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  2. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Pops and us have been living on the same property since August. We have a house in the front and he has a casita (small home) in the back. Not sure how much I dug into it here, but he has PSP, which is a rarer form of Parkinson's. He got to a point that he needed to enlist much more help, which basically left us with nursing home or living with us. My wife is a real estate finding extraordinaire and found this great place with the 2 houses and plenty of space. The house/property we are selling is his former place about an hour away. In order to get the current house while dad and I both owned our houses we had to get a loan from someone who's more like a private investor (2.5% over market rate). By my calculations, between insurance, electricity, taxes, etc on his former residence and interest on our new loan, as one unit, we're losing about $2K per month. (Fun fact: 2.5% difference on our 30 year loan is a $600 difference in payment, purely interest) Our house sold in a heartbeat, we used it to re-bolster our emergency fund, pay off my truck and buy a few things we've been needing/wanting and then squirrel away the rest to weather the god awful mortgage payment until his house sold. With the sell of his house, he will dump all the proceeds into the loan (he owns the other house outright) and the wifey and I will refinance under a new rate and shorter term. This will get my dad away from any payment and the W and I expect we can refinance at 5-10 years to get it knocked out ASAP.
  3. dem beats

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I ate a half a burger and some waffle fries! Even better yet is me feeling my body digest it and getting some potassium and sodium from food and not just soy sauce shots. Sleep will be amazing tonight if it happens. How exciting!
  4. dem beats

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I hope no one is ever an expert ever.
  5. Joshdashef

    Honda Civic Coupe 08 2x2k???

    My Volt Meters: Stinger Digital Volt Meter - quick glances Blue Seas Analog Volt Meter - shows dips in voltage that Stinger doesn't display Back Diagram Calibrated with DMM
  6. Joshdashef

    Honda Civic Coupe 08 2x2k???

    Work to get to current build: (a lot from 2018)3 Start on amp rack and battery mount with scrap MDF and some cardboard cut to fit on driver side little cubby. Hooked up battery fuse holder to main runs. Hate myself for this fuse holder placement without reinforcement! My little MDF box for a D3400 and some shiny aluminum bussing. Enclosure was glued then has two screws for removing the battery. Planning power runs for amps Another idea that works but could stand a redesign. Horizontal fuse mount. At first it had tons of play in it but after adding the top piece that held it upright, it mostly stays as is. Wiring P3D4 12s. 10 gauge sky high wire Loved these grills that Rockford has RCAs ran to rear. Ended up with a lot of excess cabling. Finally. The moment I had been looking forward to for days after days of work Electrical tape for the sides that are closest to each other at the amp terminals. Both + and - The setup v1 While tuning and testing this I ran into a voltage problem, low 13s. I decided to fix it Mechman 240A Alternator in Blue! Heres a side to side for laughs Old versus new. 1/0 ran from alternator + to battery (fused), and alternator - to battery negative. Whoop Whoop! Installed 4 channel, RF P600x4. Front speakers not hooked up yet. Connecting up some LED's off amazon by soldering on some wire and terminal for my Blue Seas System Fusing: https://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Systems-Blade-Block/dp/B001P6FTHC/ref=asc_df_B001P6FTHC/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312128389336&hvpos=1o1&hvnetw=g&hvrand=16344823841222530695&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9011457&hvtargid=pla-383472770805&psc=1 LED's for fun
  7. Joshdashef

    Honda Civic Coupe 08 2x2k???

    Building my first ever box: My designs came from JeepandBass: https://www.jeepandbass.com/box-designs If you are just getting into the game then I recommend having someone else design your box. Then design your second box like I am doing! Bought two sheets of MDF Portable table saw for long cuts Wear protection! No jokes this stuff is not good for your lungs or eyes, so gear up and clean up. All cut out My Hardware: Brad Nails to assist with holding pieces for follow up coarse threaded screws 1" screws and brads | 45s 1 1/4" screws and 1 1/4" brads | Baffles connection between layers 1 5/8" screws and 1 1/4" brads | Most joints for the box excluding the connection between the baffles and sides/port 2 1/2" screws and 2" brads | Baffles connection to sides walls/port walls Tip for cutting circles in a MDF! Screw into a scrap length of wood the size of your subwoofer diameter plus some. Then mark out your cutout diameter by using a ruler to mark where your next screw will go. After that you now have a template you can use to score into any wood for a speaker of the same cutout diameter! After doing this I glued on the second layer behind each side and screwed it in to let dry over night. Put together the sides of the box and back wall After the baffles glue had dried (23 hours). Cut out the scored circle with a jig saw (router would be much nicer and easier, but more expensive for entry level) Smooth with sandpaper Test fit Planning: Some sanding on inner port wall to knock off hard edges Planning out screw placement and panel placement on top piece Notice the overhanging baffles. Yeah someone fucked up! I decided to leave them since I was dying to hear it, but could have just as easily sanded them down. Final Product: Now thats a big ass box... This required a lot of coaxing to fit, but after turning it then putting it in... she fit.
  8. Joshdashef

    Honda Civic Coupe 08 2x2k???

    Work to get to current build: (a lot from 2018)2 The switch to SMD fuse holders. I love these things. Absolutely worth spending the extra cash for each of these! Also the dealer I bought them off of, AudioFanaticz, threw in some goodies! Great Fuse holders, but bad mounting on my part... Definitely will address this issue this month! Rear Fuses for reserve battery Mounted to side wall, then insulated with some tape just in case. Grounds color coded with tesa tape. Used a DMM for finding a suitable grounding location. This spot surprisingly had low resistance!
  9. Joshdashef

    Honda Civic Coupe 08 2x2k???

    Work to get to current build: (a lot from 2018) Day 1: Stripper Time Looming RCAs (Rockford 20ft or 16ft twisted with some Tesa Tape): My tip for those doing anything similar is to utilize a loose zip tie as a tool to control the unwrapped RCA cables I also recommend marking your RCAs so you can distinguish between them on the other side!! Sky high dual fuse holder (doesn't fit larger gauge wire easily... Bass Knob Mounted by driver side knees. Sound Deadening, going for some resistance to rattles here: Dual run of Sky High 1/0 OFC. Flexible to a point wire, but very over-sized so be careful with what termination you buy! Best damn tool I have ever bought for getting through a firewall.... Unibit buy it. (comes in different sizes!) Also DD-1, can be found here: https://www.wccaraudio.com/smd-distortion-detector-dd-36.html If you plan on setting gains, get one of these (or an oscilloscope) Drilled basically where the clutch would be if I had standard trans. Added rubber grommets off amazon, use a little petroleum jelly to help coax the wire through if you have trouble. Planning Wire run to rear: Loomed in same 1/2" loom and some zip ties/tesa tape when needed. Crossing into middle of car under drivers feet. Yes I can feel the bump, but it is no where close to where I rest my foot daily driving. Also ran from near center console to driver side rear seats, eventually into trunk on driver side. Planning out battery location. XS Power D3400 Picture of the god awful moxel plugs using a tiny wire camera. Pics on engine bay side of wiring through firewall
  10. Joshdashef

    Honda Civic Coupe 08 2x2k???

    Hello and welcome to my daily headaches! I'll start this build log off with my past setup, my current, and finally update throughout December as I work on probably the furthest this little Civic will let me go. My instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joshdashef1/ The Past Build: Head unit: Pioneer 80 PRS Mono Amp: Rockford Fosgate Prime 750.1 Subwoofers: Rockford Fosgate P3D4 12" (two) Kicker 4 gauge amp kit OFC Stock Electrical (alternator included) Did do the big three sometime between here and current build Prefab Box: Q-Power Box (Dual 12s) Tips: Tesa taping RCA's, Marking RCA's Low/Mid/High or similar, Big Three with loom. Wire was Sky High 1/0 OFC with some 1/2" loom I believe. Old military style terminals (DO NOT USE THESE) they cracked my battery eventually.
  11. Joshdashef

    Hello!

    Hey guys. Wanted to go ahead and start posting some of my old build log from the original stage to current, so I can upload the rebuild this month. I'll link my build log once I set it up ( You can find me on instagram at: @joshdashef1 as well as some other forums. In the mean time... can someone tell me how I can change my profile picture ? It wont let me edit my profile
  12. Tirefryr

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    . . . And your father?
  13. MKader17

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Dad's house is under contract. We should very soon be on the 5 year track to being completely debt free!
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  15. So I wired up my brothers bmw, put in a pioneer HU and ran power to a 1200 watt amp with 2 12” subs. Now the 1st amp worked for a few months then just turned off, the 2nd and 3rd worked for a week. I checked and double checked all wires and there’re good. He took it to a radio shop and they said it was because his power and ground wires weren’t pure copper, he left with the system working and the next day the amp went into protection mode. Also the amps were blowing fuses, can anyone give me some advice on what the issue may be. Thanks in advance
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  17. frogcase2002

    05 sable 2 zcon 18s on 10k in b-pillar walll

    Car is for sale if anyone or anyone you know is interested
  18. Godsmack

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Ripped your backdoor wide open, and scraped the casing? Fuckin A man. I'm no expert in having your asshole scraped, but if ya need an ear feel free to get a hold of me. J
  19. j-roadtatts

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Plug and play. https://store.hp.com/us/en/pdp/hp-pavilion-all-in-one-24-xa0115st
  20. j-roadtatts

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Then again, some of the girls love it! So who knows. Haha
  21. j-roadtatts

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I could do without the anal probing. Lord willing I’ll just kill over from a heart attack long before then. best of luck to you my man.
  22. mikel7829

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    You building your own rig? Or is this a plug and play?
  23. dem beats

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Me too. At least the robot gives me a good cocktail before it has it's way with me!
  24. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Bummer. That's a shitty deal. Hope it goes smooth.
  25. ///M5

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Shit. Sorry brother.
  26. dem beats

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    And they took some chunks along the way as souvenirs! Thanks for the love brother.
  27. Godsmack

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Thanks mang. Waiting on the final scores for the rest of the stuff to come through. J
  28. Godsmack

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Damn man. Hope they get that gerbil out!!! All jokes aside, best of luck man. I couldn't fathom being told I needed to be anally violated again because they didn't go deep enough before. J
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