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2012 Malibu system upgrades: wiring & prep.


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13 minutes ago, bcbrassard said:

Thanks,  I was like that with Lancer build,  would work on a upgrade for  days getting little to no sleep.  I use to be able to work like that but anymore at 48 yr old & having a garage... It will waite and this build is special to me so i don't want to rush steps or do shitty work just to have progress done.  Besides buying up 8K worth if shit in the last 9 months i have been researching, studying on how to make this build the best i can without dumping a ton more into equipment.  Right now wire management and routing are on my mind the most.  I really don't to forget anything and have to add on later.  I even plan to set up a couple extra relays and have a run or two head up to the dash for down the road.  Its just that kinda shit that i am thinking and planning thru.

I’m pretty sure I’m one of those kids who has ADD before it was a big thing but I’ve managed to make great money being a technician on flat rate because of it ,so I just push on but I’m 40 now and thinking about one day I need to slow down. Hope I can do it .

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Mids all Alpine type R 's 1 set of 6.5 components and 1 set of 6.5 coaxial 

2 Rockford PBR's 300x2

1 Kinetic battery  under rear seat , Big 3

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1 hour ago, Ron36 said:

I’m pretty sure I’m one of those kids who has ADD before it was a big thing but I’ve managed to make great money being a technician on flat rate because of it ,so I just push on but I’m 40 now and thinking about one day I need to slow down. Hope I can do it .

It happens fast,  I was 45 and i noticed work seemed a bit harder, same shit i have done for 20 yrs.  Every year after that a little bit harder to get in shape and get use to working 12 hr days.  50 is retirement from this career.

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I am getting plywood thursday so i been working on equipment layout, battery location and fusing for spare tire well.  Amp rack layout as of now.

 

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I have 23" of depth to use.  I am going with a horizontal amp rack,  Learn how to back light and throw a acrylic window over the amps and wiring.  I would like a panel to cover the window for stealth mode.

 

 

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This is the stock carpet & panel i am using to mock up on.  I have a template ready for wood, layout is the hard part, design idea # 42.0.  Lets see if this one sticks. 

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Just got the Audison Connection Power/Ground distribution block in!  

 

 

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Little bigger than i thought it would be.  4"h x 8"w, it is a solid unit thats for sure.  $90 + shipping.  

 

 

 

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The power can pass thru to add another which i will do.  I have another Audison Connection coming just incase i don't like this combo.

 

 

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Audison Connection 0 awg to 2 4 awg fused & A 0 awg to 4 4awg grounding blocks.  

 

 

 

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2 of the big distribution block might be overkill but it gives me 2 extra power outputs if need down the road.  I need 6 outputs right:  3 amps, Sparked Innovations, Acc power  fused distro block,  6 ? right now.

 

Happy to have this, just another piece of the puzzle that much closer to solving.

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Amp rack layout w/ rca's, and mocked up power & ground runs. 

 

 

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I wanted the distribution blocks like this on the bottom, but it makes really tight bends on the  power & ground runs. Just not a lot room there for power/ground, rca's, speaker wires.  I can only push the amps up so high for the acrylic window or it will look stupid.  I will revisit this idea once enclosure is mounted and sealed off from the cabin to see how much room i actually have to work with.  Extra inch could make all the difference in the word!  I hate Logo's on products, to use the distribution blocks like this, they would be mounted upside down.  Give me a decal or reversable logo any day.

 

 

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Kona wanted in on the action.  This is one good dog,  she is a people pleaser.  She has a underbite so she is always smiling.

 

 

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Coco is not a good dog but is so cute can get away with it.  For example i took 7 pictures trying to get her to lift her head up, she knew it and wasn't about to look up. Little Bitch!  I think she picked this setup. ?

 

 

 

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This is what looked good at the time but now looking at it.... ?  Floor, sides, and back side of lid will all be painted bright white to match the car with led back lighting,  i think if i do it right i can pull it off to make it look good.

 

Plywood tommorow.... so we'll see what happens.

 

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, bmwking said:

lol your dogs are cute man.  love that underbite

Thanks man! These are my first dogs and when the wife and i where talking about getting one it was my idea to get a hypoalergenic dog.  These are what was availible locally when we were looking. Toy & Teacup Poodles.  12 lbs & 3.3 lbs.

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6 minutes ago, bcbrassard said:

Thanks man! These are my first dogs and when the wife and i where talking about getting one it was my idea to get a hypoalergenic dog.  These are what was availible locally when we were looking. Toy & Teacup Poodles.  12 lbs & 3.3 lbs.

i grew up with a Bichon (also hypoallergenic), and man I'm as straight as it gets but i do love me some teacup/toy sized dogs lol.

 

plus, their poops are super tiny!  nothing like my 85lb pitbulls full size constipated human logs

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Could you do distribution blocks on the under side of the amp rack panel or do you want them seen in the acrylic window? Just a throught

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4 hours ago, bmwking said:

i grew up with a Bichon (also hypoallergenic), and man I'm as straight as it gets but i do love me some teacup/toy sized dogs lol.

 

plus, their poops are super tiny!  nothing like my 85lb pitbulls full size constipated human logs

Thats funny shit right there! ....

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