View Full Version : first box build (pix)

07-29-2006, 08:53 PM
heres my first shot at a box its alittle smaller than what everyone else does for 2 type r's but i wanted to keep as much space as possible in my trunk it also was tuned to 30hz but i wanna try uppin it to about 33-34 - ill be carpeting it next week along with my amp rack


PV Audio
07-29-2006, 08:56 PM
That looks ******.

07-29-2006, 09:02 PM
^^ thanks i wish my blow thru hole was bigger and i could have had my amps fit inside it but there about 3 inches to long on each side i also left a space about 2 inches ( cant tell from the shityy pics - it was gettin pretty **** hot out) on top of the rack to let some of the sound thru dont know if it helps or not

PV Audio
07-29-2006, 09:06 PM
Looks okay to me. If it sounds good, then I'll assume it looks okay to you too. :)

07-29-2006, 09:41 PM
that enclosure looks very nice. are those 12"ers? whats the enclosure volume after port displacement?

leaving that 2" space on the amp rack from that blow trugh does help releve some of the air preassure build up in the trunk. so your rear speaker deck wont vibrate as much and neather will your trunk.

again the enclosure look very nice. good job on it , i dont even see why you would like to carpet it, since that white looks realy good, it could just be the pic, but it looks good from that pic to me.

07-29-2006, 09:48 PM
have you tried turning the box around and see how it sounds?

07-30-2006, 12:32 AM
I'm digging the Fosgate amp :)

07-30-2006, 12:35 AM

07-31-2006, 12:45 AM
thanks guys ill probably be changin the tuning to 33 in about a week after i get home from vacation hopefully it doesnt get to damaged taking it back apart to take out part of the port wall

07-31-2006, 12:55 AM
woah......where in IA??

07-31-2006, 04:23 PM
waterloo area - your down around ames arent ya?

07-31-2006, 05:26 PM
did you glue ot together?

if so, you wont be taking that apart without breaking it, and i wouldnt dare. it looks nice.

07-31-2006, 05:30 PM
Looks good.
I like that you painted the box the same color as the car. works good together.

07-31-2006, 05:40 PM
yeah its caulked so i thought if i cut it with a knife first it might come apart ok

i think i might goto my local audio shop and see if they'll meter it for me

07-31-2006, 06:20 PM
no glue?

it may break apart without glue.

07-31-2006, 06:29 PM
the bottom is glued i cualked the rest because it was a temp. box

i wanted to see what they souded like in this size box since everyone said i basiccly need double the size of what it actually is

07-31-2006, 06:29 PM
heres the rest of the pics from the install and my car at carstereo.com


07-31-2006, 09:48 PM
yeah im 45 mins from ames. 45 mins from waterloo.

PV Audio
07-31-2006, 11:28 PM
the bottom is glued i cualked the rest because it was a temp. box

i wanted to see what they souded like in this size box since everyone said i basiccly need double the size of what it actually is
First mistake. Silicone sealant generally costs the same or more than wood glue, and is without question harder to apply. Caulk isn't made for adhesive purposes, that's what glues are for. If you start running that hard, then it very well may come apart. If nothing else, you might get some delicious vibrations. Trust me on this topic if nothing else, I've had LOTS of experience with using caulk as an adhesive, as basically anyone on here could tell you ;)

08-01-2006, 06:53 AM
^thanks for the heads up

08-01-2006, 01:17 PM
looks good.

08-02-2006, 05:31 PM
looks good!!

08-03-2006, 04:29 PM
so am i going to notice a big gain going from 30 to 33-34 in a daily setup?

if i want to make it as smooth as possible would i put a ton of bondo over it and smooth it way down or cover it and go the glass route?

08-03-2006, 06:56 PM
your going to fiberglass the outside??? like make some bubbles or something? or just smooth it out to paint? ive glassed before and im not far away.

08-03-2006, 07:15 PM
well im trying to go with a smooth like finish like glassin so its real smooth and shiny i was thinkin just using bondo but didnt know if it would work or if i had to do a glass project :crap: :stuck:

08-04-2006, 12:09 AM
are you redoing the enclosure or just moding that one. i dont know if i read correctly but is the enclosure held together by just cualk?. wow. any ways if it is i sugest puting a couple screws all around the enclosure or brad nail the hell out of it.
if i read it wrong then disregard the first part.

you can do a layer or two of fiberglass for added strength, then bondo and sand. then paint and clear coat.

08-21-2006, 02:55 AM

well i took out some of the port wall gettin me to 33hz
hopefully it sounds good
plus i started doin the bondo and a assload of sanding. . . . then even more sanding should come up lookin pretty nice when im done :uhoh:

08-21-2006, 09:28 AM
I've had LOTS of experience with using caulk as an adhesive, as basically anyone on here could tell you ;)

That sticky white stuff?

LOL someone had to say it :rotflol:

08-22-2006, 06:49 PM
^^ :naughty:

anyways..... bit more of an update - finally all sanded,primed, 1 coat painted, and tuned now to 33hz im hoping it sounds good after all the work i did makin the box look decent

got the entire box sanded really nice and smooth im actually surprised it turned out so smooth.

rounded rear corner

first layer of gloss white paint

view the rest of the install here:

08-22-2006, 11:27 PM
That doesn't look like MDF... and put some bracing in there...

PV Audio
08-23-2006, 12:15 AM
Appears to be plywood, and that looks like grey, not white lol.

08-23-2006, 08:55 PM
heres the final profuct.....

this winter i might try to make a fiberglass box and give my bro this one.....its tuned to 34