Bad assery in this thread.
Curious to see how you like the Soundstream amps.
Curious to see how you like the Soundstream amps.
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.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 way better! I wonder if they had some suggestions after that last design lol.exactly! i've had these for about 4 installs now, and i'm thinking it's time to retire them. i actually did look at the stinger and smd ones. stinger almost worked for me, but i think im gonna have to go back to knu and get these (2 for power and 2 for ground again)...
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thanks man, i'd love to see what you do with your overland. there's alot of wk2 projects here.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.
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!
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.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.
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.those pods are cool! curious, why do you need to rear-fire the subs? most everybody does upfire with good results?