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    2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

    Well, the time has finally come. I'm starting my build on my front stage, as well as my sub stage. Going for a mostly factory location SQ oriented tight budget setup, that is still able to get a little bit loud. Updates may take some time since I have to wait for things to come in, as well as save up for a few too.

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    It's a 2005 Buick Rainier CXL with a 4.2i6 Vortec and AWD. During this process, I'll be lowering it 2-3 inches with Belltech drop struts and springs, DJM upper a-arms, Sphoon Panhard bar, and DJM sway bars.
    Current Modifications:
    Plasti-Dipped trim and wheels.
    6000k HID's in lows and fogs.
    Roof rack delete.
    Leveled rear suspension.





    To start with, I'll be making, very soon, a vinyl-wrapped enclosure with stained hardwood baffle for 2 E8v3's tuned to 35Hz.

    Plans are as follows:
    Head Unit:
    JVC KD730BT. When I have the money, I'd like to go to a Pionner 80PRS, but this is what I have and it's god for now.
    Sub Stage:
    Currently, I have 1 Alpine Type-S 12" in a sealed box, but that's getting replaced with 2 E8v3's ported at 35Hz and wired to 1 ohm.
    Hifonics BXi 610 - Like the head unit, I plan to replace this down the line. I've had this amp for a while.
    Front Stage:
    Currently, I've got stock Bose 3.5" speakers in dash and Bose inverted mid-sub bass woofers in the doors, but the following will be replacing that.
    MB Quart DKE 3.5" speakers in factory dash location
    Alpine Type-R tweeters in A-Pillars
    Sundown NeoPro 6.5's in the doors
    Type-R tweeters and NeoPro's will be run off a Sundown SAX 100.4D actively, and MB Quart DKE 3.5's will be run off the front channels of a Kicker KX 600.4
    Rear Fill:
    Alpine Type-R 5-1/4" midbass woofer running off the rear channel of the Kicker KX 600.4







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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

    I haven't updated at all so here's some things that changed:
    One of my NeoPro's came to me defective, so I'm sending them back for the V2's. They'll be here mid August.
    My mids and highs amps are now:
    PPI BK800.4 for the tweeters and NeoPro's and Kicker KX600.4 for my MB Quart DKE 3.5" and Type R mids in the rear doors.
    I got the box built (Pictures soon) for the E8V3's. It's 1.8 ft^3 tuned to 32Hz and they'll be running off my MB Quart ONX1.1000D

    So The New Plan:
    Head Unit:
    JVC KD730BT - Eventually a DEH 80PRS
    Sub Stage:
    2 E8V3's in a 1.8 ft^3 box tuned to 32Hz
    MB Quart ONX1.1000D
    Front Stage:
    MB Quart DKE 3.5" in the factory dash locations off Kicker KX 600.4
    Sundown NeoPro V2 6.5" in the doors off PPI BK800.4
    Alpine Type R Tweeters in A-Pillars off PPI BK800.4
    Rear Fill:
    Alpine Type-R 5-1/4" midbass woofers in the rear doors running off the rear channel of the Kicker KX 600.4




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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

    UPDATE!
    Finished building the box for the 2 E8V3's. Soon to be wrapped in vinyl.



    Out with the old....


    In with the new!
    Amp rack built and wrapped in vinyl.





    Waiting on Sundown Audio to ship me NeoPro V2's.




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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

    Tweeters are in! I don't have pictures of them inside the car yet, but they'll come soon.



    My NeoPro V2's should be here by the end of the week, or early next week.




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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

    Picture of my side tweeter in. I took this picture for GMTNation because I saw a Trailblazer towing a Trailblazer.


    Sides of the box are wrapped in vinyl. Stained wood soon to come.



    I still have tons of vinyl left. What should I use it for?


    Also, thinking about painting the inside of my headlights like this AWESOME Rainier. What do you think?



    Lowered 2005 Buick Rainier
    Sundown X-18
    Sundown NeoPro V2's in Front Doors
    CDT TW-25 Tweeters in A-Pillars
    Tang Band W3 Midranges in Dash
    Pioneer DEH-80PRS
    MB Quart ONX1.1000D, and two Alpine MRV-F505 Expert Series Amplifiers
    Two Sky High 1/0 Power and Ground Runs
    Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/604963-revisiting-buick-rainier-team-megaloud.html

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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

    Is the suv wrapped? Looks awesome!



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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

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    Is the suv wrapped? Looks awesome!
    Thanks! Nope it's just gold paint and plasti-dip. Trying not to go over the top, but it's hard not to!



    Lowered 2005 Buick Rainier
    Sundown X-18
    Sundown NeoPro V2's in Front Doors
    CDT TW-25 Tweeters in A-Pillars
    Tang Band W3 Midranges in Dash
    Pioneer DEH-80PRS
    MB Quart ONX1.1000D, and two Alpine MRV-F505 Expert Series Amplifiers
    Two Sky High 1/0 Power and Ground Runs
    Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/604963-revisiting-buick-rainier-team-megaloud.html

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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

    Got any more pics of the vehicle?



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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

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    Got any more pics of the vehicle?
    Yes I do. Here's a few for ya that I took the other day. Are there any certain angles you'd like to see? I can snap a few more for you if you want. And my apologies for the delayed reply. I just got the first coat of stain on the baffle piece.





    Lowered 2005 Buick Rainier
    Sundown X-18
    Sundown NeoPro V2's in Front Doors
    CDT TW-25 Tweeters in A-Pillars
    Tang Band W3 Midranges in Dash
    Pioneer DEH-80PRS
    MB Quart ONX1.1000D, and two Alpine MRV-F505 Expert Series Amplifiers
    Two Sky High 1/0 Power and Ground Runs
    Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/604963-revisiting-buick-rainier-team-megaloud.html

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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

    Box is done!




    Lowered 2005 Buick Rainier
    Sundown X-18
    Sundown NeoPro V2's in Front Doors
    CDT TW-25 Tweeters in A-Pillars
    Tang Band W3 Midranges in Dash
    Pioneer DEH-80PRS
    MB Quart ONX1.1000D, and two Alpine MRV-F505 Expert Series Amplifiers
    Two Sky High 1/0 Power and Ground Runs
    Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/604963-revisiting-buick-rainier-team-megaloud.html

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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

    looks great



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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

    Quote Originally Posted by BigSix View Post
    looks great
    Thanks! Sounds pretty good too!



    Lowered 2005 Buick Rainier
    Sundown X-18
    Sundown NeoPro V2's in Front Doors
    CDT TW-25 Tweeters in A-Pillars
    Tang Band W3 Midranges in Dash
    Pioneer DEH-80PRS
    MB Quart ONX1.1000D, and two Alpine MRV-F505 Expert Series Amplifiers
    Two Sky High 1/0 Power and Ground Runs
    Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/604963-revisiting-buick-rainier-team-megaloud.html

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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

    I will be in Erie, PA for a competition tomorrow. Here's the flyer if anyone wants to come by. My build isn't finished, as I'm still waiting on my NeoPro V2's from Sundown, however, I'm still going to do some demos and stuff, since I have my old speakers still in where the Neos will be going.

    Here's the flyer:



    Lowered 2005 Buick Rainier
    Sundown X-18
    Sundown NeoPro V2's in Front Doors
    CDT TW-25 Tweeters in A-Pillars
    Tang Band W3 Midranges in Dash
    Pioneer DEH-80PRS
    MB Quart ONX1.1000D, and two Alpine MRV-F505 Expert Series Amplifiers
    Two Sky High 1/0 Power and Ground Runs
    Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/604963-revisiting-buick-rainier-team-megaloud.html

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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

    Belltech Suspension parts have been ordered.



    Lowered 2005 Buick Rainier
    Sundown X-18
    Sundown NeoPro V2's in Front Doors
    CDT TW-25 Tweeters in A-Pillars
    Tang Band W3 Midranges in Dash
    Pioneer DEH-80PRS
    MB Quart ONX1.1000D, and two Alpine MRV-F505 Expert Series Amplifiers
    Two Sky High 1/0 Power and Ground Runs
    Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/604963-revisiting-buick-rainier-team-megaloud.html

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    Re: 2005 Buick Rainier Build Log

    good stuff!!




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