dsm_dan's 05 Ram Quad Cab Blow-Through Build - Car Audio Classifieds!
Car Audio Classifieds!  

Go Back   Car Audio Classifieds! > Car Audio Help & Discussion > Build Logs

Build Logs Post details, pictures and get feedback of your installation, from beginning to end.


Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-25-2010, 04:40 AM
CACO Member
 
Activity Longevity
0/20 18/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss178
Location: Michigan
Age: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Default dsm_dan's 05 Ram Quad Cab Blow-Through Build

Hey guy's I've started the next build on my truck and I'm going to try and document as much as I can this time.

The truck is my daily driver and is a 05 Ram quad cab short bed 4x4 with the hemi engine. I really love the truck, its got tons of power and will tow everything that I need to tow with it. I tow my car to ohio every August with it and drive it about everyday unless its in the summer and I drive my car or bike.

Current / Old Setup

1 RD heavyweight v2 18" in 5.5 cubic ft box that takes up 2/3rds of the backseat leaving room for 1 passenger.
1 AQ3500
DC Power 270XP alt
Optima red top up front, C&D 134ah batt in the rear.
Eclipse CD8445 HU
2 runs of Shok 1/0 CCA throughout
Rockford Fosgate Punch P400-4 mid/highs amp
Pioneer 6.5" components in front doors
Kenwood 6.5" components in rear doors

The New Setup
2 RD Audio Heavyweight V2 18's, dual 2 ohm each.
1 RD Audio D9 Amp
5 Deka 9a31 group 31 Batts. (1 up front, 4 in the bed).
60' KnuKonceptz Blue Kolossus Fleks 1/0 for Power wires.
60' KnuKonceptz Black Kolossus Fleks 1/0 for Ground Wires.
Eclipse CD7200mkII Head Unit
DC Power 270XP Alternator
Rockford Fosgate Punch P400-4 midrange amp
Pioneer 6.5" components and tweets in front doors
Kenwood 6.5" components and tweets in rear doors
Infinity Reference series 3.5's in the dash.
Stinger LED Voltmeter
KnuKonceptz Krystal series RCA's for sub amp
Rockford Fosgate "dual twist" series RCA's for midrange amp, 2 sets.

The entire setup will be built, fabricated and 100% installed by myself.

My goal and initial thoughts about the design and setup of the new system is this. I want to regain the use of the 2 person bench seat in my truck, but also have my system be much louder than it currently is.
At times I use the bed of my truck for its intended purpose but 90% of the time I wish I'd have bought a Jeep instead, so I've decided to go through with a blowthough build. Although it would be nice to build a 4th order or 6th order bandpass enclosure for the 18's, I've decided to just build a simple sub forward, port forward ported enclosure for it. Reason being is 4th and 6th order setups usually end up taking up the entire bed of the truck any my goal is build a bit smaller ported box and leave about 30% of the bed empty so it allows me to haul smaller things when needed. I can always use one of my trailers if I need to haul larger items, but it will still be nice to retain some use of the bed and I think I'll be able to do that.
About 2 weeks or so ago I was browsing craigslist and came across a fiberglass tonneau cover that was for my truck, and was already painted the same color as my truck. Best of all, it was in great condition with just some minor paint scuffs, and even better it was a 10 minute drive to pick it up and I only paid $200 for it. Its very nice and when down, it encloses the tailgate to kind of "lock" it shut. The tonneau locks as well and has hydraulic shocks to lift it. Gotta love craigslist! Picking this up for this price really gave me the first hope of building the blowthrough setup.
Whats really nice is this tonneau cover gives me about an extra 1.5" of height, and when I remove the current plastic bed liner, I should gain another 3/4" of vertical room. I still have to remove the bed liner to verify and get some final measurements, but I should and hope to have enough vertical room to place both the 18's straight up and down. If not, I'll have to angle the subs for clearance, or get a set of 15's if I want them to stand straight up. I'll know for sure on that in a few days or so.

Tomorrow (or today actually), I'm picking up the 2nd HW 18 from my buddy. The d9 should be here in about a week, and I'm waiting on the final 3 deka batt's to be shipped, those should be here in about a week as well. I'll be ordering a slider to slider accordion seal shortly.

As of right now the old setup is out, the rear seats are out, the new head unit is installed, the front deka battery is installed, and I've began some under the hood wiring. Most of the under-hood and engine ground wires are done.

Here's the pics pics that I snapped tonight after installing the Eclipse 7200mkII and the front Deka batt. I'll be sure to take plenty of more pics of the setup and the truck itself.

Here's tonight's pics

Installing the Eclipse 7200mkII Head unit. Copper chassis, 8v preouts, deadhead, usb, etc. So far I love this headunit. I'm most fond of the built in X-over and PEQ settings.


Head unit installed, also notice the aux input coming through the center cubby, and the Stinger voltmeter to the right on the dash.


Front (underhood) Deka 9a31 installed, and ground wires installed. Don't mind the positive side, its not finished yet. I was contemplating on having some CNC'd 1/0 input blocks made for the front battery but I really like the sure tight worry-free connections from the bolted down ring terminals so I'm on the fence about it.



All of my connections are fully soldered, and are sealed in black or red heat shrink tubing. Black for grounds, red for positive wires naturally haha. Here's a few pics showing my soldering and heat shrink connections. Not too bad for only my 3rd time soldering terminals. I'll never, EVER go back to crimping on a ring terminal again.



AQ3500 Air Guitar FTMFW, a little haha pic after I removed the amp and prepared to pack it up to ship to the new owner.


And finally here are 2 pics of the truck when I first bought it over 1.5 years ago. Obviously the truck still looks generally the same however these pics are old and I'll try and get newer pics asap!



Thank you for looking and let me know what you think. Any help, tips and comments are greatly appreciated! I should be able to post more pics tonight! Thanks again!
__________________
-Dan Kasun
05 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Hemi 4x4
2 18" RD Heavyweights
1 RD D9
6th Order Blow-threw Box
5 Deka 9a31's
DC 270XP
120' Knu Fleks 1/0
Eclipse 7200mkii
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 02-27-2010, 06:17 PM
CACO Member
 
Activity Longevity
0/20 18/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss178
Location: Michigan
Age: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Default

Whoa no love for the build guys? haha.

Anyways small update right now. Got the underhood wiring done. Even upgraded the starter wire, Alt to PDC wire, and did multiple engine grounds. Again I like overkill haha. I also removed most of the interior and steam cleaned the carpet, and I'm in the process of detailing the interior panels and seats, and I'm also in process of running new speaker wire for the components, and re-routing the RCA's, but I forgot to snap pics of that stuff.
Also snapped a few quick pics of the truck. Trucks dirty as hell, but I live on a dirt road and its been shitty out with the winter weather.

Thanks, I'll update when I do more!






__________________
-Dan Kasun
05 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Hemi 4x4
2 18" RD Heavyweights
1 RD D9
6th Order Blow-threw Box
5 Deka 9a31's
DC 270XP
120' Knu Fleks 1/0
Eclipse 7200mkii
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 02-27-2010, 06:33 PM
loudrango's Avatar
'05 IASCA World Champ
 
Activity Longevity
0/20 18/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss881
Location: utica,ny
Thanks: 4
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
iTrader: (8)
Feedback Score: 8 reviews
Default

looking good so far!
__________________
-Team Noisyboyz re-est 2010
-Team DC Audio
-refs:thorshammer,toolmaker,tinted,k312ock,moparbum pin,
defj145,scottiej,woofercooker,teamcartunesjeff,spy ,bread0710
acceleratorz,jaggededgekustomvinyl,toolguy420
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
  #4  
Old 02-27-2010, 08:32 PM
CACO Member
 
Activity Longevity
0/20 18/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss178
Location: Michigan
Age: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Default

Thanks!
__________________
-Dan Kasun
05 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Hemi 4x4
2 18" RD Heavyweights
1 RD D9
6th Order Blow-threw Box
5 Deka 9a31's
DC 270XP
120' Knu Fleks 1/0
Eclipse 7200mkii
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 02-27-2010, 10:31 PM
Orion Man's Avatar
New CACO Member
 
Activity Longevity
0/20 20/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssssss66
Location: Utah
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Default

Love blow-through's. Did that in 2 of my buddies old GMC std cabs. 1 had 4 Kicker S12D Solo's in a 4th order bandpass and the other had 3 JL 12W6's in a 5cu-ft ported enclosure.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 02-27-2010, 10:44 PM
RidnClean's Avatar
Ballin
 
Activity Longevity
0/20 20/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss17858
Location: Port Orchard, WA
Age: 29
Thanks: 12
Thanked 89 Times in 60 Posts
iTrader: (88)
Feedback Score: 88 reviews
Default

hurry up
__________________
92 Ranger Walkthrough
(Under Construction)
Team Shok Industries / Team NWSPL
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 02-28-2010, 10:45 PM
mega fatty
 
Activity Longevity
0/20 20/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss6008
Location: milwaukee, wi
Age: 30
Thanks: 261
Thanked 326 Times in 303 Posts
iTrader: (15)
Feedback Score: 15 reviews
Default

^x a million i wanna see this thing!!!
sounds like its going to slam
__________________
07 mazdaspeed3
rd d9 @ .5ohm
2 sa Zv1's 5.8cf tuned to 48 or 32 with port plugs
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 02-28-2010, 10:47 PM
grimreper912003's Avatar
Hook me up with dat JL
 
Activity Longevity
0/20 20/20
Today Posts
0/11 sssss6190
Location: Madison WI
Age: 27
Thanks: 15
Thanked 131 Times in 99 Posts
iTrader: (27)
Feedback Score: 27 reviews
Default

OT but what are you running for tires? (brand and model)
__________________
3rdshiftdiscretion.... Leader of Audio-K products!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 03-02-2010, 04:18 AM
CACO Member
 
Activity Longevity
0/20 18/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssssss178
Location: Michigan
Age: 32
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
iTrader: (3)
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by grimreper912003 View Post
OT but what are you running for tires? (brand and model)
Cooper Zeon LTZ's. I like em.
__________________
-Dan Kasun
05 Dodge Ram Quad Cab Hemi 4x4
2 18" RD Heavyweights
1 RD D9
6th Order Blow-threw Box
5 Deka 9a31's
DC 270XP
120' Knu Fleks 1/0
Eclipse 7200mkii
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 03-02-2010, 04:20 AM
korey_hofer's Avatar
Elite Member
 
Activity Longevity
0/20 20/20
Today Posts
0/11 ssss33855
Location: willy wonka's sex dungeon
Thanks: 10
Thanked 965 Times in 748 Posts
iTrader: (11)
Feedback Score: 11 reviews
Default

I can't believe you plan on a blowthrough in a truck like that
__________________

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Car Audio Classifieds! forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Location
Where you live
Level of Car Audio Knowledge
What's your level of car audio?

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
so going for a blow thru Violence* General Car Audio Discussion & Questions 26 12-08-2009 05:26 PM
box for blow thru. Violence* Enclosure Discussion & Design Construction Help 31 09-23-2009 08:37 PM
my old blow-through thumper21 Car Audio Videos 6 05-19-2009 12:53 PM
Avalanche blow thru bones22 Build Logs 29 12-04-2008 07:33 PM
Avalanche blow thru bones22 Build Logs 38 10-01-2008 10:09 AM

» Amps
A/d/s/
Advent
Alphasonik
Alpine
American Bass
ARC Audio
Atomic
Audio Art
Audio Gods
Audiobahn
Audiocontrol
Audiopipe
Audison
Aura
Autotek
Avionixx
Bazooka
Beyma
Blaupunkt
Boss
Boston Acoustics
Bravox
Cadence
Cascade (CAE)
CDT Audio
Cerwin Vega
Clarion
Clif Designs
Concept
Coustic
Critical Mass
Crossfire
Crunch
DB Drive
DC Audio
DC Power
DEI
Denon
Diabolo
Diamond
Digital Designs
Directed
DLS
Dual
DYnamat
Dynaudio
Earthquake
Eclipse
Elemental Designs
ESX
Eton
Farenheit
Fi Car Audio
Fix My Speaker
Focal
Fusion
Genesis
Ground Zero
Hafler
Helix
Hertz
Hifonics
Hushmat
Image Dynamics
Infinity
Interfire
JBL
Jensen
JL Audio
JVC
Kenwood
Kicker
Knu Konceptz
Kole Audio
Kove Audio
Lanzar
Lightning Audio
Linear Power
MA Audio
Magnat
Marantz
Massive Audio
MB Quart
McIntosh
Memphis
Metra
MMATS
Mobile Authority
Morel
MTX
Nakamichi
Niche Audio
O2 Audio
Ohio Generator
Optima
Orion
Oxygen Audio
OZ Audio
PG Audio
Phase Linear
Phoenix Gold
Pioneer
Polk
Power Acoustik
Powerbass
Powermaster
Precision Power
Profile
Pyle
Pyramid
RadioShack
Rainbow
Rampage
RE AUdio
Rockford Fosgate
Scanspeak
Scosche
Seas
Sony
soundstream
Sparkomatic
SPL Dynamics
Stinger
Sundown Audio
Swiss Audio
Targa
TC Sounds
TREO Engineering
TRU
Tsunami
Ultimate
US Acoustics
US Amps
Velodyne
Vifa
Viper
Visonik
Xtant
Zapco
Zed Audio
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Links
Amp Guts
amplifier, amp guts, ampguts, car audio classifieds, speakers and subs for sale with listings of 12 volt sound systems. Security systems for sale for aftermarket car audio equipment with amplifier and amps for sale
Car Audio Forum
car audio forum, moble audio, car stereo, wholesale car audio, 12 volt, with, amplifier, amp, subwoofer, sound quality, buy car audio, and sell automotive stereo systems for cars
Car Audio Sound Quality Forum
Sound QUality science based car audio forum, amplifier, subs and speaker design, fabrication help, sound systems forum, aftermarket car audio website for sound quality.
Car Stereo Forum
DIYMA car audio stereo forum for 12 volt car audio subwoofer and amplifier systems that have sound quality with wholesale car audio products.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.