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Old 2nd January 2007, 16:29   #1
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Hi Guys

Here's yet another story of a BHPian stung by the ICE bug.

The Objective:
To have the best possible ICE setup (of course, on a budget) with as much of stock looks as possible.

I do not say "Stealth" here as the sub/amp etc will be exposed. But have tried to have the system look as close to stock as possible.

Had always wanted a nice ICE setup but was afraid of spoiling the virgin look of the car. After a lot of research (on T-BHP), I finally zeroed-in on the following setup.

HU: Pioneer P-80 RS
Front: Hertz - Space 2 way (K6L)
Rear: Hertz - HSK 165
Sub: Hertz - HX 300D
Amp: Audison - LRX 5.600 (5 Ch)

Cables:
Amp Power kit: Connection FPK 600
Signal Cable: Connection BT 6600
Speaker Wire: Connection FL 214O

Damping:
AZComp Fonomat - 20 Sq Ft
Pylemat Extreme - 50 Sq Ft (approx)


Sounds like a straight forward setup but only few people know how many iterations the list had gone through, swinging between 2-way to 3-way, 5-ch amp vs. 4-ch and monoblock etc. Thanks Gunbir and JB for being patient enough to answer all my questions and make things clear.

Before I post the install pics, my special thanks goes to the support provided by my good friend SpeedZak and the interest shown by others like KB, JK, Jay, Wildcard and Nevertouchme.

The installation was done by Anwar at Bangalore. Pics to follow, with captions.

Sri

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Old 2nd January 2007, 16:43   #2
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1. Removing the back seats



2. Parcel Shelf and boot



3. Front Seats have to go too



4. Does it look like a Rally Car ?



5. Removing the Boston rally 4" from the front



6. Front Door, Fully stripped



7. Fixing Fonomat on the Front door insides



8. Additional Damping Used



9. Sealing the holes in the Front door

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I do not say "Stealth" here as the sub/amp etc will be exposed. But have tried to have the system look as close to stock as possible.

The installation was done by Anwar at Bangalore. Pics to follow, with captions.
Hey did Anwar create tweeter pods for the components? Would love to see pics of these. I also want to upgrade my mom's NHC with components in the front.
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Old 2nd January 2007, 16:50   #4
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10. JK Das and Jay on a discussion



11. The Sub is to be mounted on this on an IB setup



12. Routing the Cables



13. Full Car Stripped for Damping



14. Rear Co-axials on the reducer plate to fit in the 6X9 holes



15. Damping the Rear Parcel shelf



16. Sub firing into the cabin on the IB setup



17. Damping on the C-Pillar



18. Rear Speakers are done

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19. damping the spoiler



20. Rear Seats go back in

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21. Crossovers under front seats



22. Amp Settup



23. Rear bumper and lights removed for damping



24. Space Components on the Front door



25. Pics of the finished Amp setup




26. Tweeters mounted on the RVM pod



Navin, the tweeter pods (angle mounts) were provided along with the speakers so I did not have to do any fibre glass work. Anwar wanted to have these fit under the dash on a custom pod but we opted for this as this sounded better.
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Ahhhhhhhhh..... I'd heard a lot about this ICEd City and wanted very
much to listen to it. But I couldn't make it for the Rumble in the Jungle meet. Zak was using your car as a motivation (emotional blackmail!) to try and get me to quit my job and come for the meet :-)

Detailed damping huh? It is a good thing you got it done when the car was stripped anyway. No sense shaking up the panels and then getting the car stripped again and damped later in parts you didn't do first. Keep them pics coming :-)

And I think you mean HSX165s in the rear, right? :-)

EDIT: Mmmmm... More pics as I was posting. I love the way the amp has been shown off. Very classy and subtle, but bling enough. BTW won't that sub's monster magnet sitting right over the amp cause any problems?

And, folks, Mallu ICErs RULE!!! Beat that all ye non Mallu ICErs. (Tool is excused for becoming a good boy. Gunbir, JB and Sam don't count -- like Sam says, ghar-ki-kheti for all of them).

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when you said stealth I figured your tweeters would be well hidden. I was considering a custom install in the door (flush mounted).
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And I think you mean HSX165s in the rear, right? :-)
Think it is HCX 6" Co-Axials....

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And, Mallu ICErs RULE!!! Beat that all ye non Mallu ICErs. (Tool is excused).
am not a Mallu pal.... anyways, guess it is the interest which counts.
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Quicksilver, nice clean install. I guess you got exactly what you wanted, right? I'm sure you probably had to keep Anwar restrained from doing his usual flamboyant style of install. Can you post more interior pics, and pics of how you have the rear seats over the sub?
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when you said stealth I figured your tweeters would be well hidden. I was considering a custom install in the door (flush mounted).
I did consider that and other options, but this sounded best and it fit in nicely with the black RVM pod so I opted for the angle mounts.
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Congrats on the clean install & good pics, quicksilver. i hope you are happy with the setup & the sound.
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Think it is HCX 6" Co-Axials....
Yep, HCX165 it is.

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am not a Mallu pal.... anyways, guess it is the interest which counts.
Whoops!
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Quicksilver, nice clean install. I guess you got exactly what you wanted, right? I'm sure you probably had to keep Anwar restrained from doing his usual flamboyant style of install. Can you post more interior pics, and pics of how you have the rear seats over the sub?


thats a pic of the rear seat after the installation. the sub can be seen if you open the Rear seat arm-rest. I will post a pic of that tonight. the rear-coaxials are covered with a 6X9 grille that is painted the OE colour so it does not stick out... you can see it on the top (will post pics of that too tonight).

I did not have to say anything to Anwar as SpeedZak had already give him detailed instructions on what I wanted (in terms of under-stated and no BLING) but the amp was his idea and I had to give in because he was insistent... I like it though
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Awsome!
How in the world did you manage to keep it under the wraps for so long???

Man that is one awsome setup.
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You have my compliments. Excellent. Now enjoy the music.
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