I used to have my slot ported type R's facing the trunk until I got my USX800D. It just seems like the subs sound better and hit harder facing the driver. (as long as the seat is down) Plus it just eliminated all my TRUNK rattles. I'm gonna stick with my subs facing this way cause i've spent so much time sound deadoning and now it doesnt make any other sound but sweet bass. Anyway if somebody could explain why my subs sound better facing me I would like to know. I have them all the way in the back of the trunk it sounds the best in the far rear. I swear a lot of people I've talked to say that facing the rear of the trunk they sound better and put out more SPL. Could my sound be worse facing the back of the trunk beacause air escapes from the lid. My stupid stripping is seperating because of extended bass listening at high levels. Could air escaping be the reason for this?