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    1997 Dodge Dakota Build

    whats up guys? ive recently moved over here from SMD and thought i should post my build up.


    Equipment list from begining to end.
    HU:
    JVC KD-R320
    Sony CDX-GT270MP
    Clarion CZ500

    Sub Amp:
    Hifonics BRZ 1700.1D

    Speaker Amp:
    JL Audio G6600 6 Channel

    Wiring:
    Kicker 1/0 for power and ground
    Xscorpion flat 1/0 for Big 3
    Kicker 12ga for sub

    Sub:
    Fi Audio BL 18 d2 fully loaded

    Speakers:
    Kicker KS65 Coaxials in doors and rear

    Tweeters:
    currently alpines
    soon to be Rockford Fosgate Power Series silk domes in keep_hope_alive tweeter spheres


    carpeted amp rack


    From or made by keep_hope_alive

    onto pics


    ports




    tools to sand ports
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    Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Build

    Nice please take lots of pics I have the same truck with 4doors I'd like to see how your front stages is designed.



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    Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Build

    Oh its done. Just ran outta computer time. Ill post rest of pics later.




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    Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Build

    Pieces of box


    box assembly












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    Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Build

    painting the box with my special mix


    gear for the first round

    what could this be?!?!

    i think its my sub!

    next to a size 16 shoe


    im 6'4" and roughly 270lbs as a comparison




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    Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Build

    finished first time around




    first competition and 137.3bd





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    Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Build

    Added a second baffle. was getting to much flex and wanted to upgrade the mounts.



    jacked up hole... gotta love jig saws








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    Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Build

    continued.



    moved the amp again.




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    Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Build

    continued.



    moved the amp again.




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    Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Build

    ok now for the final bit of the built. me and kha did this. mostly him though.




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    Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Build



    as of now that is the finished project minus a tweeter change and some tuning. it has been a great chance to learn some things good and bad. i cant explain how much help kha was to me. it would not have been done without him. hearing his car gave me a better appreciation for what sq really is. he inspired me to step this up a bit.

    so please feel free to comment or leave me questions guys. ill be around to answer them.
    thank you

    Cody C.




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    Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Build

    just a look at the Fi BL *** btw.


    and a Autodesk Inventor Render of my box




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    Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Build

    just a bump for some views and any questions or comments people may have. hopefully @keep_hope_alive will come in here.




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    Re: 1997 Dodge Dakota Build

    i forgot you posted this.



    a few of the photos i took:




    we used some rubber mounts (about 1/4" thick each) to gain space behind the amp rack and also absorb vibrations.

    what this is:


    we wanted to essentially tap the 1/0 power for the sub amp to feed the 6-channel. so this is a dual 1/0 connector with a short section of wire to a fuse holder to feed the G6600. once it was secure, i wrapped it with self-fusing silicone tape (rated to 1000V per layer).



    there are front and rear coaxial drivers. but some more highs were needed since those speakers are muffled due to location. i put in some tweeter spheres for the short term, and have them running through the passive crossovers shown below. eventually, a decent active crossover would let us just run active and defeat the tweets in the doors.



    have you been helped by me? i'd love to know. shoot me a PM.

    My 2014 Accord build log: http://mobileaudioforum.com/forum/showthread.php?6722-KHA-2014-Accord-Sport-SQ-Factory-Integration
    *My 2001 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/536049-2001-accord-ex-sedan-its-long.html
    *2005 Scion tC Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/516096-2005-scion-tc-sq-hertz-audison-pioneer-build-log.html
    *1998 Astro Van Build Log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/567468-kha-does-spl-build-1996-astro-van.html

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