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    Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    This is my kid's 84 s-10. Simple build. Open to all constructive criticism, advice or any other comments.

    This started it, found it at a garage sale for $25. For now it will be in the sealed prefab box it came in, but will start working on a new box to get more out of it. He paid the $25 for the sub, then I spent over $40 on hardware, gave him the 1/0awg wire, connectors, rca's and amp. Great deal for him!





    Already had this installed with some 5.25 jl coax in qform kicks(6.5s wouldn't fit)



    Ran some 1/0 I had laying around.

    From alternator, real close to touching alt housing, found a rubber sleeve that will fit to protect it from shorting.





    I couldn't get the fuse holder to fit very good so I made a little block to space it up and then put a hurricane nut on it so one bolt holds it on.





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    Re: Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    Power and ground run under the cab. I have to find better clamps, do not really like these.







    Couple of grommets to run it through the floor. The 4awg is for the ground, going to run it to a bolt that the 1/0awg is ran to. Want to find a non fused distro block and run the 1/0awg into the cab.





    As far as we got.




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    Re: Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    The amp bridged 400 watt rms @ 4 ohm.





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    Re: Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    i like your plans so far.

    i am fine with those wire clamp. they work just fine, i wouldn't change them. good use of grommets.

    i think the wire terminal at the alt is the wrong kind for that terminal - as evidenced by the proximity to the housing. that is way to close, and even with some rubber, you risk a serious problem. i would replace the terminal with one that fits better for the task, ring terminals are cheap.

    i understand why you are reducing the ground to 4awg, that amp will never need more than what 4 awg can provide, but i assume it's because you don't have another 1/0 grommet or enough wire length? your plan to bolt under the vehicle is ok, just make sure that connection is covered in silicone to prevent corrosion. in general, we want to keep any connection clean.

    also keep the 1/0 fused at 150A since that is the effective ampacity of the circuit with a 4awg ground.



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    Re: Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    I have a distro block that goes from 1 1/0 to 2 x 4awg, so I can add another amp or something later. I figure when I find one I will run the 1/0 ground into the cab to a non fused distro block so it matches the positive. I have plenty of wire and grommets, just didn't have a way to reduce the 1/0 down to 4 awg.




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    Re: Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    Here is where I put a little protective sleeve on the alternator fitting. We also put a star washer on it so it was spaced out a little more. When he gets a h/o alt it should be more than ok.



    I changed the wire from the battery to fuse after this pic, about 3" longer.



    One small problem I ran into was that both battery terminals were for positive posts, so the one I used on the neg was loose. I bought a little piece of copper tubing, cut it to length and put a slit in it and it made a perfect spacer.



    Frame ground clean on both sides.



    Grounding stud, star washers sandwiched between the frame and all the nuts.




    Ground junction, left the 1/0 a little long so that later I can run it into the cab eventually.





    I couldn't run both the power and ground under the rear body mount, it wasn't quite as clean as I was hoping.





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    Re: Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    Remote wire and stinger rca expert series interconnect. I used electrical tape to hold it in place, I would like to know what would be better. He is going to replace the rubber floor mat with carpet this summer so we will have to pull it back up again so we will fix it when we do that. Is it ok to run the remote turn on with the rca's, or is there a chance for noise? I assume since it is low power it should be ok.















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    Re: Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    Here is a little video. I am going to build a false floor this week to hide the extra wire, mount the amp and give the sub a flat place to sit. I like to have a little extra wire in case I want to move something.

    s-10 stereo first play - YouTube

    I can't figure out how to post it so that it is in the thread(fail).

    It isn't very loud unless I turn the gain all the way up, I need to get an oscilloscope. I think the sub must want more power. It does sound pretty good.




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    Re: Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    My install is that good that after over 200 views no criticism, or so bad I got no compliments?




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    Re: Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    no post because you did everything better than 96% of us so no one felt like talking lol




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    Re: Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT MAN View Post
    no post because you did everything better than 96% of us so no one felt like talking lol
    This..sadly.

    I still say that @keep_hope_alive as the cleanest build I've seen.




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    Re: Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    Quote Originally Posted by 09civic View Post
    This..sadly.

    I still say that @keep_hope_alive as the cleanest build I've seen.
    I pm'd him to look because I value his input greatly. I am a little disappointed in the bass output, but I think my son is pretty happy. color me disappointed

    This was the most I've enjoyed working on something in a long time, now I have to get back to my other Son's truck.




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    Re: Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    Quote Originally Posted by husker77 View Post
    I pm'd him to look because I value his input greatly. I am a little disappointed in the bass output, but I think my son is pretty happy. color me disappointed

    This was the most I've enjoyed working on something in a long time, now I have to get back to my other Son's truck.
    It's just the box. Make or have him make a nice ported box.




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    Quote Originally Posted by 09civic View Post
    It's just the box. Make or have him make a nice ported box.
    We will, but I think it is more than that. The sub doesn't even move much unless I crank the gain. I would love to get an oscilloscope, wish snap-on still made one.




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    Re: Single 12" in ext cab s-10

    Are you sure it's wired properly?




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