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DonH
12-12-2008, 08:54 PM
so today i attempted to build my first box :(

it actually turned out GREAT! everything turned out 2 specs! 3.3 ft^3 after displacement and 30 hz. i plan on finishing the box with spray on bed liner.

i only have one pic of the actual build :crying: my sis deleted them off the camera!

heres a few pix of the box and equip and thx 2 everyone who helped!
actual view
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/don_hampton90/100_2890.jpg

back side
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/don_hampton90/100_2891.jpg

upside down shot
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/don_hampton90/100_2892.jpg

inside port
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/don_hampton90/100_2893.jpg

Port

http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/don_hampton90/100_2894.jpg

equipment: 2 Cerwin-Vega HED 12.4 Fusion PP-AM 2000.1, 4awg fosgate wire, fosgate rca, fosgate 12awg speaker wire
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/don_hampton90/100_2896.jpg

edit:

here is the final stage of box build!
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/don_hampton90/box.jpg

edit! here is the box finished! rounded all corners and painted with duplicolor bed liner!

here is a shot of the underside!
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/don_hampton90/100_2898.jpg

bunkerking09
12-12-2008, 08:56 PM
very nice...isnt that back hump annoying?

DonH
12-12-2008, 08:57 PM
very nice...isnt that back hump annoying?

FVCK YEAH! IT IS EXTREMELY ANNOYING!

bunkerking09
12-12-2008, 08:58 PM
FVCK YEAH! IT IS EXTREMELY ANNOYING!

I think I'm doing something very similar, except I'm building a complete false floor.

DonH
12-12-2008, 09:00 PM
I think I'm doing something very similar, except I'm building a complete false floor.

haha i was originally gona do that! turned out i would have needed two sheets and didnt wana do that! haha penny pincher!

DonH
12-14-2008, 03:33 AM
anyone?

DBBOOM
12-14-2008, 05:34 AM
Nice first box, hope it sounds good for you.

DonH
12-14-2008, 01:01 PM
thx hope so to! its alll going in 2 day! pretty stoked

DonH
12-15-2008, 12:58 AM
EVERYTHING IS IN! BOX SOUNDS AMAZING! JUST AMAZING! great sound! anyone with a extended cab ranger MAKE THIS BOX!

KHARPS
12-15-2008, 01:01 AM
That's a great job for your first time....congrats.

Pimpdaddyq
12-15-2008, 01:05 AM
thats a very nice job for a first time.. glad to hear it sounds great too.. looks sharp man nice work..

DonH
12-15-2008, 01:14 AM
That's a great job for your first time....congrats.


thats a very nice job for a first time.. glad to hear it sounds great too.. looks sharp man nice work..

thx alot! i actually am making two more same style one is bigger one smaller for my buddies. charging 115 each! :eek: carpeted though lol. i am really surprised how nice down firing sounds in a truck.

UCF_Knight24
12-15-2008, 02:20 AM
I think I'm doing something very similar, except I'm building a complete false floor.

I'm going to Home Depot tomorrow to pick up some MDF to do a false floor for my Ranger.

OP, nice box for your first time. I'm actually curious as to how it sounds downfiring in a Ranger.

shaneb
12-15-2008, 02:39 AM
good job, sir.

DonH
12-15-2008, 12:37 PM
I'm going to Home Depot tomorrow to pick up some MDF to do a false floor for my Ranger.

OP, nice box for your first time. I'm actually curious as to how it sounds downfiring in a Ranger.

sounds waaaaaay better than up! i will tell u that much and this box sounds better than my old one that was facing foreword. but ima golfer so i need a place to put my clubs inside my truck so i just put em rith on top and dont have 2 worry about efn up the cones!

scoob8000
12-15-2008, 02:17 PM
Just like the past two boxes I built for my ranger. Both of mine were sealed though.

Seems like the best design, downfiring seems to sound good and gives you some protection from stuff sliding around damaging the cone...

What year is your ranger?

DonH
12-15-2008, 02:26 PM
Just like the past two boxes I built for my ranger. Both of mine were sealed though.

Seems like the best design, downfiring seems to sound good and gives you some protection from stuff sliding around damaging the cone...

What year is your ranger?

2002 edge

bunkerking09
12-15-2008, 02:29 PM
sounds waaaaaay better than up! i will tell u that much and this box sounds better than my old one that was facing foreword. but ima golfer so i need a place to put my clubs inside my truck so i just put em rith on top and dont have 2 worry about efn up the cones!

where you put the amps?

DonH
12-15-2008, 02:33 PM
where you put the amps?

i put the sub amp on the box... i no i no people say bad idea due to rattling but whole frkn truck rattles worse! the fusion is mounted on the top with1/2" rubber cut outs on each mounting bracket. barely rattles plus i tightened the setting knobs before mounting so they don't move on me!

u want me 2 take a pic of the setup?

scoob8000
12-15-2008, 02:36 PM
i put the sub amp on the box... i no i no people say bad idea due to rattling but whole frkn truck rattles worse! the fusion is mounted on the top with1/2" rubber cut outs on each mounting bracket. barely rattles plus i tightened the setting knobs before mounting so they don't move on me!

u want me 2 take a pic of the setup?

I wouldn't mind some pics. Might give me some ideas. :)

bunkerking09
12-15-2008, 02:38 PM
same.

pics ftw

DonH
12-15-2008, 02:43 PM
pics will b up in a moment had 2 use my phone. couldnt find my digital but still good quality


edit: here they are!

first pic shows box with amp mounted on top
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/don_hampton90/1215081140.jpg

secon shows the small gap of the mounting bracket on the amp due to the rubber and it being screwed down so tightly
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/don_hampton90/1215081141.jpg

last is the way i wired it up. i know i know many believe a power cap is crap but got it for free looks cool so i threw it in there!
http://i368.photobucket.com/albums/oo125/don_hampton90/1215081141a.jpg

DonH
12-15-2008, 02:56 PM
there up^^^^

KHARPS
12-15-2008, 02:59 PM
Nice.....is it any louder firing down vs. up or forward? I know you said it sounds better but could you tell a difference as far as volume?

DonH
12-15-2008, 03:02 PM
Nice.....is it any louder firing down vs. up or forward? I know you said it sounds better but could you tell a difference as far as volume?

yeah i really could! i first just set the box in to where it was firing up just 2 c sounded terrible. foreward really nice! down even better! u FEEL the music! plus u dont get alot of roof flex with them down which is really nice, i dont like roof flex to noisy! but it could b the three layers of sludge i put up there :crap: haha! but there is a difference to my ear everything sounds crisper!

bunkerking09
12-15-2008, 03:04 PM
yeah i really could! i first just set the box in to where it was firing up just 2 c sounded terrible. foreward really nice! down even better! u FEEL the music! plus u dont get alot of roof flex with them down which is really nice, i dont like roof flex to noisy! but it could b the three layers of sludge i put up there :crap: haha! but there is a difference to my ear everything sounds crisper!

hmm, pictures on blocked at school, but i'll take a look when I get to work.

Dimensions of box?

DonH
12-15-2008, 03:27 PM
hmm, pictures on blocked at school, but i'll take a look when I get to work.

Dimensions of box?

ummmmmmmm haha 42x18x12.25thats the box w/o feet!

DonH
12-16-2008, 12:25 AM
hmm, pictures on blocked at school, but i'll take a look when I get to work.



n e ways what is ur plans for ur truck?

bunkerking09
12-16-2008, 02:39 PM
two death penalty 12's, 2 of the new 20.1's, battery bank in the bed :D

DonH
12-16-2008, 05:51 PM
two death penalty 12's, 2 of the new 20.1's, battery bank in the bed :D

****! gona b load as hell! hey quick question 4 yah. u c that brown plastic above the box... **** rattles like a bish! i totally 4 got to throw sound deadener on that part! what else can i use besides deadener to keep that thing quit?

bunkerking09
12-16-2008, 07:36 PM
****! gona b load as hell! hey quick question 4 yah. u c that brown plastic above the box... **** rattles like a bish! i totally 4 got to throw sound deadener on that part! what else can i use besides deadener to keep that thing quit?

i hadn't planned on doing any sound deadener in mine, but i think i'm gonna have to. I'm not sure what you should do, because thats connected to the whole back panel...

DonH
12-16-2008, 07:47 PM
i hadn't planned on doing any sound deadener in mine, but i think i'm gonna have to. I'm not sure what you should do, because thats connected to the whole back panel...

I NO! FRKN SUX! it rattles all nasty! for now i shoved a towel in the back haha kinda ghetto but works

bunkerking09
12-16-2008, 07:48 PM
meh, just keep it that way. i've done that in comps between the bed and cab, its helped a little

BoxdGM
12-16-2008, 08:53 PM
nice box i just got an extended cab ranger. wanna send me the box plans??

bunkerking09
12-16-2008, 09:32 PM
how did you get the baffle to sit a few inches below like that?

bigbud747
12-16-2008, 10:29 PM
I NO! FRKN SUX! it rattles all nasty! for now i shoved a towel in the back haha kinda ghetto but works

If your talking about the piece that the block of wood is screwed to, then what I had to do was put 4 lag bolts through the back of the box, through the 2x8, and through the first part of the back of the cab, without going all the way through. Of course, I walled off this truck, so you can't see the piece anyway, but at least that piece don't rattle. Haha. And we put 3 layers of RAAmat on the roof, and it still flexes quite a bit, and that's with only 850 watts going to each sub. I can't wait to see how much it flexes when I put the Memphis 4k in. :up2somet:

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii201/bigbud747/P6150457.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii201/bigbud747/P6170473.jpg



And you don't even know how much of a P.I.T.A. that bump is when your making a box that will barely squeeze into the truck. And btw, the extended cab does not open up so that box went through the passenger door.:crazy:

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii201/bigbud747/P6150448.jpg

DonH
12-17-2008, 01:19 AM
If your talking about the piece that the block of wood is screwed to, then what I had to do was put 4 lag bolts through the back of the box, through the 2x8, and through the first part of the back of the cab, without going all the way through. Of course, I walled off this truck, so you can't see the piece anyway, but at least that piece don't rattle. Haha. And we put 3 layers of RAAmat on the roof, and it still flexes quite a bit, and that's with only 850 watts going to each sub. I can't wait to see how much it flexes when I put the Memphis 4k in. :up2somet:

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii201/bigbud747/P6150457.jpg

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii201/bigbud747/P6170473.jpg



And you don't even know how much of a P.I.T.A. that bump is when your making a box that will barely squeeze into the truck. And btw, the extended cab does not open up so that box went through the passenger door.:crazy:

http://i265.photobucket.com/albums/ii201/bigbud747/P6150448.jpg

NICE SETUP! yeah that is how mine was! had 2 take out my driver seat and angle it in there!

DonH
12-17-2008, 01:26 AM
how did you get the baffle to sit a few inches below like that?

it actually only sits 3/4 of an inch below! what i did was build the box upside down. i started by laying down the top then put the side panels on. using these nifty little angle clamps i turned the box over the drilled and screwed the two side panels on then did the front and back piece. once thoze were on the fun part began! i assembled the port pieces outside the box then preceded 2 put em in the box. i measured 1 1/2 inches down made sure everything was square then secured the port. with that done i then set the baffle in! note i cut the holes out first!. so with the baffle in on the right side i measured 3/4 down 2 make shure it sat level. then from the sided screwed that bish in! done deal! hopefully thats wut u wanted haha!

:D

bunkerking09
12-17-2008, 01:28 AM
it actually only sits 3/4 of an inch below! what i did was build the box upside down. i started by laying down the top then put the side panels on. using these nifty little angle clamps i turned the box over the drilled and screwed the two side panels on then did the front and back piece. once thoze were on the fun part began! i assembled the port pieces outside the box then preceded 2 put em in the box. i measured 1 1/2 inches down made sure everything was square then secured the port. with that done i then set the baffle in! note i cut the holes out first!. so with the baffle in on the right side i measured 3/4 down 2 make shure it sat level. then from the sided screwed that bish in! done deal! hopefully thats wut u wanted haha!

:D

:confused:

that was complicated. I just want to make sure there will be enough room with excursion. lol

DonH
12-17-2008, 01:37 AM
:confused:

that was complicated. I just want to make sure there will be enough room with excursion. lol

haha sry man got excited! haha wut subs u putn in again? xmax? my subs are just fine! they clear if not u can just go with two inshes that way u have atleast an inch and a half of clearence

bunkerking09
12-17-2008, 01:39 AM
no xmax specs on the death penalties....i don't know if i want to do downfiring...i'd like to see my subs beat :)

DonH
12-17-2008, 01:43 AM
no xmax specs on the death penalties....i don't know if i want to do downfiring...i'd like to see my subs beat :)

then fire em towards the back of the seat. just take the box and invert it ya know. instead of having the front piece stop run it all the way 2 the floor. u will have about 4 1/2 inches of dead unaccessible space below but w/e. i like having them downfire since peeps cant c em! i wont f em up plus down firing sounds better than foreward 2 me.

scoob8000
12-17-2008, 08:36 PM
dman,

Finally got to posting up the pics of my little ghetto build. Pretty similar downfire design. :)


bigbud,
That's a friggin' insane (in a good ****** way)!

I havn't seen many other Rangers, but I'm surprised at how similar the interiors stayed in them. Do you guys with newer ones still have jumpseats/storage under the rear 6x8 speakers?

[edit]
Forgot my box build link:
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5581412#post5581412

DonH
12-17-2008, 08:49 PM
dman,

Finally got to posting up the pics of my little ghetto build. Pretty similar downfire design. :)


bigbud,
That's a friggin' insane (in a good ****** way)!

I havn't seen many other Rangers, but I'm surprised at how similar the interiors stayed in them. Do you guys with newer ones still have jumpseats/storage under the rear 6x8 speakers?

[edit]
Forgot my box build link:
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5581412#post5581412

yeah i do. i put the yellowtop in there.