plug that was hanging there went somewhere!

    But I wasn't able to snap any pics, I started doing it and got carried away. I had the camera, but next thing I knew I was already done and hadn't taken any photos. Haha.

    But yeah, I got the Crunch GP3000DPro in a couple days ago !

    Only complaint is the remote knob is Bass Boost and not an actual Gain , oh well. I just won't use it. But other than that it looks like a fine amp.

    And I ordered my front stage, will be as shown in sig :

    Front Stage : PG RSD 6.5 Components (On The Way As Well)
    Front Stage Amp : Kicker ZX350.4 (Also On The Way)

    Hopefully it arrives on Saturday so I can install this weekend, if not it'll have to wait until next weekend.

    But yeah, everything is coming together nicely! Anyone else on here that owns a 6, do you happen to know how to drop the headliner? I'm assuming it's just a matter of unscrewing the visors and popping out the domes and any clips like with most cars, but just asking first.

    Wow, sorry for this epicly long post, but yeah, it was a major update .



    The System :
    Electrical: Big 3, Powermaster D1200 and D3100.
    Sub Stage : 18" Custom Sundown Nightshade D2 Tuned to 30 Hz
    Sub Amp : Sundown SAZ-3000D
    Headunit : Alpine 9887 (ACTIVE )
    Front Stage : (2) Eminence Delta 10" mids, 2 Power Acoustik NX-5s
    Rear Pro Audio: (4) 8" Selenium 8W4P, (2) Selenium ST350
    Pro Audio Amps: Hifonics ZXi6010, Hifonics ZXi1010, Kicker ZX350.4
    Wiring : Kicker Hyperflex/Knu 0ga/RCA's
    Refs : Apocalypse Boy, Brian Owens, JBLCamry, ABSOLUTEAUDIO, BushJ311, tEh koRnDog(x2), blackbonnie, ProjectPat06, ampjunkielikeme, DownSouth954, Tapout, PaulThompson229, Mrogowski, Team H&K (Kent), andrewmoore13, slam, 100% eBay

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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    Where are the pics?



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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    Quote Originally Posted by ls2poweredgoat View Post
    Where are the pics?

    But I wasn't able to snap any pics, I started doing it and got carried away. I had the camera, but next thing I knew I was already done and hadn't taken any photos. Haha.


    , I'll get some pics of the finished install of the HU up tonight though, trust me I won't leave this thread bare!



    The System :
    Electrical: Big 3, Powermaster D1200 and D3100.
    Sub Stage : 18" Custom Sundown Nightshade D2 Tuned to 30 Hz
    Sub Amp : Sundown SAZ-3000D
    Headunit : Alpine 9887 (ACTIVE )
    Front Stage : (2) Eminence Delta 10" mids, 2 Power Acoustik NX-5s
    Rear Pro Audio: (4) 8" Selenium 8W4P, (2) Selenium ST350
    Pro Audio Amps: Hifonics ZXi6010, Hifonics ZXi1010, Kicker ZX350.4
    Wiring : Kicker Hyperflex/Knu 0ga/RCA's
    Refs : Apocalypse Boy, Brian Owens, JBLCamry, ABSOLUTEAUDIO, BushJ311, tEh koRnDog(x2), blackbonnie, ProjectPat06, ampjunkielikeme, DownSouth954, Tapout, PaulThompson229, Mrogowski, Team H&K (Kent), andrewmoore13, slam, 100% eBay

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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    Here's some pics of what I have so far :


    The MT:




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    And of course more to come as I get more things and install more things



    The System :
    Electrical: Big 3, Powermaster D1200 and D3100.
    Sub Stage : 18" Custom Sundown Nightshade D2 Tuned to 30 Hz
    Sub Amp : Sundown SAZ-3000D
    Headunit : Alpine 9887 (ACTIVE )
    Front Stage : (2) Eminence Delta 10" mids, 2 Power Acoustik NX-5s
    Rear Pro Audio: (4) 8" Selenium 8W4P, (2) Selenium ST350
    Pro Audio Amps: Hifonics ZXi6010, Hifonics ZXi1010, Kicker ZX350.4
    Wiring : Kicker Hyperflex/Knu 0ga/RCA's
    Refs : Apocalypse Boy, Brian Owens, JBLCamry, ABSOLUTEAUDIO, BushJ311, tEh koRnDog(x2), blackbonnie, ProjectPat06, ampjunkielikeme, DownSouth954, Tapout, PaulThompson229, Mrogowski, Team H&K (Kent), andrewmoore13, slam, 100% eBay

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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    As far as I know there is no way to fix that install kit. It is what it is. If you make it up to IN I sure would like to hear/see this system!!!




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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    Quote Originally Posted by nittanylion64 View Post
    As far as I know there is no way to fix that install kit. It is what it is. If you make it up to IN I sure would like to hear/see this system!!!
    Ah well that stinks, it's really not that bad, but if I find it to be that annoying and I have some freetime I'll take a look at the board and see if I can figure anything out.

    I'll be sure to let you know if I'm ever in the area



    The System :
    Electrical: Big 3, Powermaster D1200 and D3100.
    Sub Stage : 18" Custom Sundown Nightshade D2 Tuned to 30 Hz
    Sub Amp : Sundown SAZ-3000D
    Headunit : Alpine 9887 (ACTIVE )
    Front Stage : (2) Eminence Delta 10" mids, 2 Power Acoustik NX-5s
    Rear Pro Audio: (4) 8" Selenium 8W4P, (2) Selenium ST350
    Pro Audio Amps: Hifonics ZXi6010, Hifonics ZXi1010, Kicker ZX350.4
    Wiring : Kicker Hyperflex/Knu 0ga/RCA's
    Refs : Apocalypse Boy, Brian Owens, JBLCamry, ABSOLUTEAUDIO, BushJ311, tEh koRnDog(x2), blackbonnie, ProjectPat06, ampjunkielikeme, DownSouth954, Tapout, PaulThompson229, Mrogowski, Team H&K (Kent), andrewmoore13, slam, 100% eBay

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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    FVCK i hated doing my friends mazda 3. i know the 6 is no better.
    they get pretty loud with little power tho

    that **** dash was a pain in the a$$ of course we just left the factory in because of it being connected to important crap on the car

    GL




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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    Quote Originally Posted by bones22 View Post
    FVCK i hated doing my friends mazda 3. i know the 6 is no better.
    they get pretty loud with little power tho

    that **** dash was a pain in the a$$ of course we just left the factory in because of it being connected to important crap on the car

    GL
    Haha yeah I can say it was a pain, and the instructions that came with the dash kit were terribly translated, and didn't have very good pics so at first I unscrewed the wrong things and lost one of the screws. Not sure what the screws were for, but my car hasn't fallen apart yet so I should be okay.

    It definitely was a pain though, and I have to take it apart again to run RCA's and replace the harness I left out for the screen. I didn't get a chance to do so this weekend though so it'll either be during the week or this weekend coming up.

    On the plus side : My RSD's and ZX350.4 will arrive on Monday!

    Thanks for the GL wishing bones Hopefully the rest goes smoothly!



    The System :
    Electrical: Big 3, Powermaster D1200 and D3100.
    Sub Stage : 18" Custom Sundown Nightshade D2 Tuned to 30 Hz
    Sub Amp : Sundown SAZ-3000D
    Headunit : Alpine 9887 (ACTIVE )
    Front Stage : (2) Eminence Delta 10" mids, 2 Power Acoustik NX-5s
    Rear Pro Audio: (4) 8" Selenium 8W4P, (2) Selenium ST350
    Pro Audio Amps: Hifonics ZXi6010, Hifonics ZXi1010, Kicker ZX350.4
    Wiring : Kicker Hyperflex/Knu 0ga/RCA's
    Refs : Apocalypse Boy, Brian Owens, JBLCamry, ABSOLUTEAUDIO, BushJ311, tEh koRnDog(x2), blackbonnie, ProjectPat06, ampjunkielikeme, DownSouth954, Tapout, PaulThompson229, Mrogowski, Team H&K (Kent), andrewmoore13, slam, 100% eBay

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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    RSD's and ZX350.4 got in today! Pics in a few minutes.

    Going to take my door panels off when I get home later today around 6pm to see how difficult the install would be, if it's relatively easy and I think it will be quick I'll do it one day this week. If it seems a bit more complex I'll wait for the weekend.



    The System :
    Electrical: Big 3, Powermaster D1200 and D3100.
    Sub Stage : 18" Custom Sundown Nightshade D2 Tuned to 30 Hz
    Sub Amp : Sundown SAZ-3000D
    Headunit : Alpine 9887 (ACTIVE )
    Front Stage : (2) Eminence Delta 10" mids, 2 Power Acoustik NX-5s
    Rear Pro Audio: (4) 8" Selenium 8W4P, (2) Selenium ST350
    Pro Audio Amps: Hifonics ZXi6010, Hifonics ZXi1010, Kicker ZX350.4
    Wiring : Kicker Hyperflex/Knu 0ga/RCA's
    Refs : Apocalypse Boy, Brian Owens, JBLCamry, ABSOLUTEAUDIO, BushJ311, tEh koRnDog(x2), blackbonnie, ProjectPat06, ampjunkielikeme, DownSouth954, Tapout, PaulThompson229, Mrogowski, Team H&K (Kent), andrewmoore13, slam, 100% eBay

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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    Kicker ZX350.4 Arrived :



    And The PG RSD 6.5 Comps everybody on here loves so much :



    I went out to take off my door panels earlier today and of course the rain started and hasn't stopped yet, so I guess this build log won't be having any install pics until the weekend..

    Sorry guys , but I warned you it'd be slow!



    The System :
    Electrical: Big 3, Powermaster D1200 and D3100.
    Sub Stage : 18" Custom Sundown Nightshade D2 Tuned to 30 Hz
    Sub Amp : Sundown SAZ-3000D
    Headunit : Alpine 9887 (ACTIVE )
    Front Stage : (2) Eminence Delta 10" mids, 2 Power Acoustik NX-5s
    Rear Pro Audio: (4) 8" Selenium 8W4P, (2) Selenium ST350
    Pro Audio Amps: Hifonics ZXi6010, Hifonics ZXi1010, Kicker ZX350.4
    Wiring : Kicker Hyperflex/Knu 0ga/RCA's
    Refs : Apocalypse Boy, Brian Owens, JBLCamry, ABSOLUTEAUDIO, BushJ311, tEh koRnDog(x2), blackbonnie, ProjectPat06, ampjunkielikeme, DownSouth954, Tapout, PaulThompson229, Mrogowski, Team H&K (Kent), andrewmoore13, slam, 100% eBay

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    Re: 2003 Mazda 6s Build Log!

    I have a mazda 6i I can relate on the indash. I couldn't get those screws at the bottom of it to come out. So don't you have 6x8 door speakers?? I have some rockfosgate t1682s speaker in all four doors. Subwoofer grade midbass coming for those speakers. Let me know if u need a little instruction on things i'll see what i can do to help.




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