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Old 12-14-2011, 11:12 PM
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Funk's 95 Nissan Maxima Build Log

Hey guys,
This build log will follow modifications to my 95 Maxima GLE. This weekend I decided to start my first build. I really wanted to have a vehicle with a nice sound system geared towards loud SQ. I replaced all the stock speakers, putting in 2 pair of Infinity Kappa 652.9i and an Infinity Reference 475a amplifier to power them. The speakers are rated for 75w RMS each and the amp outputs 90w RMS per channel. I finished installing them on sunday and love how they sound! They have a clean and loud sound with great highs and good midbass. I plan on getting a woofer next, but that is still a plan in the works. Here's the pics I took.


A shot of my car.


In order to get the rear deck speakers out I had to remove the entire backseat to get to the cardboard cover that is over the stock speakers.



A shot of the rear deck.


These things were a bitch to pry off. The clips were really tough since they hadn't been taken off before.



This is what the rear deck is like with the cardboard cover removed, showing the new speakers in place.



Door panels removed to get access to the speaker housing.


I applied a few layers of Resisto Redzone to the door panels as sound deadner and baked it on with a heatgun. That STICKS. It was kinda pointless to wear gloves cause they just stuck to and ripped on the adhesive.




In October someone broke into my car, smashing my window. I tried to pick out most of the glass bits that got stuck in the door frame, then vacuumed it out with a shopvac.


Here's where I ran the amp wiring through the backseat into the trunk. There is a carpeted kinda carboard lining in the trunk that wires come out of, concealing the wire nicely.



This is the spot on the firewall where I drilled a hole big enough to fit 4 awg cable through.


The amp powered up with its bright blue rails. I've positioned it better and cleaned up the trunk and hid the wires better since I took this picture.


I'll get some better pictures of the trunk now that I've finished putting everything in. It looks a lot more 'finished' than in this last pic. I'll also get some better pics of the cars' body when I wash it next. As soon as I finish editing some video I took I'll be posting a few videos to youtube to show the system in action.

Thanks for checking out my build log.

- Funk
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:45 PM
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Nice effort. I don't see a grommet around the firewall hole though. It's a good idea.
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Originally Posted by Dukk View Post
Nice effort. I don't see a grommet around the firewall hole though. It's a good idea.
The grommet is on the interior of the car. It's like a weird carpeted rubber one shaped like a diamond.
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Nice work for your first build.
I don't see a grommet around the firewall hole though. It's a good idea.
I believe Dukk is basically saying, anytime you have wire going through metel you should have a non conductive grommet...
For IASCA(the sq Org) its required for safety reasons.. rubrubb,slice smoke...

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Originally Posted by SOULMUSIC View Post
Nice work for your first build.


I believe Dukk is basically saying, anytime you have wire going through metel you should have a non conductive grommet...
For IASCA(the sq Org) its required for safety reasons.. rubrubb,slice smoke...
I probably should have a better grommet even though the metal doesn't seem particularly sharp. I would have to pull out the 4 gauge to enlarge the hole in order make enough room for a grommet though because its a super tight fit trying to get it through the hole. I'll most likely get around to doing this when I put an inline fuse in my amp wiring after I get a distribution block for my next amp.
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Right on man, good idea. Keep the pics coming...
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