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JeeperVol

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  1. JeeperVol

    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    Great stuff...any sound quality differences between the taramps md1800 and hd750?
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    I've been confused bc several of the comments below the Taramps videos claim it's geared toward competitive play and not a daily driver listening to it alot over long periods of time. Also, claimed you should upgrade your battery and alternator.
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    Bummer...after a 7 day ebay auction, my 9 month old jl 8" powered sub didn't get any bids at $275 + $20 for shipping...also have had it for sale on Craiglist for the last week. I watched those taramps youtube videos...the MD1800 produced 2476 watts at 2ohms...crazy power. However it was drawing 250+ volts and I doubt my stock battery/alternator can push anywhere near that with my Alpine 4 channel amp(85watt RMS × 4 at 4 ohms or 125watt × 4 at 2 ohms) with (2)30Amp fuses. Does that mean the Alpine draws up to 30amps or do you double the fuses Amps and it draws 60amps? The Taramps seems overkill for a daily driver who doesn't compete or care about being really loud. How would it compare to the hd750 in terms of sound quality and power consumption? I found out my jl audio rbc-1 bass knob isnt compatible with the hd750/1 and I would have to buy another knob kit for $40. I'm looking at the Taramps or the jl jx1000(will work with my bass knob)
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    Thank you very much!
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    This is really good stuff...thanks for sharing! I'm going with the Dayton 12" dvc and am going to take the risk on the 7 yr old HD750/1 amp for $250 as long as it plays and doesn't smell burnt. Worst case scenario...if it stops working a month later, JL Audio said they will rebuild it with new components for $250, which would put it at $500 and still $300 less than a $800 new one. Attached are pics of the amp currently....it's scratched a bit and needs a nameplate and legs. Per your recommendation, I'm going to build a box 14" wide × 14" tall × 9" top depth & 14" bottom depth. I added an extra inch at the bottom depth and total internal volume looks to be .90. Can you send a cut sheet? I'd like to add some 1"×2" internal bracing and 2"×2" triangular bracing to the edges so the box stays rigid. I'm not sure how to brace the bigger back wall that will be about 14" ×16". Thoughts on bracing? My options for box material seem to be home depot and Lowe's if I want to pay $50 or less for wood. My local lumber yards seem to have the same plywood as the big box stores. The other option is 3/4" mdf...but that gets heavy. Should I just go with 7 layer baltic birch veneer at home depot for $40 or try and find some 7 layer pine? It seems like a waste of $ to online order 13 layer baltic birch for $100 bc I am going to put black carpet over it to match the interior. Can you help with recommendations on buying: -a good wire terminal to cutout on the box -what speaker wire gauge from amp to sub terminal and from terminal to woofer -black auto carpet -adhesive to adhere the carpet to box Thanks...this should be fun!
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    Ok...Will do. Is home depot 7 layer baltic birch plywood ok?
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    Thanks...when you say..." give up the extra 1 inch extras on dimensions", are you saying to build the box an inch bigger in height/width? So 14"×14" and 9 deep up top and 13 deep on bottom?
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    Jeff...this info is awesome. I've decided to go with the 10" Dayton dvc ho and build the box out of 3/4 plywood. I pulled out my jl micro sub and mounting board yesterday and patched the carpet and screw holes and re-measured. I'm wanting to build the box this week and need to buy materials today. Do you mind running your models to see if this hatchback style box size will sound good with a sealed dayton 10"? External box dimensions 13" wide × 13" tall × 9" deep top depth and 13" bottom depth. If it will work, can you send the cut sheet? If it isnt optimum size, will you let me know the optimum space needed and I'll adjust the box size a little bigger? Thanks a ton for your help!
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    Looks great...however, that piece of fine art is begging to be stolen if it were in a wrangler and a bit too nice. I'm going to black carpet mine to blend in and I still want trunk space.
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    I looked at the hd750 and didnt pull the trigger. Felt sketchy buying a 7 yr old amp with scratches on it from a reseller. I tried to source 11 or 13 layer birch or pine plywood for the box and none of my local places have it. They only have 7 layer. Found an online place who will ship a 4'x8' piece for $108. That's way too much. Other ideas or just go with the 7 layer?
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    Sounds good...so buy a new distribution/fuse that will work with 4 AWG OFC wire going battery to distribution and leave my 8 AWG going from distribution to Alpine 85 RMS x 4. Then buy a 4 AWG to run from the distribution to the jl h750 that will be under passenger seat? Then run 14 AWG speaker wire from hd750 to the 10" dayton DVC HO in the trunk area? I'm still debating between the dayton 10" vs 12" sub. Leaning towards 10.
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    Current setup has (1) 8AWG power going to distribution and then (2) 8 AWG wires going from distribution to 2 amps. If I upgrade the battery + both amp powering wires to 4AWG, would that be worth it? I found a used jl audio hd750/1 for $250 used that I'm going to look at today. I'm going to listen to it hooked up and smell it looking for a burnt smell. Any other recommendations to try and make sure it's a good amp?
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    Can you or @THATpurpleKUSH help with this... My installer is advising 0AWG is overkill to power my 2 amps and 4AWG would be plenty of power. Should I go 4AWG from battery to distribution and then 4AWG from distribution to each amp and then 14AWG from amp to sub? Or should I do 4AWG from battery to distribution and keep my 8AWG wire going from distribution to my Alpine amp and run 4AWG to the sub? Logically, it would seem that a 4AWG power cable distributed to 2 different amp on a 8AWG wires would only provide 8AWG power capability to the amps. Thoughts?
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    Thanks...what about fuses and distribution block?
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    2018 Wrangler JL- Upgrading from JL Audio 8" microsub

    Can you help me with my parts list? What 0 AWG and 4 AWG wire do you recommend? What fuses and distribution? What sub speaker wire? I'd like to get it all from amazon is possible...would be great to get a kit with everything.
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