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richierich75
02-09-2008, 09:22 PM
I plan on installing a Kicker Solo x 10" in an 04 Tahoe. I will be keeping the 3rd row seats functional and have been in contact with Kicker and these are the dimensions given to me from them.

Ported 31 w x 22h x 12.75 b 9 t (break starts around 16"h) - the sub will be side firing towards passenger side

Port 4 x 10.5 opening x 19.75 long - port is to be top firing forward into cab of truck.

Tuning will be at what you design (would like for it to hit hard but will mainly be used for ed listening)

any help is greatly appreciated

richierich75
02-11-2008, 04:20 PM
31 views and no one...

I'm willing to pay a cpl bucks if that's what it takes

richierich75
02-11-2008, 08:59 PM
ok now this is pathetic 56 views and not one offer

BuckyBoy
02-11-2008, 11:20 PM
I read the email you sent me on my site. I am working on something right now. Check your email later tonight.

richierich75
02-11-2008, 11:22 PM
There we go, thanks Buck!!!!

BuckyBoy
02-11-2008, 11:33 PM
"port is to be top firing forward into cab of truck"
What do you mean by that? The port firing up on top of the box, or the port firing towards the front of the truck on the top of the front of the box?

richierich75
02-12-2008, 10:14 AM
"port is to be top firing forward into cab of truck"
What do you mean by that? The port firing up on top of the box, or the port firing towards the front of the truck on the top of the front of the box?

I'm confused on that as well - I just sent an email to Kicker and will let you know what they say.

Thanks again bro!!

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 03:52 PM
U shouldnt have that sub.:eek:

richierich75
02-12-2008, 04:34 PM
U shouldnt have that sub.:eek:

But I do along with a 12" and 2 12" L7's - unfortunately only the 10" will fit in my tahoe. I have 2 KX 1200.1 for the either the 10 or 12 and another 2300 watt for the L7's. I may just have to buy two more cars just to put the subs in something.:D;)

Besides, flattery will get you no where my friend.

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 04:39 PM
I have several SOLO X 10's and a 12. Ur clueless as to what kinda box they they need or anything in general about that sub. But with the proper box u should like it. Goodluck to ya ya can have the best of equipment and still sound like ****.:p:

mile098
02-12-2008, 04:44 PM
I have several SOLO X 10's and a 12. Ur clueless as to what kinda box they they need or anything in general about that sub. But with the proper box u should like it. Goodluck to ya ya can have the best of equipment and still sound like ****.:p:

why not stop being retarded and if you know what's the best box for them just share the info?

it's not how much you know, but how much you're willing to learn:fyi:

richierich75
02-12-2008, 04:48 PM
Thanks for the vote of confidence, greatly appreciated. I guess when you figure the Solo's out as well maybe then you can add something intelligent and useful to this thread cause until then I will assume your last comment is speaking from personal experience.

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 04:48 PM
First off I have no problem helping any one. But I said if he he has no clue about any to the stats and TS parameters maybe not a good sub for him. He comes off with some attutude. Im not taking **** from a NOOB. As far as your box what are your goals with it daily or spl? What kinda music do you listen to? How much power will you be giving it? If you want help drop your attitude!

richierich75
02-12-2008, 04:49 PM
why not stop being retarded and if you know what's the best box for them just share the info?

it's not how much you know, but how much you're willing to learn:fyi:

Thanks Mile!!

mile098
02-12-2008, 04:53 PM
First off I have no problem helping any one. But I said if he he has no clue anout any to the stats and TS parameters maybe not a good sub for him. He comes off with some attutude. Im not taking **** from a NOOB. As far as your box what are your goals with it daily or spl? What kinda music do you listen to? How much power will you be giving it? If you want help drop you attitude!

because he doesn't know the t/S parameters it's not a good sub for him??wtf are you talking about, he can find them online or ask someone here that might have them. if you can help the guy stop being a prick and do so,..get off your high horse man

richierich75
02-12-2008, 04:54 PM
First off I have no problem helping any one. But I said if he he has no clue anout any to the stats and TS parameters maybe not a good sub for him. He comes off with some attutude. Im not taking **** from a NOOB. As far as your box what are your goals with it daily or spl? What kinda music do you listen to? How much power will you be giving it? If you want help drop your attitude!

Attitude, sorry bro but just cause I'm from Baltimore doesn't mean I have an attitude. AND if you read my OP it says mainly for ED listening, but would like for it to hit hard. I listen to rap and country (yeah I know different ends of the spectrum) and from one of my other posts I have two 1200.1 that will be the power supply for this sub.

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 04:54 PM
Do you not see I asked about his goals and what he wants it to do. PS bottom of my post.

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 04:57 PM
I would say tune round the 35 to 38 HZ range. As far as size goes you can use any where from 1.75-2.5 After speaker and port displacement. As far as sub and port position I dont really have alot of experiance with your car. But in most Suv's Sub up port back tends to work well.

richierich75
02-12-2008, 05:04 PM
Thanks for the info. Like I mentioned I have been speaking directly with Kicker in regards to the installation and box requirements and their recommendation is to 2.8cf (after displacement) and the dimensions I posted is the space I have available to a tolerance of 1/4" - seeing as my main goal (as a family vehicle) is to keep the 3rd row seating functional, so I am limited back there, so in order to get it to work Kicker came up with a side firing sub and port firing up in to the cab of the truck. Bucky is working on a design for me and trying to get this to work, tolerances will be tight but I really want this in my truck.

As for this sub in a family vehicle, I will be installing a relay swith for the remote-on to the amps so when the family is in there it will not be on as well as remote bass control. I do not want my 18 month old deaf.

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 05:13 PM
i would like to see the design pics. Good luck with ur install. No one want the little ones to go deaf:eek:

richierich75
02-12-2008, 05:15 PM
I will definitly post picks of the total install. Growing up I was the one who installed all of my friends systems, but wasn't professional and at times a bit sloppy (not like they were paying me anyways) - but now that I'm a big boy, I want big boy toys and I want it done right. So I'll post finished picks - just might take some time, have to work it around wifey hehehe (maybe she won't notice)

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 05:17 PM
SOLO X's sound decent but get loud and will take uber power daily. I think you will be impressed.

richierich75
02-12-2008, 05:20 PM
Yeah, that is what I was told. I will also be doing the big 3 at installation time as well. Appreciate the help.

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 05:25 PM
At least do the big 3 and put as big of a battery as you can fit up front in maybe even look in a new ALT

richierich75
02-12-2008, 05:32 PM
Yeah, this "system" is quickly costing me more and more...I guess wifey does have a point. Looking into the Kinetik 2400cca and HO alt as well.

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 05:34 PM
IMO I like Powermaster batterys over KINETIK and for Alt's I like OHIO GENERATOR they are not cheap but they stand beind there stuf. Systems always go way over budget.

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 05:37 PM
Also with that kinda power use 0 Gauge wire. Go from the battery up front to the back Both + and - to the back with 0 gauge. It wouldnt hurt to do 2 runs of each front to back.

BuckyBoy
02-12-2008, 05:43 PM
richie, is this slanted part the back or the front?

richierich75
02-12-2008, 05:46 PM
I have 0gauge wire - was running that to a distribution block then to the amps for power and I was going to ground each amp seperately after they were mounted.

Are you suggesting running seperate 0 gauge runs for each amp? If so, fvck that is more money and I don't even have the d@mn sub box yet...

richierich75
02-12-2008, 05:47 PM
richie, is this slanted part the back or the front?

that will be the front, facing the rear of the 3rd row seats - the flat side will be facing the trunk hatch.

boom*u*like*dat
02-12-2008, 05:52 PM
Dont let Bumpin150s fool you . He only has 8 ga wire running back to a pyramid amp, pushing a 12" jensen. LOL Hey rich75 listen to what Al is telling ya he knows his stuff.

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 05:53 PM
how much 0 gauge do you have?

boom*u*like*dat
02-12-2008, 05:54 PM
Hey rich I dont mean to post dump but It will take me a few hours to get pics up. Just ask Bumpin150 about me. We made a couple deals that worked out great

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 05:57 PM
What are ya guys working on?

boom*u*like*dat
02-12-2008, 06:00 PM
:sneaky: its a secret

richierich75
02-12-2008, 06:02 PM
yeah, we're coming to get you

richierich75
02-12-2008, 06:06 PM
how much 0 gauge do you have?

I think like 17-20ft - Kicker 0 gauge - so i want it to match so i'll have to buy more of that then.

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 06:06 PM
Ya both have a long way to go. So how much 0 gauge u have?

richierich75
02-12-2008, 06:07 PM
Hey rich I dont mean to post dump but It will take me a few hours to get pics up. Just ask Bumpin150 about me. We made a couple deals that worked out great

That's cool we are both doing this blind. I'll be going by HD to ge the insulation to pack it up tonight.

boom*u*like*dat
02-12-2008, 06:09 PM
:moon::hide::2thumbs::nutskick:

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 06:09 PM
boom u like dat is a good guy we have done a few deals and hes a straight up guy. I even give him advice.:veryhapp:

richierich75
02-12-2008, 06:11 PM
boom u like dat is a good guy we have done a few deals and hes a straight up guy. I even give him advice.:veryhapp:

you must really like him to do that :crazy:

the kit I bought has the 0 ga to the DB, then I believe 4ga to the amps I will have to check the terminals when I get home to see if the amps can rec've bigger wire

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 06:13 PM
Wire the SOLO X up with 8 gauge wire and run it to your amp with 8 gauge to.

richierich75
02-12-2008, 06:16 PM
Wire the SOLO X up with 8 gauge speaker wire and run it to your amp with 8 gauge to from the DB?.

8 ga speaker wire and 8 ga power wire from the dblock? but leave the 0 gauge from the batt to the dblock - correct?

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 06:37 PM
Wire the sub up series or parrael with 8 gauge then take the 8 gauge straight to you amp

BrianChia
02-12-2008, 06:42 PM
You sure you want to do a side firing? Is that what Kicker told you?

richierich75
02-12-2008, 09:53 PM
Wire the sub up series or parrael with 8 gauge then take the 8 gauge straight to you amp

i was taking one amp to one vc and the other amp to the other vc.

richierich75
02-12-2008, 09:59 PM
You sure you want to do a side firing? Is that what Kicker told you?

yeah that is what they told me. there isn't enough clearance to have it front or rear and he didn't recommend to have it fire downward, but that may be a possibility... seeing as the space of the bottom is larger but i think that piece will need to be raised a min of 6 inches for firing which will increase the height of the box and move the port to fire out of the side...:confused:

BrianChia
02-12-2008, 11:08 PM
I came up with this but I'm not sure how well it will work. The sub will barely fit on the bottom of the side anyways and will probably need to be recessed. Are these the absolute largest dimensions you can go? What about a sealed setup firing backwards?

This is aaproxximately 2.5 cf @ 36 hz, by the way.

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/3064/soloxzz8.png

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 11:10 PM
That is real iffy IMO I would look at running something else.

BrianChia
02-12-2008, 11:14 PM
I agree. Maybe save this sub for another car (hint, not a "family" car).

BUMPING150S
02-12-2008, 11:15 PM
Brian nice though for working with those strict dimensions.

BuckyBoy
02-12-2008, 11:33 PM
Brian, the front can extend up 16" with the depth being 12.75" and then it angles towards the 9" depth. I have been working on a design, but I don't know how it's going to turn out. See what you come up with considering the difference.

richierich75
02-12-2008, 11:36 PM
I came up with this but I'm not sure how well it will work. The sub will barely fit on the bottom of the side anyways and will probably need to be recessed. Are these the absolute largest dimensions you can go? What about a sealed setup firing backwards?

This is aaproxximately 2.5 cf @ 36 hz, by the way.

http://img514.imageshack.us/img514/3064/soloxzz8.png


Brian, looks good - on the front of the box it actually goes up approx 16" then angles back to be 9" on top. This will give it more clearance for mounting.

The only dimension that can increase would be the height - which could be + 2"-3" max.

richierich75
02-12-2008, 11:38 PM
I agree. Maybe save this sub for another car (hint, not a "family" car).

great, now i have to buy another car...:cool:hehehe

richierich75
02-13-2008, 10:44 AM
Brian - any thoughts?

BUMPING150S
02-13-2008, 10:57 AM
I didnt pay attention to your exact dimensions but I dont like the woofer position on that box at all. Can u lose the 3rd row? Or maybe run 2 or 3 10's sealed ?

richierich75
02-13-2008, 11:48 AM
I didnt pay attention to your exact dimensions but I dont like the woofer position on that box at all. Can u lose the 3rd row? Or maybe run 2 or 3 10's sealed ?

No, losing the 3rd row is not an option. I really want to be able to use this sub. I know it is a funky design that hasn't really been tested yet, but it may work out. I may be able to do the 10's if the solo doesn't work out, but I would like to still have it ported. With that being said, I think the 10's would be able to be down firing without any problems.

BrianChia
02-13-2008, 04:53 PM
Brian - any thoughts?

Yeah, here's a thought :) :

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/5981/soloxox8.png

Haven't done any calcs on it yet and I know there's not enough clearance for the magnet, but this is something along the lines of what I was thinking.

richierich75
02-13-2008, 05:22 PM
Yeah, here's a thought :) :

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/5981/soloxox8.png

Haven't done any calcs on it yet and I know there's not enough clearance for the magnet, but this is something along the lines of what I was thinking.

I am not dead set on the side firing, but like you said the clearance for the magnet is an issue.... but I dig the way you think

richierich75
02-13-2008, 05:24 PM
Yeah, here's a thought :) :

http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/5981/soloxox8.png

Haven't done any calcs on it yet and I know there's not enough clearance for the magnet, but this is something along the lines of what I was thinking.

There is room on the sides but the box will have to have some indentions on the bottom corners to fit around the seat latches. Could probably grab 3" on each side - this will allow for me to mount the amps on the box as well - that is if you can design it to clear the magnet for mounting.

boom*u*like*dat
02-13-2008, 06:12 PM
You can put those two tens that I am sending you. they only ask for .8 cubic feet sealeg each and 1.25 ported each. You should be able to slam them pretty hard with the amp you got and the space

richierich75
02-13-2008, 06:23 PM
Yeah - that will be my only other option if this doesn't work out, but I at least want to get the side firing to a point where i can see and hear if it sounds like $hit - if it does then I will put those 10's in and push them with the amps I have.

richierich75
02-14-2008, 05:07 PM
Brain - any progress? (just asking, not pressuring you bro)

dpom
02-14-2008, 10:02 PM
answer ur pm's

BrianChia
02-15-2008, 06:44 AM
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/5993/solox2kk3.png

BobbyDD
02-15-2008, 09:05 AM
I really like that. He doesn't have enough room with that design to mount both amps on one side but he could do one on the front and one on the back. That's a really nice design.

richierich75
02-15-2008, 09:27 AM
Brian that is a sick design bro!!!!

shoot me your paypal addy so I can get the cut sheets on this.

I really do appreciate your help bro!!!

richierich75
02-15-2008, 09:29 AM
I really like that. He doesn't have enough room with that design to mount both amps on one side but he could do one on the front and one on the back. That's a really nice design.


I was actually thinking of mounting them on my rear hatch - which will take some modification that I'm not sure I want to do.

If not I could mount one on each side

richierich75
02-15-2008, 09:31 AM
answer ur pm's

sorry bro I must have missed it but I know you were interested in the 12 - I allready worked that deal with somebody - I do apologize, but if another comes around I will let you know.

BobbyDD
02-15-2008, 09:37 AM
Be sure to post build pics man, that's gonna be a nice box.

richierich75
02-15-2008, 09:37 AM
Brian ~

Do you build as well? or can you recommend someone for this. It can be unfinished as I was planning on getting it poly sprayed to seal it up real nice.

richierich75
02-15-2008, 09:41 AM
Be sure to post build pics man, that's gonna be a nice box.


I definitly will, I plan on posting progress pics of the install. Will take sometime as I plan on doing it myself.

As for the box build - I am by now means a carpenter and do not pretend to know how either. I'll leave that to the experienced.

And as for the amps - I may want to build an open amp rack on the bottom of the box which will raise it up approx 4-5" but is something I can have one of my work carpenters do once I get the box done.

Any takers on building this - obviously I am willing to pay a reasonable amount plus I will throw your advertising on my sig if interested. Brian's will all ready be there.

BobbyDD
02-15-2008, 09:54 AM
I definitly will, I plan on posting progress pics of the install. Will take sometime as I plan on doing it myself.

As for the box build - I am by now means a carpenter and do not pretend to know how either. I'll leave that to the experienced.

And as for the amps - I may want to build an open amp rack on the bottom of the box which will raise it up approx 4-5" but is something I can have one of my work carpenters do once I get the box done.

Any takers on building this - obviously I am willing to pay a reasonable amount plus I will throw your advertising on my sig if interested. Brian's will all ready be there.

If you raise the box up then the straight part of your box will be into the slanted part of your seat. Keep that in mind.

richierich75
02-15-2008, 10:05 AM
If you raise the box up then the straight part of your box will be into the slanted part of your seat. Keep that in mind.


GOOD POINT!!!! Ok, next idea...