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    RUN ur car NOT ur mouth !
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    I'm Addicted To BASS !!!
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    Women, Cars / Trucks, High Octane & Burnt Rubber, MUD, BASS, Music, Outdoor Powersports
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    DEH-P880PRS, Kappa 6.5's & 6x9's, KAR400.4, HDD - 12" D2, DCA2500.1

    Amp clam test leaving me with questions.

    LOL this place is fuct
  2. Ok... So as the title of this thread states: I'm going to be running x2 - 12" Tantric HDD's on 5K in my 2003 Chevy S-10 4x4 Crew Cab ZR5... I am totally AGAINST my subs being INSIDE of the CAB - I want to have my rear seat usable and fully functional in the end result... So I basically have 2 options right? : Blow through, or buy a truck cap and do a regular ported enclosure firing straight into the cab right where the rear window would have used to been... My truck bed is already very small for a truck bed... I don't want to take it up in it's entirety either, so I'm thinking that my best option would be to get a plain jane fiberglass truck cap painted to match installed with the truck's rear window removed and cap gasketed to the cab. Then I was thinking building a 5 cu ft. net ported enclosure tuned around 35 hz or so mounted with the subs and port(s) firing directly into the cab sealed off from the cap and bed where the rear window used to be, was thinking i could utilize the space below for a battery bank - Build it all in nice and cover everything cleanly... I was just after any ideas or opinions anyone might have out there on this build as I've only ever done ext. truck systems MYSELF in the past - I've never had or built a bed mounted enclosure before... Here;s a pic of the truck: Subs: Tantric HDD 12" - x2 / 5k rms / want subs in bed but not the entire bed taken up by the enclosure - Best design ideas appreciated - Thanks

    Tantric hdd 12s gettin down!!!

    Kinda hard to tell just watching a vid, but I'd say there's still a lot of meat on the bone to play with here... Don't run out and buy those SHD's just yet - Have some more fun with those HDD's 1st

    2 15''s in a cobalt

    - Add 1 good OFC run of 0 ga. from your alt to your vehicle batt for better charging. Duracell AGM batts can be found at most Sams club / Costco / Ect. locations - Diehard Platinum is also good AGM type of battery. All he is sayin is XS batts are super expensive... You can get the job done a lot cheaper with off the shelf AGM batts you should be able to find locally

    LMS Ultra T line

    18" T LINE ?!? GOOD GAWD MAN !!! That enclosure is going to take up the whole cab of the truck !!! lolz

    2 15''s in a cobalt

    3 SA-12's on a 3500 would get down... Anything beyond that and you gonna need more powa In my own personal experience: I've ran SA-12's, and bigger 3" & 4" coil subs in a trunk... You really don't gain a ton going with big extravagant more expensive 12" subs unless you seal off your trunk and have a ton of power to play with... Just food for thought

    2 15''s in a cobalt

    Nice I've got my 12" Tantric HDD taking 2500+ rms and laughing at it... I've never clamped my amp yet, but it's efficient as h3ll, and I Know it does rated power and then some, My electrical is up to snuff now finally in my new vehicle - NEVER drops below 14v even when I'm pushing it HARD... My sub isn't even in the proper enclosure LOL... I Can't wait to add my other HDD and strap up my PAIR of 2500's on them once I build my enclosure Should get down pretty good
  8. Are these mounted in a DOOR? If so - You won't likely EVER get the SAME sound as you do from your home audio speaker... But you should be able to "tweak" it to a better suited sound for YOU It's all about what YOU like as far as sound is concerned, and tweaking amps, X-overs, and EQ settings properly can make or break you... It takes patience & trial & error... Just be careful as you don't want to blow those... And as I said before, if these ARE in fact mounted in your DOORS - Read up here: Doors | Sound Deadener Showdown
  9. OP: I seriously doubt ANYONE out there is going to want to trade you for any of that stuff... If I was you I'd change your CL post to a CASH SELLING PRICE ad posting instead of WTT... Get whatever you can - Take the money and run... You are going to LOSE considerably from whatever you have invested, unless of course all of that was FREE Just trying to be helpful, GL to you
  10. NIHL8ION

    2 15''s in a cobalt

    When those SA-8's are set up properly, they get pretty nasty for 8" subs... I think you would notice a big difference just merely upgrading your amp... A single 1500 on 4 SA-8's seems a bit on the weaksauce side to me, Especially if those are the SA-8 v.2's If you do end up going with bigger subs I'd definitely get a bigger amp...
  11. OK so do you feel this is lacking mid-range, or mid-bass ? If you feel that you are lacking mid-range: YES you should be able to adjust your HU / EQ / X-Overs to overcome or at least improve upon this situation... If it's mid-bass you are after: Look into treating your doors on your vehicle if you have not done so already
  12. NIHL8ION

    Capacitor Problem?

    This cap is pretty much useless as most ppl above have already stated, but YES: to answer your question - The Cap's Ground should be a GOOD GROUND - NOT just ran over to one of your amp case / mounting screw / bolts ! EVERY ground in ANY vehicle SHOULD be treated the SAME WAY - Use the SAME GAUGE wire as you do for the positive side of whatever you are grounding, and ground to a good SOLID, UN-PAINTED, METAL SURFACE... I always ground directly to the frame, or if uni-body: Run a dedicated ground from the battery along with your power wire when you run it. Honestly though: If you have yet to do the BIG 3 upgrade under the hood of your vehicle yet: DO IT - That alone will do more for you than that cap EVER will GL, hope you get it sorted out
  13. NIHL8ION

    New pioneer champion pro series TS-W3002D2 4

    I used to get those subs BNIB for around $100 shipped... At that price point they were hard to beat, I sold several install jobs utilizing those subs and never had a single complaint or issue. YES there are wayyy betterrr subs out there, but at the time not anything for $100 BNIB that was better lol - With $1k to spend I am sure you will find something much much better and more suited to your needs / wants... Read up, use the old interweb and do some research 1st before you buy - It will pay off
  14. NIHL8ION

    Subsonic Filter turned off question

    If you didn't want to run a SSF or ever run an amp that doesn't have one: You can also easily tweak the EQ on a higher end HU that has a good band-width of EQ adjustments to have a similar effect
  15. NIHL8ION

    Ok I need help with selecting subs

    American Bass XFL 12" subs are in that price range too - Very good bang for your buck