: Stereo Install



Skidmarcx
06-15-12, 08:59 PM
I'd like to share my audio setup... I wasn't planning on doing a system in this car, but I can't cope with the Bose... and besides I had my amps sitting in the closet for over a year... it was time

- Audio Control DQL-8 processor
- JL Audio 300/4 amplifier
- (2) JL Audio HD750 amplifiers
- JL Audio C5 Components up front
- JL Audio C3 components in back
- (2) JL Audio 13W6 subs in a ported enclosure tuned @ 19 HZ

I have some decent photos to share...

The Audio Control mounted behind the rear seats

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/bigmikeca/003-3.jpg

The rear shelf cut and vented

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/bigmikeca/004-1.jpg

The remote unit for the processor

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/bigmikeca/001-5.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/bigmikeca/005-2.jpg

The truck light relocated

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/bigmikeca/007-2.jpg

The amps and battery tucked in the tire tub

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b32/bigmikeca/006-2.jpg

scott9001
06-15-12, 09:22 PM
looks wicked did you use the factory speakers with this set up if so how do they hold up to the loud music?

thebigjimsho
06-16-12, 11:04 AM
Nicely done.

Skidmarcx
06-16-12, 11:26 AM
looks wicked did you use the factory speakers with this set up if so how do they hold up to the loud music?

Thanks... I ditched all the factory speakers I've got the JL C5 and C3 components


Nicely done.

Thanks man

RADEoN
06-18-12, 10:53 AM
that's some quality work right there, looks very good.

Skidmarcx
06-18-12, 12:10 PM
that's some quality work right there, looks very good.

I probably should've mentioned that while the ideas are mine I had my buddies at a local shop do the work... Ive done my own installs before, but nothing this extensive. Thanks for the compliment though

josney
06-18-12, 06:13 PM
very sweet looking . i bet it sounds awesome

jcollege
06-19-12, 08:50 AM
Great looking setup, very slick! Cant even imagine how much better than stock that sounds!

Skidmarcx
06-19-12, 09:18 AM
very sweet looking . i bet it sounds awesome


Great looking setup, very slick! Cant even imagine how much better than stock that sounds!

Thanks guys... I'll be honest it could sound better to my ears... as well as the Audio Control cleans up the stock unit it still is lacking some quality at high volume. It may have to do with the difficulty of tuning the stock HU due to the fact there is no volume reference

GDPossehl
06-19-12, 04:31 PM
A little bass heavy for my tastes in a performance car, but you sure weren't playin' around... looks good.

Skidmarcx
06-19-12, 06:36 PM
A little bass heavy for my tastes in a performance car, but you sure weren't playin' around... looks good.

Lol yea it is definitely a lot for a performance car, but it's my DD and it needs to fill all the requirements (fast, good stereo, fun to drive). If I get serious about making it a track car I can pull the equipment and put it in something else. As for the bass it's actually perfect since these components play very loud... And I do have a remote bass volume if need be be

etcts-v
06-20-12, 10:46 PM
Looks great, I have one 12w7 I can't imagine how loud you are with 2 13w6's!! Badass

BIG WORD OF CAUTION:

I damaged 4 amps and 2 signal processors by putting them in that spare tire well, granted I live in Seattle but these trunks are notorious for leaking, drowned my system twice! Cost me a lot of cash to replace so be careful. The sunroof drain lines pass right through the trunk and can come apart easy, that got me the first time. 2nd time it was a hairline crack in the rear quarter panel.

Skidmarcx
06-21-12, 12:21 PM
Looks great, I have one 12w7 I can't imagine how loud you are with 2 13w6's!! Badass

BIG WORD OF CAUTION:

I damaged 4 amps and 2 signal processors by putting them in that spare tire well, granted I live in Seattle but these trunks are notorious for leaking, drowned my system twice! Cost me a lot of cash to replace so be careful. The sunroof drain lines pass right through the trunk and can come apart easy, that got me the first time. 2nd time it was a hairline crack in the rear quarter panel.

Thanks for the warning... And I'm sure your w7 hits pretty damn hard... I had 13w7 with these two amps running it and it was about as loud as this setup... I went with the w6 this time for a snappier bass

sssnake
06-21-12, 10:12 PM
Looks great, I have one 12w7 I can't imagine how loud you are with 2 13w6's!! Badass

BIG WORD OF CAUTION:

I damaged 4 amps and 2 signal processors by putting them in that spare tire well, granted I live in Seattle but these trunks are notorious for leaking, drowned my system twice! Cost me a lot of cash to replace so be careful. The sunroof drain lines pass right through the trunk and can come apart easy, that got me the first time. 2nd time it was a hairline crack in the rear quarter panel.

GOOD INFO!!!!! All of my amps and my processor are mounted in the spare tire well. Haven't had troubles but they are mounted on half inch stand offs.

etcts-v
06-22-12, 01:42 PM
GOOD INFO!!!!! All of my amps and my processor are mounted in the spare tire well. Haven't had troubles but they are mounted on half inch stand offs.

Yeah that's what I did this last time around, built a shelf in there to raise everything 3" off the bottom just in case. Also put a small drain plug in if I ever have to get the water out and then seam sealed the crap out of the trunk, every possible hole, nook and cranny. I also sprayed the inside with bed liner and wrapped the drain lines in silicon tape!