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Starting the build log for my 2008 Mazdaspeed 3. A lot of parts are arriving so I figure now is a good time to start. Right now I've got in hand 8 Unlawful Sounds 8" mids, 6 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters, Pioneer AVH4200NEX, 15" B2 XM15, and a Alphard Machete 80.4. Still coming are sub amps (Undecided), 2 more super tweeters to complete the set of 8, a machete 150.4, Team GP Alternator, and enough NorthStar power to keep the lights on! Starting the work on the custom panels possibly tonight. Will update with pictures as work progresses. Installed 4 of the mid in very temporary locations and I am very happy with them. Unlawful makes a good product. Seem to be the exact same as the B2 rage series. 


2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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Deciding between Apocalypse AAB4800 or Soundigital EVO5000. Price is very similar. Opinions? I mean at their core theyre both soundigital amps. 


2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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Just thought I'd make a post detailing all of the performance work done to the car. 

  • Corksport Stage 2 Rear Motor Mount
  • Corksport Passenger Motor Mount
  • Corksport Transmission Mount
  • Corksport High Pressure Fuel Pump
  • Corksport Short Shifter
  • COBB Intake
  • COBB Acessport V3 (Tuned)
  • GPlus Turbo  Inlet Pipe
  • CPe EGR Delete
  • JDM PROSPORT Front Mount intercooler
  • Custom 3" Catless Exhaust with Turbo XS Muffler 
  • 10" Wide 17" Rims, Unknown brand but made in Italy so would assume they are OZ
  • 255/40/17 Bridgestone Potenza RE-11s
  • YellowSpeed Coilovers

2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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Sounds good, would love to see a pic of the car so we know what you're working with.

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8 hours ago, aburger003 said:

Sounds good, would love to see a pic of the car so we know what you're working with.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/UnVVnd3rEdaj2NGQ9

Been meaning to get some photos up was just having some issues finding a good way to share them! Basically everything there is temporary. The mids are getting custom door panels and I will be building a 4th order box for the woofer most likely just wanted to get some music going in the car! Sucks driving in silence 

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2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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just gotta glass and paint now!!


2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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Just waiting on my big roll of fiberglass to show up in the mail. Anything I should know about SMD Sunflash, or reccomendations on a better resin? this is my first go around with fiberglass


2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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Thats a lot of mids and tweeters with very little power going to them.  Are you bridging the amps to stereo mode and doing network mode? 


09 Sienna Subs : Four Team Ascendant 18s......Sub amp: Two Taramps 15k

Headunit: Pioneer 80PRS......Mids/Highs two pioneer gm 8604 bridged, one at 4 ohms bridged one at 2 ohms bridged, one ppi 600.2 for tweets.

Front stage: Two PWX 10s per door midbass only....... PRV 6MR500 midrange....... Massive CT 2 german tweeters.

320 amp Singer alt....... 1 group 34 under the hood 6 group31 agms in the back 560 amp hours total.

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37 minutes ago, Jeffdachef said:

Thats a lot of mids and tweeters with very little power going to them.  Are you bridging the amps to stereo mode and doing network mode? 

Well yes, I do not have the Deaf Bonce 180.4 from my teammate yet, but was planning on running the tweets to the 80.4 bridging 2 channels per door for 60 watts per tweeter and then the same with the mids for 125 watts per mid. But that is really still not enough power. Have had the thought in the back of my mind to buy 2 Taramps 3ks for mids since the price has come down so much. Would give me room to grow. Crossover wise, even though I have a flagship pioneer (AVH4200NEX) it did not come equipped with network mode. It does, however, have a HPF in the unit for the front channel. So the plan was to run the HPF at 80hz then LPF the mids on their amp at 8khz and then the tweets already have passive crossovers on them, but would HPF the amp at 8khz for them as well.  


2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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2 hours ago, dudeogo said:

Well yes, I do not have the Deaf Bonce 180.4 from my teammate yet, but was planning on running the tweets to the 80.4 bridging 2 channels per door for 60 watts per tweeter and then the same with the mids for 125 watts per mid. But that is really still not enough power. Have had the thought in the back of my mind to buy 2 Taramps 3ks for mids since the price has come down so much. Would give me room to grow. Crossover wise, even though I have a flagship pioneer (AVH4200NEX) it did not come equipped with network mode. It does, however, have a HPF in the unit for the front channel. So the plan was to run the HPF at 80hz then LPF the mids on their amp at 8khz and then the tweets already have passive crossovers on them, but would HPF the amp at 8khz for them as well.  

should work fairly well


09 Sienna Subs : Four Team Ascendant 18s......Sub amp: Two Taramps 15k

Headunit: Pioneer 80PRS......Mids/Highs two pioneer gm 8604 bridged, one at 4 ohms bridged one at 2 ohms bridged, one ppi 600.2 for tweets.

Front stage: Two PWX 10s per door midbass only....... PRV 6MR500 midrange....... Massive CT 2 german tweeters.

320 amp Singer alt....... 1 group 34 under the hood 6 group31 agms in the back 560 amp hours total.

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I'm liking the doors. How are you going to finish them?

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16 hours ago, aburger003 said:

I'm liking the doors. How are you going to finish them?

2 Layers of clear coated carbon fiber weave is the plan. May cheap out and just paint them gloss black on the fiberglass layer. But I'm pretty set on carbon fiber right now. 

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2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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On 2/11/2019 at 5:08 PM, Jeffdachef said:

should work fairly well

Honestly at this point wanting to buy 2 Taramps 3k 1 ohms, run them at 2 ohms per door that gives me tons of room to grow with more mids in the read door or a stunt wall 


2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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5 hours ago, dudeogo said:

Honestly at this point wanting to buy 2 Taramps 3k 1 ohms, run them at 2 ohms per door that gives me tons of room to grow with more mids in the read door or a stunt wall 

I dig it, go with the 3k. 


09 Sienna Subs : Four Team Ascendant 18s......Sub amp: Two Taramps 15k

Headunit: Pioneer 80PRS......Mids/Highs two pioneer gm 8604 bridged, one at 4 ohms bridged one at 2 ohms bridged, one ppi 600.2 for tweets.

Front stage: Two PWX 10s per door midbass only....... PRV 6MR500 midrange....... Massive CT 2 german tweeters.

320 amp Singer alt....... 1 group 34 under the hood 6 group31 agms in the back 560 amp hours total.

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So definitely decided to go taramps on my mids, so if anyone shows interest in a Machete 80.4 or a JL Audio 300/4 I will make a full classifieds listing for either. No use for them so will sell fairly cheap and ship! 

with how cheap taramps 3ks are I could grab 2 and still be under $400 on amps. That's just wild. Will have to see what I need to do to support them. Shitty thing about my car is that it is a double regulated charging system. Meaning that even if I put a 2,000,000 amp alternator under the hood (lol) it will still only put out 110 amps unless I do a fully externally regulated system and I don't know how having an externally regulated single alt will affect my car's sensors because I have not messed with one before. Please reply with insight I would greatly appreciate it. 


2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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Don't mean to leave the build thread dormant! It is midterms time at my college so I have been very busy with school and the project has sat a little bit. The first layer of glass is on the doors. Got a lot of cleaning to do but it is coming along. My Soundigital 5k is being shipped right now and have a meeting for a possible sponsorship later this week. Door update photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/UAGx8QmtJNkrzfMm8


2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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5k Will be here monday. Just picked up a Northstar group 31 thats still in warranty for $100. What a deal. Got a line on another for a similar price so will hop on that. Doing some sanding and filling on the driver door today. Hoping to have it ready for paint by the end of the weekend. Decided to go 2 15s instead of a single. 


2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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little play test. Just one door on a little Zeus 1000.4 we had laying around. So well below RMS, but glad to hear it. Keeps me motivated to get them looking pretty. 

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2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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5k Arrived today courtesy of Andrew, the owner of Adire Audio. +rep to him. Pleasant experience, no hookups in the transaction. 


2008 Mazdaspeed 3 (Under Construction)

MIDS AND HIGHS                              BASS                                                        ELECTRICAL

8 Unlawful Sounds 8" Mids                  2 Team GP Undertaker 15s                      Team GP 400 Amp alt (coming soon)

8 Unlawful Sounds super tweeters       Soundigital EVO 5000                            .  Northstar Group 31s and 24F 

Hifonics Zeus 1000.4 (temporary) and Deaf Bonce AAK-OGO1500.2                                                                                                                     

 

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