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kickerlivinloud
11-06-2006, 07:18 PM
Was bored today so I decided to go ahead and build my next project. This is 1.2^ft3 @ 45Hz. The port is 4"x6.5" It is deffenetly louder then my last box which was 1.03@28. I couldn't play it to loud, b/c I didn't want to **** the neighbors off. I will play with it some more tomorrow though, so with out further ado....


Here's a shot of my new box and amp rack from the driver side...
http://123pichosting.com/images/311220.1 Amp Rack.jpg

A closer shot from the drivers side...
http://123pichosting.com/images/758020.1 Amp Rack 2.jpg

Passanger's side...
http://123pichosting.com/images/872120.1 Amp Rack 3.jpg

Another angle...
http://123pichosting.com/images/245820.1 Amp Rack 4.jpg

Another angle...
http://123pichosting.com/images/469720.1 Amp Rack 5.jpg

Stright on with the amp...
http://123pichosting.com/images/651920.1 Amp Rack 6.jpg

As you can tell I'm still working on it. It is by NO means finished so all the trash and wire will be hidden when i'm finished. The MDF frame around the amp is just a test peice. It will be lounger and hopfully will cover all the exposed wire. I'll also make side peices for the frame so when its done all you will see is MDF which will also be painted black. I have the whole month of november off so I'm trying to make stuff last as long as possible. I will also be rerouting the speaker wire out of the port. I didn't plan on building the amp rack till after I had finished the box. (figured what the heck, mine as well give it a try).

When everything is finished I'm gonna take it to the local C/A shop here and see if he would sell boxes and rack that I build. I wouldn't make a full time job out of it but, I think it would be somthing fun to do after work and make a little extra cash. Worse he can say is no.

I'm open to idea's, criticism, or opinions....

Thanks

Jon

MTXman
11-06-2006, 07:20 PM
looks great man.

you are my single cab idol :)

jeepintn
11-06-2006, 07:21 PM
not too bad, jsut clean up them edges and wires.

phaze23lbc
11-06-2006, 07:21 PM
Thats freakin' sweet!

Chevyaudio
11-06-2006, 07:22 PM
ewwww. 45Hz tuning for Daily. Believe me you are going to want to change that tuning.

Rc 415
11-06-2006, 07:24 PM
ewwww. 45Hz tuning for Daily. Believe me you are going to want to change that tuning.

i disagree, not everyone likes the same tuning.

ngsm13
11-06-2006, 07:25 PM
****.

nG

kickerlivinloud
11-06-2006, 07:25 PM
ewwww. 45Hz tuning for Daily. Believe me you are going to want to change that tuning.



Who said it was daily:up2somet:

I'll probably make another one, around 34 or so for a daily setup. I'll probably just take the rack off and trasfer it to whatever box I put in for my DD.



Thanks for the coments guys, keep em comin!!


Jon

mazdakid
11-06-2006, 07:28 PM
probably depends on what kind of music you listen to

Chevyaudio
11-06-2006, 07:28 PM
i disagree, not everyone likes the same tuning.

No one likes a box that doesn't fully extend into the lower sub bass region. With abox tuned at 45 you would want your SSF set at 38 at the LOWEST. And there you have it....after the roll off, you would loose alot of output from 38 and down.

thesandman
11-06-2006, 08:16 PM
the box looks nice, but the 20.1 is a waste for a sub like that imo

kicker06
11-06-2006, 08:28 PM
the box looks nice, but the 20.1 is a waste for a sub like that imo

ya think?

jeff45
11-06-2006, 08:39 PM
how much would you charge for a box like that?

60ndown
11-06-2006, 08:43 PM
looks like a lot of power 4 a lil sub.......... i bet its dynamic as the dynamic duo. tuna it a lil lower.

stuckinok
11-06-2006, 08:47 PM
nice...didnt expect a 20.1 to be paired with a JL though but me likes, me likes alot

Thieroff
11-06-2006, 08:47 PM
Looks good man, nice work


CT

kickerlivinloud
11-06-2006, 09:02 PM
nice...didnt expect a 20.1 to be paired with a JL though but me likes, me likes alot


Yea, I try and stay away form the "normal" systems. Its always fun to blaze your own trail. Even if ppl think I'm crazy for using a 20.1 on such a small sub. Maybe I am a little crazy, but at least it makes life fun...:)

Thanks again for the coments guys, I'll try and finish her up tomorrow. Either way I'll have more pics tomorrow...



Jon

azbass
11-06-2006, 09:05 PM
looks good. great work.

SHiZNiLTi
11-06-2006, 09:36 PM
Very Nice!

baseballer1100
11-06-2006, 09:50 PM
It looks great. Expecially with the 20.1 o so ****.

kickerlivinloud
11-07-2006, 05:37 PM
Ok I got more pics but there will still be more coming. I just finished priming all the wood, in 3 hrs or so I'll put a second coat on and fill all the wholes...



Here is a shot of the box and rack outside of my truck...
http://123pichosting.com/images/290820.1 Amp Rack 7.jpg

How it will look from the drivers side...
http://123pichosting.com/images/319520.1 Amp Rack 8.jpg

Passangers side...
http://123pichosting.com/images/667120.1 Amp Rack 9.jpg

New idea for the frame around the amp. I still debating rather to put lettering on there or not, here's an idea of what it would say...
http://123pichosting.com/images/910220.1 Amp Rack 10.jpg

New frame on and fitted alone with one of my cats....
http://123pichosting.com/images/495820.1 Amp Rack 11.jpg

Side of the amp frame, not to bad for guessing the angle, I sanded to a better fit later in the day....
http://123pichosting.com/images/233020.1 Amp Rack 12.jpg

kickerlivinloud
11-07-2006, 05:38 PM
Amp frame with sides as will be seen from the passengers side...
http://123pichosting.com/images/110120.1 Amp Rack 13.jpg

Amp frame side...
http://123pichosting.com/images/27420.1 Amp Rack 14.jpg

What will be seen from the drivers side...
http://123pichosting.com/images/35520.1 Amp Rack 15.jpg

Starting to paint...
http://123pichosting.com/images/515820.1 Amp Rack 16.jpg

Primer, black paint, and wood filler for all the whole's, hope to have a very smoth finish to the point were you can't see that the whole's were every there...
http://123pichosting.com/images/963320.1 Amp Rack 17.jpg


I'm waiting on the primer right now. Wood filler then second coat will be later tonight and then final coat will be put on tomorrow some time, with pics of finished product...

I'm still debatin on the lettering like I said above, not sure if its over the top or not. "Incriminator Audio" will be in small 3/4" letters and "JL, W7" will be in larger 2-3" letters. Any thoughts on doing lettering???


Let me know what you guys think, I'm very excited to get this finished so I can start on the next project, whatever that may be...:D


Jon

James Bang
11-07-2006, 05:41 PM
**** indeed.

Fattony911
11-07-2006, 05:51 PM
WOW looks really good bro you outta be proud :)

reneeb7363
11-07-2006, 05:52 PM
great design work...nice amp rack! Please tell me you arent going to leave the wire running through the port like that? Terminals? A couple bolts? All thread? ... anything but the port...you have done such nice work already...

kickerlivinloud
11-07-2006, 06:00 PM
great design work...nice amp rack! Please tell me you arent going to leave the wire running through the port like that? Terminals? A couple bolts? All thread? ... anything but the port...you have done such nice work already...


I will also be rerouting the speaker wire out of the port. I didn't plan on building the amp rack till after I had finished the box

^^Original post^^

I'm still not really sure how i'm gunna run it yet, probably use a terminal, I only have 1 left so i'll need to go get some more.

Thanks for the comments guys. Hopfully I'll be done with it tomorrow some time...




Jon

reneeb7363
11-07-2006, 06:03 PM
^^Original post^^

I'm still not really sure how i'm gunna run it yet, probably use a terminal, I only have 1 left so i'll need to go get some more.

Thanks for the comments guys. Hopfully I'll be done with it tomorrow some time...
Jon


sorry...missed that...it is nice to see someone step outside of the lines and do something different.... still LOVE the amprack!

lilmaniac2
11-07-2006, 06:03 PM
drill a hole in the box

dleccord
11-07-2006, 06:23 PM
holy cow. that's looking good:)

mazdakid
11-07-2006, 06:25 PM
drill a hole in the box

and seal it too

LeofromtheH
11-07-2006, 06:35 PM
how does that 8 sound in such a small cabin?. does it fill out the low end well?

i'm debating on going w/ an 8 or 10 in my ext.cab silverado. just can't see losing all of that LFE from my current 15 :crap:
but alittle bass is better than none at all, right?

kickerlivinloud
11-07-2006, 07:22 PM
how does that 8 sound in such a small cabin?. does it fill out the low end well?

i'm debating on going w/ an 8 or 10 in my ext.cab silverado. just can't see losing all of that LFE from my current 15 :crap:
but alittle bass is better than none at all, right?



It fills the cabin very good!! My other box deffenetly filled in the low end very well but the box its in right now dosen't have as much low end. It is a lot louder and peaks very quick when I go through freq drops and what not. I didn't get a lot of time to actully listen to it today, I got right into building and was tired of putting it in, taking it out, putting it in, taking it out. The box is pretty stinkin heavy when everything is mounted, lol. You will lose some of what your 15 used to give you. I had dual LI 12's in my car before i got the truck and I deffenetly wish the 8 could put out like them but owell. Like you said, a little is better then none.



All the priming is done!! Letting it all dry over night. I didn't get quite the affect I was hoping for with the wood putty. I guess I didn't counter-sink the whole's good enough. Next box I do I will counter-sink deeper and hopfully that will allow the wood putty to do its job.




Jon

baseballer1100
11-07-2006, 08:24 PM
Any updates?

kickerlivinloud
11-08-2006, 12:39 PM
I'm putting the first coat of black paint on right now. I'll have pics of fully painted project in a couple hours. Hopfully it will only need one paint and then I can get it installed and everything setup...



Jon

kickerlivinloud
11-08-2006, 04:59 PM
Ok I know you all have been waiting for them, so here they are....


Amp frame finished!!!!
http://123pichosting.com/images/650520.1 Amp Rack 18.jpg

Side shot of amp frame...
http://123pichosting.com/images/218320.1 Amp Rack 19.jpg

Amp mount...
http://123pichosting.com/images/49220.1 Amp Rack 20.jpg

Finished box...
http://123pichosting.com/images/69720.1 Amp Rack 21.jpg

Finished box infront of my truck...
http://123pichosting.com/images/911520.1 Amp Rack 22.jpg

IA 20.1 Mounted...
http://123pichosting.com/images/308020.1 Amp Rack 23.jpg

Yes its very dirty, I forgot to clean her off...
http://123pichosting.com/images/19520.1 Amp Rack 24.jpg

Test fit in front on my collection of boxes I've made...
http://123pichosting.com/images/812920.1 Amp Rack 25.jpg

kickerlivinloud
11-08-2006, 04:59 PM
She's in, and dirty!!!
http://123pichosting.com/images/904420.1 Amp Rack 26.jpg

Another shot...
http://123pichosting.com/images/455020.1 Amp Rack 27.jpg

Passanger side shot!
http://123pichosting.com/images/570920.1 Amp Rack 28.jpg

Step back shot from passanger side, wire is still somewhat visible, I'll work on that on a later date...
http://123pichosting.com/images/569620.1 Amp Rack 29.jpg

Shot through the passanger window...
http://123pichosting.com/images/567220.1 Amp Rack 30.jpg

Shot from driver side, my personal fav picture!!
http://123pichosting.com/images/406120.1 Amp Rack 31.jpg


Well foks, thats all there is. I might take some more pics when I have rerouted the speaker wire from the port and when I finish hiding all the other wires. I think it came out pretty well, the wood was very hard to keep clean, as you can tell from most of the pics. I might shine her up when I finishe everything else. Thanks for all the comments guys, I still might be doing some lettering but that will also be at a later date.


Jon

Immacomputer
11-08-2006, 05:12 PM
Somebody forgot to put woodfiller on the end grain... :uhoh:

acold7dusta
11-08-2006, 09:34 PM
nice job man, i probably wouldve chosen an undercoating over spray paint though

kickerlivinloud
11-08-2006, 10:37 PM
nice job man, i probably wouldve chosen an undercoating over spray paint though


It was my first time painting on MDF. I had heard that it likes to sook up paint and I didn't want that to happen. There are a couple of things I'd change now that I'm finished but hey, this isn't some show car or competitoin car, its my daily driver, and it makes me happy. That be all that matters, that and its REALLY stinken loud!!! Everyone's like," you put a second 8 or 10 in there" No one beleved it was the same sub I have had, lol.



Jon

azbass
11-08-2006, 10:40 PM
looks good. should have vinyled it to match the tan.

kickerlivinloud
11-08-2006, 10:58 PM
looks good. should have vinyled it to match the tan.

Nah, I love the look of black!!! It goes with my personality and a running joke with my freinds. (I have a lot of black stuff just so I can match my truck, don't ask inside joke...)



Jon

baseballer1100
11-08-2006, 11:02 PM
Thats sick.

kicker06
11-08-2006, 11:10 PM
W7s' surrond is soo ****in sexi!

siliconinja
11-10-2006, 12:30 AM
real slick... although i agree it would have looked cleaner with atleast most of the box matching the interior of the car....

btw.. wax ur windows the next time you wax ur car

kickerlivinloud
01-20-2007, 11:11 PM
Blah finally got around to getting a vid up. Its in my old box off my old amp. I'll probably make another better one tomorrow. Current box yeilds better excursion then this box did, not overly impressed with this actully vid but its better then nothing...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt_TSbFNr0k


Jon

jmanpc
01-20-2007, 11:13 PM
wangs for an 8 :)

alexacura1
01-21-2007, 01:40 AM
did u paint it if what did u use?

sniper007
01-21-2007, 02:09 AM
pretty awesome, wish my sierra 01's seats would move, only the driver and passengers seats move the middle seat will not move at all which is totally gay.

ruger
01-21-2007, 02:19 AM
nice setup :)

SHiZNiLTi
01-21-2007, 07:24 AM
That's a sweet setup. I'd like to hear an 8, video of flex?

spacegear
01-21-2007, 10:35 PM
bass that killz

audiobahnuser18
01-21-2007, 11:47 PM
Very nice man do a little wire hiding and that is one nice set up that you came up with though nice work.

kickerlivinloud
01-21-2007, 11:49 PM
Thanks for all the comments guys. I didn't get around to doing another vid today but I might try and make one tomorrow. When I do I'll post it up here....






Jon

wlmrs
01-21-2007, 11:50 PM
Nice work!

kickerlivinloud
01-24-2007, 12:38 PM
Ok 2 more vids on the way. Here's the first one, its short. They second one will be a little longer...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLqjDFTVSuI



Still waiting on the 2nd one to load I'll post it when its finished..




Jon

kickerlivinloud
01-24-2007, 12:48 PM
2nd Vid is up......



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6w2C_sVZbg


Jon

traksta15
01-24-2007, 12:53 PM
dang, i like it. good install!!

Radioflyer97
01-25-2007, 09:43 AM
Nice. I really like the design for a truck cab. What paint did you use? (certainly looks better than my poor rattle can skills.

kickerlivinloud
01-25-2007, 11:34 AM
I used 1 coat of Killz brushed on and then used the old rattle can. Other then the primer I did nothing special to the box. Its not real pretty when you get up close and look at it but from a distance it looks fine.



Jon

Mitch86
01-25-2007, 12:19 PM
Very nice work. I bet that 8 can get pretty loud in that small cab.

azbass
01-25-2007, 12:28 PM
werd its all snowing.

kickerlivinloud
01-25-2007, 01:55 PM
AZ, you said you had done a lot of enclosures for 8W7. What size and tuning did you find that worked best??




Jon