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Old 07-11-2013, 10:34 PM
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Default Skappa's VS Wagon: An Aussie Build! GONE. 30/07/2014

Hi guys, signed up a fair while ago and didn't make a post until yesterday, usually just read the forum every few days haha.
Anyway, here's my car from the start of the audio build ( I can start it since I actually bought the car if anybody would like).

So this was meant to be a budget build and I think I've done fairly well for what I've spent!

Most of this will be copy/paste from my big build log from another forum but I'll edit some stuff if needed

Name: Nick.
Model: 1997 VS Commodore Wagon, Series II.
Colour: J064 Alaskan White.
Engine Type: 3.8L V6 L36 Ecotec.
Engine Mods: None.
Power: Stock 147kW.
Exhaust: Stock.
Gearbox: Automatic 4L60E
Diff: Stock 3.08:1
Suspension: Stock standard, needs to be lowered.
Wheels/Tyres: VR GTS 17x8.
Stereo:Alpine CDA-9851 head unit, Alpine Type J coax in the doors, PioneerTS-G1643R that are buggered.
Build Period: 14th July 2011 onwards.
Cost: $2500 with roadworthy and registration.
Contacts: You can contact me on Facebook if you like.
Future Mods: LOTS!!

Day after I bought it:






How she currently looks:
http://imageshack.us/a/img254/3462/img1304v.jpg

Pics of the gear, I spent a total of $1937 so far, I think I've done pretty good considering the amps are second hand (DD was actually band new) and were both half price

2 15's, spool of Shok Classic CCA, 2 pairs of SB Acoustics SB-17 8 ohm drivers.

Hertz HDP4

DD M1C

Alpine CDA-9851 for $50, cd player is broken but I don't need that function
Will be upgraded to a Pioneer DEH-80PRS when I can buy it.

Corner of my ash tray was broken so it was the perfect place to route the Ai-Net aux cable!


$100 for 100AH? I think so!


Okay, time for the temporary installs!
Box was made for a RE MT18 and was around 8 cubes net, put some big 45's in there to bring it down to about 6.7 but it was the best we could do, we also had to improvise and make a spacer ring to fit then reverse mounted it, final score was 142db @49Hz with no deadening in the car


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oooooo can't wait!
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It seems that I can't edit my original post as I have more to add, so I'll just post it here

Big 3 upgraded, will eventually get some split loom tubing and cover all the cabling, battery will also be upgraded to a Absorbed Power 75AH battery, biggest I can fit in there, along with some custom CNC machined battery terminals courtesy of a good friend of mine, design will be done once battery is purchased
(There is red or black heat shrink on each end of the cable to determine if it's + or - too).


2 bulk packs of the new SHOK MATS and 30m (100ft) of Shok 12 gauge reference series cable, better to have way too much than too little


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Deadening efforts from last night, 10:40PM-2:30AM and used a total of 1/20 sheets, this was my first time installing deadener and I think I done pretty good, who's got some pro tips and/or some opinions?






NO LITTLE BITS GO TO WASTE!!!!
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Hahaha, don't waste ANYTHING!

Some guys may have a more "scientific" approach to it, covering surface area is what's real to me and that's what you did lol.

How was it to work with? Honestly it's been the stickiest stuff I've ever used so I was curious what others thought
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This is my first time deadening and I must agree, it's definitely bloody sticky!
More cleaning and deadening tonight if I'm not too tired from work, off to work now!
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Do you have the roller? Also a heat gun comes in handy on compound curves. But from what I see it looks good mate! Commodore? alaska white? Why not new zealand white LOL! But it looks as if you got the most important part down, the cleaning! It's a royal pain in the ass installing!!! I remember when I got pumped doing anything car audio! Now it's all about making time or taking time from something else more important! Looks to be a cool build thread, will stayed tuned!
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Do you have the roller? Also a heat gun comes in handy on compound curves. But from what I see it looks good mate! Commodore? alaska white? Why not new zealand white LOL! But it looks as if you got the most important part down, the cleaning! It's a royal pain in the ass installing!!! I remember when I got pumped doing anything car audio! Now it's all about making time or taking time from something else more important! Looks to be a cool build thread, will stayed tuned!
I am using a mates roller, he showed me how to apply the deadener and I have followed his instructions, yes I am using a heat gun
Holden Commodore, it's the American Camaro really (same 3.8 Buick Series II, both using the L36 in base models and L67 in the Luxury models, go GM!)

The cleaning has been a pain in the ass in some spots, I've found on the door skin this thick wax type crap that is really hard to remove which you can kind of see in the last pic on the far right..

Won't be doing any work tonight either, got an 11 hour shift too so I'll probably just die when I get home LOL.
I've got tomorrow off so lots of work deadening work should get done
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I am using a mates roller, he showed me how to apply the deadener and I have followed his instructions, yes I am using a heat gun
Holden Commodore, it's the American Camaro really (same 3.8 Buick Series II, both using the L36 in base models and L67 in the Luxury models, go GM!)

The cleaning has been a pain in the ass in some spots, I've found on the door skin this thick wax type crap that is really hard to remove which you can kind of see in the last pic on the far right..

Won't be doing any work tonight either, got an 11 hour shift too so I'll probably just die when I get home LOL.
I've got tomorrow off so lots of work deadening work should get done
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