After almost 6 years without car audio I took the plunge again.
Upfront, a special thanks to mylows10 (Jim) who guided me thru the jungle of good and bad components and recommended this imho sweet setup.He also hooked me up with some good prices as well...thanks mate
Things have changed quite a bit over the last 6 years, I would have been LOST amongst all these new and for me unknown brands.
I’m planning on posting some pix of the build along the way, if anyone with a Passat or anyone else has some suggestions or improvements, let me know.
Here are the components of this build:
Front stage: CDT Gold ES 642i
Front stage amp: American Bass VFL-350.4
Sub’s: 2 x DC Audio lvl4, strapped to 1Ohm
Sub’s amp: American Bass VFL-175.1
Custom ported enclosure: 3 cft.
Batteries: Stinger SPP2150 in the trunk, Stinger SPP1500D under the hood.
Wiring: 0 gauge throughout.
Big three with 0 gauge wire
It all goes into a 2008 VW Passat wagon.
I’m planning on running the front stage kickers on one channel and the mid’s/tweeters on the other (will use the CDT cross over for the mid’s/tweeters). Due to the size of the VFL-450.1, I had to mount it in the trunk as well.
Next thing to upgrade is the alt as I still have the OEM unit generating juice which very likely will not be sufficient.
Last weekend I build the mounting for the amps and the housing for the battery…fotos will follow.
Well, I hope to have this thing wrapped up by the end of this week….can’t wait to fire it up for the first time
P.S. this forum is AWESOME, lot’s of information and great folks in here….