Supercharged Cadillac Rezcalade EXT 10,000 Watt ZAPCO System
This is a project i finished back in 2006. It is Chickens '04 SMD Cadillac "Rezcalade" EXT. As seen in the pages of Truckin' Magazine September 2006. Click this link to see it http://www.http://stevemeadedesigns.com/home/smd_ink_truckin.php Its a long story, but basicly Chicken hit a curb so hard with this SUV, it folded the wheel like a taco (search "taco job 26" on youtube) and destroyed 2 wheels. They were out of production and we couldn't find replacements anywhere. It took about a year of us debating what to do next before i realized, like a dummy, that they are 3 piece 26's. That means as long as the center is good, the rim is fixable! I had both of the wheels repaired by my wheel guys at AZA ( http://www.azaforged.com ) So after replacing the wheels, i got him some new tires. Kumho Tires SUCK so i got Pirelli 30/26's for it. I also replaced all the rear batteries and the front one with a XS Power D3100 ( http://www.wccaraudio.com ) . The old alternators were removed and replaced with Mechman Alternators, 300 amps each. Also used was a new Gates HD belt - a MUST for multiple H.O. Alt situations. I tuned the system with the new DD-1 and for now, its back to normal. We plan on doing more, but only time will tell. The reason its being flatbedded, because i know someone will ask (yes, even after i said it twice in the video) is because i cant drive two cars by myself. Its easier for us just to call our boys at Tow Pro and transport it. For now, its back home, running nice, sounding good......and Chicken is happy. The system Consists of: Pioneer Headunit Audio Control Processing 2 Zapco 4kw Amps 1 Zapco C2K 4.0 4 RE MT 15" Subs Rockford Fosgate Mids/Highs 2 Mechman 300amp Alternators 5 XS Power D3100 Batteries Alligator/Suede Interior Lexani 26" Wheels Pirelli Tires Baer 6 Piston Brakes MagnaCharger Supercharger Subscribe for more! Thanks! Also, dont forget to check out my website! Join the forum today and be part of one of the BIGGEST car audio websites on earth! http://www.SteveMeadeDesigns.com/board More to come! Facebook Page here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steve-Meade-Designs/59127968198 Follow: http://www.twitter.com/meade916
THE FLEET - 2011 Cadillac CTS-V, XLR-V, Escalade, 2011 Lexus IS-F, '59 Impala
a quick view under the hood, 2011 Cadillac CTS-V, 06 XLR-V, '02 Escalade, 2011 Lexus IS-F, and last but not least the '59 Impala (i apologize for forgetting to pop the hood). The only one that is mine, that was here, is the IS-F. They all looked so good hanging out together i thought i would make a quick little tour video and pop the hood on a few. visit my website! Join the forum! http://www.SteveMeadeDesigns.com/board facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SMD-Steve-Meade-Designs-OFFICIAL-Fan-Page/207 890963429 follow @ http://www.twitter.com/meade916
Battery Bank Replacement - (5) XS Power D3100 - 2004 escalade EXT
This is a "repair" on an older project that i did a few years back. Chickens "Rezcalade" EXT. Today i am replacing the rear battery bank with fresh batterys.The batteries were left unattended for a long time and they ended up dieing a slow and painful death. The batteries that were originally installed were 4 Hawker-Odyssey PC2150's in back and a yellow top Optima up front. I replaced all 5 batteries with the XS Power D3100's. The front was done a few months back but here i show you the process for the rear battery bank. So far everything seems to be running strong! for info on XS Power, hit up http://www.4xspower.com or you can find them on my forum at http://www.SteveMeadeDesigns.com/board in the "xs power" topic. I run these batteries in ALL of my rides and have had great luck with them. If your looking to upgrade your batteries, check them out! Join the forum and be in contact with a rep from XS just by posting in their section! Its easy. Subscribe! See what we do to this thing. Click here to see the Truckin' Magazine article. http://stevemeadedesigns.com/home/smdink.php Click here to see it in action! Box lit up with RGB LED's (all colors available), plus a little beat-down at the Autorama...this was shortly after i finished it back in 2007 IIRC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV6fSO89WAI&feature=channel
Ridetech Titanium Shocks Installed - Candy Blue Escalade Bagged on 26's Update 7
another update to the Escalade build. As you might know by now, it is on Air Bags and needed the front shocks relocated and the rear needed to be replaced. I purchased Ridetech Titanium for all 4 corners. Check out their site at http://www.ridetech.com In this video, you will see what they are and also the install process. This project is ALMOST done! Click here to see THOUSANDS of pictures of the journey it has taken from day one. http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/10216-2002-caddy-8-fi-btl-18s- 2-rockford-t15k-candy-paint-page-15/ Just in case you didnt know what those amps in the back are, they are 2 Rockford Fosgate T15k Amplifiers. There is 8 Fi BTL 18's and all Rockford Fosgate Mids/highs. Windows PC 10.2" Touchscreen and more....basicly the works. It is sitting on custom one-off, staggered 3 Piece Wheels by AZA ( http://www.azaforged.com ) wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero 295/25/26" Tires. Upoholstery is by Sean Kat, Kat Kustom Interiors Sacramento. I did some of it myself, but the stitching was all Sean Kat. Brakes by Wilwood: 16" Rotors 6 Piston calpers front , 14.5" 4 Piston Rear.... Paint of course by Roy Devore Roy@autobodyworkshop.com if you have any questions join the forum today! Post pics of your system!