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My 3rd gen install

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Choops, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. Sep 28, 2016 at 6:14 PM
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    solscooter

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  2. Sep 30, 2016 at 11:34 AM
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    Thanks! Hopefully I'll have it up and running Monday or Tuesday.
     
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  3. Sep 30, 2016 at 11:47 AM
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    I thought about sound deading the floorboards and doors, not sure about the roof, to quiet down road noise. Did it help with road noise? By how much?
     
  4. Sep 30, 2016 at 11:55 AM
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    I have never been a big sound guy, but I have to take my hat off to you Sir :hattip:. That looks amazing:popcorn:
     
  5. Sep 30, 2016 at 12:01 PM
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    I did everything but the roof and yes, its a big improvement. I especially notice the lack of road noise now with no music in the car until I get it finished.

    Thank you sir!
     
  6. Sep 30, 2016 at 12:13 PM
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    You seem to be taking your time and know what you're doing. So I have to ask, where's the MLV?
     
  7. Sep 30, 2016 at 12:20 PM
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    MLV? Are you referring to the master volume?
     
  8. Sep 30, 2016 at 12:21 PM
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    Wow, thanks for posting this! Lots of great ideas!
     
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    I'm not familiar with the product so I cant comment. With my truck, I used a combination of butyl mat and ensolite and as always, I'm very impressed with the results.
     
  11. Sep 30, 2016 at 1:20 PM
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    Wow. Very nice work. Thanks for posting.
     
  12. Sep 30, 2016 at 5:06 PM
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  13. Sep 30, 2016 at 10:03 PM
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    MLV blocks outside noise in a pretty major way. It does what dampers and foams can't and is perfect to use between the 2. The stuff most wind up using is 1 lb/sq ft & 1/8 inch thick before an ensolite or other CCF layer. The idea is full coverage though - as seamless as possible (like glued) so it's a bit of work and expense. Just under the truck & in the doors made a major difference in my 1st gen.

    The most cost effective source I know of: http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/Mass-Loaded-Vinyl-1-pound-40-feet.html
     
  14. Oct 1, 2016 at 5:03 AM
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    Great info, thanks. I will revisit this in the springtime and give it a shot, at least the doors anyway.
     
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    Looks real good, great job. How much airspace do you think you have for your subwoofer?
     
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    I figured .74 before I added the small reinforcement blocks to mount the sub.

    So I went back to it yesterday afternoon and got the FIX and wiring finished. As others have done, I utilized the space under the rear seats. I didn't want to see any holes and as little wiring as possible. I basically created a false floor which hides most of the wiring underneath.

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    Don't forget the black paint.

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    I wrapped it in the same black carpet to tie it all together.

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    Wrapped it up just before it got dark and realized I never finished the wiring under the hood...lol. I called it a night.
     
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  19. Oct 4, 2016 at 8:37 PM
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    So back at it this afternoon and worked on the circuit breaker. Not sure what these two threaded spots are for under the hood but certainly a perfect spot for mounting the breaker.

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    I took a scrap piece of kydex that I had laying around and fashioned a mount. Kydex is super easy to work with and worked perfectly for this.

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    Attached with a couple of M8 cap head screws.

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    With everything powered now, I immediately calibrated the FIX, which was uneventful and only took 30 seconds or so. I spent a good hour playing with gains and x-over points. I got it dialed in pretty well for now and buttoned it up. I should have waited as I'm going to have to play with the gains a little bit now that the rear seats are back in. The Alpine amp has a decorative cover over the gain and x-over adjustments, I just need to find the Allen wrench again.

    All in all it sounds pretty damn good for a factory head unit and line level conversion. Zero noise which is always a plus. My only gripe is the status indicator on the master volume control is obnoxiously bright at night. I'm going to email JL and see what they say. Hopefully it's as simple as just adding a resistor to the led.

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    This project took way too long. What did I learn? I don't miss installing this stuff for a living...lol.

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    It's a little small but I think it works...

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  20. Oct 5, 2016 at 9:14 AM
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    For your power wires and dsp wires - did you drill holes in the cubby to bring those wires in?
     

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