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« on: August 22, 2017, 04:32:11 PM »

I have another exterior build thread going, so check that out too. I have a bunch of old school car audio and new stuff laying around, so I have been working on building up the system.

I just had these 6.5" infinity Perfect 6.1 mid range woofers laying around, so I did a test fit. They were just slightly too big, and they needed a little modification inside the factory adapter, but I made it work. I ended up cutting the back off the baffle around the magnet instead of the little half moon because it wouldn't clear the window! It's still protected from the elements and creates a nice barrier between the speaker and the plastic. I'll probably do the head unit next, then turn my attention to the wiring and the amps.

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Put a little weather stripping just to make sure the old squashed material had an extra seal.
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I'm using the stock wiring for now, but I will most likely just rewire the doors for the 2 way setup in the front and the rear will be left alone, maybe just replacement speakers. I cleaned up the gold terminals because they were a little corroded. I can already tell that the bass response is better, even with the stock radio (for now) and the stock wiring. Now I have to go check to make sure they fit in the door panel's hole. I might have to trim those up a little too.
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« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 11:29:19 AM »

Updates!

I found a brand new in box set of Boston Pro60 se component speakers for $90! I installed those into the doors and used the passive crossovers.
I used Knukonceptz for my wiring, 16 gauge for all the speakers and nice RCAs and aux cord.

Moved the Kappa perfect woofers to the rear doors

Sound deadened all the doors and the rear floor, ran the RCAs down the center console and cleaned while I was under there.
Insulated the floor with closed cell foam as well, and sound deadened the rear quarter panels.

I decided to go with my Zapco AG1000 amp for the JL 12w7-3 sub, and I got lucky and found a JL w7 sealed box for $80!!

Running the Xtant 404m for the speakers, but the left front channel is intermitttent so I'm going to use my Precision Power a404 and art spacer with end links instead.  Matching white ftw!

Currently building an amp rack and enclosure for the back and finding a way to secure it all to the floor. Thieves will have no clue how to get it out.

Side note, I had my front window smashed so I had to source a window from the junkyard. Apparently there was only one new piece of glass available.

I went with the Pioneer AVH2300NEX double din touchscreen unit. I used a metra install kit and the door chime module which works fine.
I'm also using a dvd bypass wire from amazon.
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I had to get creative with the rear doors.. Wiring this extra insulated 16 gauge wire was tough. I had to notch out one of the tabs to make room and it's all flush and seals properly.
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Used Second skin damplifier pro for the doors, and Noico for the floor.
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Current Vehicles:
1996 BMW 328i:
KW V1,UUC System U, Fikse Fm5, Rogue Engineering,
low mileage block, s52 cams, m50 manifold, fan delete, m3 clutch, lightweight flywheel, shark injector stage 3+, fan delete, cat delete, m3 body, luxury package, Full led and hid lighting, suede headliner, 3.38 lsd, UUC camber plates, BMW reinforcement plates, Rogue RSM, Z3m shifter, Rogue WSR+ much more.

2003 Pontiac Aztek Champagne Beige metallic
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