View Full Version : Subwoofer Box For A Lancer

03-23-2010, 11:06 PM
I want to make my own subwoofer box, and i was wondering if anyone has done this with a mitshibishi lancer es 06 model. and how they combated the problem of most premade boxes sit halfway over the spare tire.
Would these dimensions work alright with a Kenwood KFC - W3012DVC 12inch sub 400wRMS

Height 14 inch
Width 19 inch
Depth 9 inch

This gives a total volume of 1.385 cubic feet and the recommended for the sub is 1.25 cubic ft

Would these dimensions work, what sorta sound do people think it would make?

Thanks for any help guys?

03-23-2010, 11:08 PM
kfc subs?
do they smell like fried chicken?

03-23-2010, 11:12 PM
Sub is crap. Should have gotten a type r..

Digital Designs
03-23-2010, 11:12 PM
Those subs arent very good to be honest. Hifonics HFis are much better if you are on a really tight budget(I have used both, neither of them are great but the hfis are better than the kfcs.) Do you want to go with a sealed box?

03-23-2010, 11:19 PM
i would like to go with a sealed box as they seem to be the smallest option, i havent bought the sub yet however, i am looking to purchase the sub off, RYDA.com.au - Great Prices on Car Audio, Mobile Phones, Digital Cameras and GPS Navigation (http://www.ryda.com.au) as they seem to be a heavily discounted site, the prices on there are in australian dollars, and i am in australia, i am looking to spend roughly about $800 (australian dollars) on the sub, amp and front split component speakers. is there anything on that site that would be a decent sub, or decent brand to have a look at.


03-23-2010, 11:47 PM
what are jvc like as a brand

03-23-2010, 11:50 PM
800 Australian dollars is equivalent to how many Us Dollars??

03-23-2010, 11:54 PM
About $734 USD

03-23-2010, 11:58 PM
Yeah if your looking for a budget sub get the Type R's you can get a brand new one for 97 shipped.. dont buy the KFC

03-24-2010, 12:01 AM
where abouts??? online? could you please give me a site, cause i have been struggling to find alpine stuff online at discount prices, or any price to be honest

03-24-2010, 12:06 AM
Well in my experience, the Kenwood subs aren't the best. You could probably do better and stay in the price range. I'm not sure how Australian currency transfers to American but I know that on Sonicelectronix.com the Kenwood woofer you are talking about is $65 shipped Kenwood KFC-W3012 (kfcw3012) - 12" Subwoofers - Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_18045_Kenwood+KFC-W3012.html).

Some other good options that are comparable and that don't cost too much are:

Kicker CVR's - $90 shipped Kicker 07CVR124 - 12" Subwoofers - Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_8363_Kicker+07CVR124.html)

Kicker Comps (downgrade from a cvr but still good for the price) - $65 shipped Kicker 07C124 - 12" Subwoofers - Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_8466_Kicker+C124+-07C124-.html)

Hifonics Brutus - $70 shipped Hifonics Brutus B12D4 12-inch 1200W Car Stereo Subwoofer/Sub (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_12409_Hifonics+Brutus+B12D4.html#tabs)

Alpine Type-E - $70 shipped Alpine SWE-1243 (swe1243) - 12" Subwoofers - Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_11841_Alpine+SWE-1243.html)

Personally I have heard all of these myself and they are all good woofers for the price. I have a set of alpine type-r 12's and I love them, so if you can pay around $150, then I would definitely go with one of those.

Hope this helped out a little bit :)

03-24-2010, 12:09 AM
You can find the Type-r's anywhere really. Amazon can be helpful sometimes if you're looking for good prices on any subs or other electronics so just type in the type you want on amazon.com and it will list a variety of sellers of that sub or amp or whatever it is you search and give you the prices in descending order.

03-24-2010, 12:10 AM
well i only want 1 sub, as i really do not have the room, and it is my first sound system so i can get a feel for it. where abouts can you purchase type r's from online cause in australia they charge about $399 for them which is about $366 for 1 in USD

03-24-2010, 12:18 AM
Yeah i know you just want one i was just laying out some options. I got my Type-r from sonic electronix Alpine SWR-1242D (swr1242d) - 12" Subwoofers - Sonic Electronix (http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_4281_Alpine+SWR-1242D+-TYPE+R-.html). The sub is $129 and the shipping is about 135 to Australia because their warehouse is based in California. So altogether you would be paying about 265$ american which I am guessing is around $300 Australian. I really don't know of a better place to get one for cheaper. Does Australia have craigslist lol?

03-24-2010, 12:20 AM
wtf is craigslist, and do you or anyone know where to find shipping prices on amazon

03-24-2010, 12:25 AM
also, is there a recommended amp for the type r subs, as the amp is the main thing im struggling with to work out, how to know weather it is the right power/wattage for the sub at the moment, cause noone has really explained it to me, i now know that the real power with subs is the RMS however with amps im still a tad confused, and the money for the system is coming from my old car which i sold, so i could probably save up a little extra dollars. if needed to. though from my weekly earnings i dont get much in savings;.

03-24-2010, 01:00 AM
would the Mrp - m500 v-power mono power amplifier work fine with the type r subs?

03-24-2010, 09:57 PM
Well actually I just read up on some stuff and the only things that amazon will sell to international customers are books, movies, and cd's. Sorry bud :(

03-24-2010, 10:11 PM
thats alright, sonic electronixs will probably be the way i will go anyway, what powered amp would be required to run 1 type r alpine 500W RMS also what do people think to a box with the dimensions:
Height : 14inch
Width: 19inch
Depth: 9inch

the reason for the tiny depth is because of the boot space in my car.
Whats people thoughts

Thanks Richard

03-26-2010, 07:47 AM
Yeah the amp sounds fine, just get as close as possible to 500 rms. Type-r's are pretty power hungry. Dimensions sound pretty good as well, good luck on everything!

03-26-2010, 08:53 AM
thanks, is there anything you could tell me what i must avoid or what is an essential to do, i will not be installed the stuff myself, just making the box, which i will probably make without the hole and get the fella who is installing it to cut it to fit.

03-28-2010, 03:31 PM
Well the only thing I would advise you about on making the box is make sure you fill all the cracks really well and screw it together really well because if the box isn't sturdy then bad stuff could happen. Also just make sure the person installing it uses the right size wire, probably 4awg for your install. Good luck