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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2002, 11:22 AM
toomanytoyz
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Ok, I've searched and have not come up with a good answer. Where is the best place to mount a sealed 10" sub? I have a Kenwood 10" dB+ in a small sealed enclosure right now. I will be running it with a US Acoustics usx-2150. So I will have plenty of good, clean power running to it. Where should I put it? Up against the baffleboard firing backwards towards the taillights? In a side panel? I'm Thinking of mounting it up against the bafflboard on the pass side firing towards the drivers side. What do you think? It seems to be an awful long way for the sub to fire towards the tails, but the distance seems about right from side to side near the seats...

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2002, 03:08 PM
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bill it depends alot on the sub, (free air, cu ft reccomendation, and power) I have mine facing toward the tailights, ive experimented alot on my other cars in the past and when they face the seat, i think the seat soaks up more of the bass, id mount it behind the seat, firing toward the taillights. you can always move and expiriment...
oh yea....you can listen to mine on sunday!!
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-23-2002, 08:47 PM
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bill the best place to put it would likely be the back passenger side corner, or the drivers side corner. firing to the other side like you said. the best place for a sub is usually right at the very back of the car firing forward, but that doesn't do much for trunk room. i am sure i read that somewhere anyways, i could be wrong. another good spot might be under the rear deck facing up and bouncing off the glass. shooting it backwards usually gains 3 db's, but sometimes you get the trunk rattle and doesn't always sound the best. are there armrests in the back seat? maybe firing through that might sound alright aswell. i think passenger rear would work best though.
 
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-24-2002, 05:57 AM
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Passenger seat!! [img]tongue.gif[/img]

Seriously though, I'd just play with it. When things dont rattle, and it sounds good, leave it!
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-24-2002, 10:51 AM
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Now I'm starting to think I'll cut a hole in the center of the rear deck and mount it there. I can get a bit of a gain from it bouncing off the rear window that way too. Does anybody have any pics of what people have done with their trunk spings after such an install? Did they install the hydraulic pistons on the sides of the trunk or something to hold it open instead? I tried a search, but didn't come up with anything.

Or maybe build a ported enclosure and have just the port extend through the rear deck. I dunno.

My problem is that in all my soundproofing for the drone problem I was having, I think I also insulated the sub in the trunk from the interior too. D'oh!
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-25-2002, 10:04 AM
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Why remove the stock trunk mounts. I used to have 2 12's in the rear deck and still had the mounts. It's all in the design of the box. I currently have 3 12's in my car and till have the trunk mounted the stock way. If you're looking for a long hard projext then tackle it. If not just leave it the way it is. Here are some pics of my newest setup.(Not for long he he). http://community.webshots.com/user/sean96ss
My e-mail is [email protected]. THe pics under older pics have the box with the 2 12's that were in the rear deck. They were very loud. New setup will move all 3 12's to the rear deck to maximize on SPL. See ya
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-27-2002, 09:10 AM
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My rear deck area is quite a bit smaller than the Caprice/Impala rear decks. My rear window doesn't have quite the slope and length of those cars...

What about having the sub in a small sealed enclosure under the rear deck firing down? I have it in a small box now, .75 cu/ft I think, so I could give that a shot...
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