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Little build until I have more time next year to build something better.

HU - Kenwood KDC-X994
Sub Harmonic Synthesizer - ZED RA
Front stage - DEI 650.2
Rear fill - Stock
Sub - JL Audio 13w6
Amp - JL XD400/4
Amp - JL XD600/1

Hidden HU with voltage meter

I should have taken a pic of the backside of the stock faceplate. I have it filled with kitty hair and painted.




Tweeters in sail panels




 

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6.5" midrange in stock door location





Minimal amount of sound deadening


Sub enclosure build



 

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Amps under driver and passenger seats


Passenger side from rear passenger foot well

Driver side from rear passenger foot well


Ground terminal near HU for relay, HU, RA


Relay, distribution block and turn-on strip in glove compartment
 

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All ground connections are sprayed with rubber undercoating (after pics)




1/0 through "frame" rails to trunk




 

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Ground at rear of vehicle to "frame" rail


Soldering up RCA interconnects. I use three different colors Techflex Blue, Yellow and Green. Blue is shown here.






 

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Next year after my schedule hopefully gives me more time I will redo this build. I will have a-pillar mounted mid/tweet, midbass in kicks. Maybe even a RF 3sixty.3 if it comes out in time.

My current little build sounds pretty good. Imaging and staging is far from perfect but sounds decent.
 

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made the move from SSA? love the install both here and there man. keep it up
 

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made the move from SSA? love the install both here and there man. keep it up
There is a higher level of knowledge and maturity on this forum compared to SSA. It also got old constantly hearing from the mods over there that "ZCON is the loudest", "XCON sounds the best", yeah ok.

Thanks for the comment MTopper. I was hoping for more :blush:
 

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Diy is one that needs growth. aka, you need to grow on the people. i got no love way back when i installed my whole JL build 2 years ago or whatever it was. I love the ideas and knowledge you can gain from here and a lot of the guys/girls are really helpful and cool when you ask a "dumb" question but, just like people on SSA (not naming anyone, except a certain mod over there) they make fun of you for asking a question or start getting pissy with you.


I do a lot of things that most people on either sight would never do because "its not the right thing". But, when i'm happy with the end result, or customers love it because it was their idea, i think i get the last smile knowing it was "right". So, just keep chugging away and you'll get the love you deserve.
 

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How did you remove the trip panels that run along the doors as well as on the B pillars? I am about to start work on this model car and haven quite figured out how to remove them properly with a guide or anything as I have the door panels? Also the rear seats as well? Was this through experience or did you have access to a service manual or something?
 

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How did you remove the trip panels that run along the doors as well as on the B pillars? I am about to start work on this model car and haven quite figured out how to remove them properly with a guide or anything as I have the door panels? Also the rear seats as well? Was this through experience or did you have access to a service manual or something?
Pretty much just pull on it carefully. The rear trim along the bottom of the door area has a screw beside the rear seat.
 

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Seeing how I STRUGGLED making simple 8" rings for
my doors, I feel very humbled when I look at the rings
you made for your tweeters. Surely I am going about it
the hard way. How do you guys get them so smooth,
especially when the cut ends. I seem to always end
up with a little tit that I have to sand down. Back in the
day I would just use a jig saw and call it a day. But I'm
really trying to use current methods and follow the lead
of many of you guys.
 

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I apologize if I wasn't particularly clear but I was attempting to refer to the removal if the rear seat cushions themselves.
 

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i think i saw you post a vid of your car on youtube.. : )
I do have a few vids.

Seeing how I STRUGGLED making simple 8" rings for
my doors, I feel very humbled when I look at the rings
you made for your tweeters. Surely I am going about it
the hard way. How do you guys get them so smooth,
especially when the cut ends. I seem to always end
up with a little tit that I have to sand down. Back in the
day I would just use a jig saw and call it a day. But I'm
really trying to use current methods and follow the lead
of many of you guys.
I use a router and a jasper jig. I do have to sand them a little.

I apologize if I wasn't particularly clear but I was attempting to refer to the removal if the rear seat cushions themselves.
Unbolt the seat backs. There are two clips you have to push in to remove the rear seat cushion. The clips are in the front/bottom of the cushion.



This is an old build log btw. My current one is around here somewhere.
 
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