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Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 186
Registered: Sep-05
Hello all, just wanted to post some pics of my project. It is in progress. Here is a list of what I am installing.
Head Unit: Power Acoustik PTID-8970NRB HU w/ 7" screen
(I know about PA, I got a really good deal and I like it)
Front: 2 Polk Audio db651 6.5" speakers
Back: 2 MB Quart FTA-169 6x9 speakers
Subwoofers: 2 RE SE (older model)
Amplifier: 1 ED Nine.1
Wiring: Stinger & Knukoncept
Sound deadening: QuietCar
Non car audio: green under car LEDs, under seat LEDs, 2 green license plate neons and 2 15" green neon tubes in trunk.
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This is the car. It has 20" Cabo rims and window tint.
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Closeup of rims
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Trunk with QuietCar
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Side of trunk
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Where 6x9s will be
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Metal behind rear seats
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Trunk from front
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Trunk lid
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6x9s that are being replaced
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front speakers that are being replaced
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 187
Registered: Sep-05
I forgot to add that I will be adding pictures as the install goes along. That is if y'all want them. Any questions/comments welcome.
 

Gold Member
Username: Kyle_lowe

Post Number: 1173
Registered: Apr-06
do you have a 4 channel amp or just plan on running the front and rear off of the hu?

im looking forward to seeing the progress
 

Silver Member
Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 913
Registered: Oct-09
I don't see why you're replacing those stock speakers, they look pretty epic
 

Silver Member
Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 914
Registered: Oct-09
I don't see why you're replacing those stock speakers, they look pretty epic Good job on the sound deadner, looks real clean.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 716
Registered: Sep-09
apparently i started build log week lol.
 

Silver Member
Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 272
Registered: Mar-10
looking forward to pic progress along the way. :-)
 

Silver Member
Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 475
Registered: Jul-09
Nice ride man,should sound pretty good. How bout the box for the subs? You build one yourself?
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 188
Registered: Sep-05
Kyle: I do not have an amp, yes, I will be running them off of the HU. I have basically run out of $ for now and I think the HU will power them enough.

SKD: Thank you first of all, and I was going to use them, but I found a good deal. LOL

deathoob: Yes, you did. LOL

steve: Thank you and I will update as much as possibe without overdoing it.

Sean P: Thank you, I love it. The box, I forgot. I know you guys aren't going to like this, but I bought one from a local shop. Got a great deal. It is sealed, which I prefer, and it is top quality. I did some measuring and calculating and this box is great for the subs. Like I said before, I am out of $ and would love to have built my own or had bassman build me one, but I don't think I could do it now. Thanks for asking. Here is a pic of the box:
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This is my door with CarQuiet
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This is where the front speaker will go
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Close up of sub box
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My sound deadening stuff
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This is my HU mess
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Again with HU and aftermarket wiring adaptor
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This is my steering wheel control box (aftermarket)
Sorry, the car is abit of a mess, but it will be cleaned soon and I will post some final pics. More updates to come.
 

Silver Member
Username: Rosrock

Michigan

Post Number: 411
Registered: Mar-09
what kinda power does the ed9.1 put out and do you have an aftermarket battery/alt with big 3 done?
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 726
Registered: Sep-09
i think the ed 9.1 puts out ~1200 watts. (i reserve the right to be wrong.)

hey eric did you deaden your floor? i started that to day.

prefab sealed boxes are usaly fine, if you go ported thats when you need to never buy prefab, just make sure the box specs match up to your subs.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 189
Registered: Sep-05
deathoob you are 100% correct. and no I did not deaden my floor, I never even really thought about it, bit I will now. Thanks. Yes, I have done the calculations and everything is near optimal. boss, I do not currently have an aftermarket battery or alt. I will be doing the big 3.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5679
Registered: Oct-05
looks nice man! Keep up the good work.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 731
Registered: Sep-09
looking forward to how this turns out, keep the pics coming, if you where in Atlanta i would help out lol.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 190
Registered: Sep-05
Bassman, thank you very much. deathoob, will do and I appreciate the thought.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 733
Registered: Sep-09
BTW eric how far did that gallon go for you?
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 191
Registered: Sep-05
Well, so far, I have done 2 layers on the trunk and 1 on both doors. I have enough to do I think 1 more layer on the trunk. Not too shabby, huh?
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 734
Registered: Sep-09
thats really good for 1 gallon i think lol, just ordered a gallon of second skins Spectrum Sludge going to use it cover what ever the SPL tiles won't.
 

Silver Member
Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 286
Registered: Mar-10
is the liquid deadener any good? or is it just personal preference? or is it good to use both, certain ones in certain spots?
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 737
Registered: Sep-09
the liquid is for hard to mold deadner areas tight spaces saves time going on but you haft to let it dry. i believe it can go on thinner then other dampeners bla bla bla.
 

Silver Member
Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 288
Registered: Mar-10
haha, ok man. i was just wondering as i don't know any one personally that has used the liquids.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 192
Registered: Sep-05
I believe that it is better than some deadeners. If you put on 3 layers at 1mm thick each, your supposed to be able to increase your dB by 12. Check it out here: http://www.quietcoat.com/html/coverage_calculator.html
Yes, it is personal preference also. I used in my last car and LOVED it.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 741
Registered: Sep-09
yeah second skins Spectrum Sludge says 1mm-3mm and you can do it in 1 coat. hehehe
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 193
Registered: Sep-05
I would recommend either of those. More pics tonight.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 742
Registered: Sep-09
is it time for more pics yet?
 

Silver Member
Username: Boston_spl

Highland, CA United States

Post Number: 240
Registered: Nov-08
"green under car LEDs, under seat LEDs, 2 green license plate neons and 2 15" green neon tubes in trunk"



I wouldn't advertise that. j/k LoL


Great choices on the subs, amps, & wiring though. That dash wiring looks like a fun job. LoL

Keep it up man, more pix!
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 196
Registered: Sep-05
Thank you. Yeah, I know, but I am going for a theme, my license plate will read R1DDLER. I am going to also have a question mark on the back window. The dash wiring looks worse than it is, most of that is done. Thanks though, really appreciate all of the nice comments.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 197
Registered: Sep-05
Okay, here they are. I also put some QuietCar on the underside of my car as well. Mainly under the trunk and around the license plate area. Upload
This is some more QuietCar under the bottom of the rear seats.
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I have sprayed some rubberized undercoating on all of the QuietCar, just to had some more sound deadening. More to come, I am waiting on the front and rear speakers to come. Then, it's on, LOL.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 744
Registered: Sep-09
looking good, do some more of the floor and wheel wells, should make a big diff, and if u can your roof as well. really any where theres bare metal. i also used a sheet of SPL tile on my license plate when i did my trunk, made the out side raddle soo much better.
 

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Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 290
Registered: Mar-10
good job man, keep the pics coming. your making me want to use some of that stuff!! lol
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 746
Registered: Sep-09
5.6 - 7.6 gallons to cover my car... wonder how much that weighs..... how much does that gallon of quite car weigh? i want enough deadner to make my doors sound like a tank when i close them lol.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 199
Registered: Sep-05
5 gallons is $239.95 plus shipping. But I think their figures are a little off. I think that 5 - 6 gallons would be plenty. That's just me though, based on past experience. I think you could do that to your doors with 1 gallon, not 1 per, just 1 total. I would just check out how much that other stuff would cost compared to QuietCar. I knew about QuietCar from my previous car, I never heard of the other stuff, but it looks just as good or better. Let me know what you decide and if it works out for you. 1 gallon cost me $79.35 with shipping.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 747
Registered: Sep-09
Second Skin Audio LLC. Cart
Item# 109490 $82.33 USD << shipped

$269.82 + shipping for 5 gal

or non sluge

http://www.secondskinaudio.com/sound-deadener/spectrum.php

$59.98 for 1 gal + shipping. the sludge is thick like peanut butter to make it eayser, the Spectrum non sludge is more like what you have.
 

Gold Member
Username: Mendonmafia

USA

Post Number: 2053
Registered: Aug-06
dam,n just went to get a 5gal bucket and shipping is$75. i guess i gotta save a bit more.

great job so far though.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 752
Registered: Sep-09
i think there shipping includes inshurence but it is a rather heavy item.
 

Silver Member
Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 480
Registered: Jul-09
Box looks good man,should sound killer when everythings done. Btw,doesnt anybody keep there cars clean anymore? j/p lol
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 201
Registered: Sep-05
Thanks Sean. Darn kids, LOL
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 758
Registered: Sep-09
where are your updates? i try and get something every day lol. least tell us whats going on.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 202
Registered: Sep-05
Sorry, things have been slow going. Just sprayed some more undercoating and am wiring the subs as I type. Well not the same time, I'm not an octopus. LOL Hope these pics are self explanatory.
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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 209
Registered: Sep-05
Just for you death, here are my updates. LOL Yes, I even worked on the 4th. Just sprayed some undercoating on booth doors. The wierd looking stuff is some sort of padding stuff. More to come tomorrow and alot more Tues and Wed. My speakers will be here then. Yay!!Upload
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Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 764
Registered: Sep-09
nice, looking forward to what you have coming in.
 

Silver Member
Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 298
Registered: Mar-10
^X2
 

Silver Member
Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 483
Registered: Jul-09
^X3
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 211
Registered: Sep-05
UPDATE:
I began building my amp rack today. I am not enclosing completely like I said before. It is just going to be on a board where my spare tire is supposed to be, then I am putting the trunk carpeting over it with a hole cut in it and plexiglass. I think you can see what I mean by the pics.
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This is the carpet and my amp board. I will be removing the padding also.
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This is my amp board, yes it will be carpeted.
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This is my plexiglass.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 771
Registered: Sep-09
make sure you can get some air flow in there. but i want to see how this turns out finished.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 23069
Registered: Jun-06
Damn, first time reading this thread FTL. I'm not a rim fan in general but those are some tight ones at that. I'm diggin' them. Good choice in sub and wire for sure. I also want pics of the neon and led's lol.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 774
Registered: Sep-09
na Paul we need some good night time vid's and some pic's.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 214
Registered: Sep-05
death, I have plans for that. I will let all know when I make my final decision. Paul, thank you so very much, I really appreciate the kind comments. Yes, I most certainly will put some day & night pics up and some night video.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 218
Registered: Sep-05
Okay, I received my front speakers and under car LEDs today. Had to order some new brackets for the front speakers, the old ones won't work. Dang it. Almost finished with the amp rack, finished the "hole" for it, pics below. Finished my toggle switch box. It will be going below my HU. My old HU was a double DIN and my new one is a single, so I had a cubby hole that I turned into a place for my 3 toggle switches. Here are the pics, enjoy!
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This is where the amp will be.
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My new front speakers.
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Looks better in person, camera shows stuff you normally can't see.
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Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 781
Registered: Sep-09
 

Silver Member
Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 306
Registered: Mar-10
how do you like those polks? and just curious, are those cloth surrounds?

it's coming together tho, keep us updated man.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 786
Registered: Sep-09
i have heard the DB's in person there good but the component version's of polks door speakers are much better.
 

Silver Member
Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 491
Registered: Jul-09
Coming together nicely man!
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 793
Registered: Sep-09
you get any thing done to day? want to see what you got going on.
 

Silver Member
Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 309
Registered: Mar-10
x2
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 221
Registered: Sep-05
Yes, I got some done today. Basically just received my MB Quart 6x9s, found out that they don't fit into the factory brackets and finished the toggle switches. Tons of pics and updates will be done this weekend, my children will be at their mother's house. Anyway, thanks for the inquiries.
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My MB Quart 6x9s
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And the finished toggle switches. Darn camera shows all of the little flaws.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 222
Registered: Sep-05
Steve, I don't believe that they are cloth.
death, I wasn't quite ready to do the whole component thing right now, I might in the future though.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

Post Number: 14486
Registered: Jun-04
good job so far
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 794
Registered: Sep-09
what do you mean don't fin in the brackets? if its just the holes get your self some self tapping screws, and i think the toggle plate needs some paint.
 

Gold Member
Username: Kyle_lowe

Post Number: 1180
Registered: Apr-06
i would love to check this out in person once you finish
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 796
Registered: Sep-09
Eric is going to half to go on tour when hes done, he used so many things off our usual "list of approved products". i personally want to poke your quite car deading. then i need to show you my ghetto handie work.
 

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Username: Kyle_lowe

Post Number: 1181
Registered: Apr-06
ga seems a bit far to check it out, but thats up to you, ha
i go to college only 10 minutes from where his listed residence is
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 497
Registered: Jul-09
X2 on paint for the toggle plate. Nice fit though,looks clean!
 

Silver Member
Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 313
Registered: Mar-10
yeah man, that is turning out pretty damn good. keep up the good work. and the updates.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 223
Registered: Sep-05
sean, thank you very much!
death, I meant that the basket on the new speakers was larger than the old ones. Got that fixed with some filing. See pic. I did paint the toggle box, it is just showing up like that on the camera, it is not as bad in person.
Kyle, I can let you know when it is done.
death, the tour thing sounds interesting. LOL
everyone else, THANK YOU for all of the kind comments
As far as updates, I ordered my Big 3 wires today, along with 0 gauge wire for my amp. I also got the new 6x9s into the brackets. Check it out:
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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 807
Registered: Sep-09
nice nice, what wire you get?, and for the first time ever i used some wire management, well in my car. its like the car was made for it, but running 2 run's of 1/0 through the rubber grommet sucks, you run your wire yet, if not i got some lazy man tips for you.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 224
Registered: Sep-05
I so forgot. I bought Knukonceptz. This is what I bought:
Kolossus Fleks Kable 1/0 Red Power /Ground Wire 20 feet
Kolossus Fleks Kable 1/0 JET Black Power/Ground Wire 5 feet
Kolossus Fleks Kable 1/0 Blue Power/Ground Wire 10 feet
In-Line Waterproof ANL Fuse Holder w/ Fuse (250A)
KonFused Negative Battery Terminal
KonFused Positive Battery Terminal
No, I have not ran any of my wires yet. I welcome any of your tips. I noticed the vegetable oil, was that Kroger brand? What no Piggly Wiggly? LOL Thanks man.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 809
Registered: Sep-09
kroger, so you got there wiring kit? go through the rubber grommet should be able to cut it with a razor, if it was evil like mine you will need a ~3" knife to get through the back side. the oil was for lube, usaly use WD-40. makes it 20 times easier, if you are feeling ballze drill through your fire wall on the battery side if you want shorter run, but 20' and under you should be good to go no matter what. 1/0 seems to big to run like you would 4 ga if you look at my latest pic's see if you have the same thing in your car. it made me rather happy when the idea poped in my head to run it like this. remember to zip tie in the engine bay, not to hot things. and its soooo much easier when the car is all pulled apart instead of fighting the car.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

Post Number: 14596
Registered: Jun-04
so what else got done today eric
 

Silver Member
Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 319
Registered: Mar-10
x2?
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 226
Registered: Sep-05
Well gentlemen, not a whole lot. Got the front speakers in their brackets and I received my wire from Knukoncepts. Man, that stuff is huge and heavy. I let my 9 year old hold the power wire and he about fell over. He's a little dude, but awesome. Pics maybe later tonight, maybe tomorrow. I am also doing a couple of more things to the body. I got some chrome trim for the doors and I am putting that on right now. Huge update coming tomorrow night. Stay tuned. Thank you all for the interest.
 

Silver Member
Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 321
Registered: Mar-10
looking forward to the updates eric
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 821
Registered: Sep-09
x2
 

Silver Member
Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 524
Registered: Jul-09
Just curious Eric,where is pemberville at in ohio?
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 232
Registered: Sep-05
South of Toledo. http://www.mapquest.com/mq/6-azVZPkIWTP7L*Xzz
We have 1 street light that is only blinking when school is out, 1 grocery store and 2 gas stations (1 being at the grocery store). That should some it up. LOL
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 527
Registered: Jul-09
Wow! Id say thats pretty small. Probly a nice quite town though? My parents live in a small town like that,i enjoy going up there. Quite a few amish people out there way too. Funny to see,well maybe not funny but different anyway.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 823
Registered: Sep-09
people still use map quest? any my parents have yacht club up in SC thats like that, but it is the one that only has 1 light in each direction, and i think its only on, on Sunday.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

Post Number: 14619
Registered: Jun-04
yahoos map thing is better
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 236
Registered: Sep-05
Okay, so I didn't get as much done today as I thought I would. I spent most of the day shopping for stuff. I did get the front speakers in and the doors done. Yea! I also hooked up the rear 6x9s, man it sounds really good! Here are some pics for y'all. More to come tomorrow.
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These are my power wire, my Big 3 and my ground wire.
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This is my fuse holder, my battery terminals and my fuse all for my Big 3.
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I put some chrome trim around the doors.
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This is the rear door.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 832
Registered: Sep-09
nice
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 238
Registered: Sep-05
Okay, so I didn't get as much done this weekend as I had hoped. I got the rear 6x9s in and done, started to put my back seat back in, I know, I should run my wires first, but I have 3 children and no other vehicle, so I will suffer running the wire or pull my back seat out again. I haven't run my wires because I am waiting to get my HO alternator. Excessive Amperage quoted me a 200 for $345 shipped, not sure if I can get one for less. I did put some more of the chrome trim around my trunk and hood. Pics tomorrow. Also tomorrow I am going to try to drill my holes for the t-nuts and get my subs in the box. I have ordered 3 fans for my amp. Here is a diagram of how the amp will be cooled.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t227/nyoc2020/ampcooling.jpg
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This is a picture of the squirrel cage fans in the diagram.
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This is the PAC CF-1Cross Flow Fan.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 239
Registered: Sep-05
I meant to say stale or whatever air out, not fresh air. LOL I must be tired.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 879
Registered: Sep-09
nice nice, keep us up dated.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 243
Registered: Sep-05
Okay, I got my t-nuts in for the 1 sub and started screwing it in to the box. Got the bottom of my back seat in, but not bolted. More to come tomorrow, no kids for 2 days, yea, more work. LOL
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My first sub in the box
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Chrome trim around hood. The chrome on the grill will be coming off, just an experiment.
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Chrome trim around trunk
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Gas cap chrome. I might be taking this off
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 244
Registered: Sep-05
Okay, I got my t-nuts in for the 1 sub and started screwing it in to the box. Got the bottom of my back seat in, but not bolted. More to come tomorrow, no kids for 2 days, yea, more work. LOL

My first sub in the box

Chrome trim around hood. The chrome on the grill will be coming off, just an experiment.

Chrome trim around trunk

Gas cap chrome. I might be taking this off
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 245
Registered: Sep-05
Sorry about that, I have no idea what happened, just ignore the post before this.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 894
Registered: Sep-09
lol, and isn't that just a bit too much chrome? wheres the second sub?
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 246
Registered: Sep-05
Maybe with the gas cap and the grill, but everything else is barely noticeable. I am working on the second sub, kids are here and driving me nuts.
 

Silver Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 897
Registered: Sep-09
how do you drive nuts? does it hurt? how fast do your nuts go?

kids cant be that bad just haft to find the right outlet to distract them.
 

Silver Member
Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 554
Registered: Jul-09
I agree,a little to much chrome trim for me. Second sub yet? Cant wait to see a vid of this,should sound pretty dam good!
 

Silver Member
Username: Boston_spl

Highland, CA United States

Post Number: 299
Registered: Nov-08
Looks good, but I'd ditch the chrome around the gas cap too.
 

Silver Member
Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 249
Registered: Sep-05
Okay, I got the HU fully installed now. I got the other sub screwed into the box and I cut my plexiglass. Oh and I took off the chrome from the gas cap. More to come tomorrow.
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Both subs screwed into box.
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HU with screen in
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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 911
Registered: Sep-09
looking good, why not paint the radio and switch plate silver 2 match the car?
 

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Username: Jemone

Tucker, Georgia United States

Post Number: 384
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I like all the the chrome, but hey,i am black, we like gaudy chit. LOl HA HA.Look at all the unnecessary gold teeth us Negroes wear. HHAAA.!
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 916
Registered: Sep-09
at least you don't drive a riced out car with a far.t cannon on it.
 

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Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 322
Registered: Mar-10
haha, nice flat response, looking good eric. that switch plate would look really good silver tho.. but nice install, bet it sounds really clean.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 250
Registered: Sep-05
I think I will paint that stuff silver or chrome. Thanks for the idea death, never really thought about it. I have also ordered my HO alternator. I am going from 125 amps up to 220 amps. More to come later.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 559
Registered: Jul-09
Yea painting that silver would realy look clean. Im lazy an dont feel like reading,what alt did you end up going with eric?
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 252
Registered: Sep-05
This one: http://www.powerbastards.com/proddetail.asp?prod=11142-2PIN-220
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 922
Registered: Sep-09
125 seems a little small.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

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Registered: Jul-09
Nice! 220 should do you good!
Dont seem like a bad price either.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 927
Registered: Sep-09
nvm me, read wrong thing.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 253
Registered: Sep-05
Okay, other than ordering my HO alt, I got my boards cut finally for my amp rack. These will be the "feet" for the board that the amp will be on. I am screwing them together and then siliconing them, really similar to a sub box. Here is a pic:
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More to come tomorrow, all of my fans will be here, so I will be trying to work on that.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

Post Number: 15022
Registered: Jun-04
glad you got that ho alt.....you needed it
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 929
Registered: Sep-09
i like your sofa lol.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 254
Registered: Sep-05
Thanks. What about the dog's chew stick? LOL
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 938
Registered: Sep-09
diden't notice it lol.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 570
Registered: Jul-09
Im intersted in seeing this amp rack. Seems like a cool idea.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 258
Registered: Sep-05
Not much new today. Found out my new alt will be here Monday. Got my CF-1 Cooling fan today. Sean, I will def keep you up to date with pics. Thanks.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 962
Registered: Sep-09
i was totally expecting a pic up date out of you.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 260
Registered: Sep-05
Not much to take pics of today. More tomorrow. Hopefully pics also.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 964
Registered: Sep-09
you got toys in to day didn't you?
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 261
Registered: Sep-05
All right then. LOL I forgot. Here you go:
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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 965
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i wants it.
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

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this job is keepin you hoppin constantly new stuff coming in haha
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 278
Registered: Sep-05
Yes and today one of the biggest pieces came in. I received my alternator today. Hopefully it will be installed tomorrow. I also finally almost finished the amp rack. I also repainted my toggle box. Let me know what y'all think. Sorry, this past weekend we had our community garage sales and I had my children, not a good combination. LOL Pics below. More to come tomorrow.
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Amp rack upside down
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Amp rack top without carpet. Carpet will be black.
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Amp rack in trunk.
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Amp rack in trunk with amp.
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Amp rack in trunk with amp on it.
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Repainted toggle box.
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Repainted toggle box next to car trim. Let me know what ya'll think.
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New alternator.
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It is 220 amps.
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My old one is 125.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1033
Registered: Sep-09
like it, switch plate still off color lol.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 279
Registered: Sep-05
Yeah, but does it look better or should I chrome it? That trim is so hard to match, it has like black lines in it.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1034
Registered: Sep-09
you may just be f'ed on that one.

pick a color you like.
 

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Username: Bonhamd

Traverse City, MI

Post Number: 2282
Registered: Nov-07
what type of paint are you using for your switch plate?

looking good so far
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 280
Registered: Sep-05
Daniel, I used flat black spray paint the first time and the second time, I found some spray paint that was speckled stuff. The speckled stuff I sprayed on and then went to take it off and wound up with the way it looks in the picture. Let me know if there is another type I should be using. Thanks for the nice comment.
 

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Username: Bonhamd

Traverse City, MI

Post Number: 2283
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what material did you make the switchboard out of?
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 281
Registered: Sep-05
plastic
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 601
Registered: Jul-09
Looking good! Switch plate does look a little off though,but i could just be the pics. Liking the amp rack too. Are you still doing the plexi with it?
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 282
Registered: Sep-05
Thanks. Yea, I am still doing the plexi.
 

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Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

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Registered: Mar-10
looking good eric
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 284
Registered: Sep-05
Thanks steve. Here's an update for y'all. I got the alternator started to be taken out. Should be out and new one in tomorrow. Also, big 3 should be done tomorrow. I carpeted the amp rack and started on the "cooling system". I got the first hole cut and ready for the fan. Below are some pics that show what it will be like. I am going to put some screen over the holes. More to come tomorrow.
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This is the carpeted amp rack in it's hole. Notice the fan.
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This is the inside or bottom of the amp rack.
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This is the fan in it's hole. It will be covered by screen. This one will be drawing in "fresh" air.
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This is the way the fans will be setup. The one in the hole will bring in "fresh" air, the cross fan will blow it across the amp and the other fan will take out the "bad", "old", whatever air.
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Closeup of the intake and cross fans.
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Closeup of outtake fan.
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Repainted toggle box.
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Again, the spot will be fixed.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1041
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"hot air"
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 285
Registered: Sep-05
Duh. Thanks death. What do you think? Also, on the blower fans are 3 wires, red, black and yellow. Can I use the yellow wire as a remote, like they turn on when the amp does.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 286
Registered: Sep-05
I had to post this. My daughter is trying 2 b a panda.Upload
 

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Username: Rosrock

Michigan

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lol...ill just keep my thoughts to myself
 

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Username: Nd4spd18

Philadelphia, PA

Post Number: 11193
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IMO toggle switches look like crap... I always use rockers
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 287
Registered: Sep-05
I wanted to use rockers but, I couldn't find green.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1042
Registered: Sep-09
if there 12V fans 1 wire is power one is ground and 1 is an rpm wire, least thats how it should be.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 288
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Okay, can I use the rpm wire for remote? If not, how do I hook them up to turn on when the amp does?
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1043
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no you cant, its just to report the speed of the fan, you want an item called a relay. what that will do is hook in to the same wire as your remote and that will close a connection in the relay that will give power to the fans. its a very simple device shouldn't be more then 5$-10$ just make sure it supports the load you have, the fans will tell you there amperage usage, add it all up then give your self a little head way.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 289
Registered: Sep-05
Dang it, I knew that, that's why I already got one of those. Man, I have so much stuff I can't remember what I have. Just looked into some green rockers for the toggles. Looks like I am going to get them. So, death, any comments?
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1044
Registered: Sep-09
http://www.digikey.com/?cshift_ck=2018812315cs511157916&WT.srch=1

and i like your work as usial, looks cleaner then my botched jobs.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

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Registered: Jul-09
Looks good eric
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 291
Registered: Sep-05
Okay, not much got done today. Mainly was working on getting the alternator installed. Everything went fine until I went to plug in the plug, it does not fit. The new alternator has some plastic blocking it on the sides. I am in contact with powerbastards and waiting a response. I now have to purchase and cut a new piece of plexi, the fans messed up the original. I also purchased some new toggle switches. Started to install the fans. See pics below.
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Old alternator plug.
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This is the plug that goes in.
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New toggle switch.
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Fan installed.
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Other one.
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Username: Mrskullz1

New York

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Wow - very nice Eric.

1 question tho - what are the toggle switches for?

And btw - the underseat LEDs will look awesome at night. Just make sure you place them at the right angles so you get a very nice glow. I have the same to my car and looks very nice at night. I'll post a pic if u want. Very nice job u did!
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 618
Registered: Jul-09
Wait, what happend to the plexi?
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 294
Registered: Sep-05
Skullz, thank you very much. I prefer to have 1 toggle for my interior lights, 1 for my exterior lights and 1 for my bass. I would love to see your lights, especially so I can get the angle right.
Sean P, I am just replacing it, don't worry, I am still going to use plexi.
I am redoing the whole trunk carpet, I screwed that up, so stay tuned for new pics. Also, AWESOME news, I got the new alternator installed and working. Next is my big 3. No pics right now, we just had a huge storm and I don't want to go out in it. So check back tomorrow for pics. Thanks all. PS Death, if it wasn't for you alot of my ideas and clean installs would not have happened. So, thank you. And yours aren't that bad. LOL
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1060
Registered: Sep-09
haha, i have good input but bad output on my projects, just how it seems to go for me. ty for the props tho lol.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 298
Registered: Sep-05
Okay. I am getting so close to finishing the amp rack. As I said before I am replacing the trunk thing that covered the spare tire. I got my new piece of wood, my new carpet and my new plexi today. Pics below. I started to run my big 3, but I can not replace the battery to alternator wire, so I need to find out if I can just run one seperately and if I do will it be just like replacing the original? Anyone who can help, it will be greatly appreciated. I PM'd glasswolf about this also. But anybody's opinion will help. Here are the pics:
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This is my new carpet for the trunk. It is speaker box carpet. 6 feet x 6 feet.
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New piece of plexiglass.
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New piece of wood (oak) for trunk. This is where the hole for the plexi will be.
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This is what that wood is replacing.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1070
Registered: Sep-09
yeah you can just add on top of factory wiring off the alt.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 301
Registered: Sep-05
Sweet! Thanks death. I am going to help you find some of that glue.
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

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Great Job Eric! Keep up the good work
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 303
Registered: Sep-05
Thank you Bassman!
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 305
Registered: Sep-05
Okay, today's update. Got the carpet and board cut. Pics below. I got my new toggles in the mail and I drilled the holes to fit them. I also cut the plexi and it is glueing right now. Still waiting to find out about the battery to alternator cable so I can get my big 3 done. No rush glass, just thought I would mention it again so I can see if anyone else has an opinion. I got the holes for the fans cut, they are looking good. Oh and I tested the fans, man that is going to be some awesome cooling, they really push the air. Anyway, more to come tommorw.
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This is the cut carpet and wood.
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Wood up close.
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Wood and carpet with hole.
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Fan hole #1.
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Fan hole #2.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1083
Registered: Sep-09
very nice, what other questions did you have about your big 3?
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 307
Registered: Sep-05
Thanks death. Nothing really, just looking for others' input on the original question. Thanks.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 312
Registered: Sep-05
Okay, got most of the big 3 done. I need to get a distro block before I can finish. It's looking really good though. I also got the fans mounted along with the green neon lights for the amp rack. Everything is turning out very well. I am really happy. Everything is so stealth also. Check out the pics. Let me know what ya think, honestly. Thanks.
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Big 3 (sorta)
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This is the connection from my battery to the alternator with a 250A fuse in between.
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My battery terminals. (One is sideways.) And they will have the Knukoncepts covers.
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This is my chasis ground from engine block.
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This is the connection to my engine block.
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This is my fuse holder.
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This is my ground to the battery negative.
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This is the board with the carpet layed over it.
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This is the board with the fans and lights mounted.
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This is my cross fan mounted.
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This is the fan holes with the protective screen.
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This is my intake fan mounted.
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This is my outtake fan mounted.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1103
Registered: Sep-09
looks great except one thing. for your chassie ground, ground it up where your chassie ground from engine block is. its a much thicker metal and should do better. a lot better.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1104
Registered: Sep-09
also i like the "terminals" you used.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 317
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Well, hopefully I will be okay. I really don't have enough wire to do that. I have an idea though and I will try it and let you know. Thanks again. Yea, that was the only thing I could think of without spending tons more for the ones from knukoncepts.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1107
Registered: Sep-09
you can all ways order wire by the foot....

also if you are thinking of using your engine as a common ground that may or may not be a bad idea.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1110
Registered: Sep-09
BTW your thread has gotten hella long.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 655
Registered: Jul-09
I wish my alt was that easy to get to,its burried under a bunch of chit. Big 3 was a real pain! I really like the terminals you used though. Thats a good idea,where did you get them from?
I like the amp rack idea with the lights,i may steal that from you if you dont mind.lol
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 321
Registered: Sep-05
death, I know it has and I might start a new one, what ya think?
Sean P, Thanks for the compliment. I got those from a local auto parts store, O'Reilleys and Auto Zone. And thanks for the compliment on the amp rack, and of course, I was hoping someone else might copy it, go ahead, but let me know how it turns out.
Updates: I built some sides for the amp rack. (see pics) I built these because when I put the amp rack in and put the board over it you could see some of the trunk. I out the new toggles in the box. And I drilled holes in the side of the amp rack for all of the wires. (see pics) I might carpet over the wires, not sure yet. And now pics:
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This is the boards I added for blocking.
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And from the sides.
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From the top (bottom)
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Hole for the neon.
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And the other one.
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New toggles in box.
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Up close.
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Amp rack board in trunk.
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Up close.
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Amp under amp board.
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With carpet.
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Amp wires in rack.
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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1119
Registered: Sep-09
wire bend looks tight. looks good tho.
 

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Username: Kyle_lowe

Post Number: 1206
Registered: Apr-06
looking great
very nice choice in equipment
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 326
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Yea death, I don't plan on it being that tight. Kyle, thank you very much! Update: Not much today. I ran my power wire through my firewall. I also changed the location of my ground wire's grounding. See pics. And finally, I had to cut a hole in the blocker board by the fan. Forgot to check for the airflow.
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This is the hole I had to cut.
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This is my power wire and my new grounding.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1126
Registered: Sep-09
much better ground if i am fallowing the right wire.

looking good, did you use my lube for running the wire through the rubber grommet?
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 328
Registered: Sep-05
If your following the one near the negative battery post to the right of the other one. No, I didn't need any lube, it was a pretty big rubber piece, luckily.
 

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Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 364
Registered: Mar-10
looking good eric, now get those damn subs in there!!
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 331
Registered: Sep-05
LOL Thanks steve. I know, I am waiting on 2 more parts and then they will be in. Thanks.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 667
Registered: Jul-09
Get a move on it then! j/p lol Cant wait to see a vid of these things in action.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 341
Registered: Sep-05
No, the subs are not in yet. I am waiting on this: Upload
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This is my distro block. I had to tape it up because it would not mount ANYWHERE!
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This is what it used to look like.
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Wheel well LEDs. (Sorry for the horrible pic.)
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A little better?
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Toggle switches lit up.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1133
Registered: Sep-09
looks like flubber is powering your car.
 

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Username: Jaymoung

Michigan

Post Number: 50
Registered: Dec-09
i cant wait to see the video ....looks like youve done this before
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 343
Registered: Sep-05
LOL death. I told my kids and they laughed. Jaymoung, I have done some of this in my previous car, but not to this extent. I have to say that if it wasn't for the guys on here (yes you death) I would not have as much done as I have with such awesome equipment. Thanks to all that have helped and will help in the future. ecoustics is the best, but it wouldn't be without all of you.
Cheese!
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1137
Registered: Sep-09
don't think i helped that much just got the answers up first. thanks for the shout out tho, lol.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

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You get those subs in there yet?
 

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Username: Bhinton

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This is so awesome, I'm gunna check this thread everyday.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 352
Registered: Sep-05
Not yet Sean, I have been running wires like crazy so that I can get them in. Hopefully no later than Sunday. Thanks Breck.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 356
Registered: Sep-05
Yea well, that Sunday thing didn't work out. Sorry all, I have had some major personal issues to work out. I did try to get my subs in the other day. That is when I saw that my t-nuts were coming out. I thought I might have to build or buy a new box. However, I am going to try putting epoxy in the holes and see how that does. Hopefully it will hold up until I can get enough $ for a new box. Stay posted, I am close to being done.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1206
Registered: Sep-09
thats what she said.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1207
Registered: Sep-09
sorry to hear you have some fail going on in your life, glad to see you are still alive tho.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 357
Registered: Sep-05
Well, here is 1 hell of an update. Thank God I did not have my amp or subs in my car last night. Some young dumb punk or punks decided that since I have rims I have something worth stealing. They broke my driver's side window. They got an iPod and that was it. No stereo, no subs, no amp. I would have loved to see their faces when they got inside. Looks like someone beat them to it. LOL Anyway, waiting for insurance to contact me or I will contact them tomorrow. Hopefully it will be fixed soon.
 

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Username: Kyle_lowe

Post Number: 1228
Registered: Apr-06
thats really disappointing to hear
hope it works out with the insurance company
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1212
Registered: Sep-09
so remember to bolt every thing down and put solder in all your screw heads and use special headed screws.

and i am glad you only had your iPod taken, it could have been sooo much worse.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 717
Registered: Jul-09
Man that really sucks,but i guess i could have been worse. Was the window the only damage to your ride?
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 358
Registered: Sep-05
Yep, only the window. Thanks death, damn insurance though. I had a $500 deductible, so I have to pay for it myself. The thing that really sucks is the window was tinted. But, yea, could have been MUCH worse. Thanks death, I was considering doing that anyone, now I definetly will. My new girlfriend lives in Toledo and I won't give up my car, bass or her. LOL Thanks again all. I will keep you updated.
 

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Username: Gutteer

Fort atkinson/Marshall, WI

Post Number: 133
Registered: Feb-10
its stupid how some people just see a good thing and go "oh look that looks great but it would look better with a busted window and stolen ipod"
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 360
Registered: Sep-05
LOL Eric, almost exactly my thoughts. Well, got the window repaired, but now I am in need of a new box. The one I had was a POS, guess you get what you pay for. I have been in contact with Bassman and I am going to have him build me one as soon as I can come up with the $.
 

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Username: Gutteer

Fort atkinson/Marshall, WI

Post Number: 142
Registered: Feb-10
you gonna get a special box or just a plain one?
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 361
Registered: Sep-05
Unfortuneatley I can only get a plain one for now. Looking into a second vehicle so I can go to my girlfriend's house and not worry about stupid little punks. LOL
 

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Username: Gutteer

Fort atkinson/Marshall, WI

Post Number: 145
Registered: Feb-10
i see that makes sense well hey if you get it from bassman at least you know its gonna sound great
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 719
Registered: Jul-09
It wont be long before your goin to want something in the second car too,trust me lol

Anyway,maybe just have bassman design something for you with a cut list an such an build one yourself. Just a thought,it would save you a little cash anyway.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 364
Registered: Sep-05
Well, after what seems like forever, I am back. Been doing a little on the whole thing. Mainly running wires for lights. I have been having some major issues with life in general. Anyway, I looked into getting a sealed box from Bassman, but now I am not sure if I want sealed or ported. I listen to mainly rap. I am looking for SPL but without the rumbly type bass. I really would like to get the SPL of a ported box but with the tight bass of a sealed box. Any suggestions? Bassman?
 

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Username: Jemone

Tucker, Georgia United States

Post Number: 422
Registered: Jan-06
Eric, I remember when my mother passed away. It was super hard and it seems like you are traveling in a dark abyss. But trust me, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Hopefully what ever you are going through will conclude soon. I wish you peace and good luck with your build. Truthfully, a lot of us bass heads do not install because we want to, we do it because we have too. When life and people pi.ss me off, I take a well needed cruise, so I do not choke the chit out of those around me. LOL
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 367
Registered: Sep-05
Wow, thanks Flat, that trully meant alot. Seriously, you got it about right on, only problem is that is a female. I know I'll hear it about that now. LOL Anyway, not to take away from that butt I still really need to hear from someone about the box to use. Thanks again Flat.
 

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Username: Mystre

Pemberville, Ohio USA

Post Number: 379
Registered: Sep-05
Hey all, been working somewhat. Got the amp mounted to the amp rack, real clean looking. I carpeted over the screws. Got my under seat lighting in and wired. Got my gain knob mounted, it's in my center console box so that it's hidden. I'm trying to be cautious about what can be seen. I used some u-bolts to secure the amp rack to the car. Yes, I soldered the amp screws and used hex screws. How do you get the dang 0 gauge wire into the holes for the power and ground on the amp? Dang things won't take all of the wire. More to come. Now, pics.
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This is the amp mounted on the amp rack. Can't really see it, but you can't see any screws or mounting.
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This is the amp rack with amp in it's place.
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These are the u-bolts from underneath the car. I will be cutting them down.
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This is my mounted gain knob.
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These are my underseat lights.
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And with them on.
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These are some screws I picked up for mounting my subs. Let me know if you think they are good or not. Was thinking the non screwhead would be somewhat anti-theft.
 

Gold Member
Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 1285
Registered: Sep-09
looking really good. trim the wire a bit, maybe some silicone in the screw holes that go out side, some zip ties for wiring under seats just in case, and your car's floor looks about like mine.

as for the screws can you take the washers off? you may try some t-nuts and some bolts.
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