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Bass911
08-21-2012, 09:26 PM
This was suppose to be a raw box because it's a temp setup, but I decided to cover it anyway. The subs were so cheap I wanted to experiment with them. This box is 12cu ft tuned around 30hz after all displacements. It has 6 4" pvc ports. This is a simple build with no fancy bracing, but my box does not flex. This box has been installed for about 3 months so far. Subs are being pushed by a Brz2400.1d.

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2082.jpg

Ports are held in by Liquid Nails, no screws
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2083.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2084.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2085.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2087.jpg

Bass911
08-21-2012, 09:39 PM
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2088.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2090.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2094.jpg

2x4s for bracing, but they are really 1.5x3.5 for anyone that plan on using these.
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2095.jpg

Liquid Nails and screws to hold them while glue sets.
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2096.jpg

Bass911
08-21-2012, 09:53 PM
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2098.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2099.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2092.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2102.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2103.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2108.jpg

Bass911
08-21-2012, 10:04 PM
Covering it with Vinyl
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2107.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2112-1.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2111-1.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2115.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2109-1.jpg

Bad pic, but the vinyl is smoothed out and tight to the box
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2116.jpg

Bass911
08-21-2012, 10:11 PM
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2117.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2118.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2119.jpg

Bass911
08-21-2012, 10:18 PM
A few interior pics that shows some bracing but not all of it
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2134.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2133.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2132.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2128.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2136.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2123.jpg

slvrado28z
08-21-2012, 10:35 PM
nice box...do u have any port noise cause didnt use aeros?

Bass911
08-21-2012, 10:36 PM
All Done. I think it turned out ok.
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2124.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2125.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/100_2126.jpg

In my Tahoe that was stolen. I never got my seats redone that they tore up.
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/2012-07-03170538.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/2012-07-03170657.jpg

These sound better than I expected. They play pretty flat, and they hit the high and low low bass. I've pushed them pretty hard and haven't smelled any coil yet. These are not my dream subs. I just needed something to hold me over until I got something better.
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/2012-07-03171206.jpg

DoesDad
08-21-2012, 10:42 PM
Nice! Looks good. You going to meter it at all just for the Hell of it?

Bass911
08-21-2012, 10:48 PM
nice box...do u have any port noise cause didnt use aeros?

I can't really tell because the bass makes the interior rattle so much. I'm too lazy to deaden the truck, but I will eventually. I don't think there is any port noise. I would have used aeros but I didn't really care much about this build. That 10 foot thin walled pvc is only about $10. I don't think aeros would be a night and day difference. I will use them when I get some subs I love.

Bass911
08-21-2012, 10:51 PM
Nice! Looks good. You going to meter it at all just for the Hell of it?

If I find a local show, I will meter it.

Bass911
08-21-2012, 10:53 PM
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/2012-07-03170433.jpg

82 cutlass
08-24-2012, 01:37 AM
Good work man...looks good !

Phoenix Risen
08-24-2012, 01:58 AM
box looks good, but it looks like the aeros are choked off being so close the the back...

Bass911
08-24-2012, 03:20 AM
Good work man...looks good !

Thanks

Bass911
08-24-2012, 03:24 AM
box looks good, but it looks like the aeros are choked off being so close the the back...

It is not that close to the back. I just did that for picture taking purposes. Right now it is pushed forward about 5-6 inches from what you see in the pics.

CAT MAN
08-24-2012, 03:32 AM
thats awesome man

The_Grimy_One
08-24-2012, 03:33 AM
Schit, for a temp box thats super clean! I bet it still bangs!
And that vinyl wrap is A+

Phoenix Risen
08-24-2012, 08:43 AM
It is not that close to the back. I just did that for picture taking purposes. Right now it is pushed forward about 5-6 inches from what you see in the pics.

ok, the work looks awesome though, i wont lie, im a bit jelly.

focused313
08-25-2012, 02:43 PM
i want to thank you for showing me how to properly wrap a box in vinyl!!!!

I'm going to start with a new enclosure with the subs firing up and the box to the back.

Bass911
08-25-2012, 11:19 PM
i want to thank you for showing me how to properly wrap a box in vinyl!!!!

I'm going to start with a new enclosure with the subs firing up and the box to the back.

I know I didn't put this in the build, but you will need to sand the rough edges before you wrap it with a sander like in the pics. I use 40 grit and sometimes 60 grit to start. 100-150 grit is the highest you should need. Keep running your fingers over the edges and seams to make sure it is smooth after sanding. Then you need clean up all loose sawdust or the imperfections will show through the vinyl. Depending on the box you're covering you may or may not need a staple gun like in the pic.
http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/20120825_193837.jpg

http://i425.photobucket.com/albums/pp337/jirving88/20120825_193948.jpg

Bass911
08-25-2012, 11:34 PM
i want to thank you for showing me how to properly wrap a box in vinyl!!!!

I'm going to start with a new enclosure with the subs firing up and the box to the back.

I also use 3M 77 spray glue and when I feel a need for extra hold, I use 3M 90. The 90 is good for wrapping around corners, edges, and raised lettering. Do not use the 3M 80 Vinyl glue!:thumbdwn: You can use the 80 but it takes longer and I don't like the way it cures.

hispls
08-25-2012, 11:45 PM
It's always the guys with cheap subs that can build sick looking boxes like this. I have my dream subs and can't build a pretty box to save my life.

pro-rabbit
08-26-2012, 12:16 PM
Looks good.

Only suggestion I would have made would have been to use less ports and go up to 6" and maybe rounded them off(several ways to go about that part). Other then that, looks good.

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It's always the guys with cheap subs that can build sick looking boxes like this. I have my dream subs and can't build a pretty box to save my life.

Pretty is easy..making it work while looking pretty. Not always as easy.

BoomBoxStereo
09-05-2012, 11:36 AM
Looks good.

Only suggestion I would have made would have been to use less ports and go up to 6" and maybe rounded them off(several ways to go about that part). Other then that, looks good.

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Pretty is easy..making it work while looking pretty. Not always as easy.

how many ports would you have put?