Closed Thread
Results 1 to 14 of 14

Reload Thread: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

  1. #1
    AStovall's Avatar
    AStovall is offline Member



    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    31
    Posts
    50
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    13 Post(s)

    Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    I been out of the hobby for about 6 years. Cars , audio and fabrication were hobbies of mine since high school, until i became an installer at circuit city and that kinda ****** the fun out of the audio part,that and debt,and spending years paying off said debt.

    This build was birthed after sitting in my wife car one day and noticing just how lack luster the factory system was. And remembering the promise made to here years ago when we were dating that i would build a set-up for her.

    I start cleaning out her trunk to find two boxes of subs ...red and black with DAT plastered all over them. i open the box to find lighting audio 10" p3's... apparently someone gave them to her years ago. i figure its a start.
    i molded the subs in winisd and came up with a 3^ft tuned to 35 ,i decide to just build two of them since our trunks are the same dimensions.

    I had home depot do the cuts since i don't have a table saw as of yet. (yes they fucked up all of them)


    The wifes


    Mine ,i decided to make mine a bit smaller due to my smaller trunk opening and shorter trunk.
    2^ft tuned to 35Hz funny thing is due to the larger port i only saved 3" in depth on the outer dimensions


    My patent pending custom hole jig for my router.


    p3 in my wife enclosure,they sound pretty **** good ,very surprised.


    MTX 10" 4500 (t4510-04) i went with thees because i had one sitting around that i bought with my circuit city discount ,but i never got around to using it. so i picked up another one on ebay...not to happy with them, very peaky and now low end. but they do get pretty loud.







  2. #2
    AStovall's Avatar
    AStovall is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    31
    Posts
    50
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    13 Post(s)

    Re: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    Build plan for my wife car 04 ion relined.
    HU: Pioneer DEH-p7700mp
    Front stage : Memphis 6.5 (cant remember the model, poly cones ,swivle tweets ,passive corssover bocks) Plan to move them to the rear and find some components.
    Front stage amp: MB onx4.60 (current powring subs ,6.5s powerd off deck) she seems to be happy with it.
    Subs: currently two lighting audio p3.10.4 (looking for single 12 or 2 10s for sql.
    Sub amp: undecided.




    Build my car 06 cobalt SS
    HU: stock( no idea who makes a decent HU anymore, i do have a old DEH-p6600 i just repaired)
    Front stage:stock (looking at pioneer d series components)
    Front stage amp:stock(pretty substantial for now.)
    subs:2 MTX 10" 4500(looking for single 12 for SQL
    sub amp: MB quart refrance ref1.800(may give this amp to my wife. and but a onx1.1500 )




  3. #3
    kushy_dreams's Avatar
    kushy_dreams is offline The resident hippie



    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    twenty past four
    Posts
    4,091
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1499 Post(s)

    Re: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    Most lower level MTX's seem to like bigger boxes when they are ported.



    13 Dodge Dart Rallye 1.4T


    http://mobileaudioforum.com/forum/forum.php<

    BOYCOTT SKAR AUDIO! SHADY BUSINESS PRACTICES SHOULD NEVER BE ENCOURAGED!

  4. #4
    AStovall's Avatar
    AStovall is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    31
    Posts
    50
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    13 Post(s)

    Re: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    Yeah , that's why i'm looking for some better subs. when i molded them in winisd it called out 14^ft lol.




  5. #5
    rebelfromva's Avatar
    rebelfromva is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    3,818
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1605 Post(s)

    Re: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    Doin a build in my cobalt 4 dr. Hate the dmall trunk opening. Somehow Imma have to fit a box for 2 hdc3 12s in there




  6. #6
    itsblown's Avatar
    itsblown is offline why is there smoke?



    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Toledo OH
    Posts
    1,147
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    365 Post(s)

    Re: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    I know its a pain but having seen the cobalt turnk openings you might be better off removing the back seats if they allow you to get a bigger box in there. But like already said Mtx need a cubic **** ton of air for them to get low and sound good




  7. #7
    rebelfromva's Avatar
    rebelfromva is offline CarAudio.com Veteran



    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    VA
    Posts
    3,818
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    1605 Post(s)

    Re: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    A local claimed to have 2 15s in a 2 dr like yours dunno how that worked




  8. #8
    AStovall's Avatar
    AStovall is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    31
    Posts
    50
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    13 Post(s)

    Re: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    Yeah i'm not willing to give up any more space than I currently have. 2 to 2.5^ft. With the back seats removed you can fit a pretty large enclosure in the trunk. Im leaning towrads a single 12 in 2 to 2.5 cubes




  9. #9
    I Like Waffle's Avatar
    I Like Waffle is offline Be Swangin'



    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Age
    26
    Posts
    4,207
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    159 Post(s)

    Re: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    Why do you and your girl have such slow cars that are portrayed to be quick?


    Good work on the box man. When i first started i used to have them do cuts for me too. I still do every now and then so its easier to handle.




  10. #10
    AStovall's Avatar
    AStovall is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    31
    Posts
    50
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    13 Post(s)

    Re: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    Lol,I assume you're trolling but if not.They are factory supercharged and share the same drive-train/platform 205hp-200tq stock, I'm closer to 275 whp.(300 crank) the cobalt dose 13.7-13.9 @ 105(no traction) the redline is stock but manages high to mid 14s @ mid 90s. I plan to do the same mods to her car that's done to mine.Not blazing fast cars but competitive in their segment.


    Thanks, I use to just have them cut it down so i could fit it in my car, but then so much mdf gets wasted. the kid that did the cuts rushed , i gave him plans with the cuts laid out on the board with a cut list, he tried to do to much from memory. he cut one panel a full half inch short, some were there was as much as a 1/4 inch difference in some cuts. I just re trimmed with my curricular and filled any gaps with wood glue and saw dust(diy wood putty)




  11. #11
    IonRL205's Avatar
    IonRL205 is offline DJ h4z4rdes IonRL205 is a Supporting Member of the forum!



    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Abilene, Texas
    Posts
    2,449
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    946 Post(s)

    Re: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    I drive a Redline and even stock, they will put you into the seat a little when you get on the gas. Only thing that I hate is that they give you this giant trunk with a tiny opening -_-

    I'll be going with a pair of Skar VVX 10s in mine.



    Headunit - Pioneer DEH-P8300UB
    Subs - None
    Sub Amp - 2x Crescendo 3kwp
    Front Stage - Polk Audio db651 Coaxial
    Front Amp - None

    Quote Originally Posted by zako View Post
    Most properly done 15 inch subwoofers are not suited for car audio use simply due to box size requirements.

  12. #12
    big_ol_meat's Avatar
    big_ol_meat is offline Member



    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Pine Bluff,AR
    Posts
    40
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    13 Post(s)

    Re: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    Quote Originally Posted by IonRL205 View Post
    I drive a Redline and even stock, they will put you into the seat a little when you get on the gas..
    And yet it will always have teenage girls describe it as a "cute little car".




  13. #13
    Louisiana_CRX's Avatar
    Louisiana_CRX is offline dem shoes......



    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Piney Hills of Louisiana
    Posts
    34,722
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    9
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    661 Post(s)

    Re: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    Quote Originally Posted by big_ol_meat View Post
    And yet it will always have teenage girls describe it as a "cute little car".
    this




    Current 2010 Louisiana USACi State Records :

    Trunk 0-1000.................. 151.3
    StreetBeat 2................... 145.6
    Stock 1801-up.................153.8
    SuperStock 1801-up..........154.2
    Top three in 11 out of 26 power classes and Louisiana USACi Points Leader at 465

  14. #14
    AStovall's Avatar
    AStovall is offline Member

    Threadstarter


    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    31
    Posts
    50
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    26
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quoted
    13 Post(s)

    Re: Cobalt SS and Ion redline build.

    Quote Originally Posted by big_ol_meat View Post
    And yet it will always have teenage girls describe it as a "cute little car".
    Quote Originally Posted by Louisiana_CRX View Post
    this
    that's kind of the point , the sleeper/underdog aspect.



    2006 cobalt SS/SC(mine)-MB ref1.800, Single SA-12 @ 1 Ohm
    2004 Ion Redline(wife).Pioneer deh-p7700mp,MB onx4.60,Pioneer TS-D1320C, APSM 1300, Single SA-12 @ 1 ohm
    1998-2004 hobby, 2004-2008 carrier ,2008-2011 hiatus 2012 back.

  15. Dislikes Dr. Slam disliked this post
Closed Thread

Similar Threads

  1. BAD A$$ Cobalt SS Build (Opinions?)
    By Omarquez in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 11-29-2009, 06:16 PM
  2. Cobalt SS Build!
    By Mazdaboi318 in forum Car Audio Build Logs - Cars/Trucks/SUVs
    Replies: 53
    Last Post: 07-01-2009, 10:11 AM
  3. Chevy Cobalt SS - not quick enough
    By MisterGrubbs in forum Car Performance and Repair
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 02-09-2006, 11:53 PM
  4. Box questions, and who will build...
    By marshall in forum Enclosure Design & Construction Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 09-30-2004, 07:03 PM
  5. Can me and my friend build him a "system" for 300 bucks?
    By phatcat600 in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 07-16-2004, 11:28 PM

User Tag List

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may edit your posts
1e2 Forum