I feel sick. I've never dropped this much money on car audio at one time in my life, and I feel a little lightheaded. For those that haven't seen, here's the system diagram:
Install will technically start next week when I pay the local shop to run techflexed 16 gauge wire through the pain in the ass molex connectors in the door. For me, it's worth it to have them knock that out for me.
I'm going to take over my friend's garage over the Thanksgiving holiday and deaden the floor pan, roof, trunk, and rear deck with 160 square feet of Raammat BXT and ensolite. While the car is apart, I'm going to run and anchor all the wires and install the x001. Later, I'll tackle the doors individually, but I'll have to do the baffles for the mids, so I want to make sure i can take my time.
Then I have to get the tweeters mounted in the a-pillars. My pillars are already covered in cloth, so i'm going to cut the plastic away from the pillar around where the tweeter goes, then mount the tweeter with straps so it just pushes on the cloth when the pillar is secured. I'll have to test and make sure the cloth is acoustically transparant...if not, i'll have to buy some, but no biggie there.
After that, it's the custom baffles in the rear deck to mount the MW190's. I have 3/8" thick fatigue mat that I'm going to use as a thick gasket to help fill all the irregularities. I'll go back over the edges with silicone as well. The baffles will be a hybrid of 13 ply birch, mdf, and 1/2" oak plywood. I figure the more conflicting resonances, the better. After baffles are set up, I'm going to carpet them, as well as the rear deck, so everything looks clean.
The amp, 701, and distro blocks will be anchored in the floor of the trunk where the rear seats fold down. I'm going to anchor a panel between the struts, secure the gear down, then build a simple cover to go over it. Heavy duty mesh will go over the opening to provide air flow.
As an aesthetic project, I bought this sign off of ebay:
and will mount it on a piece of mdf between the gaps of the rear seats. The board will fill the whole seat opening to help seal for the IB install, and will anchor to the back of the seat struts. I'm going to use white leds or a neon bar to light it. I'd like to figure a way to tint the box around 'authentic fidelity' red, but I don't think I can do it and make the logo look correct.
Anyways, that's my plan for the next few months. Maybe next year I'll consider going 3 way up front, but I'm going to see what I can do with just the 2 way set.