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This is a discussion on best place for a speaker box within the Stereo and Electronics forums, part of the General Help category; i am about to put 2 12" in my car and dont know the best spot to put them...i would ...

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    best place for a speaker box

    i am about to put 2 12" in my car and dont know the best spot to put them...i would really like to keep the back seats in and keep the slots open for my t-tops...i wanted to put them behind the back seats under the rear window but someone told me that i could blow or crack the window...any suggestions

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    I had 2 10" xtant subs firing up and a 15" kicker comp vr underneath of those and never blew a rear hatch out of the car. I wouldn't worry about that part of it. However, I don't remember who makes it, but there is a pre-made box out there for the Fbods that will fit your speakers and still maintain use of the t-top area. Someone else will chime in with that manufacturer.

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    yup i have seen the premade box for the f bodys but it was one that went were the ttops go..ill check up on the one your talkin bout..

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    Do not worry about your windows being damaged - I have yet to see that be the case it our cars. The only way I have seen a system damage windows is when someone sees he system inside, decides they want it, breaks your window open with a crowbar, and takes it.

    Visit SUBTHUMP.com -- by FAR your best option. (but costly - could always just have a box right up there in plain view -- you will be able to see enough to drive safely still....trust me..)

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    Yes you can run a what we call a "J Board" or a free air plate with 2 12's without ANY issues.
    I hade 4 different pairs of 12's in my Camaro firing up at the glass being pushed by a HiFonics ZUES running at a true 900rms.
    As a matter of fact I also had my POWER 1000 in there on some Pro 12's too.
    You could see the glass flex though......
    Make sure it's 3/4" MDF or 1". Don't get any bulls_it cause it will flex and come apart.
    The woofers need to be heavy enough to hold the board down also.
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    with 2 10's and the 15 sitting at redlights with the t-tops off you could watch the windshield frame vibrate on both sides, probably moved a good quarter inch both directions.

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    what kind of subs are you planning on putting in there? I really doubt two 12 inch are going to hurt anything. I have installed many set-ups in camaros and have yet to see a problem.
    MeZ

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    save the weight and the space get a single 10 with a stealth box from MTX. more than sufficient if you ask me. I had a single JL in my TA and more than what I expected / wanted. not only that but it looks stock. I like the clean stock look.

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    I was debating as to whether or not to get a dual setup or a stealth setup. I figured that putting a stealth box in the drivers side cubby hole would give me some bass,but I was WRONG. That son of a gun hits hard with my Punch P2 in it. I ordered from subthump on Monday and got it today. The box is nicely done. I'm happy with my decision. I was like 02Hawk,I liked the clean look.Nobody knows it's back there until I turn it up.

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    I have seen the premade boxes and stealth boxes for the rear of the car. But has anybody ever made/seen any custom box made to fit where the rear seats are? I was thinking about taking out my seats and building a box to go there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    I have seen the premade boxes and stealth boxes for the rear of the car. But has anybody ever made/seen any custom box made to fit where the rear seats are? I was thinking about taking out my seats and building a box to go there.
    Yea - I've seen a fiberglass box there......but why??

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    I'm trying to see if I can find any pictures of it or such to give me something to think about. I'm trying to decide if I want to put subs in my car, and if I do where I want to put them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith View Post
    I'm trying to see if I can find any pictures of it or such to give me something to think about. I'm trying to decide if I want to put subs in my car, and if I do where I want to put them.
    IMO,trying to decide between: if you even want subs Vs. going as far as removing the rear seats for a setup is a BIG difference in thought, as you seem to be considering one end of the spectrum or another.

    I wouldn't remove the rear seats for a setup unless you want some kinda show car -- you would gather the attention of possible thieves as well.

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    Alright so I looked around for the premade boxes for the rear(ones that have space left for the T-Tops.) I found some on SubThump.com. I can get Kickers for wholesale so I'm probably going to go with those. Do you think that a single L7 or Solo X Kicker would be the same as two? Or maybe even it would be better to use two L5 Kickers. I've had a box in a car before and I had too much sub for the space. It wouldn't hit to its peak because it didn't have enough air. I just don't want to overkill it again. I just want to make sure I do it right and I know you guys have a lot more experience with that than me.

    Oh and heres the one I found. http://www.subthump.com/acamarottop.htm

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    the L7 needs alot of power 750w R.M.S. 1500 peak. It is a great sub, but what makes it even greater is the fact that it does require that much air space. They would sound great in there. I am fiberglassing a box where my spare tire was because it is a much bigger area than the driver's side. I am going with the Kicker CVX which is exactly the same as the L7 only it is a round sub instead of a square so it is much cleaner sounding.

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    Those boxes @ subthump look sweet. I asked a couple places around here if I could get a box and still put the tops in back and they all said no. Glad to see I can w/o having to have a custom built.

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    I am going to power the Kicker L7 with the Kicker ZX1500.1. Its got 1550 @ 2 Ohms.

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    I have the TTop box from Subthump runnin 2-10s.I love it.It looks great,and sounds great,and still have a place for my ttops.I would recomend it to anyone.

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    i have the JL stealth bok in mine on a 400w crossfire amp turned up 3/4 and its pleanty for me, im happy with it, it hits harder than you'd think it would plus id rather listen to my exhaust anyways but thats just me

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