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  1. Made a new box, 1.5 cf net with an external port of 3”x6” firing toward the rear so I can load it off a wall. This box is the recommended one in the manual tuned to about 39. That’s what I want. Should I stick with that or use two 3” ports again? I Have a new amp as well a JBL GTR-1001 No sub sonic filter and I am being conservative with the gain
  2. You need to deduct sub displacement from the prefab box or measure it excluding the port and then calculate the port to see what its really tuned at. Then you need to make sure the cutout isn't too large (too small can be enlarged. Maybe this box is better? Its at least 3/4 MDF. http://www.brightstarcaraudio.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=275_251_256&product_id=1270 Kicker should have 3 box designs in the manual just build the middle sized street bass box and see how you like it.
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    What brands do people like for speakers?

    I got my 360bts at Crutchfield. Got the Metra dash kit, wiring harness and antenna extension adapter for my car included You can choose the slopes also if you choose a frequency. HP has two slopes and LP has four. I just use the ones on my 8604 and GTR-1001 and set the deck to THROUGH on HP and LP. I may use the HP on the deck and turn it off at the 8604. No on/off switch on my 1001 so I will use the amp LP Make sure you are 100% sure you won't be using CD's since the 360bts has no disc drive. I haven't used them in over a decade
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    What brands do people like for speakers?

    I have the 360bts. Here is the manual pdf for the unit. Audio settings starts at page 24 http://www33.jvckenwood.com/pdfs/B5A-2626-10.pdf?_ga=2.73547930.908138872.1539488485-647358259.1536725447
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    Hearing distortion at low levels 6.5"

    Are holes sealed up on the inner door skin? Sometimes people will remove the plastic sheeting while working on the window and don’t put it back. I covered mine using banana box cardboard which is stiff and a layer of roadkill mat. Any back wave leaking to the front will kill the sound. Sealing speaker to rear of door panel will channel the sound to the cabin instead of it leaking between the door and door panel.
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    Blowing DVC sub

    That Kicker amp is 2 ohm stable so you are either wired 4 ohm for 300 watts or wired to 1 ohm that the amp may not like. You need as dual 4 ohm sub wired in parallel to do it right. Amp should be set to LO around 80 hz if using the amp crossover. If using deck crossover turn that to 80hz, 90hz,or 100hz and turn the crossover on the amp all the way clockwise. Bass boost on amp and deck to OFF or 0. Turn deck volume to a few down from max and sub level control to about +12 when setting gains to give you some wiggle room.
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    Pioneer GM-D8604 Amp Dyno

    Any issues running this amp at 3 ohms or 2 ohms stereo? I have heard people say that class d type amps aren't as good running loads under 4 ohm stereo compared to an a/b class not sure if those are older amps or the newer ones also?
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    Looking for tips to improve my sound

    Turning the LP to 400 doesn't defeat the crossover slope though only the crossover point. You need an on/off switch to completely turn it off. Not sure if using two slopes at the same time is good or bad.
  9. Nice. I just installed a KD-X360BTS. This thing has more features than I'm used to. Has a speaker size and sub size selection not sure what that does.
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    Old School Rockford Fosgate Amp

    4 ohms stereo, 2 ohms stereo or 4 ohms mono are your options.
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    its cheap, but is it that bad?

    If you can't get anyone to cut a 4'x8' sheet buy the 2'x4' sheets even if they cost more they can lay down across a back seat for the ride home. A jigsaw and a straight edge is the bare minimum you need. These newer jigsaws can cut pretty fast. Mine is a 4 speed the low speed cuts the circle well. Use the right blade type also. A #8 countersink bit. Didn't use clamps. Live in an apartment so no garage or patio so made my box in my bathroom to contain the dust to a smaller area with no carpet for easier cleanup. Noise? Screw the neighbors. Prefabs can be ok as long as the net airspace and tuning is what you want, the cutout isn't too big ( a smaller one can be made larger) and is 3/4" mdf or greater. These boxes are more forgiving for rock/metal rather than rap/decaf
  12. Strip about 1" of wire and wrap and solder the other wires to the bottom half of the wire.
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    Pioneer GM-D8604 Amp Dyno

    Yeah I will probably keep it for now. Had the RF501bd but it took a dump. The GTR-1001 I have now doesn't have a ssf but don't need it for what I play. Eventually get a D2 of a different brand and run the amp at 4ohm for 700+ watts its all I need.
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    Pioneer GM-D8604 Amp Dyno

    Any of these would work. Just need to find a happy medium between size and port tune. Is small or large better for metal?
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    Pioneer GM-D8604 Amp Dyno

    My current box is 22w x 14h x 14.5d. Have plenty more room on the w and d. Uses 2 3" ports firing out the side. Tuned around 36hz. I'd rather have a slot port firing back.