2018 COMPETITION RULES

2 Time Heavyweight Bass Boxing Champion Pipo Sanchez

2007 IASCA Bass Boxing Finals at Spring Break Nationals featuring Alma Gates’ Bronco (above)

IASCA Scandinavia Bass Boxing car (above)

EBB 1

BASS BOXING - FORMAT OVERVIEW

IASCA BASS BOXING is a type of SPL competition (sound pressure level) using full range music as the main judging criteria. Bass Boxing pits several competitors against each other until one competitor prevails as “Champion”. It’s a true test of how a system performs in every day applications.

The Qualifying Round is a 30 second round. Competitors are allowed to use any approved, commercially available music. All competitors compete in the qualifying round and the top two (2) contenders with the highest average SPL score in each Bass Boxing Division will move on to the final rounds.

Final Rounds - The top two competitors in each Division will go against each other in an all out, full range musical SPL competition for three final rounds. In these rounds, competitors may once again choose any approved commercially available music. Each Round has specific criteria; please read the General Bass Boxing Rules on the next page for details. These rounds will also last 30 seconds each and the Judges will register the highest average SPL score during that timeframe.

In all Bass Boxing competition rounds, the full range of music (not just bass) must be heard cleanly and clearly by everyone (outside sound), including judges and spectators, so the goal is to build a system that sounds as loud and good outside as it does inside!

If this format of competition sounds like fun to you, you’re absolutely right; it is! As a matter of fact, it’s fun for everyone because anyone with an amplifier and a subwoofer can compete in one of our several Bass Boxing Divisions. It’s also fun for the spectators to see these cars perform, so put on your BASS BOXING “gloves” and have a great time with us!

A NOTE ABOUT OUTSIDE SOUND

OUTSIDE SOUND

The concept of outside (or external) sound in Bass Boxing competition is so the spectators can hear and enjoy the music like you do when you’re driving your vehicle.

Traditional SPL competitions usually don’t involve the spectators, so by playing clean, clear music shows them

you appreciate the mids and highs as much as the bass your system can deliver.

Those who are not familiar with car audio only understand what they hear, like the “boom, boom, boom” of high end car audio systems driving down the street; they don’t realize that inside the vehicle, high quality, full range music is playing and can be clearly heard. The goal with the outside sound rule is to allow spectators to hear what we hear on the inside. We know music sounds much better with bass, but until someone who is unfamiliar with sound hears that for themselves, they’ll never know.

This does NOT mean you have to mount speakers on the outside of your vehicle. It means that the full range music must be heard outside the vehicle clearly and cleanly. If you want to mount speakers outside the vehicle you may do so, but it is not a requirement.

If you use outside speakers, the speakers do not have to be permanently mounted to the vehicle, but must be properly and securely mounted when competing; speakers can be mounted anywhere in, on or around the vehicle, so long as they are able to be clearly heard outside. Speakers not permanently attached to the vehicle must be properly mounted in some type of enclosure. Cardboard boxes, foam molds, sitting on cushions, etc... are not considered an acceptable enclosure for exterior speakers.

EBB 2

BASS BOXING DIVISIONS

DIVISION

Square Inches of Cone Area

# of SUBS

 

 

 

BANTAMWEIGHT

1 to 240 sq. in (No wall class)

3-10s, 2-12s, 1-15

 

 

 

BANTAMWEIGHT TRUNK/PICKUP

1 to 240 sq. in (No wall class)

3-10s, 2-12s, 1-15

 

 

 

CRUISERWEIGHT

241 to 480 sq. in. (No wall class)

6-10s, 4-12s, 2-15s, 1-18

 

 

 

CRUISERWEIGHT TRUNK/PICKUP

241 to 480 sq. in. (No wall class)

6-10s, 4-12s, 2-15s, 1-18

 

 

 

FLYWEIGHT

1 to 240 sq. in (No wall class)

3-10s, 2-12s, 1-15s,

 

 

 

FEATHERWEIGHT

241 to 480 sq. in (No wall class)

6-10s, 4-12s 2-15s, 1-18

 

 

 

LIGHTWEIGHT

1 to 860 sq. in. (No wall class)

10-10s, 7-12s 4-15s, 3-18s

 

 

 

WELTERWEIGHT

1 to 510 sq. in. (Wall Class)

6-10s, 4-12s, 2-15s, 2-18s

 

 

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT

1-1120 sq. in. (Wall Class)

14-10s, 10-12s, 6-15s, 4-18s

 

 

 

HEAVYWEIGHT

1121+ sq. in. (Wall Class)

14+-10s, 11+12s, 7+-15s, 5+18s

 

 

 

NHB (No Holds Barred)

1 + (Wall Class)

Any subwoofer amount

 

 

 

SPECIALTY

Specialty vehicles (Golf carts, Powerwheels, etc.)

Maximum 2-10s

 

 

 

Bass Boxing Divisions classify competitors by the cumulative amount of square inches of subwoofer cone area and the degree of modifications to

their vehicles. This ensures that competitors are pitted against others fairly. To see which Bass Boxing Division your system fits into, consult the chart

below for the total square inches of your subwoofers and correspond it with the Bass Boxing Division Chart.

 

 

 

 

Round Woofer Conversion Chart

 

 

 

 

(For square woofers, multiply two sides of the woofer for total square inches)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woofer Diameter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.5

8

 

10

12

15

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woofer

 

 

 

Total Square Inches

 

 

Qty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

33.17

50.24

 

78.50

113.04

176.63

254.34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

66.33

100.48

 

157.00

226.08

353.25

508.68

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

99.49

150.72

 

235.50

339.12

529.87

763.02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

132.65

200.96

 

314.00

452.16

706.49

1017.36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

165.81

251.20

 

392.50

565.20

883.11

1271.70

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

198.97

301.44

 

471.00

678.24

1059.73

1526.04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

232.13

351.68

 

549.50

791.28

1236.35

1780.38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

265.29

401.92

 

628.00

904.32

1412.97

2034.72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

298.45

452.16

 

706.50

1017.36

1589.59

2289.06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

331.61

502.40

 

785.00

1130.40

1766.21

2543.40

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

364.77

552.64

 

863.50

1243.44

1942.83

2797.74

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

397.93

602.88

 

942.00

1356.48

2119.45

3052.08

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBB 3

“How do I calculate how much subwoofer cone area I have in my system?”

There are different methods for calculating cone area, depending on the shape of the subwoofer. For round subwoofers, the formula for calculating cone area is Radius squared times Pi (3.14). For square subwoofers, simply multiply two connecting sides for the total square inches per sub.

Round subwoofer example: Take a ten inch round subwoofer; the radius of a circle is half the diameter, so the radius of a ten inch subwoofer would be 5 inches; the radius squared would be 5 times 5 which equals 25. 25 times Pi (3.14) equals 78.5. And there you have it; the total cone area of a ten inch subwoofer is 78.5 square inches.

Once you know the amount of square inches of subwoofer cone area you have for each size of sub you have, simply multiply that by the amount of subwoofers you have in your vehicle and you’ll get the total cone area of your vehicle.

“Where do I measure my subwoofer from?”

To calculate the amount of square inches of subwoofer cone area, measure the subwoofer from the edge of the basket to the same point on the exact opposite side of the woofer (see figure 1A below). NOTE: If necessary, Judges will measure the diameter of the woofer basket (basket edge to basket edge) to determine woofer size and use the chart on the previous page to determine total cone area. If there is a dispute as to the woofer size, the burden of proof falls to the competitor; judges may request that a woofer be removed from its mounting position for proper measurement; if a competitor refuses to remove the woofer, size determination will be at the Judge’s discretion.

Figure 1A

EBB 4

Bass Boxing Rules Matrix

This rules matrix is for reference only as a general overview of the rules and what is allowed for each Division.

For full details, please review the rules for the Bass Boxing Division you compete in.

 

CLASSES

SUBWOOFER CONE AREA LIMITATION (sq. in)

WALLS ALLOWED

MAX AMPS

TOTAL POWER (WATTAGE) MAX ALLOWED (CLAMPED)

SPEAKER CONE AREA REQUIREMENT

SUBWOOFER / AMP LOCATION

BATTERIES

BATTERY SIZE (max per battery - cu. in.)

CAPACITORS

ALTERNATORS

MAX VOLTAGE ALLOWED

MAX POWER WIRE AMT/SIZE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BANTAMWEIGHT

1 - 240

No

1/pair

2,000

50+ sq. in.

Cargo area

Unltd

1,000

Unltd

1

15.5

Unltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BANTAMWEIGHT TRUNK/PICKUP

1 - 240

No

1/pair

2,000

50+ sq. in.

Cargo area

Unltd

1,000

Unltd

1

15.5

Unltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRUISERWEIGHT

1 - 480

No

1/sub

4,000

50+ sq. in.

Cargo area

Unltd

1,000

Unltd

1

15.5

Unltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRUISERWEIGHT TRUNK/PICKUP

1 - 480

No

1/sub

4,000

50+ sq. in.

Cargo area

Unltd

1,000

Unltd

1

15.5

Unltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FLYWEIGHT

1 - 240

No

Unltd.

Unltd.

50+ sq. in.

Cargo area

Unltd

1,000

Unltd

1

15.5

Unltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FEATHERWEIGHT

241 - 480

No

Unltd.

Unltd.

50+ sq. in.

Cargo area

Unltd

1,000

Unltd

1

15.5

Unltd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIGHTWEIGHT

1 - 860

No

Unltd.

Unltd.

100+ sq. in.

Behind B pillar

Unltd.

Unltd.

Unltd.

Unltd.

18.0

Unltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WELTERWEIGHT

1 - 510

Opt.

Unltd.

Unltd.

100+ sq. in.

Behind B pillar

Unltd.

Unltd.

Unltd.

Unltd.

15.5

Unltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT

1 - 1120

Opt.

Unltd.

Unltd.

150+ sq. in.

Behind B pillar

Unltd.

Unltd.

Unltd.

Unltd.

18.0

Unltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HEAVYWEIGHT

1121+

Opt.

Unltd.

Unltd.

150+ sq. in.

Behind B pillar

Unltd.

Unltd.

Unltd.

Unltd.

18.0

Unltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NHB (No Holds Barred)

1 +

Yes

Unltd.

Unltd.

150+ sq. in.

Behind B pillar

Unltd.

Unltd.

Unltd.

Unltd.

18.0

Unltd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The chart below shows you the total amount of square inches of cone area in a pair of standard car audio speakers; use it to determine what speakers will fit in your Bass Boxing Division. The rules state a minimum amount of cone area for outside sound, but there’s no maximum amount, so go crazy if you want to!

 

 

 

Speaker size conversion chart

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaker Size

6”

6 1/2”

5X7

6X9

 

8”

10”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Square Inches

 

 

Speaker Qty.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1 pr.

56.52

66.33

54.96

84.78

 

100.48

157.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 pr.

113.04

132.65

109.92

169.56

 

200.96

314.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 pr.

169.56

198.97

164.88

254.34

 

301.44

471.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 pr.

226.08

265.29

219.84

339.12

 

401.92

628.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EBB 5

BASS BOXING PROCEDURE

QUALIFYING ROUND

The QUALIFYING ROUND will determine the top two competitors in each Division; only the top two competitors in each Division will move on to the final rounds. NOTE: Event hosts have the option of offering as many qualifying round runs as they want to; some event hosts may only offer one round due to time constraints.

HOW TO QUALIFY - The competitor has the option of whether they wish to have the vehicle’s doors open or closed during qualifying. The competitor has two minutes from the time they enter the competition lane to get ready to compete. The round lasts 30 seconds during which time the competitor’s highest average SPL score will be recorded. When all qualifying is complete, only the top two competitors with the highest average SPL qualifying score will move on to compete against each other in the Championship Fight.

The CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT

The Championship Fight consists of three rounds where the top two qualifiers go against each other for the Title of EVENT CHAMPION. The top qualifier gets the choice of who goes first in the final rounds. Each Round has certain criteria that must be adhered to; please read carefully:

ROUND 1 - In Round 1, the competitor must crowd must be able to hear full range music

compete with the vehicle interior sealed from the outside. However, the outside of the vehicle while it is competing.

During Round 1, vehicle openings (such as windows, doors, trunks, hatches or any panel) that when opened allow speakers to play music to the outside, can be opened as long as the interior compartment remains sealed from the outside. The use of external speaker pods, or opening panels that house external speaker pods, is also allowed. The competitor’s highest average SPL score after 30 seconds will be recorded. NOTE: When panels are opened to expose external speaker pods, the system, pod or vehicle cannot allow any ventilation from the interior of the vehicle to outside in Round 1 of competition (closed door round).

ROUND 2 - Round 2 is the same as Round 1, with one exception. In Round 2, the driver’s side front door will be opened. The competitor’s highest average SPL score after 30 seconds will be recorded. Competitors are not allowed to try opening and closing the door during the competition run, in order to achieve a higher SPL score.

ROUND 3 - Round 3 is again the same as Rounds 1 and 2, with one exception. In Round 3, both driver and passenger front doors will be opened. Competitors may also have any other panels opened if they choose, but they are not allowed to try opening and closing any of these panels during the run in an effort to increase SPL. The competitor’s highest average SPL score after 30 seconds will be recorded.

DETERMINING THE CHAMPION (WINNER)

The Champion (winner) will be determined by adding up each competitor’s scores from Rounds 1, 2 and 3 then dividing that total by the number of Rounds to arrive at an average SPL score for all three rounds (Qualifying Round is not included). The competitor with the highest average score for all three rounds will be declared the Champion.

TIEBREAKERS

If after the three rounds there is a tie in score between competitors, the tied competitors will compete in a fourth ‘tiebreaker’ round with both front doors opened, vehicle only. Door blockers are not allowed to be used in the tiebreaker round.

EBB 6

BASS BOXING FAQs

What’s considered “approved, commercially available music?”

Commercially available music can mean almost anything, but for the purposes of Bass Boxing rules, it means that the music being used in competition must be purchased through standard retail channels and be available for sale to the general public. The music selected must be approved by the head judge at the event prior to competing.

NOTE: Any music used in competition cannot contain any lewd lyrics, foul language or derogatory comments or acts whatsoever. Music that comes with a “Parental Advisory” is not allowed in Bass Boxing competition. IASCA events are designed to be fun for all ages in a public setting with a positive message; any detraction from that goal will not be acceptable.

Are there any songs, music or CDs that are NOT allowed?

Yes, there are; specific competition CDS from competition organizations (such as the IASCA IdBL Max dB3 CD, dB Drag competition CD, USACI competition CD) are not allowed to be used in Bass Boxing competition, as these CDs contain music that have test tones (bass tones) embedded in them.

There are other CDs and songs that are not allowed; for a complete list of unapproved CDs and music, please refer to the list on the last page of this rule book.

What is meant by “Outside Sound”?

Outside sound means that the music must be clearly heard outside the vehicle. It does not mean a competitor is required to have speakers outside the vehicle.

What is meant by “Full range music being heard clearly”?

Over the last number of years, the perception of “car audio” among the general public is “these kids driving down the street at all hours with ‘boom, boom, boom’ coming out of their cars”.

We know this perception is skewed, because inside the vehicle, passengers are hearing the whole song, not just the bass. The goal here is to show the public that there’s more to the music in these vehicles than just the ‘boom, boom, boom’.

Therefore, in Bass Boxing competition, judges and spectators must be able to hear the whole song outside the vehicle, not just the bass. The positioning of full range speakers of any style or design either in, on or outside the vehicle, so that the whole song can be heard by everyone, is one of the most important rules.

Think of it this way… when competing, you’re putting on a concert for the crowd!

What’s the difference between a bass “beat” and a bass “tone”?

A bass “beat” is a bass note that continually repeats itself with a gap between each “beat”. This is common in most of today’s music; the beat goes along with the music and is part of the song.

A bass “tone” is a constant bass note (or frequency) that is being continually played for the duration of a song and does not match the “beat” of the music; it is just a constant tone playing in the background and has no bearing on the music being played whatsoever.

In Bass Boxing, music with good bass “beats” are allowed, but bass tones are not.

EBB 7

GENERAL BASS BOXING RULES

1.There is no frequency cap for Bass Boxing competition.

2.All panels in the vehicle must remain closed during the first round of Bass Boxing competition. However, for rounds 2 and 3, the driver’s front door (Round 2) and passenger front door (Round 3) must be fully opened.

3.Competitors must play full range music (see Glossary Of Terms) and clearly heard outside of the vehicle. The music may contain a “bass beat”, but not a continuous bass tone. Music with sine sweeps, test tones, bass drops, bass bombs, etc. are not allowed. Music CDs with test tones, sweeps, bass drops or bass bombs embedded in the music background may be allowed if the tone is not constant and the duration of each tone does not exceed one second in length; check with your IASCA Official to see if the music you wish to play will be allowed.

4.Competitors who qualify for the final rounds of Bass Boxing must play a different musical track for each round; the same musical track or song cannot be used in all three rounds of competition ( Mary Had a Little Lamb @50 htz and Mary Had a Little Lamb @60htz is still Mary Had a Little Lamb ). In the final rounds, competitors may use the musical track they selected for their qualifying round, in one of the final rounds. Competitors attempting to use a song more than once in the final rounds will receive a score of zero for the round where it was used a second time.

5.At no time can the bass frequencies of the system overpower the mid bass, midrange and high frequencies, so much so that the vocals and/or others parts of the music cannot be heard clearly by the judges and spectators. If this overpowering occurs there will be a 2 point deduction (per round) from the average score for that round. Each Bass Boxing Division has minimum speaker size and power requirements, refer to the Division rules for details. NOTE: If there is any cause for, concern about, or a disagreement between the IASCA Judges and the competitor, as to whether the full range of sound (highs, midrange, midbass and bass) was clearly heard by everyone, judges will ask the spectators to vote by a show of hands whether it was clearly heard or not. The spectators vote will decide if there will be a point deduction or not. This concern can be brought up by the judges, spectators or other competitors.

6.Musical selections must be approved by an IASCA Official and must be socially acceptable. Musical tracks rated with “Parental Advisories”, or musical tracks with lewd or suggestive lyrics are strictly prohibited.

7.Competitor “shows” must also be socially acceptable. Any display that is deemed offensive in nature by the judges will not be allowed and could result in disqualification without recourse. If you are uncertain whether any part of your "show" is appropriate or not, please consult with the Bass Boxing judges for verification as to its compliance.

8.EQUIPMENT FAILURE - If equipment fails while in the "Bass Boxing ring" prior to competition, they will be allowed 5 (five) minutes to repair the problem. If a breakdown occurs during competition, the average score they achieve for that round will be official. However, they will be allowed a 5 minute breakdown period between rounds to correct the problem. If the problem cannot be corrected in the 5 minute time period, they can run as they are or receive a score of zero for the following round. If the problem cannot be corrected within the allotted time and the competitor cannot compete in the following rounds, it will be considered a TKO and their opponent will win by default.

9.Bass Boxing Finalists must be ready to compete when called upon by the Bass Boxing Officials. If a competitor fails to appear for the final rounds within five minutes of being called upon, they will be subject to disqualification without recourse, declaring their opponent the Champion by default. Competitors vying for a Bass Boxing World Record may exercise the option to run unopposed in order to attempt to set a Bass Boxing World Record for their Division.

10.If a vehicle’s system is capable of exceeding 150 dB, competitors must operate the sound system from outside of the vehicle during any closed (sealed) door rounds. Failure or refusal to do so subjects the competitor to disqualification without recourse. IASCA will not permit any competitor to be inside of a vehicle that could register over 150db, with or without hearing protection during closed door rounds.

11.Competitors who do not wear hearing protection while sitting inside their vehicles when competing, will receive a score of zero (0) for each round they are competing in without hearing protection, whether vehicle doors are open or not. If a competitor refuses to wear hearing protection for more than two (2) rounds in competition, they will be disqualified without recourse.

12.All Bass Boxing competitors may elect to operate their sound systems from outside the vehicle; however, in the Bantamweight, Cruiserweight, Flyweight and Featherweight Divisions, the source unit must remain in its mounted location, cannot be removed and must be operated by remote control or another device. If a competitor uses an iPod or MP3 type player, it can be operated from outside connected to the head unit via its connection cable.

EBB 8

GENERAL BASS BOXING RULES

13.In all rounds (Qualifying or final rounds), the use of any noise making devices (e.g. air horns, train horns, etc.) are not allowed. In the instance where a noise making device is used, the competitor will receive a score of zero and they will receive one more chance to register their score. If during the second attempt a noise making device is used again, the competitor will receive a score of zero for that round, no exceptions.

14. Competitors are allowed up to six (6) people (team

 

 

 

 

OPEN DOOR

 

 

 

 

“DOOR BLOCKERS”

 

members) to assist them in the set up for competition. Of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the 6 team members, a maximum of 2 team members per

 

 

 

 

door are allowed as ‘blockers’ to be used to partially

 

 

 

 

“block” or “cover” the door opening of the vehicle during

 

 

 

 

testing. These team members must face away from the

 

 

 

 

vehicle openings, with their backs to the door

 

 

 

 

openings and cannot push in against, lean into or

 

 

 

 

shield the opening in any way during the competition

 

 

 

 

runs. People who are “blocking” or “covering” the opening

 

 

 

 

may not force themselves directly into the opening to seal

 

 

 

 

off the interior as if the door was closed (see figure).

 

COMPETITORS MUST FACE AWAY FROM

 

 

15.For all classes except the No Holds Barred class, in the

“closed door” rounds, competitors are not allowed to use any type of “tie down” device to hold doors closed, such as bolts, ratchet straps, rope, etc. Only team members are allowed to hold doors closed by pushing against the doors during the run (maximum of two team members per door).

16.For all classes except the No Holds Barred class, competitors are not allowed to cover up or tape any vents or openings in the vehicle for the purpose of increasing SPL. Vehicles found to have any openings covered or taped up before or during testing will receive a score of zero.

17.Subwoofer Wall (1)- Any subwoofer enclosure exceeding 25 inches in height, inclusive of any and all equipment attached to the enclosure, will be considered a subwoofer “wall” in the vehicle. Determination of enclosure height will be taken by measuring from the floor of the area where the enclosure is located to its highest point from the floor, inclusive of any equipment attached to it. This includes any “supports” or “legs” that prop up the enclosure and any components attached to the enclosure (amplifiers, subwoofer basket/surround, power distribution block, etc.). If any part of an enclosure utilizes an area lower than the floor of the OEM cargo area (such as a spare tire well), the 25 inch height measurement will be taken from the lowest point of the enclosure. Any enclosure that exceeds the 25 inch height rule, regardless of the intent, will be considered as a wall.

18.Subwoofer Wall (2)- PICKUP TRUCKS that have an enclosure in the interior compartment of the vehicle (not the bed of the truck) will be classified as "no wall" vehicles, as long as the enclosure, including all equipment attached, does not sit higher than the lowest point of the rear window. Pickup trucks with “cut throughs” through either the rear cab wall or through the back window will be considered as a wall, whether the enclosure is taller than 25 inches or not.

19.Regular cab, extended (king) cab and crew cab trucks that do not have a “cut through” from the bed to the cab. These vehicles are the only vehicles where equipment and enclosures are allowed to be mounted in the passenger compartment of the vehicle;. There are certain guidelines for competitors with these vehicles; REGULAR CAB TRUCKS (Compact and Full Size) - The subwoofer enclosure must be mounted to the rear wall of the cab and no taller than the lowest point of the rear window. The enclosure cannot impede the full operation of the front seat and seat travel must remain intact. EXTENDED (KING) AND CREW CAB TRUCKS (Compact and Full Size) - The subwoofer enclosure can be mounted in the rear “seat” or rear passenger area of the vehicle, but the enclosure depth cannot exceed 20 inches. Additionally, the enclosure must be mounted to the rear wall of the cab and no taller than 25 inches in height from the cab floor. The enclosure cannot impede the full operation of the front seat and seat travel must remain intact. Specialty Trucks - Specialty trucks such as the Chevrolet Avalanche, El Camino, Honda Ridgeline, etc. are not exempt from this rule; if an enclosure completely blocks and seals off the opening between the cab and bed of the vehicle, it will be considered as a cut-through and will be reclassified to a wall class Division.

20.PICKUP TRUCKS - Equipment other than subwoofers/enclosures - competitors may mount other equipment, such as amplifiers, batteries, etc. in the cargo area (bed) of the truck if they so choose.

21.SUV’s and Minivans - The cargo area is considered as the area directly behind the second row of seating in the vehicle. If the vehicle is equipped with a third row (or more) of seating, it will not affect the positioning of the enclosure so long as the enclosure remains behind the second row of seating. Third row (or more) seating only may be removed from the vehicle for competition, but the second row seating must remain intact and securely fastened in the vehicle (emulates a 4-5 passenger vehicle).

EBB 9

GENERAL BASS BOXING RULES

22.Vehicles equipped with OEM factory “fold down” rear seats may be folded down during testing, however the competitor must be able to show the judge that the seat is fully functional as the manufacturer intended and that nothing impedes its proper operation.

23.The sound system in the vehicle must be powered by the vehicle’s charging system and batteries only. External power supplies, trailers, or chargers may not be attached to the vehicle during testing.

24.CAPACITORS AND “SUPER CAPS” - Capacitors - Standard capacitors and “super caps” are both rated in farad count will be counted as such to the maximum allowed farad rating for the class. NOTE - “Super Caps”, or Super Capacitors when used in a bank, will be counted no different than a regular capacitor (farad rating), however a “bank” of six (6) super caps will be considered as one (1) battery and will also fall under the battery limitation rule for the class. If there is more than one “bank” of six (6) super caps connected to the system, each “bank” of super caps will be considered as another battery.

25.SOUND DEADENING/STIFFENING - Sound dampening (sound deadening, sound damping) materials may be used in competition in all Classes/Divisions. “Stiffening” panels with the use of internal braces or by any other means is only allowed in certain Classes and is not considered as sound deadening. See “Stiffening” in Glossary of Terms. JUDGE’s procedure for determining if panels have been stiffened - The Judge will first inspect panels for evidence of stiffening by pressing down moderately against the outside and inside of the panel to check for panel flex. If the panel does not flex, the Judge will then ask the competitor to remove any covering panels for inspection and proof that the panel has not been stiffened. If the competitor chooses not to comply, and in the Judge’s discretion the panel has been stiffened for the purpose of increasing SPL, the vehicle and competitor will be reclassified to a higher Division/Class.

26.Full range speakers added to the sound system for sound quality purposes only are allowed within the vehicle interior forward of the B pillar. Speakers forward of the B pillar installed for the purpose of increasing SPL are not. There are limitations to the amount of additional full range speakers that may be added to a system forward of the B pillar inside the interior; refer to your Class rules for the proper amount of speakers that may be added. Competitors may build ’kick panels” or “speaker pod build outs” on door panels to house additional speakers. NOTE: Factory door panels cannot be completely covered with the speaker pod build out. The pod must be attached to the existing door panel and only large enough to house the speaker. Speaker pod build outs designed for the sole purpose of increasing SPL are not allowed.

27.The use of compressed air, explosive devices or gases etc. is not allowed.

28.Vehicles must be either driven or pushed manually into the competition lanes, they cannot be brought into the lanes on a trailer, or pushed or towed by another vehicle.

29.The vehicle’s engine cannot exceed 2,000 rpm during testing. For vehicles that do not have a tachometer, competitors will be at the discretion of the event judges to determine if the vehicle’s engine rpm exceeds 2,000.

30.If the vehicle is running during testing, the parking brake must be set. If the parking brake cannot be set, the competitor must use wheel chocks under the vehicle’s tires to ensure the safety of everyone around the vehicle, or shut the vehicle off during testing.

31.All wires, including but not limited to, speaker wires, power wires, RCAs, etc., must be easily accessible (clearly marked) by the judges for measurement, clamping and verification purposes.

32.Nothing may interfere with the proper positioning of the sensor or the sensor jig, or block any path to position the sensor or the jig.

EBB 10

MEASURING DEVICE PLACEMENT GUIDELINES

IdBL SENSOR JIG SPECIFICATIONS

C

B

 

A

Event judges must ensure that the measuring device height and orientation are absolutely consistent from vehicle to vehicle. The measuring device must face towards the front of the vehicle at all times. The position is as follows for all measuring devices used in IdBL competition; 4 inches up from the top of the dashboard (or the base of the OEM windshield frame, whichever is higher) and 12 inches over from the OEM passenger side "A" pillar.

This is accomplished by using the IASCA certified placement jig (see diagram). For the sensor, the jig must be positioned perpendicular (straight up and down) with the base of the jig (A) touching the top of the dashboard and the top of the jig touching the windshield; the far right end of the jig (B) must be touching the passenger side “A” pillar. The sensor is then positioned in the top left opening (C), placing the opening of the sensor in the 4” and 12" position. (D) At the judges discretion the sensor may be mounted vertically to help protect the sensor.

The Judge must be able to see the measuring device (sensor) from outside the vehicle at all times during the competition run; competitors are not allowed to place any covering (or tinting) on the windshield blocking the Judge’s ability to see the measuring device during competition.

Nothing in the vehicle may interfere with the correct placement of the measuring device, its placement jig or the 24 inch door jig (Bass Boxing).

Once the measuring device is positioned, the competitor will have the opportunity to verify it has been positioned properly. The competitor is not allowed to touch the measuring device once it is positioned, however if they feel it is not properly placed, they can request that it be repositioned and the judge is required to do so. Note: If the competitor requests that the measuring device be repositioned, this does not give the competitor an extension on the 3 minute preparation time set out before being judged. Once the measuring device has been positioned for the first time in the run, the 3 minute countdown will begin.

If the judging staff experiences an equipment failure (with either the meter, measuring device or cable) during the competitor’s run, the score in that run will not count and the competitor will have the option of rerunning within a specified time period.

VEHICLE SEATS AND SYSTEM COMPONENTS - Vehicle seat backs, including headrests, cannot be within 24 inches of the measuring device at any point. System Components (Equipment) in the vehicle, including enclosures, walls cannot be within 24 inches of the measuring device at any point. (Exception: A pillar mounted tweeters and midrange speakers, door mounted speakers.) No item or piece of equipment may be temporarily or permanently attached to the exterior of a vehicle’s dashboard or windshield, within 24 inches of the measuring device.

EBB 11

BANTAMWEIGHT - BANTAMWEIGHT TRUNK/PICKUP DIVISION

(1 to 240 sq. in - No Wall Division)

1 to 240 sq. in = 4-8s, 3-10s ,2-12S, 1-15 inch subwoofer/s

COMPETITOR CRITERIA

Open to all

VEHICLE CRITERIA

BANTAMWEIGHT TRUNK/PICKUP - All trunk vehicles and Pickup Trucks

NOTE: Pickup trucks that have an enclosure in the interior compartment of the vehicle (not the bed of the truck) will be classified as "no wall" vehicles, as long as the enclosure, including all equipment attached, does not sit higher than the lowest point of the rear window. Pickup trucks with “cut throughs” through either the rear cab wall or through the back window will be considered as a wall, whether the enclosure is taller than 25 inches or not.

BANTAMWEIGHT - All other vehicle types (Hatchbacks, SUVs, Minivans, COVs)

Any modification to a vehicle that is not covered in this section will be considered illegal in this division.

Vehicle must be tagged (licensed) and insured for use on the road. If the vehicle is not tagged (licensed) or insured, the vehicle and competitor will be reclassified to a higher Class/Division.

OEM stock interior - All interior panels must be in place and properly mounted. Cosmetic modifications allowed (addition of full range speakers for sound quality purposes, painting of trim pieces, etc.). Exception: A speaker pod build out is allowed on each front door panel to house speakers up to 70 square inches total cone area per door (equates to one 8 inch mid bass driver or two 6.5 inch speakers per door - see speaker cone area chart) are allowed. NOTE: Factory door panels cannot be completely covered with the speaker pod build out. The pod must be attached to the existing door panel and only large enough to house the speaker. Speaker pod build outs designed for the sole purpose of increasing SPL are not allowed.

All OEM factory windows/glass must be retained and cannot be replaced with any transparent substitute material.

No panels or sheet metal in the vehicle can be modified so as to increase the SPL level of the vehicle. All sheet metal, steel, plastic, wood and any other materials used by the manufacturer to build the vehicle must remain intact and unaltered, with the exceptions listed above.

All seats must remain in the vehicle while competing.

All equipment must be mounted in the OEM cargo area* of the vehicle; walls not allowed (See Glossary of Terms)

Panels or baffles designed to increase SPL, whether attached to the vehicle or enclosure, cannot be mounted in the vehicle interior.

All OEM panels and components, including dashboards, must remain OEM stock and in their factory mounted location.

The vehicle must have the factory OEM dashboard in place, intact and unmodified. All accessories/gauges/switches in the dashboard must remain functional. Additions allowed to an OEM dashboard are the painting of “snap in” panels on the dashboard, addition of gauges, cosmetic upgrades (painting of panels) and the addition of speakers for improving sound quality only.

Supports, poles or braces are not allowed within the vehicle interior.

EBB 12

BANTAMWEIGHT - BANTAMWEIGHT TRUNK/PICKUP DIVISION

(1 to 240 sq. in - No Wall Division)

1 to 240 sq. in = 4-8s, 3-10s ,2-12S, 1-15 inch subwoofer/s

EQUIPMENT CRITERIA

All equipment must be commercially available and can not be modified in any way.

Amplifiers

Maximum oine (1) amplifier per pair of subwoofers is allowed.

Maximum allowed amplifier power output 2,000 watts RMS

Power will be verified using a clamp meter, digital multimeter or the Term-Lab Magnum clamping system while vehicle is competing in the lane.

One amplifier means that all amplifier components must be encased within one heatsink. “Strapping”

multiple amplifiers together as “one” is not considered as one amplifier.

Speakers

If external speakers are used, the system must have a minimum of 50 square inches of full range speaker cone area. Coax, component, horns or pro audio speakers are allowed.

Speakers mounted in the interior compartment forward of the B pillar cannot exceed 70 square inches of cone area (equivalent to one 8” mid bass driver or two 6.5” speakers). Speakers must play full range and cannot be low passed for sub bass frequencies only.

Subwoofers

Single, dual, and quad coil subwoofers are allowed

All subwoofers and subwoofer enclosures must be mounted in the OEM cargo area of the vehicle. Speakers and/or subwoofers mounted in the interior of the vehicle, installed with the intent of increasing SPL levels below 100 Hz, will be deemed as part of the SPL system and the vehicle will be reclassified to a higher Class.

Batteries

Unlimited amount of batteries allowed. Super caps are allowed but must be mounted within the cargo area.

One battery must be mounted in the factory location and must fit within the parameters of the unmodified OEM battery tray. Additional batteries must be mounted in cargo area.

Batteries must be a standard automotive 12 volt battery. Lithium based batteries are allowed.

Batteries must be commercially available through standard retail channels (i.e. auto supply store)

Batteries cannot exceed 1,000 cubic inches each in size

Alternator

One (1) alternator is allowed. Must be mounted in factory location.

Outboard adjustable voltage regulators on alternators are allowed, however the controls for the voltage regulator must be mounted in an accessible location while operating the system, for safety reasons.

Voltage

Maximum voltage allowed is 15.5 volts (engine running).

EBB 13

BANTAMWEIGHT - BANTAMWEIGHT TRUNK/PICKUP DIVISION

(1 to 240 sq. in - No Wall Division)

1 to 240 sq. in = 4-8s, 3-10s ,2-12S, 1-15 inch subwoofer/s

Wiring/Fusing

Unlimited runs of wire (+ or -) are allowed from the front battery of the vehicle to the rear.

IASCA strongly recommends that all wiring be fused at the main power source. If the vehicle and system are not properly fused, competitors must have an A-B-C rated fire extinguisher with the vehicle while competing in the lanes.

Sound deadening (or dampening) materials

May be used behind or inside any factory OEM panels, so long as the factory panel remains intact, unaltered and in its original factory OEM location and does not impede the proper operation of any of the vehicle functions. There can be no external visible evidence of the sound deadening (pieces of sound deadening material sticking out from the panels).

“Stiffening” of panels is not allowed; competitors are not allowed to reinforce panels with anything other than traditional sound deadening materials available from retail car audio dealers (See “Traditional Sound Deadening” in Glossary of Terms).

EBB 14

CRUISERWEIGHT - CRUISERWEIGHT TRUNK/PICKUP DIVISION

(1 to 480 sq. in - No Wall Division)

1 to 480 sq. in = 6-10s, 4-12s, 2-15s or 1-18 inch subwoofer/s

COMPETITOR CRITERIA

Open to all

VEHICLE CRITERIA

CRUISERWEIGHT TRUNK/PICKUP - All trunk vehicles and Pickup Trucks

NOTE: Pickup trucks that have an enclosure in the interior compartment of the vehicle (not the bed of the truck) will be classified as "no wall" vehicles, as long as the enclosure, including all equipment attached, does not sit higher than the lowest point of the rear window. Pickup trucks with “cut throughs” through either the rear cab wall or through the back window will be considered as a wall, whether the enclosure is taller than 25 inches or not.

CRUISERWEIGHT - All other vehicle types (Hatchbacks, SUVs, Minivans, COVs)

Any modification to a vehicle that is not covered in this section will be considered illegal in this division.

Vehicle must be tagged (licensed) and insured for use on the road. If the vehicle is not tagged (licensed) or insured, the vehicle and competitor will be reclassified to a higher Class/Division.

OEM stock interior - All interior panels must be in place and properly mounted. Cosmetic modifications allowed (addition of full range speakers for sound quality purposes, painting of trim pieces, etc.). Exception: A speaker pod build out is allowed on each front door panel to house speakers up to 70 square inches total cone area per door (equates to one 8 inch mid bass driver or two 6.5 inch speakers per door - see speaker cone area chart) are allowed. NOTE: Factory door panels cannot be completely covered with the speaker pod build out. The pod must be attached to the existing door panel and only large enough to house the speaker. Speaker pod build outs designed for the sole purpose of increasing SPL are not allowed.

All OEM factory windows/glass must be retained and cannot be replaced with any transparent substitute material.

No panels or sheet metal in the vehicle can be modified so as to increase the SPL level of the vehicle. All sheet metal, steel, plastic, wood and any other materials used by the manufacturer to build the vehicle must remain intact and unaltered, with the exceptions listed above.

All seats must remain in the vehicle while competing.

All equipment must be mounted in the OEM cargo area* of the vehicle; walls not allowed (See Glossary of Terms)

Panels or baffles designed to increase SPL, whether attached to the vehicle or enclosure, cannot be mounted in the vehicle interior.

All OEM panels and components, including dashboards, must remain OEM stock and in their factory mounted location.

The vehicle must have the factory OEM dashboard in place, intact and unmodified. All accessories/gauges/switches in the dashboard must remain functional. The only additions allowed to an OEM dashboard are the painting of “snap in” panels on the dashboard and speakers for improving sound quality only.

Supports, poles or braces are not allowed within the vehicle interior.

EBB 15

CRUISERWEIGHT - CRUISERWEIGHT TRUNK/PICKUP DIVISION

(1 to 480 sq. in - No Wall Division)

1 to 480 sq. in = 6-10s, 4-12s, 2-15s or 1-18 inch subwoofer/s

EQUIPMENT CRITERIA

All equipment must be commercially available and can not be modified in any way.

Amplifiers

Maximum one (1) amplifier per subwoofer is allowed.

Maximum allowed amplifier power output 4,000 watts RMS

Power will be verified using a clamp meter, digital multimeter or the Term-Lab Magnum clamping system while vehicle is competing in the lane.

One amplifier means that all amplifier components must be encased within one heatsink. “Strapping” multiple amplifiers together as “one” is not considered as one amplifier.

Speakers

If external speakers are used, the system must have a minimum of 50 square inches of full range speaker. Coax, component, horns or pro audio speakers are allowed.

Speakers mounted in the interior compartment forward of the B pillar cannot exceed 70 square inches of cone area (equivalent to one 8” mid bass driver or two 6.5” speakers). Speakers must play full range and cannot be low passed for sub bass frequencies only.

Subwoofers

All subwoofers and subwoofer enclosures must be mounted in the OEM cargo area of the vehicle. Speakers and/or subwoofers mounted in the interior of the vehicle, installed with the intent of increasing SPL levels below 100 Hz, will be deemed as part of the SPL system and the vehicle will be reclassified to a higher Class.

Batteries

Unlimited amount of batteries allowed. Super caps are allowed but must be mounted within the cargo area.

One battery must be mounted in the factory location and must fit within the parameters of the unmodified OEM battery tray. Additional batteries must be mounted in cargo area.

Batteries must be a standard automotive 12 volt battery. Lithium based batteries are allowed.

Batteries must be commercially available through standard retail channels (i.e. auto supply store)

Batteries cannot exceed 1,000 cubic inches each in size

Alternator

One (1) alternator is allowed. Must be mounted in factory location.

Outboard adjustable voltage regulators on alternators are allowed, however the controls for the voltage regulator must be mounted in an accessible location while operating the system, for safety reasons.

Voltage

Maximum voltage allowed is 15.5 volts (engine running).

EBB 16

CRUISERWEIGHT - CRUISERWEIGHT TRUNK/PICKUP DIVISION

(1 to 480 sq. in - No Wall Division)

1 to 480 sq. in = 6-10s, 4-12s, 2-15s or 1-18 inch subwoofer/s

Wiring/Fusing

Unlimited runs of wire (+ or -) are allowed from the front battery of the vehicle to the rear.

IASCA strongly recommends that all wiring be fused at the main power source. If the vehicle and system are not properly fused, competitors must have an A-B-C rated fire extinguisher with the vehicle while competing in the lanes.

Sound deadening (or dampening) materials

May be used behind or inside any factory OEM panels, so long as the factory panel remains intact, unaltered and in its original factory OEM location and does not impede the proper operation of any of the vehicle functions. There can be no external visible evidence of the sound deadening (pieces of sound deadening material sticking out from the panels).

“Stiffening” of panels is not allowed; competitors are not allowed to reinforce panels with anything other than traditional sound deadening materials available from retail car audio dealers (See “Traditional Sound Deadening” in Glossary of Terms).

EBB 17

FLYWEIGHT DIVISION

(1 to 240sq. in - No Wall Division)

1 to 240sq. in = 4-8s,3-10s, 2-12s, 1-15 inch subwoofer/s

COMPETITOR CRITERIA

Open to all

VEHICLE CRITERIA

Any modification to a vehicle that is not covered in this section will be considered illegal in this division.

Vehicle must be tagged (licensed) and insured for use on the road. If the vehicle is not tagged (licensed) or insured, the vehicle and competitor will be reclassified to a higher Class/Division.

OEM stock interior - All interior panels must be in place and properly mounted. Cosmetic modifications allowed (addition of full range speakers for sound quality purposes, painting of trim pieces, etc.). Exception: A speaker pod build out is allowed on each front door panel to house speakers up to 100 square inches total cone area per door (equates to one 8 inch mid bass driver and one 6.5 inch speaker per door - see speaker cone area chart) are allowed. NOTE: Factory door panels cannot be completely covered with the speaker pod build out. The pod must be attached to the existing door panel and only large enough to house the speaker. Speaker pod build outs designed for the sole purpose of increasing SPL are not allowed.

All OEM factory windows/glass must be retained and cannot be replaced with any transparent substitute material.

No panels or sheet metal in the vehicle can be modified so as to increase the SPL level of the vehicle. All sheet metal, steel, plastic, wood and any other materials used by the manufacturer to build the vehicle must remain intact and unaltered, with the exceptions listed above.

All seats must remain in the vehicle while competing.

All equipment must be mounted in the OEM cargo area* of the vehicle; walls not allowed (See Glossary of Terms)

Panels or baffles designed to increase SPL, whether attached to the vehicle or enclosure, cannot be mounted in the vehicle interior.

All OEM panels and components, including dashboards, must remain OEM stock and in their factory mounted location.

The vehicle must have the factory OEM dashboard in place, intact and unmodified. All accessories/gauges/switches in the dashboard must remain functional. The only additions allowed to an OEM dashboard are the painting of “snap in” panels on the dashboard and speakers for improving sound quality only.

Supports, poles or braces are not allowed within the vehicle interior.

EBB 18

FLYWEIGHT DIVISION

(1 to 240 sq. in - No Wall Division)

1 to 240 sq. in = 4-8s,3-10s, 2-12s, 1-15 inch subwoofer/s

EQUIPMENT CRITERIA

All equipment must be commercially available and can not be modified in any way.

Amplifiers

There are no minimum or maximum requirements for amplifiers.

Speakers

If external speakers are used, the system must have a minimum of 50 square inches of full range speaker. Coax, component, horns or pro audio speakers are allowed.

All subwoofers and subwoofer enclosures must be mounted in the OEM cargo area of the vehicle. Speakers and/or subwoofers mounted in the interior of the vehicle, installed with the intent of increasing SPL levels below 100 Hz, will be deemed as part of the SPL system and the vehicle will be reclassified to a higher Class.

Batteries

Unlimited amount of batteries allowed. Super caps are allowed but must be mounted within the cargo area.

One battery must be mounted in the factory location and must fit within the parameters of the unmodified OEM battery tray. Additional batteries must be mounted in cargo area.

Batteries must be a standard automotive 12 volt battery. Lithium based batteries are allowed.

Batteries must be commercially available through standard retail channels (i.e. auto supply store)

Batteries cannot exceed 1,000 cubic inches each in size

Alternator

One (1) alternator is allowed. Must be mounted in factory location.

Outboard adjustable voltage regulators on alternators are allowed, however the controls for the voltage regulator must be mounted in an accessible location while operating the system, for safety reasons.

Voltage

Maximum voltage allowed is 15.5 volts (engine running).

Wiring

Unlimited runs of wire (+ or -) are allowed from the front battery of the vehicle to the rear.

IASCA strongly recommends that all wiring be fused at the main power source. If the vehicle and system are not properly fused, competitors must have an A-B-C rated fire extinguisher with the vehicle while competing in the lanes.

Sound deadening (or dampening) materials

May be used behind or inside any factory OEM panels, so long as the factory panel remains intact, unaltered and in its original factory OEM location and does not impede the proper operation of any of the vehicle functions. There can be no external visible evidence of the sound deadening (pieces of sound deadening material sticking out from the panels).

“Stiffening” of panels is not allowed; competitors are not allowed to reinforce panels with anything other than traditional sound deadening materials available from retail car audio dealers (See “Stiffening” in Glossary of Terms).

EBB 19

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION

(241 to 480 sq. in - No Wall Division)

241 to 480 sq. in = 6-10s, 4-12s, 2-15s, 1-18s inch subwoofer/s

COMPETITOR CRITERIA

Open to all.

VEHICLE CRITERIA

Any modification to a vehicle that is not covered in this section will be considered illegal in this division.

Vehicle must be tagged (licensed) and insured for use on the road. If the vehicle is not tagged (licensed) or insured, the vehicle and competitor will be reclassified to a higher Class/Division.

OEM stock interior - All interior panels must be in place and properly mounted. Cosmetic modifications allowed (addition of full range speakers for sound quality purposes, painting of trim pieces, etc.). Exception: A speaker pod build out is allowed on each front door panel to house speakers up to 100 square inches total cone area per door (equates to one 8 inch mid bass driver and one 6.5 inch speaker per door - see speaker cone area chart) are allowed. NOTE: Factory door panels cannot be completely covered with the speaker pod build out. The pod must be attached to the existing door panel and only large enough to house the speaker. Speaker pod build outs designed for the sole purpose of increasing SPL are not allowed.

All OEM factory windows/glass must be retained and cannot be replaced with any transparent substitute material.

No panels or sheet metal in the vehicle can be modified so as to increase the SPL level of the vehicle. All sheet metal, steel, plastic, wood and any other materials used by the manufacturer to build the vehicle must remain intact and unaltered, with the exceptions listed above.

All seats must remain in the vehicle while competing.

All equipment must be mounted in the OEM cargo area* of the vehicle; walls not allowed (See Glossary of Terms)

Panels or baffles designed to increase SPL, whether attached to the vehicle or enclosure, cannot be mounted in the vehicle interior.

All OEM panels and components, including dashboards, must remain OEM stock and in their factory mounted location.

The vehicle must have the factory OEM dashboard in place, intact and unmodified. All accessories/gauges/switches in the dashboard must remain functional. The only additions allowed to an OEM dashboard are the painting of “snap in” panels on the dashboard and speakers for improving sound quality only.

Supports, poles or braces are not allowed within the vehicle interior.

EBB 20

FEATHERWEIGHT DIVISION

(241 to 480 sq. in - No Wall Division)

241 to 480 sq. in = 6-10s, 4-12s, 2-15s, 1-18s inch subwoofer/s

EQUIPMENT CRITERIA

All equipment must be commercially available and can not be modified in any way.

Amplifiers

There are no minimum or maximum requirements for amplifiers.

Speakers

If external speakers are used, the system must have a minimum of 50 square inches of full range speaker. Coax, component, horns or pro audio speakers are allowed.

All subwoofers and subwoofer enclosures must be mounted in the OEM cargo area of the vehicle. Speakers and/or subwoofers mounted in the interior of the vehicle, installed with the intent of increasing SPL levels below 100 Hz, will be deemed as part of the SPL system and the vehicle will be reclassified to a higher Class.

Batteries

Unlimited amount of batteries allowed. Super caps are allowed but must be mounted within the cargo area.

One battery must be mounted in the factory location and must fit within the parameters of the unmodified OEM battery tray. Additional batteries must be mounted in cargo area.

Batteries must be a standard automotive 12 volt battery. Lithium based batteries are allowed.

Batteries must be commercially available through standard retail channels (i.e. auto supply store)

Batteries cannot exceed 1,000 cubic inches each in size

Alternator

One (1) alternator is allowed. Must be mounted in factory location.

Outboard adjustable voltage regulators on alternators are allowed, however the controls for the voltage regulator must be mounted in an accessible location while operating the system, for safety reasons.

Voltage

Maximum voltage allowed is 15.5 volts (engine running).

Wiring

Unlimited runs of wire (+ or -) are allowed from the front battery of the vehicle to the rear.

IASCA strongly recommends that all wiring be fused at the main power source. If the vehicle and system are not properly fused, competitors must have an A-B-C rated fire extinguisher with the vehicle while competing in the lanes.

Sound deadening (or dampening) materials

May be used behind or inside any factory OEM panels, so long as the factory panel remains intact, unaltered and in its original factory OEM location and does not impede the proper operation of any of the vehicle functions. There can be no external visible evidence of the sound deadening (pieces of sound deadening material sticking out from the panels).

“Stiffening” of panels is not allowed; competitors are not allowed to reinforce panels with anything other than traditional sound deadening materials available from retail car audio dealers (See “Stiffening” in Glossary of Terms).

EBB 21

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION

(1 –860 sq. in - No Wall Division)

1 to 860 sq. in = 10-10s, 7-12s, 4-15s, 3-18s inch subwoofer/s

COMPETITOR CRITERIA

Open to all.

VEHICLE CRITERIA

Any modification to a vehicle that is not covered in this section will be considered illegal in this division.

Vehicle must be tagged (licensed) and insured for use on the road. If the vehicle is not tagged (licensed) or insured, the vehicle and competitor will be reclassified to a higher Class/Division.

OEM stock interior - All interior panels forward of the B pillar must be in place and properly mounted. Cosmetic modifications allowed (addition of full range speakers for sound quality purposes, painting of trim pieces, etc.).

Exception: A speaker pod build out is allowed on each front door panel to house speakers up to 100 square inches total cone area per door (equates to one 8 inch mid bass driver and one 6.5 inch speaker per door - see speaker cone area chart) are allowed. NOTE: Factory door panels cannot be completely covered with the speaker pod build out. The pod must be attached to the existing door panel and only large enough to house the speaker. Speaker pod build outs designed for the sole purpose of increasing SPL are not allowed.

All OEM factory windows/glass must be retained and cannot be replaced with any transparent substitute material.

No panels or sheet metal in the vehicle can be modified so as to increase the SPL level of the vehicle. All sheet metal, steel, plastic, wood and any other materials used by the manufacturer to build the vehicle must remain intact and unaltered, with the exceptions listed above.

Seats may be removed when competing, but must be in vehicle when entering and exiting the lanes.

Battery ‘boxes’ or “racks” underneath vehicle are not allowed.

No other additional brackets or holders may be attached to the outside of the vehicle for the purpose of housing additional equipment of any type. The vehicle must maintain an OEM factory look on the complete outside and in the interior forward of the vehicle’s “B” pillar.

Subwoofers and enclosures must be mounted behind the vehicle’s “B” pillar. Walls are not allowed.

Panels or baffles designed to increase SPL, whether attached to the vehicle or enclosure, cannot be mounted in the vehicle interior forward of the B pillar.

All OEM panels and components, including dashboards, forward of the “B” pillar in the vehicle must remain OEM stock and in their factory mounted location, with the exception of the front seats which may be removed for testing. From the “B” pillar back to the rear of the vehicle, any modifications can be made.

The vehicle must have the factory OEM dashboard in place, intact and unmodified. All accessories/gauges/switches in the dashboard must remain functional. The only additions allowed to an OEM dashboard are the painting of “snap in” panels on the dashboard and speakers for improving sound quality only. EXCEPTION: Custom built dashboards in custom show vehicles, designed and built purely for cosmetic purposes, can be allowed in the class as long as they maintain dimensions similar to the OEM dashboard. It is at the Judge’s discretion to determine whether the dashboard was built for cosmetic or SPL purposes; the Judge’s decision will be final.

Supports, poles or braces attached to the enclosure to secure the enclosure in place, forward of the B pillar, are allowed. The supports, poles or braces can be no larger than 1 square inch in thickness (1.125" round or 1" X 1" square) and no longer than 12 inches in length.

EBB 22

LIGHTWEIGHT DIVISION

(1 –860 sq. in - No Wall Division)

1 to 860 sq. in = 10-10s, 7-12s, 4-15s, 3-18s inch subwoofer/s

EQUIPMENT CRITERIA

All equipment must be commercially available and can not be modified in any way.

Amplifiers

There are no minimum or maximum requirements for amplifiers.

Speakers

If external speakers are used, the system must have a minimum of 100 square inches of full range speaker. Coax, component, horns or pro audio speakers are allowed.

All subwoofers and subwoofer enclosures must be mounted behind the leading edge of the vehicle’s “B” pillar, so that no part of the subwoofer extends forward of the B pillar, including the surround. Speakers mounted in the interior of the vehicle forward of the “B” pillar, installed with the intent of increasing SPL levels below 100 Hz, are not allowed.

Batteries

Unlimited amount of batteries allowed. Super caps are allowed but must be mounted within the cargo area.

One battery must be mounted in the factory location. Additional batteries must be mounted in either the engine compartment, behind the B pillar of the vehicle or in the cargo area. Batteries cannot be mounted externally, or on the outside of the vehicle. Lithium based batteries are allowed.

Alternator

Unlimited amount of alternators can be used. One must be mounted in factory location.

If additional alternators are used, they must be mounted within the limitations of the OEM factory engine compartment of the vehicle. Competitors are not allowed to create an opening in any external body panel of the vehicle in order to accommodate additional alternators.

Outboard adjustable voltage regulators on alternators are allowed, however the controls for the voltage regulator must be mounted in an accessible location while operating the system, for safety reasons.

Voltage

Maximum allowed voltage is 18 volts (engine running).

Wiring

Unlimited runs of wire (+ or -) are allowed from the front battery of the vehicle to the rear.

IASCA strongly recommends that all wiring be fused at the main power source. If the vehicle and system are not properly fused, competitors must have an A-B-C rated fire extinguisher with the vehicle while competing in the lanes.

Sound deadening (or dampening) materials

May be used behind or inside any factory OEM panels forward of the “B” pillar, so long as the factory panel remains intact, unaltered and in its original factory OEM location, and does not impede the proper operation of any of the vehicle functions. There can be no external visible evidence of the sound deadening (pieces of sound deadening material sticking out from the panels).

Sound deadening or reinforcement materials - May be used anywhere on any panels behind the vehicle’s “B” pillar.

“Stiffening” of panels forward of the B pillar is not allowed; competitors are not allowed to reinforce panels forward of the B pillar with anything other than traditional sound deadening materials available from retail car audio dealers (See “Stiffening” in Glossary of Terms).

EBB 23

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION

(1 to 510 sq. in Division - Walls optional)

1 to 510 sq. in. = 6-10s, 4-12s, 2-15s, 2-18 inch subwoofers

COMPETITOR CRITERIA

Open to all.

VEHICLE CRITERIA

Any modification to a vehicle that is not covered in this section will be considered illegal in this division.

OEM stock interior - All interior panels forward of the B pillar must be in place and properly mounted. Cosmetic modifications allowed (addition of full range speakers for sound quality purposes, painting of trim pieces, etc.). Exception: Speaker pod build outs are allowed and can house any amount of speakers the competitor chooses to install in them. Door panels can be completely modified to build speaker pod build outs. All OEM factory windows/ glass must be retained and cannot be replaced with any transparent substitute material.

No panels or sheet metal in the vehicle forward of the B pillar can be modified so as to increase the SPL level of the vehicle. All sheet metal, steel, plastic, wood and any other materials used by the manufacturer to build the vehicle must remain intact and unaltered, with the exceptions listed above.

Seats may be removed when competing, but must be in vehicle when entering and exiting the lanes

Floor and wheel well modifications behind B pillar - Floor modifications behind B pillar are allowed in Welterweight. Any floor modification cannot extend below the vehicle’s body line. It is at the discretion of IASCA and/ or the IASCA event official/s to determine the intent of the build outs/modifications; their decision will be final. Wheel well modifications are also allowed, provided they do not impede the proper movement of the vehicle on its axles and tires.

Competitors can build a battery box (rack) underneath the vehicle to house additional batteries. At its lowest point, the battery box (or rack) must sit above the plane of the axle (vertical center point of the axle), cannot be below the body line of the vehicle and cannot impede any vehicle functions (i.e.: suspension). No other additional brackets or holders may be attached to the outside of the vehicle for the purpose of housing additional equipment of any type.

Subwoofers and enclosures must be mounted behind the vehicle’s “B” pillar. Walls are allowed.

Panels or baffles designed to increase SPL, whether attached to the vehicle or enclosure, cannot be mounted in the vehicle interior forward of the B pillar.

The front seats may be removed for testing.

The vehicle must have the factory OEM dashboard in place, intact and unmodified. All accessories/gauges/switches in the dashboard must remain functional. The only additions allowed to an OEM dashboard are the painting of “snap in” panels on the dashboard and speakers for improving sound quality only. EXCEPTION: Custom built dashboards in custom show vehicles, designed and built purely for cosmetic purposes, can be allowed in the class as long as they maintain dimensions similar to the OEM dashboard. It is at the Judge’s discretion to determine whether the dashboard was built for cosmetic or SPL purposes; the Judge’s decision will be final.

Aftermarket and/or custom center consoles are allowed, but said consoles must be securely mounted and functional. “Functional” means that the console must provide storage for accessories and/or house functional electronic equipment. If, in the opinion of the IASCA event official, the console is designed solely for the purpose of increasing SPL, they may reclassify the competitor to a higher Class/Division. Any aftermarket or custom console installed in a vehicle cannot extend upward above the bottom of the steering wheel. In the case of vehicles with tilt steering, the steering wheel will be positioned perpendicular to the steering column to take the measurement.

Supports, poles or braces attached to the enclosure to secure the enclosure in place, forward of the B pillar, are allowed. The supports, poles or braces can be no larger than 2.25 square inches in thickness (1.75" round or 1.5" X 1.5" square) and no longer than 36 inches in length.

One (1) internal brace not attached to the enclosure is allowed forward of the vehicle’s B pillar for the purposes of supporting or strengthening integrity of the vehicle. The brace cannot be any larger than 2.25 square inch (1.75" round or 1.5" X 1.5" square) and can be of any length. Brace must be attached at both ends and cannot impede the proper mounting of the measuring device.

EBB 24

WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION

(1 to 510 sq. in Division - Walls optional)

1 to 510 sq. in. = 6-10s, 4-12s, 2-15s, 2-18 inch subwoofers

EQUIPMENT CRITERIA

All equipment must be commercially available. Equipment used may be modified, but must maintain a factory “look”.

Amplifiers

There are no minimum or maximum requirements for amplifiers.

Speakers

If external speakers are used, the system must have a minimum of 100 square inches of full range speaker. Coax, component, horns or pro audio speakers are allowed.

All subwoofers and subwoofer enclosures must be mounted behind the leading edge of the vehicle’s “B” pillar, so that no part of the subwoofer extends forward of the B pillar, including the surround. Speakers and/ or subwoofers mounted in the interior of the vehicle, forward of the “B” pillar, installed with the intent of increasing SPL levels below 100 Hz, are not allowed.

Batteries

Unlimited amount of batteries allowed. Super caps are allowed but must be mounted within the cargo area.

One battery must be mounted in the factory location. Additional batteries must be mounted in engine compartment, cargo area or external battery bank specified in vehicle criteria.

Alternator

Unlimited amount of alternators can be used. One must be mounted in factory location.

If additional alternators are used, they must be mounted within the limitations of the OEM factory engine compartment of the vehicle. Competitors are not allowed to create an opening in any external body panel of the vehicle in order to accommodate additional alternators.

Outboard adjustable voltage regulators on alternators are allowed, however the controls for the voltage regulator must be mounted in an accessible location while operating the system, for safety reasons.

Voltage

Maximum voltage allowed is 15.5 volts (engine running).

Wiring

Unlimited runs of wire (+ or -) are allowed from the front battery of the vehicle to the rear.

IASCA strongly recommends that all wiring be fused at the main power source. If the vehicle and system are not properly fused, competitors must have an A-B-C rated fire extinguisher with the vehicle while competing in the lanes.

Sound deadening (or dampening) materials

May be used behind or inside any factory OEM panels forward of the “B” pillar, so long as the factory panel remains intact, unaltered and in its original factory OEM location and does not impede the proper operation of any of the vehicle functions forward of the B pillar. There can be no external visible evidence of the sound deadening (pieces of sound deadening material sticking out from the panels).

“Stiffening” or reinforcement of panels forward of the B pillar is allowed; competitors are allowed to reinforce panels forward of the B pillar with anything other than traditional sound deadening materials available from retail car audio dealers (See “Stiffening” in Glossary of Terms). Panels must maintain an OEM appearance.

EBB 25

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION

(1 to 1120 sq. in - Division Walls optional)

1 to 1120 sq. in = 14-10s, 10-12s, 6-15s, 4-18s inch subwoofer/s

COMPETITOR CRITERIA

Open to all

VEHICLE CRITERIA

Any modification to a vehicle that is not covered in this section will be considered illegal in this division.

OEM stock interior, except for speaker build outs, kick panels. All interior panels must be in place and properly mounted, forward of the B pillar. Cosmetic modifications allowed (addition of full range speakers for sound quality purposes, painting of trim pieces, etc.). All OEM factory windows/glass must be retained and cannot be replaced with any transparent substitute material.

No panels or sheet metal in the vehicle, forward of the “B” pillar, can be modified so as to increase the SPL level of the vehicle. All sheet metal, steel, plastic, wood and any other materials, forward of the “B” pillar, used by the manufacturer to build the vehicle must remain intact and unaltered, with the following exceptions; door panel build outs and kick pods built to house operational speakers for the purpose of increasing sound quality only and, panel modifications for cosmetic purposes only. It is at the discretion of IASCA and/or the IASCA event official/s to determine the intent of the build outs/modifications; their decision will be final.

Floor and wheel well modifications behind B pillar - Floor modifications behind B pillar are allowed in Middleweight. Any floor modification cannot extend below the vehicle’s body line. It is at the discretion of IASCA and the IASCA event official/s to determine the intent of the build outs/modifications; their decision will be final. Wheel well modifications are also allowed, provided they do not impede the proper movement of the vehicle on its axles and tires.

Competitors can build a battery box (rack) underneath the vehicle to house additional batteries. At its lowest point, the battery box (or rack) must sit above the plane of the axle (center point of the axle) and cannot impede any vehicle functions (i.e.: suspension). No other additional brackets or holders may be attached to the outside of the vehicle for the purpose of housing additional equipment of any type.

External battery racks, designed to house additional batteries, are allowed, provided the batteries are properly mounted and covered, and do not pose a hazard to the competitor, the judges or spectators. External roof racks are not allowed.

Seats may be removed when competing, but must be in vehicle when entering and exiting the lanes

Panels or baffles designed to increase SPL, whether attached to the vehicle or enclosure, cannot be mounted in the vehicle interior forward of the B pillar.

All OEM panels and components, including dashboards, forward of the “B” pillar in the vehicle must remain OEM stock and in their factory mounted location, with the exception of the front seats which may be removed for testing. From the “B” pillar back to the rear of the vehicle, any modifications can be made.

The vehicle must have the factory OEM dashboard in place, intact and unmodified. All accessories/gauges/switches in the dashboard must remain functional. The only additions allowed to an OEM dashboard are the painting of “snap in” panels on the dashboard and speakers for improving sound quality only.

Aftermarket and/or custom center consoles are allowed, but said consoles must be securely mounted and functional. “Functional” means that the console must provide storage for accessories and/or house functional electronic equipment. If, in the opinion of the IASCA event official, the console is designed solely for the purpose of increasing SPL, they may reclassify the competitor to the Ultimate Division. Any aftermarket or custom console installed in an Advanced Division vehicle cannot extend past the bottom of the steering wheel. In the case of vehicles with tilt steering, the steering wheel will be positioned perpendicular to the steering column to take the measurement.

Supports, poles or braces attached to the enclosure to secure the enclosure in place, forward of the B pillar, are allowed. The supports, poles or braces can be no larger than 2.25 square inches in thickness (1.75" round or 1.5" X 1.5" square) and no longer than 36 inches in length.

One (1) internal brace not attached to the enclosure is allowed forward of the vehicle’s B pillar for the purposes of supporting or strengthening integrity of the vehicle. The brace cannot be any larger than 2.25 square inches (1.75" round or 1.5" X 1.5" square), and any length . Brace must be attached at both ends and cannot impede the proper mounting of the measuring device.

EBB 26

MIDDLEWEIGHT DIVISION

(1 to 1120 sq. in - Division Walls optional)

1 to 1120 sq. in = 14-10s, 10-12s, 6-15s, 4-18s inch subwoofer/s

EQUIPMENT CRITERIA

All equipment must be commercially available. Equipment used may be modified, but must still maintain its factory original “look”.

Amplifiers

There are no minimum or maximum requirements for amplifiers.

Speakers

If external speakers are used, the system must have a minimum of 150 square inches of full range speaker. Coax, component, horns or pro audio speakers are allowed.

All subwoofers and subwoofer enclosures must be mounted behind the leading edge of the vehicle’s “B” pillar, so that no part of the subwoofer extends forward of the B pillar, including the surround. Speakers and/ or subwoofers mounted in the interior of the vehicle, forward of the “B” pillar, installed with the intent of increasing SPL levels below 100 Hz, are not allowed.

Batteries

Unlimited amount of batteries allowed. Super caps are allowed but must be mounted within the cargo area.

One battery must be mounted in the factory location. Additional batteries must be mounted in engine compartment, cargo area or external battery bank specified in vehicle criteria.

Alternator

Unlimited amount of alternators can be used. One must be mounted in factory location.

If additional alternators are used, they must be mounted within the limitations of the OEM factory engine compartment of the vehicle. Competitors are not allowed to create an opening in any external body panel of the vehicle in order to accommodate additional alternators.

Outboard adjustable voltage regulators on alternators are allowed, however the controls for the voltage regulator must be mounted in an accessible location while operating the system, for safety reasons.

Voltage

Maximum allowed voltage is 18 volts (engine running).

Wiring

Unlimited runs of wire (+ or -) are allowed from the front battery of the vehicle to the rear.

IASCA strongly recommends that all wiring be fused at the main power source. If the vehicle and system are not properly fused, competitors must have an A-B-C rated fire extinguisher with the vehicle while competing in the lanes.

Sound deadening (or dampening) materials

May be used behind or inside any factory OEM panels anywhere in the vehicle.

“Stiffening” or reinforcement of panels is allowed anywhere in the vehicle, and may be used behind or inside any factory OEM panels forward of the “B” pillar; competitors are allowed to reinforce panels anywhere in the vehicle with anything other than traditional sound deadening materials available from retail car audio dealers (See “Stiffening” in Glossary of Terms). Panels forward of the B pillar must maintain an OEM appearance.

EBB 27

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION

(1121+ sq. in - Wall Division)

1121+ sq. in = 15+10s, 11+12s, 7+15s, 5+18s inch subwoofer/s

COMPETITOR CRITERIA

Open to all.

VEHICLE CRITERIA

Any modification to a vehicle that is not covered in this section will be considered illegal in this division.

Interiors can be modified, with certain exceptions; exceptions are listed below.

All OEM factory windows/glass must be retained and cannot be replaced with any transparent substitute material.

Seats may be removed when competing, but must be in vehicle when entering and exiting the lanes

Subwoofers and enclosures must be mounted behind the vehicle’s “B” pillar. Walls are allowed.

Competitors are allowed to reinforce behind and inside vehicle panels throughout the vehicle.

Floor and wheel well modifications behind B pillar - Floor modifications behind B pillar are allowed in Heavyweight. Any floor modification cannot extend below the vehicle’s body line. It is at the discretion of IASCA and/ or the IASCA event official/s to determine the intent of the build outs/modifications; their decision will be final. Wheel well modifications are also allowed, provided they do not impede the proper movement of the vehicle on its axles and tires.

Competitors can build a battery box (rack) underneath the vehicle to house additional batteries. At its lowest point, the battery box (or rack) must sit above the plane of the axle (center point of the axle) and cannot impede any vehicle functions (i.e.: suspension). No other additional brackets or holders may be attached to the outside of the vehicle for the purpose of housing additional equipment of any type.

External battery racks, designed to house additional batteries, are allowed (e.g. running board racks, bumper racks), provided the batteries are properly mounted and covered, and do not pose a hazard to the competitor, the judges or spectators. External roof racks are not allowed.

Custom built dashboards are allowed. Custom built dashboards cannot extend any higher than the top of the original OEM dashboard, or 3 inches above the base of the OEM windshield frame. “Base” in this reference means the part of the windshield frame that attaches to the firewall of the vehicle through the width of the vehicle at the joining point.

Custom built consoles and pods designed and built to house speakers for the purpose of increasing sound quality are allowed within the interior of the vehicle, forward of the B pillar. Consoles and pods can be attached to enclosure for the purposes of mounting, but cannot share subwoofer enclosure space.

Supports, poles or braces attached to the enclosure to secure the enclosure in place, forward of the B pillar, are allowed. The supports, poles or braces can be no larger than 2.25 square inches in thickness (1.75" round or 1.5" X 1.5" square). Braces in Heavyweight can be any length, so long as they do not interfere with or block the proper placement of the measuring device, and are not attached to the subwoofer enclosure.

One (1) internal brace not attached to the enclosure is allowed forward of the vehicle’s B pillar for the purposes of supporting or strengthening integrity of the vehicle. The brace cannot be any larger than 2.25 square inches (1.75" round or 1.5" X 1.5" square) and can be any length. Brace must be attached at both ends and cannot impede the proper mounting of the measuring device.

EBB 28

HEAVYWEIGHT DIVISION

(1121+ sq. in - Wall Division)

1121+ sq. in = 15+10s, 11+12s, 7+15s, 5+18s inch subwoofer/s

EQUIPMENT CRITERIA

Amplifiers

There are no minimum or maximum requirements for amplifiers.

Speakers

If external speakers are used, the system must have a minimum of 150 square inches of full range speaker. Coax, component or pro audio speakers are allowed.

Batteries

Unlimited amount of batteries allowed. Super caps are allowed but must be mounted within the cargo area.

One battery must be mounted in the factory location. Additional batteries must be mounted in engine compartment, cargo area or battery bank as specified in Heavyweight vehicle criteria.

Alternator

Unlimited amount of alternators can be used. One must be mounted in factory location.

Outboard adjustable voltage regulators on alternators are allowed, however the controls for the voltage regulator must be mounted in an accessible location while operating the system, for safety reasons.

Voltage

Maximum allowed voltage is 18 volts (engine running).

Wiring

Unlimited runs of power wire (+ or -) are allowed from the front battery of the vehicle to the rear.

IASCA strongly recommends that all wiring be fused at the main power source. If the vehicle and system are not properly fused, competitors must have an A-B-C rated fire extinguisher with the vehicle while competing in the lanes.

Sound deadening (or dampening) or reinforcement materials

May be used behind or inside any factory OEM panels forward of the “B” pillar.

Reinforcement materials

“Stiffening” or reinforcement of panels anywhere in the vehicle is allowed; competitors are allowed to reinforce panels anywhere in the vehicle with anything other than traditional sound deadening materials available from retail car audio dealers (See “Stiffening” in Glossary of Terms). Panels must maintain an OEM appearance.

EBB 29

NHB (NO HOLDS BARRED) DIVISION

(1+ sq. in - Wall Division)

Any amount of subwoofers allowed

COMPETITOR CRITERIA

Open to all.

VEHICLE CRITERIA

Any modification to a vehicle that is not covered in this section will be considered illegal in this division.

Interiors can be modified, with certain exceptions; exceptions are listed below.

All OEM factory windows may be replaced with any transparent substitute material. The transparent material used to replace the factory OEM glass must maintain a minimum of 576 square inches of visibility in the windshield area, and a minimum of 140 square inches of visibility in each door glass area. The replacement material must closely approximate the same rake and angle of the original OEM glass in the vehicle.

Competitors must provide an opening through the vehicle’s body or glass, a minimum of 1.125 inches in diameter, that can be properly sealed during testing, in order to pass the measuring device cable through. Grooves or gaps between a vehicle’s door and door frame are not acceptable openings. The opening must have some type of seal or gasket to protect the measuring device cable from being cut and/or pinched, and to eliminate any chance of venting to the outside of the vehicle through the opening during testing. The measuring device cable must not pass through any electrical connections in or on the vehicle. Exception: Vehicles that have been reclassified to the Ultimate Division may be exempt from this rule, dependent upon the door frame and glass design of the vehicle.

Seats may be removed when competing, but must be in vehicle when entering and exiting the lanes

Subwoofers and enclosures must be mounted behind the vehicle’s “B” pillar. Walls are allowed.

Competitors are allowed to reinforce behind and inside vehicle panels throughout the vehicle.

Floor and wheel well modifications behind B pillar - Floor modifications behind B pillar are allowed in NHB. Any floor modification cannot extend below the vehicle’s body line. It is at the discretion of IASCA and/or the IASCA event official/s to determine the intent of the build outs/modifications; their decision will be final. Wheel well modifications are also allowed, provided they do not impede the proper movement of the vehicle on its axles and tires.

Competitors can build a battery box (rack) underneath the vehicle to house additional batteries. At its lowest point, the battery box (or rack) must sit above the plane of the axle (center point of the axle) and cannot impede any vehicle functions (i.e.: suspension). No other additional brackets or holders may be attached to the outside of the vehicle for the purpose of housing additional equipment of any type.

External battery racks, designed to house additional batteries, are allowed (e.g. running board racks, bumper racks), provided the batteries are properly mounted and covered, and do not pose a hazard to the competitor, the judges or spectators. External roof racks are not allowed.

Custom built dashboards are allowed. Custom built dashboards cannot extend any higher than the top of the original OEM dashboard, or 3 inches above the base of the OEM windshield frame. “Base” in this reference means the part of the windshield frame that attaches to the firewall of the vehicle through the width of the vehicle at the joining point.

Custom built consoles and pods designed and built to house speakers for the purpose of increasing sound quality are allowed within the interior of the vehicle, forward of the B pillar. Consoles and pods can be attached to enclosure for the purposes of mounting, but cannot share subwoofer enclosure space.

Supports, poles or braces attached to the enclosure to secure the enclosure in place, forward of the B pillar, are allowed. The supports, poles or braces can be no larger than 2.25 square inches in thickness (1.75" round or 1.5" X 1.5" square). Braces in NHB can be any length, so long as they do not interfere with or block the proper placement of the measuring device, and are not attached to the subwoofer enclosure.

One (1) internal brace not attached to the enclosure is allowed forward of the vehicle’s B pillar for the purposes of supporting or strengthening integrity of the vehicle. The brace cannot be any larger than 2.25 square inches (1.75" round or 1.5" X 1.5" square) and can be any length. Brace must be attached at both ends and cannot impede the proper mounting of the measuring device.

EBB 30

NHB (NO HOLDS BARRED) DIVISION

(1+ sq. in - Wall Division)

Any amount of subwoofers allowed

EQUIPMENT CRITERIA

Amplifiers

There are no minimum or maximum requirements for amplifiers.

Speakers

If external speakers are used, the system must have a minimum of 150 square inches of full range speaker. Coax, component or pro audio speakers are allowed.

Batteries

There is no limit to the amount or type of batteries allowed.

Alternator

Unlimited amount of alternators can be used. One must be mounted in factory location.

Outboard adjustable voltage regulators on alternators are allowed, however the controls for the voltage regulator must be mounted in an accessible location while operating the system, for safety reasons.

Voltage

Maximum allowed voltage is 18 volts (engine running).

Wiring

Unlimited runs of power wire (+ or -) are allowed from the front battery of the vehicle to the rear.

IASCA strongly recommends that all wiring be fused at the main power source. If the vehicle and system are not properly fused, competitors must have an A-B-C rated fire extinguisher with the vehicle while competing in the lanes.

Sound deadening (or dampening) materials

May be used behind or inside any factory OEM panels forward of the “B” pillar.

“Stiffening” or reinforcement of panels anywhere in the vehicle is allowed; competitors are allowed to reinforce panels anywhere in the vehicle with anything other than traditional sound deadening materials available from retail car audio dealers (See “Stiffening” in Glossary of Terms). Panels must maintain an OEM appearance.

EBB 31

SPECIALTY DIVISION

0 - 160 square inches (2 -10s maximum)

This Division is designed mainly for younger and special needs people to give

them a “fun” class to compete in and learn about competition.

NOTE: This Class/Division is not offered at all events. Check with your event host before going to a competition; do not assume the promoter will offer the class.

The Division will not be offered at INAC Finals.

COMPETITOR CRITERIA

Open to all

VEHICLE CRITERIA

Only open to specialty type vehicles not typically designed to be driven on the road, or be roadworthy, such as:

Golf Carts

Powerwheels

ATVs

EQUIPMENT CRITERIA

All equipment must be commercially available and can not be modified in any way.

Amplifiers

One (1) amplifier per pair of subwoofers is allowed.

Speakers

A minimum of 50 square inches of full range speaker cone area. Coax, component, horns or pro audio speakers are allowed.

Subwoofers

Single or dual voice coil subwoofers only; “Quad coil” subs are not allowed. Maximum of two (2) 10 inch subs allowed

Batteries

Two (2) batteries allowed, max 800 cubic inches each.

Voltage

Maximum voltage allowed is 16.0 volts.

Wiring/Fusing

System must be fused, maximum 200 amp fuse allowed. Fuse/fuseholder must be mounted within 18 inches of the vehicle’s main battery.

One run of 1/0 gauge wire maximum

EBB 32

GLOSSARY OF TERMS

The following are terms used by IASCA, its judges and competitors. This section is to help those unfamiliar with

the terms used to better understand them.

Automotive - The term “automotive” refers to any mass produced, commercially available component, designed for use in a motor vehicle designed and built to travel on roads.

Battery - A “battery” (or ‘batteries’) by definition consists of two or more cells connected in series or parallel, encased in a container, but the term is generally used for a single cell. A cell consists of a single negative electrode, an electrolyte (which conducts ions), a separator (also an ion conductor) and a single positive electrode. “Custom made” multi cell batteries not made by a manufacturer that are not commercially available do not fit the requirement and are not allowed in IASCA SPL competition. IASCA’s definition of a battery follows this description, however for competition use, the ‘battery’ must be a standard, commercially available automotive type battery with one positive and one negative electrode, regardless of the number of cells.

Battery size (cubic inches) - Battery dimensions are taken from the size of the battery casing and does not include terminals. To calculate the cubic inch displacement of a battery, multiply the length, width and height of the battery (in inches); the total is the amount of cubic inches the battery displaces.

Baffle/s - Panels built, or created specifically, to redirect air flow, or enhance the performance characteristics of a sound system, its components or installation.

Birth Sheet - A ‘birth sheet’ is a power specification sheet for one particular piece of equipment within a model line. It usually comes with amplifiers stating the exact output of that particular amplifier, not the whole model line. It is not to be confused with the “specification sheet” (or spec sheet) for all amplifiers with that model number (see ’specification sheet’ on next page).

Blockers - People (Team Members) used to “block” a door opening in an effort to increase the SPL generated by the vehicle.

Cargo area - The common area in a vehicle used to store cargo. In a car, the cargo area would be referred to as the trunk, or boot. In trucks it is referred to as the bed, or box. In minivans, SUVs and crossover vehicles, it is the area directly behind the second row of seats.

Commercially Available - The term refers to how components used in competition must be available to the general public for sale at a retail level. Any component used in competition must be available to the general public through standard retail outlets or online retailers. If a component is only available to a select group of individuals, where access to the product is disallowed to the general public, it will not be deemed legal in IASCA competition.

Custom Made - Any item or component used in the construction of a competition vehicle using materials and the skill of the builder to create said item or component. Building custom made items or components is generally encouraged by IASCA to allow builders to showcase their skills, however certain components within the rule book that state they “must be commercially available” must be purchased through standard retail channels and cannot be custom made.

Driver’s seat - In IASCA competition, the term refers to the main seat used to operate the vehicle from in normal driving conditions. It is the seat immediately behind the vehicle’s steering wheel with access to the gas and brake pedals.

Enclosure - More commonly referred to as a “sub box” or “box”, the enclosure is the fabricated “box” that houses the subwoofers.

Factory or OEM - OEM is an abbreviation for “Original Equipment Manufacturer”, referring to both the automotive and mobile electronics industries, for the purposes of these rules. When OEM is referred to through this text, it signifies the original equipment the vehicle or components came with from the factory when it was originally assembled.

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Full Range Music - Full Range music is the representation of all musical frequencies in the sound spectrum. In regular terms, this means that the bass, mid bass, midrange and high frequency levels are being played at the same output level, evenly represented.

Mounted Properly and Securely - This refers to any vehicle or system components that have been added to the vehicle. “Properly” means the use of proper materials to mount a component (example - using a proper battery tie down to hold a battery in place, not bungee cords, rope, cable ties, etc.). “Securely” means that the component being mounted does not move loosely in its position (example - using screws in the proper mounting holes for an amplifier and screwing them into a solid piece of material in the vehicle, not Velcro across the bottom of the amp stuck to the floor carpet).

Pillars - The posts that hold up the roof of the vehicle. Pillars are referenced from front to rear alphabetically; the front pillars at the windshield are commonly referred to as the “A” pillars, the next set of pillars rearward are referred to as the “B” pillars and so on.

Road (or Roadway) - A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places which has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by motor vehicle. Roads consist of one, or sometimes two, roadways each with one or more lanes and also any associated and road verges. Roads that are available for use by the public may be referred to as public roads or highways.

Specification Sheet (Spec Sheet) - A specification sheet is a document that summarizes the performance and other technical characteristics of a product, machine or component (e.g., an electronic component) in sufficient detail to be used by a design engineer to integrate the component into a system. Typically, a spec sheet is created by the component manufacturer and begins with an introductory page describing the rest of the document, followed by listings of specific characteristics, with further information on the connectivity and performance of the devices. The specification sheet is a generalized document stating the performance of that specific model within the brand’s product line, not the actual piece of equipment itself. Depending on the specific purpose, a spec sheet may offer an average value, a typical value, a typical range, engineering tolerances, or a nominal value. The type and source of data are usually stated on the spec sheet.

Stiffening - The practice of bracing the inside of a large sheet metal panel, such as a roof or door panel. Stiffening can be achieved by many means; examples of stiffening a panel include welding steel braces or adding thicker wood between the inner roof and headliner, caving in a roof panel and filling the depression with body filler, building a headliner out of thick wood and covering it with carpet or headliner material to emulate a headliner, etc. (Please note that not all examples of stiffening are legal in all classes please check with Iascs’s judging staff to make sure.)

Traditional Sound Deadening - This term refers to the standard flexible petroleum/butyl based material produced to reduce vibration and resonance in metal panels. Known by many names such as Boom Mat, StP, Dynamat, Road Kill, AceMat etc, these products are available in sheets that adhere to the metal panel or in a spray can to apply to the panel.

Vehicle - The word “vehicle” is used as a general term referring to all motor powered cars, trucks, vans, SUV’s, Crossovers and minivans. To qualify as a “vehicle” under IASCA’s definition, the unit used to house the sound system being evaluated must have a motor that powers it, a transmission, an electrical system, a front and rear axle (one of which must be the driving axle and the other a steering axle), a steering wheel and a seat from which to control the unit while it is in motion. A trailer with a “tow vehicle” attached does not meet the definition; it must be one unit containing at minimum all of the above criteria.

Wall - A subwoofer “Wall” is a term used in reference to the type of subwoofer enclosure used in a vehicle, which is a divider that seals off the front interior compartment of the vehicle from the rear, typically at the B pillar. Some competitors have attempted to circumvent the “Wall Rule” by building a very large enclosure that fills in that area without the need for a divider. IASCA’s definition of what constitutes a “wall” is any subwoofer enclosure that exceeds 25 inches in height, including all attached equipment, supports, panels and braces used to hold the enclosure in place.

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LIST OF UNAPPROVED Music/CDs

This list will be updated periodically and is not limited to these particular CDs. If other CDs or music are found to have bass tones embedded in the music, they will be added to the list.

All IASCA IdBL SPL CDs (IdBL Max dB 1, 2, 3)

All dB Drag SPL Competition CDs

All USAC Competition CDs

DJ Magic Mike CDs

Any CD containing bass tones, sine sweeps, specific frequency tones or full range music CDs with test tones

embedded in them

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