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Old 18th November 2007, 08:07 PM   #1
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Default Kicker L7 rebuild

Im rebuilding a kicker L7 12(2003 model). Is there anything I should watch out for other than correct wires size and lenth and voice coil spacing between the pole piece?
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Old 19th November 2007, 12:25 AM   #2
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I have 2 Kicker 10" L7's I am trying to get rebuild kit's for and I am not having any luck from Kicker on the parts. The cones are ok, But the voice coils are bad. Can you tell me where you found parts? Thanks, Randy
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Old 19th November 2007, 04:13 AM   #3
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i'm kinda disappointed in kicker. they seem to have weak voice coil wires... at first i thought it was my fault for running a 10" CVR on a JL Audio 250.1 @ 2 ohms but after reading this i'm not so sure it's my fault anymore...
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Old 19th November 2007, 09:24 AM   #4
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you have to make sure you center the middle of the voice coil with the top plate.

for the tinsels, use 10-12 gauge wire instead of tinsels, it will be louder.

you can use a piece of manilla folder for the sleeve to space the coil between the inner of the vc and the polepiece.

if you use 5 minute epoxy, mix it up then wait a while for it to become tacky then apply it, or else its going to run everywhere.

if you drop the coil down a bit your low bass will increase, but at the loss of full volume, if you hang the coil to high, vice versa and will lose cooling.

just center it.
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Old 19th November 2007, 08:03 PM   #5
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i'm kinda disappointed in kicker. they seem to have weak voice coil wires... at first i thought it was my fault for running a 10" CVR on a JL Audio 250.1 @ 2 ohms but after reading this i'm not so sure it's my fault anymore...

Yep... They aren't holding up likie they should anymore because Kicker is having China build them.
I called Kicker to see if I could purchase a rebuild kit for my L7's and they told me they don't carry parts for them that they have a exchange program. You send in your sub with some money and they send you a new sub with full warranty. (Chinese disposable crap.)
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Old 19th November 2007, 08:05 PM   #6
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Clipped... Be interested in rebuilding some L7's???
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Old 19th November 2007, 09:14 PM   #7
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I didnt find parts I'm rebuilding it myself and hopeing it could possible work again......it came apart just took for ever. Im trying to replicate the stock VC.
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Old 19th November 2007, 09:21 PM   #8
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oh.. I understand now. If you have any luck please let me know.
Thanks, Randy ...Good Luck....
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Old 20th November 2007, 01:53 AM   #9
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what size voice coil (inner diameter and ohm )and spiders are you guys looking for

measure the 'winding height' of the voice coil....also the outer width twhere the wire is wound to make sure it will fit in the gap.
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Old 27th November 2007, 12:42 AM   #10
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Finished it tongiht and it works 95% like new...coil has the slightest rub barley noticeable. so my phone took the vid so it looks and sounds like hell but here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEM15qgne-8
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