It's been awhile since anyone's tried this(or so i've seen), and i just happened to have finished mine. behold, my project, or, as i've called it, The Last Laugh!
I planned to model this system after DC Comics' The Joker, one of my all time favorite supervillians. The Tracker is green with those stupid purple decals, so it made sense. you will see.
I started planning this thing in June 2010, which is when i first kind of figured out i was going to be buying it. It was my girlfriend's family's sort of beater, whenever one of their cars got fucked, they'd start driving this thing. So it was in a bit of disrepair.
Anyway we'll get to that. here's where i started:
Firstly, I already had the subs i'd use, from an old system i had ripped out of my old car, a 1990 Toyota Celica AWD. i dig old cars. anyway, the POS Pyle amp fired, so i had the subs laying around for literally years while i figured out what to do with them.(i still have the enclosure for sale if anyone's interested).
ANYWAY, here they are, twin 12 inch MTX Thunder subwoofers, each rated at 1000w peak.
I loved these things, and since i knew they still worked, it saved me a bit of cash(though i had thoughts of buying rockfos punch/power 12s or MTX Jackhammers if needed).
Secondly, i needed new speakers, the crappy little pioneer 4 inchers in this thing would NOT cut it. So i got to work. Days later, along came these two little packages..
First came the brand new RockFos Punch 6x8 speakers, each rated @ 120w peak.
then came the front speakers which i would mount on the front doors.
twin RockFos 6.5 inch speakers, at 100w peak:
Now that the speaker hunting was done, i needed a new amp. I'm not much for the new, sleek designs. I had an old RF amp when i did my first build in my Civic, so i knew i'd stick with what works. The old RF amps are MUCH more powerful than what they're rated at, so i knew exactly what i wanted, and it came days later:
a shiny Rockford Fosgate Punch 500a2.
a bit on the shy side as far as power goes, but then, i'm not driving a monte carlo or something with a huge trunk, so all that power won't be needed! This thing, let loose, will be MORE than enough for a Geo Tracker, which, at the floor, only has 12x41.18 inches of space to play with!
then came the deck. Since i didn't have a whole lot of space to play with- or any, for that matter, i knew i needed a deck that came powerful straight out of the box, which a noticable difference to, like, a pioneer deck.
Most decks you find in stores, you won't find one with more than MAYBE 50 or 54 watts per channel. behold, a no- name deck that is performing the **** out of the power players!
Little known, but powerful as hell. 80 watts per channel, which at RMS upped my stuff to 40w per. touchscreen, bluetooth, ipod dock, SD card reader, USB, 1/8 inch jack, this is their top of the line single DIN receiver.
i masked the amp, because i knew i'd be painting it.
"*GASP!* WHAT," you ask? yes. Painting an amp. i checked. the old RF amps basically operated as one big heat sink, so painting it won't hurt at all.
First things first: wiring had to get done before i put anything in, or at least the primary wiring, so i got to work.
i've always been bad with doing my own grounding, so i played this one safe, and consulted a pro on how to do it- thankfully i got it right on the first try; self tapping screw into the body, under the back seat, which is small AS HELL.