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Old 10-10-2008, 01:12 PM   #1
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Ok guys i am really battling with ideas on what/where/ to build a custom enclosure for my new sub and amp....I bought a cerwin vega 12"vmax and an eclipse xa1000 to power it. Got a killer deal...gotta love ebay, but i have been searching and have found some pics but not many of custom installs in our cars via google. So i figured why not come here and see what nasioc can offer me as far as ideas go. I am not limited by space and am not limited to using fiberglass either. I have been debating on a ported or slotted enclosure...or even a sealed one but as anyone who has used cv products knows that a ported/slotted enlosure is the way to go for spl. I want as much spl as possible while still retaining some sq as i listen to alot of diff types of music.... just need something to throw at the wall and see what sticks.

If you have pics please post them up.

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Old 10-10-2008, 03:03 PM   #2
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time to whore out some pics

Old setup . . . completely custom. (back when I had time to do the work and didn't car about trunk space)



Current setup . . . Great products from Audio Integrations


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Old 10-10-2008, 03:35 PM   #3
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very nice...i like the amp rack in the 1st 2 pics.

i thought about either going with/making something simular to the ai products too.


keepem coming guys....

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Old 10-10-2008, 03:36 PM   #4
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My setup in the back...





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Old 10-10-2008, 03:39 PM   #5
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looks good...see that's what i can't deciede what to do....simple amp rack on the back of the seat or ........man i am so undecisive!
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Old 10-10-2008, 03:51 PM   #6
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I will tell you that it took me all of 45 minutes to put that amp rack together - that is wrapping, wires, mounting and hooking up. it was the best bang for my buck thing time wise I have ever done on the car...
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Old 10-10-2008, 03:59 PM   #7
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nice!

well i made a call to my uncle who's a trim carpenter ...got a table saw / nail gun and compressor coming to the house tonight. i guess i'd better deciede what i am going to do.
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:10 PM   #8
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time to whore out some pics
We'll do the same

Install in an 04 Wrx.




A different kind of spin based off of our products




A wagon build









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Old 10-10-2008, 04:10 PM   #9
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:24 PM   #10
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d*mn AI I love the last 5 pics of the sti ....hmmmmmm very clean very nice! anymore?

ok keep em comin!
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:42 PM   #11
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somebody has to post the mannequin sub enclosure.
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:46 PM   #12
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somebody has to post the mannequin sub enclosure.
Oh, you mean this lil'chestnut... lol...






In a GC to boot
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Old 10-10-2008, 06:34 PM   #13
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^^ that is awesome! my wife would kill me for doing something like that...very creative though!
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Old 10-10-2008, 07:54 PM   #14
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More like "In a GC boot". Lol.


I still love that one....weird as it is...also, note the choice of subs IN that enclosure...
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:51 PM   #15
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Oh dear sweet baby jesus, that may be the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
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Old 10-10-2008, 10:07 PM   #16
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I'm embarrassed to show mine, but I went out and snapped a few of the new setup. It's ENTIRELY function over fashion. It's not meant to be pretty, but is mounted down very solidly, is built to exact specs, and leaves a little trunk space for my weekend shenanigans. If I had the time and GAF I might have made it prettier, but it's perfect for me, and fairly simple to remove if I need to get to the fuel pump.

My amps are under the seats, tucked so far forward that the biggest shoes in the backseat won't reach it.



This picture shows how it's mounted. The enclosure is built at roughly 1/8" taller than the clearance from the floor to the strut brace, and when the strut brace is re-mounted down with the enclosure positioned, even someone with super-human strength like me can't move it.


And the view of the amp from the rear seat. Can you see it? Didn't think so....


From floor level, way up under there.
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Old 10-12-2008, 10:39 AM   #17
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nothing wrong with function over form...


ok so here's what i have so far...basic enclosure...it will sit up right as well but wastes a ton of space behind the box....i still some function

it's built to specs - 1.91 cu ft. port sloted and tuned to 39 hz.





so far it sounds ok..but the more i play it the better it gets as it's breaking in..I am running it off my small eclipse amp so it's only getting about 150 watts. the driver is barely moving. it's very musical meaning that when a drum set / bass guitar are being played it sounds fanstic. so far i am loving it..very impressed with the sound and the spl is there too...now i have an eclipse xa1000 coming to power this bad boy so
it's a little crude so far but am going to be building the amp racks when the xa1000 arrives.
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Old 10-12-2008, 09:20 PM   #18
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I love Audio Integrations!

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Old 10-12-2008, 09:29 PM   #19
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very nice!
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i don't see what you are talking about? ^
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i don't see what you are talking about? ^

Doesn't appear to be any in-line fuse or any kind of protection between the amp and battery. Although a short distance much trouble could be had if there was a short of any kind.

Oh...on second thought that may not be his main battery....judging by the dualing 4g's coming off it most likely it is not. Kinetik's stuff seems to between a battery and a capacitor - they call them power cells. So if you looked at it like adding a capacitor inline with your amplifier then you may not of fused it. I probably would of just for the extra saftey as you can never be sure.

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Old 10-13-2008, 12:30 PM   #24
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Doesn't appear to be any in-line fuse or any kind of protection between the amp and battery. Although a short distance much trouble could be had if there was a short of any kind.

Oh...on second thought that may not be his main battery....judging by the dualing 4g's coming off it most likely it is not. Kinetik's stuff seems to between a battery and a capacitor - they call them power cells. So if you looked at it like adding a capacitor inline with your amplifier then you may not of fused it. I probably would of just for the extra saftey as you can never be sure.
yeah, there were a few wires coming off it, it was also powering my 4 channel which was under the cover plate. it was my second battery. that amp was an absolute monster and needed more than that. as far as the fuse went. yes, i did replace the wire like 2 days later and also hid it. i had just ran out of 0 guage and had to be a little sloppy about it.
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