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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-08-2018, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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New system going in

It's been many years since I've had a good stereo system and that's all about to change here shortly. I recently installed a new Alpine deck CDE-175BT and just last week I ordered a Rockford Fosgate P1000X5 amp, RFC1D 1 Farad Digital Capacitor, RFCB140 140 amp circuit breaker, T1650 6.5" 2 way coax speakers, T1692 6"x9" 2 way coax speakers, Kicker Free air KFM104 subs, and a complete Fosgate wire install kit.

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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 12-12-2018, 01:01 AM
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I'd love to see pics! I'm getting ready to put in a new system in my 96DCM as well. Need to deal with a rear oil leak first then decide what head unit to go with (single din or double).
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Finally made a new baffle board and mounted the subs and test fit to make sure everything was going to fit correctly. Now I just need to remove the back seat and drill some mounting holes to hold the baffle board and install the inserts into the baffle board before I can cover it with trunk liner material to finish it off.
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A little further progress today. I built a metal bracket that will keep the hinge covers in place properly and also be the mounting location for the board that will hide everything from the trunk opening forward except the portion of the spare tire that will protrude through the backside. Next will be to make a template so I can cut said board and install it.
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Looking great so far, I cant wait to see the final result. Please keep the pics coming

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Figured I'd give an update. The project got put on hold for now since the wife blindsided me with "she wants a divorce". That along with the rain and no indoor space to do anything put it on hold for now at least until I get some sunny weather to work with.

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Well I'm back to working on this stereo upgrade. Started by pulling the driver door panel off so I can mount the speaker adapter.


Not sure why these pics rotated once uploaded, sorry about that I don't know how to fix that.

I started off by using an existing hole in the door skin to install a 1/4-20 Klik Poly-nut insert. Next I had bought a pair of speaker adapters so I now laid it in place and used the new mounting hole and proceeded to marking the other 3 bolt hole locations. Now I removed the adapter and drilled the next 3 holes and installed the Klik Poly-nut inserts in those locations as well. Now I bolted the adapters in place and then mounted the speakers to the adapter with a Boom Mat between the speaker and adapter. Next I reinstalled the door panel only to find out the adapters I bought won't work with the speakers I'm using because it pushed the speakers too far out towards the door panel and they hit the door panel pretty bad. So I removed everything and used the adapters as templates to make some new adapters that were flat rather than the roughly 5/8" extended ones I bought. Now that the new adapters are made I bolted everything back together and this time the speakers clear without any issues. I did need to cut some of the inner door skin to clear the frame of the speakers.
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Finally finished up my stereo system yesterday. Since I haven't had a system in so long I was obviously listing to it LOUD most of the day, unfortunately late last night Ieft a friends house and noticed a whine with the stereo not so loud. This is frustrating and now need to figure out how to get rid of it. Any ideas?

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Finally finished up my stereo system yesterday. Since I haven't had a system in so long I was obviously listing to it LOUD most of the day, unfortunately late last night Ieft a friends house and noticed a whine with the stereo not so loud. This is frustrating and now need to figure out how to get rid of it. Any ideas?

Check your grounds and ensure they ground to clean metal, gound loop noise is an ear sore.

Are you running a amplifier, if so check the grounds and make sure the RCA'S aren't running along side power wires this can also cause whining.

Is the whining engine depicted or a stead whine. Engine electrical noise, the whine increase as engine speed does. If so do the big 3 and grab a ground loop isolator.

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Check your grounds and ensure they ground to clean metal, gound loop noise is an ear sore.

Are you running a amplifier, if so check the grounds and make sure the RCA'S aren't running along side power wires this can also cause whining.

Is the whining engine depicted or a stead whine. Engine electrical noise, the whine increase as engine speed does. If so do the big 3 and grab a ground loop isolator.
Yes I'm running a 5 channel 1000 watt Rockford Fosgate amp. I still need to recheck my ground wire. (This problem only started AFTER installing the Amp so it could easily be a ground issue with the Amp).

RCA's are running next to passenger side trans tunnel and power wires are running along passenger side rocker panel (inside of car).

Whining is related to engine RPM (as RPM's go up so does whine)

Already am running the big 3 from Gary at Innovative Wiring.

What is a ground loop isolator and where do I get one?

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