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    Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    I have an 98 GMC Sierra, and im looking to either getting 1 more 10'' w7 or buy a used 12'' xxx.. The box will sit on my back seat and be right behind the drivers seat.. Do i sub and port up or sub and port foward? or sub up and port to the side? or sub foward and port to the side? or sub forward and port up? or port foward and sub up?



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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    my fronty is subs up and port up, for right now until the new box gets built



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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    Whats the setup with the new box?



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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    Keep in mind the box needs to be secured so it can't kill you in a accident, setting boxes on seats is dangerous.

    Fire up, port up. Remove the seat and down fire to lead off the floor.



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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    I know man, i have to figure something out just incase **** goes down.

    Facing the subs to the floor seems like alot of restriction..

    Im guessing sub up port up is probably the best bet?



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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    Subs up port up
    subs up port side

    If you take backseat out and have a big box, the subs forward port up all the way across the rear of the enclosure, like this:




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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    ^ That would be awesome. Now why not subs up, port forward?



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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    Quote Originally Posted by boomzabit View Post
    ^ That would be awesome. Now why not subs up, port forward?
    Sound kind of gets absorbed by the seats coming out of the port. If that makes sense. It gets muffled, plus no solid loading wall.



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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    I see what your saying.. now look at keep_hope_alive's post. Does his statement hold any water? subs facing the floor? wouldnt that damping the sound big time?



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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    He is right. The floor is probably one of the best loading surfaces based on the fact that it's very solid. Think about flexing. Your floor is going to flex the least.

    With that being said, most setups where anything facing the floor that I have seen have been strictly SPL.



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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    Down firing is not just for SPL. If done correctly, DF can sound as good or better than non-loaded setups. Proper front loading a speaker improves linearity. If the box is not built high enough off the floor however, a quasi-bandpass effect can occur and output will be peaky.



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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    Quote Originally Posted by audioholic View Post
    Down firing is not just for SPL. If done correctly, DF can sound as good or better than non-loaded setups. Proper front loading a speaker improves linearity. If the box is not built high enough off the floor however, a quasi-bandpass effect can occur and output will be peaky.
    I've been wanting to do a down firing enclosure for the longest time now, and you've pretty much sealed the deal for me. Would it be better for it to fire directly at the floor, or would it be better for it to fire directly at a piece of MDF?



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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    I have my sub firing up and the port about 4" from the pass side wall to load off of.
    Works very well and is about 1db(.8) louder vs port and sub up.



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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    Quote Originally Posted by Buck View Post
    He is right. The floor is probably one of the best loading surfaces based on the fact that it's very solid. Think about flexing. Your floor is going to flex the least.

    With that being said, most setups where anything facing the floor that I have seen have been strictly SPL.
    I had a 12w7 in a 3 cube box 38hz tuned box downfiring in my sonoma on only 500 watts.

    I did this a temp install but found it really helped lower the tuning ( I assume by loading the sub and the port about 3.5 inches from the floor.)

    I loved that setup and I wish I never sold the sub.



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    Re: Ext Cab Truck. Which to fire sub and port?

    Sub and and port to the side works great from what I've seen in ext cab trucks...I'll be trying it in my 4-door shortly.



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