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2013 Altima 3.5 (Rockford Prime, Digital Designs, DC Audio, JL Cleansweep) **New Stuff**


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My name is Mike and this is my Altima. I started dreaming up ideas right after I got it. It does have Bose and factory HU touchscreen will be retained. I'm doing this in stages and I work slooooowww.

Here is the car.

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I like to use Sketchup to visualize and fit things before I start building. So, I created my car and some different sub ideas.

This is a T-line I thought about.

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Another idea 12" ported.

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Another with 2 SA-8s.

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So I decided on the SA-8s after hearing and seeing so many great reviews.

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This would fit right into the opening to trunk with seats down.

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So I started building the box in the Fall.

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Then I changed my mind and decided to do just a single 12" and switched to DC Audio subs.

Redesigned the box.

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Then started modifying the box.

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Decided to extend the ports a bit to give more clearance to the port in the box and I think it makes the box look better.

Glued some mdf together.

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Bought myself a big 'ol round over bit for the port opening.

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Damn you are good at sketchup haha!

Plans look promising!

Funny how the people who have a louder system than you will usually give you a compliment about your setup because they know how much blood, sweat, time, and money you put into it. The people who criticize or try and one up you....have a p.o.s to no system at all and will tell you all about this "other" guys system! Saddley I'm sure if I meet this "other" guy...he will probably tell me he thinks your just as annoying as I think you are!

I'm not compensating, just proud of fabricating!

My build log: 10k center console with 4 DC Audio XL 10's powered by 2 DC Audio 5.0k amps 5 xs batteries and dual DC Power 300xps alts

http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/169404-goodvibez-04-dmax-10k-center-console-w4-xl-10s-custom-5ksit-plays/page-19

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So I kerfed a piece of mdf for the top of the arch.

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then decided it was going to take a lot of filler and sanding so I switched it up and used Sonotube instead. I cut a section and glued and screwed it to the top.

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A little SunFlash resin to help deal the cardboard. It was 32 that day.

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I skipped some pictures in between and with the hard winter we had in NJ, it was impossible to get things done since I have no garage. I have do all my work outside or in my shed.

Here it is with top installed and primered.

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While this sat during the snow storms, I ordered my sub and wire and began some electrical.

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Nissan uses a fused block connected to a very flimsy battery terminal. I didn't like it. So I started planning how to add wires and lugs to this thing.

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Here is the Sketchup (I told you I design everything first)

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I machined up a little aluminum adapter and threaded it.

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then I ordered some marine terminals and drilled out the post as it was too short and put a 3/8" stainless bolt in there.

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Here it is ready to go.

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Order a Big 3 kit from Tony C!

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Started replacing the battery terminals and wire.

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Time for charge lead and ground replacement.

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As the weather broke, I started to run wire to trunk.

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ran the wire right into the spare tire well. Grommets.

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Added some ground lugs.

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See the brackets? They will attach another piece of mdf that spans the trunk. It will serve a purpose.

My car has a trunk organizer.

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Hmmmm, could I use that for somethin? Yes...however, Id like to keep that intact. So, I made one to fit.

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Now its fitted and the sub in place. Need to mark it for a hinge so I can access the spare. Here's how it will fit.

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Good looking Nissan. If you found a better way to get to the alternator post than i did, please let me know. I'm assuming by the picture that the 3.5 is identical to the one put in my car and engine is transverse. That L bracket thing is a great idea but are you worried about disregarding the red battery cover? I'm also in the process of switching from my fiberglass boxes to a wood box firing into the cabin. I can't fit my golf clubs in the trunk without folding down the seat.

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