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HardHittaz00
06-13-2006, 03:16 AM
Alright... The last design I had didn't come off very pleasing... So this is kinda like a riddle... I have two 05 L7 12"s with an Orion 1200D pushin them... In my old car, they got ridiculiously loud... I now have a Caprice ... So now it's fully sealed off, whole system in trunk, can't fold the seat down or anything... The good thing is, I pretty much have unlimited trunk space... I'm just not real good with what's loudest... I need some help on figuring what I need to do to make it loud...

HardHittaz00
06-13-2006, 04:20 AM
I took Friday off so that I could get a box built... So far, I don't even have a good idea... Somebody gimme a hand here...

ArrizX
06-13-2006, 04:33 AM
Im an idiot when it comes to this, but I do know that ported it louder then sealed. And ported requires a bigger box. If that helps at all.

Decipha
06-13-2006, 04:45 AM
what is your ? hardhittaz... are you asking for a box plan... give the available space and i'd be more than happy to design one for you

also this maybe helpful http://www.carstereo.com/help2/Articles.cfm?id=31

HardHittaz00
06-13-2006, 10:16 PM
Well... The box that's in there now is 36" x 26" 14" ... But I'd almost like to have a box with the subs on top... I dunno if that'll make a difference in my trunk or not... Cuz it seems like no matter what way I turn the box, the subs/port are close to a wall... On the toop they'd be fine...

prochobo
06-13-2006, 11:03 PM
Guy in a Regal did 149.x and 122 in drive by IIRC with 4 Memphis? 10"s off 3000 watts I believe, sealed box in a trunk. Snoopdan knows.

HardHittaz00
06-13-2006, 11:18 PM
Oh yeah... I'm sure I could go much bigger... I just want to know what will be the loudest... Cuz I know all the sound is trapped in the trunk... So I didn't know if a ported box was at an advantage like it normally is... Or if a sealed box would work better with this... Should I take some max dimensions?

HardHittaz00
06-13-2006, 11:54 PM
Alright... I took some quick measurements... My max dimensions are about 44wide x 27long x 15 high... But I don't know which way I should face the ports or subs to get the best sound out of it... Someone today told me I'd have the best sound with a bandpass box... Dunno if that's true or why, just throwin it out there... All I know is I need some help...

supraman1379
06-14-2006, 12:07 AM
Build a ported box and tune it really low

HardHittaz00
06-14-2006, 02:14 AM
Like how low we talkin? And why tune it so low?

springy101
06-14-2006, 02:25 AM
tune it to like 36 for those kickers, tuning low wont make you louder. also you should make some 4" port holes in your rear deck to allow the bass to enter your cab, that should help.

HardHittaz00
06-14-2006, 02:44 AM
That was my original Idea... But noone would help me... And I was told to use 6" PVC and remove my 6x9's... Sooo... If somebody could help me... I'd love to start building Friday...

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=165013

springy101
06-14-2006, 02:54 AM
That was my original Idea... But noone would help me... And I was told to use 6" PVC and remove my 6x9's... Sooo... If somebody could help me... I'd love to start building Friday...

http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=165013
just take out those 6x9's and leave the exposed holes

HardHittaz00
06-14-2006, 02:58 AM
Don't worry about puttin the PVC port up to the holes?

springy101
06-14-2006, 03:02 AM
Don't worry about puttin the PVC port up to the holes?
no

HardHittaz00
06-14-2006, 03:05 AM
Would building a new box with the subs and port facing up towards the trunk lid help any?

springy101
06-14-2006, 03:37 AM
try subs up and port back

Armageddon66
06-14-2006, 11:25 PM
tune it to like 36 for those kickers, tuning low wont make you louder. also you should make some 4" port holes in your rear deck to allow the bass to enter your cab, that should help.
perfectly said.. you'll need to let out some of that trunk pressure...

iamamp3pimp
06-17-2006, 10:29 PM
tune it to like 36 for those kickers, tuning low wont make you louder. also you should make some 4" port holes in your rear deck to allow the bass to enter your cab, that should help.


change should to will like a MF and we have a ballgame.



of if you have a flip down armrest in the back, you can try cutting behind that area as well.

HardHittaz00
06-17-2006, 10:36 PM
No flip down armrest... But I'm takin the 6x9's out tomorrow...

Flipx99
06-17-2006, 10:41 PM
No flip down armrest... But I'm takin the 6x9's out tomorrow...


Unbolt the seats and have them leaning and throw away any insulation (or use it as a mat)

To do: push back on the "as$" part of the seat and lift, it should come out and expose the bolt that hold the seat back on. Unbolt the seat backs and remove insulation. Have the seat back lean against the back and but the "as$" part in properly. (Push in and down from an angle)

This ,in addition, to removing the 6x9s should allow much more air/bass inside the vehicle.

HardHittaz00
06-18-2006, 12:44 AM
Easier said than done... I can't get the back of the seat off for my life... I even broke the most powerful corded drill we had... Smoke was pourin out of it... Torque wrench, everything I could think of... It's not movin... So therefore I'm just takin out the 6x9s...

iamamp3pimp
06-18-2006, 06:05 AM
Unbolt the seats and have them leaning and throw away any insulation (or use it as a mat)

To do: push back on the "as$" part of the seat and lift, it should come out and expose the bolt that hold the seat back on. Unbolt the seat backs and remove insulation. Have the seat back lean against the back and but the "as$" part in properly. (Push in and down from an angle)

This ,in addition, to removing the 6x9s should allow much more air/bass inside the vehicle.


lol thats a temp setup, right?

its ghetto as hell.

HardHittaz00
06-18-2006, 06:08 PM
On top of me not being able to do it... It still is pretty ghetto... I'll just stick with the missing 6x9's... Depends on my p6.2 comps for the mids and highs...

ex_03
06-18-2006, 06:32 PM
just take out those 6x9's and leave the exposed holes
Agreed, We did this to a customers impala back in 1995 with 4 15" solobarics the old round ones sealed. Anyway dynomatted the rear deck and let it ride with two son of collossus gen x amps. It did 152 at the wind shield it was pretty sick! Ported should be awsome!

Good luck man!

Also check this guys ride, one of the nicest installs if I ever seen in this type of vehicle. (http://www.rtol.net/scornell/)

Ps. Like springy101 said I would go subs up, thats what we did.

HardHittaz00
06-18-2006, 06:51 PM
Sweet... That's good to hear... Just waitin on my amp to come back now... And yeah, I've seen that car before... If I wasn't so scared to mess up, I'd port mine like that too...