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Cool Need Help With Car Audio? Let Me Know!!

So I have been working on car audio installs for 4 years now. All self taught with some guidance form others. My skills and knowledge is always expanding. If you have any questions or comments, or even need an install done around my area, just let me know. You can contact me via PM, email, or aim or yahoo. IM name is reimermatt, email is [email protected]. I will also post pics of installs that I have done for your enjoyment.

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Here is one I did a few weeks ago on a 2009 Nisan 370Z take a look.

Here he comes pulling in



Start wiring Solder all up


Heat shrunk


Dash taken apart



MMMMMMMMM Wires


Antennas Sirius and GPS



Head Unit installed




Let me know what you think

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Rear view camera and final pics


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This one was a big one I will quote his review so you can read it.
So Matt helped me install a kickass system in my 2008 Accord. It took a couple of days and a lot of driving but it was definitely worth it. Matt is a chill guy and we got along well right from the start.

I pulled into his driveway on Saturday morning a little before 8am and he had all of his tools and supplies laid out and ready to go.

We installed:
JL C5-650 components in front
JL C5-650x coaxials in rear
JL Slash 300/4v2 amp
Infinity 10" Basslink
JL CleanSweep
MTX Re-Q
Dynamat Xtreme on floor, doors, rear deck and under back seat

We started off by stripping the interior of the car:


Then we jumped right into laying down the Dynamat .. here is the passenger's-side floor:


Door before Dynamat


Door after Dynamat


Fuse holder mounted


Cleansweep wired up, not yet secured


Amp being wired up


One of the rear crossovers mounted


Finished!!



Overall it took us about 25 hours spread out over 4 days (with breaks and stuff). Matt made the two and a half hour drive up to my place twice without hesitation. He did great work and I learned a lot along the way .. if you need any car audio stuff done, contact matt (AIM reimermatt), you won't regret it.
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Here are a few older installs 97 Volvo 850. It was probably one of the more easier installs I have done. Here are some picks of the install.

The loot


The wiring harnesses getting ready to be all soldered


The hole for usb port


The usb port


The sirius radio power plug lets mod it a little


Open it up


Solder it up


Heat shrink it all ready for being wired behind the dash after being wrapped in electrical tape.


Location of sat radio needs some mounting
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Not many pics but I also did a amp and a sub in this when he gets back from iraq I will finish it.

Here he comes


The Loot


Open Her up


Head unit installed no pics of wiring


He is out until next time
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Here is one I did a while ago, it was a friends car.
Okay so today I started on my friends Honda civic i believe its a 91 but not sure. He installed the system himself and I will give him his props he did a good job. But now loaded with the right knowledge and my help we are going to overhaul the entire system. So enjoy the pics and the work to come.

The ride




The center counsel



Torn out


The small power wire sight and it was running a sony 1200 watt amp



Can we see the difference?
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Interior mostly gone



Dual speakers



Old subs


All the painted parts are going to be repainted black


After I cleaned the engine


So all and all not bad he did a good job just didn't know what to get so tomorrow i will get picks of the stuff that's going in.
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e got started today by running the wires. Here are some pics.

The factory grommet


Running of the 4 gauge


Running the 4 gauge threw the grommet


All ran threw the fire wall


Running the wire threw the wall always needs a helper. Just so happened he was there to learn and work. He like to get to work and learn.
"pic in a bit"


Ran threw some holds in the floor braces.


Me and him just taking a nice shoot of us and our cars.
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Okay did some more work today. This day I re ran the angle eye wires.

The wires as they basically were


Soldered the + wire


The wires all hidden the + wire is under the intake and the ground is under that rely bolt on the left. The wire was ran threw expandable tubing and the solider point was covered in head shrink


The right side all tucked in


The wire ran to the fire wall before it actually was ran threw


Put the Kicker L5'sin the trunk as well
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Okay yesterday we got back to working on the car. After the 2 days of rain. We fabricated the bracket for the fuse holder, and finished the angle eye power wire and the sub connections.

Measuring the hole locations for the bracket.


Jerry's first time using a drill press I let him drill the holes.


Brackets location made some pilot holes for easier install of the taping screws.


What the bracket will look like mounted


Bracket installed


Fuse holder installed going to cover the wire in black expandable mesh tubing


The wires for the angle eyes installed all soldered to the switch




Both subs wired up to make out to 2 Ohms
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Were the amp will go I am fabricating a bracket so the wires can tuck underneath it


One of the panels after sanded and repainted MUCH BETTER THAN RED
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Haven't rely done much these past days. But here are some more panels that have been repainted.







More work after the rain stops some more real progress can begin again. LOL
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Okay today we finished up the spray painting. Also made some gap brackets for the amp to sit up on so the wires can be ran underneath.
Here is Jerry cutting the wood for the gap brackets.


A look at how it will sit.


Painting them



How it looks painted it will set on top of the sub box.


The final pieces all done painting


Next pics will be speakers and head unit
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Yesterday finished the amp install and installed a temp head unit to test it out. Sounds rely loud to loud for me but for him it's good.

Quick wiring up to test it.


Wired it up with wires all tucked.


All finished with that


Wires all cleaned up will probably clean them up a bit more.
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Okay so were basically done. The new head unit is install he got a sick deal on it at best buy on clearance for 140 bucks! The speakers are either going to be Polk momos or Alpine type R components. And something simple in the rear. If we budget it may get a 4 channel amp but no real biggie he said if we don't. Enjoy!

The wires all being soldered.


All the wires have heat shrink on them than wrapped it all up in a nice bundle


The iPod cable ran nice and clean


The alpine cda-9884 man what a steal for 140 bucks. The little piece of read is just to show before and after.


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They look sweet man you sure know how to do it right, props to you!
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Nice jobs!! I love a clean install! I solder & heat shrink my connections as well. I just put a cheap, older model Kenwood H/U in my car. Some punks tried to steal my old Aiwa cheapy H/U, but only managed to get the faceplate. I have MB Quarts up front, JL Audio's in the rear with a Pioneer amp pushing a 10" TMA sub.

My amp is hidden in my spare tire well & the sub is in the rear hatch in a pre-made box I picked up at a local sound store (Custom Sounds, I think). I just cut a circle in an old piece of plywood to mount my amp to. I didn't care if it was ugly. The system sounds pretty damned good, even with the Aiwa. I'm thinking about putting a Kenwood 2 channel amp to drive the fronts, but I haven't made up my mind yet...



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Thank you for the comments my setup will be finalized as the fallowing.

Alpine CDA-9887 running active
Audison 5 channel amp giving
Image Dynamics CDX woofers 150
Image Dynamics CXS Tweeters getting 50
Image Dynamics Q 12 inch sub getting 500

No rear fill I think it is going to sound amazing.
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What car are you putting this in? I drive a '98 Hyundai Accent. It's a beater, but the stereo sounds good!



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