This is gonna be LONG.
I bought a 2001 Honda Accord EX V6 VTEC in the summer of 2005, it had 95k mi. and I paid around $10k. I have just under 160k mi on it now, all recommended maintenance performed and no issues. I like the car. This build log is a chronological history of what I’ve tried. I am showing you the history to give ideas – the prupose of this is to inspire. My personal skills have improved since the beginning of this build – I have a lot of “firsts” here.
2005 had the following gear (left over from my previous car)
- Alpine CDA-9851 (among several other models)
- Clarion EQS 746
- Audio Control EQL (also used this with the factory 6CD changer for a bit as a nice LOC)
- Xtant 403A
- Massive Audio 6.5" Components
- Cerwin Vega VEGA124
I really liked the kit for this car, i did have to modify the EQ opening a bit.
Fabricated a bracket for the two so they wouldn't sag.
Too bad my dash illumination wasn’t blue.
Rear seat is locked in place (need the key to drop) so this was a secure place for the rack.
Covered it in vinyl to match the interior. The factory carpeted trapezoid opening needed to be addressed though.
The speakers were in factory locations, but nothing was deadened.
I tried several sub combinations but without deadening it was empty and resonant.
This was the previous sub – I tried sealed and vented enclosures, this sub is in my Home Theater now.