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Box Build Log with Plexi -- Sean P

 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5449
Registered: Oct-05
Just got back from vacation and eager to start this build. Will be for Sean P and his DD 1515. Going to have black carpet with red port, red inside, and red outer ring that will go around the plexi. Should be fun. Here are the designs. I will have pictures up later tonight of some of the progress.

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Platinum Member
Username: Rovin

1 15 = 152.5 DBs ...Trinidad & T...

Post Number: 16118
Registered: Jul-05
looks good man ...
 

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Username: Skdooley

Roanoke, VA Usa

Post Number: 431
Registered: Oct-09
That's going to look really nice. Good design.
 

Platinum Member
Username: Glasswolf

Columbia, SC USA

Post Number: 12700
Registered: Dec-03
you could make that entire panel where the window is from clear lexan @ 1.00" thick, and it would look rally nice, too. Clear or tinted lexan. If you go with clear, you can mirror the inside of the enclosure, and light it with red cathode tubes. That'd look neat.

That also gives you the option of using an engraving tool to put something like the DD emblem into the lexan, so it catches the red back lighting where it's etched.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5450
Registered: Oct-05
Thanks fellas. It got too dark to take pics so I will take some tomorrow. And Glass, I have a local distributor who gets me super prices on acrylic plexi clear or tinted. So I prefer to use Plexi. Engraving costs alot locally from the prices I have gotten from distributors. If Sean is wanting to do the mirrors and red lights he can let me know I'm sure he will see this thread soon. Regardless it's going to be a fun and nice looking enclosure in the end.
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 22549
Registered: Jun-06
I'm all for plexi and lighted interiors lol!!!



Colors should match badazz.
 

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Username: Deanerjr

Post Number: 238
Registered: Feb-08
amazing, im actually interested in having a box built, how much would it run me if i were to ask you to build something for me somewhat like this?
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 22552
Registered: Jun-06
For what it's worth my plexi window was only 1/2" thick. My sub is an 18" FI Q. On 1000w my project has not failed me yet. That DD however, is a different story hahaha.




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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5454
Registered: Oct-05
haha Yeah Paul.

Steven,

For what sub?
 

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Username: Deanerjr

Post Number: 239
Registered: Feb-08
a 15in FI BL :D
 

Silver Member
Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 286
Registered: Jul-09
Ive thought about doing some lighting,but i think for now im just going to go with the design. (Since ive already changed my mind a 100 times! lol) Im sure somewhere down the road i will. Im very excited,i think its going to come out very nice!
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5456
Registered: Oct-05
It will. I am excited to work on it again. The whether is bad today so I am hoping it will clear up a bit. I am picking up the plexi on Monday
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5458
Registered: Oct-05
Steven ~

Shoot me an email DLaudiotech@gmail.com and I will get you a quote right away.
 

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Username: Deanerjr

Post Number: 242
Registered: Feb-08
haha already done, shot you the deimensions and 9 high res pics of the trunk man. :D
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5460
Registered: Oct-05
Thanks Steven, I'll take a look at it and respond in the morning. I gotta get to bed.

But got some work done on the box today. Weather was ugly though.

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5461
Registered: Oct-05
First coat of primer

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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22556
Registered: Jun-06
Nice so far!!
 

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Username: Deanerjr

Post Number: 243
Registered: Feb-08
haha, thanks man, and that work looks great so far! your amazing man :P
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 291
Registered: Jul-09
Looking good man!
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5465
Registered: Oct-05
Couple more pictures. The waiting for drying + re-coat time take up alot of time!

Port assembled
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3/4" round-over on the end of port.
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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 297
Registered: Jul-09
updates?
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5468
Registered: Oct-05
Yep. I got some work done today and got the plexi holes cut with the drill press. Was too late to snap some pics so there will be some up tomorrow.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5469
Registered: Oct-05
Tomorrow I am cutting the hole for the plexi. Box is coming along very nicely though.

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5470
Registered: Oct-05
The last picture is the Plexi.
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5471
Registered: Oct-05
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Username: Wingmanalive

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Post Number: 22605
Registered: Jun-06
Saweet!
 

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Username: Bloodforge

Post Number: 12
Registered: Mar-10
Really Clean
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5472
Registered: Oct-05
Thanks fellas
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 303
Registered: Jul-09
Looking good man! I might have another project on deck for you. Im going to be putting something in my Murano,but not sure exactly what yet. I was thinking about doin it myself,but i want it to look good!lol So I'll let you know. Thanks
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5474
Registered: Oct-05
lol No problem. I am hoping to get your box pretty much completed this weekend.
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5478
Registered: Oct-05
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Just about done needs roundovers, paint then plexi and carpet. It's a drag because the dry time for everything slows down the building process :/
 

Gold Member
Username: Kyle_lowe

Post Number: 1018
Registered: Apr-06
damn thats a nice looking box
what vehicle is this going in?
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5479
Registered: Oct-05
Thanks Kyle. It is going in a 04' Neon I believe.
 

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Username: Bloodforge

Post Number: 20
Registered: Mar-10
After looking thru these pics, damn nice work.
Can't wait for mine!
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5480
Registered: Oct-05
Right after this one is yours Richard.

Got some more work done, got the roundovers on the box done, including the round over on the port. Then put some final primer on the inside of the box.
Round over.
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Gold Member
Username: Loc_out

SoCal

Post Number: 3119
Registered: Feb-05
Bassman I like your work. Looks good like always.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5484
Registered: Oct-05
Thank you sir
 

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Username: Wolf_hound

Phoenix, AZ

Post Number: 1175
Registered: Sep-05
looks great good job so far.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5489
Registered: Oct-05
Got some more work done, the window is cut, done and primed and the plexi is all done and ready to go. I found out that the red paint I got looks more like pink when it dries, so I will have to go back to the hardware store and get a different color...



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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5490
Registered: Oct-05
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Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 99
Registered: Mar-10
it looks like you do really clean work, i might have to give you a try man.

if the price is right
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5491
Registered: Oct-05
I keep my prices pretty low Steve. I'm sure we could work something out for you.
 

Silver Member
Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 333
Registered: Jul-09
Looking good man! Doesnt look like you have much left to do on it.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5497
Registered: Oct-05
Nope. Everything is basically done. I 'm just waiting for this glue that I ordered to arrive then It will all go pretty quickly.
 

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Username: Quirky

San Antonio, Texas

Post Number: 407
Registered: Feb-07
Thats some amazing work!

What program did you use to draw up the design?
 

Silver Member
Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 340
Registered: Jul-09
Ok,cool man. Keep me posted
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5499
Registered: Oct-05
Ben ~ I use google sketchup to design it.

Here is one more picture. The adhesive I ordered came in today so im going to be getting the enclosure done today. Here is the window painted. More pictures to come later today when everything is done drying and such.

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Username: Kyle_lowe

Post Number: 1041
Registered: Apr-06
bump because i want to see the finished product
 

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Username: Sleste8

Shelbyville, MI United States

Post Number: 121
Registered: Mar-10
^x2
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5500
Registered: Oct-05
sorry guys been busy. Box is done now, but the only pics i have are some crappy ones i took at night. They are bad quality pics though. ill get some better pictures sometime this week for you guys.

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Username: Stubbs563

Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Post Number: 41
Registered: Feb-10
That box looks pretty sick. thumbs up!
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5501
Registered: Oct-05
Thank you
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 349
Registered: Jul-09
Looks really good man! You get the screws for the plexi worked out yet?
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5502
Registered: Oct-05
Yep I did
 

Bronze Member
Username: Bloodforge

Post Number: 39
Registered: Mar-10
haha you have no idea how happy I am to know you finished it up lol!

Srsly tho, it looks pretty sweet.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 353
Registered: Jul-09
^ lol You must be next in line?
 

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Username: Bloodforge

Post Number: 40
Registered: Mar-10
^ No clue what your talking about(sarcasm)

Yeah, haha sooner he starts sooner I can quit changing my mind, musta changed it up a million times so far.

It's all good tho, i would rather wait for a quality build, than pay some of the idiots in the area, for a quick build.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 354
Registered: Jul-09
I know exactly what you me man! I have those same idiots around here too. I was set on him building it,but i must have changed my mind on what i wanted a good 10 times. Looks like i made the right choice tho.
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5503
Registered: Oct-05
Just a note, it appears to be pink in the pictures rather than red (which is what it is)
 

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Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 5279
Registered: Mar-06
Good work.
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5523
Registered: Oct-05
Thanks fellas. Box is shipping out today. Here are some better pictures for you guys

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Username: Bloodforge

Post Number: 44
Registered: Mar-10
Clean, Very Clean
 

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Username: Cwruck

Post Number: 105
Registered: Feb-10
that is very nice man. how much did u charge him? i may even want a new box after seeing this!
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5524
Registered: Oct-05
I charged $250 shipped, but with the time and cost of shipping, it's safe to say I under-charged him.
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5525
Registered: Oct-05
Thanks Rich
 

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Username: Wingmanalive

Www.stainles... .ecrater.com

Post Number: 22745
Registered: Jun-06
Veddy nice work dude. As always highly recommended.
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5526
Registered: Oct-05
Thanks Paul
 

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Username: Rosrock

Post Number: 45
Registered: Mar-09
where do u live bassman?(wondering for pickup purposes)
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5527
Registered: Oct-05
Oregon.
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 405
Registered: Sep-09
very far away from ATL where he sent my box.
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5530
Registered: Oct-05
Check your email Sean, Box shipped out today 2 layers of bubble wrap, 4 layers on the plexi. 2 layers of cardboard as well

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 357
Registered: Jul-09
(Email replied) Looks good,nice packing job! Very excited,cant wait to get this all installed. Btw,what screws would you suggest for mounting the sub?
 

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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 411
Registered: Sep-09
hahaahhaha i love how his sh1t all ways comes in home depot boxes.
 

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Username: Bloodforge

Post Number: 46
Registered: Mar-10
looking forward to getting a package from home depot then in next couple of weeks! lol
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5534
Registered: Oct-05
haha, it's not an old home depot package or anything. They sell packaging materials and they have full size cardboard boxes in small, medium and large for very cheap.

And Rich, I will be starting on yours tomorrow.
 

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Username: 420pimp2

Post Number: 882
Registered: Jan-06
That box is to nice, it doesn't get any more professional than that...
 

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Username: Delsole

Post Number: 1465
Registered: Feb-05
Very Nice that came out excellent.
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5535
Registered: Oct-05
Thank you guys
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 361
Registered: Jul-09
Got the box today. I gotta say man,the picture does it no justice! Very nice,clean job! Truly a work of art! Thanks again dustin.

Now,as you know this box will take up the whole trunk. I dont wanna have to keep taking it out. So...what way do i want to face the port? Trunk or cabin? Usually i have my box at the back of the trunk facing the cabin,but those boxes are much,much smaller. Any thoughts guys?
 

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Username: Schinner

Post Number: 87
Registered: May-07
try both! really depends on a lot of things
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5538
Registered: Oct-05
Yea, I would try both and just experiment a little.

Thank you Sean! -- and I am happy it got to you safely
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 364
Registered: Jul-09
Your quite welcome!
I tried it both ways an as far as i can tell it pretty much sounds the same. So i got port facing the cabin. Its a pain in the a s s to get in an out so thats where shes staying. Thanks again
 

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Username: Bloodforge

Post Number: 51
Registered: Mar-10
Seriously think you need to throw up some pics of the sub mounted in the box
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5542
Registered: Oct-05
You should Sean!
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

Post Number: 13952
Registered: Jun-04
nice glad to see your going to put my dd 1515 I sold you to use sean esp daily use I was going to use it for spl when I had it....yeah pics please with the sub in there
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 369
Registered: Jul-09
Im trying to get some pics up guys,but after i resize them an click upload it just goes blank. Any thoughts?
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 370
Registered: Jul-09
Ok got them to upload,but its still telling me the pic is to big. Wtf!? Help
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5543
Registered: Oct-05
make sure its less than 600 x 600. just do 450 x 300 or something
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 371
Registered: Jul-09
Im doing that,but i cant seem to get them on here. This is the only one i can get to work. I dont even know where it came from. lol



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Username: Gcs8

Atlanta, Ga

Post Number: 441
Registered: Sep-09
^lol^
 

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Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5544
Registered: Oct-05
What are you using to upload them? Use Fast stone photo resizer, very easy like i said above.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 372
Registered: Jul-09
Ok i finally got it!


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Username: Bloodforge

Post Number: 52
Registered: Mar-10
holy crap that was a tight fit in there lol. Have to remove the back trunk trim around latch to get it to fit? Had a 15 in back of my impala at one point in nearly 5 cubic, and it was a pain. Had to remove anything that was removeable to get it to squeeze in.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 374
Registered: Jul-09
Yeah it was quite a pain in the a s s to get in there! Didnt have to remove the trunk trim,but i had to take off my rubber trunk seal,remove my spare tire and take off a cover for the child saftey belt. lol Its all good though,it was worth it!
 

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Username: Insearchofbass

2 hifonics 2607s, 2dcSounds12xls SPL\idmax12SQ

Post Number: 13956
Registered: Jun-04
How does the 1515 sound? Is it loud enough for ya? What amp are you running on it also?
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 377
Registered: Jul-09
Running it off my aq1200 @ 2ohms. It sounds pretty good. One thing i have noticed though,im getting all kinds of vibration but not the sound. Kinda weird. Like the sound isnt matching? Maybe cause the box is to big for my little car trunk? lol Idk,im going to try to position it a differnt way an see if it makes a difference. Any thoughts?
 

Gold Member
Username: Dustin3

Box Designer & Builder...Dustin

Post Number: 5547
Registered: Oct-05
Vibration but not sound? hmm. The box is right at 4.0 cubes @ 35hz so it should be pounding man.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 378
Registered: Jul-09
No,i dont think it has anything to do with the box. It just kinda sounds like its suffocating. Like theres not enough space for it to respond. Like i said,when i get some time im going to move it around an see if that makes a difference.
 

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Username: Kyle_lowe

Post Number: 1051
Registered: Apr-06
hey, do you think you could get a picture that has a better view of the sub through the window? if you dont want to bother with it then alright, im just curious to see how it looks in there.
 

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Username: Jbpitt

Pittsburgh, Pa. Usa

Post Number: 379
Registered: Jul-09
I tried to get better pics of the sub inside,but theres to much of a reflection an all you see is my ugly mug. When i take it out I'll see if i can get some good ones.
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