View Full Version : Need help with very small space in Mustang trunk. 1 10 or 12, not sure ported/sealed.

03-04-2008, 03:38 AM
OK I'm going with either a 10/12" RE SE or a 10/12" OZ Audio ME. Both need about .75-1ft^3 sealed. If I went sealed, I think I could fit it behind my shock tower, which is what I want. Dimensions would be 14x20x10 with 3/4" MDF (that's if I could fit a rectangular box in, but with the seat angle these aren't accurate dimensions). This would work with either one, but I would rather do a ported box. Not sure if I can fit one in this space. Here are some pics:






Problem is, the trunk narrows at the sides. You can see the point with the most depth from the rear seat is the very center, right where the edge of the current amp sits.

I would theoretically like to build an amp rack for my US Amps AX 5600 and put it off to one side and the sub on the other. If I won't be able to fit either of these subs, I may do a pair of 8s. OR...I'm thinking I can mount an enclosure off to the side in the right corner, where my current toolbox is here:




Only thing with this (even though it give me WAY more options for sub size and enclosure size), is that I like everything to be flushed in. I would want to make a beauty panel to cover the box and the rest of the space behind it. Then make an amp rack for the amp, where the current one is, on a false floor that is only the height of the rear brace. Then mount the amp right in the middle, wires all hidden. I know this is a HELL of a long post. So thanks for looking and advice if given.


03-04-2008, 10:50 AM

03-04-2008, 05:47 PM

03-04-2008, 10:34 PM
Anyone got ideas? I'd be too lazy to read everything too...

03-05-2008, 04:05 AM

03-05-2008, 08:43 PM
Looks like that'd be a fun build:D

Not quite sure what you're looking for, but i'll list some stuff i'd do if I wanted the box to go next to where the amp is currently mounted/sitting. Steps are not going to be written specifically as you make the box vs someone else, but you'll be able to understand what i'm saying.

1. take a BUNCH of measurements, with diagrams so you can decypher WTF you are looking at later. I would start with the area the amp is in, behind that bar. I'm assuming that it's stationary? I would get the depth at the floor going across, the height, the angle of the seats, ect. The more measurements, the easier to figure out what to do. Once you think you have enough, take more. Been there with projects like that, always regretted not having that last dimension.

2. You could gain some volume by making an upside down U into the box setup to go over the bar, that way it could extend out a little more. Could even do some fiberglass work, and use a PVC pipe as the part that goes over the hump.

3. Sealed it'll be not bad once you have all this. Don't know the specs on the subs, but IMO ported wouldn't be bad either. I am NO box builder/designer, but it it would work, i'd go with a 4" aero port or two, exiting on the side of the box, above the amp's current location. I am assuming you want the keep the amp in that general area, and use the other half of that area for the box?

4. If you do the ports like I said, you could incorporate a 90* elbow to change the direction it points. Again, i'm not designer, dont' know jack whether this would work, tuning wise and such. I'm picturing the aero sticking out of the box.

5. I didn't take into account any beauty panel type setup, or a real amp rack type thing. I don't know how much they come into play when porting, ect.

6. Personally, I'd LOVE a project like this to keep me busy. I think I could do it, buy my tablesaw *****, I don't have a car that requires that much work, ect. I think it'd be a fun project. Then again, i'm that type of guy that enjoys a challenge, and I know when to walk away when things decide to head south.

What year stang' is this in? Do they all have that obtrusive shock tower setup? I'm guessing you've modded it, can't see them having that in the trunk stock.

Good luck. Hope you figure it out, and keep us posted. I'll be very interested to see what you decide.

03-05-2008, 08:46 PM
I have a box that'll fit a mustang trunk...idk if u want it tho :)

03-05-2008, 08:54 PM
Thanks for the suggestions. Post some pics of that box.

I added the brace, really helped the handling. The car is a 2000. I really wish I had the time to do everything myself, but in college I just don't. I've thought about having the box extend over the brace as you suggested too. I think I'm just going to go out there with some cardboard and start making templates...then see how big I can go.

03-05-2008, 10:09 PM
i dont think my box will fit in your trunk with that bar there...unleess you get rid of it....ands its for 1 12''..**** mustang trunks are already as small as it is why is there a bar there?

03-05-2008, 10:37 PM
I did a mustang box awhile back, pics are floating around someone in another mustang thread. If you want, you can also PM my designer, JBLCAMRY. Give him a bunch of measurements and explain to him what you want, and Im sure he can come up with something for you.

03-05-2008, 10:48 PM
hey i have a box, actually 2, for 2 12's that i had in my 01. both at about 1ft^3 and fit in the sides of the trunk. i dont have any pics handy but would send them this weekend. its from my old car and just layin around. i know u said u only have 1 12'' but just thought id offer

03-05-2008, 10:49 PM
and they are sealed... sorry

03-06-2008, 12:41 PM
Thanks Danny, but not what I'm looking for.

Thanks BJ Fisher, I will take measurements and/or mess around with some cardboard to see what my best options are. I'm looking to make a versatile box that I can use for trying out multiple subs. There are 3-4 that I am looking at for SQ-SQL, and while all of them are recommended by a lot of people on here, it all comes down to what sounds good to me in the end. Luckily they all have similar specs and would all work well in about the same size box so as long as I have a good size, I think I will just start out with one of the choices, then swap it out in a few months and try the others.

03-06-2008, 01:19 PM
Sounds good man. Just let me or Dylan know if you need anything.

03-07-2008, 12:28 AM
Thanks again. I've got a conference to go to this weekend, but next week I'm going to set aside a day and cut up some cardboard to play around with mounting spots for the amp and make a box template...