Yeah the Type Rs def sound better than a cvr or L7 to me too. I think the new accordion style surrounds on them too help keep the sound waves stiffer....if I'm explaining that right,someone please chime in if it does something else....
I made some good progress today, got two doors done now. The lower left corner is awaiting some sheet metal to be cut before I finish that. I will not be closing up the large whole because I don't want to have to take off deadener if the actuater went out. All I need to do is put the speaker and baffle in then finito! I will probably come back and put some more deadener on the doors once I've finished every door. I just didn't want to run out and not be able to finish all the doors and rear wall.
I also made some good progress on the driver side door today, I just don't have pictures. It looks a lot better than the passenger door, but I will be cleaning up the passenger door and making it more shiny with some more fatmat!
And thunder, I made sure I had all the surfaces very clean before applying the fatmat, I also pressed down very hard, my thumbs and fingers are sore from pushing so hard all day!
Took me like 8 hours to do my car no joke....I feel your pain. It looks like you did a really good job! :toast:
I made a lot of progress today, finished all the doors, and still have about 10sqft left of the fatmat. I will work on putting two layers on certain parts of the doors since I have the extra fatmat tomorrow, I will also work on cleaning up all the wires, getting them ready for the amp rack installation. I'm working on getting a pdx 1.1000 this week for the type r's. Once I get that I can mount the amps to the rack and the rack to the truck :).
I added a second layer to the back wall and some more to the floor. I didn't take any photos of the doors because I still have to add some more to them and mount the speakers. Should be done by tomorrow night. This build is just very slow as I work a lot and when I have time off I'm usually busy with other stuff, so I get a few hours here and there to work on the car, which is okay since the budget doesn't allow for me to buy everything all at once.
Finally got another pdx, now I have matching amps :crazy:, so I think that tomorrow I will use up the rest of the fatmat, and get everything on the amp rack so that it will be ready to install in the truck. However this will be a long week with the truck as I'm taking the bed off and will be replacing the fuel pump and possibly painting the frame.
Alright, so here is the finished product of the fatmat, well 96% finished, the stuff I do after this will not be a big deal.
So I think after this I'm pretty much done posting pictures of the little progress I made with the fatmat :veryhapp: . So I can finally move onto other stuff!! Now the next part of the build will be pretty big, I have to get the amp rack mounted, and the way I will be doing that I'll need to take off the bed. So that's what will happen by the end of this week hopefully. Another thing, as I was reading reviews on some cheap boxes for my truck, I came to the conclusion that it would just be better to build it even though building it would be harder, it would be a better box, so I will be working on getting a cardboard template built this week as well.
Here are some photos of all the wires cleaned up and ready for the amps to be installed.
nice work. good job sealing up the rear doors - fatmat on that metal will make a difference.. now to seal up the front doors the same way.
good to see nice wire routing. take your time as you have been, don't rush the end, and you'll be happy.
Really nice job man. I think you will like those diamond comps. The type -r subs sound awesome man you will love them in your truck. You are deffinetly doing good by building your own box. Ideal if you want the most out of those type-r's you would want 2 cft per sub and run them ported tuned to around 32-34 hz. They do sound pretty good sealed also ,but they come alive ported to those freq and that amount of cubes. You can put 800-1K watts rms to them if its a good clean signal. Are you going to be doing a big 3 upgrade and installing a better battery? If so knuconcepts is a really good place for wiring and kinetic batteries are the bomb for car audio.
Thanks guys! Well eventually I think I'll do the big three upgrade. Right now I don't have much money to spare on 0 gauge wiring even though it wouldn't be too expensive(I'm guessing around 50bucks) I just need to focus on getting the subs done right now. And I wish I had room for a ported enclosure for the type r's, however I often give people rides so the back seat is used a lot and it is not an option to take out, so I have to stay sealed as I can only do about 1.25cuft per sub. I think I'll fill each chamber with polyfill trying to make it a bit louder. And I just got the speakers today, so hopefully I have them wired in by tomorrow :), I will let you know what I think.
And hope, I have sealed up the front doors as much as I can, I cannot seal up that big space because if the actuater goes out the I will just have to take it all off. I'm hoping that when I put the door panel back on it will create somewhat of a seal.
the door panel won't create much of a seal and the panel will just rattle and move. the actuator shouldn't fail, and if it does you just unscrew the metal panel. trust me, it's worth sealing it up.