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    Icon14 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    Hello,

    This is my first post to CA.com.

    Here to learn, help and have fun in what sadly seems to be a slow hobby these days.



    So my question is: does anyone have experience building an enclosure for an SUV that utilizes 2x12's and 2x15's. I have my 15's in a box built to spec but i'd like to change the shape for those and be able to make room to add to 12's to get that mid-bass response.

    The 15's require 3ft cubed and the 12's I haven't decided on but I'm thinking MTX 9500's

    I will post up some pics of what im working with and a sketch after I figure out dimensions and placement.

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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    you use speakers for mid-bass.



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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    well what i mean is higher bass frequencies that the 15's don't hit very well. I also want that kick drum to knock hard and my crappy infinitys dont do it. and im not convinced that a great pair of components will do what I want




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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    Quote Originally Posted by sleazebagger View Post
    well what i mean is higher bass frequencies that the 15's don't hit very well. I also want that kick drum to knock hard and my crappy infinitys dont do it.
    oh dear 10'er ... you're going to need a flamesuit shortly talking like this.




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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    You have to understand the question you asked is one of the most common beginner questions in car audio. We have all heard it asked before but it still makes us all want to punch someone.




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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    Quote Originally Posted by Flastrongman View Post
    You have to understand the question you asked is one of the most common beginner questions in car audio. We have all heard it asked before but it still makes us all want to punch someone.
    This




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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    well please throw me a cyber **** punch and then explain what the best route to go is.

    thanks and "ouch"




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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    okay, you don't ever want to mix two different sub sizes together. You can get 15's to get punchy and 10's to get real low. It's a myth that they can't. If you're not happy with the sound of your 15's, you probably need a better box. You might be able to just do some tweaking with your crossover and if you have an EQ. A lot of cd players have built in eq's now so try messing with tuning everything first before you spend money on a new box. I have 2 12's that play down to 20hz with ease. Will do a 139db @25hz. But I also listen to a lot of metal so I like solid drum kicks too. They get surprisingly punchy for being tuned so low. You should tell us more about your subs, amp, and box so we can help.




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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    Im pushing 2 hcca's w/ a M.A. Audio HK 802sx 4400watt. The box was custom built for a silverado so I choped it in half and lined them up side by side facing the hatch. These subs are 11 years old and when installed they were installed to this box and from what I've read, have the right dimensions. 3 ft. cubed per side.

    I was planning on getting a pair of focal 165vr's for the front to get a better sound. Plus I was also looking at a EPIC-160 Bass Processor to have more signal control.

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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    Quote Originally Posted by sleazebagger View Post
    Im pushing 2 hcca's w/ a M.A. Audio HK 802sx 4400watt. The box was custom built for a silverado so I choped it in half and lined them up side by side facing the hatch. These subs are 11 years old and when installed they were installed to this box and from what I've read, have the right dimensions. 3 ft. cubed per side.

    I was planning on getting a pair of focal 165vr's for the front to get a better sound. Plus I was also looking at a EPIC-160 Bass Processor to have more signal control.

    thanks
    what's your electrical? That amp is a current hog.




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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    Okay, I'm the dummy now, I did not look at your sig. You have old HCCA's. Some of my favorite subs ever. The 802sx is a beast. This setup should be amazing for drums. I know those old HCCA's are fully capable, so try messing with tuning them a bit.




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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    Is that 3cu per side sealed or ported?




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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    per side and Its sloted/ported. Ill post a pick here in a min.

    And my electrical is a megatron under the hood with a PAC 200 relay and an Optima yellow top in the back with 2 4 gauge cables with 4 100 amp fuses.




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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    Quote Originally Posted by sleazebagger View Post
    per side and Its sloted/ported. Ill post a pick here in a min.

    And my electrical is a megatron under the hood with a PAC 200 relay and an Optima yellow top in the back with 2 4 gauge cables with 4 100 amp fuses.

    stock alt? no big 3? .... eeekk. Get those upgraded/done asap.




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    Re: 99 Ford explorer. 2x12's + 2 x 15's

    yeah... I know. I have a Brand new old school Alumapro 15 farar cap and a 200 amp alt that I need to install.




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