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Old September 9th, 2007, 09:51 PM   #1
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Just finished my system and still left with trunk space *Big pics

I just finished my system last night after figuring how where I could put my remote wire with the method of guess and check, first I tried using a DMM or volt meter but I don't think I was using it with the right wires.

The overall setup took me about 10 hours:
2 hours to run the wires through the car and hook it up to the battery/ground
5 hours to make my enclosure because I had to make a practice box before I work on the real one. Plus I did it all with a jig saw.
2 hours to sit down concentrate and learn a little bit more bout subs, amps, decks, LOC's and hooking the LOC up behind the headunit.
1 hour for misc. stuff.

The setup is:
15" Eclipse Titanium SW9152
Alpine MRD-1005 1000watts running at 14v
4 awg Stinger wires
Rockford RCA's
about 2cu ft sealed enclosure
OEM head unit
Pac LOC

I was surprised that my lights don't dim at all.

My original plan was to make a 4.5cu ft ported enclosure but I got too lazy to borrow some tools to make it and I also wanted to be able to access my spare tire along with some trunk space. I'm actually pleased with the sealed box. Even though it wasn't going to be as loud and deep as a ported box, it hits notes more accurately and it still gets extremely loud and deep enough for my ears and neighborhood.(you could see the windows on my house shake when I turn up the volume to half way, I usually listen to it about 1/4}

Thanks Vestax for answering my question about the LOC.

Here are some pictures of the install. I still need to carpet the box and the piece that the amp is stuck on.







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Old September 9th, 2007, 10:00 PM   #2
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Overall it cost me about $500. $200 for the amp and $200 for the sub. $100 for the rest of the stuff. I got all my wires and LOC for free.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 10:04 PM   #3
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wow your trunk is really really dirty...

Woolite + water will fix that right up.

You going to build a dummie panel to seal in the box so it's flush within the trunk?
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Old September 9th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #4
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I want to but I have no more wood and I only have a jig saw so the pieces I cut aren't straight. I'll be sure to try out some woolite, I've been meaning to clean that up since I bought the car a month ago.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 10:25 PM   #5
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The panel is pretty easy to build. Wrap it with leather, and just make it snug, and it'll make your system look 10X better. You Porbably dont' even have to carpet the box anymore, if you can just build a panel, with a cutout for the sub.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #6
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yea I'll try when I got some spare change to spend on wood, I gotta buy some books for political science. 3 books = $300. I'm satisfied for now, since nobody ever looks into my trunk.
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yea I'll try when I got some spare change to spend on wood, I gotta buy some books for political science. 3 books = $300. I'm satisfied for now, since nobody ever looks into my trunk.
LoL, only 3 books? When I was takign PSCI, i had at least 5 books per class....

Buy the books @ the bookstore, then order them off amazon for cheaper. Return ur books from the bookstore, and save yourself some $$$
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Old September 9th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #8
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I'm only in high school so all I got is poli sci, lucky me. They changed editions so I couldn't buy used books b/c all the books are new and one of them is still in the making.
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Old September 9th, 2007, 11:05 PM   #9
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I'm planning to connect a white 12" cathode tube in my trunk, is it just plug and play? like I can just tap into the trunk's original light bulb right? I've read some other post but it isn't real clear.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 09:09 AM   #10
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make sure you use the power converter that came with your cathode. I think they're originally meant to be used with computers, at a different power voltage.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 08:29 AM   #11
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i've got that same v12 amp - it's f'n a beast...
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Old September 13th, 2007, 08:55 AM   #12
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Why'd you put the LOC wired in the dash? Should have just tapped it off the rear speaker, would have saved ALOT of work, you wouldn't have to open all that up and run rca's all the way through your car and back to the amp.
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Old September 30th, 2007, 03:41 PM   #13
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I opened it all up because I was trying to find a place to splice the remote wire to and I spliced it into the wire that connects to the power button of the head unit,so while I was at it I decided I liked it better when the LOC was connected to the front speakers.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 12:12 AM   #14
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nice choice of sub
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Old October 15th, 2007, 03:31 AM   #15
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i got two of those but in 12's sealed box powered by an orion 2500 amp and that thing poundsssssssssss!!!!!!
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