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aaron7114
05-08-2008, 10:07 PM
Well I got a new vehicle a few weeks ago. Its a 2001 rodeo.

So I have to take this out of my accord:
http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/1734/lc520a4c981f513505a7618dc3.th.jpg (http://img107.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lc520a4c981f513505a7618dc3.jpg)
http://img107.imageshack.us/img107/3406/le4d45ebc9a1684318c899bgw0.th.jpg (http://img107.imageshack.us/my.php?image=le4d45ebc9a1684318c899bgw0.jpg)
http://img373.imageshack.us/img373/134/l18e9fdcc5708c9e5f87d20gq1.th.jpg (http://img373.imageshack.us/my.php?image=l18e9fdcc5708c9e5f87d20gq1.jpg)

And put it all in here:
http://img237.imageshack.us/img237/9568/lc31135ac457e40f2e8e1dcjl2.th.jpg (http://img237.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lc31135ac457e40f2e8e1dcjl2.jpg)

I have already installed:
JVC AVX2 CD/DVD Player
Power, ground, remote, RCAs
Speaker Wire for all mids and highs back to KX120.2
Kicker 6" Speakers in front doors
Kicker 6.5" Speakers in back doors
Kicker 3.5" Speakers in the far rear

Here is the box that is going in it:
http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/5062/93453682gw2.th.png (http://img143.imageshack.us/my.php?image=93453682gw2.png)
The two squares on the front of the box are where the amps are going. They will be flush and kind of appear to be inside the box.


System Consists of:
Two 2006 15" L7s
Kicker KX2500.1
Kicker KX120.2
Kinetik 2400
0 Guage Kicker Hyperflex
Kicker 6" Speakers
Kicker 6.5" Speakers
Kicker 3.5" Speakers
JVC AVX2 CD/DVD Player
7.3 Cubes tuned to 35 hz

Planning on getting up early saturday morning to build the box.

memphisman
05-08-2008, 10:12 PM
looks good man!!!!!

stuckinok
05-08-2008, 10:13 PM
should be loud...

aaron7114
05-08-2008, 10:14 PM
looks good man!!!!!

Thanks man. I just hope I'm satisfied with the system in the rodeo. I'm afraid its not going to be as loud as my car since its not going to be walled but I've read on here a lot that SUVs get loud easy. Hope its true.


should be loud...
I hope so...

Rawr-DQ
05-08-2008, 10:51 PM
who did that sketch up, you?

aaron7114
05-08-2008, 10:58 PM
who did that sketch up, you?

haha no..i **** at sketchup. BrianChia made it for me.

aaron7114
05-11-2008, 03:40 PM
Worked from 7 yesterday morning until 10:30 last night and just almost got done! Pretty much got everything done except the visual stuff such as the carpet.

Things Left to do:
1. Going to add on to the top and front of the of the box so that it goes side to side.
2. Put the amp cover on the front so the wires are hidden and the amps are flush
3. Carpet
4. Weather stripping on the backglass because it rattles like crazy

We did hook it up to see how it sounded. Hit the lows really good. A lot better than my car. However the roof is flexing so much that you can hear the metal bending inside the vehicle so the lower notes dont really sound that good because of the metal bending sound. Dynamat the only fix for this?

My screen on my cd player keeps shutting off for some reason.

The bass has paused my cd player twice so far...not really sure how but it did.

http://img126.imageshack.us/img126/8797/0510080001uu0.th.jpg (http://img126.imageshack.us/my.php?image=0510080001uu0.jpg)
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http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/3880/0510080003az5.th.jpg (http://img178.imageshack.us/my.php?image=0510080003az5.jpg)
http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/9716/0510080004so3.th.jpg (http://img119.imageshack.us/my.php?image=0510080004so3.jpg)
http://img116.imageshack.us/img116/2295/0511080001hg6.th.jpg (http://img116.imageshack.us/my.php?image=0511080001hg6.jpg)

bigbangtheory
05-11-2008, 06:13 PM
So, I take it you like Kicker stuff, lol!

Looks good so far. Are you going to make a beauty panel to cover up the back, or keep it bare like that, because we all know bare is louder.

SeanDub
05-11-2008, 06:16 PM
Nice. I have an 04 Rodeo. I hate the way the wheel wells are in the back, because there is so much more space that could be utilized.

BrianChia
05-11-2008, 06:44 PM
It turned out really nice. I'm glad it sounds good too (well, except for the metal bending noise). :)

aaron7114
05-12-2008, 11:41 AM
i am probably going to leave the majority of the back bare since you can only see it if you lay the backseats down.

the wheel wells do ****...the box could be alot bigger if they werent there.

i put dynamat on the back hatch and weather stripping along the backglass yesterday. it helped but it still rattles quite a bit. i still have to get some dynamat to put on the roof. not looking foward to taking down the headliner. how much sound deadner will it take to do my roof?

i am ready to extend the box out, put the amp rack cover on, and carpet it so it will look good.

thanks for all the good comments!

na_rsx
05-12-2008, 01:20 PM
i thought kicker subs needed more space, 7.3 cubes might be small. buddy of mine has 2 15" l7s in 10 cubic foot box @ 35hz and its insane.

aaron7114
05-12-2008, 05:02 PM
i thought kicker subs needed more space, 7.3 cubes might be small. buddy of mine has 2 15" l7s in 10 cubic foot box @ 35hz and its insane.

They dont have to be in a huge box. Everyone seems to think that but they really dont. On the meter they actually usually do better in a smaller box.

First ported box I had my L5s in in my accord was 6.5 cubes and I was doing a 147.6 on the Termlab. Pretty impressive from the trunk with no electrical upgrades and L5s.

Then I upgraded to L7s and built the wall.

aaron7114
05-16-2008, 06:19 PM
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/4964/0515080003jp4.th.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=0515080003jp4.jpg)
http://img524.imageshack.us/img524/7156/0515080004mk2.th.jpg (http://img524.imageshack.us/my.php?image=0515080004mk2.jpg)
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/5214/0515080006ev5.th.jpg (http://img89.imageshack.us/my.php?image=0515080006ev5.jpg)
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btdickey99
05-16-2008, 06:22 PM
post vids please

Captain_Ahab
05-16-2008, 06:23 PM
Looks good man!

How does it handle the lows?

twisztdauthorit
05-16-2008, 06:23 PM
do you get any heat problems with the amps in there?
nice build

aaron7114
05-16-2008, 06:30 PM
Will try to get a video sometime this weekend.

It hits the lows alot better than what I thought it would. I think I got the tuning just about right. Seems to be right in the middle of lows and highs.

Haven't really ran it enough since I got the amp cover on to see if there is going to be any heat problems. The fans are on the top of the amps so I'm hoping it won't be a problem.

dumpin907
05-16-2008, 06:51 PM
that looks nice, im feelin the flushness with the amps built in. real clean. A+

aaron7114
05-16-2008, 07:32 PM
that looks nice, im feelin the flushness with the amps built in. real clean. A+

Thanks man! I appreciate it!

aaron7114
05-19-2008, 12:11 AM
sorry I wasn't able to get the video this weekend. Ive been pretty busy. Hopefully I will be able to get one in the next couple of days..

On a side note it shook the screws out of my dome light last night so my dome light was just dangling. lol

mdillon
05-19-2008, 11:37 AM
Will try to get a video sometime this weekend.

It hits the lows alot better than what I thought it would. I think I got the tuning just about right. Seems to be right in the middle of lows and highs.

Haven't really ran it enough since I got the amp cover on to see if there is going to be any heat problems. The fans are on the top of the amps so I'm hoping it won't be a problem.

cut out holes on the trim panel and hide it with the carpet that way the heat can still escape but it looks like a solid piece. btw great job, not many people understand the importance of making trim pieces that meet the factory panels.