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I am thinking of going with a set of 10's-or 12's. My installer said that if I do that, I will have to use a box that ports directly into the rear deck in order to be able to hear it. Meaning that unles I port the rear deck some how, the sound will stay in the trunk. With the amount of "flex" in the trunk, leather seats, the sound will be great in the trunk, but not in the cabin. I have seen some of the posts in here where some of you have cut a good sized hole in the rear deck. I want to keep my spare, I have already purchased a set of boxes that are custom made for the Impala SS quarters. http://home1.gte.net/bristra4/impstereo/index.htm I bought them from a fellow member. So, what facts do you have for me? :D
 
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As long as you got something besides some Cracker Jack subs & as long as you got some watts going to them you'll hear them fine... Ohh, & not all speakers sound good ported..
 
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If I can ever afford to execute it, here's my plan. Get two 10s in separate boxes and have them fire up through holes where the 6x9s used to be. Then I'll just use the door speakers for 6.5" and tweeters. Maybe run that by your installer, see what he thinks? I believe that was suggested by someone on this forum.
 
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I am running two JL 12W6's in a sealed box and the rear deck has two big square size holes to let the bass into the cab. I have Boston Acoustic 6"X9"'s for the rear fill. I think that if I did not have the the "ports", the bass would be muffled.
My current set up does not allow me to carry a spare. You could get free air speakers and use the trunk as a box, but it does not sound as good IMO.




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I am running 3 MTX 6124 subs in a sealed enclosure. When they were first hooked up, they weren't very loud inside the car. But if you popped the trunk, it would blow you away. I had my installer cut a hole in the back dash for a port - now it's all good. He said that it's because the trunk is so solid that the bass has nowhere to go - it just cancels itself out. BTW - I've still got my spare, and have the subs facing the opening of the trunk. HTH.
 
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If the installer knows what he is doing, he can port the box into the car without getting rid of your spare. All he has to do is figure out the box placement and then build the box to the right frequency to allow the port to be tuned right. This also depends on the sub you get. Having the port in the car will make a huge difference esp. for underpowered speakers or low quantity average speakers. You can do anything depending on how deep your pockets are :D
 
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The sub's will be in the Viper line. Very good sub's. The rear and front stages are Boston Compnoents (F), Boston 6x9 (R). Can any of you post pic's of the installs, or give dim's. of the rear deck, and location of port. Thanks.
 
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