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Omg reading this...i cant stop laughing....i really need to see a pic...
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I'm not 100% sure but I think it could eventually damage your speaker to run it without a box! Definitely build yourself a box. Even if you build a ****ty one it'll sound/pound way better than it ever would without one. Measure to see how big of a box will fit behind there, then build it as big as you can, making sure the sub will fit in it (depthwise.) Cut some sort of a hole for the port and you're good to go.

There's a lot more to box building than that, but any half-*** box will sound way better. Don't feel bad, in my first vehicle I had a massive ugly bare plywood box packed with blankets and 2 15" home audio woofers in it. Ghetto to the max.

As for your amp, I would put it under the seat. If you can't do that, mount it to the box or the back wall.

PM me if you want to try building a box. I can probably find you lots of information on the interweb, and if you can give me the model #'s of your amp and sub I could give you better information. Building boxes is fun, try it!
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If there's no way to get the sub to fit in a box behind the seat, you'll have to get a shallow mount sub, or a bigger truck.
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that clear bar, above the sub is a neon light that glows red when the bass thits really hard. awesome at night.
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LOL! Wow all I can say to that.
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im not going to lie. i love it. it makes the drivers seat just shake violently. i love it. if i have a back ache, ten min with the volume on 22. and im good! :)
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Haha, that's ghetto. I'd love to hear how that sounds. Can you say distortion? Does the surround not slap off the cab wall?

That is truly a 'custom' mount. If you like it like that, so be it. But it is wrong in every possible way.

HEY you should see if the magnet will stick to your metal roof and you can hang it directly over your head :P
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are those pictures of a new setup or the old one? looks like its behind the passenger seat
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are those pictures of a new setup or the old one? looks like its behind the passenger seat
pictures of the old one. i really need a box. and i know it looks like the passenger seat. but it isnt. lol.
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Hmm . . . the neon light really adds to the "clean install" factor.

Prime example of do it right, or don't do it at all. +1 Ghetto point
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im not going to lie. i love it. it makes the drivers seat just shake violently. i love it. if i have a back ache, ten min with the volume on 22. and im good! :)

If you think it hits now, you just wait till you get it in a box. I mean i dont know how good of subs you have, but i sure can say that ANY sub will sound 1000x better in a box.

oh and 22? PPPSSSSHHH! 32 MAN!!
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If you think it hits now, you just wait till you get it in a box. I mean i dont know how good of subs you have, but i sure can say that ANY sub will sound 1000x better in a box.

oh and 22? PPPSSSSHHH! 32 MAN!!
yeah man, i know. my 3 best friends have subs, and their cars soound awesome. my friend has a nissan altama coup, and a 3k amp, and a 3k sub. 1k RMS in that tiny *** car.
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WTF kind of stuff do you smoke, because I definitely need to get some of that..


what were you thinking when you halfassed that? If you dont have the money to do something the right way, why bother doing it at all if the end result is basically wrong and ****ty?
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not to rain on your parade, but i bet you already blew a voice coil and your sub may sound like **** when you get a box ..... cause i used to haev a kicker comp 12 in my old civic that wasnt quite sealed into the box cause the back of the magnet hit and it only lasted a few months before blowing up
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WTF kind of stuff do you smoke, because I definitely need to get some of that..


what were you thinking when you halfassed that? If you dont have the money to do something the right way, why bother doing it at all if the end result is basically wrong and ****ty?
if it works, it works. and it works pretty well. i know that it would sound muuuucccch better if i had a box..... But hey, isn't that what this forum was made for anyways?
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not to rain on your parade, but i bet you already blew a voice coil and your sub may sound like **** when you get a box ..... cause i used to haev a kicker comp 12 in my old civic that wasnt quite sealed into the box cause the back of the magnet hit and it only lasted a few months before blowing up
yeah, i thought of that. but i got the sub from a friend for $20 so its really not that big of a loss for me. yeah, i would have to get another sub, but thats when its time to upgrade.
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yeah but that looks like a nice *** sub man ... you probably coulda looked up the specs and built a box for like $10 in materials and just not carpeted it ... ive been known to do this lol




YES THATS MDF LMAO!!! This was my **** in my 91 civic .... later i went back to kicker though and got 2 12s .... that was nice till the amp caught on fire one day ... luckily i smelled it and put it out just charred the box didnt mess up the car ... no more cheap *** ebay amps for me
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yeah but that looks like a nice *** sub man ... you probably coulda looked up the specs and built a box for like $10 in materials and just not carpeted it ... ive been known to do this lol




YES THATS MDF LMAO!!! This was my **** in my 91 civic .... later i went back to kicker though and got 2 12s .... that was nice till the amp caught on fire one day ... luckily i smelled it and put it out just charred the box didnt mess up the car ... no more cheap *** ebay amps for me

youve been known to do this? huh?

you trying to teach me? hahaha
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well im just sayin its ghetto but it worked till the cone seperated from the rubber ... didnt think to use superglue which i did when my current infinitis started seperating
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hey, i have one of those infinity reference 12's in my garage. never installed. i should get on that...

then i'd head a deck
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and a second amp...

son of a b***h! I can't get into this addiction again...
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hey, i have one of those infinity reference 12's in my garage. never installed. i should get on that......
i wonder why they all have the cone seperate from the flex rubber part at the bottom .... but like i said on my current 10s superglue fixed that and ive had em just over 3 years, and i got em used with the amp off craigslist.
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i wonder why they all have the cone seperate from the flex rubber part at the bottom .... but like i said on my current 10s superglue fixed that and ive had em just over 3 years, and i got em used with the amp off craigslist.
its a weak link in the system. flexing and temperature change is hell on adhesives.
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yea but ive never had that problem with any other subs only infinitis
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