i had two 12 with a 1200 watt amp and it would sound ok i always thought it would sounded better with two 10 becase the speakers would have a bit more air in the box. the hatch serves like a box itself. i live in dallas and found a nice box for camaro/ bird that is ported for 2 12s at the local flea market for 60 dollars. i want to try that out might sound good
I have two audiobahn 10" in a sealed box that takes up the T-Top Racks space and it sounds great. Will post pics later. If you shop on e-bay you could get a great set-up for under $500 easy. If you shop at your local audio store, your looking at $500 minimum for two 10's and an amp. installed.
Our cars respond very well to subwoofers in the hatch. A single good quality 10" in the right box (size/tuning), with sufficient power will sound very good and easily over power the remainder of the factory system.
If you have not heard subs in an f-body you should try to get some seat time in one. The hatch provides much better reienforcement than is typical in a car trunk or truck.
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I just took out a custom box with 2 12" Kicker CVR subs.... It take up the whole trunk, but I dont have t-tops so it worked well and def sounded awesome. I only used a 400watt kicker amp, but that was still plenty loud
I have 3 12's and i love the shound and the way it looks. Use a prefab for 2 12's box and fiber glass it for 3 12's. If you whant to go with low cost setup I have use two 12" kikers CVRs with a performance teknique 779 I think i got the woofers for 100bucks each and 150 for the amp and shound as good as my tree 12's (but i had a box that was 4' cubic sq.ft <img src="http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/6/web/2502000-2502999/2502653_9_full.jpg">
If you want to keep the t-top area then go with a good quality 10" in a stealth box and hit it with a lot of power. 500-1000 watts ought to do it. The high power is also why you need a good quality 10, not a junk one. This will put out some real bass.
I can't say on the price but at least $200 for a good brand new sub and a good used amp can be had for under $200. Something like a Rockford 800a2 would put out 1000w and can be found on ebay.
Remember, everytime you double the power you get a 3 dB increase. Doubling the cone area with the same power to each speakers gives you a 6 dB increase. So a single 10" with 1000w will sound the same as 500 watts on a pair of 10's (250w each), but only take up half the airspace.
Typical air space for a 10" sub designed for small sealed enclosures is about .75 cu ft.
If you don't care about the t-top space there are a lot of choices.
camaro2cruz, that box is waaaay too small for 3 12's. Looks about right for a single 12".
If you are looking to use high power on a budget check out the new db-500 from TC Sounds, 20mm Xmax, high power handling (recommend 200w-700w RMS), Low Fs, in a .6 cuft box for $100. You can find out more if you google around. I own a TC sounds driver and the quality is top notch. This looks like a very good bang for the buck driver.
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I appologise if I sound like an advertisment, I am in no way connected to the company, I just love their product and thought I would pass on an interesting option.