PDA

View Full Version : 99 Civic EX with 18" BTL on 3000watts



Carnivorous18
04-01-2010, 04:28 AM
So i'm finally starting my build log for my system. This has probably been half a year in the making but only recently did I start making real plans and start buying everything. (I love grant money:laugh:) So here goes.
The ride
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1427.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1428.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1429.jpg
To be perfectly honest I avoided the other side of the car cause it has a dent on the right rear id rather not show;)
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1430.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1431.jpg
I love these rims, I just wish they were a bit more glossier or something. Plus they dirty easily.



Anyways, on to what i've been up to the past week and a half
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1421.jpg
Front view of what you'll see when you pull down the rear seats. It'll all be carpeted soon

Carnivorous18
04-01-2010, 04:39 AM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1423.jpg
Just finished putting liquid nails on all inner edges today
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1424.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1425.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1426.jpg
Top will be put on after I get carpet

And all the goodies that have come in the mail so far
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1432.jpg
Fi BTL 18" Fully Loaded
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1435.jpg
Sundown SAZ-3000D
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1434.jpg
legit
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1433.jpg
Knukonceptz amp 0 gauge kit and 13foot RCA cable
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a215/Jsgetbusylgz/104_1436.jpg
Knukonceptz is the **** btw. They included a remote wire for free and wrote it onto the invoice N/C. Thank god I didn't go and buy that 18gauge wire from kragen after all.

Whats more to come:
XS Power D5100R with I-BAR 555 battery terminal (in the mail)
Big 3 wiring (should be ready today to ship)
DC Power 180amp alt (supposed to be ready after Easter and will pick up since I live only an hour away)

Forgot to mention, though its easy to tell from pics, sub is upfiring port is forward towards cabin.

Also to the people wondering, yes I know my rims dont match my cars color. It was between this system and painting it and I chose the system first since I wanted something I could actually use (you dont come across $2600 very often) though it will eventually be painted black. Im suddenly thinking a matte black would look nice. But until I get more funds saved the paint won't be happening very soon unless I can get it done NICELY for cheap. I wish I knew how to and had a place to paint it myself..
Also Also a second battery will come sooner than later to keep voltages up as i'm sure that thing will probably be dropping with only the d5100r up front.


Let me know what you guys think so far!!!

Ridintwo6s
04-01-2010, 04:50 AM
wall?

Carnivorous18
04-01-2010, 04:52 AM
Nope its going in the trunk! Going to almost literally take up all the trunk but its a sacrifice i'm willing to make

Ridintwo6s
04-01-2010, 05:07 AM
egh ... lotta trunk rattle.

better off with a wall.....or let me guess, you're one of those, "i cant drive without a rearview" fegs?

Carnivorous18
04-01-2010, 05:55 AM
egh ... lotta trunk rattle.

better off with a wall.....or let me guess, you're one of those, "i cant drive without a rearview" fegs?

its not even that i cant drive without a rearview. You cant really tell in my rearview pic but my back window is practically nonseeable through. the tint that was on there went to hell and fogged up the window view. When i back up I can barely see that theres a car behind me. The more so reason im not walling is because I dont want to give up my rear seats also. And yea lots of trunk rattle shall come unfortunately but thats to be expected. Maybe i can run rubber along the trunk to reduce it but we'll see

surreal
04-01-2010, 11:18 AM
How the ****? I had a hard time stuffing a 3.5cu box in my Maxima trunk.. What size is that box net?

CranberryYumYum
04-01-2010, 11:50 AM
egh ... lotta trunk rattle.

better off with a wall.....or let me guess, you're one of those, "i cant drive without a rearview" fegs?

you one of those jl wall fegs?

box looks good man. i would sand that port opening if this was my box though

Buck
04-01-2010, 11:54 AM
egh ... lotta trunk rattle.

better off with a wall.....or let me guess, you're one of those, "i cant drive without a rearview" fegs?

:confused:

michaellane
04-01-2010, 11:58 AM
just to let you know i have a 2002 accord and did 4 tens firing up and port into the cabin and lost a lot of output :( tunred the port around and gained some...just to let you know. i hope yours works out alot better then mine

budahbuddy803
04-01-2010, 12:14 PM
redo you tint PLEASE! Purple(blue) tint is terrible.

Mookie
04-01-2010, 12:15 PM
Looks good so far. Great stuff too.

ssackett
04-01-2010, 12:16 PM
Nice amp :)

Give me a minute and Ill find a thread of a similar install.. That might give you a couple ideas.

Andrew12
04-01-2010, 12:20 PM
its not even that i cant drive without a rearview. You cant really tell in my rearview pic but my back window is practically nonseeable through. the tint that was on there went to hell and fogged up the window view. When i back up I can barely see that theres a car behind me. The more so reason im not walling is because I dont want to give up my rear seats also. And yea lots of trunk rattle shall come unfortunately but thats to be expected. Maybe i can run rubber along the trunk to reduce it but we'll see

Just to save you some time, you're going to want to buy a good $150-200 worth of sound deadening. I had the exact same car with 3 different installs and that thing rattles like a tin can. The rattles will drown out the bass fyi

ssackett
04-01-2010, 12:31 PM
Found the thread.. Here is how a guy on SMD fit a 7 cube box in his Civic for his BTL 18.. Was a pretty good idea for such a small space. If you you dont like the output with the sub firing up this might be a solution to try and see what happens..

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/cfefd007.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/78437346.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/740126c3.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/8342e6c4.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/905cee00.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/f19a64e7.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/091ff9a9.jpg

DB-Audio
04-01-2010, 12:41 PM
looks good so far other than the rims and tint dont match the car but should sound nice

Carnivorous18
04-01-2010, 03:23 PM
How the ****? I had a hard time stuffing a 3.5cu box in my Maxima trunk.. What size is that box net?

When I put it in im taking out the passenger seat so I can get it into the back, then from there I pull down the rear seats and I can stuff it in there. If I remember right net includes all displacements. Its approx 6.25cubes without sub displacement and I dont remember subs displacement.


you one of those jl wall fegs?

box looks good man. i would sand that port opening if this was my box though

Yea when we cut out the port it was a tad uneven on the corners so yea i'll steal some sandpaper from my friend before it goes in to even it out.


just to let you know i have a 2002 accord and did 4 tens firing up and port into the cabin and lost a lot of output :( tunred the port around and gained some...just to let you know. i hope yours works out alot better then mine

Yea worst comes to worst I can try flipping the box around, its just that the port will be pretty **** close to the edge of the trunk so iuno.


redo you tint PLEASE! Purple(blue) tint is terrible.

Yea I know this was my sisters car before and she got some cheapo tint that wears after a while. The rear window is completely fogged over (i took the tint off myself and the glue that fogs it up stayed on there...) and the two side rear windows have a few lines in them. Tint will be changed when I have more money


Just to save you some time, you're going to want to buy a good $150-200 worth of sound deadening. I had the exact same car with 3 different installs and that thing rattles like a tin can. The rattles will drown out the bass fyi

Yea it does rattle like a tin can already I can already tell itll be a rattlebox. Question though. Would it help if I just ran some rubber lining along the trunk lid?


Found the thread.. Here is how a guy on SMD fit a 7 cube box in his Civic for his BTL 18.. Was a pretty good idea for such a small space. If you you dont like the output with the sub firing up this might be a solution to try and see what happens..

Dam that aint a bad design. See I wanted to do something like that before but I never knew how to make it and I didn't know how to make use of the spare tire well. Do you know the dimensions and box plans for it? If this box ended up not working I may be willing to try for something like that. I really wanna cross my fingers though and hope this works out how I want the first time...

mazdakid
04-01-2010, 03:29 PM
Use the spare tire well as part of the box, so you can fire the sub forward. You can put the port on either side firing forward too. I had a 95 civic with an mt18 like that and it was real loud to me on a directed 2400d.

michaellane
04-01-2010, 03:32 PM
man makes me wanna do a box like that and get a 18 tooooo :(

Carnivorous18
04-01-2010, 03:35 PM
Use the spare tire well as part of the box, so you can fire the sub forward. You can put the port on either side firing forward too. I had a 95 civic with an mt18 like that and it was real loud to me on a directed 2400d.

Interesting. I just need a the box design like that. If I could get the exact design that the guy on SMD had then thatd be perfect cause then i'd know what dimensions would fit, how far to go down the wheel well, etc. Im still definitely gonna try out my box and see how I like it. If it's not what I want then yea I want to know plans. mazdakid did you also put sound deadening in?

mazdakid
04-01-2010, 03:41 PM
I didnt put sound deadening in. I just stuffed blankets around the box to seal it a little better and to stop the rear deck from rattling. The trunk barely rattled, but after about a day a brace broke in the roof and made a real bad noise.

michaellane
04-01-2010, 03:45 PM
I didnt put sound deadening in. I just stuffed blankets around the box to seal it a little better and to stop the rear deck from rattling. The trunk barely rattled, but after about a day a brace broke in the roof and made a real bad noise.

what LOL...wish i was loud enough to brake stuff....

Andrew12
04-01-2010, 04:05 PM
One thing you can do for a cheap fix is loosen the 2 bolts that hold the trunk lock in place, slide it down 1/4" and tighten them back up. It will help to keep your trunk closed up tighter. If you decide to deaden, there is a place in the bottom left corner of the trunk, it's some sort of opening to let air circulate in and out of the trunk. You're going to want to cover that up or it will be one of the most irritating rattles in the car. If you go with the sub facing up, you're probably going to NEED the dampening mat for the rear deck because that thing will rattle and possibly make you want to tear out the whole system... I know I did

Carnivorous18
04-01-2010, 04:28 PM
One thing you can do for a cheap fix is loosen the 2 bolts that hold the trunk lock in place, slide it down 1/4" and tighten them back up. It will help to keep your trunk closed up tighter. If you decide to deaden, there is a place in the bottom left corner of the trunk, it's some sort of opening to let air circulate in and out of the trunk. You're going to want to cover that up or it will be one of the most irritating rattles in the car. If you go with the sub facing up, you're probably going to NEED the dampening mat for the rear deck because that thing will rattle and possibly make you want to tear out the whole system... I know I did

Yea I think I know what opening your talking about. Dam guess I gotta look into buying some deadener now. Cheap but works.

jdmferio13
04-01-2010, 06:08 PM
**** nice so far now im going to have to take pics to give you some ideas.I was also thinking of using the spare tire well to.

Carnivorous18
04-02-2010, 01:54 AM
Yea the plan as of now though is that the spare tire well is where the second battery (eventually) will go. Gona try out this box first though like is said

**UPDATE**
BATTERY ARRIVED! My friend has a voltmeter so i'll check it tmrw

Ridintwo6s
04-02-2010, 03:19 AM
what LOL...wish i was loud enough to brake stuff....

its a tin can honda ... isnt hard to break stuff.


:D jk op, lets see some more pics.

Carnivorous18
04-02-2010, 04:25 AM
its a tin can honda ... isnt hard to break stuff.


:D jk op, lets see some more pics.

Lolol hey it IS a tin can practically :P i'll have pic of the battery up tomorrow/today since its past midnight. Time for bed

Plottin4success
04-02-2010, 06:10 AM
Where are you at in San Diego? Those apartments look very familiar.

basscort2009
04-02-2010, 09:14 AM
hey man if ya need any ideas look at my build log. im doing an 18 in a small trunk and i put the battery in the spare well. hit me up man. good to see another trunk car with some balls in it (bigger than a 15" sub) lol

Carnivorous18
04-02-2010, 03:21 PM
Where are you at in San Diego? Those apartments look very familiar.

Rancho Bernardo. Do you live in louisiana or san diego?


hey man if ya need any ideas look at my build log. im doing an 18 in a small trunk and i put the battery in the spare well. hit me up man. good to see another trunk car with some balls in it (bigger than a 15" sub) lol

Lol yea i'd say this thing has some big *** balls to it. But cool i'll check out your buildlog too see if I like anything :D

Plottin4success
04-02-2010, 09:11 PM
I used to live in Chula Vista, and in Mission Valley.

Carnivorous18
04-03-2010, 12:52 AM
Basscort: can you reupload your pics? Most of them say that they were moved or deleted so its hard to see the in between parts of your process
Plottin4success: Sweet yea Mission Valley is a nice place to stay. You gotta come back to SD man :D

Another update: Battery is resting at 12.75volts so i'm good to throw it in. Got some replacement boltheads for the stock battery holddown sticks so it'll actually hold down the battery. I read somewhere about running your battery through 10 cycles of charging it by driving around with all audio off, then running the audio with the car off to reduce the voltage back down. By doing this your battery will be "worn in" and operate with full power. I may try this while i'm still waiting for my alt to be ready for pickup

KyleBechtold
04-03-2010, 01:15 AM
How the ****? I had a hard time stuffing a 3.5cu box in my Maxima trunk.. What size is that box net?

you are not doing it right then.. I fit a 6.xx box In my 2nd gen altima and had room to fit an 8 or so cube box.. that still left me enough room for 2 batts on the sides.. could fit two more on each side and in the spare tire well

basscort2009
04-03-2010, 10:13 AM
Basscort: can you reupload your pics? Most of them say that they were moved or deleted so its hard to see the in between parts of your process
Plottin4success: Sweet yea Mission Valley is a nice place to stay. You gotta come back to SD man :D

Another update: Battery is resting at 12.75volts so i'm good to throw it in. Got some replacement boltheads for the stock battery holddown sticks so it'll actually hold down the battery. I read somewhere about running your battery through 10 cycles of charging it by driving around with all audio off, then running the audio with the car off to reduce the voltage back down. By doing this your battery will be "worn in" and operate with full power. I may try this while i'm still waiting for my alt to be ready for pickup

my bad man i moved them around photobucket and they got chopped up. after a couple days im gonna do a uninterupted buid log with nothing but pics so ill reupload then.

Carnivorous18
04-04-2010, 12:13 PM
my bad man i moved them around photobucket and they got chopped up. after a couple days im gonna do a uninterupted buid log with nothing but pics so ill reupload then.

Alright sick yea i'll definitely check it out :]

Battery is in as of last night. Trying to cycle it a few times now. My I-Bar 555 battery terminal that I got is kind of confusing. Im wondering what kind of bolt goes into the side terminals on it and also if that bolt will fit well onto the 1/0gauge terminal that came with my knukonceptz amp kit. Let me know if any of you guys know. Otherwise i'll just use the spacer that came with the terminal and attach it to the top terminal when the time comes. So anxious for my alternator to be ready. But I need to order sound deadener too. Wtf do I choose..

Carnivorous18
04-08-2010, 04:03 AM
*UPDATE*
CLD tiles and a sheet of CCF on its way from Sound Deadener showdown as I type. Decided to put everything in today even though it wasnt all here, got as far as putting the speaker terminal cup in the box, putting the sub in the box and wiring it to speaker terminal, and getting the hugeass box on top of my rear seats that are folded down. I either have to remove my rear seats and/or cut some metal on the sides that are in the way of getting the box through. I'll try and take a picture of what i'm talking about tomorrow before I cut it (if it cut it.) They KINDA look like support metal from the sides to the bottom of the car but im not certain as to if its needed or not. My civic is so **** small it took me and two other friends to barely get the box in. I wish the doors would open up more, but at least we got the box INSIDE the car. More to come later. As for now, I need sleep before my friends come again in the morn to help finally get box into the trunk. Goodnight fellow bassheads

Carnivorous18
04-09-2010, 03:56 AM
BAD NEWS. My box wont fit in my trunk. Its just too **** tall. And even if I got the box itself in, with the sub attached on top it just wont reach in there. What ***** too is I even cut the metal on the sides in between the trunk and the back seat for nothing now. I took out the Seat Backs and the box is sitting on the the bottom seats. It looks like im going to keep it on there as I have no other choice, unless if/when i build another box thatll fit in the trunk. Or since im already losing use of my back seats I could try and wall the sub, but thatd also be kind of a pain. Sorry I still dont have any pics of this, but I promise soon

Carnivorous18
05-02-2010, 07:45 PM
So im an extreme procrastinator, but I have pix for everyone now :D So here it is
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/2772/1041450.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
New headunit I like it
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/5930/1041449.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
The beast resting. U can see where I just ran a bungee cord across it to help hold it down
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/3726/1041447.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
Amp installed right above the port. You can see the mess of wires, but its hidden good when the seats arent leaned forward
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8291/1041446.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
You can see here where the bungee cords are connected. The box has been moving forward against the back of the front seats all this time and the bungee cord came to mind as I was taking these pictures.
http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/249/1041441.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
Heres the back of the box viewed from the trunk. It was just a tad too big to fit it in, id have to cutoff metal hinge where the back seats connect but I wanted to keep it incase I ever wanted back seats again. I think I do, or at least one maybe.
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/1706/1041440.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
Wider view of the front and the cabling
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/6897/1041439.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
Originally I ran the wire out of this hole I made, extremely visible, through the space in the door when its open, through WHEEL WELL, zip tied to the top of the wheels control arm and up through into the engine bay through another hole I had drilled. I soon realized the wire was rubbin against the tire a lil too much for comfort; so my friend showed me how to wire it through the fender and in from the rubbergromet hole that the electronics wires from the door go into. That way I didnt have to squish it between the door and eventually make it break, and its not visible anymore. Just the **** hole I should have never made in the first place.
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/8320/1041438.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
View from the right. My poor back seats have been conquered.
http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/395/1041437.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
As it would look like from the rearview mirror

I still need to get two more batteries to keep voltage stable and lights from dimming. Im contemplating doing the in-trunk build so I can have my back seats back

Carnivorous18
05-02-2010, 07:52 PM
THE ELECTRICAL
My big 3
http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/7509/1041455.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
Engine to chassis
http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/3469/1041456.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
Positive from NEW 180amp DC alternator..
http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/7863/1041457.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
Fused to batt positive
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/7325/1041454.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
Batt negative to chassis

All the stock connections were kept in place also. It would have been more work to remove the stock alt positive to batt positive anyways. Like I said im lazy and a procrastinator :D

http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/8468/1041453.jpg
By carnivorous18 (http://profile.imageshack.us/user/carnivorous18) at 2010-05-02
You can see where my power wire ran through the fender. Its connections central right here

I took test videos, they'll be up soon

on1wheel01
05-03-2010, 04:04 PM
man i bet it's loud. I had a 18" nightshade on a saz2000d and it broke the trunk lid in my acura cl.

Carnivorous18
05-03-2010, 05:30 PM
Lmao no way. Yea its loud cept unfortunately right now it mostly transfers into shaking the car sound. When I have the drive to do it im gonna put in the sound deadener I got in the trunk and soon i'll rebuild or pay to have someone rebuild a box inside the trunk for me. Then getting the last two batteries and maybe a batt isolator and im good to go.
But then I also want to replace my speakers with an amp to power those too. Gah still much more to come.

on1wheel01
05-03-2010, 05:31 PM
YEa that will make a night and day diff amping the speakers. I have a sax50.4 on my focal 6.5 comps and man they are incredible.

bhsdriller
05-03-2010, 05:40 PM
bungee cords are not going to keep that beast from killing you in a wreck

on1wheel01
05-03-2010, 05:49 PM
lol this ^^^^^

Carnivorous18
05-03-2010, 06:09 PM
Oh that I im sure of. Its just temporary though to actually keep it in place and from sliding forward all the time so that I cant adjust my seats. And for now its working really really well. My box bounces around though when its bumping its funny to watch. I still need to upload those vids..

mazdakid
05-03-2010, 08:45 PM
you shoyuld try it like this if the spare tire well is in the same spot.
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3479/img1583pv2.jpg (http://img9.imageshack.us/i/img1583pv2.jpg/)

SPLmatic
05-03-2010, 09:15 PM
Videos nao

Carnivorous18
05-19-2010, 08:12 PM
you shoyuld try it like this if the spare tire well is in the same spot.
http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/3479/img1583pv2.jpg (http://img9.imageshack.us/i/img1583pv2.jpg/)

Man that looks like a tight spot. I wonder how the 6x9s in the back still fit in there since the box goes up so high. Im gona find a local box builder and have em do what ssacket showed me i finally found the original thread of the guy who did it


Videos nao

Im finally uploading them :D Hang tight

Carnivorous18
05-19-2010, 08:40 PM
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/4699/1041458.mp4
Well heres the first one. Sorry I know its kinda crappy but I only have a digital camera that takes video. My phone takes video too but thatd be worse. Ill have the other two vids up asap

Carnivorous18
05-19-2010, 09:01 PM
Another video. One more to go
http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/8749/1041459.mp4

Carnivorous18
05-20-2010, 03:34 AM
Alright heres the last video. Like i said sorry theyre not the best quality but it gives an idea how its workin right now with just the one upgraded battery and alt
http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/260/1041460.mp4

icpurplepplalot
05-20-2010, 03:45 AM
Is there no bracing in the box? And it's single baffled?

Carnivorous18
05-20-2010, 05:26 AM
No its braced. Theres 3 pieces of wood on each side except the one where the port is. You can see em in the first picture of the box itself. But yes single baffled. I was just gona add on another to make it double so its stronger and also so the magnet doesnt hit the port anymore when its bumpin hard, but I decided I want my back seats back. Next step is getting my new box built, and also im gona have a D3100 on its way here soon. Take 2 here we go

jdmferio13
05-20-2010, 10:12 PM
how big is box

Beerdrnkr
05-20-2010, 10:24 PM
I'd like to hear this when you get your setup all up and running.

Carnivorous18
05-21-2010, 12:21 AM
how big is box

it was...35" wide 30" length and I think 16" tall? not positive how tall it was but im pretty sure thats what I reduced it too cause originally it was gonna be a bit higher. Even still it was barely too big to fit into the trunk sadly. Now it has to be built inside the trunk but I get to use the spare tire well space this time


I'd like to hear this when you get your setup all up and running.

Sure man ill be postin on here once I get the new box and battery etc. Itll probably be a while before I replace the front and rear stage and power them but you can hear the bump if you want to when its done ;)

jdmferio13
05-31-2010, 08:40 PM
try a wedge box thumper on ssa.com did one and its firing forward in the car

IMOVeCHICKENS!
05-31-2010, 09:58 PM
is your box leaky?

IMOVeCHICKENS!
05-31-2010, 09:58 PM
feel drowsy all day?

IMOVeCHICKENS!
05-31-2010, 09:59 PM
smoke some crack

Carnivorous18
06-01-2010, 03:37 AM
is your box leaky?

leaky?

Carnivorous18
06-01-2010, 03:39 AM
try a wedge box thumper on ssa.com did one and its firing forward in the car

wedge box thumper? not sure what you mean by thumper but i dont see a box calculator/designer on ssa.com

CranberryYumYum
06-01-2010, 12:01 PM
thumperr is a member on ssa. poundthatsound. he doesn't sell designs you have to have him build the box. look at his portfolio. it's ridiculous

Carnivorous18
06-01-2010, 04:59 PM
thumperr is a member on ssa. poundthatsound. he doesn't sell designs you have to have him build the box. look at his portfolio. it's ridiculous

Yea his enclosures look amazing, but the problem is this box has to be built inside the trunk in order to fit. I already tried to fit my current box by hacking away some metal but it still wouldn't slide in. But hey once I get the design going I can have this local guy build me it:yumyum:

CranberryYumYum
06-01-2010, 07:43 PM
oh haha didn't really read your post 100%. yeah.. have your guy build it in the trunk!

power-fanatic07
06-01-2010, 07:56 PM
Found the thread.. Here is how a guy on SMD fit a 7 cube box in his Civic for his BTL 18.. Was a pretty good idea for such a small space. If you you dont like the output with the sub firing up this might be a solution to try and see what happens..

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/cfefd007.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/78437346.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/740126c3.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/8342e6c4.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/905cee00.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/f19a64e7.jpg
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f205/ericsphotoid/091ff9a9.jpg

Yea, this was the box I made a couple years ago. Tuning was way off but if you want to fit a big box, its the way to go. Just make sure your tuning is right :laugh:

jdmferio13
06-01-2010, 10:25 PM
wedge box thumper? not sure what you mean by thumper but i dont see a box calculator/designer on ssa.com

Yes he did a wedge box with a ma 18.You can do that and if right can build outside the trunk.i will take some measurements from mine and have a buddy draw something up for you.what size and tuning.

Carnivorous18
06-02-2010, 12:51 AM
Oi thats tough. Cause to get it from the backseat area it has to be under 16". i imagine tuning i would want between 30 and 34hz. but the rest of the dimensions max would have to be like 35" and 30" i think. but really thats too small of a box. thats why i want to use the spare tire well as the space for my port like power-fanatic07 just showed again