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evilkokonut
01-24-2008, 04:49 AM
Did you guys just pick up a 6" elbow at home depot ? Please post pics of your 6" aero elbows

PSturmer
01-24-2008, 07:11 AM
yeah but they are spendy and the dont fit right. you should just redesign it so a straight aero will fit.

J31Rob
01-24-2008, 07:25 AM
yeah but they are spendy and the dont fit right. you should just redesign it so a straight aero will fit.

x2.

turns = turbulence.. turbulence = port noise. port noise = annoying.

evilkokonut
01-24-2008, 03:41 PM
well i saw others had done it in the past with little difference. the only way i could make the port straight is making it fire from side of the box. which would you guys suggest?

Pop da Hatch
01-24-2008, 03:42 PM
well i saw others had done it in the past with little difference. the only way i could make the port straight is making it fire from side of the box. which would you guys suggest?

sub up port to passenger side. :woot:

evilkokonut
01-24-2008, 06:56 PM
I drive a hatch though and sub up is just asking to get stolen :-/

Pop da Hatch
01-24-2008, 07:00 PM
I drive a hatch though and sub up is just asking to get stolen :-/

why is it in your backseat...........wtf? sub rear facing then.........sure you know what your doing?

bjfish11
01-24-2008, 07:25 PM
x2.

turns = turbulence.. turbulence = port noise. port noise = annoying.

Ive only done a few bended aero boxes, but I never had any complaints of port noise...

evilkokonut
01-24-2008, 07:27 PM
because when you look down through the glass in the hatch the sub would be sitting right there.
http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/431000-431999/431800_65_full.jpg
I took off the hatch covering because it rattles too much.
I was planning on doing sub back port back with a bend but sub up port to the side will work, but its just risky.

evilkokonut
01-24-2008, 07:27 PM
Ive only done a few bended aero boxes, but I never had any complaints of port noise...

interesting, so what did you use for the bend? just 6" pvc elbow from home depot?

bjfish11
01-24-2008, 07:31 PM
interesting, so what did you use for the bend? just 6" pvc elbow from home depot?

Never done a bend with a 6". But I just used 4" elbows from the local hardware store.

evilkokonut
01-24-2008, 07:36 PM
Never done a bend with a 6". But I just used 4" elbows from the local hardware store.

did you use any bracing for the ports?

brokeitagain
01-24-2008, 07:54 PM
fill it with sand cap both ends and heat it and bend your desired curve in the largest radius possible, We use a "hot box'' to bend PVC electric conduit at my dads electric company, at least thats how i was taught to do it, works flawlessly everytime, You have to get it pretty hot to bend, but its a smooth bend so theres less turbulence

bjfish11
01-24-2008, 08:01 PM
did you use any bracing for the ports?

I dont think I did. The ports mounted on the top of the box, so bracing really wasnt necessary...

evilkokonut
01-24-2008, 08:06 PM
fill it with sand cap both ends and heat it and bend your desired curve in the largest radius possible, We use a "hot box'' to bend PVC electric conduit at my dads electric company, at least thats how i was taught to do it, works flawlessly everytime, You have to get it pretty hot to bend, but its a smooth bend so theres less turbulence
awesome.. might try this
http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Bending_Plastic_Pipe.html

IgnoreMe
01-24-2008, 08:12 PM
its not like you cant see the sub box. sub up, sub back, its still in plain view. usually in hatches, sub up port back work best anyways.

hempy
01-25-2008, 10:42 AM
x2.

turns = turbulence.. turbulence = port noise. port noise = annoying.

Precision Port has confirmed that elbows do not cause turbulence. The flares are what reduces port noise.

DBfan187
01-25-2008, 10:43 AM
brute strength, but it breaks every time. :crap:

JimJ
01-25-2008, 10:45 AM
x2.

turns = turbulence.. turbulence = port noise. port noise = annoying.

Not really...

IDSkoT
01-25-2008, 10:45 PM
Honestly, unless you have an L7 or something, or something that looks really nice and you're in a bad neighborhood, no one's gunna steal it.
I'm paranoid about my stuff, too. But realistically, there are very few people who will break into a car for a single sub and an amp.
And besides, keep your receipts. Insurance'll pay you back if anything.

Sub up, port back.

If you're worried about it, get one of the fabric ones that they have in like... Civics and the like; one that rolls up and you just pull out and clip it on the other side.