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ScottyT 05-23-2013 10:02 PM

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.

vitodivita 05-23-2013 10:07 PM

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..

lolpetewtf 05-23-2013 10:33 PM

What are you going to do with 150 dBA? Assuming you get a Lmax that high.

Duramaxxed 05-26-2013 12:07 PM

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?

WatchThis! 05-26-2013 12:36 PM

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

Dmactampa 05-26-2013 12:48 PM

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!!

WatchThis! 05-26-2013 12:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Dmactampa (Post 3794210)
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.

lolpetewtf 05-26-2013 06:15 PM

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.

WatchThis! 05-26-2013 06:28 PM

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Originally Posted by lolpetewtf (Post 3794743)
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 53f.
http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r...6-12001050.jpg

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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