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2015 Chevy Sonic/Wall/4 15's/10K/Lithium/Large Case Hairpin US Alts

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Its time to refresh this build log!  Been a busy summer with Slam, Heatwave, Photobucket took a sh*t, sold my other car, etc etc.

Here's some pics from the last build log, since the PB pics arent visible anymore:

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Cant fit more tire in this car.  Bass squat.

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But that flush tho

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Roll bar

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Chevy Sonic Wall (4) 15's on 10k Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209412-2015-chevy-sonicwall4-15s10klithiumlarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

(4) Fi SP4 15's | (2) Ampere 5Ks | Active! | Arc KS600.2 & KS125.2mini | CDT Silk Domes | Silver Flute 8s | 240Ah JY | US Alts

Jeep Wrangler JK (4) 8's in a 4th Order Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209841-shadow-2016-jeep-wrangler-jk4th-order4-8sdc-35klarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

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More old pics:

Inside the box

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Mid & High amps are Class H analog amps from Arc Audio

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Relayed fuse panel for auxiliary components like amp remote turnons, fans, lights, etc

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Also made some wood door pods that are sealed up to the doors.  They BARELY fit between the door, the glove box, and the seat.  Such a tight fit

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That beautiful Dark Walnut stain in the sunlight, finished with satin clear

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Chevy Sonic Wall (4) 15's on 10k Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209412-2015-chevy-sonicwall4-15s10klithiumlarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

(4) Fi SP4 15's | (2) Ampere 5Ks | Active! | Arc KS600.2 & KS125.2mini | CDT Silk Domes | Silver Flute 8s | 240Ah JY | US Alts

Jeep Wrangler JK (4) 8's in a 4th Order Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209841-shadow-2016-jeep-wrangler-jk4th-order4-8sdc-35klarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

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Wiring

 

 

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Sundown SCV-6000D

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Chevy Sonic Wall (4) 15's on 10k Build Log

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(4) Fi SP4 15's | (2) Ampere 5Ks | Active! | Arc KS600.2 & KS125.2mini | CDT Silk Domes | Silver Flute 8s | 240Ah JY | US Alts

Jeep Wrangler JK (4) 8's in a 4th Order Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209841-shadow-2016-jeep-wrangler-jk4th-order4-8sdc-35klarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

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But then the windshield started chipping out from the flex

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Chevy Sonic Wall (4) 15's on 10k Build Log

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(4) Fi SP4 15's | (2) Ampere 5Ks | Active! | Arc KS600.2 & KS125.2mini | CDT Silk Domes | Silver Flute 8s | 240Ah JY | US Alts

Jeep Wrangler JK (4) 8's in a 4th Order Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209841-shadow-2016-jeep-wrangler-jk4th-order4-8sdc-35klarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

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A neighbor has a body shop and hooked it up by rewelding the thin sheet metal at the windshield pinch seam

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I didnt know how strong it would end up, so I asked him to leave it in primer in case I have to reweld it later.

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Around this time, I bought a welder and learned to weld so that I could build a stripper pole to stop the windshield from flexing

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Had it powdercoated by some cool guys at Advanced Powdercoat in Houston

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Thats my daily driver right there!

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Chevy Sonic Wall (4) 15's on 10k Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209412-2015-chevy-sonicwall4-15s10klithiumlarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

(4) Fi SP4 15's | (2) Ampere 5Ks | Active! | Arc KS600.2 & KS125.2mini | CDT Silk Domes | Silver Flute 8s | 240Ah JY | US Alts

Jeep Wrangler JK (4) 8's in a 4th Order Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209841-shadow-2016-jeep-wrangler-jk4th-order4-8sdc-35klarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

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More recently, I started work on sealing off the box.  I used cardboard as a template and then traced it to wood (wood not yet shown)

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More to come on that task, as I'm pulling the subs very soon for a major overhaul.

 

 

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Chevy Sonic Wall (4) 15's on 10k Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209412-2015-chevy-sonicwall4-15s10klithiumlarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

(4) Fi SP4 15's | (2) Ampere 5Ks | Active! | Arc KS600.2 & KS125.2mini | CDT Silk Domes | Silver Flute 8s | 240Ah JY | US Alts

Jeep Wrangler JK (4) 8's in a 4th Order Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209841-shadow-2016-jeep-wrangler-jk4th-order4-8sdc-35klarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

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Got some fans to beat that Texas heat.  That 6K does pretty good, but it really deserves a fan since its in the trunk.

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I was getting some alt noise, so I ran a ground wire from the alt to the rear battery bank.  The entire battery bank (under hood and in the trunk) is grounded in the rear.

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But while I was under the car, I decided to design an alternator bracket to allow a large case hairpin to fit in my engine bay.

Here's the Singer:

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At least Chevy gave this alt position some really great belt wrap

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Here's a quick view of the design

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Chevy Sonic Wall (4) 15's on 10k Build Log

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(4) Fi SP4 15's | (2) Ampere 5Ks | Active! | Arc KS600.2 & KS125.2mini | CDT Silk Domes | Silver Flute 8s | 240Ah JY | US Alts

Jeep Wrangler JK (4) 8's in a 4th Order Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209841-shadow-2016-jeep-wrangler-jk4th-order4-8sdc-35klarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

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I decided my impedance rise was causing uneven output across my playing range, but my options with a single amp were to wire down to 0.8ohm (which is how I've run it for the last 8ish months) or wire down to 0.2ohm, which is clearly a bad idea.  I bought an IM-SG and tested the impedance curves of each

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But then one morning I had the idea that I should run two amps wired down at 0.4ohm (ish).  So I used my previous data to calculate theoretical impedance rise if I was wired to 0.4ohm nominal

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Looks good.  I'll probably test out at 0.5 or 0.6ohm once rise is accounted for.  So I found a buyer for the 6K.  Dont mind the sloppy red wiring, I was doing some preliminary testing with some really cool green boxes B)

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Chevy Sonic Wall (4) 15's on 10k Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209412-2015-chevy-sonicwall4-15s10klithiumlarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

(4) Fi SP4 15's | (2) Ampere 5Ks | Active! | Arc KS600.2 & KS125.2mini | CDT Silk Domes | Silver Flute 8s | 240Ah JY | US Alts

Jeep Wrangler JK (4) 8's in a 4th Order Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209841-shadow-2016-jeep-wrangler-jk4th-order4-8sdc-35klarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

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Hazardous materials deliveries are the best deliveries :spiteful:

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Chevy Sonic Wall (4) 15's on 10k Build Log

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(4) Fi SP4 15's | (2) Ampere 5Ks | Active! | Arc KS600.2 & KS125.2mini | CDT Silk Domes | Silver Flute 8s | 240Ah JY | US Alts

Jeep Wrangler JK (4) 8's in a 4th Order Build Log

https://www.stevemeadedesigns.com/board/topic/209841-shadow-2016-jeep-wrangler-jk4th-order4-8sdc-35klarge-case-hairpin-us-alts/

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