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Old 08-13-2006
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FINALLY... my system 56k no no

Well, from start to finish, it took me most of the summer to complete my stereo. Maybe I'm somewhat of a perfectionist, I'm not sure. But I'm extremely happy with the outcome. Many of you had seen pics of my box in progress and what not, but here it is... Hope you all enjoy!

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Well, I could comment on every pic describing it, but I'm sure most of you can see what I did...

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what is that in the glove box?
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damn, that looks pretty serious. Good job.

What did you put on the bottom (of the fiberglass box) of them sticks to make them stay?
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Damn hoss! think you could duplicate that sub enclosure???? lol
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wow...i dont even know whats goin on...but looks impressive!
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Pics are insane sparatic, I know, sorry...

As for what's in the glove box, those are my cross-overs for my component speakers up front. I wanted to be able to use these components down the road, so to keep dirt, grime, etc. off them, I figured I would install them in the glove box.

The fiberglass box is anchored to the floor using the original seat bracket holes. The box is very secure and seems to be holding up very well. I used approx. 1/2 a bag of polyfill for the sub box to get a little more lower bass. The sound is exceptional too!

I installed another set of MB Quart components in the rear of the truck, they were inexpensive at the time, so I figured that would be good rear fill.

The two controllers in the cup holders are the bass boost controllers for the amps. I wanted them to be close to me so if a song suddenly came on with too much of a lower frequency, I could simply and quickly lower it.
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System looks f*in sweet bro! I don't know if I'd be advertising it though....
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that is a nice system man
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looks freakin awsome dude

i got that CD player i think or the model above or below or that one lol great stuff there
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lookin good man. i'm not crazy about giving up the glove compartment for x-overs, but if it works for ya, good enough! i wanted to display my x-overs somewhere inside, but my current box i built didnt have any room for them, so i just mounted them hidden behind my center amp rack.
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That is awesome man. Unfortunatly my truck is only a single cab.
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looks nice. good choice on that gear. i used to run a 15" sx. what is the cuft of the enclouser?
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damn, that looks pretty serious. Good job.

What did you put on the bottom (of the fiberglass box) of them sticks to make them stay?

Those sticks are dial rods to hold the sub ring to the box. I drilled holes in the bottom of the ring and anchored them to the box using some bondo. They were just temporary until I layed the fabric over it and then glassing it. I left them in due to the fact that they would give a little more support holding the sub in. Is it needed? I'm not sure...

I know the cross-overs take up the space in the glove box. But other than the owner's manual, I really don't know how much more "stuff" you can hold in there. I put the manual along with the insurance and registration behind the one jumper seat in the rear.

As far as advertising goes, just don't steal my ****...
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looks nice. good choice on that gear. i used to run a 15" sx. what is the cuft of the enclouser?
I'm guessing a little more than 1.4 cu. I should measure it, but i'm almost positive it's within the specs of a sealed enclosure for the SX...


here's a resized pic from above, both my amps have 2 fans behind them, one intake, and exhaust. I had to add the upper plate with a bracket to hold the capacitor. I was going to make an enclosed glass case over the amps and have the fans on either side of the amps, but room was at hand so I had to go this route. It still sit's a person in the back with really no loss of leg room. The driver's side seat can recline almost 100% when the seat is all the way back...

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That looks amazing!!! I cant imagine how great that sounds. I would never get out of my truck!

P.S. Where did you get those floor mats?
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Actually I got them @ advance auto parts for 15$ on clearance!!! The fit very well, and look good for the price!
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nice setup now do mine LOL
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i really like the fan idea!
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Actually I got them @ advance auto parts for 15$ on clearance!!! The fit very well, and look good for the price!
Thats awesome! I like them a lot because they look good but yet subtle at the same time.
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wow...i dont even know whats goin on...but looks impressive!

I 'll drink (Coke) to that!
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HAHA, I drank many nights over pain and suffering from install soreness. Does that make sense?
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I 'll drink (Coke) to that!
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Looks good Rudy. You gotta let me know where your living next year so I can come check it out. Get an alarm!!!!! Mines going in before I go back and I don't even have anything worth stealing.
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HAHA, I drank many nights over pain and suffering from install soreness. Does that make sense?
I hear ya...I just got done doing an 8 pack for a co-worker on a 63 impala...it was not fun. Sadly, I'm trying to get pics, but he has em all and I can't get in touch with him, he's out of town.

8 kicker l7's, new models...fiberglassed...not fun.

8 1200.1's...not fun either
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I've been thinking about doing something similar to this...I really really want to sell my system, but I'm so capable of having awesome SQ and being in the 150 range. I just need to upgrade my mids/highs now...I have really crappy door speakers. I wanna do pods and amp both my sets of comps.

Oh yea, I need a 2500d and a 200 amp (at least) alt....
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