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Old 04-20-11, 04:48 PM   #1
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Hey there, Just wanted to share and start a thread on the build itself. The install is being done my buddies at Custom Car Alarms in Pleasant Hill CA (Bay Area) 925-680-8881. I wanted to do a full system and do it right the first time.I'll list the components and show pics as I get them.

Fly Audio head unit
ESS 7" Headrest monitors (2)
Stinger SPP1500D deep cycle battery
Scosche battery terminals w/volt meter (2)
JL Audio 0 gauge wiring(from battery)
JL Audio 300 Amp fuse mounted on battery (7/11)
JL Audio 4 gauge wiring(to amps)
JL Audio HD amp stacking kit
Stinger 14 gauge wiring(to mids & highs)
Stinger RCA cables
Hertz HSK-163 3 way Hi Energy component system
Hertz HL70 3" center channel
JL Audio 12W7 Anniversary edition
JL Audio 1200/1 HD (for woofer) I BLEW the 750/1
JL Audio 600/4 HD (for mids/highs)
JL Audio Remote Level Controller (bass ****)
Kenwood KAC-5204 (for center channel)
Stinger SPC5010 10 Fared capacitor
Stinger SPS70 High Performance Power Supply. 70 Amp
Audio Control EQS 6 channel equalizer/line driver
Cashe Cloc+d Line output converter/line driver (3)
Stinger Road Kill Expert sound dampening material ( doors, trunk lid, trunk flooring, rear deck)
Led lighting
plexi glass
black and red carbon fiber Vinyl
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Old 04-20-11, 05:43 PM   #2
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Rear view camera will be installed off to the left side where white circle is because in the center above plate frame is the Laser detector for my Escort radar detector 8500ix.

2nd pic is the (3) Cashe Line drivers and Kenwood amp all hidden.
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I haven't researched the Lexus electrical system in detail enough to see what AMP alternator that comes from the factory, but I'm guessing an upgraded aftermarket or re-spun unit won't be necessary here?

I thought caps were more of a band-aid for an under-powered sound systems...at least that's what my father said, and he's only been a free-lance electrical engineer for 25 yrs. LOL!
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Can't wait to see the outcome bro! Is the design/layout your brainchild or your boys at the shop?
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Capacitors store electricity for the amps, and are quite useful. When used with a high powered battery, they are quite often more than capable of supplying the amp/s with the current that they need during heavy loads. Also, you must consider the efficiency of the amps that are being used. I would think that this set up would be fine, with the electrical that he has planned.
Are you running the 3-way components in front and rear doors, or coaxials in the back? I remember you mentioning that in one of my threads before. Going to sound great either way!
Good luck with the build, should be very nice!
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cant the w7 handle more than 750?
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do you know how much just the sub enclosure in the spare tire well would cost? I'm hoping to do a similar sub setup in my 2is
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Capacitors store electricity for the amps, and are quite useful. When used with a high powered battery, they are quite often more than capable of supplying the amp/s with the current that they need during heavy loads. Also, you must consider the efficiency of the amps that are being used. I would think that this set up would be fine, with the electrical that he has planned.
Are you running the 3-way components in front and rear doors, or coaxials in the back? I remember you mentioning that in one of my threads before. Going to sound great either way!
Good luck with the build, should be very nice!
I'm just doing the front 3 ways for now and leaving the rear doors under stock power. I'm going to listen to it first and decide. I know you changed your rears, but they are just fill. I did read you liked them. I guess I can't say I don't want to spend any more money when I've gone this far!

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cant the w7 handle more than 750?
The W7 can handle 1000W RMS and 2000Max. JL Audio was supposed to come out with a 1200/1HD but haven't released it. The woofer manual recommends their 750/1 or the 1000/1. I didn't want the HUGE amp! Plus the HD amps are digital.
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do you know how much just the sub enclosure in the spare tire well would cost? I'm hoping to do a similar sub setup in my 2is
I can't price it. It depends on the type of setup you want and the labor rate.
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Alright Mariano! Cant wait bro!!
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dang should look pretty sick cant wait to see end result
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I didn't think your system can get any better than it was.
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Niiice. Like I told you, I might head over to the shop to check it out since its down the street from me. I'll let you know if I do.
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Great quality stuff! Looking forward to watching this beauty take shape I want to ditch my slash amps for the new HD ones
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Great list of components, looks very detailed and well put together. Are you doing the big 3?
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