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Dlux
07-24-2008, 12:01 AM
hey guys,
ive already paid a deposit, but this friday im having a 12" MTX 5500 sub, and the MTX Thunder amp (600w) installed in my '97 camaro. the guy at the car audio shop is installing it for me, b/c im new to this and i would rather have it done right the first time so i can learn for future reference. i told him that i listen to rap music and would prefer a vented box b/c, to my understanding, they produce more bass. he said that b/c my camaro is a hatchback that a sealed box will do fine and the hatchback will act as my vent. is that true or is he bullshitting me so that he doesnt have to apply as much effort when building the custom enclosure?

sorry for the long post.

thanks in advance.

Dlux
07-24-2008, 05:25 PM
well thanks for the fuken help. lol

azimuth
07-24-2008, 05:28 PM
bs. call him a liar and tell him to get the manager

snfsh79077
07-24-2008, 05:31 PM
yea bs tell him you want that ish ported!

97srad750
07-24-2008, 05:33 PM
Sealed will be fine. Those cars slam.

azimuth
07-24-2008, 05:35 PM
Sealed will be fine. Those cars slam.

cars don't slam. the subs will slam harder in a ported box. those mtx's should get pretty loud ported.

snfsh79077
07-24-2008, 05:37 PM
yea camaro's are fun to have systems in....I built a box for two type R tens in my buddies a while back...it was hella loud for having a ****** sony amp to them.

DBDRAGGUY
07-24-2008, 05:42 PM
hey guys,
ive already paid a deposit, but this friday im having a 12" MTX 5500 sub, and the MTX Thunder amp (600w) installed in my '97 camaro. the guy at the car audio shop is installing it for me, b/c im new to this and i would rather have it done right the first time so i can learn for future reference. i told him that i listen to rap music and would prefer a vented box b/c, to my understanding, they produce more bass. he said that b/c my camaro is a hatchback that a sealed box will do fine and the hatchback will act as my vent. is that true or is he bullshitting me so that he doesnt have to apply as much effort when building the custom enclosure?

sorry for the long post.

thanks in advance.

He is lying, it is just a pain to do a proper ported setup in a f body. I got loudest with 2 10's ported in mine.

SRim23
07-24-2008, 06:02 PM
sealed would probably be loud enough for you but ur the customer and you said ported so whys he arguing with you?

please install this yourself. im willing to bet that in a couple days you are starting a thread *****ing about the ****** install he did. wiring up that camaro is one of the easiest installs ive done and plenty of people on here would be willing to help along the way if you had questions. ur just going to pay wayyyy to much for very little work.

2004SRT4
07-25-2008, 11:27 AM
Yea I'd call bs. I had a 96 Camaro that I removed the back seat and put two Kicker XPL 15's (this was in '99) in a sealed box with just a Kicker ZR360 pushing them and it hit really good..if I remember correctly it hit a 142 db between the front seats. And when I removed the t-tops it made it really come alive.

Dlux
07-25-2008, 02:16 PM
Sealed will be fine. Those cars slam.

im sure it will be loud, but ik it will be louder if its ported.



please install this yourself. im willing to bet that in a couple days you are starting a thread *****ing about the ****** install he did. wiring up that camaro is one of the easiest installs ive done and plenty of people on here would be willing to help along the way if you had questions. ur just going to pay wayyyy to much for very little work.

i would, but ive already paid the deposit, and i JUST moved here (scottsdale, AZ) so all my table saws, radial saws, jig saws, etc etc is in storage until i move into my actual house (im just in an apt. temporarily).

and at least this way, if anything messes up, i can just carry it back to the audio shop and blame it all on them.



thanks for all the help guys. much appreciated.

will post pics of the system tonight....im going to get it installed right now.

peace

bass-aholic
07-25-2008, 02:21 PM
i hope your going to talk to him about getting ported.

rain377
07-25-2008, 09:18 PM
Sealed will be fine. Those cars slam.

i'd have to agree. i've seen many camros do quite well with sealed boxes. just watch that back glass. its not pretty when they blow.

JohnnyStan
07-25-2008, 09:24 PM
i'd have to agree. i've seen many camros do quite well with sealed boxes. just watch that back glass. its not pretty when they blow.

i dont think his sub will be shattering glass

rain377
07-25-2008, 09:36 PM
Not at that power level but i have seen them go and its a sight to be seen

Dlux
07-25-2008, 10:02 PM
yeh im sure the MTX 600xd wont blow my backglass but i will remember that when i upgrade.

Dlux
07-25-2008, 10:57 PM
and the guy @ the shop said that it would cost $100 for a ported box (he's building me the sealed for free), which is understandable b/c it takes an additional hour, and another sheet of wood. i told him to build a sealed, b/c im broke now that ive paid for the subs, amp, wiring etc etc. but im sure it will be fine cause i will get a lot of reflection off my back glass anyways, even though i would PREFER ported but...**** happens.

MTXman
07-26-2008, 01:56 AM
I have the biggest ported box you can get in a camaro trunk, its loud as hell; much louder than the sealed box of almost the same volume.

boomzilla
07-26-2008, 10:41 AM
100$ for a ported box? jesus h christ