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Jun 23, 12:57am - #205267 
started on my custom box [PICS]

its in the early stages but here it is. its gonna be covered in black vinyl and made to meet all of the curves of the trunk. its for one 15" solo-baric L5, and the sub takes up almost half of the car actually. the amp will be mounted on the right side right next to the sub.

i made the box only 10" deep but three feet x two feet across. so the 15" should have plenty of air space... it came out to nearly 4 cubic feet. what do you all think?

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edit: in these pics the holes weren't even drawn or the hole cut for the sub.

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Jun 23, 1:00am - #205268 
thats a big box
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Jun 23, 1:56am - #205269 
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Jun 23, 6:42am - #205270 
thats gotta be heavy as hell

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Jun 23, 6:45am - #205271 
DIY stuff is great thumbsup

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Jun 23, 6:50am - #205272 
damn that box is huge eek eek

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Jun 23, 6:56am - #205273 
thumbsup looks heavy but like they said DIY stuff is great!! keep updating those pics...

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Jun 23, 7:24am - #205274 
MDF is the ideal stuff to build a box out of.

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Jun 23, 7:25am - #205275 
And is it going to be ported? and if so what frequency is it going to be ported too.

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Jun 23, 7:38am - #205276 
damn man 2 15" L5's... should sound pretty nice.

I have to 12" L7's in mine right now an it is loud as shit, deep bass.


what kinda amp are you running with them?


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Jun 23, 7:38am - #205277 
Originally Posted by Lark
damn man 2 15" L5's... should sound pretty nice.

I have to 12" L7's in mine right now an it is loud as shit, deep bass.


what kinda amp are you running with them?


umm he never said 2? confused

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Jun 23, 7:49am - #205278 
hah... ur right, wasnt paying attention an just saw that huge fucking box


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Jun 23, 7:56am - #205279 
keep us updated. good start. thumbsup


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Jun 23, 7:57am - #205280 
I don't know much about the sqaure solobarics, but i do know that the old solobarics only required a very little air space, .42 to .65 (Somewhere in the area), which was why i loved them. Are the new L5's and L7's the same, because if they are then that sub will not perform to it's potential in that big of a box unless you are going to section that box you built off to the required air space and are going to utilize the rest for your amps being fluch mounted and all your wiring being hid in that box as well. thumbsup

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Jun 23, 8:04am - #205281 
^^YEA...my L5 12 only needed .6 i believe...u will have wayyyy too much airspace with that box inless you are separting it like jamey said thumbsup

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Jun 23, 8:13am - #205282 
thats big man, do you know how much it weighs?? confused

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Jun 23, 9:22am - #205283 
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Jun 23, 10:01am - #205284 
good start, however you should look into the space requirements for your sub as mentioned above...

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Jun 23, 11:40am - #205285 
the sub calls for 1.5-6 cubic feet, and the bigger the better is what i was told.

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Jun 23, 11:42am - #205286 
are you doin sealed or ported box?

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Jun 23, 12:20pm - #205287 
Wow, the old round Solobarics (i am talking about 12's though) worked and sounded better is a tiny box.

These squares seem to need more air space. I just looked at the specs and it says 1.5 - 6 cubic feet. So if you have a 4 cubic feet then yeah i guess you are alright.

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Jun 23, 12:31pm - #205288 
6 cubic feet - that's crazy for one sub...

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Jun 23, 1:06pm - #205289 
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Jun 23, 1:09pm - #205290 
subs usually come with a info sheet that lists box sizes and volumes for different types, sealed, ported, bandpass ... you should really consult that and make your box accordingly. Bigger is not always better when dealing with subs.

A sub may perform best at a small cu. ft.

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Jun 23, 8:19pm - #205291 
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Jun 24, 9:47am - #205292 
The min air space for that sub is 1.5 cubic feet for sealed and 3.0 cubic feet for ported. The max air space is 6.0 cubic feet for sealed and the same for ported. So he is good on air space.

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Jun 24, 9:49am - #205293 
Kicker's 18 inch Solo X recommends 10 cubic feet of air space... eek


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Jun 24, 9:51am - #205294 
you should make that baord that goes over the back seats thumbsup

i am going to do your doing (the box in back) and the board over the seat...double the space for sound thumbsup


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Jun 24, 9:54am - #205295 
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_1869988513_0_collapsed_5__1.html

carbon_blue_gt gave people the dimensions and pictures thumbsup

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Jun 24, 10:39am - #205296 
^^^
that's a good idea if you're putting a big system in and still want the trunk space...

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Jun 24, 10:44am - #205297 
if it has too much air it wont perform as well... stick another peice of MDF in there and make the space smaller.

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