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    Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    Ive never played with 8"s until now and in the past have always used a plain ol' ported box for all my installs but this time, if I have the room, would like to go with something to help these woofers perform.

    The drivers will be hooked to a 1500w amp and will be behind the back seat of my ram. Can face the subs up or forward, same with the port. This is for SQ however I would still like for them to play pretty low if possible. I listen to alot of different music (not much rock).

    My current box is 36" wide 14" tall and 12" deep. It was for a RE SX 12". I have a little more wiggle room, mostly width. If I go taller with the box I would not be able to go as deep because of he way the seat slants backwards.

    If a plain jane ported box is good enough, I can build and design my own however if a box such as a 4th order were better and I have the room for that, I would be willing to pay someone to design that.

    Guess Im just looking for opinions on this since I have no experience with any other box designs.

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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    What vehicle?



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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    In the sig sir. 2007 dodge ram 2500 mega cab.

    I was going to PM you this link since we talked last night haha



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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    I could also get a smaller amp if needed. I know box size will be relevant to power handling.



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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    give them 1.5-1.7 with a single 4'' aero.

    we had a pair in 2 cubes with the single 4'' and it was doing 142 at 40hz in the back of a chevette.



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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    I think you would do alright in a ported box. I actually did a 4th order for 2 8"s in my F150 ext cab, wasn't anything terribly desirable.



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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    Which ways are your sub and port firing currently?



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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    Both sub and port forward. Basically into the read of the seat but there was room for movement.



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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    im interested in these subs for my mustang. not too big and will give out some new sound. have u heard these before? how do they compare to the sx u had if so?




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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    I have never heard these so I can't compare the two. Sorry man.



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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    Have you thought of doing subs and port up, or subs up and port to the side?



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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    subs up port to the side may be the easiest to do. should also yield some killer results.



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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    Trucks are really finicky. I really wouldn't recommend a transmission line, chambered t-line, or any variant of a rear loading horn. Esp. with the SA8's. These subs, in your application, will probably do best with a "standard" old boring ported box.

    Subs up port to the side is a good place to start. Stay away from facing subs/port either forward or back. Only luck I've had with that configuration is for a burp box, subs forward port up.



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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    I thought about subs up and can do that now with the 8"s. No way I could have done it with my 12".



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    Re: Box to get the most out of 2 SA8's

    I would do subs up or forward, port sideways. That's what's been the loudest in my car, anyway.



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