Minty Smash: ICE ICE Baby…

So I have been working on the car here and there all the while committing sacrilege to drifters everywhere. I have been adding weight when I should be removing it. Haha.

I started the process of installing a “little” I.C.E. – honestly I can’t believe it myself. I have been anti weight for so long, but yet I have retained my interior too. *sagging head in shame*

The list so far:

The head unit is an Alpine IVA-D900. It’ll do damn near everything but pour me coffee. DVD, Navi (if hooked up to one), cd, mp3, ipod usb, etc. It comes with a head unit like I am used to, but it also comes with a straight up brain box that is effing huge and needs to find a place to hide. I am looking forward to setting it up. *eye rolling*

Amp will be a Planet Audio PX1500M. It was inexpensive and produces a quoted 450w at 4 ohms which should be perfect for the piece-de-resistance…

The sub will be a single voice coil MTX 7000 that I purchased new in 2002! I am on my way to old…haha. This thing did alright back then and it worked for my brother a couple years ago. Assuming the glue inside isn’t crusty, I will be set.

Future plan is to expand the surround speakers to units that can handle 75w rms so they can be powered by my Planet Audio 4 channel amp. Currently I have random Pioneer units that do ok.

This time I didn’t want to skimp on the install. I felt I had done that on my pickup back in ’02 with a heavy, heavy MDF ported box. This time I wanted to go all out and build a fiberglass enclosure. This is also the weight saver in me saying “don’t add any more weight than you need to to get stuff in the car.” So aside from a mounting ring for the sub, everything will be fiberglass. Picture time!

Possible top for the unit if my fiberglass ambitions fall out.

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My mould, using my rear seat and the MDF top covered in foil and tape.

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Laid up and curing.

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