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Trying to get cleaner bass. what do you think

So Ive been trying to find a new way to get my bass and I think this is what ive come up with.

http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130SWX2...=detailed_info
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Do you have subs already?

changing your stock speakers and adding an amplifier will improve sound a lot.

also sound deadener will help improve a lot as well. check out korey's how to thread.
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Do you have subs already?

changing your stock speakers and adding an amplifier will improve sound a lot.

also sound deadener will help improve a lot as well. check out korey's how to thread.
Already have after market speakers. (Infinity Referance 6x8)
Already have a sub with box but its not quite ideal for me. Bux is way big for a truck. Its a MTX 12" sub in a run of the mill box. It puts out decent bass but I feel I could have better base if I were to switch my setup around a little change... I would also like to be able to recline my seat again..


I cant afford deadener right this moment,
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you could def get a custom box made, or pay someone to design one for you, i did for my sub, AQ 10'' sub and i paid like 15 bucks for a good design, built myself and works great.
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I know I'll probably get some bashing for saying this but... Peel and Seal works great. It's not the best but for $20 a roll, you can't beat it. I'd rather have it than spend a couple hundred on the good stuff.
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Is that that stuff you got from home depot?
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It was from Lowes, but yes it is. I mean, watch some vids on it. It's great for the price.
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I've done the peel and seal on my last ranger, its not nearly as effective as a rubber based deadner like Dynamat, SDS tiles, or Second Skin. you only need a small quantity of the rubber type deadner to have a better effect then the asphalt stuff.

As for cleaning up the bass, settings and the box are two things that will do this.
the actual sub is not the issue. Pull the specs on the MTX and see what box size and type they recommend, then figure out if your box meets the requirements.
There are cheap fixes for under or oversized sealed boxes, ported boxes are usually a bit more difficult to fix but sometimes you can remedy them with certain settings.

If you can fix the dirty bass issue without buying new equipment, you will have plenty of money for sound deadner. Of course getting new equipment is always fun but its likely the box or settings that are giving you the issues.
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One is the Box. It is afro ported and it is not big enough for the Sub in a ported enclosure. The second is it fires straight up at the roof...
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pm me and i can do a design for freez
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I would try a proper sized sealed box. so you can save some room.
http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=260-644
http://www.amazon.com/Atrend-E12S-12...2&sr=8-3-spell
these are on sale. if its not the right size you can either add polyfil or a block of wood to get the right size.
I would do this before going for the small sealed 10". you probably wont be real happy with the decreased output that that would bring.

An undersized ported box is really tough to fix but poly-fill might help you out some. if you have an old pillow or something you could try that just to see.
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sealed will give u better sq, but i like ported better and with the right subs, u can get just as good sq than sealed
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this is true, but hes looking for something a bit smaller. that's why I mentioned the sealed box.
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What do you think of a box like this but for a 12
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