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Old 06-26-2014, 09:13 PM   #1
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Looking for a sub enclosure for 2015 wrx. Not sure if any older models will fit. I have emailed AI but have yet to hear anything back and they dont list a Phone number?
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Old 06-27-2014, 12:57 AM   #2
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Pretty sure oemaudioplus are about to release their enclosure to fit in the boot of the 15 WRX. You can find them on facebook for latest info
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:35 PM   #3
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Thanks i mailed them also.
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:46 PM   #4
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I haven't heard back from AI in a few months... they might have gone dark.
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:52 PM   #5
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I figured the same from A.I they dont even have a phone number listed. The oemaudio one looks nice but will be rather pricey and also looks like they are geared at using there whole system. I wonder how much different the the 15 is from previous models as far as corner of trunk design?
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Old 06-27-2014, 07:53 PM   #6
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In the last few days I was able to track down a Raam Audio subaru underseat sub from when Rick was active on here ~2005/06. Someone had one in their closet and it's shipping on Monday.

Gotta see if it fits in the 2011 wrx (it should), if not... shouldn't be much modification to make it work.

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Old 06-27-2014, 08:12 PM   #7
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thanks for the info.. Im more interested in the one that fits in the rear corner of the trunk.
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Old 06-27-2014, 10:06 PM   #8
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Yeah, I wanted one of those but since I have a hatch and hate that roller shade... I decided I don't want anything visible, so it's gonna be a small air-space under-seat sub vs a more awesome corner sub
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Old 06-29-2014, 03:42 AM   #9
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At this stage I think there is only the oemaudioplus guys or the stock kicker sub upgrade. I don't like either of those options so I decided to mould my own sub box for the rear corner. I'm going to finish it piano black eventually











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Old 06-29-2014, 08:18 AM   #10
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Looks very nice. Thanks for sharing. I may have to do that myself
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:28 AM   #11
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Looks very nice. Thanks for sharing. I may have to do that myself
Yeah i'm pretty happy with how it's turning out and I matched the volume to my sub pretty well. Word or warning though: A lot of man hours are required to do a moulded sub box! It's definitely not a little weekend project
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Old 06-29-2014, 08:38 AM   #12
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Perhaps you should just make 2 while your at it.
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:24 PM   #13
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can you post any instructions you used to do this? I may be looking at a molded box design soon as well...
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:33 PM   #14
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At this stage I think there is only the oemaudioplus guys or the stock kicker sub upgrade. I don't like either of those options so I decided to mould my own sub box for the rear corner. I'm going to finish it piano black eventually











This is really awesome! I went to a local stereo shop looking for the same thing and they quoted me $1500 out the door for the box, amps, LOC, and install. You did a great job!
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:27 PM   #15
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This is really awesome! I went to a local stereo shop looking for the same thing and they quoted me $1500 out the door for the box, amps, LOC, and install. You did a great job!
$1500 seems really cheap to me! I've definitely spent more than that for my entire build (sub enclosure, sub, amp etc.) although everything is inflated here in AUS.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:53 PM   #16
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$1500 seems really cheap to me! I've definitely spent more than that for my entire build (sub enclosure, sub, amp etc.) although everything is inflated here in AUS.
I know nothing about car stereo, so I thought $1,500 was a lot.
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:21 PM   #17
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I know nothing about car stereo, so I thought $1,500 was a lot.
That box alone can run for about $600-$1000 depending on the shop and materials.

Depending on the amp and sub they quoted you, $1500 is a not a bad price.
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Old 07-04-2014, 02:40 PM   #18
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$1500 for a BOX is extremely expensive. Seeing that a BOX has all right angles. A fiberglass ENCLOSURE for $1500 is reasonable
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Old 07-04-2014, 03:47 PM   #19
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I find fiberglass easier to work with than cutting wood though... sure, it takes time to layer it all up, but I still prefer it to cutting a box with complex angles =)

Though lately, I'm using fiberglass to fix a rusty subaru fender vs build audio...





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Old 07-05-2014, 05:44 AM   #20
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I find fiberglass easier to work with than cutting wood though... sure, it takes time to layer it all up, but I still prefer it to cutting a box with complex angles =)

Though lately, I'm using fiberglass to fix a rusty subaru fender vs build audio...





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Yes I agree, I prefer fibreglass over working with wood which requires more precision (which can be hard to do if you don't have the right equipment). In my case for my sub box in the photos I posted earlier, I used both because fibreglass laid flat isnt very strong and a wooden face makes it much easier to achieve a consistent finish.

Neat work on the fender fix!
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can you post any instructions you used to do this? I may be looking at a molded box design soon as well...
If you google search how to make fibreglass sub box you get several hits on hows it made and it's no different for this car. I found this link which seems to follow most of the steps I took, although the base and face of my box is 18mm MDF
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:50 PM   #22
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Just an update on my sub box - I finally finished it last night and put it in - about $400 later not including the sub

I ended up finishing the box with Duplicolor Bed Armor Aerosol. This stuff is what is normally used to line ute/truck beds (but apparently it's terrible at it from the reviews). I'm really happy with how the finish turned out - its very consistent and durable against lighter hits which is great for the trunk. It is also rubber finish so the box won't slide around in the boot so i'm probably not going to mount it. I'll be mounting the amp on the face of the box towards the back of the boot



















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Old 07-07-2014, 07:46 PM   #23
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nice job looks great
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:53 PM   #24
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Looks pretty good. You made that all on your own?
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wow that turned out great!
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