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    2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    Well I just finished the 98 Mustang work log, and then immediately got a new vehicle... lol bye bye Mustang.

    So thus starts the WRX work log. This is gonna be over the next few weeks, so no extraordinary progress between pics. But here you go:
    P/S, this is also gonna be my daily driven work vehicle, so nothing crazy is going to happen in here. No walls or crazy fiberglass, just trying for a good clean system, on a car with not a lot of info yet.

    The Car:


    The Dash:

    Still trying to figure if I want to use the factory radio and a fancy hi/low converter (to maintain the 6 disk changer and save some money, or install a nice nav unit.


    OK, for the rear speakers, take out a screw in the handle area where you pull the door shut, pop that piece straight up evenly (not up and out like previous model year, broke my first tab on first piece ) This reveals two more screws, remove them. Then inside the handle to open the door there is one screw, remove it. In the corner there is a piece of black plastic trim (little triangle on the door.) Pull it straight out and twist slightly to the front as it comes out. Then starting at the bottom, pull the door straight out to pop out the little plastic compression fasteners. At the top of the doors, there is no fasteners, when it feels like just the top 1/4 is still being held in, slide the door straight up along the path of the window and pull the panel off.

    The factory speakers are retained by a plastic shroud and three screws, remove the whole thing by taking out the three screws. In the rear, 6 1/2s fit perfect in the door, and the window doesn't get in the way at all, so just drill holes in the door for the screws and directly mount the speakers.


    FRONT SPEAKERS on the other hand are a different story. The Infinities I put in the front are not that deep, and still hit the glass. Also, the factory speaker holders position the speaker too close to the doors, and the tweeters push against the grill in the door, so I made my own adapters, though I think if you buy the ones for last year, they probably still fit. Since this actually required some handy-work, here are the quick adapters I made.


    If you notice the two screws just to the left of the wood, they hold in the crossovers. I installed all 4 crossovers in the same fashion in each door.



    In the front the speaker wire is outside the door, so I had to drill a small hole to run the speaker wire through to the crossover, and secured the wire to the bracket. In the rear its all internal, and no where near moving parts, so no worries.


    SPECIAL THANKS!!!! To Manny at T-Rex Car Audio. Even when I was offering to pay for it, he encurged me to "just go for it man" and though I broke one tab, still not going to hold it against him ;-) Great guy and thanks for the help.



    Quote Originally Posted by heyman421
    If SPL is your main objective, get 10's or 12's instead.
    Current System
    Car: 2008 WRX
    HU: Pioneer AVIC-D3
    Fronts: Tweeters up top
    Infinity 2ohm 3-ways in the doors
    Rears: Infinity 2ohm 3-ways in the doors
    Mid/High amp: HiFonics Zeus ZXi 4406 @ 110 X 4 rms
    Subs: 2x 12" Kicker L7 D4s
    Sub Amp: HiFonics Brutus BXi 2006D @ 1ohm (2KW RMS)

    98 Mustang Work Log (pics)
    08 WRX Work Log(Pics)




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    Re: 2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    Well I usually turn this into a paint layout so it all looks neat, but today I really didn't care. you get the idea here, its just not as pretty. All the wood is cut, should have some pics of the build later today or tomorrow.




    Quote Originally Posted by heyman421
    If SPL is your main objective, get 10's or 12's instead.
    Current System
    Car: 2008 WRX
    HU: Pioneer AVIC-D3
    Fronts: Tweeters up top
    Infinity 2ohm 3-ways in the doors
    Rears: Infinity 2ohm 3-ways in the doors
    Mid/High amp: HiFonics Zeus ZXi 4406 @ 110 X 4 rms
    Subs: 2x 12" Kicker L7 D4s
    Sub Amp: HiFonics Brutus BXi 2006D @ 1ohm (2KW RMS)

    98 Mustang Work Log (pics)
    08 WRX Work Log(Pics)

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    Re: 2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    im still wondering why they changed that last body style, the last one before this was sick



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    Re: 2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    wanted to stay one step ahead of the evo maybe?



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    Re: 2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    What subs are you using? L7s that was in the mustang?



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    Re: 2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    yeah, the L7s from the stang. I know I know.. its a bit small and not alot of port area, but still need useable space in the back. if it sounds like poop, easy enough to cutout a peice big enough to cover port and turn this into a 3.6ish sealed enclosure



    Quote Originally Posted by heyman421
    If SPL is your main objective, get 10's or 12's instead.
    Current System
    Car: 2008 WRX
    HU: Pioneer AVIC-D3
    Fronts: Tweeters up top
    Infinity 2ohm 3-ways in the doors
    Rears: Infinity 2ohm 3-ways in the doors
    Mid/High amp: HiFonics Zeus ZXi 4406 @ 110 X 4 rms
    Subs: 2x 12" Kicker L7 D4s
    Sub Amp: HiFonics Brutus BXi 2006D @ 1ohm (2KW RMS)

    98 Mustang Work Log (pics)
    08 WRX Work Log(Pics)

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    Re: 2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    yea but the evo looks 20 times better imo.. but there not bad looking just dunno but the wagon look



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    Re: 2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkFox View Post
    yeah, the L7s from the stang. I know I know.. its a bit small and not alot of port area, but still need useable space in the back. if it sounds like poop, easy enough to cutout a peice big enough to cover port and turn this into a 3.6ish sealed enclosure
    naw it should be fine......Maybe you should get Cvxs they can be in smaller boxes and IMO have the same spl with better sq



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    Re: 2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    It's a hatchback, and they look **** as **** on the Impreza's.




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    Re: 2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    Quote Originally Posted by SplChoice- View Post
    yea but the evo looks 20 times better imo.. but there not bad looking just dunno but the wagon look
    it looks more for a hatchback to me, like the car in your sig..




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    Re: 2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    its called a 5 door w/hatch so as far as my insurance is concerned (Geico) its a hatchback

    anyway, some more stuff thats going in it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by heyman421
    If SPL is your main objective, get 10's or 12's instead.
    Current System
    Car: 2008 WRX
    HU: Pioneer AVIC-D3
    Fronts: Tweeters up top
    Infinity 2ohm 3-ways in the doors
    Rears: Infinity 2ohm 3-ways in the doors
    Mid/High amp: HiFonics Zeus ZXi 4406 @ 110 X 4 rms
    Subs: 2x 12" Kicker L7 D4s
    Sub Amp: HiFonics Brutus BXi 2006D @ 1ohm (2KW RMS)

    98 Mustang Work Log (pics)
    08 WRX Work Log(Pics)

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    Re: 2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    yeah but its like 4 doors and kinda long i know its a hatch lmao i just said it looks more like the legacy wagon thing



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    Re: 2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    my hatchback has 4/5 doors




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    Re: 2008 WRX Worklog *pics*

    do you have any pics of the mustang install? if so plz post, i just did an install in mine and want to see what others have did. Im working on the front stage now.




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    Quote Originally Posted by heyman421
    If SPL is your main objective, get 10's or 12's instead.
    Current System
    Car: 2008 WRX
    HU: Pioneer AVIC-D3
    Fronts: Tweeters up top
    Infinity 2ohm 3-ways in the doors
    Rears: Infinity 2ohm 3-ways in the doors
    Mid/High amp: HiFonics Zeus ZXi 4406 @ 110 X 4 rms
    Subs: 2x 12" Kicker L7 D4s
    Sub Amp: HiFonics Brutus BXi 2006D @ 1ohm (2KW RMS)

    98 Mustang Work Log (pics)
    08 WRX Work Log(Pics)

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