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  1. I second the CST. Keep in mind a 6” lift and bigger tires will make it feel like a dog unless you re-gear and that’s about $1000 for each end. Pinion angles will all be corrected with the lift blocks which are slightly tapered to adjust for that. Some required an exhaust mod on the front near the driveshaft for clearances. If you can always go uniball, ball joints hate lifts and big tires from my experience.
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    Subwoofer trouble

    This guy for real.......?
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    Left coast Amp repair?

    In case anyone was wondering, I was able to get in touch with Mr Steve Mantz of Zed Audio in New Berry Park, CA and he does repairs on amps. He has a web page at , I personally am super stoked to have him repair my goods as he is a legend in the audio field. Hope this helps out.
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    Left coast Amp repair?

    I’ve emailed them and am about ready to ship 3 old school amps to them, just curious if you have already or have heard any feedback since posting? I’m in Socal and have 3 Lanzars one of which is a 50c. Really hope they can do me right and give me back the reliable (so I think) amps that they used to be.
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    Battery suggestions

    I know this is an older thread, but also have some battery questions? Anyone have any experience with the smaller (hc600) batteries? I would like to install 2 of them as I have an older Toyota extra cab and they would nicely under the rear seats in the little storage spaces. Running old school Lanzar 50c and 200 opti’s class A/B. I have done big 3 and alternator upgrade already. Any help or guidance is greatly appreciated.
  6. Amperage hog I’m sure as will be class A/B right? Thing is legit!! I’m sure super clean power aswell!
  7. Another great vid Big D, thanks for the time effort. Can’t imagine that thing will last but for $75 what can you really expect?
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    blow through box design ideas

    You still have to cut the bulk head of the bed and leave room for it to flex as the bed and cab can’t be welded together and seems to me that puts a lot of strain on the cab wall. Could work though. If you do a proper blow through you only need holes for ports like Soundman did not the entire cab wall. Just my 2 pennies...
  9. Awesome stuff as always Big D, looking forward to your final recap vid on these. Thanks. So far looks like Orion FTW!
  10. That seems odd as the 17/18s are the same or so I thought.....curious to see about this also.
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    20 year old beast Kicker Amp Dyno Test

    Nice video again Big D, thanks. Love the clean sound of the old A/B current munchers!
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    Any subs with a 5.25" mounting depth?

    I used to have 2 fosgate p3 shallow 12s in my Chevy crew cab in a sealed box and they did the job pretty well.
  13. The cool part Steve it will be pretty easy to do any kind of upgrade! I’m sure he’ll be happy no matter what.
  14. Because it goes to 11.....nuff said! Great video Big D, thanks again
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    lanzar Opti 700x2

    Thanks for the test! I’m an old school Lanzar fan myself nice to see some class A/B big watts out there.
  16. I also have a 2014SE with the JBL factory set up and would like to upgrade while retaining the stock HU. Seems like the factory door speakers are an odd size plus it has some center dash speaker? Please post picks! Can’t wait to see how it checks out.
  17. Hopefully this isn’t a dumb question, why would you need to run a ground all the way back to the added batteries? If the big 3 is done couldn’t a shorter ground to the chassis be ran?
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    4” components???

    Question about 4” components, 1st off they seem hard to find and second when you do they are pretty spendy. I have an old 90 Toyota x can that I’m trying not to hack the door panels and use the stock dash location and put a set of 4” mids in useing a passive x over and wire the tweet in somewhere near. I have 6.5 punch components in the rear but need more sound up front. Any suggestions at all would be appreciated. I would like to tune at least 50w rms to each one. Looked at Audiofrog but they have mixed reviews and not cheap.
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    Recommendation for a new sub?

    Pride would be sick!!!! Wish I could get some but it would require me to serious change everything to run he power they deserve.