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wong05tsx
10-22-2007, 09:14 PM
Well if you saw my first box that was a real upset. It was also sealed, was kind of my trial build just to have a feel for what I'm looking at when I build the ported, which I'm currently doing.
Link to first build:
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=263147
The final product of first build:
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010337.jpg

Didn't make the mistake of having HD do the cuts for me this time. I had borrowed my uncles skilsaw this time and although some cuts are like 1mm too short or long, its almost perfect after screws and glue.

Thanks to Mr. Cabinetry for the plans :veryhapp:, I still feel guilty for not paying you for it.. I did a few small alterations but only one or two pieces.

note: about the duct tape. I read on one of the threads a few days ago saying someone used duct tape to fix a air leak and it works or something. It's glue sealed, siliconed, and then duct taped just incase I missed anything haha. If anything it's not hard to peel off.

Onto the pics..

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Building%20stuff/v1IDQ15D2v2ported.jpg
(Added 1" to the height of the right side wall)

The same small workspace :D
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010365.jpg

Woot! actual flush corners this time! Not bad for 2nd time using a skilsaw
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010366.jpg

Not sure what to cover the floor with for the glue droppings, I guess I gotta put that Macy's sale catalog to use somehow
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010367.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010368.jpg

Flush 8) + Jay's
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010371.jpg

Port
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010372.jpg

wong05tsx
10-22-2007, 09:14 PM
Whateve rthat piece is called
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010373.jpg

Yeah, that one
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010374.jpg

Got bored and sprayed it, gonna be covered up anyways
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010375.jpg

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010376.jpg

The part that I changed a little bit
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010377.jpg

More to come ina bit.

Punk In Drublic
10-22-2007, 11:44 PM
Looks interesting.. what's it tuned to?

wong05tsx
10-23-2007, 12:01 AM
Looks interesting.. what's it tuned to?


30hz i believe

geez 41 views and only 1 posts.

almost done and more pics should be up soon. waiting for last top piece to dry before putting on the front baffle.

carpeting and terminal should be done on thursday.. **** partsexpress taking forever!

bdawson72
10-23-2007, 12:03 AM
why did you change it?

wong05tsx
10-23-2007, 12:15 AM
why did you change it?

First box was really ugly and it was about an inch too tall to go all the way back to my back seat, so it was kinda floating in the middle of my trunk since that was as far back as it would go. T

he sealed was kind of just a test build to see what to expect for the second build (Which I'm glad I did since if I had HD cut the pieces for the ported it would've been horrid! and much more expensive since its like 2x the wood)

From reading reviews of the IDQ it seems that most people like to go ported, and I for one never had a sealed box, but the sealed box I made I didn't really like the sound of it; didn't go low enough. It might be because it was sitting in the middle of my trunk since it oculdn't move anywhere else

:eek::wow:

ArrizX
10-23-2007, 02:16 AM
Did you have it faced the front or back?

And you said it was an inch tallk **I think** excessive air space makes it do weird things, i.e. not get low enough.

wong05tsx
10-23-2007, 02:32 AM
Did you have it faced the front or back?

And you said it was an inch tallk **I think** excessive air space makes it do weird things, i.e. not get low enough.

it was facing the rear bumper side. The box was 1.48cu ft. and 1.55cu is what was recommended. O well though, got this box to pop in this by the end of the week. got everything together but too lazy to upload pix. ill update on thursday when i carpet it. When are you gonna build your new box? saw your plywood box :wow: reminds me of that sealed box i first made.. except worse, haha. having good cuts made a huge difference on the outcome of the box. dont let HD cut your wood! :thumbsdo:

wong05tsx
10-23-2007, 04:51 PM
Some more pics.

Second top piece on http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010392.jpg

Flush makes me feel good :D
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010393.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010394.jpg

test fit + I forgot to cut the port hole while doing the cuts at uncles place, but I did have a skilsaw. So I just cut it to sit flush with port piece #1, shouldn't make a difference should it? (The part on the right) I don't think it'll be too noticable after carpeting
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010395.jpg
Test fit, looks like its good to go to mount the front baffle!
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010396.jpg

more to come

James Bang
10-23-2007, 05:25 PM
Not cutting the port hole out of that baffle piece shoudln't make a big difference. You wont' be able to notice the difference. the tuning should be the slightest bit higher.

also, when using screws, you don't have to wait for the glue to dry before moving on to the next piece.

if you can get a hold of a router w/ a flush trim bit, then you can flush all the edges together and fix that outer port wall.

good job for your 2nd time.

wong05tsx
10-23-2007, 08:58 PM
Not cutting the port hole out of that baffle piece shoudln't make a big difference. You wont' be able to notice the difference. the tuning should be the slightest bit higher.

also, when using screws, you don't have to wait for the glue to dry before moving on to the next piece.

if you can get a hold of a router w/ a flush trim bit, then you can flush all the edges together and fix that outer port wall.

good job for your 2nd time.

Thanks for the tips =). I don't really mind the side piece i was gonna make something to slide stuff in but changed my mind after starting to build it, it's gonna be against the side of the car anyway so it wouldnt make a difference.

Meanwhile, more pix!

Onto glueing
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010399.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010400.jpg
+ screwed
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010401.jpg
a pic inside to see if I can see any light, flashlight on the outside
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010402.jpg
with flash, looks good, siliconed and taped now as well just incase :)
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010403.jpg
looks like its ready to be carpeted, won't be here till thursday though :[
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010404.jpg

should be thursday till the next update

tuck05
10-23-2007, 09:04 PM
The box looks MUCH better than the last one. Great job!

wong05tsx
10-23-2007, 09:09 PM
The box looks MUCH better than the last one. Great job!

thanks :thumbsup:

anyone know if an idq 15 will be able to get louder than a 12" type r? (if both ported box and ~600w rms)
want some kind of anticipation of what to expect when i pop this in :)

wong05tsx
10-25-2007, 10:52 PM
Carpeted and in the car within an hour of the ups man's arrival! Havn't got any pictures of it in the car sine it was starting to get dark outside and in a rush to get it hooked up and tested. Havn't really tuned the amp yet besides the gain but it sounds 1000000x better than that sealed box i made! AND i didnt even touch the tuning yet.

Anywho, here's a few pics, Ill snap some of the car pics tomorrow when its bright.
Before hooking up the terminals inside the box
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010413.jpg
**** I love these terminals! 6$ well spent
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010414.jpg
Yeah i know, but you can't really see it since the navi unit is covering it anyway, that was the hardest part to carpet in the whole box sine it was all weird shaped!
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010415.jpg
Whatever, back of the box, and did i say those terminals are awesome?
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010416.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010417.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/Turkeybowl%202005/P1010418.jpg

Some more tomorrow, enojoy!

wong05tsx
10-26-2007, 09:37 PM
in the car
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010419.jpg
jungle wire, waiting for ground bllock to ship here before i clean it all up /wire ties
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010420.jpg
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/P1010421.jpg

I have a question:
The IDQ seems to be a low beast but seems to be missing some highs, but it may just be my tuning? here's what my tuning is at right now, which knob is for the highs?
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/izsumthinwong/untitled-3.jpg

Thanks

twisztdauthorit
10-29-2007, 02:22 AM
i dont understand why you used the tape? Did u take it off later?
looked kinda gheto but your end product looks well done

Fusion_FREAK
10-29-2007, 02:35 AM
Box looks great.

Where did you get them terminals? IMO, WAAAAY better than cups.

BassBallin
10-29-2007, 02:47 AM
clean

wong05tsx
10-29-2007, 03:37 AM
swaeeet feedback :veryhapp:


i dont understand why you used the tape? Did u take it off later?
looked kinda gheto but your end product looks well done

it adds +3db :D
jk but there was a thread somewhere that someone had an air leak and duct tape fixed it, so i figured might as well just incase there is (even though everything was flush). had nothign to do while waiting for parts express to ship the terminal/carpet. I suppose it does look ghetto but when its all covered up you can't see it anyway..

here's the link to the terminals, love this stuff =D
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=091-1245

bumpin buick
10-29-2007, 03:46 AM
looks great keep up the good work

aeon
10-29-2007, 03:57 AM
looks good man. get a video up if you can. i want to know what it sounds like in your tsx.

wong05tsx
10-29-2007, 03:59 AM
looks good man. get a video up if you can. i want to know what it sounds like in your tsx.

Will do as soon as I can find someone to tune my amp better =(. are you in norcal?

aeon
10-29-2007, 04:04 AM
no, use to live up there. now i'm in socal.

btw, i'm zidenx from acurazine.