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Old 02-15-2010, 02:22 PM   #31
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This is an awesome build, and I very highly admire your persistence and devotion. Being a devoted Christian myself, I can relate to someone who has gone through their share of hard times to bring them closer to God. Major hi5 here.

Can't wait to see this when its done. Absolutely excellent work. I thought my Hifonics Olympus 15" sub (1500W RMS) was nice, but this is simply amazing.

This all makes me want to start adding sound dampening to my Bonneville. I have another 40 foot roll of the same stuff you used, Elemental Designs eDead, which should at least be enough to cover some of the doors and the trunk.

That stuff definitely does start to weigh down your car though. My doors felt a lot heavier after I covered them with this stuff in my Regal, which already had very heavy doors.

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thanks for your response buddy. I have been pouring my heart and soul into this build. For some reason I think it is tough to have a build that looks good, sounds good and does good in comps. I hope this one will be it. I also hope I don't get a wild hair up my *** and decide to get a second 15 because I am never satisfied... Lol!
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Great stuff Brian! Keep it going and keep us informed!!!!!

Great looking family by the way!
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thanks kevin. I need to get my tax return so I can buy some 1/4" plexi and some more carpet. Then I need to build a battery box and install my isolator. And I'm gonna run my wires and mount my lights under the amps. Should be done next week. I'm thinkin bout redoing my dash and mounting a screen in the dash and some head rest monitors. I'm not really into that kinda stuff but I guess it would be nice for showing the car. I'm more into sound quality with a bang. But as this will be a demo car, I may need to go over the top
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I.m looking forward to seeing more pics. Especially when it'* done and all lit up
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build is kinda at a stand still for now. I need to get more supplies ordered. But I am gonna cut and install ports today and I may build a battery box
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thanks for your response buddy. I have been pouring my heart and soul into this build. For some reason I think it is tough to have a build that looks good, sounds good and does good in comps. I hope this one will be it. I also hope I don't get a wild hair up my *** and decide to get a second 15 because I am never satisfied... Lol!
ha i totally hear ya there lol
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I decided to go ahead and build a battery box and wrap it so here is what I am gonna be using. Its a
Shuriken 2600 cca battery

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Heres a pic of it with the wood thats goona house it

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I decided to leave a little bit of the battery rising above the top of the box so if you look in at it at a second glance you will say "hey theres a big *** battery next to that sub"

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Look what the ups guy brought to me as I was working!!!

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The name of the company that makes these is Precision Ports. I will never use another brand again. I like them alot. especially their flared design.

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These things are gonna be some serious wind tunnels! 4" diameter!

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Here is the box. Ready to be dropped in and played at any time now! It looks so aggressive!

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Here is a view of the box and battery box from a distance

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I am gonna mount the battery right next to the sub and mount the battery isolator behind the battery. I was thinking about bulding a false wall that just covers up the battery and makes the sub look like a wall going from one side of the trunk all the way to the other. That will be a big blank carpeted piece of wood so I am tossing around some ideas of what to do with it. maybe a planet audio logo under the carpet or something to give it some dimension. Well, thats ll for now. If you guys have any questions, feel free to ask.
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Looks good.
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Not sure if you mentioned this, but did you actually figure out what you'll be tuning your ports to based on the diameter and length?

Not trying to be rude or saying you're stupid, but just want to make sure you know that you can't just put some ports on a box and expect it to sound great. With a sub that large, cabinet volume, port diameter, and port length all come into play. I'd hate to see you plug that thing in and not get the most out of that sub. I hear too many people who have told me that you can just slap a sub in a box and turn the volume up and that'* all that matters, that tuning is pointless and all you need is more power to make it louder. There are a lot of numbers in the sub'* spec sheet to take into consideration.

Here'* the box I built for the Regal, tuned to 31hz, right above the sub'* free air resonance frequency to reduce port noise. The volume is 3.2 cubic feet.

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The guy who cut my MDF didn't cut one of the sides properly so the front panel sticks out about 1/4" toward the bottom. I made sure that wouldn't be a problem with a lot of bracing and wood glue on the front panel on the inside.

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