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Plottin4success
12-03-2009, 07:30 PM
Well, I started on my truck today. My stuff is in my sig. I have a single cab 04 Silverado...

I sold the ugly rims and rollin on the stockers for now. Hopefully I can get some 22s and lower 4/6 by this summer.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/Guitar004.jpg

My ****...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/153.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/180.jpg
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http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/179.jpg
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http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/148.jpg
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http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/156.jpg

Plottin4success
12-03-2009, 07:33 PM
BEFORE YALL START TALKING ****, I DO NOT SEE THE POINT IN USING MULTIPLE LAYERS OF DEADENER. I COVERED ABOUT 60% OF THE DOOR WHICH SHOULD BE FINE FOR MY APPLICATION. IF I FIND THAT I WILL NEED MORE DEADENER, I WILL APPLY MORE ACCORDINGLY.



I started deadening my doors today around 3pm. It took me about 45 mins to do each door. That was disassembly, cleaning, and then deadening. I have no idea how I am going to completely seal up the doors. There are some LARGE openings that have uneven surfaces, so plexiglass is out of the question. I will see how the comps sound installed like this. Hopefully they sound good.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/145-1.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/146-1.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/149-1.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/150-1.jpg




This is the old stuff that came out. It was in the truck when I bought it. Its a Hifonics Atlas comp set. They were being ran off the HU through the stock wiring, so I have no idea what they sound like if they were amped. The mids are pretty hefty and are dual voice coil. The crossover look and feel very cheap IMO.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/151-1.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/152-1.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/153-1.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/154-1.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/155-1.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/156-1.jpg

Plottin4success
12-03-2009, 07:37 PM
I still need to get the cash togethor to get my 2000d from Jacob. If any one of you fegs wants to donate me some cash, it would be nice. LOL


Im going to start putting the deadener on the back wall and floor tomorrow, then come the wiring.
Vitveet is building my box and it should ship out tomorrow. 2.28@34hz.

Plottin4success
12-03-2009, 09:05 PM
****, 40 views and nodody got anything to say?

Is my stuff that ******?

basscort2009
12-03-2009, 09:08 PM
i dont like to post up and ruin all the pics with like 10x more posts but this is gonna be a nice build. im tuned in for sure

pieper88
12-03-2009, 09:09 PM
you were right those rims were UGLY

RidnClean
12-03-2009, 09:15 PM
nice choice in subs

Plottin4success
12-03-2009, 09:50 PM
you were right those rims were UGLY


Yep! They were on the truck when I bought it. I sold them for $900 and the other guys stock rims/tires.

The next day I got on the net and saw they were only $800 new for the rims. LOL





nice choice in subs

I hope so!!!


i dont like to post up and ruin all the pics with like 10x more posts but this is gonna be a nice build. im tuned in for sure

Im gonna reserve a few post just so that doeasnt happen. Thanks guys.

Plottin4success
12-03-2009, 09:51 PM
Here is the box that vitveet built for me. It shipped out Friday morning. Should be about 2.0@34hz after port/sub/bracing displacement. The box looks AWESOME IMO!!!! Thanks vitveet.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/CIMG9772.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/CIMG9773.jpg
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http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/CIMG9776.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/CIMG9777.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/CIMG9778.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/CIMG9779.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/CIMG9780.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/CIMG9781.jpg

Plottin4success
12-03-2009, 09:51 PM
Well, I got almost all of the deadening done today. I need to do the roof and Im done. I have 12sqft left and if there is any left over, Im going to do some more on my doors around the speakers. I may buy a little bit of Damplifier Pro to add to the roof and back wall. I would like to buy some Luxury Liner and put that on the floors, doors, and back wall, but the funds arent there right now.


I will start off by saying that whom ever did the wiring in the truck befor I got is a HACK!!!!

This is probably one of the worst grounds I've ever seen. Look at all that wire exposed.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/179-1.jpg

Since when in the hell do you join wires togethor like this? He must have been trying to set the **** truck on fire.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/180-1.jpg

On to the dissasembly...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/182.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/184.jpg


Im thinking about leaving the center console out when I re install everything. What do yall think? Or atleast taking the top storage compartmentg off and just having the seat.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/190.jpg

On to the dampening...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/183.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/185.jpg
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http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/187.jpg


I got all this done in 3 hours.

Tomorrow comes dampening the roof and running the wires, and hopefully the start of reassembly.

And I would like to say that the Damplifier Black I bought is working excellent. Its easy to work with and sticks like glue. Its been 40-45 degrees here and I have not had one problem with it. Props to SS for making a good product.:cool:

Wear some gloves when appyling though. I have several small cuts on my hands now.

Plottin4success
12-03-2009, 09:52 PM
Well, my work got short bc it started raining on me, but I managed to finish deadening, and start running the wires. I've got the 1/0 ran, RCAs, and the remotes leads for the amps done. I pulled the head liner and deadened the roof, and I added some more deadener to the back wall and around the speaker holes in the doors. Im gonna buy some more and add more to the roof. If you have ever owned or been in a Silverado witha system, then you know how the back wall and roof flexes like a MOFO!

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/151-2.jpg

Some of those are just random scraps that I had after cutting up deadener.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/152-2.jpg

Poked a hole in the drivers side grommet.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/157.jpg


RCAs will be hidden behind the kick panel.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/154-2.jpg

I bought 6 meter long RCAs from Knu and it was WAY too much, so I ran them down the passenger side to take up some of the extra length and I still have quite abit hanging out my dash...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/153-2.jpg

Taping the RCAs down...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/158.jpg

I will probably mount my amps on the front of the box on the passenger side.

Hopefully the weather is decent tomorrow and I can finish the wires, install the components and door panels, and maybe even wire the HU in.

Plottin4success
12-03-2009, 09:52 PM
Resreved x4

Plottin4success
12-03-2009, 09:52 PM
Reserved x5

Plottin4success
12-03-2009, 09:52 PM
Reserved x6

Plottin4success
12-03-2009, 09:52 PM
reserved x7

Plottin4success
12-04-2009, 12:50 PM
Looks like I may not be getting anything done today. Its cold and drizzling outside. Hopefully it clears up within the next hour or so. i would really like to finish deadening the truck today.

tigermax14
12-04-2009, 04:32 PM
good luck with your build, ive got a truck just like yours except an 02

misfit138
12-04-2009, 04:36 PM
Your dog is awesome. :fyi:

Plottin4success
12-04-2009, 05:42 PM
Your dog is awesome. :fyi:

Haha. Thanks man. I got a package in today from woofercooker and he started humping it. I tried to get a pic but he stopped before I could. **** was HILARIOUS!!!:laugh:

As soon as it stops raining, Im going to take out the rest of the interior and finish dampening. Prolly wont be till tomorrow though.

I hate La. weather. It changes every other day.

Plottin4success
12-05-2009, 03:16 AM
Updates on Page 1; Post #9

Plottin4success
12-05-2009, 08:22 PM
Updates on page 1 in post 10.

michaellane
12-05-2009, 08:29 PM
i ordered some tens from ssacket...i hope they are what i expect them to be..should be a little better then the hdc3 im hoping

Plottin4success
12-05-2009, 08:34 PM
i ordered some tens from ssacket...i hope they are what i expect them to be..should be a little better then the hdc3 im hoping

Sweet! Let me know how you like them if you get yours installed before mine.

I'm hoping my 12 compares to a loaded FI Bl or a Lvl4XL.

I may get two 10s later and build a center console enclosure if this isnt loud enough for me.

Anthony Collova
12-05-2009, 09:09 PM
Love the Damplifier Pro install man!

Looks great!

Glad you like the product

ANT

Plottin4success
12-06-2009, 07:46 PM
Updates on first page, post 11

Plottin4success
12-07-2009, 05:29 PM
Once again, no progress due to the ****** Lousiana weather.

James Bang
12-07-2009, 07:51 PM
MDF Splits FTL.

Plottin4success
12-07-2009, 09:42 PM
MDF Splits FTL.

Huh???:confused:

Plottin4success
12-08-2009, 04:56 PM
It rained all day again. Im sick of this ****** weather.

kkreit01
12-09-2009, 03:59 PM
Looks great. I'm with you on the "partial Damplifier coverage"...

michaellane
12-09-2009, 05:53 PM
Sweet! Let me know how you like them if you get yours installed before mine.

I'm hoping my 12 compares to a loaded FI Bl or a Lvl4XL.

I may get two 10s later and build a center console enclosure if this isnt loud enough for me.

ill make sure to let you kow but im sure yours will get done first

J31Rob
12-09-2009, 06:20 PM
Cleanliness ITT.

Nice build man.

Plottin4success
12-10-2009, 12:19 AM
Made some more progress today. I got my speaker wires, started putting the interior back in, and got my box in today and mounted the sub and amp. Will have some pics up tomorrow.


What does "ITT" mean?

DonH
12-10-2009, 12:37 AM
im that split in the "brace" is quite large bro. not sure the structiral integrity of that piece anymore. but nice build so far bro!

Plottin4success
12-10-2009, 12:44 AM
im that split in the "brace" is quite large bro. not sure the structiral integrity of that piece anymore. but nice build so far bro!

Yeah I noticed, but I have faith in Vitveet not to ship something out that would fail with his name on it. He has a name to uphold and has built boxes for several people on this forum. The box looks very good in person, so hopefully that split wont affect anything.

I'll have some good pics of progress tomorrow afternoon.

vitveet
12-11-2009, 12:13 PM
Lookin' good man! Didn't know your build was this "large"!!!
And yeah, trust me, that lil split won't affect anything in a neg. way whatsoever! People just like to point out anything neg. they can find:crazy:!
You'll enjoy the enclosure and that sub/amp combo will do the trick for you in that truck!
Keep up the good work and MORE PICS!!!

V.

Plottin4success
12-11-2009, 08:14 PM
Well, it wont let me edit the posts that I reserved, so here are the finishing touches on my build...

The PPI mids mounted with some modeling clay around them...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/158-1.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/155-3.jpg

I mounted my tweets in my sail panels and they sound GREAT right there. My leg doesnt block the sound anymore like it did when they were in the door panels.
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/156-3.jpg



I mounted the crossovers in the door panels...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/157-1.jpg

Ran the wires through the doors jambs. (THE RIGHT WAY!!!!)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/153-3.jpg

jonny101abc
12-11-2009, 08:15 PM
looks good so far

Plottin4success
12-11-2009, 08:18 PM
My distro block...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/152-3.jpg

I got the carpet back in...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/151-3.jpg

The back wall....

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/154-3.jpg



The box fit GREAT. Thanks Vitveet!!!
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/159.jpg


Amp mounted on the passenger side...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/160.jpg


The PRS 880 mounted...
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/162.jpg



And all back togethor. Now I just have to clean it and save up some money for my SAZ-2000d so I can have some bass...


http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/68_stang/My%20system%20build/163.jpg

tc3k101
12-11-2009, 08:20 PM
vids

Plottin4success
12-11-2009, 08:25 PM
I dont have an amp for the sub yet.

I guess I could get some vids of the comps after I get everything tuned good. It wont be all that exciting though.


Also, let me know if any of yall would have done something differently. Im always down for learning something.

J31Rob
12-11-2009, 08:26 PM
i need to get my tweeters up under my dash or up higher in general.. i'm having some blocking issues like you.

what was the difference in daily driving?

Plottin4success
12-11-2009, 08:31 PM
i need to get my tweeters up under my dash or up higher in general.. i'm having some blocking issues like you.

what was the difference in daily driving?



It sounds SO much better!!! Before, my leg would block the driver side and all I could hear was the sound from the right. Now, my sound stage is centered and I cant really tell what direction its coming from. I could use some help tuning everything. I am clueless when it comes to cross over points, T/A, and stuff of that nature. I need to set my gains on the amp. I just have it turned up 1/4 of the way right now. I'm gonna due it tomorrow with my DMM when I have some daylight.

galacticmonkey
12-11-2009, 09:41 PM
Looks good. Simple and clean.

Plottin4success
12-11-2009, 09:43 PM
Looks good. Simple and clean.

Thats exactly what I was going for. Thanks.:cool:

hornedfrog1985
12-11-2009, 09:49 PM
Looks nice man. I have the same deck, and comps. Try using the auto tuning feature of the deck. It works pretty good imo.

Plottin4success
12-11-2009, 09:53 PM
Looks nice man. I have the same deck, and comps. Try using the auto tuning feature of the deck. It works pretty good imo.



Yeah I did use it. It set my highs too low for me though. I tried setting my crossovers to +3 for the tweets and it sounds better. To me anyways. What amp do you have on those comps?

James Bang
12-13-2009, 12:44 PM
Lookin' good man! Didn't know your build was this "large"!!!
And yeah, trust me, that lil split won't affect anything in a neg. way whatsoever! People just like to point out anything neg. they can find:crazy:!
You'll enjoy the enclosure and that sub/amp combo will do the trick for you in that truck!
Keep up the good work and MORE PICS!!!

V.

It's possible that certain things are pointed out so they can be improved.

At least that split on the brace matche the other split on the side wall.

Plottin4success
12-13-2009, 02:47 PM
It's possible that certain things are pointed out so they can be improved.

At least that split on the brace match the other split on the side wall.



Oh boy, here we go.:furious:

James Bang
12-13-2009, 03:03 PM
If you haven't fiberglassed before, glassing those tweets to the sail panels would be a good easy first fg project.

Plottin4success
12-13-2009, 03:07 PM
If you haven't fiberglassed before, glassing those tweets to the sail panels would be a good easy first fg project.

Yeah I thought about it. I really wanted to flush mount them, but I would have had to place them a little lower in the panel, and that would have caused the driver's side tweet to be blocked by the dash.

Glassing them in would help me aim them a little better as well. They arent quite aimed exactly like I want them to be, but they are pretty dang close.

vitveet
12-18-2009, 04:59 PM
It's possible that certain things are pointed out so they can be improved.

At least that split on the brace matche the other split on the side wall.

I don't mind things constructively pointed out (constructive criticism).

But some people (like you sometimes) seem to lurk around in other peoples thread TRYING to find negative things to say and/or point out with the intent on nothing positive to say. All this work this guy has done (which may not be the biggest build in the world but I'm SURE he's proud of) and you said nothing positive:emb:!?!? If you did, my apologies.
I'll guarantee there will be NO flexing or "joint"/structural issues or anything dealing with this enclosure;)! He'll be livin' LOUD and proud once that amp is in!!!

OP, is this your first build of this magnitude?!?! If so, EXCELLENT work!!

V.

mobileaudio219
12-18-2009, 06:26 PM
Nice build, I'm running the same components. I put my tweeters in the a-pillar and didn't have room to flush mount them either... Oh well!

Here's how I mounted mine.

http://mobileaudio219.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=13&sid=b0fc024443ff4be33c1407d3ffd3556f

Plottin4success
12-18-2009, 10:09 PM
I don't mind things constructively pointed out (constructive criticism).

But some people (like you sometimes) seem to lurk around in other peoples thread TRYING to find negative things to say and/or point out with the intent on nothing positive to say. All this work this guy has done (which may not be the biggest build in the world but I'm SURE he's proud of) and you said nothing positive:emb:!?!? If you did, my apologies.
I'll guarantee there will be NO flexing or "joint"/structural issues or anything dealing with this enclosure;)! He'll be livin' LOUD and proud once that amp is in!!!

OP, is this your first build of this magnitude?!?! If so, EXCELLENT work!!

V.



Yes, this is my first build what so ever. I've had systems in the truck before, but it only consisted of subs/amp/HU. The truck had a system in it when I bought it. (A terrible one). All I did was put new subs and a new amp in and used the wiring that was previously installed. Thanks Vitveet!


Mobileaudio, I LOVE the old squarebody S-10s. I always wanted one with a 350 in it.

Jh8909
12-18-2009, 10:30 PM
good job on the build man. clean *** looking box.

Plottin4success
12-19-2009, 12:50 AM
good job on the build man. clean *** looking box.



Vitveet built it. Fits perfectly in my truck.

Plottin4success
01-05-2010, 08:50 PM
Update...


I'm still a broke *** ***** and dont have an amp for my sub.


On a side note, my new 32gb 3gS Iphone is the shiz.

Plottin4success
01-21-2010, 07:52 PM
For shits and giggles I bridged the 2 rear channels to my sub. So my 1500w rms sub is being pushed by 320 watts. For the power thats pushing it, it shakes the hell out of my truck and I found out I obviously didnt put enough deadener on my outer door skins. They vibrate like crazy.

The last system I had in the truck was 2 CVR 12s off of a Planet Audio 1000w mono. I really need to get my DSC2000 so I can really see what this sub is capable of.