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Old 02-01-2004, 12:32 PM   #1
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Rear Deck Upgrade Phase 1

Well, phase 1 of my rear speaker deck upgrade is comlete. I've Dynamated the speakers, removed the shelf, and now I'm just waiting on my grills for the Pioneers that way I can recarpet the shelf with cutouts for the speakers.

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There's some pics to show what it looks like. I also took a photo (altho it came out bad) of my new headunit and my radar detector that I recently hardwired. Enjoy!
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looks nice bro. you are going to hide those amp wires though... right???
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Thanks. Yea, those amp wires and the wires for my changer are gonna be hidden soon too. I tried to keep them placed conveniently that way I could disconect the subs if I needed to take out the box for any reason.

Do you have any recommendations on how to hide them?
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i'm not very knowledgable about stereos... but from what i've read, and seen, people make little holes in the back of their seats for the wires to go in/come out of... basically you feel the wires through the seat apolstry.
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like he said, make a lil slit in the carpeting on the back of your seat and just finger it down through there till it comes out towards the bottom of your seat.
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Oh ok... I'll do that then. Thanks.
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wow... i was right?! i've learned far too much from sitting infront of the computer.
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Hmmm....maybe i should put off installing my speakers and follow your steps Shahrum.

How much have you got invested in your system so far?
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He is going to be buying two 12" Kicker L7's in the future isnt that right
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He is going to be buying two 12" Kicker L7's in the future isnt that right
now why would he do that? he has two top of the line sonys
shahrum he really didnt convince u outa ur sony stuff did he?
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Kicker 0wnz j00!
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I love my types R's however ill be going toward :7's in the next car
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He is going to be buying two 12" Kicker L7's in the future isnt that right
now why would he do that? he has two top of the line sonys
shahrum he really didnt convince u outa ur sony stuff did he?
Man I talked him into getting a new cd player, new amp, new subs, and guided him to put carpet in the rear deck.... i deserve a cookie or something
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well then here u go heres some milk too
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Man I talked him into getting a new cd player, new amp, new subs, and guided him to put carpet in the rear deck.... i deserve a cookie or something


*Makes note to self, do not let Brent talk me into buying anything I already have....again.*
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LOL. I've probably invested a little over $1200 so far. $900 was what I paid for the initial install over the summer including the Sony amp, original head unit, wiring, box, and Sony subs. Then I recently bought the Sony 10 cd mp3 changer and a new Sony headunit. Plus the speakers were eventually upgraded.

And yes, I plan on adding two 12" L7's in a custom fit ported box powered by a nice RF amp. I'm gonna get that done like March/April if all goes as planned (and if I get some good bday money for my 18th bday in March (the 28th)). But yeah... it's mostly the time it takes to get everything all setup just how you want it, and to get it all sounding good.

And I'll definately have a nice article up once my little rear shelf project is done that will outline what to buy and do in order to make your shelf stronger to avoid rattling and noises. And also to make it look 10x better
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I am goign with the same thing. Two 12" Kicker L7 subs with a Rockford Fosgate 1501bd amp power the twleves and a Alpine CDA-9815 for the head unit with Kicker 5 1/4 Component speakers in the fron and back powered by a rockford fosgate amp

Got some saving to do fo sho
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Well, I have finally decide to wait to buy a car until June, this way i will have maxium amount of money. Ill be selling my 9815, for a IVa-900 Alpine TV, 2 12'' L&'s and a RF amp most likly the one Brent is talking about. I have about 1,900 in my current system,but its time to go bigger and louder.
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Oh yea... and I gotta get an amp for my Pioneer's too. That'll come eventually heh.
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yea i have a 400 watt amp for my 4 kappas, its so loud. My parents wanted to know why i would spend all i did for my system. I told them I love to share, so i have to share my favorite music with everyone in a 3-4 block area
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And I'll definately have a nice article up once my little rear shelf project is done that will outline what to buy and do in order to make your shelf stronger to avoid rattling and noises. And also to make it look 10x better
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I'm waiting. Make it soon!
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seeing that spoiler up-close scared the **** out of me
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Doesn't me. Actually, doesn't look that bad. Atleast it not an aluminum one.
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seeing that spoiler up-close scared the **** out of me
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Hey, speaking of reducing the rattle coming from the rear deck, any ideas? I just upgraded from two 10'' JL W0-D4's in a sealed box, to two 10'' JL W3-D2's in a dual ported box... The rear deck rattled pretty hard with the W0's (it would move up a 1/4 inch or so), and since i took apart half my car trying to get the box into the trunk, i want to make sure it doesnt rattle at all... So, I was wondering what people have done in the past, or if anything has been done at all? Any input would be appreciated... Thanks
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Dynomat is your friend. Seriously that stuff works.

Look at the wires right behind you license place to. The bass will cause those to hit the metal and rattle. The trunk latch isnt completely tight and allows the trunk to rattle as well
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So you suggest I put dynomat underneath the deck from the inside of the trunk? It would be such a pain to cut it around the speakers there, I will definitly wait until it warms up a bit for that project... So there isn't anything you can tighten, or help to hold down the deck i guess?
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I havent tried anything like that. Its impossible to elimante the rattle. But I would def do dynomat or something similiar to it. And I would have it professionally done as well to make sure its put where it needs to be.

Especially if your going to get the trunk kit of dynomat
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OK thanks for the input... The trunk itself has dynomat in it to try and stop my spoiler from rattling to hell. I'll take a better look tomorow to see if there is anyway to hold that rear deck down tighter
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What you wanna do is you want to take your rear shelf off, and by a Dynamat speaker kit. You have to remove your speakers from the rear deck from the inside of the car, not from the trunk. Then you place the Dynamat square-shaped pieces over the holes and cut out enought space for the speaker to fit thru. This way, the speaker is resting on top of the dynamat. That's what I did (look at my pics) -- and that's how to kill 99% of the rattling.
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yes but even if i did that, my subs move so much air that my plastic hits the window, and my spoiler wants to break
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Yeah yours is done nicely but i didnt think it would help that much. I thought the majority of the rattling was due to the subs pounding away and in that case i figured i needed a lot more dynomat than just around the speakers. Ill try that though if you say it works, any rattle reduction would be an improvement.
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No, you'd actually be REAL supprized how much of a difference the Dynamat job (like mine) does. I was quite impressed. I do have Dynamat on my trunk lid as well and also on the side panels of my trunk, but this makes the biggest difference out of all of my dynamat collectively.
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OK wow... Were you ever right about the Dynamat... I put it in all the key area's and 99.9% of the rattle is gone... I can't believe it works that well, its not even like i coated my entire trunk with it either. Thanks for the advice
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Stereo Mods: 4 JL Audio TR-570CXi powered by: Clarion APX401.4 (50Wx4 RMS). 2 JL 10W3-D2's in a dual 10'' dual ported Bassworx box, powered by: Digital Audio 900dc (700W mono RMS)
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