ya i've tried that stuff...i got different results with different boxes... some sound good faces front windows up and some with them down...then others with it facin back and windows up and other with windows up...but this was mostly talkin about cars with trunks...i want to know what would be good for a hatchback...(93 talon)
I agree with Chad,.. i have basically the same car as you (94 eclipse) and my sub gets loudest with the sub facing up and port back and it gets loudest that way, it can be heard from outside from a distance too.
whats the demension of your box....well i don't wanna steal your box or nothin just like the Height width and depth...u can keep your port demension secret...most the boxes i made for my car are 14.5 high and 31 wide and at least 21 depth....u think thats to big to have a port faceing back??like is there enough room for the air to get...and by back to u mean face the taillights or facing the back seats???
I got a 93 ford probe hatchback and tested several positions when installing it and found that in a sealed and ported box they were both louder facing the back from the seats and gets quite when you open the hatch, but loud as fu<k with it closed.
My box was built by the guy who owned my sub before me (i got it off ebay) i dont mind giving out the dimensions and port lengths lol.
But by doing some measurements i found out its got 1.7 cubic feet of airspace and tuned to 38 hz. my box measures 17 inches high, 16 inches wide and 14.5 inches deep. its for a single Cerwin vega 124.
Im not sure but im home audio its a good idea to have the port a few inches away from the wall on floor standing speakers, so if the box is RIGHT up against the back of the car i would make the box less deep so it can have a few inches of clearance but ask someone else to make sure. my trunk wont even close if i try to put the box up against the back so i cant tell you if it will still sound good.. but heres a pic of how i have my sub. the port is facing the tail lights
looks nice...i think my talon might have more room tho...i can fit a box thats 25 / 14.5/ 31 in my trunk...looks like your can only go about 5 more inches....but have any of you guys ever heard a hatch back like that...i tried it once and it did sound good but i changed it the next day...
I had built a box for my kicker cvr 10 and put it in, both the sub and port were facing to the left of the car, people said it was louder then the cerwin..but it took up my whole trunk so i switched back. heres a vid of that http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcMSseUoTgs ...by the way, you hit 142dbs with kickers in your talon?
comp and box looks good man...i swear no b/s...i also did 142 with a different box on the back seat facing back....dual 4ohm subs wired at 4 ohms ran off a thunder 81000d playin "watch your back" by big locote .. if i can go back outta town when the snow clears i'll put that box back in and take a video...and ya on the new tl all sealed up...no kinda electrical upgrades and my amp ran on 4 gauge...(needs 0 gauge)