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All my crap has been working for almost a year ? So I just gotta change it up some. So far this is my list.

1. First off remove most of it because I am getting rid of pop out quarter windows in the rear as they leak and flop all over the place when bass drops lol. So I gotta take it all out to get the interior panels out so I can take pop out window frames out and my glass guy will glue fixed windows in. Also add some deadener to those interior panels.

2. Add wiring for my alarm to add pin switches to tailgate and tool box as well as add glass breakage sensor and audio sensor that detects pressure change in cab if door or window is opened. And a few more tricks for security.

3 Rewiring mids and tweets to clean up wiring and adding 2pc xt60 connectors at every speaker so easier to remove and replace -not that you couldn't do that with other connectors but these looked cool so I got them. Add terminal blocks for each speaker run again easier for amp changes and maybe build a new amp rack and add an amp, maybe sundown 200.4 or another ppi 900.4 and bridge it like Jeff did and use it to power my 2 pr anarchy's. I may get a sound processor and go to a 3 way front stage but not sure just yet and if I can handle that lol . 4. Going to drop subs down to .5 I have been running the Taramps HD 15000 at 2 ohm so I should get a little more out of it at .5 or burn it the fug up lol !

5. Build my battery rack finally and add another battery, or maybe go lith batteries after first of the year. Add a lock down strap for tool box for better security.

6. Run three 0 gauge grounds from alternators to back battery bank and maybe new fuse block and move it. I have seen some cooler looking ones than mine.

7. Recover my door pods I made to house the anarchy's last year, glue is not holding in a couple spots.

8. Got to refinish A pillars as I have scratched a couple spots.

 

I will add pics from my phone in a separate post.

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i like deans connectors the most, i have it on all my lipos, but i feel like all connectors are just too bulky for car audio besides spades.. but its your truck and if you have room i dont blame you at all

 

get a DSP, the 80prs is nice but i really like the dsp thing unless you hate using a laptop to tune. the ppi dsp88r has been good to me

 

and oh yeah put the ***** at .5 and add like 2-3 banks of caps. you'll be amazed how much louder it is

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i like deans connectors the most, i have it on all my lipos, but i feel like all connectors are just too bulky for car audio besides spades.. but its your truck and if you have room i dont blame you at all

 

get a DSP, the 80prs is nice but i really like the dsp thing unless you hate using a laptop to tune. the ppi dsp88r has been good to me

 

and oh yeah put the ***** at .5 and add like 2-3 banks of caps. you'll be amazed how much louder it is

 

Oh ya ? I have often wondered about the ppi dsp88r, it had some bad press but I have heard quite a few people that like them too and its not too terribly expensive to give it a try. I am not that good of a tuner so laptop is no problem and I have one with me for work all the time anyways. As far as caps go what is 2-3 banks, instead of adding another battery or add both ? What do they cost and where do I get them ? I have never used them any articles on them ? I will search the web.

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Got started tearing it apart and got most of it pulled out. Forgot subs are heavy AF especially in the position they are to get them out of box - just enough room between box and headliner and not easy to lift in that small area. And getting box out isn't real easy either.

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How do coils look ? Seems like they look the same as when I put them in. Tomorrow I am going to try to get quarter window pop out frames out and windows glued in stationary. And get some wiring done too.

 

 

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Oh ya ? I have often wondered about the ppi dsp88r, it had some bad press but I have heard quite a few people that like them too and its not too terribly expensive to give it a try. I am not that good of a tuner so laptop is no problem and I have one with me for work all the time anyways. As far as caps go what is 2-3 banks, instead of adding another battery or add both ? What do they cost and where do I get them ? I have never used them any articles on them ? I will search the web.

 

coils look like stock psi coils to me, no scorching on the paper part of the coil so im sure its just fine

 

caps are just a really great way to help maintain good voltage at the amp because they handle surge current much much much better than any battery besides lipos of course (which still dont beat caps but they are better than caps imo).

 

theyre about $300 for a new bank of 6, and $150-250 for a used bank with the copper straps. only get maxwell or xs power caps the 3000f 2.5v-3v per cap version. theyre basically a huge buffer for massive current draw, instead of immediate delving into battery territory and dropping 2v, you might drop a tenth of a volt and slowly go down to battery voltages.

 

its important you have the alternator output to back it up, they love a lot of charging current, but it is also possible that you could drop one batt and go caps in its place. they are somewhat small. guy over on caco lunchbox has like 8 banks? and hits 160s with uhh 2 tfes? idr lol

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Well started on my quarter window project and turns out I was correct and the pop out frames are glued in just like most glass but you gotta cut them out lol not for the faint of heart ! I used a saws all to cut most of it away and cut the rest away with a razor knife cleaned it all up and layed a bead of caulk and stuck it in and easy as that. I should gain 3 db just from the lack of window flap ha ha and more importantly it will be much quieter inside . Now I just gotta go do the other side and it will go faster now that I know what to do. 2cb6231102743f672028769800269ca8.jpg

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Something I should have done a long time ago !

 

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Thanks but Mine is not happy with it lol getting cleaned up and adding another amp and maybe a sound processor. Got the other side window in and all came out pretty good, other than my hands, that windshield glue is some nasty stuff my hands are black even after washing them with acetone and even tried gas and still won't come off! Should have used latex gloves since i have a box Smh lol

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I got my alarm cleaned up and added another shock sensor for a total of two and also got a ultrasonic sensor that is two stage so if I leave a window down and you start to reach in it will give a warning first and if not stopped alarm goes off and it really works well. I also added a glass breakage / audio sensor it really works nice turned all the way up you can just rattle your keys outside the truck with windows up and goes off and it's two stage as well . I mounted the mic for it just under the dash but the ultrasonic sensor had two Mics, one for each side to mount on A pillars but I want to flush mount them into me speaker pods in my pillars. I will work on that next and will have pics. I forgot to takes pics today but I guess it's probably not too smart to post your alarm and where everything is in the truck lol. I still gotta put pin switches in the tool box and under the hood too, maybe tomorrow. May also get my hidden ignition kill switch done too.

 

 

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Got a little done today, got the ppi 900.4 back in to run mids and highs so I atleast have music.

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Also wanted to say how much quieter my truck is since gluing in quarter windows huge difference . Can't wait to see the difference in bass when I get box back in !

 

 

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I ended up screwing mine shut on the latch..plasti dipped solid black..got some of that aluminum one side 1" foam insulation and wedged that in the window cavity, and made a 3/4"plywood frame to cover the window with,,screwed in place..plastidipped all rear windows.. same on 3rd door..built a wood frame all way to ceiling and sealed the back off too with 3/4 ply.all windows insulated and sealed off in rear.

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have you tried subs forward port up at the back of the box? I had excellent results with that configuration,,

 

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i like it man. really good work. id like to hear it..

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I first cleaned everything with alcohol wiped all down. hit all spots with some black gloss paint..ran three layers of 80 mill deadner and used heat gun to roll it all on..then layeed 5/8" thick carpet padding then carpet..then built that sub floor and did all those side windows and rear window.Still need do my roof and seal everything off and try finish up so I can get started back on finishing up the wall.Talking about quiet in there?? I can barely hear any road noise if any at all.I can hear air coming from the front window when driving..Lookslike Ill need to reseal this windshield again(#4)

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I ended up screwing mine shut on the latch..plasti dipped solid black..got some of that aluminum one side 1" foam insulation and wedged that in the window cavity, and made a 3/4"plywood frame to cover the window with,,screwed in place..plastidipped all rear windows.. same on 3rd door..built a wood frame all way to ceiling and sealed the back off too with 3/4 ply.all windows insulated and sealed off in rear.

 

Ya cutting the old glued in frames was the hard part but then just glue in like a windshield. Its really quiet in my truck, all the deadener and radiant barrier with MLV really paid off. Keephopealive really knows how to do it ! My gf has a cadillac CTS and my truck is quieter lol.

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have you tried subs forward port up at the back of the box? I had excellent results with that configuration,,

 

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i like it man. really good work. id like to hear it..

 

I have pretty much the same truck(98 3dr)..Subs up port up seems to perform better and sounds better.The back wall is very noisy if not deadened enough and or sealed off.Ive tried even loading off the sides/forward.rear ect.

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Ya cutting the old glued in frames was the hard part but then just glue in like a windshield. Its really quiet in my truck, all the deadener and radiant barrier with MLV really paid off. Keephopealive really knows how to do it ! My gf has a cadillac CTS and my truck is quieter lol.

 

Its nice just driving at times with no tunes on at all and not hear much of anything.Its actually kind of weired for the first couple weeks..I didnt hear a fire truck on my azz one day blowing the hell out of his horn at a light to move on through. So I ended up putting a screen in and a rear view Cam so I coulsd see whats going on behind me a little better.lol..3 min at a light is pretty long considering..lol

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have you tried subs forward port up at the back of the box? I had excellent results with that configuration,,

 

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i like it man. really good work. id like to hear it..

 

Ya my last box was one team 18 firing forward port up on passenger side and it did pretty good 149.6 was the best but sounded good. I have never tried two firing forward port up. I may though and tri some different configurations. I dont have the design skills but I do have the building skills so I will have someone else design them. And thanks.

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Its deff been worth all the time spent.I wouldnt recommend all that Ive done unless you actually decide to keep the vehicle for a very long time,or never sale it.

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I have pretty much the same truck(98 3dr)..Subs up port up seems to perform better and sounds better.The back wall is very noisy if not deadened enough and or sealed off.Ive tried even loading off the sides/forward.rear ect.

 

i lost in my lil nissan frontier. not to mention rear wall and roof sounded like CRAP. did you put the woofers closer together or what? basically i had the port centered width wise with the subs at the very edge of the port on each a side. if i remember correctly it as 18wx6deep(port up) so one wub was at 9 inches off center and same for the other sub on the other side. i might have gained for less losses in the cabin. or phase correction. FYI it sounded louder to the ear not necessarily metered louder. i never metereded it.

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Its nice just driving at times with no tunes on at all and not hear much of anything.Its actually kind of weired for the first couple weeks..I didnt hear a fire truck on my azz one day blowing the hell out of his horn at a light to move on through. So I ended up putting a screen in and a rear view Cam so I coulsd see whats going on behind me a little better.lol..3 min at a light is pretty long considering..lol

 

Ha ha, I didnt have any tunes the last couple of days so I really let me see how quiet it is now. Got the ppi900.4 back in running my mids and tweets today so I have tunes again and no bass lets you really hear how your mids and tweets sound and have always wanted more mid bass lol I got a sheet ton it just gets drowned out by subs lol

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Lookin good man. I like it when people do the work themselves. Makes it that much easier to help other people just getting into this hobby.

 

I gotta get started on my s10 build.....but weather has been ****** here and my daughter is graduating high school tomorrow.

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i lost in my lil nissan frontier. not to mention rear wall and roof sounded like CRAP. did you put the woofers closer together or what? basically i had the port centered width wise with the subs at the very edge of the port on each a side. if i remember correctly it as 18wx6deep(port up) so one wub was at 9 inches off center and same for the other sub on the other side. i might have gained for less losses in the cabin. or phase correction. FYI it sounded louder to the ear not necessarily metered louder. i never metereded it.

 

Ea. sub had theyre own Chamber. In my Sig.I wanted to open them up to share a single chamber but,,never got around to it. Try it out.Seemed be loud enough for me at the time.Working on a wall this year.Started on it in Nov. had bone surgery in my leg and put things on hold till this April.so now working on every chance I get

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