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  1. Alright finally the day has come to start on this thing. I'm gonna start with talking about the name. My buddy that passed funeral was today. He was the one friend That when I would show YouTube videos to and talk about what I was gonna do didn't think it was "stupid" or "retarded". He actually thought it was cool and would always ask when he was gonna get to see my windshield doin the wave lol. He was one of a kind and a great dude. My nickname for him was Dirty Deeds (yes the AC/DC song). It fit him very well. So no matter what I was starting this build and log on the day of his funeral. This will be my little memorial and the way I keep him with me. By the way, this is not meant to be sad at all. Death is a part of life and we all know that. This is just my way of coping and keeping his memory alive.
  2. This is a slow build log because I need to get the truck running again first. Mods done to the truck over the years 305 5.0 replaced with a crate 5.7 350 330hp 400ftlb torque Auburn Posi with 4:10 gears Shorty headers Full Flowmaster dual exhaust from the headers back 18" Dante Designs wheels licensed with the Cragar Logo. Like only 200 sets were made from what I am told. shaved door handles smoothy front bumper Stillen Phantom grill BIG 3 stinger HPM 0/1 Mechman 370 and 250 hairpin Alt, and JS 350 hairpin Alt Rear bench replaced with custom mounted fold up jump seats. Billet Dash Belltech 2" 4" drop kit Energy Suspension Polyurathane bushings Body mounts, sway bar, control arm Edelbrock performer IAS shocks 96 computer replaced with 2002 GM 0411 PCM (easier to mod) Dyno tuned XS s3400 under the hood Automatic 4L60e to Manual NV3500 transmission swap. Luk Clutch Hurst short throw shifter kit High performance distributor from DUI distributors new carpet new Corbeau racing buckets Custom center console Leaf spring helpers still to be done Fiberglass doors Vinyl head liner Seal off blowthrough Vmax Manifold/plenum Spacer get retuned on the Dyno Caddy tail lights Equipment purchased for the System so far Copper CNF battery terminals 150' Sound Quest Hybrid 1/0 70% OFC / 30% CCA 2 Power T2000 Rockford Fosgate 2 Fi SP4 15's with the new surround 1 Power T15004 Rockford Fosgate 3 sets of Fosgate T1675-s for the doors 4 Rockford fosgate P2D4 8's 3 sheets of 3/4 MDF 72sqft of sound deadener 6 Datasafe 135ah UPS batteries Alpine IVA -105 HU Still to purchase for the System 1 set 4x6's for rear fill And finally what I have for sound today Crappy $90 Kenwood to get me buy (My cda-7878 died) 3 1/2" Fosgate mids for rear fill (powered by headunit) 4" Fosgate mids in each door (powered by headunit) 1" Alpine Tweeters in each door (powered by headunit) 2 Fosgate 8" D4 tuned 35hz 1 Fosgate punch 500.2 bridged to 500 @ 4ohm And now for pics of the truck and what it looks like today. used pedal assembly for tranny swap 1 of 2 new seats Hurst short throw shift kit Performance Distributor The POWER The Mess as it sits today And here is the box plan for after the truck runs again
  3. Redoing my Corolla for the new year. I normally do a ported box around 5 cubes that can go in and out of the trunk when needed but this time I decided to build in the car and to the car. as you can see in the pictures Im doing a trunk build and Im going to seal off the trunk from the cabin. it will take time to finish since I have a busy work schedule right now but I have to be complete by the 18th of Feb so I can attend Freezefest in TN. Any comments or suggestions are welcome understanding I won't be making big changes. its either going to work or its not. 1 18 inch fi SP4 18 1 B2 audio SLD5k 2/0 wiring xs 3400 under the hood northstar 220 in the trunk mechman H/O alt big 3 done with 2/0 kenwood HU until I get my new alpine. Im getting the UTE 62bt when I have the chance to hit up Best Buy.. stay tuned!!
  4. tmoney09

    Enclosure opinion

    Ok so here is the deal..I have a Nissan 370z so room is well very scarce. Before my Nissan i was running a 15 inch FI BL. After i bought the Nissan i bought a 12 inch Fi Neo Q because i just thought there was no way in hell i would fit the 15 in that small hatch. Being used to the 15 i hated the Neo Q it just wasn't satisfying to me. So I sold that and bought a 12 inch Fi BL and it was definitely better, not quite what I was hoping for but it was better. Months later comes a bright sunny day and out of boredom i just go to measuring to see if there was any way possible to get that 15 in there and believe it or not i came up with a box that would fit. Flip side to that though it that is bare bones minimum and there in no free space to make the box any bigger. After port displacement and speaker displacement it was around 2.95 cubes. I threw the FI in there and let her rip and believe it or not it sounds pretty darn good. In this car the enclosure is directly behind my head so it's pretty loud. My Fi is getting old and i was looking to upgrade. It did well on my hifonics brutus 2400 but i recently upgraded to the soundqubed 2200 and it seems to be a bit much for the FI (this sub is like 5 years old and has been through hell). So i was looking at the hdc4 2000 watt sub as an replacement. Seems to be a perfect match for the 2200 amp but iv'e read that it's a stiff sub and i'm concerned that if the sub is as stiff as people have said then being in a smaller enclosure may be a problem. Have any of you tried one of these in such a small enclosure?
  5. Wondering if anyone has any measured TS specs from the new SP4's. The values on the website look great for my application, but was hoping someone has taken actual values. If you have them, please also report back the options you ordered too. Thanks!
  6. FOLLOW LOG FOR SPRING '14 UPGRADES! Larger MechMan, More XS Power, RF Stuff, SHCA Cable +, & more!!! FOLLOW LOG FOR SPRING/SUMMER '13 UPGRADES! RF, Fi Audio, XS Power, MechMan, Stinger, Knu, & more!!! Installed in Spring '12: (Everything Is Box-Fresh New, ... except Kicker ZX550.3 - which I bought brand new in '05 ...) Pioneer FH-P8000BT Infinity Kappa Perfect 6.1 (6.5" Components) Kicker Comp C12 (2 12", 4-ohm, SVC) Kicker 05ZX550.3 (1st Generation) Axxess GMOS-01 & ASWC Dynamat 4awg POS/NEG Runs Big 3 Pioneer FH-P8000BT - AM/FM/CD/USB/iPod/AUX1/AUX2/BlueTooth ... Installing the Kappa Perfect 6.1 components in same location as the OEM components, w/ minimum modifications needed. XTC foams used to protect them, but cut open on the bottom backside to allow for venting & wire connections. Since the Infinity x-overs are so large, I am mounting them in the trunk, & keeping the front door panels in one piece, & everything will look OEM with the stock grilles untouched. Amplifier is a Kicker 05ZX550.3 - 3 channel ... 2 channel stereo & a mono block side for the subs to run in 2 ohm mode ... Everything is new, including the amp ... even though its model year is 2005, & it is well-rated over its stated power, etc. (NOT my photo.) Kicker Comps. (NOT my photo.) The trunk volume of a 2003 Monte Carlo is 15.8cf. NO part of the car's rear deck/chassis is being cut or altered whatsoever - which I think is important, ... I firmly believe in not messing with a vehicle's structural integrity. This is my first time with an IB. I have always done the two 12's, sealed, & been done with it ... but the booomin' of those enclosures has worn thin on me after 20 years, ... so I wanted to do something different ... & something no one else around here has really done, or is doing, & certainly reclaiming trunk space for road trips, shopping, etc., is an extra, added bonus. I am paying particularly close attention to wood thickness, & mixture of types of wood, & sandwiching the MDF to give the bass a "warmer" sound by eliminating any high-pitched echo effects from the denser MDF, etc. I will radius the openings slightly as the platform makes its last transition "up" from MDF to birch to help kill any air noise that may have wanted to creep up, & out ... I will break out the bondo for that task ... Smoooooothness ... I do not expect too much vibration, but I will still use Liquid Nails to seal the "planks" together, & some coarse deck screws to further secure the structure. Additionally, I have large pieces of 1/2" - 1" of very dense foam in which to place between the top of the mounting platform, & the bottom of the rear deck ... looking in from the trunk ... where the factory amp/booster used to be ... I may have to use two pieces of foam, each one the FULL size of the rear deck, to get the desired leveled mounting. Besides the nearly 1" pieces I do have, I have as thin as 1/4" ... Therefore I do have options, & am not left to shove this in there with 2" or 3" of foam, & being left to deal with it. The type of IB platform/baffle I am building here is the following: One piece of 3/4" MDF sandwiched between two pieces of 3/4" genuine baltic birch. Then a ring of 3/4" birch is glued, screwed, & bondo'd to the bottom, & the sub will be screwed to the rings, & "hang" on either side like a cow's utters so they can "fire" up through the rear deck where the OEM 6x9's used to be housed. Well, this is what I have for right now, hopefully I have grabbed someone's attention enough that he/she got this far in the post. Leave a MSG! Follow me! Give me warm wishes. Criticism. Bitch me out! Just do NOT tell me that Ford's are better!!! *** EDITED IN 2014 BECAUSE PHOTOBUCKET SCREWED UP MY LINKS & FOR HEADER CHANGES ***
  7. Hi guys, its been a while since Ive posted anything at all on this forum. I've been around lurking a few time hear and there and never lost interest in the hobby, but life happens and you don't always have time or money for the things you love. Well that's why I am back, technically we're back, this is going to be the build log of my hetero life mates 2016 ford focus st3. We've bullsh!ted about doing a build here and there, but now things are finally underway. Let us start by saying the "stock" radio isn't exactly horrible, its done him well so far but we both knew from the beginning it was never going to be enough. So after a few sessions talking about what we could do, what he wants out of it, and what would be best for his music tastes, we decided on somewhat of a SQL system. Then more talking and researching this is where we are currently at... The power-plant.. 4/0 Big 3 Upgrade(because why not) Kinetik HC2000-PRO under the hood US Alternator high output alt 2. In the middle Crescendo S800.4 2x Crescendo Mezzo SQ2 comp sets Rockford fosgate 3sixty.3 12 awg knukoncepetz speaker wire 50ft each of knukonceptz OFC 1/0 awg Red/Black 60+ sqft damplifier pro 50+ sgft luxury liner pro 3. In the back Crescendo 5.5K FI Audio BTL Neo 15" 8 awg "speaker" wire Now I know ill probably catch people asking why the 5.5k when we could easily get by with something smaller, but that's what we settled on, and running at 2 ohms should work out great. Besides that we know we have a lot work ahead of us, but we've already started. I've played with a few ideas on different enclosures, and have a general idea of how we are going to fit the system in under the factory rear gate cover. Stock there is about 40in wide and about 15" high and about 23" deep of room. But if we build our own false floor to replace the factory one and remove the FULL size spare, we can easily free up another 5-7in of height. So that's what we are doing. Then plan currently is to build up and modest false floor and then house the 3sixty the factory amp and the 800.4 under neath it, with an extended USB port for the 3sixty inconspicuously located somewhere easily accessible once everything is installed, and possibly a fan or 2 to help keep everything cool under there. Well run 2 sets of power to the back under the car, possibly a ground or 2 as well seeing how thin all the sheet metal is back there. A distrobution block will be required in the back as well to feed power to the amps. the 3sixty will probably steal power from the factory radio, but maybe not. The doors will get the full treatment, hopefully we can form some sheet metal in all the dead air between the door frames(there will be pics a plenty). My having access to a full welding shop comes in handy there. We already got a decent amount of damplifier in the roof, but there really wasnt any room for the luxury liner and i dont think it would be crucial if it was left out so we did. Plus just getting the headliner out and back in again was enough of a headache. Currently the carpet and the seats are out and we're ready to start putting the damplifier on the floor and pillars and rear quarter panels. I'm sure Ill have more to add as the week goes on, but most of the progress that I'm helping with will be on the weekends, as we work opposite hours. (Note: Not everything as been purchased yet, some not for the lack of trying *cough*crescendo amps*cough*) TL;DR: Cool build incoming, Stay Tuned!
  8. Im really curious if you guys were going to build a van with a big setup (160+) for demos, to be musical around town etc. The van has to look good and still be very very driveable. What type of van would you use and why? Also would like to know what your favourite vans are that are currently competing or have in the past? Favourite by looks, favourite by their setup, or favourite because a mixture of both. The more pics the merrier.... Thanks for your time
  9. Hi, First let me introduce myself. Im 26 years old, live in the Netherlands and have been fascinated by car audio since my first audio system. English isnt my native language so i hope u guys dont mind typo's or some weird grammer Back when i was 18 it started with a simple €200 subwoofer set and thats when the addiction started. Since then ive had multiple system, Re xxx v3, 2 Kicker l7 15's, kicker solo x 18, Digital designs 3510, Ascendant audio chaos 15 and a Ascendant audio mayhem 18. Reading this is probably but forgot a few but you'll get the point. A few weeks ago i started building on a new project. 2 Fi audio team 18's Digital Designs M4a 11 Wing ESL 60-12X Sound Magus 160.4 4 Sp audio 6MM mids 2 SP tw 15 tweets 3/0 from the alt to batteries in the back 1/0 for the rest of the install As is said i already started building so i'll also post some pics what ive done so far. I posted my build log on a dutch ford focus forum but i thought it'll also be nice to post it out here. Maybe get some feedback and show off a build from the Netherlands. Tweeters Door pods
  10. First time actually posting a build log but this year, I guess I will. I have done This will be the 3rd build in this Tahoe and I'm designing a C pillar wall with my wife (who actually has a ton of creative input.) I wish I could post some pictures!! First I am going to log a tear down of my initial build. This weekend I will start the tear down .
  11. I am doing away with my 4x12 setup and going to a 2x18 setup with Fi sp4's. I plan on running one Crescendo BC 5500 on each subwoofer wired down to a single ohm on each amp.(not strapped.) I wanted to build a custom dual chambered ported box for this setup and so far I have a few ideas of my own but am very unsure if it will give me the most spl and output!!! I can go 48Wx32Hx28L maybe even 33H 39.5x31 face 48x28 top 48x28 bottom 27x31x27x31 port L 26x31x26x31 right 48x31 back 22.5x31x22.5x31 tuned to around 30hz and 32ish after sub displacement.. 8Cubes per sub. too big or? I open for Ideas, I have plenty of power for the amplifiers MM Elite 370 and three HC1800, 60 feet of 1/0 RF OFC
  12. GorillaFIngeRs

    From Torres to CAD

    So I'm very unhappy with my current box. I have designed one that I think will sound much better. I am wondering if there is someone that would be able to bring my design to life. I use torres but would like a visual of how it will go together and what my port cuts should be. I don't have a CAD program that will allow me to do that. I'm open to any suggestions as well. This box will be built for an Fi Bl12 V3 on 1500w. It was suggested to me to shoot for 30sqft of port area. Thanks in advance to anyone willing to help me out.
  13. bigmacjack

    FI vs Ascendant

    I currently have a 15" AA Mayhem and i was considering getting a second one for my new vehicle. i was also considering switching over to FI but i don't know anything about their new subs. i just wanted to see if anyone on here has experience with the neo magnets and how do they compare to the ferrite?
  14. browser keeps crashing so this will be done in sections. Let me start with saying this build was done in the sub 20 temperatures with occasional snow showers. I only had 3 days to complete build due to long work hours so it was kinda rushed! I came here looking for ideas on a new build to upgrade from my original 4 kicker comp cvr's and this is the results! 160 Ft" of 2/0 EB-Flex welding cable 2 XS D3100's Sky High fuse blocks Sky High 200 amp fuses Sky High 1/0 oversided copper lugs Sky High shrink tube 1 set of aluminum battery blocks
  15. GorillaFIngeRs

    Fi BL 12v3 enclosure help

    Looking for some help, I need to build an enclosure for my new sub and am looking for some help on a design. I can give up 34.5w X 22d X 15.5 OD max. I'm looking to get tuned at 32hz @ 2.5 cubes. I am going to be starting this build in the morning any help is greatly appreciated. I can't wait to hear this thing come to life.
  16. decibel2679

    Fi Team 18 BOX question

    So Im currently waiting for my new sub to come in the mail but haven't built the box yet. I ordered an FI Team 18 and it will be on 2 CAB1600.1's. On my last build in this 09 corolla I did a sundown x 18 sub up and port to the passenger side and it seemed to be the loudest compared to port front or back. My plan for the team 18 is sub front and port to passenger side. Has anyone tried this and do you think it will be different from sub up & port to the side?? any info will help I plan to start cutting the birch on Monday. Or should I do port and sub front and seal it off. I don't always have the seat down because of car seats lol.
  17. Hello all! Been a while since I have been on the forums so I am coming back with a treat for everyone! This is going to be my demo machine. Big shout out to Trevor D, Mike Martinez, and Frank Dogg, couldn't build it without you guys. Thanks goes out to #TeamBassdrop The build consists of: Vehicle: 2002 Ford Explorer Sport Enclosure: 3:1 ratio 4th. 11 sealed 33 ported Subs: Custom FI Car Audio BL 15's (6) Mids and Highs: Ampere Audio Dream Series ( Four 6.5", Four 1" tweeters) per door. Sub Amp: Ampere Audio 8.0 TFE Mids and Highs amps: Ampere 150.4 Wire: Sky High, Hand Build RCA's Head Unit: Pioneer 80 PRS Dedicated Sub Amp Electrical: 2 Mechman 370 6 phase hairpin alts, 36 3000f Blue Maxwell Caps, MLA controlling the 2 mechmans. 1 Northstar NSB31 and stock alt running the car and mids/highs amp
  18. Just a quick video of White Clouds playing on the Sp4 12's Completely forgot to turn my phone sideways to make the video but owell, enjoy anyway!
  19. http://www.emfcaraudio.com/blog/emf-summer-nationals-2016/
  20. Okay I had a couple people asking when I would start my build log,so here it goes.This is my 2007 Chevy Avalanche that I purchased back in April 2007.I've been ordering and selling stuff for this build for a couple months now.I am in the US Air Force and stationed in Italy.So it's been a challenge trying to get everything I need shipped here.The companies I have purchased from have all come through and they understand the APO situation and have been working to get me what I need.Now enough about me here's some pictures of the truck. These are from the first day I bought her home in Arizona More to come.My internet here in Italy is super slow uploading pictures.Plus I'm still trying to find alot of the older pictures.Stay tuned
  21. Hello bass addicts, my preview project was stopped, I'm working on a new one, it will simply be: 2 SP4 18" in a kind of 6th order wall 1 DC 9.0k connected @0.35 4 PC4000 batteries (4000A 5s discharge, 115Ah..) Pioneer 80prs headunit And for the doors well see later, maybe some APS spanish products (quality hard hitting showcar components) And the car, a VW Passat break born in 1985 Pictures are being uploaded, I'll post them later Hope you will enjoy the build !
  22. I'll add some pictures and details as I compile them. For now there's an entertaining video log. Work in progress, it's getting better every day. I'm very open to suggestions.
  23. bassaddiction

    FI SP4 12

    i just sold my 2 AQ HDC3 12inch subs and im ready to upgrade just don't know what subwoofers to get to many options has to be 2k rms + im running 2 strapped aq 2200 at 0ne ohm my voltage drops to high 13s low 14s im guessing i have 5k rms available my box is gross internal volume is 5.15 cuft port is 8" diameter and 15" long 36.8Hz, 50.24 square inches of port area. i thought about team ifs or sp4 12s but it doesn't have to be fi. that's just what im most impressed with right now this is my log http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/194077-04-gmc-reg-cab/#entry2907502
  24. These parts where bought for some problematicly built Fi BTL N3s that had issues from the get go. Pretty much drastic coil rub, even after drop in recones coil rub, but that made me aware of the issue and what was happening. Which was the parts being used on them made the whole assemble too tall, and required you to stretch the surrounds about 1/2 inch down to glue the surround to the basket landing which ended up making the nice half roll surround somewhat flattened out, and caused the woofer cone to only travel so far prior to the surround restricting it and pulling the coil back unevenly. Pretty crappy ordeal considering each woofer was $750, plus shipping, and only had about 21-25mm MAX linear excursion on such a high strength motor. There are a few ways to fix this problem on the 12inch models, some easier then others, but I took the beastly method at fixing the issue. So just a before and after pic, parts are just stuck together. Baskets removed. New baskets on. Gluing the collar, and then the spiders. Gluing and clamping the outer edges of the spider packs. Spider packs glued up. Gluing coil/spider assembly. One glued and clamped, time to start with the 2nd spider pack. The second spider pack glued down. The speaker terminals being used. Top wire is knukonceptz kolossus 4awg (slightly over sized compared to a real 4awg wire) had to trim a little bit of wire for it to fit. Bottom wire is old Stinger iirc 6awg, fits perfect with no trimming. soldering the tinsel leads to the terminals. Getting ready to glue the surrounds to the surround landings. Anyone interested in the finished pics of them sitting next to some Digital Design 9512's I recently reconed???
  25. I am thinking of bed lining my entire truck. Does anyone have any expierence with this? And what would be some pros and cons to doing it?