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Topic: New to the site, 15 years old, here's my car

Posted By: tbird9290
Subject: New to the site, 15 years old, here's my car
Date Posted: February 17, 2006 at 1:32 AM

This is My Black 1992 Ford Thunderbird/ Rebuilt Tranny and motor it was orignally white but painted black. agian going to be painted. this was all my summer project i bought it for $600.00 he had $1400.00 on the window but... It's not whatcha Got It's Who ya know... 2 10" Rockford P1's with a Jensen Amp (I Know soon to be upgraded) Alpine 9813 Deck. 17" Limited Rims. Tell me what you think? 

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Hopefully this picture isn't too big... 



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This is what I Think doesn't mean I am wrong doesn't mean im right. I Make my ride look the way I want it I don't care what everyone else thinks... All Eyes On Me -2Pac



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Posted By: arrow12
Date Posted: February 17, 2006 at 11:23 PM
Just a question... You can't drive right?  Then why do you have a car?  Getting prepared I guess?

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That's my opinion. Take it, leave it, or correct me.




Posted By: tbird9290
Date Posted: February 18, 2006 at 12:05 AM

I only have my school permit it as high as i can go until im 16 then i can get my license.

I just have it so im not bored in the summer also trying to learn some stuff.

I just wanna show up all the rich kids wanna show them you can do it without paying someone to. Well i guess someone has to keep Best Buys installers busy LMAO!



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This is what I Think doesn't mean I am wrong doesn't mean im right. I Make my ride look the way I want it I don't care what everyone else thinks... All Eyes On Me -2Pac




Posted By: willdkartunes
Date Posted: February 18, 2006 at 2:36 AM
Not a bad idea to start so young! Keep going on that system and show us whats up when you get it completed. By the way, I didn't get my first vehicle until I was 18, so consider yourself lucky. Please try not to go to places like Best Buy! This will be your first lesson.... If your going to buy speakers, subs, amp, HU, etc.--go to a car audio dealer.ALWAYS! If you want a nice tv or a cool mp3 player then go to Best Buy. lol




Posted By: tbird9290
Date Posted: February 18, 2006 at 11:35 AM
Yeah Best buy is not the greatest place for sure... They sell my subs at best but but i did not get them there they were like twice as much there HAHA! when it gets a little Warmer out since i dont have a garage i am gonna go install my 50 leds somewhere i kinda have ideas but im gonna put 2 more 10's in there Im already ready to. i got my friend to help me build my first box so i can get an idea of how it all works i know the basics i just never seen one really put togeather so im buying some materials and were building some boxes. Then i can sell them to whomever or just keep them for another time. "If you can't figure it out One way, Finger it out another" it's true... thanks for all the encouragement!  

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This is what I Think doesn't mean I am wrong doesn't mean im right. I Make my ride look the way I want it I don't care what everyone else thinks... All Eyes On Me -2Pac




Posted By: 187smurf187
Date Posted: February 18, 2006 at 12:43 PM

thats smart what you are doing im also doing the same thing but i learned my lesson spending my money were it didnt need to be spent i got a 325 is bmw that thing is hard to customize anything on it :)  ..........but im still not iving up im working on the trunk right now and no i dont have a clue of what im doing im learning on my own car tho LMAO





Posted By: tbird9290
Date Posted: February 18, 2006 at 12:58 PM
yeah it's hard to find stuff for my car too is't not as common as a civic or a >>>Mustang<<< Truly id take a civic anyday over a mustang thats just me though

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This is what I Think doesn't mean I am wrong doesn't mean im right. I Make my ride look the way I want it I don't care what everyone else thinks... All Eyes On Me -2Pac




Posted By: 187smurf187
Date Posted: February 18, 2006 at 1:02 PM
i wouldnt dare do something like that but yeah i understand id take a honda prelude over any car out here alsong as its nice a clean then i could customize it myelf..........about how much money is needed to make a custom sub box?




Posted By: tbird9290
Date Posted: February 18, 2006 at 2:55 PM
it just kind of depends how big the box is? how many subs? if you want it ported or not? also depends on how much MDF is at your local menards. But around here i could make a box for 35.00 with plenty of MDF left over for somethin else. i think the sealed ones at like BB is like 100.00 so you would save money plus your can pick your own terminals and stuff.

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This is what I Think doesn't mean I am wrong doesn't mean im right. I Make my ride look the way I want it I don't care what everyone else thinks... All Eyes On Me -2Pac




Posted By: kirktcashalini
Date Posted: February 18, 2006 at 8:57 PM
A friend of mine got a junk 65 mustang when he was 13, when he was 18 it was apraised at about 30 grand. Its a great thing to start young, I wish I did. Good luck, and thats sweet your doing it at your age.


ps. civics suck.   BUY AMERICAN, like you did posted_image even though you shoulda got a chevy. lol

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99 Blazer LT.   Yellow Top. Big 3. Infinity Kappa Speakers All Around. Jensen CD/DVD flip out. 2 Infinity Kappa Perfect 12DVQs powered by a Alpine PDX600.1 (in one custom box, building a FG box)




Posted By: tbird9290
Date Posted: February 19, 2006 at 3:07 PM
Thanks for the luck i will need it when i install the Leds lol. My cars not a ford haha it's a thunderbird i took the ford emblem off lmao

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This is what I Think doesn't mean I am wrong doesn't mean im right. I Make my ride look the way I want it I don't care what everyone else thinks... All Eyes On Me -2Pac




Posted By: LqDFx
Date Posted: February 25, 2006 at 6:01 AM

Why did this tread turn into a Mustang bash? I drive one, I have had 5 of them and I love'em! Kinda nuts that they are everywhere now days, but I drive a 90 and they are not as common.

Anyway, I installed my first system when I was 15 and now at 28 I am still learning! Keep an open mind about what you are doing and test everything. That ground that you might think is good, might not be as good as you think! I just had that problem and I feel like an idiot for spending hours trying to find out why I was not getting my circuit to work!

Have fun!



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Sony XAV-A1 HU, RF P4004 AMP, RF P3001 AMP, 2 RF 10" P1S410 Subs, LA S2.35.2 Dash Speakers, LA S2.525.2 Door Speakers, RF FRC3268 Rear Speakers




Posted By: tbird9290
Date Posted: February 25, 2006 at 6:24 PM

It's not that i like mustangs jus theres to many of the new ones like 95 up i think. but i like the older ones the 66 is my fav. Yeah i almost double check everything. after i got my car painted i was driving my car back to my apt complex and i seen smoke rolling out of the passenger side so i disconnected the battery as fast as i could. and searched but it wasn't me. the previous owners left a hot wire under one of the plastic rear panels so yeah wasn't the funnest but atleast it didn't get to my computer.



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This is what I Think doesn't mean I am wrong doesn't mean im right. I Make my ride look the way I want it I don't care what everyone else thinks... All Eyes On Me -2Pac




Posted By: bogey
Date Posted: February 27, 2006 at 12:41 PM
tbird9290 wrote:

]It's not whatcha Got It's Who ya know... 2 10" Rockford P1's with a Jensen Amp (I Know soon to be upgraded) Alpine 9813 Deck.


I don't know why you want to get rid of the Jensen amp, that's good stuff!!! Just sell off the rest of the system and add a couple Jensen 6x9's and you'll have the pimpin-est ride around. posted_image

We all gotta start some where. I started with an Urban 4 channel amp (Kmart variety $50) and two MTX road thunder 12's. There was a sweet system! (said with a hint of sarcasm)




Posted By: tbird9290
Date Posted: February 27, 2006 at 8:14 PM

I might just get another jensen amp for now and throw 1 or two more 10's in im not sure yet.



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This is what I Think doesn't mean I am wrong doesn't mean im right. I Make my ride look the way I want it I don't care what everyone else thinks... All Eyes On Me -2Pac




Posted By: bogey
Date Posted: February 27, 2006 at 8:40 PM
Come on man, I wasn't totally serious. If you have it, fine. It'll work. However, if you're wanting to get another buy something that has quality for the buck. MTX amps are good for the money. Search the threads for other good brands (this subject has been mentioned a thousand times). Then be patient and look around for some good deals on ebay, etc. If you look around you'll find something with much better quality for probably the same price as the Jensen.

Also, buy clean watts. Don't be fooled when an amp says it puts out 2000watts for $100. I'd rather have the Zapco, Nakamichi, Memphis, Alpine, etc. putting out 50x2.




Posted By: tbird9290
Date Posted: February 27, 2006 at 9:19 PM
I know about the clean watts part but im not real into it all yet my cousin always buys Xtant JL Audio and I think he is putting Memphis in his now... im not all impressed with RF but 4 10's will do untill i save up for some alpines. But im working on it plus im not putting anything else in until i move outta this damn apt complex. Last time i lost the half back of my box and my back seat and my amp.(but it was a pioneer amp so no biggie i guess

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This is what I Think doesn't mean I am wrong doesn't mean im right. I Make my ride look the way I want it I don't care what everyone else thinks... All Eyes On Me -2Pac




Posted By: bogey
Date Posted: February 27, 2006 at 9:39 PM
I hear ya man. Just buy good equipment when you can and you'll end up with a nice system. You're off to a good start.




Posted By: tbird9290
Date Posted: February 27, 2006 at 10:04 PM
Thanks alot  everone. Now time to get back to soldering...fun fun

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This is what I Think doesn't mean I am wrong doesn't mean im right. I Make my ride look the way I want it I don't care what everyone else thinks... All Eyes On Me -2Pac




Posted By: willdkartunes
Date Posted: March 01, 2006 at 3:02 AM
Make sure you post some pictures of that stereo system soon! posted_image And please, please, please, please don't get anymore Jensen! If your that desperate, then I'LL make an amp for you!! Listen to what bogey said. There is plenty of decent car audio products out there for an affordable price. Jensen is not one of them!!!




Posted By: r139p
Date Posted: March 01, 2006 at 8:02 PM
Hey Im 14 and im working on my ranger now I have 2 MTX 12's and 2 900w. amps. Its hard to pimp out your ride wit no Job. 

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1988 Ford Ranger with 2 MTX 12's and 2 900 amps.




Posted By: bogey
Date Posted: March 02, 2006 at 5:08 AM
r139p] wrote:

ts hard to pimp out your ride wit no Job.
True dat!!

Just to make sure we're clear. The point I've been trying to make, and wildkartunes, is not to chastise someone for having a limited budget. Rather, it is to say make smart purchases. In a world of ebay and SoundDomain, etc. one is no longer forced to live in the land of sub-par equipment. For about the same amount of money you can get a better quality amp. For instance, take a look at this amp by US Acousticshttps://www.cardomain.com/item/USAUSC2150B.
I would probably rather have the MTX, but this amp is still a decent amp with a warranty and money back guarantee. They also have some Kicker and Phoenix Gold Xenon amps in the $150 range that would be decent amps. Just be patient.

Another thing to consider is depreciation. An amp's resale drops in half the minute you take it out of the store. If you buy an amp used, however, when you go to sell it later on you won't loose as much money, perhaps none. This is best when you can hear it before you buy it.




Posted By: tbird9290
Date Posted: March 02, 2006 at 12:16 PM

Here are some pics that i have they will probably be too big.

My 9813 Alpine Deck

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Here are my 2 10's right now there rockford fosgate p1s. i know what you guys are thinking why do i have a orange box i had to redo it after people broke into my car. and went throught the back seat because they couldn't get into the trunk because of the lock. and i was gonna paint my car orange and put Black lights inside.

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This is what I Think doesn't mean I am wrong doesn't mean im right. I Make my ride look the way I want it I don't care what everyone else thinks... All Eyes On Me -2Pac




Posted By: blackrosetiger2
Date Posted: November 26, 2009 at 7:36 PM
nice job but its better to take the panels off, tape everything you dont want painted, and THEN paint them its a cleaner look. Hey don't get down about it being a T-Bird if its like the one I had when I was 15 it has a H.O. 5.0 same as a Mustang and there is a lot of after market parts for your motor.

P.S. I had a 1989 Ford Thunder Bird

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You only dont know what you don't ask about

Sacred Ground C.C.




Posted By: Blowntweeters
Date Posted: August 08, 2010 at 11:57 PM
i know this post is old i looked at what your doing. looks like good work. im sure you already upgraded. but i have 2 15"P1s same as u got. there in a sealed box and are rated for 200 rms a piece. i am currently running 750 rms to the set. i would keep those p1s and get a better amp lot more power than that jensen . and 2 more p1s would a loud set up . im hitting 139.6 on a termlab meter with my 15 p1s  i was impressed. its in a celica by the way

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1974 ford pinto 4 15" punch Z power punch bd 1001 pioneer DEH-6700





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