View Full Version : ford explorer help

04-14-2009, 01:58 PM
Ok i have been competing in an 02 ford explorer (third gen) with two 12'' nightshades, 2 1500s, and a big ol battery box in the back.. sub up expernal aero ports back, i am looking at ways to make the vehicle louder not get more power as i am reaching my limitation running in MECA s2, anyone with any suggestions i am at a loss for ideas, also it has the third row seat which make the vehicle about a foot longer than the one without in 3rd gen models...

04-14-2009, 02:01 PM
turn the box so ports are facing the side? takes a few minutes and will b easy to do

04-14-2009, 02:04 PM
yeah tried that it killed it.. lol... but like i said keep ideas coming i am just out of ideas.. :(

04-14-2009, 03:04 PM
Gelcoat the inside and outside of your box. Try sanding the side pannels that you have in your hatch and your hatch pannel itself. Get them smooth as possible.

Build a box around your batteries and amps, sand it, and gelcoat it.

04-15-2009, 10:00 AM
deadning will help pick up your number some also will you be at the etown show..

04-15-2009, 02:23 PM
yeah ill be at the lake!!! cant wait... but yeah i was scared of deadening because i have actually never used it on an SPL vehicle before.

04-15-2009, 02:27 PM
Trust me it helps read jacobs thread where he deadened just his roof and picked up .4 dbs..And see you there in my explorer...

04-15-2009, 02:28 PM

04-15-2009, 07:08 PM
Doesnt help all installs tho, I have read and seen where sound deadener has actually hurt the score

04-15-2009, 07:19 PM
I bet it will help his..

04-16-2009, 03:42 AM
i dont know if it will help me if i deaden the roof once i put the headliner back up... i really dont want to spend $$$s on deadener and it lower my resonant or hurt my score... also the back hatch on an explorer and a jeep are made completely different and of different materials.. most of my hatch is fiberglass and well glass... the back window is huge... really my biggest problem is fusing.. if i can get a full roll off im over a 50 but right now my best score is high 48s...i can run two fuses to make 75amp.. :(