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As I see some of the sick systems you guys have I wonder. I only drive my SS in the summer and on long trips. I can't imagine going on A road trip and being stranded for A system. Im not to big on systems since my last system was stole i just want one 12 in the trunk. I need some suggestions about putting in 1 12" sub and keeping the spare? THANKS
 

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I was BARELY able to squeeze my spare in the trunk with this setup, but I think it rubbed on the face of one of the subs.

The sealed boxes themselves were built to JL Audio's spec for the 10W6v2, but it's possible I could've mounted them just a BIT higher on the face board, which would've let me push the whole thing a BIT farther back toward the back seat. As it was, the bottom edge of each sub box was hitting that God damned hump over the rear end.

EDIT: now that I look at the pictures again and think back, I believe we went as high up and as far back as we could. If you were to install struts/actuators on the trunk lid arms and get rid of the torsion bars you could definitely reproduce my setup with the boxes farther up/back, leaving plenty of room for the spare.

EDIT2: I somehow missed that you only want one 12" sub. Should be easy, if you mount the amp in the quarter panel (like I had the 1F capacitor on the passenger side below), just put the 12" box off to the side, as close to the hinge as you can, and put the spare on the right. The W6v2 line is also a big sub; if you were to get W3 or W0, you will have more room.

10W0v2: 0.65 cu.ft. sealed
12W0v2:
1.375 cu.ft. sealed
15W0v2:
1.75 cu.ft. sealed
 

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For a simple set up like you want here is what i would do.

Get an Alpine PDx-5 5 channel amp. It is small and can be placed behind a side panel.

I would build a sub box on the the other side panel and put in a shallow mount sub. Kicker CVT or a pioneer sub come to mind. Build hinge covers and leave the spare in the stock location. If built right it will look very nice and sound descent.
 

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For a simple set up like you want here is what i would do.

Get an Alpine PDx-5 5 channel amp. It is small and can be placed behind a side panel.

I would build a sub box on the the other side panel and put in a shallow mount sub. Kicker CVT or a pioneer sub come to mind. Build hinge covers and leave the spare in the stock location. If built right it will look very nice and sound descent.
I'd do whatever ^^^^ says.

Wait, I did...cwm4
 

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i slap it on the sidewall, call it a dirty bitch ... then throw it in the pile with the rest or let it feel some 7.62 rounds
 

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I have roadside coverage through my insurance company. If I get a flat, I call a tow truck. :D

But... I do have a can of Fix-A-Flat in the trunk in case it is a screw or nail and goes flat slowly.

 

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Tire plugs, and a portable compressor saved me following a road course incident at ImpalaFest 2006. :cool:
 

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For a simple set up like you want here is what i would do.

Get an Alpine PDx-5 5 channel amp. It is small and can be placed behind a side panel.

I would build a sub box on the the other side panel and put in a shallow mount sub. Kicker CVT or a pioneer sub come to mind. Build hinge covers and leave the spare in the stock location. If built right it will look very nice and sound descent.
Thanks man. I see the light LOL
 
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