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Old 01-02-2009, 04:41 PM
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Converting An Explorer to Xploder

so here it is!, the system is finally done.

-- Special thanks to Michael Talaj for designing the enclosure, providing the amp and all the other little things along the way. --


50FT of O Gauge (Knu)
2 300Amp fuses (Knu)
2 Optima Yellowtops and a 1000CCA motomaster.
American Bass XD2000 (aprox. 2500RMS at .67 OHM's)
6 Sony Xplods (wired together with 8gauge)
custom made ported/braced box (glued, screwed every 3" [holes filled with glue], all inside seams caulked, sanded flush and filled seams.
(^the box designed by Michael Talaj, made by me^)
simple sony deck (CD/AUX)

^^ ^^

(No big three yet, but im going to do within the next few days)

took about a month or two to get this done, but WELL worth the wait.



ENJOY THE PICTURES! and tell me what you think!
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:50 PM
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Nice, how does it sound? WOW those are pretty beafy lookin subs for Sonys LOL
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:54 PM
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If you want a hand with the big 3 let me know. I am always ready to lend a hand. Also I would like to hear this Sony beast LOL
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Old 01-02-2009, 04:59 PM
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it POUNDS, its actually really crisp, and it goes super low. Michael tuned it to 38HZ. lol now nobody can say Sony's suck! (I hated it when people said that Sony's were horrible.) and yea for sure, ill get back to you on a date, (doob cruise?) lol.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Equnoxe View Post
it POUNDS, its actually really crisp, and it goes super low. Michael tuned it to 38HZ. lol now nobody can say Sony's suck! (I hated it when people said that Sony's were horrible.) and yea for sure, ill get back to you on a date, (doob cruise?) lol.
Don't smoke in mine, but yeah doobs for sure LOL I am really only good for Saturdays tho as I have an insane work schedule. OK now I have to hear this as I am one of those big Sony haters LOL More all Sony products, not just their car audio tho. I have my reasons LOL. For sure let me know anytime you are working on it on a Saturday, sometimes even on Fridays later in the day works too.
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Old 01-02-2009, 05:07 PM
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Here is some more sony love for ya. Nice setup!
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lol well sony does suck, thats why u got 6 of them. 2 proper 12's would have been all you needed.

single layer mdf for 6 subs? cmon man.
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Originally Posted by Father Yuli View Post
lol well sony does suck, thats why u got 6 of them. 2 proper 12's would have been all you needed.

single layer mdf for 6 subs? cmon man.
Thanks Yuli that made my day man LOL
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Originally Posted by Father Yuli View Post
lol well sony does suck, thats why u got 6 of them. 2 proper 12's would have been all you needed.

single layer mdf for 6 subs? cmon man.

maybe you failed to notice the amount of bracing it has. i designed the enclosure, and told him what he had to do, and it came out remarkable. it's silly loud for a bunch of $50 10"s

to andy, deffinatly post some more pics if you can.
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yah i saw the bracing. double baffle next time.

u told him to use caukin? cmon man, what is that? use resin next time, resin the whole box, not just the corners. doesnt the caulkin just peel off?

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