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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-12-2002, 06:18 PM
askn 4it
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Hello

I would like to install a souns system in my 96 DCM. Has anyone done any SUB install that takes the least amount of space and or has anyone tryed a FREEAIR type sub setup?

I would like to see some Sub setups so If you have a sitre or some pictures please send em my way.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-12-2002, 07:10 PM
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No pictures of it, but I've got a pair of Jl Audio 10" freeairs mounted in a baffle board behind the spare tire in my trunk... sounds great and takes up zero usable space.
post #3 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-12-2002, 09:14 PM
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If you check out the HOTSS site I bet you will find a bunch of cars with free-air subs. Scott (HACK) has done installs for a bunch of SS owners, and (if I reember correctly) he's a big advocate of the free-air setup.

Personally, when I get the $$ for a stereo upgrade, I'm going to get the shop to try their hardest to fit a 10" in a sealed box on either side of the spare, firing up through the 6x9 speaker holes (since they will no longer be there).

Another alternative is to put the subs in the empty spaces on the sides of the trunk right in front of the tail lights. A couple of guys on this forum have done that, and there are pictures floating around somewhere.

Good luck!
 
post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-12-2002, 09:31 PM
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Askn,

I have four JL Audio IB4 10" free air subs mounted on a baffle behind my rear seat. They are powered by a JL Audio 500/1 amp mounted in one of the trunk kit compartments. Check my sig for a link to pictures. The trunk retains all of it's original usable space. Unless someone gets down and looks up behind my spare they are totally incognito. Actually both my amps are stealth too, mounted inside the trunk kit's storage compartments. They sound good n tight. If you are at Impalafest in Texas, I will crank it up for you to hear. I will be improving all the pix on the link below in the near future. Good Luck on your decisions/install!
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-14-2002, 11:08 PM
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SS'incognito & Knightshade

You both mentioned subs mounted on the baffle board. My question is the following?

Are the subs mounted directly on the baffle board or are they mounted to a plate that is mounted to the baffle board? From my experience the baffle board will keep from most of the sound from geting trough. I installed some 12" subs in the back dash of a beretta and they were awesome. Im either gonna do the same to keep all my trunk space and carry less weight. My other option is to build a bandpass box and port it in the middle of the dash.

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-14-2002, 11:11 PM
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Office space was a cool movie huh?

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post #7 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-15-2002, 09:22 AM
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The Phoenix Gold Titanuum Elite 12D subs are optimized for a 3/4 cubic foot box. This is about as small as you can get.

BUT (you knew there was a but ) they run $1000 a piece.
post #8 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-15-2002, 08:51 PM
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Check out my webpage located in my sig, or if you want, check out the topic I started showing my improved speaker box setup entitled "Check out these boxes." I am thinking about selling them to interested parties.

Thanks,
TOM B
post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-15-2002, 08:51 PM
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Check out my webpage located in my sig, or if you want, check out the topic I started showing my improved speaker box setup entitled "Check out these boxes." I am thinking about selling them to interested parties.

Thanks,
TOM B
post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-17-2002, 07:49 PM
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Aleman,

The subs are mounted directly to the baffle board from the trunk kit.
http://www.hotss.com/ssca/sidepanels.htm

Holes are cut for each sub to pound through the baffle board into the passenger compartment. Click this link for two pictures on this topic:

http://www.geocities.com/z28_6spd2000/subshots.html
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