View Full Version : RE8 box worklog (pics)

04-01-2006, 07:37 PM
I ordered my RE8's last week and was told they would be shipped the next day, so hopefully they will come in sometime this week.

Box Specs
.8^3 ft. per speaker
Tuned to 35.5 hz.

Car: 1997 Buick Riviera

Sorry about the picture quality, I will take pics with my brothers camera for the rest of the project.

Got the ports together, the divider and left side are glued down.

Everything mocked in. (ports and baffles not glued)

Wanted to try bjfish11's carpeting technique, but I did it a little differently, instead of doing a rabbit and the channels, I just put a small rabbit on the ends.

The edges with other sides in place.

Edit: Here is my current set up. 2 12" CVR's tuned to 35 hz. They are to loud for my tastes and the box takes up too much space. The box used to be in my GMC Jimmy.

I went crazy on the screws for this box. It was before I knew more is not better.

04-01-2006, 08:31 PM
each screw adds .5 decibles so its all good

nice box anyhow

04-01-2006, 08:32 PM
i like the cvr box

04-01-2006, 08:49 PM
not a bad idea on the switch up of bj's idea, this meakes it where cuts can be slightly off and not ruin the box!

04-01-2006, 10:54 PM
yea man, i like that technique. Good work it looks like so far. Post pics up when you get it carpeted.

04-01-2006, 11:03 PM
thats a great idea.

04-01-2006, 11:08 PM
Looks awsome man, finally a box builder in Florida! Are you open for business yet??

04-02-2006, 12:18 AM
i use a rabbit bit the same way on my boxes...ive been doin it for a long time too....? they come out nice and cleeeeeeeeeean that way :)

04-02-2006, 10:56 AM
I didn't use a router to make the rabbit, I used a table saw. The rabbit is the thickness of the blade.

I table saw I have is a pain to adjust, it is a shopsmith combo that has a lathe and a ban saw on it. The Shopswmith and the blade are older than me.

And PhatTonyDeMarco, not really looking to make boxes for other people. I don't have very good tools, or a whole lot of spare time. Sorry man.

04-02-2006, 06:44 PM
That method of creating hte rabbit is sooo much easier.... But BJ's method makes the assembly much easier.

04-02-2006, 08:56 PM
Got everything glued together, and started the carpet.

Got the carpet glued and pressed into the rabbit. It is hard to see in this picture, but it is in there really well.

PV Audio
04-03-2006, 12:09 AM
*******, I'm having some serious deja vu, is that a box that I designed, or am I just an idiot?

04-03-2006, 12:27 PM
*******, I'm having some serious deja vu, is that a box that I designed, or am I just an idiot?

yep, its yours.

PV Audio
04-03-2006, 07:06 PM
Oh, ok, I thought that it looked familiar. Let me know how it sounds.

04-04-2006, 08:15 PM
My RE8's

Here is a picture to help you gain some perspective on these beasts. That ain't a nickel!!!


When I started carpeting the rest of the box, the carpet started tearing while I was pressing it into the groove. I ordered some carpet from partsexpress which I should have done in the first place. So this project is on hold for a couple more days.

04-04-2006, 08:48 PM
Cool. Let us know how the box sounds. Port area looks tiny. But it's purtty.

04-07-2006, 04:13 PM
Got my carpet from Partsexpress. I was going to remove the walmart carpet from the sides, but I like the two tone look.


James Bang
04-07-2006, 04:43 PM

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04-07-2006, 08:22 PM
Well, I got it finished. Here are the finished pics. In this pictures, the ports look different sizes, but they aren't.


Another view.

04-08-2006, 07:39 AM
awwwwww look at the little guys

04-08-2006, 12:39 PM
Nice job...carpet job came out nice!!
And they do look cute in there.hehe

04-08-2006, 12:42 PM
Nice work

04-08-2006, 01:17 PM
Thanks for the compliments. I am very pleased with the outcome of the box. It is only my second mdf box. I am used to working with fiberglass. And this was my first attempt at carpeting.

04-08-2006, 01:20 PM
I used your idea about rabbiting the edges for the carpet too!

04-08-2006, 01:23 PM
how does the box sound?

04-08-2006, 01:58 PM
looks good man. How did the carpeting work out for you? Was it pretty easy?

04-08-2006, 05:14 PM
looks good man. How did the carpeting work out for you? Was it pretty easy?

Works great! It was really easy.

9512ss: I don't know how it sounds yet, because I haven't ordered my amp yet.

PV Audio
04-09-2006, 04:56 PM
That looks really good bro, let me know how it turns out for you.

04-09-2006, 05:00 PM
I like it man let us know how it sounds....like the 2 tone also

PV Audio
04-09-2006, 05:02 PM
Trevor :mad:

There is a space after the V in PV Audio.

04-09-2006, 05:04 PM
O god cremate me lol j/k ill fix it

PV Audio
04-09-2006, 05:12 PM
Thank you. :)

04-09-2006, 06:34 PM
good work, nice box :)

04-09-2006, 06:40 PM
The two-tone actually looks very good. Overall very nice and clean looking. Good work.

04-22-2006, 06:20 PM
finally got my amp. I am running a Power Acoustik OV2-520. Just installed the box and hooked everything up. It sounds great. It isn't nearly as loud as my kickers, but it is plenty for what I need. These things really move!!

What websites are good for uploading videos? I will try and put one up if anyone wants to see it.

04-22-2006, 07:42 PM

04-22-2006, 07:43 PM
nice looking box. you can upload your vid to http://www.putfile.com/ very easy and fast.

04-22-2006, 07:43 PM
box looks real nice man especially sense its your first carpet job and second box.

04-22-2006, 08:43 PM
Thanks for the compliments. I will try to get a vid up tomorrow after work.

04-23-2006, 09:21 PM
Here is a vid. I tried to upload one on realmofexcursion, but it hasn't been put on yet, so here is one for putfile.


the song is Loyalty by D12. I have a 35 hz test tone, but it had started getting dark. I will post another video tomorrow. The only thing I have to say bad about these, is they bottom out pretty easily. I am running about 150 watts apiece and they bottom out on certain tones. The sound quality is awesome, though.

The video was taken on my brothers small digital camera and the microphone is overdriven very easily, so it sounds really bad in the video.

04-24-2006, 07:06 PM
here is a vid of the 35 hz test tone.


PV Audio
04-24-2006, 07:43 PM
Dam son, that looks good. I'm glad you liked the design. :)