Vehicle : 2001 Volvo s80
Location in the vehicle: Trunk (Possibly forward facing?)
Space available (Depth x Width x Height): 14.5"D x 39"W x 16"H (All measurements are MAX)
Subwoofer make and model: TC Sounds (TC-5200)<- Link to info
Subwoofer Size: 15"
Number of Subwoofers: 1
Type of Port (Kerfed, Slot, Aero, etc.): Slot (Will do Aero if needed)
What type of music do you like?: Dubstep, Electro, Classic rock, and Rap(for lows don't care for the music).
Is your goal SPL or Everyday Music?: Im looking for an in between, I love SPL but need definition between the sounds. So more like an SQL setup.
Tuning Freq (Hz): 28-32Hz is what I have been recommended for this sub. Although I am very open to opinions.
Volume: 4 Cubic Ft
Amp: Mmats 3500.05 at .3 or .6 ohms. (Input needed as well, adding 30% resistance for nominal would leave me at .4 or .8)
Questions: I have a few dilemmas with this build for the following reasons:
1a. The max depth I have to work with is 14.5", after accounting for the 1.5" of MDF, im left with 13" of mounting depth for the sub. The TC 5200 has a mounting depth of 11.5", leaving only 1.5" of clearance behind the sub. Would there be cooling issues with the sub because of this?
1b. Would adding a sheet of MDF to the front of the box where the sub is being mounted fix/help with the issue by adding .75" for a total of 2.25" of clearance?
2. Does anyone have any input on the tuning of the box?.. I have no experience with these drivers, I was recommended this range for tuning. TC recommends 21-34hz tuning.
3. I have built 5 boxes in the past, all slot ports, tuned 32-40. Because of my depth restriction I may have to do an aero port this time, any reason I should opt away from aero ports?
4. Also I have been having a hard time deciding whether I should aim the subs into the cab or not. If you have experience with both, what did you prefer?
Any input is very much appreciated, thanks in advance.