I don't have an spl meter or rew so I won't be doing any measuring yet. My first impression is that it sounds amazing. In the first 10 minutes of playing some music...I've heard and felt bass I have never felt before. I felt the actual concrete shake in Bass I Love You. I don't even have the pEQ setup properly yet...if anyone has any advice feel free to shoot some my way. I love this sub...
Back to the build....let me say this.
Wiring is pretty simple, anyone can do it with ease so don't worry about it.
Install tnuts/hurricane nuts before you put it all together, you'll thank yourself later
If you're doing a glossy finish...once you're done sanding and filling all your imperfections...stop, take a break and then do it all over again because it's not good enough!! Can't say enough that it's deceiving and you really need to take your time prepping it before paint.
The other thing I've learned is that it's really not as many first-timers might think it is. Just have patience and expect to take a good while to build it. Take your time and do it right the first time. We all have the best resource in the world....AVS Forum. Thanks to Mayhem for the original ideas and all those who posted advice or thoughts in the thread. I hope that somebody can use at least part of this thread to help them build their own. Feel free to ask me any questions in PM or here.
I better go start cleaning up the bloody mess I made of the living/dining room!!! Thanks again everyone...I LOVE IT!!!