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Old 01-13-2013, 12:13 PM
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Why "sweet jesus"?
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:26 PM
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Why "sweet jesus"?
Turbo.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:41 PM
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Lol turbo would make this the absolute coolest 3rd gen evar.

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Old 01-13-2013, 01:02 PM
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I plan on it. The engine rebuild, while not at all necessary right now, will take place within the next couple months probably. Depending on the diagnosis of the problem and how long it takes to escalate.

Plans are for either a Garrett or Turbonetics turbo. SVO rods and pistons, and I've found a link online to some chevy 6.0 valve springs that are a stock replacement for ours, but heavier duty.

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Old 01-14-2013, 11:47 AM
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Turbo.
^ this.

I'm very interested to watch this.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:43 PM
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It may very well be an extremely slow build. But a build nonetheless.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:21 PM
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One step at a time.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:02 PM
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Step 1 would be to save some money.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:16 AM
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So, I'm gonna hold off a little longer on the turbo build as I have found out that my engine is not in any danger of going out. The problem was that an old spark plug got jimmied loose and was rubbing on a belt or something upon startup. All is well with Truk though, so after a couple years of being bass-less, I decided to get back into it.

My last system was a Powerbass ASA1000.1d amplifier powering an Ascendant Audio Chaos 15" woofer in a ported box. That system ABSOLUTELY SLAMMED. I've included some older videos of music playing, and a 25hz test tone window flex test.






God damn I miss having that ridiculous amount of bass. But it worked out because the guy that was selling the wheels at the time lived 3 houses down from me. So I went to his house, gave him a demo, and traded him the amp, sub and box for his rims and tires.

The new system I have ordered is a DC Soundlab Level 3 15" woofer and an Audiopipe ASM1500.1. For the audio illiterate of you folks, that's a single 15 on 1500 watts. I'm talkin' SLAM.

I will have some pics of the build progress as it should be my most anticipated build yet.
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Old 02-25-2013, 09:43 AM
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cool dude, just picked up a new amp for my door speakers.
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Old 02-25-2013, 01:09 PM
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We should have a wiring party.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:00 PM
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I still need to find me another small amp. Lol I miss my bass too. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:04 AM
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I know, I'm really fucking excited, haha.

Here's a picture of the box design:




With 2 4" aero ports the tuning should be at 33 hz.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:06 PM
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Shit's moving along nicely!









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Old 03-08-2013, 10:19 PM
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