All put back together. Without the bright flash my phones camera uses, you cant see the tweeter in the sail panel, nor can you see that anything was cut/modified. Looks like it does stock.
Mounted the amp temporarily just to get it playing. Ziptied some of the wires up and tried to hide them best I could for now.
Just secured to the back of the seat. Actually has a decent sized trunk for such a small car.
Didnt bother taking any pics of the power wire that I ran, or of the RCAs being run. I can snap a pic or two of the power wire under the hood showing the fuse holder tomorrow most likely since the fuse holder actually looks pretty nice (its the one from the Knu kit).
Sub was ordered yesterday, when I started the install, and should be here the 11th. The speakers are the Polyglass line, so he found a good deal on the Polyglass 33 V1 13" subwoofer and pulled the trigger. I also helped him buy the components from a forum member on here for a great deal. Some of this Focal stuff really isnt that expensive is you look around and wait for a good deal.
So far, I have about the equivalent of a very long day into the build and my friend will have right at $1,000 into it, with everything included, start to finish. Radio, subwoofer, amp, and wiring was all bought new. Only thing used were the components, and they are in mint condition except for one chip on the right tweeter, and even that is only cosmetic.
Did a quick tune in tonight, and had a quick listen. For the radio only having something like a 5-banf equalizer, it sounds pretty good. Deadening and sealing the doors up really makes a huge different in an install like this. The Focals have midbass that vibrates the side mirrors. Definitely still needs more tuning, but for just throwing it in and changing a few quick settings, it sounds great.
Im pretty excited to get the sub in. Never done a build with a Focal sub, and Im not even sure if Ive ever even heard one before. Everywhere Ive read says to run the sub at 1.5-1.7 ported if thats the route you want, or like 1.25 sealed. Does anyone have any firsthand experience with this subwoofer? That seems like a very small enclosure for a 13" subwoofer. I think I might do some testing with a few boxes I have laying around before building anything.
Well, sub is in. I just need to stop being lazy and finish the build.