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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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    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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    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.




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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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