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09 Double Cab Complete Audio Makeover

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Octane151, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Mar 12, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    JoeSchmuck

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    I plan to use the Ensolite to cover the inside of the speaker leaving the bottom open. That will allow proper air movement while also protecting the speaker from any water that makes it into the area. Just to let folks know how much water can get in there... It's been a mild rainy day and while driving home I cracked both driver side windows to get a little air flow. I wasn't thinking anything of it until I pulled off the rear drivers side door panel and peeled the plastic away. Damn it was wet inside there. I towel dried it and will wait until tomorrow before I install RAAMat inside the door. It's tool late to worry about the front doors, I'll catch those tomorrow. I did remove the rear speakers and they were wet all around the speaker cover. This drove home the fact that the speakers need to be protected.

    So my point is, the speakers could get wet if not protected and I just don't see many posts of folks replacing speakers mentioning protection against water.

    The speakers I have are mostly plastic and rubber however the voice coil appears to be held in place by a fabric material which could wick water into the coils, not a good thing. I guess it could be waterproof but I'm not taking that chance. I'll take a photo and post it when I get to that point unless someone talks me out of it.

    -Joe
     
  2. Mar 12, 2010 at 10:35 PM
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    ILikeTacos

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    What head unit do you have? You can try www.avic411.com
     
  3. Mar 13, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    Octane151

    Octane151 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yes, this is the site I got my bypass from... for my AVIC-Z2, the exact page is here... AVIC Bypass instructions. My unit is bypassed completely following these directions.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    Bayou2coma

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    Hey man looks nice! I'm trying to do a system in mine right now and I can't remove the rear door panel. I can't get the window dash button to come off... and the hole after you take off the handle off, is way to small for me to reach in and unplug it. How did you do it?

    Every single write up and every site that I have seen has avoided showing how to do this.

    I thought for sure that Tacotunes would've since they sell the rear speakers. But only show how to install the front door speakers...

    Please Help Thanks
     
  5. Apr 14, 2010 at 10:52 AM
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    glandnut

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    Octane 151- Any issues with the PDX amps being installed vertically? I recently found some forms that Alpine will not warranty them if installed any other way than flat/horizontal. I was going to use these similar to you as I don't like the underseat floor option, but finding this out has caused me to give these amps a second thought.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    Octane151

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    If I remember correctly, the first time I took the panel off... I took out both screws and popped the whole panel off. Then, while holding it up with one hand, I reached behind it and disconnected the window controller connector. Honestly though, I think you can just "carefully" pop the whole plastic piece for the window controller button up with a butter knife or something similar. The wiring and connector should come up and out, and you can disconnect/reconnect your wires for the controller that way.

    I have had no problems thus far. They are performing the same as the day I put them in, and have been in below freezing temps and 100 degree heat They've been in a year now, and are still kicking much ass. I would think they should be fine this way as many amps are mounted vertically... especially with today's technology. What a nuisance that would be! I bought a Square Trade warranty on them anyway just in case something happened to them in 3 years. :p
     
  7. May 16, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    ILikeTacos

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    Hey Octane151, where did you get the CD for the 50hz & 1000hz? Also, could you give me that formula you have for setting up the amps? Thanks for your help and great write up.
     
  8. May 16, 2010 at 7:19 PM
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    Fantastic DIY thread ... this is a project that I will be doing to a lesser degree.

    Thanks again for taking the time to do this DIY thread.

    PS ... Sorry for doing a "quote" and using up all this bandwidth & storage space, but I wanted to make sure to capture this thread.

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  9. May 17, 2010 at 10:39 AM
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    Octane151

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    I made my own CD... you can get the tones off the internet. I got my tones here.
    The formula to figure how to set your gain is written in the tutorial here.

    Also, JL Audio has an interactive tutorial on how to set your gains... here.

    Good luck!
     
  10. May 17, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    No problem... glad you like. Good luck with your install.
     
  11. May 22, 2010 at 7:28 PM
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    Soo ive forgotten just how good it sounds.. i think its time for a small local meet, although i dont have any work for you to do... unless i go get more spray paint LOL jk :D
     
  12. May 23, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    I'm happy to let you have a listen again... :)
     
  13. May 23, 2010 at 1:23 PM
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    Slimwood Shady

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    I just realized you were in VA Beach! You guys should come to Hampton for the next meet up we have! I would love to hear it as well!
     
  14. May 23, 2010 at 1:27 PM
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    I'm down... lemme know!
     
  15. Jul 30, 2011 at 11:35 PM
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    Awesome build Bro!
     
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