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06 Access Cab Sound System Install (Finished With Pics)

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by samsterman99, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Jul 30, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    samsterman99

    samsterman99 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    lots to list, i will get back to this one..
    Allright, my trip to see the famous Mr. Marv is all done, and I have finished up 99% of the install. All I need to do is get my box covered and come up with a system to secure it, I am still debating on a color scheme so any ideas you can think of will be appreciated. I am thinking of somehow throwing a raised toyota symbol in it, or some other design, maybe a 2 tone scheme for the sides and the top. But anyways, here are the pics:
    Driving through Paso Robles at 5:45:
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    Took a short detour through Pebble Beach which is simply beautiful:
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    Now my pictures of the progress are nothing special, mainly because I was trying to get finished before midnight. And I only remembered to snap a few shots of the build in progress.
    So here are my stock doors all stripped down:
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    Applied the Ram Mat:
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    The Ensolite and Speker Baffles are in!
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    The inside of my car, looks so big without the seat in there.....
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    So it got dark after that, and I didnt bother with pictures. So here is the finished product, ignore the temp. strap I am using to secure my Sub box.
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    So Final specs of the system are :
    Hybrid Audio technologies Clarus Series 6.5 Front Componets
    Pioneer Premier D4200 Amp
    Pioneer Premier P800PRS Head Unit
    Arc Audio 10" Sub
    And the all important Mr. Marv Custom Enclosure.
    A little more infor about the enclosure:
    Since I am tall (6'3") and need the seat all the way back when I drive, Marv decided to make this box so it doesnt interfear with the motion of the seat at all, I can still recline both seats to about 85% of the way down. Which is really nice. The box still allows people to sit in the back just like when it was stock, since it just covers those stupid blastic buckets on the back seat. I just had 2 adults in the back, and there were no problems.
    I can't thank Marv and his wife enough for letting me come over and invade their driveway. This took me a whole 2 days worth of work, but it was well worth it in the end. The imaging on this system is incredible, and it sounds very very good. The bass is tight and fast when playing rock, metal, and blues. It has no trouble keeping up with Slayer's fast bass lines and double bass drum. But when you put in the Rap, it shakes the entire truck and that poor person driving next to me. :D
    I couldn't be happier with this setup, and I reccomend it to anyone and everyone. It truly is an "all around" setup.
    I will post an update this weekend when I cover the box, and throw in my Ipod Cable and Sirius Radio. Which I hope to mount in the small cubby the Sosche dash kit has left me.
    If anyone wants more pics, just let me know and I will gladly go out and snap a few. And again, any ideas on the sub box covering is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Aug 13, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    CoreyJ

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    Why are you using 20 gauge, or maybe its just some really thin 18 guage, speaker wire from the amp to the crossovers? Upgrade that to 16 gauge at least, if not 14.
     
  3. Aug 15, 2009 at 5:34 AM
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    lots to list, i will get back to this one..
    It is what came with the Speakers, and I am pretty sure it is 18 gauge. I can upgrade that easily if it really is a problem. Now, running new speaker wire to the tweeters and mids, that is a little out of the question at this point.
    I will go pick up some more wire this weekend. Also the sub box is out, and about to get upholstered.
     
  4. Aug 15, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    Look great can't wait to see it finished.
     
  5. Aug 28, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    Hey samsterman do you have any problems with your amp overheating under the seat? I was thinking about putting one down there to power some components in the front. Also, do you know if the stock HU has rca outputs? I know a lot of vehicles don't.
     
  6. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:19 PM
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    lots to list, i will get back to this one..
    No problems at all, I pushed it hard for 2 hours straight this weekend and felt the amp when i got to a rest stop, it was just a little warm. I still have a solid inch of clearance between the seat and the amp, and i don't think this is going to overheat.
     
  7. May 17, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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    That is a really nice setup.
    I am hoping to build something similar to that,
    and the worst part is that with all the money i've spent
    on speakers or amps i didn't like or blew i would have
    something close :(
     
  8. May 18, 2011 at 12:39 AM
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    What crossovers are those? I'm guessing thats what I see next to the amp under your seat?
     
  9. May 18, 2011 at 12:42 AM
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    that looks clean man!! good job on the install!! i have a sounds system in my truck with a little more POWA to it but thats also because i have to double cab....but still that looks great man
     
  10. May 18, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    lots to list, i will get back to this one..
    Thanks Guys, I have added a few mods to the system since I posed this a while back. THe X-overs are the ones that come with the hybrid audio clarus speakers.
    I added a PDX 4.150 amplifier, sirius sat radio, and new rear speakers. System is still going strong after 2 years of me listening to it.
     
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