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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-19-2012, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Stealth Audio Installation with Pics

Hey folks..
Wanted to share the recent upgrades I made for my audio system. I performed 100% of the work and customization.

4 Channel Amp: Rockford Fosgate Punch P400.4 (125w x 4 @ 2 ohms each)
2 Channel Amp for Sub: Kenwood KAC-7205 (500w x 1 @ 4 ohms)
Amp wiring kit: Rockford Fosgate RFK4D dual amp 4 gauge
4 gauge "Big Three Upgrade" (Batt + to Alt +, Batt - to Alt mounting bolt/Engine Block, Batt - to chassis using one of the upper strut bolts)
Battery: Optima Yellow Top D34-78
Capacitor: 2 Farad DB Link with LED voltage display
Subwoofer: 1 x 12' Kenwood KFC-W3013PS
Subwoofer Box: Ported 1.98 Cubic Feet, Port length is 11 inches, used online calculators to determine the correct size and length
Dash Speakers 3.5 Infinity Reference 3022cf
Front Door Speakers: 6x9 Infinity Kappa 639.9i
Rear Speakers: 6.5 Infinity Reference 6032cf
16 gauge speaker wire ran to door speakers
Dash speakers are running off the factory BA Amp
Dynamat installed on all doors

Subwoofer grill is from a screen door security gate. Cover plate is 1/8 steel which I designed and cut using a rotary dremel.

"Commander" badge was made by snapping a photo of the name on the passenger door, then enlarging and printing to the actual size. Then cut out the letters and traced on to 1/8 steel and cut with a rotary dremel.

For the capacitor mounting location, I removed the existing storage tray which left a nice spot to display the LED's. I cut a piece of plexiglass then tinted it with some 20% tint I got as scrap from a local shop. The black trim came from austozone. It's typically used to install on the edge of the doors.

Amp rack was made from some rack mounting equipment I had layin around from my DJ gear.
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Flowmaster 50 Series SUV #52556 / RR 2.25 Lift + .25 spacers in front / Monroe Struts n Load Leveler shocks, Hankook DynaPro MT 265/70 r17 / MB Wheels TKO 17X8.5, FlashPaq 3875, AVIC-x940bt, Dual Optima's (in engine bay), plenty of wattage for my cottage
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more pics of the installation

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Yeah Buddy!!! 2006 Black XK, 4.7L
Flowmaster 50 Series SUV #52556 / RR 2.25 Lift + .25 spacers in front / Monroe Struts n Load Leveler shocks, Hankook DynaPro MT 265/70 r17 / MB Wheels TKO 17X8.5, FlashPaq 3875, AVIC-x940bt, Dual Optima's (in engine bay), plenty of wattage for my cottage
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Prior to painting and mounting the Commander logo, had the letters laying on my workb

Prior to painting and mounting the Commander logo, had the letters laying on my workbench and well.........
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Yeah Buddy!!! 2006 Black XK, 4.7L
Flowmaster 50 Series SUV #52556 / RR 2.25 Lift + .25 spacers in front / Monroe Struts n Load Leveler shocks, Hankook DynaPro MT 265/70 r17 / MB Wheels TKO 17X8.5, FlashPaq 3875, AVIC-x940bt, Dual Optima's (in engine bay), plenty of wattage for my cottage
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Wow man, nice work. Good job. How does it sound?

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Wow man, nice work. Good job. How does it sound?
Thank you!!!!
It sounds amazing... crisp, clean and loud!!!
The bass i get from that 1 sub is unbelievable. i switched to a ported box and the sub came alive.
You really have to hear it bc words cant describe the sound.
I spent the time to do it right which has helped the light dimming issue. The battery upgrade was huge along w the big 3 upgrade. def a must for any audio system.

Yeah Buddy!!! 2006 Black XK, 4.7L
Flowmaster 50 Series SUV #52556 / RR 2.25 Lift + .25 spacers in front / Monroe Struts n Load Leveler shocks, Hankook DynaPro MT 265/70 r17 / MB Wheels TKO 17X8.5, FlashPaq 3875, AVIC-x940bt, Dual Optima's (in engine bay), plenty of wattage for my cottage
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The photos do the install no justice.

Todd brought it by my home a week and a half ago......looks absolutely factory till he opens the custom made enclosures.....till then, looks like the seats are just folded down.

Sound quality was really beyond description.....suffice to say 'crisp' is an understatement.

Well done!

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Now that's impressive !
Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Yeah Buddy!!! 2006 Black XK, 4.7L
Flowmaster 50 Series SUV #52556 / RR 2.25 Lift + .25 spacers in front / Monroe Struts n Load Leveler shocks, Hankook DynaPro MT 265/70 r17 / MB Wheels TKO 17X8.5, FlashPaq 3875, AVIC-x940bt, Dual Optima's (in engine bay), plenty of wattage for my cottage
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The photos do the install no justice.

Todd brought it by my home a week and a half ago......looks absolutely factory till he opens the custom made enclosures.....till then, looks like the seats are just folded down.

Sound quality was really beyond description.....suffice to say 'crisp' is an understatement.

Well done!

Rob
Gee, Thanks Robby!!!
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Flowmaster 50 Series SUV #52556 / RR 2.25 Lift + .25 spacers in front / Monroe Struts n Load Leveler shocks, Hankook DynaPro MT 265/70 r17 / MB Wheels TKO 17X8.5, FlashPaq 3875, AVIC-x940bt, Dual Optima's (in engine bay), plenty of wattage for my cottage
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