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Unread 09-02-2004, 02:56 PM   #16
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What kind of wood and what size are you using? I have some 3/4" MDF board laying around, that I was hoping I could use.

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Unread 09-02-2004, 03:05 PM   #17
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I finally got to check out your website SirG...Very impressive.
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What is easier to do? A front/rear setup or put two or three subs in the back seat? Now I am considering not even using my console because the two boxes would be very different. What would sound the best and be the easiest to make?
Well, for ease, all subs in the trunk is the easiest. The seat and console have about the same 'hardness' rating but the seat holds more sub (3x6", 2x8" or 1x10").

Probably the easiest to make and retain the most comfort is the 6" or 8" setup. For the most boom, a pair of 8" might be the option. A single 10" isn't too much harder to make but the box must be modified for the depth of the sub.

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What kind of wood and what size are you using? I have some 3/4" MDF board laying around, that I was hoping I could use.
You could, infact it would make a great box. But if you're planning an in-seat install, then you'll have to convert the plans for 3/4" (they are designed for 5/8" MDF). Not a big problem, mostly, you lose a little volume and gain some weight. Adjust your volume back in the box height. Don't modify outside width/length though as it just barely snugs in the frame as it is...

If you are planning a console box, you might want to get some 1/2" MDF and fiberglass materials cause that's about the only way to get the volume you'll need. For a behind the seat, the 3/4" MDF would be an excelent choice. (Usually I only use 3/4" or 1" MDF for boxes but in the in-seat case, I made an acception for weight and volume.)
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Unread 09-05-2004, 10:19 AM   #18
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Hey SirG

Whats with the two boxes? The I saw that new one has a larger overhang. Would I be alright building the older original design? Im not an expert in woodworking. BTW what did you do with the old box, just out of curiousity.
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Unread 09-05-2004, 04:08 PM   #19
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Whats with the two boxes? The I saw that new one has a larger overhang. Would I be alright building the older original design? Im not an expert in woodworking. BTW what did you do with the old box, just out of curiousity.
The second box fixed a comfort issue with the first box and added .04 ft^3 more volume. You could build the older one if you really wanted but the difficulty level is no harder with the second. The build is exactly the same accept the top piece is wider.

I still have the first box. I'm going to make-shift some extentions for the sides to fix it's comfort issue and then sell it.
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Unread 09-06-2004, 10:18 AM   #20
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Just out of curiosity...Do you have a buyer? I know that your not finished with modifying it yet but I had to ask...
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Unread 09-06-2004, 03:48 PM   #21
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Just out of curiosity...Do you have a buyer? I know that your not finished with modifying it yet but I had to ask...
Maybe, I'll know for sure after next weekend.
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Unread 09-25-2004, 11:39 AM   #22
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I put...

...an 8" Punch sub in the stock, factory sub-enclosure in my 2003 Sport. Yes, you heard me correctly... I put an aftermarket, Rockford Fosgate H2 Punch 8" sub where the factory sub was. I plugged up all the holes with silicone, cut a bigger hole for the sub cutout, and I shaved and burned down all the plastic ridges inside the factory enclosure to enable me to shove my new sub in there. I cut out a hole and placed a speaker terminal cut in there, too. I put weather stripping around the cutout hole for the speaker to sit on, and I removed the silver plastic thing that fits over the magnet. I'm not getting great SQ bass, mind you, but it's there, it beats the factory setup, and with my new Boston Acoustics in the pods, I can rock on the highway with the top down. I put my Blaupunkt amp under the dash, and it's very stealth.

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Unread 09-25-2004, 11:51 AM   #23
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Just out of curiosity...Do you have a buyer? I know that your not finished with modifying it yet but I had to ask...
Box sold. Sorry I forgot to update this before...
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If you can't take a nano-second to press shift/period/etc. and make proper sentences and paragraphs, I don't know if I can take a few minutes to respond to your topics... It doesn't have to be perfect by any means, but a little effort goes a long way.
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Unread 09-25-2004, 02:00 PM   #24
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No Prob SirGCal, thanks to your help and website, I managed to build my own which is probably better yet. Just waiting on finding some decent subs now.

Thanks again!
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