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This past Saturday a few of us got together and started workin on the new audio setup.

First big thanks to WattsLok (Jimmy) for all the expertise and help, GotBearings for battling my driver side window motor (which did result in having the *#$% pinched out of his finger), and Steve (EPA) for the help and drinking out of the fart boot.
Drink of the day

Jimmy and Steve(with his boot)



I bought 3 rolls of Raamat from RaamAudio for the deadening. This stuff is EASY to install! Cuts well, sticks well, requires no heating, and has NO smell. I layed two layers in most places in the cabin and the trunk. That took 2 rolls.
Now I have to deaden the doors once the components go in as well as the rear tray as soon as I cut it.


Almost done

Just a few more spots to hit


Here is how the old subs fired



7" Indash touchscreen went in. (Thanks Impholla!)


[ 01-04-2007, 02:11 PM: Message edited by: Thump ]
 
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It's just a little upgrade ;)





More to come in the next few days!

BTW:
Anyone have any tips on how to cut the rear deck? Whats the easiest way to cut it, and how big should I go?
 
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Nice!
Lookin' good.

A dremel with a good metal cutting bit might be your best bet on the rear deck.
 
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yup. lookin good man! and use a dremel... and start out slow. make your lines that you want to cut, then go back over it with the dremel on a faster setting to cut it.

put masking tape where you are going to cut, and draw with a sharpie to help guide you.

oh, and wear saftey glasses!!!
 
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Hell yeah, Juan! Looks like you contracted some good people.

Keep snapping pics of the progess.


...and e-mail me one of them JD's on the rocks, please. ;)

Let me know if you want to measure the opening on my rear deck.

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Damn homie I dont get credit? I was called on the Nextel during the install!


Nawh, looking good Big Homie! I know Jimmy is gonna hold you down on the install! :D

P.S. I wasant playing bout Texas! Damn, can't we just meet in the middle!
 
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Great progress fellas! Keep taking pics and keep us posted :D
 
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That looks SWEET! I'm getting ready to do the same thing myself, but I have to find some very patient friends to help with the install. What made you go with the Raamat?
 
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Again BIG thanks to Jimmy for helpin me out yesterday and today on the install! We got everything mounted and back in and let me say my smile is Ear to Ear with how great it sounds!

Dat Shiet Hits!!! The Indash is Pimp with dvd's with the dolby digital.

I drove a few miles with the radio off (which was hard to do), and the Raamat is AMAZING! With no cats and Tri-y's, I would say the sound dropped to at least 1/2 of what it was! It is very comfortable. I have yet to do the back doors, but its amazing! The doors also close like solid doors.
This is definitely something to look into doing.

I Will have more pics and maybe a vid of the install tomorrow!
Thump is Thumpin!!


Originally posted by ellwooda:
That looks SWEET! I'm getting ready to do the same thing myself, but I have to find some very patient friends to help with the install. What made you go with the Raamat?
I chose it because it was the best bang for the buck on the tests. Look at the sticky thread in this section for the test link.

Originally posted by JAYO96SS:
Damn homie I dont get credit? I was called on the Nextel during the install!


Nawh, looking good Big Homie! I know Jimmy is gonna hold you down on the install! :D

P.S. I wasant playing bout Texas! Damn, can't we just meet in the middle!
Oh and props to Jayo!

Damn..I was tellin Jimmy its VERY tempting. If some things work out like I hope this year, it may happen!

Originally posted by STRTWYZ:
.and e-mail me one of them JD's on the rocks, please. ;)

Let me know if you want to measure the opening on my rear deck.

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Its in the mail E!

I could sure use those measurements!
 
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Alright alright, do you have a caprice or an SS? asking because of the woodgrain door bezels
 
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Caprice woodgrain doesn't look THAT good! It is an aftermarket kit. There are no "old" ones
 
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Lookin pretty darn good bro! Keep up the good job.
 
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Here they are! We are still going to clean up the gaps around the box and port the deck. I dont think it looks 1/2 bad! Im also going back and forth on getting Hack's trunk kit recovered in black vinyl.

The old RF Punch 240ix amp is hidden and is runnin the 4 channels. The MA Audio amp is pushin the subs. I was a little worried about the amp being that I bought it from Ebay for a little over $200.

However, this thing is a monster! It will run 1800watts rms at .05 ohms. It has the built in fan and will cut off at 160 degrees. Highest I've seen it is 109 so far. Gotta admit, it surprises me how strong and clean this amp is pushin.

I have to figure where to mount the tweets still. I have them on the A pillars for now.

I also have the dimming light problem with the hard bass. Hopefully a 200 amp alternator will do the trick!

Yes, the big 3 have been done too with Gary's cables.





 
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thump looks awesome.where did you get the sound deading from.
thanks paul.
 
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Originally posted by strokedimpala:
thump looks awesome.where did you get the sound deading from.
thanks paul.
and did a great job too!!!its everywhere!!!man it brings back memories when i did mine.
 
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