I got tired of my ghetto trunk setup for my Alpine TypeR and Audiobahn A1000T. So after trying to get some inspiration looking at the custom setup threads, I started mine.
The Box was taking too much space, and it just looked bad.
I don't want to loose access to my spare, so this is the first stage of figuring out how big of a compartment I need to be able to still get to it
That box is the template of the amp inside a box with plexiglass on top. I want it to make it flush, but in the beginning I thought it would be too big, so this is what I came up with
Already with the compartment floor
There will be two compartments. This one will give full access to the spare, and will go up with two dampers on the sides. The spare tire hole has already been made bigger to allow the tire to be removed easily.
Opposite to the sub wall, this wall will be made to create symmetry, but will be another compartment so that I don't have to use the trunk net all the time.
I kinda help to keep some of the costs down since my family is in the wood business. Here's our factory/my after 5pm install shop
Progress (day 2)
Started to make the pieces out of 5/8" Ultralight MDF (the sub box will be 3/4)
Progress (day 3)
I am now trying to come up with the exact measurements for the sub box. I has to be 1cubic foot according to Alpines Specs. Does it matter if the back of the box is all weird asymmetrical walls? I won't be able to make a simple cube cause it's not enough space, so it will be a bunch of pieces of mdf glued together to make up the perfect amount of chamber space. (Ps. I don't wanna use fiberglass)
Do I have to dynamat the whole trunk? It's expensive and I haven't had rattling problems with this system since it's fairly conservative. I was told I can just use spray-on rubber, and it will have similar results.
Do I have to stuff the sub box with polyfill? I read that it helps with the sound quality for an uneven box like this one will be.
Will be amp overheat inside the box? Right now the assembly is hollow underneath the amp rack, and has some space for air flow around the amp, but no van blowing directly towards it.
Last one...What do you guys think?? Anything I should make differently?