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csheriff Apr 7, 5:05pm - #147542 
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db drag racing

My town is having its first ever DB Drag Racing event, and I am the second to enter into it. I was just wondering if anybody has ever competed in one. I had a couple questions about it
1. what kind of music is the best or do they supply it?
2. do your mids and highs make a difference cause if they dont im gonna unhook that amp to keep the juice up for the bass.
3. This is more a question about the subs. I have 3 mtx 6000 12's run by a 6500d at 2 ohms. could i safely run a second 6500d full power and not blow the subs? if not could i just turn the gain down a little?
any help, thanx in advance.

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silverOOgts Apr 7, 5:43pm - #147543 

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hey iowa bro...
a couple tips, have someone press down on your hatch and where your door windows seal, and run your a/c before you go up, just remember to shut it off, cold air seems to have a higher db. they will supply the music if you dont have a bass mechanik cd. I usually hit between 45-50 hz that is the optimum frequency for my 3 tens. 2 ohms should be ok for a higher end amp, you only get 30 seconds to hit. it shouldnt stress anything out. How are you getting your ohm calculation, 2 amps on 3 subs only works if they are dvc. Otherwise 3 eight ohm subs are 2.67 ohm load bridged, and 3 four ohm subs are 1.34 ohms bridged. Unhooking the highs amp would help you too. Good luck if this helps any!!

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csheriff Apr 7, 6:12pm - #147544 
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Originally Posted by silverOOgts
hey iowa bro...
a couple tips, have someone press down on your hatch and where your door windows seal, and run your a/c before you go up, just remember to shut it off, cold air seems to have a higher db. they will supply the music if you dont have a bass mechanik cd. I usually hit between 45-50 hz that is the optimum frequency for my 3 tens. 2 ohms should be ok for a higher end amp, you only get 30 seconds to hit. it shouldnt stress anything out. How are you getting your ohm calculation, 2 amps on 3 subs only works if they are dvc. Otherwise 3 eight ohm subs are 2.67 ohm load bridged, and 3 four ohm subs are 1.34 ohms bridged. Unhooking the highs amp would help you too. Good luck if this helps any!!
thanx for the tips. im figuring ohms right now at 2 cause im only running on bass amp right now, but for the competition i might borrow a friends amp and hook that up.

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oas Apr 7, 6:14pm - #147545 
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wath is db drag racing
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csheriff Apr 7, 6:15pm - #147546 
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stereo competition, db is for decibals.

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csheriff Apr 7, 6:16pm - #147547 
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silver00gts:
u should come up for the competition. also, you should let me know about any sound competitions or car shows in your area, maybe we could hit up one together. the db drag race is sunday, april 18th at noon.
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trog2233 Apr 7, 6:27pm - #147548 

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ur mids and highs have NOTHING to do with it...its all sound pressure...try a bass cd ..

If you have it...Jazz the Bass...its good..thats what i used to use... thumbsup
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LostAngel Apr 7, 6:33pm - #147549 
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The couple I've been too...have been wierd...they put the mic in the car...usually on the dash...then they hooked something up...and when they pushed the button there was a constant bass...I guess that way everyone would be even 'song wise'...but they hooked the thing up too somewhere near the gas door...on all of the cars? It was totally messed up.
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trog2233 Apr 7, 6:39pm - #147550 

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Originally Posted by LostAngel
The couple I've been too...have been wierd...they put the mic in the car...usually on the dash...then they hooked something up...and when they pushed the button there was a constant bass...I guess that way everyone would be even 'song wise'...but they hooked the thing up too somewhere near the gas door...on all of the cars? It was totally messed up.


i have no idea what you were at HAHAHAHAHA

I've judged a couple and you have a Decible mic mounted in ur dash against ur windshield. U pic the song and you play for 15 secs..ur loudest is ur score...nothing to do with ur gas door? Some people make you get out of the car when you do it...some let you in with ear plugs. Depends what kind of numbers you have and what class you are in thumbsup
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csheriff Apr 7, 6:54pm - #147551 
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i just got a better idea. my friend has 1 mtx 8000 12inch in a bandbass box that hits real hard with a 6500d on it. i think if i folded down my seat or took it out that box would fit nicely back there. wont look pretty but who cares, its gonna hit like mad!!!!!!!!!!!!
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trog2233 Apr 7, 7:11pm - #147552 

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Originally Posted by csheriff
i just got a better idea. my friend has 1 mtx 8000 12inch in a bandbass box that hits real hard with a 6500d on it. i think if i folded down my seat or took it out that box would fit nicely back there. wont look pretty but who cares, its gonna hit like mad!!!!!!!!!!!!


U can try man...u never know...but if its an actually DB drag...people are serious about this shit...that won't even compete in there. If its just a little competetion then go for it
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csheriff Apr 7, 7:45pm - #147553 
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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by csheriff
i just got a better idea. my friend has 1 mtx 8000 12inch in a bandbass box that hits real hard with a 6500d on it. i think if i folded down my seat or took it out that box would fit nicely back there. wont look pretty but who cares, its gonna hit like mad!!!!!!!!!!!!


U can try man...u never know...but if its an actually DB drag...people are serious about this shit...that won't even compete in there. If its just a little competetion then go for it
well either way it doesnt hurt to try. it is an actual db drag, but there is local classes also, i do believe. plus awards for all around systems, most pimped out car, and sexiest car. i generally win any award like that in this area, not bragging but due to lack of competition.

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LostAngel Apr 7, 7:46pm - #147554 
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Originally Posted by trog2233
Originally Posted by LostAngel
The couple I've been too...have been wierd...they put the mic in the car...usually on the dash...then they hooked something up...and when they pushed the button there was a constant bass...I guess that way everyone would be even 'song wise'...but they hooked the thing up too somewhere near the gas door...on all of the cars? It was totally messed up.


i have no idea what you were at HAHAHAHAHA

I've judged a couple and you have a Decible mic mounted in ur dash against ur windshield. U pic the song and you play for 15 secs..ur loudest is ur score...nothing to do with ur gas door? Some people make you get out of the car when you do it...some let you in with ear plugs. Depends what kind of numbers you have and what class you are in thumbsup

Maybe it was just the ghetto ass ones Meadville has had... frown
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Virgilson Apr 7, 8:53pm - #147555 

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good luck bro!! thumbsup
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Psquared Apr 8, 2:00am - #147556 
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They just had a DB drag event here in Houston. A dude rolled up with 8 JL w3's run off 2 jl 1000/1's in a ported enclosure and a dude with 2 12" audiobahn subs beat him. It's all about the set up and the box. Good luck, that's a fun thing to get into!
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