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    Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    So first off id like to say that RD audio is the ****, and so is their CS. Mike456 and Steve are helping me resolve my situation with the HW, and once sub arrives I shall be throwing it in and the install will be complete.

    Equipment consists of-
    (2) Red Top D34 batts
    (1) 15" RD HW
    (1) RD 3250.1

    Enclosure- 5.4 cuft, tuned to 40Hz (Pioneer~Saturn)

    So now for the pics (All taken from Iphone)

    Box Build-

    All Pieces Cut


    One side on


    Coming together


    My ghetto work table lawl
    Last edited by TC2k15x2; 03-04-2009 at 09:28 AM.



    Current Setup (In Progress)
    -Door Speakers- 6.5" Pioneer premier comps
    -Head unit- Eclipse AVN5435
    -Sub- RD HW 3" coils
    -Sub Amp- RD 3250.1
    -Enclosure- 5.4 cuft, tuned to 40Hz (Pioneer~Saturn)
    -Batt's- (2)YT D31
    -Stock Alt- 150A
    -More to come-

    Refs: s beatz, FASTIMES, juukno, blinkdogo2, kmanian, scott s, fatboyracing, nate2587, dumpin907




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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    done, test fit


    Finally top piece cut out


    and then sub dropped in


    I know, there is no bracing in pics, but I do plan on adding some before installing. Also my enclosure building skills arent the greatest seeing that this is the (pretty much) second enclosure ive built.



    Current Setup (In Progress)
    -Door Speakers- 6.5" Pioneer premier comps
    -Head unit- Eclipse AVN5435
    -Sub- RD HW 3" coils
    -Sub Amp- RD 3250.1
    -Enclosure- 5.4 cuft, tuned to 40Hz (Pioneer~Saturn)
    -Batt's- (2)YT D31
    -Stock Alt- 150A
    -More to come-

    Refs: s beatz, FASTIMES, juukno, blinkdogo2, kmanian, scott s, fatboyracing, nate2587, dumpin907

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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    probably would of been louder if you vented to the side.




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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    Now for, the inventive (simple) idea that I came up with to hold my batts in place



    Found a little wood and look what we have here


    and finally got some of the positives mounted up and connected to batts


    Question I have- Do I absolutely need to fuse between the positive from the first batt, to the pos of the second?

    this is only the beginning, I will be posting pics of the new HU that I put in and also the rest of the install, let me get some feedback, this is my first serious (doing everything to my best ability) install.
    Last edited by TC2k15x2; 03-04-2009 at 10:42 AM.



    Current Setup (In Progress)
    -Door Speakers- 6.5" Pioneer premier comps
    -Head unit- Eclipse AVN5435
    -Sub- RD HW 3" coils
    -Sub Amp- RD 3250.1
    -Enclosure- 5.4 cuft, tuned to 40Hz (Pioneer~Saturn)
    -Batt's- (2)YT D31
    -Stock Alt- 150A
    -More to come-

    Refs: s beatz, FASTIMES, juukno, blinkdogo2, kmanian, scott s, fatboyracing, nate2587, dumpin907

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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdan View Post
    probably would of been louder if you vented to the side.
    Ohrly, I was told port back would be loudest.

    As you can see only opening to the cabin is right where the back seat armrest is.

    Why exactly do you think this?



    Current Setup (In Progress)
    -Door Speakers- 6.5" Pioneer premier comps
    -Head unit- Eclipse AVN5435
    -Sub- RD HW 3" coils
    -Sub Amp- RD 3250.1
    -Enclosure- 5.4 cuft, tuned to 40Hz (Pioneer~Saturn)
    -Batt's- (2)YT D31
    -Stock Alt- 150A
    -More to come-

    Refs: s beatz, FASTIMES, juukno, blinkdogo2, kmanian, scott s, fatboyracing, nate2587, dumpin907

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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    omgz we have the same setup, but my box is alot smaller



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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    Quote Originally Posted by skmfkr View Post
    omgz we have the same setup, but my box is alot smaller
    holycrap batman

    Hows it sound, im dying to get everything done?



    Current Setup (In Progress)
    -Door Speakers- 6.5" Pioneer premier comps
    -Head unit- Eclipse AVN5435
    -Sub- RD HW 3" coils
    -Sub Amp- RD 3250.1
    -Enclosure- 5.4 cuft, tuned to 40Hz (Pioneer~Saturn)
    -Batt's- (2)YT D31
    -Stock Alt- 150A
    -More to come-

    Refs: s beatz, FASTIMES, juukno, blinkdogo2, kmanian, scott s, fatboyracing, nate2587, dumpin907

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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    clean setup for a clean car... Nice work



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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    Quote Originally Posted by TeZ View Post
    clean setup for a clean car... Nice work
    Thanks man stay posted



    Current Setup (In Progress)
    -Door Speakers- 6.5" Pioneer premier comps
    -Head unit- Eclipse AVN5435
    -Sub- RD HW 3" coils
    -Sub Amp- RD 3250.1
    -Enclosure- 5.4 cuft, tuned to 40Hz (Pioneer~Saturn)
    -Batt's- (2)YT D31
    -Stock Alt- 150A
    -More to come-

    Refs: s beatz, FASTIMES, juukno, blinkdogo2, kmanian, scott s, fatboyracing, nate2587, dumpin907

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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    sounds good took awhile for the suspension to loosen up



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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    looks nice. good job



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    Amp: US Amps MD-2D
    Wires: Memphis 4g wiring kit
    Box: 4cu. ft tuned at 35hz
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    Just run some water through the engine, should clean everything out just nice.

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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    Quote Originally Posted by skmfkr View Post
    sounds good took awhile for the suspension to loosen up
    you have any numbers, im guessing you have all of that in a honda fit?



    Current Setup (In Progress)
    -Door Speakers- 6.5" Pioneer premier comps
    -Head unit- Eclipse AVN5435
    -Sub- RD HW 3" coils
    -Sub Amp- RD 3250.1
    -Enclosure- 5.4 cuft, tuned to 40Hz (Pioneer~Saturn)
    -Batt's- (2)YT D31
    -Stock Alt- 150A
    -More to come-

    Refs: s beatz, FASTIMES, juukno, blinkdogo2, kmanian, scott s, fatboyracing, nate2587, dumpin907

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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    opinions??1?1111



    Current Setup (In Progress)
    -Door Speakers- 6.5" Pioneer premier comps
    -Head unit- Eclipse AVN5435
    -Sub- RD HW 3" coils
    -Sub Amp- RD 3250.1
    -Enclosure- 5.4 cuft, tuned to 40Hz (Pioneer~Saturn)
    -Batt's- (2)YT D31
    -Stock Alt- 150A
    -More to come-

    Refs: s beatz, FASTIMES, juukno, blinkdogo2, kmanian, scott s, fatboyracing, nate2587, dumpin907

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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    Quote Originally Posted by TC2k15x2 View Post
    Ohrly, I was told port back would be loudest.

    As you can see only opening to the cabin is right where the back seat armrest is.

    Why exactly do you think this?
    In many tests with different configurations of sub up, sub back, port back, port side....

    I (and many other people) found that if you're going to do sub up, the port should be fired to the side of the trunk. The meter doesn't lie.




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    Re: Mercedes + RD Audio Build

    looking good



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