Nothing car related to post. Hung a 27" Samsung LCD in the master bedroom last night. Power and cable were already pre-ran while house was a skeleton; so that made it easier. Just had to run Audio/Visual wires for a DVD player. Used a low-profile wall mount that has a safety lock on it so the TV won't fall. All-in-all it looked good, got it up off the floor and hides all the wires! Mission Accomplished....without Tom Cruise!
Ordered an Arc Audio XXD1500 mono block amp to match the XXD4080 4 channel amp that we put in the Yoda the first round. This should cut down the space taken up by the big Hifonics amp that was installed. Also, it will match the existing Arc Audio amp, and look much better since it'll be matched. Also, installing new tweets in the rear as well. New, bigger box for the Arc Audio XXD 10's...should do the trick!
Had an older Toyota in today.
Old Kenwood DVD player install with HD Radio upgrade, new speakers all around (Arc Audio), Arc Audio XXD 4080 4 channel amp to push the new speakers. Used his old Hifonic amp to push the new dual 10" XXD subs. Next phase is getting him a better amp (Arc Audio XXD mono block amp) as well as building him a new box to give the 10's more air. Check it out
Everything is ordered and on it's way for phase one of Project Evo.
Alpine DVD player with built in Navigation, Bluetooth, Satellite Radio, and Backup Camera.
Arc Audio Front and Rear Component Speakers all being powered by an Arc Audio KS 4 channel amp.
Arc Audio Flatline 12" woofer being pushed by an Arc Audio 1000 watt mono amp.
Plenty of fiberglass on it's way as well as all the cables and misc parts to put this thing together.
Should be a good sounding system to compliment the fast car.
Didn't do much last night. The chrome on the door handles have been coming off on the driver side for some time now; so a little dremel work and some sanding and both sides were ready to go all black. Taped everything off, even the hinges (pain in the butt) and shot a few coats of black bedliner to match the speaker pods and accessory covers on the doors. Should look good with everything black and the main eye catchers silver carbon fiber (speakers).
Might have a few second tonight to get the amps wired up and throw on one set......if not, Friday for sure!
Being one of Boise's top customization shops has it's perks; as well as it's ups and downs, but today was a good one. We've been really busy in the shop and just finished up a few projects, so today I just chilled. Tweaked a little bit on Project Melex and starred at Project Solsti's door panels for some much needed inspiration. Played with the shop gaurd dog till he was too tired then called it a night.
Sometimes the best thing you CAN do is just walk away from something and come back another day, recharged and ready to go!
Basically, I'm saying......Stayed tuned for some good updates!
Got the Elemental Designs 6.5" sub installed into Project Maxima last night. It sounds ok, more of a mid bass addition than anything. Not what I was hoping for, but for a free addition to the system, I thought it was a good add-on.
Worked on Project Melex last night for about 30 minutes. Got the tire off and did some 'custom' work to get it aired up again. By custom, I mean, Ryan sprayed the tire with brake cleaner and shot a stream of brake cleaner mixed with fire at it and BOOM, tire was aired up. Worked like a charm and didn't have to take it to a tire shop. All of this was of course supervised by Ben, whom had more experience in fixing tires that Ryan and I combined. Thanks Benny!!
Busy Busy this weekend. 90% finished with Project Maxima. Doors all have new adapters and Arc Audio speakers. Coaxial in the rear and Components up front. All powered off of Ben's Alpine F250, 4 channel amp. Provides insane highs that don't distort and decent lows. This system replaced a factory installed Clarion system that was already very good.
Started on the hidden subbox (suprise). Cut out the rear deck lid and pre-mounted the box. Waiting on the sub, then will finish the install. This system should sound very good once all is said and done.
Project Solsti got some love. Finished the door pods, now just need to mount them on the doors, mount the doors on the car, run new wires for the dual speakers and install new Arc Audio amps.
To say we've been busy is an understatement! Finished up the door pods on Project Solsti, just need to clean up the doors, mount them to the doors, and rewire in the new Arc Audio 4 channel amp; THEN we'll be done. TONS of pics to post, so stay tuned for that one.
Also, had a chance to crack into Project Maxima. Got everything ripped out, and a spot selected for the amp. Tomorrow we'll be finishing up the install and installing the secret that the owner doesn't know about!
Still going hard at it on the pods....I swear I'm taking pictures, just not posting them yet.
I broke my compressor and main Dremel last night, so sanding and shaping didn't go as fast as I wanted them to. Got everything smoothed out and found all the 'non-absorbed' materials. So then I coated those in fiberglass and then tonight I'll make the internals structually sounds by adding even more fiberglass weave and resin. After that? The final shaping will take place, put some milkshake on it, then paint! Should be done in a few days if all goes smoothly and nothing else in the shop breaks!
Ordered two sets of Arc Audio 6.5" KS Component speakers and an Arc Audio KS 4 channel amp. It's about time the company billboard actually have some products in it that we sell. These speakers, driven by their sister amplifier, paired up with new fiberglass pods should set the interior off while making this 2 door convertible scream! Should do the trick!
Working on new Dual Rear Mount Fiberglass Speaker Pods for the Solsti. Instead of mid range woofer in the door and tweeter in the A-Pillar, we're going with two mid range woofers and one tweeter in the door and one tweeter in the A-Pillar. Should be loud enough for a 2 door sports car! Speakers will be mounted from the rear, so you won't see any screws or seams! Finish will be textured to match existing door panels!
Got to the shop today to see our Arc Audio KS Series Coaxials and some wakeboard tower speakers from our new dealer Billet Lines showed up. Had to modify the pods JUST a little and everything fit perfect. These things scream on our test bench (which is hooked up to about 60 watts of power off an amp); so these speakers paired up with the pods perfectly! Just can't wait to mount these bad boys in the Crush and see how they sound! Right now the plan is to push these off the deck; but I can already tell they'll probably want an amp....so in the end, they'll be MORE than happy! Check out the 2010 Project Page
Had a customer call and needed new speakers installed. No Trax brands here, just your basic Pioneer replacement speakers. Rears went in without a problem (if you call taking half an hour to get to them 'not a problem', then ya). Once I got to the fronts, that's a little different story. As you can see in the pictures below, the front speakers (thank you GM) are way different than normal speakers. Usually, we play with circles or ovals, GM wanted to play with Spades! So, instead of using the factory spade adapter, since the speaker itself was built into it, I had to make my own, on the fly. It may look like just a piece of board, but I took careful consideration into the fact that the window and other harnesses needed to be cleared back there. All in all, it turned out great for the front stage.
After all the speakers were installed, I re-tuned his amp and sub and BOOM; system sounded great. Customer lived next to a cop, so I wasn't able to get his input on it, but I'm sure he'll love it. Enjoy!
Nothing to really 'show' you on this one. Installing some speakers in a Pontiac G6 tonight. Finished up installing the home theater setup in the new house. Custom rear speaker ceiling mount in-walls installed. Binding posts installed behind the TV setup so the wiring looks clean. Exterior speakers mounted and wired up for a professional look.....that's what we do here at Trax Customs.
Still going on the fiberglass door pods, need to find time to do them.
Also, Project One-Off Solsti's taillights are still sitting in the shop, just need to get some more time to do these, as these are going to look great once we're done.
Been busy....sorry for not posting. Been working on a few stereo and speaker installs (not really update worthy). Started some custom fiberglass door pods for Project Solsti. Putting two component sets in per door....should do the trick! Also, big announcement.......Trax Customs, your one-stop shop for custom car/truck/boat audio and visual products now carries Bullet Lines. We've got you covered all around your boat now. Wakeboard towers, bimini tops, board racks, ropes, vests, light bars, speaker pods and speakers. Even winches! We keep adding lines so we can make you all happy....so if there is something you'd like us to offer, shoot us an email.
Jordan needed new lights for his New Chevy Silverado. We spoiled him on his last truck with our Digital HID line. So, he wanted to get bigger/brighter/better on this one. So we hooked him up with our new Digital HID line. They look the same on the outside, but have all new ballasts that are digital in design, protected by the same type of bulky case (suitable for his application....truck) and monitor each other's ballast to make sure everything is running smoothly. What more can you ask for? Oh ya, and on the new Silverado's, the low beams stay on with the high beams....meaning, Jordan will now be waking up plants when he drives at night! These things are insane!
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