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#1 2005-07-24 21:51:34

hinduluv
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Registered: 2005-06-24
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Phase 1 audio install completed-pics inside

Phase 1:

Subaru pop-up din unit

Alpine 9853 Headunit
Alpine 700watt max mono class D MOSFET amplifier mrp-m350
Alpine 10inch Type R 4ohm Subwoofer - wired at 2ohms
Q-logic 10-inch subwoofer box made with mdf

Rockford Fosgate 4-guage 800W car amp kit.
Rockford Fosgate Distribution Block
Rockford Fosgate 40 amp Fuses
Rockford Fosgate 8-guage Grounding Kit for amp input
Monster Cable XP navajo white LPE insulated speaker wire

Optima Red Top battery

pics

These are the two pieces of wood I cut out and painted black.  Then I clearcoated them with high temp engine paint.  The amplifier is going to sit on these so that it will get sufficient cooling

http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/3921/newhouse5298uu.jpg

This is the headunit with the subaru popup din.  As with other peeps using this you have to drill holes in the mounting plates to make this work.

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/8674/newhouse5351eo.jpg

This is where I placed the amplifier.  The picture is with the seat all the way forward.  I did not make any cuts of the carpet with this install.  I used existing holes in the carpet and just plumbed all the wires through.  The rcas and remote on wires went through the center console.  I placed the distribution block there too.  I secured it to the carpet with industrial velcro.  I did not stick anything to the actual carpet.  One side of the velcro stuck pretty well to the carpet so I just used that side only.  I used both sides of velcro to attach the amplifier to the two pieces of wood I painted.

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/1539/newhouse5324rf.jpg

This is a picture with the seat in my normal riding position.  Only thing thats visible is the rca input protector that came with the amplifier.  When I was sitting in the back unless I actually tried to feel the amp it was pretty much stealth.

http://img303.imageshack.us/img303/5427/newhouse5346zg.jpg

Picture of the alpine type R sub with the Q-logic subwoofer box.  Total weight of box with sub is about 35 pounds.

http://img50.imageshack.us/img50/9327/newhouse5315ju.jpg


phase 2:

for certain:
Alpine type r 6.5 coaxial speakers

maybe/thinking about it:
Custom rear box for sub, the one made so that you can access your trunk tray.  At the same time I dont really like the idea of a static box that I cannot take out easily.


It sounds good so far.  I was not going for overwhelming bass just enough to make music sound good.  Having a wagon really helps carry the bass though and I only have one slight rattle turning it way way up.  Rattle is in the homelink mirror I installed.  You can barely hear it so I am pretty happy as of now.

I will add more pics after I install my coaxial speakers.  Waiting on the IAperformance spacers

Hinduluv

Last edited by hinduluv (2005-07-24 22:02:45)


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#2 2005-07-24 22:04:34

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Re: Phase 1 audio install completed-pics inside

I'm liking the floor net in your car, where did you purchase it and how do you like it?


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#3 2005-07-24 22:10:14

hinduluv
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Re: Phase 1 audio install completed-pics inside

its just the standard subaru cargo net.  I generally carry larger things and i hate taking the cargo net off every single time.  So i just used the existing loops and it fit perfectly.

https://www.subarugenuineparts.com/prod … cts_id=179


BBS STi rims, tires/full whiteline sway setup/defi egt and boost/full alpine sounds/cobb accessport, downpipe, heatshield/high temp painted STi axleback/prodrive diff protector/5300k HID, LED city lights, sylverstar highs/compass, dimming, homelink mirror/MOMO shift knob/escort solo2/blacked out grill/tint/debadged/blizzaks on stockers for winter  still need: KYB agx, camber bolts, pde flex uppipe

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#4 2005-07-24 23:14:58

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Re: Phase 1 audio install completed-pics inside

looks good hinduluv.

Wish I had the know how (and $$$) to customize my stereo.


In my longterm goals, I'm gonna go with a double din dvd/nav system.

For now, I will suffer with the stock unit.Besides, in this car I actually like to hear the engine too! (unlike my last beater, which had a system.)

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#5 2005-07-24 23:16:51

hinduluv
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Re: Phase 1 audio install completed-pics inside

well

i have to come straight with you guys.

i got a job over summer vacation part time at best buy to get a discount.

so thats how i was able to buy everything.

Last edited by hinduluv (2006-03-19 12:11:47)


BBS STi rims, tires/full whiteline sway setup/defi egt and boost/full alpine sounds/cobb accessport, downpipe, heatshield/high temp painted STi axleback/prodrive diff protector/5300k HID, LED city lights, sylverstar highs/compass, dimming, homelink mirror/MOMO shift knob/escort solo2/blacked out grill/tint/debadged/blizzaks on stockers for winter  still need: KYB agx, camber bolts, pde flex uppipe

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#6 2005-07-24 23:49:33

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Re: Phase 1 audio install completed-pics inside

Hinduluv i would seriously think of getting a grill on that speaker before you put something through it.  That would ruin anyones day to put a gallon of milk or something like that through that nice speaker!!! 

P.S. I have a 15" type R in my 2001 Mountaineer in a Q logic Bandpass box.  Best speaker i have ever had. I think you will be very happy with that speaker.big_smile


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#7 2005-07-25 00:06:42

hinduluv
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Re: Phase 1 audio install completed-pics inside

how would a grill protect a speaker from a gallon of milk? they all got holes in them

the grill that came with the box looked horrible.  i tried modifying it buy cutting of the stupid parts but it still looked bad.  I might paint it black or something.

anyone know a cool place to buy grills?  or have one like custom made to say something?

i think that would be cool.


BBS STi rims, tires/full whiteline sway setup/defi egt and boost/full alpine sounds/cobb accessport, downpipe, heatshield/high temp painted STi axleback/prodrive diff protector/5300k HID, LED city lights, sylverstar highs/compass, dimming, homelink mirror/MOMO shift knob/escort solo2/blacked out grill/tint/debadged/blizzaks on stockers for winter  still need: KYB agx, camber bolts, pde flex uppipe

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#8 2005-07-25 00:13:33

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Re: Phase 1 audio install completed-pics inside

ok gallon of milk was a bad example.  Just something floating around in the back. I would hate to see something poke a hole in that speaker thats all.  Happened to me once.sad
i'm sure crutchfield.com has some grills.


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#9 2005-07-25 02:25:07

faisal poonjab
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Re: Phase 1 audio install completed-pics inside

you ain't even that sweet....ur car looks like two tuttis on a stick with corn nuggets....






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