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Teamcapri 1992 Mercury Capri Xr2

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lots of deadener tightened everything and used super glue on some plastic pieces to keep them from moving and lots of tape as well

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Trust me, this is a little car. I have to fold up like a pretzel to get in it. The doors just don't have the depth to hold a 6 without a ton of work building huge custom pods. The Blues 5 1/4 is a MUCH bigger driver that than the 6 that was taken out. We also figured out the 5 1/4 works great in these little cars from Richard's MG.

As far as system setups are concerned, I tend to be the "odd one out" in the comp group. Granted pretty much everyone has different system setups and cars/trucks/suvs so you can't just throw a blanket over the systems. But mine and Herman's match up the closest and our x-over points, slopes and gains are way different (as with any other systems in the group for that matter). Also I think my system is the only one where the seating posistion (or anything else) doesn't change for judging. Throw it up to different interior cabins, different headunit/processor, etc, whatever. I mess with my tune more than anyone else in the group. I'm constantly changing something, x-over point, slope, eq, TA, tweeter position and it shows in my scores during the early part of every season I've competed. I've blown through a bunch of interior panels with all the changes I've made (7 sets of A-pillars, 3 sets of sail panels, 2 sets of door panels, 4 console brackets, 5 sets of speaker rings, you get the idea?). But after all, nothing changed, nothing learned.

We've worked hard to get our systems to align with the standard that the judges are looking for. But that standard is always an evolving standard (Daytona proved that to me). Just as we have changed our tuning to move in their direction, we have opened their ears and their judging standard has evolved in our direction. It is a two way street. We ask questions, and take suggestions. But we also challange and discuss the judging standard. After all, if a judge cannot define, explain and discuss the standard, they don't understand that aspect of scoring or are able justify why they score that aspect the way they do. We spend a lot of time in disucssion with the judges and I have yet to meet one MECA judge who hasn't been willing to have those discussions. Once again, it is a two way street where respect is called for on both ends.

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6APPEAL's ride is the black 4dr chevy 3/4 ton diesel truck. Gray interior with the sub between the front seats.

8 sets of "A" pillars soon, I think....

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Did i hear this vehicle in daytona...???

Place 4th in Modified. Big, black, diesel, 3/4 ton Chevy Silverado Crew Cab, as Thunder pointed out. Very unassuming as an sq comp system. I can only think of one other big diesel truck competing and it is part of Team Arc. Green, crew cab Dodge dually with a pair of 12's iso'ed between the fron seats.

Actually Thunder, another set of sail panels. I like the tweeter moved an additional 2-2 1/2" further out than the thick A-pillar will allow. Helps the width. Hope to see you at the shop Wednesday.

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oh yes i remember a very good sub bass from this vehicle...

Thanks. Now if the rest had been a bit more up to snuff. Just wasn't enough time to get a couple of good tuning sessions in due to work. Midbass was a bit hot and needed some eq work in a couple of spots in the midrange to prevent the image from wandering and swelling. Getting ready to change tweeter position (again :trippy:)!

Spent a bunch of time tuning Josh's Capri at Daytona to get it to the point it was at. I was glad when Vinny said that it was good tonally and he agreed that there was no way to get it to image with the old tweeter position (buried behind the gauges in one of the pics). Was really happy when it wasn't last in Modified class. I haven't heard it since the change to Blues drivers. Saw the new sub enclosure before it went in the car, but nothing else. May not get to heard it before Florence.

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i hope you get to hear it !! it sounds ALOT better ... you would be pleased with the improvements haha ... i had everything sounding good with the tweeters in the sail panels ... but the damn gauge pod was still pissing me off ... the staging was good but i did not like the fact that anything coming from the left, it kept giving my the feeling like i wanted to look around the gauges because they were behind the gauges ... those are gone now ...

bad thing is that now i have to re stage everything because once i removed it the staging shifted to the right :-/ such is car audio ...

need to get more pictures up soon !!

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well its been long overdue but the OLD is out and the NEW is in ... i cant even describe in writing how much of a difference these amps made. same speakers same head unit chamged the amps and i am confident to say a 250% improvement.

These amps have much better dynamics than the rockford amps. the channel separation is superb ... with the rockford amps you could tell on some songs the tweeters would have random noising coming from some songs .... for example on hotel California there is is a symbol that is definitely on the right of the stage but you will sometime hear this random symbol on the left tweeter ... not anymore! the depth of my sound stage has gone from two dimensional to now being 3-dimensional! its ridiculous. much snappier and clearer .... i love them. This amp is worth 2 times its price well worth the money.

enough talk on to the pictures

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i will let the pictures do the talking. I love the white amps !! they just pop out at you!

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the look better than the rockfords !! i think this is my best install yet! proud to open the trunk at shows!

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Now ya just need a couple amp covers modified/fused together to create a "stepped amp cover".....with squirrel cages on each level ;)

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that would be cool !! my trunk is terrible at cooling lol no air movement at all !

when you be back in vicksburg ?

been over a week WTF !!

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got an update ... moved the tweeters around and have them now placed perfectly !!!!

sounds ALOT better where they are now!!!

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Nice work. May I ask, did adding carpet to the dash make a noticeable difference?

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Yes, the dashmat absorbs sound that would normally reflect off the hard dash plastic. These out of phase reflections muddy the stage and imaging.

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Yes, the dashmat absorbs sound that would normally reflect off the hard dash plastic. These out of phase reflections muddy the stage and imaging.

I am asking, as for my case, the drivers are on the a-pillars up and away from the dash so I can't imagine too much reflections with them.

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Yes, the dashmat absorbs sound that would normally reflect off the hard dash plastic. These out of phase reflections muddy the stage and imaging.

I am asking, as for my case, the drivers are on the a-pillars up and away from the dash so I can't imagine too much reflections with them.

I saw several vehicles with pods on the pillars in Texas and most, if not all, used a mat of some sort. All of them said the same thing about reflections and the mat helped in their opinion.

I know in the civic I'm building, we only have tweeters in the factory location on the pillar, but placing a simple towel on the dash made a huge difference in the image focus. Made the image much tighter IMHO.

Try a towel and see if you notice a difference. If so, then you would know for sure. Let us know what you find out!

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Depends on the dispersion angle of the speaker and where it is pointed, but even forgetting that the dashmat still helps the sound to keep sound from bouncing around the dash and windshield. We had the tweeters on the Door sail panels before and it still helped.

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