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Old 08-27-2007, 10:53 PM
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essentials???

i was wondering what does everyone think to be essentials when you are builing your system for spl? i undestand amp sub deck.... so on but and personal tricks, equiptment that you use that no one else uses? this might be a stupid question but im just throwing it out there. o and i no someones goin to say it but i cannot afford a ddz1 lol so dont bring it up
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:03 PM
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You forgot the sub box, countless runs of 0 gauge, strong battery(s) and hours and hours of tuning.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:05 PM
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ye i thought the box way intended... thanks i still dont get why you rin countless runs of 0 gauge
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:06 PM
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and what do you consider a strong battery???
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:14 PM
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Depending on how many watts you are running, you may require more than 1 run of 0 gauge. Also, the more runs, the less heat in the wire and the less resistance to current flow there is.

Optima yellow tops are generally accepted as a decent battery. Canadian Tire sells Purple Haze batteries which I've heard are okay. I am only running my stock battery as I have been to cheap to buy a yellow top until I fry the battery I have (I do not compete, or at least have not yet). Batcaps are good.

There are a lot of good batteries out there, but I haven't looked in to them for myself yet.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ribeiro953
ye i thought the box way intended... thanks i still dont get why you rin countless runs of 0 gauge

Less voltage drop and as for the battery, IMO its a given.

your asking for trouble with a cheap / old battery and a vehicle with high drain, also if your goin for big SPL see about a bigger ( amp outputwise) alternator
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Old 08-28-2007, 05:30 AM
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Power- lots of it, never enough! more wire more battery
box- experiment on best size
box- experiment on port size, position and length
box- experiment on location
amp- buy one that can do what your asking it to do (either produce lots of voltage or more likely produce lots of current into low impedance's
woofer- buy the one that does what you want not what looks best
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Old 08-28-2007, 06:22 AM
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Oh yeah, I forgot that. You won't be loud unless your box is ugly.. lol
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:39 AM
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interesting, no one mentioned the car itself. some cars are much better suited for spl applications than others.
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:01 PM
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yup car plats a huge role in final spl count especialy if your on a budget in terms of gear
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