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    Help me design door pods.

    So basically I am gonna do my best to imitate the Mercedes mid bass pods.
    Mercedes Midbass Enclosures - Car Audio | DiyMobileAudio.com | Car Stereo Forum

    Im kinda looking at where i want to cut and what would easiest to wrap with Vinyl(because im terrible at finishing fiberglass aesthetically).



    Thats the inside of the door.

    Couple ideas im coming up with. With the first two pics. Im pretty sure id have enough room for an 8''. In the last 2, i feel like there is enough room for a 10''. Were talking fully sealed.










    Gain on an amplifier to meant to be matched to the output voltage of your headunit. Think 3 volt, 4 volt, 5 volt pre out specs you see on headunit specs. This is how gain works for a given pre out(5 volt) theoretically. However most head units clip(start to distort) at around 80% of your volume so your 5 volt pre out wont give 5 volts Cleanly. You will most likely get 4 volts out at something like 33/40 on your volume knob and would thus set your gain to 4 volts. (these things can be measured with a GOOD Multimeter. )
    80% of your total volume is (max volume) X 0.8.
    Example is 40(is your max volume so, 40 X .8=32





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    Re: Help me design door pods.

    Tuned in just did my first ones and wayyy under estimated the process. All I can say is less is more on bondo lol




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    Re: Help me design door pods.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lbetts818 View Post
    Tuned in just did my first ones and wayyy under estimated the process. All I can say is less is more on bondo lol
    Got any pics?

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    Gain on an amplifier to meant to be matched to the output voltage of your headunit. Think 3 volt, 4 volt, 5 volt pre out specs you see on headunit specs. This is how gain works for a given pre out(5 volt) theoretically. However most head units clip(start to distort) at around 80% of your volume so your 5 volt pre out wont give 5 volts Cleanly. You will most likely get 4 volts out at something like 33/40 on your volume knob and would thus set your gain to 4 volts. (these things can be measured with a GOOD Multimeter. )
    80% of your total volume is (max volume) X 0.8.
    Example is 40(is your max volume so, 40 X .8=32


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    Re: Help me design door pods.

    Will take some today and throw em on my build log.




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    Re: Help me design door pods.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Camry View Post
    Got any pics?

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    I just did these on an 08 Avalanche. The midbass is fully sealed up utilizing the whole door cavity. All made with layers of mdf and ccf to seal it up. I used sheet metal to fill the large open door panel areas lined with deadener and screwed down so you can still access the power motor if needed. Finished the pods off with 4 way stretch vinyl.

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    Those look clean!!!!




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    Re: Help me design door pods.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lbetts818 View Post
    Those look clean!!!!
    Thanks man. Took almost 2 full days to sand and contour those pods to fit right.

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    Re: Help me design door pods.

    About 8 hours into sanding mine alone. I feel the struggle




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    Re: Help me design door pods.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lbetts818 View Post
    About 8 hours into sanding mine alone. I feel the struggle
    Nice work. Not restricted to a truck.

    Wrong person quoted on the Avalanche.




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    Re: Help me design door pods.

    Put the as high as you can. Slightly off axis to help dispersion. Which divers?



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    Re: Help me design door pods.

    Quote Originally Posted by CSCStang View Post
    I just did these on an 08 Avalanche. The midbass is fully sealed up utilizing the whole door cavity. All made with layers of mdf and ccf to seal it up. I used sheet metal to fill the large open door panel areas lined with deadener and screwed down so you can still access the power motor if needed. Finished the pods off with 4 way stretch vinyl.

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    Awesome brother. Top notch work. I wish I could hear it. I bet it's ******* awesome



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    Re: Help me design door pods.

    1st is door cut. 2nd is pic of the year car as mine woth the same doorbpanels and what they pulled off.

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    Gain on an amplifier to meant to be matched to the output voltage of your headunit. Think 3 volt, 4 volt, 5 volt pre out specs you see on headunit specs. This is how gain works for a given pre out(5 volt) theoretically. However most head units clip(start to distort) at around 80% of your volume so your 5 volt pre out wont give 5 volts Cleanly. You will most likely get 4 volts out at something like 33/40 on your volume knob and would thus set your gain to 4 volts. (these things can be measured with a GOOD Multimeter. )
    80% of your total volume is (max volume) X 0.8.
    Example is 40(is your max volume so, 40 X .8=32


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