Land Rover Defender

Land Rover Defender

Custom Car system

This client came in with a very simple yet complex set of guidelines for this install all circling the key elements of quality, robust and reliable. On top of this, we were given the hard task of making the car as quiet and rattle free as possible for those long drives.

Armed with the knowledge that this Defender was going to be hitting heavy terrain, rivers, and thick bush land we set out to use the components that would stand up the task at hand.

The team started by striping the interior of the car out completely, starting with a bare frame on the inside. After meticulously cleaning every surface we covered every bare surface with a layer of Dynamat Xtreme sound deadening followed with a layer of Focal Bam XXXL over the top, And when we say every surface we mean it.

As the car went back together we started from the front and worked our way back. From the front, we installed the top of the line Pioneer multimedia head unit with apple car play, android auto and inbuilt navigation with DAB+. The front speakers are Focal Kit 7 with the tweeters and midrange housed in custom pillars off the dash with the 6.5″ in a custom bracket to occupy the factory location. The centre console houses the Mosconi 8to12 DSP to keep it high and dry when the car goes on its river crossing adventures.

The amplifiers chosen were the JL Audio marine range delivering clean power to the speakers but able to withstand the rough conditions that the owner is going to put this car through.
The amplifiers chosen consist of:

  • 1x M600/6 to run the front splits active

 

  • 1x M400/4 to run the rear speakers active

 

  • 2x M600/1 mono block amplifiers to run the subwoofers.


All amplifiers were mounted under the rear seats of the vehicle on a slim amp rack shaped and carpeted to look factory.

 

In the rear, the team installed the Focal Kit 6 speakers into custom-made boxes on the roof keeping them well away from any harm. Below the speaker boxes are the 2x custom subwoofer enclosures housing 2x JL Audio 10″ TW3 slimline subwoofers to deliver maximum bass into the cabin.

The customer had alerted our staff to the fact that there will constantly be camping equipment in the back so everything we fitted needed to be strong to avoid damages whilst out and about. To fix this issue all enclosures that were made for the vehicle were coated in Raptor Stone Guard coating to protect against any bumps and debris whilst he is touring the country.

Overall this vehicle sounds awesome and the install will withstand anything the customer is prepared to throw at it or drive it through.

Products used:

  • Pioneer AVIC-F80DAB
  • Mosconi 8TO12 DSP
  • Focal Kit 7 Components
  • Focal Kit 6 Components
  • JL Audio M600/6 6 Channel Amplifier
  • JL Audio M400/4 4 Channel Amplifier
  • 2X JL Audio M600/1 Mono Block Amplifiers
  • 2X JL Audio 10TW3 Subwoofers
  • Rockford Fosgate Cabling Throughout
  • Fullriver Battery Upgrade
  • Dynamat Sound Deadening
  • Focal Bam Sound Deadening

Custom Car system

This client came in with a very simple yet complex set of guidelines for this install all circling the key elements of quality, robust and reliable. On top of this, we were given the hard task of making the car as quiet and rattle free as possible for those long drives.

Armed with the knowledge that this Defender was going to be hitting heavy terrain, rivers, and thick bush land we set out to use the components that would stand up the task at hand.

The team started by striping the interior of the car out completely, starting with a bare frame on the inside. After meticulously cleaning every surface we covered every bare surface with a layer of Dynamat Xtreme sound deadening followed with a layer of Focal Bam XXXL over the top, And when we say every surface we mean it.

As the car went back together we started from the front and worked our way back. From the front, we installed the top of the line Pioneer multimedia head unit with apple car play, android auto and inbuilt navigation with DAB+. The front speakers are Focal Kit 7 with the tweeters and midrange housed in custom pillars off the dash with the 6.5″ in a custom bracket to occupy the factory location. The centre console houses the Mosconi 8to12 DSP to keep it high and dry when the car goes on its river crossing adventures.

The amplifiers chosen were the JL Audio marine range delivering clean power to the speakers but able to withstand the rough conditions that the owner is going to put this car through.
The amplifiers chosen consist of:

  • 1x M600/6 to run the front splits active

 

  • 1x M400/4 to run the rear speakers active

 

  • 2x M600/1 mono block amplifiers to run the subwoofers.


All amplifiers were mounted under the rear seats of the vehicle on a slim amp rack shaped and carpeted to look factory.

 

In the rear, the team installed the Focal Kit 6 speakers into custom-made boxes on the roof keeping them well away from any harm. Below the speaker boxes are the 2x custom subwoofer enclosures housing 2x JL Audio 10″ TW3 slimline subwoofers to deliver maximum bass into the cabin.

The customer had alerted our staff to the fact that there will constantly be camping equipment in the back so everything we fitted needed to be strong to avoid damages whilst out and about. To fix this issue all enclosures that were made for the vehicle were coated in Raptor Stone Guard coating to protect against any bumps and debris whilst he is touring the country.

Overall this vehicle sounds awesome and the install will withstand anything the customer is prepared to throw at it or drive it through.

Products used:

  • Pioneer AVIC-F80DAB
  • Mosconi 8TO12 DSP
  • Focal Kit 7 Components
  • Focal Kit 6 Components
  • JL Audio M600/6 6 Channel Amplifier
  • JL Audio M400/4 4 Channel Amplifier
  • 2X JL Audio M600/1 Mono Block Amplifiers
  • 2X JL Audio 10TW3 Subwoofers
  • Rockford Fosgate Cabling Throughout
  • Fullriver Battery Upgrade
  • Dynamat Sound Deadening
  • Focal Bam Sound Deadening