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  1. I came out to the garage tonight hoping to get these stupid things ready for the speaker grill and to be mounted. Started by rounding the top edge of the grill insert. Then, I made a little channel for the grill to sit in after I give it it's final home Then I made twins Next, I laid out where I think the best places to put the mounting hardware for the grill insert. I'm probably (most likely) going overboard, but I'm just nervous the wood will vibrate against itself and piss me off. So if you can see, they are 2 different sizes. The smaller ones, using a ²³/64" still bit is perfect. The bigger ones..... damnit! I don't have a drill bit big enough. So now I have to buy a drill bit. So I'm stuck.... again. I put the mounting piece on the ruler. It looks like it's ¹¹/16ths or ¾". So that's where I'm at now. I'm going to use drill bits to put holes in the wood, then glue the plastic mounting pieces in using E6000 glue. If anyone has a better idea how to install these stupid things, I'm all ears.
  2. Don't forget about the Gately Audio Alpha 8. That thing looks beefy! But honestly, I don't think you could go wrong with any of those selections. I don't ferment hope much it is, but I've only heard good things about the SSA F8L sub as well. If I was to use 8's, those would be what I would use. Just my opinion though
  3. How much do you want to spend? How many do you want to run? How much airspace do you have to give up? Do you have a set amount of power you're looking at to give them?
  4. Thank you! I hope it let's you post the rest of the pictures. They always help, and are just cool as hell to look at honestly. Your door panels came out looking dope! I love that paint job! I hope mine look half that good. Yeah, the doors are kicking my ass! It's the first time ever trying to fabricate door panels, so it's a learning experience for sure. The main thing I've learned so far is that you can't half ass it. You NEED the right tools for the job. I kind of shot myself in the foot right off the bat by trying to do too much. I should have done 3 8's or 6.5's, and gotten actual car audio tweeters, not the big, 100 watt RMS monstrosities I got lol. But now that I've started, I can't talk myself out of it . Also, it would have been way easier to just to rings and fiberglass them in, but me being me, I have to have grill inserts to cover them... oh and on top of that, let's make them removable! I bit off way more than I can chew, but if you can do the hard stuff, you can do the easy stuff as well. Once I'm (finally) done with the doors (I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel, but I'm walking and I can hear the train), I've done the rest of the work before, so I should get that done pretty quickly. I'm itching to finally be able to drive my truck again. Thank you for looking through my thread! I always take all advice to heart, so if you have anything to add, or tell me I'm stupid, I'm perfectly OK with that. I don't take offense to anything. Sorry for the book, this is your thread lol. That shits going to slam! I hope you stick to finishing the build thread. Too many people I've seen on here quit halfway through and we don't get to see the finished product. Beautiful subs by the way. JSS for the win on that one! And that is one huge bank of batteries! I wish I wasn't such a pussy and built my own bank.
  5. I don't know about actual box specs or anything, but if you need a longer port, would it be possible to put the ported section on the bottom?
  6. Your signal is a wave. It basically tells the speaker what to do. You want your wave in a nice curve at the top and the bottom. Clipping means your cutting off the top of the wave, and instead of a nice curve, it's flat at both peaks. The subwoofer will go up, stop, go down, stop, and so on. The voice coil needs the constant movement to keep cool. When it stops, it builds up heat that it can't overcome and will eventually fail. Here's a picture that might help explain. There are a couple of things that can cause clipping. Your volume is ripened up to high on your head unit and your head unit is sending the clipped signal. If you use your phone through blue tooth or an aux cord, that volume might be too high. Your gain on your amplifier might be set too high, or the gain in any other component like a DSP or EQ. Or, if your electrical can't keep up with the demand of the amplifier, that can cause clipping as well.
  7. Either it's too much power, or the signal is clipping somewhere along the line. My vote is for too much for that sub to handle
  8. Here's some progress I made this weekend. I worked on the grill insert for the 8's. I started by cutting pieces and gluing them together to make my template of the shape I wanted for the 3 8's on the bottom. I originally wanted to break them all up, but I think it'll look best as one solid piece of grill mesh. Then I did the same for the single 8 on the top. Cutting little pieces and trying to get the angles right is a pain in the ass! I'm sure this would have been a million times easier if I had one of those fancy shapable template things, but I didn't want to wait until I could get one lol. Fuck it. This worked. It just took forever. Here's kind of what it will look like Use your imagination. I still need to find the edges a little, rabbit out a channel for the grill to sit underneath, shape the middle template piece for the grill to get its shape from, and mount the hardware for the piece so I can remove it when I want. Getting closer. Hopefully I can find some time during the day tomorrow to work a little.
  9. I think it's going to be cool to do a complete SQ system in my wife's explorer. You've got me juiced! How does it sound in the other seats? My worry is that, when I do my wife's explorer, it'll sound good up front, but terrible in the back 2 rows
  10. Are you talking about your power wire? Or the wire inside the actual amplifier attached to the board?
  11. So, all the tuning, all the extra equipment, all that was well worth it in the end? You really hear a huge difference between a tuned and untuned system?
  12. You can even go bigger if you go with 2 8's. The gately R 8's are 900 watts RMS https://skyhighcaraudio.com/gately-audio-relentless-8-subwoofer/ And the Resilient Sounds is 1000 watts rms https://skyhighcaraudio.com/gold-8-1-000-rms-woofer/ Both call for a maximum 1 cubic foot for a ported enclosure. I don't know exactly how much room you have, but you could always raise your seat a little if you need too.
  13. I've got kids too. Had to take my system out to put the back seats back in my truck. Blow through is the only way to go. I understand though. No one wants to cut into their truck. I don't care though. I'd rather have a big system than be able to resell my truck that's just me though
  14. Like @SnowDriftersaid, there has to be something there already. If the battery negative only goes to the frame, there has to be something grounding the engine block to the frame. But it's not super important to find it. Just add where you can.
  15. There's no stock wire from the battery negative that runs to the engine block?
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