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IM1THE2KING3
09-26-2012, 12:43 PM
Hello,

I'm new here so please inform me if at any point i'm doing something that is against forum rules.

The Basics:

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.

Headunit-
Alpine 9886

Amps-
Soundstream 120.4 Granite (old school)
Soundstream Tarantula TX1.2000D
Wanting a second Soundstream Tarantula TX1.2000D

Speakers-
Front: Polk db461 -scratched due to mounting depth
Front: Infinity reference 4x6 6422cfp
Rear: MB Quart 6.5

Subs-
TWO 15" Subs NEW that are cheap subs and I got them even cheaper, its a start...
Specs are as follows:
Fs(Hz): 23.4
Qms: 6.589
Vas(ft3): 5.451
Xmax(mm): 15.3
Xmech(mm): 22.95
Qes: .84
Re(ohm): 4
Voice Coil: Dual 2ohm
V.C. Diameter(in): 2.5
Rms: 1200
Max: 2800
Qts: .745
1w/1m SPL(db): 85.6
Overall Diameter(in): 15.75
Overall Height(in): 9.375
Mounting depth(in): 8.5

Wire-
Currently running one line true 4 gauge, looking to run 0 gauge to distribution or second battery (if needed or money allows) ANY SUGGESTIONS

Battery-
OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS

ALT-
Suggestions

BIG 3-
Wiring done

Box Dimensions-
Two separate boxes.
Width: 21.25
Depth: 17.5
Height: 16.75
V: 2.57477ft^3

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.

IM1THE2KING3
09-26-2012, 12:45 PM
Pics Products:
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-11_11-03-40_144.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-11_11-27-14_150.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2011-12-31_17-38-19_267.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2011-09-27_20-35-51_197.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-07-20_18-46-16_264.jpg

IM1THE2KING3
09-28-2012, 01:37 PM
Teardown:

http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-08-18_19-12-29_593.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-08-18_19-12-38_163.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-08-17_22-14-57_801.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-08-17_22-14-51_382.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-03_20-58-37_655.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-03_00-06-14_793.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-09_15-45-33_296.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-09_15-44-11_120.jpg

IM1THE2KING3
09-28-2012, 01:45 PM
Box:
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-08-25_16-26-02_257.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-01_15-20-14_78.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-01_23-46-29_308.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-01_23-46-13_839.jpg

IM1THE2KING3
09-28-2012, 01:46 PM
Install:
Stay tuned.
Any and all feedback/suggestions is appreciated.

Superchevyman
10-09-2012, 02:47 AM
Install:
Stay tuned.
Any and all feedback/suggestions is appreciated.

updates?

sacsking916
10-09-2012, 02:34 PM
those soundstream tarantula amps arent that bad. looks good. in for installed pics

ThatChevyGuy
10-09-2012, 02:42 PM
What subs?

BigCatSmile
10-09-2012, 07:00 PM
- Love how the flare on the port turned out.

IM1THE2KING3
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?

IM1THE2KING3
10-15-2012, 12:16 AM
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/102_0580.jpg
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http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-09_17-55-12_961.jpg
Had to sand b/c the hole I cut was 4" but I needed apprx 4 and 1/8" hole...

IM1THE2KING3
10-15-2012, 12:20 AM
Wire-
Knukonceptz KCA 1/0
Knukonceptz distribution block 2 (0 Gauge) to 3 (4/8 Gauge)

Battery-
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.

IM1THE2KING3
10-15-2012, 12:23 AM
Some Dampening:
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-09_15-56-50_78.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-09_16-05-13_451.jpg

IM1THE2KING3
10-15-2012, 12:28 AM
Ideas:
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-11_12-30-28_710.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-03_21-15-51_31.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-03_21-39-23_946.jpg

---------- Post added at 11:28 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:27 PM ----------

Wrapped:
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-15_22-05-43_71.jpg

IM1THE2KING3
10-15-2012, 12:47 AM
Testing Fitment:
Uncut
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-02_17-19-13_487.jpg
http://i1128.photobucket.com/albums/m490/IM1THE2KING3/2012-09-13_18-09-15_778.jpg

IM1THE2KING3
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!

husker77
10-15-2012, 05:50 AM
Have you tried any of the free box calculators you can download for free?

LinearTeam (http://www.linearteam.dk/default.aspx?pageid=winisd)

TorresBTC.zip (http://www.mediafire.com/?haticgzfg9669f1)

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.

IM1THE2KING3
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.

slvrado28z
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

IM1THE2KING3
05-16-2013, 04:31 PM
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IM1THE2KING3
05-16-2013, 04:33 PM
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IM1THE2KING3
05-16-2013, 04:36 PM
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IM1THE2KING3
05-16-2013, 04:39 PM
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Fiberglassed

IM1THE2KING3
05-16-2013, 04:43 PM
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IM1THE2KING3
05-16-2013, 04:47 PM
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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 =/
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oxsign
05-19-2013, 01:24 PM
The box looks much better. What all did you use to do the flare on the port?