What's a good place for a sub?
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03-15-2014, 04:44 AM #21
True. I'd have to go with a shallow sub on the side area. I'm thinking about a system in my Impala actually. I hardly drive it though Wish I could put a system in my company Taurus lol. I'm in it more than anything. Just miss the sound and these threads always bring back memories.It's stock.
03-15-2014, 05:34 AM #22
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03-15-2014, 05:51 AM #23
I currently have 2 12" subs in a custom made box that i made myself. I have a hatchback, so no idea how a setup for the vert will work. I made a custom rack for my amps (1 for the subs and 1 for the mids and highs) on the back of the car opposite side of the tail lights. Then I made a sub box that sits on top of the hump that is in between the rear t-top well and the rear seats. My goal was to have a sub box and still have the stock location for my t-tops. Sounds amazing!!!
03-15-2014, 08:26 AM #24Lid, Throttle Body, LS6 Intake, Stage 1 Heads, Mild Cam, Magnaflow Cat-Back, LS7 Clutch, SFCs, STB, Panhard Bar, Strano Springs, Strano Sway Bars, LCAs, Konis (F), Bilstiens (R), MGW Shifter
03-17-2014, 09:46 AM #25
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Get a 12 inch sub, put it in a stealth box, and toss it in the open area in the back drivers side corner of the hatch. I had 1 12 inch MTX running on a true 1000w amp in one of my old camaro's and it hit VERY hard. The hatch and the space in the back of the car makes it seem a lot more powerful than it actually is. I fooled people on a regular basis with that setup...nobody could ever believe I had just 1 sub back there.
03-17-2014, 03:12 PM #26
Systems today are insane with their high wattage ratings for both subs and amplifiers. In the setup above, I ran (2) 12" MTX subs powered by (2) separate amplifiers running in mono - each bridged to only produce 250W each max power to each sub. That system was one of the hardest hitting systems I've ever felt. Now they have 1000W+ amps. It boggles my mind. Turned up, my system would actually rattle your head when the bass hit making it difficult to see I had to adjust the power down and the EQ settings.
03-17-2014, 03:21 PM #27
03-18-2014, 07:06 AM #28
You will def need to add an aftermarket amp and power wires to the amp. Then you will need to tap into 1 of your rear speakers for a signal input to the amp. A decent mono 300 watt (or 150watt rms) amp will be just fine and wont dim your headlights, nor rattle your head IF adjusted properly. That's what the "gain" control is for on the amp. You turn up the music to your "normal" listening level, and adjust the amp to suit your needs. I have done this set up with a single 10" sub in a box on countless cars and they sound like you have spent $1000's and in reality, it is only $400 or less.
03-18-2014, 07:09 AM #29
Forgot to mention also, when I do this I turn the bass down to kill the distortion in the factory speakers. Before you turn on the sub, turn the bass down completely, crank up the music and slowly add bass until you hear distortion. Then back off the bass. When you fire up the sub, the bass will sound amazing and you will save your factory speakers from blowing.
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