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    How loud is it going to be?

    A couple of months ago a guy asked me to build a box for two Massive Hippo 12s. He wanted it built for lows.

    "I want to get my lows back. This prefab box plays high bass but I can't get it to play lows. Can you build a box for lows?"

    "Yup."

    "How loud will it be?"

    "I'm going to hurt your car."

    "What do you mean?"

    "Shit's going to break."

    Told him I'd destroy the car (Honda Civic) if I built a box for lows.

    I built it, he paid, and he loved it. Saw him a few days later and he was beating on it and the rear window had separated from the roof.

    Today he calls and says the box broke.

    "Bullshit", I think. I've built hundreds of boxes. None of them broke like he's describing. For that joint to fail the wood would've failed and the brad nails would've sheared in half.

    I go meet the guy and this is what I find.

    The pressure from the subs has torn the trunk lid at the hinge and is ripping it apart. The trunk lid no longer seals to the car.

    A storm came through last night. It rained like hell for a while.

    Water got into his trunk, the enclosure (built from MDF) got wet.

    He was hurt when we actually saw the cause of the damage. Said he metered it yesterday and it was at 148.x dB @ 32hz. He's running less than 2,000 watts.

    So...he's paying for a new enclosure that he wants tuned LOWER...and he's going to have the new one shot with Line-X.

    Still going to rip the car to shreds.




    Last edited by ProjectTwin; 06-29-2020, 02:14 AM.

    #2
    Damn. He's going to blow his eardrums if it's doing that kind of damage!
    Searching before posting will reduce dumb ass questions from you, but may not stop dumb ass responses from me.

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      #3
      It’s amazing what a stereo will do to a vehicle. Every nut, bolt and interior piece was rattled loose on my first truck from playing around with massive subs and shoving a speaker in every corner.

      My poor boat boat has every screw rattled lose by a cheap set of kicker 12s and and a handful of cheap 6x9s. Nothing special. I just threw some new cheap speakers in it tonight. Can’t wait to annoy the neighbors during daylight hours tomorrow.

      Ohh and one of the subs has black hi temp gasket maker all over it because someone accidentally ran a #2 Philips bit on the end of a dewalt impact driver threw the meat of it still annoys everyone on the lake just fine.

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        #4
        Originally posted by not2hye View Post
        It’s amazing what a stereo will do to a vehicle. Every nut, bolt and interior piece was rattled loose on my first truck from playing around with massive subs and shoving a speaker in every corner.

        My poor boat boat has every screw rattled lose by a cheap set of kicker 12s and and a handful of cheap 6x9s. Nothing special. I just threw some new cheap speakers in it tonight. Can’t wait to annoy the neighbors during daylight hours tomorrow.

        Ohh and one of the subs has black hi temp gasket maker all over it because someone accidentally ran a #2 Philips bit on the end of a dewalt impact driver threw the meat of it still annoys everyone on the lake just fine.
        This is two 12s doing the damage.

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          #5
          Originally posted by ProjectTwin View Post

          This is two 12s doing the damage.
          I'd say it's the box that's doing the damage. You warned him though and built what he wanted.

          At this point, the guy ought to grab a couple more subs and another amp and just see how much of the car they'll take apart.

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            #6
            Jeez, this makes me giggle in the way that only vulgar displays of power can.

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              #7
              In before the VW people come in claiming their shit can handle it.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Welby View Post
                Jeez, this makes me giggle in the way that only vulgar displays of power can.
                The doors breathe in and out.

                With all four windows down.

                2000 Civic 4-door.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by ProjectTwin View Post

                  This is two 12s doing the damage.
                  That’s all it takes when a guy who knows what’s going on builds a box lol. Is he gonna put a new rear lid on to keep the new box from getting wet?

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                    #10
                    I dont know shit about stereos but this is awesome.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Sceep View Post
                      I dont know shit about stereos but this is awesome.
                      Me neither, but I agree!

                      "I'm going to hurt your car" He can't say you didn't warn him...

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                        #12
                        Anyone got a vid from the stereo battles where they destroy a car???
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                          #13
                          "I'm going to hurt your car"

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                            #14
                            I remember being 16 and thinking everyone else within 500 feet wanted to hear my bass too

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Add View Post
                              I remember being 16 and thinking everyone else within 500 feet wanted to hear my bass too
                              Now you're 40 and have a straight-piped Harley

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