Pictures of my first build

IrishChampIrishChamp Posts: 140
edited May 2014 in Custom Fabrication
Just thought I would post up a few pics of my build, its not quite done, I'm going to make a cover for the stuff in the trunk, cut a hole in the factory liner and reinstall, I'm also going to add another layer to my speaker baffles and get them more on axis with the driver and make custom grills for the front speakers.....
the coolest thing about this build is I actually have more trunk space now, the stock system had a 10 inch sub in the trunk on the drivers side wheel well.
it sounds great and I know as I tweak things it will sound even better. I used a PAC audio adapter and the stock nav head unit, sound is nice and clean, I had to do some fiddling with the wiring to get it that way but I'm happy now, tons of volume too, I have the sr6500 gains set at about 10 o'clock and the sub about the same and I'm only going about half way on my head unit volume for loud playing, 2/3's is really, really loud to my ears.

thanks to everyone for their help!
Pictures of my car too.
Dyno at low boost, on the street I see another 3 to 4 lbs.
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  • IrishChampIrishChamp Posts: 140
    edited November 2008
    I wanted to ask if there is anything I should do to break them in or rather anything that is bad for them, I've been playing at a descent volume, enough to think to my self that these speakers get louder than I expected (for a sq speaker and not really knowing what to expect). I'm bassically just making sure that they don't distort but I've shown them off a few times and cranked them and turned up the bass boost some on the sub.
    I guess I'm just a little taken back by the volume, mid bass and highs produced, I've heard people comment on these speakers not being loud but they sound very loud to me and I don't know if I'm just pushing them too much or simply not used to a nice sound system.
    is there a simple way to measure output and see if I pushing their limits, will they distort and give warning of impending doom? I have my gains set below 11 o'clock and I've not turned my volume over 26 of 38, my pac audio adaptor is supposed to put out 5v and I've been told its a pretty hot signal.
  • SherardpSherardp Posts: 8,042
    edited December 2008
    looks good, put a Grill on that bad boy.
  • mobesmobes Posts: 3
    edited January 2009
    Not too shabby at all for a first build!
  • cadenceclipsecadenceclipse Posts: 459
    edited January 2009
    very nice. like the mounting plates specially tweeter wise. can u tell us how u mounted those plates? ie. flush, etc.
  • HamstermanHamsterman Posts: 13
    edited January 2009
    cool looking setup - looks very clean
  • TheOtherSideTheOtherSide Posts: 11
    edited January 2009
    Looks good for a first time build. My first build sucked in comparison. Is that fiberglass?
  • themuskrthemuskr Posts: 149
    edited January 2009
    Dang thats sweet
  • BritishnateBritishnate Posts: 6
    edited February 2009
    Dude, are you on Sweet 300
  • avhomedesignsavhomedesigns Posts: 29
    edited February 2009
    Nicely done
  • speedster2333speedster2333 Posts: 38
    edited September 2009
    I bought a pair of the sr5250 but never managed to get anything together. They will be up for sale soon. Sweet ride by the way.
    edited January 2010
    wow, I wish I had your budget to get me some SR comp sets!
  • dacoupedevilledacoupedeville Posts: 76
    edited January 2010
    Nice ride.
    Gonna sound good too.
  • VitalVital Posts: 747
    edited March 2010
    What PA amps u got there?
  • AgentAgent Posts: 65
    edited March 2010
    Looks good man, keep it up!
    edited February 2011
  • slammin86slammin86 Posts: 238
    edited March 2011
    Looks very nice. Do you have any more car pictures?
  • Sharon BlackSharon Black Posts: 13
    edited May 2012
    Wow, you've done a great job!
  • zingozingo Audiophile Posts: 11,553
    edited June 2012
    Nice build and finish.
  • eloplayspoloeloplayspolo Posts: 1,117
    edited August 2012
    Wow, you've done a great job!

    what the bump...
    Never been on a board where people COMMONLY bump 4 year old crap.
  • htrdlnhtrdln Posts: 113
    edited February 2013
    ha i didnt even realize how old it was till the last post but looks nice
  • Lost240Lost240 Posts: 176
    edited March 2013
    That looks great! Congrats!
  • custopper30custopper30 Posts: 256
    edited May 2013
    Looking very nice! Nice upgrade
  • jacks2startjacks2start Posts: 103
    edited January 2014
  • j1mmyj1mmy Banned Posts: 95
    edited February 2014
    Nice rig!
  • eloplayspoloeloplayspolo Posts: 1,117
    edited February 2014
    bumped again?... lol
  • migueralliartmigueralliart Posts: 10
    edited February 2014
    +1 on the grill comment
  • deafbykhornsdeafbykhorns Posts: 150
    edited May 2014
    Looks nice,a friend of mine does this for a living, yours looks like his work!
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