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yeller_xtc
01-29-2009, 06:20 PM
has anyone ever atempted to install an 18" subwoofer in a 4th gen. trans am?:confused:


F3RR3T
01-29-2009, 07:15 PM
I have did it in my buddies 96. Fi audio BTL on 4000rms. personally i am doing 2 Sundown Audio Nightshade 15's in a 6 cube ported box tuned to 34hz. on 10,400 RMS (5200 RMS per sub.

amps are Sundown Audio SAZ-3000d's on 16v

yeller_xtc
01-29-2009, 07:41 PM
any pics?


pentavolvo
01-29-2009, 08:03 PM
where do u plan on putting it, cause its gonna take a ton of room

F3RR3T
01-29-2009, 08:17 PM
no but i do have a picture of the box going in my camaro. (no dimensions do not want people copying the box (there are lot of details missing also)

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m244/F3RR3T_01/camaro2-1.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m244/F3RR3T_01/camaro3-1.jpg
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m244/F3RR3T_01/camaro1-1.jpg

F3RR3T
01-29-2009, 08:18 PM
where do u plan on putting it, cause its gonna take a ton of room

TEST box has already been built and installed fit great

yeller_xtc
01-29-2009, 08:56 PM
sweet as model! i was thinking of a box like that but angled in the back ( like the prefab boxes are) to make room for the 18" sub.

F3RR3T
01-29-2009, 08:59 PM
sweet as model! i was thinking of a box like that but angled in the back ( like the prefab boxes are) to make room for the 18" sub.

do 2 15's if you can. more cone area therfore louder (in most cases)

yeller_xtc
01-29-2009, 09:06 PM
already have the 18" think you could design me a box that will fit? i can build it. id like to see your ideas.

yeller_xtc
01-29-2009, 09:18 PM
already have the 18" think you could design me a box that will fit? i can build it. id like to see your ideas.

something like this is what i had in mind...163521

ChevyS10sbc
01-29-2009, 10:31 PM
Just a question but, Why an 18" ?

yeller_xtc
01-30-2009, 05:23 AM
Just a question but, Why an 18" ?

i like the super low note an 18" can produce. and the "wow' factor you get when someone see's what just made thier drink come out there nose...lol:chug:

BKDZ28
01-30-2009, 05:30 AM
alrighty then!:bang::chug::barf:
best of luck

yeller_xtc
01-30-2009, 07:01 AM
:lol:alrighty then!:bang::chug::barf:
best of luck

F3RR3T
01-30-2009, 11:03 AM
i like the super low note an 18" can produce. and the "wow' factor you get when someone see's what just made thier drink come out there nose...lol:chug:

So what you think of this.

100 RMS on 2 sundown audio SD-1 12's amp is one channel on a Sundown 100.2

Did 141 DB sealed on the dash (mic was a audiocontrol about 138 DB on the termlab.

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m244/F3RR3T_01/th_PICT0001-3.jpg (http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m244/F3RR3T_01/?action=view&current=PICT0001-3.flv)
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m244/F3RR3T_01/th_PICT0002-1.jpg (http://s106.photobucket.com/albums/m244/F3RR3T_01/?action=view&current=PICT0002-1.flv)

BIG_MIKE2005
01-30-2009, 01:47 PM
Guess your goin for SPL only & no SQ huh?

I have (1) 10 in a custom stealth with a Zapco 350i running it w/each channel to a voicecoil & it's loud as hell. Granted it doesn't shake my car like a SPL machine but it has a very nice tone & is plenty if your gonna be stayin in the car while it's on.

I used to do SPL & had my first car set-up with a single 15" Digital Design DVC sub on a 2200w amp then switch to a Kicker ZR1000(old school, LOL). It did 147 off the windshield & would play 19hrtz like no bodies business. Scott Shope built my set-up. He used to own the famous at the time knuckle dragger that was filled with 15" Vega Strokers.

F3RR3T
01-30-2009, 02:06 PM
that setup in my truck was a SQ setup. The system going in my camaro will be a bass race machine. but SQ for daily listening (15's can be turned off and the 8's in the sails can be turned on)

BIG_MIKE2005
01-30-2009, 02:34 PM
ahh, hidden 8's. I just used a great mid/high set with it's own amp to replace my stock speakers & then thru the single 10 in the back. I didn't think it would be enough but it has proven me wrong, LOL. I daily drive it so I didn't want to get too extreme. Plus I like to go to the track without having to remove a 200lb box first too. It's nice to bump all the way to the burnout box, LOL.

99Bluz28
01-30-2009, 02:43 PM
something like this is what i had in mind...163521

You'll probably get no more than a little over 3-3.5 cu.ft. , which isn't much space for a 18" sub. Have you thought about a rear seat enclosure?
That would give you a lot more room for a good sizes enclosure!:nod:

99Bluz28
01-30-2009, 02:49 PM
TEST box has already been built and installed fit great

Any test fit pictures?

F3RR3T
01-30-2009, 02:58 PM
ahh, hidden 8's. I just used a great mid/high set with it's own amp to replace my stock speakers & then thru the single 10 in the back. I didn't think it would be enough but it has proven me wrong, LOL. I daily drive it so I didn't want to get too extreme. Plus I like to go to the track without having to remove a 200lb box first too. It's nice to bump all the way to the burnout box, LOL.

all my equipment including wire box subs etc (extra batteries and and second alternator. is a lil over 800 pounds. 600 of that can be removed in about 1o minutes with my cherry picker.

Door speakers wire and second alt stay in the car as they not worth removing
(the wire would be a pita as there are 6 runs of 0 gauge (3+ 3-)

F3RR3T
01-30-2009, 03:02 PM
Any test fit pictures?

not that i will post.

only reason i posted the above design is it similiar (not much) to the actual box.

i will post a build thread but there will be no images of box construction or the box in the car (except after the trim panel is covering the box)

i can tell you it is a extremely tight fit

BIG_MIKE2005
01-30-2009, 03:26 PM
I highly doubt there is anyone on here that would want to steal a design for a monster box like that. Most on this site don't even dream of adding more weight. Especially not 600+ pounds, LOL.

99Bluz28
01-30-2009, 03:34 PM
not that i will post.

only reason i posted the above design is it similiar (not much) to the actual box.

i will post a build thread but there will be no images of box construction or the box in the car (except after the trim panel is covering the box)

i can tell you it is a extremely tight fit


:secret2: Top Secret :secret2:

:jest:

yeller_xtc
01-30-2009, 07:56 PM
i know ill be skipping out on a bit of the air space..but thats what polyfill is for. it will be a sealed enclosure, unless i can fixure a way to port it. ill have 1200watts rms on it. it will be a beast!:devil:

#8sprkplug
01-31-2009, 05:10 PM
what kind of 18 were you looking at anyway. 18's are awesome:D

#8sprkplug
01-31-2009, 05:19 PM
I have did it in my buddies 96. Fi audio BTL on 4000rms. personally i am doing 2 Sundown Audio Nightshade 15's in a 6 cube ported box tuned to 34hz. on 10,400 RMS (5200 RMS per sub.

amps are Sundown Audio SAZ-3000d's on 16v

wow:pimp: you seriously have to do a build log when you start, do you have any pics of your friends

nemss1
01-31-2009, 05:32 PM
not that i will post.

only reason i posted the above design is it similiar (not much) to the actual box.

i will post a build thread but there will be no images of box construction or the box in the car (except after the trim panel is covering the box)

i can tell you it is a extremely tight fit

your not the only genious that comes up with these ideas on how and where to build a sub enclosure. people have come up with these ideas before and wouldnt be stealing yours :gtfo:

I highly doubt there is anyone on here that would want to steal a design for a monster box like that. Most on this site don't even dream of adding more weight. Especially not 600+ pounds, LOL.

exactly

F3RR3T
01-31-2009, 06:02 PM
your not the only genious that comes up with these ideas on how and where to build a sub enclosure. people have come up with these ideas before and wouldnt be stealing yours :gtfo:



exactly

THATS OBVIOUS.

ther are a few special additions that i rather not see my competition with.

F3RR3T
01-31-2009, 06:02 PM
wow:pimp: you seriously have to do a build log when you start, do you have any pics of your friendsi definently will start a build log. there will be lots of pictures of the equipment.

#8sprkplug
01-31-2009, 08:35 PM
i definently will start a build log. there will be lots of pictures of the equipment.

awesome, should be pretty loud lol