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Im going to make one soon, i was wondering if anyone had one and would be willing to give me some tips. Im using Boss 6.5 inch marine speakers, and a Boss cw150 a 200 watt amp.
 

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I've seen them made from SCH-40 pvc two 90s where the speakers would mount and a srtaight piece in between the overall width would be the racks width. using marine grade products are the way togo. head unit too.
 

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There's a lot of information about audio tubes on the HL forums. If this link don't take you straight to a page with a bunch of threads on audio tubes, just do a search and put "audio tube" in the box.

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Ive looked at that forum, and moose thats the design im using for mine
 

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Ive looked at that forum, and moose thats the design im using for mine

It's a very simple and inexpensive project. if you do go that route and paint it I would suggest sanding it very good and spraying some adheision promoter on it the prime sand prime and shoot it will last longer then if you want black just buy ABS plastic it's already black.
 

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I would coat it with Line-X or something.
 

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Im thinking about painting it green, to match my atv. Im using pyle 250 watt 6.5 inch marine speakers, and a Boss cw150 200 watt amp. Hoping to come across some free pipe, then i should be able to keep my spendings under $70.

ALSO it crossed my mind yesterday, kawi is green, suzuki is yeller, honda is red, yamaha is blue, what's Polaris???
 

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Polaris used to like to use yellow and purple a lot. LOL.
 

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LOL Thats great. I can now use that against my cuz while comparing quads. Ha he has a PoPo Sportsman 400
 

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See what I mean.

 

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Oh yea... Thats... Uh... Great.. Ha
I don't no if my rancher's accessory plug works, but i'm going to assume it doesnt. Is that an easy fix or what? Just clean it? Replace it? Check the wires?
 

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I don't no if my rancher's accessory plug works, but i'm going to assume it doesnt. Is that an easy fix or what? Just clean it? Replace it? Check the wires?
There should be a fuse for it somewhere, I would check that first. If the fuse is good, unhook the wire from the back of the accessory plug socket and use a test light to see if you have power on the end of the wire going to it. If so, then the accessory plug is bad or you might be able to clean it. You'll probably have to turn the key on to check it.
 

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take a 24" piece of 6" sch 40 pipe this is where your amp will sit, mount your amp to a 2x4 and screw it to the pipe and caulk the screw hole up after that i would recomend not glueing the elbows to the pipe due to if you need to fix the amp or replace it you cant get them apart, just screw the elbow to the pipe and caulk the outside together.once that is done glue a short piece or pipe in the outer piece of the elbow and then cut the excess off right at the edge of the 90 so it is flush. this will give you something to screw your speakers to. Once all this is done take the elbows off and drill a small hole in the pipe and run your wires through the hole to the amp form the battery and the amp to your mp3 player. Run your wires to the speakers as well. after all this is complete screw your elbows back to your pipe and caulk it up. Drill the holes for your speakers first then screw the speakers into the pre drilled holes, this will help eleminate breaking the pipe and causing stress cracks, rem to caulk behind your speakers. When all the caulk is dried paint it to the desired color of your choice.
 

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Wow thanks, that was the detail i was looking for. Ive also been told that i could find an accessory plug, extender? Idk But it had a male and female end. Supposedly you could cut the female end off and attach the wires to the amp. Im looking for a confirmation, and what that cable is called. Also im confused becaused the boss amp has 3 screws for power labeled +12 V, REM, and GND. i need it to have simple + and - signs for me to understand.
 

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Also im confused becaused the boss amp has 3 screws for power labeled +12 V, REM, and GND. i need it to have simple + and - signs for me to understand.
+12V = +

GND = -

Rem = the wire that comes from the stereo to turn the amp on when you turn on the stereo.
 

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Ah. Well thanks, what could i hook to the REM screw to have the same effect when i cut on the ignition? I don't wanna drain my battery by having the amp on while im not using it.
 

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Can't you just put a toggle switch on the rem wire going to the amp and just turn it on and off when you want?
 

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I don't know. Can I? Ha what hooks up to the REM screw anyway? I have + & - figured out, but the 3rd screw boggles my mind. Would that accessory plug extender have 3 wires, including one for the REM? I apologise for so many questions
 
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