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Gmc Yukon 8x12" Built By 16 Year Old.


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My name is Kyle Golden, im 17, and this is my 1994 GMC Yukon.
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It was fully built by me at age 16. The only thing i did notdo completly by myself was the paint and prep. My parents bought the original vehicle for me for 2k before i even had my license. I had been installing for almost a year at that time and learned all of my knowledge from fiends at local shops, 10 years worth of CA&E magazines, and numerous online forums and tutorial sites. I began work on it in May of 2007 and started by complety gutting the entire vehicle. ever since i began lookin at pictures in CA&E when i was liek 5 i had always had a vision of MY system in my head. I had also been doing alot of installs for people at my school and every one was braggin about how loud theirs was and what not. So i decided to put my dream to life and show everyone waht i was made of. Here are some pics of the original yukon and the first stages of the build.

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I took almost 400 pictures over the course of the year that i worked on it but i wanna make this short lol.

First thing i did was layer everything with 2 layers of Sound Destroyeer mat.

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The vehicle to start out with only had 4 stock speakers and they were 4x6 and 4x10. Oviously somthing had to be done by that so i fiberglassd Alpine SPR-15s componants into the dash and to save time, bought Q-Forms kicks also. I fiberglassed another set of Alpine DDDrive componants into the b pillars for the rear stage and custom made roof brackets for Alpine 6x9's.

I took almost 400 pictures over the course of the year that i worked on it but i wanna make this short lol.

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NOVEMBER 2008 SYSTEM OF THE MONTH!
ORIGINAL YUKON BUILD!
TEAM DTF
TEAM Rival Mobile Electronics
TEAM Xs Power
94 yukon
12 Rival C15s
50+ Boston mids and highs
15 Xs power D2400
600+ ft of 1/0
10+ gallons of resin
99 Silverado.
4 15" Treo SSX
Stetsom 14k2d
5 CD tech batteries
155+ daily

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"did you just drive past my house in your stupidly loud car. if it was you, you knocked a vase off my fire place."

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The yukon also had a joke of a console so i built one up out of 1/2" and 3/4" mdf, smoothed it out with polyglass, and wrapped it in vinyl. It holds the Alpine IVA-D310, relocated a/c controls. neon switches, cd cahnger and much more. I even made it to where a hidden tire thumper pops up through a slot under the lid. The lid was made out of 1/4" mdf and alot of polyglass. it holds an Alpine 6 1/2 screen. I chamfered the edges of the side panels to give a nice look. All of the wiring in the console is wired into a custom made harness that plugs into the reverse harness under the dash.

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As far as the subwoofer enclosure goes i went with 8 12's. I used 6" roundports tuned to 38hz, but to achieve the right look i wanted with the amprack in back, i had to face the ports forward, not the best thing tho do but with the backseat up it works nicely. I wanted to start out with entry level woofers and then upgrade to Fi SSD's later. I got a good deal on some Kicker C12's so thats what i stuck with. The back of the enclosure is the amprack, 2 4" alpine speakers that are on their own volume control, and a plexiglass window.

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When i was little i always wanted a set of Image Dynamics IDQ31 EQ's. well i came across a pair of them but didnt have space for them originally. So i decided to build a custom enclosure out of fiberglass and wood on the tailgate to house the EQ's, a Sony Playstation, and the controls for my guitar hookup
NOVEMBER 2008 SYSTEM OF THE MONTH!
ORIGINAL YUKON BUILD!
TEAM DTF
TEAM Rival Mobile Electronics
TEAM Xs Power
94 yukon
12 Rival C15s
50+ Boston mids and highs
15 Xs power D2400
600+ ft of 1/0
10+ gallons of resin
99 Silverado.
4 15" Treo SSX
Stetsom 14k2d
5 CD tech batteries
155+ daily

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As far as all the wiring, brains, relays, crossovers and all of the hidden componants go they are all hidden under the side panels. The complete list of all of the componants is below. I re-wrapped the door panals with black autofab carpet, gray vinyl, and the fuzzy cowskin, as well as the headliner, and rear panals. All of the wiring is DB link and Scosche 4 and 8 guage.

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All of the interior panels, dash, tailgate, and B pillars were painted with black interior paint. The whole interior is wired up with Optyx LED strips that are controlled by the switches in the colsole or the music interface in the glovebox. I used over 30 rolls of 14, 16, and 18 gauge color coded wire on the inside.

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NOVEMBER 2008 SYSTEM OF THE MONTH!
ORIGINAL YUKON BUILD!
TEAM DTF
TEAM Rival Mobile Electronics
TEAM Xs Power
94 yukon
12 Rival C15s
50+ Boston mids and highs
15 Xs power D2400
600+ ft of 1/0
10+ gallons of resin
99 Silverado.
4 15" Treo SSX
Stetsom 14k2d
5 CD tech batteries
155+ daily

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To protect it all I wired in an Audiovox Prestige paging alarm/ remote start system. The alarm also triggers the negative input of a DVR box under the passenger seat that records on 4 nightvision cameras hidden throughout the vehicle. These cameras are multiplexed and can be viewed on any screen.

As far as the exterior goes it was stripped, a FBI rollpan was welded on as well as an FBI smoothie front bumper. It was all painted super white with blue flakes visible in daylight. Windows were tinted 40% and 0% and all of the moldings shaved. 20” MB Motoring wheels on 33” Cooper Zeon tires were put on and a few tune ups under the hood as well as a custom welded air cleaner box done by my dad. And also thanks to him on some of the help on the paint and body.

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I finished it an hour before my senior prom on April 26th 2008. Since then ive been to a few local car shows and taken home trophys for 1st and best interior in 7 out of the 9 car shows ive been to. I competed once in a SPL competition at a local shop I practicly live at and took home 1st for class 5 in cone area. Im MECP certified now and have taken a lot of shit from people online who say im a fake or a phony. I don’t really care. I take pride in my work. i make all of my money of installing. Its my life. All the haters can shove it lol.

The final list of mods is:
-Interior color change
-Nifty Products replacment carpet
-Custom wrapped door panals
-Custom headliner
-Custom center console & EG tailgate rack
-Fiberglass dash
-Q-Forms Kick panals
-Fiberglassed B-Pillars
-Smoothie AIM front bumper
-Welded custom AIM rollpan
-33'' Cooper ZEON tires
-20" MB Motoring wheels
-White/blue flake paint
-Clear halo head/marker lights
-Clear/black altezza tailights
-HID kit
-LED marker/turn bulbs
-Optima Yellow top batteries
-200amp Delco alternator
-DB link/Scoshe 4&8 guage wiring
-Alpine IVA-D310 Head unit
-Alpine KCA-100BT Bluttooth unit
-Alpine 6 disk cd changer
-Alpine TUE-1020XM xm tuner
-Alpine PKG-RSE2 10.2" monitor/dvd player
-Alpine TME-M650 6.5" monitor
-(2)Alpine SPR-15S 5 1/4" componants
-Alpine DDC-F17H DDDrive componants
-Alpine SPR-69C 6x9" coaxials
-Alpine SPS-400 4" coaxials
-(8)Kicker C12 12" subwoofers
-(3)Rockford Fosgate P450.2 amplifiers
-Rockford Fosgate P250.2 amplifier
-Planet Audio TV tuner
-Planet Audio 3ch Active crossover
-(2)Image Dynamics IDQ-31 31 band EQ's
-Audiocontrol EPIC-160 bass processor/DB meter
-Sony PLAYSTATION 1
-Gamestop wireless controllers
-XEON 4" Rearview mirror screen
-Custom 4 camera video security system/DVR
-AUDIOVOX Prestige 2 way paging alarm system
-Cobra CB radio/PA
-Cobra radar detector
-Roland Microcube guitar preamp
-250sq ft. of SOUNDDESTROYER MAT
-PAC Video relays
-DELL D610 Pentium 4 laptop w/VERIZON wireless internet card
-Microsoft VGA/composite video interface
-ThinkGeek.com scrolling LED liscense plate frame
-Over 30 OPTYX 3" and 9" blue and red LED strips
-Streetglow blue LED underbody kit.
-Optyx LED music interface.
-VIAR 160 psi. compressor w/ 3 gallon airtank
-Verticledoors.com Train horn kit.
-Custom Aircleaner box
-0% and 40% window tinting

I plan to upgrade over the winter with:
-Fi SSD 12” woofers (8)
-MA Audio 802sx amps (2)
-Redesigned enclosure
-Kinetik HC2400(for 12 volt)
-Kinetik HC16v's (for 16 volt)
-Iraggi H/O alt with dual alt bracket (for 16v)
-Focal 25m tweets(6)
-Stinger 1/0 power cable
-250gb music hard drive
-shaved door handles
-exhaust
NOVEMBER 2008 SYSTEM OF THE MONTH!
ORIGINAL YUKON BUILD!
TEAM DTF
TEAM Rival Mobile Electronics
TEAM Xs Power
94 yukon
12 Rival C15s
50+ Boston mids and highs
15 Xs power D2400
600+ ft of 1/0
10+ gallons of resin
99 Silverado.
4 15" Treo SSX
Stetsom 14k2d
5 CD tech batteries
155+ daily

Team DTF
"did you just drive past my house in your stupidly loud car. if it was you, you knocked a vase off my fire place."

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here are some pics of the finished product taken over the summer.

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NOVEMBER 2008 SYSTEM OF THE MONTH!
ORIGINAL YUKON BUILD!
TEAM DTF
TEAM Rival Mobile Electronics
TEAM Xs Power
94 yukon
12 Rival C15s
50+ Boston mids and highs
15 Xs power D2400
600+ ft of 1/0
10+ gallons of resin
99 Silverado.
4 15" Treo SSX
Stetsom 14k2d
5 CD tech batteries
155+ daily

Team DTF
"did you just drive past my house in your stupidly loud car. if it was you, you knocked a vase off my fire place."

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WOW....AMAZING!!!! YOU DO SOME AMAZING WORK!!! much cleaner than i could ever even get CLOSE to. im impressed. and i LOVE the cow hahaha!!! have you had it metered?? also this is SOTM worthy fra show!!

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SOTM written allllll over it dog. excellent work here man GRATSSS this buld is awesome. lots of dedicatin. off to school will comment more later..
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looks REAL nice. Very hard to believe you did all that by yourself at 16 with no help though. No way you learned all that from reading car audio magazines.....if you did though, major props. Shit looks tight! If your not bullshitting us, you will end up one of the best installers out there in the next 10yrs - Gaurenteed.

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Amazing work bro! My 16 year old cousin couldn't even wire his own deck.. You have a bright future if you stick with CA. Keep up the good work

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very nice work. its not the wood working or the fiberglass that makes me say wow (you can do it over and over again till you get it right). its how clean the wiring is. i know when i was installing at 16 mine was NO WHERE near that nice. Big props! and i too like the cow. in a world that alot of people look the same, that is truely different!
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Looks good. Nice and clean. Props and congrats
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thats sick bro keep up the good work time for a new project=)
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thanks for the comments everyone. its a big prob with me nowadays no one takes me seriously that hasnt seen me for real. they think im full of shit lol CA.com=big probs with it lol. anyway for who wanted to know it metered 148.2 with one battery. my optimas failed me. my ears are used to it now and its not loud enough anymore lol thats y im upgrading and think FI is the shit so im hopin to be in up in the 50's. im acually at school rite now but ill get on later. feel free to ask me any questions thknss.
NOVEMBER 2008 SYSTEM OF THE MONTH!
ORIGINAL YUKON BUILD!
TEAM DTF
TEAM Rival Mobile Electronics
TEAM Xs Power
94 yukon
12 Rival C15s
50+ Boston mids and highs
15 Xs power D2400
600+ ft of 1/0
10+ gallons of resin
99 Silverado.
4 15" Treo SSX
Stetsom 14k2d
5 CD tech batteries
155+ daily

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that is an amazing install, keep up the good work.

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nice work. personal preference - dont like the cow fabric.

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thats a great install........Looks like you did show some of the people from ur school what you could do. Props man and do you have any vids of this thing?
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Great install... so you had no one helping you along the way? because there is alot of stuff in there that I find hard for a 16year old kid to do... I'd have to guess SOMEONE in your family is pretty into audio... if you had been looking at CA&E since you were 5... I guess I'm not really doubting you, it's just there is alot of stuff you learn along the way of installing... and you seem to have it all without the experience? idk. Anyways nice ride.

Edited by Shyne151, 28 October 2008 - 09:58 AM.

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