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04 explorer with 2 18s. TEAM DOA

loudsport

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City, State
DeKalb, IL
Year, Model & Trim Level
'04 XLT
so this is what i have so far.
car: 2004 explorer xlt
subs: 2 18 Audioque HDC3-A D1
sub amp(s) 2 Audioque 3500.1 one in for now
mids/high amp: soundstream px 4.760
wireing: monster zero gauge
batteries: 2 8D 350+AH each, yellow top under the hood
alt: Mechman 270amp with voltage regulator
headunit: pioneer AVH-3200DVD
and alot more...
pics:

this is when i first got her. plain
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first thing i did was rip out the third row seats
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then i built a false floor. i carpeted it but dont have pics of that without the box covering it. carpet matches the rest in the car
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then i built my box
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headunit
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put in some black headlights
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with 6kHIDs 55w low and fog lights
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got some tint done 5% in the back and 35% in the front
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almost finished box
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almost finished amp rack, carpet should be here in a couple days. the second AQ3500.1 will be the third row on top. will put it in soon
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batteries
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Mechman 270amp alt with voltage regulator
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thats enough for now ill put up more pics as i get more done.
special thanx to Decaf for helping with the build
 



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i'm not even into massive sound systems, but i think thats an amazing setup you have! this is also my first time visiting the audio section of the forums, or i would of said that i liked it sooner. :D
 






all i can say is wow
 






edited pics. took off the roof rack and running boards
 






looks bad ass for sure. how does it sound
 












Your box looks great. I like the detail on it with the inset panels on the sides. You should be proud of your install. I build boxes & install as a sideline. Your work looks like a professional install. Good job.
 






How did you get that "DOA" lettering into the wood?
 






Nice setup

I think it looks pretty descent. Personally, i think the box is WAY oversized, but to each their own right? I like your HU also, nice choice.

I hope your putting in a security system. It appears you live in an apartment / condo complex so it may be best to get a good one.


On a side note, are there any box builders in the 46360 area? Its bout 1hr SE of chicago in Indiana. Im looking for a 100% custom fab box from my own design, id do it but dont have the needed equipment to build a box. Ive got years of woodworking behind me, but no tools now a days lol. If you have tools and experience with building and tuning please pm me here, or email me at franktaffe AT msn DOT com.

thanks :)
 






I think it looks pretty descent. Personally, i think the box is WAY oversized, but to each their own right? I like your HU also, nice choice.

I hope your putting in a security system. It appears you live in an apartment / condo complex so it may be best to get a good one.


On a side note, are there any box builders in the 46360 area? Its bout 1hr SE of chicago in Indiana. Im looking for a 100% custom fab box from my own design, id do it but dont have the needed equipment to build a box. Ive got years of woodworking behind me, but no tools now a days lol. If you have tools and experience with building and tuning please pm me here, or email me at franktaffe AT msn DOT com.

thanks :)
thanx, i do have a two way pager alarm system and a couple orther things to keep people away. the box is perfect size for the subs. each type of sub needs a different size box and port area for the subs to be efficient and work well. there are alot of guys in the chicago land area that will be able to build a box for you. go onto caraudioclassifieds.org and ask on the box builder forums whos in chicago that can build one for you.
we just had a show in hammond IN last weekend and there was a ox builder there.
 






that box looks sweet! Did you paint that Doa or is it an inlay? In the one picture it's not there thats what makes me wonder...
 






are you wanting to sell your third row stuff? if so please pm me.

thanks
sean
 






that box looks sweet! Did you paint that Doa or is it an inlay? In the one picture it's not there thats what makes me wonder...

thanx we used a stencil and used the same textured paint, then peeled the stencil off.
 






are you wanting to sell your third row stuff? if so please pm me.

thanks
sean

no sry, everything ive taken off the car is gonna go right back on to return it to stock when i sell it.
 






:thumbsup: looks awesome very nice :thumbsup:

I think I also see canucks colours in your fourth pic... :thumbsup::thumbsup:: to that as well hahaha maybe not though
 






Damn...nice build. looks great. Only thing id get rid of is the Advertisment on the back window....all that says is break into me, i have a bad ass system and prolly other sweet ****.
 






Damn...nice build. looks great. Only thing id get rid of is the Advertisment on the back window....all that says is break into me, i have a bad ass system and prolly other sweet ****.
That's whats stopping me from getting subs and stuff. However, he has it figured out and man what a nice system and subs. Hope it sounds as awesome as it looks!
 






That's whats stopping me from getting subs and stuff. However, he has it figured out and man what a nice system and subs. Hope it sounds as awesome as it looks!

thanx ive gotten alot of trophies from competitions so im happy with it. will be alot louder once i put in the second amp. and with the alarm system and a few things that WILL keep some one from robbing it.
 



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damn this loooks sick! the logo on the box is ####in awesome!!!
 






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