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thanks man, i'm trying my best with this project. and i'm curious too; i didn't see anybody using them, no reviews, nothing. so, i figured i'd take a chance on them. personally, i love the way they look and their form factor is perfect for this install.
 

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Nice Build! The install look super clean. Were those knukoncepts distribution blocks a pita? They were in my car lol.
 

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honestly, yes, they've always been a pita. i understand the logic of why the compression fittings are used, but they are not fun to install. i re-used them because that's what i had, but you uncovered part of my next phase. i'm likely going to have to buy new blocks and just know that it will be much easier. for starters, i'll probably have to modify the amp rack because wire-routing is really cramped. also, those compression fittings will not fit through the holes i've drilled. so, getting new blocks is on the list and part of the shopping cart that i can't yet pull the trigger on, as previously mentioned.
 

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honestly, yes, they've always been a pita. i understand the logic of why the compression fittings are used, but they are not fun to install. i re-used them because that's what i had, but you uncovered part of my next phase. i'm likely going to have to buy new blocks and just know that it will be much easier. for starters, i'll probably have to modify the amp rack because wire-routing is really cramped. also, those compression fittings will not fit through the holes i've drilled. so, getting new blocks is on the list and part of the shopping cart that i can't yet pull the trigger on, as previously mentioned.
Thats funny, same thing happened to me. I re-used them in a build because I didn't want to shell out the extra money on new ones. Every time I swap something out, I ask myself why I re-used them. However, they are relatively cheap compared to other products like SMD & Stinger.
 

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Really nice build! I have a 2015 Overland I plan on starting a build on after the NY, so this is great inspiration!

I really like the formed grills out of the guitar amp mesh. Interesting, I worked at Fender back in early 2000's. Curious if Kimbo is still around? Can PM me if you would rather
 

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Really nice build! I have a 2015 Overland I plan on starting a build on after the NY, so this is great inspiration!

I really like the formed grills out of the guitar amp mesh. Interesting, I worked at Fender back in early 2000's. Curious if Kimbo is still around? Can PM me if you would rather
thanks man, i'd love to see what you do with your overland. there's alot of wk2 projects here.

awesome, i really like it here at fmic. and yes, kimbo is still here down in r/d. i don't have any interaction with him being that i'm in sales operations, so i doubt he knows who i am.
 

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hopefully I'll be able to start right after the holidays. I have all of my gear except for DSP.
I made a 3D scan of the entire dash and pillars and plan to 3D print custom pods for 3" TB Bamboos to sit on the dash. Once I have the design done, I'd be more than happy to give the CAD model to anyone with a WK2 for free to print themselves if they/you want.

Yeah, Fender was a fun place! Sent you a PM regarding Kimbo.

thanks man, i'd love to see what you do with your overland. there's alot of wk2 projects here.

awesome, i really like it here at fmic. and yes, kimbo is still here down in r/d. i don't have any interaction with him being that i'm in sales operations, so i doubt he knows who i am.
 

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Dude, this thing looks better and better!
 

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I have a WK2 as well, had a shop cobble together a horrible version of what you have. Essentially it’s exactly what you have, minus all attention to detail! So, you’ve inspired me to rebuild this year. I’d really like to go away from 3 10’s though and maybe a single 13w7 or a Focal 13 in a ported or even band pass box maybe? I need more depth in that tub! Keep it up brother, this looks amazing.
First though I’m redoing my front stage with 3 way. Was thinking about 3D printing some speaker adapters for the front doors with 6.5 and 3.5 mounts with a small enclosure built in for the 3.5 and then maybe re-working the tweeter locations for aiming.
 

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hey man, glad i could help re-inspire you. i could use some that myself sometimes, haha!

if you plan on keeping a setup in the floor and having it remain stock/stealth looking, you're going to have a hard time getting many 12's to fit, depth-wise. i have maybe an inch of clearance on these 10s as it is. if i weren't leasing this currently, i'd cut the bottom out like a couple guys have done and have somebody weld and extension enclosure in there. in fact, i may still do this if i end up purchasing this and lease end because removing the spare still doesn't sit well with me and if i can cut some metal, i can accommodate a system and retain the spare.

your 3 way idea sounds unique as i don't recall seeing any others do that. i'd be concerned about redundancy, though, as a decent 6.5 should cover most of the spectrum that the 3.5 would do. for that reason, and a few others, putting the 3.5's up in the pillars would be better. that being said, the door location isn't actually too bad for midrange and i'm toying with the idea of putting a larger mid in the doors, and then making some hefty kick panels for midbass. the stock tweeter location is fairly ideal and it doesn't really make sense to fabricate anything beyond what's already there.

anyway, good luck and i'd love to see a build log of yours as well.
 

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also, general update: i've been quietly working on things when i can, but the holidays weren't ideal. it actually was quite cold and rainy here in phoenix and my workspace is subject to the elements, so nothing could really be done. after a few test installs, i realized i needed to make some practical updates as the hinged amp rack was causing some wires to bunch/pinch. so, i've had to cut some routing channels to help feed the wires. i also have had to re-think and re-work the amp trim panel.

i've spent the last couple weekends working on more metal forming for the grills. the fact that the outer two amp grills didn't match the same hole pattern as the middle one was bothering me, so i had enough material to re-press those to match. also, i made 3 grills for the subs. i wasn't so lucky on my first attempt here as the first one was too big, so i had to re-route my jig and make it smaller. i just finished all three grills last night and they should work perfectly. the trim panel is cut and routed for the sub grills. but, because it sits flush on the baffle, i had to route a section on the back side for the grills to mount flush and not poke into the sub surrounds.

i've not wired anything up yet, partly for the reason already mentioned, and partly because i needed to purchase a bunch of small odds/ends,etc. i also realized that i needed to modify the rca terminal as they were getting pinched by the seats in their furthest reclined position, so that's been changed.

i'll try to be more productive in the coming months and hopefully get this things wired up and functional.
 

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Hey Brett, hope all is well. I’m starting to plan my sub build similar to yours though I might have my 3 10’s facing rearward and angled up a bit with a few inches of space before the back of the well. Just curious how much cubic feet you have with using all the sides and ditching that garbage plastic tire well insert. I’m guessing 5 cu ft?
And yes, I’d cut my well and weld in a recessed box in a second if my Ecodiesel didn’t have a giant DEF tank directly below there!!! Man, I could squeeze almost any sub combo back there then!
 

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hey dude, things are well. long story short, i was furloughed and have been working like crazy on my jeep. i will try to post some progress pics soon.

you know, if i hadn't used about a 1/3 of that space for the amp rack, i did estimate that entire space to be roughly, or just shy of, 5 cf. i suspect that three 10's would really only need that much room for a ported design, and only certain subs. the one's i'm using don't require quite as much, and i'm probably cheating it by a cube, but we'll see how it sounds. i'd love to check out your build if you have a thread started?

that being said, to all wk2 owners, i removed the seats, carpet and black plastic 'shroud' that sits under the seat. since i don't have the air suspension module under the driver seat, it's completely empty. and the batteries are under the passenger seat. assuming the batteries could be relocated to the rear somewhere, there is quite a large space under both seats that could easily accommodate a 10, or maybe shallow 12, on each side. i'm guessing there may be appx 1cf of space down there, as it's quite an odd shape. now that i've seen this, i can't help but think this could/should be used in the future. i'm obviously too far deep into my build now and will ride this out as is, but it is tempting as hell.

Hey Brett, hope all is well. I’m starting to plan my sub build similar to yours though I might have my 3 10’s facing rearward and angled up a bit with a few inches of space before the back of the well. Just curious how much cubic feet you have with using all the sides and ditching that garbage plastic tire well insert. I’m guessing 5 cu ft?
And yes, I’d cut my well and weld in a recessed box in a second if my Ecodiesel didn’t have a giant DEF tank directly below there!!! Man, I could squeeze almost any sub combo back there then!
 

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hey dude, things are well. long story short, i was furloughed and have been working like crazy on my jeep. i will try to post some progress pics soon.

you know, if i hadn't used about a 1/3 of that space for the amp rack, i did estimate that entire space to be roughly, or just shy of, 5 cf. i suspect that three 10's would really only need that much room for a ported design, and only certain subs. the one's i'm using don't require quite as much, and i'm probably cheating it by a cube, but we'll see how it sounds. i'd love to check out your build if you have a thread started?

that being said, to all wk2 owners, i removed the seats, carpet and black plastic 'shroud' that sits under the seat. since i don't have the air suspension module under the driver seat, it's completely empty. and the batteries are under the passenger seat. assuming the batteries could be relocated to the rear somewhere, there is quite a large space under both seats that could easily accommodate a 10, or maybe shallow 12, on each side. i'm guessing there may be appx 1cf of space down there, as it's quite an odd shape. now that i've seen this, i can't help but think this could/should be used in the future. i'm obviously too far deep into my build now and will ride this out as is, but it is tempting as hell.
No build thread yet, I’m still working on it! Yeah, for us QL owners the cubby under the driver seat is full of electronics. I stuck 2 amps and a battery behind the right rear side panel so I got that whole tub. First, I gotta see if I can glass some sails for my 3.5 mid and tweets. Sorry, not to derail your thread. I should have my mids and highs going within a week and then I’ll start focusing on the tub box. What I really like about yours is you built those sides up, adds a bunch of volume compared to if you just came straight up. I think I’m gonna follow suit.

Here’s some pods I printed to test aim my mids/highs, might keep them in these, glasses in, or may just use the top mounting ring. They have the .4L of volume required:




I have 3 10w6v3’s and a 2.75 net box tuned to 34hz will take up about 3.9 cubic feet gross space. It’ll be snug, cause I wanna rear fire the woofers, but should work out.
 

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those pods are cool! curious, why do you need to rear-fire the subs? most everybody does upfire with good results?
 

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those pods are cool! curious, why do you need to rear-fire the subs? most everybody does upfire with good results?
In a nutshell, depth! But also I’ve had setups firing up into false floors and I get rattled unless I do 1) cut through the false floor to expose a flush grille, or 2) cut the false floor covering and put expanded metal over the subs and carpet on top of that. I use my cargo area, a lot! Dog goes back there, groceries, etc... I just feel rear firing protects my woofers more and less vibration issues going directly into a piece of plywood.
That idea really sparked when I saw this cutaway view:

So... something kinda like that, just times 3. Not sure if that port design will work due to height, but I like the overhang.
 

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you know, if you're feeling adventurous and want to cut metal, there's a ton of room where the factory sub goes. i was going to put the three 10s i have in that area in my last jeep. i cut that metal, and you could easily make them fit.
 
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