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Old 10-22-2008, 11:37 PM
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Introduction: to me/my build

Hello all. I am new here and sort of new to the car audio world. I had a decent system in my car- I'm not into just having earth shattering bass, I'm more SQ. The car was totalled in february and I was pretty damn close to going with it. But now I'm back with a new vehicle and bigger plans for it. I had my old system installed at a shop but I want to do this one by myself so I apologize in advance for all the stupid questions I will ask, and I will ask a bunch.

This is what I have to work with, a 1st gen S10 with a walkthrough:





My first step will be to sound deaden the out of it.

Here's a list of parts that I already have for it:

1x JL 10W6
JL VR525 components
MTX X600D- for sub
MTX X702- for components
MTX X704- for rears
4x MTX 5202 speakers (rears)
Kenwood X592

Ok so first few questions I have.. Will a XS D2700 as my primary (and only) battery be able to handle this? I will need to run 0 g power wire from my battery to a distribution block, and then 4 g wire from the distribution block to my amps (3). Does that sound right? And a question about the 3 amp setup I plan to run: does that make any sense? The X600D for my sub, X702 for my components, and X704 for my rear fill speakers? Another question about the 3 amp setup: none of the amps have RCA outputs, and my X592 only has 3 outputs, but I will need 4. Solution?

I think that is all for now. Thanks for any help
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:37 PM
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I will need to run 0 g power wire from my battery to a distribution block, and then 4 g wire from the distribution block to my amps (3). Does that sound right?

-yes

And a question about the 3 amp setup I plan to run: does that make any sense?

-sure

The X600D for my sub, X702 for my components, and X704 for my rear fill speakers?

-you can get one 4 channel amp to run your fronts and your rears, making installation a bit easyer. Or simply forget about rearfill and concentrate on getting some good front end speakers. That would be most peoples recomendation -forget rear fill-.

Another question about the 3 amp setup: none of the amps have RCA outputs, and my X592 only has 3 outputs, but I will need 4. Solution?

-Your unit has 3 pairs of outputs, so you would be fine. Even if you only had one pair of outputs, you could still make it happen with RCA y adapters. Bottom line, your good to go.
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Old 10-23-2008, 04:03 PM
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nice truck!
looks like someone has but some love and tenderness into her already.
i like the colour too. yellow would be better though.. for me anyways hehe

take tons of pics and keep us posted. looks like its going to be a great build.

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Old 10-24-2008, 11:54 PM
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Thanks for your help. I kinda wanted to run 3 amps just for kicks. This will be my summer truck, will probably put her in a few shows. Will the D2700 power this? I plan on doing the big 3 but I would like to avoid a HO alternator. Or is my thinking all wrong on this? Any help would be appreciated.

As for some of my plans... I have a seat for the back that fits nicely in front of the wheel wells, my amp rack will sit behind the seat with the sub like this (rough sketch):



I'm thinking some **** carpet is also in order

As for the paint orange is my favourite colour! and the detail on the flames is amazing.. very well done.



and yes the drivers door is suicide
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:27 AM
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The flames don't come across well on my monitor - I assumed it was reflection from being parked under a shady tree or something. Walkthroughs are cool though - I build up a S15 with walkthrough (teal and everything) for a customer back in about 1994. 4 15s, 4 10s, Punch200, Punch100, Punch60, a huge diamond shaped sub box with custom neon Rockford Diamond R logo - it was the bomb
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Old 10-25-2008, 10:28 AM
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Do yourself a favor though and complete that build with a side opening hood
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Old 10-25-2008, 11:26 AM
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ohh man, I remember looking @ this exact truck on kijiji a while ago wanting to do a HUGE build!! Good buy!! So far your build/plans are good! keep us all updated please! and I agree, the side opening hood would be killer, and suicide that other door PLEASE
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Ya I first saw this truck on kijiji as well. It turned out that a friend of my uncle owned it so I picked it up.

I was thinking about suiciding the pass door and/ or tilt hood and side opening tailgate.

I will take lots of pics as I go. I'm hoping to have her done by spring.. lack of experience and money are my only roadblocks
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