I wish my first install was Re's with Zapco amps and DlS components... It took me a couple years to get where I am now.
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nice stuff your workin wit its just me but i hate wires showing so if u want u could make some holes in the carpet on the back of your seat and run the wires through there i would show u mine but i know everyone would rank me on the stuff i use but after i sell my stuff im buying new ones since i know wats good and wats not now
Not bad for your 1st install. My amps are hidden under the spare tire compartment. I took out the useless spare tire and set up my amps/capacitor/d blocks there. With the carpet covering them and RE MT sub on top, you can't see anything. All you see under the trunk is the big sub and nothing else.
I just got back in from working on the car again. I had a Nakamich CD-400 before, as well as 2 15" Diamond Audio TDX's, and a sirius plug and play and xm plug and play units mounted under the HU. Anyway, i decided i wanted a little more control and a way to get rid of the plug and plays, so i went with the Pioneer premier 860MP. I was just outside hooking up the XM direct connect and i am now going to get rid of my sirius plug and play, 2 or 3 antennas, a 2 to 1 antenna splitter and the Nakamichi, as well as one of the TDX's i got left. So technically, i guess you could say that it is my second install, because i did switch out my subs with the RE's and the HU. This one was done by me alone though, whereas my first was done mainly by/with a friend. I take more pride in this one. lol.
I would like to move my grounds that go up as i would like everythign to be hidden like a few of you said, but the holes were allready there for the wires so i used them. At the moment i dont know exactly what the best place to put them would be, also i like the fact that i never had to mod anything on my car.
Hey Isaac, i actually put most of my wiring such as the d block in the spare tire area. I wanted to just remove it and put more of my stuff in there, but my parent flipped out when they found out that was my plan. I finally agreed that i would keep it, ya never know when you are going to need a spare.
Hey King, The tweets sound incredible. They can get earth shatteringly loud without distorting at all. They blen in more seemlessly then they did when they were on the dash of my car.
Hey man great install, im not sure why exactly but i really like that box. i think maybe cause u can see subwoofers whether ur inside lookin in the trunk, or outside lookin in. nice clean ride too i like the look of them also.
At some point i would like to put some new rims and tires on, as well as tint my windows. I just dont feel like spending the money because the audio drained alot of it. I also like the SS better, i just couldnt afford it. I am 20, going to college and working part-time at Sears. I figure a 2003 Monte Carlo with 13000 miles would be my best choice for looks and size (I am a BIG GUY). I also was able to get it for only 12,900 which is a pretty good deal.
Joe Smoe, I took out my 18" sub and swapped it with RE 15" MT in a custom built box. It took me 3 days to design/build and install it in my trunk. The box and the sub weighs almost 120lbs. With some fine tuning, it now produces excellent SQ and SPL. I don't think I can have the volume as high as before cause it pounds now. The low bass is 2x stronger than before and can be heard even further away. If my trunk was any bigger, I would've put in 2 6" ports for even more bass. 5 cu ft with 2 6" ports will drown out just about any sub. Just imagine how loud it would be with 2 of those 15" suckers.
I love the HU. I also loved my Nak as well, but it was lacking fine tuning capabilities that i decided i ultimately wanted in a HU. The tweets are being held up by small peices of this tape stuff we use at work to secure stuff down, it is very strong. No other tape would keep them there. Like i said up top, i didnt want to modify or drill holes and whatnot into my car.
I also like where u put the tweets ,just last wk i put 2 in my bro-in-law's car in a similiar position as yours . What i find is that the tweets don't necessarily have to be @ ear level cause u can still very well hear em there as well + it serves a less noticeable item to thieves cause if they see those on your dash then it's like a 'come see what else i got to steal' invitation ...
I think you might mean split the carpet on my seats. Is that what you meant?? If so, i dont want to mod anything on the car or make holes or cuts on the car. If you have any other ideas that would be great. If that wasnt what you meant then what did you mean.
ok. now i see it. had a different perspective. yeah, that's what i was referring to. I didn't want to mod my rodeo either (older install), but i had my amps mounted to the rear of the seats in a similar fashion, and when i made the slits (just small vertical slits with a razor large enough only for the cables) they couldn't even be noticed unless you knew they were there. It made a big dif in presentation. but i feel you about being hesitant to cut up your ride.