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02MUSTANG GT
05-28-2008, 05:06 PM
I used to be into some loud crazy bass, but these days I shoot for clear sound. I had most of this stuff laying around in my closet gathering dust so I threw it in. I no pro, so go easy on me.

I have a thread in the enclosure forum asking about sub direction, so hit it or comment here if you have anything for me. Should I fire it towards the trunk, and is there a better box design? The vibes are there, but the bass "sound" could use some boost. I have always owned hatchbacks, so direction of sound has never been an issue.


http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/PantherArms/davesbox006.jpg

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http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/PantherArms/davesbox021.jpg

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http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/PantherArms/davesbox025.jpg

Shorted me on carpet so I had to put a seam in it.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/PantherArms/davesbox029.jpg

snowcase
05-28-2008, 05:07 PM
I think you need to copy the http:// in front of all those

Supergumby5000
05-28-2008, 05:10 PM
ouch, bummer

oh, and you can only have 10 image links per post

Goindef154
05-28-2008, 06:19 PM
That actually looks really good I think :D

baneshecker
05-28-2008, 06:24 PM
Clean Setup, Good Job.

MrSwiss
05-28-2008, 06:39 PM
gotta love that stealth trunk install. i gotta do something like that when i get a truck so no one looks in my windows and jacks my stuff.

Joseph M
05-28-2008, 06:42 PM
im very impressed with that stealth look.

jbizzle
05-28-2008, 11:02 PM
nice n clean

Racerx250
05-28-2008, 11:07 PM
I like it. Good job.

Zorasmiles
05-29-2008, 12:11 AM
Looks nice and clean...all stealth until the volume is up and running...I just changed up the setup in my 'Stang to try and recover some trunk space--looking at your setup and design makes me think maybe I was a bit too conservative and I need to head back to the drawing board...Da*n!!! lol

snb778
05-29-2008, 12:20 AM
mmmmmmmmmmmmm.. LOVEEEEEEEEEEE XTANT.. wish I saw more of it... surprised I don't see more of it..... wtf happened to it....nobody buys IT anymore

MyPoison1
05-29-2008, 12:25 AM
Why 6x9s on your doors?

hasa68mustang
05-29-2008, 08:39 AM
Why 6x9s on your doors?

I believe they are 4x6 or 5x7

02MUSTANG GT
05-29-2008, 01:00 PM
I believe they are 4x6 or 5x7

Yep, according to the salesman, Chevy calls them 5x7 and Ford calls them 6x8, or something to that effect.

MyFartsStink
05-29-2008, 01:09 PM
Really nice a clean for not being a pro. Looks great man. Vids?

916Kev
05-29-2008, 01:10 PM
Put up some vids man!!

bigbangtheory
05-29-2008, 05:09 PM
Everything looks spot on besides the coxials. I would have went with some PG Rsd's or Pioneer Premiers new line as they can be had pretty cheap. I am sure you could make some baffles as it looks like you are good with wood and installing.

Just a suggestion as I am sure it sounds good for your likes.

Enjoy and clean install.

energizedsbs
05-29-2008, 05:58 PM
how much power are you giving those jls?

hazardous0388
05-29-2008, 06:00 PM
good install.

crx4luke
05-29-2008, 07:54 PM
Looks good. On those mustangs i usually drop the mach 460 box out of the rear deck, and mount the rear speakers through the top of the deck. That gives you quite a bit more room for a little taller sub box. Plus since your subs fire forward through the opening in the back seat, you won't have to worry about the subs pushing too much pressure on the rear speakers, like you would if the subs fired back.

02MUSTANG GT
05-29-2008, 08:13 PM
Looks good. On those mustangs i usually drop the mach 460 box out of the rear deck, and mount the rear speakers through the top of the deck. That gives you quite a bit more room for a little taller sub box. Plus since your subs fire forward through the opening in the back seat, you won't have to worry about the subs pushing too much pressure on the rear speakers, like you would if the subs fired back.

Any suggestions for my thread in the enclosure forum?:confused:

02MUSTANG GT
05-29-2008, 08:16 PM
Everything looks spot on besides the coxials. I would have went with some PG Rsd's or Pioneer Premiers new line as they can be had pretty cheap. I am sure you could make some baffles as it looks like you are good with wood and installing.

Just a suggestion as I am sure it sounds good for your likes.

Enjoy and clean install.


I'm a full time college student with a wife so the coaxes were the best I could afford. I looked for separates online, but I am always leary about buying electronics online, so I decided against it.

They sound great if its any consolation, and the factory Mach 460 setup runs the 4 factory tweets off the deck, so I essentially have separates anyway.:cool:

EGGmane
05-29-2008, 08:39 PM
it looks good man, but is the trunk sealed off? because if it isn't you have cancellation, thats why your subs aren't as loud as you want.

02MUSTANG GT
05-29-2008, 09:03 PM
how much power are you giving those jls?

The spec sheet says 300 bridged. I assume its more than that though.

02MUSTANG GT
05-29-2008, 09:04 PM
it looks good man, but is the trunk sealed off? because if it isn't you have cancellation, thats why your subs aren't as loud as you want.

I dont understand how to seal off the trunk? Like airtight seal or just baffles made from MDF?

EGGmane
05-29-2008, 09:10 PM
i am sure someone will correct me if i am wrong....

to see if you are losing sound to your trunk, open it and see if the music gets louder. if it is getting louder, make the baffles out of MDF. when you're done, open your trunk again. it should not get any louder anymore.

MitchZ
05-29-2008, 09:14 PM
Dimensions on box for 3 subs please!! :D
I plan on doing something similar....
I'm pretty sure I have the exact same car.
Red 1995 Mustang...

02MUSTANG GT
05-29-2008, 09:18 PM
Dimensions on box for 3 subs please!! :D
I plan on doing something similar....
I'm pretty sure I have the exact same car.
Red 1995 Mustang...


http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/PantherArms/BOXDESIGN-1.jpg


Mines an 02.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/PantherArms/Davescar-7.jpg

MitchZ
05-29-2008, 09:20 PM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/PantherArms/BOXDESIGN-1.jpg


Mines an 02.

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/PantherArms/Davescar-7.jpg

I just looked at your username and saw 02... Lol
Is the trunk the same though?
It sure looks the same.

Mines a 1995 V6... :s
http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/8168/n508596447547340948sf2.jpg

I guess its kinda good for being 18 yrs old though...

MitchZ
05-29-2008, 09:37 PM
Just wondering, how did you get the box in the trunk?
Me and my friend had to pull out the back seats of my car, bend a metal bracket then put the subs in, and put it all back together.

SRim23
05-29-2008, 09:45 PM
my weekend install has taken over a week....im a failure and not very handy lol its a work in progress.

looks good man

02MUSTANG GT
05-29-2008, 09:46 PM
Just wondering, how did you get the box in the trunk?
Me and my friend had to pull out the back seats of my car, bend a metal bracket then put the subs in, and put it all back together.


Theres a frame for the back seats that goes around the front opening of the trunk that is held in place by 4 bolts. Remove them and you gain about 3-4 inches total width and another 2-3 in height.:cool:

chemojay
07-16-2008, 04:32 AM
Nice. I have my subs pointing toward the trunk exact opposite of yours. I have an 02 mustang also and one of my old green infinity 10's blew so its time for a speaker upgrade. I am probably going to redo my box also. Thanks for the ideas. my setup is exact reverse of yours. Kinda cool.

badloser
07-18-2008, 10:59 PM
looks great I am doing my 95 GT and have not seen a box I like but yours is sweet...

pd8731
07-18-2008, 11:06 PM
http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w161/PantherArms/davesbox021.jpg

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AlpineUser
07-19-2008, 01:34 AM
how does that box sound in the car...i am thinking about doing a box like that in my friends mustang but ported having 2 12" r's

Orion Man
07-20-2008, 04:41 AM
Not bad. I like the box and love the amp. Xtant makes some nice stuff.

Orion Man
07-20-2008, 04:43 AM
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I'm with him! Lose the cap.

02MUSTANG GT
07-26-2008, 04:21 AM
Why no cap?

02MUSTANG GT
07-26-2008, 04:22 AM
how does that box sound in the car...i am thinking about doing a box like that in my friends mustang but ported having 2 12" r's


The box is currently facing the back of the trunk. It sounds awesome. I need to rebuild it, had some cancellation troubles with it facing the front. I've never built a box for a car with a trunk so I never heard of it.:confused:

AlpineUser
07-26-2008, 02:07 PM
looks like we will end up doing a setup like mine then lol we dont want cancelation

Scott15
07-26-2008, 04:36 PM
pretty clean install, good job

Scott15
07-26-2008, 04:38 PM
how does that box sound in the car...i am thinking about doing a box like that in my friends mustang but ported having 2 12" r's

generally it works out best if you have both rear firing, but if you do a good enough job and have the subs sealed cabin from trunk you can have some good results.