My first "Active" "SQ'ish" build attempt.


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All I did was put 10psi in the tire... came out to a flat that I didn't notice till I started driving. When I turned around to park it back at home, the tire came off the bead.

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Fixed. It was the tiny O ring that comes pre-installed in the valve caps. It bunched up and was pushing on the valve stem and it let all the air out.

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I decided to mess with my doors to get familiar with how to remove the panels, the connections and the speaker mounting option. I figured since I was in there, I would move my Kenwood eXcelon component set over from the Jeep just to see how the factory speaker pods react. The eXcelon woofers were too small. I figured, what the hell, let's put the SilverFlutes in. I had to massage them in but they are mounted tight to the pods with gasket foam. I did put the Stinger Fast Ring plugs behind the woofers. No window interference. The eXcelon tweeters fit great after minor trimming of the factory tweeter hole. Lastly, I tested the polarity of the woofers and tweeters with my polarity checker. Green Green Green Red. All is powered by the factory Monsoon amp. Sounds better than stock and holy cow did the tweeters wake up!!
 

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Interesting how GM did their Premium Monsoon sound systems. Clearly the amp is crossing over all the speakers. Tweeters are getting highs, those big old mids I just put in are band passed at minimum - no bass below 80hz I am guessing, the rear speakers are handling all the bass through the 6x9 woofer and the mids and highs are routed to the mid/tweeters on the 6x9. The 6x9's are aftermarket but I have them wired exactly as the factory two way 6x9's were.. bi-amped. So they expect ALL the bass to come from the 6x9's... that sucks because these SilverFlutes are killing the upper mid-bass and I know they will go lower than 50hz.
 
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Got bored so I did some prep on the battery side of things. Thanks to another member, I was able to acquire a BIG 3 kit used some time ago. All 0 awg, All Kolossus Fleks OFC cables. I busted out my old Sky High Terminal and proceeded to make new connections. Alt to Batt +, Batt - to Intake Manifold Ground Bolt. Will add a chassis ground tomorrow. I also remade the factory connections so I could retain them.
 

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Checked my speaker wires to make sure I have what I need.
I have 100ft 14awg ofc red and black - Gonna run this to my midbass (SilverFlute's)
I have 100ft 14awg ofc blue and black - Gonna run this to my mids (Digital Designs)
I just purchased 50ft 16awg ofc red and black - Gonna run this to my tweeters (Alpine's)
All wires are Sky High car audio brand. Apparently I still have a healthy amount, about 25 feet of 10awg subwoofer speaker wire. Yay.

I am going to have time off work to recover from my surgery so if I am able, I am going to run my speaker wires smartly. Two pairs of 14awg to each door and the single run of 16awg to each of the A-Pillars, to the tweeter pods.

The stereo sounds so anemic right now. It sounds like a stock stereo in a rental car from 1999. It's tolerable but not for much longer.
 
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So, I took out my drivers seat to repair the rear of the seat, cleaned up the interior a little bit, decided to repair the rear deck cover and fixed the third brake light... said screw it and dropped the headliner and yup, sure enough, both rear drain lines for the sunroof had come undone. I cleaned them, put them back together then taped them with tesa tape just for good measure. Now I have my sunroof back.
 

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Ok, I got my sunroof fixed!!!! It rained like a mother trucker earlier and not so much as a drop from the sunroof and no moisture smell!! Now I can get the wood for the board that will be the amp/DSP rack where the lower back seat used to be!! YAYYYY !
 
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I have been back and forth on my subwoofer situation. I love my little P3D4-10 and the thought occurred to me that I could run two of these little bitches. So I put the parameters into WinISD and came up with 4 vented boxes... I was thinking that box #1, 3.0 cubic feet and tuned to 28hz looks great... But there are 3 others. Based on these graphs, which looks best to you? 1 ohm - 1200 - 1500w amp so 1000w`ish is what I would throw at them.
 

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I have been back and forth on my subwoofer situation. I love my little P3D4-10 and the thought occurred to me that I could run two of these little bitches. So I put the parameters into WinISD and came up with 4 vented boxes... I was thinking that box #1, 3.0 cubic feet and tuned to 28hz looks great... But there are 3 others. Based on these graphs, which looks best to you? 1 ohm - 1200 - 1500w amp so 1000w`ish is what I would throw at them.
Yeah the 3.0 @ 28hz looks best out of the 4. You wouldn't want to tune any lower than that anyway. You should try graphing 30hz to see what you get.
 
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Yeah the 3.0 @ 28hz looks best out of the 4. You wouldn't want to tune any lower than that anyway. You should try graphing 30hz to see what you get.
I did, It's not too much different than the 28... a lil more boosted from +3db to +4db and shifted right slightly, obviously. Still looks good. I think the 28hz tune would require less tuning in the 3sixty.3 in the end.
 

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I ordered all my RCA cables... 90%on looks, I think they look great. These are for going from the source unit to the DSP. I also have short versions of the same brand, same model to go from the DSP out to the amps.
Knukonceptz Krystal RCA's
 

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