Sunday, November 12, 2006

05 Viper Build

November 06

A customer local to us wanted to a bit of a simplistic system with one woofer, some storage, and a bit custom work for when he goes to shows. We placed a Diamond 400.1 in the center, an enclosure with a fiberglass back, and a storage area in the back on the drivers side. We also put in some Boston Acoustic Sl60's in the door, and hid a four channel amp in the storage area as well.

On to some pics:

Thursday, September 14, 2006

PDX Tunings' Legacy Build

Sept. 06

Jarrad from Pdx tuning felt it was time to redo the current system in his Legacy to get a bit more of his company's logo out there, and make the system a bit more representable. The first system that was in there was done by a local car stereo shop, they apparently had no problems with using the heaviest materials available. The enclosure was made from a fiberglass mix that is extremely heavy, it saves time, but isn't the best way of doing a lightweight fiberglass enclosure, in fact, the old enclosure weighed in at 37 pounds empty!! Our new version was 16 pounds, quite a bit of difference when you go to the track. The second thing that needed fixing was the wiring, there was more spaghetti in there than olive garden. Whoever worked on the car before had never heard of zip ties.
Jarrad also wanted a gauge pod made to house his defi gauges, he didn't like the double stick approach for mounting them to his dashboard. He already had an existing wire hole ran through the upper vent, so we had to come up with a gauge pod that could also cover up that wire run.
All the gear he had he wanted to use, and we had no problem coming up with a simple and elegant design after scratching our heads for a bit.

Before shot of gauges

Mock up

Glassed and spot filled


Existing enclosure

Wiring mess

Start of the rear trunk build

Finished Pics

Friday, August 25, 2006

Project One bug eye

August 06

Armin Ausejo of project one brought his 02 bugeye down for some audio goodies to help score points in the show car scene. If you've been to any import shows in the northwest, you've probably seen this car. Armin and the team at project one make it their goal to hit as many shows as possible. Knowing this we decided to use some our products to speed along the install while keeping costs down. We opted for some blue matching paint, and some blue leds to give the trunk a simple but showy install. We went a bit oldschool and came up with a laser etched system diagram since you don't see it too often anymore. We also decided to give his underhood a bit of show as well with a nice plexiglass batery cover, this area is one thats often overlooked and we wanted to give it some detail.


Monday, August 14, 2006

Highly Modified Wrx gets an audio upgrade

August 06

Kendrick Gray brought us his 05 Subaru Wrx to us in early August, and wanted something to go along with the look of the rest of the car. The vehicle had many performance upgrades, and the only thing missing was a stereo. We decided that a black gel coat enclosure would fit the bill best. He also wanted to not have to have the amps seen, and a cover for the amp in the spare tire area so he could still haul stuff from time to time. This vehicle also got one of the only door pods we've made since the ones for our demo car.


Door pods with Diamond Audio D6 6/4/tweet

Grill in place, hiding the monstrous Fosgate amp.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Rounding Up The Rest Of The Demo Car Build

July 06

Well, at least for now we've completed the demo car for the summer, I'm sure it will change a few times for sure. We added Some Tein coilovers, Tein controller, and ran some power wire and other little goodies. We figured pulling the door off would allow us an easy path for running wire, which happened to be three seats of 16 ga wire, and three seperate sets of primary wire for future expansion (window control, door lighting etc). The wheel well was removed to run our two sets of power wires, and any other wires needed for the tein controller. We also added a pigtail in the back for hooking up to an inverter to run the car for shows.

Wire run pictures

Here's some pics of the Tein controller being molded into the ashtray area, pretty tight fit, but we managed to squeeze it in there. It got a bit heavy on the texture for our liking, but once it was tucked in it looked all right.

Cascade Audio on the doors

Battery Cover

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Subaru Fiberglass Amp Rack Is Here

July 16th

Another one of our products is officially released!! This particular product brought a few obstacles along the way, but we finally got it completed and ready for sale. This Perfect Fit Amp Rack sits directly behind your rear seat, while still allowing access to the spare. Constructed out of hand laid fiberglass with MDF trim ring, this amp rack will work well with most amplifiers, and has a nice open face to allow for cooling. As you can tell in the pics, the rack has a glossy black gel coat finish.

Amp Rack Specifications:

  • Mounting Area 32" by 10" or 24" by 13"

  • Mounting Depth 3"

  • Weight: 12 lbs.

Each Amp Rack comes with: glossy gel coat finish, all necessary mounting hardware, detailed instructions, and Audio Integrations Full Warranty.

Installation is easy!! The Perfect Fit Amp Rack mounts firmly to your Subaru with a very small amount of hardware and work. Once mounted with the included hardware and brackets, your amp rack won't be going anywhere no matter how crazy you drive! Using the factory square bar uprights behind the seat and our pre-drilled mounting brackets it makes for an easy and stealthy install.

Also available is the Alcantara Sti blue suede option to match the door inserts for a more custom look.

On with the Pictures