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nicker10
09-07-2009, 02:01 PM
I have a 2003 dodge neon and I currently have 2 12" Fi 12's...and I am really wanting one big sub..I was thinking about 1 18" Sundown Nightshade but I am really doubting that it would fit into my trunk..So do any of you think it is possible to fit a box in my trunk for 1 18"?

thegreatestpenn
09-07-2009, 02:03 PM
possible? yes. may have to build the box inside the neon tho. You may want to do a 15 instead

JuicyJeff
09-07-2009, 02:04 PM
If you fire the sub up and not towards the back you could maybe.. Go get a tape measure to found out your max height for a box

nicker10
09-07-2009, 02:05 PM
Darn, I was wanting something that would be removeable with 2 people..hmm..if i got a 15 it would probably be a DC Level 5...but I dunno if it would be as loud as i am looking for

anj46907
09-07-2009, 02:07 PM
i dont think the 18 will get louder in the trunk of a neon. you dont have much space to begin with. cramming a sub in there might not be such a good idea. i think the two 12's will do better

thegreatestpenn
09-07-2009, 02:07 PM
a 15 will be plenty loud. as long as you have plenty of power to go to it

Johnny Law.Lulz
09-07-2009, 02:09 PM
You could do like a IB set-up maybe, if that trunk is small enough it would be like running the sundown sealed.

phemps
09-07-2009, 02:13 PM
i dont think the 18 will get louder in the trunk of a neon. you dont have much space to begin with. cramming a sub in there might not be such a good idea. i think the two 12's will do better

do two beefier twelves and youll get better results

nicker10
09-07-2009, 02:13 PM
My max height for a box is about 17 inches..i can go about 34 inches from left to right

oldschool4me
09-07-2009, 02:13 PM
i think your going to have an airspace issure more than the fact of fitting the sub in there. 2 12s is probably best bet for that car. try louder 12s maybe?

jdawg
09-07-2009, 02:13 PM
2 12's needs a box slightly smaller than a 18, a 18 has slightly more cone area, so i would say yes you could fit it, are the 2 12s in the proper size box now? Is the box using every inch of space in your trunk? got pics?

nicker10
09-07-2009, 02:14 PM
If I could I would get rid of the Q's for a set of BTLS..I just bought a Sundown 3000 but I need to get my electrical upgraded before I move on to other things I suppose

jdawg
09-07-2009, 02:15 PM
what fi are you running? what amp? How much power?

nicker10
09-07-2009, 02:15 PM
The box I currently have could not really get longer from left to right without running into my wheel wells...it could get taller though..ill try to get pics on here soon.

jdawg
09-07-2009, 02:16 PM
the Qs can take some power, whats your box like? it is usaully cheaper to buy 1 18 than 2 12s

jshak07
09-07-2009, 02:16 PM
15" Nightshade?

thegreatestpenn
09-07-2009, 02:20 PM
15" Nightshade?

or RD HW, or Mach5 spl15, or BTL..... so many single 15's would get it done

mlstrass
09-07-2009, 02:24 PM
more then likely the box will seal off the opening behind the seats and you'll probably lose volume.

2 better 12's off more power gets my vote...not that Q's are quiet, but if you want more you gotta step up...

nicker10
09-07-2009, 02:25 PM
Here are some pictures..got pics of the room I have left on either side of the box..and the room i have in front of the box



http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k260/nicker10/DSCF0696.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k260/nicker10/DSCF0699.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k260/nicker10/DSCF0698.jpg

http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k260/nicker10/DSCF0697.jpg

thegreatestpenn
09-07-2009, 02:28 PM
you'd get a little more space if you pull the factory cloth from around the trunk's perimeter.

biggest box I've heard of for a neon was 8cu.ft. with 100sq.in of port area.

jdawg
09-07-2009, 02:31 PM
is that a prefab box? your seats fold down right? turn the box around

thegreatestpenn
09-07-2009, 02:32 PM
yeah turn it around and push it all the way to the back bumper

nicker10
09-07-2009, 02:33 PM
It is a prefab box..Think if I had somebody on the forum make me a box I could get louder? I was thinking about turning the box around but havent found much time..and it does help a bit when the seats are folded down

jdawg
09-07-2009, 02:33 PM
i cant tell the depth in the pic but the box looks smallish

nicker10
09-07-2009, 02:36 PM
Back bumper as in closer to the license plate?

thegreatestpenn
09-07-2009, 02:37 PM
yes closer to the license plate. a box with more port area will probably do you some good.

mlstrass
09-07-2009, 02:37 PM
better box, keep seats down, consider forward firing and sealing it off from the trunk...

thegreatestpenn
09-07-2009, 02:37 PM
I gotta box for 2 12's already built that would do you some good, where in Indiana are you? i'm in columbus oh which isn't too far from some parts of IN

nicker10
09-07-2009, 02:38 PM
Would one big port in the middle be louder than having a seperate chamber? or just one big port anywhere?

thegreatestpenn
09-07-2009, 02:39 PM
Would one big port in the middle be louder than having a seperate chamber? or just one big port anywhere?

not necessarily

jdawg
09-07-2009, 02:40 PM
bigger port, bigger box probably, maybe more power depending on what you have now, buy penn's box

nicker10
09-07-2009, 02:40 PM
Ive been wondering what type of box I need to get the loudest...Seems like there is so many options but im not too sure which one would be the best

thegreatestpenn
09-07-2009, 02:44 PM
I know mine will be louder than that prefab*.

but there's so many factors that play a part. how much power do you have on tap (i.e. what amp you running)?

jdawg
09-07-2009, 02:46 PM
big box, lots of port, common chamber, where the port is on the box wont really matter, between the subs or beside them

thegreatestpenn
09-07-2009, 02:57 PM
oh wait, the box I have around the house is 36" wide. you said you can only fit 34" between the wheel wells.

nicker10
09-07-2009, 03:07 PM
Do you happen to build boxes? Amp wise right now I have a Hifonics 1608D but the Sundown 3000 I ordered should be here wednesday..although i wont be using the sundown for a month or two, it will be the$ main amplifier i will be sticking with

thegreatestpenn
09-07-2009, 04:03 PM
yeah I build them, but there are probably people closer to you that can build you a box as well. if u wanna box built by me tho just LMK.

and you probably just need more power and to turn the box around. that will probably satisfy you at least for a little while

Jeremy M
09-07-2009, 04:11 PM
biggest box i was able to slide into the trunk of my neon asfar as height goes was 16". I've ran 2 12's in there....also 1 15" and also 1- 18".

U can unbolt the back seat and fit a taller box in but your best bet is to FG the spare tire well and buil dthe box in the trunk...maybe using external aero's shooting up throu the 6x9 holes in the rear deck

basscort2009
09-07-2009, 04:14 PM
Darn, I was wanting something that would be removeable with 2 people..hmm..if i got a 15 it would probably be a DC Level 5...but I dunno if it would be as loud as i am looking for

i have a dc level 5 15 in a ford escort zx2 trunk and im doing 150.xx's

nicker10
09-07-2009, 07:50 PM
What amp do ya have running to it?