California build thread


bigaudiofanatic

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So I am in California, 6 guys decided they really wanted me to work on their cars more than the guys around here. So they paid for everything and here I am.

5 370z's

1 370z roadster

I will be posting up pics of each one as i finish.

 
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bigaudiofanatic

bigaudiofanatic

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Ok today was:

Alpine w910

Polk MM

Bost Acoustic Amp

Metra Axxess

Kenwood rear camera

The goodies



The ride



How much I want to take this head unit home with me



Stock



Wiring new speakers







Rear camera



Done right



 
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bigaudiofanatic

bigaudiofanatic

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Next up we have a more factory stealth look

Basically he wanted to keep the stock head unit and add a little more Bump. We started this last last night and I knew we would never get it done, so this morning I cam and finished it. Today "day 2" was two installs.

So we installed:

Polk DB 6.5's

Boston Acoustic amp

Kenwood KSC-SW10

The car





Installed new speakers and ran new wires.







Soldered and heat shrink as usual



Installed



All wires organized





 
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bigaudiofanatic

bigaudiofanatic

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Power wire ran





All stock wires ran to the new sub and high level inputs on the amp



Amp installed



Wires cleaned up





Sub installed



All and all I was impressed with the quality of sound that the amp and sub were producting as they were getting high level inputs.

 
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bigaudiofanatic

bigaudiofanatic

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Power wire ran





All stock wires ran to the new sub and high level inputs on the amp



Amp installed



Wires cleaned up





Sub installed



All and all I was impressed with the quality of sound that the amp and sub were producting as they were getting high level inputs.

 
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bigaudiofanatic

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3rd install and second of the day was simple

Who just wanted a simple rear camera and head unit

We installed

Pioneer Head unit

Pioneer Camera

Metra Axxess

The ride



Rear camera wires ran and organized



Lots of wires



Test install



Finished



 

TheUnderFighter

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Yea this probably would have just fit better in the build-log section:p Good stuff though. Judging by your location I would've thought you were in Jersey, where about in California is this? Looks a bit like San Diego or Covina area to me.

Any why did they all insist upon Polk speakers and BA amps? >.

 
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bigaudiofanatic

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Yea this probably would have just fit better in the build-log section:p Good stuff though. Judging by your location I would've thought you were in Jersey, where about in California is this? Looks a bit like San Diego or Covina area to me.Any why did they all insist upon Polk speakers and BA amps? >.

I was flown here to work on these cars, I live in NJ.

I am staying around Orange County.

As far as polk and BA stuff, some of these build are BUDGET builds they are not all high end 1000 dollar amps and speakers. Polk IMO makes some great bang for the buck upgrade speakers especially from the stock stuff.
 
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Today was a 2011 370z

Installed:

JL amp

Pioneer head unit

Polk MM speakers

Metra Axxess

The stuff



The car



New wires ran



New speakers





New tweeters in factory bracket







Wires organized



 

KyleBechtold

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I was flown here to work on these cars, I live in NJ.I am staying around Orange County.

As far as polk and BA stuff, some of these build are BUDGET builds they are not all high end 1000 dollar amps and speakers. Polk IMO makes some great bang for the buck upgrade speakers especially from the stock stuff.
so they spend money on having you come out to do average installs with average equipment.. They are in cali.. there are probably 100's if not more audio shops.. do you know these people? I always see people "flying you out" to do basic installs.. please explain..

 

Bettr n' Revrse

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so they spend money on having you come out to do average installs with average equipment.. They are in cali.. there are probably 100's if not more audio shops.. do you know these people? I always see people "flying you out" to do basic installs.. please explain..
Ya this really confuses me as well... If I was flying someone out to help me with an install I would definitely have equipment worth more then the amount it cost me to get the guy out there lol... Nice work as I said in your other thread

 

TheUnderFighter

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so they spend money on having you come out to do average installs with average equipment.. They are in cali.. there are probably 100's if not more audio shops.. do you know these people? I always see people "flying you out" to do basic installs.. please explain..
I was wondering the same thing. Didn't make much sense to me:\

And you don't have to spend much more, if any, than you do on Polk, to get better than Polk. I mean, they aren't Pyle or Pyramid.... But you can get quality components for well under $100 bucks.

 

VWBobby

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^^ was wondering the same..... Couple of problems. Don't use zip ties to mount fuse holders. Eventually it will start rubbing and vibrating, plus it looks like shit....

Why are you using a torch instead of a proper soldering iron? Not only is it awkward, its hard to get enough heat focused on the joint. Use more solder, you barely have enough.

Polk makes average sounding speakers for the price...... dozens of better speakers out there. Should've went with Boston speakers and some of the smaller/newer amps for a more stealth install. Other than that, looks great... //content.invisioncic.com/y282845/emoticons/wink.gif.608e3ea05f1a9f98611af0861652f8fb.gif

 

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