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Old 05-23-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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Big stereo with hardtop?

Hey guys, pretty new here but i'll have some pics up of my Gecko soon enough. I was wondering if any of you guys have put big subs in your JK? I am just trying to figure out how the hardtop will hold up to 145-150 DB's.

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Old 05-23-2013, 10:07 PM   #2
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I've seen "hair tricks" done in a JK. I'm pretty sure the hard top can handle it. I'd get the boom mat headliner to maximize quality..

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What are you going to do with 150 dBA? Assuming you get a Lmax that high.
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Biggest Fear is all of the Mounting Points for the Freedom Panels. Over Time, it's gonna Leak.

You sure you're gonna be close to 150db?
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Come one guys 150 has to be easy to get in a JK I would think. I used to be big into stereo comps 15 years ago and one guy had two 15's in a banpass in a CJ5 that hit 154ish almost every time.

And damage to the jeep would not be an issue at all at only 145-150
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Man I don't know... I have a JL Stealthbox and there are some lower notes that shake the hell out the back. I would worry about the bolts for the top coming loose before blowing out a window. I say let it rip. New seals can't cost more than a hundred or two and worse case is you need a new top, which is about $2k. You'll have a hell of a lot more in your stereo than that. Plus you can be the first to go viral on YouTube if you film it blowing up!!
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Man I don't know... I have a JL Stealthbox and there are some lower notes that shake the hell out the back. I would worry about the bolts for the top coming loose before blowing out a window. I say let it rip. New seals can't cost more than a hundred or two and worse case is you need a new top, which is about $2k. You'll have a hell of a lot more in your stereo than that. Plus you can be the first to go viral on YouTube if you film it blowing up!!
Not going to happen.
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I would love to know what sound level meters you guys are using to think you are actually getting 150+ dBA...and at what octave bands.
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I would love to know what sound level meters you guys are using to think you are actually getting 150+ dBA...and at what octave bands.
I don't know about the other people in this thread but I used to compete in USAC comps for years and went off of there meters. There were no reliable meters that were affordable 15 years ago. I used to know a thing or two about big systems a while back. The basics is all I remember any more.

Best hit was 169 in a reg cab Chevy truck with 8 15's with air temp of 53║f.


That is the truck but I don't have any digital pics of the box, bed cut, or amp rack ATM.

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