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8in sub replacment in sailpanel

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    8in sub replacment in sailpanel

    About 2 years ago now I got adventrous and decided to put 8in subs into the sailpanel. I went cheap to start just because It was something new and I searched and did not find anyone that had done it so I went with some $13 pyrmid subs and http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=265-083this amp. Well I have since blown 2 sets of these sub's who would've seen that one coming $13 subs blowing. Anyways does anyone have any suggestion on replacement that would work well with that amp I have? I'm not look for earth shaking bass but I still like a little bass to my music. I would like to stay under $100 a piece and If I remember correct they can't have more than a 4in mounting depth without having to do more cutting.

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    Ha Ha I deserve that slap.

    It was really all just a test run trying to get everything setup. When the first pair blew I was straped for money so I just got another set. Now I've got some money and would like some decent speakers and maybe a new amp as well.

    Another question. What would be good to stuff behind the speaker in the wheel well. There is really know way to get a box or at least a proper size box in there. I was thinking of just stuffing some sound deadner foam or something would that help how it sounds? A box would be Ideal but like I said there is no way to get one in there. Basically the speaker has the whole whell for the bass to bounce around in which just does't seem good.

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    I know about those stealth boxes but my speakers are in the sailpanel and thats where I want to keep them.

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    The sailpanel is the speakers right behind the front seats. There normal 6 1/2 but I put 8's in there.

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    i have jl 8w0's in my sail panels.

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    How do you like those and what amp are you using?

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    i love them. just make sure your panels sit right when you put them back on and they're secure, or you'll get a little rattling from the panel. i'm currently using a jensen 4 channel amp. it's the new black one. :flame suit ready: it's 130 bucks, and is cea rated. so i said wtf. however, since the amp is powering everything it's not as great at high levels as i would like.

    but i plan to get a 2ch jensen amp in the near future. 70 bucks from the store. to push the subs only. for not having to buy a stealth box and a ten. it's great. it's not earth shattering on the outside, but sounds delicious on the inside.

    plus, i got my jl's for 50 bucks on ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgt0704 View Post
    i have jl 8w0's in my sail panels.
    how did you fit an 8" speaker into a 6.5" location?

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    I just got out the dremel and made the hole bigger.
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    post some pics of your install.

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    These are the only two pics I've got. I'm thinking of making something out of wood to help support the speaker. I'm not sure how to explain it but I have the idea. I would take a few peices of wood and make a square on the inside and out side of the existing hole to help support the flimsy sheet metal. I would have the wooden square larger than the hole probably about 10in or so to help support the hole better. Then on the outer wooden square place a piece of speaker building wood over it then cut out a 8in hole. I'm not sure if any of that makes sense but like I said I have the idea once I finnaly get around to doing it and getting some better subs/amp I'll post pics of the whole process.





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    Do you know the depth on those? I have two 8" polk momo's I am wanting to put in there.

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    these will make ya happy http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...number=264-854

    And did u seal off the inside of the sail panel b4 u put the 8" sub in or did u just stick em in and go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB View Post
    About 2 years ago now I got adventrous and decided to put 8in subs into the sailpanel. I went cheap to start just because It was something new and I searched and did not find anyone that had done it so I went with some $13 pyrmid subs and http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=265-083this amp. Well I have since blown 2 sets of these sub's who would've seen that one coming $13 subs blowing. Anyways does anyone have any suggestion on replacement that would work well with that amp I have? I'm not look for earth shaking bass but I still like a little bass to my music. I would like to stay under $100 a piece and If I remember correct they can't have more than a 4in mounting depth without having to do more cutting.

    Thanks
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    Actually there is two companies who make flat piston driven 8inch subs so very shallow mounting but still very good response from them.
    Audiobahn--alluminum flat piston sub
    Prescion Power inc(ppi)-- flat piston sub

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