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Discussion in 'Car Audio / Security / Electronic Accessories' started by DelSlow89, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. DelSlow89

    DelSlow89 93 Del Sol

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    As you all know. I drive a 93 Del Sol Si. I have a 12 in subwoofer that i need to install. The box i bulit that i had in my explorer is way to big. i need to build a box in the trunk that will not get in the way of the targa top. and still have the volume required for optimal function of the subwoofer. any suggestions please tell.

    1. I was thinking like a box the width of the trunk all the way at the back of the trunk(being where you unlock it!) this sounds like an ideal plan .

    Please talk to me if you have any advice on what to do.
    Thank you.
     
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    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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    corner mount the woofer into one of the back corners...that or build a box that is slim enough, but be careful b/c you don't want to block the cooling holes in the back of the woofer.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    Is there a spare tire well in the sol? I flush mounted mine with the floor in my Golf then mounted the amp under the pass seat. Still had full trunk use and nice sound. No spare then, but most of my cars dont have them anyway so I'm used to it :)
     
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    DelSlow89 93 Del Sol

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    I have a pare tire section. but no spare in it. I've heard that on the del sols if you mount the woofers in the trunk they don't sound that good in the cab. They also said that it rattles a whole lot. If you know if it sounds good or not tell please.
     
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    Turbo&Auto Nick Go FAST!!

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    I really dont know what the inside of the trunk looks like. Got any pics?

    If you get a decent sized amp anything will bump ;) I like to overdrive the woofer and cut the enclosure size down. 500watt rms sub, give it 800+. Then decrease the box volume by 15-20%. Makes it fit better and handle the power. I have 2 15's in my Wifes SpecV with double the recc RMS power in a 20% smaller enclosure, it fuckin pounds HARD!! I've been into stereo's for over 10years, car audio anyway, and have played with lots of ideas. This one was actually shared with me from a friend that builds bass cars. It really works and saves space too :)
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    The sound does not transfer well in the del sol's because the gas tank is in between the trunk and the cab.

    Your best option will be 2 8-10" woofers in a custom enclosure behind the seats. Either that, or make a ported box in the trunk with the ports going around the sides and porting into the cab, but that doesn't sound very good (I've seen it done).
     
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    DelSlow89 93 Del Sol

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    I decided how to make the box. I fiberglassed the two corners to make a mold off the corners of the trunk. then built them up to a custom box in the corners. They hit very hard and sound great. So I wouldn't say that they don't sound good. Just because they dont rattle your brain don't mean they don't sound good. Thanks for the help guys. Appreciate it.
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    JL makes a custom fit enclosure too- you could just buy that if you didn't want to make your own box.
     
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    97hatch ?

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    infinity also makes one
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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    get one from JL made for your car and the area you want it in.
     
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    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    The JL Enclosure is GREAT sound. Doesn't Boom outside of the car, but gives AMAZING sound inside...
     
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    DelSlow89 93 Del Sol

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    How would i go about ordering one of these enclosures? Just go online or what
     
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    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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    yeah, or a local JL dealer.
     
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    DelSlow89 93 Del Sol

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    so where online would i go to actually fill out something saying i want a box made for my car trunk?
     
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    turbo sol I need some ligaments!!!

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