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SPY
04-17-2008, 10:00 PM
I was almost finished with my last build, just a few trim panels and a little carpet when my temp trunk lid amp rack self destructed and damaged my 10" TC-7's

I've sent the subs out for a re-cone but in the mean time I picked up a pair of 10" RE SE's

The new subs will be in 2.5 ft^3 tuned to 30hz. Subs forward 4" Aeroport towards the drivers side. I will keep the false floor, move the yellow top and Knu distro's to the right side of the trunk. H701 and Sirius tuner will be hidden in the spare tire well. I'm not sure if I will be going with the center channel or not, right now it's not in the plans but I will keep the speakers in place for possible future use.

A couple of pics of yesterday's progress.

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Fear Of Theive
04-17-2008, 10:02 PM
Nice

bigbangtheory
04-17-2008, 10:03 PM
Looks sweet so far.

SPY
04-23-2008, 08:23 PM
I finally got back to working on it. Almost there :cool:

Box is complete, I just need to wire and mount the subs. Battery box/distros are almost done just need to put it in the car and carpet the cover piece. After that it's just a couple of trim pieces and it's done.

Box build pics.

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Test fitting a sub with the front double baffle/trim piece

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Mounting double baffel/trim piece. .75" front baffle on the box and .5" flush mount/trim pannel

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One sub and Aero

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Speaker terminals and Aero port.

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Back of box with trim pannels and carpet

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SPY
04-23-2008, 08:23 PM
Front of box with RE logo and carpet

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White sticker used as outline (hard to see but it's there)

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Box installed in the car, the bottome of the box/trim pieces aren't level but they will all be hidden.

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Battery box almost done being wired up

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blackbonnie
04-23-2008, 08:30 PM
that looks real good

snoopysnooper
04-23-2008, 08:42 PM
wow, real nice man,
what poart of ny are you in?

SPY
04-23-2008, 08:44 PM
Lake George, I just saw your thread that you work in Saratoga Springs.

I used to work across the street from your other shop in Queensbury.

snowcase
04-23-2008, 08:45 PM
My step brother lives in lake george. I go there all the time. I know queensbury too.

Really nice install.

moorezy
04-23-2008, 08:51 PM
clean so far man. keep up good work

alxmlr789
04-23-2008, 08:55 PM
Got a c701 for the H701? ;)

snoopysnooper
04-23-2008, 08:55 PM
dude.. we should meet up sometime..
you know marty? hes 97cavy on here
ins in renssaleer, he has 16 12's walled..

i work monday at ew in saratoga, stop by and see the civic, its LOUD.. lol

lake george is right up the road..lol..

awesome to see a local..

interested in a dd 3510g in a coustom spl box? lol

snoopysnooper
04-23-2008, 08:56 PM
and how bout the weather weve been having the past 2 weeks

ideal driveway build weather..

SPY
04-23-2008, 10:25 PM
Got a c701 for the H701? ;)


Yup :D

C701 and Ipod in the glovebox. Once the trunk is done I'm going to work on a little "rack" for those.


dude.. we should meet up sometime..
you know marty? hes 97cavy on here
ins in renssaleer, he has 16 12's walled..

i work monday at ew in saratoga, stop by and see the civic, its LOUD.. lol

lake george is right up the road..lol..

awesome to see a local..

interested in a dd 3510g in a coustom spl box? lol

I work off exit 16 so I might have to stop in and check it out before work.

I wish I had the cash for the DD but I have to pay for my golf membership right now.

SPY
04-24-2008, 04:14 PM
Almost done!!!! :D:D:D

Subs are in

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Battery box is done

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The whole thing is operational I just need to make a couple trim pannels for the trunk and it's done.

Once this is finnished I'm going to work on the glove box for the C701 and Ipod and then I think I'm going to move the tweeters from my front comp set out of the door up to the a-pillar.

btdickey99
04-24-2008, 04:29 PM
are those different subs? or same subs diff recone or what?

jgonino
04-24-2008, 04:32 PM
That is awesome!

Another former NY'er here. Ever been down to Colonie?

SPY
04-24-2008, 04:38 PM
are those different subs? or same subs diff recone or what?

They are the same subs, both RE SE's but one has the newer cone on it.


That is awesome!

Another former NY'er here. Ever been down to Colonie?

Nope, but I haven't lived in NY for very long.

Immacomputer
04-24-2008, 04:39 PM
Ummm... it looks nice but the port is firing into a pretty much sealed trunk, correct? And if it's not sealed up (meaning the rear shelf), then you're losing the benefits from firing into the cabin.

That doesn't look very well thought out to me and it almost looks like more was done for the looks and not the performance. I'm not a fan.

btdickey99
04-24-2008, 04:42 PM
They are the same subs, both RE SE's but one has the newer cone on it.




hmmm I just dont see putting all this money,time, and effort in the install and then not just go ahead and get another recone....

btdickey99
04-24-2008, 04:43 PM
Ummm... it looks nice but the port is firing into a pretty much sealed trunk, correct? And if it's not sealed up (meaning the rear shelf), then you're losing the benefits from firing into the cabin.

That doesn't look very well thought out to me and it almost looks like more was done for the looks and not the performance. I'm not a fan.

agreed....for the time put into the design and equipment, the overall concept doesnt seem like it would be the best for performance

and if you were going for looks, once again why not go ahead and get the other recone?

DB_DRAG_SPL
04-24-2008, 05:17 PM
and if you were going for looks, once again why not go ahead and get the other recone?


He could always use some nail polish remover and remove the logos on both of the cones, would look better than the way it sits now.

SPY
04-24-2008, 05:36 PM
Ummm... it looks nice but the port is firing into a pretty much sealed trunk, correct? And if it's not sealed up (meaning the rear shelf), then you're losing the benefits from firing into the cabin.

That doesn't look very well thought out to me and it almost looks like more was done for the looks and not the performance. I'm not a fan.

I'm confused, are you saying the trunk should or should not be sealed off from the cabin of the car :confused:

As it sits right now there are two 6x9 openings on the rear shelf, I was planning on sealing them up when I put sound deadner on the inside of the rear shelf.

The main reason for firing the subs forward is that I use my trunk and I didn't want to damage another pair of subs. If I decide I do not like this setup I will keep the rest of the install and build a new box. I've had the car for less than a year and this is the fourth set of subs I've put in it.


hmmm I just dont see putting all this money,time, and effort in the install and then not just go ahead and get another recone....

The subs have not been reconed. One I picked up in trade from another CA.com member and the other I purchased so I would have a pair. I didn't realize they had switched cones when I did this.

If I decide to stay with this setup for a while I will find a match to one of the subs I have now so they are the same.

snoopysnooper
04-24-2008, 06:53 PM
That is awesome!

Another former NY'er here. Ever been down to Colonie?

my friend lives in colonie and i go there every saturday =]

bigbang
04-25-2008, 10:02 AM
I like the way the setup looks, the trim panels fit nicely. The bass port should be ported up through the rear deck or removed completely and hole sealed. Ideally, the bass from the port and woofers should be able to reach you at the same time IMO.

I would seal the edges of the front baffle behind the rear seats so that the bass from the woofers woulden't leak around the sides and back into the trunk. Try great-stuff expanding foam, sylicon caulk, or sound deadening material. Cut some strips of carpeting that match the box, and staple/tape them to the box and the sheet metal of the car from inside the trunk, then cover all that with deadening to make it airtight, and all you will see from inside the car when you look at the gaps is the carpet.

I think its a very nice instal and just needs some tweaks so that none of the bass is being wasted. As for the woofers being the same make and model except with different design logos, just say you did it intentionaly for "Visual Interest". I think it looks kind of cool.

SPY
04-25-2008, 12:45 PM
I like the way the setup looks, the trim panels fit nicely. The bass port should be ported up through the rear deck or removed completely and hole sealed. Ideally, the bass from the port and woofers should be able to reach you at the same time IMO.

Would the port on the same side as the subs be best? If so do you think I could get away with a 3" Aero, I'm not sure I'd have enough room on the front of the box for a 4"




I would seal the edges of the front baffle behind the rear seats so that the bass from the woofers woulden't leak around the sides and back into the trunk. Try great-stuff expanding foam, sylicon caulk, or sound deadening material. Cut some strips of carpeting that match the box, and staple/tape them to the box and the sheet metal of the car from inside the trunk, then cover all that with deadening to make it airtight, and all you will see from inside the car when you look at the gaps is the carpet.

I will do this if I decide to stick with this setup for a while.


I think its a very nice instal and just needs some tweaks so that none of the bass is being wasted. As for the woofers being the same make and model except with different design logos, just say you did it intentionaly for "Visual Interest". I think it looks kind of cool.

Thanks. This is just a daily design, no comps or shows so the non matching subs will work for now, but like I stated earlier if I decide to keep this setup for a while I will get two matching subs.

SPY
04-25-2008, 04:15 PM
OK, the trunk is done.....for now anyway :D

I fired it all up and played with the settings one the H701 and it sounds great.

I know some of you think the sub/port placement isn't optimal but for me it sounds fine and I'm going to keep it this way for now.

Trim pannel around the amps

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Cover pannel installed to protect the plexi from damage.

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That's it for now, next week I will be reinstalling my front and rear comps with better spacer/adaptors and possibly moving my tweeters up higher as well as adding some sound deadner to door pannels, trunk lid, etc...

bigbang
04-26-2008, 12:04 AM
Hey, that amp rack and stealth cover look great. I hope my next instal looks as good as yours does. I would like to try something similar to your setup with a small sealed box with two 12's, while saving my spare tire and mounting the amps to the back of the box. I like the way your box was shaped like a wedge to use all the airspace up under the rear deck. Good thread, gave me some practical ideas. Keep it up!