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86svo
07-26-2008, 12:23 AM
I'm not sure if it's because of my install or if it's because the components haven't gone through their 10 hour break-in cycle yet (Rainbow SLC 265 Kicks) but I am just not getting any midbass and the the speakers sound......hollow almost, if that makes any sense.

I don't have any pics up right now, but I have the Q-form kickpods for my 96 Cavalier coupe and I just finished up sealing them(molded the floorboard and then sealed them) and I also lined the inside walls of the entire enclosure with 2 layers of fat mat. This did help, but not as much as I was expecting. I do have one more spot I need to glass before it is completely sealed, roughly a 1/2"x2" hole, but I don't know if it's going to make much of a difference now. The inside volume is roughly .3 ft^. Should I through some polyfil in the enclosure?

Everyone says these things really kick and are very warm, just have not been able to get that sensation yet.

Perhaps the speakers won't have much of any midbass until after the break in period as I have only 2 hours on them now.

Any ideas on the enclosure or what might be my issue?

Thanks for the help
Jason

kovemaster559
07-26-2008, 12:26 AM
seal it up *****

azbass
07-26-2008, 12:29 AM
as beefed up as those kick pods you bought are. they probably are not solid enough,

86svo
07-26-2008, 12:38 AM
as beefed up as those kick pods you bought are. they probably are not solid enough,

What would you suggest, glassing the entire enclosure more or am I just pretty much stuck with where I'm at once I get this thing completely sealed?

I was talking with someone that mentioned deflex pads, might be worth a shot...

Innovative:Cory
07-26-2008, 12:42 AM
This is why I dont recommend Q-forms..... use modeling clay on the inside of them to make them more dense.... you will use several pounds per side to get them "right"....

If you are taking all of these extra steps why didn't you just fabricate new kicks to begin with? Polish a turd it's still a turd

helotaxi
07-26-2008, 05:43 AM
There is also not enough air behind the midbass. It's just like running a sub in too small an enclosure, you're strangling it.

86svo
07-26-2008, 08:05 AM
This is why I dont recommend Q-forms..... use modeling clay on the inside of them to make them more dense.... you will use several pounds per side to get them "right"....

If you are taking all of these extra steps why didn't you just fabricate new kicks to begin with? Polish a turd it's still a turd

I got the q-forms for practically free is why I went with them. I'll play around with them a bit and see if I can get them how I want, if not, I'll try my hand at making my own set.