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Attention Leo, Box is almost done!

Almost done dude. Just gotta sand the exterior, run extra glue on the inside to seal it, and oh yeah, cut a hole in it somewhere....

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that is basically the same design as my box...
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looks good michael!! i have a question.. what kind of glue did you use?? also, is that 3/4" or 1"...
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3/4" MDF
I used Polyurethane glue.
The white stuff is wood putty to fill all the screw holes and smooth out some edges.

This is like just an inch smaller than the box I currently use. It has a perfect 45 degree angle which should make the subwoofer make good use of the entire box. Hard to explain, but basically it's a longer box than it is square, and angles are good for bouncing the sound inside the box instead of right back towards the woofer. But mostly it allows you to recline the seat way back.

The picture above shows how it will sit on the little step in the back of the supercabs.

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cool cool.. are you going to pad the inside at all???
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Oh yeah, I'll fill it with Polyfil.. .
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looks badass michael, your the ****...
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very nice sir..looks good wish my subs were workin..damn things
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Nice box, what you are you going to put in there a 12"?

Im kinda designing a DUAL 10", why 10"? They can keep up with 200bpm music ^_^!!!
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Leo is putting a 12 inch sub in there.

And tonight I finish the sanding. It'll have no more edges, or holes, and after painting it'll look like one solid piece of wood. I'm taking my time on this one, so it'll look tons better than the one I currently use. But mine is still bigger! :)

Note to self, cut out hole: 11 1/16" dia

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Nice box, what you are you going to put in there a 12"?

Im kinda designing a DUAL 10", why 10"? They can keep up with 200bpm music ^_^!!!
Speakers move at the same speed regardless of their size. That's a very common misconception.
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i think 10's sound more clean than 12's.... just my opinion
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i like my 15"... 10's are for weenies
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I had 18"s in my Ranger.

Speakers are linear motors, they move the same distance at the same speed no matter what size they are. Whether the rest of the cone goes with the coil is another question, that's where your accuracy comes in.
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15's are to sloopy for me *shrugs*
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I'd have to agree with the blckout, I have a pair of 10's in my truck and my brother has 12's mine just sound cleaner.
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are you going to put the cat in this box too? also how did the cat do for the sound quality?

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did you make any plans for this one? i may help larson make one and i can build it i just dotn know too much about the designs
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He actually had sketches and plans and everything, Michael is shockingly good at this...

He rocks cause its my x-mas present, cause im a poor mexican.

He made one before, but didnt take as much time on.

He has calculations for air space, and what not, he even measured the back of the cab, to build, for my *** to fit right in the truck.

Im glad hes doing it, cause he knows what hes doing.

Michael, again, you rock! I cant wait.
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Well it's ready! Just need to finish the hole for the subwoofer and drill a hole for the speaker wire and it's ready. I'll be in Oklahoma this weekend so maybe friday night or any time next week you can pick it up.
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He actually had sketches and plans and everything, Michael is shockingly good at this...
Shockingly good uh?
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Yep...

This Friday night Michael? Like tonight? lol..

Let me know. My box i have now, is just a big rattle toy for my truck...
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15's are to sloopy for me *shrugs*
You can make an 8 sloppy and an 18 tight. It's all how you design the box. Of course a solobaric 10 is going to be tighter than a vented oversized box 15, it isn't a fair comparison.
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I agree my best box was a 5-way bandpass with 4 's in it. The one i have now has the 12's right behind the seats and the 10's facing up. The box is ginormous. it has to weigh about 75 lbs but i had to make the compartments for the 12's huge cause i ported them out. Real low and punchy. but i made the compartments for the 10's real small like so that the high bass would come out. real tight and smooth. its all on the box. make it how u want it, just remember, with bass its go big or go home.
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Which was why my box in my '92 was 26 cubic feet.
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Dave: Its just personal opinion. I have heard 15's and i have heard 8's. 15's are just way to much base... and they seem slower to me... im not an audio guru by any means, i just know what i like. JL 10 w3 is the way for me.
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