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samuelellis

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1,737 posts

85 months

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Saturday 25th December 2010 quote quote all
dudleybloke said:
i love it when the bass is that powerfull it stops you from breathing!

what frequencys will your bandpass box go down to?
We are not 100% sure how far down it will plahy until we test, modify, test, modify but im going to put money on it playing down to (or lower) than 30hz and doing it with some authority

dudleybloke

8,035 posts

70 months

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Saturday 25th December 2010 quote quote all
samuelellis said:
dudleybloke said:
i love it when the bass is that powerfull it stops you from breathing!

what frequencys will your bandpass box go down to?
We are not 100% sure how far down it will plahy until we test, modify, test, modify but im going to put money on it playing down to (or lower) than 30hz and doing it with some authority
hope the windows can take it!

samuelellis

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1,737 posts

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Saturday 25th December 2010 quote quote all
dudleybloke said:
samuelellis said:
dudleybloke said:
i love it when the bass is that powerfull it stops you from breathing!

what frequencys will your bandpass box go down to?
We are not 100% sure how far down it will plahy until we test, modify, test, modify but im going to put money on it playing down to (or lower) than 30hz and doing it with some authority
hope the windows can take it!
Im not going to get to the level of breaking screens BUT the UK does already have cars that can break screens, an example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-1anBDkfNg It would be nice to get to that volume level but once you get to that point you have to start doing extreme modifications to the car just to hold it together

dudleybloke

8,035 posts

70 months

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Saturday 25th December 2010 quote quote all
i broke a window with bass in my first flat when i was about 21.
it had a slight crack at the bottom and during a deep sine sweep the whole pane went.

ah, those where the days!

s3fella

7,936 posts

71 months

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Tuesday 28th December 2010 quote quote all
samuelellis said:
dudleybloke said:
samuelellis said:
dudleybloke said:
i love it when the bass is that powerfull it stops you from breathing!

what frequencys will your bandpass box go down to?
We are not 100% sure how far down it will plahy until we test, modify, test, modify but im going to put money on it playing down to (or lower) than 30hz and doing it with some authority
hope the windows can take it!
Im not going to get to the level of breaking screens BUT the UK does already have cars that can break screens, an example http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-1anBDkfNg It would be nice to get to that volume level but once you get to that point you have to start doing extreme modifications to the car just to hold it together
That video is utterly amazing!
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RetroTed

944 posts

93 months

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Tuesday 28th December 2010 quote quote all
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQCU3iyDYM8&fea...

If only it could blow her top off hehe

charliedaker

278 posts

58 months

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Tuesday 28th December 2010 quote quote all
Looks great! I totally get why you're doing it. Its sad that tougher laws on noise pollution and a change in modifying trends have nearly killed this whole scene and put many car hifi retailers have subsequently gone out of business.

Ive always put good stereos in my vehicles as it is really the only place i can turn it up and enjoy it.

At the moment in the front of my horselorry i have a Kenwood double din, Hertz 3 way kit in door builds, a hertz 8" sub moun ted in a custom box under the passenger seat running off a Massive amp. Sounds good! Brilliant way towhile away the time at a constant 56mph lol.

Ill be keen to see updates on your build clap

samuelellis

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1,737 posts

85 months

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Wednesday 29th December 2010 quote quote all
RetroTed said:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQCU3iyDYM8&fea...

If only it could blow her top off hehe
Having been in that van (see link, im the long haired tit in the Mini t-shirt - http://samuelellis.cozywebhost.com//gallery2/main.... ) i can say that if her top was baggy it probably could

charliedaker said:
Looks great! I totally get why you're doing it. Its sad that tougher laws on noise pollution and a change in modifying trends have nearly killed this whole scene and put many car hifi retailers have subsequently gone out of business.

Ive always put good stereos in my vehicles as it is really the only place i can turn it up and enjoy it.

At the moment in the front of my horselorry i have a Kenwood double din, Hertz 3 way kit in door builds, a hertz 8" sub moun ted in a custom box under the passenger seat running off a Massive amp. Sounds good! Brilliant way towhile away the time at a constant 56mph lol.

Ill be keen to see updates on your build clap
As much as i love my loud music and loud cars (heck i compete in sound-offs) sadly a lot of young lads with the big-ish ice installs have brought in these regulations, this is why i love competing as most of the people competing are not the lets annoy people at 3am with car stereo brigade, i would honestly recommend anyone who does not quite understand this to try and get to a DB Drag event and have a poke round the cars/talk to the owners

BTW i have a feeling i will be joining you in the inside lane as i will be treating this thing like it is towing all the time, still its not going to add a huge amout of time to my journeys and the car will still be a comfortable mile muncher

charliedaker

278 posts

58 months

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Wednesday 29th December 2010 quote quote all
charliedaker said:
Looks great! I totally get why you're doing it. Its sad that tougher laws on noise pollution and a change in modifying trends have nearly killed this whole scene and put many car hifi retailers have subsequently gone out of business.

Ive always put good stereos in my vehicles as it is really the only place i can turn it up and enjoy it.

At the moment in the front of my horselorry i have a Kenwood double din, Hertz 3 way kit in door builds, a hertz 8" sub moun ted in a custom box under the passenger seat running off a Massive amp. Sounds good! Brilliant way towhile away the time at a constant 56mph lol.

Ill be keen to see updates on your build clap
As much as i love my loud music and loud cars (heck i compete in sound-offs) sadly a lot of young lads with the big-ish ice installs have brought in these regulations, this is why i love competing as most of the people competing are not the lets annoy people at 3am with car stereo brigade, i would honestly recommend anyone who does not quite understand this to try and get to a DB Drag event and have a poke round the cars/talk to the owners

BTW i have a feeling i will be joining you in the inside lane as i will be treating this thing like it is towing all the time, still its not going to add a huge amout of time to my journeys and the car will still be a comfortable mile muncher
You're probably right! It wont be the nicest handling vehicle!
I got into it through In Car Systems (SMC) in Shrewsbury who sadly packed in the car audio side of the business earlier this year.

They had done some brilliant installs in their time competing in SQ.

It would be good to see the industry pick up again.

Hopefully you could be championing the cause!

samuelellis

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1,737 posts

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Thursday 30th December 2010 quote quote all
charliedaker said:
charliedaker said:
Looks great! I totally get why you're doing it. Its sad that tougher laws on noise pollution and a change in modifying trends have nearly killed this whole scene and put many car hifi retailers have subsequently gone out of business.

Ive always put good stereos in my vehicles as it is really the only place i can turn it up and enjoy it.

At the moment in the front of my horselorry i have a Kenwood double din, Hertz 3 way kit in door builds, a hertz 8" sub moun ted in a custom box under the passenger seat running off a Massive amp. Sounds good! Brilliant way towhile away the time at a constant 56mph lol.

Ill be keen to see updates on your build clap
As much as i love my loud music and loud cars (heck i compete in sound-offs) sadly a lot of young lads with the big-ish ice installs have brought in these regulations, this is why i love competing as most of the people competing are not the lets annoy people at 3am with car stereo brigade, i would honestly recommend anyone who does not quite understand this to try and get to a DB Drag event and have a poke round the cars/talk to the owners

BTW i have a feeling i will be joining you in the inside lane as i will be treating this thing like it is towing all the time, still its not going to add a huge amout of time to my journeys and the car will still be a comfortable mile muncher
You're probably right! It wont be the nicest handling vehicle!
I got into it through In Car Systems (SMC) in Shrewsbury who sadly packed in the car audio side of the business earlier this year.

They had done some brilliant installs in their time competing in SQ.

It would be good to see the industry pick up again.

Hopefully you could be championing the cause!
Well the car will be at most of the modified car shows next year funds willing and as i live in an area most people on here would refer to as a sthole of the highest order i am hoping once it is done to get hooked up with some of da yoof schemes as i have pretty much what da yoof have through hard work and the odd daft thing once in a while just to give people a giggle (id i had it ont he road this year it was going to get cardboard santa-sleigh sides on it and i was going to crooze the local town centre dressed up as St Nick booming xmas carrols biggrin. The reason i will probably be doing daft things like that is to show the general public that not everyone who fits loud speaker systems to cars are brainless idiots and if it gives people a laugh then why not, we all need a laugh from time to time

The industry is not as big as it was in its hayday but soud-off continue on over the country and get good turnouts for SQ and SPL, the amount of people working on other peoples cars with them to make them better up and down the country is quite surprising and every year talkaudio host a free event for TA membbers to go to Oxford and take a look at other peoples installs etc and we have Adam Rayner still championing the car audio cause so its not all bad

Jonny671

27,664 posts

73 months

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Thursday 30th December 2010 quote quote all
Looks like a good build! The equiptment and specs don't mean anything to me though hehe

I used to go around with Lozzy (May have heard of him? Had a cavalier, then a blueish Astra Van) with a couple of 18s in it and then some silly amount of stuff.. One time down on Brighton Seafront the bass was so much you could physically feel your heart missing a beat hehe

rich0411

231 posts

64 months

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Thursday 30th December 2010 quote quote all
Always been a fan of these after having one as a company hack for a few weeks. Very enjoyable motor to do some long distance driving in and also around town. The boot just seemed to swallow up everything!

Yours looks in very good 'nick.

ecain63

7,505 posts

59 months

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Thursday 30th December 2010 quote quote all
Im not a fan or purchaser of aftermarket car audio systems by any means but i do appreciate a good sound system. The OP obviously knows what he has specced up and i look forward to seeing (and maybe hearing?) the results. Good effort that man.

On the OP, i think its admirable that he hasnt risen to the negativity at the begining of this thread. Its his car, his money and his time he is using. If you dont like it then dont read any more about it. Just because its not a thread about an engine rebuild or a track / sprint build doesnt mean it doesnt belong on this forum. This is a car enthusiast site isnt it? And forgive me if ive missed something but the Mondeo is a car, if only just. What he does with his average car is his own choice and as an alternative view he might not like what you did with yours. Just my 2p.

Keep buliding mate, some of us here are actually interested.

samuelellis

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Thursday 30th December 2010 quote quote all
Jonny671 said:
Looks like a good build! The equiptment and specs don't mean anything to me though hehe

I used to go around with Lozzy (May have heard of him? Had a cavalier, then a blueish Astra Van) with a couple of 18s in it and then some silly amount of stuff.. One time down on Brighton Seafront the bass was so much you could physically feel your heart missing a beat hehe
Yep i know Lozzy, last car he had iirc was an audi estate with a speaker tunnel in theback of it, be interesting to see what hisnew car will do

ecain - cheers fella, tbh as i said in my first post i expected some negativity as it kind of goes 100% against the grain of most cars but i always think its good to see build threads that cover practially everything, if you really want to see some really really OTT builds then google a forum called termpro and hit the DB Drag sections (Anything with the heading extreme will be an eye opener)

TBH ive been on forums long enough to not worry what people think of me beacause i am as much of a dick in real life as i come across as on the

Im not sure the current progress of the car as i have not been up to my friends bodyshop to check but should be soon

samuelellis

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1,737 posts

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Tuesday 18th January 2011 quote quote all
I know a couple of people are following this so i figured i would post some updates as i got up to the bodyshop where the car is today

The inside of the box has been fibreglassed to make it stronger as you can see in this pic



im quite pleased at how well the cars suspension looks to be coping, i have the uprated springs to go on but it is a good sign the stock stuff looks to be coping - get low get low





now Rich has fibreglassed the enclosure you can see where the back of the box will be, not a huge amount of bootspace left but i should still get the weekly shop in



Shot from the drivers headrest in the front chamber



As i said before i know its not the usual pistonheads project log that is posted but i figure some people may like to see something daft

Edited by samuelellis on Tuesday 18th January 19:55

Shaw Tarse

22,457 posts

87 months

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Tuesday 18th January 2011 quote quote all
Still not my cup of tea, but I'm glad people do pointless mods.

iain_thornton

3,680 posts

63 months

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Tuesday 18th January 2011 quote quote all
pointless ftw

Camaro91

804 posts

50 months

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Tuesday 18th January 2011 quote quote all
I like it - it's the perfect unassuming family estate to put a massive pointless sound system in. Looks like a stock Mondeo, then you press play and make someone soil themselves (probably yourself included) with the sheer power of the bass.

It's good to be different, otherwise we'd all be driving around in dishwater grey tourenwagens... :P

samuelellis

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Wednesday 19th January 2011 quote quote all
that the plan, keep the outside as stock as possible, once the suspension goes on it should sit and ride like standard - the tints give it away a little bit but as i said before im young, daft, have some cash and if i bought something fast i would be dead

mybrainhurts

77,448 posts

139 months

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Wednesday 19th January 2011 quote quote all
I have one of those. Same year, same colour, Ghia X...

I can get five people in mine, so it must be better than yours...hehe

Just notched up 307,000 miles...smile
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