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About nkrell11

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  • Name
    Nick
  • Location
    Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • Occupation
    College Student, Part Time Bookstore Employee
  • Audio System Setup
    2 SA-12's , PWK Box, SAZ-1500 V1, Big 3, Pos & Neg Run 0/1
  1. SPL is a fickle beast, I could do the things you mentioned and lose on the meter. I'm going to do a stripper pole for sure I don't know if I want to add more deadener yet or not. The most notable build in my opinions for the 2 18 160 is Ray Pimley did a 64 or so with 2 18's in a 2 door Cherokee can't remember the power. For doing the whole build from start to finish by myself I couldn't be more satisfied thank you.
  2. There's a show in Muskegon on the 15th you should come out, I'll be there. ---------- Post added at 11:20 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:20 AM ---------- Trying to upload some videos that Alec sent me from his snapchat story I have some stories I would like to try and splice together but I've never tried it before. If you click on them it takes you to Flickr to view them.
  3. I certainly am happy the compliments I got about how clean it was made me just as happy as peoples reactions to how loud it was. I'm not the least bit disappointed, some off season tweaks could bring about some improvement.
  4. Alright so I kind of finished the Jeep enough to go to a show this weekend. I got everything fused and my voltage would not charge where it needed to be. I think it's because I'm trying to run two alts off of one regulator. So for the show I elected to run down an alt, last night I ordered another regulator I will have to install it by the 15th. At the show I had a couple issues out of the gate, first of all it wasn't loud enough. So we bumped up the gains and re-gain matched them all. Secondly the*electric fan under the hood wouldn't turn on. So I ended up wiring it straight to the battery and disconnecting it when the Jeep wasn't running. I plan to put it on a switch. Overall I think the show was a success I had a lot of fun and the Jeep got a good amount of compliments.* Oh also someone was kind enough to meter it for me. I did a 58 legal on the dash at 42 Hz and a 54 drivers door open on the dash at 28 Hz. I think it has great range it might not be a subsonic machine but it will definitely choke you up. I got a demo in my own passenger seat and it definitely hurts. It will be interesting to see if I can gain anything with the second alt up and running. So goals for the next two weeks include finding space for the second*external regulator under the hood, wiring it up, wiring the fan to the toggle switch, and welding up a brace for the roof/windshield (I need to get the steel tubing for it).
  5. That and I'd rather do it once than twice considering how time consuming it was.
  6. Thanks I've never done doors before ever. This is my first build doing any fiberglass work at all.
  7. I used carriage bolts in place of the plastic clips to hold the bottom of the panel to the door. I wanted to do threaded rod but most of the places I could go through theres a void or something behind the door skin. Alright drumroll please.... Finished and installed.I also put more deadener on the doors before installing as I felt they were going to need it. Tight fit Oh also I got the interior put back in. Couldn't call this build project silent night without a little ECD Customs Galaxy Wrap. If it doesn't look familiar it's from the same company the did the Galaxy Max Duramax. I put a couple wrinkles in it when installing but for the most part they're hid by the passenger seat thankfully. Trim panels and vinyl on. Seats and everything else in place Galaxy Max because it's awesome and I can't not share it. So essentially I'm in the home stretch. I need to install all of my fuses, clean all the dust and such up and I need to tune my amps. I think that's it, I think the roof may need more vibraflex but we will see. There is a show this weekend so I'm definitely going to try and go.
  8. After everything was good and hard it was time for filler and sanding...lots of sanding. After all that it was time to prime/paint/bedliner. Afterwards I cut out the backs using a jigsaw and a cutoff wheel. Made some grills using the insides of my cutouts, they'd have turned out better if the metal hadn't got all bent/dented in shipping but it is what it is. I basically just used tinsnips and my hands to make them. Oh also I switched my choice of midshipmen's, I ditched the PWX 8's and went with some Eminence Neo 8's that Quentin at DSS was selling. Definitely saved me a lot of weight per door. Hoping they sound great.
  9. Alright so my door panels are installed and everything in them is wired up. Overall I'm happy with how the doors came out for this being a first try at ever making any. I'll try and explain the pictures as well as I can. First I made the panel to hold everything and cut out all the holes, which was a tight fit. Then I made a trim ring and used a 30 degree chamfer to get a nice edge. Wrapped panels in fabric, lots of staples later. Fiberglass and resin naturally.
  10. Well I'm still working on the doors I can only do so much sanding before I get sick of it, I did get my VC1 holder done I think it turned out great. Tried to capture a picture of it lit up but it was so bright or something my phone wouldn't pick up the numbers. I also did some more sanding and finished the beauty panels they will look better installed but they're done.
  11. Just can't see all 6 from that angle. The material its welded to isn't really strong enough to drill and tap and there was no way to get nuts on the back side. I think they will suffice how the two types compare I don't know.
  12. Alright so I've been slacking on the updates a little bit. Aside from working on my doors I've been modifying my ash tray to hold my voice coil temp sensor display. Getting sick of fiberglass to be honest but you gotta do it. A little filler and some sanding and this thing will be ready for paint. Also I think I said my build wouldn't be pretty or have any lights but I guess I lied, I wanted to show off the *** inside my enclosure. I didn't want to do LED strips so I got cubes. It was only $13 for the pair and if the first one fails I have a spare I had to modify the bracket and the Allen wrench to get the cube to mount in my application but at least I got it in there. I tried pointing it at the back of the box first and I wasn't happy with the output so I re aimed it at a 45 degree angle or so. Overall I'm happy with the output. If you don't like the light that's fine, I think it looks better in person for the record. Stay tuned for door updates, I hope to have them done by the weekend.
  13. Lets see here I put on a sticker, not really a huge fan of sticker bombing the outside of vehicles not sure if I'll use more on the insides like the one I used or not. Welded on some bolts for frame grounds as there wasn't any good ones. Attached wires to said bolts to do the big 3 or whatever. I also made a good amount of progress on my door panels I think they will remain top secret until they're done. Surprises make it better anyways right?
  14. Ok so I guess it's been too long since I've updated this. Anyhow state finals was this last weekend and I didn't make it lol, surprise surprise. So lets see I got my alts back from mechman really fast it was like two days and they were on their way back I think it was $280 for repairs. I had the bracket sand blasted as the paint looked like crap so I think it looks better now at least in my opinion. I also built out the bottom of the wall and sealed it off with loctite foam. Cut the vent out of the floor that takes heat to the rear to cut down from the bulge caused by wiring and trimmed the carped to fit. Wired up almost every amp I just need like 10 feet of Red Electron Beam 2/0 to finish, somehow I have plenty of black left but no red.*To be honest I think my wiring looks pretty good considering 2/0 isn't the worlds most flexible stuff.*So making wooden trim panels has never been my strong suit but luckily it's just for looks not for sealing. Started on trim fiberglass beauty panels, last Saturday I got resin in my eye so I haven't done anything since then today was the first day I could actually see well enough to go back to work so from now on WEAR SAFETY GLASSES.* So basically I need to finish the trim panels, do door panels which is going to ****, a little more wiring and tune some amps and that will be it I think. Thinking about putting in for time off for Ruckus and Chill would just have to find a trailer to tow the Jeep as it's about a 14 hour drive. Thanks to*anyone that's still following this.
  15. You know that thought had crossed my mind and I knew just the thing to grab from work but I totally forgot about it, I really just wanted to get out of there today. No it won't play until it's done want to save all of my disappointment for the end.
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