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redrider
07-14-2013, 09:41 AM
ok as the title says, this build will be for a 07 Nissan xterra which is my wifes. I just finished up my truck(06 envoy) for now and so its time to start on hers. this build will be slow for now until we get our new floors laid which should happen next week but I have some pics of what I have done so far....

anyways the equipment:
2 12" AQ sdc2.5 d4 subs
MB quart onyx 1600.1
MB quart onyx 80.1
Cadence momentum 6.5" comps
Cadence momentum 6.5" coax 2ways
Box will hopefully be around 4 cubes tuned at 36hz with a 6" round port(still trying to figure out the details....basically trying to squeeze out the 4 cubes)

pics
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20121011_155032.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/IMG_20121011_155032.jpg.html)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20121011_155105.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/IMG_20121011_155105.jpg.html)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20130616_205401_zps2fa002f2.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/IMG_20130616_205401_zps2fa002f2.jpg.html)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20130705_195304_zps4d12a961.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/IMG_20130705_195304_zps4d12a961.jpg.html)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20130705_195312_zpscccbb342.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/IMG_20130705_195312_zpscccbb342.jpg.html)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20130707_200925_zps243d42e5.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/IMG_20130707_200925_zps243d42e5.jpg.html)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20130707_201102_zpsceb079a4.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/IMG_20130707_201102_zpsceb079a4.jpg.html)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20130707_201109_zps5036a10f.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/IMG_20130707_201109_zps5036a10f.jpg.html)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20130709_202353_zpse7866699.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/IMG_20130709_202353_zpse7866699.jpg.html)


that's where I am at right now.... like I said before wont see progress until after the floors get done so this week I will be working on the numbers to try and get the 4 cubes or close to it......

Fattony911
07-14-2013, 09:44 AM
Yay new build!!Following

redrider
07-14-2013, 10:29 AM
Yay new build!!Following

did I mention it will have some glass work n plexi involved as well

oxsign
07-14-2013, 11:29 AM
meh........:p:

redrider
07-14-2013, 11:58 AM
meh........:p:

I know you've seen n built better lol

oxsign
07-14-2013, 01:06 PM
I know you've seen n built better lolLOL, Actually you do way better than I could ever think of doing with glass. I just have to be a little negative to keep you going, lol.

redrider
07-14-2013, 01:09 PM
LOL, Actually you do way better than I could ever think of doing with glass. I just have to be a little negative to keep you going, lol.

thanks vic...... this build combine pretty much all I have learned/attempted into one build plus more with things I haven't etc.

redrider
07-23-2013, 09:57 AM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/nissan_x_zps3986f441.jpg

redrider
07-23-2013, 10:29 AM
^^^^^

the plexi i will be using for the lit up piece in all of this build. going to try and get the walls and amp shelfs cut this week(inbetween working on my floors) since i have a chop saw....will take advantage of it :)

pro-rabbit
07-23-2013, 10:32 AM
I see you like using plexi now :sneaky:

redrider
07-23-2013, 10:44 AM
I see you like using plexi now :sneaky:

maybe lol.

i didnt with my envoy build yet lol.

redrider
07-23-2013, 02:00 PM
@pro-rabbit

what do you suggest the best way would be to make the plexi to appear an oval shape? i was thinking of doing a oval cutout and flush mounting the plexi into the base and then use the cutout to hold the plexi down and then fiberglassing it to the base.....

pro-rabbit
07-23-2013, 02:04 PM
There are a few ways.

1. Just use a trim plate to get the oval look

2. Cut the plexi yourself then install in which ever method works best

3. Combination of both 1 and 2.


When doing custom installs there is not always a right/wrong way of doing things. More of a what works best for your skills, tools, and what look you are going for.

redrider
07-23-2013, 02:33 PM
There are a few ways.

1. Just use a trim plate to get the oval look

2. Cut the plexi yourself then install in which ever method works best

3. Combination of both 1 and 2.


When doing custom installs there is not always a right/wrong way of doing things. More of a what works best for your skills, tools, and what look you are going for.

well since im still learning etc i guess it will be based off my skills lol

pro-rabbit
07-23-2013, 02:58 PM
The easiest way would be to...

screw the plexi down to it's location.... then do a trim panel over it with the cutout in the size and shape you want... be sure to rabbit the edge though to hide the material you wrap it with.

He is a very basic retangle plexi but mounted behind a trim panel... (it is screwed to the the trim itself) using the rabbit edge we hid the seem of the carpet..

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k302/prorabbit/DC_Creations/IMAG0480_zpsf5e5ab51.jpg

redrider
07-23-2013, 03:06 PM
no wrapping im painting.... :)

pro-rabbit
07-23-2013, 03:07 PM
Even easier then lol

redrider
07-23-2013, 07:35 PM
I hope so lol

05fronty
07-23-2013, 08:04 PM
You will need the big 3 and a extra batt

redrider
07-23-2013, 08:23 PM
You will need the big 3 and a extra batt
will be in the works when it comes to rewiring the power wire etc.....

05fronty
07-23-2013, 08:46 PM
will be in the works when it comes to rewiring the power wire etc.....

I had the same engine in my frontier, running a aq2200 and a jbl 4 channel. I had Stock alt, big 3, and two extra batts. Idle at full tilt maybe a .2 drop. Also the alt is real fun to get to just FYI

redrider
07-23-2013, 09:17 PM
anything in this truck is fun to get to lol

redrider
07-25-2013, 07:35 PM
did some work today on it..... still waiting on the plexi should be here Saturday. once I get that in I can decide how far down I can bring down the side walls to start the curve of the face on the box and then cut the piece in two. anyways its starting to take alittle shape

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20130725_173329_zpsb4fd3292.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/IMG_20130725_173329_zpsb4fd3292.jpg.html)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20130725_173307_zps98525f23.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/IMG_20130725_173307_zps98525f23.jpg.html)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20130725_173249_zps79cce54c.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/IMG_20130725_173249_zps79cce54c.jpg.html)

redrider
08-03-2013, 11:06 AM
no real update but i should be cleaning out the garage from the mess of doing my homes floors. i want my garage back and once i do i can get back on this project.

redrider
08-22-2013, 08:35 PM
well doesn't seem like much difference but got pics anyways
I didn't get much done tonight... I ran of out of wood and my drill wasn't charged but anyways I got some pics for you.


my pile of pieces cut... I just have one amp shelf to cut and one back wall piece.
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20130822_201435_zps7b438d07.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20130822_201435_zps7b438d07.jpg.html)




couple angles of the box.....
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20130822_201458_zps1b2bbb5a.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20130822_201458_zps1b2bbb5a.jpg.html)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20130822_201450_zpsd9207add.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20130822_201450_zpsd9207add.jpg.html)
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20130822_201511_zps189e010d.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20130822_201511_zps189e010d.jpg.html)

and a shot of the plexi lit up to kinda give you the idea of what it will look like.
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20130822_201818_zps2854e6ad.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20130822_201818_zps2854e6ad.jpg.html)

redrider
09-04-2013, 10:47 AM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20130903_201748_zps1a096dab.jpghttp://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20130903_201726_zps600d7917.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20130903_201732_zpsd8aecc42.jpg

redrider
09-04-2013, 01:11 PM
should have more work on this tomorrow.... have a half day off from work. woot woot

redrider
09-10-2013, 05:12 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20130910_165245_zps56df267c.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20130910_165238_zps3d65d87e.jpg

Beau M
09-10-2013, 08:14 PM
Is your wife a bass head? Mine would kill me if I took all the utility out of a sport utility vehicle, while simultaneously making the not so great gas mileage even worse. There is place for massive systems, I just don't think the wife's daily is it.

redrider
09-10-2013, 09:11 PM
Is your wife a bass head? Mine would kill me if I took all the utility out of a sport utility vehicle, while simultaneously making the not so great gas mileage even worse. There is place for massive systems, I just don't think the wife's daily is it.

lol this was the wife's idea. she doesn't like stock things neither do I. this will take up the entire cargo area and if we need to pack groceries into it that's what the back seat is for lol. its not that massive of a system but definitely wont be a quite one at that. im just slowly building it. my weekends now contain nothing but football so im doing alittle here and there. I should have the speaker rings mounted and once that happens this thing will be ready to be wrapped and glassed....the fun part :)
I still need to figure of the plexi glass inlay on the front piece but I will tackle that once I get the glass work going.

redrider
10-08-2013, 07:34 PM
man I have been slacking on this thing. college/pro football have consumed my time lol

redrider
10-17-2013, 09:54 AM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20131016_183056_zps0b4ad40c.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20131015_210929_zpsf99c0b91.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20131016_183105_zps341d799f.jpg

---------- Post added at 09:54 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:53 AM ----------

Its slowly coming along lol

redrider
10-17-2013, 07:51 PM
**** I know its not much but no love lol.... anyways I figured I get a few more pics before this thing gets wrapped and covered for resin

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20131017_192728_zpsaa0b319f.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20131017_192728_zpsaa0b319f.jpg.html)

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20131017_192722_zpsf314d085.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20131017_192722_zpsf314d085.jpg.html)

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20131017_193313_zps1fd3a83b.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/IMG_20131017_193313_zps1fd3a83b.jpg.html)

redrider
11-27-2013, 09:33 AM
not much more obtained on this build.... had to take my time and money and put it towards a couple things on the house needing replaced, like sliding glass doors to the patio and dryer gave out so had to get a new set. this build is a really slow one which i hate since im ready to have it installed already..... anyways here is where i am at

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20131126_162641_zps76ba9222.jpg
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20131126_162958_zpsb1670013.jpg





Taking donations to buy resin or anyone in the xmas mood of giving lol

Staynlean
11-27-2013, 11:31 PM
Nice man I'm following. Considering I have a Pathfinder and Love your install!

redrider
11-28-2013, 03:21 PM
Nice man I'm following. Considering I have a Pathfinder and Love your install!
I appreciate it....I just wish it was moving along faster. I'm hoping in the next week or so to get moving on it esp the glassing part. So stay tuned for sure

focused313
11-30-2013, 03:22 PM
great work man. I love builds that give me ideas for stuff in the future.

redrider
11-30-2013, 07:55 PM
great work man. I love builds that give me ideas for stuff in the future.
Thanks.... hlad I could help in some way. Trust me I try to follow fiberglass builds to get ideas and tricks etc....definitely helps. I'm just ready to get glassing....hopefully I can get some resin within the next week and go to town.

redrider
01-21-2014, 07:00 PM
Got resin :) I soaked the top amp area last night....wife is already complaining about the smell lol. I should get the speaker area soaked and once that dries layers n layers here I come

DB-Audio
01-22-2014, 06:13 AM
looks nice man

redrider
01-22-2014, 08:56 AM
looks nice man

thanks. im hoping to get more done today.... def this weekend for sure since im off. hoping to get at least a laye or 2 down of matte and resin this weekend. stay tune for progress pics.

redrider
01-23-2014, 09:28 AM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140122_210629_zps95a4b979.jpg




not much done since the weather isnt warm here lol. can see it take some shape more. im going to be heating up the hardware store later one today or tomorrow to pick up a heating lamp to help this weekend with the curing process.

redrider
01-25-2014, 10:51 AM
40 degrees outside....who said you cant glass?
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140125_102901_zps097c3b9b.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140125_103001_zpsc6ed5e7e.jpg

redrider
01-28-2014, 11:27 AM
here are pics from last night i snapped....nothing different just alittle trimming

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140127_182457_zps230a9688.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20140127_182457_zps230a9688.jpg.html)


http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140127_182519_zps4fe22e09.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20140127_182519_zps4fe22e09.jpg.html)

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140127_182526_zps646b00f2.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20140127_182526_zps646b00f2.jpg.html)

Silver-N-Black
01-28-2014, 11:36 AM
Nice work, this should look really good.

redrider
01-28-2014, 12:40 PM
this weekend since im off i will be laying down hopefully a good 2-3 layers of matte down.

redrider
02-03-2014, 12:03 PM
well i was hoping this weekend was more productive but i was only able to get a good solid 1 layer down of matte and resing mixture due to the fact i ran out of resin. im takin back on this build how much resin i am going thru etc

anyways i didnt take but one pic since nothing really changed really.




http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140202_181211_zps998462f2.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20140202_181211_zps998462f2.jpg.html)

redrider
02-20-2014, 11:28 AM
so no pictures to update with but i will say i have 3 layers down on the sub area and 2 on the amp side... some spots on the amp area will need another layer and the sub needs about 2 more. i will probably hit the sub area outside twice and then in certain areas on the inside i will lay down a layer. should be done dropping layers this weekend if not early next week. then the fun begins of body work.

BackintheGame
02-25-2014, 06:37 AM
Can't wait to see the finished product. Looks fun :/

redrider
03-03-2014, 11:38 AM
Alittle help
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20140301_191856_zpsbd45af23.jpg

redrider
03-06-2014, 06:54 PM
Opinion..... 2 4" ports or one 5"or 6" port?

Pearson
03-06-2014, 07:16 PM
1 big port gets my vote.

Freeman
03-06-2014, 07:28 PM
1 big port gets my vote.

x2

Freeman
03-06-2014, 07:28 PM
1 big port gets my vote.

x2

redrider
03-07-2014, 07:32 AM
Going to see if I can fit a 5 " port

tprj82
03-07-2014, 05:09 PM
longest build eva lol jk looking good

redrider
03-07-2014, 07:55 PM
It is.... dont get much time to work on it. With the time change it will help esp since bodywork should start soon

4bannger
03-11-2014, 04:45 PM
i keep checking on this thread for updates. moar picture now!

redrider
03-18-2014, 07:27 PM
i keep checking on this thread for updates. moar picture now!

weather hasn't been nice here lately in florida... rain and rain. should have pics this week.

argenis69
03-18-2014, 07:35 PM
weather hasn't been nice here lately in florida... rain and rain. should have pics this week.

Nice job and progress. I would love to know how to build boxes.

redrider
03-19-2014, 02:13 PM
Nice job and progress. I would love to know how to build boxes.

its one of those things you kinda read up on and jump into it. i do alot of researching pictures, forums, etc when doing a upcoming project to see if any new ideas have come about or better ways to do certain things. i learn new things each time i go. now i just need to learn the router so i can take the design element to the next step.

should have some body work pics this weekend. suppose to be sunny.... yay!

redrider
03-19-2014, 02:17 PM
1 big port gets my vote.

going with a 5" port out the passenger side.

argenis69
03-19-2014, 03:05 PM
its one of those things you kinda read up on and jump into it. i do alot of researching pictures, forums, etc when doing a upcoming project to see if any new ideas have come about or better ways to do certain things. i learn new things each time i go. now i just need to learn the router so i can take the design element to the next step.

should have some body work pics this weekend. suppose to be sunny.... yay!

Sounds good, that's the way I've learned to install most of all the other equipment. Thanks.

4bannger
03-19-2014, 09:25 PM
yeah i agree with that. i live in fl too and working the past few weeks has ******

redrider
03-22-2014, 05:47 PM
yeah i agree with that. i live in fl too and working the past few weeks has ******

Did alittle work today.... sanded the whole box and then put down some filler I thought I had more filler but I didnt so have to order some more


http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20140322_150726_zps798c8d85.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20140322_161138_zpsc56c3c66.jpg

redrider
03-24-2014, 12:09 PM
body filler on order should be here before the weekend so updates to come then.....

redrider
04-11-2014, 09:51 AM
Well alittle more sanding and filler work....not much but moving forward lol


http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140410_194913_zpsfb80990d.jpg


Will say some parts on the top are wavy just means more filler lol

redrider
04-20-2014, 05:25 PM
Weather not so great today but spent about a hour or so sanding and re applying body filler to some areas..... also figured I test fit the sub

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20140420_164452_zpsbe4c048e.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20140420_165045_zps5c51485a.jpg


http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20140420_165309_zpsb8e7ccd0.jpg

redrider
06-02-2014, 07:58 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140602_175635_zps644bfcf2.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20140602_175635_zps644bfcf2.jpg.html)

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140602_180350_zpse72d3021.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20140602_180350_zpse72d3021.jpg.html)

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140602_180357_zps285ac7b0.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20140602_180357_zps285ac7b0.jpg.html)

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140602_175659_zps7e1eaedf.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20140602_175659_zps7e1eaedf.jpg.html)

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140602_175753_zpscdd72725.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20140602_175753_zpscdd72725.jpg.html)

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140602_180012_zpsfb04c4e3.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20140602_180012_zpsfb04c4e3.jpg.html)

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/20140602_180925_zps8c7f5f55.jpg (http://s159.photobucket.com/user/disturbedfan02/media/20140602_180925_zps8c7f5f55.jpg.html)

oxsign
06-02-2014, 08:06 PM
Very nice. Looks like you could use some CT Audio subs & amps in that to finish it off, lol.

redrider
06-02-2014, 09:15 PM
Very nice. Looks like you could use some CT Audio subs & amps in that to finish it off, lol.

Your name is in green now lol. Anyways I wish I did have some ct stuff to go in there.

redrider
07-27-2014, 05:30 PM
http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t147/disturbedfan02/IMG_20140717_193255_zpsfb098db9.jpg

Staynlean
07-27-2014, 10:34 PM
Nice brotha, still subscribed and staying tuned.

Long build huh?

redrider
07-28-2014, 12:01 PM
Nice brotha, still subscribed and staying tuned.

Long build huh?

Yeah long build. Haven't been motivated lately to finish it. I did though sand down the box after primer n then rehut the box with a thin layer of filler/resin mixture. Now I just need to sand the box starting with 80 and the working up to 320 before I paint it.

Gotta get this thing done so I can clean the garage before my house goes on the market.