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About mlstrass

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  1. mlstrass

    Hide screw holes

    Clamps and glue, don't use screws. Otherwise the correct color wood putty/filler is a decent option...
  2. mlstrass

    Port of A 4th Order

    Ummm....no, not even close to correct information. My 4th plays 25-60hz rather loudly as do most that I build. All about sealed size, ratio, port tuning. Lot of guys build 4ths to play into the teen, so those will fall off and octave or so higher but that's not the "typical" 4th....
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    2003 Civic Sedan - Looking for 150

    Power limited is all about box efficiency and efficient subs, don't be afraid to try diff subs.... Vid is my daily beater...2 HDC4 15's in a daily box that does decent numbers on lots of power.
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    2003 Civic Sedan - Looking for 150

    Yes I meant .25ohm per amp, you can't unpause burp, you have to slowly roll up the volume. I did that with 4 old AQ3500's on 3 junk batts and got decent numbers before protecting. Watch vid to see how slowly I rolled up the volume...not pretty but it worked.
  5. mlstrass

    Camry kicks and tweeter waveguide

    Smooth fiberglass enclosures: spandex/thin stretch fabric for basic shape resin/mat laid on smooth as possible scuff with 40 grit and dig out any bubbles/air pockets fill with chop mat/bondo glass and scuff with 40 grit lightweight body filler, sand with 80 grit, repeat if necessary milkshake - sand with 80 grit Research if you're not familiar with this technique That gets you ready for vinyl or any fabric, painting would need a few coats of primer x2 on fleece being crap, it wrinkles easy and adds ZERO strength, no matter how much resin you soak it with. The mat/cloth reaction with resin is what gives any FG project strength... ---------- Post added at 01:32 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:32 AM ---------- Smooth fiberglass enclosures: spandex/thin stretch fabric for basic shape resin/mat laid on smooth as possible scuff with 40 grit and dig out any bubbles/air pockets fill with chop mat/bondo glass and scuff with 40 grit lightweight body filler, sand with 80 grit, repeat if necessary milkshake - sand with 80 grit Research if you're not familiar with this technique That gets you ready for vinyl or any fabric, painting would need a few coats of primer x2 on fleece being crap, it wrinkles easy and adds ZERO strength, no matter how much resin you soak it with. The mat/cloth reaction with resin is what gives any FG project strength...
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    2003 Civic Sedan - Looking for 150

    Why not strap amps at .5 if chasing numbers?
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    2003 Civic Sedan - Looking for 150

    subs/port forward gets rid of the rattles....and sounds best IMO...
  8. Plenty of center ports getting loud....trunks and walls. I prefer subs firing forward for trunk setups, have yet to see a LOUD rear firing set up. subs forward/driver's side port is proven to work well in Cavaliers and similar vehicles. Not sure what OP has though....
  9. mlstrass

    Do Sundown subs just smell?

    sunsets do seem to have a distinct smell, mine are a few years old and still give off a little odor if I play a clipped song...
  10. mlstrass

    Tweeter help?

    These can sound pretty good if power/xover is set up correctly...have installed them in a few budget setups... https://www.parts-express.com/pyle-pdbt19-375-aluminum-bullet-titanium-horn-tweeter-pair--292-2606
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    Can my ground be 3ft for my amp?

    As for the length of your grounds...whatever it needs to be. Front to back grounds are common on vehicles with multiple alts/batt banks in the rear...pretty sure they're longer than 3'....
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    Can my ground be 3ft for my amp?

    Normally it's called.....PAINT
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    Glue for dust caps

    you can remove the old dustcap since you're putting new one on. I've never used heat gun, just a steady hand and razor knife E6000, GOOP, CA glue...any will do the job. CA and activator will have you playing in minutes vs waiting 24hrs...if that matters
  14. Couple things might be able to do: remove springs/hinges....trunk lids are heavy as fug with no assist, just be aware of that make "T" shaped box with bigger front so subs/port will fit I run 2 15's in the daily, hella work to make it fit but well worth the effort....
  15. Have gotten a few custom sets from both of these places, good products/decent prices...GP just rebrands ****...avoid the middleman Coil Spring Specialties https://www.springworks.com/custom-coil-springs/
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