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    Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    I have always had rear-facing subs AND ports in my boxes (no comps, just daily street-beating). I tried my box today facing up (port up too, unfortunately), and it sounded like total ***! I mean it was probably half the output, and when the sub got to the point of overexcursion, I heard it LOUD and CLEAR! I mean it was terrible. I pulled over in a lot (I couldn't even wait 'til I got home), and turned it back toward the rear. It POUNDS!

    Just so you know, I've got a 18" XXX in a chevy suburban, but I'm gonna sell it and do two treo ssx 15's, and build a new box. My question is this: Will the ports facing the rear make that much of a difference? I can't pay for two boxes, so it's gotta be right the first time. Will subs up, port back bang harder than everything rear-facing?







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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    Hmm...did you play with how close you put the port to the rear of the car?




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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    i have a box for four twelves, subf forward and ports forward, worked best for me





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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeepintn View Post
    i have a box for four twelves, subf forward and ports forward, worked best for me

    Have you ever turned it around? Do you have a suv?




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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    Quote Originally Posted by kowboy View Post
    Have you ever turned it around? Do you have a suv?
    yes, i have a jeep grand cherokee, and i turned it around, and it may be because the size of my bos is so large, but i had much much less output with it rearwards than i did frontwards





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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    Quote Originally Posted by jeepintn View Post
    yes, i have a jeep grand cherokee, and i turned it around, and it may be because the size of my bos is so large, but i had much much less output with it rearwards than i did frontwards
    ****....one more thing to consider. I swear I wish I was a box-building guru, and could try several different ones, but I'm paying someone for this thing and **** gets expensive, y'know?




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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    Quote Originally Posted by kowboy View Post
    ****....one more thing to consider. I swear I wish I was a box-building guru, and could try several different ones, but I'm paying someone for this thing and **** gets expensive, y'know?
    yep. if the box is fairly large, just turn it forward like a wall and there will be no blockage, and u will be good to go





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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    Quote Originally Posted by kowboy View Post
    ****....one more thing to consider. I swear I wish I was a box-building guru, and could try several different ones, but I'm paying someone for this thing and **** gets expensive, y'know?
    **** mdf gets expensive.



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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

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    **** mdf gets expensive.

    yeah, i hear ya. But $20 is better than $200 each time!




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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    True dat!



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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    It really depends on the SUV. Some may like sub up port rear, sub up port up, etc. All you have to do is do the test. Everyone has different SUVs, so you can't really ask that kind of question. It's up to you, to determine which is louder to the EAR.


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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    Yeah depends on the vechicle but in most cases you really want to make them face towards the back. (subs back port back) Also I know how our 18s perform when they're facing up, they **** ***. Sound quality is so much better facing towards the rear. IMO



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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    my 18 was loudest with both sub and port facing back as close to the back hatch as you could get it in my old jeep cherokee



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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    I've got one of my 18" Destroyers in a Trailblazer for the time being, and sub & port back work great about 6inches from the rear hatch door...




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    Re: Subs up, Port back really the best for suv's?

    in my tahoe the best way was to face the port and sub back i turned them forward, and notice that the sound was lower.




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