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Iosias
07-21-2012, 03:50 PM
So the end goal is gonna be SQ. Ive only just starting learning and getting into car audio about 3 months ago so if you spot something stupid please let me know lol. Im just adding some pictures for the moment of what ive done.

How I installed my ID X65 mids. I used some butyl rope from autozone to create a barrier between the door and MDF and speaker from the MDF.
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/th_20120714_193219.jpg
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/20120714_193212.jpg

This is how I have my amps mounted atm, using double sided tape to hold up the wood then amps mounted to that.

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/20120714_193229.jpg

My second attempt at a box, currently working on another box Rangerdanger designed for me. (JLw6V2 is the sub that went into that)

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/20120706_152132.jpg




I have my tweeters just taped to my dash for the time. Hopefully in an hour or so I will start on tweeter pods like Keep_Hope_Alive has made and in the coming weeks I will deaden and seal my doors up once I can get some extra cash.

RangerDangerV2
07-21-2012, 03:52 PM
hope it turns out great!

RangerDangerV2
07-21-2012, 03:53 PM
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q513/bumpin101/w6enclosure.png
1.1 cu ft
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q513/bumpin101/responseofw6enclosure.png
http://i1161.photobucket.com/albums/q513/bumpin101/coneexcursionforw6enclosure.png

Iosias
07-21-2012, 03:54 PM
Almost done with the box, just dreading cutting out the wholes for the sub lol, I really need a router.

Thanks, didn't even think to post that.

RangerDangerV2
07-21-2012, 03:55 PM
Almost done with the box, just dreading cutting out the wholes for the sub lol, I really need a router.

Thanks, didn't even think to post that.

I just punch the wood till it breaks.. lol

quackhead
07-21-2012, 03:57 PM
yup, looks crappy as all git out....good job and love the equipment...keep us posted, peace out.

JimmyHelu
07-25-2012, 04:36 PM
With mods in my sig i ran 15.1 at the truck, but could slow pull on a truck running 14.70s on a highway pull

Also when i went from open diff and 3.23's to the trutrac 4.11s i saw about 2 mpg improvement in town, and when i drove from nm to az i got 24 mpgs, only thing i can figure is your not having to floor it everywhere you go just to unass the truck.

Iosias
07-27-2012, 02:27 AM
^^^^Not sure what that is about... but here is a pic of the mount ill be using for my tweeter pods that I drilled and put a set screw in so I can tighten and adjust the tweeters imaging.

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/20120726_075906.jpg

I think I may have to find a way to extend the length of this to get the tweeter pod farther away from the pillar.

Fiendstolemyamp
07-27-2012, 02:46 AM
Looks pretty good bro. Pro tip: you need to paint or somehow semi-waterproof those mdf rings you used to mount your mids or they'll fall apart if/when they get wet. Also you'll get far better midbass response from your mids if you somehow seal up those big holes in your doors. You can just use some sheet metal & self-tapping screws, then cover with deadener.

Iosias
07-27-2012, 03:21 AM
When I get some stuff from Sound deadner showdown ill be redoing the door and sealing it up. I think i will use some 1/2 plywood to seal it though with buytl rope as a decoupler.

Iosias
07-27-2012, 01:45 PM
Thinking about running a pair of these Dayton Audio ND16FA-6 5/8" Neodymium Dome Tweeter 275-025 (http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=275-025) off my deck with passive HPF, bad or possibly good idea? anyone? lol

Iosias
10-30-2012, 10:33 PM
New box ill be working on for my Daytons

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/ScreenShot2012-10-27at63038PM.png
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/response.png

Iosias
10-31-2012, 02:45 AM
Everything is cut and ready for assembly.

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-10-30202135.jpg
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-10-30202201.jpg

Dtrom
10-31-2012, 02:51 AM
Looks good thus far. Good luck sir

DB-Audio
10-31-2012, 02:19 PM
looks good so far man

Iosias
11-01-2012, 03:39 AM
During building.
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-10-31175513.jpg

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-10-31184454.jpg

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-10-31192927.jpg

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-10-31230901.jpg

Now I have lots of sanding and have to finish the baffles.

04murdalanche
11-01-2012, 03:56 AM
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-10-31230901.jpg

Now I have lots of sanding and have to finish the baffles.

You've come a long way man, keep it up!

husker77
11-01-2012, 06:28 AM
Looks nice.

mklett33
11-01-2012, 02:26 PM
Box looks good, gonna be heavy!

Iosias
11-03-2012, 12:09 AM
**** box ways a ton.

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-02171151.jpg
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-02185509.jpg

Im going to make it pretty anther weekend lol.

Iosias
11-04-2012, 11:22 PM
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-03154239.jpg

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-03181614.jpg

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-04154411.jpg
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-04154405.jpg

04silverz
11-04-2012, 11:33 PM
I built a box for 2 sa8 that was an entire cube smaller than my box for single idmax. 8s was out of mdf and weighs at least twice what the idmax birch box does. Threw me off every time I picked it up.

Your Box looks good though good job.

Also thanks for the idea on how to set up mold for glassing into a pillar. I was just looking at mine earlier today and wondering what best way to do so would be. Why are they pointing straight up though?

Iosias
11-04-2012, 11:39 PM
I built a box for 2 sa8 that was an entire cube smaller than my box for single idmax. 8s was out of mdf and weighs at least twice what the idmax birch box does. Threw me off every time I picked it up.

Your Box looks good though good job.

Also thanks for the idea on how to set up mold for glassing into a pillar. I was just looking at mine earlier today and wondering what best way to do so would be. Why are they pointing straight up though?


there Parallel, well nearly Parallel with the dash. The pillars have a steep slope which is why they look it there pointed up lol.

Just build my friend a underseat box for SA8s in a silverado also.

04silverz
11-04-2012, 11:51 PM
there Parallel, well nearly Parallel with the dash. The pillars have a steep slope which is why they look it there pointed up lol.

Just build my friend a underseat box for SA8s in a silverado also.
Ah, gotcha. Didn't account for that!
Mine wasn't under seat. Just kinda slapped a box together and threw it in the back. I took out my back seat like a year ago so it's easier for me to swap stuff out. Debating on console box for idmax though and putting rear seat back in

Iosias
11-04-2012, 11:59 PM
Ah, gotcha. Didn't account for that!
Mine wasn't under seat. Just kinda slapped a box together and threw it in the back. I took out my back seat like a year ago so it's easier for me to swap stuff out. Debating on console box for idmax though and putting rear seat back in

My back seat is out also, ***** but is nice also.

04silverz
11-05-2012, 06:54 AM
Yeah I don't miss it much. I'd had it folded up for the previous year anyway.
I had originally planned on putting four Dayton ho 12 or 15. Got a crazy deal on two nib idmax and now am down to one.

Iosias
11-05-2012, 06:47 PM
Got some Audio Technix deadner in the mail today and picked up some CCF.http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-05163922.jpg

Iosias
11-05-2012, 11:45 PM
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-05190816.jpg

What I got done tonight.

Iosias
11-07-2012, 12:08 AM
Amp rack carpeted.

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-06184421.jpg

eddie_93
11-07-2012, 01:57 AM
I spot a Katana :cool:

Iosias
11-07-2012, 02:12 AM
I spot a Katana :cool:

That it is.

Iosias
11-07-2012, 02:17 AM
Mostly finished up in the back.

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-06214250.jpg

Iosias
11-09-2012, 01:14 AM
My box coverd
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-07223805.jpg

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-08185618.jpg
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-08205643.jpg

Iosias
11-10-2012, 12:35 AM
What it looked like before I put the panel back on.

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-09183310.jpg

Montana
11-10-2012, 03:53 AM
Looks nice, tuned in.

Love watching builds, looking forward to seeing your next steps!

wone
11-10-2012, 06:14 AM
pic of the truck

ds0110
11-10-2012, 08:18 AM
I have a similar truck and when trying to install comps where you did I had a problem with the doors leaking. Do your doors leak directly onto the back of your speakers, and if so how did you solve that?

Iosias
11-10-2012, 03:32 PM
Looks nice, tuned in.

Love watching builds, looking forward to seeing your next steps!

Gotta finish up the other door and then I can start on the headliner and finish the tweeter pods XD.

Iosias
11-10-2012, 03:33 PM
I have a similar truck and when trying to install comps where you did I had a problem with the doors leaking. Do your doors leak directly onto the back of your speakers, and if so how did you solve that?

Butyl rope above the speaker opening on the inside of the door. Built it up a bit, some recommend covering that with deadner but I didn't.

Iosias
11-11-2012, 08:37 PM
Taking Headliner down, shockingly easy.
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-11134204.jpg

Then it with deadner.
http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-11141430.jpg

http://i1170.photobucket.com/albums/r540/IosiasLKC/2012-11-11141435.jpg