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Old 10-17-2013, 10:33 AM
casey.mikl casey.mikl is offline
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Know I've posted it before but my custom home built box for my regular cab ranger. 10" Kicker makes the rear window shake
That enclosure looks like the enclosure that mtx makes for the rangers. Sent from my iPhone using FRF App
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:40 AM
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That enclosure looks like the enclosure that mtx makes for the rangers. Sent from my iPhone using FRF App
But mine doesn't dip down behind the back of the seat and also I made mine custom to fit a full depth sub, completely sealed, and properly made with 3/4" MDF. The MTX ones I saw had no backs and also were plastic. Cheap annoying crap IMO lol.
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Old 10-17-2013, 10:44 AM
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Yeah. How does the seat fit? Does it go all the way back?

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Old 10-17-2013, 11:03 AM
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Yeah. How does the seat fit? Does it go all the way back?

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If you push the bottom sliders all the way back, the top of the seat is 1" away from the window. If you pull the slider forward a little bit, you can recline more.

For maximum back massaging pleasure, push sliders all the way back and put the back of the seat flush against the box. Lol.

That pic I have the seat forward to show the box and sub more.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:39 AM
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You have to remember the '98 and up Rangers have an extra two or three inches compared to the '97 and below. That enclosure wouldn't fit my Ranger anywhere as good as it fits yours (Tim's).

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Old 10-17-2013, 11:49 AM
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Meh not really you over exaggerate it a bit IMO. Government around the US is communist, not only CA. CA just has some pretty stupid laws, but so do a lot of states. I'm a 2A supporter as well haha


Back on topic for a second, I have a question for you guys. Do you run your phone/iPod off of a USB, or an auxiliary cable? I'm using my iPhone 5's USB but I heard from a guy at an audio shop that he uses a higher quality aux cable for "better sound". I don't believe this is true, but I figured you guys would know for sure.
He is full of shit. USB.

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Yea i know im gonna have to cut my doors. No big deal.
And i dont wanna add another amp or anything. Will the speakers be under powered by just the headunit. (Also powering my rear speakers) or will they be fine.
You will not gain anything with the 6x9's vs the 6x8's and have a lot of work for nothing !
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:50 AM
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Yeah USB will sound better because on the USB the headunit will pull the file and play it. Through aux input it will play the song but will be amped by the source and by the headunit.

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Old 10-17-2013, 11:58 AM
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Ok. Ill just grab a better pair of 6x8s then.
Are you just wanting 4 6x8's to be powered from the headunit only ? Or are you wanting better 6x8's to handle an amp ?

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I was gonna build a console. But I got a deal on this full length and like the factory look. I already have the 8 it's sitting in it's box under my bed lol. I'm gonna see what I can do with the console.

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Dude all that Alpine stuff looks OK, but what's up with that powerbass amp ? ...and you don't need the rux? knob when you have sub level on the headunit.

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I have an alpine amp to go with it and the remote bass knob also. Plus I have the grill for the sub. I just gotta figure out what I'm gonna do. I wanted to build a box and then use the console to pretty much hide the box. Not he console being part of the box. Just using it to hide it.

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Also the powerbass is getting swapped for an alpine.

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AHHH ... good deal.

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No I'm not lol. I just got the alpine headunit. And was looking at subs and really like my gfs type a 12s so I got an alpine type r 8, and I got the alpine sub amp because how small it is. easy to hide, got the grill to protect the sub and the bass knob to adjust bass when I want. My door speakers are all ds68 kickers. And 4 channel is powerbass but gonna get an alpine cause again, they are small and easy to put somwhere in the small truck.

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The Alpine MRP-F300 is great for the 6x8 Kickers. (would be one of my last choices for door speakers, but 50 watts RMS each makes them ok)
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:58 AM
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Do you guys run your subwoofers on normal or reverse from the headunit? My Pioneer HU has that option and from what I can tell they sound the same.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:00 PM
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I originally ordered a kicker amp. But it was out if stock. So I had the choice of the powerbass and I said yeah sure I just wanted my stuff. I should have haggled with them and got an alpine but oh we'll. I'll put this powerbass in my gfs car and get an alpine. But I got the rux knob cause it was free with the amp. And it's easier then going through settings in the headunit.

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Old 10-17-2013, 12:01 PM
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If you push the bottom sliders all the way back, the top of the seat is 1" away from the window. If you pull the slider forward a little bit, you can recline more.

For maximum back massaging pleasure, push sliders all the way back and put the back of the seat flush against the box. Lol.

That pic I have the seat forward to show the box and sub more.
Don't ruin your sub surround by having it rub the back of the seat. Altho it is just a kicker.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:03 PM
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And yeah that's the amp I'm gonna get, the kickers are coming out though. I want type r 6x8 but they are expensive. So I'm thinking type s alpine for rear and hertz for front. I'm not sure yet what I wanna get:

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Old 10-17-2013, 12:03 PM
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Do you guys run your subwoofers on normal or reverse from the headunit? My Pioneer HU has that option and from what I can tell they sound the same.
Whichever sounds the best. With my 3 channel setup, sounds best with sub phase reversed.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:05 PM
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They make reducers from 6x8 to 6.5? What are they called? Reducers?
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:06 PM
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Yes they do. They are adapters.

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