So look what I did last week... - Chevy Impala SS Forum
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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2003, 08:54 PM
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Well, I had some time off last week (and this week, but that's another story), and was tired of not having any bass since blowing my 10" a couple months ago, so I decided to go out and hit a few stereo shops and try out a few different boxes in my car. After trying about a dozen different sizes and styles (single & dual 10's & 12's, sealed, ported, bandpass) I settled on a pair of 12's in a ported enclosure that had one huge shared port in the center. I had never seen this design before, but the shop said it was desigend as an SPL (Sound Pressure Level) box for competitions. And it totally SLAMMED in my car. The only thing that actually seemed to make it into the cabin... And did it ever!

So I took some measurements from their display box and decided to build one on my own. Their box had 2 12" Rockford Fosgate subs (mid level RF's, not sure the name) and they were on clearance for 80 bucks each. I was going to go with those, but then I stumbled upon a KILLER deal at Shortcut City (Circuit City). They had some entry level Polk Audio 12's that just went on clearance that day. They were both BRAND NEW in sealed packaging. They were said to work well in a ported box, AND they were the same color as my car! BONUS! Here's the killer though... Got them both for $44 TOTAL! 44 bucks out the door!!! YES! And with the cost of the box building materials (3/4" MDF, carpet, screws, liquid nails & grilles), I'm in this for less than 80 bucks!!! They were both 4ohm speakers, so I wired them in parallel to get a 2ohm load to my amp. So I'm pushing conservatively 500W to these puppies. YEEE-HAAA!!!!


So here are some pics before and after carpeting. Sorry, I didn't take any during assembly or during carpeting. D'oh!

This box FRIGGIN SLAMS!!!! AND I still have my spare AND plenty of trunk space!!!! And it only added about 75 pounds, I think... [img]smile.gif[/img] It'll help my winter traction, right?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-07-2003, 10:06 PM
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Looking good Bill! I thought you were going for a pair of IB4's? Gonna do some thumpin....

post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-08-2003, 09:59 PM
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The box looks great. Where did you get the carpet or the stuff to cover the box? It looks like it matches the factory color very well.

post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-08-2003, 11:07 PM
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Pete, I ended up getting these damn cheap. [img]smile.gif[/img]

I bought the carpet at a stereo shop. I think I'm going to recover my side panels with it too...
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-09-2003, 09:52 PM
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Looks good! And you still have room for your spare tire! I guess it's an advantage of having a Caddy.
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-12-2003, 01:08 AM
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nice box, very sweet how you angled it to fit in that spot.

You guys should see what I did to my caddy. I dare not post it here because its an eldorado and not related in any way to an impala.

anybody want to see anyway?
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