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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

    Quote Originally Posted by DCtC View Post
    depends on the format. Most are completly sealed up unless its a headrest meter
    Or a globe for the kick panel.







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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

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    i just got my 4 runner ,but i have done extensive work on suv's ,these are just a few little tricks that i have learned over the years.now keep in mind that some of these tricks will work and some not thats why you need to experiment before shows.also the biggest thing is the placement of the box.i've seen in the past by just moving the box forward or back just a few inches can be the difference between 1-2 db by its self in some suv's
    yea i know. thats why i need a TL. no one around here really has one. and know every suv is different. but when u say the lay front seats flat i dont totaly understand how that would help with metering @ headrest. wouldnt that lose pressure there?



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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

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    In relation to the thread, when getting metered if my system gets louder with both windows open (front) is it cheating the numbers? or do you always want to do it with windows up.
    always do it with the windows up ,but really depends on what org.your competing in. also if you get louder with the windows down,you haven't found the loudest your car will get yet.which means you need to play around a bit more to find the resonance freq of you vehicle.and get it as close to that as you can,that will be your loudest freq of your car.also the smaller the box the less rise you'll have ,so if your competing start at a lower ohm and let the rise take you to 1 ohm would be ideal.mine started at .35 each amp and would rise to 3 ohms which is way too much ,but i was still busting 153 with 2 12's in a truck street c app.too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vISUALHype View Post
    In relation to the thread, when getting metered if my system gets louder with both windows open (front) is it cheating the numbers? or do you always want to do it with windows up.
    always do it with the windows up ,but really depends on what org.your competing in. also if you get louder with the windows down,you haven't found the loudest your car will get yet.which means you need to play around a bit more to find the resonance freq of you vehicle.and get it as close to that as you can,that will be your loudest freq of your car.also the smaller the box the less rise you'll have ,so if your competing start at a lower ohm and let the rise take you to 1 ohm would be ideal.mine started at .35 each amp and would rise to 3 ohms which is way too much ,but i was still busting 153 with 2 12's in a truck street c app.too.




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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

    1/10ths is getting down to the wire ...

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    Frequency cancellation factors vs compression of the vehical
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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

    I think one of the main things where driving some time to a show... Charged batteries and cool subs



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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

    How do you guys set your gain and filters? Open them all the way up and try to find the sweet spot on the gain or open it up also?



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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

    i play mine on the way to every show except to forbidden fantasy last year because my glue was drying on the recones of my subs,literally.just charge when you get there and no demoes till done.also it depends on which org your competing again ,all are different with mic placement .but the whole idea is to get the sound wave to the mic with the least resistance ,but in the case of mecca sometimes it is better to leave the seat up from what i see.try with the drivers seat flat and pass, seat up right and see how that works.




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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

    Quote Originally Posted by DCtC View Post
    How do you guys set your gain and filters? Open them all the way up and try to find the sweet spot on the gain or open it up also?
    I do mine by tones-volt draw-impedance and adjust according to the meter . g




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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

    Quote Originally Posted by DCtC View Post
    How do you guys set your gain and filters? Open them all the way up and try to find the sweet spot on the gain or open it up also?
    This really depends on the setup. Your electrical will dictate a lot of what you can do as will the subs/enclosure setup. Some will increase while clipping, while others will lose when you even hint at clipping.




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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

    Quote Originally Posted by mylows10 View Post
    i play mine on the way to every show except to forbidden fantasy last year because my glue was drying on the recones of my subs,literally.just charge when you get there and no demoes till done.also it depends on which org your competing again ,all are different with mic placement .but the whole idea is to get the sound wave to the mic with the least resistance ,but in the case of mecca sometimes it is better to leave the seat up from what i see.try with the drivers seat flat and pass, seat up right and see how that works.
    the org i compete in is on music and its a average score threw the round(example: 45sec @ headrest), so for exp if the bass cuts out at any point in the 45secs your score drops so your truck has to hold the pressure. but ima have to try with my passenger seat flat.



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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

    Like said earlier, every car will react difdernt but here ya go.

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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

    Beau boren posted this in a thread on another forum

    vents open helps
    visor arrangement
    steering wheel arrangement
    floor matts flipped over with the rubberside up
    seat positioning
    clean out your car if it has stuff in it
    clean the dash, door panels and windows...armor all everything
    evenr rearview mirror position
    brace top of windsheild(from outside)
    brace doors, hatch(from outside)
    some crxs gained from geeting those heavy beaded seat cover things


    I think you said sealed up(didn't read through) But I know if you can raise the rpm's up while burping...charge your batteries. Ground connections...toolmaker dual inputs. If you can open stuff, try different windows, one at a time. Door all the way open, and just the window open, door shut. Bracing in the box, steel rods. sub up/port up, sub back/port side. I gained almost a whole db going from sub and port back to all up in my suv. I love testing



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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

    Another thing I thought of. I read somewhere that someone gained I believe .5 on the meter by cleaning his rca's.



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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

    Test,test,test is the only way i know how



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    Re: Tips on gaining 1/10s

    let a fat guy sit in the front pass seat



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