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MikeyB
04-06-2008, 09:54 PM
Figured I would make a build log in the new part of the forum with my update on my build since the old thread would now be in the wrong place :D

Today started off with me making a run to Lowes for supplies and stopping by Napa to pick up some misc. parts and a set of head gaskets for my buddies car (my project for tommorow :rolleyes:). Got back and cut the rear deck, cut the side pieces and cut the front beauty panel.

That part was actually really tricky, trying to measure the distance of the side pieces with the wheel wells in the way. I ended up using a combination of a small square, tape measure, and a triangle to get all the necessary measurments for the sides.

I picked up a boat load of fasteners, t-nuts, bolts, washers, and what not. The pics should explain everything :D I also re-did the port, the router was back on line so I made up something new and changed the tuning to 34-35hz to see how I like that. Which about sums it up for todays work (12-8) and boy Im tired......

All thats left now, is a couple more misc. pieces to cut for a few small spots that need filled it, i.e. the front of the 'dance' floor, and two pieces under the rear deck. Oh and also the false floor in the trunk. But that shouldnt take too long. With another days work I can cut all of those pieces and get everything wrapped. Although the trunk I will probably wait on until next weekend when my 9887 arrives :yumyum:

Now on to a few pics, and Ill add all the old ones too for those who haven't seen them.

Oh and wow what a difference already. This thing is soo much more solid and I havent even put in the bolts that go into the rear deck yet. Its bolted to the car at the dance floor, and at the rear deck, the side pieces are bolted between them, then the front panel will bolt into all of them and the enclosure itself. I dont think it will be going anywhere :laugh:

I noticed a big difference already just in road noise with having the back deck it, its getting closer and closer to being completely sealed off :crazy:

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 09:54 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff001.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff002.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff003.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff004.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff005.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff006.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff007.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff008.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff009.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff010.jpg

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 09:54 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff011.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff012.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff013.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff014.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff015.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff017.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff016.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff018.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff019.jpg

bumpin buick
04-06-2008, 09:56 PM
nice, its coming a long good

Supergumby5000
04-06-2008, 09:57 PM
lookin good, but im not exactly sure what you are doing hehe.

EDIT: missed the second bit of pictures

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 09:58 PM
And I guess Ill add the previous pics to this thread as well, but there are a few.....

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Dream2042.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Pix001.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Pix002.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Pix003.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Wire001.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Wire002.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Wire003.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update003.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update004.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update005.jpg

60ndown
04-06-2008, 09:59 PM
changeable port, spl/daily, baffle looks plenty strong at 3.75 inches thick :)

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 09:59 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update007.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update006.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update008.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update010.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update011.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update2001.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update2002.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update2003.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update2004.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update2005.jpg

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:01 PM
changeable port, spl/daily, baffle looks plenty strong at 3.75 inches thick

5.25 Not counting the last beauty panel, which makes it an even 6



http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update2006.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Update2007.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Progress007.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Progress008.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Progress009.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Progress010.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Progress012.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Vid001.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Vid002.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Vid004.jpg

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:02 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Vid006.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Vid013.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Vid014.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/NEW001.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/NEW002.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/NEW003.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/NEW006.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/NEW007.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/NEW009.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Hairtrickin003.jpg

^ That was the second port

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:05 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Hairtrickin008.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Hairtrickin009.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Hairtrickin010.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Hairtrickin011.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Hairtrickin012.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Hairtrickin013.jpg

^ Second port again \/

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Hairtrickin021.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/SealedOff012.jpg

But this one is the third one ^

60ndown
04-06-2008, 10:05 PM
if you get rear ended with that port its gonna take em ages to get inside the box to retrieve your head :)

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:06 PM
So the pics go from new, to old, to the progress before what I did today. Little confusing but you get the idea.

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:07 PM
if you get rear ended with that port its gonna take em ages to get inside the box to retrieve your head :)

That was just the first one I made, it was 3:00am and I wanted to do some testing so I just whipped it up.

Im on the third port now, the tuning is now 34~35hz

60ndown
04-06-2008, 10:08 PM
props 4 the way you work, to many fegs worry about teh bling, raw mdf, strength, power and thought is where quality bump is @

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:10 PM
Might as well throw this vid in incase noones seen any of the previous ones

http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Hair001.flv

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:11 PM
props 4 the way you work, to many fegs worry about teh bling, raw mdf, strength, power and thought is where quality bump is @

Ugly is loud! :cool:

Once I finish up with it everything will be wrapped in high quality vinyl so it should be lookin pretty spiffy :D

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:13 PM
Comments are required from the Experienced Professionals btw since this is my first build of this caliber!

60ndown
04-06-2008, 10:14 PM
Ugly is loud! :cool:

Once I finish up with it everything will be wrapped in high quality vinyl so it should be lookin pretty spiffy :D

feg,

so what didnt you like about the previous instal that made you want to tear it all apart and do all this work?

60ndown
04-06-2008, 10:15 PM
Comments are required from the Experienced Professionals btw since this is my first build of this caliber!

looks strong, and i love that you can make new ports and adjust tuneing fairly easy.

should make a 45hz and a 22 hz port.

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:17 PM
feg,

so what didnt you like about the previous instal that made you want to tear it all apart and do all this work?

New car :D

My previous install was in my thunderbird. Its just never loud enough though so I decided since I now have 3 cars that I could spare the back seat. However, I did not want to lose the back window since its my daily driver. This is what resulted :laugh:

A massive 9 cubic foot enclosure built inside the back of the car. BTW after port displacment, depending on the tuning, its between 7.2~7.5 cube.

themommyvan
04-06-2008, 10:19 PM
I wouldnt call 9 cubes massive. But in a car yes.

60ndown
04-06-2008, 10:20 PM
New car :D

My previous install was in my thunderbird. Its just never loud enough though so I decided since I now have 3 cars that I could spare the back seat. However, I did not want to lose the back window since its my daily driver. This is what resulted :laugh:

A massive 9 cubic foot enclosure built inside the back of the car. BTW after port displacment, depending on the tuning, its between 7.2~7.5 cube.

RESPECT.


:fro:

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:20 PM
looks strong, and i love that you can make new ports and adjust tuneing fairly easy.

should make a 45hz and a 22 hz port.

:eek: About the lowest I can go is 32. Unless I drop port area, otherwise it wont drop in, it will hit at the top :( 32hz is what the second port was tuned to but it seemed a little low. I know these subs hammer the lows but Im trying to pull up the response a tad by upping the tuning. Just for my musical tastes.

To change ports I will just unbolt the front baffle (beauty panel), pull it out of the car, unbolt the port and swap them, and then bolt in the front baffle. All the beauty panels bolt in and out easily and theres no way to damage any of the wood from taking pieces in and out unless you drop something or are an idiot lol. So far things have turned out fairly well imo and should be pretty sweet when its all done.

miker
04-06-2008, 10:21 PM
Wow, lots of work!!

I like it.

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:21 PM
I wouldnt call 9 cubes massive. But in a car yes.

lol, yes exactly. And for it not being a complete wall I think thats a pretty big box to try and stuff in the trunk. :crazy:

garrettpf
04-06-2008, 10:24 PM
what is that car?

60ndown
04-06-2008, 10:24 PM
:eek: About the lowest I can go is 32. Unless I drop port area,

maybe build a narrower port that just drops inside the current port?

jus 4 fun

look to me like you got everything coverd.

60ndown
04-06-2008, 10:25 PM
what is that car?

A LOUD MOTHA :crazy:

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:28 PM
what is that car?

95 Mercury Cougar

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Pix009.jpg

It has a brand new 4.6L V8 in it, with a few things under the hood, intake, cam, injectors. Still needs exhaust work done to it, but everything else in it has been gone through and its solid.

You can probably see it better in some of the vids

http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Hairtrickin026.flv

http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Vid011.flv

Older vidz before the progress of sealing it off has started

80INCHES
04-06-2008, 10:32 PM
nice vids..and the build quality is nice...u took alot of time and c-ing it from a sketch-up to the real thing is it came out really good

80

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:34 PM
maybe build a narrower port that just drops inside the current port?

jus 4 fun

look to me like you got everything coverd.

Nice thinking ;)

The thing about this build that has been the hardest to come up with so far has been the port configuration for swapping them. What screws me over the most is trying to get 100sq in of port inside a box thats only 13.5inches tall on the inside. Oh that and an 18" woofer but thats a whole different story lol.

I spent a solid day a few saturdays ago messing around in CAD and measuring (and some sawzaw cuttin) and came up with the best possible way to do it.

Turned out good for what it is, Ive got a 7.2~7.5 cube enclosure that can be tuned between 32hz and as high as you wanna go, with atleast 100sq in of port. Well 99.xxx, but it can go up to 180 with an external port if I wanted to. So needless to say I have a lot of room to adjust things without having to do much work.

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:36 PM
nice vids..and the build quality is nice...u took alot of time and c-ing it from a sketch-up to the real thing is it came out really good

80

Yes it has and thanks!

Heres what the design looked like at the start guys

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Assem.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Assem2.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Untitled-1-1.jpg

And then the final design which I dont need to post since you can see the real deal :cool:

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:45 PM
http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Vidz005.flv

The vids dont even do it justice because of the ****** cam but Ill post up a couple of the other old ones. The vids of the finished product should be better once its actually sealed off :D

krouchchocolate
04-06-2008, 10:45 PM
looks good

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:51 PM
http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Vidz003.flv

http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Vidz007.flv

More oldies

I made all these stupid small videos into a nice clean 5 mintue one with effects and titles and what not but Nero is gay and the compression is getting jacked when I export it. Ill mess with it one of these days after I shoot some better stuff with a good cam.

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 10:59 PM
Its making progress though and has definately come a long way. This whole project started back in the very beginning of February.

audiobahnuser18
04-06-2008, 11:02 PM
Nice mikey looks great man love lookn at these bad@ss pix again man.

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 11:08 PM
Nice mikey looks great man love lookn at these bad@ss pix again man.

Me too lol, its nice to look back on what Ive done :D

Wouldnt have gotten as far as I have so far if it werent for a bunch of people. Mostly my good buds that stay around and give me a hand. An extra set of hands is such a big help and you guys know who you are :p: That and my parents for letting me make a complete disaster of the garage and driveway every weekend :D

So heres to you good people :toast:

And another to all of the guys on here that inspire me to pour my blood, sweat, and tears into these projects day in and day out. I have to say, car audio is definately an addiction and I will continue to spend all my time and money on it and enjoy it!

Cheers mates! :toast:

audiobahnuser18
04-06-2008, 11:10 PM
Agree to all that mikey i got friends that come by and help me and also people on here that giving me inspiration. and for sure it's an addiction man but if there was a cure for it id tell that person get that sh*t away from me haha.

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 11:11 PM
As far as the rest of my car audio interests go I will be adding in my Alpine 9887 once it comes in this up coming week, and then I will be upgrading the front stage and running active. Two new front stage amps and new mids and tweets. Along with that and Ill fiberglass a new set of pods and do some deadening. Then maybe Ill be satisfied....at least for a little while :laugh: Or until I change my mind again and go bigger :crazy:

themommyvan
04-06-2008, 11:14 PM
I wish my friends would help me on mine but Im always doing theres. But nice cant wait you get it metered. And let me get a listen

VinnyG
04-06-2008, 11:15 PM
**** mike nice job on the build. will efinitaly be contacting you in the near future and drop by to see it. maybe after school because then your house is on the way. anyways, major props on the build.:D:cool:

BassAddictJ
04-06-2008, 11:22 PM
this is gonna be loud as ****


whats it tuned to?


also my kx belly tends to slap the box a lil on certain freqs. i bought some small foam strips with adhesive on one side and lined the back on the kx with it, got rid of the bad ibrations from the amp. not sure if itll do the same iwht your since you box is pretty solid. but if u get kx belly slap, u knwo what to do....

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 11:22 PM
I wish my friends would help me on mine but Im always doing theres. But nice cant wait you get it metered. And let me get a listen

Hell yeah man! Ill be interested to see what type of numbers this setup will put up. I would guess high 140's, maybe just squeeze out a 150 with a higher tuned port and a burp but it definately wont do it sealed up, window will have to be down for any decent numbers. Although Im not too familiar with USACi and MECA rules. Hell I couldnt even imagine what class I would get stuck in with this setup. :confused: However, its built for one purpose and one purpose only. To be the loudest most practical daily driver I could imagine with this vehicle. And this is what I came up with. One day I think I will get one of the new BTL's and run another KX 2500 on it, then it might burp a 150 :laugh:

**** mike nice job on the build. will efinitaly be contacting you in the near future and drop by to see it. maybe after school because then your house is on the way. anyways, major props on the build.:D:cool:

Anytime man! Gimmie a call I should be around town tommorow around that time.

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 11:24 PM
this is gonna be loud as ****


whats it tuned to?


also my kx belly tends to slap the box a lil on certain freqs. i bought some small foam strips with adhesive on one side and lined the back on the kx with it, got rid of the bad ibrations from the amp. not sure if itll do the same iwht your since you box is pretty solid. but if u get kx belly slap, u knwo what to do....

With the new port its tuned to 34~35hz. Thanks for the advice btw, it seems to be on pretty solid right now but Ill keep an eye out for it. I still havent added the bracing inside the enclosure yet. Running one 2x2 from the front to the back, and top to the bottom.

MikeyB
04-06-2008, 11:27 PM
BTW it already was very very loud for me. The loudest setup I have had by far. I didnt realize off the bat but learned very quickly. I honestly didnt expect this much out of it, its by far exceeded all of my expectations. The thing that amazes me the most is that through the times I have had it in a listened to it I have steadily been making progress and improving on it so it just keeps getting better and better. So happy with my investment!!!! :D

60ndown
04-06-2008, 11:46 PM
alarm?

MikeyB
04-07-2008, 12:05 AM
alarm?

Yes :emb: Everything as far as the amps and sub go will be secured with special headed screws so they wont be able to be pulled out. Plus it is tinted, will be re-tinted soon. A new alarm will be added this summer once I finish it up.

Also, for those of you that dont know exactly how this is supposed to turn out......there will be another beaunty panel added over the front one (which already covers everything) that will be supported up with threaded rod. I like to call this baffle the 'grill' since it will be covered in grill cloth and have a very extra large cut out in it for the sub and port. This way it will cover everything and for the most part look just like a two seater with nothing in the back but carpeted panels, and then the grill over the front of it.

You will see once its finished, Ive had the idea in my head forever its just hard to explain it lol.

MikeyB
04-07-2008, 12:11 AM
Its gonna be awesome when I put the alarm in it that I plan on. Im going to take the advice of some of the members on here and add a few 125db sirens in the trunk and under the hood :D

With that and the measures I have already and still plan on taking for theft prevention, it will be interesting to see what need be theives will try and do. The car is parked right outside my bedroom window at home, right outside my office window at work, and in the parking lot right near my classes up at school so I pretty much always have my eye on it anyways ;)

BTW who can give me some links to some good alarm systems to look into. I guess I should get something together soon rather than later.....

edit- The more I think about it the more I worry so **** it, Im gonna order one off line and put it in before I start putting more high end equipment in this thing. Im just picturing my brand new 9887 gettin jacked :furious:

60ndown
04-07-2008, 12:27 AM
dei/clifford.

MikeyB
04-07-2008, 12:41 AM
I was just looking at a Python on ebay, I think Im just gonna pick it up and a couple extra sirens. Probably going to need some help from someone on wiring the basics of it since Ive never done it before..... :(

audiobahnuser18
04-07-2008, 12:45 AM
Mikey you should buy my AD comp set just gotta send the one bad mid to ad selln em $300 there worth alot more then that. plus there still under warranty.

60ndown
04-07-2008, 12:48 AM
I was just looking at a Python on ebay, I think Im just gonna pick it up and a couple extra sirens. Probably going to need some help from someone on wiring the basics of it since Ive never done it before..... :(

lol, you ever seen how many wires come in an alarm box?

i pay proffesionals to instal my alarms.

no point in having it if it doesnt work correctly.

and theives might not try to remove the equipment,

they might just take the whole car,

IF they can start it.?

dont buy a cheap alarm. theives know how to get round em, its definately worth spending moneies on a good alarm


if you want to keep you chit for more than 2 months?

any theif within 2000 feet will know whats up with your ride.

ive heard of whole installs getting jacked in 45 seconds by a crew of 2 or 3 guys,

they pull up, they do it, they gone, and so is your chitz.

audiobahnuser18
04-07-2008, 12:50 AM
I got two alarm boxes in my ride & also went and basically did my own wiring using completely difrent wiring color's from the diagram haha.

audiobahnuser18
04-07-2008, 12:51 AM
well with my friends shop's help:D.

Pop da Hatch
04-07-2008, 12:56 AM
Looks loud, thanks for all the pics as well.

MikeyB
04-07-2008, 01:36 AM
lol, you ever seen how many wires come in an alarm box?

i pay proffesionals to instal my alarms.

no point in having it if it doesnt work correctly.

and theives might not try to remove the equipment,

they might just take the whole car,

IF they can start it.?

dont buy a cheap alarm. theives know how to get round em, its definately worth spending moneies on a good alarm


if you want to keep you chit for more than 2 months?

any theif within 2000 feet will know whats up with your ride.

ive heard of whole installs getting jacked in 45 seconds by a crew of 2 or 3 guys,

they pull up, they do it, they gone, and so is your chitz.

Python is made by DEI or am I wrong :confused: I thought they were basically the same alarms as the Viper counterparts that are manufactured by DEI as well. I definately dont plan on coping out on the alarm if thats what you think I mean.........

I realize its a big job to wire up a complete alarm system which is why Ive never done it before. But I would rather be told from experience pro's how to do it and doing in myself. I know I am more than capable of handling it if instructed the basics of how to. I already have a good idea of what I would have to wire up for the sensors, locks, ect. But the engine cut-off and such would be another story and thats where I would need help.

MikeyB
04-07-2008, 01:39 AM
Theres just no way in hell I would take my car somewhere and have someone work on it for me. Unless I absolutely had to for some reason, but I would much rather be atleast involved. I dont like people messing with my stuff without seeing what they are doing. Plus, if I do it myself I will KNOW its done right. Soldered connections and properly ran ect.

Theres just not any shops around here that I could trust to work on it, or feel comfortable for that matter. And I just like the added security of knowing its right.

MikeyB
04-07-2008, 03:21 PM
I wanted to get some work done today but Im stuck without any supplies to do anything. I need a few more fasteners, and another sheet of MDF. Probably gonna wait until this weekend to finish it up since I get payed this week.

I think I am going to re-cut the front beauty panel since its not completely flush at the top. Carpet would hide it but I want it to be perfect so I think Im gonna cut a new one. I can use the old sheet for the false floor in the back also.

So far this is what I have left to do:

-Re-cut front panel
-Cut two small pieces for under the rear deck
-Cut a piece for the front of the dance floor
-Cut the false floor
-Bolt in the port
-Pull all of the panels back out
-Wrap everything with black carpet
-Put it all back in

Then in the next few weeks Ill have to get some vinyl, then pull everthing out again and re-wrap all the panels with vinyl.

Gettin there........:crazy:

MikeyB
04-07-2008, 09:36 PM
I got a little bit done today afterall. Basically just put in the two braces I still had to do since that was the only wood I actually had. Ive used like 6 total sheets of MDF on this **** project........

Pix

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Brace001.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Brace002.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Brace003.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Brace004.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Brace009.jpg

Nothin crazy here just tossed in the port to see how it flushs up and looks with the bracing.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Brace007.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Brace006.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Brace005.jpg

MikeyB
04-07-2008, 09:38 PM
Braces will be resined as well as the front of the enclosure again before I put in the port for good. **** that car is gonna smell again for a few days. Any ideas on how to vent this ****er out?

BTW the gap on top of the port in a couple pics is because I was just holding it in, it sits about a 1/4 of an inch off the bottom of the enclosure. Flushes up just perfect :D

Also, I tried to keep the horizontal brace out of the way of the port but I still wanted to plant it as close to the middle of the back wall as I could to brace it the best so I compromised a little. Hopefully it wont cause any turbulence or noise.

MikeyB
04-07-2008, 09:41 PM
Oh and I heres my Knu RCA's. Good deal on them and I like them better than the last set I had, I didnt care for the ends too much on the other ones so I got these instead.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Brace008.jpg

3 sets for when I go active :D

MikeyB
04-14-2008, 12:21 PM
Its almost done! Pics when I have time :D

MikeyB
04-20-2008, 07:36 PM
Finally went and took some pics cuz Im bored

Here ya go

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Front001.jpg

My brand new 9887 :yumyum: I ****ing love this hu!!!

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Front002.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Front003.jpg

Still need to cut the small piece to hide this gap, also need to cut two small pieces for under the rear deck. And make a false floor in the trunk. For the most part its sealed off although I still have a good amount of leakage into the trunk. But there are a lot of gaps I havent foamed yet.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Front004.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Front005.jpg

MTXman
04-20-2008, 07:37 PM
Wow, looks amazing.

MikeyB
04-20-2008, 07:50 PM
Thank you sir! Lots of hard work

themommyvan
04-20-2008, 08:49 PM
Meter it yet?

MikeyB
04-20-2008, 10:00 PM
Meter it yet?

Nope not yet ;)

MikeyB
04-20-2008, 10:02 PM
New port is on the way and I am still going to glass the front baffles. Then I still have to bolt in the front beauty panel to the side pieces. Still got a lot to do but its getting closer. I still need to order vinyl too.....anyone know of any good sites where I can get a roll for a good price?

Andrew12
04-20-2008, 10:03 PM
Moar vids.!

MikeyB
04-20-2008, 10:07 PM
^^ No problem :D Maybe Ill get a few more tommorow. Ive already gotten some pretty outrageous response from the public playing this. I always keep it down at stop lights and in neighborhoods but people always stare. Its kinda funny what the effects from it are on a house though lol

Andrew12
04-20-2008, 10:36 PM
Haha, show me blues man by alan jackson chopped and screwed :)

How you liking that head unit?

MikeyB
04-20-2008, 10:38 PM
Where can I find that at? lol

The head unit is simply amazing!! I cant wait to run active :yumyum:

MikeyB
04-21-2008, 09:28 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_Bump001.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Bump001.flv)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_Bump002.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Bump002.flv)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_Bump003.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Bump003.flv)

Theres a couple poop vids as promised

Once again, cam *****, and this is the tuning at 35hz, not nearly the same amount of flex as the 29~30hz tuning. I might stick with 32 but I really like the material below 30 since its ridiculous. :D

twisztdauthorit
04-21-2008, 09:34 PM
kinda expected more than that

MikeyB
04-21-2008, 09:41 PM
You must not have seen the vids from before. Like I said at this tuning I dont have near the same flex.............

MikeyB
04-21-2008, 09:42 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_Hair001.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Hair001.flv)

MikeyB
04-21-2008, 09:42 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_Hairtrickin026.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Hairtrickin026.flv)

MikeyB
04-21-2008, 09:46 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_Vidz005.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Vidz005.flv)

Lower tuning here

twisztdauthorit
04-21-2008, 09:46 PM
well thats what im talking bout now.. sorry but i havent seen those earlier
care to upload the song or share the filename?

MikeyB
04-21-2008, 09:48 PM
^^^ Its the Screwed and Chopped version of Three 6 Mafia Late Night Tip

It should be plenty impressive by the time its fully sealed off and I bump the tuning a tad :D

bigbangtheory
04-22-2008, 01:29 AM
I was one of the doubters as I didn't think it would turn out right, but you proved me wrong. Nice setup and looks loud as ****!

Not something I would do.........................anymore, lol!

MikeyB
04-22-2008, 10:26 AM
^^^ Thanks bub, its definately loud as fock!!! :D I need to get a better cam though for some vidzzzzzzz

Decado2
04-22-2008, 12:17 PM
Thats alot of hard work, makes me tired just reading the thread :D

WrenchGuy
04-22-2008, 12:21 PM
The intro after the third time was like yawn....lol But looks good mayne!

na_rsx
04-22-2008, 12:28 PM
love the vids, but start filming like 4 seconds before the bass hits, it ***** waiting for that long *** intro to be done.

awesome setup though

MikeyB
04-22-2008, 04:29 PM
:crying:

themommyvan
04-22-2008, 04:31 PM
bout' time.

MikeyB
04-22-2008, 04:45 PM
lawl :D Well I got a remote with the 9887 so I can take good vids for all u cry babies that complain :p:

MikeyB
04-27-2008, 02:33 PM
Ive got new vids coming for you guys :D

It is now tuned to a 32hz spot on and its perfect! The calculator I used for the first port was off due to not accounting port displacment :( Whoops.....so I was tuned below 30hz with that one :eek: 28~29 area.....then the next port was at 34~35, and now with the extension I threw on it its right at 32.

If you own a BTL, tune it to 32hz, take my advise :D Unless you like hammering ~20hz material, then go around 28~30, or if you like the >35hz range tune to 34~35. But if you want a good range of of play stick with 32 and you wont be disappointed :cool:

BTW I will be making a different port, it will be flared on each end :up2somet:
And it still leaks in the trunk real bad since I havent had time to seal the rest of it off :(

MikeyB
04-27-2008, 02:35 PM
Vidzzzzzz

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_New001-1.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=New001-1.flv)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_New002-1.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=New002-1.flv)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_New003-1.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=New003-1.flv)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_New004-1.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=New004-1.flv)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_New005-1.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=New005-1.flv)

****** cam still has a hard time picking up a lot of the flex, I tried my best though.....

MikeyB
04-27-2008, 02:39 PM
The front window bounces quite a bit, the doors and door panels also move a lot and so do the side windows. It retains the upper end pretty well and I can still play material down to 10hz without a subsonic filter :eek: Throwing almost 3000wrms to it :cool:

BTW I just saw that photobucket jacked the quality of the vids a ton more :(

edit- If you watch the vids watch them in full screen! Also, these cars are very rigid, everything in them is solid, the fact that I have as much flex as I do blows my mind. With all the previous setups I have had in my thunderbird it was almost impossible to flex the front window or doors..

WrenchGuy
04-27-2008, 03:24 PM
I wanna be there. It looks good. I wanna get a little beater to throw subs in one of these days too.

MikeyB
04-27-2008, 04:48 PM
I need to paint this **** car but Im not sure if I want to spend hours of my time and a decent chunk of change and then drive it all day worrying about scratching it up. Plus, if I ever did damage the paint I would be so much more upset, I like being able to drive around and now worry about anything hitting the car lol. Thats what the weekend driver is for ;)

MikeyB
05-07-2008, 09:00 PM
Well I finally wrapped the inside panels. Its almost sealed off completely now, I foamed up some spots but theres still some areas I need to fill in and I still have to glass the rest of the enclosure...including the braces cuz I broke them loose.

But heres some pics...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Wrapped001.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Wrapped002.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Wrapped003.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Wrapped004.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Wrapped005.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Wrapped006.jpg

And yes the port will be painted black. I didnt waste my time or the paint on this one because it wont be the last one I will be using. Im going to order a set of duct work flares for the ends of the port and make a new one with the flares.

pd8731
05-07-2008, 10:16 PM
Sh1t seems weak in the vids, but I'm sure it's the exact opposite in person. I would be willing to bet it's a monster at <40 hz. I wish I would have done my 18s like this. This is the only way I would ever install 18s in a car without doing a wall (which I will never do). This is a very original and functional install. ;)

MTXman
05-07-2008, 10:21 PM
paint that port!




edit: nvm now I read that you're gonna do that.





looks nice man, nice and loud.

Rawr-DQ
05-07-2008, 10:30 PM
Might as well throw this vid in incase noones seen any of the previous ones

http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Hair001.flv

what song was this, and by whom?

Rawr-DQ
05-07-2008, 10:45 PM
oh wait nvm I figured it out, kept reading.

Nice build man.

MikeyB
05-07-2008, 11:52 PM
Thanks guys, yeah the vids really dont do it justice since they are all taken with my ****** *** digi cam but its hella loud. Its fun driving down the freeway on my way out to class and work and watching the front window bouncing lol.

But keep in mind this is just one woofer....I havent seen many vids of single 18 setups moving massive amounts of air or anything. I think this compares very well to other setups I have seen, for just one sub it is impressive enough for me on music, which is exactly what its built for.

MikeyB
05-07-2008, 11:53 PM
And yes, it looovvessss the lows. With <30hz tuning it was unreal, but it sounds much better on most music with the ~32hz tuning.

And this is really the absolutely biggest enclosure you can fit in this car that is one square piece without doing a complete wall and loosing the back window. So really 1 18 is as big as I could do anyways until I wall it off completely.

Im debating on picking up 4 MJ18s and putting them in a large sealed enclosure similar to this, or just waiting till I get another BTL and doing a full wall.

MikeyB
05-10-2008, 04:37 PM
Got some more stuff done so far today. Ive got a killer idea for a grill on the front that I may get working on here shortly. In the mean time I got some pics while I wait for all the resin to dry.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Glass004.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Glass005.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Glass006.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Glass007.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Glass008.jpg

tez4life
05-10-2008, 04:47 PM
Nice setup, I like how you took your time to do the lil details to clean it up and make it look so presentable. With a BTL 18 and almost 3000w I know its loud vid quality or not, great job! :thumbsup:

Kenneth10483
05-10-2008, 04:48 PM
metered it yet?

MikeyB
05-11-2008, 02:52 AM
metered it yet?

Not yet but soon. I wanted to have everything finished when I do.

More Pics uploading....

MikeyB
05-11-2008, 03:02 AM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Glass014.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Glass011.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Glass009.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Glass012.jpg

Inside is about done now, aside from 6 more bolts I still havent put in. Still gotta carpet up the trunk and finish that....

MikeyB
05-11-2008, 03:16 AM
Im in the process of making a grill that will cover the sub and port so its not visible. Im basically making a rectangular frame out of MDF and glass and covering that with black carpet. It will be raised about ~4 inches away from the sub and port. Then im cutting the letters out and painting them red. The letters will go on top of the grill frame like so...this is a little chop of what its gonna look like.

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Glass012copy.jpg

2003BlackShark
06-21-2008, 03:21 PM
should look very **** when your done good job clean install and love that sub

MikeyB
06-22-2008, 01:35 AM
Reconin it soon to a dual 2 so I can run my kx at 1 ohm :naughty:

twisztdauthorit
06-22-2008, 01:42 AM
looking good

MikeyB
06-23-2008, 12:45 AM
Update coming in the next few minutes when the pics are done uploading.

And what a shame, I never got a vid of it when I had it looking pretty good.

Now its all ripped apart again :(

MikeyB
06-23-2008, 12:48 AM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc001-3.jpg
Heres the material, ****ing lowes rip off!!! No steel supply shop was open cuz it was sunday :(

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc002-3.jpg
Here you can see my new welder :D Lincoln 135 mig kit, in the pic it had the flux core tip and wire in it. I switched it over to gas for this project thanks to the big tank full of argon/co2 that my neighbor gave me :D

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc003-3.jpg
Mocked up

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc004-3.jpg
Another shot

MikeyB
06-23-2008, 12:51 AM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc005-3.jpg
Tacked

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc006-3.jpg
^^^

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc007-3.jpg
Not bad for the this being basically the first time Ive welded in almost 2 years

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc008-3.jpg
^^^

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc009-3.jpg
Almost had a litte fire goin on there in the back as you can see with the chared wood and metal

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc010-3.jpg

MikeyB
06-23-2008, 12:53 AM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc011-3.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc012-3.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc013-3.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc014-3.jpg

Gonna go over it some more and finish it up tomorrow. Ive still got to go get a set of grade 8's to run through the side of the box and the angle iron :D

Then tons of great stuff spray foam. And all back together.

Then I wait for the recone and another batt

Pioneer~Saturn
06-23-2008, 12:56 AM
lookin great....might be getting another 18 fi btl next summer and putting um in the rear seats like this and see what happens.

looks loud tho, keep it up

MikeyB
06-23-2008, 12:57 AM
^^ Thanks!

MikeyB
06-23-2008, 12:55 PM
Headin out to finish up after I register for a few classes

kovemaster559
06-23-2008, 12:59 PM
vidzz

MikeyB
06-23-2008, 01:00 PM
Alrighty ^^^^ Ill be sure to head out and shoot a few after I put everything back in.

Oh and good news, I had thought I bombed out the spiders on the BTL, but they didnt suffer any more damage then they had before. Theres a small crack by the tinsels but it hasnt gotten any worse. Im just gonna bang the snot out of it for the next few weeks and then recone it.

MikeyB
06-23-2008, 09:39 PM
Another update on the way once the pics are done uploading :D

Getting closer to being finished!

boltpride
06-23-2008, 09:45 PM
:D looks good

MikeyB
06-23-2008, 09:46 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc005-4.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc006-4.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc007-4.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc008-4.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Misc009-4.jpg

More welding, more great stuff. lol still need a few more cans.

MikeyB
06-23-2008, 09:49 PM
The vidz are takin forever to upload :(

peas247
06-23-2008, 09:49 PM
sweet

unbonyr
06-23-2008, 10:09 PM
thats ill not sick:cool:

MikeyB
06-23-2008, 10:10 PM
Thanks :D

MikeyB
06-23-2008, 10:21 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_Misc010-4.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Misc010-4.flv)
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_Misc012-4.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Misc012-4.flv)
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_Misc013-4.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Misc013-4.flv)
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_Misc014-4.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Misc014-4.flv)
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/th_Misc015-3.jpg (http://s28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/?action=view&current=Misc015-3.flv)

This camera ****ing blows ****!!! It just wont pick up any flex no matter how much it is. Its sooo ****ing hard to get it to focus....... oh well :(

MikeyB
06-23-2008, 11:08 PM
blah

KINGDELL91
06-24-2008, 06:29 AM
heard this thing in person its sick...

MikeyB
06-24-2008, 09:19 AM
^^^ Thanks man, its enough for me! :D

MikeyB
06-24-2008, 02:08 PM
uppppp for vidzzzz

pd8731
06-24-2008, 02:12 PM
Hmmm, from the vids it seems like you're not giving it enough powa.

MikeyB
06-24-2008, 02:18 PM
Hmmm, from the vids it seems like you're not giving it enough powa.

The camera ***** balls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :furious:















If you saw this thing in person you would understand that it does not 'need' more power. It about reaches it limits in excursion if I start playing below tuning. I guess its not clear in any of the videos but it is wangin, lots of excursion. The front window is noticably flexing, enough to catch your attention at a glance. The doors are sucking in and out, my door panels are moving everywhere, and everything in the car is really solid, nothing in these cars is 'loosly' connected and for how solid it is the flex is pretty ridiculous for having just one woofer.

Ive never seen a thunderbird/cougar/mark viii flex as much as this one.

However, the sub will handle more power daily as long as I dont play below tuning too far and drop the size of the enclosure.

This sub is sitting in just over 8 cubic feet of enclosure with a 100 sq in port recieving 2500-2900wrms......its getting plenty of power at the moment and moving a tid bit of air.

Does anyone want to see another hair trick perhaps?

pd8731
06-24-2008, 03:28 PM
The camera ***** balls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :furious:















If you saw this thing in person you would understand that it does not 'need' more power. It about reaches it limits in excursion if I start playing below tuning. I guess its not clear in any of the videos but it is wangin, lots of excursion. The front window is noticably flexing, enough to catch your attention at a glance. The doors are sucking in and out, my door panels are moving everywhere, and everything in the car is really solid, nothing in these cars is 'loosly' connected and for how solid it is the flex is pretty ridiculous for having just one woofer.

Ive never seen a thunderbird/cougar/mark viii flex as much as this one.

However, the sub will handle more power daily as long as I dont play below tuning too far and drop the size of the enclosure.

This sub is sitting in just over 8 cubic feet of enclosure with a 100 sq in port recieving 2500-2900wrms......its getting plenty of power at the moment and moving a tid bit of air.

Does anyone want to see another hair trick perhaps?

Oh, aight. It just looked like it was getting very little excursion in the video. It wouldn't make sense that a KX2500.1 wouldn't push it really well. The install is great btw :thumbsup:. If I ever do an 18 or 2 in a trunk car again, that's exactly how I'll do it. I don't like not having visibility with a wall. Your design seems to be the only smart way to have an 18 in a car.

Have you gotten it metered?

MikeyB
06-24-2008, 04:06 PM
Oh, aight. It just looked like it was getting very little excursion in the video. It wouldn't make sense that a KX2500.1 wouldn't push it really well. The install is great btw :thumbsup:. If I ever do an 18 or 2 in a trunk car again, that's exactly how I'll do it. I don't like not having visibility with a wall. Your design seems to be the only smart way to have an 18 in a car.

Have you gotten it metered?

Yeah the fps rate on the camera must be really low or something because it is almost impossible to get it to pick up any movement of anything. If you get it to focus really well and dont move at all it will kind of pick it up.

I was playing like 10hz through the sub and the camera didnt get anything, it was as if the sub still.

And thanks, I guess if there is a smart way to have an 18 in a trunk car this would be it! :D There was just no way I was going to loose the back window in this car lol.

Oh yeah and it has been metered, this setup peaks at around 31~34hz :eek: And sealed up does a 144.X at 31hz and a 147.X at 31hz with the door/window open.

Thats a **** fine score in my opinion for the note that its at. From the get go this setup was meant for daily low-end ground pounding, it has been a complete success. If I wanted to pull high numbers it would be tuned towards the resonant freq. of the car, but theres no way I could drive around listening to any type of music like that....not me.

However, thats the beauty of this design. Once I find my cars peak freq. I will tune in that neighborhood and just have a spl port to drop in if I want to do numbers.

Its still not done though but is getting closer each couple weeks :D

KINGDELL91
06-24-2008, 04:09 PM
^^^ Thanks man, its enough for me! :D


yeah it was pretty funny how you were flexing Andy's van at the show I'm sure he told you he won first place for special interest lmao..

MikeyB
06-24-2008, 04:20 PM
yeah it was pretty funny how you were flexing Andy's van at the show I'm sure he told you he won first place for special interest lmao..

Yea that was neat lol. He never told me that though! :crazy:

lol, hopefully the next time I bring it out somewhere Ill have the new paint done. not sure when Ill have time for it but after I order my new gun Im spraying this car, basically same color, with just a little bit of metal flake in it to give it a shimmer. Nothing fancy, and maybe a set of 18's or something.

KINGDELL91
06-24-2008, 04:23 PM
you might as well do 20's i had 20's on my old tbird I'm sure u can get them on your car. i would have brought my truck if my amp wasn't blown but y'all would have laughed at my 2 sx's lmao

pd8731
06-24-2008, 11:42 PM
Yeah the fps rate on the camera must be really low or something because it is almost impossible to get it to pick up any movement of anything. If you get it to focus really well and dont move at all it will kind of pick it up.

I was playing like 10hz through the sub and the camera didnt get anything, it was as if the sub still.

And thanks, I guess if there is a smart way to have an 18 in a trunk car this would be it! :D There was just no way I was going to loose the back window in this car lol.

Oh yeah and it has been metered, this setup peaks at around 31~34hz :eek: And sealed up does a 144.X at 31hz and a 147.X at 31hz with the door/window open.

Thats a **** fine score in my opinion for the note that its at. From the get go this setup was meant for daily low-end ground pounding, it has been a complete success. If I wanted to pull high numbers it would be tuned towards the resonant freq. of the car, but theres no way I could drive around listening to any type of music like that....not me.

However, thats the beauty of this design. Once I find my cars peak freq. I will tune in that neighborhood and just have a spl port to drop in if I want to do numbers.

Its still not done though but is getting closer each couple weeks :D

Dude I just saw that you're in Michigan. Are you going to the dB Drag in Taylor on the 14th?

MikeyB
06-24-2008, 11:46 PM
Dude I just saw that you're in Michigan. Are you going to the dB Drag in Taylor on the 14th?


Yep ;)

MikeyB
06-25-2008, 10:58 AM
Hoping to have the inside of the box finished up, new flared port, and maybe some vinyl on it by the show.

We will see :D

pd8731
06-25-2008, 02:25 PM
Yep ;)


Hoping to have the inside of the box finished up, new flared port, and maybe some vinyl on it by the show.

We will see :D

BAWLLIN!

MikeyB
06-25-2008, 02:26 PM
Yeah come holla at me if you go, Ill probably do bass race, mid 40's

Pioneer~Saturn
06-30-2008, 02:33 AM
Videos looked good, nice...and I hear ya on the vids not picking up jack...I hate vids I take, doesnt show anything moving at all, ugh

pd8731
06-30-2008, 12:50 PM
Yeah come holla at me if you go, Ill probably do bass race, mid 40's

Why not just bace race in the 130.0-139.9 class?

MikeyB
06-30-2008, 01:54 PM
Why not just bace race in the 130.0-139.9 class?

I was hoping to have changed a few things before the show but if I dont then I will probably just bass race that

MikeyB
07-31-2008, 12:46 AM
Well so its all over. The subs sold pending payment, and Ill probably start the tear down this weekend. Ill take some pics and throw em up here anyways I guess.

Its gonna be a *****...............:(

MikeyB
08-01-2008, 11:08 PM
Sold the BTL, ripped everything out. Got pics of the tear down, 3hrs of work, and the Type-R's are temp........


pics



http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car036.jpg

Last pic before the teardown

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car037.jpg

And that ^^^

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car038.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car039.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car040.jpg

By By

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car041.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car042.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car043.jpg

MikeyB
08-01-2008, 11:08 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car044.jpg

Gettin there

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car045.jpg

Woot

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car046.jpg

??????

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car047.jpg

??????

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car048.jpg

:naughty:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Car049.jpg

^^^

Done for now

twisztdauthorit
08-01-2008, 11:23 PM
i guess i missed the reason for the tear down, This didnt last very long =/
moving on to something bigger in the future?

speedfreak28
08-01-2008, 11:25 PM
meh, back seats are over rated

twisztdauthorit
08-01-2008, 11:30 PM
meh, back seats are over rated
x2

all 3 cars ive had, back seats were removed ;)

morgans432
08-01-2008, 11:35 PM
backseats are nowhere to be found in my cars.

MikeyB
08-02-2008, 01:22 AM
i guess i missed the reason for the tear down, This didnt last very long =/
moving on to something bigger in the future?

I just wanted the back seat back.

Going more sq oriented.

Gonna do two 15" Q's, and an active front stage.

themommyvan
08-02-2008, 12:28 PM
That was quick teardown. HC3_Cuz loves the sub. Its in 5.5 cubes 90 sq inches of port with 32 hz tuning. Had lots of fun getting it in his car. Loud as **** almost do a hair trick.

MikeyB
08-02-2008, 02:05 PM
That was quick teardown. HC3_Cuz loves the sub. Its in 5.5 cubes 90 sq inches of port with 32 hz tuning. Had lots of fun getting it in his car. Loud as **** almost do a hair trick.

Yeah I talked to him on the phone last night. Sounded like lots of fun lol, should be a fun tear down someday too.

But yeah, everything came out fairly easy. Got home about 6:30 from work after I sold the sub, grabbed the sawzall and circular saw, sledge hammer, drill and some pry bars.

Then I just cut it up and beat the **** out of it lol, had a good little fire to entertain the guests I had over as well :cool:

MikeyB
08-02-2008, 02:12 PM
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Fire001.jpg

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Fire002.jpg

Good by my ~200 dollar purchase of wood and other materials

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Fire003.jpg

Yep that was hot

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c241/MikeyB88/Fire004.jpg

All gone now

morgans432
08-02-2008, 02:12 PM
all that work just to be burned its ashame. Hopefully bigger and better things to come.

MikeyB
08-02-2008, 02:15 PM
all that work just to be burned its ashame. Hopefully bigger and better things to come.

Yeah, but thats the name of the game. Go bigger, or go better :D

I dont think the day will come that I'll ever stop doing projects just for the fun of the build, and the satisfaction of getting it done. Sure its cool to have a nice install or something, but thats not half the fun. The part I enjoy the most is fabricating something with my own hands, and being able to show it to other people and tell them I did it. :cool:

themommyvan
08-02-2008, 02:16 PM
Should have put the MJ in there

morgans432
08-02-2008, 02:17 PM
Yeah, but thats the name of the game. Go bigger, or go better :D

I dont think the day will come that I'll ever stop doing projects just for the fun of the build, and the satisfaction of getting it done. Sure its cool to have a nice install or something, but thats not half the fun. The part I enjoy the most is fabricating something with my own hands, and being able to show it to other people and tell them I did it. :cool:

i totally agree i love tearing my car apart and doing something totally new

MikeyB
08-02-2008, 02:40 PM
Should have put the MJ in there

:cool: That was gonna be for in my house ;)


i totally agree i love tearing my car apart and doing something totally new

Hells yeah

L7BASSHEAD
08-04-2008, 12:14 PM
mabey carl wont hate u sooo much now.

MikeyB
08-04-2008, 01:09 PM
mabey carl wont hate u sooo much now.

No he still hates me, the R's are still loud as fock :laugh:

WrenchGuy
08-04-2008, 01:11 PM
Yeah, but thats the name of the game. Go bigger, or go better :D

I dont think the day will come that I'll ever stop doing projects just for the fun of the build, and the satisfaction of getting it done. Sure its cool to have a nice install or something, but thats not half the fun. The part I enjoy the most is fabricating something with my own hands, and being able to show it to other people and tell them I did it. :cool:

Word! thats why I'm always half done....lol

MikeyB
08-04-2008, 01:29 PM
Word! thats why I'm always half done....lol

Exactly ;)

MikeyB
10-05-2008, 02:49 AM
LOL, its crazy to look back on this build