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post #1 of 12 Old 12-05-2009, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Alright,
Im going to build myself a nice box in in the next few weeks.
This is my preliminary design
What do you see that I should change?

A few points first:
I dont want to port, i prefer sealed.
Running 2 10's
Goal is a nice box that will be fully secured to the jeep that puts out nice sound.
No competition stuff here, purely for my listening pleasure, and im not a huge audiophile.

Angled front to match the seat back angle.





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i have nothing that can be construed as help, just to say that looks pretty cool

are you gonna keep it off the floor to avoid water when wheeling and what about if you are topless during a flash rain storm?


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Are the two chambers sealed separately from each other? Using a sealed enclosure is less efficient than a ported one but if you have the power to handle it, it can offer a tighter sound with an amp that has good response time an dampening characteristics. You might want to plan the enclosure to give you the option to either join or separate the chambers after you've had a chance to listen to it for awhile.. I looks very nice!
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remove the bottom piece in front of the sub , so you have sound coming out two ways instead of one , because the back open part is against the seat
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Are the two chambers sealed separately from each other? Using a sealed enclosure is less efficient than a ported one but if you have the power to handle it, it can offer a tighter sound with an amp that has good response time an dampening characteristics. You might want to plan the enclosure to give you the option to either join or separate the chambers after you've had a chance to listen to it for awhile.. I looks very nice!
Haven't decided yet, depends on which subs i buy and how much volume they need.....

also you have any idea on how to make it where i can change the volume after its built?

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remove the bottom piece in front of the sub , so you have sound coming out two ways instead of one , because the back open part is against the seat
You think that will help?
I have always had my subs firing directly into the back seat and it has sounded great.

But there is definately not much area exposed to let the sound out....

Hmm so i should open it up?

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i have nothing that can be construed as help, just to say that looks pretty cool

are you gonna keep it off the floor to avoid water when wheeling and what about if you are topless during a flash rain storm?
The plan thus far is to build it that way, that puts the subs about 2" off the ground and the amp about 6 inches off the ground.

Also planning on covering it in plastic before i carpet it to keep the MDF from getting waterlogged or leaking onto the backside of the subs.

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Don't use MDF because moisture will wreak havoc with it. Get yourself some zero void, Baltic Birch, marine grade plywood. It's more expensive but it's great material to build sub enclosures out of.

If you're concerned about water damage then you may want to coat the enclosure with fiberglass resin. Don't worry about the glass just the resin. This will seal the wood much better then primer.

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Don't use MDF because moisture will wreak havoc with it. Get yourself some zero void, Baltic Birch, marine grade plywood. It's more expensive but it's great material to build sub enclosures out of.

If you're concerned about water damage then you may want to coat the enclosure with fiberglass resin. Don't worry about the glass just the resin. This will seal the wood much better then primer.

Good luck.
Yeah i have heard about the birch also.....
i figured if i sealed the MDF well it wouldn't matter because no water would get to it anyway.

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Plans look good, but lose the piece on the front. And, could you post your cut sheet and specs? I may be interested in something like this for myself.

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Wow!!! You can build that?? That's almost the exact same idea I had for some subs, except I have dual 12" subs and I additionally wanted to make it so I could mount dual 6x9's on the top of the box.

The only other thing that I thought of which was needed was some kind of mounting kit to secure the box but would not make it too hard to remove.

I was thinking of making brackets which are on each side like this one where it gets secured to the cage bars with a U bolt.



While you're at it....can you make 2 but one of them large enough for 12" subs?

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Wow!!! You can build that?? That's almost the exact same idea I had for some subs, except I have dual 12" subs and I additionally wanted to make it so I could mount dual 6x9's on the top of the box.

The only other thing that I thought of which was needed was some kind of mounting kit to secure the box but would not make it too hard to remove.

I was thinking of making brackets which are on each side like this one where it gets secured to the cage bars with a U bolt.



While you're at it....can you make 2 but one of them large enough for 12" subs?
Haha ill see how the first one turns out first. Ill be building it the week after christmas so ill post up.

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