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09-26-2012, 12:43 PM
I'm new here so please inform me if at any point i'm doing something that is against forum rules.
Vehicle- 1993 Chevy Silverado 1500
General- This will not be an epic world record build in any way.
I am a senior in Mechanical Engineering so both time and money is limited.
I try to do the best with what resources I have and can afford.
On the side I have installed numerous sound systems for fellow university students.
Majority of it being prefab that people simply have me install.
I have also built a number of custom sealed boxes, and a small handful of ported ones for people to use.
I have fiber glassed once and I learned the hard way through trial and error.
This is my first aero/circular port build.
I have too many hobbies and not enough time or money.
I appreciate all feedback positive or negative as long as it is indeed feedback with suggestions and not just slandering.
I WILL BE ASKING LOTS OF QUESTIONS AND SEEKING ADVICE!
Gear- I understand I could have done better with some used things, but the majority of products used are all things I had laying around or left over from other people changing thr minds.
Soundstream 120.4 Granite (old school)
Soundstream Tarantula TX1.2000D
Wanting a second Soundstream Tarantula TX1.2000D
Front: Polk db461 -scratched due to mounting depth
Front: Infinity reference 4x6 6422cfp
Rear: MB Quart 6.5
TWO 15" Subs NEW that are cheap subs and I got them even cheaper, its a start...
Specs are as follows:
Voice Coil: Dual 2ohm
V.C. Diameter(in): 2.5
1w/1m SPL(db): 85.6
Overall Diameter(in): 15.75
Overall Height(in): 9.375
Mounting depth(in): 8.5
Currently running one line true 4 gauge, looking to run 0 gauge to distribution or second battery (if needed or money allows) ANY SUGGESTIONS
OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS
Two separate boxes.
4" aero ports I forgot the exact length apprx. 7"
Tuning to 35Hz
I will post lots of pics!
Due to time constraints I will devote saturday evenings to the build and try to get updates that night, currently I have spent a few hours over two weekends on the build.
09-26-2012, 12:45 PM
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Any and all feedback/suggestions is appreciated.
10-09-2012, 02:47 AM
Any and all feedback/suggestions is appreciated.
10-09-2012, 02:34 PM
those soundstream tarantula amps arent that bad. looks good. in for installed pics
10-09-2012, 02:42 PM
10-09-2012, 07:00 PM
- Love how the flare on the port turned out.
10-15-2012, 12:13 AM
I guess I don't know how to edit posts or are you not allowed to do so after a X amount of time?
10-15-2012, 12:16 AM
Had to sand b/c the hole I cut was 4" but I needed apprx 4 and 1/8" hole...
10-15-2012, 12:20 AM
Knukonceptz KCA 1/0
Knukonceptz distribution block 2 (0 Gauge) to 3 (4/8 Gauge)
Tsunami Side Post long adapters
Anyone know of a kit for dual battery in the engine bay on my truck, i know specific models offered it but can't find anything when doing a quick google search.
10-15-2012, 12:23 AM
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10-15-2012, 12:47 AM
10-15-2012, 12:59 AM
Update: So I went ahead and test fit it all. While doing so I had to give it a listen.
Even though I used a enclosure calculator I quickly realized that this has to be too small!
I inverted the subs and made the ports external.
On a few songs I could feel a tingling sensation in my adams apple, not sure what this is called or if its a good thing, but I'm sure that I do not have the subs optimized.
I believe I need help.
Could someone help me design a box. I think i should build a single box instead of two and that my Volume was too small.
I thought about contacting dave the box and asking him a few questions but could not find a direct email.
So If someone could help me out I would greatly appreciate it!
10-15-2012, 05:50 AM
Have you tried any of the free box calculators you can download for free?
You would also have better luck going here Enclosure Design & Construction Help (http://www.caraudio.com/forums/enclosure-design-construction-help/) and asking the guys. Make sure to give them all the info, subs, amp, music you like to listen to and space you can give up.
05-16-2013, 03:53 PM
I wanted to update this in case anyone finds it through searching.
I ended up doing it all over again after finishing the install of two aero enclosures(sorry I dont have many final pics)
I used auto cad and designed a different setup, stay tuned for pics.
05-16-2013, 04:05 PM
I used to have a 94 like this..i tried every different sub/port position and it was the loudest sub up port back...the box was about 8in from the back glass
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05-16-2013, 04:47 PM
Sorry horrible quality.
This is all I have right now of it playing and it wasnt full tilt or anything like that.
It has greatly expanded and even created new cracks on my dash though =/
05-19-2013, 12:33 PM
don't care for the box carpet, but it looks like a good install overall! what kinda rca's are those?
05-19-2013, 01:24 PM
The box looks much better. What all did you use to do the flare on the port?