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    Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    I've been contemplating removing my rear seat and doing a single 18 or a couple 15's ported in place of it. They would most likely be firing forward at the rear of my front seats. I have heard a couple installs similar to this in the past and they have been nice and loud.

    I'm looking for pictures of installs like this or perhaps opinions from those who have done something similar. My car is a 2001 Acura CL type S, a coupe obviously. I do not want to run a full wall, as I have had them in the past and want my rear vision.

    Thanks to anyone who can help.







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    Re: Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    In my car, sub and port forward is not as loud as sub back, port back.

    But you could try it.



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    Re: Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    Quote Originally Posted by kicker06 View Post
    In my car, sub and port forward is not as loud as sub back, port back.

    But you could try it.
    I'm not talking about trunked setups. I fail to see how a half wall could fire back. Did you read my post?




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    Re: Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    Quote Originally Posted by uhoh45 View Post
    There's not too many other ways it could be constructed, but thanks.




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    Re: Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    I had one in my '98 Buick Century, and could never get it louder than when the 18 was in the trunk...

    It was deffinitly not worth losing the back seat.




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    Re: Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    I'm not concerned with the meter. I don't want the very rear portion of my car weighed down and I don't want ghetto trunk rattle which will be there no matter how much I deaden it.

    The last setup like this I heard was a 13w7 in a mustang convertible and it blurred my vision pretty well.




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    Re: Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    I'm also starting a major project like this with a 92 Firebird convertible. Definitely need feedback and guidance. Let's get together and discuss it.




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    Re: Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    Unexpected bump....does anybody have any input that might not have seen this thread before? Thanks.




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    Re: Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    Hey John,

    Just to get the ball rolling on this discussion, I'll tell you how I plan to try mine at least for the first try version.

    I'm putting two tens and one eight on my wall, facing forward. In order to keep it simple and cheap and not time consuming and labor intensive, I plan to buy boxes on eBay for each woofer, and simply tack them to the back of the wall.

    Unfortunately most ported boxes are ported in the same direction as the woofer faces. I'm quite sure that a port facing forward will have very little benefit. In my experiences, ports and preferably woofers must be facing something off which to reflect. Following this logic, a woofer facing the front is a sub-optimal configuration if housed in a simple box. I want to do this wall thing regardless for cosmetic reasons, and I will already have two twelves in the trunk. But as far as ports go, I would prefer to install them because I do like ported boxes. And they should certainly face downard I would say. However, porting a sealed box apparently requires quite a bit of science. I don't want to screw up the port job and end up with what I have heard called 'a leaky sealed box', or one with 'port noise'.

    On another note, this whole wall thing with woofers facing the driver is getting popular as you mentioned. I went to a local car show here in Orlando and a number of vehicles had this configuration. Back then I was unfortunately not planning to do this, and did not get any information from the guys who did it. I would imagine however that the results must be strong as you mentioned, otherwise people wouldn't be doing it. But in order for it to be successful, I do think that a complicated all encompassing enclosure that basically turns the 2nd to last 1/4 of the vehicle into a speaker box is necessary. Oy, I'm just not up for that I don't think. Maybe on the 2nd try. I want to try my simple version first. Hopefully 2 twelves in the trunk, 2 tens and 1 eight on the simple wall will be enough to satisfy the first time. I just don't have $1000 to throw at the local shop to design some kind of super custom scientific box for my vehicle right now.

    Well, that's where I'm at thus far. Right now I'm going to go out to the local auto parts store and stand around for a whole fvcking afternoon so I can get a couple of bolts to put my front seats back in (car is gutted, has been sound deadened extensively) and see where exactly this wall will fit into the vehicle in relation to the front seats fully reclined.




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    Re: Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    Don't do it.

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    Re: Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    Don't do what?

    I'm already putting a wall up just because I have so many electronics, that the back seats have to come out no matter what. I have a WinXP PC, two amps, two caps, distribution, and crossover, and two 6x9's. They're all going on the wall. Then once it was determined that the back seats must come out, I figured I might as well add a few more woofers since I have a few extra amps.

    So again, don't do what?




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    Re: Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    69's in the WALL YO.



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    Re: Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    Quote Originally Posted by Camineet View Post
    Don't do what?

    I'm already putting a wall up just because I have so many electronics, that the back seats have to come out no matter what. I have a WinXP PC, two amps, two caps, distribution, and crossover, and two 6x9's. They're all going on the wall. Then once it was determined that the back seats must come out, I figured I might as well add a few more woofers since I have a few extra amps.

    So again, don't do what?
    how many different sub sizes are you using? and let me guess..they are all going in a common chamber arent they




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    Re: Anyone have a half wall/back seat install?

    1. I wasn't talking to you.
    2. I was talking to the OP.
    3. Still, don't do it.
    4. Yeah.

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