Fusion rebuild with 8's

Polar

CarAudio.com Elite
Jun 19, 2015
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WPB, Florida
What a debacle! But it sounds amazing. I will post more finished pictures later. 

I decided that I wanted change, change to something a but more SQ and musical over boomy 12's. I purchased 350zspl's soundqubed 8's with the intent on acquiring a 4th. The 8's are dual 2's first rev's with out the green stitching, so I set out on a mission to find a 4th with out the green. Had a buddy that had one in TX, swore to me it was a dual 2, well guess what? It wasnt so scratch that idea. Actually found 2 nice ones on offer up(lol) 1 was blown, the other, a dual 4. So now my dumbass as 3 dual 2's and 2 dual 4's plus a blown dual 4. Screw it. I order a new one from SQ and will deal with the 1 sub not matching. Box is 4 cubic feet net tuned to 34hz and it sounds amazing. I am not particularly happy with the stain on it, rain and humidity( and perhaps vodka) played a big part in that. 

This was what I was shooting for





came out like this 




Big shout out to Travis for telling me I do stupid things from time to time haha! I appreciate all the input, advice and help you have given me! 

 

THATpurpleKUSH

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Did you use a pre stain wood conditioner before the actual stain? It's usually recommended to use a wood conditioner on soft woods or they won't absorb the stain evenly and you'll have blotchy light and dark spots. This just happened to me on a build I did and I'm kicking myself for rushing and not using it lol.

 

Slo_Ride

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Looks good. May be the first time I've ever heard Soundqubed and SQ used in the same sentence. Not a big fan of staining plywood. You'll always the see the raw edges, screws, and glue stains. Vodka always helps. Thing is, you never know before hand if its gonna help the good or the bad.  ?

 
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kmu

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Jun 25, 2002
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Tucson, Az...
Great 8" set up you got there, can you please give us some info on your box, what is it tuned to? what size flared port is it?

What amp are you running to them and ho many watts rms are they getting?

 

fithwheel

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The minwax/ box store Pre stain is more of a stain blocker  then anything. I'm trying Charles Neil blotch control. Just did a test piece with no sanding. 1 side is no conditioner the other side is 2 coats of conditioner and a single coat of stain with about 5 minutes before wiping off excess. I think the C. Neil stuff is going to be a lot better then the box store stuff.

No fasteners on the box other then for mounting the sub. Hopefully this will turn out better then other boxes I've done in the past. The minwax was so much of a blocker I never used it and delt with the blotch. This stuff is actually letting a lot of the color soak in compared to the minwax. Maybe there's something better from the big box stores other then minwax Pre stain  idk.

That's walnut minwax oil based stain on the test piece.

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Polar

CarAudio.com Elite
Jun 19, 2015
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WPB, Florida
I used HD pre stain blocker. Im new to staining and know its a skill acquired over years. All in all it looks great in my trunk. I, running an oldish school crunch gp3000 on them, I believe they are getting about 500 each. The port is a 6 inch big ass port, tuned to 32hz, but I think its much lower as these things love lows, like 26 and 28 hz. Im still in shock as to how they sound. Im going to hopefully meter them on sunday, still need to seal around the box better too. 



 

Polar

CarAudio.com Elite
Jun 19, 2015
745
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WPB, Florida
Changed things up a bit. Grabbed 4 Sundown x-8's having a custom blue painted enclosure made with a plexi panel. Added a second battery and wiring, installed a Sundown SAE 100.4 and went active with the fronts. WOW what a difference! Installing a Dayton DSP 408 later this week as well. 













 

Polar

CarAudio.com Elite
Jun 19, 2015
745
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WPB, Florida
I had to dine them before installation. ( wife was not happy lol) 



but she saw the value in them when they were used to stretch out the new carpet so all is good.



still farting around with the box, wiring it with leds and trying to figure out a way to mount my club plaque in there without it flying around.





 
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