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twisztdauthorit
09-26-2007, 09:15 PM
Ok i did a search and couldn't find much.

What effects does having a convertible have on bass besides being easier to steal =/

I need a new car under 5k and i found a 1999 eclipse convert and 3 differant mustangs 1995-1998 all convertibles.

Wish i could find a hardtop but does having a convertible make it harder to achieve higher spl? Anybody have experience with this?

twisztdauthorit
09-26-2007, 10:02 PM
bump

btlking
09-26-2007, 10:29 PM
i drive a convertible and it ***** my stuff bottoms out because theres no back pressure

twisztdauthorit
09-26-2007, 10:30 PM
i drive a convertible and it ***** my stuff bottoms out because theres no back pressure

what type of box do you have?

I cant see that being the reason for your subs bottoming out.

skadude016
09-26-2007, 10:31 PM
Saw a guy at a comp doing a 143 with 2 15's in a eclipse convertible. Didnt sound to bad either

KidThump
09-26-2007, 10:33 PM
Convertible cars can have good systems also.....

btlking
09-26-2007, 10:34 PM
what type of box do you have?

I cant see that being the reason for your subs bottoming out.

well my convertible isnt a trunk car i have a geo tracker and just had a regular box 4 cubes sub up port back with a napalm 12 gains turned down and still bottomed out but wont bottom out in another car

twisztdauthorit
09-26-2007, 10:35 PM
Id plan on getting a good set of comps first and a nice amp for them but i would like to eventually run a 2-4k watt setup in the trunk with a good 15" or 18"

budget76
09-26-2007, 11:09 PM
I drive the truck in my avatar. Fully enclosed in the winter like an explorer/blazer ect., but summer it has no doors or top. It makes a HUGE difference. NO sound compared to top on. Granted, there's no trunk for the sound to bounce off of. This was with an L7 in a SMALL sealed box. Don't have the ported hooked up yet, so can't help there.

Also, dad's got a 300 watt bandpass box in his saab convert. Sounds good with the top down, definetely better than I would expect, but top up is still a very noticable difference. I'm guessing it's all in the box design.

All I can input on that.

twisztdauthorit
09-26-2007, 11:12 PM
on the side, does anyone know how large the trunk space is in a 1998 mustang or a 99 eclipse?

snoopdan
09-26-2007, 11:14 PM
vert's are horrible to get loud in. They have the acoustics of a baseball field :fyi:

Luckily my vette I own now is a targa top convertable....Ive got it up to 150 db at 05 MECA world finals. But the other rag top vette I had could barely get over 140 on a good day :(

also, I highly suggest not doing infinate baffle on a convertable - I did that to my fiat bertone back in 1995 - it was loud with the targa on but with it off the two 15's sounded like poo

Rich B
09-26-2007, 11:19 PM
on the side, does anyone know how large the trunk space is in a 1998 mustang or a 99 eclipse?

I have a 2001 Eclipse Spyder, it has around 7 cu ft of trunk space.

mlstrass
09-27-2007, 12:52 AM
I'm guessing a vert has more metal behind the rear seat area to strengthen the car since it doesn't have a roof/glass to add to the structure.

Might be able to remove some of that metal and replace it with a simple X brace with strap iron. That could help a lot...

Louisiana_CRX
09-27-2007, 12:58 AM
I have a Mazda Miata...The system I put in it sounds pretty good...with top up or down....My Porsche is a Targa...I ran a single DD 1508 ported in it...and it is quite impressive with top on or off.....

twisztdauthorit
09-27-2007, 01:03 AM
dumb question but Is there any type of hard top replacements for these cars?

I guess it just depends on the box build.. Im not a fan of back seats so i could always drop a 15" right in the middle of the back wall.
I don't wanna start cutting any holes and have the car split in half.

Shyne151
09-27-2007, 09:38 AM
Have fun fitting a big box in the mustangs you listed :)

twisztdauthorit
09-27-2007, 12:07 PM
Have fun fitting a big box in the mustangs you listed :)

fiberglass is my friend:D

budget76
09-27-2007, 07:00 PM
forgot about my mom's Z3. got 2 mb quart 10's in the truck on a 600 watt amp. sealed, no way ported would ever fit. It's louder and sounds much clearer with the top down. Up it sounds like ****.