Well this has kinda been in the works for a long time.....it all started 2 summers ago when I got the car (2001 buick LeSabre) and the stock CD player would play about 4 CD's that I had, and skip or freeze on the rest.....so I decided to upgrade to a PRS-880. And it all went downhill after that, I had a tc-3k in there for awhile, a tc-9 after that, and now, i've decided to go all out with a sort of SQL-type setup.
the plan is basically this - first, deaden the crap out of everything. Then, i'm putting speakers in the stock locations in the front that'll sound good, and speakers in the back location that'll get loud. I'll have a switch panel in the front such that I can turn the amp for the back speakers on/off as I desire depending on if I want to get loud (read: be a ****) or just listen to some good-sounding music.
In terms of equipment, it'll be as follows:
Processing - Alpine 260 (audessey), and possibly home-made active XO
Amps - hifonics 500x2 @ 2 ohms for from woofers and back deck speakers
- sony xm-250 for front tweeters (front stage will be crossed actively, and probably back stage too)
- not sure for subs
Speakers - for the front woofers i'm using these peerless 6.5" woofs from PE: Peerless 831735 6-1/2" HDS Driver
- front stage tweeters: Vifa NE25VTT-04 1" Titanium Dome Tweeter
- rear stage woofs (8" selenium): Selenium 8W4P 8" Woofer
- rear stage tweets (some ridiculous pyle pro things lol): Pyle Pro PDBT38 Titanium Super Tweeter
As I said, the front stage is for SQ only, and the back stage is for getting loud (and hopefully sounding somewhat decent at the same time). I'm probably going to build an active XO for the rear stage but the front stage XO'ing will be handled by the alpine processor.
The subs will be dual 15" eclipse TI's (9152), ported with 6" aeroports (i think), tuned to high 20's. The box will be some wood, but mostly fiberglass. This will be my first time working with glass so bear with me here, it's either gonna be decent and take me a really long time, or ****, hard. The reason I want to use glass is I want to make use of as much trunk space as possible, such as the spare tire well, etc. I'm hoping for ~5 cubes per sub but that might not happen.
Electrical will, hopefully, be an HO alt, 2x deka 931a batts, and my stock batt. 0 gauge knu all around, with 2x runs of KCA from alt to stock batt, 2x runs from stock batt to each deka, and OFC for everything else. (FYI, my stock batt is under the back seat).
Alright, let's get some pics here. First, a pic of the car, in one piece, atm:
next, some of the equipment that's going in (my PE order lol)
Obviously, the first step here will be to rip the entire car apart and start deadening. So, here we go:
lol. Those seats were HEAVY. for real.
seats are out at this point, moving on
gotta love that part of the install where half of your car is sitting in the house....lol
Believe it or not, the car had, stock, 4 cld-ish pieces in there already. Obviously they're not as good as the stuff i'm putting in, but hey, it's the though that counts here.
next, before applying the first deading layer (CLD, aka dynatmat, fatmat, whatever), clean that sucker up with residue-free de-greaser. I used 409 for this.