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Old 05-24-2016, 01:33 PM   #91 (permalink)
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OK, here's a bit of an update...

I took my most powerful 25mm deep 80mm fan and made a few cuts so it could fit in the hole... (I think I got this fan out of a retired Dell rack server, if I recall)



Fitment success!



Just a bit of aluminum duct tape (my favorite!) to hold and seal it up...



I put everything back together and no fitment issues. I charged up a 7.2ah UPS battery and threw it on there. Man, it's a loud little fan (at 0.70amp draw, I expected as much), but putting my hand in front of the vent grill, you can feel the air being pulled through very well. I closed everything up and will see how the car feels in a few hours (if the battery lasts long enough, lol).

I'll eventually move to a dual smaller fan setup, but this was a quick way to test it out.

In other news: nearly done with the framing of my subwoofer box. Bought the fiberglass resin (bleh) and what nots to get the bottom/rear molded up. Also, got my Custom 3D printed shift knob! Gotta consider what I want to do to it before installation... might sand and paint, might leave as is! Hmmmmm...

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Old 06-01-2016, 10:16 AM   #92 (permalink)
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OK, been working on my sub box...

Here's the frame of it.



Got everything all prepped. Always be as cautious as possible when fiberglassing... that resin is NASTY stuff!



Throw down some glass...



And shortly after, you have a nice hard shell!




Used cardboard to get a template of the sub mount...



Made 2 halves... you'll see



Glue and clamp them together...




Router out the subwoofer mounting (went a little deeper than I meant to... I need a better router!) and test fit.




So there ya go! I still have to build bracing, fiberglass that in, then put the top on, and the front. I was going to do more to the top for more airspace, but it'l only about 0.02 cubic foot by doing so, so I'll skip it for the time being.
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Sealed or ported?
Only about 0.35 cubes in this little guy, so sealed it will be. I could go to a 6.5" subwoofer and port the crap out of it, but sealed with this sub should still do better, from what WinISD Pro tells me. If I did port, I'd want it just for an extended flat response, rather than bumping up ~40hz, and that would require much larger an enclosure than I have here.

I'll get some graphs of the frequency response once this is done and see what needs to be done to improve it.

Oh yeah, did a bit of plastidip painting as a temp fix for some ugly trim...





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Nice. I've been thinking about doing the same as mine is almost all flaked off.

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On IC KLR3CYL has a method of removing all the black crap and letting them be clean-looking silver trim pieces.
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On IC KLR3CYL has a method of removing all the black crap and letting them be clean-looking silver trim pieces.
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That's the disassembly and reassembly. There are some threads on the topic, most discussion is about refinishing with tape or plastidip.

DIY: Easy Window Trim Fix w/ PlastiDip - Insight Central: Honda Insight Forum

Refinishing flat black metal door trim - Insight Central: Honda Insight Forum
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OK, subwoofer box updates...

Bracing (glued in place, then fiberglassed in). Drilled out for weight reduction and more airspace, but should still add considerable strength!).




Put on the front and tested the fitment...took some adjustment, but it all fit nicely. woot! I drilled a notch in the side to be able to pry out the sub. Flush mounting makes it tough otherwise when you go tight. Total box, without the sub, is about 6.5 lbs. Not bad!



Made a grill so that the carpet doesn't cave in, but sub can breath well. Also, plasti-dip painted the sub facing. Will do the same to the grill.



Sub in, carpet back. Without, and with, grill.




Amp wiring didn't go as well as I wanted, but it works. Right to the DC-DC converter. I wish I had the right terminal to not have it stick out the way it does and possibly not having to have cut the boot, but it works either way.



And the ground to the same grounding point as the DC-DC converter. sanded off the paint and nolox'd.



The new deck. A Kenwood "mech-less" (AKA no CD player or anything, just digital audio through USB, bluetooth, auxilery, and various radios). Clean fitment on this beast and it isn't as deep (like 2" less than a CD player) so plenty of room behind.



And finally, one thing this deck offers is front outputs with active crossovers. So, I threw these tweets on the dash (I bought a box of 200 of these things for $10 from Parts-Express once... so... might as well use em! lol). Just wired up and laying there. They don't move, since the wiring is tight in there. Really brought up the sound stage.



From there, I threw in my audio tuning setup. Mic by the passenger headrest and experimented with crossover points and slopes, levels, EQ, phase, etc. until I got a desired frequency response. It could use more tuning and such, but since I'll be changing things out in the future anyways, it's good enough for now. What's perfect is, this type of response slope is excellent for movie watching, so we took it to the drive-in movie theater last night and watched Jungle Book.. it was surprisingly well (both the audio and the movie, lol)




So, that is near conclusion of phase 1... you don't see the amp yet because I'm borrowing one from a friend. Once mine comes in (next weekend), there will be an update with that install.
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OK, here's some other updates...

Installed my 12v trickle charger. Will have it charge up with the 2 hour window of heating. Should be just about right to keep it topped off.



While I was at it, figured I'd attempt a hot air intake. Reused the snorkel (cutting off the little mounting tab to tuck it closer to the battery tray) and bought some 2" aluminum accordion tubing. Haven't tested it yet, but we'll find out soon enough!




Now the downside: I keep getting blink code 67 since yesterday. P0420 to be exact. We'll see what that turns out to be, but it runs fine otherwise.

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