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Old 01-12-2001, 10:32 AM   #1
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Post 10" Side Panel Sub Install!

Hey everone i just finished installing a 10" sub in the drivers side rear panel after seeing that someone did it with a 8" sub and it sounds really good and has no box for added weight i will post pics of it soon and will be finishing the other side this weekend.

And also if anyone else wants to do this i still have two 10" subs left and will sell them for $50 and you pay shipping
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Old 01-12-2001, 10:39 AM   #2
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just looking forward to those pics i have some 10's and about to get a amp finally so might do the low pro install dont like how the box takes up the trunk.
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Old 01-12-2001, 01:21 PM   #3
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Glad to know that the 10" subs fit, since I was planning on doing the same.

What subs are they?

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Old 01-13-2001, 09:55 PM   #4
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Do the subs hang over the edges of the baffle you created to mount the speakers to?

When I put my 8"s in there I contemplated putting my 10"s in but the speaker diameter would have been larger than the baffle I made. I didn't want to compromise any more strength than I already had, so I chose to go with the 8"s and a solid 3/4" mdf baffle. I figured that was the only strong wall of the enclosure
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Old 01-14-2001, 02:39 AM   #5
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You guys have photos?
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Old 01-14-2001, 02:59 AM   #6
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For some dumb reason I didn't take any photos of my install. You can see where I got the idea from at http://www.importcars.net/subaru Dan did a good job of documenting his install.

I did the sae thing except I dynamatted the area first, I used a baffle that covered the entire opening, and I reused the stock fabric to cover the speaker opening so it looks 100% stock.

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Old 01-15-2001, 09:19 AM   #7
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I used 3/4 MDF piece which covered up the entire hole that was in the side and then mounted the sub from the backside as the sub would hit the panel inside the car and i also sealed of the inside of the hole with spary in foam and Liquid Nails sealent. As for pictures i'm getting ready to take them now, and will have them up withn the hour.
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Old 01-15-2001, 09:41 AM   #8
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Heh... that's where I mounted my amps.
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Old 01-15-2001, 03:04 PM   #9
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i dont understand... can you tell what volume the enclosure is? how do you run the wire to the sub? im always confused with the basic questions
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Old 01-15-2001, 08:44 PM   #10
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Where's the pics???? I'm waiting!
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Old 01-16-2001, 12:05 AM   #11
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If I'd only known.... I might have bought a coupe.
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Old 01-16-2001, 06:55 AM   #12
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I will have the pics up today i'm looking for the connector for the camera to download the pics to my PC
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Old 01-16-2001, 01:49 PM   #13
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sweet I can't wait!!

some details as to what all you did/used would be a bonus too!

What kind of subs are you selling??

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Old 01-16-2001, 09:04 PM   #14
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Ok here are the pics, finally, but i will be soon posting all the details to doing this when i do the other side.

The sub without cover on,
<IMG SRC="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1357564&a=10113925&p=38294378&Sequence=0" border=0>

Now with the cover,
<IMG SRC="http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1357564&a=10113925&p=38294395&Sequence=0" border=0>

It still needs a little bit of cosmedic touchups before its really done. The subs are JBL Loud and Clear subs.


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Old 01-17-2001, 12:41 AM   #15
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I guess I don't get it. What did you bolt the 'box' to? You aren't drilling right into the body panel are you?

If anyone could send me more detailed instructions on how this install is done, I would greatly appreciate it. The ones on the above link are kinda fuzzy to me.
Thanks

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Old 01-17-2001, 02:46 AM   #16
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Anyone that's been runnin this for a while... have any excessive body rattle or loose panels? That's the only thing that's making me want to spend the extra cash to get the fiberglass enclosures over the foam.
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Old 01-17-2001, 07:03 AM   #17
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So far no body rattle(thanks to the foam i sprayed in it) and no loose panel which i don't think will come loose since those are welded to the rest of the body
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Old 01-17-2001, 07:48 AM   #18
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What approximate volume did you end up with? The smallest 10's usually are spec'ed for .6 ft^3, though you can get away with less by stuffing it. What's the specs for the JBL stuff and how close you you think you got to the required volume?

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Old 01-17-2001, 10:20 AM   #19
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I do not know what the volume of the space is but it sounds about right. The 10"s i have are for 1 cu ft of air space
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Old 01-17-2001, 11:43 PM   #20
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Here's the detailed instructions from <a href="http://www.importcars.net/subaru/" target="_blank">Dan's Impreza RS </a>page...

<a href="http://www.importcars.net/subaru/speaker.html" target="_blank">Stealth Sub Install</a>
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Old 01-18-2001, 11:02 AM   #21
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Thanks hacman
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Old 01-18-2001, 11:19 AM   #22
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Here's a question for anyone that has done this - does the side of your car where you sprayed in the spray foam sound different when you knock on it? I imagine it must, but isn't that wierd?

Also, what kind of depth is inside there? I would think by the looks of it, that it would be more suitable for 8's.
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Old 01-18-2001, 10:21 PM   #23
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Well the 10" sub i used wasn't really that deep but it was a close call but where i sparyed the foam now when you tap on the outside it sounds as it is solid inside and as for the other side it sounds hollow. which in turn makes the 10" sub sound even better and about the other subs they where sold tonight.
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Old 01-19-2001, 02:03 PM   #24
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I just wanted to say that is a sweet idea!! I've wanted to get some subs, but the trunk is already so small.
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Old 01-21-2001, 12:37 AM   #25
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I didn't want to get a sub for my car because it just took up too much space in the trunk and stuff -- not unless you ditched your spare and used that as the sub enclosure, or did a false floor for your sub. Installing the sub inbetween the cabin and body paneling is a mighty tempting idea! Looks good! You guyz are making me spend too much money!

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