View Full Version : How do you fit an 18" in a Kia???

03-09-2012, 03:29 AM
Well, this is a good start.


03-09-2012, 03:41 AM
and if the door fell?....

03-09-2012, 03:42 AM
more pics

Bettr n' Revrse
03-09-2012, 04:07 AM
Shes not gunna fit captain!

03-09-2012, 05:14 AM
Well, this build consists of a DD3500E (recently reconed to an 18D2) an a MA Audio HK602SX.

Its a removable/bolt-in port wall built outside the vehicle. One key problem w/ this build was the fuel pump. Its designed to be serviced from under the back seat, so the build had to be some-what removable so that in case the pump needs service, some one can get to the panel below the rear seat to work on it.

Well, removing the door to get the box in and out is part of this...lol.
Did a test fit tonite, left the bay about 1AM.

The ports are removable/changeable.

Here is a pic of the 'shell'
The second layer was not yet placed on the top (pic actually shows the bottom of the box)


5/8" threaded rod bracing and bolt-in vents.

1.5" thick MDF all around.

03-09-2012, 05:49 AM
^**** imma have to fight a 15 in my small trunk. Lookin good though

03-09-2012, 06:13 AM
Looking good.LOL, that car may fall apart slowly..Id like to be there just to see that car flex!!Maybe a video in the near future?? Box looks great man,and heeeeeeavy!! What are you tuning too??Curious,Ive always liked ti try to get @32hz.Nice

03-09-2012, 07:27 AM
Thats just going in the back seat, right?

03-09-2012, 06:21 PM
Thats just going in the back seat, right?

No, the seat is coming out and it will be mounted and trimmed out. Likely a pair of DD 6.5VO's and B2's in the trim above the box.

03-09-2012, 06:28 PM
lol, I fit an 18 in my little Hyundai and it's a hatchback not a 4 door...had to remove the rear seats and ALL the plastic panels from the hatch area to get it in, then replace them in a specific order, but it fits (tight like a good woman).

03-09-2012, 06:30 PM
You are the man Cannan. I want to hear it when it's finished, bet it gets NASTY!

03-09-2012, 06:51 PM
So is there going to be any air flow? Or just a loud arse truck? Incredible feat regardless!

03-09-2012, 07:03 PM
and why?

03-09-2012, 07:06 PM
and why?

why not???

03-09-2012, 09:01 PM
moar pics!

03-09-2012, 09:09 PM
why not we put 2 havoc's 18's in a 94 civic

04-28-2012, 02:59 AM
Ok...long time, no update.

This is a slow-going build. I just do what I can when I get the time after work and between builds for customers.
The guy that owns this vehicle is my box-build helper. He comes in after hours and helps me build boxes for customers. I'm currently building this vehicle as a semi-shop-demo.

So. Things have been VERY slow going w/ this build, but here are a few pics.

Here is a little SPL test on the TL before trimming out the wall.


Yes, that is at 35hz. Its a fun little daily driver.
And that is w/ the daily port bolted in. The tuning can be changed for SPL competition.



Much more to come.
This is still a work in progress.

04-30-2012, 01:49 AM
looks good