Sound Deadening and Stereo Install Etc

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    I recently did a few things to my car. This post will be full of pics and if you have questions let me know. I will post all the parts with links. I did not measure the DB before I did all this but I can say it made a very noticeable difference windows up and just cruising, the car feels more like a nice sedan now rather than a tin box. My car is kinda gross from previous owner and I know I did not route the wires super pretty but deal with it.
     
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    Parts

    SUBWOOFER
    PIONEER TS-SW3002S4 12" 1,500-Watt Shallow-Mount Subwoofer with Single 4ohm Voice Coil
    Link: http://a.co/28EabN7

    SUBWOOFER BOX
    Bbox Single Hatchback Sealed
    Link: http://a.co/bXXzrg3

    DASH KIT
    Metra Double Din Installation Dash Kit for 2004-2009 Mazda 3 Install Kit
    by Metra
    Link: http://a.co/aggf6SG

    STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS
    Metra Axxess Universal Steering Wheel Control Interface
    by Axxess
    Link: http://a.co/241DGnJ

    DECK
    JVC KW-M740BT Apple CarPlay, Android Auto 2-DIN AV Receiver (No CD Drive)
    by JVC
    Link: http://a.co/8SdQk0n

    HARNESS
    Metra Electronics Wiring Harness for 2001-Up Mazda Vehicles
    by Metra
    Link: http://a.co/enVAS1e

    DOOR PANEL CLIPS
    50xNylon Interior Trim Panel Fastener Clips for Mazda GJ6A-68-AB1 G350-68-AB1
    by ACD.Clip
    Link: http://a.co/d0OxRQ7

    AMP WIRE FERRULES
    Baomain AWG 4 / 25mm² Long: 20(.787)mm Wire Copper Crimp Connector Non Insulated Ferrule Pin Cord End Terminal 50pcs
    Baomain
    Link: http://a.co/6TLr604

    Baomain AWG 2 / 35mm² Long: 25mm Wire Copper Crimp Connector Non Insulated Ferrule Pin Cord End Terminal 25pcs
    Baomain
    Link: http://a.co/1zxDwr0

    AMP WIRE LUGS
    SELTERM UL Listed Marine Grade Heavy Duty Tinned Copper Lugs
    by SELTERM
    Link: http://a.co/0R1BKCM

    SELTERM UL Listed Marine Grade Heavy Duty Tinned Copper Lugs
    by SELTERM
    Link: http://a.co/0UjWd4i

    MLV
    TMS Mass Loaded Vinyl 4' X 10' (40 sf) 1 Lb MLV Soundproofing Barrier. Highest Quality!
    by Trademark Soundproofing
    Link: http://a.co/fW2sOGf

    WIRE GROMMETS
    InstallGear 180pc Rubber Grommet Assortment Kit - 1/4", 5/16", 3/8", 7/16", 1/2", 5/8", 7/8", 1"
    by InstallGear
    Link: http://a.co/fRRKdQz

    AMP RCA WIRES
    Rockville Apm10b 10" 400W Powered/Active Studio Subwoofer Pro Reference Sub
    by Rockville
    Link: http://a.co/bk7cYN1
    Rockville Apm10b 10" 400W Powered/Active Studio Subwoofer Pro Reference Sub
    by Rockville
    Link: http://a.co/4jIkgPm

    SPEAKER WIRE
    MaxBrite 14AWG, 2-Conductor, Speaker Cable
    by MaxBrite
    Link: http://a.co/hiK8PgH

    SPEAKER RINGS
    FAST Rings 5x7" 3-Piece Car Speaker Enhancement Kit
    by FASTRings
    Link: http://a.co/9MKABX1
    FAST Rings 6.5" 3-Piece Car Speaker Enhancement Kit
    by FASTRings
    Link: http://a.co/9K0qW2B

    WIRE TAPE - CLOTH QUIET
    Tesa 51608, 25m x 19mm adhesive wiring cloth tape original ISOBAND 3 pcs pack
    by Tesa
    Link: http://a.co/622l9IU

    AMP WIRE
    Welding Battery Pure Copper Flexible Cable Wire -- Car, Inverter, RV, Solar
    by WindyNation
    Link: http://a.co/fj88a8u
    Welding Battery Pure Copper Flexible Cable Wire -- Car, Inverter, RV, Solar
    by WindyNation
    Link: http://a.co/2UtOSav

    SPEAKERS
    SKAR - TX65C | 6.5" 200 Watt Elite Component Car Speakers
    https://www.skaraudio.com/products/tx65c
    SKAR - TX68 | 6" x 8" 200 Watt Elite Coaxial Car Speakers - Pair
    https://www.skaraudio.com/products/tx68

    AMPLIFIERS
    Hifonics ZXX-600.4 Zeus 4 Channel Bridgeable Amplifier
    Link: http://a.co/iXZGkeT
    Hifonics ZRX1216.1D Zeus Mono Class-D Subwoofer Amplifier, 1200-Watt
    Link: http://a.co/98JvxcA

    DEADNER
    Kilmat 80 mil 36 sqft Car Sound Deadening Mat, butyl automotive Sound Deadener, audio Noise Insulation and dampening
    by Kilmat
    Link: http://a.co/dkyPgsB

    Speaker Adapter - Front Door
    Universal 5x7 or 6x8 to 6 1/2" PVC Speaker Adaptor 6mm (X-LARGE 5.75" Cutout)
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-5x7-or-6x8-to-6-1-2-PVC-Speaker-Adaptor-6mm-X-LARGE-5-75-Cutout/301657169309?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    Distribution Block
    InstallGear Power Distribution Block
    by InstallGear
    Link: http://a.co/hpSOQYj

    De-Coupler
    Reflectix 50-sq ft Reflective Roll Insulation (24-in W x 25-ft L)
    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Reflectix-50-sq-ft-Reflective-Roll-Insulation-24-in-W-x-25-ft-L/3011904

    HVAC Tape - works well for contours and keeping things in place
    Growneer Aluminum Foil Tape 2 Inch x 150 Feet, 3.4 Mil HVAC Tape, for Ducts Repair and Sealing
    by GROWNEER
    Link: http://a.co/49jKRlE

    --- Double Post Merged, May 25, 2018 ---
    I am posting the imgur album and will add notes as I can. If you have any questions let me know. As I think of things I will add them.

    SUB UPDATE 6/13/18
    I ended up going with a low profile sub box as I could no longer wait to do fiberglass and see the sub just sit there. If I decide to fiberglass I will update this thread. I am really happy with the bass. It is not super crazy but it is more than enough for the small car. It fills in where I need it and gives that nice kick. I was able to take a little stress off the door speakers and move it to the sub for a better blend.

     
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    You should weigh all of the equipment and soundproofing to get an idea if how much weight will be added so VD can stay accurate lol. Im guessing 200lbs. I bet it will sound awesome with a quiet cabin!
     
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    I`m pretty sure my calibration is off but since I got the new tires it`s only about 2bd louder at 70 than it is at idle. I may get froggy and do a fiberglass enclosure for a small sub in the jack well but for now I`m just happy she`s quiet enough for the 4K mile trip coming up in July.
     
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    There is a vehicles scale near me I should probably see what it is. I am sure it is not light but this car is DD so meh. If I wanted a strip down race car that is what I would build. It does sound much better in the cabin. I need to get that sub going as the speakers can only handle so much without complaining lol.
     
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    Gl hopefully you added more material to the door then the few patches in that picture thou....
    Any reason you went with JVC for a deck maby things have changed a bit but i thought it was a low end deck.

    That class d amp for a svc 1500 watt sub seens a little off. It has a 70 amp fuse so at 80% maby thats 800 watts peak into 2 ohms. At 4 ohms thats like 400 peak and maby 250 rms. That seems low for a 1500 watt sub. GlWB.
     
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    I did add deadner inside the door and also added some to the back of the door cards. I used about 30% coverage as I wasn't trying to win any medals lol.

    JVC has always been good to me and I have never had issues, they are cheaper but they just work and I like that. This deck has great features such as EQ per input, Time Align, CrossOver per front , rear, sub and a lot of other nice features. I did not see any reason to spend more on the other decks just to get HD radio which I rarely use. I was very surprised and how feature rich it is for the price and the sound quality is excellent.

    The sub is rated at 400 rms at 4 ohm which met the specs of what the amp said it could do. I also already had the amp from a previous build so figured I would just use it. I was looking for something low profile to fit on the side and the pioneer has great reviews, great sensitivity and small enclosure space so that is why I picked it. I am not looking for car rattling explosion bass just something nice to fill in the low end where the speakers can't go. The days of 4 - 12's in the trunk are behind me lol.
     
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    What happen to the Eonon radio?
     
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    I am going to be selling it @SharksInSpace has dibs on it right now. I did not have any issues with it but the RCA outs are pretty weak and there is very limited control over audio. I really liked it when I was stock speakers but when I went with this setup it could not really keep up and I could hear the SQ flaws and not do anything to adjust them. I had looked into a bunch of options to improve it but they all fell short in one way or another and could not guarantee I would get the sound I was looking for.
     
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    SUB UPDATE 6/13/18
    I ended up going with a low profile sub box as I could no longer wait to do fiberglass and see the sub just sit there. If I decide to fiberglass I will update this thread. I am really happy with the bass. It is not super crazy but it is more than enough for the small car. It fills in where I need it and gives that nice kick. I was able to take a little stress off the door speakers and move it to the sub for a better blend. I would recommend if you are going with this sub to just get the box that pioneer offers with it at the time even if you want to do a custom enclosure in the future the price for them together is hard to beat.

    Pioneer TS-SWX3002 12" Shallow-Mount Pre-Loaded Enclosure

    Link: http://a.co/c6eD2B0
     
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