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Old 03-20-2010, 04:02 PM
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Re: SeattleWK's '06 Stereo Build

Cool beans man, thanks. Amp's not getting here until Tuesday, so realistically that ain't happening until next weekend. But I might try to do some pre-flight stuff this weekend like running some wires and other prep.
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Old 03-20-2010, 10:06 PM
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Cool beans man, thanks. Amp's not getting here until Tuesday, so realistically that ain't happening until next weekend. But I might try to do some pre-flight stuff this weekend like running some wires and other prep.
No problem. Lookin' forward to the install.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:45 PM
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Re: SeattleWK's '06 Stereo Build

Soooooo...

I had a wonderful day trying to get my 4 AWG power lead through the firewall. I ended up using the grommet next to the one for the hood release. I have no clue what that wire is for, but man was that a bitch.

First I spent about an hour spinning my wheels because I was parked on a busy street, so I could only get at my driver's side for like 20 second intervals. I eventually realized I needed to relocate.

Parked with driver side facing the curb and got down to business. Man is that a small area to work in. After what felt like forever, I got the power through and mated up to the battery. Got the wire run to the back, and then it was time to get a shower so I can go get drunk. So I'll pick up the rest tomorrow.

Wanted to get pics but I was pretty damn frustrated. Should have some good stuff tomorrow, as I finalize installing the amp, headunit, and speaker wire. Now for alcohol...
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Old 03-28-2010, 12:25 PM
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Re: SeattleWK's '06 Stereo Build

Can't wait to see it altogether. No worries man all that stress will soon payoff I like the headunit.
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Old 03-28-2010, 01:14 PM
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Just think, you only have to do it once.
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Re: SeattleWK's '06 Stereo Build

Well the one-two punch of hangover and rainy day hampered my progress today. I hoped to finish up, but I was only able to get all my wires run to the rear. Got my holes drilled in the cargo hatch and ran the wires through. Ran out of daylight before I could get the amp in there. Hopefully I can get it finished up tomorrow night.

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Re: SeattleWK's '06 Stereo Build

FINALLY DONE!

Amp and headunit installed and working perfectly. Some pics:

Wires run into loadfloor:



Wires hooked up and amp mounted:



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Had to mount it with the logo upside down, but oh well:



Here's the source once again:



I've got the front two channels pushing the dash speakers and the rear channels pushing the front door speakers. Still have the BA speakers in there for now, and some new drivers will be the next upgrade down the road.

Right now I have the crossovers set at above 320Hz for the dash, below 320Hz for the doors.

Got it tuned a little bit, but will play with it some more as I get more seat time.

It sounds sooooo much better than stock. Doors rattle a bit, but I can deal with it until I upgrade the speakers.
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:24 AM
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Very nice!!

Once you get some new drivers in there, it'll really start to blow you away!
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Re: SeattleWK's '06 Stereo Build

Just an update, the VX400 is a nice unit, but I absolutely fukking hate the iPod interface. When you go to browse by artist, it opens up every song by that artist in alphabetical order, rather than letting you go Artist > Album > Song. Navigating your library is painstaking. No way to quick-scroll or jump to a certain letter of the alphabet.

I'm checking out the new AVIC-X920BT, which is just sexy as hell. Also going to check out what Alpine has to offer. I've always had good luck with Clarion units, but this is my first purchase in the 'iPod direct connect' generation (my last was about 5-6 years ago), and it was a disappointment.
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