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ChadS99SVT
01-23-2007, 05:09 PM
Alright I have been through lots of scenarios and this seems like my favorite at the moment. I have never built a box, but I have a friend that is fairly experienced with this stuff that will help.

Right now I am just curious as to what you guys think and if a design with these measurement limitations will work.

My goal is to have a ported sub box probably down firing that will house a 10" RE SX10. so ~1cuft of ported air.

The measurements I took were maximum measurements and I would prefer to not have it as tall as the back of the seat but will consider it if I need to.

Please feel free to share opinions and comments. thanks

Pic of the area. The jack mount will be removed but this sorta gives you a visual.

http://www.ssstangs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_truck_sub_box.JPG (http://www.ssstangs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/truck_sub_box.JPG)

Lock location

http://www.ssstangs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_sub_lock.JPG (http://www.ssstangs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/sub_lock.JPG)

Measurements.

http://www.ssstangs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/normal_submeasurements.JPG (http://www.ssstangs.com/gallery/albums/userpics/10023/submeasurements.JPG)

ChadS99SVT
01-23-2007, 05:10 PM
if you click the pictures they will get larger. That lower measurement is tough to read. it's 17"

saywhat?
01-23-2007, 05:12 PM
I dont see why not? but why not remove the seat bottom for more clearance?

tommyk90
01-23-2007, 05:14 PM
1 cube isn't enough airspace for a ported box for an SX 10", IMO.

kickerlivinloud
01-23-2007, 05:25 PM
Thats the type of designe I am working on. Sub will fire down and the port will fire toward the front seat. Found that this way allows for subs with larger mounting depths to fit were normally they wouldn't.



Jon

ChadS99SVT
01-23-2007, 05:28 PM
I dont see why not? but why not remove the seat bottom for more clearance?

because I want to keep it simple to remove and restore to a full bench seat if necessary. I may decide to remove the seat if it makes things much much easier or if it requires me to but for now I want to try and keep it in.


1 cube isn't enough airspace for a ported box for an SX 10", IMO.

it's more of an approximate. 1 cube is a minimum I will do more if possible.

mlstrass
01-23-2007, 05:29 PM
Go to this site and plug your numbers into the Wedge 2 calculator:

http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/boxcalcs.asp

You have plenty of room to go bigger than 1^3, so see what that sub needs for a ported enclosure.

ChadS99SVT
01-23-2007, 05:31 PM
Go to this site and plug your numbers into the Wedge 2 calculator:

http://www.the12volt.com/caraudio/boxcalcs.asp

You have plenty of room to go bigger than 1^3, so see what that sub needs for a ported enclosure.

according to RE's site the optimal settings are 1.25^3 @ 34hz

Great Website^^ according to the site and using my max calculations I am just barely at 2^3ft minus port etc so I should be able to shrink it a little and perhaps take the seat back out to maybe make a straight rectangle.

thanks for the link.

mlstrass
01-23-2007, 05:50 PM
Much easier to do a cube if you can fit it. I've built a Wedge 2 style and figuring the hypotenuse was easy, cutting those angles with a circular saw by hand wasn't :furious:

ChadS99SVT
01-23-2007, 06:03 PM
Much easier to do a cube if you can fit it. I've built a Wedge 2 style and figuring the hypotenuse was easy, cutting those angles with a circular saw by hand wasn't :furious:

I have a table saw and all the necessary tools. I am just gonna take my time and do it right. I hope :laugh:

lukeduke28
01-23-2007, 07:16 PM
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energizedsbs
01-23-2007, 07:52 PM
where are you putting this box? i just got a 4 door f150 and i dont know what im going to do.. not much room to work with..

ChadS99SVT
01-23-2007, 09:35 PM
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thanks for sharing.



where are you putting this box?

I am assuming you are talking about a supercrew. If so I only have the extended cab.

As the pictures show I am going to put it inbetween the seat frame with the seat flipped up. it will be a vertical box. This is still in the early stages and I havn't figured out exact dimensions yet.

AK SloPok
01-23-2007, 09:39 PM
Why not build a center console that will allow you to seat a person on either side of it? The box would "wrap" around the seat and you could leave both folded down. It would make the build harder but stealthier and you could add cup holders...

ChadS99SVT
01-23-2007, 09:45 PM
Why not build a center console that will allow you to seat a person on either side of it? The box would "wrap" around the seat and you could leave both folded down. It would make the build harder but stealthier and you could add cup holders...


yeah I am going to look into that. but I am not sure that I have enough room between the front and rear seats to do that. for the supercrew trucks that are the full 4 door trucks that would definately be possible.

billabongcr
01-23-2007, 09:51 PM
friend of mine with a brand new F150 crew did an install the same way your thinking of. he housed 2 12 L5s one on top of another. sealed. definately not to specs tho. but it can be done. didnt sound bad..but coulda got more output from a single sub ported

crap. ^^ was for a crew cab.

ChadS99SVT
01-24-2007, 05:58 AM
yeah.

I will be doing something "outside the box" for my truck. After having 2 SX10s in my Cobra I am having major withdrawls. I need something asap.

Radioflyer97
01-25-2007, 10:47 AM
if you wanted to be really "outside the box" you could build the box out of 1" MDF and put a cushion on top of the subbox. (instant rumble seat)