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00StealthSE
05-23-2005, 12:58 AM
This is going to be my first build...I am glad to finally be moving into the ICE world. I am building a box for two 12" Infinity Reference 1230W's . It is a slot ported box tuned to 30Hz. Box dimensions are, 40.5" x 15" x 17.75".

Pictures pending...

ighettoboyi
05-23-2005, 01:40 AM
yo what kind of car do you have? i don't know if the picture angle is funny but those rims look strikingly familiar :)

ruckus
05-23-2005, 09:27 AM
could it be a stealth by the name? even though they kinda look like mustang rims.

req
05-23-2005, 09:56 AM
:needpics:

stish05
05-23-2005, 11:02 AM
get some pics asap.

00StealthSE
05-24-2005, 12:46 AM
I got a 2000 Nissan Sentra lol, I got pics coming fellas...not too much Eye Candy, but there will be some ;D

00StealthSE
05-24-2005, 03:00 PM
Here are some pictures from the last two days...

Pieces
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0374.jpg

Box Mock-Up
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0376.jpg

Left Chamber
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0378.jpg

Right Chambers
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0379.jpg

Both Chamber
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0377.jpg

saywhat?
05-24-2005, 03:38 PM
**** i wish my first box looks anywhere remotely as nice as that.

tRiGgEr
05-24-2005, 03:51 PM
Nice. What did you use to make your cuts?

I need to buy a freaking table saw...

req
05-24-2005, 04:02 PM
that first pic looks like some stuff isnt cut perfeclt to length.

hopefully it comes out OK.

tRiGgEr
05-24-2005, 04:06 PM
that first pic looks like some stuff isnt cut perfeclt to length.

hopefully it comes out OK.

That was just him laying everything down for a pic. All the other pics seem to line up so I think it's a ok.

90accordman
05-24-2005, 04:33 PM
nice what are we looking at for internal volume after everything is in place?

00StealthSE
05-24-2005, 05:13 PM
that first pic looks like some stuff isnt cut perfeclt to length.

hopefully it comes out OK.


Yeah, that was just everything layed out...and the like 3/4" that is missing on the front of the box is because the top board lays on top of those pieces giving it that extra 3/4" to fill in that gap.

It will be 2.00ft^3 volume wise, tuned to 30Hz...hopefully if everything turns out right.

ighettoboyi
05-24-2005, 08:57 PM
i was pretty sure you had a nissan
i own you ruckus hahaha

NJack2AF
05-24-2005, 09:42 PM
Looks nice man, did you cut the wood or what? I'm in the process of building my first box as well (with skeptikal's help) and the dude at Lowes ****ed my cuts up pretty bad! (It's workable tho... Lotsa Gorilla Glue and maybe some silicone...

00StealthSE
05-25-2005, 12:07 AM
Yeah I did all the cutting myself, it wasnt too hard @ all.

Is there any real easy way to make the circles on the wood to cut them out, to draw your circle on the wood I mean?

90accordman
05-25-2005, 12:21 AM
compass?

Buckshot
05-25-2005, 12:47 PM
compass?


How many people do you know that saved their 10" + compass from middle school art? :laugh:

Acidburn
05-25-2005, 02:57 PM
How many people do you know that saved their 10" + compass from middle school art? :laugh:
i used mine just yesterday ;) :crazy:

90accordman
05-25-2005, 03:36 PM
5 to 10 dollars if you dont have one doesnt seem bad to me. I had one laying around in the garage, so it just came up as the thing to use

Buckshot
05-25-2005, 04:33 PM
I understand, and don't have much of a better solution, accept to tie a string to a nail where you want the center of the circle. Then tie it to a pen or pencil at the correct radius and draw the circle.

90accordman
05-25-2005, 06:07 PM
I understand, and don't have much of a better solution, accept to tie a string to a nail where you want the center of the circle. Then tie it to a pen or pencil at the correct radius and draw the circle.

honestly that was my first response as well, but i went for the more witty one and looked like an idiot.

00StealthSE
05-25-2005, 07:35 PM
Well, I ended up just taking a slab of left scrap MDF, about a foot long an inch wide, and drilled two holes the length of the radius of my circle. Then screwed it to the center of my board, then stuck a pencil in the other hole, and traced out my circle. Came out magnificently, hehe.

Buckshot
05-26-2005, 10:48 AM
See how easy that is?

BoomCrew
05-26-2005, 06:22 PM
also in your box your sub comes in there is usually a piece of cardboard you can use that is the size of your sub....food for thought i suppose now

00StealthSE
05-26-2005, 11:53 PM
Oh ****, BOOM! haha why didnt you hit me up earlier. Ha, thanks though, "food for thought" precisely.

Well, I did a little bit more today, got a Jigsaw from a neighbor, cut out holes, did a little more drilling and screwing. I am having trouble with the 2nd port wall. If anyone could help me out PM or AIM @ FFr3nZieX, thanks.

More pics tomorrow...!!!

00StealthSE
05-27-2005, 02:51 PM
So I'm a little busy today but I did get some things done, I went to lowes and bestbuy picked up some Silicone 1 (100%silicone) sealant and 2 wire terminal cups. I cut out the holes for the subs, cut the holes for the terminals. I glued and screwed the sub walls in place, and mounted one of the 4 port walls, still havent glued it yet. Here's a little bit more eye candy ....

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0384.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0383.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0382.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0381.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0380.jpg

I'll be working on it more this evening, hopefully finishing it. :)

00StealthSE
05-28-2005, 11:38 PM
Construction is COMPLETE!!!! ::slaps DONE sticker on box::

I just have a little bit of sealing left to do, and then I will be either painting it or going with the vinyl look...leaning more towards the vinyl. My dad also gave me a sleek **** idea to spice it up a bit, I am gonna be placing two plexiglass window, above the two subs, using like 1" to 1 1/4" spacers and eventually put some blue LEDs in it...it will look **** :naughty: :D .

EYE CANDY!!!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0385.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0386.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0388.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0389.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0391.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0392.jpg

ENJOY !!!

00StealthSE
05-29-2005, 10:35 AM
Is anyone interested anymore...=(

Is eBay a good place to find some plexiglass?

saywhat?
05-29-2005, 10:37 AM
lets see it carpeted!!

Harrison486
05-29-2005, 10:38 AM
Im impressed..

Im thinking about building my own box, but a little confused still

I have a kicker cvr in a prefab 1.25 cf sealed box and don't know what would be best..

00StealthSE
05-29-2005, 12:56 PM
lets see it carpeted!!


I'm on my way to the fabric store, to pick up some black vinyl right now. I shall be working on it later.

snebes
05-29-2005, 06:46 PM
Drive faster.... looks like one of my boxes that didn't fit in my car at all. Did you try that out yet? It would **** to waste all that vinyl on something that wont.

tRiGgEr
05-29-2005, 07:37 PM
Wow. Much cleaner than mine. I let glue and silicone go all over the place when I'm going to be carpeting them:)

Harrison486
05-29-2005, 09:42 PM
Drive faster.... looks like one of my boxes that didn't fit in my car at all. Did you try that out yet? It would **** to waste all that vinyl on something that wont.

Hey. I just realized that we basically drive the same car. I just have an 1995 SC2. How the HELL did you manage to get a 18" in that trunk?

00StealthSE
05-30-2005, 06:39 PM
Here we go...as requested...Vinyl Pics!!!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0393.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0399.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0404.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0405.jpg
THOSE ARENT AIR BUBBLES...THEY ARE ANCHORS

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0411.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0413.jpg

RCwhat
05-30-2005, 06:56 PM
looks great

ruckus
05-30-2005, 06:57 PM
looking good man but why put anchors on top? I used t-nuts on the bottom ;) is it me or are you a little short on the sides?

bimma85
05-31-2005, 03:31 AM
Nice looking box mang.

00StealthSE
05-31-2005, 12:19 PM
is it me or are you a little short on the sides?

No I came up fine on the sides, they look a little rough just cause I was short like you said...but I assumed I would be from the beginning. but you cant see the sides in the car so no big deal. It looks sleek and **** no matter what

Harrison486
05-31-2005, 12:43 PM
Vinyl more expensive than carpet and harder to use?

00StealthSE
05-31-2005, 04:15 PM
more expensive, yes but only by a few bucks...harder to use, not @ all I thought it was quite simple.

sirloin
06-01-2005, 02:57 PM
how did you go about attaching the vinyl? cause im about to vinyl my kicks and i wnat to know how to keep it on?

00StealthSE
06-02-2005, 08:45 AM
how did you go about attaching the vinyl? cause im about to vinyl my kicks and i wnat to know how to keep it on?

I ended up using 3M spray ahesive and a staple gun, wasn't hard @ all.

00StealthSE
06-09-2005, 09:46 PM
So more on my first system...I am leaving for Tennesse and wont be back until Tuesday. But I did receive my Amp Kit today, so installation and completion will be done soon :) .

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0429.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0428.jpg

Buckshot
06-10-2005, 11:53 AM
Lookin good, get er' done. Thats looking good for your very first system.

00StealthSE
06-17-2005, 06:36 PM
Has anyone got any idea...why my RCA cables have ground wires coming out of them?! On both ends, HU connection end and the AMP connection end.

AMP Connection
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0432.jpg
Receiver Connection
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0431.jpg

Sorry about the quality...

bcarpenterfhl
06-17-2005, 06:41 PM
those arent ground wires, they're remote wires. they do that for conveinience.

Harrison486
06-17-2005, 08:17 PM
those arent ground wires, they're remote wires. they do that for conveinience.

Although it isnt that convenient since my remote input and rca inputs are on opposite sides of my amp

bcarpenterfhl
06-17-2005, 09:51 PM
Although it isnt that convenient since my remote input and rca inputs are on opposite sides of my amp

if you look at the picture, you can notice that they give you quite a bit of slack on one end. a lot of amps have the RCAs on the opposite side.

00StealthSE
06-18-2005, 04:21 PM
those arent ground wires, they're remote wires. they do that for conveinience.

Why in my amp wiring kit is there another remote wire, its very thin and blue? Why is there two if I only need one

00StealthSE
06-22-2005, 02:53 PM
Something very very! important arrived on a FedEx truck this morning =D....The other sub will be here on monday, I ended up having to order it offline, rather thn in the store, because they dont sell that infinity model anymore. I am very pleased with the final outcome, with just this one sub! It hits very nicely both for a everyday driver and for a bass hog, lol. What are your thoughts?

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0433.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0434.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0435.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0436.jpg

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y12/WR28Stevo/HPIM0437.jpg

Decipha
06-22-2005, 02:55 PM
i likey teh setup but ummm maybe you should mount that amp somewhere else???

PhatTonyDeMarco
06-22-2005, 03:01 PM
Yeah man, looks good. I dont know if I'm feeling the vinyl though, maybe it looks better in person?..

I was looking for some carpet-alternatives for my box. Thinking about just painting it black and throwing a lot of clear coat on it for some good gloss.. still in the thinking stage though.

00StealthSE
06-22-2005, 03:08 PM
i likey teh setup but ummm maybe you should mount that amp somewhere else???

Well I'm hoping @ night it looks ****, I do believe the blue bar across it lights up blue...so it should look sleek lol.


Yeah man, looks good. I dont know if I'm feeling the vinyl though, maybe it looks better in person?..

No trust me, if I could recommend a covering material for any box, I would most often recommend Vinyl...the pictures dont do it justice, you're right. But it is very **** trust me.

Harrison486
06-22-2005, 05:47 PM
Man, I wanna cover my box in vinyl, but I am too **** lazy to take teh sub out

00StealthSE
06-22-2005, 09:58 PM
It's very quick and easy...though I dont know what you're working with. Like for instance my box was a pain in the *** to put in my trunk, so if I had to take it back out to cover it...it wouldnt even happen haha.

Harrison486
06-22-2005, 10:02 PM
It's very quick and easy...though I dont know what you're working with. Like for instance my box was a pain in the *** to put in my trunk, so if I had to take it back out to cover it...it wouldnt even happen haha.

LOL. I don't really have a problem with taking my box out. Its just that the wires inside my box connectin the the VCs were just long enough. So having to take it out would mean having to struggle to wire it again. Wonder if its worth taking the sub out of the box to cover it..

guru
06-22-2005, 10:24 PM
nice job on the box like the choice of vinyl instead of carpet.

psych0ticnemes1
06-22-2005, 10:39 PM
nice job on the box like the choice of vinyl instead of carpet.


ditto