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  1. Sorry can a mod move this to the subwoofer/enclosure area? I just noticed it’s in the wrong category.
  2. What’s up everyone. Need to build an enclosure for the hatch area of my 2017 Focus ST which is rather small. I also need to fit the auxiliary kinetik 2400 battery and Skar RP 3500.1 back there as well. I already have my door level speaker amp and lc7i mounted to the back of the rear drivers side seat. I will most likely have to invert the subs to allow the enclosure to be as small as possible. I want to have it ported. It seems the most area effective port would be a top firing port with top firing subs since I have a hatch. My dimensions for the amp, battery, and enclosure is 33 inches wide (give a few inches near each side of wheel wells) 20 inches deep (give a few inches lower since seat is angled) and about 20 inches tall so I can have room to invert subs. I don’t believe the foam surrounding my spare tire underneath the floorboard is tall enough to mount the battery sideways under the floorboard either. any suggestion or ideas? this will also be my first box build and I will most likely need help designing the port area so it tunes to the recommended 33hz. was entertaining the idea of buying a design off mark from Caf, but don’t see any port up designs and kinda wanna try myself first. I attached a picture of my current setup that I want to upgrade. I already have the subs and amp so I’m dead set on making this fit/work...
  3. $150 on sale. Cheaper than $300 for XS and wire kit. I should change my power wire setup though. Want a single 0 ga running back to fused distribution block.
  4. Went and bought new battery for under hood. AGM H7. No more amp protect mode. Stock battery so small and not sufficient for sound system like that. https://shop.advanceautoparts.com/p/autocraft-platinum-agm-battery-group-size-h7-850-cca-h7-agm/10210826-P
  5. I think I am just gonna get the agm for the hatch, and the wire kit by xs. Take out both power wires to battery up front. Use a quality 4 ga for 1200.1 to back battery. This should clean things up, and give me the extra oomph I need from my electrical supply.
  6. Maybe I will throw one in up front first, and run a 0 ga wire to the back and use a real distribution block for the amps powers instead of having two powers running the whole way up front. See if the battery and new power wire helps.
  7. How low is within reason? And also, just set to DC Volts and place positive probe to power wire on kicker input and negative to ground terminal on kicker?
  8. I have the stock battery. If you change the battery on the Focus ST you have to go to dealer to have Fordscan reset, so I am trying to avoid and just add another battery in hatch. Also, cheap 4 gauge power was used for amp, and installing battery will add extra piece of mind as I will be adding at least 2 ga from OEM battery to secondary in hatch, and perhaps head that off if that cheap 4 ga is contributing to this issue as well.
  9. Its a little base model Focus ST. Lights dim extremely bad. All of the symptoms of poor power supply/voltage drop. Can anyone else chime in?
  10. You don't think I should try to upgrade to a second battery first before blaming kicker?
  11. I can, but not until tomorrow. I bought the enclosure with the sub wired in by Kicker as a prefabbed enclosure sub combo. They could have wired incorrectly though.
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