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Sgt. Spuds
02-23-2013, 10:59 AM
I need help with my box for this truck. Being my first SUV I am kind of clueless as to what to shoot for. I had these subs in a 2004 SLS with a very small ( for these subs, used every inch of the Caddys trunk though ) ported box. I am now the owner of a NBS Escalade and want to remove the third row and actually build a box big enough for these speakers

Vehicle : 2003 Cadillac Escalade
Location in the vehicle: Where 3rd row was
Space available (Length x Width x Height): I will get these later in the day. I am thinking around 48x36x24, but I could be way off.
Subwoofer make and model: Sundown SA-15
Subwoofer Size: 15
Number of Subwoofers: 2
Type of Port (Kerfed, Slot, Aero, etc.): Thinking Slot, I have never built my own box, and want to keep it simple.
What type of music do you like?: I use my subs mainly for Rap music, Jeezy, Lil Wayne, ect, but I do commonly listen to classic rock, and heavy metal. I usually just turn the subs down a lot for these types of music
Is your goal SPL or Everyday Music?: Everyday bang'n, rolling around town shakin windows and what not, I never compete
Tuning Freq (Hz): I am guessing around 32 HZ
Volume : 7-8 cubes

I am lost as to where to face the subs, and where to face the port, as well as to share air space or not, I have shared air space now.

I really, REALLY, love getting low, and want to move some air/shirts/*******.... I would be willing to pay for a cut sheet, but if anyone has built a similar box and has their cut sheet available, that would be awesome as well.

Sgt. Spuds
02-25-2013, 08:48 AM
Any help guys? Thanks in advance!

s3th
02-25-2013, 08:56 AM
I am not a box builder but, normally with subs of that size, I would imagine you'd have them facing the cieling of the car, since it's not a wall configuration, and have the ports facing the trunk. The ports facing the trunk will provide a lower, and louder sound because the air has to travel further, thus being noticablly louder to the ear, than a cab facing port. Now what kind of port length, and the type of port you would need is a question for someone else :].

DoesDad
02-25-2013, 08:59 AM
Little early but I'm sure they'll wake up here soon. There's a lot of good box builders on here that will definitely be able to give you a nice set of plans for cheap. Pro-rabbit who is a moderator on here is out of Oklahoma City. I'm sure he'd be pretty reasonable on a cut sheet and OK isn't too far for shipping either. Just a suggestion, as there's a lot of builders on here and even if I tried to name them all I'd leave someone out. Lol!

bmk6795
02-25-2013, 10:07 AM
Buck ; double 07 ;

Sgt. Spuds
02-25-2013, 11:57 AM
I found a guy who has the shop and tools for the job, willing to build and design for basically free, or just build if I bring a cut sheet, he's a distant co-worker... He's running two 15 inch Orions hcca's in his expedition, and built the box for them. All I have to do is buy the wood and carpet, and drive an hour to his place.

I just need to figure out how I want everything by the third.

I am going port rear facing, for sure, but don't know where to face the subs. I would like them to face the rear as well, and thats what the builder suggested, due to my dog... As weird as it sounds I leave her in the truck from time to time and she likes to hop around from seat to seat, and I'd hate her to put a paw through a 400 dollar speaker ( shes 90lbs ) . Will I gain/lose anything by facing the subs to the rear of the hatch, vs upwards firing?

SMS
02-25-2013, 12:08 PM
your best bet, by far, is to contact dc creations or davetheboxguy and have them design it. they will give you a detailed print.
im sure they have worked with installs in your vehicle and sa15 are common