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poundindak69
09-06-2007, 09:46 PM
well today i went to a pawn shop and picked up a used 15L7 for really cheap and i would like some help in designing a box for that will fit in my regular cab dakota. my space i can work with is 50 long 16 high 7.5wide on bottom and 5 wide on top. i am planing on inverting it to.


here are some pics of the sub
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1533.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1537.jpg

mikey060
09-06-2007, 09:47 PM
a little excited were we

poundindak69
09-06-2007, 09:48 PM
yeah just a little, and also if i cant get it in my truck its going to go in a vw jetta

billabongcr
09-06-2007, 09:49 PM
decent find..whats the mounting depth on it? im too lazy to look it up. how much you pay?

remember, when designing your box, you MUST have a minimum of ATLEAST 1/2 behind the magnet to the bottom of the box. and 1/2 inch is cuttin it close. actually you should keep it between 1-2, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

pm jellyfish420 here on the forum..he designed my box..awesome one at that.

edit: how you gunna invert it?! im assuming your gunna go infront of the seat between the dash instead of behind the seat?!

poundindak69
09-06-2007, 09:50 PM
and i am going try to fix that ugly *** fix job the other owner did cause that nasty looking.

Skatin Houston
09-06-2007, 09:50 PM
I used to have one of those,,,,just like it. They love lots of power.

poundindak69
09-06-2007, 09:50 PM
decent find..whats the mounting depth on it? im too lazy to look it up. how much you pay?

remember, when designing your box, you MUST have a minimum of ATLEAST 1/2 behind the magnet to the bottom of the box. and 1/2 inch is cuttin it close. actually you should keep it between 1-2, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

pm jellyfish420 here on the forum..he designed my box..awesome one at that.


mounting depth is 8 1/2 in and i paid $40 for it.

billabongcr
09-06-2007, 09:52 PM
decent find..whats the mounting depth on it? im too lazy to look it up. how much you pay?

remember, when designing your box, you MUST have a minimum of ATLEAST 1/2 behind the magnet to the bottom of the box. and 1/2 inch is cuttin it close. actually you should keep it between 1-2, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.

pm jellyfish420 here on the forum..he designed my box..awesome one at that.

edit: how you gunna invert it?! im assuming your gunna go infront of the seat between the dash instead of behind the seat?!

my bad..didnt edit it fast enough for you to see before

poundindak69
09-06-2007, 09:55 PM
yes sir it going in between the seats i hope.

billabongcr
09-06-2007, 09:59 PM
yes sir it going in between the seats i hope.

measure out how much room you got..and how tall you want the box to be. use some basic area formulas to find out how much area you got to work with, once you find that out..you can start looking at ported area. theres a vveerryy basic and easy to use for beginners box design program on reaudio.com...you just plug in the specs you have to work with and itll tell you port tuning, port area, how much sq ft you have, and you can play with the port lengths to get the tuning you want. or just figure out your dims, figure out what you want your box to be tuned to..and find someone to design it for you. people usually charge between $5-$10. jellyfish420 charged me $7. im satisfied.

have you thought about what you want your box to be tuned to yet? low bass..high bass?

Fear Of Theive
09-06-2007, 10:00 PM
lol i thought you spilled pop on it i didn't no that was a fix job.

BASSMEKANIK
09-06-2007, 10:08 PM
good find, thats a "real" L7. They dont make em like they used to...

poundindak69
09-06-2007, 10:16 PM
measure out how much room you got..and how tall you want the box to be. use some basic area formulas to find out how much area you got to work with, once you find that out..you can start looking at ported area. theres a vveerryy basic and easy to use for beginners box design program on reaudio.com...you just plug in the specs you have to work with and itll tell you port tuning, port area, how much sq ft you have, and you can play with the port lengths to get the tuning you want. or just figure out your dims, figure out what you want your box to be tuned to..and find someone to design it for you. people usually charge between $5-$10. jellyfish420 charged me $7. im satisfied.

have you thought about what you want your box to be tuned to yet? low bass..high bass?

im kindof leanin toward like 35 or so hz

poundindak69
09-06-2007, 10:17 PM
good find, thats a "real" L7. They dont make em like they used to...


do you know what year it is. i would love to know?

mazdakid
09-06-2007, 10:46 PM
good find, thats a "real" L7. They dont make em like they used to...

hmm so you're trying to say those are better than the newest ones?

poundindak69
09-06-2007, 10:50 PM
i think he is saying that

mazdakid
09-06-2007, 11:53 PM
ha

young_gun
09-07-2007, 12:51 PM
Man thats skimming it on airspace for that l7,lol. I ran a TC9 based 15 in a/b 2cubes, better put some power to it in that tight of air. Should wang in that single cab. And WTF was that guy trying to do on the cone,LOL

Twistid
09-07-2007, 12:53 PM
thats an 04/05 model, i used to have one...

its crap :( , but it will be loud crap!

poundindak69
09-07-2007, 01:04 PM
Man thats skimming it on airspace for that l7,lol. I ran a TC9 based 15 in a/b 2cubes, better put some power to it in that tight of air. Should wang in that single cab. And WTF was that guy trying to do on the cone,LOL

idk wtf he was doin but i hate how it looks good thing it will be inverted.

poundindak69
09-07-2007, 01:05 PM
thats an 04/05 model, i used to have one...

its crap :( , but it will be loud crap!


thanks for the info, i think i will just use it till it blows a voice coil then prolly get it reconed.

young_gun
09-07-2007, 01:05 PM
idk wtf he was doin but i hate how it looks good thing it will be inverted.

Agreed,lol. That looks like gorilla glue, fwiw.:uhoh:

young_gun
09-07-2007, 01:06 PM
thanks for the info, i think i will just use it till it blows a voice coil then prolly get it reconed.

I dont think Kicker has recones for that year model anymore, but I may be wrong.

poundindak69
09-07-2007, 01:09 PM
idk either i will have to see how would i find out if they do.

Lakota
09-07-2007, 04:21 PM
I'm going to make it easy for you...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v231/Lakota/100_0771.jpg

poundindak69
09-07-2007, 04:41 PM
lakota howed you make it easy for me im still confused.

mazdakid
09-07-2007, 06:36 PM
the box and port positioning probably. but since you have a reg cab it probably wont work

Lakota
09-07-2007, 08:50 PM
the box and port positioning probably. but since you have a reg cab it probably wont work

Crap, didn't read enough to realize it's a single cab. To properly fit a 15 in a single cab isn't going to be easy. However, a few guys on here have done it with success. TommyK and another guy that has/had a Death Penalty comes to mind. I would talk to them.

Atimm693
09-07-2007, 09:28 PM
idk either i will have to see how would i find out if they do.

No recones, kicker doesnt even have them for the new ones.

poundindak69
09-07-2007, 10:00 PM
No recones, kicker doesnt even have them for the new ones.

**** that ***** balls...all well ill play it till it dies

poundindak69
09-07-2007, 10:04 PM
and i am startin on the box tomorrow so i will get pictures up after we get it built.

and also what kind of amp should i upgrade to and how many watts, right now i got a kicker 350.2 in the truck

young_gun
09-08-2007, 12:01 AM
^^^Clean your inbox! LOL, and the model was FX 102 ;)

imbumpking
09-08-2007, 12:53 AM
yea i get to make this box together we can do it :Ditll pound

poundindak69
09-08-2007, 02:42 PM
^^^Clean your inbox! LOL, and the model was FX 102 ;)



sorry about that

young_gun
09-09-2007, 09:42 AM
Pics?

poundindak69
09-09-2007, 11:14 AM
will get them once the upload

poundindak69
09-09-2007, 11:27 AM
some pictures from our build

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1551.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1550.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1549.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1547.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1545.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1544.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1543.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1542.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1541.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1540.jpg

poundindak69
09-09-2007, 11:32 AM
the pic of the plans were the ones that we didnt use.

young_gun
09-09-2007, 01:52 PM
More pics of the girl! Lol, so why is that little bit of wood sticking out the top of the box? Im assuming the original baffle was too short? Looks real nice, I used some bracing similar to that in my old box.

EnvEe 02
09-09-2007, 02:03 PM
pics with the sub mounted?

mazdakid
09-09-2007, 02:33 PM
that guy looks like my friend we call fat sam

poundindak69
09-09-2007, 03:42 PM
pics with the sub mounted?


will do later tonight

poundindak69
09-09-2007, 03:43 PM
More pics of the girl! Lol, so why is that little bit of wood sticking out the top of the box? Im assuming the original baffle was too short? Looks real nice, I used some bracing similar to that in my old box.



idk about those pics cause that my sister, yeah the baffle was a little small.

dbhittin
09-09-2007, 03:48 PM
i like the white car

ThatChevyGuy
09-09-2007, 03:53 PM
i like the purple dakota.

young_gun
09-09-2007, 04:12 PM
idk about those pics cause that my sister, yeah the baffle was a little small.

Hahahaha, pwned! Is it possible to trim that lip off the top of the box? or do you need it up there? I'd at least put some cool lettering on it,lmfao

poundindak69
09-09-2007, 04:16 PM
i probably will put like dakota or something there

young_gun
09-09-2007, 06:46 PM
i probably will put like dakota or something there

That would be sweet:fro:

poundindak69
09-09-2007, 08:43 PM
here are some of it in my truck

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1556.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1555.jpg
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1551.jpg

CRAZYCORNUTS18
09-09-2007, 08:49 PM
get a better amp asap

brchd
09-09-2007, 08:50 PM
pics with the sub mounted?
looks good

brchd
09-09-2007, 08:54 PM
hope that sub is a dual 2 ohm.....otherwise kiss tha Xplod g'bye!

poundindak69
09-09-2007, 09:13 PM
i am looking for a another amp my kicker would push it so i had to borrow my buddies...os if you know of a really good deal on a amp that would push this then lmk

skisloski
09-09-2007, 09:30 PM
ill sell you my hifonics bx1605d for 175 shipped, in perfect condition pushed my 15L7 perfectly

only reason im selling it is cuz i sold my L7

LMK

poundindak69
09-09-2007, 09:34 PM
ill sell you my hifonics bx1605d for 175 shipped, in perfect condition pushed my 15L7 perfectly

only reason im selling it is cuz i sold my L7

LMK


im am really intrested , can i get some pictures

young_gun
09-09-2007, 09:44 PM
Looks great man! And x2 on getting a good amp. How does it sound????

poundindak69
09-09-2007, 09:59 PM
Looks great man! And x2 on getting a good amp. How does it sound????


oh it ****ing sounds great i will get some video tommorow of it but just so you know i drive 4-6 blocks away to a old school and you could hear me at my house.

young_gun
09-09-2007, 10:19 PM
oh it ****ing sounds great i will get some video tommorow of it but just so you know i drive 4-6 blocks away to a old school and you could hear me at my house.

Awesome, as long as your happy with it thats all that matters!

poundindak69
09-09-2007, 10:21 PM
yeah i am cause im the 2nd or 3rd loudest in my town right now.

ultimate157
09-09-2007, 10:54 PM
You guys still using the jigsaw for doing the sub cut out? If so ... not too bad ;)

imbumpking
09-09-2007, 11:52 PM
hope that sub is a dual 2 ohm.....otherwise kiss tha Xplod g'bye!

why would it be better cuz is runnin higher ohms with a dvc 4 and thats my anp and ive had my 2 12 "dvc 4 s hooked up to it for awhile and its pushin that soo u tell me how it matters

imbumpking
09-09-2007, 11:56 PM
You guys still using the jigsaw for doing the sub cut out? If so ... not too bad ;)

yes we are i hate it cant wait to get a router then i can zip em down lots easier but i do good and thank for liken it

poundindak69
09-10-2007, 12:10 PM
another question im thinking about recarpeting my truck here soon cause the floor is nasty lookins when i have the truck apart for recarpeting should i lay some deadener down too?

skisloski
09-10-2007, 12:46 PM
Hey man sorry to get your hopes up i just got a local offer sorry...
i would look into that hifonics amp though, it was a perfect match for my L7 and i know you can find it cheap

poundindak69
09-10-2007, 12:51 PM
oh that *****:( but today i found a local kid selling a good amp for cheap to me. so it will work out. i will get the name of the amp later today

chambiec1
09-10-2007, 08:05 PM
yeah i am cause im the 2nd or 3rd loudest in my town right now.

Sorry to bust your nuts Radney, but thats not true.(well... maybe for monroeton)

chambiec1
09-10-2007, 08:06 PM
oh that *****:( but today i found a local kid selling a good amp for cheap to me. so it will work out. i will get the name of the amp later today

It's a Niche Audio 1000w

poundindak69
09-10-2007, 08:10 PM
ok, well im the loudest in powell

poundindak69
09-11-2007, 10:19 PM
so im lookin to put some 8's in my doors an di was thinking about getting some kicker comps. what do you guys think?

chambiec1
09-11-2007, 11:38 PM
so im lookin to put some 8's in my doors an di was thinking about getting some kicker comps. what do you guys think?

I doubt many, if any 8's are gonna fit in those doors with ease, Ethan.

poundindak69
09-12-2007, 12:07 PM
I doubt many, if any 8's are gonna fit in those doors with ease, Ethan.



i know it will fit i just have to make a mdf ring for it. it has been done before

maxxguy1
09-12-2007, 01:27 PM
for the record that is the 02 model l7 not the 05-06 that can take a betting

poundindak69
09-12-2007, 01:39 PM
for the record that is the 02 model l7 not the 05-06 that can take a betting



well thank you for the info and it already looks like tis been through alot and its on it way for more. lol

poundindak69
09-12-2007, 07:36 PM
here is a little video of it is action

http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/th_HPIM1562.jpg (http://s185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/?action=view&current=HPIM1562.flv)

Twistid
09-12-2007, 07:38 PM
looks nice how the magnet sticks out between the seats, and you did great on the box...

but a pink/purple truck? u go offroading alot?

poundindak69
09-12-2007, 07:41 PM
looks nice how the magnet sticks out between the seats, and you did great on the box...

but a pink/purple truck? u go offroading alot?


well the purple truck got passed down to me so i took it and yeah i do a little offroading.
and pretty soon the amp will be above the sub so it not in between the seats, which will be cool looking

ultimate157
09-13-2007, 12:23 AM
whats the power output of that amp? Seems like the L7 could use some more power

poundindak69
09-13-2007, 12:07 PM
whats the power output of that amp? Seems like the L7 could use some more power


it says 1000 and im trying to get another amp that is bigger.

ultimate157
09-14-2007, 07:56 PM
rms or peak

poundindak69
09-14-2007, 11:19 PM
i think that peak.

poundindak69
09-20-2007, 01:18 PM
well i got a mtx 8100d that might be broken comeing in and a sound storm amp i bought. so i think i will have enough power for it cause i think i will use the mtx.

poundindak69
09-23-2007, 08:41 PM
here some pics of when we painted it this weekend

finished
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/th_HPIM1583.jpg (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1583.jpg)
after a couple coats
http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/th_HPIM1582.jpg (http://i185.photobucket.com/albums/x193/feelthebass69/HPIM1582.jpg)