View Full Version : Hatchback box design

04-17-2010, 11:51 PM
how should designing a ported box for a hatchback be approached
max dimensions:
35" wide
15.5" tall
deep enough
2 type Rs

low tuning
I can flare the port, so it can be smaller for less peakyness

there is a thin piece of plastic/fiberglass covering the "trunk" that I will be leaving in place, don't want my gear being seen as i'll be in on a college campus.

Its a second gen Ford probe

port and speaking directions, i mean i think it can only back or else it'd be hitting right on the plastic piece.

and why is it better to face subs away from you?

04-19-2010, 10:07 AM
SUbs away from you is so the bass can reflect off the trunk lid and be louder.

04-19-2010, 01:06 PM
I am not sure if this is true, but it would seem it works better sub/port back because it allows more distance for the sound wave to build, I have noticed in most vehicles, actually, the farther back you can get the port/subs the lower and cleaner it sounds. This has to be why, but I have no data to show it for sure other than testing in vehicles I have personally done....