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15 FLTRXS install

So I have put this on the other forum as well but since this is Shark specific I wanted it here as well.

I have found out from some audio gurus that the Shark speaker pods should be sealed for best results, so here goes..

I used this to seal the pods. 1 tube will probably do 2-3 sets of pods and is about 3 bucks.

I used a 1/2 strain relief connector(just the rubber strain relief) which can be found at most hardware stores or Lowes or Home Depot for a couple of bucks and will allow you to remove the factory speaker harness and use some good speaker wire in its place.

Its a bit of a tight fit but with just a little persistance it fits like a glove.
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Heres the strain relief and it installed in the pod.
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Next is sealing the pod. be careful not to seal the drip hole seen in the upper left of the next pic. I have a solution for that which is in the 1st pic, a foam ear plug. Just roll it up like you were going to put it in your ear but stick it in the drip hole and viola, enough to seal it but easily removed to drain H2O if any were to make its way into the pod.
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Uploading pics from my phone blows monkey dick....ugh...

I'll repost later when I'm not ready to put a round into something.


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Finally got the pics to load correctly. Here is the rest of what I have so far....

I got the Biketronics BT355 line levelers which are supposed to be excellent for cleaning up the signal coming from the Rushmore head unit. I decided to mount it on the left side pod mount, it fits in that area really nicely and I will probably put my EZ pass transponder on the right side pod mount.

I decided to put it there so if I need to do any adjustments I can do it without cutting a bunch of zip ties of other assorted BS. Its accessible and it almost looks like it was meant to go there.
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OK so the amp is in and even with the sub par JBL's it is a HUGE improvement...

I'll post the rest of the build in the morning, when I get home from work. Lots of pics (including some of my 3 dollar vent screen mod.)


Huge thanks to all the guys who had the patience and knowledge to assist me with this.


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Don't Speakers need to breathe? I did not seal my pods just added some poly fill (lousely) and they sound great!
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Dozer, from what I have been told the Shark pods should be sealed. The "me too"(Batwing) should be ported.

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O.K. So here is the rest of the install.

In the first pic you can see where I used some 3M super 33 electrical tape to take up the space where the speaker wire enters the pod.

In the 2nd pic in the upper left corner is where the wire enters the pod. With the tape it becomes a nice snug fit.

The other circle is where I attached the ground wire for the amp. I used a fluke multimeter to make sure that it was a good ground and deemed it to be just as good as running a wire back to the battery or the terminal next to the battery where the other grounds tie into.

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In the first pic is where I got the remote power for the amp. I used a "positap tap it" for the connection.(I'm not sure where else you can get these but Custom Dynamics has a huge assortment of them. I got these when I put my order in for the Plasma Rods)

In the next pic is the B2 all nice and zip tied to the space directly below the Rushmore head unit. I used 3 zip ties just because I figured too many than not enough.It fits perfectly in that space and it doesnt move a bit. Its almost like they made the amp just for that spot.

I decided to use the "Velcro" loops to wrap the wires just in case I need to take the amp out for future tuning or whatever, I just figured it would be easier than zip ties, but you do it however makes you happy.

One other thing, make sure you do your tuning prior to tucking the amp into that space because once its there your not getting to the tuning pots without taking it back out.. (dont ask just trust me)

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15 RGS Vivid Black. Lots of Black stuff cause we all know Black is the fastest color. Custom Dynamics turn signals and PlasmaRods.
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