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My audio install

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by LonghornTaco, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. Jan 11, 2009 at 3:33 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    I actually installed most of this a couple of weeks ago, but wanted to clean up the wiring before I posted any pics. So, I finally got off my lazy ass and did it, so here are pics of my audio system install.

    I bought the box from Marv. Let me just say that he does amazing work! Just the quality and attention to detail that he puts in to his work is apparent... It was a shame to cover it with carpet... But, here you go:

    Box before carpet
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    Just look at the quality!!
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    Before running all the new wiring, I put Damplifier Pro in all four doors (exterior and interior skin) and put Luxury Liner Pro inside the door. But, apparently I didn't get any pictures of that . So, on to running all new speaker wiring.

    After removing the door panels
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    Removed the plastic stuff and those speaker excuses that Toyota put in (WOW, what crap!)
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    Running wire into the rear doors

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    Wiring run along the door sills
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    Now, this is what it looked like after I installed the amps and cross overs, but before cleanup...
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    After cleanup
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    And now, with the seats put back in
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    A couple of things I still need to do to consider it "finished" is
    1. Tune the system. Doesn't sound as good as I know it can, but I'm working with Marv on that one.
    2. I plan to take the plastic bins that were removed, cut out the middle and carpet it so that it can snap back in to place, around the box. It will give it a much more finished look. Was gonna do that today, just ran out of time.
     
  2. Jan 11, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Oh yeah, guess I'll mention what I'm running...

    Kenwood DNX8120 Head Unit
    2 Pioneer Premiere PRS-D4200F Amps
    2 Pioneer 10" shallow mount subs
    Pair of Hybrid Audio Clarus 6.5" components in the front doors
    Pair of Alpine SPS-500 5.25" coaxials in the rear doors
     
  3. Jan 11, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    BornMexican

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    Looks great. Enjoy it.
     
  4. Jan 11, 2009 at 4:20 PM
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    carolinyens

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    Looks pretty good. Ill bet it thumps pretty good too.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2009 at 5:35 PM
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    m_yota

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    Very nice setup. How is the sound quality?
     
  6. Jan 11, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    The fronts and rears sound great, but the bass is a little muddy sometimes. But I think Marv and I can fix that with gain adjustment.
     
  7. Jan 11, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    sooner07

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    Always working on the stereo, painted the front skid plate black to match the truck, debadged , toy tech ultimate lift kit, light racing UCAs, ARB bumper Looking into a supercharger and new exhaust.
    It does look very nice. I personally like the exposed wiring on the amp section.
     
  8. Jan 11, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Thanks. I thought about enclosing the amps, maybe even some sort of plexiglass show-off cover or something, but I didn't want to worry about ventillation and all that stuff. Plus, it's behind the seat. So, it's good enough for me... :)
     
  9. Jan 11, 2009 at 9:48 PM
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    Lookin real nice ;)

    Good job :thumbsup:
     
  10. Jan 12, 2009 at 4:51 AM
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    Plexiglass is for posers. Haha, J/K. It is just really easy to make plexi look really cheesy. You did I good job as is.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2009 at 4:58 AM
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    looks good :D
     
  12. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    Looks good, can't wait to start working on mine later in spring
     
  13. Jan 14, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Thanks! And forgot to post this picture here (posted it on my build thread), but I finished the enclosure surround last night...

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  14. Jan 14, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    looks good, wanna do mine? :D
     
  15. Jan 14, 2009 at 6:17 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Sure, just drive to Minnesota! You're not THAT far...
     
  16. Jan 14, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    lol not far at all!!
     
  17. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    tacoholic

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    Are the stock speakers really just that terrible? Would I be spending too much to get the JBL option/upgrade?
     
  18. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:33 PM
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    LonghornTaco

    LonghornTaco [OP] Can you pass the bailout please?

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    Well, the stock speakers sound decent (considering how cheap they are) but you would be amazed at just how flimsy they are!

    I don't know much about the JBL option, but you can get better quality, aftermarket, cheaper.
     
  19. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    looks great :thumbsup:
     
  20. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:39 PM
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    1st class.... Nice install.
     
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