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quakerroatmeal
01-21-2007, 12:54 PM
Well after blowing up my 12". I decided to go with an 18" recone. Here are pictures of the box build.

The beginning... I fit 2 x 4x8 and 1 x 4x8 piece of wood in my Integra Hatchback. A few cuts and I was good to go.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/MDFWOODS2.jpg

MDF

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/MDFWOODS.jpg

After some measuring, cutting down the pieces into the right sizes. We are finally starting. But first, I needed a new false floor.

How it actually looks without false floor and with rear seats (I have rear false floor but it was crapppy), BEFOR.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/yea.jpg

The aftermath, after some hit and miss cuts and measuring.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/NewTrunk.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/NewTrunk2.jpg

Well enough with the trunk. Lets get on with the build!

Putting the pieces together, glued/clamped and brad nailed ftw.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/StartBuild.jpg

Got 4 pieces put to gether for half the box and decided to throw it inside the car to see how it looked and how big it was.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/TrunkHalfBox.jpg

Finally got the box together and baffle on. Clamping for glue to dry. Might look ugly right now but it'll look better.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/BoxClamped.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/BoxClamped2.jpg

Got the big *** hole cut. I didn't expect the hole to be this big. Double Baffle FTMFW.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/TopDoubleBaffle.jpg

quakerroatmeal
01-21-2007, 12:54 PM
Finally got my Terminal cut, and mounted for temp until I get home and solder on the wires and glue it and screw it on.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/BoxTerminals.jpg

Onto the bracing.

Started to cut the holes for the 1 1/4" Oak Wooden Dowels. (HD biggest one, and Hardwood and Oak Wood, the hardwood one was weak)

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/DowelBracesWood.jpg

Cut the dowel in half and used it as 2.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/DowelBraces3.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/DowelBraces2.jpg

Edges rounded up. Still needs touch up but it'll do.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/BoxRounded.jpg

Box finished and in the trunk

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/BoxFinishInTrunk.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/18XXXBOXTrunk.jpg

Hope you guys like it. Comments/Suggestions welcome.

Credits to Magic Man!

KnOkIn It 420
01-21-2007, 12:58 PM
Looks good man! What kinda 18 will be goin in it?

rpfuror
01-21-2007, 02:38 PM
I like it alot. Did you cutt he double baffle hole with a rotor? If so what bit did you use to get that deep?

mazdakid
01-21-2007, 03:21 PM
on the finished pic of the box it doesnt look like your ports are very long

PowerNaudio
01-21-2007, 03:34 PM
the enclosure looks very clean built.

i like it, looking forward to more pics.

one question.
why didn't you go with a slot port, it would of doubled as bracing for your top baffle. much better then the wooden rods. but im sure there was a reason for aero ports against slot port. and also notice that the ports are very close to the rear hatch. do they have a good clearance?

just wondering.

again nice build.

quakerroatmeal
01-21-2007, 03:41 PM
Looks good man! What kinda 18 will be goin in it?

18" 05 RE Audio XXX/FI Soft Parts

quakerroatmeal
01-21-2007, 03:42 PM
I like it alot. Did you cutt he double baffle hole with a rotor? If so what bit did you use to get that deep?

Straight bit was used. Barely even went through, the bit had to attach right on the edge of the tip just to get it through the baffles. Plunge Router.

quakerroatmeal
01-21-2007, 03:44 PM
on the finished pic of the box it doesnt look like your ports are very long

Each port is 17" length. I have 2 of them. It'll be tuned to 33-34hz.

quakerroatmeal
01-21-2007, 03:45 PM
the enclosure looks very clean built.

i like it, looking forward to more pics.

one question.
why didn't you go with a slot port, it would of doubled as bracing for your top baffle. much better then the wooden rods. but im sure there was a reason for aero ports against slot port. and also notice that the ports are very close to the rear hatch. do they have a good clearance?

just wondering.

again nice build.

The thing is slot port takes up way too much space. I like aeroports also, they're nice and easier rather then a slot port.

Chevyaudio
01-21-2007, 03:47 PM
Should be nice and loud. What coils for your freshly reconed XXX...D1?

quakerroatmeal
01-21-2007, 03:57 PM
Correct. New recone is Dual1

mazdakid
01-21-2007, 05:01 PM
Each port is 17" length. I have 2 of them. It'll be tuned to 33-34hz.

i was kidding. you said the box is finished and there are no ports in it

baseballer1100
01-21-2007, 05:14 PM
Nice.

quakerroatmeal
01-21-2007, 05:17 PM
i was kidding. you said the box is finished and there are no ports in it

Doh :rolleyes: Thought u meant in one of the finished pic where u can see the port (not sure if I posted that one) It looks short.

Lakota
01-21-2007, 05:19 PM
Sub is a little too close to the ports?

quakerroatmeal
01-21-2007, 05:23 PM
Just a little. They probably BARELY fit. Haven't tested yet but with everything planned out. It shouldn't touch the ports. Not the tubes at least, the flares will go pass it. That's what I'm scared of, the ports hitting the sub but I hope not.

dvrmstrng
01-21-2007, 05:25 PM
be sure to let us know how an 18" sounds in 6.5 cubes..i have mine in 9.3 and i was thinking of making a box thats around 6.5/7

quakerroatmeal
01-21-2007, 08:57 PM
Will do.

Updated pictures with the ports on (tubes not on). Just to see what they look like on.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/PortsInBox2.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/PortsInBox.jpg

pimpedout97x
01-21-2007, 08:59 PM
**** bro thats a nice *** box

baseballer1100
01-21-2007, 09:02 PM
Indeed.

PowerNaudio
01-21-2007, 09:43 PM
did you flush mount the ports?. that gloss black is ****.
whats the plan on the finish enclosure as far as covering it?
carpet,vinyl, paint, a combination?
it would look sick with a combination of black vinyl to match the interior of the car, with a gloss black top where the sub goes. yeah that would be sick as hell
and on that blank area on top of the box if youre not going to use it for an amp. i would suggest some plexy glass. with some thing engraved on it. and then light up too.

~Magick_Man~
01-21-2007, 09:55 PM
Me FTW....

and no we didnt flush the port flares, but in retrospect that would have been a nice touch.
i believe he is going to have his friend paint the box black.
and we might carpet the floor so it will look semi-stock.
also your idea about the plexiglass is interesting, we might look into that since there will be an amp rack behind the front seats

~Magick_Man~


did you flush mount the ports?. that gloss black is ****.
whats the plan on the finish enclosure as far as covering it?
carpet,vinyl, paint, a combination?
it would look sick with a combination of black vinyl to match the interior of the car, with a gloss black top where the sub goes. yeah that would be sick as hell
and on that blank area on top of the box if youre not going to use it for an amp. i would suggest some plexy glass. with some thing engraved on it. and then light up too.

Calikid
01-21-2007, 10:04 PM
nice.

quakerroatmeal
01-22-2007, 12:25 AM
Props to Magic Man for sure, with his magic touch.

PowerNaudio
01-22-2007, 11:03 AM
im subscribed, so ill be watching the progress of this enclosure. although it seems simple enough, it will be interesting to see what extra things can be done to an enclosure to bring the looks up to the standards of how it sounds.

i just hate to see a nice sounding enclosure look ugly. because ugly is not always loud. lol

again great job on the build and the attention to details.

60ndown
01-22-2007, 11:13 AM
and we might carpet the floor so it will look semi-stock.

~Magick_Man~

yea right ? 6 + cubes in an integra.........stock:laugh:

acold7dusta
01-22-2007, 11:17 AM
very ****. nice box man

~Magick_Man~
01-22-2007, 11:32 AM
yea right ? 6 + cubes in an integra.........stock:laugh:

well the floor atleast...
not so much the box itself.

~Magick_Man~

quakerroatmeal
01-22-2007, 12:46 PM
Well I did a few measuring. Hell I don't think the subwoofers going to fit. Time will tell. Crap. I think it's off by like half an inch. If it is we'll just build another baffle......but I hope it drops in smoothly. I was planning resining/painting the box. But my friend with the shop said it'd take up to 2 weeks. That's too long of a wait time for me so I don't think the box will be doing anything else anytime soon. But the amp rack design is in the making. Since we've gone this far to make everything look **** good I'm going to get a really nice amp rack design. I'll definitely update once the sub comes in and amp rack gets built. Once again THANKS to JOSEPH aka Magic Man with the Magic Build!!!

~Magick_Man~
01-22-2007, 01:08 PM
well if there is a problem with the sub fitting we will take care of it.
if i modeled the sub correctly it should clear with a 1/2" to spare atleast.

one way or another we will get it to fit in there.

~Magick_Man~

Hockyeyd214
01-22-2007, 03:11 PM
That Box is SOOO clean. The edges look perfect and everything is SMOOTH. I wanna c the finished pics. How do u plan on finishing it (carpet, paint, etc)

Goldtaz1
01-22-2007, 04:37 PM
Where did you buy your 6" aeros?

tommyk90
01-22-2007, 04:39 PM
Just add another baffle if the sub is only 1/2" too close. :)

MAD MAX101
01-22-2007, 04:43 PM
looks like dope work to me... good job

quakerroatmeal
01-22-2007, 04:44 PM
Where did you buy your 6" aeros?

www.psp-inc.com , they'll link you to thrilleraudio.com, good place and shipped it fairly fast.

PowerNaudio
01-22-2007, 05:05 PM
if the port is pvc you can heat it up where is too close or touching the sub and give it a slight bend. it will still retain the same port area just in a different shape which i doubt will hurt tuning or performance.

~Magick_Man~
01-22-2007, 05:14 PM
if the port is pvc you can heat it up where is too close or touching the sub and give it a slight bend. it will still retain the same port area just in a different shape which i doubt will hurt tuning or performance.

hmm, we will have to keep that in mind.
i am 90% sure it will clear but if it doesnt i think we will replace the piece of wood that the ports are mounted on.
but we will see which seems better at the time.

~Magick_Man~

lil azn 06
01-26-2007, 02:12 AM
Quakerroatmeal what kind of Integra you have? I must warn you lol, once you put that heavy box in you will a difference with your acceleration. I have an LS with a 12w6v2 with original specs box and my car is as slow as a turtle.

Its a ****** box and i cant wait to see it fully setup

quakerroatmeal
01-26-2007, 03:57 AM
Update:

Well I finally got the recone and everything. I checked to see if it fit, and it clears no problem! *WHEW*. Here are the updated pictures of the recone.

The FI Recone package
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/FIRecone.jpg

Basket/Softparts
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/ReconeBasketXXX.jpg

Blank Dustcap
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/ReconeFIDustcap.jpg

RE XXX Dustcap
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/18XXX-FI-Recone.jpg

Test fitted in the box (the sub is now fully assembled/reconed, just put it together and threw it in the box for the pic)
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/ReconeTestFit.jpg

And to the above post. I have an Integra LS. It drives just fine, I Just stomp on the gas.

JoshHd6
01-26-2007, 03:59 AM
is i tloud..lol..btw nice box..

quakerroatmeal
01-26-2007, 04:00 AM
I have no idea yet, I just came home finishing the actual recone itself. What a PITA it was.

duckfart
01-26-2007, 04:02 AM
I have an Integra LS also with a 5 net cube box for my TYpe R's but I'm seriously thinking of putting a 18 Q or BL now.

~Magick_Man~
01-26-2007, 04:08 AM
so who did the recone?

and what are you doing saturday?
i might have some time to finish up your car.

~Magick_Man~

~Magick_Man~
01-26-2007, 04:10 AM
and see, i told you it would fit. ;)

~Magick_Man~

quakerroatmeal
01-26-2007, 04:36 AM
That Box is SOOO clean. The edges look perfect and everything is SMOOTH. I wanna c the finished pics. How do u plan on finishing it (carpet, paint, etc)

Line-X (bedliner), with no texture finish. Smooth finish instead.

quakerroatmeal
01-26-2007, 04:37 AM
so who did the recone?

and what are you doing saturday?
i might have some time to finish up your car.

~Magick_Man~

Doug did the recone, I also picked up the HC2400 from him. Saturday I have work 12pm-6pm, if you want to do it afterwards I'm up for it.

Edit: Actually Saturday's my sisters birthday. I'm busy so maybe Sunday if you are available.

ssj2xxgotenxx
01-26-2007, 06:28 AM
Clean build.

dvrmstrng
01-29-2007, 12:52 PM
how big is that box after port displacement?

quakerroatmeal
01-29-2007, 12:52 PM
Not sure if anyone still looks on here. But here's an update. Got the box sprayed. Got the recone done. Got the battery. Amp gain turned down.

On with the pictures...

Textured of the box

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/BoxTextured.jpg

Rear of box

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/BoxTrunkRear.jpg

Box in trunk

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/BoxTrunk2.jpg

Another

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/BoxTrunk.jpg

The HC2400

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/KinetikHC2400.jpg

Sitting at a steady 12.8volts

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/KinetikHC2400-3.jpg

12" basket vs 18" basket during recone

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/12vs18.jpg

18" Basket

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/18FIBasket.jpg

18" 05 RE XXX motor / FI Car Audio Softparts recone

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/NewXXXRecone.jpg

quakerroatmeal
01-29-2007, 12:55 PM
how big is that box after port displacement?

6.5cuft@33hz after displacement.

dvrmstrng
01-29-2007, 12:58 PM
what do you think about puttin an 18" in 4 cubes sealed?

quakerroatmeal
01-29-2007, 12:59 PM
REAudio website says 4.0cubes sealed is optimum. Depends what type of subwoofer?

~Magick_Man~
01-30-2007, 02:15 AM
that is a **** box.....
i really like that coating.
how much did it cost you?

~Magick_Man~

SHiZNiLTi
01-30-2007, 12:14 PM
Line-X (bedliner), with no texture finish. Smooth finish instead....
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/BoxTextured.jpg

This looks great!!! Can you please explain the process in detail used in getting the box to look the way you did.

quakerroatmeal
01-30-2007, 12:15 PM
www.line-x.com contact a local authorized dealer.

kballa422
01-30-2007, 05:40 PM
how much did it cost you to have them spray your box?

quakerroatmeal
02-13-2007, 03:11 AM
I forgot to post here. Old thread but oh well.

Update for the people who actually looks on here. New pics of the amp rack in and wired up.

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/AmpRackFinished2.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/AmpRackFinished3.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/AmpRackFinished4.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/AmpRackFinished5.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/AmpRackFinished.jpg

Here's the trunk shot.... Looks a bit dirty

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/RearTrunk2.jpg

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f206/shyboy817/RearTrunk.jpg

uhoh45
02-13-2007, 03:29 AM
numbers?

quakerroatmeal
02-13-2007, 10:44 AM
No numbers yet. Waiting for alternator.

lilmaniac2
02-13-2007, 10:52 AM
sharp box

pwnt by pat
02-13-2007, 11:00 AM
Yeah definately. Should try and recess the amps into the amprack and then build a beauty pannel to cover the box. Would look sweet as hell.

2loud4u
02-13-2007, 11:12 AM
Very nice so far.
Only thing I would do on the amp rack was posted above. got to hide those wires.

Immacomputer
02-13-2007, 01:20 PM
Looks awesome! How much did the liner cost?

Get some videos of some flex with 30hz material... it should be pretty intense if your integra is similar to mine.

mjf
02-13-2007, 01:24 PM
i suppose you're rewiring the jl like the ia right?

quakerroatmeal
02-13-2007, 01:25 PM
Yeah definately. Should try and recess the amps into the amprack and then build a beauty pannel to cover the box. Would look sweet as hell.

I was going to recess the amp's at first. But I decided not to because I'm going to be running the 20.1 @ 0.5ohms daily when my alternator comes in. Don't want it getting heated up recessed underneath a panel. Plus in Texas summer blazes over 100+ degrees easily. The only reason the JL wires are like that is bc I do not plan on keeping that amplifier. So that's why I did not neaten up the wires yet.

jdawg
02-13-2007, 01:40 PM
If you guys like the spray on you may want to look into http://216.28.21.48/Public/Bedliner/Welcome_Center/index.shtml They can do more custom stuff, like texture, smooth, rain drops, custom mix colors just like paint, glow in the dark, metallic, alot more. I worked at a shop where they sprayed it, pretty durable stuff.

woody89
02-13-2007, 04:59 PM
Nice looking box.

Lakota
02-13-2007, 08:06 PM
Very nice setup, wish I wasn't so lazy about the look of my setups.

quakerroatmeal
02-14-2007, 01:30 AM
Thanks for the comments guys.

jeeper07
02-14-2007, 01:37 AM
clean *** box. you should have flush mounted the sub tho!! really clean nice looking install!

davidfre21
02-14-2007, 01:40 AM
probably asked already, but where did u get ur PSP 6"ers . I need one :(

~Magick_Man~
02-14-2007, 01:46 AM
he said the psp site linked him to thrilleraudio.com

~Magick_Man~

quakerroatmeal
02-14-2007, 01:46 AM
www.psp-inc.com has a site forwarded to where you can buy it. It will forward you to thriller-audio.com or something.

mr_kebo
02-14-2007, 01:55 AM
www.partsexpress.com sells them also

quakerroatmeal
02-14-2007, 02:05 AM
Not 6", max they have is 4" ports.

mr_kebo
02-14-2007, 02:06 AM
ahh true.

Goldtaz1
02-14-2007, 10:54 AM
I actually asked Parts Express if they would be getting the 6" psp's and this was the response:

Brandon,
I have inquired to the mfg and we may be carrying this in the future. However, right now because it is produced and materials are source domestically, it's about four times the cost of the 4", which would not be profitable for Parts Express. Once the mfg has this item produced off shore and offers it at a reduced cost I will look into it again. No promises! To get one now, a special order may be possible. If you are interested, just let Kim Nickell ([email protected]) know.

Regards,
Brian Myers
Product Manager
Parts Express Int'l
1-937-743-3000 ext 109

stayTUNED
02-14-2007, 04:37 PM
i hope you test fit the ports and sub, it looks like its gonna be close but its for an 18 so you should be ok.
I almost had that problem!
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=184814&highlight=week+SE
Looks Good!

davidfre21
02-14-2007, 10:39 PM
is the thriller audio a reliable place to order from?

squeak12
02-14-2007, 10:42 PM
PSP owns it IIRC

quakerroatmeal
02-14-2007, 11:33 PM
i hope you test fit the ports and sub, it looks like its gonna be close but its for an 18 so you should be ok.
I almost had that problem!
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=184814&highlight=week+SE
Looks Good!

A little late? I already have everything in and they all fit. It's VERY VERY close but it fits very well.

Thriller Audio had my 6" PSP Ports sent out quick. They are a good site and I would not mind buying from them again. Those 6" are very pricey at 40$ a piece or so.

baseballer1100
02-14-2007, 11:38 PM
what do you actually buy when buying the ports just the flares or tubes too i get all confuse on exactly what to order.

davidfre21
02-14-2007, 11:39 PM
thanks i ordered mine a lil while ago :D

and 40each is what they have always run, sometime u can find them used... sometimes. I know my friend found a pair for 40shipped used, i shoulda bought them then :(

squeak12
02-14-2007, 11:39 PM
You can buy flares, tubes, or both.

baseballer1100
02-14-2007, 11:41 PM
is both 40 dollars?

quakerroatmeal
02-14-2007, 11:44 PM
You can buy tubes itself, flares it self, couplers itself. I bought the entire kit (comes with flares couplers and a tube to complete 1 aeroport. And it's about 40$ for the kit I believe.

quakerroatmeal
02-14-2007, 11:48 PM
I feel as though I did not credit enough to the people who has helped me this long of a way. Joseph aka Magic Man (Great Guy), and Doug aka djman. I've come so far but keep reaching minor problems. I can never get anything working correctly.

stayTUNED
02-15-2007, 12:33 AM
thats not bad, considering 10ft of 6" PVC is about 80 bux