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Took a break from the hobby a couple years ago cause my trunk was all jacked up on my old car (stuff was rusting cause it wasn't sealed properly after someone rear ended me).

Picked up a new car a few months ago now I'm looking to get back in..

A few things I have started to collect for my next install..

All I'm really missing is wires, RCA's, and fuse holders but I'm waiting on Knu to get some 1m krystal RCA's back in stock.. Gonna run the stock mid-ranges for now then get a pair of HAT's after I get the feel of using this bit.one.

Anyways. This build might take a while but I decided to start the thread anyways.

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Now the stock IS already has a 3-way front stage, I'm wondering if I should keep the stock locations and keep it stealth or fabricate different ones. We'll see how it sounds when all is installed.

I can't wait to get this ish in! :D:D
 

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That's one nice looking car!

It's gonna be interesting to see how it all ends up :)
 

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I had a very extensive install in my 06 is350, let me know if you have any questions along the way. I actually removed the head unit and put in aftermarket, still have the trim ring bezzel for that too if you want it its yours just pay shipping.
I really enjoyed that car and install.. Nice gear too! Looking forward to see how you incorporate it all.
 

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one of my favorite cars of all time, look forward to seeing how it turns out!
 

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Thanks guys! Hopefully will start the install next week..

Just picked up a spacer! Wasn't looking for it but it came unexpectedly.. Pretty glad I picked it up.

Some more pics of the amps! Just broke the warranty seals so I could take some internal pics.













 

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I had a very extensive install in my 06 is350, let me know if you have any questions along the way. I actually removed the head unit and put in aftermarket, still have the trim ring bezzel for that too if you want it its yours just pay shipping.
I really enjoyed that car and install.. Nice gear too! Looking forward to see how you incorporate it all.

I would love to see some pictures.
 

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I haad to really did for some pictures and can not find the newest ones but this will give you an idea of what I did, there are things id change if I did it again.

Here is a pic of what one of the head units looked like. I really always missed the stock unit, if I did it again id sent the stock unit to matt roberts and have him mod it

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This is the control for the zapco c2k 9.0

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The kinetik hc2000 in the far corner

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This is the control for the zapco dsp 6, i took about the stock headunit and removed the circuit board and hid it behind the glove box so nav, ac, exc.. would still work.

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I had all three amps facing backward, fans up in the corners to cycle air. I was about to do a beauty panel, new floor board exc but when i got to that point we decided to switch up to get a 535i so i pulled it all out and now am working on that build, but should have it all completed very soon.

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some more details for ideas, I faced the subs forward and dead an aero port up through the stock sub location, i did have to cut some metal for that to work.
I also tried amp in the wheel whhell with ppi art series and (2) pc2350 and faced sub backwards, subs definately hit harder facing backwared in that car no questions asked, and very noticeable difference.

up front I had 7" scanspeak revelator in each of the 4 doors, then i put scanspeak tweeters where the stock 3 1/2 was for plenty of room.

Hope this helps with some ideas
 

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I have a bunch of pictures some where just have to track them down, think they are on my old droid that is at work. I have detailed pics of entire install though, sub box, exc.. but Im sure this still gives you some ideas
 

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Dang.. that looks good. I thought about going aftermarket HU but the climate control box had to be relocated and I didn't want to do that.

So you only ran 2-way on that car? Thats a good idea to put a larger format tweeter where the mid-range goes.

Never had a 3-way set up so I really want to try and keep the 3-way, but the tweeter pod looks tiny. I might have to fabricate a new tweeter pod in order to fit some other tweets.
 

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Yea I did 2 way, you could do 3 way and either put tweeter in stock pod or in a pillars, A pillars would be best.
All you have to do is relocate a circuit board to keep ac and nav controls, it is actually pretty simple.
 

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ya those are series amps are gonna look super sick! and sound awesome in there! im excited to see the build progress
 

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A little progress today.. and finally ordered some wires cause Knu finally got Krystal kables back in stock!

Anyways.. I wasn't planning on taking off the trunk to deaden but as I was tightening the bolt for my trunk spoiler the socket fell in. There was no way to get it out other than taking it off and since it was off I decided to just deaden the trunk while I was at it..

Took a lot longer than I expected but I think it turned out great! Probably the best trunk deadning I've ever done! :D









Always wanted to carpet the deadner so it wouldn't look so bad but thankfully Lexus carpets their trunk. ;)

 
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