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Subwoofer/Jumpseat mod

Alright so i started the jumpseat mod and while i was at it started 2 other mods, one will be in the exterior forum and the other interior. So i built the subwoofer box and thought i would incorporate the speakers into it but also seal them off from the sub cuz they can get ruined if not sealed. I just bought the speakers yesterday they are 2 pioneers 6x9's 220w for $100 for both. Here are some of the specs on the box and the size of the port...btw can someone tell me if my port is too big/small and same thing for my box? Bagh im not in a good mood right now for one main reason, my family is frigin retarded, as i was building the sub box and rippin the interior apart i was takin progress pics to post up here, well today when i check the camera to look at them THEYRE NOT THERE!! So yea thats why im mad, ne ways here are pics that i took today.

The Sub box spec INTERNALLY is 8 1/2L x 14 1/8W x 14 1/4" tall and the port is 4 inches deep or length x 6 1/8W x 1 1/2 tall. Its a 12 inch pioneer sub 600w max and 160 rms, 4 ohm. Is the box and port too big? too small? for that sub?












the new speaker box just sits high enoughto cover the old speaker hole in the plastic panel.
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You know that a box should be built to the specifications of the sub for the best sound. Go on pioneer's website and look at what they recommend. Your dimensions come out to be just about 1cuft. Thats a little small for a ported box. The box does look nice.
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Thanks. Well actually on the subwoofer it says the recommended space is 1.5 cu. ft but it doesnt say if its for ported or sealed...my guess is sealed.
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looks cool.
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ill get a pic of it in the truck gimmie like 10 mins.
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That'll look real good all done!
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here i just took this a second ago, its a lovely 0 degreees outside but the sun is shining so its all good

Overall im really happy with the end result, i just need some help tuning it to sound really good.









as you can tell everything is pretty snug :D
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Looks good, I like it! are you going to cover it with anything?
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yea i was thinking of getting grey vinyl to match the rest of the interior. Somthing simple cuz its not a show truck but i want it to be nice. i was thinking of getting either vinyl or carpet heat molded to the box but i dont know how much it would cost.
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great job...it looks great!

I'm sure you barely even hear it (and what you do sounds like butt), so just seal the box and let it be.
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helpful hint... i would round the edges off so when you wrap it, it will cover easier... atleast thats what i have done and it works well for me
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heres a sound clip of the subwoofer and speaker, mind you its not full power going to either of them. The stereo only puts out quarter of the power the sub can handle. This was done with my digicam so the quality is crap. One thing i noticed though is when i covered the port hole it had more of a punch in sub than if it was open...is it supposed to sound like that?

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Looks nice.
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so where is the other 6x9"? are you trying to run the sub off the headunit in place of the other coaxial speaker, or do you have an amp to power the sub? i'm just a little confused.

sealed would be better for that sub.
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so where is the other 6x9"? are you trying to run the sub off the headunit in place of the other coaxial speaker, or do you have an amp to power the sub? i'm just a little confused.

sealed would be better for that sub.

no no lol the other 6x9 goes in the other side of the truck where the other jumpseat is. The box is going to be the same as the on just posted but for the drivers side. I have an amp that will hopefully power the subs enough...if not its up for sale so i can get a more powerful one. The only thing that connects to the headunit is wiring harness which includes the speaker wires already, RCA's that run to amp, the antenna, and an ipod cable (optional).


And how do you know sealed is better for my sub?
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