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Colt9699
07-22-2006, 12:16 AM
Well I went to Lowes today and got me a sheet of 3/4 MDF and they cut it all for me for free.
Only screwed up 1 cut and I made him cut a new piece.
So here are the pics, Its 4.4 cubes @ 32 hz one of Moe's stickied plans.
It will be housing a 15" L5 soon.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/Colt9699/4433box015.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/Colt9699/4433box014.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/Colt9699/4433box013.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/Colt9699/4433box012.jpg

This here was my helper for the night (My daughter Caitlin)

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/Colt9699/4433box011.jpg

Let me kow what you all think and I kow it has alot of caulk on it because I Love The Caulk!

jj4475
07-22-2006, 12:18 AM
awesome wat amp u using?

Worlddre
07-22-2006, 12:18 AM
looks like an original lemans

kpozr2
07-22-2006, 12:19 AM
looks good! wheres the hole??

Eldorado
07-22-2006, 12:20 AM
Just remember....
The caulk goes on the inside only.

Colt9699
07-22-2006, 12:23 AM
This bich has caulk on the inside and out, no leaks happening here.

amp is gonna be a small Insignia model for now, till i can get better.

I will cut the hole tomorrow or maybe when the L5 actually gets here.
I kinda need a template for the cutout of an L5 15", anyone got one for me?

Eldorado
07-22-2006, 12:23 AM
Bah, just get a ruler
One ncie thing about the square subs, hard to mess up the cut

Colt9699
07-22-2006, 12:26 AM
straight lines are cool but the radius's in the corners own me........

kpozr2
07-22-2006, 12:36 AM
yea, use the cutout that came with it. would have been easier imo to use a scroll saw on the piece, thats what i do.

Colt9699
07-22-2006, 12:40 AM
yea, use the cutout that came with it. would have been easier imo to use a scroll saw on the piece, thats what i do.


No cutout.....sub is used and no cut comes with it.

Here is a good question should face the sub up or in the same direction of the port?
Going in a GMC Jimmy.

joebangaa
07-22-2006, 02:22 AM
cut out can be found on kicker's website. no need to round the corners either...

wlmrs
07-22-2006, 02:27 AM
Nice enclosure!

Colt9699
07-22-2006, 02:28 AM
cut out can be found on kicker's website. no need to round the corners either...


Please post a link to it i could not find it on there when i Looked.

Colt9699
07-22-2006, 02:29 AM
Nice enclosure!


Thanks for all the kind words, this is my first enclosure made from mdf, usually use particle board or plywood......I feel a flaming coming on....

Eldorado
07-22-2006, 04:33 AM
Flip it over, trace it, take a ruler, measure the width of the flange and make another square inside the bigger one keeping that same distance all the way around
The corners dont need to be rounded.

thatkidbob
07-22-2006, 06:32 AM
No cutout.....sub is used and no cut comes with it.

Here is a good question should face the sub up or in the same direction of the port?
Going in a GMC Jimmy.
i'd say in the same direction as the port, and face the whole thing towards the rear, touching the back of the rear bench seat...

i'd point the whole thing to the back because in some SUV's upfiring = cancellation = less gooder...



Flip it over, trace it, take a ruler, measure the width of the flange and make another square inside the bigger one keeping that same distance all the way around
The corners dont need to be rounded.
OR

he can do as you suggested, but use two pencils attached to each other so that the distance between the points is the same as the width of the flange (i'm thinking popsicle stick + hot glue :D ) and use that to draw the radius accurately...

SuperTrooper
07-22-2006, 08:44 AM
Go to Kicker.com and go to subwoofers. click on your specific size sub. Go to the enclosure specs and it will tell you the measurements to cut your hole out to. Good luck.

supraman1379
07-22-2006, 09:18 AM
that box looks good

Colt9699
07-22-2006, 11:19 AM
I know what sizethe cut out is supposedto be, just was under the impression I had to cut radius in the corners to make it fit right.

Thanks for the good words ppl.

PV Audio
07-22-2006, 12:32 PM
looks like an original lemans
Looks better :crap:

AlpineUser
07-22-2006, 12:37 PM
if ur going to use an insigna amp just run the sub off of your hu then lol no just save up for a good amp

springy101
07-22-2006, 12:39 PM
if ur going to use an insigna amp just run the sub off of your hu then lol no just save up for a good amp
duurrheerrherrr








not funny at all :furious:

Colt9699
07-22-2006, 01:56 PM
if ur going to use an insigna amp just run the sub off of your hu then lol no just save up for a good amp



Has this ever occured to you?

Maybe I have a wife and 2 kids who need my support more than I need a huge name brand big power amp.....

If this hasn't occured too..... maybe you just don't your priorites in the correct order.

I'm sure the Insignia amp won't be the "best" but you know what I don't care and by the way this was a thread about an enclosure, so if you haven't anything to say about that.........STFU and GTFO!!!!!

PSturmer
07-22-2006, 03:00 PM
Just remember....
The caulk goes on the inside only.

lol


my first box i used tons of glue, calk, and screws. my second box i made i only used gorrila glue, worked out very nicely

mikey060
07-22-2006, 07:19 PM
Thanks for all the kind words, this is my first enclosure made from mdf, usually use particle board or plywood......I feel a flaming coming on....

lol....my current box is made out of 1/2" particle board:crap:
yes, half inch at that

new box tommarow ftw

96civ
07-22-2006, 11:27 PM
For that subwoofer you will need a 1.7" radius for each corner unless you decide to straight cut it.

Colt9699
07-23-2006, 12:53 AM
For that subwoofer you will need a 1.7" radius for each corner unless you decide to straight cut it.



Thanks, but if It won't make a difference I'm gonna straightcut it.

Easy FTW

96civ
07-23-2006, 12:55 AM
Thanks, but if It won't make a difference I'm gonna straightcut it.

Easy FTW
Yeah I think I saw you mention that you would, but I thought I'd give you what you wanted to know just in case. I straight-cut my 12" l5 and it turned out fine, so you're "good to go."

Colt9699
07-23-2006, 12:56 AM
Yeah I think I saw you mention that you would, but I thought I'd give you what you wanted to know just in case. I straight-cut my 12" l5 and it turned out fine, so you're "good to go."


Sweet I'm gonna cut the hole out tomorrow then and i'll add more pictures.

Mr. Opportunist
07-23-2006, 12:59 AM
sub up

96civ
07-23-2006, 12:59 AM
Good luck, should sound good bro. Oh and btw, if you get the chance to save up $120 odd you will be able to purchase an Audiobahn A8000T (800W RMS x 1 @ 2 ohms, a little overrated but can't beat it for the money) or some HiFonics amp... eBay! should suffice on that department.

Colt9699
07-23-2006, 01:01 AM
Saving money is not the easiest thing in the world around here, but i'm sure i'll get a bigger amp at some point and ifnot I will have to be content with what I do have. :)

Colt9699
07-23-2006, 01:01 AM
sub up


I decided to go with the sub and port going the same direction....

thatkidbob
07-23-2006, 01:28 AM
good plan... you can always flip it and point it backwards to experiment to see which is louder...

AlpineUser
07-23-2006, 08:44 AM
good plan... you can always flip it and point it backwards to experiment to see which is louder...

what are you talking about he cant experiment he would need 2 sub cutouts in the same box so alls he can do is change the direction of the box...he was saying should i fire my sub up and my port to the back or fire both to the back so he cant really do much with 2 cutouts in the same box because 1 tuning would be out 2 its retarded unless he has 2 chambers and 1 sub saving for another which i dont think he is

Colt9699
07-23-2006, 08:53 AM
you are correct Alpineuser.

Colt9699
07-23-2006, 02:25 PM
Here is some pics of the box in its finsihed state.
I would carpet but I haven't a clue on how to do it and I kinda like the naked look.

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/Colt9699/4432box002.jpg

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b134/Colt9699/4432box002.jpg

Rattlebrain
07-23-2006, 02:37 PM
Box looks good. I am a fan of painting boxes myself. Not a Krylon special, but actually putting an effort to making it look nice. I used fleck paint one one of my boxes and it turned out very nice.

Colt9699
07-23-2006, 10:25 PM
I may after all paint it but carpet is apmost totally out of the question.

But what color?

Fast1one
07-23-2006, 10:59 PM
Couple cans of duplicolor spray on bedliner...like 8 bucks each....Great finish, dries quickly, little to no prep work (Little sanding of the chalk), and hides imperfections....

Colt9699
07-23-2006, 11:07 PM
Couple cans of duplicolor spray on bedliner...like 8 bucks each....Great finish, dries quickly, little to no prep work (Little sanding of the chalk), and hides imperfections....


Interesting bedliner spray.....might try that

Lakota
07-24-2006, 12:10 AM
This bich has caulk on the inside and out, no leaks happening here.
That's what I'm saying man, function>fashion:)

bri487
07-24-2006, 12:20 AM
looks good! wheres the hole??

a question you frequently ask?

Colt9699
07-24-2006, 10:18 AM
That's what I'm saying man, function>fashion:)


I agree 100%