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Pioneer~Saturn
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 The Saturn: Ready to Rock : )

Hey guys,

The Saturn got a wiring and battery upgrade to bring it's electrical up to a more respectable level [Smile] ...Enjoy

Pair of D3100's and a solid copper bar (.25" x 1.25") for busbars...

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Engine bay before upgrade...blah..

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Heating up the copper for bending..

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Horizontal bandsaw cutting the copper down..


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Drilled and tapped..

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Sides of frame prepped for wiring..

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Some power wire..

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Had to take out the spare tire tie-down for batt's in the spare tire wheel well..

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Starting the power wire runs and fusing upfront..


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Flying saturn!..

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(it looks like theyre just sagging and hanging, but theyre more secure now)

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Made it to the trunk..

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Ground runs' turn..

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Hole through the front, passenger side wheel well..

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Finishing the busbars..

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Ground runs starting..

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Ground runs made it to the trunk..

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Getting the speaker wire ready (yes, that's 4-gauge)

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Mounting terminal..

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Sizing up mounting for the amp..

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For the inside of the enclosure..(8-gauge)

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Got the amp's plate mounted and attaching anchors to mount the amp..

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Trim panel back on...goes right over the 4-runs of 1/0 gauge [Big Grin]

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Has plenty of clearance..

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Mounting bracket I made to hold the batteries down..


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Piece of angle iron bolted in front of the batteries...

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Bolts for the busbars, have to cut them down..

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Cutting them down..

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Piece of allthread for the hold-down bracket..

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(more later on about the bracket)

ground runs attached to their busbar..


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Prepping the rear fuse holders for the power runs..

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Fuse holders cases mounted..

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Power runs attached to their busbar..


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(upfront in the engine bay..)

Bent the ground runs' ring terminals for a better fit on busbar..

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Upfront finished! [Big Grin]

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Needs more wires [Big Grin]


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(Back to the mounting bracket)

Super glued the nut on one end to keep it from spinning..

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Caulk on the washer and nut to keep it sealed up..

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Prepping the fuses and distro I need for the amp..

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Fuses mounted (ofcourse I run out of blue kolossus...so I have to make due with silver, ugh)

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Power runs for amp and theground run connected and done


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Bracket tightened down and holds them FIRM

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The busbars were a bit higher than I was expecting so I need to make a spacer for the enclosure to clear them and the wires..

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Bedlining them so they dont look tacky..

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Bedlining done..

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Sizing them up...

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Mounted..

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The 18 inspecting the upgrade...it seemed very pleased, but really just wanted to get back in the freakin trunk..

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Wiring up the sub..

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Port-wall mounting and fastened down..

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Enclosure in and amp mounted and wired [Big Grin]

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Heated up and bent a screwdriver to adjust the amp without pulling it..

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I get everything in and go take a test drive and hear something rolling around and notice my phone's gone...MY FREAKING PHONE WAS INSIDE THE ENCLOSURE...lol, but I was kind of ticked. But I just pulled the port wall and got it..

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FINISHED [Smile]

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So far it's proven extremely solid [Big Grin] Im happy with it

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Alright, I got an ok video of it in action...but it didnt pick up half of what was going on : (

Here it is..

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newfosgatesucks
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 Congrats...

Man, you have come a LONG WAY since I was here last.  And the quality of install is sweet!! You have to be the number one Most Improved. 

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larrypeters86
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That is fuckin insane!!I love it.

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Pioneer~Saturn
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Thanks guys : )

The best part is the satty still looks completely normal+stock and no one could tell that there's over 5000 watts ready to rip their heads off @ 35Hz...haha.

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tjsaudio
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Hey Doug the SATURN is looking Great.

Sorry that I have not been on here lately but kinda fell in love and got engaged.  It is almost better than Car audio in itself... I even Missed finals this year. and we took regionals and fell in 3rd in the world.  but it is looking great man, keep up the great work Doug.  Talk to you later

JIM

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Thanks man and congrats!

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