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    Re: Jay's 2015 Mazda 6i Touring build thread

    A little project at work right now. Getting it ready for the Woodward Dream Cruise.

    IMG_20170804_174927518 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    IMG_20170805_152522562 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    IMG_20170805_153822576_HDR by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

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    IMG_20170805_154232208 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    It's also getting 2 Alpine Type-R 6x9's.

    Jay

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    Re: Jay's 2015 Mazda 6i Touring build thread

    That's nice right there!

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    Re: Jay's 2015 Mazda 6i Touring build thread

    A week or so ago, I sent John from AE a message via FB. I got no response, so the next day I sent him a message through the company email.
    Today I got a response from him directly (not Jessica) explaining a little more in depth what the delay was and letting me know he plans to
    have them ship out by Monday. I doubt I'll have them in the car before SVR, tho.

    Going to try and get sound in the car this weekend.

    Jay

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    Well, I had planned to work on the car Saturday night, but fell asleep as soon as I got home.

    Sunday, I had to make 4 trips to Home Depot to get screws for remove the push terminals from my C8's.





    This should allow me to clear the metal in the door. The terminals might have just been touching, so this should clear it for sure.
    I stole the idea from someone in a Facebook group, where someone else did the same thing on their C8's. I thought he's said he used 8-32 screws.

    So I went to Home Depot and got some, but they were too big. Just.
    Then I went back and something else...still didn't fit.
    Then I realized it was probably metric. So, I went back and got some M4-.7 1/2" screws. and they were just too short.
    4th trip got me right with M4-.7 20mm long.

    I also got my adapter rings for my C3CX's made from 1/4" ABS.



    So, I need to wire up the fuse holder, the wire from the battery to the fuse holder and the ground wire to the distro.
    Do a couple of things for the turn on, and a few little things. Hoping to have it playing Tuesday now.

    Jay

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    Re: Jay's 2015 Mazda 6i Touring build thread

    OK. Passenger door is deadened (outer and inner skin) with Noico 80mil. Illusion C8 is installed with Fastrings. Today, I'm going to do the Driver's door, connect ground, power, turn on and install the crossovers for the C3CX's and the speakers. Hope it doesn't rain.

    The other day, I soldered my 14ga Knu speaker wire onto my C3CX's, and added Deans connectors. I made an inline piece with a 50microfarad cap for tweeter protection, but after talking to Nick Adams, I think I'm just going to put the included crossovers in instead. At least for break in.

    IMG_20170813_124148276_HDR by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    IMG_20170813_123208311 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    FastRings installed:

    IMG_20170814_202204398 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    There's a set of Deans connectors in there, and heat shrunk so they don't ever come apart.

    IMG_20170814_201943022 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    A casualty from working on the bike!

    IMG_20170814_135401995 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    Jay

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    Re: Jay's 2015 Mazda 6i Touring build thread

    Well, I almost made it. Everything on the amp rack is wired. All I need to do is hook up turn on and make the wire that goes from the fuse holder to the battery...but I didn't have a 1/0 ring connector. I also need to make a plate to mount the RC-Mini, but for the time being I can just surface mount it on a flat plate at work tomorrow, hopefully.

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    Re: Jay's 2015 Mazda 6i Touring build thread

    I have sound! Not very good sound, but sound. lol

    I set my crossovers conservatively, until I get more time to play with it. The setup of the 8to12 is a little strange.

    Jay

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    Re: Jay's 2015 Mazda 6i Touring build thread

    Leaving for SVR tomorrow (spectating) but am going to try and spend a couple hours tuning before I leave.
    Need to make the mount for my RC Mini and clean the car out, and pack still, besides the tuning. lol

    Jay

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    Re: Jay's 2015 Mazda 6i Touring build thread

    Spent all morning making a mount for my RC Mini (which is just temporary/proof of concept) and tracking down issues that had me ready to tear my hair out.
    Apparently, I test fit the passenger coax, and it fit so I bolted it in and put the grill back. Just forget to plug the wires in. Doh!

    Then I had my RF Midbass connected to the midrange out of the C3CX crossover. So when I was trying to mute channels What should have been channel 6, wasn't muting, and the dash speaker on that side wasn't working.

    Got it all working now. Still no sub, but my AE's are supposed to be here today (of course!) according to UPS.

    I had planned to leave around 10am, and get there around 4, but looks like it's going to be more like 7-8pm. *sigh* At least it's the day before the show.
    I was hoping to get some tuning done, but I basically (down and dirty) set my gains and roughly set my TA.

    Good thing I'm not competing. lol

    Jay

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