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Old 02-13-2012, 02:56 PM   #1
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Built my own corner sub boxes

I've had these built for a while, finally got around to covering them with carpet. I forget exactly but calculated around 0.8cu.ft. per box, filled with cotton to help fake some extra space.

Front face, finally pulled them out and carpeted:


Back side 1. Didn't bother carpeting the backs, any extra room back there is for the better!:


Back side 2, with terminal cup:


Getting one side back in:


Both sides covered and both amps. Wires and Audiocontrol EQX in the pile:


Cleaned up a bit:


-2 Old School Kicker Impulse 10" subs (had these FOREVER but still work great)
-Rockford 500.2 amp for subs (right side)
-Alpine 4 MRV-F340 powering Alpine SPS 600-C speakers (left side)
-MTX RE-Q5 (can't see in the pics, mounted to the top of the trunk)
-Audiocontrol EQX, crossing at 70hz low to the subs and high to the fronts.

Finally have everything all tuned in and I'm pretty happy with the sound. Tweeters are a bit harsh still, probably will replace them eventually but overall sounds pretty great.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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looks good and you retained good space
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:12 PM   #3
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Thanks, that was my main concern. I had a just center-trunk box I had built for my old car and it took up too much of the trunk.

This way I have my whole center (Its actually a damn big trunk, just super tiny opening haha). I didn't want to mount my amps to the back of the seat 1)because I didn't want to drill holes where you could see them and 2)so I could put my seats down and put long stuff in without worrying about doing any damage to the amps or changing settings or whatever.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:14 PM   #4
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looks good "Here We Go Steelers"
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:16 PM   #5
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yep its good cause u can fit at least one big luggage through the middle. Im stuck with having to use a duffle bag when traveling
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:47 PM   #6
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looks great man, I was going to do that exact thing, but was very worried about things in the trunk sliding around and poking a hole in a sub. So, I did this and added my PS3 and Xbox:




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Old 02-13-2012, 03:49 PM   #7
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Oh yeah, I saw your thread a while back...very cool!

Thats why I have the speaker grills, I'd never just put open subs in the trunk without something to try and protect them. I was always worried, had a buddy who used to just throw all sorts of crap all in his trunk in highschool and ended up with a damaged sub. With the amount they move, it wouldn't take much to punch a hole or damage the surround.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:55 PM   #8
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Oh yeah, I saw your thread a while back...very cool!

Thats why I have the speaker grills, I'd never just put open subs in the trunk without something to try and protect them. I was always worried, had a buddy who used to just throw all sorts of crap all in his trunk in highschool and ended up with a damaged sub. With the amount they move, it wouldn't take much to punch a hole or damage the surround.
For sure man, the speakers grills will help
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:21 PM   #9
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nice clarion, have you seen the 2012 model yet? they finally made it in a full screen again, think its 6.95 NX702 and i think thats what im gonna buy as soon as it is available to us.
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:34 PM   #10
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nice clarion, have you seen the 2012 model yet? they finally made it in a full screen again, think its 6.95 NX702 and i think thats what im gonna buy as soon as it is available to us.
Thanks man. that sounds cool, I love the clarion for sure. But, I dont like full screens actually I need a volume knob. I know they look much better full screen, but I cant live without the knob
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #11
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ohh i agree, hardbuttons dont go out like touchscreens, but that 702 sure looks nice LOL
good thing for steering wheel controls
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:42 PM   #12
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ohh i agree, hardbuttons dont go out like touchscreens, but that 702 sure looks nice LOL
good thing for steering wheel controls
lol for sure.....Now if I only had steering wheel controls.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:56 PM   #13
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Some good Old school KICKERS. WOW. That was back in the day when they still made good speakers. I used to have many of the competition and solo-baric subs. Always used the old school Rockford punch series amps. Back then is when amps actually made power. Nice setup ya got.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:41 PM   #14
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Wow, those look pretty slick.

Did you by chance build them to specs, or just kinda eye balled it ????

The reason I ask is because I'm thinking of building some of my own, and I was wondering if you had dimensions you used, or a specific volume you wanted to give the subs ????
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Looks very clean and you kept space very well. My trunk consists of the sub box with 2 steel rods holding it in place. I wish I had your ingenuity.
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Looks good. I just got my 10" sub installed. I could only imagine how yours would rattle teeth!!
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:09 PM   #17
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Nice, now you can make me one for a fellow Steeler fan (Still have a lot of family in the 'Burgh) but I only need a single 10" sub box.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:20 AM   #18
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@OP:

Wow, those look pretty slick.

Did you by chance build them to specs, or just kinda eye balled it ????

The reason I ask is because I'm thinking of building some of my own, and I was wondering if you had dimensions you used, or a specific volume you wanted to give the subs ????
Thanks. Well I was really trying to get the most volume (size) out of the space and build it to stay flush behind the bolts for the cargo net. I was gunning for 1cu.ft. of space but ended up a little short. Stuffed full of cotton filler to fake it a bit and they sound fine.

I tried to be all smart and really plan this one (should have known better) and used cardboard and fabbed up this whole 3d mockup. Then when I started working with wood I had to tweak it so much and ended up just trial and error fitting. There are things I could do differently to eek out a little more space out of them I think.


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Nice, now you can make me one for a fellow Steeler fan (Still have a lot of family in the 'Burgh) but I only need a single 10" sub box.
Haha, I've actually thought about building some on the side. I'd have to look at the cost of materials, maybe see if I could drum up a few orders to make it worth it. Subthump has a really nice looking solution but I'm fairly capable and a very much DIY kinda guy (for better or worse) so had at it myself.

I'll look it over and think about it, if you'd be seriously interested I could probably do them for a reasonable price.
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Thanks. Well I was really trying to get the most volume (size) out of the space and build it to stay flush behind the bolts for the cargo net. I was gunning for 1cu.ft. of space but ended up a little short. Stuffed full of cotton filler to fake it a bit and they sound fine.

I tried to be all smart and really plan this one (should have known better) and used cardboard and fabbed up this whole 3d mockup. Then when I started working with wood I had to tweak it so much and ended up just trial and error fitting. There are things I could do differently to eek out a little more space out of them I think.




Haha, I've actually thought about building some on the side. I'd have to look at the cost of materials, maybe see if I could drum up a few orders to make it worth it. Subthump has a really nice looking solution but I'm fairly capable and a very much DIY kinda guy (for better or worse) so had at it myself.

I'll look it over and think about it, if you'd be seriously interested I could probably do them for a reasonable price.
I might be interested as well.

I live far though =( shipping would be a drag methinks.
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