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subs in trunk cover #292765 Oct 5, 11:31pm Oct 5, 11:31pm
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subs in trunk cover
I was wondering if anybody has done this, I'm thinking of installing either 1 or 2 subs on the plastic flap that closes and opens with your trunk.

Does it sound good? Does it rattle that whole plastic flap? Please give me more info! Thanks!

Re: subs in trunk cover [Re: mister_tin] #292766 Oct 5, 11:34pm Oct 5, 11:34pm
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Kicker makes some free-air subs but i think that might rattle too much


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Re: subs in trunk cover [Re: mister_tin] #292767 Oct 5, 11:35pm Oct 5, 11:35pm
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That flap is pretty flimsy. You'd have to reinforce it before you even got started. Even a couple of 8" subs would sag that...kinda sounds like a free-air setup you're thinking about. I don't think it would give you a good sound though.

Re: subs in trunk cover [Re: Stephen] #292768 Oct 5, 11:37pm Oct 5, 11:37pm
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Yup youll have to have the correct subs or they will Blow wink I think it could work but regardless subs rttle our cars.

Re: subs in trunk cover [Re: mister_tin] #292769 Oct 5, 11:48pm Oct 5, 11:48pm
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nope... never seen it done before tongue

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Re: subs in trunk cover [Re: isaac] #292770 Oct 6, 9:00am Oct 6, 9:00am
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ahhhh very niceeee who's car is that?

Re: subs in trunk cover [Re: mister_tin] #292771 Oct 6, 9:06am Oct 6, 9:06am
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That is one of the worst ideas I have ever heard. It will sound terrible and that plastic cover is not sturdy enough. Dont do it. Bad Idea. Its ok to mount mids and highs there but not subs.

Re: subs in trunk cover [Re: Brian63] #292772 Oct 6, 9:33am Oct 6, 9:33am
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NOOOOOOOOOOO SUBS THERE GEEZ!!! the celi has a hrd time with subs in the trunk as it is, never mind on a flap that rattles going over bumps as is... Trust me, your subs will sound cleaner in the trunk and in its specified size box thumbsup


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Re: subs in trunk cover [Re: DJ_Curtiz] #292773 Oct 6, 9:48am Oct 6, 9:48am
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gosh... some people hates the idea poke

does free-air subs cause a lot of vibrations?

Re: subs in trunk cover [Re: mister_tin] #292774 Oct 6, 12:49pm Oct 6, 12:49pm
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The subs themselves don't vibrate that plastic cover is only held in place by a few clips.. The plastic piece will rattle and if you play your system with the trunk up the vibes would probably tear the clips off the hatch...

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You can only hear rattles to a certain volume level, if you are pumping enough wattage you get up over the rattles anyway.

Re: subs in trunk cover [Re: YurBuddyChrist] #292777 Oct 8, 4:45pm Oct 8, 4:45pm
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Originally Posted by YurBuddyChrist
The subs themselves don't vibrate that plastic cover is only held in place by a few clips.. The plastic piece will rattle and if you play your system with the trunk up the vibes would probably tear the clips off the hatch...


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Re: subs in trunk cover [Re: JBing] #292778 Oct 8, 11:31pm Oct 8, 11:31pm
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not a good idea, MDF all the way

Re: subs in trunk cover [Re: shoulin] #292779 Oct 9, 12:48am Oct 9, 12:48am
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For all you pro's who hate the idea. It will not sound terrible unless you use the proper speakers. You guys are correct Subs 8'' and above will not work properly. Bass drivers and speakers will work. I don't think this is a stupid idea from experience since I've done it. I have done it and have had it done for 2 years no problems no rattles. Custom work was all done on my own. It is a good idea if you do it properly and know what you're doing. You have to enclose them properly to make them sound well. I am using free air bass drivers in mine they sound great. They are inclosed in a custom box to make them work thumbsup.

On another note some of you who are trashing the idea so fast are correct I will only agree with one part though. The Celica rear deck lid will rattle and vibrate if you're just going to cut a hole their and put speakers in it. You will need to use some other type of material or re-inforce that plastic piece so it doesn't not vibrate since the the plastic deck lid it will cause flex and a ton of rattle.

Follow the guidelines for the specifications of the speakers/subs to how they perform at what dimensions so you get the quality you need in the sound.


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Re: subs in trunk cover [Re: GOLDCELICA] #292780 Oct 9, 5:31am Oct 9, 5:31am

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It could easily be done with speakers. But like said above you cant put a big sub in there. I dont see the point with speakers unless you are going for pure SPL. In my car I just have a set of XR components up front tuned in "pro mode" with a pioneer headunit and it has awesome sound quality and still kicks a lil' SPL ass when it has to.

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Hey goldceilca can you post some pics of your custom work?

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