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    1 of 100 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 VOI9 build pics

    A couple years ago, I did a purple supercharged Challenger when I was at the old shop. Some of you may remember it.

    IMG_20180910_171703104 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    Well, he has some other cars...

    a 2007 Hennesey Viper convertible, 900rwhp C5 Z06 twin turbo Corvette, the Challenger and some others,
    including the subject of this build log, a 2006 Dodge Viper VOI9 (Viper Owners Invitational, 9th Anniversary) coupe.
    It is 1 of 100 (numbered, and from what I've seen it's one of 16 (!) with the Prefix Aero Package delivered at the event in
    Las Vegas) So it's pretty rare.

    Anyway, here's the car:

    IMG_20180906_100642067_HDR by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    He brought me a box of equipment he had from other projects (mainly one of his Harleys) but thew only things I could really use were his 2 Arc Audio XDi 1200.6 amps.

    The system starts with a Pioneer AVH-3400NEX HU, feeding an Arc Audio PS8 to 2 XDi 1200.6 amps (one for each side of the car).

    The front stage consists of Focal ES165K2 component speakers, with the speakers going in the factory locations. I had to open up the doors for them to fit, but they sit just far enough back I was able to retain the stock grilles for a stealth appearance.

    IMG_20180824_180014169 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    FAST rings were used to seal speaker output to the door. MESAMat was used throughout the vehicle.
    Front components were bi-amped, to allow me to time align all the speakers.

    IMG_20180824_180106515 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    IMG_20180824_181219649 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    Didn't get any pics of the tweeters installed, but I used trim washers and screws to hold them in. The tweeter cup JUST fit in between
    screw holes.

    Jay

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    Re: 1 of 100 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 VOI9 build pics

    The sub enclosures (one on each side) are stackfabbed and hold a pair of Alpine Type-R 8" subs. The bottom is fitted with threaded inserts, so the enclosures can be bolted in from underneath the car.

    IMG_20180828_112043718 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    I made a jig to router the stack so that I could put a slight angle on the mounting rings.

    IMG_20180828_143727267_TOP by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    The insides are all 45'd top and bottom to reduce standing waves.

    IMG_20180830_111630148_HDR by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    The PS8 is mounted to a flat board that bolts to rivnuts in the battery cover. For servicing, you can unbolt the panel and lay it on top of the amp rack to get to the battery.

    IMG_20180825_153341516 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    Amp rack is a relatively simple affair, that bolts into the tub (sorta spare tire well area) with rivnuts. I used MESA fused distro and ground distro blocks, Stinger 8000 series RCA's. I made an a-symetrical template and pressed grill to cover it. I'll post pics soon...

    The rear speakers in a Viper are just tweeters firing straight up. He wanted REAL rear speakers, so I had to find a way to install Focal EC165K coaxials
    back there. I spent several days trying to come up with something I liked but nothing was really grabbing me. Until...

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    Re: 1 of 100 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 VOI9 build pics

    Everything I was coming up with seemed bulky to me, then I had the side panels off and there was a ton of room behind them...so I did this:

    IMG_20180913_180609704_TOP by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    IMG_20180914_195226568 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    IMG_20180915_132346818_HDR by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    I'd have left it like this, but he likes stockish, but showy...and there was some discoloration on the panel, so I made a trim panel that combined the main colors of the interior and highlights the special edition badge.

    I also installed SiriusXM and an Alpine HCEC-1100 backup camera. Nothing special about it, so I didn't bother taking pics.

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    Re: 1 of 100 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 VOI9 build pics

    I had been trying to find vinyl that matched the blue on the door panels, without any luck...then the car owner showed up with like a hide and a half of blue leather from a local shop that only does custom Viper interiors. My first time using it, but it worked OK.

    The lower part of the trunk shows the silver painted trim rings on the pressed grilles I did for the subs, the edge lit plexi on the amp trim (also with a pressed grille) and the carpet I matched myself. Lol. I started with a medium-light gray and misted black carpet and vinyl dye over it until it was damn near perfect.

    IMG_20180921_191341853 by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    The edge lit plexi only lights up when the hatch is open.

    The upper section got a custom highlighted trim piece using black vinyl, blue leather and silver trim pieces to match the doors. The rear speakers are mounted on custom plates and sealed the the grilles with more FAST rings, that you can't see because of the grill cloth.

    IMG_20180921_165326956_HDR by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    Final product:

    IMG_20180921_165306192_HDR by Jay McGraw, on Flickr

    Jay

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    Re: 1 of 100 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 VOI9 build pics

    Wow. Great car and as always great work. Good to see you back.
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    Re: 1 of 100 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 VOI9 build pics

    Incredible!
    Kenwood DDX9903S, Arc PS-8 w/PSC, Arc Audio 1200.6, Helix SPXL1000, Audiofrog GB12D4(2) IB, GB60, GB25, GB10

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    Re: 1 of 100 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 VOI9 build pics

    Quote Originally Posted by Notloudenuf View Post
    Wow. Great car and as always great work. Good to see you back.
    Thanks! I took a break from FB and car audio forums around Christmas last year, mostly because
    I was slammed busy during remote start season. Then I kinda wanted to see how long I could go without FB and
    the rest just kinda went with that.

    But lately I realized several of the FB groups I was in would be helpful to have access to again, and decided to see what
    I'd missed here and on DIYMA as well.

    Turns out DIYMA is trying to extort an exorbitant amount of money from me because I'm "in the industry," and since I think I've literally had 1 paying customer come to me specifically from there, I don't see paying it. I know Bing and Nick both do a lot of business from there, so it makes more sense for them.

    I'm going to Finals this weekend, and then have another big job lined up when I get back in a 1000hp GT500.

    Jay

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    Re: 1 of 100 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 VOI9 build pics

    Outstanding work, Jay. I hate that I'm going to miss you guys next weekend. I actually have Friday off and had a hotel reserved, but the finances isn't going to line up. Have fun!

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    Re: 1 of 100 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 VOI9 build pics

    Quote Originally Posted by BigAl205 View Post
    Outstanding work, Jay. I hate that I'm going to miss you guys next weekend. I actually have Friday off and had a hotel reserved, but the finances isn't going to line up. Have fun!
    That sucks. I feel like I just got back from Nick's show, and now I'm heading out again. Finances are a little tight (considering I just bought a power supply and some other stuff) but I think I can pull it off.
    If not, someone is getting paid late. lol

    Jay

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    Re: 1 of 100 2006 Dodge Viper SRT-10 VOI9 build pics

    Excellent work as usual Jay. Nice to see you posting again.

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