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  1. That's pretty sweet! Gauge clusters were one of the biggest issues when I had that 12 15 suburban for awhile lol. Tried to let my sister demo at a show once and she was inexperienced with RPM's, so when the gauges got messed up she just stomped on the gas and overheated the radiator or something... fun stuff
  2. Gonna need videos of these new doors Ty!😬 They look great, I'll definitely be hitting you up for advice when I go to glass my rear doors over Christmas Break
  3. I generally host for free on IMGUR and then use "insert other media" -> insert image from URL. Not sure if there's another way to do it, but I'm excited to see this build😬
  4. Decided to get some trunk space back, so it was time for amps to go under the seat 48" long x 13.75" wide sheet of 3/4" birch Amps fit like a glove. After about 3 hours of wire management I had my first ever setup where it seems like I semi-care about how the thing looks lol. Amps still have plenty of room to breathe! I drove for about 2.5 hours today beating on them with the Q4-120 @ 1 ohm and the 2200 @ 0.5 ohms and they weren't even hot. Hopefully gonna snatch up a single C312 and get to play with a 6th order design here shortly.
  5. Then we cut out a little cardboard to know how much of the OEM dash needed dremmel'd out. The backup camera (Pioneer BC8) was put right above the license plate and taaadddaahhh! Not too bad. 2 hours and 3/10 frustration. After the install is where the real annoyances came. Of course, since it's Pioneer, this HU has it's high channel (network / active mode) limited to 1.2k as the lowest. That was pretty much the big reason I bought it, but I figured a way around it. In the process I ended up blowing up half of my Q4-120, so now the only way for it to work is with channels 1+2 and 3+4 both bridged. So I've got 4 SSA Evils running @ 1 ohm now, and then the 4 Scanspeaks @ 2 ohm. I wonder how long it'll last. but my crossovers are finally set how I like them subwoofer - LPF @ 80hz Evil 6.5s - 80 - 450hz Scanspeak - HPF @ 450hz Sounds muuuuccchhhh better. The whole sound stage really moved up towards the windshield. So I consider it a success. I'm just really weary of how long that Q4-120 will last running at 1 ohm daily lol. I guess we'll find out.
  6. Haha. I drive it almost every night and morning, it's not too bad. The only issue is bicyclists since they like to hide near my pillars where it's hardest to see them. I drove by about 10 cops in the last 3 days while I couldn't row the windows down, and no issues. One of the local campus police stopped me after I exited the vehicle and complimented and started asking me questions lol. I'm getting a bit tired of the hobby to be honest 🙃 Definitely gonna be downsizing momentarily. Might get back into it once I graduate. ------------------------------------------------------ So anyways today has been hell with this build! Started out with trying to fit this damn double din in. I'm glad I do my own work, because the area behind my din area is such a mess I would feel horrible having anyone else work with it. To make it fit, we had to cut this steel dash support out of the way. Then to hold the double din in, we modified the old single din kit I had from the 80PRS: http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHEVY-Radio-DASH-KIT-Single-Din-Install-Aftermarket-Stereo-Faceplate-CH483DK-/380459690289?fits=Make%3AChevrolet&hash=item58952a2931:m:mh_3seWIPhPj-bPRFpbrKcA&vxp=mtr Nice easy bolt on once it was cut apart.
  7. Went ahead and threw 5% tint on the front windows, over the existing 20%. Looks much better. 1% on all the windows and 35% on the shield now. I have a Pioneer AVH-X490BS waiting at home and a BC8 backup camera that'll be getting installed this weekend. Then I'll have a little more freedom over my crossovers, than the 80PRS offers. I've been without bass for almost 2 weeks now and am kind of getting used to it. As always I'm torn between going all out or just downsizing. I had purchased a Limitless 80aH lithium, but the seller ended up trying to scam me, so I'm working through paypal right now to get that money back. ;/
  8. I've got air bags for mine, I just have to put them on. Never realized how bad it was until I took that picture. 37" in the front, 35" in the rear
  9. They're a PITA to remove, so feel free to lemme know if you have any questions about it. I love how mine looks (minus the 2" drop because of the audio weight lol)
  10. I just removed mine last week and love it. Looks soooo much better. Nobody has complained yet, and my girlfriend is 5'2" lol
  11. Very cool thread... I just sold my AMM-1, and I've never heard of the IM-SG. Gonna have to look into and see what the thing can do.
  12. Whelp. didn't make it to the weekend. My roommates and I got out of class and went for a little bass therapy, and everything was going well. We were beating on them for probably an hour straight, full tilt on each song for like a minute, then swapping songs. Just metering, seeing how much air it could move, etc. All of a sudden mid song I happened to look back and my entire vehicle was in smoke. I didn't think to capture a video until most of it had cleared out though 🙃 So that's that. When I bought these subs, they came as a pair and the guy told me the one on the right was freshly reconed. In the past I've always just wanged on my subs and they've survived, but I guess this one couldn't hang. Clip city. So I've got some recones on the way, and 2 more D1 C315s. Working on a box design. Also ordered the 320a alt and the dual bracket.
  13. Well as anyone following this log knows, I tend to swap up setups a lot. So the 4 X15s already have a new owner 😂 They looked beautiful, and I enjoyed the thick surround so much, but by wanting 4 cubes each, it was just looking like a super tight fit to squeeze 4 of them. I also learned that I really don't care much for lows. With the suburban moving a ton of air and hair tricking like crazy it's great, but in this Tahoe they were flexing everything loose, and just didn't have enough power or cone area to hair trick. I'd much rather stick to the 35 - 50hz range and feel that punchy bass in my chest. Plus at the price I paid, I made a sweet profit, and helped out a local guy who had been looking for some X's forever. I've been banging on the C315s again, and one of them seems to be going bad. My first SoundQubed casualty. It doesn't look like the coil is bad (from what I can see), but it sounds super scratchy at all volume levels. This weekend I'll finally go home, pick up the Taramps 8k, meter on that hopefully, and then probably go ahead and blow this 15. I've got two 10" aero ports sitting in my garage, the two Banda 7ks in repair, and Jonathan Patrick is having a sale on GM small case hairpins, so I'll probably pick up one of his 320a for $265 and see if I can't get this build loud like I had initially intended.
  14. I know right 🙃 2 months and counting that my Banda 7k has been in repair. feelsbadman. Got a Taramps 8k waiting at home, just gotta go back this weekend and get it.
  15. So I got the box today, nice double baffled birch, kerf port. 8 cubes net, 108 square inches of port, tuned @ 29hz These subs sure look beastly! The box is 28" deep, which leaves me 6" from the hatch. That's the same depth of the boxes I have been trying to build, so it was good to see where the box would actually sit in real life. Since they're D2, I am strapped @ 2 ohms, rising to around 6 and clamping 1600w. feelsbadman. Couldn't manage to squeeze out a 147, but it hits 146s consistently from 30hz - 40hz I guess we'll see what happens.