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  1. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Bummer. That's a shitty deal. Hope it goes smooth.
  2. https://www.alpine-usa.com/support/owners-manual
  3. Social media is full of morons. Best knowledge base is here. We can't tell you what driver to get, that's a choice you'll have to make. We can help with what brands to stay away from, and keeping you realistic in your goals. Wanting a huge mega power beast knocking the block down with only 2 cubes doesn't add up. But, using a good quality driver that is optimized for that amount of space can give great results. There are many 12 inch drivers on the market that would work quite well with 2 cubes, but that's net after displacements, not gross. You may need to go taller on the enclosure, as well why I asked about the external aero port idea. The DC audio lvl 5 12 for example, available through the SSA store is rated for 3000 watts and suggests a minimum 1.5 cubic feet enclosure for example. https://store.soundsolutionsaudio.com/dc-audio-level-5-12-3-5-m5-3000w-subwoofer/ I have no experience with this specific driver though, so can't comment on it specifically, but 90% is install, so enclosure design is going to be a huge factor.
  4. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

  5. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Not religious, but I will wish you the best. Don't let others stress you, you know your shit, this is nothing new, just do you.
  6. All forums are slow anymore. Nothing against SSA, but most traffic has moved to social media platforms. I don't have any personal experience with the nightshade or sp4 so I can't really comment on them specifically. Overall response though is greatly affected by enclosure design. Generally with ported enclosures (4th order vented) going larger with a lower tuning frequency will yield a smoother response than smaller with a higher tuning frequency (think peaky one note wonder) I would suggest taking some really good measurements to figure out your max dimensions and then look at quality reputable brands for a driver that is designed to work in those dimensions. Remember you need to look at net space after displacement of driver/bracing/port. That being said, would you have the ability to run an external aero port under the other side of the 60/40 bench to free up space? Amount of usable space will determine driver/size. Then work on power.
  7. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    I only had to grab a couple of items while I was out Friday. Quick and easy peasy, we've almost exclusively shopped online this year. Lots of stuff arriving by puralator, ups, and mail. Our last minute "splurge" last night was an under armor online order. Their deals were too good to pass up. Ordered a bunch from them that was on sale in their clearance outlet, plus with the code got an additional % amount off and free shipping. Otherwise their clothing is just too damn expensive. My wife's gifts from me came in yesterday, got her a new pair of Asics shoes and a Fitbit watch/fitness tracker.
  8. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Damn xmas is going to be expensive this year. So much money spent already. So much more to spend. I hate xmas shopping. Done most of it online this year. No driving to stores, waiting lines, dealing with crowds so far. But there are some things I'm going to have to go out for... And the missus wants me to go today of all days... Bah humbug I say.
  9. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Spending the day with my 3 boys. Not a holiday here, but it's my day off, and a tummy bug is running through the house so all 3 are home with me. Bug only lasts about 8 hours symptom wise, so not a bad one. Just a good day to Netflix and chill.
  10. Are you just powering them off of the stock h/u or aftermarket amp?
  11. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Hit a bench pr this afternoon. Managed 1x5 @ 275 lbs, 1x6 @ 275 lbs, 1x5 @ 280 lbs for my top 3 sets. Felt really good too. Not too shabby for a 5' 10" 195 lbs mid thirties father of 3.
  12. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

  13. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Lifters on the 4.3 tick, not clanky. It's a tick tick tick that speeds up and slows down as the engine revs up and down.
  14. nigel

    Hello newbies run at simple installs

    What other's are about, should have no bearing on what you do. Your vehicle, your ears. Nothing wrong with going with a prebuilt component set, if you enjoy it, and it fits your budget and install. Using a 4 channel amp is a great thought. Pretty sure someone just posted one of those RF p600x4 amps in the classifieds on this forum. I personally liked the Kenwood h/u I had over the pioneer one. But again, that's me, and my opinion. https://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_158371_Kenwood-DDX26BT-Replaces-DDX25BT.html This I think would be a good unit. As for components, what size do you need? And steer clear of anything skar. I would suggest looking at some of the sets sold through the SSA store. They carry good quality brands you can trust. There's an NVX set on there for $120 that would probably be quite good for the dollar/value.
  15. nigel

    Welcome to the IHoP v.2

    Samsung Gui is horrendous. Terribly unintuitive. I want to smash my wife's Samsung phone everytime I use it. That said, I love android, just not when it's bastardized. Had a Google Nexus 4 for years, loved it. LG G5 I loved. Both were unadulterated android interface. Now I have a Huawei, I know you can't get it in the USA, but again, they've left the android interface just the way I like it. Just I'm sure with some hidden background spy shit, but whatever, not like I have any national or trade secrets anyway. I picked up an iPhone once. Tried to figure it out for all of 5 seconds, got frustrated and handed it back. Never tried another one since. They work like the mechanics in a British car, ass fucking backwards.