‘Sup. So in the 5 or 6 years that I've been really into car SQ and competition-level systems, I've never done a build log. I took the year off from competing in 2012 so that I could re-focus myself (and my money) and decide if I wanted to continue in the hobby, and if so how to raise the bar. The Highlander was very good, but I was never completely satisfied with it (are we ever?) and I was just driving it temporarily anyway. So I built a competition system in it (actually it evolved into one, but wasn't originally planned) just because it was what I had to drive. Well now my wife is driving it again, and I was able to get a much manlier vehicle with a size that "fits" me better.
Enter my new ride, a 2008 Toyota Sequoia, affectionately called Big Tree (Sequoia is the name of the huge redwood trees found in California). If you saw the Highlander you know I had to put some BBS's on this beast too:
For this build I wanted to build it very close to completely stealth, and not sacrifice any cargo space. I also wanted to build a high quality minimalist system that could hopefully compete and sound great with very few components. Most importantly, I wanted to do it all myself in my spare time just like my past builds. I literally have blood, sweat, and tears into this install. The equipment has changed a couple of times and still may change again before its first show, but I'm pretty happy with what's in there now:
Zuki Eleets 5 channel
Zuki Eleets 2 channel (custom)
Audible Physics Nz3 wideband 3" drivers with AMT transducers combo
Dynaudio 20W75 8" drivers
Image Dynamics IDQ10 v.2 subwoofer
The DRZ may get modded or swapped to an HX-D3, and I might get a separate processor, but I'm not really stressing it right now. No other changes are planned.
So I'll get all the photos loaded and add to this log as I have time. Again this is a stealth install, so on the surface the pics will look stock. Thats the point though. Behind the scenes is a different story. Stay tuned!