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Old 10-19-2011, 01:13 PM
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Default Will it blend? Warhorse vs JBL w15GTi'z

The Double Deez are out, no porno. :\ Now I'm gonna try a pair of JBL w15GTi's. If you missed the original build feel free and check it out here.

Kicker Warhorse vs. Two DD9515s o_o

This is a straight drop in replacement, so things might not work out as planned. We'll just have to see what happens. I'm not looking to get louder, just looking for a cleaner sound

Lets get started with some disassembly pics. Dang these fhawkers are heavy!


A little side by side action. Those JBLs are wild looking fo sho!


Side by side looking down at the cones. The DD have the edge on this one with the carbon fiber dust caps. With the tall-n-narrow surrounds the DD also look bigger.


I ran out of daylight before I could get them wired up but here is a teaser shot of the finished product. Muahahahahahah!


On a side note here is a pic of a little something I picked up to maintain the batteries.


I'm probably gonna have to get a second charger, because one to charge and maintain 8 batteries is going to take forever. Going with a second charger will also require me to modify the battery bank wiring. I need to figure a way to split the bank to a pair banks, one for each charger. Any recommendations?

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I like the way the GT's sound especially compared to DD. The have better low end IMO and take the power quit well. The may not get as loud as the DD but will sound better all around.

As for the chargers I would use quick connect plugs. Hardwire the smaller charger into the vehicle and add the quick connector as close to the rear batteries as you can. Maybe terminate it below the bumper or inside the rear cab somewhere along the side. Then just roll the charger up and plug it in.
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I like the way the GT's sound especially compared to DD. The have better low end IMO and take the power quit well. The may not get as loud as the DD but will sound better all around.
My thoughts exactly. Although the box was optimized for the DDs, it was intended to dig low and be musical. I think it'll complement the JBLs abilities well. We'll wait and see if I'm right though. :P


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As for the chargers I would use quick connect plugs. Hardwire the smaller charger into the vehicle and add the quick connector as close to the rear batteries as you can. Maybe terminate it below the bumper or inside the rear cab somewhere along the side. Then just roll the charger up and plug it in.
Wow, great minds think alike. I was thinking about doing this. My main concern this that it'll take the charger forever to charge all 8 batteries.
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Thats a sweet build amp is ginormous but very good looking, tuned in for vids.
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Its 15a correct? It should be fine for everyday top ups overnight and what not. But if yo go and demo or go to a show its not gonna be much help.
I would wire in to the fuse blocks you had underneath and bring some "pig tails" up and terminate with a quick connect. From the looks of your metal skills I'm sure you could fab up a nice little bracket for under the bumper or off to the side of the interior.
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I have a question Monty. What did the DDs end up doing roughly? What about the sound were you not impressed with? I'm going to do some testing with my Warhorse, and wanted to be able to skip over brands I could write off.


Suggestion for the dual bank charging options. Cut a piece of aluminium stock to act like a large bus fuse, ie. a swinging door. Pop a latch or slightly loosen a screw and boom, batteries split evenly into 2 banks. Charge them all up, slide the 'bus' back into locked position and you're ready to run again.
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SMH SY175 Series 1/0 AWG 175A Breakaway DC Power Connector 263-112

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I wouldn't worry about breaking them into 2 banks. Unless its the front under hood battery and the back bank seperated. But that big 40/60a i seen in the picture will charge all 8 no problem. And if you try and break them into banks it will just take that much longer.
I would have the intelli charger under the hood wired into the main battery, which I assume is also be wired in with the back bank, and use that for nightly charging. Then have the ones in the back hook up similar to how said before. That will ensure that ALL batteries are being charged at all times. Weather from the larger external charger or the on board one. No need to remember to flip a switch or reconnect a wire.
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No need to remember to flip a switch or reconnect a wire.
GO FLIP SWITCHER GO! FLIP THEM SWTICHES!!

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