Had a customer bring in his 'newly' acquired Ford Focus. He purchased it for his son, for college, and now it's his again.
Time to upgrade the interior sound to something he likes.
We started off this journey with a simple suggestion of an uber deck, the Clarion NX 702, Multimedia DVD player with Navigation, HD Radio, USB, iPod, Bluetooth and much more.
We then added sound deadening to the entire sides of the vehicle to cut down on road noise, keep unwanted heat out, and improve the sound quality of the interior; all done with Stinger's Road Kill brand.
The front sound stage received our Hybrid Audio's Stage 4 Clarus Component Speakers. A 6.5" midbass monster, a 20mm soft-dome tweeter and their competition grade crossovers.
The rear sound stage received our Hybrid Audio's Stage 1 Mirus Coaxial Speakers. These things, rested in their newly sealed and deadened side panels produced the much needed mid-bass this system was designed to produce. That and Hybrid's soft-dome 20mm tweeters front the sound stage up higher in the rear too.
There were no noticeable rattles in this thing that received over 40 sq.ft. of deadening, which is a good thing, as our Arc Audio Mini 4 channel amp pushed these badass speakers with 75 watts of pure RMS power. I placed the amp under the passenger seat with plenty of wire exposed, so that in a few short weeks/months, we can add another mini amp (mono block) for a subwoofer....then this system will be complete.
For now, this is simply the best sounding Ford Focus in the valley, and I'll put my word on that. This is what is to be expected when you know exactly what you want and there are products to fulfill these needs.
Pure headunit with good output, strong amp, quality speakers and reduced interior noise.....that's the recipe for success.
Got these Acura RSX headlight in.
Client wanted very bright, accurate, LEGAL lighting to rival local high end cars' output.
This will do just that....and more.
Bi-Xenon Modified Projectors
6000K 35 watt HID Bulbs
35 watt HID Ballasts
Gatling Gun Shroud with Super Bright LED Halo behind it to give it that Iron Man look
Demon Eye Red Accent Lighting in the projector
Replaced the halogen high beam bulb with a Super bright LED accent light for fog or DRL functions
Painted everything black and sealed them back up.
Lots of paint on this one
Lots of Auxiliary lighting as well.
These will definitely stand out in a crowd....unique for sure
Here are some One-Off Custom 100% Plug-n-Play Projector Foglight/LED Turn Signal and LED Side Marker Lights......World First Products custom made for a past client that now has all Trax Custom's Plug-n-Play lighting on his car....only one like it in the world.
What was installed:
Custom LED Matrix/Grid for Parking lights and Turn signals
Blazer Halogen Projectors
All into the stock light housing
VERY Thin/Small LED lights into the side marker lights
All the lights have stock bulb adapters soldered into place so the client can simply remove his old lights, plug the new ones in, bolt them back in and be done......hassle free....simple.
Had a local car guy step up and allow me to borrow his wife's car for the night.....good thing, as my original adjustments would have been way off (way to go Pontiac for making something level that should have been level).
Anyways, as you can clearly see, the only thing that is different about these lights compared to stock is the method of output. The bulb is the exact same bulb, nothing higher powered.....and i'm thinkng it's about 150% more coverage where needed....out front and down low. The stock fogs provide a better IMMEDIATE up front coverage, but they disappear after 20-30 feet....not these upgraded bad boys....they'll keep going muuuch further.
Now that I have these leveled how I needed them, i can get on to designing the LED layout for the turn signals.
Still need to do some fine tuning and rotating on the solsti's new fogs, but I fixed the seating issue with the passenger side.
We're good to go now
So I've been slowly collecting parts for this, and a new product came out and I had to give them a try. Mini-MINI projectors, smaller than the blazer fogs....which was the smallest available. Coolest thing about these is that they are Bi-Xenon as well...so when I flick my highs on, instead of shutting off, they'll just get brighter....WIN!!!
So far I've retrofitted them in and they are currently curing in the seal phase. Next up will be to determine the best way to keep my turn signals and what not.
The only bad thing with these is that the fogs are DEEP, in order to keep them from blocking the lense....so I had to cut some brackets on the stock bumper supports...so that means these won't necessarily be reproduceable for the masses....unless they want to cut their frames like I did....oh well.....things we do to stand out!!