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Curel
06-08-2006, 02:14 PM
I have a 01 Acura MDX. I'm in the process of building a 12" sub box for a 12" OZ audio 12.2 matrix sub. I pulled the factory 10" sub & used the opening to get the most air space possible. Here are a few pics. I'm hopping to get more this weekend.

This is the mold already made & cut to size - I then sanded the corners smooth which the picture doesn't show. The speaker ring was made for a flush mount installation.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/GLASSBOX1.jpg

These pictures show the fleece already stretched & glassed. It was a pain to get the fleece wrinkles out. I added 3 layers of glass matt on the inside of the fleece vs. the outside. This makes it much easier to get a smoother finish. Next step is to get rid of the excess fleece & then start adding bondo to the outside. Not the best or most detailed pictures, but I hope you enjoy :p: .


http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/GLASSBOX2.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/GLASSBOX3.jpg

Here the box is coeated with 3m premium body filler. This stuff sands off real nice.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/glassbox.jpg

Here the box has been sanded smooth, primered & then I added putty to fill in the very small holes & indentations. I used bondo uv drying putty, which f'n ******. It was a pain to sand down & I eventually took it all off & had to primer again.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/7.jpg

Second primer.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/5.jpg

Back cup I ordered from parts from www.partsexpress.com

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/6.jpg
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/wireconnector.jpg

Checked sub for fitment.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/8.jpg

Checked box for fitment in truck.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/9.jpg

Unfortunately I over estimated the box size & Will be switching over to an IDQ which works great in small boxes.

Shyne151
06-08-2006, 03:19 PM
Looks good man... how are you going to finish it?

.::DuD3::.
06-08-2006, 06:01 PM
looks good so far, what size is it gonna be?

Curel
06-08-2006, 11:51 PM
Thanks. I'm going to finish it off with beige vinyl which will match my interior.

As far as size, I'm shooting for 1.2 cubic feet, but I think I'm closer to 1. Nothing allot of pollyfill stuffing can't fix though.

whitemdx
06-09-2006, 02:44 AM
Looking good...keep the pics coming! I have a 03 MDX as well and gotta admit, the **** bose system *****. Just since I have the rear DVD, i don't wanna mess with the HU..so yeah

Check out this thread below for a really nicccce sub box for the factory sub location:

http://acuramdx.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=19256

Curel
06-09-2006, 11:37 AM
Yeah, he's got some wood working skills. Isn't he a cabinet maker? I drooled the 1st time I saw that.

The bose does ****. I swear everytime the factory 10" sub kicked in, it sounded more like someone was pounding from very far away - really annoying!

siliconinja
06-09-2006, 11:46 AM
http://acuramdx.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=19256

******* that box is nasty!

Curel
06-11-2006, 09:18 PM
Posted new pics.

bjfish11
06-11-2006, 09:24 PM
Very good work my man.

Curel
06-11-2006, 09:27 PM
Thanks. That means allot coming from you.

bjfish11
06-11-2006, 10:17 PM
From me? ****, I'm not any better than the next guy.

Curel
06-14-2006, 01:02 AM
Added a picture.

dkmesa
06-14-2006, 01:05 AM
Looks awesome.

Curel
06-30-2006, 02:10 PM
covered in vinyl.

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/VINYL.jpg

vizionautosport
06-30-2006, 02:32 PM
what type of fleece did u use?

Curel
06-30-2006, 02:36 PM
Regular black fleece. Purchased from local fabric store.

Curel
08-22-2006, 02:51 PM
http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i192/ocuriel/BOXDONE.jpg

Here is a pic of the box - 98% done at this point

ssj2xxgotenxx
08-22-2006, 06:10 PM
Dang... that is so stealth. Did you make the grill yourself as well?

Curel
08-22-2006, 07:23 PM
I used this grill & wrapped with the stock grill cloth.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=260-428

Fit the Idq very nicely.

troy_audi0
08-22-2006, 10:09 PM
I used this grill & wrapped with the stock grill cloth.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=260-428

Fit the Idq very nicely.

Dude That looks so NICE!!
Thanks for the link to Partsexpress.. I gotta get a grillie set like that for my Kicks..
BiG Pr0Pz Man..
Peace Troy

Curel
08-23-2006, 02:29 AM
Dude That looks so NICE!!
Thanks for the link to Partsexpress.. I gotta get a grillie set like that for my Kicks..
BiG Pr0Pz Man..
Peace Troy


No problem. thanks for the compliment.