looks pretty cool, thanks for the tips man, this i think will do fer now.
got off my @ss yesterday and did what I have been putting off for a LONG time.. installed my stereo in this thing finally. The amp rack was already built, but had to do the deck, speakers, and all the wiriing etc.. i hate doing this kind of work.. grr.. took me 8 hours w no breaks, but the install is perfectly clean, soldered joints, loom, clean zip ties and proper routing for induced noise rejection. A good install should be done once and last longer than he car does.
I got creative on the dash kit and got it to sit flush mount perfectly, and when it motors out i was able to have it sit flush w the dash w maybe 1-2mm of space. perfect.
The cool part was that i could just stick the amp in the spare tire well... right at the battery.
Not that its a huge amp, but the wires from the amp to the 2 farad capacitor under the amp rack are less than 6 inches long.. lol... and from the cap to the battery its not more than a 2 feet of wire, all 4 gauge..
so needless to say, there is NO VOLTAGE DROP at all lol. The power this thing delivers is incredible for the price... i really thought i was compromising w the level of gear i chose.. but im satisfied plus 100 lol.
I went w SPR Alpine 6x9s and a pair of 8 ohm JL12W1s....thinking theyd at least do the trick for now.. certainly nothing to compare to my 350z.. all Alpine Imprint, Boston Acoustic, tons of power etc etc...
Holy Balls soup... this car sounds incredible. I have a set of Boston 3.5s on the way for the dash, will run them on a set of XTC 12 db HP crossovers at about 300hz... and will likely run an attenuator ( volume knob) to kick them down a notch when running of the same channels as my front 6x9s.
Likely will wire up a 2nd set of 6x9s to mount under the rear deck opposite of the stock location.. that way they are % and out of the way, but a simple relay circuit will allow them to play only when the trunk is open using the trunk light as a trigger..... ie, car show and parking lot whoring.
Bottom line is that I know electronics and car stereos very well.. so this stuff is easy for me, and i rarely buy new...
I bought the Alpine IVA on ebay " needing light repair" for 80 bucks lol.. flat rate repair is 95 bones.. so its fully refurbed now for 175 tci....bought the pair of subs nearly new from ebay also, 99 bux shipped for the pair.. even the 150 dollar POS wiring adapter this car needs was found nearly new on ebay for 20 bucks shipped from an install shop in CA...boxes, speakers and amp /cap are all new, but in total, i have about 2600 dollars worth of gear and install, totally custom... for about 800 bucks.
Has the TRC box to allow DVDs and settings adjust at any time as well. (Came w the used deck)
not too shabby.