View Full Version : Four Sub Box Build..Help Me Get Goin'

dakota dude
06-12-2009, 04:33 PM
So...i decided to build my first box. :confused:

The box will be in the extened cab of my 1999 Dodge Dakota RT. "Willing to remove back seat"

The subs im planning on using are 4 12inch type r's. [swr 1242d] Ported box of course.

I dont really know much about building boxes, thats why im here... so can i have a list of materials that ill need to get this job done..right! "haha"

Tips would be great, alot of tips. :D

The cutting and ***** shouldnt be a problem, seems really [email protected] easy but measurements!!! i dont know where to begin with em. i know certant subs need a certant cubic ft. with the box having 4 subs in it i dont know how to figure it out. i cant use website caculators, thats why im asking for someone to do it for me..i feel like a piece of ***** asking all this.

Yes, im a noob when it comes to boxes... :crap:

So to sum it alllll up, could someone caulculate the dimensions of a rectanglura ported sub box thatll hold 4 12inch alpine type r's SWR-1242D then list the materials needed for the project. I need a guideline


06-12-2009, 04:48 PM
read the box building tutorial

10 cu ft @ 28-34hz, take yer pick.


06-12-2009, 05:01 PM
also u need to measure the available space max width depth and height u wanna give up.

dakota dude
06-12-2009, 05:04 PM
Thanks for the help but i was leaning more towards on something like this..
where is the box building tut?

Box width-

Box height-

Box top and bottom depth-

square port width-

square port length-

material thickness will be-

dakota dude
06-12-2009, 05:05 PM
ill upload pic of that space i have to work with and some specs

06-12-2009, 05:06 PM
unless someone knows the dimentions of the vehicle noone is gonna be able to say what u need it to be. you need to get a tape measure and do it your self then someone can use the dimaentions and design a box plan.

dakota dude
06-12-2009, 05:21 PM
Max space!

From one wall to the other wall is 4ft 6 n half inches

From the ground and up to my window is 2ft 3inches

From the back wall to the back of the seat is 1ft 6inches

dakota dude
06-12-2009, 07:04 PM

06-13-2009, 01:18 AM
Well, you have about 12.5cu.ft to work with before port and sub displacement. 10cu.ft is very doable :)