Custom Tahoe Enclosure
Want some bump and still haul the groceries? This tahoe now sounds great, thanks to JL Audio and Infinity, and still has room for cargo!
Eclipse supplied the headunit with iPod and Blutooth connectivity, Infinity Kappa Perfect speakers light up the doors, and JL did the rest with a 13w6 and an HD900/5. This is a very clean, functional system.
The enclosure really is the show piece of this build. We started with a fiberglass base to conform to all the weird shapes of the factory sheet metal, taking care to protect the vehicle from any stray resin drips. With the base down we mocked up the sub with an MDF skeleton. The port, amp tub, and sub all had to be mocked up to fit in the space. The depth of the sub required the whole works to stick out about 3 inches past the trim. The 13w6 is a beast!
Once it was all blocked out flat we started the trim pieces to hid the amp connections and break up the finish with some added texture.
Finally the trim. The box was primed with a urethane primer to seal it up the substrated, allow for a little sanding of pinholes, and provide a nice base for the paint work. We used factory matching trim paint from Martin Senour and wrapped the inserts with black microfiber. You may notice a little embossed Bobwires logo in there…. A little bit of branding never hurt nobody, right?
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