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Hey all!

I was just curious as to where did you place your subs, I was wondering where to plan to put my future ones. I do like the look of dead center in the trunk but I do care for the space it takes up. Any ideas that pleases both storage space and look-wise? I don't if that makes sense.. lol :scrambles:

EDIT: I have a hatchback so trunk space is definitely different. :ihih: But all opinions welcome !
 

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Your best bet will be to get a slim sub with a slim box, and just place it to the side, or maybe if it's small enough under the driver or passengers seat if you care about your trunk space. I still have my 2 10's from my old car just chilling in the living room since the box takes up the entire back area of my hatch. ORR you could try and make yourself a custom box, placing it to the side walls of the back area!
 

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Hm. There's a shop that specializes in sound and tint I'll see if they can make a box for me. But you haven't done anything like where the spare tire would go or anything like that?
 

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Ive seen it done on other cars, and thats also another option for sure. I just wouldnt do that myself, because if I ever got a flat tire in the middle of nowhere, I would def want to make sure I had the spare tire.
 

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Hm. There's a shop that specializes in sound and tint I'll see if they can make a box for me. But you haven't done anything like where the spare tire would go or anything like that?
Don't waste your money on paying someone to make you a sub box. They aren't all that hard to make. I made my very first one out of 3/4" plywood and some carpet from the hardware store. The only difficult part is figuring out the needed airspace for the subs to work properly. But, if you're decent at math, or have internet, it shouldn't be too difficult.

As for the airspace for the subs, if you get them new, it should come with an instruction page or something that tells you how much is needed for a sealed/ported box. At least that's how my Infinity's came when I got them years ago. Or, I'm sure that you could find the airspace spec online too.
 

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Yeah I could do that also, I just want to match the carpet well and make a decent box.
 

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For myself I got all my pieces through amazon, picked up a hatchback specific medium sized box for a 12" and it takes up maybe 1/4 of the width of the hatchback and about half the depth. its hatchback specific because it has an angled back to be pushed up against back seat. if your curious about how the box sounds it is purely amazing, crystal clear sound reproduction and its a smooth sound since its a sealed box. heres a pic!

 

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For myself I got all my pieces through amazon, picked up a hatchback specific medium sized box for a 12" and it takes up maybe 1/4 of the width of the hatchback and about half the depth. its hatchback specific because it has an angled back to be pushed up against back seat. if your curious about how the box sounds it is purely amazing, crystal clear sound reproduction and its a smooth sound since its a sealed box. heres a pic!
That's a nice setup! What's that to the left of your box with the cables?
 

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It is a capacitor. It is like a battery, for deep bass or hard hits it takes power out of that much more quickly then it can from the alt. Afterwards, it charges back up. Simplified explanation lol
 

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lol duh thanks. I did think about another source of power for my sound system just didn't know what kind but that sure fits the bill!
 

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lol duh thanks. I did think about another source of power for my sound system just didn't know what kind but that sure fits the bill!
just to help clarify, its not another source of power, thats ur battery. the capacitor put simply stores extra charge from the alternator and battery. So when the bass hits quite hard and needs a huge spike of energy, its able to get a majority from the capacitor instead of being parasitic on the other car systems. basically the battery has a limited current output, as does the alternator, so if you dont have a capacitor or a large enough one, you will see your interior lights (and definitely headlights) dim to the beat of the music. its definitely a requirement in my setup where a peak of 1000W will easily draw too much from the rest of the systems. the capacitor's power level is pretty much entirely tied to that of your car battery
 
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