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Austin863 last won the day on March 1 2023

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    Austin Kessinger
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    Columbia, TN
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    PC enthusiast, Somewhat Audiophile, Machinist, Tech Enthusiast,
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    2005 Subaru Forester, 2015 GLA-250

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  1. Austin863

    2005 Subaru Forester Build Log

    I will say this, as of right now I plan to use the same specs. However, Depending on how much room I have, I may do a 4th order. I don’t know yet though.
  2. Austin863

    2005 Subaru Forester Build Log

    Yes, I’m going to be waiting some time to rebuild the box. I need to get the proper tools to cut sheeting precisely because as of right now. Just about all my cuts aren’t straight. I basically had to screw several trapezoids together and put a lot of tension on the box when doing so. AND almost all of my screws split nearly all the corners. I hate to have wasted the money on the MDF. But hey, I thought I had the right tools and stuff but turns out, I in fact, did not.
  3. Welcome to the forum and community man! as previously stated, upgrading wire will only benefit you. whether that is now or in the future. definitely sand down your grounding points to bare metal if you haven't already. AGM batteries are a must. a few tips: OFC wire and CCA wire are very different, and we could all agree here that, OFC is the much better option. expensive yes but much more worth it with the ease of mind. (CCA doesn't transport the amperage that OFC will) DEADENER IS YOUR FRIEND. I know, it seems redundant BUT running a big stereo, deadener will only help you preserve your vehicle. especially if you are hitting some tasty low notes to the point that your peeling our skin panels off the support panels. Measure twice cut once any other in depth questions just ask! We are all incredibly helpful here! My question to you would be, What speakers are you running and what amp did you go with? Would love to see a build log when you start!
  4. Austin863

    2005 Subaru Forester Build Log

    Thanks bro! definitely the most meticulous I have ever been when doing a build. I tried to be as accurate and careful as I possibly could. I'm not super happy with the box honestly, due to shitty tools and not truly squared cuts on the wood. and my port is a little janky on the edges. But none the less it still slams. I just will have to satisfy my inner perfectionist and rebuild it down the road when I have a table saw and proper squaring equipment that not harbor freight specials lmao... XD
  5. Austin863

    2005 Subaru Forester Build Log

    So on my cards. There is a netting for storage. I cut this out and put the bulk of the pod over where the storage area would have been. So it’s still there just without the net, and wood in its place. On the backside there is where I plan to mount the xovers. Pretty much the perfect spot. Because on the inside of the door cards I haven’t got much room to mount it.
  6. Austin863

    2005 Subaru Forester Build Log

    !!!! INCOMING !!!! Build Log and Updates!! So, I finally decided on an amp, the sub arrived, my wires were ran, door speakers installed. lets get to it. First off, I began building my box, after hours of trying to find some not so outrageously expensive MDF. Which, to my disdain, I couldn't find. So I just went to lows and got 2 sheets at f****ng $60 a pc. anyways, I inqured with my Uncle Neal about his old evil box that was KILLER on your face. After getting the schematics, I got to work. Overall about 5.5^cuft and tuned around 30-31 hz we have our ready to test enclosure. Measure twice cut once was used several times before building the box. as per my luck shit usually doesn't work out when its supposed to The amp I ultimately decided on, was the Ruthless 2300.1. I couldn't find an amp that I was willing to drop a decent chunk on, that I really liked until I found this. Rated at roughly 1700w rms @ 2ohm (d1ohm Evil 15) and 3300w rms @ 0.5 ohm. it was pretty much the sweet spot for power I was really looking for. I picked up some dual 1/0 terminals from amazon. and a pack of 350a ANL fuses (Basically in home solar power fuses). paired with my 2 batteries with about 195ah (if i remember correctly) should be a sufficient amount of power bus to be stable at 0.5 ohm. SO FAR SO GOOD! REMOVING AND REINSTALLING THIS SUB IS A PITA!!! lmfao, it is SO heavy. its given the rear end of my Forester about 1.5-2" of suspension sag... (0.0) HOLY F. anyways it was gonna be some time before I got all the finishing touches done. but I had the rest of the components installed already so lets put the sub in and get it somewhat dialed. WOW. Its brutal, and I still haven't broken it all the way in yet... Clip light on the bass knob comes in handy!(I'm known to be a little rough of stuff ) Soon, I Started working on my door pods. I HATED the butcher job I did on the plastic, but the evil 6.5's and the Subaru Window regulator/supports were not gonna get along. I went with a slightly tapered design and tried to follow the lines of the door as much as possible. Originally wanted to Glue them. But There is a slight slop at the bottom of the door card that wouldn't allow conformity of the wood. So I just grabbed some 3/8 self tappers and self tapped it to the door card. I also couldn't find anywhere practical to put my tweeters and I had already done dmg to the door cards. So f**k it we will put them on the door cards and the perfect pocket on the back to situate the newest Evil Crossovers from SSA!! After doing that I ordered the carpet for my box, and also carpeted the false floor. oh yeah, I had to make a false floor in order for the hardware in the trunk to be able to support the box, battery, sub and amps.(Ugh) I also bought some Iconic red paint for the port and back side of the box. I went with Bahr Acrylic paint, High gloss deep base. and Crimson Red Paint code. Final product is incredibly satisfying! Sounds absolutely amazing in an "SQL" sense and will also get NUTTY and flex the actual hell out of my Subawu.... anyways feel free to ask questions, I cant think of anything else to add at the moment! here's a photo dump btw. ENJOY!
  7. Austin863

    2005 Subaru Forester Build Log

    Hey Buddy! I will be posting an Update here shortly! Thanks for inquiring currently sending Photos to computer!
  8. Austin863

    2005 Subaru Forester Build Log

    Well, well, well, Look what the cat dragged in. super surreal to be back on the forum after pretty much a friggin decade. it’s nice to see most of y’all are still active here! Here’s the current build in the works for my 2005 forester. Plan/currently installed: -6.5 door upgrades (2 evil 6.5 up front paired to some evil tweets|2 coaxial alpine typeS in rear doors. Most likely going to make custom crossovers for the front) -1 Sundown Sax100.4 -Sound deadening on the inner door skins removed all plastic lining on door skins aswell. -old ass pioneer Bluetooth double din head unit from 2012 On the way to me: -1 SSA Evil 15” woofer d1 probably running on a half ohm to whatever amp I decide on. -Amp TBD and Currently taking suggestions(3-400 target price range) -1 ported enclosure tuned to roughly 30-31hz objective of this build is to be a SQ monster with the capability to be Very LOUD and lots of pressure. I got this car in a trade and have had to do a few maint repairs to it. But this is exactly the build I was thinking about when looking for this car. So I’m suuuuper stoked and have been brewing this build up for a while now. Feel free to ask questions and leave feedback on whatever!! Feels good to be back!!
  9. Austin863

    austin863s subaru impreza build log

    hello guys i've been absent lately so here is an update on my vehicle. Recently decided to lower it using Raceland ultimo coilovers. work very well especially for the money. Got new Halo projector headlights. 2.5" stromung axel back exhaust in the market for some new wheels. and got the xcon 12 ported in my hatch. PIcs will be up tomorrow.
  10. Austin863

    austin863s subaru impreza build log

    Took second at that competiton last month! but the XCON 18 is with sean now. i have an xcon 12 now. going ported soon. got it in a little demo sealed box at 1.5 cubes. not loud but sounds good. necessary adjustments for what im doing with my car. but just bought new fenders and hood getting painted this week. replaced breaks with ceramic autocrafts. new wheels. 17x8.5 5zigen 5zr's 2 piece. new tires will be here this week mid week. HID's led DRL's. for my birthday i have some raceland ultimo coilovers coming. lowering about 2.5 inches. maybe 3 depending on where im at. got my tint on (except front, got pulled over and forced to take it off.) but oh well. car is going to be sooooo sick when its done. future plans after coils is, exhaust, air intake, built turbo and just tiny stuff. LED taillights. HID revers led turns led parking lights. led dome. then thats it.
  11. Austin863

    i NEED Your help! Crack Head Prices!!

    how much for them subs to 17751?
  12. Austin863

    Fi SP4 12"

    you could always customize your cone and tripple joint and coil with another 4in coil and make your own 12 using FI motor basket and cone just may have to find a well made 4in coil to take off and put it behind your 12 cone. as your own prototype? just a thought
  13. Austin863

    WTT my SSA XCON 18 for a smaller woofer

  14. Austin863

    WTT my SSA XCON 18 for a smaller woofer

    Nah dude sorry. got an offer set right now. need to close this add. Nothing against obsidian subs. but i like my USA woofers.
  15. im looking for a 12 or a 15. something small but loud. car is to small for the 18. offer up!