sub box question - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Audio & Video Tech General discussion of audio and video for the Ford Ranger.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-02-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Arlington, Tx
Posts: 32
sub box question

The JL guys told me I need a port in my box that is 3 inch in diameter and 11.5 long. How do I make one like that? What should I use for the material. I have already made my box and I just need to put a port in. Can you guys help please?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-02-2005
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Big Bend, WI
Posts: 190
Are you making this box or doing this to one that is already done.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-02-2005
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Fuquay Varina, NC
Posts: 3,048
PVC pipe
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-02-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Arlington, Tx
Posts: 32
box is already made, Thanks I will get some pvc this week.

shane
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-02-2005
Strider0O0's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 3,588
yeah just use some PVC pipe.. make sure to place it right.. easiest rule of thumb, when its in there, you shouldn't be able to see the sub..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-03-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Arlington, Tx
Posts: 32
I read somewhere that you want the port facing the same way as the sub. So if the sub was facing the front of the vehicle you want the port opening toward the front of the vehicle right?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-03-2005
Strider0O0's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 3,588
nah that isnt always true. actually.. for trucks.. the best results are to have the subs face forward, with the port facing up. you can have them both on the same face though, if you wanted.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-04-2005
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Arlington, Tx
Posts: 32
alright, ill do that then.

thanks
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-04-2005
Level III Supporter
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: usa
Posts: 24,936
to me i hate ported boxes made one hated it took it apart turned it into a sealed and loved it my $.02
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-04-2005
winks's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Jackson, New Jersey
Posts: 4,872
^^ yeah, the ported boxes are supposed to sound alittle bit distorted and louder, while the sealed boxes are supposed to sound tighter and more clear. I was told something like that.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-04-2005
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Big Bend, WI
Posts: 190
The box design also depends on the music you listen too. Hip Hop and rap sounds better through a ported box. Rock is better in a sealed. I know when I am listing to rock I don't get the crisp sound.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-05-2005
Strider0O0's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 3,588
yeah it depends on lots of things.. what you're looking for, as well as what type of music you listen to, and the quality of the build. generally, like mentioned already, if you go with a vented enclosure, you will have a lower SPL level, and a lower F3 point, but the box itself will be large. if you go with a sealed enclosure, you'll end up with a higher F3, but have a smaller box volume, as well as being closest to producing Accurate sound as you can get out of a box.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-05-2005
karrbass4life's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 3,072
IM fuked on the type of music thing then, I listen to electronica, rap, and rock... F_CK!!!

Wont the PVC pipe make a lot of port noise compaired to a port with a rolled end?
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 08-05-2005
Strider0O0's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 3,588
Quote:
Originally Posted by karrbass4life
IM fuked on the type of music thing then, I listen to electronica, rap, and rock... F_CK!!!

Wont the PVC pipe make a lot of port noise compaired to a port with a rolled end?
sand it down to give it that flush lip. i always do that to my ports.. even to any bracing within, i always sand down the edges.. its just for better security.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
sub box question morris Audio & Video Tech 1 09-07-2010 11:59 AM
For Sale: Custom Sub Box, amp and 12" Sub, Ex Cab only - Melbourne, FL pushdeck Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 1 05-02-2010 11:39 AM
in need of sub box just purchased sub/amp :) crucialcolin Audio & Video Tech 13 06-21-2008 10:13 PM
Noob audio question (cap and sub box) Greatkiller Audio & Video Tech 8 11-14-2006 12:05 PM
Sub Box Question - Need some opinions 02FordFX4 Audio & Video Tech 8 01-19-2006 07:52 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:34 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.