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I have ordered all component and patiently waiting for them to come in. Below is the list of equipment being used:

Head Unit - Stock, did not want to lose navigation, steering wheel controls or have to modify the dash in anyway

Processor - Rockford Fosgate 3sixty.3

Amp - American Bass SQ 375 for my mids and highs

Amp - American Bass VFL 1880 1D for sub

Sub - American Bass XFL 1222 (wanted a VFL but they did not have an option for dual 2 ohm voice coils to get amp down to 1 Ohm, did not want to run 2 subs due to lack of space and do not want to give up all my trunk space)

Mid Bass - American Bass VFL 65MB

Tweets - American Bass MX 444T

Rear Fill - American Bass SQ6x9

Wire - Sky High Car Audio 1/0

Hopefully start on this project over labor day weekend. This is a daily driver so it may take me a few weekends to get this all completed. I will start posting pics once I get this project underway.

Thanks for looking

  • 2013 Dodge Dart
  • Factory HU
  • Rockford Fosgate 3sixty.3
  • Alpine V9
  • Alpine F4
  • Hertz HT-25 Tweeter
  • Hertz HL-70 Mid-Range
  • Hertz HV-165L Woofer
  • Raspberry Pi - Running OSMC using optical out to 3Sixty.3
  • Wiring - Sky High Car Audio

Build Log - http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/190450-2013-dodge-dart-american-bass-install/

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First shipment came today. All my cable/power items

200' - 14 gauge Sky High speaker wire
30' - 1/0 gauge OFC Sky High blue power wire
10' - 1/0 gauge OFC Sky High black ground wire
20 - 1/0 Sky High Copper Lugs with black and red shrink
2 - 1/0 inline fuse holders (1 for Big 3 and 1 from batter to trunk)
2 - Sky High ANL fuses (1 150a for run to trunk and 1 250a for Big 3)
2 - 1/0 - 4 gauge adapters
2 - Packs Sky High speaker wire identifiers
2 - 3' 2 channel Sky High RCA
1 - 9' 2 channel Sky High RCA

All Power Components:

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Blue 1/0 - I've run other 1/0 before this stuff is bigger and heavier than any i've ever used!

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Black 1/0

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Shrink tubing for 1/0 power

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Speaker label shrink tubing. Love this, in the past I would use a label maker to make all these. This makes it so much easier to label cables!

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Lugs for the 1/0

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1/0 to 4 gauge adapters. Another idea that I really like. Bought 2 sets before I realized that my American Bass SQ375 does not have this type of power connection. Ohh well have them for the next build.

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That's it so far. Should get the rest of the stuff next week. I'm hoping to get this started next weekend but I may have to work.

  • 2013 Dodge Dart
  • Factory HU
  • Rockford Fosgate 3sixty.3
  • Alpine V9
  • Alpine F4
  • Hertz HT-25 Tweeter
  • Hertz HL-70 Mid-Range
  • Hertz HV-165L Woofer
  • Raspberry Pi - Running OSMC using optical out to 3Sixty.3
  • Wiring - Sky High Car Audio

Build Log - http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/190450-2013-dodge-dart-american-bass-install/

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Received another shipment today!

American Bass VFL 1880 1D - Can't believe how small this thing is. Have no clue how this thing is gonna pump out 1000 watts.

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American Bass SQ375 - Nice looking amp

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American Bass XFL 1222 - I've never owned a sub that weighed this much, 36 lbs! I know there are a lot that are heavier but none that I have ever owned.
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That's all for now. Tracking numbers show that there should be more here tomorrow.

Thanks for looking!

  • 2013 Dodge Dart
  • Factory HU
  • Rockford Fosgate 3sixty.3
  • Alpine V9
  • Alpine F4
  • Hertz HT-25 Tweeter
  • Hertz HL-70 Mid-Range
  • Hertz HV-165L Woofer
  • Raspberry Pi - Running OSMC using optical out to 3Sixty.3
  • Wiring - Sky High Car Audio

Build Log - http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/190450-2013-dodge-dart-american-bass-install/

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I love it so far! My one regret is I wish I would have gotten the Turbo version. The 2.0 has adequate power (160hp) but there are way more mods for the Turbo. Windows were tinted to 20%, Gonna be getting new wheels at some point. Anyway here are a few pics:

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  • 2013 Dodge Dart
  • Factory HU
  • Rockford Fosgate 3sixty.3
  • Alpine V9
  • Alpine F4
  • Hertz HT-25 Tweeter
  • Hertz HL-70 Mid-Range
  • Hertz HV-165L Woofer
  • Raspberry Pi - Running OSMC using optical out to 3Sixty.3
  • Wiring - Sky High Car Audio

Build Log - http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/190450-2013-dodge-dart-american-bass-install/

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So I got some more gear in today! Nice

4 American Bass VFL-65MB

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2 Amercian Bass MX-444T

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Picture all together

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I also got my distribution block and my 8 gauges sub speaker cable (KnuKoncepts). I wanted to stay with all SHCA for cable and distribution but I didn't see on their site of any distribution blocks other than at the battery and they don't offer speaker wire by the foot. didn't need 50' (there minimum). They weren't near me when I was taking these pics so I will include them in the next post.

Plan on doing speaker 6.5" in each door and 5.25" in kick panels. Now my only concern is that I am putting the tweets in factory location in the dash. I hope to get reflection off the windshield to get the staging in the center of the car. Anyone have any opions on this?

Should be getting the RF 3sixty.3 on Monday so I will post more pics.

Til next time.

  • 2013 Dodge Dart
  • Factory HU
  • Rockford Fosgate 3sixty.3
  • Alpine V9
  • Alpine F4
  • Hertz HT-25 Tweeter
  • Hertz HL-70 Mid-Range
  • Hertz HV-165L Woofer
  • Raspberry Pi - Running OSMC using optical out to 3Sixty.3
  • Wiring - Sky High Car Audio

Build Log - http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/190450-2013-dodge-dart-american-bass-install/

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Going to start running cable this weekend. But until then I got a few a couple things this week.

Got my 3sixty.3 on Monday.

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Also received my distribution block last week by KnuKonceptz.

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Also this week I tried my hand at a system diagram. I think it came out pretty good.

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That's it for now. Will have pics of the cable install this weekend.

  • 2013 Dodge Dart
  • Factory HU
  • Rockford Fosgate 3sixty.3
  • Alpine V9
  • Alpine F4
  • Hertz HT-25 Tweeter
  • Hertz HL-70 Mid-Range
  • Hertz HV-165L Woofer
  • Raspberry Pi - Running OSMC using optical out to 3Sixty.3
  • Wiring - Sky High Car Audio

Build Log - http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/190450-2013-dodge-dart-american-bass-install/

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Tuned in. Looks good man, any idea on what fq you are going to run?

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SUB STAGE:
-Fi Audio BL 15 (Sealed Off)
-Crescendo BC2k
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- XS Power D3400
- SkyHigh OFC power/speaker wire
- Big 3 with SkyHigh 0gauge
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Not sure if yours will do the same but just as a heads up you may run into the same issue I did with trying to pull a signal whilst keeping the factory HU. It's not just a tap into the wire and be good. The HU needs to see a 4 ohm signal to output a signal for the processor to see. Let me know if you run into this problem and I can walk you through.

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