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2003 Kia Sorento Build log (Pair of Team AA 15's in and playing)


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So I got myself a newer suv ever since my dad got himself a new truck, so he gave me the Sorento. I love this suv alot, and I'm excited to start working with it and part with the Volvo very soon.

List of equipment I already have
- Audioque 120.4
- Hifonics BRZ1200.1
- 2 Skar IVX v2 15's
- Kenwood DNX7100
- Random assortments of wire/rca's
- Deka G34

Equipment I want to get soon
- Pair of Silver Flute W17RC38-04 6.5" woofers (when the 4 ohm ones get back in stock)
- Pair of Vifa NE19VTS-04 3/4" Silk Dome Tweeters

- Pac-lc1
- 150ft of 1/0 cca
- Tinned copper lugs and heatshrink
- Pair of HDC3-15's
- 2 SAZ 1500D's

Plans
- Install headunit(already have the harness and dash kit ordered)
- Install the Deka G34 as a second battery(I'll replace the stock starter battery soon)
- Big 3
- Build a new box
- Build an amp rack
- Install the mids and highs and run active with the AQ 120.4

Now here are the pictures :)
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2003 Kia Sorento

Team Subsonic Lows
Team Bassin' on a Budget


2016 Rebuild Under Construction

Best score: 150.2 at 40hz (3k, 2 Custom HDC3 15's) Usaci style(door open, in the kick)

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Remove the spare and make a nice amp rack. Spare's are for pussies and you'll want to remove dead weight to minimize sag. ;)

2007 Pacifica
Rebuild. Less quiet. Still not loud.

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Remove the spare and make a nice amp rack. Spare's are for pussies and you'll want to remove dead weight to minimize sag. ;)

Spare is under the Sorento

2003 Kia Sorento

Team Subsonic Lows
Team Bassin' on a Budget


2016 Rebuild Under Construction

Best score: 150.2 at 40hz (3k, 2 Custom HDC3 15's) Usaci style(door open, in the kick)

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I can't see the A-pillars for the tweeter installation ...

Nice ride brother !!!

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So how deep is that storage bin? Still should work for amps...

It's not deep enough for the amps

Hopefully I should have something done next week, I have ordered the harness but it was the wrong one, so I ordered the right one, so need to wait longer.

2003 Kia Sorento

Team Subsonic Lows
Team Bassin' on a Budget


2016 Rebuild Under Construction

Best score: 150.2 at 40hz (3k, 2 Custom HDC3 15's) Usaci style(door open, in the kick)

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So how deep is that storage bin? Still should work for amps...

It's not deep enough for the amps

Hopefully I should have something done next week, I have ordered the harness but it was the wrong one, so I ordered the right one, so need to wait longer.

fffffuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

I know the Hyundai SUVs had a plastic or foam tray you could remove from the bin. Their tires were inside as well, giving you lots of room to do whatever if you yanked it out. I guess because it's got a rear drive axle the floor is higher.

Seems like nothing I suggest will work for you, so :popcorn:

2007 Pacifica
Rebuild. Less quiet. Still not loud.

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Small update but glad I got something done so far
Installed my headunit
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1026245_686356578047931_779572479_o.jpgDash kit was crappy, so I need to fix the gap on the bottom, i'll probably paint the yellow to give a shadow effect.
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So far the headunit brought out the midbass off the doors, so much that it rattles the door panel with the eq at 0 lol (need to fix that), and honestly, the mids and highs sound better than the ones I had in the Volvo, think cause of better placement or imaging, something like that. This gives me a nice starting point cause if the stock mids and high sound good, aftermarket will sound a lot better, especially amped

Here's also my plans so far for the box
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Main plan is to use the Skar IVX but then upgrade to Sundown SA 15's and find an AQ 2200 to match the 120.4

Though next plan for now is to get the 0 gauge, and build the box.


2003 Kia Sorento

Team Subsonic Lows
Team Bassin' on a Budget


2016 Rebuild Under Construction

Best score: 150.2 at 40hz (3k, 2 Custom HDC3 15's) Usaci style(door open, in the kick)

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Update, spent the last 2 days doing my Big 3

some goodies, 50 ft of sky high cca 1/0, tinned copper 2/0 lugs, knu reducer, and some heavy duty heatshrinks
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Stock battery resting voltage, impressive for a Group 24 lead acid
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Stock charging voltage
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Location of frame ground, directly at the frame itself
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Used some left over techflex
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Properly crimped with my 12 ton hydraulic crimper
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Sanded and grinded down for the cleanest ground
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Plasti dipped
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2003 Kia Sorento

Team Subsonic Lows
Team Bassin' on a Budget


2016 Rebuild Under Construction

Best score: 150.2 at 40hz (3k, 2 Custom HDC3 15's) Usaci style(door open, in the kick)

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