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Sundown E15 box build


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REVOofRustler

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So a buddy of mine wanted to put a smaller system in his car, and I told him I would get it all hooked up for him (with the help of revoracing247). He ended up getting a Rockford Prime 600.5 to power his whole system. He has some Alpine Type S components in the front, and the stockers in the rear. The amp puts out 300 watts at 2 ohms for the sub channel, so he went with a Sundown E15. It'll be slightly underpowered, but I'm building the box slightly on the larger side to help compensate for that. Anyways, this is just gonna be a little build log of the box so he can follow along with what I'm doing, and also so I can get tips and pointers from you guys. Now for pictures!

The sub
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I got this table saw last night and it made cutting all the boards incredibly easy!
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Folds up really easily for storage
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We were cutting the wood right next to my truck...
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And here's the wood all cut out!
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Mockup of the box
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I used a circle jig I made for my router out of plexiglass to cut the holes in the baffles
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Fits in there nice and snug
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Top baffle cut out
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Then I put a small round over on the outside baffle
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I LOVE flush mounted subs...
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Then it was time to glue the baffles together
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And then I added some weight!
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Once I did that, I went and rounded out all the corners in the port
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That's as far as I am for now. I'm hoping to get all the predrilling and countersinking done tomorrow, and then I can get it glued up by tomorrow night and it should be good to go on Sunday!

My build log: http://www.stevemead...a-budget-build/

 

2002 Dodge Dakota 4.7 club cab

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Last night before I went to sleep, I started getting some of the pre-drilling and countersinking out of the way. I like to put the whole box together with screws beofre I bring out the glue, just to make sure everything is fitting as well as it should.

So here's where I ended last night
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I also glued the port pieces together and let them dry overnight
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Corner clamps are the best!
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And then I got the front piece on this morning
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Port went in
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And then it was time for glue! I also had a terminal cup lying around that I decided to throw on there for ease of taking the box out if needed.
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And then the top went on!
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Once I get off work at 4 tomorrow, I'm gonna take the palm sander to it to get the glue off that got smeared around on the surface. I'm also gonna put a 3/8 inch roundover on the mouth of the port. That's all for now!

Edited by REVOofRustler, 30 December 2012 - 01:05 AM.

My build log: http://www.stevemead...a-budget-build/

 

2002 Dodge Dakota 4.7 club cab

- Fi and Crescendo

 

136.4 Sealed @ 29hz

137.0 Drivers window open @ 26hz  


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I got it all finished tonight!
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Rounded over the port
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We're gonna put it in his car (it's a 2002 Pathfinder) tomorrow morning, so I may be able to get some videos up of how it does. Let me know what you guys think!

My build log: http://www.stevemead...a-budget-build/

 

2002 Dodge Dakota 4.7 club cab

- Fi and Crescendo

 

136.4 Sealed @ 29hz

137.0 Drivers window open @ 26hz  


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Well just in case anyone is actually interested in this... we got it in his car today!

Mounted the amp on the back of the seat. The wiring is a bit messy, but it can be cleaned up. All the connections are good, which is what matters most.
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And then the box went in!
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It sounds pretty good! It definitely comes alive in the upper 30 to lower 40 hz range. I did think it would have a bit more authority on the lows (down to around 30 hz), seeing as it's tuned to 32 hz, but I also think I've been a bit spoiled by the lows from my Q12. The nice thing is that he does have a bit of room to upgrade to a nice monoblock amp if he ever wants to.

My build log: http://www.stevemead...a-budget-build/

 

2002 Dodge Dakota 4.7 club cab

- Fi and Crescendo

 

136.4 Sealed @ 29hz

137.0 Drivers window open @ 26hz  


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Ryya

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A nice box to go along with a nice sub :good:
My Build Log - 2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLI VR6 2.8L
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do you have a cut sheet or anything for that design?



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Pretty nice setup, iv been thinkin of a e 15 for my girls car just scared of how much out put id get



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