R3VLimited Forums

Go Back   R3VLimited Forums > E30 Technical Forums > Car Audio & Electronics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-15-2011, 12:36 PM   #16
gtdragon980
E30 Mastermind
 
gtdragon980's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Posts: 1,807
Need...to...get...luke box!
__________________

FREE BITCOINS!! http://qoinpro.com/71690d1639966bfbf223bf16538cec21
Quote:
Originally Posted by scabzzzz View Post
I stand up, pull my dick out, and asked my gf to give me some noggin... Well, she starts laughing at me and I freaked out and ran off and locked myself in a bedroom.
1989 325i - Project/weekend driver
2002 325i - DD
2005 Suzuki SV650 - Toy
gtdragon980 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 01:08 PM   #17
StereoInstaller1
GAS
 
StereoInstaller1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Centralia, WA
Posts: 22,679
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dominic49 View Post
i was asking for a simple response. from a newbs perspective it would be best to explain why you choose to do things a certain way vs telling them this is the way.

if you have a problem with that whatever but getting all defensive and blasting me is no way to get things done.

p.s.

I prefer ferrules with terminal blocks but thats just me
Sorry about that. I did explain the answer to you...but then failed to put in some form of disclaimer about the solder fans, so it seemed like I was blasting you...sorry.

Basically, the electrical tape is only to control wires. You can use wire ties, but I prefer this tape to wire ties. If you have not used this particular tape, try it. It is nearly $5 a roll and worth every penny.
__________________

Closing SOON!
"LAST CHANCE FOR G.A.S." DEAL IS ON NOW

Luke AT germanaudiospecialties DOT com or text 425-761-6450, or for quickest answers, call me at the shop 360-669-0398

Thanks for 10 years of fun!
StereoInstaller1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 01:24 PM   #18
jaywood
R3V Elite
 
jaywood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 4,527
Since this is supposed to be a thread for noobs, could you explain why solder in a car is stupid?

Feel free to delete this post if you don't like it.




Ps: not trying to start an argument, just curious.
jaywood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 01:53 PM   #19
StereoInstaller1
GAS
 
StereoInstaller1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Centralia, WA
Posts: 22,679
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaywood View Post
Since this is supposed to be a thread for noobs, could you explain why solder in a car is stupid?

Feel free to delete this post if you don't like it.




Ps: not trying to start an argument, just curious.
How about we say that there has been much discussion on this subject and we can all talk about it elsewhere.

I always share my opinion on the subject, as do many other well-respected members of this community. I just don't want to see this thread get all cluttered with that particular subject.

This is a tutorial written by a guy who has been a professional car stereo installer for over 30 years trying to show others how he does it, not a debate of how to connect wires together.

Sorry if that comes across as egotistical or self-serving. That is not my goal here. However, plain and simple...I will not let that discussion happen in this thread.

This thread is intended to help, give people hope that they can install a stereo in their car...but we seem to have some people here who just can't leave it at that, thus my attitude.
__________________

Closing SOON!
"LAST CHANCE FOR G.A.S." DEAL IS ON NOW

Luke AT germanaudiospecialties DOT com or text 425-761-6450, or for quickest answers, call me at the shop 360-669-0398

Thanks for 10 years of fun!
StereoInstaller1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 02:06 PM   #20
frankenbeemer
R3VLimited
 
frankenbeemer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Clemson, SC
Posts: 2,249
Quote:
Originally Posted by ak- View Post
Yeah, so get the FUCK off his lawn.

And stay out of his Roses (with that soldering iron)!

Great write-up!
__________________

Quote:
Originally Posted by JinormusJ View Post
Don't buy an e30

They're stupid
1989 325is Raged on then sold.
1988 325 SETA 2DR Beaten to death, then parted.
1988 325 SETA 4DR Parted.
1990 325i Cabrio Daily'd, then stored 2 yrs ago.
frankenbeemer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 02:21 PM   #21
Threehz
E30 Fanatic
 
Threehz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 1,480
What is this, "trunk tar" you speak of?

Good write-up so far! Hopefully this January I'll be able to throw a write-up for non-premium speakers, or non-stock speakers.
__________________
Different strokes for different folks.
Threehz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 02:39 PM   #22
Dominic49
E30 Fanatic
 
Dominic49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Marietta GA
Posts: 1,373
Send a message via AIM to Dominic49
tar is not there on your 318is^
__________________
Dominic49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 02:43 PM   #23
StereoInstaller1
GAS
 
StereoInstaller1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Centralia, WA
Posts: 22,679
Quote:
Originally Posted by Threehz View Post
What is this, "trunk tar" you speak of?

Good write-up so far! Hopefully this January I'll be able to throw a write-up for non-premium speakers, or non-stock speakers.
Ugh. Trunk tar is the heavy weight ballast found in all 6 cylinder RWD E30s that have a roof and a rear battery. The intent of the ballast is to achieve proper weight distribution.


That whole discussion technically is not part of this thread, but if you have a 6 cylinder E30 made after 10/87, your car came with a thick nasty layer of evil goo that is horribly stuck to the floor of your trunk. To fit one of my subwoofer boxes, this MUST come out. I have had them literally peel up with zero effort, while others I have fought for hours.

There have been many discussions of how to remove it, but generally it boils down to 2 techniques: freeze it or heat it. I generally heat it using halogen work lamps, I mostly just heat and scrape. I use a big 2" wide chisel to scrape it off. I bitch and moan the entire time as I find that helps...but I have done both.

If you get about 20 pounds of dry ice, shatter it into a zillion bits, spread it evenly over the entire area and lay a couple of towels over that, wait 20 minutes and gently whack it with a hammer, it shatters into little chunks and can be scooped out. Very messy but also very easy.

Dry ice is just not that easy to find, and it is not worth the $25 to me each and every time I do it, but I do prefer the "freeze" technique. It is WAY easier IMO.
__________________

Closing SOON!
"LAST CHANCE FOR G.A.S." DEAL IS ON NOW

Luke AT germanaudiospecialties DOT com or text 425-761-6450, or for quickest answers, call me at the shop 360-669-0398

Thanks for 10 years of fun!
StereoInstaller1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 03:25 PM   #24
ScHpAnKy
E30 Mastermind
 
ScHpAnKy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,573
awesome walk-through so far, I wanted to get a decent system for my iX since it's already heavy as shit... and has that SHIT popular-as-fuck sony deck in there now.
__________________

91 318i | 87 535iS
ScHpAnKy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 05:43 PM   #25
bernzpeed
No R3VLimiter
 
bernzpeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Walnut Creek
Posts: 3,917
is this any good? only $18 bux

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_...PKBL4-4CH.html
__________________
Your signature picture has been removed since it contained the Photobucket "upgrade your account" image.
---------------------------------
89 E30 S52
---------------------------------
Transaction Feedback.
bernzpeed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 06:27 PM   #26
StereoInstaller1
GAS
 
StereoInstaller1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Centralia, WA
Posts: 22,679
Yeah, that is just fine
__________________

Closing SOON!
"LAST CHANCE FOR G.A.S." DEAL IS ON NOW

Luke AT germanaudiospecialties DOT com or text 425-761-6450, or for quickest answers, call me at the shop 360-669-0398

Thanks for 10 years of fun!
StereoInstaller1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2011, 10:26 PM   #27
dwvw
Wrencher
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Medicine Hat AB
Posts: 234
Great write up so far.

Not a big fan of drywall screws though, threw them all out at my shop.
dwvw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 03:51 AM   #28
AndrewBird
The Mad Scientist
 
AndrewBird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 11,715
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwvw View Post
Great write up so far.

Not a big fan of drywall screws though, threw them all out at my shop.
Why? They are so universal and due to their coating, are generally rust proof. Easy to use to as the sharp point starts nicely without having to pre-drill a hole.

Luke, write-up is looking good.

Why do you use a zip-tie on the sub wire inside the box instead of just tying a knot? Just curious as you seem apposed to zip ties everywhere else.
__________________
AndrewBird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 08:32 AM   #29
Mullet Bullet
E30 Modder
 
Mullet Bullet's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: seattle
Posts: 907
i tied mine in a know, used a glob of silicone and then a zip tie on top to hold it in place.

why is this not a sticky yet luke?
__________________


Quote:
Originally Posted by nwvb bmw View Post
That guy is going to lock you in his basement and make you ware a little pirate costume.
Mullet Bullet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2011, 09:51 AM   #30
mr walker
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: GA...*sigh*
Posts: 148
Luke, THANK YOU! I was literally getting ready to PM you about a recommendation for an e30 setup...for right around $500!

This is great, and I'm really looking forward to the rest of this thread.

Thanks again!
__________________
mr walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

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


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2004 - 2020 R3VLimited LLC