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Phoenix Gold Zen 9 install for Toyota Avensis Turbo 4x4 - SQ - Boston Z6 Speakers


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I could not find my old thread anymore, probably moved to the archive.

I have not worked on my car in a while, but last month i finally bought a new amp for my DTS/ 5.1 install and i can now begin on the Audio system.
I got a 9 Channel Phoenix Gold Zen 9 which i will install in my Avensis Turbo 4x4.
The Avensis is swapped to 2.0 16 Turbo, and swapped from 2wd to 4wd. It has a MoTeC M400 stand alone ECU.

 

Head Unit: Kenwood KVT-920 DVD with DSP module

Speakers: Boston Z6 front and rear, Pro50SE as center
Speaker wires: Audison Sonus Reference
Battery: Optima Yellow Top
Amps: Phoenix Gold Zen 9, Boston GT275

Sub: Boston SPG-555 (but this one maybe changes to something else)av01.jpg.ffb853053dca14aecb4c5cfff2b3a03a.jpg

 

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Covering the rear deck to make a smooth shape with epoxy. The 3rd brake light is now in the rear spoiler and since i can have only one 3rd brake light i removed the original one from the rear deck. The hole is now covered by the fleece.

 

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Reinforced with fibre glass.

 

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Opened up the rear deck to fit the Z6's.

 

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Mock up speaker frame in MDF. Final one will be in 10 mm Alloy.

 

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The Rear door speaker cover that will be removed and used on the rear deck for an OEM look.

 

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Made a template to align the cover with the headrest.

 

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First cover is installed. The rear deck will finaly be upholstered with alcantara.

 

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10 mm alloy speaker frame that will adapt the Z6 in the rear deck.

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The Sonus Reference speaker wire.

 

 

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I have upholstered the door inserts (not glued in place yet), rear view mirror, A B and C pillars and shift boot with Alcantara

 

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Closed the hole in the B pillar since i have 3 point harness.

 

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4 hours ago, AvensisTurbo said:

I have upholstered the door inserts (not glued in place yet), rear view mirror, A B and C pillars and shift boot with Alcantara

 

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Closed the hole in the B pillar since i have 3 point harness.

 

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Looking really clean! 

2011 Chevy Silverado under construction

My build log here. Check it out! 

 

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  • AvensisTurbo changed the title to Phoenix Gold Zen 9 install for Toyota Avensis Turbo 4x4 - SQ - Boston Z6 Speakers

Since i have to drill some holes at a very difficult position which is not possible with my normal drill, i made some hole stickers with an allignment point in them so i can open the holes up exactly with my dremel. With the metal plate in its position, I have turned around the drill bit by hand without it attached to the machine, this gave about a 2 mm marking. The centre hole in the sticker is also 2 mm. I opened up the transfer tape in the centre so i can see through it for perfect alligment. When it is installed i then take away the centre donut, which leaves the 6 mm opening that can be opened with a metal grinding bit. When finished i have a perfect hole that now takes the bolt...

 

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After putting the rear deck cover back in place i placed a template of the speaker size in the opening to determine the exact center point where the opening must be made in the alloy plate. Cover is removed and only thing left to do is mark the center on the plate.

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