Finally got started on my new install for 2008. Was going to wait til after the competition tomorrow but I Thursday I decided I didnt have enough problems in my life so I should rip everything out and put in the new stuff now! I could get the new stuff back in before Saturday morning. No problem. Well I was up to 12:30 last night and its 12:30 now and Im just now getting done. Still got a long way to go - have to make the trim piece for the sub and build the false floor to cover the amps.
The good news is something I planned actually worked out. The amp rack fits right where the spare tire cover goes and folds up perfectly for me and I can get to the spare. Woohoo!
OK, here are the pics I have so far. Im about halfway done with the install so Ill post more as I progress (which is usually pretty slow).
This is with all the old stuff out and gutted. A Crossfire 4 channel and Crossfire 2 channel along with a MM2104 and Alpine H700 processor.
And here is the final result! I think its my best work yet. I was going for a simpler install. The plus side is its easy to get to everything should I need to troubleshoot a problem.
OK, just kidding. Thats actually my test fit for everything and to see if everything worked, and it did, perfectly. Amps are powerhouses and clean as a whistle. No noise at all. The sub is a monster! Way WAY more output that what I had.
This is the amp rack. I cut it out of 1/4" MDF in the shape of the factory spare tire cover.
This is the bottom. I just cut some 3/4" MDF strips to use as a base. I screwed the top of the amp rack to these and then screwed the rack onto the cover from the bottom so no chance of anything poking thru the bottom of the cover. I left the gaps to make it easier to run all the wires thru there.
And here it is in the trunk with the amps and processor mounted and wired up. (Wow, you can really tell the difference between a cell phone camera and a Canon digital camera)
Still got a lot left to do. Obviously I still have to build the trim plate for the sub. My plan as of now is to simply build a plate that will go wall to wall in the trunk with just the sub poking thru flush lined in trunk liner. Im also going to build a cover to fit over the amps and it will go wall to wall so the trunk will be level. And Im going to build yet another trim panel to fit over the amps when Im at shows and showing them off. This one will also go wall to wall for a nice level fit but will fit over the amps and processors so they look flush mounted.
The problem Im having is the sub. Its way too big for that little trunk (as are the amps). Nothing is fitting like I thought it would in my head. I may have to rebuild the box to fit back in a little better.
Gotta show tomorrow so now Ive got to retune that sub. Its hitting the 21 Hz note on the MECA disc like an mofo! Ive got it -9 db and its still kicking me in the back of the head. Yeah, 21 Hz!!!
After tomorrow I dont have another show for a month so I can get everything buttoned up and (hopefully) looking good.