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Old 10-07-2007, 06:46 PM   #41
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Are you going to hide all the wires, the battery, and the fog lights in the trunk? Those lights are questionable mounted like that.
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Are you going to hide all the wires, the battery, and the fog lights in the trunk? Those lights are questionable mounted like that.
Is it popular to hide wires? I wouldn't know... I like it like this, but I'll get some sort of sheathing when I'm finished wiring. I'll probably make a mold to cover the battery & power antenna on the side, then redo the box to hide the woofers if I can find some proof that this helps. Recently, I saw a $4000 setup in a 92 Explorer that had two woofers molded into the body, under the carpeting.

There are a few things I'm going to do with the trunk. The whorage will go on, and I'll clue you guys in as I progress. It'll be awesome. With even molds on both sides, I'll probably end up with a clean "import" trunk.

Also, I forgot to change the update date, so I'll do that now. The only 10-7 update, though, was my previous post.
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Old 10-07-2007, 10:58 PM   #43
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thats cool...i just like the look of clean installs. Your overall progress is great though. I wish I could get that much done on my camaro.
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I didn't even know what I was doing when I started. I thought it was going to be simple. I must have the mod bug because I can't stop. This car will be so awesome soon.
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lol, looks like a ton of fun too! I wish I had the time (or something else to drive) to dig through mine like that.

Hey, We have the same jack stands and retractable light
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lol, looks like a ton of fun too! I wish I had the time (or something else to drive) to dig through mine like that.

Hey, We have the same jack stands and retractable light
That has been my daily driver through the repairs and part replacements. It'* an awesome car just for that. Also, since the Aerostar was jacked up first, I had to borrow a friend'* jack stands. Sorry. But at least we have the same light. Good news on the jack stands soon, though.

Here is the latest update:

I went to a pawn shop. It'* already sounding pretty awful, right? I found a pair of blown paper-cone 400W peak Pioneer 12" subs in a "box" for $39.99. I just bought it. No questions asked. It is awesome, and I spent today refurbishing it. There'* still some more to be done, but the test came out well. If you're thinking "Why another sub box?" you're on the same path as I am, except I've gone through with the swap anyway. I don't know what I'll do with the old sub box; I'll probably pawn it off. But without further explanation (aside from pic captions), here are the pictures:

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1337ssei came over to help. The orange jack stands are his. There you go - good news! They're still in the Bonneville family.
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You can't really see it well, but the blown Pioneer subs are far smaller than my Sony woofers, and they're also filthy. You can probably see the filth.
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Here'* my trunk. Notice in this update how the wire buildup gets worse. I'll fix it tomorrow after 4PM EST.
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Here are my woofers being installed in the box:
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Ghettorific!
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I now have painted ports for my ported sub box.
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The wires got bad enough that my friend James decided to help out and redo the 69 amp'* speaker wires.
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That didn't help because of my undying need for all things ghetto as I work. The pictured object is indeed a vice grip holding paper-wrapped positive lines.
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Yeah...
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What happens when you drop an Aerostar brake rotor on a paper-cone sub?
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I promise I'm doing speaker wiring. However, I sold one of my two Lightning Audio 450W amps to 1337ssei for his rear speakers. I'm taking my rear speaker amp, moving it to the front, and getting a new 69 amp - something with more than 50W RMS per channel.
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thats a bandpass box, idk if thats still considered to be ported. they may sound pretty good. but just a warning i had ruined a set of speakers with one of those. they knid of abuse each other in that type of box. i was lucky enough to have a warranty. so i put the new ones in a custom built ported box. built to the correct cubic feet for the speakers. that was the best quality sound i got out of those speakers.
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Thanks, Samuel Jackson.
I had forgotten the name was bandpass when I posted this whorage. However, I was fully aware of the insane quality of the box when I bought it. Also, it'll help my subs so that they don't get beaten up by the junk in my trunk.

I need to explain how I got my amps and such. Back in Fry'* Electronics, I was perusing the car audio section when I saw some Lighting Auido pararphanelia: Formerly $159.99 per set, these were marked down to $19.99!!! I bought 3.

Each package came with a 750W 10" sub in a box, a 450W Ligtning Audio amp, all the wiring I'd ever need, a fuse, and some other goods. I sold to a friend one sub and amp for $20 a piece and to another friend just an amp for $20. At the pawn shop where I got the box and two blown Pioneers, I sold one sub in a box for $20. The last sub had a flathead screwdriver fall head-first into the cone, so a friend cut out the cone and replaced it with duct tape. This actually works, but I doubt it maintains any value. The last amp was set up in the rear, and you've seen it in the whorage. It'll be used for my front speakers soon.

The 2400W Rockford Fosgate I bought from Harofreak for $150. Pretty decent deal. The guy who bought just an amp for $20 had sold me the two Sony subs and the plain box for $100. My mom bought me about half the cabling, and I bought all the speakers. I think the investment so far has come to about $700! This is probably why the audio part is such a big feature of my whorage here. More crazy audio stuff to come!
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Thanks, Samuel Jackson.
I had forgotten the name was bandpass when I posted this whorage. However, I was fully aware of the insane quality of the box when I bought it. Also, it'll help my subs not get beaten up by the junk in my trunk.


The 2400W Rockford Fosgate I bought from Harofreak for $150. Pretty decent deal. The guy who bought just an amp for $20 had sold me the two Sony subs and the plain box for $100. My mom bought me about half the cabling, and I bought all the speakers. I think the investment so far has come to about $700! This is probably why the audio part is such a big feature of my whorage here. More crazy audio stuff to come!
did you skim or did you get to the warning? and that box may protect the speakers from stuff hitting them, but like i said before, they can be pretty damaging to the subs.

you could use speaker grilles. or build a box that is ported or even sealed, and still protect the subs from flying debree.

but haro definitely hooked you up. that is a good deal for that amp.

and you said junk in ur trunk, ha ha. j/k
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Samuel, I didn't skim at all. Actually, I just kind of took the warning lightly because of curiosity. Also, I meant to be funny when I said junk in my trunk. There are a few other sub boxes I'm looking at, and they are mostly ported but also protect the subs by recessing them similarly to this one. Hopefully, I'll make up my mind soon.
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