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    made some bus bars (PICS!!!)

    EDIT: I MADE THESE BEFORE I KNEW Fear Of Theive IS A MACHINEST AND COULD MAKE THEM FOR ME... IF YOUR INTERESTED IN GETTING SOME BUSS BARS MADE FOR CHEAP SHOOT HIM A PM

    well i finally got around to makin some bus bars outta some aluminum flatbar i bought for like $8 at lowes a while back

    on to the pics... keep in mind i dont have acess to a drill press so i had to work with what i had

    my original rats nest




    and resting voltage (i know 12.23 is pathetic but my ho alt goes in this week)

    the supplies


    this is what i got done with a drill, sidegrinder, and a tap kit...


    one side on


    both done


    and resting votage afterwards (i know 12.36 isnt great but its a pretty good improvement from the way it was before)



    discuss...


    also: camera phone pics ftl
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    Re: made some bus bars (PICS!!!)

    lol... i guess buss bars are only cool if they are made from copper pipe that someone beat flat with a hammer




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    Re: made some bus bars (PICS!!!)

    bump... are there any problems with the way i did this???

    first buss bars ive ever made, i think i did a decent job considering the tools and materials i had to work with




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    Re: made some bus bars (PICS!!!)

    nothing wrong with it, but nothing spectacular about it so there's no commentary. How's the back of those busbars secured? are the bolts just going onto the top of the battery case?



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    Re: made some bus bars (PICS!!!)

    Wow, 12.3 volts is really ******. Even a crappy battery thats not cared for should still sit at 12.6 or better.

    If I was you I would be throwing those batts on a trickle charge every night.




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    Re: made some bus bars (PICS!!!)

    Guys i'm a machinist if you just pay shipping both ways i have no problem doing buss bars for you guys tips are welcomed.



    Quote Originally Posted by kushy_dreams View Post
    I hear Boss is coming out with subs that handle 1.21 jiggawatts. Might want to save your $ for those. But then you will have to do the thunderstorm mod to your electrical system so you can power your amp with lightning strikes.

    One of the reviews on SMD said it will hit so hard, that you will go back in time because the extreme sound pressure rips a hole in the space time continuum. The low notes will hit harder so those will send you farther back in time than the higher notes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatestpenn View Post
    nothing wrong with it, but nothing spectacular about it so there's no commentary. How's the back of those busbars secured? are the bolts just going onto the top of the battery case?

    there is a nut epoxied to the case... the bolt screws into that... i know its not spectacular, just trying to make sure i didnt mess anything (i know its pretty straightfoward but you can never be too sure)

    also, nothing spectacular about this but neither is beating copper tubbing flat... look how many comments that got




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    Quote Originally Posted by tommyk90 View Post
    Wow, 12.3 volts is really ******. Even a crappy battery thats not cared for should still sit at 12.6 or better.

    If I was you I would be throwing those batts on a trickle charge every night.
    the batt will live... was on 12.9 when i got it, but it was in my civic (60 amp stock alt ) the alt will be replaced thursday with a 150a high output

    and i will fully charge the batt when the time comes




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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear Of Theive View Post
    Guys i'm a machinist if you just pay shipping both ways i have no problem doing buss bars for you guys tips are welcomed.
    i will keep this in mind...




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    why the heck haven't u fully charged the batt? are you crazy?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Fear Of Theive View Post
    Guys i'm a machinist if you just pay shipping both ways i have no problem doing buss bars for you guys tips are welcomed.
    prices on bussbars???? where in ohio are you? I'm in the C0
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    Quote Originally Posted by thegreatestpenn View Post
    why the heck haven't u fully charged the batt? are you crazy?
    i bought it used ($90 shipped)... sat on 12.9, i threw it in my car since my factory batt just happened to die

    it will go on a trickle charge during the nights the day my alt goes in

    also, i am crazy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcole18 View Post
    i will keep this in mind...
    D'oh. Looks like someone beat me to it. I'm a machinist as well and have my own machine at home.



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    Guys i don't wanna threadjack this, You can contact me on aim

    Hackerjangles is the aim.

    Or pm me



    Quote Originally Posted by kushy_dreams View Post
    I hear Boss is coming out with subs that handle 1.21 jiggawatts. Might want to save your $ for those. But then you will have to do the thunderstorm mod to your electrical system so you can power your amp with lightning strikes.

    One of the reviews on SMD said it will hit so hard, that you will go back in time because the extreme sound pressure rips a hole in the space time continuum. The low notes will hit harder so those will send you farther back in time than the higher notes.
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    so shut up, i bet i know infinitely more about this stuff than you do.

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    logging onto AIM now :smile:



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