Hoping to make this easy with the poll, but add opinions if you feel so inclined.
Here's the situation. I currently have a JL 12W7 in a big ported box that weighs a metric poop ton. It's installed in the trunk of my 2010 Chevy Malibu, which has sport springs installed (1.25" lower). I've recently picked up a new hobby involving motorcycles and decided to install a hitch to pull around a small trailer. You see where this is going?? No, not well thought out. Goes without saying. I've already dinged the hitch a few times going in and out of parking lots, and all that weight directly over the rear suspension does not help at all.
Anyway, trying to reduce weight in the back so it doesn't sag even further when the trailer is hooked up. The W7 and custom box weights 90+ lbs. I've been wanting to trade out the ported 7 for awhile now anyway, I don't need all that bottom end. I'm a rock guy. So I feel that a 10" sealed sub would not only save some weight, but would suit my taste. A 10W6 and a .75 sealed box weighs in at 37 lbs. I've always wanted to try out an IDMAX also, so thought of going that route as well. The amp would be a JL 500/1.
What do you think?