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Discussion in 'VY - VZ - WK - WL - V2' started by Gouldinator1, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. borrttt

    borrttt Gday

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    Its good to see you doing more yourself! You spent alot on having things put in earlier. Can make huge savings just doing everything yourself.
    Yeah for sure! I used 4 or 5 bulk dynamat boxes on my install and could probably of used a 6th with doing the roof if i had my time again. The other thing is going around removing trims and packing foam/rubber underneath them, as no amount of deadener can stop the little rattles.
     
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    True, true.

    Instead of foam or rubber underneath I have been using Focal Bam. Does the same job as the foam and Dynamat, it is a pretty good product.
     
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    I have been trying to work out where I want to run my big 3 cables. I have this cable below from the previous install which I am not quite sure what it is for.
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    It comes through to this point as shown. This cable runs from the neg battery post, so I am thinking it is Engine to ground maybe?

    Also what are people's thoughts on grounding the amps about here...
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    I will clean the Dynamat off and the paint. It looks solid and connected to the body. Thoughts?

    Cheers

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  4. borrttt

    borrttt Gday

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    I earthed my 3 amps underneath the rear seat. Each seatbelt is bolted under the seat by a fairly large bolt. I just drilled out a 0 gauge ring terminal to fit over the seat belt bolt and grinded the contact area around the bolt.
     
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    Also have another 0 gauge earth next to battery in engine bay and upgraded engine earths to 0 gauge aswell.
     
  6. Gouldinator1

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    Yeah that is where they were earthed in the previous install. But now the amps are in the back corner behind the taillights, so I don't want to run a ground cable that is about a metre long to the rear seats. Hence why I am thinking that bit could be a solid ground, just drill a hole and put a bolt in it.

    The engine earth is the one I am trying to work out, the 'Engine to Chassis'. The alternator to pos and battery neg to chassis are fairly straight forward. I am just trying to work out a good engine earth and that cable mentioned above just threw me a bit since it goes Engine to battery negative. I am thinking it is an Engine earth, which is basically the same as an 'Engine to Chassis' cable.
     
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    Dump of progress photos...

    After the port sides had glued together I rounded the back of the port by first building it up using chopped fiberglass.
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    I used a thinner weave of fiberglass to smooth and finish the corners.
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    Then after letting the fiberglass curer I hit it with some gloss black.
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    As well as the port bends.
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    Then glued them in and added the final braces.
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    While stuff was gluing or drying I put together my floating amp rack. The idea being that the rack is hidden from view by the amps giving the appearance that they are 'floating'.
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    Once glued, a lick of black paint and trimmed in black velour which the rest of the install will be done in.
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    Then both in the boot to work out position.
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    It will be tight but should clear.
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    Cheers

    G1
     
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    borrttt Gday

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    Good work! Enjoying following this. Good to see other materials being used other than crappy carpet. I had my sub box false wall, upholstered in black suede. Always looks better using quality stuff!
     
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    Cheers. Suede or Velour was what I set out to get but it was hard to find good quality suede that wouldn't fade in sunlight. So I went with this velour which I quite like. I bought a ton of it as I have a few other ideas rattling around my head. The biggest being I plan on getting the roof lining and the pillars trimmed in this.
     
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    Photo dump...

    Progress has slowed a bit due to work and the heat but this is what I have been getting up too.

    Added the top.
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    And painted the top, back and sides black.
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    Then I started on the front beauty board.
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    I placed a sub in the box to work out the drill hole spots and speaker ring size.
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    Then cut it all out and routed the edges to round it off.
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    Port flair.
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    How the speakers will sit within the board.
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    Now it is ready to be trimmed.
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    Also been working on some light strips for the amp rack. I added in a four prong clip to make removing the rack easy.
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    How the lights will look.
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    Cheers

    G1
     
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    Cheers, thanks mate.
     
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    Further updates...

    I did the Big 3 to the car over the weekend. Here is everything I bought.
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    New ground cables.
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    The fuse holder with fuses.
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    Big 3 in the car...
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    I may shorten the two positive cables as they are a little long but they are OK for now.

    Cheers

    G1
     
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    That's hectic. Well being an audio noob that looks very impressive to me.

    Sent from my GT-N7105 using Tapatalk
     
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    Time for an update...

    I should have taken more progress pictures but here is where I am up too.

    The new amp I mentioned previously, a Rockford Fosgate T600-4.
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    Birth sheet for the amp.
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    Once the front baffle piece was trimmed in the velour, I sorted out the wiring. I had a few issues with this, one being the RCAs were too short. So instead of running them down the left side of the car they are now running along the trans tunnel. After that was all worked out the box went in the car and the rest was installed.
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    It is all up and running now and I am very pleased with the result. The bass is epic. I am really happy with how the box turned out.

    I am not totally sold on how the amp rack turned out though. I am still playing around with some other ideas but it will do for now.
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    I also cleaned up the positive cables for the big 3.
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    Cheers

    G1
     
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    So I finally got around to finishing the sound system install over the holidays.

    First I put through a new set of RCAs. I went with Stinger 8000 series.

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    Then I started making up the new side walls.

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    I used the old sub boxes to create moulds for the new sides. These bits would be made out of fiberglass.

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    Instead of using a heap of glass I used some fleece to get the shape first.

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    Final adjustments.

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    Then they were wrapped in the velour.

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    While the sides were drying I made up the new base.

    Test fit.
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    Finished Base.
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    Once that was completed I just had wirer it all in and put it together.
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    Cheers G1
     
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    Can i ask how you actually mounted/attached your front baffle once it had been trimmed in suede? I'm just trying to work out how i can secure mine in place without having any rattles or visible screws!
     
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    Sorry I didn't see this earlier.

    I don't have a great answer for you. Since this box is so big the baffle needs to be removed to get the box out or get to the spare wheel. So I only attached this one with a few screws. I did get black coloured screws to match the fabric and countersunk them so they sink into the fabric to hide them a little. One thing I did do was when I cut out the speaker holes in the baffle that the speaker rings only just fit. So when I put in the speaker rings they are very tight up against the fabric creating a good seal and holding it in place. You can see the screws if you look hard enough but I haven't had any issues with rattles.

    If you don't want any visible screws then just screw it on (maybe glue as well depending on what you are going for) before wrapping it in the fabric. From following your thread I think you achieved what you wanted :)
     
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    Been awhile, not much has happened. Only a few maintenance tasks on the car and been setting up the garage.

    Had to replace the relay in the BCM as the indicators were playing up.
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    Changed the clip for the boot lights over the amps. The 4 prong clip I was using didn't have a great connection. Changed it to this two prong spade clip and works a treat.
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    Finally, built a new work bench for my saw.

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    Biscuit joined top...
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    Castors
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    Leg braces, I added these so I can drag the bench outside.
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    A decent sand to smooth it off...
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    Finished with a clear lacquer.
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    And finished workbench...
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    G1
     

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