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    '04 Taurus - First Build

    This has been an ongoing build for a while, I'll post up a bunch of the pictures I have. I'll try to keep them in chronological order for the most part.

    In the meantime, I'll list my setup.

    Head unit: Pioneer DEH-500UB in Metra dash kit

    Front Stage: WCC 6.5 components (rebranded Diamond 662)

    Front Stage Amp: Old School Sherwood XA-1240Q

    Rear fill: Removed

    Substage: 2 American Bass XFL

    Enclosure: SMS 4 cubes tuned to 33Hz, red kerf port, flush mount

    Sub Amp: HFi2500D (up for upgrade after electrical is finished)

    Electrical: Stock alt (mechman 240a being ordered as we speak), wet cell battery (Duracell AGM from Sam's going in within the next month), KnuKonceptz KCA big 3, one run of KCA 1/0, one run of Kolossus 8ga

    Other: xScorpion voltmeter (being replaced, refresh rate is too fast), 40Sqft of AT deadener, 2sqft of Knu Kol deadener (spoiler), siliconed down license plate to deaden vibrations, false trunk floor (to increase SPL and give solid mounting surface)



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    Re: '04 Taurus - First Build

    First: pictures of the car (back end is weighed down pretty good.... lol)






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    Re: '04 Taurus - First Build

    First system: (limited amount of pictures)

    Kicker CVR 12s in a probox (hit hard for what it was, but tuned too high)



    Kenwood KDC252u in a Scosche Dash kit



    HFi 2500d guts




    And the electrical upgrade began






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    Re: '04 Taurus - First Build

    Got tired of the CVRs....

    XFL



    Box from Double 07








    Mounted amp




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    Re: '04 Taurus - First Build

    Decided my front stage was lacking, added component set, amp, and false floor



    "fabricated" aftermarket tweeters into stock tweeter location





    6x8 to 6.5 adapters



    Installed tweeters



    False floor begins





    Floor and amps go back in



    Box goes in






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    Re: '04 Taurus - First Build

    To accommodate the extra amp, new head unit goes in








    Sound deadening begins



    Scooted box further back, it is audibly louder





    More amp mounting pics (may paint the MDF under amps black in the future)






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    Re: '04 Taurus - First Build

    Current appearance:





    Fancy sticker





    Also somehow I missed this picture, but internals of the sherwood amp:




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    Re: '04 Taurus - First Build

    1of my favorite HU. Looks like a clean setup, how's it sound?



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