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Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby headshok » July 13th, 2011, 1:31 pm

Hi everyone!

Hope everyone’s doing good. Haven posted up a build in quite a while.

Think its time to start posting.

For 2011, we’ve been doing very well with Ground Zero products. I must admit though I first knew about Ground Zero through the SPL guys, their SQ products are pretty amazing.

Car is done at my local distributor Dimension Audio 

Anyway, enough talking, lets start the build.

Gear that is going into this car

HU: Alpine #F1 head unit and processor
Amps: GZ Reference Amps ( 2 x 4 channel, 1 x 2 channel)
Sub: GZ Uranium 12” woofer.
Speakers: GZ Reference 3 way
Power Wiring: Shok Industries Reference Series

Gutting out the car first

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Anyway, starting up with wiring.

We like our SQ cars wired up like ground pounders  So 2 runs of 0 gauge ( 1 +ve and 1 –ve) and the big 3 done up front.

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Pulling the wire all the way to the back

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test fitting the F1 processor at the back. Just to see where we can put it

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the GZ 12” sub chilling at the side

And now how shall we fit the amps. Stayed tuned for more.

Cheers all

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby - Rovin's car audio - » July 13th, 2011, 2:04 pm

dammit i was hoping to see MOAR ! ........ :lol:

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Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby unknown person » July 13th, 2011, 3:22 pm

Now that's how you install wires for the ultimate groundpounder

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby headshok » July 13th, 2011, 3:26 pm

haha..

this is a SQ car, ahahah.. but wired up like a ground pounder,

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby Brian Steele » July 13th, 2011, 5:53 pm

Just curious - why the 0 guage -ve cable? Is it going to have lower resistance than the car's chassis?

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby viking1705 » July 13th, 2011, 7:37 pm

^^was waiting to see if was me alone thought that.its intersting

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby - Rovin's car audio - » July 13th, 2011, 8:09 pm

dont spam his thread , i too was wondering & i will now make a new thread to ask about it ...

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby headshok » July 14th, 2011, 3:56 am

hi guys,

just to reply the + and -ve thingy.

Personally, I am a bass head and i enjoy loud high power systems. In those loud high power systems, you see people running multiple runs of 1/0 gauge in order to keep their amplifiers happy ( coupled with batts and alternator upgrades).

without all this, the amplifier will not be able to perform effectively right?

Now apply this concept to a SQ setup. Audiophile grade amplifiers do require good electrical support. Deprive it of the electrical support it needs, it will not perform.

In my previous SQ setup ( the genesis fiat bravo), upon doing the 0 ga ground, main difference was that, back ground noise was quieter and this resulted in a deeper sound stage. the effect was instant!

Our concept is that, we share some " traits" from the SPL guys, ie the " beefy electrical". our previous SQ fiat bravo was running 15v in his setup :)

So anyway, if you guys have the time, go give it a try. you'll be surprised.

P.S all our amps are grounded to a ground block and the ground block has the 0 ga that goes back to the batt. thus nothing is grounded in the chasis ( other than the batt up front)

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby headshok » July 14th, 2011, 4:02 am

pioneer wrote:I wanna know that also, been seeing it debated on many forums.

What are the pro's n con's of a -ve run?


I just explained the pros.

the cons, cable is expensive and is a beyotch to pull more cable through the fire wall :)

heheh..

cheers

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby headshok » July 14th, 2011, 1:21 pm

Hi guys,

Now to continue with the install

So we got the sub, processor and some cables chilling down here.

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the owner of this car had a 2 din W502 dvd player up front b4 he decided to get hardcore with this car. So a custom mount had to be done below the gear knob.

Some test fitting

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test fitting the sub box and some mounts

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I wonder what could be in the black bag

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woofer baffle

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the star emerges.. heheh

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stay tuned for more.

Cheers!

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby nervewrecker » July 16th, 2011, 3:42 pm

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:mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby gundelero » July 19th, 2011, 12:07 pm

excellent

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby streaminhonda » July 19th, 2011, 2:26 pm

nice...

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby gfbl » July 21st, 2011, 9:54 am

how much is that amp?

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby headshok » July 21st, 2011, 1:42 pm

Hi guys,

More updates.

The previous 2 post were kinda boring, but well, now you can see the amp rack coming to shape.

And finally, see the GZ reference amp 

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some test fitting.

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any odyssey secondary battery in the rear

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A close up of the headunit mount

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stay tuned for more.

Cheers!

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby ~Vēġó~ » July 22nd, 2011, 9:46 am

very decent.....not entirely excited about that new head unit mount, how is one able to view way down there? But then again, I'm sure you got that covered....

keep us posted!!!

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby headshok » July 23rd, 2011, 2:54 pm

heyaa.

actually, the F1 headunit has a video out which can be connected to the double din .

So for daily driving, to see what you have playing, just look at the dvd screen and press the steering remote to change tracks/ volume. :)

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby headshok » July 25th, 2011, 11:34 am

So lets continue

So we got the woofer box behind.

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Laying the amp rack above. There are a total of 3 amps. So one amp will be tucked below beside the woofer, and 2 on top

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then we got the cover for the amp rack

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and here we go..

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what do we have here

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Stay tuned for more 

Cheers!

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby headshok » August 3rd, 2011, 1:47 pm

Hi guys,

Some updates,

So now, since the amp rack is up, time to cover up the bottom level.

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wrapped in some vinyl

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amp rack taken out to be wrapped

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anyway, i got some teaser pics of the GZ reference amp guts pics..

enjoy guys

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next up, the speaker pics.. stay tuned. Cheers!

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby ruffneck_12 » August 3rd, 2011, 1:50 pm

:shock:

those internals

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby gfbl » August 5th, 2011, 12:03 pm

amp looks very well built,good quality materials

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby - Rovin's car audio - » August 6th, 2011, 11:02 am

good stuff ...

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby headshok » August 23rd, 2011, 2:54 pm

Hi guys

As promised, here some pics of the A pillar taking shape 

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A pillar baffle

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speakerssss… oooo yeahhh

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a close up of the GZ 4” mid

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stay tuned for more.. heheeh

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby nareshseep » August 23rd, 2011, 3:03 pm

noice

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby ruff neck chicken » September 4th, 2011, 10:11 pm

loving this install. loads of inspiration here.

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby LOUD AND CLEAR AUDIO » September 6th, 2011, 12:16 am

hats off to u guys from ''TEAM 2011 ground ZERO TRINIDAD ''

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby ST Auto » September 6th, 2011, 11:03 pm

cant wait to c more

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby Prototype-Tuner » September 9th, 2011, 1:35 am

damnnnn
jealous....

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby headshok » September 15th, 2011, 4:07 pm

Hi guys,

Sorry for the long absence. Got caught up with some stuff.

Well, think I’ll post up the final pics of this car.

A pillars:

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mid bass

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overall car dash

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head unit

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amp rack rear

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amp rack jacked up ( 2 acrylic panels fitted later on in the empty area)

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that’s all folks.

But we’ve got more installs planned out..

Coming soon ::

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cheers all!

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Re: Full Ground Zero SQ Build

Postby - Rovin's car audio - » September 16th, 2011, 7:35 pm

great job ! ...

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