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post #1 of 148 Old 05-17-2013, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
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WJ Custom Infinity Stereo Upgrade/Overhaul *pic heavy* --completed--

well I have been sitting ontop of some parts for a good long while and finally got around to starting this project earlier this week. Its coming along slow at the moment due to school and whatnot but its coming which is whats important!

I figured I would post some pics and keep you guys updated with the progress incase anyone is interested.

Things I am doing include:

-New Head unit (Installed)
-I ran remote USB and 3.5mm headphone jacks into the center console

-New Component speakers front and rear with dash and rear mounted tweeters, Diamond Audio 6x9s and 6.5s
-Diamond Audio D910 sub in the rear with a custom box which I have stared on but not really close to done haha
-Running two amps, 4 channel Kenwood and a Monoblock Kenwood
-also throwing some sound deadening material in all 4 doors and in the rear cargo area, which will hopefully help with my road noise as well
-and of course 1/0 wiring for the amps
-I am sure there is something else I am leaving out but Ill just post as I go along

Here are a few pics of some of the pieces of the build:





Here are some pics of whats done thus far:

before pics




and what I have accomplished and taken pictures of so far:
built a base/mounting point and trimmed rear quarter panel of the plastic I didnt need anymore


building my mold and prepping for the fiberglass



mold turned out awesome, of course with a few imperfections but this is my first fiberglass experience and the humidity didnt help me much, i am fixing it and making it stronger though


The mold is out and looks amazing, I will get some pics of it up tomorrow, when I hopefully get a chance to work on it some more and possibly start the amp install....

much more to come


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post #2 of 148 Old 05-17-2013, 11:43 PM
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Good stuff. Looking forward to see your work.
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Good stuff. Looking forward to see your work.
thanks, you and me both haha

heres a pic of the head unit, simple but effective. Kenwood KDC-X995


couple pics of the base mold so you can get an idea of how it will look ish when finished. tried to use up as much "unusable" storage space as I could to retain what I have for camping and general offroad use.

from front:


from rear:


of course some of the foil didnt come off but thats no big deal, wont even know its there when its complete.

also worked on fabing up the sub ring mounts, gonna make it sit flush inside the box for a cleaner look:

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Lookin good.
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post #5 of 148 Old 05-18-2013, 07:18 AM
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Lookin good! Can't wait to see it finished!

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post #7 of 148 Old 05-18-2013, 09:17 AM
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Looks really good. Nice work!!! I'm in the process of doing the same thing, using polka audio amp with focal components and Fosgate sub with Kenwood or Fosgate amp (haven't decided yet). Any more pics of the sub enclosure build? Right now I'm just building standard box that i can easily remove if need be but wouldnt mind looking into something custom (never did fiberglass work before though).
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Looks really good. Nice work!!! I'm in the process of doing the same thing, using polka audio amp with focal components and Fosgate sub with Kenwood or Fosgate amp (haven't decided yet). Any more pics of the sub enclosure build? Right now I'm just building standard box that i can easily remove if need be but wouldnt mind looking into something custom (never did fiberglass work before though).
this is my first time working with fiberglass, and I will say even though I knew it wouldnt be simple I didnt anticipate how much it would suck haha, especially trying to get the mat into small crevices haha

I havnt done anything else to it yet but I am about to go work on it now, and hopefully get to making the outside shape or at least planning it out to get my volume today, we shall see.

In the mean time, here is a pic of some of the cabling for my power needs:

KnuKonceptz style 1/0

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Just curious, is that knu wire the Kollosus or just standard Knucon?

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knukonceptz is quality stuff. I use them as well.

Judging by the picture, I would say those are just standard.

edit- I was wrong!
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Just curious, is that knu wire the Kollosus or just standard Knucon?
its 1/0 gauge Kolossus Fleks and 4 gauge Kolossus Fleks cables

the RCAs are the Krystal RCA Kables, triple shielded

the wire is definitely good quality and very flexible, id buy it again for sure

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ive added a few more layers of fiberglass, and glued my ring mounts together, gonna get started on making the amps fit under the rear seats while I let the glass cure

ill post some pics later today of the progress

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Yup, that's the good stuff

Sounds like a fun weekend

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Looking good so far! I'm looking forward to seeing the finished results.
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post #15 of 148 Old 05-18-2013, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
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well I finished the fiberglass on the base mold, started the process of trimming it up but I didnt finish... its turning out to take much longer than I had anticipated haha



also did some cutting to fit the amps under the rear seats, this is just an idea of where they are gonna end up




One issue I have is where I am going to put my crossovers.

The way I see it I can:
1) mount all 4 somewhere not under the seats or try and squeeze them in
2) run 2 crossovers for the front only and run the rear speakers as coaxial making it easier to fit them under the seats
3) run all 4 as coaxial but then the dash mounted tweeters are much harder or out of the question
4) mount the crossovers in the doors which will require lots of new speaker wire

any thoughts ?

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