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Pics of my sub and amp installation

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by sooner07, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. Jul 27, 2008 at 2:04 PM
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    sooner07

    sooner07 [OP] 1/2 man 1/2 amazing

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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.
    I hope this will help anyone interested in upgrading their stereos. I will post pics of the HU install when I finally do it, same goes for door speakers.

    Equipment installed:
    2 10" IDQ 2ohm DVC
    2 Arc Audio 200.2 KAR series amplifiers
    4 awg power/ground wire from Knukonceptz.com
    2 sets of RCA cables (one set is for future use)
    1 battery terminal
    1 fused power distro block
    1 ground distro block
    1 MrMarv subbox and amp rack (3 peices)

    First, I removed the plastic storage units. They are simple. There are a couple bolts holding each down and then they just snap out (clipped on the sides).

    I then cut the child seat anchors so that the box would fit better. A dremel with ceramic cutting wheels did the trick. Took 1.5 discs per anchor.

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    Here it is all cleared out:
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    I then proceeded to run my power wire. This was fairly easy since there is a nice rubber grommet on the driver side. Took some pushing to get the wire through, but it was still better than making my own hole.

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    Here is the view from under the drive side of the dash board.
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    I later connected the power wire to my battery with a terminal cap that came with the 4 awg wire kit from Knukonceptz.com (I keep mentioning them because I highly reccomemend them for price quality and customer service for all audio wiring)

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    After the power wire is pulled through the fire wall, you will need to run it to the back (or where ever you mount you amplifiers. I used the stock cable runs under the door sill trim plates. The trim plates pull up pretty easily. Just get one end up and pop the rest loose. Be careful to line up the tabs into the slots when you go to put it back in place. The tabs can be broken and that is just not cool. I put the power wire on the driver side and the RCAs on the passenger side. I did this only for ease of fitting the large wires comfortably to the rear.

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    rear door:

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    Pull it under the seat belt bolt and up the back side of the rear trim peice and it should come out nicely around the rear brace like so:
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    I was going to run it through the brace but decided against it due to the sharp edges possibly cutting through the insulation over time.

    Next post: THE BOX!!!
     
  2. Jul 27, 2008 at 2:16 PM
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    neontrail

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    nice clean work!!!~! Well done! +1
     
  3. Jul 27, 2008 at 2:19 PM
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    sooner07

    sooner07 [OP] 1/2 man 1/2 amazing

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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.
    I can't seem to find the pics I took of the box when it first came in the mail from MrMarv's workshop. Let me just say, he builds some very nice boxes. It was very sturdy and had nice clean lines. He pays attention to detail (no sloppy glue or scuffs). I was very very happy with it. So, thanks again and props to MrMarv!!!! Anyone looking for a box, talk to Marv. He is a super nice dude and he builds some quality stuff.

    I do have pics after I put some fancy clothes on the boxes (two enclosures and an amp rack). The everything fit together perfectly. You can see the other enclosure in the back ground partially carpeted. If you plan to carpet anything with automotive carpet do yourself a favor and get some 3M supper 77 spray adhesive. It is the best stuff on the planet (at least that I have used). Just remember, spray both sides, let it get tacky, and you only have one chance to do it right. :D

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    After everything was carpeted, put my amps on the rack and positioned the distro blocks and subs.

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    I then srewed everything down and had a refreshing beverage.
    I proceeded to make the mistake of not having anyone around to help me lift this beast into the back seat (its freaking heavy), but I got it in without breaking anything. Here is one side:

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    And the amps:
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    I forgot to mention where I grounded my amps. I removed a bolt and ground away the paint from here:
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    I forgot if that was holding something down or not... if it was I hope I put it back. :D

    I haven't switched out the H/U yet so my RCAs aren't actually being used. I cut the speaker leads into the rear door speakers and used that for the high level inputs on one of my amps. So I am only using one of the amps and one of the subs for the time being. Give me a few more weeks and I have a new HU and both subs pounding out the beats.

    Anyway, I'll try and track down more of the pics I took. If anyone has any questions, please let me know. If anyone is curious about the wiring of the voice coils on the subs, I can post that as well.
     
  4. Jul 27, 2008 at 6:45 PM
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    Addicted

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    Nice work! Looks great... :thumbsup:
     
  5. Jul 28, 2008 at 11:44 AM
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    atsaubrey

    atsaubrey Dealer/Sales Rep for Sundown Audio.

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    Nice choice of gear!
     
  6. Jul 28, 2008 at 4:46 PM
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    sooner07

    sooner07 [OP] 1/2 man 1/2 amazing

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    Thanks man. :)
     
  7. Jul 28, 2008 at 5:13 PM
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    sooner07

    sooner07 [OP] 1/2 man 1/2 amazing

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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.
    MrMarv re-emailed me the pics of the box being assembled in his shop. Thanks Marv, you are awesome.

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  8. Jul 28, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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    Anthony

    Anthony San Antonio Detailer :)

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    good job :D
     
  9. Jul 28, 2008 at 7:02 PM
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    PwRTRIp_Xr

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    Nice setup bro.....
     
  10. Aug 3, 2008 at 9:38 AM
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    Mr Marv

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    Thanks for the props and it looks good! :) BTW, I think I saw an email from you in my mess so I'll get back to you shortly.
     
  11. Mar 23, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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