Good sub boxes for our cars

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  1. Caboose302

    Caboose302 Well-Known Member

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    The guy I sold my subs to is selling them back to me. I'm pretty excited because I loved them. Only problem is the box I had for them was 1" plywood and it was built and sealed in the car so it was a complete pain in the ass to remove and I don't see it being any easier to install. Will a standard box for 12's fit ok? They're dual core so they're a bit heavier than regular ones. Not sure if that makes a difference.
     
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    Does your car have the mach460? If so you wont be able to get a prefabbed box up under the amp rack so it would take up your entire trunk.
     
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    Agreed. I ran into this problem and had to make my own box. I found it a bit tricky to fit two 10s, so 12s should be fun.
     
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    Yeah there wasnt a lot of room with the old box.
    It doesn't have the Mach system.
    I'd rather have one that faces to the rear.
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    But it does have this shelf on the back that was pretty handy and covered the spare tire-well.
     
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    a lot of dual 12" boxes will not fit through the opening. I would say get two single 12" boxes to be safe but you also need to match the sub to the right size/style of box.
     
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    Does that back shelf come out easily? Like the carpeted part that covers the top edge of the box? I might be able to get it back in without reassembling it in the car if I can get that out. But that box is only going in as a last ditch effort.
     
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    Yeah I don't know what I need, lol. I know because of my music style I listen to I've been told I need a sealed box, but I don't know what size. I may just throw this one back in. It's a nice box just heavy as hell and a pain, but if all of them are going to be pains anyway I might as well save the money.
     
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    Build your own from fiberglass. What I did and it leaves a ton of room for anything else like bodies... I mean...
     
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    I have two sealed single 10" boxes (got them for free from Crutchfield on a special) It's much more manageable than a dual box. I like sealed for its punch, but a properly built ported box can do the same, just with a larger footprint. I ripped all the Mach 460 stuff out and did my own setup.

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    Fiberglass sounds like an artistic thing... I'm not good at artistic things, lol
    These subs are way to deep for those kind of boxes. A buddy has a single 12 box but they won't fit.
    Kinda like this but the pic is a newer one and mine are a bit deeper.
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    what kind of subs are they? I need the model number not a size/brand/color.... Different subs like different boxes. A sealed box gives a good all-around performance and the way I usually go but a properly done ported box slams to no end.
     
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    They're Rockford Fosgate P3D4 DVC. If I remember right they're about 10 or 10.5" deep. I listen to more metal and hard rock than anything so I'd prefer a sealed box vs a ported.
     
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    If you dont listen to much rap Id just trade them for a set of 10's or just go with one 12, and put the other in your ladies Stang. I havent encountered a 10" box that wont fit in a SN yet. And I have had MANY different setups over the past four SN's Ive owned. LoL
     
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    I'd definitely go with two 10s for your music. A good 10 setup will do plenty when you get the urge to be a basshead.
     
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    I agree. I currently have two 10" Kicker Comps with a Kicker 600 watt mono amp and it sounds GREAT.
     
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    I wasn't expecting the SPL and SQ that these Boston G3s have. I'm running em on 800W RMS and they're crystal clear...I can (for the most part) blow 12" setups out the water.
     
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    I'd like 10's. But I figure these came with the car, I sold them for 300 and buying them back for 200 with amp and capacitor. Maybe I can trade them for a good 10 setup later but they sounded really good with metal even for 12's.

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    IMO instead of doing work twice, get the 10" setup and be done with it. But I don't know your budget situation either.
     
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    I'm going fibreglass enclosure like my cummins has under the seat. It's still undecided how it's going on but it's the only route I can go with how I'm finishing off my car .


    What seat in the mustang are you going to stick a sub under?