My buddy Chingy brought me his sub box he made to fit in the 'OEM' location where a sub would go in his 'slightly' new Axis wake board boat.
He made it to perfectly fit the Arc Audio Flatline 12, 12" woofer. It's a high output SQ subwoofer...so it only needs 1.0 Cu. Ft. of sealed goodness. I didn't get a before pic, but it was a standard birch box with a SHAT-TON of screws in it.....my job? Make it look puuurdy.
I 100% sealed the box inside with each and every corner/joint receiving about a 1/4" of resin 45's. Then the entire internal and external surfaces were resin'd to be waterproof and leak proof.
After that, a few good hours of body work were put into the face plate to make it smooth and ready to go. A 3" hole was cut out for a heater vent. Everything got 5 coats of DupliColor Bedliner with the subwoofer grill getting a nice gloss coat of White to match the boat a bit better.
I installed some gnarly 1/2" Steel bolts for speaker terminals so that it's easier to install and the box stays sealed.
The rest of the project will include the following Audio Components provided by Trax Customs:
Arc Audio KS1200.1 Mono Block Subwoofer Amplifier
Arc Audio KS300.4 4 Channel Amplifier (Tower Speakers)
Arc Audio KS300.4 4 Channel Amplifier (In-Boat Speakers)
Arc Audio Flatline 12 - 12" Subwoofer
Arc Audio KS605 6.5" Coaxial Speakers throughout (6-8 total)
WetSounds Revolution 10 Series Wake Board Tower Speakers (X2) 400 watts RMS each
WetSounds 3-Zone Equalizer for full control over this beast and Mic talk-back to riders
Return Client finally got his Japan-Special back-up camera from overseas....with little hope that it'd work (mainly because of how inexpensive it was), he needed it put in.
I liked the design of the camera; it replaced the OEM license plate light lens and added the drop-down camera. Installation of the actual camera was a TIGHT fit, but it worked very well once done. Only a little bit of the bumper shows since it's a very tight tolerance.
Image output is what I'd expect from a standard backup camera and made the 6.5" Pioneer screen look very good once placed in Reverse.
Customer was stoked that it actually worked.....i was stoked with the cari
Did the project a few months back, and since the customer lives up in Montana, it took a while to justify cleaning the truck for some good pictures...but they have finally arrived in my inbox!!
If you can remember, here is what was retrofitted:
3" FX-R Bi-Xenon Projectors
35 watt Osram Xenarc HID Bulbs
35 watt Denso Slim Ballasts
Here are some final shots of the customer 'potting' his ballasts (so they are waterproof) as well as final installed pics of the headlights....turned our great!
Past Client brought his Ford in for an audio upgrade....wanted some extra bump in his truck.
Had an Arc Audio 10" woofer with a 350 watt amp that was calling his name.
Amp tucked away nicely behind the rear passenger seat and made the sub box with millimeters to spare. This sub is fairly deep, and normally you'd only mount a shallow mount in these trucks...but I didn't want to go that route....so I made it fit.
System sounds good, nice and tight bass. Truck came with an auxiliary switch panel, and we tied the amp turn-on to the 4th switch; so the owner can turn the sub on/off whenever he needs to.
Faithful past client brought in his Accent again to 'just' get a backup camera.....after talking with him, we upgraded his stereo to a Mirror-Link JVC, so now he has access to his iPod via the 6.5" touchscreen, access to his Android phone via Mirror Link, DVD Playback, Bluetooth, Steering wheel controls AND backup camera.
Perfect finish to this car that we've been adding things to over the past 6 months.
So I've been working on these headlights for about 2 months now...and by working on....I mean waiting on. First it was waiting on brand new halo's to arrive....they hadn't made a specific size yet, so we were pushed back a month....then it was paint...since this paint scheme was so intricate, it took a while to plan and lay out the design...then finally find time to pain it. So now that it's all painted, I can finish this up here soon......but the paint job was just too crazy to NOT share....so here you go!
Had a great opportunity to help out a local lacrosse team as well as build something I've wanted to build for some time now.....a custom mobile cooler.
The coach came to me with a few requests:
Needs to be mobile, loud and microphone input.
He showed me some examples of some mini coolers that had speaker holes cut into them and BAM, done.....well that's not what Trax Customs is about. He had no idea what I was doing, just knew what he'd be getting.....so if he was expecting a basic unit, he was MORE than surprised when he saw this :)
Took a basic large cooler and started cutting into it.
Made a mold of the front, then custom arranged the speakers so they'd cover a 130 degree angle in front of the cooler, as well as to properly fit them on that small of a footprint. Then I started cutting into the top to make the pro audio tweeters as integrated as possible.
Among other surprises, I molded in a removable solar panel charging system....so if the game is playing later or earlier in the day, they can remove it and angle it as needed to keep charging the system while it's not plugged into a 120v. Which is built into the system, and a simple plug into a wall outlet and the system will then be charged back up.
For control, I used a Dual Electronics headunit that has USB/iPod controls, front aux input, bluetooth, weather-band radio and rear mic input. A Blues Audio 4 channel amp was placed within the cooler to power the 8 speakers with 200 watts of pure power. A Sound Quest car audio battery was placed inside to power the system. Blues Audio woofers and Bass Inferno Pro Tweeters are what's cranking the tunes out. System internals are covered with a simple shelf with metal grill to allow proper air flow. Put a carbon fiber plastic panel with school Lacrosse logo in the center to tie everything together.
Local client brought in his 2008 GMC Denali for some HID lighting. He bought some JDM Tuning HIDs, which I've had decent success with in the past. The harnesses they included were a bit different then I'm used to. Instead of an H13 Bi-Xenon Harness, they sent a regular harness (which wasn't really regular by my standards) and an H13 Integration Harness.....interesting, adds more wiring, but works if you're trying to not stock so many different harnesses...this would allow you to keep stocking regular harnesses, and then different Bi-Xenon integration harnesses per bulb type....make sense from a manufacturers standpoint, but not an installers.
Anyways, dual HID kits fired up just fine and were 5 times as bright as OEM.....perfect!
Had a past client come back for more modding!!
So far, I've done an Amp/Sub addition, with full speaker swaps with Digital Design Components throughout and sound deadener in the trunk/rear shelf area.
This time we went with interior lighting.
He wanted trunk accent lighting and feet floor well lighting.
Trunk was easy enough, as the rear OEM light was simply replaced with a 2' strip of Blue lights.
The front was a bit trickier, but nothing out of the ordinary.
single 12" strips were hidden up underneath (out of sight) the foot well area, and trigged by an ACC powered switch near other OEM switches on this dash.
After all was said and done, I popped in a few Dome Light Circuit boards and the entire car lit up Bright Blue! Perfect accents to his OEM blue dash lights.
Had a client bring his wife's SUV in for an Angel Eye Halo additional to the stock headlights.....after some discussion we went WAYYYY Left Field! Here is what we did:
Bi-Xenon Projector Retrofitted OEM Headlights
All Black Internals
Apollo V2 Projector Shrouds
Plasma White Halo's Behind Apollo Shroud
Smoked 3rd Brake Lights
Black Billet Grills (Upper and Lower)
Customer purchased the car about a month ago, and this the addition of the above, he's also added Rims/Tires and Full Tint.....this beast is complete now!