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Old 05-13-2010, 11:51 PM   #1
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NEW JL 1000 WATT Custom Audio Build Pics!

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Here are the photos of my JL audio build. The amp is not mounted yet because I found out it needed serviced as I was setting it up. Also I am building a custom ported rear panel to cover the pass through! Once I get it thumping I may need more insulation in the trunk lid void. I have a C.A.D. drawing of the box with dimmensions if anyone wants? Trust me it is the best size that will fit in the trunk.
I used a 1000/1 JL amp.
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Stinger 135 amp breaker.
EL wire to light the internals of the amp.
All 3/4 MDF box 2x in the front plate.
The RCA were spliced into the X3 connector with Stinger solder females.
4 Gauge wire.


Here is a video. The rattle is really not that bad, sounds worse in the video. I am goint to put some expanding foam in the trunk lid gap to add support to the middle. The amp is on ZERO gain of the high level! I could probably switch it to low and run it half, I will have to do some adjusting. Either way it sounds AMAZING now and the stock BA mids and highs keep up decent.

Build and roof flex.


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Old 05-13-2010, 11:52 PM   #2
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:47 AM   #3
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what is the selonoid below the circuit breaker for?

it also looks like you have 3 runs of power wire running from teh battery... or am I missing something?
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I'm guessing the solenoid is for the remote turn on, and I see multiple runs of power coming out of the battery area too.

Wasted your money on the cap, should have upgraded your battery.

Otherwise the enclosure looks pretty good in there.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:18 PM   #5
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Clean box bro. The only question I have, Now your trapping all the bass in the trunk how bad do you think the rattle is gonna be?
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:24 PM   #6
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what is the selonoid below the circuit breaker for?

it also looks like you have 3 runs of power wire running from teh battery... or am I missing something?
Yes, selonoid is active with the remote to turn on the cap. It just looks like three runs cuz I used the factory wires as a channel to run mine to keep it clean.

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I'm guessing the solenoid is for the remote turn on, and I see multiple runs of power coming out of the battery area too.

Wasted your money on the cap, should have upgraded your battery.

Otherwise the enclosure looks pretty good in there.
There are not multiple runs. One run from the battery to the breaker then to the selonoid then back to the cap. The cap was given to me unused so I figured I would make use of it. I'm not big on replacing things that are not worn out yet, ie the battery. After awhile I may put in another battery, there is plenty of room for one.
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Old 05-14-2010, 12:27 PM   #7
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Clean box bro. The only question I have, Now your trapping all the bass in the trunk how bad do you think the rattle is gonna be?
There is about 4 to 5 inches above the entire enclosure. I extended the carpet all the way up to hide it. There will be a board in the pass through with ports in it. I used a lot of sound mat and may need to add more but am waiting for the amp to come back from JL, could be 2 weeks.
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Clean box bro. The only question I have, Now your trapping all the bass in the trunk how bad do you think the rattle is gonna be?

He's not trapping anything in the trunk. Bass is omnidirectional and the wavelengths are big. Maybe if he wrapped the trunk in lead it would be trapped, otherwise, he's good. Rattle? Yep, unless it's heavily deadened. Trapped? Ain't happening, not to any amount a human ear will pick up.
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Old 05-15-2010, 10:32 PM   #9
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He's not trapping anything in the trunk. Bass is omnidirectional and the wavelengths are big. Maybe if he wrapped the trunk in lead it would be trapped, otherwise, he's good. Rattle? Yep, unless it's heavily deadened. Trapped? Ain't happening, not to any amount a human ear will pick up.
Could not have said it better meself. Try telling any cop within 200 yards of my other cars bass is trapped in the trunk. I could have used it as an excuse to get out of some tickets.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:07 PM   #10
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You might want to double check with jl but if I do remember you should not use a cap with a slash amp. It will mess up the rips power supply.
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Old 05-16-2010, 12:36 AM   #12
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Rattle like hell !! I have 2000 watt's going to my subs !
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Old 05-16-2010, 08:49 PM   #13
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You might want to double check with jl but if I do remember you should not use a cap with a slash amp. It will mess up the rips power supply.
Thanks, I didn't even think of that. I'll give them a call when I get the amp back. Good looking out.
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remember hearing something like that also about the amp &cap
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:50 PM   #15
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Ok, here is the scoop,
Just got off the phone with JL and they said a cap will not affect the RIP power supply. They said one would not hurt any of their amps. A cap will also not void any JL warranty.
Obviously you would need to check the rest of the charging system to be certain it is adequate to supply heavy audio loads. For this build the stock alt. and battery are good enough for 1000 watts. The cap is just another performance adder much like putting in better plugs or nitrogen in your tires. Some will say they are worthless and others say it’s a must.
Also JL turned my amp around in only 5 days and will be here Friday! I will post final pics and DB numbers soon!
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:55 PM   #16
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the only thing the cap really is useful for is to smooth out charging ripple. the problem with Capacitors in most applications they become simply a bandaid for a mmore serious problem... usually need for upgraded charging system.
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My only question and this is only because I just finished my whole setup.. Why didnt you mount the CAP and the relay box in the drivers side gap in the backside of your system layout? That would have made it look nearly invisible but still exposed for competition points. Just a gorgeous sub in a perfectly designed box That would theoretically be where your power and ground wires could be fed to keep the wiring of the amp invisible as well. and just mount the amp with spacers and tuck the cables behind. for a perfect clean Holy-SHIZ install. I still love the layout tho!
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My only question and this is only because I just finished my whole setup.. Why didnt you mount the CAP and the relay box in the drivers side gap in the backside of your system layout? That would have made it look nearly invisible but still exposed for competition points. Just a gorgeous sub in a perfectly designed box That would theoretically be where your power and ground wires could be fed to keep the wiring of the amp invisible as well. and just mount the amp with spacers and tuck the cables behind. for a perfect clean Holy-SHIZ install. I still love the layout tho!
Thanks for the comments! The amp will be mounted on the left facing out. The only wires that will be seen will b jumpers from the amp to cap. I wanted to keep everything out so people could see as much as possible of the hardware. Its nice to inform people of the inner workings.
At a recent show a lady asked "what is the box thingy on the right, does it make the car go faster?"I said sure its my FLUX CAPACITOR.
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Thanks for the comments! The amp will be mounted on the left facing out. The only wires that will be seen will b jumpers from the amp to cap. I wanted to keep everything out so people could see as much as possible of the hardware. Its nice to inform people of the inner workings.
At a recent show a lady asked "what is the box thingy on the right, does it make the car go faster?"I said sure its my FLUX CAPACITOR.
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Old 05-29-2010, 05:40 PM   #21
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Bump for HD video.
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Uh....wow that sounds really bad.....the way the trunk lid rattles is pretty crappy.
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