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Supergumby5000
01-24-2007, 11:13 PM
Well, been goin at it the past week. Almost done though. Holes were cut today, and put a second coat of paint on the top of the box after i took these pictures. Once i get the big 3 done in my SUV and make some kind of bracket to hold the kinetik 2400, it should be about done. Now the pics, i dont think i did too bad of a job seeing it was my first box. Did have some help from my dad and cousin tho, although my cousin is almost worthless :laugh: . Well, on to pics:

Each sub has its own chamber, 4 cubes @ 33hz
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2629/285587543tu.th.jpg (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=285587543tu.jpg)
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/4089/208612909ke.th.jpg (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=208612909ke.jpg)
My first oops. I think my pilot hole was a little shallow
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/8016/838851683pt.th.jpg (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=838851683pt.jpg)
Middle of doing primer
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/5500/786456279ke.th.jpg (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=786456279ke.jpg)
The first coat of paint. Its a high gloss grey with a matte black port
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/2553/266037810ls.th.jpg (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=266037810ls.jpg)
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3043/915331641rx.th.jpg (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=915331641rx.jpg)
Holes cut, awaiting second coat on the top of the box
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/7062/820209547sy.th.jpg (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=820209547sy.jpg)
Checking for fitting, and gettin a sample of what it looks like. My XX-herc will be mounted on top of the box behind the subs, next to the Alpine F250
http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/227/108gm.th.jpg (http://img221.imageshack.us/my.php?image=108gm.jpg)

Well, leave me your opinions! Since i painted it, i did all my sealing on the inside of the box, and used quite a bit of wood glue at the seams on the outside just in case. I almost painted the whole box black, but because i have grey interior i thought i would give grey a try first.

Supergumby5000
01-24-2007, 11:13 PM
PS sorry if the pics arent the best. They are camera phone pics heh.

96civ
01-24-2007, 11:38 PM
That's huuuge. Looks good.

baseballer1100
01-24-2007, 11:39 PM
Not bad...

perfecxionX
01-25-2007, 12:02 AM
gonna need to see a video when its all done

Supergumby5000
01-25-2007, 12:10 AM
yeah i'll try to keep you guys posted. Hopefully everything will be DONE sometime saturday, if not friday night. All i got is a digital camera and not sure if it has a mic on it or not, but i'll try to get a vid up too.

Supergumby5000
01-25-2007, 12:13 AM
one thing i havent solved yet is running the speaker wire. So far, my plan is to drill a hole into each side of the box, JUST big enough to where i can force the wire through, than silicone around the wire on the inside and out of box. Does this sound like an okay idea?

Supergumby5000
01-25-2007, 12:48 AM
ttt

SHiZNiLTi
01-25-2007, 12:55 AM
Sick box, I like the design of it. Ive seen a guy with (2) 18 BTLs use the same design in tahoe.

What kinda SUV is it going in?

Try to make a video if you can.

I have ran speaker wire outta a box the way you explained and it sealed perfect.

geowick07
01-25-2007, 12:59 AM
one thing i havent solved yet is running the speaker wire. So far, my plan is to drill a hole into each side of the box, JUST big enough to where i can force the wire through, than silicone around the wire on the inside and out of box. Does this sound like an okay idea?

My $0.02 is to put a small terminal cup on each side. It makes for an easier removal if it ever becomes necessary. But, the method you mentioned will work well, also. Basically, it's personal preference. You'll find a way you like to run wire. Good luck!

Supergumby5000
01-25-2007, 01:02 AM
Sick box, I like the design of it. Ive seen a guy with (2) 18 BTLs use the same design in tahoe.

What kinda SUV is it going in?

Try to make a video if you can.

I have ran speaker wire outta a box the way you explained and it sealed perfect.

heh i'll do my best to get a vid when its all done. This will be going in my Ford Explorer. I keep hearing they are similar to the tahoe when it comes to sound resonance. I had a Type-E 12" before this and it was pretty loud for just a type-E. Im really curious to see what kind of damage this is going to do.

Thanks for the info on the speaker wire too, gonna make my life a lot easier.

wlmrs
01-25-2007, 01:18 AM
Sweet *** box!:handclap:

Supergumby5000
01-25-2007, 01:38 AM
Sweet *** box!:handclap:

didnt think it was that good, but thanks hehe. Havent tried it with the subs yet tho, lets hope theres no leaks, ect ect :rolleyes:

wlmrs
01-25-2007, 01:47 AM
didnt think it was that good, but thanks hehe. Havent tried it with the subs yet tho, lets hope theres no leaks, ect ect :rolleyes:
Yeah it's not always about the looks,it's how the box was made.You should be fine though.Keep us posted and get a vid up!

dastt
01-25-2007, 02:55 PM
best thing to do is terminal cups or ive run the wire through the ports before.

PowerNaudio
01-25-2007, 05:49 PM
if you're going with terminal cups, i suggest going with the little rectangular shaped ones, reason for it is because all you have to do to install them is drill two holes in the enclosure the size of the wires. then just screw the terminal on the enclosure.
with those terminals you don't run a chance of a leak and they wont crack after along time of use. they are cheap but work perfect.

Supergumby5000
01-25-2007, 07:04 PM
i think i am going to try to just drill holes and caulk em up around the wire, i think i can get the wires pretty snug in there if i drill a right sized hole, then caulking it off will do the trick. its a pain in the @$$ to find little tidbits for high end stereos in my area. today after school i went out looking for some 1/0 ga ring terminals, and not a single place i went to had any/didnt sell them.

PSturmer
01-25-2007, 07:15 PM
i put a bolt through the box and put ring terminals on either side. its cheap and gives you a very nice seal if done properly. i make the whole in the box a little smaller than the bolt and then pound the bolt through.

Supergumby5000
01-26-2007, 12:38 AM
well went and drilled holes and ran the wire through them, and it was a TIGHT fit, i mean it took a while. So i figure that and some caulking/silicone and it will be good