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Old 03-24-2012, 10:40 AM   #1
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Default 2007 Subaru WRX Wagon - all JL Audio build

I thought about waiting until the install was finished to do a build log, but that's just not my style. When I said it was going to be an all JL Audio build, well I wasn't joking. If they make it, I'm using it. I want just a simple, dependable daily driver setup, and this is what I come up with:

JL Audio C3-650 Component Set
JL Audio 12W7 Subwoofer
JL Audio Slash 300/2
Jl Audio Slash 500/1
JL Audio XD-PCS4-2B Dual Amplifier Wiring Kit
JL Audio XD-PCS4-1B Single Amplifier Wiring Kit
JL Audio XD-BTS Battery Connector with red logo for positive terminal
JL Audio XD-BTS Battery Connector with black logo for negative terminal
JL Audio XC-BCSC16-25 16ga Speaker Wire (two of these)
JL Audio XB-CLRAIC2-18 RCA Interconnects (pair of these)
JL Audio XA-SWA-SX16 16ga Speaker Connectors
JL Audio XD-RT8-4PAK 8ga Ring Terminals
JL Audio XD-RT4-4PAK 4ga Ring Terminals
JL Audio XD-MAXI-40 40amp Maxi Fuse
JL Audio XD-MAXI-50 50amp Maxi Fuse





I have some CLD tiles and Butyl Rope from a previous install, and will be applying more of that roof rubber that worked very well in my Ram R/T install.
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:41 AM   #2
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I know lots of people are asking which radio will I be using... well it's already installed!

Factory Clarion PF-2868A-A/B 6-disk CD/MP3/WMA Player with Auxiliary input ready to rock and roll! I found out the factory harness only has four outputs, and that the tweeters are a simple passive crossover tapped directly into the front door woofers. So I'll be using a DIY adapter between the factory radio and the factory harness to get the signal from, and taking it straight to the JL Slash amps. They can handle a high voltage input, like from a factory radio, so we'll try this route first, and then go from there.

Here is the adapter I built to handle this task:

Radio input harness ready to go:



Techflexed the factory speaker inputs for now, I plan on running all new wires. I shortened the connections on this side to try and make the adapter as small as possible inside the dash:



And here it is soldered, heatshrinked, and ziptied for a neat and clean look:

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Old 03-24-2012, 10:41 AM   #3
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Here is how I plan on hiding the distribution block, yet still making it easy to access the fuses in case of maintenance:





I drilled a hole in the cover, and installed a simple bolt with two nuts to lock it down, then screwed on a magnet logo from a 10W6V2 subwoofer. This will allow me to hide the distribution block underneath it for a real tidy trick, yet still allow easy access in case of emergency. I'll probably light this with some LEDs just for showing off.
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Old 03-26-2012, 05:46 PM   #4
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Speaker wire arrived today, that makes the last piece I need to being (well, minus more sound deadener, heatshrink, and techflex).

Should be able to get started on this install pretty soon. Looking at constructing a ported enclosure, 2 cu.ft. tuned to 26hz. - right now planning on having the sub and port(s) rear facing towards the hatch.
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Old 03-26-2012, 10:28 PM   #5
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nice choice of items. are you planning on running two runs of 4ga wire to the back? or one 4ga?
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:03 AM   #6
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I plan on just one run of 4ga to the back, and then use the extra 4ga to upgrade the underhood charging system wiring.
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Old 03-27-2012, 02:10 AM   #7
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Finished up the radio harness a few minutes ago:



Speaker wire and RCA cables:

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Old 04-04-2012, 09:46 PM   #8
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Just curious, how's the build going?
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:27 AM   #9
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Scrapped it. Decided to put it all into my 1979 Corolla.
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