Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Wednesday October 1, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Car Audio, Video & Security

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-05-2011, 04:14 AM   #51
xabre1200
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 259591
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: San Francisco, California
Vehicle:
2011 WRX sedan
WR Blue

Default

Wow looks awesome. I am thinking about keeping my stock HU as well and getting an amp to help pump out some more power. How did you hook up your amp into your stock HU? Sorry I'm a noobie at this. Did you splice into your front/rear speaker wires, run them to your amp and run them back?

All I got when I searched was people hooking up amps+subwoofers to their factory HU which I know is just tapping into the speaker wire. I can't figure out how to actually amplify my stock HU or speakers? with an amp.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.

Last edited by xabre1200; 08-05-2011 at 04:47 AM.
xabre1200 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 12:30 PM   #52
imprezed2011wrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 267998
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Clarksville,TN
Vehicle:
2011 Impreza Wrx
Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xabre1200 View Post
Wow looks awesome. I am thinking about keeping my stock HU as well and getting an amp to help pump out some more power. How did you hook up your amp into your stock HU? Sorry I'm a noobie at this. Did you splice into your front/rear speaker wires, run them to your amp and run them back?

All I got when I searched was people hooking up amps+subwoofers to their factory HU which I know is just tapping into the speaker wire. I can't figure out how to actually amplify my stock HU or speakers? with an amp.
If you look at the pic where you can see my amps and that signal processor. I used a lc6i. All I did for right now is i ran two sets of 9 wire. one for signal in to the processor and second for the output of the amp. Its ran from them to the back of the radio. When you take your radio out pull the harness out as far as you can to give you slack. You find your four sets of speaker wire. Cut them in half about six inches away from the radio.Because your going to take the set from the processor to the half thats going to the radio. THe half that is going away from the radio aka speakers. you hook the second set of 9 wire coming from the amp. And of course you have the rca's ran from the processor to the amp. Just pm if you have any questions.
imprezed2011wrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2011, 03:23 PM   #53
imprezed2011wrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 267998
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Clarksville,TN
Vehicle:
2011 Impreza Wrx
Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xabre1200 View Post
Wow looks awesome. I am thinking about keeping my stock HU as well and getting an amp to help pump out some more power. How did you hook up your amp into your stock HU? Sorry I'm a noobie at this. Did you splice into your front/rear speaker wires, run them to your amp and run them back?

All I got when I searched was people hooking up amps+subwoofers to their factory HU which I know is just tapping into the speaker wire. I can't figure out how to actually amplify my stock HU or speakers? with an amp.
hows it coming
imprezed2011wrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 01:27 AM   #54
D-rock240
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 284221
Join Date: May 2011
Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: West of Baltimore, MD
Vehicle:
2011 WRX GV SSM
2001 Legacy BH 5MT DD

Default

Like that sub setup, glad you took the time to do it right.
D-rock240 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 01:26 PM   #55
imprezed2011wrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 267998
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Clarksville,TN
Vehicle:
2011 Impreza Wrx
Black

Default

Thanks man I try to do stuff nice for me once and awhile. Im just always doin stuff for other people which is not a bad thing.lol
imprezed2011wrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-19-2011, 02:00 PM   #56
02BlueSuperRoo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 78290
Join Date: Dec 2004
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Vehicle:
2011 WRX 5-door
SSM

Default

Ok, I have to say, for the most part you were right about the lc6i. I now have an lc2i running in my car off the stock headunit. Running 200 x 2 to the stock fronts (obv not using all of it) and 400x1 to a 12" sub. Doesn't sound bad at all, considering. Next up is some sound deadener and then some new drivers and a miniDSP. Thanks for the insight!
02BlueSuperRoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 12:21 AM   #57
imprezed2011wrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 267998
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Clarksville,TN
Vehicle:
2011 Impreza Wrx
Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 02BlueSuperRoo View Post
Ok, I have to say, for the most part you were right about the lc6i. I now have an lc2i running in my car off the stock headunit. Running 200 x 2 to the stock fronts (obv not using all of it) and 400x1 to a 12" sub. Doesn't sound bad at all, considering. Next up is some sound deadener and then some new drivers and a miniDSP. Thanks for the insight!
Dude thats awsome that you got everything situated with that piece.Like I said its not the best but its very good for what it is. Thank you for getting back with me.
P.s. im still rocking my factory stuff.lol Just to me there is no need to change yet. im still satisfied.
imprezed2011wrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 01:00 AM   #58
paliknight
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 285480
Join Date: Jun 2011
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
Location: North NJ
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Limited
Sedan WRB

Default

about to drive down to Clarksville for an install lol.

awesome work. i noticed today how low the stock sound system is.
paliknight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 10:20 AM   #59
treefan
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 176856
Join Date: Apr 2008
Chapter/Region: NESIC
Location: boston
Vehicle:
02 wrx wagon
white

Default

I think you did a great job. I would have liked to have seen a little more fiberglass for the base of your box. How thick was it? Here in Boston it is all about stealth, factory looking systems. The nice thing is that you have a great foundation laid any future upgrades when you get the itch. We did a 2011 Impreza with multi amps, fiberglass sub box, speaker upgrade, hushmatt, suede and left the factory head.He eventually upgraded to the Kenwood DNX-9980 and loves it.
treefan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 10:31 AM   #60
n2oiroc
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 141952
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: milwaukee, wi
Vehicle:
03 emo 8/2011 wrx

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by xabre1200 View Post
Wow looks awesome. I am thinking about keeping my stock HU as well and getting an amp to help pump out some more power. How did you hook up your amp into your stock HU? Sorry I'm a noobie at this. Did you splice into your front/rear speaker wires, run them to your amp and run them back?

All I got when I searched was people hooking up amps+subwoofers to their factory HU which I know is just tapping into the speaker wire. I can't figure out how to actually amplify my stock HU or speakers? with an amp.
no need to cut the stock harness, you can buy this.

http://ae64.com/20-pincombinedharness.htm
n2oiroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 12:34 PM   #61
02BlueSuperRoo
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 78290
Join Date: Dec 2004
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Vehicle:
2011 WRX 5-door
SSM

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by n2oiroc View Post
no need to cut the stock harness, you can buy this.

http://ae64.com/20-pincombinedharness.htm
sonofa....

I was wondering if something like this existed.
02BlueSuperRoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2011, 01:09 PM   #62
imprezed2011wrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 267998
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Clarksville,TN
Vehicle:
2011 Impreza Wrx
Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by paliknight View Post
about to drive down to Clarksville for an install lol. awesome work. i noticed today how low the stock sound system is.
Come on down Lol I can get something set up for you.

Quote:
Originally Posted by treefan View Post
I think you did a great job. I would have liked to have seen a little more fiberglass for the base of your box. How thick was it? Here in Boston it is all about stealth, factory looking systems. The nice thing is that you have a great foundation laid any future upgrades when you get the itch. We did a 2011 Impreza with multi amps, fiberglass sub box, speaker upgrade, hushmatt, suede and left the factory head.He eventually upgraded to the Kenwood DNX-9980 and loves it.
That was some pics not all. But I ended up with about an average of 1/2 inch on all the sides.Its a very solid box. I also put some second skin inside the enclosure. So in case I did get some vibration or flex. Same here Im all about oem integration. Like I said the look on peoples faces when I show them the trunk its absolutely pricless.lol I have a whole lot of other pics for customer cars.
Quote:
Originally Posted by n2oiroc View Post
no need to cut the stock harness, you can buy this.

http://ae64.com/20-pincombinedharness.htm
WOW lol thats awsome. I wish I knew about that, but now I do. There is still alot of other companies that I dont know about that exist. I always like to stay on top of the game with helpful info. THank you for pointing that out to me. It is going to be helpful for the next customer.
imprezed2011wrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 08:30 PM   #63
RyanCuad
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 290089
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: AZ
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
Red

Default

been following this thread very closely. Absolutely love how yours turned out. I plan to copy your build exactly for my car. Got all my parts ordered yesterday, so i plan to start the build next week.

Fyi, this will be my first time working with fiberglass. Wish me luck!
RyanCuad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 10:08 PM   #64
imprezed2011wrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 267998
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Clarksville,TN
Vehicle:
2011 Impreza Wrx
Black

Default

Thank you sir. I've done a couple in my day.lol if you have any questions or help just pm me. Good luck on the the build. It's very time consuming so don't get impatient and rush things. Take your time and it will pay off. Just make sure you protect your car with some plastic. You don't want any unwanted fiberglass on your car.
imprezed2011wrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 02:26 AM   #65
RyanCuad
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 290089
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: AZ
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
Red

Default

started my build today. Dynamating the trunk took longer than i thought it would. probably doesn't help that i wanted it perfect.

I noticed my spare tire well is much smaller than yours. I have the 5-door, but didn't think it would be that much different than yours. i'll barely have enough room for my amp in the tire well above the box. Laid two layers of glass and am letting it dry overnight. The shop i bought my stuff from suggested slow catalyst or whatever its called because it was my first time, but its taking forever to dry, and i followed the mixture exactly. 7 cc's per quart. 100 degrees out while i was working. i did a 1 quart mixture which got me through 2 layers.
RyanCuad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 09:20 AM   #66
n2oiroc
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 141952
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: milwaukee, wi
Vehicle:
03 emo 8/2011 wrx

Default

Following the theme of this thread i just did an lc6i and a 5 channel amp in my 2011 sedan. Very hapy with it! I have the lc6i under the passenger seat and the amp under the driver seat. As soon as i can figure out a spot to put a small sub (sub channel is only 200w rms) then ill toss one in. I want to keep the spare as its my daily driver.
n2oiroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 11:08 AM   #67
imprezed2011wrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 267998
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Clarksville,TN
Vehicle:
2011 Impreza Wrx
Black

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by n2oiroc View Post
Following the theme of this thread i just did an lc6i and a 5 channel amp in my 2011 sedan. Very hapy with it! I have the lc6i under the passenger seat and the amp under the driver seat. As soon as i can figure out a spot to put a small sub (sub channel is only 200w rms) then ill toss one in. I want to keep the spare as its my daily driver.
are you still using the factory speakers.
imprezed2011wrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2011, 12:28 PM   #68
n2oiroc
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 141952
Join Date: Feb 2007
Chapter/Region: MWSOC
Location: milwaukee, wi
Vehicle:
03 emo 8/2011 wrx

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by imprezed2011wrx View Post
are you still using the factory speakers.
Yep, i had to set the crossover to about 90hz so the mirrors didnt vibrate like crazy. it sounds great!
n2oiroc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 12:24 AM   #69
RyanCuad
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 290089
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: AZ
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
Red

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RyanCuad View Post
started my build today. Dynamating the trunk took longer than i thought it would. probably doesn't help that i wanted it perfect.

I noticed my spare tire well is much smaller than yours. I have the 5-door, but didn't think it would be that much different than yours. i'll barely have enough room for my amp in the tire well above the box. Laid two layers of glass and am letting it dry overnight. The shop i bought my stuff from suggested slow catalyst or whatever its called because it was my first time, but its taking forever to dry, and i followed the mixture exactly. 7 cc's per quart. 100 degrees out while i was working. i did a 1 quart mixture which got me through 2 layers.
this sucks. i just finished the box before sealing the top and took a cubic foot measurement. I filled it with dog food and it measured out to be 6 gallons and 3 quarts. if i did the conversion right, thats .883 cubic feet. its so small. When people give recommended sealed box sizes, is that before or after the displacement of the sub sitting in the box? sure hope its before, lol
RyanCuad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 12:36 AM   #70
wayward167
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 253998
Join Date: Aug 2010
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Pocatello ID
Vehicle:
13 BRZ
SWP

Default

I'm pretty sure its after....thats why driver displacement is given.

I'm assuming you already have a sub?
wayward167 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 12:47 AM   #71
RyanCuad
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 290089
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: AZ
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
Red

Default

which spec is driver displacement? 2 dayton 265 ho's 10"
RyanCuad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 01:19 AM   #72
wayward167
Scooby Specialist
 
Member#: 253998
Join Date: Aug 2010
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Pocatello ID
Vehicle:
13 BRZ
SWP

Default

So haven't found any info on the driver volume...my idq is .09 cu ft ....

If yours is similar your box is the right size for one sub not two...~ .7 cu ft each....

Your at about .33 cu ft per sub after est. Driver volume
wayward167 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2011, 12:10 PM   #73
imprezed2011wrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 267998
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Clarksville,TN
Vehicle:
2011 Impreza Wrx
Black

Default

Tonight im posting a short video for my system finally. Some people wanted to see one.
imprezed2011wrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 01:33 PM   #74
imprezed2011wrx
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 267998
Join Date: Dec 2010
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Clarksville,TN
Vehicle:
2011 Impreza Wrx
Black

Default

Here is a little video. Let me Know what you think. We had a Subaru meet in nashville tn this weekend so I had time to shoot it. There were families walking around so I coulnt play other stuff. Depending on how many people want more videos. Ill post more with different songs.
Notice the Dust flying around when the subs are being punchy from the drums.lol
imprezed2011wrx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2011, 05:35 PM   #75
RyanCuad
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 290089
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: AZ
Vehicle:
2011 WRX Hatch
Red

Default

very nice!

i got my box finished. waiting for my wiring kit to arrive.
RyanCuad is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Debadging 2011 OBP WRX Premium, got questions! 20SubieDude05 Interior & Exterior Modification 48 01-25-2012 06:41 PM
Newb- 2011 OBP WRX Hatch Limited Blue Baby Sound Newbies & FAQs 12 07-27-2011 09:01 AM
My intro - 2011 OBP WRX - Long island NY - Pics! tWReX24 Newbies & FAQs 5 07-18-2011 04:11 AM
WTB: OBP wrx hood scoop and stock clutch and possibly flywheel 1gcrazy Private 'Wanted' Classifieds 4 01-29-2009 04:49 PM
Gauging interest OBP WRX Side skirts and trade my OBP WRX winged with dynomat r12rex SCIC Private Classifieds 3 10-01-2007 02:26 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.