Been creepin here for a while, you guys are the best! finally decided I need to chime in and get some advice specific to my build. I'm not a jerk who's going to ignore good advice or argue even if it's not what I want to hear.
I'm currently running a fully loaded FI Q18 ferrite, 1750rms not the 1000rms older model, which is mostly what I find builds on, unfortunately. It is powered by a Taramps smart 3, which is fed by a pioneer avh120bt. Recently upgraded from a skar rp1500. My electrical is 1/0 SHCA ofc for everything, big 3 done plus some additional frame to body grounds. I have a lot of dimming issues (at idle my lights actually shut off to feed the amp depending on the song) I have a 300 amp alt in the mail and an AGM going into the back seat. So that's presumably taken care of, I hope lol. All this is in a 2002 crew cab F250.
I do realize I bought a SQ sub. I f'd up. Possibly. I'm also 31 with a stable job and capable with wood, just not the best with the math I'll admit. so this isn't the typical I'm 17 and have a bunch of cool shit in my shopping cart on ebay post I see a lot (alot)
Im disappointed with my output. I know it will possibly get better with the alt and battery but man, I've been messing with boxes, wasting money on mdf and I'm never happy. First I built a 7.5 cube ported box with a slot port, it was cool cause of first 18 build but pretty meh, I've had a similar experience with a mtx 12 for a quarter of the price lol. Next Built a 9 cube box with an 8" aeroport tuned around 33hz and it bangs, but seemed kinda "burpy" and one note also took up the whole backseat, messed with that one for a long time, even started taking up volume with bricks siliconed in place haha. My most recent box is a 3.9 cube sealed, this was mostly just to try to get some "tight" bass and reclaim some backseat. Well, it f'in sucks. Super boring. But my backseat is usable.
If anyone has a direction to go im all ears, if I need to get something higher rms for my needs I will. I'll put the 18 In my house setup, But I waited 3 months for this sub and it's pretty, I'd like to make it work. But if not, oh well. I'd like to retain some backseat but not totally necessary, I mainly want this thing to Wang like it should. I also need some hu suggestions, double din, physical volume knob and more than 2v on the preouts, glass touch screen preferred but not necessary. Thanks for any advice!