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post #1 of 19 Old 12-09-2010, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Custom Fiberglass Sub Box??

Has anyone build a custom fiberglass sub box molded to their wj? Im interested in trying this out.. if anyone has any pics, could you post them? I looked into getting a stealthbox, but i wanted a little more power.. Im trying to maximize space in the back but need a good spot for my new 12" alpine type x..
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post #2 of 19 Old 12-10-2010, 02:15 PM
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I built one for a 10 out of MDF and fiberglass. Since it was a tight install I stuffed fiberglass bat insulation into the box to slow the air down a bit. It worked out very well. I will get a pic and post it in a day or two.
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We just finished two custom 12" boxes for my 04 WJ. I will post pics as soon as I get them from my buddies camera. I think you will like. I have seen another guy who did 2 10" JL's on the drivers side that looked pretty clean. I will see if I can figure out who it was. He has a pic or two on here with it. Also, if you want one 10", JL audio makes a prefab box for the drivers side rear that should sound pretty good. Expensive but so are all the materials for a do it yourself'r. My two boxes cost me quite a bit just for the resin, wood, carpet, burlap, truckbox liner, ect...

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These are some of the build pics. We built the front, sides, top, and bottom and then fiberglass molded the backs to form fit into stock panels. Ours were a little more tricky because we built in a 6x9 box and made an area to mount 4 passive crossovers on each. All said and done they look nice (now that they are carpeted and done) and you can still lift spare tire cover. I will post completed pics tomorrow or maybe later tonight.
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I wouldn't have done the glass that way, but nice work anyways. (the 6x9's should probably be a bit more directional unless they're mid bass only)

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I wouldn't have done the glass that way, but nice work anyways. (the 6x9's should probably be a bit more directional unless they're mid bass only)

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These are some of the build pics. We built the front, sides, top, and bottom and then fiberglass molded the backs to form fit into stock panels. Ours were a little more tricky because we built in a 6x9 box and made an area to mount 4 passive crossovers on each. All said and done they look nice (now that they are carpeted and done) and you can still lift spare tire cover. I will post completed pics tomorrow or maybe later tonight.
I thought about building something like then and coating with monstaliner with the rest of the cargo area. I'm not a sound engineer though. Is there much noticeable benefit to facing the smaller ones upward? I get a lot of dust build up from dirt roads and would rather face themsideways. Also thinking of making a 3" air pocket between the bedside and the speaker box with a slot opening on top (along the bottom edge of the window) so I can face them outboard to prevent damage from cargo. Sound reasonable?
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Has anyone build a custom fiberglass sub box molded to their wj? Im interested in trying this out.. if anyone has any pics, could you post them? I looked into getting a stealthbox, but i wanted a little more power.. Im trying to maximize space in the back but need a good spot for my new 12" alpine type x..
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Here are two boxes I had built for my car. 1 10" couldnt handle all the power my amp puts out and I kept frying woofers so I had Showtime audio rebuild it for 2 10's... Hopefully these give you a little inspiration.!!


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post #9 of 19 Old 12-11-2010, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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towerdude, i like the build, they came out real nice. Do you have any pics of them once you carpeted them? How was fiberglassing against the car? How did you anchor the box? I know some people put their boxes on the other side so that they can bolt it to the bracket that the cd changer was on..
akrobatiks, that second box with the two tens looks really sweet, whatd that cost approx? I only have the one 12" sub but i like the idea of it facing up like that, how does it sound compared to the way ur first box was set up?
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post #10 of 19 Old 12-11-2010, 05:09 PM
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custom made box i bought from a buddy years ago. has 10" jl audio. i had it in my WJ a few years back with 2 12" jl audios as well and it was rockin, until someone broke in and stole my 12's.... i dont think they even noticed the 10" as it flushes in really nice on the drivers side LOL... i took it out and has been in my closet ever since... has a spot for a bolt on bottom that you can mount through floor to hold it in place...
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post #11 of 19 Old 12-11-2010, 05:14 PM
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Is that for sale?

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post #12 of 19 Old 12-11-2010, 05:17 PM
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it could be i have no use for it really my wife drives the WJ and i have the spare in my way in my ZJ. i know these ones cost a pretty penny... but everything has a price.... not sure about shipping to jersey tho...

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How much?
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post #14 of 19 Old 12-11-2010, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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how did you bolt it through the floor? Theres nothing in the way from the underside of the car? nice looking box btw..
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post #15 of 19 Old 12-12-2010, 08:23 AM
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i never did it. has a mounting hole on the bottom tho i didnt want to drill through my floor... these are built for WJs i believe they used to sell them, dont know if they do nemore... i was always looking for the one for other side but never searched too hard for it...

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