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3rd Gen. new audio build thread.

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Deacon Blues, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Jun 6, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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    Deacon Blues

    Deacon Blues [OP] Well-Known Member

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    After looking at all the specs, pricing and fit options I chose to go a different route than the popular Kicker build.

    This will be the install, I'll be sure to get pics up and note any issues.

    Dynamat for all four doors, sub will be in a .46 cubic foot sealed box.

    Total cost as shown, including Dynamat and sub box = $364


    Dash corner:
    Rockford Fosgate Prime R1T-S
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    Front door:
    Rockford Fosgate Prime R169X2

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    Rear Door:
    Rockford Fosgate Prime R1675-S
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    Mono Sub Amp:
    Rockford Fosgate R500X1D
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    Subwoofer:
    Rockford Fosgate P2D2-8
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  2. Jun 6, 2018 at 9:33 AM
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    Matt3400

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    Just using a LOC off the stock headunit? Doing any signal processing?
     
  3. Jun 6, 2018 at 9:43 AM
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    Deacon Blues

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    Nope, speaker level out to the sub amp via a ********* plug and play harness.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2018 at 11:28 AM
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    Boxes piling up...nice to see they still do birth certificates.

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  5. Jun 10, 2018 at 8:34 PM
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    Sub is wired and mounted...a little 8 AWG overkill.

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  6. Jun 17, 2018 at 7:06 PM
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    I've been looking at these speakers too. I've Rockford Fosgate speakers in my mustang and they sound great. These have a low power rating and a high sensitivity so they should sound decent with the factor head unit.
     
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  7. Jun 23, 2018 at 12:09 PM
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    Thanks to vietjdmboi for custom printing the tweeter adapters. They fit like a glove and work perfectly with the Rockford Fosgate mounting collars.

    I can finally hear cymbals and highs again lol.
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  8. Jun 23, 2018 at 12:18 PM
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    Any pics of the sub box?
     
  9. Jun 23, 2018 at 2:16 PM
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    I'll get some up.

    Working on getting the speakers mounted in the adapters, gaskets on, and wiring harnesses getting wrapped.
     
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  10. Jun 23, 2018 at 2:41 PM
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    Awesome!! I may follow in your steps on this one! Looking forward to seeing it all in
     
  11. Jun 23, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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  12. Jun 23, 2018 at 2:48 PM
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    Total output for this setup?
     
  13. Jun 23, 2018 at 5:54 PM
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    Stock headunit running the doors, amp for the sub is running at 4ohms so 300 watts.
     
  14. Jun 23, 2018 at 6:04 PM
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    The "universal fit" Metra adapters from Crutchfield universally fit jack shit. Took me three hours to get them to actually mate up solid and work properly.

    Gaskets installed between the speaker and adapter, I'll have another gasket and Dynamat on the doors. Wiring harnesses are wrapped in matching OEM loom.

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    Subd as well! I’m looking at different routes to upgrade my speakers. Ran a 10in kicker in the back in my 2ng gen to give more of the bass
     
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  17. Jun 24, 2018 at 9:17 AM
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    Two quick tips. Lots of people have had issues with the door lock and lever cables when they remove the door panels.

    Don't remove the cables from the housing, just pop the entire housing free.
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  18. Jun 24, 2018 at 9:22 AM
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    Tip two....you MUST seal the speaker to the door with some type of gasket. If you don't you're saying goodbye to any hope of decent midbass. If you swapped your speakers and wonder why the OEM had more punch this is one reason why.

    The OEM speakers are recessed slightly and gasketed to mate up with the door. Use the gasket tape I linked above or an equivalent. The universal adapters aren't flush or recessed and will leave massive gaps.

    OEM speaker with gasket and lip to seal to door...and Rockford Fosgate replacement with gasket tape mounted.20180624_122042.jpg 20180624_111203.jpg
     
  19. Jun 24, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    Looks good. I'm gonna base my setup off of your thread only thing is I bought a head unit.
     
  20. Jun 24, 2018 at 9:41 AM
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    Tocamo

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    Hey DB, did the harness do the trick? Recommend it??

    LINK?
     
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