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davidt487
03-25-2008, 08:02 PM
sub has to be forward
12" re sx
1.8 cu ft @35 hz 45 sq in port

right now I have a similar box with the port out the side but its not as loud as I though it would be.
my current box only has about 15 sq in of port area.
any help would be great

blackbonnie
03-25-2008, 08:09 PM
thats alot of port area for that size box

davidt487
03-25-2008, 08:14 PM
1.8 cu ft after sub port and bracing displacement
2.9 cu ft gross

THUMPPER
03-25-2008, 08:31 PM
wedge one end of the box and have the sub on a bit of an angle so it is
not pounding directly into the seat (get some air moving) and have the port
come out the other end shooting to the other side of the cab

or....have the port shooting forward under the seats

liqdfire4755
03-25-2008, 08:54 PM
i just finished a box for my single cab sierra for a 10 diamond tdx. i have port and sub facing towards the roof. gets pretty **** loud for a ten! i can take a video of it tomorrow if you want.

davidt487
03-25-2008, 09:14 PM
yea that would be great
thank for the help i dont know how i could port out the top or bottom because with 45 sq in of port area the port is like 30" so the only other way i knew to do it is out the front.

Dim. 55"X14"X7"X11"

88txswol
03-25-2008, 11:06 PM
WOW...what kinda single cab you got that you can get 11" at the bottom??..just finised a box for my reg cab chevy and BARELY got like 7" at the bottom and still lost a click or two on the seat.....are you like 4 foot tall or something...LOL...

mine was 61x16x7x4.5 tuned to 32hz port on the passenger side....14.5x1.5 (~22sq inches)

seems like the best (spl) setup i have done thus far...no numbers yet, but it "feels" pretty **** loud...

snfsh79077
03-26-2008, 12:14 AM
fords tend to have more room behind the seats than chevy's. I currently have a 13H x 42W x 8D and the box moves forwards and backwards because there is room between the seat and back of truck. Im 5'11" so not short.
Back on topic. I have done subs forward port forward and subs up port forward. I did cram a box behind the seat for a few days that had port and subs up. Personally I liked the subs up and port forward. Ive had the port in the middle and off the side. Cant really give an opinion on differences because one was made for sq and the other for spl. the spl one had the port on the side.

zierbox
03-26-2008, 12:34 AM
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc19/zierbox/Picture020.jpg

snfsh79077
03-26-2008, 12:39 AM
**** install...one of your creations I suppose?

bigbowtie
03-26-2008, 12:42 AM
dang thats pretty clean work

Blove1991
03-26-2008, 01:16 AM
The most I could fit in my S10 was 3ft^3NET at 35hz with 45sq of port with port blowing towards driver side

88txswol
03-26-2008, 03:08 PM
http://i217.photobucket.com/albums/cc19/zierbox/Picture020.jpg

now THAT is a **** summuhmuhbiotch!!

what kinda truck?
what are the dimensions of that beast??

i got ideas swirling in my head now...LOL

my fvkn 60/40 bench makes it even more challenging...

duece212
03-26-2008, 03:12 PM
If I had a single cab I'd be talkin to tommyk90 to get ideas...

davidt487
03-26-2008, 03:17 PM
wow thats a **** box
zierbox were are you at in tx i would live to do something like that
most i could get was 2.9 cu ft

i'm 5' 10" but very rarely does someone sit in the passenger seat so i leave it flipped up most of the time.

i dont see any way i can do sub up in my truck

88txswol
03-26-2008, 03:52 PM
wow thats a **** box
zierbox were are you at in tx i would live to do something like that
most i could get was 2.9 cu ft

i'm 5' 10" but very rarely does someone sit in the passenger seat so i leave it flipped up most of the time.

i dont see any way i can do sub up in my truck


bro, if you can get 2.9 cubes net then you can fit a lot of subs in there.....my real issue is depth....

i got a 12" ported in mine now and its pretty **** loud...very shallow box...i had to use a sub with 5.25 mounting depth...but then it becomes challenging to find a sub that you can throw respectable power on that is so shallow......well besides a shallow mount woofer, which in my experience ****....

davidt487
03-26-2008, 04:29 PM
yea i can get something up to 8". im thinking of trying a hdc12 but they were all sold out so...
my deal is know i thought this sx would be louder so i was wondering if it might be the acoustics of the truck or maybe the lack of port area.
dont get me wrong i think is sounds great but i wanted a lil more.

88txswol
03-26-2008, 04:33 PM
yea i can get something up to 8". im thinking of trying a hdc12 but they were all sold out so...
my deal is know i thought this sx would be louder so i was wondering if it might be the acoustics of the truck or maybe the lack of port area.
dont get me wrong i think is sounds great but i wanted a lil more.

with that depth, an Fi bl in a slot port with the slot coming out on the edge of the passenger side is impressive to say the least....something like 1k watts...how loud are you looking to go???....

davidt487
03-26-2008, 04:39 PM
im dont know its a daily driver but i want to be able to turn it up and it not be that enjoyable
ive got 1500watts so... ive looked at the bl but i didnt think it would be all that different from the sx i have know.

88txswol
03-26-2008, 04:46 PM
i found the build log on that orange box in the thread......zier is the man!...that was a **** sweet install on the 03 chevy.

i'd just like to know some more info on the box..deph at top and bottom and port specs and such...

davidt487
03-26-2008, 04:48 PM
it looked sealed to me.

88txswol
03-26-2008, 06:54 PM
it looked sealed to me.

nah, the build log said ported, and there was a small pic of a port as well....but it looked like it fired out the right rear corner:wow:

that made me even more curios as to the specs....i like the box tho...i dont have those kinda mad building skills, but he aint all taht far down the road from me, so i could always drive up and see what he could do on something similar....

davidt487
03-26-2008, 06:58 PM
were in west tx are you?

88txswol
03-26-2008, 07:20 PM
were in west tx are you?

luuubbock....

home of......errrrr....DIRT!....LOL

snfsh79077
03-26-2008, 08:45 PM
being 5'10" you have your seat around where mine sits. Anyway you should be able to comfortably fit a box of these dimensions: 55" W x 14" H x 9" Top D x 10 Bot D (or 11"). Thats with some modifications to the back wall but nothing structure hurting. A 12 is fine but you might wanna look into some good tens or like four 8s

88txswol
03-26-2008, 08:45 PM
http://www.carstereo.com/images/installs/Picture%2005011.jpg

says ported install at the top so i assume the port was this???

snfsh79077
03-26-2008, 08:52 PM
I dont see a hole for it....unless its on the bottom

88txswol
03-26-2008, 09:17 PM
yeah i know...htats why i'm curious as hell......i didnt see any other kind of openings on the box, so i figured that had to be the one.....interesting design, and normally i would look at something like that and think WTF was this kid thinking......

but this dude is good.......obviously didnt just throw the port there without reason...i've never ported anything like that before, only out the top and front face.....

and btw, what kind of mods did you do to the back of your truck???...

when you said "Thats with some modifications to the back wall but nothing structure hurting"

snfsh79077
03-26-2008, 09:23 PM
well first off I trimmed some of the plastic molding below the structure bar so that the box would fit flush under the bar and with the plastic molding. I've noticed two little brackets on the back wall at the bottom that I think the molding I cut off had attached to and Im about to cut them off because they are useless to me. I had no trouble deciding if I wanted to cut the molding because I can get new pieces from a junk yard if I want to sell the truck.

88txswol
03-27-2008, 01:02 AM
hmm...nothing to major then.....my current "project" is an 88 gmc reg cab.....behind the seats is pretty diff i guess....these trucks have a metal cross "member" about 18inches off the floor....and mine having 60/40 spit bench seat makes it even more difficult....

i know i could swap out seats and stuff for buckets, but i dont wanna......i like the challenge of seeing what i can get crammed behind the seat and NOT losing much leg room.....people see the bench and how far it is back.....then they HEAR it and eyes open and WTF's are heard....

not saying its the LOUDEST thing in the world, but high 130's from a reg cab with the seat **** near the back of the track is a challenge in and of itslef......the boxes have only been 7 inches deep at the MOST!

obviously you guys got a hella lot more room than me.....!!!!...sorry dogs...

i need to get back to my chevelle with the 12cu ft trunk...lol

snfsh79077
03-27-2008, 10:21 AM
yea we have one of those cross members but its 14 and some off the floor. With that box I described I wouldnt need to move my seat forward at all. I also have 60/40 split bench which I hope to replace sometime soon because I want an arm rest.
Im hoping for high 130s with my new setup of 4 8s ported daily. Another fun wow factor is when the ladys sit on your bench seat while your system is up and a high note comes along...

davidt487
03-27-2008, 11:01 AM
i have seen a ported box that came out the middle between the bucket seats and was ported out the bottom the subs were still behind the seats. that gave him an arm rest and a lot of air for the 2 12" W3V2 he had.

88txswol
03-27-2008, 11:12 AM
yeah you can do a lot with buckets.....options dwindle quickly when you move to 60/40 bench...limited to about 2.5cubes max unless you wanna start cramming knees against the dash...lol

davidt487
03-27-2008, 03:07 PM
well my 05 you can unbolt the middle seat but my girlfriend wanted me to leave the midde seat for her

snfsh79077
03-27-2008, 03:17 PM
Why don't you build an enclosure with a cushion on top that will support her and house you sub or subs...

davidt487
03-27-2008, 04:12 PM
ive thought about it but that would be a lot of work for no more than im going to get out of it

snfsh79077
03-28-2008, 03:43 AM
Well if our happy with what you have then dont change....if not then you always have the option of building the console and having subs behind the seats...