1990 Toyota SV21 Camry V6 sedan.... NO SUBS NEEDED

5 years 10 months ago #1 by Tiger
OK.... I thought I'd show off one that's actually creating sounds and not collecting dust :P

This is my mother's white "granny spec" Camry SV21 V6 model (got all the electrical options ... even a 2 way sunroof! I'll be damn! haha)

It started with just a simple Sony CD player swapover... and then... the following happened:

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5 years 10 months ago #2 by Tiger

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Day one down... day two next :)
5 years 10 months ago #3 by Tiger

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5 years 10 months ago #4 by Tiger

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^^^ That's with 16mm + 25mm on the shelf. Not enough clearance... YET!

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Third time lucky? Another 16mm layer...

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OOOOOH!!! So close! One more?!?! Bloody hell!

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Four skins.... of MDF, you sick freaks!! hahaha

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5 years 10 months ago #5 by Tiger

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There's going to be ALOT MORE where THIS come from!

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OH LOOK! FOOTBALL BISCUITS :D I'll use all these for builder's bog mixing "plates"

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The photo that makes me smile... They fit... JUST!!!

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Provision for the parcel shelf brake light.... why? Because I can :)
5 years 10 months ago #6 by Tiger

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And that's day two down... Day THREE! (Today)

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The missing piece....
5 years 10 months ago #7 by Tiger

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First checkout

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See where I'm going with these now? ;)

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Oh... and while I was waiting on some bog to dry... I was sussing out an idea for the front...

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Do-able... ok, bog is dry :)

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OK... we ready to carpet :)

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DAAAAAYYYYUUUMMMM, THAT looks TOUGH!!!
5 years 10 months ago #8 by Tiger

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AND BAM! In it goes :)

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And now for the back seat to go in.... I HOPE! :(

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HELL YEAH!!!

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And this is my rear view... quite surprised it doesn't take up alot more, considering the shelf is about 75mm THICK!!

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And the cover on.. aka a black scarf! hahaha. Nothing obvious when I park the car... sorta.. :P

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And the best part.... not ONE bit of hacking....


Day three.... OVER!
5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #9 by Tiger
So I wanted to get this thing ready to compete at a Bass Battle event back in 2011... so first up, some interesting pictures at Riverside's Test and Tune #2

Musical average:

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Note the frequency!! hahaha

Test tone Peak Hold:

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I was happy with that... for now.... :D

Then I got to the Bass Battle event at Wangaratta and lost in the semi finals to the eventual winner (up against a Ford XR6 sedan with 2 x DD3510s!), but nevertheless... this was my first official video of the beast in action.



Then....




This was with only an Alpine MRV-1507 2 channel amp hooked up in 2ohm stereo mode with Shok Industries 1/0AWG from the battery directly to the amp. Factory battery and alternator. Then....

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THIS was it's 52Hz test tone hold for about 15 seconds.... and these speakers did NOT blow! They stunk like skunk afterwards, but I was able to drive home and still listen to music!! I was a little shattered.. I was hoping to blow these things on the night of Bass Battle at Autobarn Narre Warren. BUT, it wasn't to be (shrugs) Eitherway... still a score I'm happy with :p
5 years 10 months ago #10 by Tiger
So I had a new goal in mind after all this:

4 x speakers.... 4 amps..... 2.5 cubes of sealed enclosure.... aim of 135dB+

Bridging an MRV-1507 per speaker on a 4ohm load..... so that's in excess of 700WRMS per 80WRMS rated 7x10. Sealing the boot out to ensure it sees a sealed 2.5cubes, so it should get louder....(if not, hit lower).

So from this:

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... to this...

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^^^ Crazy ghetto style.. but it was all to get it fitted and ready to test audibly.

Fired her up and one speaker wasn't working. Sorted that one out quickly. BUT, the real issue is that one of the four Alpine MRV-1507s is flashing a red power light. That only happens when there's voltage drop below 10V. I sussed out the battery with the motor on... 12.2V. Played some tracks and the thing was dropping to 10.5V!! I played around with the amps paremetric EQ (awesome stuff!), and admittedly, it played lower and the cones move like something stupid on lower frequencies... BUT... the infinite baffle sounded alot better! It was deeper, tight, clean bass. I wasn't feeling it. Not just that, but on a low note, the system cuts out and refires itself back up again. Needless to say, the electrical system wasn't coping with 4 x 1507s bridged.

So I then simplified it for an everyday setup yet again...

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^^^^ Added a 4 channel Caliber 475+

... and a few words (being that I ran out of carpet to finish it off on the night) :P

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Hahaha.... well. that's all for now, but I will be doing some light upgrades in the not too distant future.

Front splits and upgraded amps... and an LPG tank!!! :/



Eh..... who am I kidding... it'll still be loud enough!! hahaha :P
5 years 10 months ago - 5 years 10 months ago #11 by Andy
Saw this on MEA.......always have been (and still am) a big fan of Kenwood 7x10s. Have you looked at the newer versions?

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5 years 10 months ago #12 by amcinstaller
that is pretty awesome. although a sound q guy once told me (as i was amping my 6x9s first and running 5.25 coaxes up front on deck power) only homos like it in the rear. but for flat out loud, that is really fuckin sweet
5 years 10 months ago #13 by Tezzating
Thats a lot of MDF in the parcel shelf there :P an aweful lot of work too. I feel tired just looking at the pix.

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5 years 10 months ago #14 by Tiger

Andy wrote: Saw this on MEA.......always have been (and still am) a big fan of Kenwood 7x10s. Have you looked at the newer versions?

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I havent seen them before, to be honest. The eXceleron series 7x10s. I'll be damn! Looks like I've found my replacements once these let go. And they are rated at 160WRMS as opposed to the HQ series 80WRMS that I have on board now.

amcinstaller wrote: that is pretty awesome. although a sound q guy once told me (as i was amping my 6x9s first and running 5.25 coaxes up front on deck power) only homos like it in the rear. but for flat out loud, that is really fuckin sweet


Thanks heaps :) And you know what.... nothihng wrong with rear deck speakers if you have no room for a subwoofer due to using your boot/truck space for travelling, or some form of fuel extension (LP Gas) or whatever. And tell the SQ guy if he doesn't like rear mounted ovals, then he doesn't like infinite baffle, which is exactly what this is :) Infinite baffle is by far one of the most dynamic and accurate way to prouduce sub bass frequencies in a vehicle, in my experience based opinion. I love my loud bass and all, but for audiophile installs, you'll find alot of them go for infinite baffle. ;)

Tezzating wrote: Thats a lot of MDF in the parcel shelf there :P an aweful lot of work too. I feel tired just looking at the pix.


Yes, I agree! ALOT of MDF for a mere parcel shelf :P But, I'm a cabinetmaker by trade, so all I know is MDF. And that, I'll show you on the next build. The IBWALL van ;)

I'll keep the updates reeling in on this as I go alng, but the hard work is essentially done. The epic shelf! hahaha.
5 years 10 months ago #15 by Tiger
Just some quick shots I found of the exterior of the car. So you could appreciate the true grandpa spec vehicle that it is :) haha

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For its age (and make... these are a heap of crap really!) I'm actually impressed with this particular car. It's loaded with full electrics, a quad cam 24 valve 3L V6, sunroof, velour trim, and now a budget system that upsets neighbors :) haha. This FWD family car managed to tow a Mazda 929 from Wheelers Hill to Pakenham and then back home to Mill Park.... that's a whopping 72 miles with a 1200kg car on the back and facing MANY hills! So, this car has definitely caught my attention in a funny little way.
5 years 10 months ago #16 by Tezzating
Fact: I did most of my L-plate driving in a red Camry of the same vintage. Or was it a Corolla ? All Toyota sedans in that vintage look the same really haha.

Without all the decals on it and the grills down you'd never know anything is "up" with that; cool stealth install man.
How you gunna install LPG with those amps in there ? :P

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