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My DC sub box build - Pics included

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Ronn, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:53 AM
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    Ronn

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    I know how much everyone likes looking at pictures, so here's my first real attempt at making a subwoofer box. I have basic construction skills but in no way am I a pro and this is not my attempt at writing a how to.

    My goals before starting were:

    - Not cutting or removing any brackets or child seat anchors from behind the seats
    - Not moving the seats forward
    - Being able to put the truck back to stock

    I decided on a Pioneer TS-SW2501S2 which is a 10 inch sub that has a shallow top mount depth of about 3 inches. The specs say it can handle 300 watts rms. I will be pairing it with an Alpine MRP-M350 which is a monoblock capable of 350 watts rms at 2 ohms.

    I removed the back seats and the plastic first, I found this would be the easiest way. It gives a lot of room to work. I used 3/4 inch MDF and #6 1" 5/8 construction screws for the build. I glued all seams with wood glue and after it was together I sealed it with 100% silicone.

    I don't have the exact measurements for those who are interested but I will get them if anyone wants. I do know that the inside depth is 6 inches and the inside width is approximately 29 inches. The box goes right up to the brace just below the back window. For airspace it was somewhere in the area of .55 cubic feet.

    I didn't take a picture of it inside the truck as I am not satisfied with the amp rack. I will be re-doing it because I didn't leave myself enough space behind for wiring and my distrubution blocks. I plan on having all wiring behind the amp rack and then having holes cut near the terminals of the amps for a cleaner look. The amp rack is secured to the middle brace on the back wall using the stock screws for the plastic.

    I will likely get to this when I get my MLV and CCF. As for the sub it does sound nice and is beginning to break in. My initial impressions of this sub is that it is very musical and not a boomy bass like some subs that I have heard. It is extremely tight and can transition from different freqencies very well without being sloppy. It's definetely not something that will blow your hair back but it fills in the low end well. Once it breaks in I will report back and will have pictures of my finished product.

    I'm also looking for feedback on how you guys are holding your sub boxes in place behind the seat, things such as brackets etc and where you attached them.

    Comments and suggestions welcome...

    BTW this took two evenings to complete as I got distracted by my old friend Coors and the hockey game LOL! Plus I didn't feel like slicing a finger after having a few!

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    holecut.jpg
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    amprack.jpg
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    finished.jpg
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  2. Feb 21, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    ItalynStylion

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    See, this man knows how to build a box. Plenty of beer and lots of glue and sealant. You can't build a good box without beer....just can't
     
  3. Feb 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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    looks good...looks like one we are working on as well:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Feb 21, 2012 at 11:12 AM
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    But your missing the beer!!!!
     
  5. Feb 21, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    Please share the measurements. Top depth, bottom depth, height, and length. Thanks
     
  6. Feb 21, 2012 at 11:45 AM
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    You're missing the beer and you didn't post pictures of the Supra. I feel a ban coming...
     
  7. Feb 21, 2012 at 12:03 PM
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    beer is PBR....not gonna hijack a thread with supra pics. lol
     
  8. Feb 21, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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  9. Feb 21, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    Looks good OP? Does this setup allow you to leave the rear plastics on the back of the seats where the sub is located?
     
  10. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:32 PM
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    Beer is a must with any project I think, although I did get a little side tracked. I'll get the measurements and post them for those wondering.

    EDIT: Aw9d I misread your post earlier. Yes it does allow you to leave the rear plastics behind the seat. I removed mine for the time being as my measurement for the top portion of the box was less than 1/8 inch off so the seat did not want to close without being slammed. I am going to shave a small amount off the corner and it should be fine. The seat goes down all the way without touching the sub.

    93civ: Nothing wrong with a pic of a sweet car in the thread! Post it up, you can't go wrong with beer, tools, stereos and cars lol

    Not sure if anyone saw it in my long winded post but how is everyone securing their sub boxes? Mine fits tight but I'd like to do a little extra
     
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    Mine is very snug had so I just left it resting there. Seat is locked in closed position its not going anywhere.
     
  12. Feb 21, 2012 at 3:59 PM
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    Mine is very snug had so I just left it resting there. Seat is locked in closed position its not going anywhere.

    oooooops and OP looks good!!!!! screwed and glued right??
     
  13. Feb 21, 2012 at 6:37 PM
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    as requested:

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    Mine is very snug too but I went over some really rough road the other day and it rattled a little. I guess a little bit of time and some CCF would fix that.

    NOCENTS: Screwed and glued! damn right! lol

    I didn't have the chance to get the measurements for the box tonight but I will asap for those who are waiting.
     
  15. Feb 21, 2012 at 7:55 PM
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  16. Feb 27, 2012 at 10:05 AM
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    Here are the box dimensions, sorry for the crude picture that I did in paint

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  17. Feb 27, 2012 at 10:12 AM
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    have you installed it yet?
     
  18. Feb 27, 2012 at 3:24 PM
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    Yep I put it in last week the box fits great. I'll be making another amp rack so all of the wires are hidden behind and then carpeting the whole thing.

    One tweak I'll be making to the box prior to carpeting is sanding the top front edge a little because it hits the plastic behind the seat.
     
  19. Feb 27, 2012 at 5:36 PM
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    so u havent tested the sound yet though?
     
  20. Feb 28, 2012 at 3:37 PM
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    Yes I've got it all hooked up but it's a wiring mess. I think it sounds great. Haven't really pushed it yet though. I still have to set the gains and tweak the crossovers.
     
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