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brad, carpeting was one of my options i had in mind, either do that, or use that egg crate stuff from a bed and cover the walls with that stuff. if i do go with carpeting, i was going to try hold off till i get the rest of the thing carpeted. i bought a pack of speaker box carpet from pep boys, its like 4' by 8' or something like that, thinking that should cover it.. then i went back the other day to get a second pack, to make sure i have enough, and was told they no longer carry it.. so im gonna do the outside first, and if i have any left over, i was gonna line the inside.

and yes, those are the port vents on either side for both chambers. they're 2.25" wide each (was told that will be suffient).

lol, and michael, i was thinkin about them vibrating as well. when the door is closed, there's barely any movement at all with them, its really solid. when i lock the lock, it adds to the stiffness and doesnt allow anything to budge at all, it's really really solid when locked. if i do notice a rattle, they're comin out, and a small piece of trim wood or something will go in there instead, to stop the door from going any further than it should.. from there ill just use the lock to hold it closed.
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DONE! well.. practically..

i'm finally finished the build. i couldnt wait to hear the box, so i slid the thing into my bed, and ran a wire out the rear window to the box.. lol, they pound great!!! my neighbor came out side and said her pictures on her wall were rattling, i said sorry, and turned it down, lol.

after i took this pic, i undid the wiring, mounted some legs on the front, got my little brother outside, and together we managed to get this 155 lb. box (i took my mom's scale from her bathroom and weighed it, lol) in my back seat area without having to take the front seats out. it was hell, and then some. i got everything wired up, and ended up using the same amp rack i had in there (got impatient with trying to mount them a new way, so i said screw it, and used what i already had)

the box fits perfectly in the back. i hooked everything up, and took it for a ride, to get out of my neighborhood.. it is loud as hell. the pressure inside the cab is crazy.. you can feel yourself breathing, its as if you had just ran a mile in the cold weather, its really heavy, forced breathes, lol.

here's a pic of the box, upside down, in my bed.. with the makeshift wiring.
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tomorrow im going to finish up the little stuff inside the cab, then take some pics of the finished install.. then hopefully this weekend, i can get it metered!
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thats alot of space it looks like. Not sure how much cu. ft. you need for those speakers ina vented box, but according to the MTX manual I have, the box looks almost perfect. Makes me jealous really. I have no room for subs in my truck, but then i guess mine is the sleeper of systems. its really loud for only 1 sub and no one at the stop lights look at me for the origin of the bass =)
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Im very interested to see the finished product to add to what mike said about those things vibrating wouldnt the stuff u store in the 2nd glovebox also vibrate like a b*tch? Or are u puttin some sound deader in the actual sub boxes and the glovebox to reduce vibration?
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everything vibrates now, lol. with the subs not all the way powered, at a comfortable listening volume, everything is fine, nothing rattles.. when i power the subs up further, then i start to hear different things in the truck rattle. at full power.. the subs are so damn loud and pounding, that the dash itself is rattling all over.. along with the rear wall, doors, everything, lol. this summer im going to have to rip everything out and dynomat the entire truck. i'd do it sooner, but im leaving at the end of the month for 10 weeks.. so im gonna have to leave everything how it is till the end of june at earliest.
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Looks great! Drive down to the next texas meet and show it off! :p
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i would love to, lol.. there's a lot of memebers on here from texas that i'd like to meet. i wish i could bring my truck with me at the end of the month (going to AZ), but i gotta fly. the only plus to that is i get to give my mileage a rest. my dad told me he would drive it around while i was gone, so i told him im taking both sets of keys with me, lol.
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Post more pics of the box. I actually look forward to the finished product. Pics. Hurry.
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Post more pics of the box. I actually look forward to the finished product. Pics. Hurry.

lol, sorry to keep you waiting. i was supposed to finish up everything today, but, had no time. hopefully tomorrow i will finish up and get some pics.
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That's what I was thinking. And it would be cool if you put mirrors in the box to add some depth, and unique styling.
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i couldn't follow thru with the plexiglass on the sides cause it wasn't available at the time, and was too expensive to use what else was available, so, the chambers are closed in, no windows, therefore, no reason for mirroring, although that would be a cool idea.

i felt like complete **** this morning, ended up throwing up and getting a migraine, but now im feeling much better, and should hopefully be able to finish the truck up today for you guys, as long as the weather holds out for me. it was raining all last night, and looks like its about to start up again (hopefully it wont). i'd take pictures now, but.. they wouldn't look any good.. there's some stuff in need of cleaning up yet.
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alright.. got to workin on the final stuff.. didnt wanna carpet the box till it was inside, so i could get better measurements for the carpet, so it would be as close as possible to looking right.

im still stuck on what i want to do about the top amp rack/shelf thing.. i dont like it sitting how it is now. the back is up past the rear window, and lookin in from behind, you can see under it (not really though because of the tint, but with the window open, yes). anyway, sinse i told myself i'd do something about it, im planning on leaving the sides uncarpeted for now, till i figure something better out. i did, however, get the center carpeted, between the seats. that turned out fine. here's a couple pics of it sitting in the cab. the seats lost just one click, i dont mind, so, screw the passenger if they do, lol. the sides aren't carpeted, like i said earlier. the center is.
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i just noticed in the 3rd pic, the amp rack/shelf thing looks like it's wedged in there almost.. just wanted to add that it isn't. it's actually got supports along the back to purposely sit angled like that. runnin the wires thru for the amps and crossovers was very easy this way, lol.

that may actually be what i change. i think i did 4 inch legs on the back of that, to give it that angle. with my old box, it was fine, since the box was shorter. with this one being as tall as it is, i may take the legs off the back of that, and make them maybe like 1.5" legs, instead of the 4" legs. i wanna make it just enough for the wire to lay under there, and that's it.. no need for a steep angle anymore. i think with that, it would drop the back down to be just about level with the rear window ledge.
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