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    New guy looking for subs

    whats up everybody im thinking about buying a 1990 impala to play around with and i was told that i would only have room for four 12' or two 15's. i really dont have a set budget yet but i dont want to pay a fortune for the subs and amp(s)

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    Re: New guy looking for subs

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    whats up everybody im thinking about buying a 1990 impala to play around with and i was told that i would only have room for four 12' or two 15's. i really dont have a set budget yet but i dont want to pay a fortune for the subs and amp(s)

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    You can run all the subs you want, but if you don't have the amplifier to power them all, then you are just taking up space in the trunk. Considering that you obviously have no real experience in the car audio field, my suggestion to you would be to first consider how much power you plan on running. The alternator; big three; and battery upgrades should be in your distant future.




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    Re: New guy looking for subs

    well actually i had a few setups but nothing really major and im aware of the alternator and the power upgrades




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    Re: New guy looking for subs

    What kind of budget? tell us more about the past systems.........




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    Re: New guy looking for subs

    3k for subs and amps.. i had four 12w6's with two jl 1000's but i was stolen then i got a deal on two 12 w7's with a zx 2500...i sold that and bought six old 15 w6's with no amp and now im currently pending a sale for those, but since i found me a lil project car to play around with i dont know what i want in it...i manage to take a pic of the trunk to show you guys what i have to work with




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    Re: New guy looking for subs

    get a couple of DD 9512g's and a DD Z1a...if you want to beat the block down....




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    Quote Originally Posted by Louisiana_CRX View Post
    get a couple of DD 9512g's and a DD Z1a...if you want to beat the block down....
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    Re: New guy looking for subs

    will two 15's fit? if so i thought about the RE XXX's




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    Re: New guy looking for subs

    Quote Originally Posted by Lschevelle View Post
    will two 15's fit? if so i thought about the RE XXX's
    not ported properly....the system I said would do the most for you for the money....




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    Re: New guy looking for subs

    how much space does a 15 require?




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    Re: New guy looking for subs

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    how much space does a 15 require?
    Theres no definite answer for that. Depends on what sub your running, ported vs sealed, and whether or not you want it to sound right:P The RE XXX in a ported enclosure requires a huge amount of space, looking at your trunk you'd be able to properly fit on 15 most likely. Two in a ported box you'd have to pull the backseats and build the box in the trunk and back seat area.




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    Re: New guy looking for subs

    i going with sql setup for this lil project. i thought about doing four 13w6's in a fiberglassed enclosure i only considered jl this time because the subs does not require a lot of space..how will the XXX's work sealed




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    Re: New guy looking for subs

    Really, if you're looking for SQ, the XXXs aren't a sound investment. I've never actually heard a XXX honestly, so take this with a grain of salt, but what ive been told is that while its incredible bass, its not nearly as clean as you'd get with JL products. If you want SQ and it's coming down to RE or JL, do the W6s. And if that whats it comes down to, W7s are the better choice, even with their prices the W7s are still cheaper than the XXX.

    But to answer your question, XXX 15" needs ~2.1ft^3 a piece. Less is possible, but the more air they have the better they sound. Sealed is definitely manageable space wise, but if your paying that much for bass that big, I couldn't imagine not doing ported to get all you can out of them. Just my two cents...




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    Re: New guy looking for subs

    oh ok...i had the thought of jl because the dont require large amounts of space and i probably will be able to go with 4 13w6's in a fiberglassed box...i will not be able to go straight across be cause the trunk start to slant close to the back i think its like 14 inches high back there if im not mistaken i will post a pic of a similar idea if i can find one. any downsides to an enclosure like this?




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    Re: New guy looking for subs

    Drop 4 12" Mag v4's in that trunk and you will not only blow your own ears off that peanut head but everyone elses too.



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