Sealed or ported woofer box?

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I have a 91 Dodge Stealth. The trunk in only 9 inches high. With the spare tire take out i get alot more room. But I dont' wanna take it out. People are saying ported boxes are better than sealed boxes. But they take up more room. I have 2 12inch Rockford HX2's. I found a sealed box for $70. It will fit perfectly with keeping the spare. I can keep the spare too. But my friend is saying ported are louder but take up more room and I would need to get it customized. So it would cost more money. What should I do? How much louder are ported boxes than sealed boxes?

 
Id say 1 12 ported is almost as loud as 2 12s sealed, given the same power. With a sealed box (acoustic suspension) you get tight well defined bass and a nice flat frequency response. A ported box(bass reflex) will play much lower and louder with less distortion at lower frequencies. I think 12s sound better in a ported enclosure. That just my opinion. It depends on the music.

 
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