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    01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    AUDIO TECHNIX STRATO 18 BUILD AND CURRENT PICS ARE IN THE NEXT POST YO

    Before I update to the current ish, hereís the past build of the tail end of last year:

    Figured itís time to finally tart a build log on muh truck, even though Iím terrible at keeping photo updatesÖso letís see. Started working on the truck back in novemeber with ****** weather, so everything was pretty rushed to get a working system installed before the bad weather hit and I lost working in the garage to the folks cars.

    Hereís le picture of muh car (98 Maliboom) and muh suv (01 Explorer)


    Where to startÖhmm well after running wire through the truck, the first thing I bought was le equipment from Dave aka la crx:



    -DD M80
    -DD 9012
    -DD CS 6.5

    Had Dustin Camb design and build meh a beater box until I had time to mess around with cosmetics in the spring

    Also around this time (now December) I came across a great deal on a z120, so I bought that and installed it as well (explorer dash is a ***** that is about .75Ē of trim too large around the radio bezel to fit a DD



    Anywho, trimmed it out and got that ish in:





    I was also deadening the whole car with this GT MAT sound deading stuff- not the greatest, but ballin on a budget in a daily beater and 100+ sq ft for 100 bucks will sway a man.







    Bought some other small ish for it too like a Kicker EQ for the mids that I have yet to install as well as the mids themselves and an HC 2400 from John






    So on the brink of winter I got the sub amp and DD installed then winter hit and I was out messing around in the snow in it (yay 4wd) and had no real time to work on the truck, so this is how itís looked for the past 5ish months.




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    Hertz HSK 165s in the trunk > Alpine 3542
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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    Alright so winter is finally over with and I left my job to do some career searching, so Iíve had a lot of time to spend with my cars. Fixed up the boom and sheís rollin again



    Onward to the current activities:

    So over winter, I got lazy because I had no work space and needed some speaker rings really bad. I cheaped out and bought thes POS abs plastic pods that really ****, but they do the job.



    The 01 explorer doors are kind of annoying because they have this lame arse pockt right where I wanted the speakers. So I cut the pocket out and caulked the pods to em



    Wrapped them in some fleece from Walmart and got to glassing on them (I went up so far on the door to cover up those OEM speaker grills in case youíre wondering- the doors ****** so I decided to glass almost the whole panel)



    A butt ton of glassing and body fillign later the doors start to take shape:





    And then it was time to re test fit the doors to make sure they didnít warp with all the glass and filler



    Sooo after all of that I plasti dipped the whole doors, got out my super 77 glue and went to town on finishing them



    Andddd hereís where Iím currently at with the doors. They just need a ton of clear on them and then they are set and ready for those CS6.5s



    And because Iím only allowed 10 pics to a post, my next entry will be of what Iím doing now and Iím too tired and lazy to go onÖhereís a sneak peak thanks to Buck though!




    Massive RK6's Front Stage (One set per door) > 07zx650.4
    Hertz HSK 165s in the trunk > Alpine 3542
    (6) 10" Sundown SA-10s > Kicker Warhorse
    Knu Krystal RCAs > lot's o' 0 gauge + Batts > Mechman 270a Alt

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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    Looks like a big box of FUN!!



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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    Your doors are insane haha.
    That's definitely a first for me



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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    Quote Originally Posted by Go2Sleep View Post
    Your doors are insane haha.
    That's definitely a first for me
    Stickerbombing FTW I haven't decided what I'm doing to the box yet, but I have a pretty good idea that I think should make a lot of people laugh, but at the same time think "That's pretty cool too."

    Also the stickers are super 77 to 3 coats of plastidip, so if I ever feel like changing to something a little more mild, I just have to peel off that and boom, back to primed door panels.

    So0o0o let's see got these bad boys in last Weds



    Oh also I forgot to mention I retired the M80 to its box a few months ago so now it's all like



    Sup M1C Awhh Yeahh. I'm a sucker/OCD about matching amps if I can be...

    Monday I picked up all of this- was a lot of fun moving 7 sheets of 3/4" mdf around



    and then



    and then



    and then and then and then and then


    I love beam compasses ftw perfect for drawing big ol circles




    So that's where I'm at right now. All that's left is to cut out the bracing pieces and route them sub baffles. I'm trying to decide if I want to do an oval around the two subs or just two separate flush mount rings int he top baffle...I'll probably decide later tonight and knock that out tomorrow. I'm hoping that I'll be gluin and screwin by tomorrow afternoon.


    Quote Originally Posted by bassman_soundki View Post
    Looks like a big box of FUN!!
    Did I mention I'll be walling this into the explorer?



    Massive RK6's Front Stage (One set per door) > 07zx650.4
    Hertz HSK 165s in the trunk > Alpine 3542
    (6) 10" Sundown SA-10s > Kicker Warhorse
    Knu Krystal RCAs > lot's o' 0 gauge + Batts > Mechman 270a Alt

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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    Finishing up for the night- only things left to cut are the 45s and the baffles tomorrow





    Massive RK6's Front Stage (One set per door) > 07zx650.4
    Hertz HSK 165s in the trunk > Alpine 3542
    (6) 10" Sundown SA-10s > Kicker Warhorse
    Knu Krystal RCAs > lot's o' 0 gauge + Batts > Mechman 270a Alt

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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    Had a pretty busy weekend, so I didn't get a whole lot of time to work on the box. Got a few things glued and screwed, but not much. Also waiting for my new circle jig to get here and a few random things to arrive that will be going into the truck. The weather forecast for this week isn't looking too great at the moment, but hopefully I can get the last few things I need cut at some point.

    In the meantime, here's a pic that I dubbed, "Bro, does your box even lift?"




    Massive RK6's Front Stage (One set per door) > 07zx650.4
    Hertz HSK 165s in the trunk > Alpine 3542
    (6) 10" Sundown SA-10s > Kicker Warhorse
    Knu Krystal RCAs > lot's o' 0 gauge + Batts > Mechman 270a Alt

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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    Got some mo picks. Feeling a little under the weather (pretty sure it's an upper respiratory infection), so I've been taking it easy for the day, but I got my circle jig in, so I decided to start...Gettin circle jiggy wit it (na na na na na na na nana na na na na nana)



    Debating if I'm going to leave these as so or cut it into an elliptical/oval flush mount



    got the first part of the rear piece on with the window so I can get to the subs (hoping I won't need to).



    Tomorrow I'll toss the sides on and see how I'm feeling from there. Projecting that I finish the box by Friday and then comes the fun part of lifting it into the truck...



    Massive RK6's Front Stage (One set per door) > 07zx650.4
    Hertz HSK 165s in the trunk > Alpine 3542
    (6) 10" Sundown SA-10s > Kicker Warhorse
    Knu Krystal RCAs > lot's o' 0 gauge + Batts > Mechman 270a Alt

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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    Looks nice so far



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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    IDk if I told you this but if you want a lower tuning you can mess around with that port. 4th's and walls are difficult, so you might want to mess around with tuning some if you want it lower. I did it specifically so you could lower the tuning if you wanted. Give me feedback and I'll let you know what I think and what we can do.



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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    Tuned in sir




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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    IDk if I told you this but if you want a lower tuning you can mess around with that port. 4th's and walls are difficult, so you might want to mess around with tuning some if you want it lower. I did it specifically so you could lower the tuning if you wanted. Give me feedback and I'll let you know what I think and what we can do.
    Cool man I'll shoot you an email now


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    Tuned in sir
    Woot Pluggin away on it now- should have half of the box built by tonight



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    Hertz HSK 165s in the trunk > Alpine 3542
    (6) 10" Sundown SA-10s > Kicker Warhorse
    Knu Krystal RCAs > lot's o' 0 gauge + Batts > Mechman 270a Alt

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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    Alright done for the night and made pretty good progress today

    Got the sides up in the morning



    Finished the routing on the upper sub baffle that you probably won't see unless you look directly into the port or until I put an acrylic window on the back.



    Lastly, I got the lower baffle in place and screwed/glued in





    Tomorrow I just need to get the front and ported chamber braces, pick up 8 bolts from le store and then get her all together. If it rains I'm le screwed.



    Massive RK6's Front Stage (One set per door) > 07zx650.4
    Hertz HSK 165s in the trunk > Alpine 3542
    (6) 10" Sundown SA-10s > Kicker Warhorse
    Knu Krystal RCAs > lot's o' 0 gauge + Batts > Mechman 270a Alt

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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    Small update for the day:

    got the rest of the bracing cut today as well as the front piece as well s the misc stuff from the store I needed to grab. Got the other baffle in and just laid some paint on it. Also got the side bracing up as well.















    Check back tomorrow for the final assembly and then it's on to the cometic stuff next week.



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    Hertz HSK 165s in the trunk > Alpine 3542
    (6) 10" Sundown SA-10s > Kicker Warhorse
    Knu Krystal RCAs > lot's o' 0 gauge + Batts > Mechman 270a Alt

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    Re: 01 Explorer Tiny DD setup to (2) 18 AT Stratos in a 4th

    i picked up one of those 18s for shits and giggles. let me know how this goes so i know if its worth me building a box for. had mine wired at 4 ohm on a free air and i could still feel the car flex



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