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well im excited to start my new build,,, this will be a slow one do to working night shifts,,,, had this baby for almost 3 weeks now,,, dealer has had it for 2 of them do to factory wiring issues,,,,,
will be re using equipment from my last jeep,,,,,,
day one, tear down,,, day two first layer of deadener, then second layer with focal bam xl,,,, ordering some second-skin mlv this week for the third layer,,,
i have a question to you all,, being that no door speakers will go in the doors, how much deadener should i use on them?
hoping to start running my wires tomorrow or at least figure the layout,,,,, any input would be much appreciated,,, threw out this build...
 

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Congrats on the new JK! I look forward to watching this build...
 

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i was hoping you would chime in bud,,, was going to ask about your tweeter mount choice,,,,, did you try firing them up and how did that sound to you,,, or were you have them now the best choice? was thinking of picking up the utopia mids then doing mid tweet in the pillars,,,, did you put deadener in your doors?
 

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little more up date,,,, finished with deadener all panels inside doors plus door card,,,, then the sides and floor got a layer of hardwood underlay,,its a layer of flex carpet that is tacky on both sides and molds well,,,, picked that up from Rona hardware store,,,, ran all my wire from front to back,,,, plus camera wire... started playing with speaker pods,, plus deciding how i'm going to fiber glass the tweet pods, either on the stock dash plates or on the pillars. then the new amp and sub box to design,,, that's the update..
 

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i was hoping you would chime in bud,,, was going to ask about your tweeter mount choice,,,,, did you try firing them up and how did that sound to you,,, or were you have them now the best choice? was thinking of picking up the utopia mids then doing mid tweet in the pillars,,,, did you put deadener in your doors?
Sorry I missed this post...

I did have the tweeters firing up from the stock locations at first, but I much prefer the way the tweeters sound on the dash as they are now.
I did fully deaden my doors...

Man, I would love to see the Utopia mids and tweeters in the A pillar! It looks like your build is coming along great so far...
 

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another small update,,,, camera is mounted tweeters are in place for stage set up mids are in the pods and back in,,,, had to put my old sub box back in because the amps are mounted on the back side, this is temporary till i set the tweets in proper place and angle, then plan on fiber glassing them in place as well glassing up a new sub box in the storage well in back and new amp rack,,, hope to have time in the next couple weeks,,,,
 

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sorry for lack of updates been so busy with work last 2 weeks, finally had some time to work o sub box,,, i put the tweets on the back burner for now,,,,
hope to get some sanding in tomorrow for the sub box,,, then line it with focal bam and seal it up, fathers day on sunday hope to get back on those tweets and amp rack,,,
 

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sorry for lack of updates been so busy with work last 2 weeks, finally had some time to work o sub box,,, i put the tweets on the back burner for now,,,,
hope to get some sanding in tomorrow for the sub box,,, then line it with focal bam and seal it up, fathers day on sunday hope to get back on those tweets and amp rack,,,
Looking good, man! How much air space are you gonna get out of that?
 

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Looking good, man! How much air space are you gonna get out of that?
its 2 inches above floor measured at 33 liters so about 1.2 cf
had some time today so was able to get it sanded,,,, tomorrow starting on amp rack,,,,,
haven't decided whether i'm going to carpet or venal it....
thanks by the way...
 

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finished sanding the box today,,, and managed to start the amp area,, mounted the amps and ran the power & ground to them,,,, cut up the storage tub to retain the cover portion of the jack..... ran out of mdf today for the top of amp rack,,,,,,, mmmmmm i could almost hear the music...
 

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well haven't done much in the way of install, mostly just tuning and tweeter angling. i feel i'm missing a little something upfront, so i pulled the trigger on a set of focal kx3 mid-ranges, not my first choice did want the utopia ones but at $700 cdn, just for them, the kx3 are 200 less so there on there way,,,, also the focal tweet and mid pod i figured that would give me a good start point for mounting to the a pillars with a little glass work,,,, o ya another alpine pdx f4 to run them,,,, damm that amp rack only holds 3 so might do a little rework there,,,, never was a good plan maker,,,,
 

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thanks chithead,, i really liked the sound of everything but for some reason going from the four door to the two door i lost a little clarity,, way more deadening in this one,,, im hoping the three way will help this,,,,
 

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Looking good, man! How much air space are you gonna get out of that?
also curious to this Ive never done inverted nor listened to them but if i could drop a focal in I would wanna show it off too! also nice amp rack doesnt look like u can fit a 4th on it tho unless there is more room that I cant see from the picture. none the less great progress so far

wait are u running 6 amps or is the picture further down just pre carpeting?
 

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thanks C0ryp1,,,,, ya there was just know way i could hide that mag, way to shinny,,, still breaking the sub in, to me it sounds great just needed to wire reverse to put 180 out,,,,, and ya no room for the fourth amp need to come up with something, might hide that one with the helix, or just rebuild all....
 

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got these little guys today,,,,, thanks to Cory at Andre's,,,, so guess i will be starting the three ways this weekend. looking for some advise,, for those that know what a jeep dash looks like would i be better off to mount the tweets above or beside the mid-range?
 

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got these little guys today,,,,, thanks to Cory at Andre's,,,, so guess i will be starting the three ways this weekend. looking for some advise,, for those that know what a jeep dash looks like would i be better off to mount the tweets
above or beside the mid-range?
Nice! I'm going to be doing side by side when I do mine. I drove around with a cardboard template of what I think my final size will be over the window in that area for a week and found that vertical impedes the view to much so that's what I suggest you should do. I'm in a compass tho and they have horrible blind spots as it is
 
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