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Old May 19th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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My work in progress

This stuff has been sitting in my room for god who knows how long. Finally got around to doing some installing! I should be done by next week. Sorry for crappy cell pics.














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Old May 19th, 2008, 07:08 PM   #2
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This is the first install I'm attempting on my own so hopefully all goes well.




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Old May 21st, 2008, 09:26 PM   #3
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Old May 21st, 2008, 09:32 PM   #4
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The fiberglass molds are for my intended tweeter pods
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Old May 28th, 2008, 12:58 PM   #5
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how did this finish out for you man?
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Old May 28th, 2008, 02:41 PM   #6
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looking good
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Old May 28th, 2008, 04:35 PM   #7
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which tweets are those? peerless hds? Looks good man.
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ohh ahh! i cant wait to see what you come up with in the end!
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Old May 31st, 2008, 07:29 PM   #9
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Impressive, can't wait to see final pics.
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Old June 1st, 2008, 04:21 PM   #10
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ohh i cant wait to see how your tweeter pods come out.
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 02:09 PM   #11
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I'll try to update this thread by the end of the week... I've been getting stuck at work and I get lazy when I finally get some free time.
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which tweets are those? peerless hds? Looks good man.
They are Vifa DX25's
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looks good.... i like
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Old June 15th, 2008, 03:38 PM   #14
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...I totally forgot to update this thread. Here you go...


Sorry about the messy wiring. My Hifonics Brutus started blowing smoke after about 30 min of use so I was too too mad to go back and organize things. I had to install a brand new (from 1996) Lanzar Optidrive 2500 to take its place temporarily. One of the USamps was running the mids in bridged mode and was doing 250+ watts a side. It ended up getting super hot and shutting off so now I'm just running it regularly. I'll be replacing all these amps very shortly. Once I do this I'm going to be putting a false floor above the spare tire area to cover everything.

I ended up covering the tweeter pods in carpet instead of vinyl (what I originally planned) because I never realized how much work it was going to take to make the pods as smooth as I wanted. I also got frustrated with them because they ended up being too fat and werent fitting into the door pockets as well as I hoped... I'm not sure if you can see it in the pics but the front of the door pockets it bowing outward slightly from the pods. All in all though I'm pretty satisfied with my first fiberglassing attempt.

As for the sound I'm really satisfied with the midbass and subbass. The bass punches hard and dips LOW. The box for the H2 is 4cu/ft tuned to 28hz. Tonality and staging kind of suck right now. If there's anyone in the chicago land area with a good ear and some SQ disks and are handy with an EQ I could use your help. The EQ in the processor is really impressive and offers fully independant processing/EQing in each channel (parametric to boot). I just don't know where to start as far as which frequencies to attenuate/boost. Anyway if anyone knows of any good SQ tuning disks I can buy online it would be much appreciated. Well anyway heres a few pics of what I have done so far.










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good gawd your rear deck is gonna shake itself to pieces, better dynamat the hell out of that thing.

looking good though
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Old June 15th, 2008, 05:10 PM   #16
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good gawd your rear deck is gonna shake itself to pieces, better dynamat the hell out of that thing.

looking good though

Most of the car is dynamatted. The trunk lid was sealed up pretty well and filled with expanding foam. The doors are probably 30 pounds heavier than stock with all the deadener/foam/equipment.

The only noticeable rattle is the rear view mirror which is now useless when I'm playing music. The rear deck only rattles when the rear seats are up, which they will only be when I have rear passengers.
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I think when I install a REAL sub amp I might get a couple more rattles.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 11:31 AM   #18
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New amp. USamps Merlin MD-3D ([email protected]). My system has come alive now. I don't know how or why, maybe I got lucky with my box design but this setup punches harder and hits deeper than any sealed setup I ran in my last car. It could be because my car is a coupe? I don't know I'm not complaining.



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If you don't mind me asking, where did you ground your amps? I've been swapping grounding points to try and eliminate some static/alternator whine, with no such luck.
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Hi, I certainly agree with you. Your advice is really very helpful for us.
Thanks a lot!
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Old June 29th, 2008, 11:13 PM   #21
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If you don't mind me asking, where did you ground your amps? I've been swapping grounding points to try and eliminate some static/alternator whine, with no such luck.
get some low low grit sand paper and sand off the paint in your grounding locations, should help a bit.

i have a 6th gen but behind the rear seat there are several 12 or 14mm bolts that connect to a crossbeam and i use those as my grounds and they work out well because i also sanded off the paint in those areas all the way down to bare metal.
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I have tried those with no such luck. I've sanded them down as well. I'm beginning to think its my RCA's.
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If you don't mind me asking, where did you ground your amps? I've been swapping grounding points to try and eliminate some static/alternator whine, with no such luck.
Check out the white wire coming out of USamp above... it's going right the the spare tire bolt! I was so lazy I didn't even go to home depot to get a decent bolt I used the stock one and tightened it by hand. The grounds for the 4 channels were screwed right through the trunk floor with some 8ga terminals. All grounds, including terminals, were sanded with a dremel sanding disk and some 40 grit.
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Wow lol...and you're getting no static/alternator whine?
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No static or alternator noise... It's a solid grounding point (I should probably measure resistance there just to make sure).
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It seems like you've had this problem for a while now. PM me with some info/pictures of your system and maybe I can help you narrow down the culprit.
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