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Old 12-23-2009, 07:31 PM
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LOL Must be nice, I gotta work 1/2 day Bastards..
Damn, I had a half day on Monday and the rest of the week off,

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I painted mine with a textured paint and then tried to match it with the dark color of the interior. Ill try and get a picture up tomorrow. Less than $15 for the paint. Only thing was it took quite a bit of time sanding to get a good surface for paint.
Yeah, I've used that textured paint before. And actually that will not need a perfect surface to look good either. In for pics!

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Re: Matt's 2006 WK Stereo Build Log Part II

Merry Christmas Eve

Heres a few finished up shots. I should have probably tried to smooth up the finish with another coat of bondo but all and all I dont think it came out to bad.





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Old 12-24-2009, 04:26 PM
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Looks sexy!

Unfortunately for me, I don't think I'm going to be able to have quick access to the passenger-side bungee given the amount of depth I gave myself.

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Why not try and find a paint to color match it to the interior?
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Looks sexy!

Unfortunately for me, I don't think I'm going to be able to have quick access to the passenger-side bungee given the amount of depth I gave myself.

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Why not try and find a paint to color match it to the interior?
I may still get some. But for $30 a can I wanted to try this first.
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:48 AM
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Re: Matt's 2006 WK Stereo Build Log Part II

dude, this install/mod freakin rocks. I want to hurt myself for buying the jl stealth box. I wish you all the best! and will most likely be selling the stealth box in the spring and building a copy of your layout.
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Old 12-25-2009, 08:20 AM
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dude, this install/mod freakin rocks. I want to hurt myself for buying the jl stealth box. I wish you all the best! and will most likely be selling the stealth box in the spring and building a copy of your layout.
Thanks!

The only three things I have against the Stealthbox are; price, the fact that it comes with a sub woofer (can't pick my own); and size of enclosure (the sub woofer housing only fits a 10, the depth I'm sure is next to nothing, and airspace is next to nothing).
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:53 PM
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So, feeling better today, I was able to wrap it up!

Only a few hours of work was needed. The enclosure was trimmed and sanded. It was then lined with open-cell Acoustic Foam. Wiring and posts were installed and then it was carpeted.

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You can see neither color carpet that PE sells is a perfect match, but I went with the darker one. I can always swap it out later, but it doesn't look to bad in person - we all know how much detail the camera can really bring out and that it never looks that was in normal lighting.






























All that's left to do is outfit it with the grill. That's why the woofer is recessed so far in. I should have just done it today, but I just didn't feel like it. It's 20 min of work I'll save for another day.


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It looks pretty damn good in person. Carpet hides a lot, so that certainly helps. I wish it didn't have to stick out so far, but depth and airspace are vital and with a 12" woofer, this is about as small as I'd like to go. The enclosure is pretty freakin' stout, I credit that to the Knytex biaxial cloth/mat. Very solid, very professional feel to it. The two mounting bolts keep it very snug and tightly bounded to the cargo area.

Listening Impressions: With about 30 seconds of listening and minimal tweaking it sounds FANTASTIC! I have to credit that to the slightly smaller amount of airspace than the previous temp enclosure had as well as the open-cell foam. Bass response is noticeably tighter/louder (smaller enclosure = more power handling, tighter response), and a little cleaner (open-cell foam = absorbs rear wave, cleans up bass). I'm thoroughly impressed with how it sounds as airspace is the one factor that's hard get perfect when building an enclosure like this. In my attempt to get this complete quickly I forgot to measure internal airspace, but I'd pin it at about .8-.9 NET (accounting for open-cell foam and its characteristics). That leaves me with a response chart of this (see below) without taking into account cabin gain (or transfer function).








As I get some more seat time and chances to play around with my DSP settings again, I'll update with my (non-initial) thoughts. For now, I'm going to relax, LOL.
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Re: Matt's 2006 WK Stereo Build Log Part II

That is bad ass! Great work as usual. I have the same carpet on my box and the camera really does make it stand out much more than it does in person.
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Looks great Matt took you long enough but it really does look great good work man as usual
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Re: Matt's 2006 WK Stereo Build Log Part II

came out freaking fantastic man.. props for the time, craftsmanship, and ingenuity.
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Old 12-27-2009, 12:19 PM
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That is bad ass! Great work as usual. I have the same carpet on my box and the camera really does make it stand out much more than it does in person.
Thanks! Yeah, the camera definitely brings out the worst.

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Looks great Matt took you long enough but it really does look great good work man as usual
haha, thanks man!

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came out freaking fantastic man.. props for the time, craftsmanship, and ingenuity.
Thanks! It was definitely a learning experience. Next time I'll correct the errors and hopefully it can be even better.
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Re: Matt's 2006 WK Stereo Build Log Part II

Looks great matt, wanna build me one? lol.
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