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Old 04-05-2015, 05:36 PM
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well lets start with this. Picked it up for 1k. 1997 Ford Expedition with a 4.6L triton(my first ever Ford vehicle, ive owned a majority of Honda's, some Chevy's, and a 83 RX7 in the past). All stock down to the radio and speakers.


So some things i didn't get pics of and have done, pads and rotors all 4 corners, all 5 u-joints replaced, both front wheel bearings, plugs/wires(what a pita), all filters changed, both front cv axles, and 4 new tires.

Anyways, couldn't handle to stock audio any longer. first thing i did was order 2 sets of Infinity reference 6x8's to put in the doors(sorry no pics). Then i installed my Alpine CDE-133BT ive had for about 5 years now, and an Alpine KTP-445A inline amp to power the IR's. Biggest PITA was removing the factory ford Amp with destroying the dash. I also couldnt find the wire harness for the work around on said amp plugs so....i cut them out!!!!
You can barely see it tucked in there.


with that done i had to do something about "DA BASS"...

so i took my Vibe BlackDeath QB69's from my now deceased Civic, and installed them with the Kicker ZX500.1 monoblock.

You'd be very surprised as to how well these actually bang....

So after that i let some time go by, about 4 months or so, I had to upgrade to something more powerful, sleek, and a well liked product that has a good following...Sundown Audio!!!
A couple SA8v2 D2's fit the bill. Yard Sale items of course, but overall PERFECT SPEAKERS!!!!! I could not be happier about them.


So after the purchasing of the subs, I said lets get some good wiring. KnuKonceptz was my first stop.

25 feet of 4 guage cca for underhood grounds/power additions, 17ft of 0/1 cca power wire, 5ft of 0/1 cca ground, 20ft of 10g speaker wire, 150A anl fuse/holder.

Even with a large SUV there is still no place to run wires without drilling holes(which i dislike doing honestly).

So i had to wait for my Amp to show up that i ordered. So i installed some other things. LC1 and LD10 line driver. My Alpine only has 2v preout and i wanted at least 5 volts running to the amp. So i took the radio bezel flipped it and did some surgery on it. End Product. The LD10 is hidden down by the KTP amp.

Then made some 3 foot shielded RCA cables out of a 6 footer i had laying around.


So now I am to the point where i can build the box while I still wait for my amp to show up. Went with a center port slot design, my first actually, that I have built.

And now i bore you with the box being built...

And then temporary installed, dont mind the wiring, wired them up to find wire rise and yada....
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Then FINALLY the amp came in the mail!!!

then installed on a temp amp rack i built out of scrap MDF.

I was saddened to find out it had 4 gauge power/ground inputs. So i had to buy these.


well, being the absolute dipsh!t I was being at the time, I became careless and just wanted it playing. well, / my wrist..... i learned dont run .5 ohms on a stock electrical and clip because i didnt know shit about setting gains, ssf's, bass boost, crossovers....

FML.....I admit, i was a complete Ass clown with my give a sh!t meter that day.....Not even an hour worth of play time. So I sent it back in for either repair or replacement. Expecting over a month of wait time to hear anything back, I rewired the subs to 2 ohms and threw the Kicker ZX500.1 on them. At that point in time before i made the choice to do that, I did heavy research on many sites about setting gains and the likes. Seemed as though a digital multi meter was gonna become my good personal friend.

So during that time frame i decided to source a few things. More Wiring, another battery, and a digital volt meter to monitor the power draw from the amp.
mounted the DVM here.

Then I found a used Kenetik HC600 locally for 20 bucks. Done deal there!!!!(sorry no pic of it when i picked it up). Then the wiring came in, SHCA FTW!!


So, i waited and waited to hear back about the Lanzar amp, got an email one day, they were shipping me a brand new one, but i had to pay the 24.50 to have it shipped...Grrr, fine, paid it within 10 minutes of receiving the email. Fast forward a week(this past wednesday) and its here. Then I proceeded to do this...

Got a 50Hz test tone going and set all my gains and crap. happy to say I am beyond pleased that im not dropping voltage anymore on heavy bass.

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Damn u use enough screws? Lmao. Prly sounds good as hell though
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Damn u use enough screws? Lmao. Prly sounds good as hell though
yeah, overboard, i know. wont happen next time of course. either way, plays fantastic!!!!! more than impressed with them. Thinking about getting a third and/or a 4th as well.
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Can a mod move this to the build forum....sorry my mistake.

thank you MODS.....

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I do have a few questions though. I'm planning to build a front stage and go full active with a pioneer 80prs as the main unit.
Midbass, will I have any issues in running a 8 inch and 6.5 inch speaker in the front doors. 1 of each. I may be able to make 2 8 inch fit but it will be tight For where I'd want them mounted. I plan to run cresendo for the midbass and tweeter. The tweeter I was going to put into the factory speaker location baffled in an adapter.
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Thanks. It's going to be a long road for sure. Hope to buy some things in the coming weeks.
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so, i do have enough room for a couple 8" midranges in each door. Then i got to thinking, hell why not do just a single 10" in each door. so one of two things will happen, i will buy four 8" midrange, or two 10" midrange from Crescendo.

then im also going to purchase a couple of FT1 supertweeters from Crescendo as well. dont see why i cant have them matching.

As for another amp, i was thinking along the lines of keeping my amps matching and getting a Lanzar opti250x4. "IF" I do not however keep them matching I am thinking about getting a Crescendo Symphony 800/4. It seems to have decent power output, but then again who's to say that the 250x4 is not putting out more.

As for the main deck, I am planning to get a Pioneer deh-80prs. for 240 bucks new, which is what i paid for my Alpine cde-133BT about 5 years ago, its far better in the sound arena compared to this pile of an Alpine.

Now i want to talk batteries. I have a kenetik hc600 im using for now as a temp, but i see a lot of people running the g31 agm batteries. would 1 be more than enough for what im currently trying to accomplish? ive been looking at factory replacement group 65 agm's for the main battery and a secondary, im just not sure it will be enough down the road.
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well, im thinking about doing something a little nuts for myself here. I just need some input from some folks on this. I am thinking about picking up a couple more SD SA8v2 D2's and running all 4 at 1 ohm. Biggest question i have for this is can my amp handle it. i see ratings for 1.34 ohms and .5 ohms but not 1 ohms. i would hypothetically believe that it would no doubt handle the 1 ohm load just fine after wire rise anyways which im thinking will put it pretty close to the 1.34 ohm rating. I believe the amp would put out around the 1500rms mark being at 1 ohm. i cant find any bench mark test or clamp numbers on the Opti2000d but i dont wanna believe im getting a full 1100rms now at 2 ohms.

what do you guys think of this? thanks!!!!
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