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My Home-made "Budget" Install :)

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  1. Curt
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    [Jun 6, 2011]
    Hi all,

    Thought I may as well stick this up as I'm quite chuffed with the results really...

    I say "budget" because, the home-made part may be budget, but the actual ICE really wasn't. Although I did get it cheap.

    Okay, bought 2 new amps and a new sub as I fancied an upgrade... JL Audio as I love their stuff.

    Here's a comparison of the subs, old 12WX-4 on the right, lovely new 12W3V3-4 on the left:

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    Haven't got any pics of the amps on their own, but they're equally awesome IMO. (JL Slash 300/4V2 and Slash 300/2V2)

    Decided I wanted to mount these properly, last ones were mounted on the back of the seats, amongst other things like aesthetics they're a bit heavy for that. Was going to go get some MDF but found some old stuff in the shed and thought I had nothing to lose... Started with this:

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    Mmmm.

    Then some funny shapes:
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    Quick test fit:
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    Think I bought enough acoustic carpet?
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    Haha

    I don't think it turned out too bad considering it was my first attempt at upholstering anything, and it was a bit of a funny shape:
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    Amps mounted and fitted:
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    Happy with that, got a grill on the way for the sub which will keep my boot usable without killing the sub. Also going to fit a panel to the back to hide all the wiring next.

    Oh, I know it needs a hoover :p.

    Comments welcome, cheers.
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  3. Curt
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    Little update for anyone that cares...

    Fitted the grille to the sub which should do the job and looks quite smart too:

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    Today after work I filled in the gap between the amps to hide the wires, so covered a little strip of MDF. Makes such a big difference IMO:

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    Also bought some new components for the front, just waiting for my Andy Mac speaker adapters.

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    Sorry about the rubbish pictures, phone camera.

    Some good quality speaker wire turned up today too, ready for when I get some new coax's for the rear. Bought some self adhesive cable tidies too, may as well.

    Still needs a hoover!

    Cheers.
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    Wizza BÜBENGRÖPEN

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    Tidy little install that dude :) hats off to ya!
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  5. Curt
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    [Jun 9, 2011]
    Cheers dude! :)
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    [Jun 14, 2011]
    nice work.

    Still needs a hoover :lmfao:
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    [Jun 15, 2011]
    Cheers, still does :p



    Fitted the Focal's the other day, now sounds very awesome.

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    Thanks to AndyMac for the very nicely made adapters :thumbsup:
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    [Jun 15, 2011]
    How did you get the backing so neatly off the doorcard? All the ones I've done have been a real pig, did you heat it up?
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    [Jun 15, 2011]
    Thats a tidy little install.
    I like it. :)
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    [Jun 15, 2011]
    Not really sure, I've had it off before now... I think when I first pulled it back I just went at it slowly, so it came off fairly easily this time. I have to say though, when I did the 2nd one, the door card was left in the sun for a bit and it did come off a lot easier then the first.

    Cheers man, I think so :)
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