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superwhite06
09-17-2007, 08:22 PM
Hey guys I'm a new comer to the car audio forums but not to car Audio in general.

I have a question for the car audio gurus!

I am wanting to put a 15" Kicker L7 into the trunk of my 2006 Scion tC. (I know I would have to completely remove the spare tire and anything else that will get in the way.) Anyways, I was looking on the Kicker website and the min. rec. sealed box volume is 1.5 Cu. FT. and the ported is 3.0 Cu. Ft.. I am going to get the box a little above the minimum recommended.

Which is a better box design for a spare tire setup?? and how would i go about building a ported box in the spare tire??

I pretty much have a design for the box if it is sealed, which is just a square with the dimensions of 22x22x9 which would give me 1.94 Cu. Ft. of space.

Is that plenty for that sub?? or do I need more?? The max dimensions I could go would probably be 23x22x9.5.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Greg

Stem
09-17-2007, 08:28 PM
i'd give a 15 L7 3.5-4 cu ft ported, otherwise it might get peaky. you wont have enough space if those are your max dimensions. and unless you were planning on fiberglassing the spare tire wheel well im not sure where ur going with this, thats just my $.02

superwhite06
09-17-2007, 08:33 PM
I can't fiberglass cause I don't know what I am doing so I was going to build it out of MDF.

Is it hard to fiberglass the spare tire well??

superwhite06
09-17-2007, 09:24 PM
ok... So i searched all over the net and found some good resources on fiberglassing the spare tire well. And I think I am going to attempt it so I can get a bigger box and the most out of my trunk space.

My question still is, should I port the 15 or have a sealed box?? I know a ported box is much better for SQL and everything but will it be harder to port a fiberglass box then to seal it??

Thanks again.

Lakota
09-17-2007, 11:12 PM
Port the L7 pleaz!

Stem
09-17-2007, 11:25 PM
yah dude, that L7 needs space, its a SQL sub, definitley port it

Lakota
09-17-2007, 11:40 PM
yah dude, that L7 needs space, its a SQL sub, definitley port it

I'd personally say spl.

They don't sound that good, I don't care what other's say. I own one.

icweiner
09-17-2007, 11:55 PM
I'd personally say spl.

They don't sound that good, I don't care what other's say. I own one.

i agree my cvrs sound alot better than my l7 :crap:

superwhite06
09-18-2007, 06:40 AM
ok.. So a port on the L7. Got it.

Thanks guys for your help. If I have any other questions, I will def let you all know.

Greg

M@nJo
09-18-2007, 06:49 AM
sorry to threadjack superwhite06, but i thought id add a question while were on the topic.

im considering the 15" l7 as a single driver getting 3.5cu space before port. im unsure whether to tune the box 38hz or lower. what would be a good spot to achieve maxium SPL but keep acceptable SQ for daily driving.

superwhite06
09-18-2007, 06:46 PM
also how would I go about porting the box?? Just throw a port tube on the top of the box or port it with baffles??

Lakota
09-18-2007, 08:54 PM
sorry to threadjack superwhite06, but i thought id add a question while were on the topic.

im considering the 15" l7 as a single driver getting 3.5cu space before port. im unsure whether to tune the box 38hz or lower. what would be a good spot to achieve maxium SPL but keep acceptable SQ for daily driving.

A bigger box tuned around 35hz. It's not easy to make a L7 sound good, imo.

jeremiah
09-19-2007, 02:28 AM
I'd personally say spl.

They don't sound that good, I don't care what other's say. I own one.

I know I've hard some they sound bad.......but get loud:crazy: