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    'O8 CR-V Overhaul - Day One

    Today was the first day of my '08 CR-V's metamorphosis. With the help of forum member bigaudiofanati2 (Matt) - who I can't recommend highly enough whether you just need questions answered, want to hire for a build or to work along with and learn something at the same time while having things installed well (e.g. good solder skills, and methodical). We started with my car:

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    '08 CRV LX, with Pioneer DEH-7000BT I previously installed (together with bluetooth, external XM module, but everything else stock (speakers, no amps, no sub - blah blah sound with lots of road noise).

    TO (so far):
    Alpine PDX-5 5-channel amp; Polk MM6501 6.5" component system for the front; Infinity 6032si 6.5" for the rears. Also, 3-bulk packs of Dynamat Extreme, Kicker 09PK4 4AWG amp wiring kit and Monster MPC I306 6-channel RCA cable. The sub-choice remains pending (but will be powered by the PDX-5) - as I'm still considering either sub-box location or some way of integrating a shallow-mount sub or the like in the truck (without buying a $$$ JL Stealthbox; I'd rather be a bit more unique/custom than that).

    Well, without further adieu, here are some pics from Day One. The dynamating was all my work, so don't hold any faux pas there against Matt, lol. I'll leave it to him to reply and detail the considerations he has taken so far on the build.
























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    Re: 'O8 CR-V Overhaul - Day One

    Not bad. I like those Polk speakers.



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    Re: 'O8 CR-V Overhaul - Day One

    It was a good first day. Pretty cold but I always enjoy working on cars and worrying about weather is not a big thing. Adam is a good guy and wants to learn. He will learn much more when we put the amp in.





    My build thread.
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    If anyone needs help just let me know

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    Re: 'O8 CR-V Overhaul - Day One

    Oh, yeah, how could I forget.....IT WAS FREEZING!
    At least the cold made the blood drip slower, j/k.




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    Re: 'O8 CR-V Overhaul - Day One

    Looks good, should sound nice.



    Have a nice day!
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    Re: 'O8 CR-V Overhaul - Day One

    Yes it was man,

    All new speaker wire was ran to the speakers and to the new tweeters. The original plan was to build up a mount with wood and bondo the tweeters into the sides of the doors. "might still do" but we will first test the system with the stock locations and see how it sounds and go from there. It would look slick and would probably give him better imaging. As I said still up in the air. Tomorrow I will be working on the fuse mount for the crv and painting that. Than Friday we will get back together install the amp either under the seat or in another location. As we have said we are not sure what we are going to do about the sub yet but it will probably be a custom box build. Which I will look forward to. Other minor things will be remounting the blu tooth mic. the sad part about this is that the pioneer is already producing a low wine noise "always with pioneers" so I will probably ground the rca's and change the ground point see if that helps. Might be changing the head unit but that is up to Adam and what the turnout is. It is going to turn out to be a good setup.



    My build thread.
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    If anyone needs help just let me know

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    Re: 'O8 CR-V Overhaul - Day One

    Perfect spot for power wire.



    My build thread.
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    If anyone needs help just let me know

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    Re: 'O8 CR-V Overhaul - Day One

    Quote Originally Posted by bigaudiofanati2 View Post
    Perfect spot for power wire.
    **** dude, I hope you put a grommet in there...




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    Re: 'O8 CR-V Overhaul - Day One

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 View Post
    **** dude, I hope you put a grommet in there...
    X2^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^




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    Re: 'O8 CR-V Overhaul - Day One

    Of course! That was the pre-grommet picture...here we go.
    Perfect fit!
    Off to go dynamat my trunk now. More pics later and tomorrow after the amp gets in.

    Last edited by agh98; 12-31-2009 at 10:12 AM.




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    Re: 'O8 CR-V Overhaul - Day One

    Quote Originally Posted by agh98 View Post
    Of course! That was the pre-grommet picture...here we go.
    Perfect fit!
    Off to go dynamat my trunk now. More pics later and tomorrow after the amp gets in.
    lol, much better




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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 View Post
    **** dude, I hope you put a grommet in there...
    Trust me I would not leave it like that.



    My build thread.
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    Re: 'O8 CR-V Overhaul - Day One

    With him working on the dyanmat today. I decided to go solo and work on the fuse block holder. After measuring everything and drilling the holes. I applied black spray paint. Will put about 5 coats on and let it set overnight. Later today while I am out I will get some Stainless Steel nuts and bolts.




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    Re: 'O8 CR-V Overhaul - Day One

    Fuse mount looks good. Up here in North Jersey, I continued with Dynamat. Today, I think it was seven sheets in the trunk. Here are some pics before and after.

    Tomorrow, big things happening. PDX-5 amp which was finally delivered being installed, dynamat to the floors/liftgate, mount the crossovers, bluetooth mic, put everything back together again the ... yeah, listen to and tune it.
























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    shiny.




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