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wong05tsx
10-09-2007, 04:37 PM
Gonna be my first build! I hope everything will be as easy as it looks :crap: ...

16cu ft (1.54) sealed box (figuring out dimensions & tuning of a ported got too confusing in my limited trunk space!)

What's going in:
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/9/web/2289000-2289999/2289351_122_full.jpg

Picked up what I could afford + the wood cut at home depot (no saw at home! and cant afford one) For the most part, the pieces are pretty good, theres a few that is off by about 1 or 2 cm at the most + or -, but it should be alright with a few screws.

Pretty much what I'll be working with... =X!
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010318.jpg
First side up.. notice the little ammount of space i got to work with =(.. **** small house
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010319.jpg


updates to come..

spoonraker
10-09-2007, 04:41 PM
you work inside? that's hard core. If you didn't live halfway across the US from me I'd let you come over and use my space and tools

wong05tsx
10-09-2007, 05:04 PM
you work inside? that's hard core. If you didn't live halfway across the US from me I'd let you come over and use my space and tools

Yeah :\, no wooden table or anything so even if i brought it outside it wouldnt make a difference.. and theres zero to no tools in the house since im a single parent family (mother only)
Got whatever tools i could with the 30$ i had, a borrowed a drill from my friend

Update:

Wall 2 up
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010320.jpg
Is 3 screws good enough?
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010321.jpg
from afar.. looking good so far o_O?
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010322.jpg

blackbonnie
10-09-2007, 05:06 PM
i would personally countersink those screws, but thats just my preference

bonesninja
10-09-2007, 05:14 PM
wait a minute...you drive an acura tsx but can't afford some hand tools

spoonraker
10-09-2007, 05:39 PM
Three screws is plenty, the only thing they do is keep the wood tightly clamped together while the glue dries. A lot of people don't even use screws, or they remove them after the box is fully assembled.

Wonger
10-09-2007, 05:48 PM
I like the Username :)

wong05tsx
10-09-2007, 06:17 PM
i would personally countersink those screws, but thats just my preference

predrilled some holes in it before the screws to save some money instead of buying countersinks =O, 7 screws so far no splits


wait a minute...you drive an acura tsx but can't afford some hand tool

In debt from paying for school... and I'll probably be only using these tools once or twice and it'll just sit there collecting dust!


I like the Username
at first i thought someone had made an account just to make fun of me, but apparently not :D



Just went to get some food, updates to come!

wong05tsx
10-09-2007, 06:56 PM
5 sides completed. the bottom doesnt exactly fit flush, but i suppose its close enough, i saw this polyurethane filler stuff thats suppose to fill in cracks at Home depot that i think ill pick up and just fill in the corners just in case there isn't air tight, but it looks air tight!

I wish I had a saw and like perfect cut pieces so that it would look better :\, but I suppose i gotta work with what i got..

4 sides and the bottom on
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010323.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010324.jpg
about 2cm too short!, gonna fill this part in with that stuff from HD.

think i'll pick up some corner/L brackets for extra support too

mobeious
10-09-2007, 07:10 PM
hmmmm not good

Random1010
10-09-2007, 07:19 PM
hey i build all my boxes inside too....
maybe living in seattle has made me suspicious of the clouds on the horizon...

tuck05
10-09-2007, 07:32 PM
I think everything looks "ok". I would replace the piece that is too short.

wong05tsx
10-09-2007, 08:07 PM
all done
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010325.jpg

just need to pick up some carpet now, and waiting for the idq to get here, should be here monday!

Tiger Bass
10-10-2007, 03:07 AM
I would replace that front panel. It is way too short on all the sides to even think about fixing any other way.

iagrdshaka
10-10-2007, 07:08 PM
I wouldn't trust the front baffle...

wong05tsx
10-11-2007, 03:14 AM
I would replace that front panel. It is way too short on all the sides to even think about fixing any other way.


I wouldn't trust the front baffle...

I was thinking the same thing. I just sealed every edge with silicone today and everything is super tight and that front panel is really sturdy as well (theres actually more bonding than what it looks like from the pic)
I'm picking up some carpet tomorrow to carpet it..

I'm also pretty sure that I will be building a new ported box in the coming months since almost every idq review recommended a ported box, and i'll take measurements after i clear out my trunk to put this sealed box in.

I'm sure my next box will come out 90% better... I won't be going to HD again for my cuts thats for sure!

Will update tomorrow with picture after carpeted

wong05tsx
10-11-2007, 08:23 PM
Did the siliconing yesterday and carpeting today... the **** carpet cost more than the box! (Jipped home depot, paid for one when i had 3 haha (cashiers cant tell when they cut it for you :D)

Pic of the siliconing yesterday
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010328.jpg
That thing should **** well be air tight now!

Pics of carpeting, it actually turned out pretty well, when I did measurements I kind of under estimated the amount of carpet I needed, so I was like half an inch short on flaps side, but i fixed it with a little bit of customization (cut out circles with the help of the bottom of my trash can so it kind of looks like it was intentional :D)

Finished product:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010333.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010334.jpg

Bottom:
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010335.jpg

Side 1, this will be the only side you will see since itll be facing the navi unit side, think i did a good job with hiding the flaws with that circle :) (the flash actually brought out the open wood on the seams, if you just look at it with bare eye, you can't see the wood)
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010332.jpg

The other side, same thing, but the uncarpeted area was smaller so i only needed a smaller one, it won't be able to be seen if you just look at it anyway since it'll be against the wall of the car
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010336.jpg

and polyfilled about 1/2 lb
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010337.jpg

note: most of the sides did not sit flush, which is why the corners don't look too sharp :x

Overall, I'm quite pleased with the results considering this is my first build. I'm gonna start doing plans for a 2.5cu ported box 30hz... and this time actually have a real saw to do the cuts.. **** HD

Haters... I understand it is your job as a hater to hate, so if you have nobody to hate on, feel free to hate on me.

Criticize all you want, i'll take it as advice for my next build, which im sure will be 50x better than this since I will have precision cuts!

Tiger Bass
10-11-2007, 08:43 PM
I would work on carpeting skills a bit, or learn to appreciate a bare, all natural box :D

Also, I noticed that look metal joint brace. It's probably completely unnecessary if you did a good job on gluing and clamping. And even if you didn't do that great of a job, it doesn't really look sturdy enough to make a difference.

wong05tsx
10-15-2007, 09:45 PM
Mr. UPS man paid me a visit today, right when it stopped raining outside, so me being overly excited, rushed to get my box out of the other room, opened the box, screwed the b**** on and headed straight for the door to put it in the car. All in the 10 minutes or so from UPS coming to me going out the door, it began to rain heavily.. again.. **** bay area weather!

i wanted to take a pic of it coming in, but i got excited ;x, everything looks to be in working order, packed fairly well with big styrofoam. (bought from SPY - I'll let you know after its hooked up, followed by a feedback)

just a pic, for now.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010353.jpg

this box is only gonna bei n for about a month or two, gonna be starting my 2nd build soon when i get the money thanks for the design, Mr Cabinetry
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=263705&page=3

budahbuddy803
10-15-2007, 09:55 PM
how big is the box? Mine is in 1.55cuft sealed. I like it although i plan on either getting a new sub for a change or building a ported box just to change things up.

edit: i reread it sorry. how many watts you sending it? 500 from the jl? that would be amazing

wong05tsx
10-15-2007, 11:28 PM
how big is the box? Mine is in 1.55cuft sealed. I like it although i plan on either getting a new sub for a change or building a ported box just to change things up.

edit: i reread it sorry. how many watts you sending it? 500 from the jl? that would be amazing

its 1.53cu ft. I just got it hooked up with a bunch of flashlights in my trunk, but tuning amps is one thing that im not good at and i dont have a multimeter. It's working, but it isn't loud at all, its got the lows good, but missing alot of the highs (might just be tuning issues), I havn't touched the amp since the type R w/ ported box was in there.

a 15" idq should be able to get louder, if not, just as loud as a 12" type R shouldn't it?

imma bring it in to my system installer tomorrow to tune it for me i dont wanna mess anything up

edit: to answer your question, yeah its a jl 500/1, kinna underrated im guessing its giving about 600 rms

budahbuddy803
10-15-2007, 11:33 PM
600watts is perfect for a sealed box about the same size as mine. Maybe you have air leaks and that is hurting its performance? mine sealed with 500rms maybe a little more flexing my windshield on a 32hz test tone i cant wait to build this ported box.