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    new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    Hi just want to introduce myself . My name is tom I'm from Chicago . I just recently decided to put some subs in my ford econoline passenger van . I have a 12 in Jl w7. I plan on manking a custom fiberglass box. Ibhavent decided on an amp yet . I've been out the car audio game since high school . I was wondering what are some good brands of amps ? Are kicker and jbl, elemental design, hifonics still good quality amps? I can get a matching Jl 1200.1 amp but don't really want to shell out the cash .the subwoofer put a dent in my wallet . Also what would be a good place to mount my subwoofer? Front of van ? Back of van ? I would appreciate any tips or input . Thanks







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    Re: new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    Audioque 1200.1 would be my choice. Put the sub in the back of the van.






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    Re: new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    ut it in the back facing the front or back?




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    Re: new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    Thanks.for the quick reply . Ibappreciate it.




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    Re: new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    No prob. I'm assuming the box will be ported?? If so, port facing the back for sure.






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    Re: new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    Not sure yet if it will be ported. I wanna go with a stealth install and hide the sub amp under the back seat . Might not have enough space for a ported box. I was thinking a fiberglass box would be best so that incantation get the airspace the sub needs without the big box. Have you ever experimented with a ported fiberglass enclosure ? I'm a big DIY type of guy I'm always open to experiments




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    Re: new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    I live in a bad area so a stealth install is a must . I park in a garage but I still don't want them in the back all in the open




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    Re: new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    Oh man, wish you would have come here before the sub purchase. That is a really good sub, but overpriced, and I think you would have been happier with more cone area like 2 15's with that much space in that van. What's your budget for the amp?



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    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
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    Re: new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    It seems people are having luck sidefiring their ports as well. I did it in a hatchback and have seen it done in other hatchbacks/SUV's/vans and it seems to play well. I feel that you should go ported due to the size of your van and the need for output.



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    Re: new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    350 ish on the amp but I will jump on a deal if its a little mote. The sub was free basicly insurance claim replaced my little.brothers sounds that got ripped off . They didn't cover the Amp though since he didn't save the receipt .




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    Re: new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    I'm still open to.trading for.some.twelves or 15 s but I'm really only looking for type x/ r or idmax

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    Or selling the w7 and buying two

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    The main thing I'm.going for is stealth




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    Re: new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    Stealth won't yield much output in the big of a van my friend :/






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    Re: new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    You could build a 4th order though. You could have it designed so that you never see the sub, you will just see the box.



    Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
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    Re: new to forum . ford econolibe install questions

    ive seen a couple w7's in 6th orders that would do very well, but it wont be a fiberglass box, and it will be big,

    on the good side though you wont see the woofer at all, so if you do it right it will just look like a box...



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