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Trey803
07-07-2006, 10:52 PM
Rainbow SLC 6.5" powered by an Alpine MRV-T420 110x2@4OHM. I used the red and blue clay because I was feeling patriotic this week(and thats all they had at Wally World). After many hours of grinding my teeth I got the balls to cut into my door panel for the tweeters. What do yall think of my first component buy and install?
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Trey803
07-07-2006, 10:54 PM
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Beat_Dominator
07-07-2006, 10:56 PM
Rad.

Trey803
07-07-2006, 10:56 PM
OMG they are the great. I love them to death. Everything blends so smooth and the midbass compared to my previous non-amped pioneers is amazing

bumpin_blazer
07-07-2006, 10:58 PM
i hate you as you own a truck i was aiming to kill my dakota(would have to if i could have installed the parts i had sitting in the closet waiting on my shift kit) but now can't b/c of the accident:(. on a side note, glad you enjoy the SLC's they are good speakers.

woc47
07-07-2006, 11:23 PM
looking to get some new components and the slc's wer in the list, how do they sound @ loud levels (need them to be heard over 4 type r 15's in an explorer) And how much did it run you if you don't mind me asking

Rc 415
07-07-2006, 11:41 PM
You did a good job:thumbupw: the tweets look real nice!

6spdcoupe
07-07-2006, 11:48 PM
Good work sir. :)

Trey803
07-08-2006, 12:52 AM
looking to get some new components and the slc's wer in the list, how do they sound @ loud levels (need them to be heard over 4 type r 15's in an explorer) And how much did it run you if you don't mind me asking


Not sure never heard 4 15's just 2 ported 12's 800watts to each may need some higher power comp. If you want some prices or info talk to 6spdcoupe he can hook you up with just about anything rainbow

woc47
07-08-2006, 12:53 AM
thank you, sir

Trey803
07-08-2006, 01:27 AM
Everyone callin me sir is makin me feel old. I'm not even 18

6spdcoupe
07-08-2006, 01:30 AM
Everyone callin me sir is makin me feel old. I'm not even 18


Youngin' ?

:D

Decipha
07-08-2006, 01:35 AM
not bad trey... i personally prefer my tweet to be closer to my woofer tho

Trey803
07-08-2006, 11:39 AM
Should I upgrade my rear fill also?

seth350
07-08-2006, 11:48 AM
Your not even 18 and you got a lightning? sweet man
Work looks good too, Im going to be in the market for some components before long, may have to give Rainbow a try. Do they make a 6.5" 2 way?

Trey803
07-08-2006, 11:50 AM
Thats what your looking at SLC265 I beleive. Give 6spdcoupe a holler I bought mine from him and I love everything about them.

seth350
07-08-2006, 12:00 PM
Idk if thats what Im lookin for. I'd rather get something that has the tweeter with the midbass all in one, b/c I really dont want to cut holes in my brand new trucks door panel. lol

supraman1379
07-08-2006, 12:16 PM
Nice

superdooperman
07-08-2006, 02:51 PM
Idk if thats what Im lookin for. I'd rather get something that has the tweeter with the midbass all in one, b/c I really dont want to cut holes in my brand new trucks door panel. lol

Then I would look at a component set that can also be converted to a co-axial set. Im not sure if the rainbows do that, but I know the boston pro60's do. Thers alot of them out there.

6spdcoupe
07-08-2006, 03:40 PM
Its very simple to just fabricate a bracket to make them mount like that...

Bartak1
07-08-2006, 03:55 PM
Looks nice, I really just wanted to comment on your good taste in trucks though lol

Be happy you mounted the tweeter up there though. Mine is temporarily mounted in the speaker grille in the doors (clamped on from the back side) and my left leg blocks a lot of sound from the tweet. Im just waiting to find some kick panels.

Blunt
07-08-2006, 03:56 PM
my kicker ss's have the mount like that. lets see my older kicker comp set did too. think boston makes a set that does.

crow
07-08-2006, 04:28 PM
Disconnect the rear speakers and forget about them. With those components up front and some good power, you don't need anything else. Except maybe a sub or two if you want.

Nice system!

Trey803
07-08-2006, 05:03 PM
Yes! RL-i is coming next but I need some help on the amp. I was looking at the soundstream picasso I think it was and also the JBL GTO series. I always go for **** amps.

djman37
07-08-2006, 05:06 PM
looks nice. got a closer shot of the tweet area!?

Trey803
07-08-2006, 05:16 PM
Yeah let me go take one

Trey803
07-08-2006, 05:28 PM
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The tweeter isnt perfectly flush, very close but the door panels are slightly contoured. Any ideas of somthing to fill the gap with. Custom fiberglass?

Trey803
07-08-2006, 05:29 PM
I used a dremel tool with the rotary saw attachment in order to cut the tweeter mount holes.

Loud3
07-08-2006, 05:43 PM
Good work,

and the term for a component set that can be mounted as a co-ax is a 'convertible' comp set.

American Bass.
Boston.
SOME kickers.
Crossfire.
Quite a few have options like that. Although most of the SQ based lines won't.

SkwurlyFab
07-08-2006, 05:46 PM
Just a tip for next time if you didn't know allready, it's very easy to cut a hole for a tweeter in plastic with a regular old hole saw that is the same diameter as your tweeter.
Anyways about the Picasso, I've heard very good things about em and I'm thinking of getting on myself for my sub. The 3500d, but they're a tad pricey and I'd like to get one used but I have never seen one in the classifieds. Which amp are you thinking of getting?

Trey803
07-08-2006, 06:11 PM
SOUNDSTREAM PIC1.900D
# RMS @ 4 Ohm: 225Wx1
# RMS @ 2 Ohm: 450Wx1
# 1 Ohm (Mono): 900Wx1
Its190 BIN on ebay. Do you think it would be to much for a rl-i @ 2ohm?

Trey803
07-08-2006, 06:21 PM
NEW SOUNDSTREAM XTA600.5
This one would be nice and its the same price. 90x4@2OHM + 240x1? Could I do an active setup and get the Woofer and Tweet to run at 2ohm? So I could get maximum power by having each channel of the amp run at 2 ohm.

djman37
07-08-2006, 07:04 PM
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/2214000-2214999/2214971_41.jpg
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The tweeter isnt perfectly flush, very close but the door panels are slightly contoured. Any ideas of somthing to fill the gap with. Custom fiberglass?


very nice.:cool: doesn't look bad to me, unless you compete in SQ that is.

Trey803
07-08-2006, 07:11 PM
Why do you say that? The gap or the positioning? Because I'm hopefully going to cover that up one way or another.

djman37
07-08-2006, 07:36 PM
Why do you say that? The gap or the positioning? Because I'm hopefully going to cover that up one way or another.

i thought you mentioned the curve in your panel. I didn't even notice it until you mentioned it. Yes, in SQ competitions, the judge might notice something like that. Take points off or not, I dunno...I'm a knuckle draggin' SPL'er still.:D

Looks good, I wish I could mount my tweeters there...i'm having ISSUES.

b to the igbird
07-09-2006, 07:58 PM
what are those speaker mounts made of? just painted mdf?

Trey803
07-10-2006, 04:31 PM
Yeah 1/2" mdf gloss black spray paint

zthumper
07-10-2006, 04:40 PM
Thats the exact setup I am looking at getting right now. Looks great and hopefully it sounds just as good.

carguy83
07-11-2006, 03:11 AM
looks good, glad you like the components.

people are still amazed by their performance each time they hear my set.