Looks like a great start. Especially with assistance of two great guys. On board for more
Your off to a great start! Beautiful truck and nice upgrades, This is gonna be good. I can’t wait to hear it and see it when it’s all put together. 🍻I know I know another Silverado build log. This is my 2021 Silverado 1500 RST (non-bose) with the 6.2L. Currently have the Borla S-type exhaust and S&B cold air intake. Looking to do a 4 inch lift and some 35's in the future. For now though the focus is the sound system.
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I am very green when it comes to car audio but since joining DIYMA I have to say I have learned a lot and continue to learn every time I check the forums.
My setup will sound very familiar to many here since I will be running some of @RickWilson old (new to me) equipment. I purchased his JL Audio Stealthbox, Helix V8 dsp mk2 and Helix P-one. This totally got the ball rolling and I have already changed what I had originally planned. Along with the above equipment I will be running Audiofrog GS10's in Valicar Pods, GS25's in the stock dash location and Audiofrog GS62 in the rear doors since I usually have my kids back there. I planned on the GS690's in the front doors but after reading so many posts, I ended up purchasing the Blam WS6's from @clange2485. He is local and I am glad to have such a great guy nearby if I need help with something.
Today I started the actual build after accumulating all the little things that one needs to do a full install. I mounted the Knukonceptz fuse holder on some 1/4" ABS. It will have a nice short run to the battery. View attachment 357648
I also made all the wiring harnesses that I need to run the GS10 and GS25. I ended up using Knukonceptz 16 Gauge in blue and also red/black so I know what connects to which speaker. Probably made them a little to long but better than coming up short. View attachment 357649
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My plan is to run the one set on the drivers side and the other on the passenger side. Seems to be easier this way but who knows.
I then made a 10 gauge speaker harness for the stealthbox and finished off the ends with ferrules. View attachment 357651
Since I will be running an LLJ Custom Harness which has a 12 volt +/- and need to get 12 volts to the center console I made a harness to go to the Audison B-Con I am installing. I also will be wiring this harness to a 12v to 5v usb micro converter to make it easier to plug into the B-Con. View attachment 357656
Last but not least I wired up the Audiofrog TP-50v2 tweeter protectors using some XT-30 connectors. I wired them so I can take them out and still be able to plug in the speakers. Never know if they go bad or not.
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More to come as time allows.
Steal away! I'm pretty sure I am stealing a lot of what you did. Actually... I know I am. LolI may steal that fuse location actually.
Still better than living in Buffalo, NY with that lake effect snow.I'll trade you my lake effect weather.....
That sucks! I like that location for the conductor. Mine isn’t bad but I can’t see the lights past a certain point, no big deal just keep turning it up! 😁Today I planned on finishing the conductor mount that my friend I work with 3D printed. Thanks to @RickWilson for the design and location idea from his build since there are not many options in this truck to mount it.
I first used Gorilla 5 minute epoxy to glue the 3 pieces together. I then sprayed a few coats of black SEM build primer. I will need a few more coats for sure to get rid of those gaps that 3d printing does.
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I may have to actually fill it with some bondo and then sand down but if I do not like how it turns out I can always get another one printed.
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Went to see how the SEM trim paint sprayed and looked but to my surprise NO NOZZLE! I tried the nozzle from the build primer and it did not work. Emailed SEM in hopes they replace the can.... More to come.
I actually have my conductors lighting rotated by 180 deg because I kept finding the volume range I listened to was out of sight lol.That sucks! I like that location for the conductor. Mine isn’t bad but I can’t see the lights past a certain point, no big deal just keep turning it up! 😁
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I was thinking about doing that to.I actually have my conductors lighting rotated by 180 deg because I kept finding the volume range I listened to was out of sight lol.
That makes sense and is actually easy to do with this mount by just turning it around.I actually have my conductors lighting rotated by 180 deg because I kept finding the volume range I listened to was out of sight lol.
It’s adjustable in the helix software and a big Nope to drilling the headliner. You’re on the right path.That makes sense and is actually easy to do with this mount by just turning it around.
@clange2485 I like where you have yours mounted but I do not have that layout in my truck. I would have to go right into the headliner if I mounted it there.
I’ve never gotten around to actually dialing in the rears in mine but I highly doubt you can fit a 6x9 in rear doors. Maybe your trucks different then mine. 🤷♂️Well I have not made much progress at all due to the holidays, weather and other family things which takes up a lot of my time. All this time not working on installing things has me thinking of different avenues of my build.
My original plan was to install the Audiofrog GS62 in the rear doors for some fill. I got to thinking what if I can install the Audiofrog GS690's in the rear doors instead since I was not planning on using them any longer in my build.
Would this make sense to do? Would they fit? Pros vs Cons of doing this or not?
From a pure "Novice" perspective I would think that you kind of bridge that bass from the Subs under the back seat and the Blam WS6 woofers in the front doors. Below are the frequency responses for reference.
GS690 = 42Hz - 5kHz
Blam WS6 = 80Hz - 6kHz