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Blown VC
06-06-2014, 06:43 PM
Hey all. First time posting to the forum but not new to the site or car audio. Just bought an old Dodge Dakota and wanted to see what I could piece together. The goal of this build was to not spend any money and only use what I currently have but I ran into the problem of not having enough mdf laying around for the enclosure. It will be two Stereo integrity 18s running off an Alpine MRX-M240. Im only going to power them at 600-1000W a piece. They'll be in 4 cubes each in a sealed enclosure. I've only ever done ported for my own builds so we will see how it goes.

We will see if I can get the pictures to work..

The truck
http://s9.postimg.org/l27cok0qj/IMG_8212.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/l27cok0qj/)

Emptied out

http://s29.postimg.org/ng1qad5wz/IMG_8177.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ng1qad5wz/)

Got the radio ready to mount
http://s29.postimg.org/l3tqcrtbn/IMG_8181.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/l3tqcrtbn/)

Fixed up wiring
http://s29.postimg.org/3u8o0fe43/IMG_8182.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/3u8o0fe43/)

Blown VC
06-06-2014, 06:44 PM
More wiring

http://s29.postimg.org/gobb7igxf/IMG_8183.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/gobb7igxf/)

http://s28.postimg.org/grjzwmju1/IMG_8186.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/grjzwmju1/)

http://s28.postimg.org/jvuntf0mh/IMG_8188.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/jvuntf0mh/)

Blown VC
06-06-2014, 06:46 PM
http://s11.postimg.org/3m51qf7nj/IMG_8192.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/3m51qf7nj/)

http://s21.postimg.org/vrppzcmkj/IMG_8200.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/vrppzcmkj/)

And the unnecessary batteries are in.
http://s21.postimg.org/78noi1i6b/IMG_8201.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/78noi1i6b/)

Blown VC
06-06-2014, 06:47 PM
Heres the temp setup while getting the other enclosure together

http://s28.postimg.org/4oeo928rt/IMG_8208.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/4oeo928rt/)

Blown VC
06-06-2014, 06:51 PM
Got it all cut
http://s9.postimg.org/jcy9ghl17/IMG_8209.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/jcy9ghl17/)

Waiting for last bit of wood glue to set.
http://s21.postimg.org/5sc5zwf9f/IMG_8214.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/5sc5zwf9f/)

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Forgot to take pictures of carpeting process but its in

http://s11.postimg.org/b0udistj3/IMG_8217.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/b0udistj3/)

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And there it is.

http://s10.postimg.org/prhdz1n2d/IMG_8219.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/prhdz1n2d/)

http://s10.postimg.org/9kb3izg1x/IMG_8225.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/9kb3izg1x/)

Blown VC
06-06-2014, 06:54 PM
Subs with some daylight

http://s24.postimg.org/zdio9tk7l/IMG_8232.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/zdio9tk7l/)

Still need an amp rack but I'm going to wait to do that until Im ready to put in a 4 channel.

Blown VC
06-06-2014, 07:03 PM
The stock speakers were crap so I installed some Alpine Spr 60c's that I had laying around made a world of difference. There was no stock tweeter location so Im going to have to figure my own out.

http://s10.postimg.org/ay2qeafb9/IMG_8228.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ay2qeafb9/)

http://s16.postimg.org/dohre0q41/IMG_8231.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/dohre0q41/)

Found this sign too. You know this is getting mounted on the box!

http://s16.postimg.org/wuuyh76lt/IMG_8233.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/wuuyh76lt/)

http://s16.postimg.org/vq0wbtk4x/IMG_8234.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/vq0wbtk4x/)

Blown VC
06-06-2014, 07:06 PM
Forgot to put this picture in but the radio mounted up pretty well. Going to replace it but thats for another day.

http://s2.postimg.org/yo0bz7kxh/IMG_8235.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/yo0bz7kxh/)

Blown VC
06-07-2014, 07:36 PM
I like the sound of it all but I lack output that I am used to under 30hz. I am not sure what would be best to get me the output down that low without taking up more space. I was thinking either 2 ported 15's or just 1 ported 18 with more power. If anyone has suggestions for a future upgrade let me know!

Blown VC
08-19-2014, 04:35 PM
Decided on a single 18 ported to about 23 hz in 6.5 cu ft. I attempted to paint my box for the first time as well as building a center console and Im pretty pleased with how it all turned out.

I didn't take many pics of the build process
http://s4.postimg.org/yffc8d1x5/IMG_8444.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/yffc8d1x5/)

http://s4.postimg.org/i0gti1uk9/IMG_8459.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/i0gti1uk9/)

Painting the Center console
http://s4.postimg.org/nh42q6dbt/IMG_8460.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/nh42q6dbt/)

Tweeter pods

http://s4.postimg.org/9opnujmk9/IMG_8461.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/9opnujmk9/)

Got the box in still need to clean up wiring and build an amp rack.
http://s4.postimg.org/wz3tq7z09/IMG_8464.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/wz3tq7z09/)

Center console in with Crescendo pwx 8's

http://s4.postimg.org/ke3cmsyd5/IMG_8473.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/ke3cmsyd5/)

http://s4.postimg.org/r39w2tjp5/IMG_8474.jpg (http://postimg.org/image/r39w2tjp5/)

Ill eventually get pictures up with more light on everything but thats it for now. I really like the sound of the Crescendo pwx 8's. Still need to get a serious amp on them but they sound good.