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    Meca AS1 or AS2

    I'm not sure what I should do? Maybe you all can help out? Here's the situation. I'm 29. I've been out of car audio for ten years. Here recently I put together an okay system I think. I really just want to see what it meters at. Which if I did just that. I could enter AS2 as it sits right now and just see what number I put up. But I feel pretty confident I wouldn't be competitive in this class with my current system. OR. I could put a small fuse inline and try to be competitive in AS1. Not sure what to do? My current system. I have 2 SA15's. 354 cone area. A Sundown SAZ-1500d V.3. No fuse between second battery and amp currently. (Could put a 35amp fuse in and compete in AS1). A deka 34 series batt. Big three and stock alternator in a ford ranger extended cab. I had buck design a custom 8 cube aero ported box for the truck. All 0 gauge wire. Its wangin pretty well. I guess in a nutshell. Would I be competitive in AS1 with this setup?

    Thanks for any opinions. The Event is Aprill 6th in Elizabthtown kentucky..

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    DEKA 9A31 SERIES SECOND BATTERY
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    Re: Meca AS1 or AS2

    Also. I've never competed or even been to an event. So I have no idea what to expect? I've just read the rule book...


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    Re: Meca AS1 or AS2

    Nah.
    Also in MECA going unfused places you up into higher classes by default. If you don't have any ideas on numbers or testing with your system, I highly doubt you will be competitive in the grand scheme of things. But hey, go and have yourself a ton of fun. Who knows, you might do quite well locally and whatnot




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    Re: Meca AS1 or AS2

    From What I uderstand from the 2013 rule book is without a fuse. They will take my max rms at 1 ohm /3 plus my cone area? Which would put me in as2?



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    Re: Meca AS1 or AS2

    With a 1500 watt amplifier regardless of fuse in AS you will be in AS2 and your enclosure looks in the pic to be above the rear window line in your truck if it is above the window line u will be in modified anyway




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    Yeah its about six inches above the bottom window line. I thought the rule book said it just couldn't obstruct your view or something? Oh well. I just want to get it metered. Ill compete in what ever class they put me in I guess. It should be fun regardless.

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    Re: Meca AS1 or AS2

    In the beginning just go and learn how everything works and have fun and if you enjoy competing next time just build for a class or org.
    I would put a 150 amp anl in and run modified 2 or a 60 amp and run modified 1
    Nice lookin setup by the way




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    Re: Meca AS1 or AS2

    yeah, mod class because it's above the window line......just go out and get it metered

    Like will3 said, go out and experience how everything is ran. Check out other vehicles and if you want you could always rebuild



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    Re: Meca AS1 or AS2

    Quote Originally Posted by will3 View Post
    In the beginning just go and learn how everything works and have fun and if you enjoy competing next time just build for a class or org.
    I would put a 150 amp anl in and run modified 2 or a 60 amp and run modified 1
    Nice lookin setup by the way
    That's what I'm going to do. We were playing around with a 60 amp agu fuse last night. It held out at full tilt for a while. So I thought I would just do a sine sweep at the comp with a 60 amp fuse. Figured this my be my best bet to get my best number since I can't do any testing with a meter before hand.


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    DEKA 9A31 SERIES SECOND BATTERY
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    Re: Meca AS1 or AS2

    Quote Originally Posted by nikolas812 View Post
    That's what I'm going to do. We were playing around with a 60 amp agu fuse last night. It held out at full tilt for a while. So I thought I would just do a sine sweep at the comp with a 60 amp fuse. Figured this my be my best bet to get my best number since I can't do any testing with a meter before hand.


    Nik
    usually they'll let you test before the competition starts....the judge here does
    if so run your sweep and see where you're peaking and go from there



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    Re: Meca AS1 or AS2

    Yeah. Thats what someone just told me when I was picking up a new battery. I also just learned that an audio shop 15 minutes from where I live has a TL. Gonna try and go tomorrow and do some testing and find my peak frequency.

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    SUNDOWN AUDIO SAZ-1500D V.3
    8 CUBIC FT BOX DESIGNED BY BUCK'S BOX DESIGNS
    DEKA 9A31 SERIES SECOND BATTERY
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    Re: Meca AS1 or AS2

    Yeah. Thats what someone just told me when I was picking up a new battery. I also just learned that an audio shop 15 minutes from where I live has a TL. Gonna try and go tomorrow and do some testing and find my peak frequency.

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    1998 Ford Ranger Ext. Cab
    SUNDOWN AUDIO SA15'S D2'S V.2 @ .5 OHM
    SUNDOWN AUDIO SAZ-1500D V.3
    8 CUBIC FT BOX DESIGNED BY BUCK'S BOX DESIGNS
    DEKA 9A31 SERIES SECOND BATTERY
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    Re: Meca AS1 or AS2

    Meca offers free cliniques for members at there events, you will need to get there early and get registered so you will have time , Bud Ballinger is the event director for the E town shows , I have never attended any shows he has directed so I honestly don't know how he runs his shows




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    Re: Meca AS1 or AS2

    What kind of numbers are put up in M1 and M2??


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    1998 Ford Ranger Ext. Cab
    SUNDOWN AUDIO SA15'S D2'S V.2 @ .5 OHM
    SUNDOWN AUDIO SAZ-1500D V.3
    8 CUBIC FT BOX DESIGNED BY BUCK'S BOX DESIGNS
    DEKA 9A31 SERIES SECOND BATTERY
    AUDIO TECNIXS 0 GAUAGE
    BIG THREE
    OEM DOOR SPEAKERS
    KENWOOD H.U.

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