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Fireitup
02-03-2013, 04:54 PM
Going to be Deadening the whole rear half of car and doors. Also building box for SSA XCON 15" nothing really special. Will more than likely be using MurderMat MDK for trunk/rear deck and BL for the doors. Will get some before and after videos of the flex and rattle. Will post pics of the car soon.

Pics of the XCON i picked up locally for $200.
http://imageshack.us/a/img4/2753/img20130131172639822.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/4/img20130131172639822.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/a/img210/1396/img20130131172525515.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/210/img20130131172525515.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/a/img716/3858/img20130131172709895.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/716/img20130131172709895.jpg/)

Backseat out and most of trim out, not gonna remove trunk stuff til deadener arrives.
http://imageshack.us/a/img855/6307/img20130202145750982.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/img20130202145750982.jpg/)

Got wood and supplies to build box
http://imageshack.us/a/img194/2421/img20130203143308762.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/194/img20130203143308762.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/a/img819/4426/img20130203141559271.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/819/img20130203141559271.jpg/)

Box Design(keeping it simple for now since this is my first box)

Enclosure Specifications:

Fb = 32 Hz
Vb = 4 ft^3

External Height = 14 in
External Width = 33 in
External Depth = 27 in

Port Width = 5 in

Cut Sheet List:

* All Dimensions in Inches.
* Wood Thickness is 3/4 for all Parts.

External Enclosure Parts:

2 x Top & Bottom (3 parts) = 33 x 27

Left & Right Sides =
Side 1 = 25 1/2 x 11 3/4
Side 2 = 26 1/4 x 11 3/4

Front = 27 1/4 x 11 3/4

Back = 33 x 11 3/4

L Port Internal Assembly Parts:

Front to Back = 20 1/2 x 11 3/4
Extension = 3 x 11 3/4

http://imageshack.us/a/img690/7910/xconbox.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/690/xconbox.jpg/)

VWGolfMKVI
02-03-2013, 04:57 PM
sub'd

pro-rabbit
02-03-2013, 05:12 PM
Nice, looks like a fun project.

Fireitup
02-03-2013, 05:17 PM
Pics of Car and current Setup. HU is factory NAV unit with Stock Amp.

http://imageshack.us/a/img651/2334/img20130203150433818.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/651/img20130203150433818.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/a/img685/3353/img20130203150312928.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/img20130203150312928.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/a/img688/9026/img20130203150232115.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/688/img20130203150232115.jpg/)

kushy_dreams
02-03-2013, 05:17 PM
I would have done sub/port back since its going in the trunk

Fireitup
02-03-2013, 05:19 PM
Trunk opening is only 15" and i want to be able pull the box out(i have to use trunk at times).

Fireitup
02-05-2013, 07:50 PM
Little update. Murdermat deadener should be here in the next day or so. Finishing up box build, don't think i did all that bad considering it is my first.

Back, sides and port glued in.
http://imageshack.us/a/img825/3599/img20130204184900984.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/825/img20130204184900984.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/a/img20/3248/img20130204184839433.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/20/img20130204184839433.jpg/)

First coat of resin
http://imageshack.us/a/img708/8894/img20130205161643538.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/708/img20130205161643538.jpg/)

Second coat of resin and resined bot of top before i glue it on.
http://imageshack.us/a/img341/9136/img20130205164452162.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/341/img20130205164452162.jpg/)

Fireitup
02-05-2013, 07:58 PM
Also what should i put in the rear of the car?? Another set of components, just Mids, or coax??

CJL
02-05-2013, 08:05 PM
I have those same screws. The torx head wont strip like ****** phillips screws.

Fireitup
02-05-2013, 08:16 PM
Yeh i will probably use these with any other prjects i have as well. Work so much better than the black phillips head screws.

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Btw anyone have an idea which side i should put my terminal bolts on?

pro-rabbit
02-05-2013, 08:21 PM
The bolts can go pretty much any side. I wouldn't put them in the way of the port, but I would put them were they work good for how you plan to wire up your amp.

Fireitup
02-05-2013, 08:23 PM
The bolts can go pretty much any side. I wouldn't put them in the way of the port, but I would put them were they work good for how you plan to wire up your amp.

Would up top next off to the side of the sub hurt?

pro-rabbit
02-05-2013, 08:25 PM
Naw, should be ok.

Just try not to put it with a few inches of the port opening if you can keep from it. Other then that the entire area is open for you to choose.

Fireitup
02-06-2013, 07:57 PM
Update, Murdermat came in. Sub finally in box and in car, not deadened yet. Will post up some videos of flex and what not tomorrow. Will also post pics of Murdermat.

Pics of box in car:

Yay no trunk left...
http://imageshack.us/a/img441/3450/img20130206173657322.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/441/img20130206173657322.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/a/img46/2083/img20130206173628541.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/46/img20130206173628541.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/a/img803/9306/img20130206173003360.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/803/img20130206173003360.jpg/)

And actually the way its in there i can't even put my back seat back in... Will have to see if i can turn it while it's in the trunk. Will also post some pics of the box out of the trunk tomorrow as well. Would do it now, but **** this thing is ******* heavy to pick up alone... Plan on glassing the outside this weekend and painting. Anyone have any suggestions as to what to put on the bottom of the box so it will slide easier??

DonH
02-07-2013, 01:50 AM
In the future do not just resin the top before hand. The wood glue did not bond properly im sure

Boomsday
02-07-2013, 02:25 AM
What part of bama are you in??

Dtrom
02-07-2013, 02:29 AM
Also what should i put in the rear of the car?? Another set of components, just Mids, or coax??

Coax has always been best for me

DB-Audio
02-07-2013, 07:08 AM
nice job man

Fireitup
02-07-2013, 10:43 AM
What part of bama are you in??
Alexander City, it's about 30 minutes north of Auburn.

Fireitup
02-07-2013, 10:45 AM
In the future do not just resin the top before hand. The wood glue did not bond properly im sure
I thought about that after I did it. I did scuff up the edges a with sand paper before I glued it on. Another reason why I'm gonna glass the outside.

Sleeklsc
02-07-2013, 10:48 AM
Also what should i put in the rear of the car?? Another set of components, just Mids, or coax??

I'd get coax versions of whatever you're running up front.


In the future do not just resin the top before hand. The wood glue did not bond properly im sure

I was wtf'ing when I saw that.

DonH
02-07-2013, 12:47 PM
I thought about that after I did it. I did scuff up the edges a with sand paper before I glued it on. Another reason why I'm gonna glass the outside.

why glass the outside? glass the inside seam... IF you have air leaks or it rattles

Fireitup
02-07-2013, 02:14 PM
why glass the outside? glass the inside seam... IF you have air leaks or it rattles
Will cover imperfections on the outside of the box that will shine when painted. Will also like you said seal the box.

agarabaghi
02-07-2013, 03:05 PM
what happen to the cap on the SSA Xcon? Mine does not have a hole in the bottom but a Made in the USA badge... ??

DonH
02-07-2013, 03:37 PM
Will cover imperfections on the outside of the box that will shine when painted. Will also like you said seal the box.

Just use body filler on the outside and glass the inside...

Fireitup
03-31-2013, 07:44 PM
Little update, sold the xcon. Currently running XBL Proto 12" Zv3 in 2 cubes @ 32hz.

http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/824/img20130331172900465.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/824/img20130331172900465.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/194/img20130331172835355.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/194/img20130331172835355.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/822/img20130331172828193.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/822/img20130331172828193.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/542/img20130331172823189.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/542/img20130331172823189.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/833/img20130320153529425.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/833/img20130320153529425.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/191/img20130320153508733.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/191/img20130320153508733.jpg/)
http://imageshack.us/scaled/large/40/img20130320153434313.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/40/img20130320153434313.jpg/)

If anyone has any thoughts on an amp rack, nice way to hide wires feel free to chime in. Any and all criticism/ideas are welcome.