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|21st January 2008, 10:40||#1|
Dinu's Honda Civic - ICE upgrade
Hi everyone, I have finally done the updrade to the Civic. Its a basic upgrade
1) Front components - JBL GTO 607C
2) JBL GT5604 4 channel amp
3) JBL GT5-12 subwoofer in a sealed enclosure
4) Original wires untouched
5) Basic damping for the front doors and boot lid
6) Monster cable for the sub
7) Tsunami fuse
8) Totally independent wiring (easy to bring back to original at the time of car sale)
9) Preouts taken from the IC of the headunit so that speaker to line level conversion was avoided
10) 2 channels powering the components at front and the other two channels bridged to power the sub.
The work was carried out last week at Auto Fusion in Koramangala under the supervision of Anwar. I should say, the workmanship was immaculate. Lot of care taken and the fit and finish was superb.
The only external change was the cutout made to the rear parcel shelf. But Anwar did a fabulous job of fixing a custom fibreglass mould with wiremesh which looks awesome.
Will post the pictures soon.
|21st January 2008, 11:10||#2|
Here are the pictures
1) Front door before start of work (cover removed)
2) The stock speaker
3) Speaker and plastic sheet removed
4) Bootlid damping in progress - thermocole
5) Dashboard stripped
6) The original Alpine HU
7) Bootlid packing
8) Bootlid packing
9) Start of parallel wiring
10) Stock rear speakers continue duty without change
11) JBL component tweeter goes into stock location
12) Sub enclosure being made
13) Component crossover being fitted to front door
14) Moulding being made for cutout made in the parcel shelf
15) The JBL GT5 12 monster
16) The completed sub enclosure (sealed)
17) Wiring in progress (rear seats removed)
18) The completed bootlid
19) The HU removed and new wires ready to take on the inputs
20) The Tsunami fuse sitting on the original fusebox
21) Padding the doors
22) MDF rings for the front components fitted
23) The JBL comps go in
24) Cutout in the rear parcel tray and covered and finished with black carpet cloth
25) The JBL GT5 amp in the boot - on the side
26) The preouts taken from the HU can be seen (in red). Now its easy to upgrade further
27) The piece-de-resistance - the fibreglass moulding with mesh for the rear parcel tray. Looks really cool and wicked
Overall a very satisfying experience for me, great work, great sound. Thanks to Auto Fusion and thanks for all the advices on this forum.
The picture quality is not too great, was taken on my phone.
|23rd January 2008, 15:43||#4|
The performance is as expected, but there is definite scope for improvement if I use a monoblock for the sub and then I will have two free channels of the amp to power the rear speakers. This is my next upgrade.
|23rd January 2008, 23:30||#7|
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Good to hear that.
Which sub and mono you are planning to get.
|24th January 2008, 09:49||#9|
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As usual neat job from Anwar, dont wait for more time mate just buy a mono and enjoy it in its full.
BTW if you dont mind, you bought stuff from Anwar or outside and how much for the equipments and installation, just qurious.
Last edited by Ajaybiz : 24th January 2008 at 09:54.
|24th January 2008, 23:16||#10|
I'm trying to get a monoblock from the US. Once I get that this will be added on.
Planning on sourcing a Blaupunkt THA1350 monoblock from the US. saw a cool deal on at Crutchfield. The JBL GT5-12 sub will continue to do duty.
|4th February 2008, 09:14||#13|
I am planning for the next upgrade, adding a monoblock amp for the sub thus freeing two channels of the 4 channel amp for powering the rear speakers. I am sourcing a Blaupunkt THA1350 Mono amp from the US.
Need your advice on upgrading the rear speakers (currently stock ones). The fronts are running JBL GTO 607C components. Please advice on matching rear coaxials.
|12th February 2008, 19:30||#14|
I have got the Blaupunkt Monoblock THA1350 and I have given the car for the Stage 2 upgrade. Changing the stock rear speakers to Alpine 6.5" coaxials. The final setup would be
1) JBL GTO 607C components in front (Stage 1)
2) Alpine 6.5" coaxials as rear fill (Stage 2)
3) JBL GT5 604 four channel amp powering the front and rear (Stage 1)
4) JBL GT5-12 sub in sealed enclosure (Stage 1)
5) Blaupunkt THA1350 monoblock for the sub (Stage 2)
6) 8 gauge wiring for speakers and 4 gauge for the sub
7) Stock HU (with preouts taken out earlier)
Should be getting the car tomorrow. Will try and post pictures after this.
|13th February 2008, 10:24||#15|
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Since yo9u have a decent plans for Subs i'd recommend you put components at te back as well.
You wont need the extra bass from the 6"x9" or the less clarity from coaxials.Stick to Components From JBL esp the new ones running at 2 Ohms thay are a very good punch for the buck you pay
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