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    2000 Lexus LS400

    Head Unit: Eclipse AVN5510 w/ Ipod control (IPC-106)
    Component Speakers: Hybrid Audio Clarus
    Amplifier: Cadence ZRS-7504 (bridged 2x300w)

    Started with this:


    Filled gaping hole with this and sealed to door with silicone:


    After B-Quiet sound deadener applied:


    Custom MDF baffles and rings made in my basement with a jigsaw and coated with 4 coats of paint to avoid water penetration:


    Baffles, speaker and crossover installed:


    I used non-hardening modelling clay to seal the ring to the baffle and the baffle to the door. Should I be using a gasket between the speaker and the baffle?


    Closed cell foam added to door card where I thought it might be necessary:


    Double DIN installed. I painted the install kit but its still not right... obviously:


    Front stage amp installed under rear deck. Fiberglass subwoofer enclosure should be done soon and will be installed in passenger side trunk corner:


    Obviously I'm no professional. Actually this is my first audio install ever.







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    Re: 2000 Lexus LS400

    +1 for good work on the doors and dash.

    -1 for mounting your amp upside down. It should be okay, but you are taking away a bit of its cooling capabilities mounting it upside down like that.



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    Re: 2000 Lexus LS400

    I really need the space in the trunk for a stroller and golf bag(s) when necessary. Any suggestions where else to mount it?




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    Re: 2000 Lexus LS400

    I have a Lexus too and that's where I mounted my (Cadence) sub amp too. It stays cool, but I recently started having trouble with it cutting in and out. I'm not sure if it's the upside down positioning of it or vibrations or what. My rear deck doesn't have that carpet on the underside of it though.



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    Re: 2000 Lexus LS400

    Do you have it mounted directly to the metal?
    I have a piece of 1/2" MDF mounted to the underside of the deck and then the amp is mounted to the MDF.




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    Re: 2000 Lexus LS400

    looks great. As far as the cooling goes for that amp, maybe you could use some scrap mdf to make a few inches of a spacer so its still mounted the same way, but has an inch or 2 bw the rear deck and the amp for some airflow. Amps are pretty much all solid state (no moving parts) so mounting direction shouldnt be an issue at all assuming theres proper airflow




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    Re: 2000 Lexus LS400

    looks good man. get that enclosure in.
    ive wanted an ls for a while now. their really nice cars. i drive an 05 gs. but i really want an ls




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