View Full Version : Stealth box setup vs dual hatch box?


BlackHawk256
09-10-2009, 11:31 PM
I'm modding my car's audio this upcoming week. I have been looking at the stealth boxes and the dual 10" hatch boxes that fit the trunk.

I'm wanting to go with dual 10" Memphis M3's or Alpine Type R's, but I have a concern. The dual 10" box weighs 28 lbs. The M3's are around 25 lbs and the Type R's are 16 lbs a piece.

Will the added weight of the hatch box and dual speakers be too much. Or is the added weight dismissive? Any help is appreciated!!

BlackHawk256
09-10-2009, 11:38 PM
Pix of both

bmnicolosi
09-10-2009, 11:39 PM
1}Do you have t-tops?
2}How much bass are you trying to get?
3}Are you really worried about <100 lbs total?
4}Is this a race car or a DD?

BlackHawk256
09-10-2009, 11:48 PM
1 Yes I have T tops
2 I normally don't have it up, but like it to really punch when I want.
3 I don't know if I should be worried about it or not? I had a buddy saying that weight is a big deal!
4 It's a DD for now!:bored: But I've taken it to the track before.

bmnicolosi
09-10-2009, 11:50 PM
If you have ttops, hands down the stealth box. I have a stealth box with an alpine type r 10 running off of an alpine mrpm500. Sounds great. i did the "big" systems in my old 99 z28{2 type s 10's, 2 L7 10's}. The stealth box still gives off good bass, and imo, is way better bc of ttops.

BlackHawk256
09-11-2009, 12:14 AM
The box has slots for ttops

pentavolvo
09-11-2009, 08:53 AM
a few of my buddys have bigger systems in there fbodys with 2 12s. And what they always do is pull the box when they are at the drag strip, takes less then a minute to lift the box out and unhook it. IMO for daily driving the difference will be nill with the extra weight, and hell if you have shitty tires will help ur traction.

I had 2 15s in the back of my foxbody mustang at one point it was like 150lbs subs and box. Car was faster with em out but I could launch the car 100x better with the added weight over the back of the car

Koastie57
09-11-2009, 12:50 PM
Can anyone comment on the Trunk box with T-top slots?

Do they rattle while in the slot? Any cons to having this box? Also for you people having 12's in your cars, does the car begin to rattle alot more after a while of use?

Thanks

bmnicolosi
09-11-2009, 01:04 PM
Sorry, couldnt tell that was the ttop well box. Personally, id stick with the stealth but just my opinion.

bamalt1
09-11-2009, 01:35 PM
I'd go with the stealth setup so nobody tries to steal your stuff. If somebody walks by and sees two 12's and an amp, it's going to tempt them....unless your back glass is as dark as mine(5%)

COKEBOTTLES
09-11-2009, 02:18 PM
Pix of both

Shit where can I get these at??? Both of them?? How much do they cost? Also could you work a CD changer? Thanks for your time.

94'BLKBRD
09-11-2009, 04:04 PM
Shit where can I get these at??? Both of them?? How much do they cost? Also could you work a CD changer? Thanks for your time.

subthump.com

94'BLKBRD
09-11-2009, 04:07 PM
IMO the stealth box is a POS. I had subthump stealth with a RE SE 10'' sub. Didn't hit hard at all. Went with a 1.2 cbft ported box and it blew that POS stealth box away. If I was you I would go with 1 RE SE 10'' sub and a ported box.

bmnicolosi
09-11-2009, 05:38 PM
Well of course a bigger box is gonna blow a small sealed box away, especially a ported one. The stealth b ox gives decent bass, with minimal space. A stealth box is not gonna rattle your windows but it will give you a clean bass that fills the low end nicely.

Koastie57
09-11-2009, 05:57 PM
Good ill stay with stealthbox then, last thing i need is shit falling apart because of extreme bass.

94'BLKBRD
09-11-2009, 06:20 PM
Good ill stay with stealthbox then, last thing i need is shit falling apart because of extreme bass.

lol nothing is going to fall apart.

94'BLKBRD
09-11-2009, 06:21 PM
I think some good sail panel subs will hit harder than a stealth box.

bmnicolosi
09-11-2009, 11:08 PM
I think some good sail panel subs will hit harder than a stealth box.
Negative sir.

02TransAm/Batmobile
09-12-2009, 01:08 AM
I took my system out not jus because of the added weight but because of better ride quality. With the extra 100 or so lbs that I was lugging everywhere, the axle would hit the bump stops harder and couldn't really control the weight of the rear. This is with Strano's/Koni's.

BlackHawk256
09-12-2009, 01:35 AM
Damn im in a bind...I'm not necessarily looking for something that's just loud and rattles... I'm looking for pure clean bass and if that can be had with the stealth box, I'll buy it, otherwise I would have to get the hatch box.

BlackHawk256
09-12-2009, 01:37 AM
I took my system out not jus because of the added weight but because of better ride quality. With the extra 100 or so lbs that I was lugging everywhere, the axle would hit the bump stops harder and couldn't really control the weight of the rear. This is with Strano's/Koni's.

I think you just made my decision easier!!

thecobrahunter
09-12-2009, 04:12 AM
Here's my setup:
(1) still can store my t-tops
(2) can hit hard bass whenever
(3) adds some weight, but not trying to get into the low 10's
(4) is a DD
(5) and still have room for stuff like, oh, groceries, my dufflebag, several backpacks, etc.

It's a sports car, not a sports wagon.

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shaun
09-15-2009, 12:53 AM
when i first got my car i had an mtx stealth box with 1 new version alpine type r(the one with the ribbed suround) with an alpine 350watt 1 channel sub amp and it hit really good very clean then i pulled out all the monsoon and went all aftermarket so the 1 ten wasent enough any more.
now i have 2 memphis pr's runing on the sub channel from my 1300 memphis belle and they are geting about 300-350 a piece and the can get loud be there not the strongest subs so they are easy to max out.
h have the non t-top subthump box i got it off of ebay for 15bucks with 60 shiping lol.

98 WS6
09-17-2009, 06:58 PM
I suggest a stealth box, an Alpine MRP-M500 amp and an RE Audio SE 10" wired at 2OHM (2OHM will make the amp put out at it's max, 500W RMS) will do you VERY, very well. Trust me. Mirrors will shake and you'll get a back massage.

You need a certain stealth box, like one from Kee. An RE Audio SE10 will not fit in a subthumb stealth box. Speek with Kee from Kee Audio, I believe he has boxes that fit them very nicely.