+ Reply to Thread
Page 13 of 14 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 LastLast
Results 181 to 195 of 200

Reload Thread: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

  1. #181
    keep_hope_alive's Avatar
    keep_hope_alive is online now Acoustics Engineer keep_hope_alive is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Quad Cities, IL
    Posts
    5,978
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    28
    Mentioned
    159 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

    Quote Originally Posted by winkychevelle View Post
    bet that was time consuming
    about 9 straight hours.



    have you been helped by me? i'd love to know. shoot me a PM.

    My 2014 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/608637-2014-accord-sport-sq-build-keep_hope_alive.html
    ***My YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkYUo2EShW9lgtrfXiDvLNQ/videos
    *My 2001 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/536049-2001-accord-ex-sedan-its-long.html
    *2005 Scion tC Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/516096-2005-scion-tc-sq-hertz-audison-pioneer-build-log.html




  2. #182
    keep_hope_alive's Avatar
    keep_hope_alive is online now Acoustics Engineer keep_hope_alive is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Quad Cities, IL
    Posts
    5,978
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    28
    Mentioned
    159 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long



    Will be starting a new build log with the replacement. this thread will be left for questions on anything i've done. just be sure to mention me or quote me to get my attention.

    cheers.



    have you been helped by me? i'd love to know. shoot me a PM.

    My 2014 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/608637-2014-accord-sport-sq-build-keep_hope_alive.html
    ***My YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkYUo2EShW9lgtrfXiDvLNQ/videos
    *My 2001 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/536049-2001-accord-ex-sedan-its-long.html
    *2005 Scion tC Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/516096-2005-scion-tc-sq-hertz-audison-pioneer-build-log.html

  3. #183
    Umbra's Avatar
    Umbra is offline Hobbyist & CA Tenderfoot



    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Age
    22
    Posts
    286
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post

    Will be starting a new build log with the replacement. this thread will be left for questions on anything i've done. just be sure to mention me or quote me to get my attention.

    cheers.
    You did fantastic work on the build. It looks like you put a lot of love into it, it's a shame you had to take it apart. Still, it's great to read through.

    Right now I'm in the process of building component speakers into each of the four doors of a '02 Hyundai Elantra GLS. I can do that much, but I'd like to improve the SQ by addressing the acoustics of the doors. You've quite the reputation here, and as this is your area of expertise I'd like to pick your brain, if you don't mind.

    The front doors have locations for the woofer and tweeters. I've installed them and they're on an amp. They sound good, but my install leaves much to be desired. All I did was stick some weatherstripping around the speakers to make a better seal and modified this plastic thing that was on the stock speakers so any rain would be redirected around the speaker.

    The rear doors do not have locations for the speakers. There were stock 6x9s in the rear deck, but they got torn up by the subs in the trunk. I bought some foam baffles in case I end up putting the new ones back there, but I think they'd be better off in the door. I could then leave the holes in the rear deck or seal them with MDF. I plan on cutting holes for the speakers if the depth allows.

    But I digress. As the doors are untreated I'm sure there's much I could do to improve the sound quality. I'd like to add wrapped fiberglass to the doors as I find this technique extremely interesting, but I have not deadened the doors or addressed the access holes, so they're currently just slabs of metal Swiss cheese holding decent speakers. What would be a cheap way of patching up those access holes? I figure CLD dampening tiles would be best, but I was wondering if there was a cheaper, more readily available alternative. Treated MDF board, maybe?

    Also, would it be advantageous to build a wooden baffle onto of the metal cutout already in the door to hold the speaker? I could do that in tangent with what @trumpet outlined in his guide. He suggests using non-drying modeling clay and rope caulk to create a better seal.

    Thank you for any help you might be able to lend. I appreciate it.




  4. #184
    keep_hope_alive's Avatar
    keep_hope_alive is online now Acoustics Engineer keep_hope_alive is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Quad Cities, IL
    Posts
    5,978
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    28
    Mentioned
    159 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

    Quote Originally Posted by Inclemency View Post
    You did fantastic work on the build. It looks like you put a lot of love into it, it's a shame you had to take it apart. Still, it's great to read through.

    Right now I'm in the process of building component speakers into each of the four doors of a '02 Hyundai Elantra GLS. I can do that much, but I'd like to improve the SQ by addressing the acoustics of the doors. You've quite the reputation here, and as this is your area of expertise I'd like to pick your brain, if you don't mind.

    The front doors have locations for the woofer and tweeters. I've installed them and they're on an amp. They sound good, but my install leaves much to be desired. All I did was stick some weatherstripping around the speakers to make a better seal and modified this plastic thing that was on the stock speakers so any rain would be redirected around the speaker.

    The rear doors do not have locations for the speakers. There were stock 6x9s in the rear deck, but they got torn up by the subs in the trunk. I bought some foam baffles in case I end up putting the new ones back there, but I think they'd be better off in the door. I could then leave the holes in the rear deck or seal them with MDF. I plan on cutting holes for the speakers if the depth allows.

    But I digress. As the doors are untreated I'm sure there's much I could do to improve the sound quality. I'd like to add wrapped fiberglass to the doors as I find this technique extremely interesting, but I have not deadened the doors or addressed the access holes, so they're currently just slabs of metal Swiss cheese holding decent speakers. What would be a cheap way of patching up those access holes? I figure CLD dampening tiles would be best, but I was wondering if there was a cheaper, more readily available alternative. Treated MDF board, maybe?

    Also, would it be advantageous to build a wooden baffle onto of the metal cutout already in the door to hold the speaker? I could do that in tangent with what @trumpet outlined in his guide. He suggests using non-drying modeling clay and rope caulk to create a better seal.

    Thank you for any help you might be able to lend. I appreciate it.
    you're off to a good start.

    you can seal the doors with MLV instead, see this thread for cheap locations.
    Budget MLV and absorption at Home Depot

    no reason to waste deadener over holes if it isn't on something - i've used sheet metal to cover holes. see the 2005 Scion tC thread linked in my sig. i will likely use that method for my new car. i've also used wood, see the Astro Van thread also linked in my sig.

    non-hardening modeling clay is a classic product for providing a seal that is dense. rope caulk isn't very useful and offers no benefit over closed cell foam weatherstripping or modeling clay.



    have you been helped by me? i'd love to know. shoot me a PM.

    My 2014 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/608637-2014-accord-sport-sq-build-keep_hope_alive.html
    ***My YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkYUo2EShW9lgtrfXiDvLNQ/videos
    *My 2001 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/536049-2001-accord-ex-sedan-its-long.html
    *2005 Scion tC Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/516096-2005-scion-tc-sq-hertz-audison-pioneer-build-log.html

  5. Thanks Umbra thanked for this post
  6. #185
    keep_hope_alive's Avatar
    keep_hope_alive is online now Acoustics Engineer keep_hope_alive is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Quad Cities, IL
    Posts
    5,978
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    28
    Mentioned
    159 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long




    have you been helped by me? i'd love to know. shoot me a PM.

    My 2014 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/608637-2014-accord-sport-sq-build-keep_hope_alive.html
    ***My YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkYUo2EShW9lgtrfXiDvLNQ/videos
    *My 2001 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/536049-2001-accord-ex-sedan-its-long.html
    *2005 Scion tC Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/516096-2005-scion-tc-sq-hertz-audison-pioneer-build-log.html

  7. #186
    Umbra's Avatar
    Umbra is offline Hobbyist & CA Tenderfoot



    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Age
    22
    Posts
    286
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    you're off to a good start.

    you can seal the doors with MLV instead, see this thread for cheap locations.
    Budget MLV and absorption at Home Depot

    no reason to waste deadener over holes if it isn't on something - i've used sheet metal to cover holes. see the 2005 Scion tC thread linked in my sig. i will likely use that method for my new car. i've also used wood, see the Astro Van thread also linked in my sig.

    non-hardening modeling clay is a classic product for providing a seal that is dense. rope caulk isn't very useful and offers no benefit over closed cell foam weatherstripping or modeling clay.
    I think I'm getting terms confused, let me see if I have this straight:

    MLV and a decoupler can be used as a dampener, which absorbs structural vibrations, fiberglass can be used as an absorber, which would absorb airborne sound waves, and sheet metal can be used as a barrier, patching the access holes in the door keep the rear wave seperate from the forward wave.

    Ideally I should be using all in tangent, yes? If that's the case, what's the spatial order? Inside trim, metal, decoupler, MLV, plastic-wrapped fiberglass, outside metal?

    Thank you for the guidance!




  8. #187
    keep_hope_alive's Avatar
    keep_hope_alive is online now Acoustics Engineer keep_hope_alive is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Quad Cities, IL
    Posts
    5,978
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    28
    Mentioned
    159 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

    Quote Originally Posted by Umbra View Post
    I think I'm getting terms confused, let me see if I have this straight:

    MLV and a decoupler can be used as a dampener, which absorbs structural vibrations, fiberglass can be used as an absorber, which would absorb airborne sound waves, and sheet metal can be used as a barrier, patching the access holes in the door keep the rear wave seperate from the forward wave.
    - MLV is a limp mass barrier that blocks sound.

    - Foams are decoupler materials that are soft and eliminate rigid connections between materials (such as between MLV and metal).

    - Damping comes from viscoelastic and elastomeric materials/products that are laminated to the resonant surface. Deadener such as Second Skin Damplifier Pro, Raamaudio BTX II, Stinger Roadkill, etc.

    - Fiberglass batt insulation is a sound absorber.

    you are correct that we want to close the holes in the door to prevent the rear wave from the speaker from being able to combine with the front wave from the speaker.

    Quote Originally Posted by Umbra View Post
    Ideally I should be using all in tangent, yes? If that's the case, what's the spatial order? Inside trim, metal, decoupler, MLV, plastic-wrapped fiberglass, outside metal?

    Thank you for the guidance!
    here are some photos from the Scion tC (my doors were done in a weird order)

    bare metal


    deadener on the door


    bare sheet metal for hole covering


    deadener applied to sheet metal (so it is non-resonant)


    CCF applied to sheet metal on top of deadener (for seal)


    self-piercing sheet metal screws used to affix the panel to the door




    CCF over top of the entire door to eliminate rattles between door panel and door metal/deadener foil


    we came back and added fiberglass bags in the doors




    at this point we could put MLV on top of the CCF, but it wouldn't be necessary since we deadened the hell out of the door and have it so well sealed it's quiet.



    have you been helped by me? i'd love to know. shoot me a PM.

    My 2014 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/608637-2014-accord-sport-sq-build-keep_hope_alive.html
    ***My YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkYUo2EShW9lgtrfXiDvLNQ/videos
    *My 2001 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/536049-2001-accord-ex-sedan-its-long.html
    *2005 Scion tC Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/516096-2005-scion-tc-sq-hertz-audison-pioneer-build-log.html

  9. Thanks Umbra thanked for this post
  10. #188
    Umbra's Avatar
    Umbra is offline Hobbyist & CA Tenderfoot



    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Age
    22
    Posts
    286
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

    Thanks again. I could probably follow given your descriptions alone, but the pictures really make it crystal clear.

    Okay, I think I've got it now. I thought MLV and CLD tiles served a similar purpose, but it sounds like MLV plus a decoupler creates a barrier that makes it difficult for sound to pass through, while CLD tiles try to keep whatever they're applied to from resonating and adding its own undesirable sound to the mix. With this knowledge I should be able to better address other parts of the car when I get to it.

    Right now I'm doing the doors. To get the best SQ from my speakers I should do multilayered approach similar to yours, and I'd like very much to, but I'm a bit low on funds at the moment. What would give me the best bang for my buck in the meantime? Adding wrapped fiberglass batt inside the doors and "sealing" (still not sure if I'm using this term right) the door panels by patching the access holes with sheet metal? Then I could add MLV and a decoupler and/or deadener when I have a bit more extra cash.



    My Setup:
    • Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-BT555U
    • Speakers: 4 Kenwood KFC-P709PS components on a Rockford Fosgate Punch P400.4, ~70W RMS @ 4Ω to each
    • Subwoofers: 2 Rockford Fosgate Punch HE2 12"s in a custom 2.5ft³ sealed enclosure on a JBL BPX500.1, ~750W RMS @ 4Ω to the pair

  11. #189
    keep_hope_alive's Avatar
    keep_hope_alive is online now Acoustics Engineer keep_hope_alive is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Quad Cities, IL
    Posts
    5,978
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    28
    Mentioned
    159 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

    Quote Originally Posted by Umbra View Post
    Thanks again. I could probably follow given your descriptions alone, but the pictures really make it crystal clear.

    Okay, I think I've got it now. I thought MLV and CLD tiles served a similar purpose, but it sounds like MLV plus a decoupler creates a barrier that makes it difficult for sound to pass through, while CLD tiles try to keep whatever they're applied to from resonating and adding its own undesirable sound to the mix. With this knowledge I should be able to better address other parts of the car when I get to it.

    Right now I'm doing the doors. To get the best SQ from my speakers I should do multilayered approach similar to yours, and I'd like very much to, but I'm a bit low on funds at the moment. What would give me the best bang for my buck in the meantime? Adding wrapped fiberglass batt inside the doors and "sealing" (still not sure if I'm using this term right) the door panels by patching the access holes with sheet metal? Then I could add MLV and a decoupler and/or deadener when I have a bit more extra cash.
    Fiberglass in the doors is a minimum requirement. MLV is not necessary if you deaden and seal the doors. MLV on the doors is actually difficult to adhere to the doors.



    have you been helped by me? i'd love to know. shoot me a PM.

    My 2014 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/608637-2014-accord-sport-sq-build-keep_hope_alive.html
    ***My YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkYUo2EShW9lgtrfXiDvLNQ/videos
    *My 2001 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/536049-2001-accord-ex-sedan-its-long.html
    *2005 Scion tC Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/516096-2005-scion-tc-sq-hertz-audison-pioneer-build-log.html

  12. Thanks Umbra thanked for this post
  13. #190
    Umbra's Avatar
    Umbra is offline Hobbyist & CA Tenderfoot



    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Age
    22
    Posts
    286
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    Fiberglass in the doors is a minimum requirement. MLV is not necessary if you deaden and seal the doors. MLV on the doors is actually difficult to adhere to the doors.
    Okay, so I'll start with fiberglass and sheet metal, then deaden it later on.

    I picked up fiberglass and 1 mil plastic drop cloth yesterday. I have speakers in the rear deck that I'm enclosing in one of those foam speaker baffles to protect them from the SP of the subs in the trunk. I added some fiberglass to them and it improved the sound somewhat, especially the bass response. Foolishly, It never occurred to me there'd be different types and gauges of sheet metal. I still need aluminum tape, so I'll pick that up when I get the sheet metal.

    Three brief questions, but I think you've already answered them:

    1) There's a spot in the door for the speaker, but I should make an MDF baffle to separate the speaker from the metal, correct?

    2) I can weatherproof the MDF with deadener, but in lieu of that, is there anything else I can use? Maybe plastic dropcloth?

    3) I didn't know what metal to get, both in terms of thickness and material. I now see that you used aluminum in your Scion build. I figured the thickest steel would be best, but aluminum is lighter. Aside from that, I don't know much. Why aluminum?

    As always, thanks for the response.



    My Setup:
    • Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-BT555U
    • Speakers: 4 Kenwood KFC-P709PS components on a Rockford Fosgate Punch P400.4, ~70W RMS @ 4Ω to each
    • Subwoofers: 2 Rockford Fosgate Punch HE2 12"s in a custom 2.5ft³ sealed enclosure on a JBL BPX500.1, ~750W RMS @ 4Ω to the pair

  14. #191
    beginner's Avatar
    beginner is offline Member



    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    crazy world
    Posts
    74
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

    Wow great work, but I can't help to ask . Wtf would anyone wanna do that to an old automatic accord? Its the bottom of the barrel car with a top notch install lol.




  15. #192
    keep_hope_alive's Avatar
    keep_hope_alive is online now Acoustics Engineer keep_hope_alive is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Quad Cities, IL
    Posts
    5,978
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    28
    Mentioned
    159 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

    Quote Originally Posted by Umbra View Post
    Three brief questions, but I think you've already answered them:

    1) There's a spot in the door for the speaker, but I should make an MDF baffle to separate the speaker from the metal, correct?
    It can help to gain depth and help bring the speaker closer to the door panel. you want to replicate the factory seal between the speaker and door panel. I make my baffles out of MDF because it cuts well, is easy to resin, and accepts t-nuts well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Umbra View Post
    2) I can weatherproof the MDF with deadener, but in lieu of that, is there anything else I can use? Maybe plastic dropcloth?
    i use resin. deadener works too. even aluminum foil tape or a sheet of CCF.

    Quote Originally Posted by Umbra View Post
    3) I didn't know what metal to get, both in terms of thickness and material. I now see that you used aluminum in your Scion build. I figured the thickest steel would be best, but aluminum is lighter. Aside from that, I don't know much. Why aluminum?

    As always, thanks for the response.
    Aluminum won't rust, but with what we coated it in, not sure that was ever a concern. we're adding enough weight to the doors with deadener, saving some on the panels helps save the hinges.



    have you been helped by me? i'd love to know. shoot me a PM.

    My 2014 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/608637-2014-accord-sport-sq-build-keep_hope_alive.html
    ***My YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkYUo2EShW9lgtrfXiDvLNQ/videos
    *My 2001 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/536049-2001-accord-ex-sedan-its-long.html
    *2005 Scion tC Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/516096-2005-scion-tc-sq-hertz-audison-pioneer-build-log.html

  16. Thanks Umbra thanked for this post
  17. #193
    keep_hope_alive's Avatar
    keep_hope_alive is online now Acoustics Engineer keep_hope_alive is a Supporting Member of the forum!

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Quad Cities, IL
    Posts
    5,978
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    28
    Mentioned
    159 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

    Quote Originally Posted by beginner View Post
    Wow great work, but I can't help to ask . Wtf would anyone wanna do that to an old automatic accord? Its the bottom of the barrel car with a top notch install lol.
    I'm an engineer. I look at value. Look around the parking lot and you see a lot of engineers driving Honda's and Toyota's. I bought the car in 2005 with 95k mi. I was happy to cut into the car and experiment knowing I wasn't destroying a classic or impacting the value of the car in any way. With as much as I did, it made sense to experiment on an older Accord that was super easy to work on. The car rode, drove, shifted, and handled perfect at 192k miles. It'll run strong for a long time to come. Hell, even at that mileage it has an NADA retail value above $5,000.

    My new Accord does the exact same things as any other 4 door sedan - all hold passengers and cargo. Just that the Accord costs a fraction of the price, runs longer with less maintenance, costs less to repair, depreciates slowly, and every OEM part on the car is readily available to me. Are the interior panels of lower quality? Yes. Does the interior quality change the function? Nope. I like the idea of a nicer luxury car or sports sedan (BMW, Audi, Acura, Lexus) but I cannot justify spending tens of thousands of dollars more on a status symbol.



    have you been helped by me? i'd love to know. shoot me a PM.

    My 2014 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/608637-2014-accord-sport-sq-build-keep_hope_alive.html
    ***My YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkYUo2EShW9lgtrfXiDvLNQ/videos
    *My 2001 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/536049-2001-accord-ex-sedan-its-long.html
    *2005 Scion tC Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/516096-2005-scion-tc-sq-hertz-audison-pioneer-build-log.html

  18. #194
    beginner's Avatar
    beginner is offline Member



    Join Date
    May 2014
    Location
    crazy world
    Posts
    74
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

    Quote Originally Posted by keep_hope_alive View Post
    I'm an engineer. I look at value. Look around the parking lot and you see a lot of engineers driving Honda's and Toyota's. I bought the car in 2005 with 95k mi. I was happy to cut into the car and experiment knowing I wasn't destroying a classic or impacting the value of the car in any way. With as much as I did, it made sense to experiment on an older Accord that was super easy to work on. The car rode, drove, shifted, and handled perfect at 192k miles. It'll run strong for a long time to come. Hell, even at that mileage it has an NADA retail value above $5,000.

    My new Accord does the exact same things as any other 4 door sedan - all hold passengers and cargo. Just that the Accord costs a fraction of the price, runs longer with less maintenance, costs less to repair, depreciates slowly, and every OEM part on the car is readily available to me. Are the interior panels of lower quality? Yes. Does the interior quality change the function? Nope. I like the idea of a nicer luxury car or sports sedan (BMW, Audi, Acura, Lexus) but I cannot justify spending tens of thousands of dollars more on a status symbol.
    Looks great. I was wondering if u can help. What kind of insulation was that u put in ur doors? Was in home insulation and will the tape you put on to hold it in the doors fail? How has it held up?




  19. #195
    Umbra's Avatar
    Umbra is offline Hobbyist & CA Tenderfoot



    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Long Island, NY
    Age
    22
    Posts
    286
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)

    Re: 2001 Accord EX Sedan - it's long

    Quote Originally Posted by beginner View Post
    Looks great. I was wondering if u can help. What kind of insulation was that u put in ur doors? Was in home insulation and will the tape you put on to hold it in the doors fail? How has it held up?
    According to this and his other build logs he uses fiberglass "panels" made from compressing it and wrapping it up in 1 mil plastic painters dropcloth to weathproof it. He then uses aluminum tape to secure it in the doors.



    My Setup:
    • Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-BT555U
    • Speakers: 4 Kenwood KFC-P709PS components on a Rockford Fosgate Punch P400.4, ~70W RMS @ 4Ω to each
    • Subwoofers: 2 Rockford Fosgate Punch HE2 12"s in a custom 2.5ft³ sealed enclosure on a JBL BPX500.1, ~750W RMS @ 4Ω to the pair

+ Reply to Thread
Page 13 of 14 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 03 accord ex sedan
    By hawaiian5 in forum Car Interior/Exterior Enhancements
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03-19-2007, 11:09 PM
  2. WTB: h.o. alternator for 03 accord ex v6 sedan
    By hawaiian5 in forum Wanting to Buy (WTB) - Car Audio
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-15-2007, 09:43 PM
  3. rs-r exhaust for 03 accord ex v6 sedan?
    By hawaiian5 in forum Car Performance and Repair
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-23-2006, 09:34 PM
  4. 2001 honda civic sedan
    By Silver5656 in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-26-2003, 01:50 AM
  5. Components in 2001 Accord
    By dcrider in forum Wiring, Electrical and Installation Help
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-02-2003, 12:06 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum