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    My family , lifting weights, bmx bike, car stereos, wood working, RC trucks, Retiring

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  1. I just purchased these. They are out of stock but thought I would pull the trigger so I can get them when they come back into stock. https://www.parts-express.com/faitalpro-3fe22-3-neodymium-professional-full-range-woofer-4-ohm--294-1100
  2. Now I am just trying to decide on A pillar speakers. I have been thinking of just running a 3 1/2 two way just for ease and keeping it simple. IDK its fun researching though.
  3. Oh and yes I did turn the gains down on both amps. That is what made me realize the 5 channel actually puts out enough power to run everything I have. Wiring every 5.25 to its own channel really does nothing better than wiring each side to 2ohms and running them off 1 channel per pair of speakers. Same with the tweeters right now. Wiring them to 8 ohms gives them plenty of power and volume to sound good. Don't need to over power tweeters. Most of the time you are running them at a -3 or more db.
  4. Hey man glad you made it back safe. Ya Vegas can burn you out pretty quick. Always good to come back with more than you left with. As far as the build. I have been researching small full range speakers. I looked through a 75pg thread on a site all about A pillar builds. Lots of kick ass builds out there. The speaker I want to try now is a peerless 3" . They make a 2" and 2 1/2" in this same speaker but I think the 3" will be best. Just don't want to go too small. Not cheap though. Would cost more for two than my CT sounds components. http://www.parts-express.com/peerless-by-tymphany-ne95w-04-3-full-range-woofer--264-1058
  5. I felt good enough to go to work today so when I got home I installed the new tweeters. I purchased a set of Alpine type S. I would of bought the R type but didn't really want to spend the money. The type S sound great. I can tell you having the tweeters up higher really adds volume and awesome highs to the system. Down in the kicks by themselves suck. I want to put them in A pillar pods cause I don't like the way they look in the sail panel. I really want to find a 3" speaker that can play the same range as the tweeters. Then I could put them in the A pillar together. I have the two sets of tweeters wired together @ 8 ohms. They are getting plenty of power. I hate to say it but I don't think I really need the two channel amp in my install. The 5 channel is plenty. I should have listened to Brett. I should of just kept the CT sounds wire @ 2ohm off the mid channel and the tweeters I could of wired them @ 8 ohms on the high channel and would of had plenty of power and head room. I might take out the 300X2 and put it away for a later build. Or if my wife wants more power I could install it in her car to run some components up front. Sometimes I get stubborn and just want to spend. What a dumb ass... LOL https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005ZI5HXW/?tag=googhydr-20&hvadid=177274631742&hvpos=1t2&hvnetw=g&hvrand=6795223100055235614&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9033382&hvtargid=kwd-11091684055&ref=pd_sl_1855o4v398_b
  6. I'm sure I am old enough to be. lol
  7. Thank man. Yes I do think out loud a lot. I sit here at night and meditate on changes I can make that will help it sound better. The part I hate is when I come up with an idea and it turns out to be a step backwards. I guess that's part of the learning process.
  8. When I was dieting for the golds classic back in 1998 I was eating 100g of peanut butter fat per day. Sometimes more. Your body needs fat and its a good source. This is how I turned out. 165lbs and maybe 4-5% body fat.
  9. 2"

    Any update on these speakers??
  10. I got the tweeters today. Got them installed in the sail panel but not into the truck yet. Rewired my speakers to the amp so I have left and right control back. Then did the custom time alignment by measuring the speakers to the head rest. It works good that way. I was sick yesterday but went to work but stayed home today. Might stay home one more day. Freaking sinuses this time. Last time I was sick a couple months ago it was my throat and chest. Hate this winter cold season so far. I did get my flu shot but that doesn't help from the common cold. Shit.
  11. I am going to build a rack that sits on the floor in front of the amp rack. It will be at a slight angle up and as close as I can get them and still have access to everything. They need to be close so the RCAs will reach. I just need to start building then I can get all the wires hidden. Right now its pretty messy so no pics of that crap. LOL As far as tweeter placement. To me the tweets up higher moves the stage up from the kick and lower door. Only way to find out what sounds best is to move them around and see what sounds best to you. There is no set in stone in car audio as each vehicle is different. My wifes scion xb sounds real good with basic equipment just because of the size of the inside of the car. My truck is small inside so things are different. The sub can actually drown out midbass from the doors so I can play with crossover points to make it sound the best. All you can do is try and fail or try and win.
  12. After doing some more research its not a good idea to wire a tweeter and a 3" mid speaker together. So what I will do is just install the new tweeters in the sail panel and call it a day.
  13. So I have come to realize that having the tweeters in the sail panel is WAY better then down on the kick. I want to now buy some 3" or 4" speakers and install them in the A pillar. I may just have the 3" and the tweet in A pillar. I know I love clean clear highs and I think that is what I am missing is the 3" or 4" mid range. The tweets can get a little harsh but should balance out well with a 3 or 4 inch. So what I am going to do is make a couple baffles. One with the tweet and 3" and one with a tweet and 4" to see which one looks best in that location. Fabricating is in my future. LOL