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  1. Was doing some testing and tweaking on my setup yesterday, metering it with a spl lab mini meter, plan to compete just for fun come December 13. NW2 class 30 second average. Best I'm able to maintain on MUSIC is a 147 for a first run. 146.8 on consecutive runs. This is with the vehicle fully sealed, meter on passenger side windshield. I'm dropping from 14.5 to 13.2. highest I hit was a 147.8 on a bass music track at 40hz. I'm running full tilt for 30 seconds straight each run with a constant bass line. My amp is still turned down but after a couple runs the subs are getting pretty warm. Not sure how well they'll take the full power of this amp on full tilt runs like this... especially before the voltage drops. This amp wants beefier subs lol Will be doing some more tests and tweaks. In this class even a 145 will be decent. This setup wasn't designed for SPL, it was designed for music and SQL... but I think it would be fun just to get in the lanes and see what happens.
  2. Sorry for the late update, been fishing everyday i could, and had some ASE tests to study for and take... Just been busy. Anyways... I added deadener to the plastic cover, and surprisingly it made a huge difference in the back hatch rattling from the outside... But i think it made my roof flex even more LOL... And taking the headliner off is a chore i dont want to take on. I have plenty enough deadener for the roof.... But screw that. I looked up the process on this vehicle and it looks like a pain in my ass LOL. Loving this setup! It plays great on bass songs, but also plays great on old school R&B and older rap. I dont care for new rap.... ANd i dont like the rebassed slowed chopped and screwed up music some people play... But i love some old genuwine, 112, usher, kieth sweat, R. Kelly, Brian McKnight, Jagged edge, All4One, Joe, Boys2men , Tyrese and similar.... ANd lots of those old baby maker songs get down with some good low end.
  3. First off... Sorry for the novel below... Started typing and didn't realize how much I was typing Yeah the rear speakers are not really helping anything at this point, the bass drowns them out... sucks a little because I did put aftermarket speakers in those locations when I did all the doors... But I'm not putting speakers anywhere except in the stock locations.... I really don't want to cut into anything to add them. Or pay an arm and a leg for custom door covers... I've worked pretty hard to keep this vehicle nice and want the inside to look stock as much as I can. I can't completely cover that hatch area either, I need access inside there in case the window malfunctions and stops rolling down, or I need to replace the backup camera. Taking this deadener off after it's been on for a while is not fun. I accidently covered a couple holes when I added what's on there now, even after just a couple minutes it was a bit of a pain to remove. And that's another issue, I can't cover any of the holes in the hatch door, in the second picture every one of the red circles is a plastic clip that holds that cover on, and there's 2 more beside the speakers. I've read a few things online where people add deadener on door panels when the panels themselves are rattling... But I'm not sure if that would help the entire hatch from shaking and flexing. But I don't have many options at this point. When I turn the volume up to 30 out of 40, all bass boost/loud settings off of course, my entire vehicle flexes... Roof, doors, back hatch and all. My amp is still turned down as well, I got it set now to about 4000 watts max... I started with it set to 3k... Played several hours like that over a few days and just raised it up last night. I'm GUESSING I'm hitting about 150 dbs as is, and with the vehicle flexing the way it is, I don't think I'll ever turn the amp up to put out it's max clean power level. I don't drop below 13.8 volts, and play for a while at 14.4+ before it starts to drop any. This amp can do well over 6k at 14.4 volts... Even after rise that's probably pushing these 1500 rms subs to or pass their limit. A side note... I haven't found any song that hits as hard as Silicon Bass by bass syndicate. My setup and vehicle loves that song.
  4. Perfect size for the grill!! I put a little deadener on the back hatch, Wasn't much.... Surprisingly there is not a lot of places i could put it. There are speakers on the back hatch door, plus the rear hatch window rolls down, which i didnt even think about... That alone prevents most of the metal area from being deadened as it wont allow enough room for the window in the down position... Hell im thinking about adding the deadener to the plastic cover... i could cover more area... much more.... Just dont know how well it works on the plastic like that. Here are a couple pictures to show what im talking about.... First one is the rear hatch door with the plastic cover removed, 2nd one is the back of the plastic cover that covers up the rear hatch door. These are not my pictures. I stole them from google, so disregard the red circles....
  5. Of fishing or the system? There's not enough bandwidth to handle all of my fishing pictures lol... Here's a few from the last couple weeks.
  6. Hit them up on Facebook. I never got tracking until I asked them on Facebook... Then they gave it to me and I was able to call FedEx and ask them to hold the packages so I could come pick them up.
  7. I fish at least once, sometimes 3-4 times EVERY week nearly year round. I'm addicted. I have a kayak, a bass boat and a MicroSkiff. I go through phases of freshwater and saltwater... But really I fish both pretty regularly. Lately I been tearing up the redfish, snook, trout and sharks. And as it gets colder the redfish bite will keep getting better. Caught a big spanish mackerel a couple days ago too. Went out this evening and the motor wouldn't start. Changed the spark plugs and noticed the oil had just as much gas in it as oil. The motor is a 2016 four stroke. Gas pressure was perfect... But I just bought this motor a couple months ago and I'm betting the carb had never been cleaned, never been serviced, and he probably ran cheap gas with ethanol in it... Then let it sit for months with gas in it . Now I'll have to fix this... And quick, because there's fish out there literally calling my name.
  8. For me it would be fishing, I love fishing more than car audio... Hell i would go fishing in Xmas day if my wife and kids wouldn't kill me when I got back LOL No vids yet... I haven't ever posted a car audio video... I'll give it a try some time though. Haha, man a buddy of mine from Facebook told me that too... I had to create a Instagram account just to check it out. A few people took my pictures off one Facebook group and posted them on like 7 other Facebook groups and on instagram. I guess they like my setup lol Got to listen to it quite a bit today. Played for 30 minutes straight twice and lots of 1-2 songs then let it rest... Let my vehicle rest... Not the subs lol. Need to deaden it before I break stuff. The roof is flexing and the back hatch is rattling like crazy. I already ordered enough for the back hatch. The roof will be a total bitch to get apart so I'm waiting on that to see how deadening the hatch works out. I want to get it metered. Been thinking of buying the mini v2 SPL Lab DB meter... $244... Calibrated with the termlab... So pretty accurate meter... BUT... after tuning everything I wouldn't really use it very much anymore... Hard to spend that money on something I'll use two or three times... And just for shits and giggles... This is the only way I'll ever drive a Prius Spent the morning trying to remove an evaporator from a Prius... Loads of fun... No... Not really lol. 475 million wires in the dash. Plastic all brittle from the sun and cracks if you look at it wrong. All ac vents broke. Back at it tomorrow. I'm glad the woman who owns the car isn't in a rush... She's getting free labor, kind of hard to complain about it taking a few days.
  9. LOL I can't take presents on credit... I'll be tapped out until my death
  10. LOL no worries bro. I would of just sat back and laughed And you were 100% right. It's a mandatory thing now. I'll have to wait until after Xmas though. My son's birthday is in a few days and then Thanksgiving and Xmas... Money will be tight..... Or maybe I'll ask the wife to get me a mids and highs amp for Xmas hmm.... That sounds like a good plan lol And thanks brother!
  11. Man... Where was this golden advice at 10 weeks ago... 1 dual 12 and 1 Sony xplode 10 would of been AWESOME I've upgraded my speakers before starting on the bass... Nothing fancy, Just with some Kenwood's, but I do really like how they sound... But now the bass is over powering them... I'm hoping just adding a mids/high amp will make them loud enough to hear the words over the bass lol
  12. Yeah, to be fair, the Sundown SA classics 12s had less cone area, were only rated at 750rms each, only a 3K watt amp, and no lithium, just a regular 60ah SLA battery... So even setting the the 5k amp to 2500 watts it's still likely doing just as much or more power with the increased cone area on subs rated at 1500 each and electrical upgrades to support it. Technically they should... Scratch that... THEY BETTER BE AN UPGRADE LOL. And I'm finally, truly, happy with this setup. I will keep this setup for a good long time unless I turn the amp up and the subs blow... Then I'll just get some Sundown U series and send it... Not sure I could handle another 10 weeks of waiting LOL... I'm really happy with them, but my patience was put on full test with that wait. And yeah I'm just going to deaden the rear hatch for now. That's the only thing that is sounding like it may break apart from the outside.
  13. First the good..... I got them in and set the amp to about 2500 watts. I want to break them in for a bit on clean low power. They're already louder than the 2 Sundown 12s even just sharing 2500 watts. But what's really nice, and what really makes me happy is the sound quality, they sound so clean and deep. The sound also travels further and shakes my metal garage more too. I've only tested from 30-50 hz tones and it played all of those with ease. I don't really listen to anything that really plays under 30hz much, but I'll test some mid to high 20s in the days to come. I also listed to a couple of bass songs and a couple of regular songs. So far I'm happy!! Now the bad.... I need some deadener BAD. Like real bad. My back hatch is shaking and rattling like crazy. I also can barely even hear any highs whatsoever, so I'll need a highs amp for sure. Before, with the 12s, the back hatch had very minimal rattling and I could still hear the music over the bass enough to be happy... So the bad is still not THAT BAD, and to be expected really
  14. I'm all set now! Time to get them in the 4runner and start tuning.
  15. Good deal bro! According to the tracking, My subs may be here tomorrow. Did you finally get an email, or did you ask for it directly on Facebook?
  16. Yup. I got that email Friday... Still no tracking number though. I sent an email asking for a tracking number over the weekend, but haven't received a reply yet.
  17. Ok thanks man, hopefully I get the tracking Monday then LOL Ah, that makes sense. I will have to set that up as well... Be useful for future deliveries.
  18. Did you get your tracking number at the same time as this email?
  19. I got the "your order has shipped" email but no tracking number...
  20. They definitely play by their own rules when designing motors. I'm torn... I am kind of glad I ordered the SSDs before the switch coming up, but kind of not at the same time... New subs mean more orders and they already are having a hard time keeping up.. plus they're still debating having a black Friday sale... So if I waited, it would've taken EVEN LONGER... Plus I like the look of the motor on the version I got... Triple+ stacks just make me happy... Not that I'll ever see that once in the box... So that's not really a deciding factor... But I love the look of the thicker foam surround on the new SSD... Which probably also means it will play lower frequencies, but I don't really play anything lower than 30, and any of Fi subs can handle that in the proper enclosure... The specs will be the deciding factor in whether or not I feel some buyers remorse once these are released... If the difference between these new SSD and the version I have ends up being similar to the Sundown X vs U, with the new SSD being more like the X, I won't really regret it... Sundown X and U have similar power handlings, but the X goes lower, also likes a bigger box, but lots of people have said the U was better on a larger variety of music and many have gotten higher SPL readings with the U... Then again install and enclosure always makes the biggest difference... I guess we will see... I'm sure I'll be more than happy with my setup regardless.
  21. Looking great. Loads of storage space now. Maybe it'll last you a few months before every shelf is full and you need more room again LOL... We need you to cut some subwoofer keychains, even incorporate a bottle opener in em, with those machines and sell them on the site!!
  22. Oh and just in case anyone doesnt know.... Fi is making another SSD sub that will be released before long. These picture come from a charity raffle, where Fi donated the first publicly shown new version.... These are the only pictures i have seen so far though. But the new version is supposed to be closer to the old UFO Q.
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