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Dr. Phil
01-12-2004, 11:39 AM
Starting thread a bit early but wanted to document the project :D

Dropped car off at 10:15 a.m. and grabbed a ride back to the office. Target compeltion time is Wednesday night. The following to be installed MB Quart Premium components in front doors, MB Q coax in rear deck, Zapco 360 (for cabin speakers), 12" Eclipse aluminum sub in custom enclosure w/ plexiglass face, Zapco 500 (for the sub, VFM Zapco to control sub volume (placed in ashtray slot using a lil gift from LilE), dynamat doors/rear deck/trunk lid and wiring.

Keeping OEM head unit at this time since nothing else struck my fancy as matching the interior. Future plan to add in-dash screen unit when I find one that illuminates in same color as dash.

I left my Sony point&shoot with the installer to document the process :thumbup:

Ack
01-12-2004, 11:44 AM
Nice Phil! :D Can't wait to see the results of this. MB Quart is a beautiful sounding speaker. You will really love them.

Kaz
01-12-2004, 11:49 AM
You're a brave man. I could NEVER bring myself to leave my car with an installer. I've seen too many hack jobs done by even the most respected of installers.

Dr. Phil
01-12-2004, 11:59 AM
You're a brave man. I could NEVER bring myself to leave my car with an installer. I've seen too many hack jobs done by even the most respected of installers.
:eeps: :spank: :eek:

Thanks for reminding me :(

They are ~ 3 miles from my office so I will be visiting them at lunch and after work each day. The camera request should help to see what really goes on as well.

BRB need to take a valium and xanax :wow:

LilEccentricJ
01-12-2004, 12:08 PM
Sweetness!!!! Too bad u dont have a decent digi to take after shots of the install ... oh well

Alex Baumann
01-12-2004, 12:14 PM
BRB need to take a valium and xanax :wow:

Don't forget the Vodka :fruit:

Dr. Phil
01-12-2004, 12:21 PM
Sweetness!!!! Too bad u dont have a decent digi to take after shots of the install ... oh well
:mad: :mad:

I would if not for paying for this project first :p

Hmmm......maybe I should get a Canon ;)

Dr. Phil
01-12-2004, 12:22 PM
Don't forget the Vodka :fruit:
How could I forget that :tsk:

:drink: :amish:

·clyde·
01-12-2004, 12:34 PM
Hmmm......maybe I should get a Canon ;)

got your mother in a whirl
she's not sure if you're a boy or a girl
wey babe your hair's alright
hey baby let's go out tonight
you like me and i like it all
we like dancing and we look divine
you love bands when they play it loud
you want more and you want it fast
put you down and say i'm wrong
and put them on

rebel rebel you've torn your dress
rebel rebel your face is a mess
rebel rebel how could they know
hot tramp i love you so

got your mother in a whirl
cos she's no sure if you're a boy or a girl
hey babe your hair's alright

rebel rebel you've torn your dress

you've torn your dress your face is a mess
you can't get enough but it don't fake the test
transmission and a live wire you got
your cue lines and a handful of ludes you wanna
but you love your dress your face is a mess
you're a juvenile success because your face is a mess
so how could they know
i said how could they know


After all, image is everything, you rebel you :bling:

Dr. Phil
01-12-2004, 12:42 PM
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After all, image is everything, you rebel you :bling:
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

Hey I wouldn't know what to do with a D100 any way :p

HW
01-12-2004, 01:08 PM
:eeps: :spank: :eek:

Thanks for reminding me :(

They are ~ 3 miles from my office so I will be visiting them at lunch and after work each day. The camera request should help to see what really goes on as well.

BRB need to take a valium and xanax :wow:

i agree w/ kaz. :( my last "pro" install was done using gobs and gobs of silicon glue to keep the HU in place and the wiring to the speakers did not allow the faders to work properly. i told them the problem that i found and they had the nerve to tell me that the system still works and if i didn't mind it not working. :mad: :tsk: the suck part is that they said that they won't warranty the equipment if it's not install by a pro. :mad:

Dr. Phil
01-12-2004, 01:13 PM
i agree w/ kaz. :( my last "pro" install was done using gobs and gobs of silicon glue to keep the HU in place and the wiring to the speakers did not allow the faders to work properly. i told them the problem that i found and they had the nerve to tell me that the system still works and if i didn't mind it not working. :mad: :tsk: the suck part is that they said that they won't warranty the equipment if it's not install by a pro. :mad:
:eek:

No head unit install, so no glue. Wiring...hmmmm, fader...hmmmm :confused:

Time for more meds :p

Kaz
01-12-2004, 01:30 PM
the suck part is that they said that they won't warranty the equipment if it's not install by a pro. :mad:

This policy is becoming more and more common. a/d/s, AudioControl, ImageDynamics, and many others either void or significantly shorten warranties when not installed by a 'professional.' As Cameron Frye once said, "A professional what?"

Clarke
01-12-2004, 01:44 PM
Sounds like it should be wonderful! How are you getting the subs sound into the cabin?Ski passthrough?

Dr. Phil
01-12-2004, 02:42 PM
Sounds like it should be wonderful! How are you getting the subs sound into the cabin?Ski passthrough?
Using hk sub openings as a starter and if needed will vent a tube through ski pass.



UPDATE #1

Amps now being mounted on a rack that matches opening when seats folded down. The 360 amp is a mother (ie, big) so the initial idea of angling in trunk defeated the purpose of not losing space :eeps:

The plexiglass guy was on his way with the face plate :bigpimp:

Stay tuned for more!!!

LilEccentricJ
01-12-2004, 07:55 PM
:eek: EEK is right!!!

No head... :jack:


Wiring...hmmmm :yikes: very kinky


fader...hmmmm :confused: Yea, i'm confused too.. is that anything like a "hummer"? :banana:

Time for more meds :p Viagra? :banghead:

Dr. Phil
01-12-2004, 08:17 PM
Hey keep this on topic :p

It don't mean a thing if you ain't got the :bling:

Should I do blue neons or blacklight neon :dunno:

LilEccentricJ
01-12-2004, 08:18 PM
Should I do blue neons or blacklight neon :dunno:

Be bi.. "do" both :thumbup:

Dr. Phil
01-12-2004, 08:19 PM
Be bi.. "do" both :thumbup:
Don't you think that would be overkill :confused:

:amish:

Dr. Phil
01-14-2004, 12:02 PM
Looks like the project will not be done unitl Friday :( But the doors are complete, the box and amp rack are just waiting for the plexiglass, and the all necessary wiring has been roughed in :thumbup:

Will try to grab some pics tonight to post :D

Dr. Phil
01-14-2004, 04:22 PM
Had a chance to grab a few pictures of the progress :D

Dr. Phil
01-14-2004, 04:26 PM
A few more, including my loaner vehicle for this week :eeps: 1982 Toyota pickup :p

These will be highlighted from above with some lighting, blue neon :bigpimp:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=24874

Kaz
01-14-2004, 04:34 PM
:yikes:

Interesting that they decided to somehow mount the door speaker on the door instead of the panel. Wonder if they cut a hole in the steel for the magnet. Where's the tweeter going?

The 'xxx Watts Peak' stuff is pretty cheesy. Didn't think Zapco would do that. I'd expect that from a Rockwood or Kenford. Is there enough ventilation behind the seatback for the amps?

LilEccentricJ
01-14-2004, 04:43 PM
Sweetness!!! I have a feeling i'll b able to hear it down here somehow :D

Chill on Phil Kaz.. negativity sux :thumbdwn:

We all do what we wanna on our projects so let's give Phil props for his!

:thumbup:

Dr. Phil
01-14-2004, 04:43 PM
:yikes:

Interesting that they decided to somehow mount the door speaker on the door instead of the panel. Wonder if they cut a hole in the steel for the magnet. Where's the tweeter going?

The 'xxx Watts Peak' stuff is pretty cheesy. Didn't think Zapco would do that. I'd expect that from a Rockwood or Kenford. Is there enough ventilation behind the seatback for the amps?
Yes the door was modded a tad to mount the speakers in pods. This allowed us to feed the sound into the cabin. The pods are dynamat lined as is the door itself. Saved the little cut outs to duck tape back in ;)

The watts peak is a sticker like thing, I will be removing them. I think they were put on for sales purposes for the :bling: crowd.

The Zapco amps run fairly cool so this should not be a problem. I will however, be running with the armrest down and the plan is to remove ski pass stuff.

doeboy
01-14-2004, 04:47 PM
The watts peak is a sticker like thing, I will be removing them. I think they were put on for sales purposes for the :bling: crowd.


And are you putting in the blue neon for them too? :p :angel: :dunno:

Dr. Phil
01-14-2004, 04:51 PM
And are you putting in the blue neon for them too? :p :angel: :dunno:
Thats strictly for artistic content :bigpimp:

Kaz
01-14-2004, 04:51 PM
Chill on Phil Kaz.. negativity sux :thumbdwn:
:

What is your focking problem? I'm just asking some questions.

LilEccentricJ
01-14-2004, 04:53 PM
What is your focking problem?


Yea, u answered ur own question right there.

ObD
01-14-2004, 05:22 PM
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=24868&stc=1

I hope that trouble light doesn't have a metal hook .... scratch city. :eek:

Dr. Phil
01-14-2004, 05:58 PM
I hope that trouble light doesn't have a metal hook .... scratch city. :eek:
Uh oh :yikes:

It was on the rubber liner, I think :eeps:

Oh its official, the h/k subs get a bangin' 21 watts each :bigpimp:

Kaz
01-14-2004, 07:45 PM
Yea, u answered ur own question right there.

WTF... Time for the ignore list...

HW
01-15-2004, 01:38 PM
negativity sux :thumbdwn:



sure but too much "positivity" promotes inbreeding of dumb ideas and perpetuation of them. :tsk:

Dr. Phil
01-21-2004, 05:15 AM
The install has been a sloooooooooooooooow process. Lost a day to snow, one to a child custody hearing (his, I don't need them :D ), yada yada

But the end is here today :thumbup: Here are a few more in process pics ....
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=25138

LilEccentricJ
01-21-2004, 06:12 AM
boy oh boy that looks like crap... and that thing looks so heavy, the first time u turn it on i bet the plexi cracks every which way. I can only imagine the wiring problems and voided warranty! Fire? i have a feeling the fan recall was a moot point compared to what your going to experience with this system. In that one pic, you see the sawdust.. i hope they get that out of the carpet cuz the airborne formaldehyde alone could cause severe medical problems.. not that you don’t already have enough of those.. huh? The magnet.. man I wouldn't ride in your car... that sucker would absolutely destroy my watches automatic movement and i bet the thumping of the bass would be too much even for my 32 jeweled watch. Do you think the magnetic force could be great enough to attract a Mack attack on your car at hwy speeds? I hope you wear ear plugs under your ear muffs or have really good health insurance willing to replace your ear drums and those within in a 2 block radius too! :tsk:

You know its it's ALL good, cuz ur just awesome like that phil!! :thumbup: and negativity still sux :p

Dr. Phil
01-21-2004, 11:13 AM
I wish I could post sound files :bigpimp: Just heard the new system :yikes: The aluminum sub hits are so tight and sound great.......

The final reassembly is taking place as I type :banana:

Dan4tuc58
01-21-2004, 03:54 PM
bring the noise! :freakdanc: cant wait to see the pics... I've been saving like crazy to get me a sweet MBquart component system...