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jake21
06-10-2008, 01:34 AM
Hey CA, I am just finishing up a few projects on my 98 dodge ram 1500. I am doing some fiberglassing for it along with a lift kit, rims, and tires.
I first built a box to go in the back seat of the truck as a console that holds 2 Alpine Type R 12's
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/P5250011-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/5217a9212817.jpg
Each chamber sits at 1.3cu and is tuned to 34Hz, Sounds pretty **** good.

Here is the door panel which holds An Alpine Type R component set with LED's behind the grill and a neon tube.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/P6070023.jpg


Here is a list of everything installed audio wise:
HU: Alpine Cda-9886
Front speaks: Alpine Type R 6.5"compenent set
Rear speaks: Alpine Type S 5.25" coaxials
Subs: 2 Alpine Type R 12's
Amp: Hifonics Brutus 1608d
Screen: Savv 7inch LCD
DVD player: (to be decided)

I will be adding on as time goes so keep updated :)

Goindef154
06-10-2008, 06:13 AM
Doesn't look to shabby, nice work.

jbizzle
06-10-2008, 08:18 AM
looks good, but why not hide the neons? i'd hate those thins in my eyes

99grandprixGT
06-10-2008, 09:18 AM
looks good. how much power you sending the the Rs?

jake21
06-10-2008, 02:44 PM
looks good, but why not hide the neons? i'd hate those thins in my eyes
they have a switch where i can turn them off when i drive


looks good. how much power you sending the the Rs?
not a whole lot, 550w each

pd8731
06-10-2008, 06:23 PM
Please build a different box. Otherwise, nice.

Buck
06-10-2008, 06:24 PM
Please build a different box. Otherwise, nice.

screw that **** that box is sweet lookin

pd8731
06-10-2008, 06:26 PM
screw that **** that box is sweet lookin

Yes, because car AUDIO is about LOOKS

jake21
06-10-2008, 06:35 PM
Please build a different box. Otherwise, nice.


Yes, because car AUDIO is about LOOKS

Im not in this for SPL. I like the way it looks, and thats all i care.

NMBR1SPT
06-10-2008, 11:39 PM
Nice got anymore pics? check out my build for my 97 ext 4x4

here's das link http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=308895

MikeyB
06-10-2008, 11:56 PM
Lookin good, nice glass work.

One question though, why did you opt for such a small chamber for each sub? Space limitations? I would have put them in about another cube bigger a piece......atleast.

jake21
06-11-2008, 12:07 AM
Lookin good, nice glass work.

One question though, why did you opt for such a small chamber for each sub? Space limitations? I would have put them in about another cube bigger a piece......atleast.

yes, space limitations....

MikeyB
06-11-2008, 12:08 AM
That'll do it.

NMBR1SPT
06-11-2008, 12:09 AM
+1, deff. space limitations, I feel ya bud been there, have that LOL

Terranova
06-11-2008, 12:19 AM
i have no idea what to do for my Fi Q 12" in my pickup. I have a 1.5cu ft. sealed box sitting behind the middle seat on top of the transmission. I really want to go ported but i dont know how i would without losing my backseat. Is your pickup a quad-cab? Good build man, i wish i could use fiberglass but its too expensive to have someone do it for me.

jake21
06-11-2008, 12:35 AM
nope just extended cab. PM me and ill help ya work something out

NMBR1SPT
06-11-2008, 12:39 AM
wanna see the lift and tires???

jake21
06-11-2008, 12:41 AM
wanna see the lift and tires???

you want to see mine? or are you saying do i want to see yours

im lost lol

NMBR1SPT
06-11-2008, 12:43 AM
haha, Look at my thread if you wanna see mine, lets see yours, LOL

Terranova
06-11-2008, 12:44 AM
i kinda want to take out my middle seat and turn it into a box and let it go from the front to the back, should make for a fairly big box and just use it as an arm rest but the GF likes to sit next to me gah! Have GF sit next to me or make a box for my Fi, i hate making hard decisions

jake21
06-11-2008, 12:49 AM
i kinda want to take out my middle seat and turn it into a box and let it go from the front to the back, should make for a fairly big box and just use it as an arm rest but the GF likes to sit next to me gah! Have GF sit next to me or make a box for my Fi, i hate making hard decisions

HAHA, i was in your same EXACT position with the girl thing lol. Anyways give me a few minutes ill throw up something for ya

jake21
06-11-2008, 12:54 AM
haha, Look at my thread if you wanna see mine, lets see yours, LOL

these are the only two pics i have of her right now. its a before and after pic of my blacked out corner lights and of course i had to play in the mud a bit
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/100_0538.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/100_0539.jpg
she now has some nice Alpine stickers in the windshield :)

NMBR1SPT
06-11-2008, 12:56 AM
thats a 3in body I'm guessing and those are 35's?

jake21
06-11-2008, 12:58 AM
thats a 3in body I'm guessing and those are 35's?

nope, 3" suspension. it came with 3" coil spacer, 3" rear block, lower control arms, and 4 shocks.

and yes 35's. I have 18" XD rockstar rims waiting to be wrapped in ssome toyo MT 35's whenever i get them :crap:

jake21
06-11-2008, 01:26 AM
i have no idea what to do for my Fi Q 12" in my pickup. I have a 1.5cu ft. sealed box sitting behind the middle seat on top of the transmission. I really want to go ported but i dont know how i would without losing my backseat. Is your pickup a quad-cab? Good build man, i wish i could use fiberglass but its too expensive to have someone do it for me.

you could always end up making a box to sit on your back seat maybe, let me draw something up

jake21
06-11-2008, 03:55 AM
i kinda want to take out my middle seat and turn it into a box and let it go from the front to the back, should make for a fairly big box and just use it as an arm rest but the GF likes to sit next to me gah! Have GF sit next to me or make a box for my Fi, i hate making hard decisions

Here i just sketched this up, its for the middle of your back seat
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/truckbox.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/truckbox2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/truckbox3.jpg

lmk what ya think ;)

Terranova
06-11-2008, 04:19 AM
i think that looks great, but i wouldnt even know where to start on the construction. lol

jake21
06-11-2008, 05:05 AM
i think that looks great, but i wouldnt even know where to start on the construction. lol

haha well would ya buy it from me if i built ya one? ;)

Anybody Killa
06-11-2008, 05:21 AM
screw that **** that box is sweet lookin

x2

pd8731
06-11-2008, 12:28 PM
Im not in this for SPL. I like the way it looks, and thats all i care.

Sounding clean and loud does not = SPL. I'm not sure why some people think that. I'm just saying that one Type R in a proper box with proper space would sound better and louder than your 2 Type Rs in teensy boxes with slits for ports.

dropped_mazda
06-11-2008, 12:47 PM
i think it looks good to all his own

looks like hater found topic

keep buildin bro

Terranova
06-11-2008, 01:09 PM
Here i just sketched this up, its for the middle of your back seat
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/truckbox.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/truckbox2.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/truckbox3.jpg

lmk what ya think ;)

Yes, I would buy it off ya if you made it. How much are we talkin here?

jake21
06-11-2008, 03:16 PM
Yes, I would buy it off ya if you made it. How much are we talkin here?


Hmmm, $200? or so + shipping

Terranova
06-11-2008, 04:21 PM
hmm well i think a box wont help me much now. i think i blew my Fi lol! was bumpin goin down the street and it suddenly just stopped playing and it wont come back on. gonna take it out and check the wiring tonight. *sigh*

jake21
06-11-2008, 04:40 PM
hmm well i think a box wont help me much now. i think i blew my Fi lol! was bumpin goin down the street and it suddenly just stopped playing and it wont come back on. gonna take it out and check the wiring tonight. *sigh*

**** dude that *****! :crap: did you check your amp, make sure it didnt blow a fuse or something?

bigbangtheory
06-11-2008, 05:00 PM
To the idiot that cant read. He knows the box is too small, he did this for space limitations, no go jump on someone elses cawk.

Nice build, minus the neons. Just not my thing, but like the box and have fun with it.

req
06-11-2008, 05:17 PM
Here i just sketched this up, its for the middle of your back seat
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/truckbox.jpg
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/truckbox2.jpg
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/truckbox3.jpg

lmk what ya think ;)

there will\should be TONS of port noise with a port that small\long.


just a FYI. i would not build it.

Terranova
06-11-2008, 05:52 PM
**** dude that *****! :crap: did you check your amp, make sure it didnt blow a fuse or something?

my amp is fine i tested it. the sub looks fine physically the coil isnt burnt nothin. the only noticeable thing is where i plug the wires in the tip has a bit of a burn mark on it.

pd8731
06-11-2008, 06:33 PM
To the idiot that cant read. He knows the box is too small, he did this for space limitations, no go jump on someone elses cawk.

Nice build, minus the neons. Just not my thing, but like the box and have fun with it.

Space limitations? He could have not only stayed within the same space limitations, but have it sound better, louder, and spent less money. I guess that is pretty idiotic. :rolleyes:

twisztdauthorit
06-11-2008, 06:48 PM
Space limitations? He could have not only stayed within the same space limitations, but have it sound better, louder, and spent less money. I guess that is pretty idiotic. :rolleyes:

:crying:



go ***** hate elsewhere man, i like the way the box looks, not a fan of the inverted second sub but if its for the air space then i guess its alright.
good job.


maybe go with 2(or 3)x10s and proper air volume next time?

jake21
06-11-2008, 07:27 PM
:crying:



go ***** hate elsewhere man, i like the way the box looks, not a fan of the inverted second sub but if its for the air space then i guess its alright.
good job.


maybe go with 2(or 3)x10s and proper air volume next time?

yea i was playing around with the idea of putting two more 12's back there and making one big box for the entire back seat. thats in the far future though

jake21
06-12-2008, 03:56 PM
Ok, for everyone whining about my sub box, i made a new one just to please you guys. Here you go http://www.axcessmypics.com/photos/photo01/d6/30/f4d0b4b94fc8.jpg

I like to use Form and Function in my builds. the only thing the box above is good for is Function. But with the box i have in there now it has Form and Function. I like to equal that out in every install i do. Id rather not have a block of MDF sitting in my back seat when i go to car shows ;)

jake21
05-24-2009, 06:02 PM
Ok, this thread has been sitting for a while, and in the mean time i have gone for straight SPL now.
Here is a video of it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0lb0zDuPyAA
The box is 5.10cft with (2) 4" aero ports tuned to 33ish

http://www.axcessmypics.com/photos/photo02/cc/6e/515f071ac191.jpg

I know there are tons of theorys on which way to face the subs/ports in a truck and i think my way (subs up port forward) worked pretty well.

Oh and i now have my XD Rockstars wrapped in Mickey Thompsons Baja MTZ's
Love that combination
http://www.axcessmypics.com/photos/photo03/98/bf/8499b9eaa14b.jpg

http://www.axcessmypics.com/photos/photo02/a8/d2/8ebbc6d99d81.jpg

Let me know what ya think.

DB-Audio
05-24-2009, 11:59 PM
looks nice, sounds nice too im sure its loud as hell

jake21
05-26-2009, 06:53 PM
looks nice, sounds nice too im sure its loud as hell

yes it is :)

sparkplug121988
05-26-2009, 07:00 PM
Looks clean and you will always have haters btw. I just had a guy say that 2 10's with a 160w amp is as loud as me lol.

jake21
05-26-2009, 07:11 PM
Looks clean and you will always have haters btw. I just had a guy say that 2 10's with a 160w amp is as loud as me lol.

lol well i know DD 8's can hit 150db's with the right setup but two tens on 160watts? Must hit like 1223534246340987db's easy.... :beathors:

sparkplug121988
05-26-2009, 07:25 PM
Ya but I forgot to mention they are kenwoods. But I think they can take 2000k daily and the amp is a cheater amp! lmao

jake21
05-26-2009, 07:41 PM
Oh of course!!!

jake21
07-07-2009, 07:01 PM
Anyone have any ideas for a new box setup? Im happy with my current box but i know for a fact they can get alot louder.

jake21
08-28-2009, 06:34 PM
just dropped my tranny......

rumblebee2
08-28-2009, 09:59 PM
G/L with that

statonburrell
08-29-2009, 10:48 AM
ouch.

zierbox
08-29-2009, 12:26 PM
never mind

jake21
08-31-2009, 11:44 PM
just did some research on the company i got the tranny from, Phoenix Hard Parts, and look what i found....

http://www.bbb.org/central-northern-western-arizona/business-reviews/transmissions-automobile/phoenix-remanufactured-transmissions-in-phoenix-az-9002562/#rating

http://phoenixhardparts.net/

Sadly the owner was once part of the Better Business Bureau! No wonder our economy is ****ed... we have people like this running and ruining it. :crap:

jake21
08-31-2009, 11:46 PM
NEVER DO BUSINESS WITH ANY OF THESE COMPANIES
Phoenix Remanufactured Transmissions
Alpine Transmission Supply, LLC
Arizona Transmission Factory, LLC
Phoenix Hard Parts
Phoenix Remanufactured Transmission Peoria, LLC
Phoenix Remanufactured Transmissions
Red Line Torque Converters
Silverado Industries, LLC

Total scams.

jake21
11-04-2009, 05:22 PM
plannin on going with a new sub stage setup soon. 4 type r 10"s off the new Alpine M2000 amp. Stay tuned for updates

DNick454
11-05-2009, 08:57 PM
plannin on going with a new sub stage setup soon. 4 type r 10"s off the new Alpine M2000 amp. Stay tuned for updates

You don't need twice the subs, you need twice the port area. Them subs are being choked out with those two paper slits you call ports. Redesign box and feed them moar powa and I wouldn't be surprised if your expectations were met if not exceeded.

CranberryYumYum
11-05-2009, 09:14 PM
You don't need twice the subs, you need twice the port area. Them subs are being choked out with those two paper slits you call ports. Redesign box and feed them moar powa and I wouldn't be surprised if your expectations were met if not exceeded.





http://www.axcessmypics.com/photos/photo02/cc/6e/515f071ac191.jpg


:D

DNick454
11-05-2009, 09:45 PM
Whoops, missed the new box :laugh:

Either way though, 5.1 cubes is a bit big isn't it? And 2 4" aeros is a bit small for 5+ cubes. Not hating/trolling, just constructive criticism :)

jake21
11-07-2009, 08:51 PM
Look what i picked up today :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/IMG00268.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v361/jake21/IMG00269.jpg

Cant wait to get my 4 type r's now

jake21
11-23-2009, 12:43 AM
changed my mind, will be runnin three dual 4's at 2.67ohm so ill be gettin around 2000wts to them. Birth sheet says it pushes 2274@2. Should bang.