Originally Posted by Jonny Hotnuts
Ive been out of the spl thing since I moved to the PNW from the South (somewhere around '98).
-A good friend and someone I mentored in the game just won some huge event in his class pulling a 169 in USACI Mod 2-4K. When I was doing this sort of thing I was unstoppable with a legal 158. Even 169 seems crazy....185 doesnt seem possible.
While I am far removed from the spl thing I do admire the ingenuity and effort that was put into being able to pull these sort of numbers.
You and I were doing similar legal numbers at the exact same time period so just really curious what brands you were running and the end setup you did best with?
I had a 1994 GMC 4 door Jimmy 4x4 with the back seats fully functional(so wasted atleast 2dbs if not 4dbs right there alone).
Amps- Rockford Power series in chrome ran down at 1ohm on each ch/amp
8-sealed Rockford DVC 15"
Alpine EQ in the rear view mirror
Alpine deck and 12 disk changer. The disk changer was the only way we could get a CD to play once it was up over like 150db or so, so that was just an after thought so I could actually be able to cruise around and change discs while driving. It was just mounted in the center console with the housing cushioned by some squishy foam or something.
Plenty of batteries, caps, altinators. Stinger alternators.
I used all the kevlar power series mids and highs. If memory is correct I believe there were like 18 mids plus highs in there at one point for the sound quality shows they needed me to enter.
Edit- back in mid/late 90s systems like ours that actually sounded good were far and few between. Everyone in my entire small city (30,000 pop.)knew who I was just because of my truck. Heck you could here me way out in the country if were sitting in a parking lot chilling in town the entire time we would be cruising country roads. They would all say they knew it was us when they would just keep hearing it but no vehicles in town would ever drive by after a while.