1g AWD sub - DSM Forums: Mitsubishi Eclipse, Plymouth Laser, and Eagle Talon Forum: DSMtalk.com
 
HomeForumGalleryClassifiedsAbout UsAdvertiseContact Us

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   DSM Forums: Mitsubishi Eclipse, Plymouth Laser, and Eagle Talon Forum: DSMtalk.com > DSM Tech Central > Audio Tech

DSMTalk.com is the premier Mitsubishi Eclipse Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-09-2001, 12:21 PM   #1
herblove
DSMtalker
 
93 TSi AWD
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: virginia
Posts: 105
herblove's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Lightbulb

I was wondering if you could use a enclose truck box with 2-10" sense the 1g awd tire and hump takes up all the space!! Has anyone done this? If so does it sould nice. I was thinking you could lay the box flat with the speakers facing up. I know this has been discuss and most people get your box custom made but wouldn't this be the easiest?
__________________
93 TSi AWD
k+n filter, dejontool FMIC, 3'' upper intake pipe
COP, ngk BPR7ES, GT-12 turbo, AEM EMS
autometer boost, air/fuel, EGT Gauges, Tial BOV
walbro 225 Fp, Fp rewire, aeromotive external FP adjustable FPR, 3" DP back Evo mani and o2 housing, battery in trunk
herblove is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-09-2001, 03:33 PM   #2
cyberjoshh
New DSMtalker
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 8
cyberjoshh's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I dont know if AWD and FWD have the same space, but i'm making a box for mine like this:

The side of the box closest to the seat is 16" high, the opposite side (closest to the back of the car) is 12" Then have 1 large piece slant up and put the 2 10's facing up and towards the back.
cyberjoshh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2001, 12:47 AM   #3
SuperChrisp Tsi
New DSMtalker
 
1990 Eagle Talon Tsi
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: New Britain, Ct
Posts: 99
SuperChrisp Tsi's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i had 2 12's in a custom box that fit over the tire. But its pointless. Get a small 10 if anything, cuz 2 12's will only slow down your car.
SuperChrisp Tsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2001, 10:46 AM   #4
devlish
.
 
1993 Laser RS
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 482
devlish's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i just built a custom box holding 1 10" for my AWD. it tucks neatly in the rear passengar side corner of the hatch. it would be just as simple to make one for the other side, so i could have 2 subs in there. but all i wanted was 1 for a little extra punch. plus, i didn't want to weight down my iceracing car too much!

BTW, i'm used to having the $3.5k system in the other car, so i needed a little something in my winter car too!

if this topic is still open in a week or so, i'll post some pics. if not, email me if your interested in seeing how well it fit.

devlish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2001, 11:38 AM   #5
herblove
DSMtalker
 
93 TSi AWD
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: virginia
Posts: 105
herblove's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thank guys for the input but, what about my question about putting in a truck box that will hold 2-10"s with around the same air space as a basic enclose box. In the AWD the spare tire is about 4to 5 inches above the rest of the trunk. I was thinking about just laying the box down with the speakers facing up. What do you guys think? That will be cheaper than paying someone to build me a 200.00 dollar box!!
__________________
93 TSi AWD
k+n filter, dejontool FMIC, 3'' upper intake pipe
COP, ngk BPR7ES, GT-12 turbo, AEM EMS
autometer boost, air/fuel, EGT Gauges, Tial BOV
walbro 225 Fp, Fp rewire, aeromotive external FP adjustable FPR, 3" DP back Evo mani and o2 housing, battery in trunk
herblove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2001, 12:30 PM   #6
SuperChrisp Tsi
New DSMtalker
 
1990 Eagle Talon Tsi
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: New Britain, Ct
Posts: 99
SuperChrisp Tsi's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Herblove: Thats how i had them in the Talon. Facing up. SOund awesome, but it wieghed like 100lbs, and dropped my car over an inch. LOL
SuperChrisp Tsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2001, 07:57 PM   #7
devlish
.
 
1993 Laser RS
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 482
devlish's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
in answer to your original question: YES, any box will work. just find a truck box with the correct air space for your subs and lay them however you want. make sure that you mount them down securely. (but won't two truck boxes look goofy in the trunk of an AWD DSM?)

or build the box yourself and it only costs about $30

devlish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2001, 08:24 PM   #8
herblove
DSMtalker
 
93 TSi AWD
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: virginia
Posts: 105
herblove's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If it cost about 20 bucks to build my own box then I should look into it. Why does these audio store charge like 160-200 buck to build one. Where can I buy the materials including the carpet.
__________________
93 TSi AWD
k+n filter, dejontool FMIC, 3'' upper intake pipe
COP, ngk BPR7ES, GT-12 turbo, AEM EMS
autometer boost, air/fuel, EGT Gauges, Tial BOV
walbro 225 Fp, Fp rewire, aeromotive external FP adjustable FPR, 3" DP back Evo mani and o2 housing, battery in trunk
herblove is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 08:20 AM   #9
devlish
.
 
1993 Laser RS
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 482
devlish's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
by a 4x8 board of HDF($20) or MDF($12) from Menards or wherever. 2" Screws ($3) Silicone tube ($0.99). Walmart has trunk carpeting ($9) and 3M Spray Glue ($8) that's a total of $33.00 or so. asuuming you have a drill, saw, measuring device and cualk gun, your all set.

make sure you build the box to the correct specs for your speakers. there is somewhat of a science to it. i'm sure you have at least one friend who has done this before, and will give you some pointers if your stuck or clueless. otherwise, befriend one of the local stereo guys, and tell him your building your own and ask for ideas. usually they'll give you hints and ideas about building boxes.

good luck!

Question: why do they charge $200???
Answer: labor

plan on spending some quality time w/ this project.
devlish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 01:33 PM   #10
SuperChrisp Tsi
New DSMtalker
 
1990 Eagle Talon Tsi
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: New Britain, Ct
Posts: 99
SuperChrisp Tsi's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
devlish: Can you post up a bigger picture of your system? I wanna see how it fits back there.
SuperChrisp Tsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 08:18 PM   #11
devlish
.
 
1993 Laser RS
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 482
devlish's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
SuperChrisp Tsi: check out home.g2a.net/~devlish
go to Members Rides and click on my car. there are a few interior shots in there. not much though. and that's all i have. there is one that is larger, and shows somewhat of how it looked. the picture was taken before i finished all the trim panels though.

i'd go take more for you, honestly i would... however.... i just ripped all of it out becuase i'm redoing it this winter. i could show you pics of the equipment sitting in my basement if you'd like J/K

i'm picking up 3 brand new Alpine V-12 amps, and the entire bottom of the box will be lexan as well. the amps will be underneath the front half of the box, and the distribution blocks and 1 Farad Cap will be in the spare wheel well. all visible through the 1" lexan bottom. i hope it turns out as nice as this one did!! lots of work, but we'll see! i'll keep this post updated! w/ pics as i go hopefully! (and yes, they are 1/4" thick, 3" diameter lexan ports as well)
devlish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2001, 09:44 PM   #12
SuperChrisp Tsi
New DSMtalker
 
1990 Eagle Talon Tsi
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: New Britain, Ct
Posts: 99
SuperChrisp Tsi's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Dude that looks sweet. Did you do it yourself? I love your car all except the front headlights. Shoulda keep them stock looking or GTO's on there. But either way sweet ride. Maybe i'll see you at the next shootout if you go next year.
SuperChrisp Tsi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2001, 01:15 PM   #13
devlish
.
 
1993 Laser RS
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 482
devlish's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
i'm planning on going next year w/ both cars. i gotta talk my buddy into driving one or the other down there for me though. i don't know if he's up for a weekend road trip. i planned on going this year, but a few other things came up. looking forward to next year though!

thanks for compliments, much appreciated!
devlish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2001, 07:28 PM   #14
roadpie4u
Hardcore DSMtalker
 
roadpie4u's Avatar
 
Camaro z28 M6 Ragtop
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Albany NY
Posts: 807
roadpie4u's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
This has been done to death, but my best comment is find an audio shop and figure out how much boom you need. For example, a pair of solid 8" subs where the rear 6x9's go and a pair of good 6.5's in the doors will give some nice push, but nothing like a big pair of subs. Typically 1 10" is also not much less then 2 10's, and often 1 12 isnt much less then 2 12's and often 1 12 isnt even much less then 3 12's. Because at some point, enough is enough. I had a pair of Jensen XS at 300rms and 500max, and that wasnt enough for me personally, but switching to a more efficient pair of 10's though is better IMO then a pair of 12's. Sure you dont get as much ultra low(but with some 10's you do!) but i think it's good enough. But the key is how much boom you want.

Tip: Find out how much you want at first, as figuring it out two, three, or 4 times gets expensive!!

__________________
~Geoff
95' z28 Camaro M6 Convertible. ~800hp on pump gas.
Ex owner of 4 DSMs now!
roadpie4u is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2001, 10:22 PM   #15
herblove
DSMtalker
 
93 TSi AWD
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: virginia
Posts: 105
herblove's Gallery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thumbs up Devish

Your box in the pics looks perfect. Did you make it yourself or have someone else make it. That is basicly what all of the audio shops were talking about making and I thought hell might as well buy a dual enclose truck box and save 150 bucks. All that box is a flatter, more rectrangler shape box. I am not really to concern about what the box looks like-vs-if it will fix into my trunk. Does anybody know if that kind of box is on sale in the audio market.
__________________
93 TSi AWD
k+n filter, dejontool FMIC, 3'' upper intake pipe
COP, ngk BPR7ES, GT-12 turbo, AEM EMS
autometer boost, air/fuel, EGT Gauges, Tial BOV
walbro 225 Fp, Fp rewire, aeromotive external FP adjustable FPR, 3" DP back Evo mani and o2 housing, battery in trunk
herblove is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

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

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:11 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© AutoGuide