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RAVenous said:
Glad the site is back up. Thanks Kelly.

A few months ago I had 2 sub boxes built that go around the L and R rear wheelwells. Made out of 5/8 inch fiberboard and covered in thin carpet. Fortunately, the amp fit in the R storage bin behind the sub box. The sub boxes take up virtually no cargo room and allow the rear seats to recline fully.
Gotta agree.. Glad the site has returned Kelly!

Heya RAVenous! That box install came out really clean!! Can't tell from the pic exactly what sub that is, but if for some reason it sounds too "punchy" for you, you can fill it with sound damping material to give it a smoother and lower bass response. I only mention this because I've built a few boxes with this exact design(mine new is pretty much the same, except larger), and I know sealed boxes tend to sound boomy(to me at least) unless crossed over low with a high slope, or else have a much larger volume. The smaller volume sealed enclosures lack the low resonance, but that can be compensated for by filling with an absorpbant material. If your installers knew what they were doing, they would have done this, and they probably did, but for such an [Inexpensive Thing] it's definitely worth checking if you haven't already. Rock on brah, and Happy RAV'n!

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RAVenous said:
Hey Chim Chim,
Glad you are back too! How have you been?

There is plenty of polyfill in each of those boxes. To hold the polyfill in place, they stapled some screen door material inside the boxes to compress and retain the polyfill and not let it float around. I thought that was pretty ingenious. The subs are by a div of Audiobahn and rated at 250W RMS each. Big magnets but only 4.5" deep. I'm sure it sounds nothing like your big custom box - but it does the job. Howard
Heya RAVenous! I've been just handy dandy happy-go-lucky as usual... kinda floatin' around internet-limbo lookin for other RAVie peoples... so I'm happy this is open again! Sounds like your installers did you justice with the polyfill, as well as with a great looking box! I've heard 8" subs absolutely rumble deep in ported enclosures, and in sealed enclosures sound like boomy door speakers, but it sounds like your guys got it right! :D Typically the polyfill is fit loosely in the box, not compressed, however just the fact they put it in and of course your satisfaction lets me know they knew what they're doing. Had to at least ask since if they didn't, it would be really easy to fix... and how bout that wind we had that one night earlier this week!! Enjoy the San Diego El Nino rain! Happy RAV'n!

..ChimChim
 
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