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Old 03-29-2011, 03:15 PM   #31
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Sooo since you are going all out.

I used KnuConceptz for the wiring. And it'* awesome.
I used SecondSkinAudio for their version of dynamat and their Sludge product. I pulled uh...everything but the dash, literally. Sludge in in all the doors (yes the windows and regulators were pulled). and the trunk lid too. Because I yanked the Monsoon system, I put the power wire into the wiring harness and out the passenger floor grommet by the ps rack (it'* originally for the wirign harness, I piggybacked). Then along the frame to the battery totally out of sight.

You will need to cut the back of the dash out. Be careful..directly behind it is the airbox of the HVAC system.


Sludge in the doors and trunk lid



Sound deadening ....everything else.






The grommet I used for power


After it went back together, I mounted the amp and all the wires were all tucked nicely in places that will never be seen again.



Components in the stock location


Maybe I went overboard?


Ok X... you are using better stuff... let'* see the magic.
Lol! I won't be using the dampening you used. I don't see a need for it when I have 60 cubic feet of eDead butyl based sound dampening. It has been lining my Regal'* trunk lid for well over 3 years now and hasn't moved, stretched, peeled, or failed to serve its purpose. I may double up the thickness on some parts of the doors. I will do the entire rear deck like you did, and may pull the seats too, but I'm not certain if I want to go that far. We'll see how much sound dampening I have left after I cover the trunk, front doors, and rear deck. Sound dampening certainly isn't cheap...

I'm going to run a 4 gauge wire to each amp since I have 100 feet of it, and instead of replacing the engine bay wiring, I'm simply going to add another 4 gauge to each wire. I will run oxy-free copper 12 gauge for all the speakers. Picked up 100 feet of it for $31 shipped off of monoprice. I do however need to find a place to mount these amps. The GT-50 is a rather long amp.
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Look up under the rear deck. The 5 channel I used is probably nearly the same case size (both being Boston). It went right between the two rear deck speakers nicely. there'* probably room up there for two amps.
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Look up under the rear deck. The 5 channel I used is probably nearly the same case size (both being Boston). It went right between the two rear deck speakers nicely. there'* probably room up there for two amps.
I did see how you hooked yours up in the previous thread. the GT-40 is about 2/3 as long as the GT-50, so I'll have to see how they end up fitting. I'll fit them next to each other to see how they'd work there.
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