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Old 12-16-2010, 07:12 AM   #1
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Talking Custom Speaker Box- Opinions?

Ok, so I know a lot of people aren't big fans of putting a lot into the sound system on their jeeps. But I love my music, I like it loud, and it's my jeep. I thought you guys might like the custom build I did to get some extra sound out of my system. I've seen several set-ups like those speaker pods you can buy from most jeep accessory dealers but they all look like they stand out too much or would get in the way. I like my stuff to look a little better than that so I went with fabrication my own. The roll bar area between the existing speakers seemed like the best place. So using some luan (thin plywood) and some cedar (wont rot) planks, I built a box that would fit snugly between the two speakers boxes and not take up any useful space. After getting the box built like I wanted, I coated it with a fiberglass resin to seal it, and then coated with bed liner to protect it and make it look nice.I wanted to most sound possible from the location so I went with 6x9's. Pioneer 4-ways from walmart. I spliced the new speakers in with the factory wiring already up there for the others, the sony head unit has more than enough power to push all four roll bar speakers using the rear channel. 4 screws hold it in place, one in each existing speaker box and one on each side that goes into the roll bar.
Let me know what you think, I'll post some daylight pics soon along with my sub-set up in the rear.
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Old 12-16-2010, 07:36 AM   #2
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Looks good. My personal preference would have been to install an additional light into or on the box. My jeep is too dark for my tastes at night.

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Old 12-16-2010, 07:41 AM   #3
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Looks good. My personal preference would have been to install an additional light into or on the box. My jeep is too dark for my tastes at night.
If you went with some 6.5" instead of 6x9's you could prob. put a real good light in there
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:18 AM   #4
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You did a really nice job.. And it looks to be a great way to add more sound without taking up any valuable space! Great job....
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Old 12-16-2010, 03:39 PM   #5
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Thanks InfernoGirl!
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Old 12-22-2010, 10:25 PM   #6
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looks silly.....
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Old 12-24-2010, 04:00 AM   #7
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Nifty doesn't look too bad
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Old 12-24-2010, 12:02 PM   #8
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Great use of "useless" space!!!!!!!!!
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looks great. nice job.
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Old 12-25-2010, 08:48 AM   #10
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I like it. How much did it cost and I think u have something there. You might want to look into bulding and selling them.
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Don't tell him that his head will get so big he will never be able to put the top back on.
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Old 12-25-2010, 11:19 PM   #12
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Only problem is I have a speaker bar.... Not speaker bubbles or semi circle things.....
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Other than way too much speaker in one location....that close to your head, and that the speakers are of completely different brand and size, the issue I see is that you are showing a 2ohm load/channel at the headunit designed for 4ohm per channel. I can't say if that is going to damage the headunit or speakers, but it is a consideration that popped in my head.

I think the design is good, however. I like the ingenuity shown here.
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Old 12-30-2010, 12:45 AM   #14
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Good job, Daniel! I've seen it in person boys! It's amazing! This guy knows what he is doing!!! Anddddd hopefully going to help me with one! ))
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If you went with some 6.5" instead of 6x9's you could prob. put a real good light in there
Man looks great! Glad to see some golden eagle fans on here SMTTT!
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I like it. You'd have to look close to see it. Is it open on the sides near the top though...will the box take on water if it rains with the top off? Nice idea with the resin sealed wood.
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