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First of all, this is my first build from scratch. This is the first time I've bought BRAND NEW subwoofers instead of subwoofers that are just new to me, and this is the first time I've ever attempted to build an enclosure.

This build, although not the biggest, could not have happened without my parents always being there to support me. Neither of them are into the car audio world, but they put up with everything I throw at them and also support what I do.

i had a 2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS. One day when I was taking my sister home from school, I looked over at her and asked if I was taking her home or taking her to my mother's office. In just that amount of time, the cars ahead of me had stopped and I did not have enough time. The damage you see in the picture was caused by only going about 20 mph, rearending a pickup, and sliding under their rear bumper. The person I hit, a friend of mine, did not even take his truck in for an estimate. There was a tiny dent less than the size of a quarter. Now that I've told my life story, I'll get on with it.

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After 60 days of having my license suspended, and some money from the insurance company, I began my quest for a new vehicle. Knowing I wanted to do a new build I was looking for a lot of space. When I found this vehicle, 4 15's was what I had in mind.

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I got a 1999 Toyota 4Runner, V6, 4x4, SR5, all options except leather which I did not prefer anyways. Although it had 200,000 miles, the transmission only had 100,000 miles and this is still the best running vehicle that I have had. (Knock on wood) I've put around 2,000 miles on it since I've had it and the ONLY thing I have done is filled up the gas tank every other week.

Jeff Rowland, a great Facebook friend and IASCA World Champion, and I had been talking quite a bit about the build I wanted to do. I came to the conclusion of doing 4 DB Drive K5 15 inch subwoofers. The main reason I did these was because of the insane deal Jeff gave me on them. When they arrived at my door, I was the happiest 17 year old boy alive!

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The very next day, I wanted to start the box building process so I could listen to my new toys as soon as possible. I headed out to Home Depot with a friend, and after a 15 minute drive home, we unloaded the wood. All I could do was lie in bed and wait to get through school the next day to come home and start and that is exactly what I did.

Less than 24 hours after my father and I started, we had the majority of the box done.

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After sleeping in Saturday morning, eating lunch, and killing time, we started back up where we left off. We finished the final cuts but waited until Sunday to finish.


Sunday morning came and like a little kid on Christmas morning, I ran downstairs, into the garage, grabbed the last side piece and began to maneuver it into place.


Sunday around 12:30, the final piece was put on the box.


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(NOTE: Again, I know it doesn't look good. It was my first build, give me a break.)

I didn't care that it wasn't perfect, and I didn't want to paint it. I wanted to throw the box in my car and make it go boom boom, so that is exactly what I did.

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A few weeks later, my new amp came (American Bass VFL150.1) and it made a world of difference.

Here is a video of the subs. Although it is dark, it is the only video I have.




I knew I could never afford enough power to push the subs to their full potential, so sadly I sold them this past Monday. I'me currently in the market for new subs, and as soon as they are here, I will continue my thread :)

UPDATE: 2/13/13

My Obsidian 12's arrived today. They are 2 of only 4 made in the entire world. They have black aluminum coils. (VERY EXPENSIVE)

Here is a sample picture of the coils:

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Here is the best picture of the coils I could get. These are the actual coils in the subs.

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The subs are very nice and I can't wait to get them hooked up. Here are a couple of pictures of the subs/magnet.

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Vehicle: 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5Front Stage: Oxygen Audio O2 ComponentsRear Stage: Oxygen Audio O2 ComponentsSubs: 2 12" Obsidian V2 w/ Upgraded Black Aluminum SPL coilsBox: 5.94 Cubic Foot Tuned to 34 HZSub Amp: American Bass VFL150.1

Mids/Highs Amp: Rockford Fosgate 120.2

Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-X396Electrical: Single Run of American Bass 1/0, Single Run of American Bass 8 Gauge, Big 3 Upgrade

Build Loghttp://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/161818-1999-toyota-4runner-sr5/

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BUMP, let me get some input on this.

Vehicle: 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5Front Stage: Oxygen Audio O2 ComponentsRear Stage: Oxygen Audio O2 ComponentsSubs: 2 12" Obsidian V2 w/ Upgraded Black Aluminum SPL coilsBox: 5.94 Cubic Foot Tuned to 34 HZSub Amp: American Bass VFL150.1

Mids/Highs Amp: Rockford Fosgate 120.2

Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-X396Electrical: Single Run of American Bass 1/0, Single Run of American Bass 8 Gauge, Big 3 Upgrade

Build Loghttp://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/161818-1999-toyota-4runner-sr5/

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The port should have at least the width of the port clearance to the back hatch. It looks like that is not the case with how you have the box positioned. Is your port pretty much right against the back hatch? How many cubes is the box and what is it tuned to?

Im not the one you want to try to troll. Just a fyi for you.

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Sweet build man :) I'm almost 18 and I don't have anything this sweet! How you liking your O2 Components? That was pretty cool that you got a deal from Jeff, what subs you have on the way now? :D

The O2 components are really nice. For the price of $25 shipped per pair, I couldn't beat it. Currently I don't have any subs on the way :( I'm taking it slow this time to make sure I get what I want.

Vehicle: 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5Front Stage: Oxygen Audio O2 ComponentsRear Stage: Oxygen Audio O2 ComponentsSubs: 2 12" Obsidian V2 w/ Upgraded Black Aluminum SPL coilsBox: 5.94 Cubic Foot Tuned to 34 HZSub Amp: American Bass VFL150.1

Mids/Highs Amp: Rockford Fosgate 120.2

Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-X396Electrical: Single Run of American Bass 1/0, Single Run of American Bass 8 Gauge, Big 3 Upgrade

Build Loghttp://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/161818-1999-toyota-4runner-sr5/

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The port should have at least the width of the port clearance to the back hatch. It looks like that is not the case with how you have the box positioned. Is your port pretty much right against the back hatch? How many cubes is the box and what is it tuned to?

The box wasn't pushed all the way in in the last picture. The port was about 6 inches from the hatch. The box was around 10.5 cubes after displacement and tuned around 34 hz.

Vehicle: 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5Front Stage: Oxygen Audio O2 ComponentsRear Stage: Oxygen Audio O2 ComponentsSubs: 2 12" Obsidian V2 w/ Upgraded Black Aluminum SPL coilsBox: 5.94 Cubic Foot Tuned to 34 HZSub Amp: American Bass VFL150.1

Mids/Highs Amp: Rockford Fosgate 120.2

Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-X396Electrical: Single Run of American Bass 1/0, Single Run of American Bass 8 Gauge, Big 3 Upgrade

Build Loghttp://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/161818-1999-toyota-4runner-sr5/

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Sweet build man :) I'm almost 18 and I don't have anything this sweet! How you liking your O2 Components? That was pretty cool that you got a deal from Jeff, what subs you have on the way now? :D

The O2 components are really nice. For the price of $25 shipped per pair, I couldn't beat it. Currently I don't have any subs on the way :( I'm taking it slow this time to make sure I get what I want.

For that amp get some Obsidians, I know someone who ran 4 of their 15's on 2 AQ 2200's strapped and they were just fine! Other subs I'd recommend are some SSA GCONS, FI X's, American Bass TNT's, DC Level 2's or 3's, and SA-12's

Edit: Nevermind on the Obsidians, they're sold out on all their 12's and 15's until June

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Hav you heard anything about Treo SSX's? I've found 2 pair local for fairly cheap but just haven't heard enough about them to seal the deal.

Vehicle: 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5Front Stage: Oxygen Audio O2 ComponentsRear Stage: Oxygen Audio O2 ComponentsSubs: 2 12" Obsidian V2 w/ Upgraded Black Aluminum SPL coilsBox: 5.94 Cubic Foot Tuned to 34 HZSub Amp: American Bass VFL150.1

Mids/Highs Amp: Rockford Fosgate 120.2

Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-X396Electrical: Single Run of American Bass 1/0, Single Run of American Bass 8 Gauge, Big 3 Upgrade

Build Loghttp://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/161818-1999-toyota-4runner-sr5/

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Haven't really heard much about them, they're 2500 RMS woofers though

That's why I been highly interested. No one knows anything about them though.

Vehicle: 1999 Toyota 4Runner SR5Front Stage: Oxygen Audio O2 ComponentsRear Stage: Oxygen Audio O2 ComponentsSubs: 2 12" Obsidian V2 w/ Upgraded Black Aluminum SPL coilsBox: 5.94 Cubic Foot Tuned to 34 HZSub Amp: American Bass VFL150.1

Mids/Highs Amp: Rockford Fosgate 120.2

Head Unit: Kenwood KDC-X396Electrical: Single Run of American Bass 1/0, Single Run of American Bass 8 Gauge, Big 3 Upgrade

Build Loghttp://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/161818-1999-toyota-4runner-sr5/

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