Simple little install...did it on-site at the customer house.
Had a customer that needed a deck installed, as well as the steering wheel controls integrated into the new unit.
Simple little install...did it on-site at the customer house.
Phil brought his Porsche Targa back for an upgrade.
He loved the way the Memphis MClass speakers sounded (who wouldn't) but he wanted more.
Being that it's a sudo-convertible, adding an amp to boost the speakers to a higher, crisper,
un-distorted sound is the next step.
Naturally, the Porsche would only get the best....so we threw in an MClass 4 channel Amp (MC4.50) This is giving the speakers 50 watts at minimum to power through the road noise and wind.
This is exactly what the Targa needed....but I'm thinking he might be back to add a sub :) :)
While I was in there, he asked me to take a look at the 'stock-ish' alarm that was installed...giving him sporadic false alarms throughout the night. I located the 'brain' back in a cubby hole, un-zip tied and just rattling around....Phil no longer has the remotes for it, and the
company has long been out of business. So I yanked that and a bunch of other wires that were just chilling in the boot, attached to the fuse block and battery....but to nothing else.
So....moral of the story....if you want really good sound and your car needs to lose some (wire) weight.....Come to Trax Customs :)
Well, shortly after the first system went in the 'dairy truck' last year, the truck took a crap on the owner (thanks to a mouse in the fuse box). So....now we have almost the same components but a different truck.
2009 GMC Sierra
Pioneer 3200 Deck with Steering Wheel Controls
Memphis Audio 500 watt Street Reference Mono Amp
12" JL Audio Subwoofer in an old body style GM sub box
Put the amp behind the seat (back carpet was already cut for an amp.....well, chewed up)
Bass Knob was put down low
Deck pushed the stock speakers better than the stock deck could
All in all....good sounding system
Nathan decided he wanted to get a better looking ride.
Chose these aftermarket rims and I threw them on for him.
Bigger rim size and a bit bigger tire.
Next up......'more low' as they say
Got these guys all polished up and somewhat ready to go....I think I might clear coat the lights to give them that perfect look.
Problem with these lights is that the lenses had a fiberglass cover over them that scratched up the crystal clear look they had....owner plans on putting them back on, but wouldn't mind rockin' them naked either....I don't blame him, they look sick all black. Most people that polish headlight lense only deal with yellowing...not deep scratches....so we gave it our best shot.....and back to what those 'other' guys do, they NEVER touch the insides of the lenses....as they can't get them open....well....we do!!!!! Polished the insides of these bad boys as well. They turned out pretty good, but they were so beat up and rubbed the wrong way that I think a clear coat is all we can do now....we'll see.
Other than that, these beasts are ready to ship out. I can't wait to see them back on their mother ship!!
Salmon Division sent more freebie lights down....these ones I was going to open them up and customize them and resell, but the internals were burnt badly (hence why they were junk).
Good news is that the Bi-Xenon Projectors are still good...so I can still put these to use....
I've got a set of headlights that will work perfectly with these.
Bi-Xenon 3" Valeo Projectors with working Solenoid and Bulbs/Ballasts
Fake 3" Projector lens and holder
Mini Side Marker lights (2 LEDs)
All-in-all, this was a good find.
Well, I needed to clear some room in the shop and I am waiting on few things to get done 'out sourcing-wise', so I found myself with some free time.
Might was well finish this dogs tripe bowl stand really quick....
I put down a few layers of bedliner to quickly get this thing sealed and ready for use.
I'm saying this is temporary, because when I have time/money, I'll have my painter make this thing look sick...but in the mean time, it was ready for use and the Goose dog needed a raised doggy bowl.
Didn't take them long to get used to it...and they love it
El Hefe Phil needed some new speakers in his 1984 Porsche Targa 911.
He wanted something better than what he had currently, which was aftermarket audio, but it was old and busted....so we go with new hotness.
Only thing on this one was that old busted was pretty gnarly. This was easily the biggest set of aftermarket speakers I've pulled out of a car.....and I'm pretty sure they are home audo speakers. The stock door woofers were Pyle, but they were 4-point mountable, which tells me they may be home audio (not an expert) but based on the size of these hugeantic (it's a word) woofers, old school crossovers and 3" diameter tweeters; it's easy to tell that someone pulled these out of a loaded bookshelf speaker setup. The downside to this is that since the woofers were massive, they had to cut the door....which made it nearly impossible to mount real car audio speakers in the door. After some plastic plate magic, I got the door speakers secured perfectly.
Old Busted - Pyle Woofer, MTX Crossover, Unknown Tweeter
New Hotness - Memphis Audio MClass 6.5" Component kit (seperate crossover)
The reason we didn't go with a component speaker setup is because the owner didn't think they were tweeters.....since it's an 84, and ze Germans designed things weird back then, i can see why this happened....unfortunately, component speakers would have sounded better, but oh well....we move on.
The rears were simple....remove old (pretty good condition Eclipse speakers) and replace with much better MClass speakers.
Even though the fronts were massive, these MClass woofers simply CRUSH them in the sound department.....there is a night and day difference in the sound this thing has now. I've never heard a pair of MClass speakers that I didn't like.....it's why I have a pair of their Syncro Components in my shop setup!!
Had to take some extra care with these MC-R shrouds that cover the FX-R projectors I'm retrofitting into these Solsti lights. These are a newer-ish shroud that I have yet to install, so I'm pretty stoked for the outcome. The Halo will sit behind the oval cutouts and will give a nice even glow due to the frosted plexi lens in between.
Waiting for them to set and I'll have these back together in no time.
Had a returning cusotomer that wanted a way for his wife to use her iPod/iPhone in her Honda Pilot, using the stock radio....unfortunately, this Pilot was completely decked out from the manufacturer, so we couldn't use any of the cool products out there that let you integrate the right way....so we had to go with a wired FM Modulator...which, in the end, sounded amazing!
Did an Audi LED retro on a Corolla S today.
After bumper removal, install went smoothly.
Customer wanted these lights to be on whenever the car is on...so a circuit was found inside the vehicle.
Looks good and customer loved it
Pretty simple install......Subaru WRX STI with stock headunit gets a Pioneer P2300 dvd headunit install....customer will be back to add Navigation.
Bypassed the video lock-out feature with a relay so customer doesn't have to keep flicking a switch to bypass everytime.
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