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MegaCab19
11-26-2007, 12:09 AM
Hey all I am attempting my first box build for my new 07 mega cab. I will enclose pictures when I get everything all finished. wish me luck.

steve

SeanDub
11-26-2007, 12:11 AM
good luck

Stem
11-26-2007, 05:47 AM
a thread just for an announcement? i guess its not a ca.com first

MegaCab19
11-26-2007, 10:53 AM
Here are some of the pictures from last night. I hope that I will have it all done in the next couple of days. It definitely does not look like a professional job but I know that I saved some money and learned a few things in the process. It is not much but I hope that it sounds ok.
Steve

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MegaCab19
11-26-2007, 10:59 AM
More pictures of box and subs and amp.
Steve
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skadude016
11-26-2007, 11:01 AM
no port :(

jdc753
11-26-2007, 11:22 AM
Wish I had that kinda room behind the seat in my crew cab superduty :( Looks like its coming out pretty good.

Looks to be a pretty big box, could probably port it with some aero ports pretty easily, gain some output to fill that minivan sized cabin

MegaCab19
11-26-2007, 12:01 PM
The box is not really that big. It is only like 45x13x9x6 (WxHxBDxTD). I was just looking to have some extra bass behind the seat. I don't need anything to rattle the houses throughout my whole neighborhood. I might think about building a bigger and better box for it later on. I figure that this would suffice for my first box build and maybe next time I can use the things that I learned from this one.
Steve

jdc753
11-26-2007, 02:19 PM
The top and bottom depth is what I can't get in mine. Trying to decide now if I want to remove my front center seat and put a box there or go with one behind the seat. Best I can do behind the seat is 60"x17.5"x7"x3" makes for very little mounting depth.

MegaCab19
11-27-2007, 11:20 AM
I am sure that if it is tall enough then you might be able to squeeze out a little bit more of mounting depth if you mount the sub lower on the box. I got some more pics but I have to download them to the computer. I will have them up in a couple of hours (I hope).
Steve

MegaCab19
11-27-2007, 12:37 PM
Here are some more pictures from last night. I forgot to take pictures of the inside of the box after I sealed it. I also took pictures of it behind the seat. Now I wish that I would have made it deeper by an inch or so. I also have a question about the speaker terminals on the back of boxes. Which ones are the best? regular spring type or the banana type?
Steve


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MegaCab19
11-28-2007, 11:02 AM
here are a couple more pictures from last night. I finally finished the box enough to install the subs. I am not sure what I am going to cover the outside with. Who knows I might just leave it bare since it will be behind the seat. oh well I just can't wait to get it all hooked up and see what she sounds like. Hopefully I will be able to wire up my truck and hook the amp up tonight and be done with it.
Steve

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jdc753
11-28-2007, 11:41 AM
Yea about the mounting depth eeking out 5.5" or so is with the subs mounting about 1" up from the bottom of the box and only being 10's but I'm still thinking things through and something will work, could do soooo much more if I could get at least 6.5" of depth but oh well.

Box looks pretty good and I bet it sounds good too. Only thing I would say is get a belt sander or whatever and hit that top edge of your front baffle and make it level with the top of the box. Otherwise looks pretty good.

MegaCab19
11-29-2007, 11:27 AM
yeah I should have went back and cut the angle with my saw before I put it together but I was lazy and honestly didn't really care that much. I will probably do that in the future but still not sure what I am going to cover it with or if I am even going to cover it. Nobody is really going to see it unless I show them because it will be in 40 acres that I have behind the seat. Not a whole lot of people have really wanted to just look around the back forty....lol ( I am sorry if no one gets this joke but I think that it is funny).
Steve

jdc753
11-29-2007, 11:41 AM
yeah I should have went back and cut the angle with my saw before I put it together but I was lazy and honestly didn't really care that much. I will probably do that in the future but still not sure what I am going to cover it with or if I am even going to cover it. Nobody is really going to see it unless I show them because it will be in 40 acres that I have behind the seat. Not a whole lot of people have really wanted to just look around the back forty....lol ( I am sorry if no one gets this joke but I think that it is funny).
Steve

Don't worry I get it lol. My cab may not be as big as yours but I bet my wheelbase is a bit longer. My friends are always reminding me of the song "Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this thing around..." Crew cab with an 8' bed makes for interesting maneuvers lol. Not sure how many friends you have into car audio but for me that would be the first thing I would want to see is where the subs are and how they are mounted and what not. That thing must have legroom to spare, not to mention the space behind the seat.

Do you have a search and rescue plan ready just in case people get lost exploring the back 40 lol, or maybe an intercom system so you can speak with the people al the way back there lol.

bigbowtie
11-29-2007, 12:04 PM
never driven any thing that long it must be interesting

jdc753
11-29-2007, 12:19 PM
I'll tell ya one thing, you use the ENTIRE range of your steering wheel and learn to wait a little on your turn in. Its not really all that much different, only really notice it when it comes to parking lot manuvers and you pretty much gotta back into any and all parking spaces instead of pulling in. Oh and speaking of parking lots, usually gotta park in the back 40 too lol, non of this rushing for the open space next to the handicapped spots. When I see people whipping into those spots I am comforted by the fact that I could if I wanted to, carry almost 3,000lbs in my bed, seat 6 people comfortably (2 in heated power leather seats lol) and tow whatever I want, maybe a 4 place snowmobile trailer or what not.

OH and fast food drivethroughs can be trickky, but doable lol

bigbowtie
11-29-2007, 12:38 PM
haha i always look at the height limit signs

jdc753
11-29-2007, 12:42 PM
haha i always look at the height limit signs

I'm not quite as bad as you, but at work I can't park in the parking garage due to height limits, stupid 6'7" height, oh well I dare not venture in there being as long as I am either. Is kinda fun having to reach down to get your food at the drive through though instead of having to reach up.