Now on to Audio updates (this is long and pic heavy! sorry!)
Full tear out (all door speakers out as well)
Sold both amps (kicker zx700.5 and AQ2200d), sold the RE XXX and my Kinetik hc1400 took a crap
Scrapped the pro audio speaker plans.
Picked up some massive audio RK6 components. (next to my alpine type R 6.5s below, massives are on the right)
Had to make some big rings for the massives, stock plastic ones were not gonna cut it. I came up with this made from two pieces of 3/4" MDF...
Deadened front door outer skins with dynamat xtreme (way over priced)
Then bolted rings to the door and installed the mid woofers.
Also made some rings to mount the tweeters in the stock dash location. Getting those little bolts in and out is a PITA! They dont really fit under the stock grille though, ill have to figure something out...
Found out about a company called Murdermat, makes sound deadener, thicker and heavier than dynamat and less than half the price (12 sf of Dynamat was 90$ vs 40sf of Murdermat for 130$) Murdermat is also very high quality butyl backing and a super thick aluminum constraint layer. Heavy, but gets the job done and Im much happier with it than the dynacrap.
Anyways, used it to deaden/seal the inner doorskins and did the inner and outer skins of the hatch lid.
Went over to the SKAR audio warehouse and picked up their 85.4 amp for the mids and highs (really nice amp, never gets hot but will probably end up with something with more power). It can be run full active but for now Im using the passive xovers that came with the massives.
Went and picked up a pair of Crossfire XSV2 15s. Huge beastly subs, weigh about 75lbs each with a 4" voice coil. These things are gonna be power hungry.
Deadened the hideaway trunk spot with more murdermat, drilled 1 1/8" holes and put watertight 3/4" pvc conduit receivers (2 runs of 1/0 are run under the truck in conduit from front to back)
Picked up a bunch of ring terminals, fuse blocks and fuses (250 amps shown, wound up using 4 300amp fuses)
Built a rack for my rear batteries, it is bolted through the body.
Got batts (3 deka group 34 AGM) in and wired up.
Ordered some sexy toolmaker terminal blocks for my kinetik HC2400 thats up front.
And finally got around to some electrical upgrades in the engine bay.
Removed VVC (must be some kind of MPG joke, saw immediate increases in voltage). Made a 1/0 run from alternator in addition to stock wire, 1/0 run to stock fuse harness, 1/0 runs to fuse blocks (attaching front batt to rear batts)
Also upgraded chassis ground to 1/0 and engine block ground to 1/0. Still need to find a good spot on frame for a ground and do an alternator 1/0 ground to battery.
So thats how shes sits as of now.
In the next week I will be getting a Crescendo BC5500, and getting a box design for the crossfires.
Soon after will be a custom wound 300 amp alt (should do around 220a at idle)
If you made it here, thanks for reading!