For this project, we upgraded a 2006 Hummer H2, storage device to a fully customized leather interior and installed a custom JL Audio audio system. Lets go over some of the installations ...
First, we began to remove the interior. The main reason why we start with the decor, it takes some time, we prefer to start this part of our project. It also helps at the end of the project, so we do not wait for parts. When the seats are out, we continued to remove the old leather cover to get a shock heater. At the same time, we began to create a template for the new leather. In this interior we used high quality black leather for seating and sound racks. We also went with a white sewing and custom embroidery on all headrests and on the sound stand. Along the way, LED lights were set for mood under the seats and in the reinforcement site. The finished furnishings consisted of the following: New leather seats, LED interior lights, Seam lights under seat and reinforcement rack, Kenwood DNX 9960 head unit, 2 6 headrests, 10-inch display rack rack, bass dash control, and push push two talk GPS. Each door received a JL Evolution C5 component speaker, and our tweeters were placed on the doorsteps
Now that the decor is removed, we move to the custom audio box. Lets go over how we want our undercover and amphils. The best place to start is with the parts, we use 2 JL Audio 12 W7 subs in a sealed box that needs 1,375 cubic feet per part. The customer with this vehicle would have more hit or kick to base, thus the sealed box.
In this application, we used 1.25 MDF for top and 75 MDF for the rest of the box. Once you have built your undercover to the right size, you can see what space you have left for other equipment. When your subbox is in place, you can start the reinforcement rack. Find out how you want them to sit and see, then build a secure mounting platform.
You should be extremely careful with the mounting of the sub-arc and the reinforcement point. If they are not properly secured, they can cause serious damage if they get out of a sudden stop or accident. We always tie our underparts to the car to ensure safety. This is also a good time to add Dynomat or other sound-absorbing materials as needed. Now that youve built your boot and amplifier, its time to pull and start the wires.
For this installation, we used 16 gauge wire for drivers, 18 gauge for tweeter and 14 gauge from crossover to amplifier. Next is the Stinger 6-channel audio RCA and 2 video cables. By operating the system we drove 0 gauge Stinger power wire and 4 gauge for the ground that goes straight to the chassis on the amp bar. Finally, we added a 250 amp fuse near our Stinger sound battery. (Remember to always place your fuse as close to the battery as possible if your power cord is projecting).
Now that we have a majority of our wire running, we installed a Viper auto boot and alarm. If you have never done this type of installation, it is recommended that you have done professional. Keep in mind that most cars will require additional electronic devices for encrypted keys as well as radio replacement. Never suppose you can only install a radio and do it. When not done properly, it can cause many problems. Our H2 needed 5 units installed so that autostart and steering controls would work properly, like Sirius radio and built-in CPU. Now that we are finished with wires and everything is connected, we run a complete test before reinstallation. This is time to program any additional devices that were installed. When all units are running, turn off the vehicle and restart it to complete the installation.
Now that we have tested the system, we can start to put new leather on the site and reinstall them in the car. After that we can install or tweak the system to its full capacity, again remember that this will be done professionally.