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actlsub
02-01-2003, 01:39 PM
Anyone know of a site that has a large selection of grilles? Ive found many rockford, audiobahn and other decent ones but since i have a jl12w6v2 i would rather not put a different brand grille for my sub. I dont like the mesh where it hides the sub either. Looking for some sort of metal frame.

Mayshno
02-01-2003, 04:09 PM
:D


http://www.crutchfield.com/S-UNjkfsdcst1/cgi-bin/prodsearch.asp?s=0&g=742&est=&search=grill

OR

http://www.thezeb.com/caraudio/subzone.html


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ss3079
02-01-2003, 05:08 PM
http://www.sounddomain.com/shop/list.pl?type_plural=Subwoofer+Enclosure+Accessorie s&x=38&y=15

- Steve

actlsub
02-01-2003, 06:29 PM
Do you think that the 12"Polk grille will fit over and not interfere with the rubber suround of my 12w6v2?


http://pic5.picturetrail.com/VOL99/810375/1440610/19437791.jpg


http://pic5.picturetrail.com/VOL99/810375/1440610/19437808.jpg

awalbert88
02-03-2003, 08:40 PM
If the W6v2 surround is the same as the W7, then I would have to say no, it wouldn't work. In fact, I don't know of any existing grill design that could work with the new JL rubber surround, because it sticks out so far. Unless you're willing to custom fabricate one, the only solution I can see would be to build a box that has the sub slightly recessed and then cover it (sort of like a bandpass design), but that would be a lot of work, and seeing as you already have a box, it's not a good solution.

actlsub
02-03-2003, 10:08 PM
So what do i do then, i kinda need some protection, and i dont think i could make one myself. Any other suggestions???

ss3079
02-04-2003, 10:31 AM
Originally posted by actlsub
So what do i do then, i kinda need some protection, and i dont think i could make one myself. Any other suggestions???

Does you local shop(Or Circuit City/Best Buy, whatever...) carry them? Maybe they would let you test one out and see if it would work.

- Steve

azngurlbaybee
02-25-2003, 09:07 AM
I think I'm gonna try to make my own...the little mesh kinds don't look like they'd cut it for the abuse my grille might have to take :)

Any suggestions on materials/design? Can it be done without welding? I do like how the mesh type grilles keep dirt off the sub...

I'm thinking something like this...like an actual barbecue grille. Ha ha :D

B&R Innovations
02-25-2003, 10:29 AM
Get alum rods and a pipe bender

and use just 2-3 very thin ones to span a few " above the JL

azngurlbaybee
02-25-2003, 10:40 AM
Originally posted by B&R Innovations
Get alum rods and a pipe bender

and use just 2-3 very thin ones to span a few " above the JL
What's a "pipe bender?" Like this?

http://www.toolworks.com.au/images/products/automotive/pipe_bender.jpg

Remember...I'm just a girl :)

ss3079
02-25-2003, 10:41 AM
Looks like it to me.

Instead of purchasing one, the Metal Shop at your local high school should be able to help you:)

- Steve

azngurlbaybee
02-25-2003, 10:48 AM
What about sticking them together? Anything short of welding gonna keep it together?

paikiah
02-25-2003, 11:16 PM
Originally posted by azngurlbaybee
What about sticking them together? Anything short of welding gonna keep it together?

i think welding WILL keep them in place, but how're you to clean up the discolored rods afterwards? a recessed box isn't that hard, if you've got extra MDF to use. Use another layer on the face of the subs, and only this time, cut holes to the outer dimension (i.e., 10", 12", etc) and stick that panel in the front. Then you've got a bit more space (equal to what thickness of MDF you use) to allow subs to move...then I guess you're option to more options on grills...

azngurlbaybee
02-26-2003, 08:15 AM
Dunno...paint?

CarAudioNut
02-26-2003, 09:37 AM
I ran into this same problem with my Orion 12" HCCA. The solution I found was to get a 15" grill and cut a ring out of wood and carpet it to act as a standoff for the grill.

ss3079
02-26-2003, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by azngurlbaybee
Dunno...paint?

That would work.

- Steve

azngurlbaybee
02-26-2003, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by CarAudioNut
I ran into this same problem with my Orion 12" HCCA. The solution I found was to get a 15" grill and cut a ring out of wood and carpet it to act as a standoff for the grill.
That actually sounds like a great idea...if I get a 12" over my 10" sub it seems like it would be a lot safer...

CarAudioNut
02-26-2003, 11:27 AM
It took a while to figure out what would be the best way to protect the driver and all my thinking went no where, The idea occured to me when I was thinking about something else.

I have an extended cab on my truck with the box in back of the seat. I never had a problem myself but I have lost count of the number of times passangers have THROUGHN stuff back there and when I say What are you doing? They reply ohh I didn't know that thing was back there. It pays to protect a good driver that cost some $$$

BTW I am selling the truck and getting a new car, doing both today. So it looks like I get to design and install a new system over the next few weeks :)

Brock
02-26-2003, 01:11 PM
Originally posted by CarAudioNut
BTW I am selling the truck and getting a new car, doing both today. So it looks like I get to design and install a new system over the next few weeks :)

thats always fun...what kinda car are you getting?

azngurlbaybee
02-26-2003, 11:06 PM
Hmmm...we'll see...

CarAudioNut
02-26-2003, 11:11 PM
Originally posted by Brock
thats always fun...what kinda car are you getting?

Just drove home with it a few minuets ago. A 2003 Volkswagen Passat. Lots of room good loacations for speakers, double din, plus another din in center consol, cd changer shelf in trunk. This thing has some serious potential to do some nice stuff all in factory locations. The rear deck is hudge I ordered one Boston Proseries 10" sub but I think I will make it a pair instead!

MUGEN!
02-27-2003, 04:20 AM
i think best buy carries some of them.. though i wouldnt recommend buying from them. why dont you move your butt and make one.!

azngurlbaybee
02-27-2003, 09:11 AM
Originally posted by MUGEN!
i think best buy carries some of them.. though i wouldnt recommend buying from them. why dont you move your butt and make one.!
Mostly cuz I don't have all the tools...it's still a possibility though

BassRacer
02-27-2003, 12:17 PM
whats ur e mail i e mail u a piece of a very nice grille for ur sub.

U'll really like this grille.

awalbert88
02-27-2003, 05:17 PM
You're going to e-mail him a grille?

ss3079
02-27-2003, 05:57 PM
Originally posted by awalbert88
You're going to e-mail him a grille?

LOL - Maybe he meant picture...

- Steve:D

ChefJoe
02-27-2003, 07:26 PM
Oh no... passat double din.

Read up at vwvortex about the issues with the monsoon radio if you want, but know that you're going to need to run all new wires for the speakers (monsoon has that stock high-level input amp) and you'll need a powered antenna booster... Still, nice, big ride. The little pocket for changers, etc, is really nice though.... really would make a nice place to slip a tiny blaupunkt t class sized amp.

azngurlbaybee
02-28-2003, 02:17 AM
Originally posted by BassRacer
whats ur e mail i e mail u a piece of a very nice grille for ur sub.

U'll really like this grille.
Pm'd you my email addy...haven't gotten anything

azngurlbaybee
03-01-2003, 10:07 AM
Bump...just cuz I'm curious what this pic was gonna be :)

AvramLazar
03-01-2003, 12:49 PM
If you go with what paikiah suggested with the extra panel, you could always try picking up a sheet of plexi and figure out a way to mount it over the sub. Just cut out your own desgin on the flat peice of plexi over the sub and you have a custom grill.

azngurlbaybee
03-01-2003, 05:51 PM
Originally posted by AvramLazar
If you go with what paikiah suggested with the extra panel, you could always try picking up a sheet of plexi and figure out a way to mount it over the sub. Just cut out your own desgin on the flat peice of plexi over the sub and you have a custom grill.
I don't want anything that fancy...fancy stuff has a tendency to get stolen :(

AvramLazar
03-01-2003, 06:54 PM
If you don't want it that fancy, then don't cut a desgin into it, just do that bbq grill design you originally wanted. It'd be a hell of a lot easier cutting out a grill on that plexi than messing around with welding those pipes, plus it would give it a clean look (maybe the clean look is just me cause i'm new, but i think plexi looks freakin great, when done nicely) Plus it's strong so it'll protect the subs and won't be as bulky as the pipes.

Mayshno
04-12-2003, 04:10 AM
Check the Audiobahn illuminated grilles they look very nice .


www.audiobahn.com



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