Hey guys, I was wondering what the range of price goes for when asking a box builder to make a 2 cuft tuned to 33Hz and 30-40 sq in of port area? I live in santa cruz california and a guy that used to work in a car audio shop does work at his own garage now. He's asking for $200 for that ported box wrapped in vinyl, or $250 for a sealed enclosure that will fit in the tire well. Are these prices right?
$200 for a ported box wrapped in vinyl...that's a steal. I would charge around $300+ vinyl isn't cheap and it's a pain to work with. And $250 for a sealed box in the tire well...is that with a fiberglass bottom? Again very good deal.
The $250 for the enclosure would be a sealed fiberglass enclosure in the tire well, but using the wood on the top surface which will make it look very stock.
Which would you guys say is the better deal? This is going to be for my BTL 12" which just arrived today! It's heavy and damn sexy btw. It's only a standard but I'm using it as a daily street beater and will only turn it up when I feel like showing off, otherwise pretty low key. I'm most likely going with the ported box, but the idea of a sealed enclosure in the tire well will leave me with the original trunk space. What do you guys think?
The tire well enclosure would be made of fiberglass, it would be really difficult to port. I can't really imagine how that would work because the bottom of the tire well isn't completely flat, there are many curves and such.
Chad has two 15" btls. He shut off the ports in his prefab box to see how the btls would react, and he said they sounded horrible. Stay with a ported box man. And one other thing. I would rather spend $45 bucks than 200+ and learn how to build my own box. One other thing 200/45 = 4 TRIES! So its like saying you can make 4 boxes, your paying 1/4 of the price that guy is charging and you get experience. And honestly, I built my own subwoofer box w/o any experience, ask anyone in here if they have seen pictures of my box, I did pretty well for my first time and it is a huge BOX! Spend the 45 and do it yourself. Have fun and take your time.
I emailed the builder and he said can port the fiberglass enclosure but since it is in the tire well, there will need to be some sort of cover for the port otherwise stuff will drop through the port in to the enclosure. It would be $100 in materials alone for the ported fiberglass in tire well install. $250 for just the fiberglass enclosure exclusing grills or amp wiring.
Not that I know of, but I know there are a lot of Schwitz's in the Monroe area of WI. Why do you ask? Sorry it took so long to respond, don't check email everyday, and don't get off the Usaci forum or out of the garage much with finals two weeks away.
I actually live in West Bend about a half hour or so out of Milwaukee. I work at Kartunes in South Milwaukee. Not sure if I'm your friends cousin, but if there is anything I can do for you let me know.