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Discussion in 'VE - WM' started by ASxTecH, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. ASxTecH

    ASxTecH Member

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    Voodoo Thunder Ute (Picture Heavy)

    Name
    Aidan

    Colour
    Voodoo Blue

    Year
    2011

    Transmission
    6 Speed Tiptronic Auto

    Suspension
    K-Sport Coilovers

    Engine
    SSV Catback, Growler and Air hammer intake pipe

    When i got the Thunder
    Koni Coilovers ( Now sold )
    22" Verde Madonna ( Now Sold )
    Chev Badges ( Thrown out )

    Current Mods and Things Done:
    K-Sport Coilovers
    Pedder's sway bars and link pins
    Genuine Holden Forged SV rims
    Growler and Air hammer intake pipe
    SS Cat-back with custom 3" tips
    Catch can
    Debadged Tailgate and guards
    Window Tint
    Full sound system (Allways updating and changing)
    Custom dual 12" subwoofer box
    Upgraded Yellow top battery
    Duel Battery ground wires
    Sound deadening the back wall and doors
    HID's Low beam and fog lights
    Carbon fibre Wraped trims
    Series 2 SSV projectors
    Hard top
    SS sailplane
    SSV Chrome front bar grills
    Reverse camera
    DVD player
    Upgraded Brakes
    Paint brakes blue
    Maloo seats in Leather and suede
    Front end resprayed
    Genuine GTS rims in White ( Now sold )
    20" Genuine Supersports sprayed gloss black ( Now sold )
    Restored the Holden and removed all Chev badges

    Future Mods and Plans
    Tune
    Add More speakers and finish the sound system
    Sell and buy a E3 Maloo :p


    Audio
    Rockford Fosgate Punch P3D4-12's (2)
    Hifonics Brutus BRZ1700.1D ( Bass amp )
    Rockford Fosgate P1T-S ( Dash tweeters )
    Rockford Fosgate T2652-S ( Door speakers and tweeters )
    Hifonics Zeus ZRX1000.4 ( Speaker amp )
    AUDIOCONTROL LC2i
    All Cadence wiring
    Custom 12" Subwoofer box

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    Couldn't go past Voodoo when buying this
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  2. ASxTecH

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    Took the trims off to check the clearance for new speakers. I ordered the sound system today. Should be here soon
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    Also took the centre speaker out and it made a good difference for now
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  3. ASxTecH

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    Looking for new rims, looking to get 20's, My 22's are scrubing out alot going from and to work

    Starting to build a box for 2 12" subwoofers this weekend. Will post photo's later
     
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  4. SUP3RST4R_DJ

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    very nice ute mate, be good to see how you go with the sub box, im getting a new ve ute soon and plan on adding a couple 12" subs.

    must say i highly rate those wheels on the wagon, they look very similar to the gto wheels i had on my old vz ute. what are they called and what sizes?
     
  5. ASxTecH

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    So this is what i got up to this weekend
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    This is the first time i have ever done something like this. I have no real skills in building subwoofer box's
    I used as much info i could find off the net for the right box size air volume for the subwoofers that i ordered
    the wood is a little thin but will be ok
     
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  6. ASxTecH

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    Its about to get very loud
     
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    we need more posts like this !!!!!
     
  8. ASxTecH

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    So after realising time was running out to get this installed after a nice 11 hour shift i came home and got straight into installing
    I didnt get many photos of the install unfortunately because the mood i was in and the lack of sleep but will be many once its 100% finished. I decided not to sleep all friday night and spend half my night test fitting and making mistakes. Ran into many problems with getting new wires to the doors and clearence in the doors with wires getting caught in the window. Ended up getting the shits and ripping it all out and rewiring all doors
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    As you can see the box is no where near done completed but it will do for now...
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    Here is the only wire compared to the new wire
    You try get 3 of these suckers in the door boots plus the standard wiring
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    Tweeters for the dash. All wiring in box not used all 12awg used
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    And power and ground wire should be as solid as a rock
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    My goal was not to break or cut or have to cosmetically modify and pannels so it would look as stock as possible
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    When i get the time i will finish the box but for now its solid and working fine
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    All the system is in and working. Still waiting on my AUDIOCONTROL LC2i but for now im using a cheap LOC.
    I have had a couple of problems with getting a "Clear" signal and we all know all VE's are known for noisy lines and alternator whine. Also had a problem when starting the car some popping from all speakers but fixed that by finding a good remote turn on source for the amps
    im hoping the LC2i will fix the noise problems i have cleaned the cables up now from last photo so power wire is away from all speaker wires and have orderd a RCA line filter just in case its not fixed
    More photo's to come but its sure is LOUD.
     
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    Ute looks good and the system looks great. A lot of effort and it shows. How come you downgraded to this from the clubsport?
     
  10. ASxTecH

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    Thanks mate, Appreciate it heaps!
    Still a P plater and was over being a ninja in it, Also value was decreasing every day plus i love the series 2 interior better
     
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    Love your work mate.
    Would love it hear it live.
     
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    So i picked up a brand new tonneau cover off ebay for $70 not bad
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    i have adjusting suspension so it looks like a boat at the moment. Hit some big holes in the road on my way home from work
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    Arches are bent in a couple of places from the tyres and nearly removed the front mount. Bumper might need replacing so gives me a excuse to get 2012 chrome/SSV chrome parts for it
     
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    So still waiting on slow postage for some parts
    Alternator whine is driving me bloody insane!! i cleaned some wires up and disabled the dash tweeters as they have the most whine
     
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    Hey mate, very interested in how you went with the door and tweeter install.

    i have installed the Rockford power series splits in the rear doors, but have not attacked the front, purely because of the cross-over & running the tweeter.

    by the look of your photos you managed to get them in the stock pods? any modifications at all? and which components did you go, the power or punch series?
    and also did the tweeter fit in under the trim fine, or was there modifying to be done?

    i really need to get around to doing my fronts, but after the headache the rears were, its put me off the fronts.
     
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    Stereo looks good, good to see more ppl with Hifonics amps :).
     
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    Good work man looks like it all fits nice and snug behind the seats, not bad for someone who's never done that sort of stuff before!
     
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    I did not cut anything it all fits fine
    I used the supplyed door pods that came with the speakers then made my own spacer because it was hitting the window
    The dash is super easy todo just put your cross overs in a good spot
     
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    My AUDIOCONTROL LC2i has arrived hopefully this will fix the alternator whine
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    Loving your install so far, it sucks VE's get alternator whine so easily which is what made me hold off installing my amp and sub for now. Keep up the good work keen on seeing the finished product
     
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    Alternator whine is 100% clear now.
    LC2i had fixed it along with making my speakers and subs 110% better so much clearer !
    Still have to tune it then clean up the box and wiring then it will be done then on the the next project
     

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