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audiom3
05-14-2008, 04:56 PM
Just wanted to post up some pics of my latest install and see what you guys thought.

the woofer :D

http://photos-f.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_421301_1571.jpg

http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_421302_1848.jpg

dog on woofer

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_430402_3319.jpg

test fitting some pieces

http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_421310_4211.jpg

test fitting the sub

http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_421320_7301.jpg

audiom3
05-14-2008, 04:57 PM
the torn up interior of my car :laugh:

http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_430406_4574.jpg

http://photos-h.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_430407_4894.jpg

http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_430408_5215.jpg

http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_430409_5537.jpg

trying to figure out how to get this monster into the car

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_430410_5869.jpg

figuring out how to secure the woofer

http://photos-g.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_421318_6657.jpg


breaktime

http://photos-e.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_430412_6514.jpg

audiom3
05-14-2008, 04:57 PM
mounted in the car

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_430418_8497.jpg

http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_430416_7840.jpg

I never took pics of the final product but it looks pretty similar to the last mounted pic. I want to paint the box black but we will see if that ever happens. Its being run by a herc at roughly 2 ohms for daily and the amp in those pics is just my speaker amp. It is easily the loudest setup I have ever had and cant wait to get my new alt and drop the herc to .5 :D Let me know what you guys think!

brtnboarder3241
05-14-2008, 05:00 PM
very very nice

Andrew12
05-14-2008, 05:01 PM
I think you need vids

peas247
05-14-2008, 05:01 PM
nice ill be runnin a 18" MT outta my mazda protege in a month or so

ST33M
05-14-2008, 05:03 PM
Not bad. Ported ? and tuned to if so ?

***** to build in the trunk. but did a decent job of doing so.

brtnboarder3241
05-14-2008, 05:04 PM
ib enclosure looks like

DD_Dave
05-14-2008, 05:09 PM
does it have pretty good sound quality?

MikeyB
05-14-2008, 05:11 PM
Give some details on the enclosure please.....specs

blue200sx
05-14-2008, 05:11 PM
nice woofer glad to see some progress on the install

audiom3
05-14-2008, 05:16 PM
I think you need vids

I agree lol

Its between 8 and 8.5 cubes tuned to the high 30's ( I tried for 37 but there were some imperfections in the box so I dont know what it ended up being)

Ill take some more pics tomorrow so you can see the whole box and port

audiom3
05-14-2008, 05:18 PM
nice woofer glad to see some progress on the install

Thanks this is an awesome woofer! On a side note are you coming to the show at pure pressure? If so ill see you there!

audiom3
05-15-2008, 08:29 PM
I took a few more pics today of what the final install looks like

http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_432536_4182.jpg

http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_432537_4466.jpg

http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_432538_4722.jpg

peas247
05-15-2008, 08:30 PM
vids?

audiom3
05-15-2008, 08:33 PM
still no vids sorry i need some open space to do that and im not sure where yet but I will post them asap

blue200sx
05-15-2008, 08:34 PM
pics of the girlfriend??

MikeyB
05-15-2008, 08:42 PM
Get a pic from the trunk view at the back of the enclosure

cshaw
05-15-2008, 08:48 PM
i see an fau sticker, i live near there! nice mazda btw, i love those cars.

audiom3
05-15-2008, 08:50 PM
yeah the fau sticker is belongs to my best friend and I keep my g/f off the internet if at all possible lol

peas247
05-15-2008, 08:51 PM
still no vids sorry i need some open space to do that and im not sure where yet but I will post them asap

one of the tougher things findin a spot to test and tune

audiom3
05-15-2008, 08:52 PM
as requested
http://photos-a.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v231/84/75/505234268/n505234268_421376_3475.jpg

bunkerking09
05-15-2008, 08:53 PM
yeah the fau sticker is belongs to my best friend and I keep my g/f off the internet if at all possible lol

if your a member of this forum posting pics of the g/f is a requirement or its bannage, sry

keifersracing
05-15-2008, 08:56 PM
the best thing for the solo xlike that is a wall. but i would like to know what kind of numbers you get. I know that my solo x 18 is seeing 5k off of 2 herc

audiom3
05-15-2008, 08:58 PM
Yeah its more of a just for fun kinda thing but hopefully ill get it metered really soon. I also plan to give it more power but for the time being the herc will do

blue200sx
05-15-2008, 09:02 PM
how does it sound? are you enjoying it?

keifersracing
05-15-2008, 09:02 PM
i have a wall in my car and i am getting 153

audiom3
05-15-2008, 09:10 PM
how does it sound? are you enjoying it?

Its amazing and gets lower than I expected it to which is very nice:D I am enjoying i immensely it gives me exactly what I wanted: the ability to play it during an everyday drive at moderate volume levels and still get loud but also have the ability to turn it up and have people go oh ****

audiom3
05-15-2008, 09:12 PM
i have a wall in my car and i am getting 153

I would love to get into the high 140's but obviously not until I get more power for now I would be happy with mid to low 140s because its only getting 1000 watts or so(d1 coils that read 1.4 and 1.3 each)

blue200sx
05-15-2008, 09:12 PM
nice!!

blue200sx
05-15-2008, 09:13 PM
is the amp 1 ohm stable? if so wire the coils into parallel for a .7 ohm load and you will be happy

audiom3
05-15-2008, 09:19 PM
yeah i am going to when my new alt comes in but even when I had my xxx at 1 ohm I was getting retarded voltage drop so I cant imagine what it would do at .7

dakotap
05-15-2008, 11:20 PM
MMMMM..... Porsche. (Drool)


Nice install, I bet its loud as ****.

Intrepid Bass
05-15-2008, 11:21 PM
Nice. Would love a vid.

brtnboarder3241
05-15-2008, 11:22 PM
once again great install bro, and pics of the gf are required..

DaGh0st
05-16-2008, 01:40 AM
is the top of the box 3 different pieces?

bamaboy
05-16-2008, 09:04 AM
MMMMM..... Porsche. (Drool)



is it me or did i miss something?:crap:


on the side note...box looks rough

















...just like its supposed to :D

MikeR.
05-16-2008, 11:00 AM
is the top of the box 3 different pieces?

Yeah I thought the same thing

Rookie_80
05-16-2008, 11:05 AM
i kinda feel bad for the car.

j/k. nice

audiom3
05-16-2008, 11:56 AM
yes the top is 3 different pieces it had to be at least 2 and it ended up being 3 because of measuring issues lol

OoMesKoO
05-16-2008, 11:59 AM
You are insulting that driver with the amplifier pictured.


And pics of said g/f or GTFO.



:)

audiom3
05-16-2008, 12:03 PM
You are insulting that driver with the amplifier pictured.

:)

Definitely since its running at 2.7 ohms and the amp might be making 1000 watts at that impedance

blue200sx
05-16-2008, 12:28 PM
i think he thinks the black hifonics is running the solo x woofer. i dont think he realizes you have the hercules running it

mdillon
05-16-2008, 12:52 PM
i like lots and lots of glue. good job.

dakotap
05-16-2008, 07:29 PM
is it me or did i miss something?:crap:


Look in the first post the picture with him on the back of the car. On the right there is a porsche in the garage.:D I know I'm over observant.:crap:

bose301s
05-16-2008, 07:36 PM
I'm disappointed, your XXX install was awesome, plus you went from an SQ woofer to an all out SPL woofer, you had to lose so much SQ. But if you are happy that is all that matters.

meh
05-16-2008, 07:39 PM
maddddd props! must be hard as heck to fit that 18 in that mazda.

blue200sx
05-16-2008, 10:10 PM
who says the solo x is an all out spl woofer?

audiom3
05-17-2008, 01:17 AM
I'm disappointed, your XXX install was awesome, plus you went from an SQ woofer to an all out SPL woofer, you had to lose so much SQ. But if you are happy that is all that matters.

It doesnt sound as bad as you might think. Granted its not the XXX but I would gladly sacrifice some sound quality for how loud this thing gets:D But I appreciate the compliment on the other box lol

MyFartsStink
05-17-2008, 02:24 AM
vids?

twisztdauthorit
05-18-2008, 02:07 PM
that box is ugly as **** with all that pasty semen on the wood

bose301s
05-18-2008, 05:36 PM
It doesnt sound as bad as you might think. Granted its not the XXX but I would gladly sacrifice some sound quality for how loud this thing gets:D But I appreciate the compliment on the other box lol

Yea, if loud is your goal you accomplished it, lol. I am definitely an SQ guy though so I kinda like seeing other people with SQ subs too, lol. For how hard it is to build a box inside of the car you did a pretty good job, and it is an awesome looking sub.

persian_gulf
07-14-2008, 09:13 AM
what is your alternator??
i have mazda 3 2.0L
i am looking for 270-300 amp alternator??
anyone can help me??

....
07-14-2008, 09:20 AM
Nice install man. I also rock a mazda 2 seater. Newest project 2 18" solo-x and 2 hk4000...

F3RR3T
07-14-2008, 01:19 PM
SUP hello from ocala lol

skmfkr
07-14-2008, 01:31 PM
Thanks this is an awesome woofer! On a side note are you coming to the show at pure pressure? If so ill see you there!

when is it? i was at the last one

nvm just say the dates. musta been the same sho i was at

peas247
07-14-2008, 07:28 PM
gotta love another mazda owner with a 18 in it