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  1. Hey folks. First post here and I love the forum. I am trying to find out if I can run a high-level input from my factory head-unit to two separate amps (i.e. put a T in the head-unit output and run each to a small amp). I have a Jeep Wrangler JK, and have the top down/doors off a lot. I need to keep the cheap ugly OEM radio for anti-theft reasons. The OEM radio is TERRIBLE, but I am stuck with trying to polish a turd. I also can't have a sub in the back, or someone could just reach in and walk away with it. Everything will look stock when I am done with it. My plan is have: 2x 3.5" speakers in dash. 2x 5.25" subwoofers in the sealed lower dash pods. 2x 6.5" coaxials in sound bar above my head. 2x bass-shakers in the seats. and 2x JL HX 280/4 amplifiers hidden under the dash I need cross overs on each of them, so this is why I need two separate 4-channel amps with high-level inputs. Thanks for the help!
  2. Sup guys.. Well after a couple systems I actually feel like this one is "thread worthy" I finally have most of it, and should be playing before June 29th, for the Usaci show in Houston at House Of Sounds And before I go any further, I want to thank Kim at Sound Solutions in Houston, TX for the box, and my fiberglassed door panels, and the super hook up on the prices. They do some great work, and for someone who doesn't have the skills of doing it they are the right place to get anything done! Car Details 2003 Jeep Grand Cherroke Leardo 88k Miles 22" 2Crave No. 11 wrapped in 265/30/22 Spec D halo projector headlights w/ 55w Canbus 5k headlights now for what everyone really wants to know System Details (2) Sundown X 15's Crescendo 3500 @.5 Crescendo 1100.4 (2) sets Mezzo 6.5 fiberglassed in front doors Singer "270a" Hairpin alternator w/ powered coating XS Power VCM XS Power D6500 (2) XS Power D3100 CT Sounds OFC 0/1 (2runs front to back) CT Sounds 80Mil SHCA Lugs & Heatshrink Aluminum Battery Blocks (6 & 4 inputs) Plexi window Picked this up local, bnib Picked up 2 1100.4, only using one though thanks to Scooter! Mezzo 6.5 Some SHCA goodies CT 80mil on doors, roof, back hatch From mike before I got the alt
  3. I have a dual alt kit for a jeep grand cherokee 4.0l , inbox me for details
  4. Hey there, I'll be doing my first setup soon and I need some advice. I have some money to spend, but I'll look used and try to save where ever I can. I have a Jeep Cherokee 95. I'll be doing it all in the back space with the rear seats down. I really don't have an idea of where to start as far as brands are concerned. I know I want it to be very loud and have people be able to feel it from a good distance. I've been reading that the more cone space the better, so I was thinking about going with multiple 10's or 12's? Is that a good bet? Any help is appreciated! Thank you!
  5. I'm new to this forum. I've done a few builds but never a Walled off build. I have a few questions really 1--when building a sub wall, do you simply build the skeleton of it and allow the weight of everything anchor it down or do you anchor it in place by other means? 2--Once the skeleton of the wall is complete, how are the "trim" pieces placed for a tight, flush fit? Same glue used in building enclosures or other means? 3--I already have 5% window tint on rear windows on top of the factory "privacy" glass, but want to "black out" the windows so NO light is coming in. Does anyone know what is good to use. I will NOT use paint of any kind as it will just flake off eventually. I have heard of others using black speaker carpet and/or black foam, but I don't want any of the adhesive to be seen from the outside.
  6. I want to thank you for taking the time to look at my thread. I have a 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo and I've been saving and working for this for 4+ months. Here so I go. Mids & Highs: x2 NVX Audio X-Series 6.5s 2 way component speaker sets. To Connect to.. Soundqubed Q4-90 Low: x2 Soundqubed HDC3 10 To Connect to.. Soundqubed Q1-2200.2 HO Alt: Js Ultimate Alts 240a Cable: x2 Skyhigh 0 Gage OFC kits. Skyhigh 8 gage & 16 gage OFC speaker cable HU: Pioneer DEH-80PRS Battery: XS Power D6500 Sound Deadener: 121 sq feet of Skyhigh 120mil I have three boxed of this stuff but installed some:
  7. I've wanted an XJ for almost 10 years and I just recently was in the position to pick one up. I got a 1997 with 221k miles, the 4.0 inline six, and auto. Cost me $2k. Its exactly what I've been looking for. The plan for this vehicle is to just be my running-around rig. I would like to do some mild to moderate wheeling with it, and I want something I can do whatever I want with without worrying about practicality much. I don't have a lot money to put into this so everything is going to be pretty budget focused, but its still a whole lot better than nothing!!! Anyway, here it is. Its not much to look at, but I don't see it for what it is, but for what it can be :-) Looks a bit better under the hood after some effort with the pressure washer. The Jeep needs a fair amount of maintenance done to it, along with some mechanical upgrades. From there I'll get to the audio system work. First order of business was to get the thing up on the lift. I had to do some shop Tetris to fit the Jeep along with my tractor into our shop (which is also, apparently, my wife's crossfit gym). The maintenance issues that needed to be addressed were: Replace all fluids & filters Fix hood latch Rebuild rear brakes Replace spark plugs, wires, cap & rotor Replace oil pressure sending unit Replace rear main seal, oil pan gasket, & valve cover gasket Here some pictures of some of that work. Old brakes New brakes Under the valve cover, a bit sludgy. I took the pic after I cleaned it up at bit too. I decided it would be easier to clean the carpets with the seats out, they are a bit of a mess. Unfortunately the front passenger foot well was soaked in water, pulling up the carpet revealed some car cancer. I forgot to take a picture of it, but that mess was wire brushed off, treated with some acid-based rust converted, and then given a couple coats of POR-15 rust preventative paint. I think the water came in from a leaking plug in the foot well. It was right were water would get flung in coming off the front tire. I sealed everything up well so I think this problem should be fixed. Fortunately nothing had rusted all the way through.
  8. ok baiscly im wokring on a plan to build into my jeep, i just dropped the money on 4 15" HDC4 and 2 q1-4500d.1 amps... i was wondering what all would be needed in front stage to keep up with that at full tilt? i only have the front doors of a 2004 jeep grand cherokee to work with. so far im thinking 2-8" 8ohm crescendo PWX, a 6.5" 4ohm PWX and 2 FT1 4ohm tweets for EACH side. ill be running 2 Q4-90s. Ratings: SPEAKERS 8"pwx 200rms each 6.5pwx 150rms each ft1 tweet 80rms each AMP 4ohm-90rmsx4ch 2ohm-130rmsx4ch bridged 4ohm 260rmsx2ch wiring will go as listed..... LEFT DOOR 2-8" 8ohm PWX parallel to 4ohm on bridged 1/2 channel of amp 1 (260rms to the pair at 4ohms) 6" 4ohm PWX in channel 1 of amp 2 (90rms at 4ohm) 2-FT1 4ohm parallel to 2ohms on channel 3 of amp 2 RIGHT DOOR 2-8" 8ohm PWX parallel to 4ohm on bridged 3/4 channel of amp 1 (260rms to the pair at 4ohms) 6" 4ohm PWX in channel 2 of amp 2 (90rms at 4ohm) 2-FT1 4ohm parallel to 2ohms on channel 4 of amp 2 same on each door, just put to different channels VIEWS, THOUGHTS, ADVICE... all welcomed... i just wanna make sure that would be enough to keep up and hear the music or if im dead wrong. and any advice on good EQ's for the highs? and what i would tune it at. the subs will be tuned at 37hz 16.75ft^3 wall
  9. First time putting air ride on a vehicle TEAM MAYZN PROJECT Before i get into posting some pictures heres a little list of whats already in my Jeep. This well help you understand why i did what i did there is a lot of weight in my Jeep so lowering it with springs won't do much especially if i was to have passengers Interior: Full "Katzkin" Leather, Custom Red Diamond Stitching & Logo "J-10K" Custom Rear Seats, Fabricated to Sit On Top of 4 Batteries Custom Door Pods, Fibreglassed & Painted to Match Painted Roof Top "Factory Grey" With Dynamat and Dynaliner Whole Jeep is Dynamated Exterior: 24" Dropstar DS03 with Toyo Proxies Tires Zinc Coated Cross Drilled Rotors Callipers Painted Red to Match Custom Front Grill Custom Front Headlights Full Led Kit, Underneath MagnaFlow Mufflers with Cat Rear Tire Cover Painted to Match Audio: (2) 18" SMD/AA Subwoofers 3,500rms Each Kicker Warhorse (10,000) Amplifier for Subs (3) Kicker IX500.4 Amplifiers for Mids/Highs 100ft of 2/0 Welding wire (6) XS Power Batteries (2) XS Power D5100 - In the front (4) XS Power D3100 - In the back under neath the seats DC Power Alternator 370xp Rockford Fosgate 3sixty.3 - First one in Ontario* Custom Box tuned to 30hz (4) Kicker KS6.5 Comps (2) Kicker 6.5" CVT Shallow Subwoofers - Midbass Clarion NX501 Headunit Kicker and Monster RCA's Ipad in the dash Heres a link to build thread if you want to see how that was all done http://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/120796-2-18s-in-jeep-wrangler-jk-w-kicker-amplifiers/ Pretty much my whole Jeep is packed with Audio and since i have 2 18" subs i have no space in my trunk. One day me and my buddy (Frank) were discussing air-ride and how it would be soo cool to have a bagged Jeep. But again i didn't have much room and we were looking in the trunk, the side of the subwoofer box, the roof and basically gave up. But then i kept thinking about it and realized that i don't have much need for my spare tire anyways might aswell use the space to fit air-ride. At first i thought it was impossible because of the air lines, and that they would need to be able to flex but then i talked to my dads engineer.... who basically turned my dream in to a reality! BTW THIS IS NOT LAYED OUT
  10. wats up guys this is my first buld log for my jeep. I will be running three sundown zv3 15"s in ten cubes tuned to 35 hz with two 8 " aero ports on two crescendo bc 3500s. Pictures will upoladed as im finish everything up by friday or saturday. so stay tuned. oops by the way this is going in a jeep srt8!!! Here is my baby jeep grand cherokee srt8
  11. ok so i have alot of pics and i cant post them all here as it would just take too long. so here are some of the main pics basiclly its a 15" dayton ultimax in a 4.7ft^3 tuned at 25hz, dual 4.25" octoports each 25" long, each port hand cut and made from 3/4" mdf only running about 200rms right now and it sounds amazing. before starting the build i put down 200ft^2 of 110mill GTmat sound deadner, took out all my seats and carpet and plastics. also used 14 cans of big gap filler for all the empty space in the panels full system specs: sony BT headunit alpine pdx-f6 4x150rms alpine pdx-m12 1x1200rms full KnuKonceptz wiring, blocks and other stuff 4x dayton 7" esoteric speakers, each with a 3" titanium voice coil 2x dayton AMT-8 tweeters in factory tweeter locations crossed at 4500hz with the front door speakers 1x dayton ultimax um1522 subwoofer box uses 2 sheets of 3/4" mdf and a 14.5"x30" acrylic sheet for the window with 34-2" long hex bolts box still needs to be cleaned out from saw dust on the inside but you get the look and idea of it this is the alpine pdx-f6 4ch amp, the 1200w is the same size 7" dayton esoteric dayton AMT tweeter
  12. Parts of this log will be copied over from where I currently have it on CACO I just wanted to share it here since I'm a new member started working on it in early December it's a slow project. Well for a long time I'd been trying to sell my Grand Prix and just couldn't seem to get rid of it. Guy offered to trade me a Jeep and I've always wanted a jeep so despite the Jeep having 250K miles I took him up on it. The interior is super clean and the outside is in good shape as well. Rockers are a little rusty but that's a Michigan Jeep thing.The plan for the Jeep is for it to be a winter beater/audio ride. Trying to keep the salt off of my Duramax. As far as the audio goes planning a B Pillar 4th for 4 18's on roughly 8k. From my rough measurements today I will have 46 cubes gross to work with. Progress will be kind of slow as I'm currently laid off. The goal is to be finished by whenever the first show in Michigan is. Will be primarily competing in IASCA and ISPLL. I always wanted a cool build log name even though it's lame.Builds that I'll be pulling some inspiration from include, Galen Winesette's Jeep, Chris Russ' Jeep, and Don's TDH Jeep.Tenative Equipment List:Electrical2 Mechman 320's Externally RegulatedFull Throttle Group 31 for under the hoodJY Lithium (Leaning towards 80 AH)Welding Cable 2/0 (Lots of it)ILL Customz Battery Terminals Clarion CZ702 already have (unless I find a great deal on an 80 PRS)4 Cascade Omega Neo 18's (building motors like Robs, PSI recones likely)Amp must be under 8K class restrictions (Flatline B2A, M1S, AB 750.1)Not sure on mids probably Crescendo PWX's or McLaren4 Channels (Really thinking PPI 900.4's)Other:Welder (Really want a lincoln Power Mig 210 with the Tig torch)300 or so feet of steel 1x2 tubingAir Bags of some sort I'm sureBHE 4th order design or something similarVolt Meters Out with the old: In with the new: Like I said it's clean: Going to be a shame to gut it from the B-Pillar back: Steel sets:
  13. Whats up guys! This is my second build log on caco, except this time this is the first time I did all the work myself including my first box, with great help from my lady I spent almost a month working on and off. Over the next couple of days I will be uploading more pics. Hopeful the build will be completed by Friday This is not a spl vehicle, so i'm not worried about numbers although a 55 would be nice on music Major shot out to TEAM SUNDOWN MEMBERS; Mike Jenkins, Scott & Jared, Robin Butler @ BHE ENT, dirtysouth 32 and all the smd memebers that help me along the way 1999 jeep grand cherokee 4.0L Bassheads ent ported box design/ 4th order coming in the summer 11 ply birch wood 3/4", fiberglass, truck bedliner Four Sundown zv3 18s Two crescendo bc5500s Ten kientik 16 volt batts Two alts externally regulated to charge at 18.7 volt sound proofing pioneer avic 9400 american bass/ pyle mids and highs boss 7 band eq 10 runs of audio technix cca 0 gauge wire screws were way to long, had to take them all out and go shorter. lol got the ol lady taking screws out, got to lover Did two layers of fiber glass inside and out for added strength Removable port , 270" of port area tuned to 33hz More pics coming tomorrow.
  14. We were asked to do an install for SEMA 2014 and PAS Magazine on a 2014 Jeep Wrangler.... Oh and You only have a week to complete it. After kicking the idea around for a couple days I said sure why not. We can use a little excitement around the shop main sponsors so far: Injen Technology Ct Sounds Nitto tires Method Racing wheels CT Sounds audio gear front stage: 2 pair Strato 6.5 inch components midbass: 2 8 inch1 under each seat Rear sound bar: 1 pair Meso 6.5 inch components Cargo area: Meso 6.2 inch Components Subwoofer: Strato 12 inch dual 2 ohm ported enclosure Amplifiers: 60.4 channel 60.4 500.1 5 channel
  15. ive decided to double my power from 10krms to 20krms and i know im going to have to run dual alts... i planned to get a single 320a from mechman, but now ill get 2 of them. i need to know if anyone knows a place that has dual alt brackets for a 1999-2004 jeep grand cherokee v8 or a good place that can custom make one?
  16. I've been helping a buddy install a system in his 2016 Jeep Wrangler JK. I finally have enough pics to start a build log, so I'll be loading all of them up over the next couple weeks. The requirements were simple: he wanted (4) 8's or nothing at all. Silly? Maybe; but we met the requirements and hope to be banging before the end of the year The stock sub (an 8x10) has 4 voice coils Ran some numbers in TermLab at first, but then switched the design over to WinISD. Came up with this size enclosure: That router feels good man Went with PSI-8's with High Performance suspension for 600Wrms per sub We were jammin some of that good techno The original plan was to have a few tube ports, but I had a hunch that they were too small. Thats about the time that Triticum came out with his port velocity calculator, and I realized the port velocities with these small ports would give me the tuning we were wanting, but also gave us almost 100 m/s port velocity (yikes!) Then the design changed to have a properly sized port attached to the back panel, bringing the velocities down to around 25-30 m/s I didnt really trust my kerf skills yet More pics coming tomorrow. Thanks for looking!
  17. Hey guys, I just recently got my Jeep Cherokee XJ that I will be using as a daily/off road rig. I will soon be upgrading it to a 4.5" lift on 32s, also should hopefully be getting around to making the roof rack. But with having an off roading rig I have to downgrade my system from a soundqubed 18" to some 10's. I wanted to run run a single Fi Q-12, but I had these two laying around so I decided to just use these subs instead. I will be running: x2 Rockford Fosgate P3D4-10 x1 Soundqubed Q1-1200 x1 Soundqubed Q4-120 x1 Pioneer DEH-80PRS Headunit x4 Some MTX Coaxial speakers that were in the car when I bought it (I will eventually be replacing those with some kind of components) I have all the pieces cut out here. Because of the way I am putting these in my car I decided to make two separate boxes and later make it look like one through the use of beauty panels. If I had designed it to be one single box it would have deprecated sound quality or I would have had to changed the layout inside my car. Neither of which I wanted to do. Test fitting the box together. Speaker hole cut out. Gluing the box together. I did not use NEARLY enough clamps. I let the glue set a little then replaced the clamps with some screws and this box is pretty much finished. The second box is completely identical to this one. Playing around with some trim panel ideas. I liked this one a lot. It has a fogged plexiglass insert that can be LED it. More to come!
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