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the727kid
04-09-2008, 02:10 PM
Sold the BLs, so doing one 15" BTL for now. Original plans were 5 cubes @ 29hz, but thanks to me trusting home depot, it will end up 4.5cubes @ 31hz. This box is just something to have, no carpet or paint.

The home depot wood, that should all be 48" wide, but they like to make them different cuts :verymad:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1199.jpg

All the wood cut..
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1200.jpg


Port Wall together...
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1201.jpg


Still waiting on a recone and basket if anyone at Fi every emails me back...but the BTL motor compared to a Sundown SD-1
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1198.jpg

lambo37
04-09-2008, 03:36 PM
Nice start..

Propimp
04-09-2008, 07:02 PM
I live by you, in Largo if you need any help :) looks like a good start. waiting to see more pics, Also always wanted to hear a Fi. Do you go to Quaker Steak and Lube? on Wendsdays I think. I have been out there a few times and they have been a few other bass heads out there.

Propimp
04-09-2008, 07:03 PM
Home Depot always fails at cutting wood, I just have them cut it 32-3 inchs to long and use my table say.

MikeyB
04-09-2008, 07:15 PM
Nice ;)

But be patient with Fi, they havent forgot about you :D

the727kid
04-09-2008, 09:33 PM
I used to go to Quaker alot, it's a bunch of immature kids that know jack **** about audio, really I got tired of it so I don't go out there anymore. I actually was out there last week and sold my subs though.

Actually I bought the 24x48 and 16x48 pieces of wood from there, hoping they were cut to length.

the727kid
04-10-2008, 02:35 PM
Pics of it being built... BTW anyone that doesn't have clamps or access to a nail gun, I HIGHLY reccomend these screws, they countersink and predrill by them selves, can't ask for much for in a screw.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1203.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1204.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1205.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1206.jpg
Not sure how you guys space your ports perfectly, but I just cut some small pieces the exact width of the port and place them in and screw the port.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1207.jpg

Flush trim bits FTW...
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1208.jpg
Also another trick I use... I put on the back last so when I router everything out, all the saw dust falls right out, instead of having to vaccum it all out behind the port n ish.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1209.jpg

Propimp
04-10-2008, 09:55 PM
I have been trying to get the word out about those screws as well, they kick a[I]s[I]s. looks good also. Hell are there any other local places where they have carshows ?

the727kid
04-10-2008, 09:57 PM
Biff Burger.. thats more my style.. old school muscle cars.... There always is a Ridin Clean show or a DB Drag event tho

Propimp
04-10-2008, 09:58 PM
when/where is the next local DB drag or Ridin Clean? and where the hell is Biff Burger I have heard of it.

the727kid
04-10-2008, 10:00 PM
Not sure on next local Drag or Riding Clean show... and Biff is eveyr Friday.. its on 49th st, by umm 48th ave I think? Maybe a lil more south. It's not past 38th tho.

Propimp
04-10-2008, 10:02 PM
ahh ok, I'll have to check it out tommorow

mdillon
04-11-2008, 02:19 AM
Actually I bought the 24x48 and 16x48 pieces of wood from there, hoping they were cut to length.

were they short or long? usually boards run about an inch long because its assumed they will be cut.

the727kid
04-14-2008, 03:06 PM
Painting the port:
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1210.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1211.jpg

Box finished... just needs the sub!
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1213.jpg

car_lost
04-14-2008, 03:16 PM
can we get a closer pic of the box of screws?

TheFiverMan
04-14-2008, 03:17 PM
nice..get vids when its done..

Propimp
04-14-2008, 05:13 PM
they are SPRAX Screws you can find them at you local Home depot or lowes, they are speacialy made for MDF

WOT
04-14-2008, 06:00 PM
expensive? I'll have to rememeber that

the727kid
04-14-2008, 07:42 PM
$7 a Box I believe.

the727kid
04-14-2008, 07:47 PM
Got bored today, so I ended up making an amp rack for both amps.

Old box out, nice lil mess back there lol.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1214.jpg

Spare piece of 1/4" mdf I used for a amp rack in a Dodge Ram, turned out to be exactly perfect size, couldn't be an 1/8th more exact lol.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1215.jpg

Base for the SAZ3000D
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1216.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1217.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1218.jpg

The 100.4 slides in attached to its bottom piece, I'm suprised this fit the first time around.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1220.jpg

And where I left off for now, gunna make some trim pieces and still need the **** sub lol, and re-route some wires.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1221.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1222.jpg

tez4life
04-14-2008, 08:42 PM
Cool, thats going to be a clean, and very loud setup. Nice :thumbsup:

orangecounty1
04-14-2008, 10:25 PM
I used to go to Quaker alot, it's a bunch of immature kids that know jack **** about audio, really I got tired of it so I don't go out there anymore. I actually was out there last week and sold my subs though.

Actually I bought the 24x48 and 16x48 pieces of wood from there, hoping they were cut to length.

and i had those ****ING hot wings and had the worst stomach ache the next day:furious::furious::furious:

galacticmonkey
04-14-2008, 10:46 PM
Havent been out to Quaker yet, looks pretty cool though. Looks like they got pretty good food too.

As for the box, I think you'll actually have better results with the 4.5 @ 31hz.

ssj2xxgotenxx
04-14-2008, 10:46 PM
How well do those screws work? Do they split the wood even slightly?

the727kid
04-14-2008, 10:49 PM
If your too close to the edge they will split just slightly, nothing serious though. If your in the middle of the wood you will not split anything.

And yea I actually think the 4.5@31 will be better off also.

ngsm13
04-14-2008, 10:50 PM
Should wang chung.

I LOVED mine in 4.3cubes @33hz with 45's in all corners... sweet spot :)...

nG

the727kid
04-14-2008, 10:51 PM
Should wang chung.

I LOVED mine in 4.3cubes @33hz with 45's in all corners... sweet spot :)...

nG

Do 45s really make that much of a difference? I've always been to lazy to do them lol.

twisztdpunisher
04-14-2008, 10:53 PM
wow your sub is going to be bumping. im running my btl at .5 ohms off a saz1500 right now. **** i wanna year it on a 3000....

Kskitka
04-14-2008, 10:54 PM
Nice.

ngsm13
04-14-2008, 10:58 PM
Do 45s really make that much of a difference? I've always been to lazy to do them lol.

Not night and day... but I had the time... table saw... and wood to do it when I worked at the shop. Plus I was getting paid while I was building my box...

So... if you're too lazy... I don't think you'll notice a huge difference. I think it sounded a little better... but it might have just been my mind playing tricks on me...

nG

TheFiverMan
04-17-2008, 06:17 PM
when is the nightshade suppose to be in?

the727kid
04-17-2008, 06:29 PM
Who is this? I only told like 3 or 4 people about that lol. Sometime next week =D

I still got some stuff to do though, I am re-wiring the car... thats gunna be real nice, gotta order all teh stuff from partsexpress, also need to make trim panels and finish the rear deck.

orangecounty1
04-17-2008, 07:23 PM
Havent been out to Quaker yet, looks pretty cool though. Looks like they got pretty good food too.

As for the box, I think you'll actually have better results with the 4.5 @ 31hz.

eat the Atomic wings.

:laugh:

miker
04-17-2008, 07:57 PM
Haha... I use stools to hold up my **** was well.. If there aren't any saw horses...

the727kid
04-17-2008, 08:32 PM
Haha... I use stools to hold up my **** was well.. If there aren't any saw horses...

Lol it works well! Parents got new barstools so I found a new home for them:D

TheFiverMan
04-17-2008, 10:09 PM
Who is this? I only told like 3 or 4 people about that lol. Sometime next week =D

I still got some stuff to do though, I am re-wiring the car... thats gunna be real nice, gotta order all teh stuff from partsexpress, also need to make trim panels and finish the rear deck.

lol i seen it in your for sale..:D

bigbangtheory
04-17-2008, 10:57 PM
Awesome install so far mang. Keep up the good work.

the727kid
04-22-2008, 04:13 PM
Just put her in, messy I know, but I will take care of that later.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1248.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1249.jpg

lebomb
04-22-2008, 04:18 PM
I would mount it normally.

btdickey99
04-22-2008, 04:24 PM
hopefully you are making vidz as we speak.....

the727kid
04-22-2008, 04:41 PM
Pics don't do just how good it looks inverted...

And I will make vids when I get a new alt, it isn't seen nowhere near the power it should be.

req
04-22-2008, 07:06 PM
CLOSE PICS OF SAID SCREWS!!!


i wanna see these marvels....

btdickey99
04-22-2008, 07:08 PM
Pics don't do just how good it looks inverted...

And I will make vids when I get a new alt, it isn't seen nowhere near the power it should be.

thats not fair...we need b4 and after vidz of what the alt does for it

the727kid
04-23-2008, 12:36 AM
I may take a video, I'll get pics of the screws tommorow.

jdawg
04-23-2008, 12:38 AM
I would mount it normal and fire it into the cabin

the727kid
04-23-2008, 12:29 PM
Fire into the cabin? Have you seen the insides of my car lol?

the727kid
04-24-2008, 05:06 PM
Lil' more.... Yesterday I ripped EVERYTHING out. Rear deck getting re-done and doors getting wrapped. Also re-wired car, and I might finish the sound deadning and do the floor.

Anyways, part of the wiring done... Like I said this build is attention to detail! Speaker wires wrapped in techflex, each wire heatshrink and color coded, then labeled.

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1254.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1262.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1263.jpg

Gotta pick up some more tech flex.

benchambers801
04-24-2008, 05:13 PM
CLOSE PICS OF SAID SCREWS!!!


i wanna see these marvels....

maybe these http://www.comdir.co.uk/Portals/0/spax5.jpg

the727kid
04-24-2008, 05:40 PM
Haha those look very similiar.

shellfish
04-24-2008, 10:53 PM
are you trying to show off your house?

I spy a PS3 and guitar hero:D

orangecounty1
04-25-2008, 09:25 AM
Haha those look very similiar.

we were test fitting one of the BLs the other day and one of your "special" screws was still in the sub lmao

the727kid
04-28-2008, 06:24 PM
All speaker wire ready to go
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1266.jpg

Got the drivers side all wired up... fit 2 runs of speaker wire, 2 runs of 0 gauge, and 4 more wires for the alarm all in the stock wiring harness.
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1268.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1270.jpg


Also made it so you can not see and of the wire runs, except where they will need to be connected (0 gauge & fuse ran behind carpet, and same with speaker wires).

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1267.jpg

the727kid
05-09-2008, 05:55 PM
Other side wired up... everything hidden in factory wiring compartment...
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1271.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1272.jpg
Some wires flexed and heat shrunk..
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1276.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1278.jpg
Amp Rack done... front..
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1282.jpg

Back... 2 fans blowing directly on the heatsink for the saz3000, relay in center for remote turn on and fans
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1285.jpg
Amp Rack in..
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1286.jpg

energizedsbs
05-09-2008, 06:17 PM
dam looking good.. would like to hear it when your done

the727kid
05-16-2008, 12:59 AM
New box for the Nightshade... a 6th order =D... thx to 80inches for the design!!

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/6thorder.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/6thorder2.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/6thorder3.jpg

Thinking about doing a light coat of black and then putting grill cloth over so it just looks like a wall.

Goindef154
05-16-2008, 06:32 AM
Looks good. Nice and clean on the wiring, I love tech flex :D

stuckinok
05-16-2008, 06:49 AM
thats looking real good. I wanna know how that 6th order comes out

80INCHES
05-16-2008, 03:31 PM
wow that looks exaclty how i imagined it..u do nice sketchup modeling

80

na_rsx
05-16-2008, 03:47 PM
box design is sick, get started on the build :D

and where can i get some of that techflex, i want some :( and the **** site has so many, which is the best to buy?

the727kid
05-16-2008, 04:10 PM
wow that looks exaclty how i imagined it..u do nice sketchup modeling

80


Haha thx! I've only used sketchup maybe 2-3 times, still learning it :) .


And I get the techflex at partsexpress.com

I use the expandle sleeving, various sizes... here is a link to one size

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=082-316

btdickey99
05-16-2008, 04:14 PM
amp/battery rack look very good....has the new alt arrived yet?

the727kid
05-16-2008, 04:16 PM
No, and I actually doubt I will get one. The sub is **** loud off 1500watts, the new box should make it even more efficient. I will probally be looking for a new car before the end of the year, so I see no real reason to get an alt.

car_lost
05-16-2008, 05:36 PM
for 0 awg wire... i THINK i used the 1" techflex. you should measure it just to be sure.

the727kid
05-16-2008, 06:31 PM
I used 3/4" so it would be a tight fit. I still managed to get 2 runs of 0/1 into the 3/4"... it expands ALOT.

80INCHES
05-16-2008, 06:33 PM
sweet i t actually make the wires look more expensive

80

Rawr-DQ
05-16-2008, 07:23 PM
MDF Screws
http://www.ultimategarage.com/frontpage-images/spaxsidingscrew.jpg


MDF/Edge Arrow Point Partial Thread Screw - specifically engineered for MDF. No pre-drilling necessary. Slender head with the ribbed underside easily countersinks into the material. Silver zinc finish. These fasteners are currently being changed by Spax from pozidrive to torx drive. The appropriate drive bit (mfg by Festool / Wiha) is included by Ultimate Garage with the sale of each box of screws.



http://www.ultimategarage.com/spax.html

Oldbass38
05-16-2008, 10:02 PM
Man, this is just beautiful....I am so loving the details in this install....I'm a new Sundown owner and have loved it so far.....I'm hoping to get myself a better box in the near future so my subs can give me what they are capable of.....I'm looking forward to more pics!!!