I am rebuilding my whole system this summer. This build is going to be slow because I will be getting things as I get the money for them. My goals are: Loud, great sounding bass and mids/highs. Basically I want to have the ability to get loud when I want it, but I want it to sound good so when I'm just on my way to work the sound quality is still amazing. Trunk space doesn't really matter, but backseats do. I also want to upgrade my electrical system at some point. What kind of electrical engineer student would I be without a strong electrical lol.
The plan so far is:
- AA Carbon Fiber Mids w/ Havoc ST010 tweeters (2 way active)
- 2 Xcon 15"'s or Death Penalty 15"'s
- Sundown SAZ-3500D and Rockford T-400-4
- Redo Big 3 with Knukonceptz Fleks, HO alt (still not sure from who), possibly XS Power batteries
Alright so it's time for some pictures! Sorry this is going to be a long first post, but I already got the doors deadened/sealed.
This is what I got in the mail today!
CLD tiles and extruded butyl rope from Don at SDS. Great stuff, I wouldn't buy anything else.
Here is the door panel in question.
Yes that is the speaker wire that is outside of the rubber boot. I tried to run it through the boot, but Volvo's seem to be specifically designed to make any audio modifications impossible lol. This doesn't look as good, but it's still safe.
Door panel is off. I proceeded to take off the vapor barrier (plastic stuff), and clean the surfaces with brake pad cleaner. Very powerful stuff, but if your not careful I can take the paint! haha.
Just showing the inner CLD tiles off. The beauty of these tiles is that you don't need to completely cover the surface for them to be effective.
This is the finished door. I sealed off all possible holes.
Here is the driver side before and after.
That does it for now! Stay tuned. I'm going to deaden the roof next. I'm saving the butyl rope for later when I get my new speakers so I can properly seal them.
Let me know if the pictures are too big! I just realized it and it's a little late now haha.