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Old 02-03-2015, 11:00 PM   #1
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Default 2013 WRX - cut rear deck metal for port?

I'm looking into possibly building a 4th order bandpass enclosure for my 12" sub so i can direct all of the output through an arero port and into the cabin via the rear deck.

however, I'm not sure if the metal under the rear deck provides any structural support to the chassis? would it be okay to cut some of this for a 6-8" areroport to fit? is there a rear strut tower brace that does not sit on or stick up from the trunk floor that can help makeup for cutting some of this metal away?

any help is greatly appreciated, thanks.
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Old 02-04-2015, 08:43 AM   #2
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remove the rear speakers and use those holes for the ports.
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Old 02-04-2015, 10:49 AM   #3
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remove the rear speakers and use those holes for the ports.
i don't think there is any rear deck speakers on the 2013 wrx. not that i saw anyway lol. i was planning on cutting a 6" circular hole on the left side of the rear deck to accommodate a 6" aeroport. would this be okay or does that sheet metal act as some type of torsion/strut brace?
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Old 02-04-2015, 12:06 PM   #4
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my bad. Looks like they are in the rear doors. I would strongly urge you do not cut in to the metal unless you have a way to weld on some additional bracing. That could be a pricey mistake to make.
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:14 PM   #5
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my bad. Looks like they are in the rear doors. I would strongly urge you do not cut in to the metal unless you have a way to weld on some additional bracing. That could be a pricey mistake to make.
do you really think that rear deck provides any bracing? think of the hatch backs they have non of that.
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Old 02-09-2015, 03:28 PM   #6
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do you really think that rear deck provides any bracing? think of the hatch backs they have non of that.

I'm not a structural engineer so I don't want to answer this question. I would think it helps to some degree to have that metal there.
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I'm not a structural engineer so I don't want to answer this question. I would think it helps to some degree to have that metal there.
theres already holes in the sheet metal. i would cut a 6" hole in a part that already has a hole so it wouldn't be that much metal. I'm sure i could also weld a bar or some type of small bracing across the entire bottom of the rear deck which would makeup for it?
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